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.

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Hello,

I recently deployed a new server running Windows Server 2016 with the Hyper-V role installed with 6 virtual machines.  The issue that I am noticing is when connecting to a VM through the console in Hyper-V Manager.  When I first try to connect to any VM it will usually take about 10 seconds to connect and display the screen, but any subsequent attempts to connect to any virtual machine, including the first one that had the delay, will be almost instant.  It will remain this way for a while actually and any attempt to connect any of the VM's are very fast.  I basically have to wait around 10-20 minutes without connecting to one of them before the delay will be noticed, and again only on the first attempt to connect the console.  It behaves like it has to cache certain things before it loads completely.

As for troubleshooting, I have disabled VMQ's and Large Send Offloads on all network adapters, which did seem to help with the delay time a bit, but did not fix the first initial console connection delay.  RDP sessions do not experience this problem and network ping times as well as data transfers are completely fine as well.  

In all honesty, the delay isn't horrendous, but I am curious as to why it would do it only when I first connect to a VM.

Any information is appreciated.  

Thank you
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Within all of my Server 2016 Hyper-V virtual servers the color of the PowerShell window is black (and isn't blue).

This makes it difficult to differentiate between the PowerShell window and the command line window.

What can I do to make the PowerShell window always appear blue (and not black)?

Is there any way of making this change via some kind of group policy or global setting so I don't have to manually make this change on each and every virtual server?
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What are some programs besides Sysinternals Autologon that will automatically log in an Active Directory user account to either a Server 2016 or Windows 10 domain-joined computer?
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Hello,

I've VMware host with 2x physical CPU sockets (14 cores each) and I'm planning to deploy 9 windows servers (max 2 vCPU per guest VM).

Just wondering how many windows server licensing would be required and what would be the math ?

Thanks
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Hi,
We currently use SCCM to patch our servers and have noticed that our Server 2016 servers running v1607 are not getting any further updates after the May 2018 Cumulative release. Looking at the WUAHandler Logs and other update deployment logs on each machine, I can see the scans detecting that the May update was required, after that, it analyses the updates we released in June and July and deems them as not required and therefore doesn't install anything further.

Reading up on Server 2016 v1607, MS have said that this version in particular is on the LTSB servicing ring, however there doesn't seem to be much documentation on how this servicing branch gets patched. Is anyone able to shed any light on this [links to the MS articles maybe]?
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I am using ADFS 4 on Windows Server 2016.  I am making a post request to the OAuth2/token endpoint with the grant_type of refresh_token.  After making the POST, I get back an updated access_token and id_token.  But I am not getting back an updated refresh_token so the user can remain with their permission without needing to re-authenticate.  Is there some setting I need to change in ADFS in order to get an updated refresh_token?
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if you establish a windows 'RDP' connection to a windows server in the same domain, do any of the logs on the server you are 'rdp'ing' onto itself capture the IP address of where the RDP connection came from? Or any clues of the device used to establish the connection?
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Hi,

I am trying to turn off IE Enhanced security for non admin users via GPO for a Citrix server but i cant seem to get it to work, I have tried the follow registry settings and can see them getting applied via group policy but IE enhanced security is still enabled.

I have also turned it off manually through server manager but IE still stays it is turned on.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{A509B1A7-37EF-4b3f-8CFC-4F3A74704073}\IsInstalled set to zero

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{A509B1A8-37EF-4b3f-8CFC-4F3A74704073}\IsInstalled set to zero

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\IEHarden DWORD 0

A work around I thought of was to add sites to Trusted Sites, I have also tried this via group policy. I can see the GPO getting applied but the Trusted sites list in IE is blank.

Has anyone else had this issue ?
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Installing Windows updates on Windows Server 2016 has following exception:

Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x8E5E03FB: 2018-05 Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems (KB4103720).

This is happening on the cumulative updates on the server.  

Please guide for a resolution.
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I'm following the instructions on setting up Direct Access on a Server 2016 server using the steps found here.

What steps do I need to follow to "Obtain a server certificate for IP-HTTPS connections, with a subject name that matches the FQDN of the server" (step 3)?

I would like to do this with an internal certification authority.

Please provide me with the exact steps on how to do this.
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I have a new Server 2016 machine on the same domain as an old SBS2008 machine. I have joined the 2016 box to the domain and promoted it to a DC. It has replicated AD, DNS and Group Policy but it wont create the SYSVOL or NETLOGON shares on the new machine. I have tried all the fixes on google i could find that seemed relevant but it wont replicate FRS. As it seems to have replicated everything else i was wondering if i could simply manually copy over the SYSVOL and NETLOGON shares to the new machine? I know its probably not recommended but the old machine will be demoted so in theory i would have thought that at that point it wouldnt matter that it couldnt replicate?
Anyway if anyone has any idea if this approach is workable please let me know?
Thanks in advance.
Andrew
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Hello ,

I have some queries  regrading NEW WSUS server setup , Please provide your suggestion on below mentioned points.

1.  Which DB should use WID or SQL Express ?
2. Is it recommended to push Services pack to  WSUS client machine like (win8/10 ),As services pack comes with hefty file size &  it may impact network perform if same time all machine try to get update from WSUS?
3. In case of downstream wsus server , Do we need to have DB for respective downstream server ?

Please help me out with these queries .

Thanks
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Installed a new Windows Server 2016 at an existing SBS 2011 site.  Email was Migrated to Office 365 several months ago and all clients were connected and working fine.

New server and domain are connected to Office 365 and Azure AD for management and password replication is working perfectly.

All Outlook 2010 clients connect to Office 365 fine.

None of the Outlook 2016 clients will connect to Office 365 for the previous user of the pc.  

Get

"something went wrong we weren't able to register your device and add it to windows"

and it continually asks for password.

Machine User Profiles were migrated from old domain to new domain.

 Can add outlook profile for new users and, can add an outlook profile for the user on a different machine.

The problem seems to be only present when the following are present.

Windows 10 Pro
Outlook 2016
Outlook profile existed on machine before the domain migration.

I have tried removing all Outlook profiles from the mail control panel and the registry.  No Joy.
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I am running System Center Configuraiton Manager 2016 (SCCM) on a Server 2016 Hyper-V virtual server.

When the server boots up I always have to go into the Windows services and manually start the SQL Server CEIP service (MSSQLSERVER), SQL Server Agent (MSSQLSERVER), SQL Server Reporting Service, (MSSQLSERVER), & CONFIGURATION_MANAGER_UPDATE services since these services don't start automatically.

I have already created a batch file that will start these services when it is run and I would prefer not to change the startup type on these services from automatic to automatic (delayed start) unless absolutely necessary.

What can I do to fix this issue so these services will automatically start and won't have to be manually started every time the server boots up?
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Please provide me with guides on using System Center Configuration Manager 2016 (SCCM)  to deploy software such as Chrome, Acrobat Reader, & 7-Zip to clients.
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What steps do I need to follow to add Server 2016 and Windows 10 updates to the "All Software Updates" group within System Center 2016 Configuration Manager (SCCM)?

All Software Updates
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What are the steps required to configure a group policy to disable the CTRL-ALT-DEL requirements when logging on?

I need to configure this policy for some clients within my test environment.

How can this be done?
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I've installed DYMO Label Software 8.7.2 on Windows Server 2016, and it seems to install fine but when I open the software I get the error shown in the attachment. Clicking OK just instantly closes the software and I cannot get into it.

When I install the software, it installs the pre-requisites. I've then tried doing a 'Complete' install and a 'Custom' with only the 'DYMO Label' component installed, but the results are the same.

Nothing reported in Event Viewer.

I'm not massively familiar with the inner workings of DLS - can anyone suggest how I can troubleshoot this? And what is Data Tracking anyway? Sounds like a component that I don't need anyway.

I had a look in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\DYMO\DLS8 and there were a couple of files there. I tried to open the DLS8.log.xml file but it only gave me one line of information, despite being 580KB. There is also a file in this folder called 'DataTracking' (no extension), which could be relevant. I've uploaded both files here anyway.

Thanks.
dls.JPG
DLS8.log.xml
DataTracking
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Hi,

I am doing a check list for server 2003 R2 migration to Server 2016 as follow.

1. Check Application in Servers.
1.1 There is NTP Time 4.3 Control Panel be configured. Not sure it is require so where to download the latest to support server 2016?  
1.2 MS Monitoring Agent. Not sure it is require so where to download the latest to support server 2016?



Tks.
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I have a need for a powershell script that monitors a process for example if I wanted to moinitor the sprint spooler service on a server I like to run a PS script as a task on the server that will check when the spooler stops working , then send me an email that it stopped , then try to restart the service if it failed to restart the service to let me know via email or if it succeeded to restart to let me know it successfully did so. if those options fail I would like the script to restart the server after 10 min. and let me know that the server was restarted. IS that possible?
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Hi,

Can anyone advice is there a newest version for Fireeye (NXLog-CE) for MS Win Server 2016? Tks.
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We have a Windows 2016 RDS Collection with one broker and 3 servers - 45 users
We need to logon once as each user to each server to set Java permissions for the ATO website  and set a default database connection for an HR application and set printer preference (ie Users name).
We have been unable to find a way to login to a particular server as a particular user. (Except mstsc /admin for Administrator login).
The company has long working hours and shutting down 2 of the servers to access a particular one is not convenient.
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hi,

Anyone can advice how to prepare a checklist to migrate win server 2003 R2 to win server 2016?

Tks.

Lucky
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Urgent!

we have a customer in stress with a cluster in a box from Fujitsu. He has 2 nodes and shared storage inside the same box. the Disks are sas connected to the 2 nodes.

the system was online for few months without any problems.

now since today the nodes cannot connect to the shared storage. We a disk pool of 20 disks. All disks are online. we have 2 volumes on the disk pool.

volume 1 is online, volume 2 is not online.

when we try to get volume 2 online in the disk mananger of server 2016 we get an access denied error. but after googeling this seems to be normal. disk needs to be set online in the cluster manager.

when we want to set the disk online in the cluster manager we also receive an error and 2 critical events are created.

Cluster resource 'Clusterschijf 1' of type 'Physical Disk' in clustered role 'db001812-8ac1-43c7-87c5-783f1fb36254' failed. The error code was '0xf' ('Het systeem kan het opgegeven station niet vinden.').

Based on the failure policies for the resource and role, the cluster service may try to bring the resource online on this node or move the group to another node of the cluster and then restart it.  Check the resource and group state using Failover Cluster Manager or the Get-ClusterResource Windows PowerShell cmdlet.

Cluster Shared Volume 'Volume1' ('Clusterschijf 1') is no longer accessible from this cluster node because of error '(1460)'. Please troubleshoot this node's connectivity to the storage device and network…
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I have a website on an internal domain. It's hosted on IIS and uses some javascript scripts and SKEL for for content generation, resizing, it works well as a responsive web page.
There is a form to send email, it is centered around using an external email provider. I have set it up so that it puts the requested data, (type of info requested, name, email, etc) and puts that where it belongs in the users own default email client. (generally Outlook). We have our own SMTP server.
My question is what is the simplest approach to get email sent using the form? The server is Windows server 2016, IIS. I have looked up stuff and see PHP, ASP it's kind of crazy how complicated it gets. Maybe I have not found the right tutorial.
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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.