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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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Hi Guys

I've got two VMs running on a VMware ESXi 6.5 Server, one Windows 10 and Windows 2016. I am connecting via Wyse ThinClients (C10 LE) with RDP. Both are on the same Domain with the same policies applied.
On the Windows 10 client USB redirection is working perfectly.
On the Windows 2016 the USB is not even showing up in Device Manager.

Thanks.
Ron
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We have a brand new RDS environment on Server 2016.  It was set up by Microsoft who came onsite to help us.  It worked great.

THEN - some genius IT director decided our gateway servers need to be in a DMZ.  

Now, it doesn't work and I need help finding out why.

What ports are needed from the gateway server to the Connection broker?  I currently have 443 and 3389 open from the gateway servers to the connection brokers.

The gateway servers are pointed to a load balanced VIP in front of our two connection brokers.

My network guy tells me it's all configured correctly, but the only thing that changed was that the two gateway servers moved to a DMZ.  Nothing in the config of the deployment changed.

Anyway, how do I go about troubleshooting this please?

Thanks

Cliff
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Hi,

I have a Server 2016 Cluster with 4x Nodes - what is the command in Server 2016 to refresh the VM Configuration?

The commands in this link dont work which seem to apply only too Server 2012 R2: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/ee461058.aspx

Trying to find the correct 2016 Commands, anyone?
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Finally gonna pull the plug on the 2008 SBS I installed 7 years ago this weekend.
I've got 2 Dell PowerEdge T430seach with a Xeon ES-2630 & 64 GB of ram, that I plan on having 2 VMs running on each.
One of the servers will run Exchange 2016 & a DC (not on the same VM) & the other will be file & print server & a back up DC (again, separate VMs).
Any recommendations on this scenario, as far as allocating resources, etc?
Since there's no upgrade path from exchange 2007 to 2016 & I've only got about 30 mailboxes, I was going to export pst files & import into new exchange server. I also understand both cannot exist in domain at the same time during this process, correct?
After transferring FMSO roles to one of the new DCs, how do I gracefully remove old SBS from domain? Just demote & unjoin domain?
I'm also guessing there will be a 'point of no return' in this transition & want to be prepared.
I'm seeing this as a big jump off the deep end so any advice appreciated!
Thanks & Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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I am currently battling with getting an SSTP VPN setup on my test network and wondered if I am missing something.

I had a 2008 Server which ran SSTP however this was on a single a server which also had Exchange and AD installed. An SSL cert was purchased for Exchange and the same cert was used for SSTP.

I have a new server which now has Hyper-V installed and I am running a DC and Exchange server both on Server 2016. I have installed the certificate for the exchange server and that is working fine however I am trying to use the same certificate on the DC for setting up SSTP. I have imported the cerfiticate as it says on various pages however the drop down menu with RRAS (see image below)

I don't do that much with certificates that often and it might be that I am missing something however I managed to set this up on server 2008R2 with no problems however I am wondering if that was because everything was on 1 server which simplified things?

Any help or tips regarding this or certificates would be much appreciated.
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We recently installed a Windows 2016 Server which is to be a basic Domain Controller, File Server, and to be used for DHCP / DNS.

It was installed and working for a couple of days, until DHCP stopped giving out IP addresses.

The scope was configured to give out 150 addresses which is plenty for the amount of devices, and the lease time set to 24 hours.

The service was running fine, we restarted this. And the leases showed that there was still enough IPs to go round.

Checking event viewer we see the error shown in screen1 stating another program is using Port67.

I have checked the firewall and all the rules here for Port67 are DHCP related. We currently have the router giving out DHCP but this is causing issues, so any guidance on this would be great.

Any more info needed please let me know.
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I create a DATA folder in the D drive of a WIN2016 server.  Under the advance share permission, I grant authentication users, system, and domain admins full control, change and read right.  

I then go to the Security tab->Advanced, and restrict regular users R/W write by disabling inheritance, and grant the server\users only Traverse Folder / execute file and List Folder / read data only

I plan to create additional departmental folders in the DATA folder.  

From a regular user workstation login, I map to \\myserver2016\data and I am still able to create files there.  

Please advise if anything I have missed.  

Thanks.
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I followed the steps here https://hub.docker.com/r/nanoserver/mysql/  to install mySQL and PHP, however, I need the ability to access the MySQL instance via port 3306 via MySQL WorkBench..  To do this I would imagine I need to allow remote access via the mysql command ...  But.. when I type 'mysql -u root -p' via the folder that mysql is running in (connected to session via Enter-PSSession <type-here-containerID> -RunAsAdministrator it just hangs and nothing happens.  Any ideas?
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We backup up client servers to external USB hard disks.  We keep having these disks come up to be Write-Protected.  We cannot figure why or even how to keep them from doing this.  It seems to be on Windows Server 2012 R2 and also Windows Server 2016.  Does anyone know how to fix this and keep it from happening.  We have looked on the web and found a few solutions about looking in StorageDevicePolicies in the registry but we do not have that setting in the server Registry.  Any help or solution would be much appreciated.
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Anyone have an idea what this event ID means can find much on it.  

Team NIC /DEVICE/{7EAB1532-1AE7-400F-8D25-EE398702FF2A} (Friendly Name: Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro Ethernet Adapter #2) has inconsistent consolidated NDIS QoS settings
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Dear Experts,

I used this site to prepare and do the exchange migration.
Migrating a small organization from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016 (Part 1) - TechGenix

after step 4 : Updating Exchange 2010 Virtual Directory URLs : Enable-OutlookAnywhere -Server $Server -ClientAuthenticationMethod Basic -SSLOffloading $False -ExternalHostName $HTTPS_FQDN -IISAuthenticationMethods NTLM, Basic

If first receive an error that the RPC connection allready exists.

and after updating the DNS records from mail.

I am unable to get the Outlook clients connected to the new mailserver 2016. it constantly asks for credentials and is unable to start outlook.

I think this can also be because the first IT provider has called the exchange 2010 server “mail”.
after changing the A records Mail. the new 2016 server loses connection with 2010.

any tips? can i rename the old server without any problems? so i can easily change the A record?
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Good day to you all,
Our network have 2 DC's (AD01 & AD02) with around 4 member servers and 80+ client PC's (Windows 7 and 10 pro mixed).
Everything was/is working fine and sometimes (past few weeks) one of the government websites here (https) doesn't resolve for some client PC's.
We used to clear the cache and flushdns to resolve it but now its getting very frequent. So we tried to run the dcdiag command in both the domain controllers to which we found the following errors. Find the dcdiag /test:dns log's attached for both the DC's.

WMIDiag 2.2 has been run in both the DC's with no errors.

Awaiting a positive response.

Thanks,
Mohamed Marzook.
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Hi

Can anyone confirm that if you have a ups that requires a hard wired connection that rather than go from the Ups directly to a hardware connection into the branch circuit, you can have a commando plug on the end of the cable coming from the ups terminal block? You would then have a commando socket on the wall to plug into


Thoughts?
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We have WPAD disabled on all of our systems due to the known security risks. It has been this way for a few years and I have not had any issues. Recently we deployed several Windows Server 2016 servers with Terminal Services. They are replacing our Windows Server 2012 servers with Terminal Services.  

The issue I am having is that after the nightly reboot, the network connection on these 2016 servers has a yellow warning icon and if you hover over it, it says "No Internet Access". The internet is working perfectly fine, and as far as I can gather this error is being displayed because the function that detects the internet is dependent on the WPAD service. Hopefully I'm wrong, so someone please correct me.

Normally I wouldn't care about this "No Internet Access" icon which is mostly harmless and inaccurate, but Outlook will NOT connect to the local exchange server while it thinks there is "No Internet Access". So I get calls in the early morning that Outlook/Exchange is down when really it is not down at all. The odd thing is that if I simply click on the network icon in the system tray, the error immediately clears and all users suddenly have access to Exchange again until the next reboot. Any user can click on the network icon in the system tray, it does not have to be an administrator.

How can I fix this?
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We have a GPS tracking app
There is one windows app on windows server 2016 which communicates with the gps devices on different ports and accepts the data

We have recent seen problems where the gps devices stop reporting, even though they are constantly sending data every 30 secs  (some are saying 6 hours ago)

When we restart the windows app, they start reporting again within 30 seconds

We have 2 devices working on port a certain port
However, when looking at netstat, its showing 62 connections, and they are all ESTABLISHED
This sounds like its the cause of the issue

C:\Windows\system32>netstat -a -n | find /c "3333"
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 TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     41.80.64.186:50270     ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.48.38.41:49817     ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.50.155.210:51853   ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.51.186.160:54257   ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.51.233.133:59692   ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.54.2.101:57306     ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.57.244.173:52367   ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.57.249.109:50983   ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.58.227.38:53840    ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.59.87.117:64881    ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.59.254.162:55759   ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.61.81.156:60019    ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     

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I'm currently using a Gmail account for Veeam email notifications using the server addresses shown in the first screenshot and am successfully receiving Veeam email notifications.

However when I try to use the exact same Gmail email address and email server settings for Server 2016 WSUS email notifications (in the second and third screenshots) these email server address notifications don't work. I receive the error message shown in the last screenshot which says

"System.Net.Mail.SmtpException: The SMTP server requires a secure connection or the client was not authenticated. The server response was: 5.7.0 Must issue a STARTTLS command first. i8sm33761833pgq.67 - gsmtp
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.SoapExceptionProcessor.DeserializeAndThrow(SoapException soapException)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.DatabaseAccess.AdminDataAccessProxy.SendTestEmail(String emailLanguage, String smtpUserName, String senderEmailAddress, String smtpHostName, Int32 smtpPort, String recipients)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.EmailNotificationConfiguration.SendTestEmail()
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.UI.SnapIn.Dialogs.EmailNotificationSettingsDialog.backgroundWorker_DoWork(Object sender, DoWorkEventArgs e)."

There is no where within the Server 2016 WSUS email notification settings to select to use secure connection (SSL/TLS).

So what is the correct Gmail email address server address setting to use to successfully send notification emails?
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Hello, I'm a Windows software developer (Delphi language) and I'm trying to install one of my programs on a client's newly rented machine running Windows Server 2016 64-bit (this OS is uncharted territory for me).  Even though my program is developed in 32-bit, it runs on pretty much any other Windows OS and also 64-bit systems. Tried and tested. When I try to install it on this particular system though, I get a big blue window with the message:

"This app can't run on your PC"

(see attached screenshot), see additional screenshot for specs of machine).

Could it be some heavy duty anti-virus scanner running on that machine rejecting my software? Any thoughts please?

Thanks
    Shawn
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Hello guys,

I´m trying to fix issue when all Exchange services wont start after I reboot Exchange server.
Been trying to fix this almost entire weekend and I´m out of ideas :/

My environment is
2VMs running on vmware 6.5

1st vm: DC with GC, DNS, DHCP, NPS
2nd: only Exchange server

Both running on Windows Server 2016

Appreciate any help!!

Regards

Jiri
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Allot of information around adding an additional DC in an SBS environment. I believe it references the additional DC being in the same domain which causes problems with FSMO. My question is it possible to add a 2016 Server as a DC with a separate (it's own) domain. Meaning it would be a two domain environment rather than SBS with a redundant DC.
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Hello dear EE-Community,
I would like to know if shadow copies and activated deduplication could be combined on a single volume under Windows Server 2018? Are there any known problems or arguments against it?

Thanks a lot and with best regards
David
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Hi experts,

I think this is quite a simple question.
Following scenrio:

I set up a new Windows Server 2016
I initially robocopied (/E /V /L /COPY:DAT /TEE /R:1 /log:) a file share from my old fileserver (without dedup) to a new one when dedup was not yet activated on the target.
After that I activated dedup (59% rate) and I have an optimzed state of the share on my new server.
I would now like to sync the old share (which is still in production) with the new one.

At the moment I am trying the same robocopy command again (as dryrun) and in the robocopy logfile I see entries with "equal" and some with "optimized".

Would the sync work in that scenario? (Target optimized, source unoptimized)
I`m definitely only copying a folder, not the whole volume what did make problems with dedup for others, how I read.

Many thanks in advance!
Roland
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Server Migration
We are migrating a client over from an all your eggs in one basket server running Win2k8 to a few VMs, where we are breaking out the Infrastructure server(s), File server, appserver etc.
For argument sake, the server was called server1, I wrote a script that runs nightly to duplicate all data over to a new server (target) called server1n.  I set up all the shares/security etc.  The target server is Win2k16.
Here is my question, just want a confirmation from you guys.  They have a handful of spreadsheets with hyperlinks to different file locations, within the path it has the old server name.  Can you think of any reason at all, that once I take the old server totally offline, update DNS, that it would be a problem or break the shares on the new server if I were to simply rename the new server (server1n – to server1)?  It won’t break the shares will it? By doing so, it would prevent them from having to redo all of their spreadsheets with all the hyperlinks.
Thanks guys!
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Good afternoon,

I am stuck, perplexed and honestly hitting my head against a wall. Something happened this week, I cannot figure out what, that caused our AD structure to start failing in a way that I am unfamiliar with. In my career, I have always been able to nest an AD user inside a single global security group, add any and all "permissions" (or other global security groups) to the group, as well as any distribution groups or mail enabled security groups. When I add the nested global security to the mail enabled security group or distribution group, I have never had an issue with the end user not receiving email. Email has simply flowed through the path to the end user using the nested security group to the nest users and into their Outlook.

So recently, over the past several months, I have been working on a new project (with my current company) to take their AD structure and do the same thing. Taking there AD users, nesting each of them individually into their own global security group, then nesting that security group into all the misc security groups (mail enabled or not) and distribution groups that each users needs and so far it has worked without any issues. I do have to mention that this company has local AD, several different geographical locations, each one has it's own DC but each one replicates to each other. We are using Office 365 for email and we use (I have been told) Azure to sync local AD to the cloud.

So up until a few days ago when I sent an …
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I have a file server that was upgraded to Server 2016. The upgrade went well, no errors during the upgrade. The odd part is the domain usernames in the share properties and security tab property's only show SID's. I can remove the SID and put the user from AD back as it belongs and it works fine. The even odder part is I can close the properties box and reopen it and the SID has returned! The users are still able to get to their files, no issues there but from an administrative stand point I the human cant translate a SID to a username.

Any help would be appreciative.
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Windows Server 2016

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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.