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Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 is the successor to Windows Server 2012 R2. Built upon the same core code as Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 brings enhancements in security, servicing, and connectivity. A particular focus on this release was hybrid-cloud scenarios, and has close ties to Azure and other Microsoft cloud initiatives. This does not detract from the many improvements that are available for on-premises-only deployments

Windows Server 2016 comes in Datacenter, Standard, and Essentials editions, and for servicing, has adopted windows 10's cumulative model. The new nano-server install is designed to be remotely managed and is designed to be kept current through continuous feature updates. The full GUI install operates similarly to windows 10's "Long Term Servicing Branch" (LTSB) model with cumulative security updates.

Windows Server 2016 has also shifted from a per-processor-and-CAL licensing model to a per-core-and CAL licensing model. This brings Windows Server's licensing more in line with Microsoft's other products and makes hybrid-cloud license planning easier as well.

Robocopy cannot find specific directory Error 3.cmd robocopy script  Helllo Experts, I am trying to copy a folder (Win 2008 server to a Win2016 server) using robocopy). I am getting a permissions error message. I am using an admin account. Any suggestion on how to correct this?
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Hello,

I’m running vSphere 6.7 and a VM which is my SCOM Server is having high CPU and I/O. How can I report performance on this server and attempt to isolate the service for which is pegging resources? How would an expert approach this scenario?

Thank you so much!
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What’s the best and secure way to setup a web server within a DMZ? A couple of simple external sites and sql server. Should I put a DC RODC inside DMZ or just open up ports to sync AD? or should I not have it connected to AD?
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Hello - Can anyone share how they manage patches via WSUS. What is the best way to plan and deploy updates?

Thank you,

sysnimda
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Hello - I have two Windows Server 2008, and I need to migrate all IIS sites to a Server 2016 in a DMZ. What is the best way to accomplish this while still having existing sites in production? I'd like to have as little downtime as possible. What scripts/tools can I use to export all settings and migrate?

Thanks,

Jaime Campos
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I ran this script. It contacts AD but does not respond with results. It just waits for another entry.

C:\Save> Get-ADUser -Filter {mail -like 'emailaddress'} -Properties * | fl workid
C:\Save> _

It looks like above
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Hi all,

How would I get the below batch file to report outcome to a text file

echo off
net use P: /delete /yes
taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe & start explorer
TIMEOUT 15
net use P: \\(servername)\personnel\%username% /persistent:yes
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Hello all;
Windows 2016 Server CORE
Installing = SQL Server 2019

Windows Installer was not running - started it

I took the configuration.ini file from the SQL Server setup I did earlier.
I edited it to work with Server Core.
Here is the following edit.
;SQL Server 2019 Configuration File
[OPTIONS]

; By specifying this parameter and accepting Microsoft R Open and Microsoft R Server terms, 
; you acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms of use. 

IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS=true

; Specifies a Setup work flow, like INSTALL, UNINSTALL, or UPGRADE. This is a required parameter. 

ACTION="InstallFailoverCluster"

; Specify a default or named instance. MSSQLSERVER is the default instance for non-Express editions and SQLExpress for Express editions. 
; This parameter is required when installing the SQL Server Database Engine (SQL), or Analysis Services (AS). 

INSTANCENAME="SQL2019"

; The default is Windows Authentication. Use "SQL" for Mixed Mode Authentication. Remove ; to switch on mixed mode
SECURITYMODE="SQL"

; Specify the root installation directory for shared components.  
; This directory remains unchanged after shared components are already installed. 

INSTALLSHAREDDIR="D:\SQLShared64"

; Specify the root installation directory for the WOW64 shared components.  
; This directory remains unchanged after WOW64 shared components are already installed. 

INSTALLSHAREDWOWDIR="D:\SQLSharedx86"

; Specify the Instance ID for the SQL 

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Hello,

We have VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 2 installed in HP Gen 9 server, that contains a virtual machine, with enough hardware resources (CPU/RAM...). But this virtual machine reboots spontaneously/unexpectedly and does not have any operating system error. Which means it might be a VMware problem regarding that virtual machine.
I precize, we do not have any HA or FT configured. Just a vCenter that manages couple of standalone hosts (no cluster).

In the operating system of that VM which is Windows Server 2016, i just find error messages (6008: unexpected restarts).
Which means the it might be a hypervisor problem.. for that, i tried to migrate that vm to another Host, but always same problem, unexpected restarts...

When i tried to see virtual machine logs, i did not find anything valuable that might help (vmware.log). And same thing in vmkernel.log or vmkwarning.log.. (vm name is VM01)
I wonder where i should look too. any idea please?
Thank you in advance,
vmware.log
vmkwarning.log
vmkernel.log
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perHello All;

I have just run into a situation where I cannot find any information on it.
Installation of SQL Server 2019 WITHOUT installing Data Quality Services
If I uncheck it, it unchecks EVERYTHING.
So, the question is...
How do you install the SQL Server Database Engine, without installing the Data Quality Services

The reason:
I am installing the "SQL Server Failover Cluster" on the 2016 Desk Experience Server.
After this, I will be installing "Add node to a SQL Server failover cluster" on the 2016 CORE Server.

From my experience, adding the NODE fails every time I have tried to install it on the core.
A person posted but without proof that the Data Quality Services does not run on Server Core.
(This is my thread about the issue)

I am building my SQL Servers Clusters from scratch, and want to get the Core servers running SQL Server database engine.
And whatever I install on the Main SQL Cluster, will filter down into the NODE installations.
So I need to be cautious about what gets installed to make sure everything is going to go smoothly on this build.
These are the typical features that get installed on the NODE's
SQLEngine, SQLEngine\Replication, SQLEngine\FullText, SQLEngine\DQ
So please, if anyone has any information on this TA or the other TA, please let me know.

Thanks.
Wayne
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Backstory:
In order to issue certificates to local domain systems, a Systems Admin stood up a MS CA instance on a server 2012R2 server which was also one of two Domain Controllers for the domain. The The initial CA was not correct, so he rebuilt it on the SAME machine using a difference CA name. When things didn't go right again, he rebuilt a third instance on the SAME computer, again giving it a new name. There were three root authorities, one of which actually worked most of the time. CA, CA-1, and CA-2.

The first time I noticed that there was a problem was when I was tasked with configuring the domain for Multi-Factor Authentication and auto-enrollment of computers and users. I knew nothing about CA's so I took to reading and discovered that the first SA had installed the root authority on the wrong place. After reading MS articles and papers about moving from one computer to another, I stood up a Server 2016 instance and restored the CA-2 onto the new computer. I removed MSCA from the DC and went through the steps of decommissioning the old CA server by removing the entries in Sites and Services. When I run certutil, I get only one entry in the dump and it is the correct server. Web services have been operating fine and certificates are validated at the CA. As far as I knew, I had successfully relocated the Cert Authority to a new server off of the DC.

I used the CA to issue a cert to our Exchange Server and everything was fine for almost a year. Recently, after …
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Experts,
I had to rebuild a domain controller (the only DC in the network).  Ive reinstalled the Windows 2016 std OS.  I have a good backup and have attempted several times to restore using the way of rebooting off the DVD media and running a repair and system image restore - it finds the backup image but everytime I start the recovery it fails with issues that it cant find a drive (ive looked up this error as well and still no luck).   This is a physical server not a VM

So I figure lets just try to restore this with the wbadmin start recovery command.  only issue is I am not sure of the exact command/syntax I will need here.  I need to just restore my C: volume - which was the OS.  I have all the data on the D: volume.  

I know after I complete this restore I will need to go back and restore the AD (authoritative) and I have the wbadmin commands for that I believe.

I have a bare metal backup.  unless there really is an easier way to do this that I am missing but Ive been the last 24 hours trying to get this up and running

Can someone with experience with this please help me with some guidance.  I have a completely downed network and need to get this all back up and running.

thank you very much
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We are currently on domain controller 2008 R2 and we are looking at introducing domain controller 2016 and co-exist it 2008 R2 domain conrtoller. Would like to remain the functional level at 2008 R2 for now on 2016 dc. Can this be done and will it be supported by Microsoft for the 2008 R2 functional level on 2016 domain contoller. In addition to this we have handful of 2003 servers and we would like to know if the authentication is still supported.

Based on our research we found that "Operating Systems like Windows XP, Server 2003 and 2008 (not SP2) are not supported" from the link below. Appreciate if this can be validated.

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f6bdc8e6-1199-4cf6-b4f3-1766acac3394/active-directory-upgrade-path-from-2008-r2-to-2016-?forum=winserverDS
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Hello,

I need to use ROBOCOPY to copy all folders from \\SOURCESERVER\d$ (Please screen shot) to a shared drive of a new server \\NEWSERVER\CENTRAL

Can I use something like the below?

ROBOCOPY "\\SOURCESERVER\d$\BE Disaster Recovery Server Files" "\\NEWSERVER\CENTRAL" //MIR /SEC /W:0 /R:0 /IS /LOG:c:\copy.log
ROBOCOPY "\\SOURCESERVER\d$\GPOShare" "\\NEWSERVER\CENTRAL" //MIR /SEC /W:0 /R:0 /IS /LOG:c:\copy.log
...etc...

I want all folders to be shown in \\NEWSERVER\CENTRAL with all original security permission settings.  Please check if the parmeter I use are correct.

Thanks.
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Hi Experts,

I have some questions regarding DC upgrades.

The forrest and domain Level is 2008R2.

I have to install many WIN2019 DCs.

What is the minimum level I need ?
How to raise the level in steps ?
Which exchange version is supported ?
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Hi,

I have two DHCP servers running under windows server 2016. My question is how can I deny any other unauthorized DHCP server in the network? The server are connected to Cisco 9300 switch then to core switch 6807

Each server has two LAN's with an IP address
Server1
192.168.0.248
192.168.0.249

Server2
192.168.0.250
192.168.0.251

Thanks
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Is it possible to create a user password reset web page in AD in Server 2016? I could create one in Server 2008 but I'm not finding much on how it is down in Windows 2016.


Thank you
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Once again (I should just copy and paste this), since my server powered off and wouldn't start for three days, I have had a problem with logging in. Mostly on my account instead of being rvp\username it would be riverviewrds\username. I would have to back out of the domain name and change it. Given I was using a Kiosk setup, I was able to fix that.

On my computer in my office, my login is slightly different when I use RDP to access the VM, but it works fine. So, I am not able to login without a problem.

The huge issue which is driving me crazy is that I used to remote in using RDP very quickly. Like click on the RDP icon, and I was on my computer in three seconds. Now, it take at least 30 seconds. Then, I have to log in again. Maybe that is the problem.
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Hi,

What is the difference between:

1- Azure Windows Virtual Desktop from where we can publish application

2- Windows server 2016 with remote desktop  from where we can publish application too

Thanks
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Trying to move User profile folders from C:\users to E:\users on a Windows Server 2016r2 system acting as a remote desktop server.  I had been using this changing the file path in the registry profile list, changing the state in that registry listing to 1, creating a folder with full user security/sharing access on E:\, then running this script in an admin command prompt:

xcopy  C:\users\[username]\*.* E:\users\[username] /E /C /H /K /O


Things seem to be working, except the folders at E:\users are exponentially larger than they were at C:\users.

Example -

C:\users\tdh
Size:  610MB
Size on Disk:  488MB
Contains:  7,682 Files 1,262 Folders

E:\users\tdh
Size:  22.6GB
Size on disk:  14.5GB
Contains:  359,014 files 24,076 folders


Watching the scroll on the cmd prompt I am seeing tons of temp internet files and Chrome files.  I'm guessing is a result of the combo of attributes, is there something else I am missing here?
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I have a cloud subscription in Azure. I can create a standard VM without trouble in the portal site, but I need to create it as a dev/test VM. There is not an option to select the VM as a dev/test VM in the portal.  I was able to create an estimate which gave me all the SKU's and Resource ID's to create what I want.  How would I go about creating that exact VM?
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Please look at the attached picture.

I would like to create a PowerShell script, i can run on a server to do the following things:

1 : Get all events with ID 4625
2 : Count the unique user and show it in a list (forexample the last 24 hours) that did the most failed login attemps.
 - So if the user "JJE" tried to sign in 9993 times and user "EAN" tried 1493 times it would list somthing like this

JJE : 9993
EAN : 1493

^ Hope this makes sense

I have tried some powershell my self. but i am stuck (The script is not finished - and somthing is properly missing)

Get-EventLog -LogName security | Where-Object { $_.InstanceID -eq "4625" }| Select-Object @{Name="UserName";Expression={ $_.ReplacementStrings[1]}}



Can you help me further?
Event4625.png
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Is there a hierarchy of perhaps the top 5 most powerful default groups in Active Directory. I see domain admins mentioned quite a lot but I wondered if there were others to concern about as we need to review memberships for the high privilege groups across the domain.
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Hello, All.

I have several 2016 Server Cores running successfully.
However, when it comes to getting IIS to work with the Server Farm, that is proving to be a pain in the butt.

I am building this Core VM with every setting that is needed for it to host web sites.
Once I have this Core VM properly configured, I am going to clone it and create multiple VM Core Servers from it.

What I am needing to do, is sync the core IIS with the main IIS server.
I already added the core server to the DFS, so it has completed the sync and now has all shared files and folders on both
The wwwroot and the IIS_SharedConfig_ARR folders.

What I need to do next, is set up Shared Configuration for the core server, so it will pick up on all the sites and configuration settings of the main IIS server.

My question is this.
Since I cannot access the Shared Configuration through IIS Remotely (Which I feel is really sad that we cannot access this feature)
How can I configure the Shared Configuration on the Core IIS machine?

Yes, I have looked around Google search for the last hour, but cannot find any good resources for achieving this.

Thanks.
Wayne
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My Remote Desktop Server = server1
My app resides on = Server2

I need to run an application on the Server2
I need it to run from drive k:\apps\tool\tool1.exe

Is it possible to publish it and have it work on Remote Desktop Services.
I need to implement this ASAP.  Help !!!
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Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 is the successor to Windows Server 2012 R2. Built upon the same core code as Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 brings enhancements in security, servicing, and connectivity. A particular focus on this release was hybrid-cloud scenarios, and has close ties to Azure and other Microsoft cloud initiatives. This does not detract from the many improvements that are available for on-premises-only deployments

Windows Server 2016 comes in Datacenter, Standard, and Essentials editions, and for servicing, has adopted windows 10's cumulative model. The new nano-server install is designed to be remotely managed and is designed to be kept current through continuous feature updates. The full GUI install operates similarly to windows 10's "Long Term Servicing Branch" (LTSB) model with cumulative security updates.

Windows Server 2016 has also shifted from a per-processor-and-CAL licensing model to a per-core-and CAL licensing model. This brings Windows Server's licensing more in line with Microsoft's other products and makes hybrid-cloud license planning easier as well.