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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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Good day to one and All,

I am in the process of upgrading my DCs to Server 2016,  at the moment I have a few legacy systems remaining as Server 2003 for a while longer,  will this cause any problems if all the DCs become 2016?

Many thanks

Eric
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I have setup one new Widows Server 2016 with RD Connection Broker, RD Web Access RD Licensing and RD Session Host which behaves as I expect and allow multiple simultaneous user logons

I have added another Widows Server 2016 as an additional RD Session Host using the Remote Desktop Server Overview Add RD Session Host servers to my deployment and is listed in the deployed servers

However this additional RD Session Host only allows one user to log on at a time (behaves just like a Windows 10 PC)

I can't find what is preventing multiple simultaneous user logons

What have I got wrong?
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We work with a vendor that requires us to use one of their certificates.  When we install it on out core 2016 server, the certificate is not used because "The CA root certificate is not trusted because it is not in the trusted root certificates store"  (But it actually is.)

One solution we have is to go into the local computer policy object (Server is in a workgroup) go into computer configuration/windows settings/public key policies and set the certificate path validation settings.  Since this is core we use RSAT, open MMC remote into our server, open the local policy object for that machine, and the public key policies are missing from that local group policy.

Also we can't use the powershell local policy commands, because they are not installed, and when I attempt an install it is not an available module.
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Hi,

I have Windows 7, 10, and Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2012R2, Datacenter 2016 servers. I need to install a new WSUS server. I need to know the version I should install to cover these OS's?

Thanks
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Hi,

We are setting up a server with Windows 2016 Hyper-V server installed that will have two VMs running on it and I have some best practices questions regarding the setup. The server has a raid10 array setup with 2.4TB of usable space.

The current setup is a small C: partition for the Hyper-V server OS, formatted as NTFS, with the rest of the raid array assigned to a partition (~2.3TB) formatted as ReFS. All the VHDX files are stored on this partition.

The VMs are setup as dynamically expanding VHDX files split 80:20 over the two VMs (a small Windows server 2016 VM for DC/AD/DHCP/DNS, and a larger Windows server 2016 VM for Remote Desktop services and user files) all formatted as NTFS.

1. Would it be better to have everything on one partition on the Hyper-V server?
2. Would it be better to use NTFS over ReFS for the VHDX files?
2. At the moment we have each drive in the VMs split as separate VHDX files (e.g C:\ and D:\ in each VM is a separate VHDX). Is this better than having all drives as partitions on one VHDX?
4. The files will be setup on DFS and can be setup on either VM. Would they be better setup on the DC VM or the RD services VM?

Thanks,
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I want to create a Failover Cluster for 2 new virtual SQL servers. My Hyper-V host is also running Windows Server 2016. My host 22TB of drive space on Raid 5.I read some where that if my drives are raided I can't setup a failover cluster. Is this true?
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Typeperf is not working on one of my PC

It is not working here:
Motherboard:ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. H81M-PLUS American Megatrends Inc. 0804
Command:typeperf -sc 2 -o outputfile.txt "\Processor(_Total)\% Processor Time"
Output:Error: No valid counters.
outputfile.txt does not exist


It is working here:
Motherboard:Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. H67MA-USB3-B3 Award Software International, Inc. F8
Command:typeperf -sc 2 -o outputfile.txt "\Processor(_Total)\% Processor Time"
Output:The command completed successfully.
outputfile.txt contains the %load of the CPU
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Hey

How do I create a failover fileserver setup on my HyperV (VMM) environment? (Shared disks?)

Windows Server 2016

Any guides?

Mike
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I'm looking for a most straightforward way to kill a process when it reaches a user defined memory usage threshold.

The Problem: I host multiple websites via IIS 10 on a Windows 2016 server. However I have one or two sites that start returning a 500 Error to users when the sites WPW3.EXE process exceeds 150,000K of Private Working Set Memory,

Simply ending the process resolves the issue because it re-spawns automatically.

POSSIBLE SOLUTION: I'd like to create a monitor that will automatically kill a specific WPW3.EXE process belonging to a certain user (website) when the process reaches a specific memory usage value.

Any and all constructive input is appreciated.

Best regards.
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Hello guys,

I need to setup samba share on my centos 7 server and integrate it with AD authentication - Windows server 2016
I have found many tutorials how to do that...but never make it work :/

What is the best practice to do this?
What do u use? Winbind?

Thank you for any advice!!!
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Hi everyone, I am currently having this issue "Property 'System.String UserVhdShare' is not defined for type 'Microsoft.RemoteDesktopServices.Management.Activities.UserDataVhdSetting'" when I am creating a collection in the remote desktop service.

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 Pleasee help.!!
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Hi,
So i am being tasked with a full infrastructure upgrade of the following:

Old config
Esxi 5
2003 R2 domain controllers
DHCP/DNS on DC1
No DFS just shares on one of the DC's
Exchange 2007
Tradar server

New Config:
ESXi6
2016 DC's
DFSr
Exchange 2016
2016 file servers

What is the best method to carry out the following:

- Migrate 2003 R2 domain controllers to 2016
- Transfer files to new file server and maintain the permissions for NTFS and shares (Was thinking robocopy)
- Migrate exchange 2007 to 2016 (Found an article for this that i have to go 2007>2013>2016. Is there a best method or practices for doing this)
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Hi Folks:

     I am somewhat familiar with working with the Zyxel USG line of products, but have not done things like having multiple LAN segments, VLANS and setting bandwidth rules. I am setting up a ZyXEL USG40W for a client and need to accomplish the following:

Setup requirements:

1) Set up for Cable modem in bridged mode - This is DONE

2) Have separate LANs for computers and VOIP phones - Computers on LAN1 and VOIP phones on LAN2 (Have two separate unmanaged switches - (D-LINK) one for phones and one for the computers.

     -  I have done this by setting P2 to LAN 1 and P3 to LAN 2 under "Interface > Port Role" and then under "Interface >Ethernet" setting the IP Address for LAN2 to be 192.168.2.1 as opposed to 192.168.1.1 for LAN1. I assume this is the correct way to handle this issue. (Confirmation?)


3) Create bandwidth management rules to guarantee LAN2 a minimum amount of bandwidth over the WAN (in and out) - essentially anything on LAN2 is VOIP and needs QoS.

     - not sure how to accomplish this. Should it be done by setting the Egress and Ingress  bandwidths under the "Interface > Ethernet" settings for each of LAN (given that the VOIP phones and Computers are on separate unmanaged switches? Or do I still need to enable BWM and set rules?

4) Set up wireless so that devices connect on separate VLAN for purposes of possible bandwidth management - but possibly allow specific wireless users access to LAN1 for connection to the network server …
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Trying to do an in-place upgrade of a Windows 2012 R2 server to Windows 2016.  Everytime I run the upgrade I get an error
"The computer started using the Windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so that Windows starts normally. Then, insert the installation media and restart the upgrade. (Do not select “Custom (advanced)” to perform an upgrade. “Custom (advanced)” installs a new copy of Windows and deletes your programs and settings.) "

I did not boot from the media.  the media was mounted (iso) after the 2012 R2 OS booted up.
Error message
If I choose Custom instead of upgrade I get the following error  "Windows cannot install required files.  Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation."
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Anyone run into this and found a work around?  Thanks!
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I have a domain with two DC's both running Server 2008 R2.
DC1 have following roles: ADDS, ADCS, DFS, DHCP Server, DNS Server, NPS
DC2 have following roles: ADDS, DFS, IIS, DNS Server, WSUS

Now I'm planning on replacing these two DC's with new ones but I'm hesitant to have all these roles on the new DC's, specially ADCS, NPS and WSUS.

How would you guys tackle this?

Worth noticing is that I have more than enough resources in my cluster to have one server for each role, but I think that's a bit over the top, and also kind of expensive :)
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How can I install a image from WDS server straight to standalone disk/drive without running its operating system ?
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Hi,

We have just setup a new 2016 RDS farm, which works perfect when people are working on our network. But when they are at home and connected up by our multisite DirectAccess (also 2016), they cannot access the farm servers. All other servers are accessible.

I've have no problem connecting directly to servers inside the farm when being connected through DirectAccess.

Do you guys how fix this issue?
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Any ideas whats is a problem to deploy W10 clients deployment takes about 4h..Image is quite big 50GB. If i try to move image to own laptop from share that´s comes about 100MB/s speed whats is a gigabit lan maximum.
But when MDT starts install W10 image to laptop from server network load is about 1MB/s. Image starting on PXE isn´t slow slow. Only install image.  MDT running  2016 on Hyper-V 2012R2.
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We updated out Active Directory servers to 2016.    AD is set at 2008 R8 mode.

We have a Home directory GPO that Redirects the Documents to a the users share. (My Documents).    Now the users have 2 Documents folders.   One named My Documents and the other is Documents.    The Documents folder has the Users work files while the My Documents just is empty exept for Music, Pictures Videos and Custom Office Templates.

Why is the computers now creating and mapping to the My Documents instead of Documents that it was before?
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Hello - I was asked by a school to create a VDI environment that students can access through thin clients. I haven't done a lot of research yet and wanted to check if anyone can point me to a good reference or even a little walk through how this should be done,

The school wanted to setup the lab entirely in Azure, however the monthly reoccurring cost are to high in the long run. So I suggested an on-premise setup with the option to provision clients to Azure if needed. From what I was reading about Windows Server 2016, it's seems to be designed to work closely with Azure.

What hardware specs would you recommend to provision, manage and run those 50 VMs? I was thinking about getting a lower end server for AZURE ADS connector and the Systems Center suite which I assume is needed to manage and provision VMs.

For the Hyper-V server running the VM I am a trying to find out what the minimum specs should be to accommodate all machines at the same time. Or would it be better to get two servers and setup a cluster?

As for licensing, I wanted to go with the Server 2016 standard or is there any feature in the Datacenter edition that I would need? I am also unclear on the licensing? Do I need a user or device CAL for every connection? The machines are supposed to run Windows 10 with Office installed and some other free software. How would that be billed (education licensing) ?

Hope I was able to give an idea what I am trying to do here. I am looking forward to your …
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Hello,
I have a need to implement HSTS on my Exchange 2016 server in IIS. I wanted to know if I can just install the URL rewrite module? Or is there a simple webconfig file mod I can use? This is on a Windows 2016 server. I have very very little experience in this, so if someone can tell me as simply as possible how to implement HSTS, that would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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I'm trying to the Anywhere Access running for external users I'm having difficulty generating a self generated certificate that works as I keep getting the dreaded "your computer can't connect to the remote computer because the remote desktop gateway sever address requested and the certificate subject name do not match" error when I try to connect remotely to a desktop on the network.

The url that works to access the domain is https://www.domain.co.uk/remote
The server name is WSE2016

Could someone advise what i need to use as the fqdn and dns name. I've generated a number of certificates but keep getting the same error.

Thanks
DAvid
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Windows 2016.  I am creating a desktop shortcut object in GPO that I need to have deployed to all users in my domain.  I have created it in my.domain>User configuration>Preferences>Windows Settings>shortcuts.

Clients are both Windows 7 and 10.

I then go to my desktop computer (logged in with my personal AD account which has admin privs) and do gpupdate and get the shortcut.  
I then go to a test computer with a test user AD account, do gpupdate and do not get the shortcut.

Both users in AD are members of the same domain, the only difference being that my personal AD account is a member of the administrators group and the test user is a member of a teachers group.  

Any insights on why I cannot get this to deploy?
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Hi,

I have a Server 2016 Essentials server which i am migrating a client to from SBS2011.

They have reasonably poor internet at the office, so what they would like is a hybrid scenario of cloud and on-premise. So, they have their company folder, which i can map to locally, stored on their Local server. Then they want those files to be accessible remotely through their Office Apps on the move - thus sharepoint is a good answer. However, what i cant seem to do is get these files synced from a shared folder or find the best way to do it? It needs to sync in the background.

I know there are programs like this: http://www.layer2solutions.com/en/community/FAQs/cloud-connector/Pages/file-system-sync-with-Office-365.aspx But surely microsoft would have something built in?!

It needs therefore to have two-way syncing.
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Hi there, we have the following environment.

We have a new cluster of 4 servers licenced for 2016 Datacenter
We have installed Hyper V Roles and setup the cluster,
All the Virtual servers are 2012 based as our Server Cals are a mix of 2012(60) and 2016(15)
So from my understanding this restricts us to 2012 servers.

If we start to install Virtual Servers as 2016, will we have to upgrade our CALS to 2016? or will our existing ones work?

thanks
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Windows Server 2016

338

Solutions

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Articles & Videos

446

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.