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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.

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Microsoft have a New ADFS Help page with excellent troubleshooting tools (inspect claims etc.)

https://adfshelp.microsoft.com/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3BFia9WLf8THSu2GSelyC1dA%3D%3D
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2017-09-20-13.01.07.pngEarly adopters of Apple iOS 11 are unable to send Microsoft-provided email using the native Mail app.

So I would hold off upgrade if this is important to you!

It affects Outlook.com, Office 365 and Exchange 2016 running on Windows Server 2016. Many businesses rely on Exchange and Office 365 for email.

Whoops.....Too late!
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by:Brian Matis
Gotta wonder how this ended up happening... iOS 11 was in beta for plenty of time...

Just did some quick checking and MacRumors is saying that there were bug reports on this during the beta:
https://www.macrumors.com/2017/09/20/apple-microsoft-email-server-issue-mail-app-ios-11/

Looks like Microsoft has some workarounds too. Either using Outlook for iOS client or disabling HTTP/2 in Windows Server 2016.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Windows Server 2016 has been a PITA as well as Exchange Server 2016!
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by:John Hurst
They did not put a date on this (that I could see) but implicated Windows 10 Creator Update as well.

Now there was a fair sized out-of-band Windows 10 Creator Update this afternoon (now build 15062.502 up from 483 yesterday).  

My guess is that Server 2016 got updated as well (but I do not know for sure).

Yet one more reason to keep current on updates.
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by:McKnife
Hi John.

"Yet one more reason to keep current on updates" - I'd rather call it "one more reason to use applocker". Patches alone don't help. Also, the issue is not fully fixed by the patch. The startup folder is blocked for writing after the patch, but the rest of the profile is not. So still users can place malicious in the start menu template for new users. Microsoft is too lame to see.
This is true for server 2016 and any win10 system that is or has has ever been on v1607. See https://beingwinsysadmin.blogspot.de/2017/07/bug-windows-10-default-user-profile-is.html for the whole story.
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Just coming to the end of patching one Site, all servers up to date.... Thanks to the use of FREE Ivanti Patch for Windows, that the Customer will be placing an order very soon with Ivanti!

https://www.ivanti.com/

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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
We use a lot of different products, SCCM, PRTG, Solarwinds, Tivoli....
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Need to discuss with the business, high patch count still required is because of an old sharepoint server (old copy of office installed on server) and SQL on 2003 server, which should have been retired, but is still on and being used because data has not been migrated.

Also a Print Server we cannot update with 99 patches missing!
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by:Kyle Santos
Nice SCCMCanuck.  Thanks for sharing.  You might also get some more views on this post if you edit the post and add Windows Server topics. :)
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Hopefully it will be open to customers this year!
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Windows Server 2016

628

Solutions

717

Contributors

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.