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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I have set up PKI and I come to test the PKI in PKI view and it is showing under OCSP location#1 ERROR
 
This has no explanation next to it however I am unable to browse to the OCSP location without getting a 500 internal error.

I noticed the CA Certificate also shows Unknown Error but all the AIA, CDP and Delta Locations are showing OK.

I have also checked to make sure no Certificates have expired.

Probelms I am having with New Enterprise CA Server All Valid Certificates
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Anyone encounter any issues upgrading Essentials 2019 Server to Windows Server 2019 Standard. I purchased a new server less than two weeks old and everything is running great. Turns out business software that needs to run on this server does not support essentials.

Don't mind upgrading to Server 2019 Standard and purchasing CAL's. However, if this is anything like SBS was hoping there isn't any issues upgrading Essentials to WIN Server 2019 Standard.

Has anyone done an upgrade, how did it go, any hiccups?

Thank you
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I am getting "Error in backup of C:\windows\\systemroot\ during enumerate: Error [0x8007007b] The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect." every time I run Windows Server Backup on Server 2016.  I am trying to backup to a network file share.  The shared folder is on another domain controller in the same domain \\server\SystemStateBackup.  I am just running a custom backup of the SystemState only.   I have 16 separate campuses, all with new Server 2016 domain controllers and I am getting this error on them all.  I get the error whether I run  the backup with run once or scheduled.  The error occurs right after is scans the files and nothing gets backed up.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Art W
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AX4 iscsi + Windows server 2016
i have an old ax4 storage and want to use it but cant format the newly created disk that is presented to my host, even 1GB partition just hangs and says formatting for too long, either quick or normal format...

i have vnxe storage also connected to the same system(also iscsi) where everything works fine...
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last week enabled fine-grained password policies to change password after 999 days.  when I do a powershell query for password expiration, it now shows my password expires May 1, 2022.  When I do Get-ADUserResultantPasswordPolicy for my account it shows the correct password policy.  However, when I login to vCenter, it says my password expires in 11 days (and has been decremental every day).  When I view through 'net user' it shows my password expires in 11 days on February 2.  How is that possible?
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Experts,

I want to do the following and am not sure how to present this in powershell:

I want to take a test file "Test1.vhdx" and transfer it to multiple endpoints that I specify.

My best solution would be to present this in the form of a function or commandlets that returns the following:

Name, Server, origination, Destination, and Transfer Rate in MB/s or GB/s


Here is the base script I have come up with.. It is incomplete but contains comments in sections that I need assistance in.

$Results = @()

Function Test-FileTransferSpeed($TargetServer, $TestFileName, $origination, $destination){
    
    write-host "Testing File Transfer $($origination) to $($Destination)"

    Try {enter-pssession -ComputerName $TargetServer;
    
        #Check if File Exists in Destination if there Delete the file
        if (!(get-childitem $Destination)){write-host "Destination File Does not Exist : Starting Test"}else {
            try {if (get-childitem -path $destination){get-childitem -path $destination |Remove-Item -whatif}else{write-host "Something went Wrong File Does not Exist or can't be found"}}catch{"Error Detected with File"}
        }

        #Check Originating Location for the file
        if (!(get-childitem $Origination)) { write-host "Origination File Does not Exist : Test Abort" }else {write-host "File Found in Origination location"}


#Parse this Data and Present stats in `$Copystats 
        robocopy *.tst $origination $Destination

       

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I want to take the Microsoft Exam 70-740 and I went online looking for a review of study material but all I get are ads.

Does anyone here have a recommendation for the best study site?

Thanks in advance
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I am trying to create a PowerShell script that will apply read permission on a drive volume to stop users creating new folders and modify permission on existing folders to allow them to continue updating folders.I would appreciate any assistance
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Hello
Using Visual Studio 2019 community on my local machine, I first published a simple asp.net(vb) webapp to folder on the server A ( IIS server (windows 2016 standard)) and then created an application pool and finally add this group [IIS_IUSRS] to the published site. But I still no getting no page when I click on the site link under “Browse Website” in IIS Manager. Please see the attached document about the steps I took
Thanks
Steps-I-took--1-.docx
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I would like to create a Virtual Directory that points to a PDF or Image file on our active directly drive which is mapped on the IIS server. So when someone follows the link it will pull up that PDF or Image.

Example:
G:\Image\Maps.jpg
G:\PDF\MyFile.pdf

Thanks

Here is the error I currently get:  Capture.JPG
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The IT system move: From On-Premise to Hosted.
The day has come to that we have decided to move all of our servers to hosted solutions; as it is cheaper to have them replace hardware.

We have found an extremely cheap hosting provider; which is www.kimsufi.com (OVH’s old hardware) – below I have sketched of how we intend our setup to be(we intend to rent two dedicated servers - one for Windows Server 2016 to run Exchange and SharePoint and a Linux instance with asterisk to run our IP phone's - we are located in Denmark and we intend to buy from their France Datacenter location)

Network-Communication-Setup-Diagram.pdf

What we don’t know yet if this is even possible? – if you have any insight in this type of setup then please share your knowledge of how we should achieve this or any changes to our setup.

Are there any security issues that has not been thought through and is this a bad or good idea?
(This way we retain all of our data but has all of our services hosted off premise – cloud)

We know the big drawback is that if either the host centre has an internet interruption or if our office site has an internet interruption then we do not have any access to any data.
We do however intend to run a NAS On Premise to backup emails and SharePoint data, as we intend to use SharePoint for our document system instead of just a shared drive.
(Can a Linux system possible authenticate users via hosted active directory and give access on the local network to a shared drive?)
I intend to…
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Hi Experts,

we have created a trust between A and B.
In AD when I click change domain, I cannot browse the other domain.
Do you know why ?
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Hi Experts,

we have two old DCs in the network -> WIN2008R2.
Now we have 2 new DCs (2016) in the network.
We like to demote all old DCs (2008).
And we have many linux servers in the network.

First try, we demoted the old DCs from the network.
After that, the linux server and services had major problems to connect again.

Can you help me out to find out why this happens ?
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We have  two rds servers 2016 and a broker / Gateway. All of a sudden Mac clients can no longer access RDS internally or externally. All Windows clients are just fine.
I am not aware of any changes except the NSA patch and the other released security updates from that.

Also I know the mac rds client was updated recently.

However these macs can connect to other different rds servers. This also effects apple phones. I have tried several rds clients.

Basically my rds farm hates apples!
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Hi Experts,

i have an urgent issue with mailbox migrations from another forest to our forest.
Please can you help me out ?

All mailboxes now in Forest-A on a EXCH Server 2016.
The company was bought.

Now we have to migrate all mailboxes to Forest-B to EXCH2013 Server.
I have tried this with a cross forest migration with the script .\PrepareMoveRequest.ps1
But it is not working, see the error here:

MigrationPermanentException: Error: MapiExceptionCorruptData: Unable to write mailbox info. ‎(hr=0x8004011b, ec=-2147221221)‎ Diagnostic context: Lid: 1607 StoreEc: 0x8004011B Lid: 1494 ---- Remote Context Beg ---- Lid: 36024 StoreEc: 0x8004011B Lid: 59009 StoreEc: 0x8004011B Lid: 53912 StoreEc: 0x8004011B Lid: 1750 ---- Remote Context End ---- Lid: 9954 StoreEc: 0x8004011B 

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More Infos:
The Two-Way Trust is established.
The MRSProxies are enabled on both EXCH-Servers.
The Endpoint is created on the Target-EXCH-Server.
The Script ( PrepareMoveRequest ) works but the Migration with ECP GUI not.

Please help me out this is really urgent.
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Hi, i have a copier here that i need to scan through email through my in house Exchange 2016 server, does anyone have the clear steps for this?
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Migrating a Windows Server 2008 R2 Print Server onto a Windows Server 2016, I used the Print Migration Wizard. Once the queues and drivers migrated to the new server.When no user could connect to any printer, the logs showed many errors during the migration and I also learned that the queues pointed to the old server. Can I do a second import to the new server and in doing so, over-right the first import? If not, can this been done another way (not great in writing scripts) ?
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dears,
i've my domain 2016 and the clients are win 10 most of them build 1607 can i make update to last build using GPO
Thnaks
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Steps to migrate Server 2008R2 to Server 2016.  This is the Domain Controller.  From Server Name to Domain transfer, Policies, Users and Computers, etc.  Just to much information on web and inconsistent.
Thank you all for the direction.
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Two old AVHDX files out of 7 were accidentally deleted on a Windows server 2016 VM Virtual Hard Disk Folder. The hard disk Image File remains - 5 recent AVHDX files were created in the past 4 days. The two files that were deleted were each over 1 year old. The single checkpoint listed in the Virtual machines GUI view is the same age as one of the AVHDX files deleted.

The entire backup of the Virtual Hard Drive folder are being restored as the two deleted files cannot be restored individually. are hundreds of GB and could take longer that the night to restore.

Is there a way to recover the VM with one or more of the most recent AVHDX files and the existing intact Hard Drive Image Folder?
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Hello Experts,
I am trying to install a service in a server (OS Windows Server 2016 installed) and getting the error below.  I am using Installutil.exe tool for this installation.  I already tested the same service in my local PC where it works great.  I am an Admin in the same server.  Any idea?

Thank you in advance!

Error Message
-------------------------
An exception occurred during the Install phase.
System.Security.SecurityException: The source was not found, but some or all event logs could not be searched.  Inaccessible logs: Security.
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-      The server was infected this past weekend with a crypto virus from “rescuerr” the link explains which crypto virus my server and all workstations have
https://www.pcrisk.com/removal-guides/16113-medusalocker-ransomware

I have a Windows server 2016 standard running on an HPE ProLiant DL 360 G8
-      it is two volumes on hardware array (C + D drives)
-      it is a standalone server running a specific application. It is not in a domain environment
-      I'm using Carbonite to back up the database to the cloud
-      I'm also using the built-in Windows server backup to create daily bare-metal backups. I confirmed the last backup was successful
-      I do not have a rescue disk. But I do have the original Windows server 2016 DVD
Questions
-      since this server has been compromised and there really aren't any tools to clean the server, is it best to boot from the Windows server 2016 DVD and format the two volumes prior to performing the bare-metal recovery.
-      Recommendations for recovery

Thanks!
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Hi Experts,

we have a project to do with migrating mailboxes from EXCH-A to EXCH-B.
Both exchange servers belong to different forrests.

Do you have a manual or link for that ?

The EXCH-A is version 2016
The EXCH-B is version 2013.
Is this possible ?
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I rebooted a Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V.  Now, None of my virtual machines will start.  They say "Starting..." but never get any further.
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Currently have DFS running namespace with 3 2008R2 namespace servers pointed to 4 different folder target servers running mix  2008/12/19  file server.  I'd like to migrate DFS namespace off 2008 to either 2016/2019.  I've tried adding a couple 2016 namespace servers but when doing so, access to certain folder targets in the name space was sporadic(ie folders missing)  Is there something I need to do first before adding the 2016 servers
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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.