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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.

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We are migrating from an old Windows Server 2008 R2 (Win2K8) Certificate Authority (CA)
to a new Windows Server 2016 CA (Win2K16). In the new plan we would have an
Standalone Root CA (offline) and an Enterprise Subordinate CA (online).

The Subordinate CA will be part of the domain, but the Standalone Root CA will
be a workgroup NOT connected to the domain or network and will eventually be
turned off for safe keeping.

I had to do a Multi-tier or Two-tier approach. One of the requirements were
to copy the Certificate Templates from the old Win2K8 R2 CA to the new Online
Win2K16 CA. They were under the impression we have to copy the modified
Certificate Templates from the old Win2K8 CA to the new Win2K16 CA.

Now correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression all
Certificate Templates live in Active Directory and would be accessible by
the new CA anyways, so there should NOT be any copying of Templates to new
CA. Please clarify.
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Hello,
I have a DFS related question. I have only recently started working with DFS-N, so I am not quite sure about the details of how it works.

1. Does a DFS-N (namespace) server independent? For example, if I have 3x DCs and I would like to demote 2 old ones, is it safe to do without effecting DFS services/ namespace/ replications? Does DFS ties up with any specific server or domain wide?

2. I currently have two sites. One site with 1x AD, and 2nd site with 3x ADs with DFS-R syncing one folder between the two sites. The current DFS-N is domain.local\dfs . I have created a new DFS-N called domain.local\SharedFolders. I have moved all non DFS-R and regular server shared to the new DFS-N. I am basically looking for an easy way to move that single DFS-R folder which is currently replicated between the two sites to the new DFS-N I created. Essentially, creating a new replication for it. Whats the best way of doing it? Will I need to create the same folder on the remote site under the new DFS root?

Looking forward to hearing from you.
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My Exchange VSS admin writer is missing for some case.  I just discovered why my harddrive was filling up so quickly, because none of the logs have been truncated since February of this year.

I've tried different registry changes, but nothing worked, I searched online and everything I tried didn't work, so short of calling MS I'm hoping someone has experienced this and knows how to solve it?

My issue is that I am using Arcserve to backup my server, and its backing up exchange, but it's not truncating the logs, then I used windows backup server, and it ran successfully, but again, it didn't truncate the logs.

Thanks.

log filesvssadminlistwriters
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SSL CertificateHi,
I am try to set up Remote Access in Windows Server 2016 essentials and it is asking for SSL certificate.
(1) Is buying a certificate a must to set up remote access in Server 2016 essentials?
When I set up Remote Desktop Access in SBS2011, I used server-generated certificate which does not cost any money.
(2) If I am going to  set up Remote Desktop Access in Server 2016 Standard, do I also need to purchase SSL certificate? No server-generated certificate available anymore?

Thanks.
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Best way to install and download two VM's on 2016 Standard Server? Is it install the 180 Server 2016 Server trial then put in the key that came with the Dell PowerEdge operating system? I've had several licensing issues with VM's in the past.

Thanks in advance
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Remote Session Host doesn't seem to install.

The server is a Windows server 2016; it has an issue installing the RD Session Host

The server has RD Connection Broker, RD Web Access, RD Session host's installation process through Server Manager. It is a "standard deployment".

The server doesn't show RD session host role in Server Manager's UI "Remove Roles and Features" even after the process of installation in Server Manager.

When creating the RD session collection, there is an error " 'Server's FQDN' unable to configure the RD Session host server. Invalid operation", but the collection appears on the RDWeb Access.

After connecting to the RDweb and RDP to the server, there is an error " There are no available computers in the pool. Try connecting again, or contact your network administrator."

The RDS Installation process stuck at creating session collection because of this error.

There are articles on the internet showing the same error on server 2012, we've checked these articles and checked the server local group policy

The Local Group Policy -> Windows Components->Remote Desktop Services is checked as default/ 'not configured.'
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A couple years ago I found a Windows utility that was able to search for a filename or filename extension on multiple servers (as long as the user doing the search was an administrator or domain administrator).

This utility would then list the exact path \\server\drive letter\folder path to the file.

I am now looking for utilities that are able to do this.

What utilities are able to do this?
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I have a windows server 2016 std machine that is a VM and I am running routing and remote access on it as a VPN connection, and also it has a few NICs in it to go back and forth between 2 subnets. I have a file share on it and have noticed that I cannot move files across the network while RAS is on. Or at least it's not working well at all as it took several minutes to transfer a 24k file as a test. When I disable the RAS service the files transfer at normal speeds. Any suggestions?
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We have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard installed at Headquarters that is functioning as a DC.

We just purchased a Windows Server 2016 Standard server that we'd like to make into a backup DC -- it's installed on a remote office subnet.

This article on PeteNetLive appears to show that this is straightforward:

https://www.petenetlive.com/KB/Article/0001262

However, I'm wondering if there are any possible pitfalls with setting this up. Is there any possibility of corrupting the 2012 DC or otherwise harming the domain structure?
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On Windows Server 2016, I'm hoping to block an update called "HP - Printers - HP LaserJet 600 M601 M602 M603 PCL6"  because this is a virtual server I'd have no need to print from.  Plus, more importantly, the update attempt keeps failing and I hit an ureachable when I click "More Info"

This site can’t be reached

The webpage at http://sysdev.microsoft.com/support/default.aspx might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

ERR_CONNECTION_ABORTED


Thanks for reading, thanks for helping!
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Morning, I am trying to setup a Windows 2016 VPN via LT2P but keep getting the below error.
Anyone know what I can do to fix it?

During main mode negotiation, IPsec received an invalid negotiation packet. If this problem persists, it could indicate a network issue or an attempt to modify or replay this negotiation.
Local Network Address:      172.16.0.139
Remote Network Address:      172.16.66.10
Keying Module Name:      IKEv1
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How to set environment variable (Path) for each remote desktop user (e.g. %USERPROFILE%\Window) in Server-2016?
Many thanks.
-Itai
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how do I save sent Items "Emails" in Shared Mailbox Sent Items folder only and not being copied to the user who is sending as is this possible?
i used a powershell cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell to allow access for two users to send Emails with this shared mailbox separately and  each user can see the sent Emails from the other user.
 but in this case the sent Email are being copied to the send items of the user who send the "email as"

set-mailbox **Email address** -MessageCopyForSendOnBehalfEnabled:$true -MessageCopyForSentAsEnabled:$true

is there a workaround solution so the "send as" items are only in the shared mailbox "sent items"  only whitout them being copied to the "sent item" from the user who is sending them as.

i am trying to do this on a Exchange 2016

thanks in advance
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In terminal-server 2008, my program read/write an INI file in each user profile (Users\<User>\Windows).  How can I setup the same in terminal-server 2016?
Many thanks,
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I am attempting to install MS server 2016 standard on a HP Proliant server.  I have succeeded in installing an ISO version of MS server 2016 standard core from the Microsoft VLSC website.  However the OS boots to a CMD.exe login and then leaves me at the CMD.exe command line interface.  When trying to authenticate the server OS software the SLUI.exe app fails due to missing .EXE files and it appears that there is no way to load a windows GUI, as no GUI apps are listed as being available in the installation package.  After spending many hours with MS tech support, at various levels and departments, I have been told that I need to open a support ticket that will cost me $499, in order to solve this problem.

The server's primary function is to run one multi-user application that needs MS SQL Server 2018 Standard running under MS Windows Server 2016.  The installation of the database for the multi-user application is done remotely through a browser running in the Windows GUI.

Any help in getting this server properly setup would be appreciated.  Thanks.
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Hello,

I am running Windows Server 2012r2. Within dhcp I see that a lot of pc's have multiple ip's. I though maybe it was the wifi picking up another ip but I disabled the wifi on a bunch of machines last week and I am still seeing this issue.
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We have set up a new environment Windows Server 2016 including a broker which acts as Remote App server among other thing.
After logging in and selecting the application it takes up to 1 minute to have attached warning message to appear:

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After pressing Yes it takes up to another minute before the actual application launches.

Things we have tried
  • Disabled Windows Firewall
  • Lowered Security settings in the broker for the session collection
  • Deselecting "bypass RD gateway server for local addresses"

Thanks for contributing ideas!
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Hi,
I wanted to take a quick poll...

Team physical NIC's on a physical domain controller.

Yay or Nay  (& why)?


Thanks in advance.


Respectfully,
Bob
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When trying to RDP Win 2012 Server saying -
Must change password before logging in the first time
on Win 2012 RDP Session and hence i am not able to login is no option coming to change password -snap attached

How can we fix this for win 2012 and 2016 servers
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Can any one let me know how to sync between 389 DS with AD / AD with 389 DS. Please let me know the possibility. My 389 DS installed in Debian 8 ans planning to sync with Win Server 2016 AD.

Thanks
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Currently 3 DCs in Forest - 1-2008 R2, 2-2012 R2. The Forest Function Level is 2008 R2.  I have a new server I would like to promote so that I can demote the oldest 2008 R2 DC. However, in researching it looks like I never migrated from FRS to DFRS.  I ran the command \GetGlobalState and it revealed it had not been initiated (I assume this is a step I missed when I introduced the 2012 R2 DCs).

Check free space is the first thing I am reading.  I look at the old 2008 R2 server and it only has 50gb free on C:. The SYSVOL directory on that server is roughly 68gb. It doesnt appear I have the required amount of space to do this right.

What are my options? Can I simply demote the 2008 R2 DC and then proceed with the DFRS migration on the 2-2012 R2 DCs?  Once that is complete I can set the Forest Funtional Level to 2012 R2 and then promote the Win2k16 server to a DC?
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I have 14 windows 7 PCs that are used as internet cafe access points. I'm looking for a way to collect data as to how much they are utilised. I am trying to ascertain if amount of PCs available meets the demand we have. For example: PC 7 is used for 4 hours per day, where as PC 6 is only used for 30 minutes a day or maybe a graph that shows usage for all PCs throughout the day, where I can see how many computers where in use at any one time. The internet connection for these machines goes via a Win Server 2016 gateway running hotspot software. The hotspot software doesn't have this kind of data collection. The network switches are only "web managed". Of course, i'm looking for a free, or cheap solution.
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Good day Experts Exchange

We are experiencing an issue where our staff members are unable to use numlock when logging into their remote app sessions. This is causing them to type incorrect passwords.
 
Numlock works fine locally and also when logging into a regular remote desktop session but not with remote app sessions. Our terminal server is running 2016 Standard. Please advise.
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Hi Guys,
how to disable printer preferences to end user?
specifically I would like to disable color prints.

environment: print server WS2016, client win 10 pro

Thanks
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Nic Teaming - Server 2016

Just ran up a server going to be the virtual host - then have a virtual remote desktop server and virtual remote desktop server.

My question is what is best option for NIC teaming? currently have 4x nic ports... have not done nic teaming so not sure whats the best option.
purely for performance.
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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.