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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DFS on Windows Server 2016.  I get an error of Event ID 6404.  DFS Replication cannot replicate the replicated folder REPLICATEDFOLDER because the local path E:\replicationgroup is not the fully qualified path name of an existing, accessible local folder. This replicated folder is not replicating to or from this server. Event ID: 6404

DFS finds the folder just fine when I add it as a Target Folder.

When I put the share on the C;\, it is working no problem.  I am using Drive Pool software from StableBit on my other Drive(s) to make it 1 big drive.  It is still using the NTFS file system and works fine with DFS when not using the Replication portion.

Replication has a problem with DrivePool software.  Does anyone have a work around or a solution so that I don't have to use my smaller drives.
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Server 2016, File/folder audit issue.
I have set the local group policy to audit file system and then set the root folder (of the folder and contents I need to audit)  to audit "Everyone" for all events.
When I access the folder, or start the executable contained in it no log is generated in security logs, or anywhere else.
Any help will surely be appreciated.
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I have multiple Server 2016 Remote Desktop Servers that as I shadow the users session every 10-30 seconds the mouse is constantly forced to the right of the screen even if I am not touching my mouse. It is distracting and causing frustration for the users. Has anyone seen this behavior and is there a fix? I have seen this on previous server builds as well. 2016 seems to be more frequent.
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I have a power edge 2950, i installed windows server 2016 on it to use it as a storage server, but i get the following message: ''E1211 romb Batt'' i have installed a new raid battery, but the problem persist.
Please advice.
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Windows Server 2016 Domain controller does not synchronize with other Windows 2016 Domain controller
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im facing a relativley complicated situation and i was wondering if somebody has experience with this issue.
i need to deploy SQL server to about 20 servers. and im requested to build a Powershell script that handles all of this at once.
what i need to do is a script that does the following.
1-create a diffrent AD- user name and password for every server.
2-creates a text file for the usernames and passwords that has been created.
3-use these accounts to deploy SQL on every server with the right service accounts that has been created.
its a bit complicated and i really can use pointers or ideas from experts who has done this before.
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Hi,

I need to be  able to allow a standard domain user the ability to run a specific admin level task on their desktop/laptop.  Obviously I don't want to grant them full local admin rights.

I have tried creating and deploying a Scheduled Task in Group Policy that runs the task as SYSTEM however once you define that task as running as SYSTEM it no longer appears in the users Task Scheduled list.  I have tested swapping from %LogonDomain%\%LogonUser% to SYSTEM (or NTAUTHORITY\SYSTEM) and watched as after running gpupdate /force, the task disappear (If I log on as the domain administrator the task does appear even if set as SYSTEM).

In the event log I see "Group Policy Object did not apply because it failed with error code '0x80070057 No mapping between account names and security IDs was done'

Does anyone know of a way to allow a user to run a script I can define as an administrator without having full local admin rights.

The user needs to be able to run this script on demand somehow, this is not an automated task to be run on a schedule.

Server is 20012 R2 in a domain
Wowkstation is Windows 10 Pro 1803 on that domain,

I have a test lab with 2016 as well, same issue.

Thanks in advance

Guy
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Need advice on moving a VMWare vdmk drive from one Windows server to a replacement server.

We are running VMWare.  I have a file server that is an old Windows 2003 box.  I am replacing it with a new server which will have the same name and ip address, but will be Server 2016.  The data drive, which appears as the second drive, is approximately 1 Tb.  I am hoping that I can remove the vdmk from the original, power the server down, add it to the new server, and rename and ip the new box.  Is it this simple, or am I missing something?  Will the permissions transfer (it's on a domain)?  I think I'll just have to change the share permissions.  

Thanks!
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When users login to a Terminal server I want all users to have a registry file to always import into there current registry.  How can I go about doing that?
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Need help getting Server 2016 Features on Demand to Work!

Hi all,

Our Server 2016 template has majority of the  roles and features payloads removed to save storage and improve security.

I am currently in the process of building a new Exchange server and am really struggling to get the roles and features wizard (or the GPO) to install the features from the alternative source.

Here is what I have done so far.....

1.) Copied the 'install.wim' file from the Server 2016 ISO to a hidden shared folder  \\fs01\2016sxs$\install.wim

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2.) Start to install a feature and specify the path as below

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I have checked the permissions on the folder, and I believe they are set properly.

I have also tired mounting the Server 2016 ISO and point the wizard directly to this, but the same thing happens.

What am I doing wrong?  I have read so many guides but I cannot work it out!
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Our current XenApp shared desktop (on XenApp 7.13) is running on Windows Server 2008 R2. Our HP T5565 thin clients create a desktop session, then when the user leaves their desk for 10 mins, the 'Turn off the display after 10 mins' setting on the HP device kicks in, and the screen powers down as normal. Then when they return and move the mouse, the screen wakes up. Great.

Now, I've recently built a Windows Server 2016 shared desktop (on XenApp 7.15), and we connect using the same thin client devices. When the users leaves the desk, the screen powers down as normal, however when they return and move their mouse, it's as if not all of the screen wakes up. Sometimes they get a solid screen of only grey (where you can still see the outline of the password box). This happens almost every time, but when it does, the grey is sometimes on the whole display and sometimes in patches. After entering the password to unlock the screen, sometimes it'll have half or a corner of the screen still grey, and you have to make an Explorer window full screen on top of the greyness to get rid of it.

Please see screenshot for an example of what I mean. In this example, they've just unlocked the screen and found their desktop looking like this.

If I remove the 'Turn off the display after 10 mins' setting then the problem will go away. However this is not an option for us due to the extra power drain.

Besides, it's not just a screen power down that causes this though. If an user does a …
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I recently read an article that Windows 10 will be adding tabs to Windows Explorer later this year as part of a Windows 10 update (just like how all modern web browsers allow multiple websites to be opened in different tabs). These tabs will allow different Windows Explorer windows to be opened in different tabs.

Is this feature actually going to be added and when is the expected date when it will be added?
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Hello Experts
i need some advise on best way forward to setup a 3 node hyper v failover cluster using windows server 2016.
I got 3 Dell Servers all identical config,  and 1 dell SAN storage. 2 Dell iSCSI 10GB swithces,  2 Cisco c3750 switches, 1 dell server to act as standalone DC.

i have been doing 2 node clusters in past but never done a 3 node cluster. so need some advise on network config as in 2 node cluster i used to connect two servers via direct crossover cable for cluster heart beat etc and use cluster quorom disk .

so any tips will be much helpful.

thanks
Harry
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When I am adding node to SQL failover cluster it is throwing the attached error. SQL instance name cannot be
ERROR: sql server failover cluster instance name could not be found as a cluster resource
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Hello,

When I try to launch an app through remote desktop services it says that the Remote Desktop Gateway server address requested and the certificate subject name do not match.  When I view the certificate the subject name is that of my mail server.  When I look at the certificate path, it is not one of the four I have installed, trusted, and OK on my Remote Desktop Services deployment.

I can't find the cert and I cannot figure out why it's being used instead of the ones I have installed.

We did set up our mail server before setting up our Remote Desktop server.

Any help in fixing this issue is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
~AJ
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I'm needing some information about Radius 2016.  I'd like to create a radius server 2016 for mac authentication for wired computers.  The idea is instead of managing this via the switches/routers to manage the MAC addresses via the radius server. I want to basically have users on DHCP but 1st authenticate via Radius.   Can this be done?  And can someone point me in the way of directions?
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I have an HP Proliant ML150 Gen 9 looking at how to install Windows Server 2016 Standard from a tech soup license and download.  Any good instructions you may have would be much appreciated.
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does Win Srv2016 supports multiple rdc connections or it is limited to just 2 as Win Srv 2012?
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Have a Server running Windows 2016 Standard using AD - single server (Hyper-V Guest not that it should make any difference) and no other ADs for it to talk to.

Customer created a new OU under the main 'Users' OU and moved a handful of users to the new OU.  Since doing that, the users (who are at a remote location - but connected via a VPN) are unable to login to their computers.

Once the user is moved back to the 'Users' OU, then they can log back in again!  User PC is either Windows 7 or 10, but not 100% sure which as customer quote vague and should all be patched within an inch of their lives!

Anyone seen this problem before and know what's causing it and how to prevent it from happening?  Have searched but not found anything that I would call relevant.

Thanks in advance
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This course teaches how to install and configure Windows Server 2012 R2.  It is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).

I'm trying to make a decision on getting for our company an EventLog Analyzer.  As you know, in Citrix XenApp XenDesktop world, DDC, SQL, Hypervisor, and VDA are most important components. Whenever we received Priority one (P1) ticket, we have to run to analyze all these servers event logs.  Shall we get any EventLog Analyzer softwares or tools to analyze and consolidate all these events from various servers? Finally, we have to get the root cause of the issue.  Atlease, get help which component has an issue.
Example, If SQL server service is in a hung state, the result would be entire site down. In such situations, we need an EventLog Analyzer.

Please Suggest.
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Hi, i cant seem to mount a VHDS (Shared VHD set) on any of my blades.

Over the weekend i migrated my SOFS cluster to 2016 from 2012 R2, i have upgraded the functional level of the cluster as well.

I have moved some machines back, and it all works good. However i want to try and use VHDS to create a file server cluster.

I have created a new VM, installed Server 2016 on it and got it fully up to date. In settings i add a new shared VHD and it then goes and creates the 2 files, however when i try to attach it it says "Failed to add Device"

In the event viewer i can see the below, but i have checked permissions of the VHDS / AVHDX file and the machine has permissions.

'Test' cannot access the data folder of the virtual machine. (Virtual machine ID EB43A89F-4AE6-4AB6-825D-C0878EC0020C)

'Test' failed to add device 'Virtual Hard Disk'. (Virtual machine ID EB43A89F-4AE6-4AB6-825D-C0878EC0020C)

Any help is appreciated.
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Hi, need a way to lockdown win 10 computers, so that users can only start a RDP session.

-Remove access to Windows Explorer and installed programs except RDP

-On startup the computer should RDP connect to a specific server automatically

-RDP session should start in full screen mode and use a predefined service account.

-The computers are on an AD Domain (same as the server).


Pls provide ideas how to accomplish this.

Both GPO and stand alone solutions are appreciated.
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Trying to update my Remote App servers for the CREDSSP update that broke RDP.
Anyways...the Gateway Server and Management Server both updated. They are 2016.
The Session Hosts are Server 2012R2 and will not update.  The update installs and then needs a restart to finish.
After the restart the updates says failed.  I have 6 session Hosts and this is happening on all of them.


Thanks,
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could you tell me if there are powershell command to check the votes in wsfc(windows server failover cluster).
I know how to see the node votes, but I need to see also file share witness.
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PPTP VPN on Linux Mint won't connect to Windows Server 2016 server. Windows 10 will connect PPTP both externally and internally. Linux fails with an error saying "VPN disconnected because the VPN service stopped"
Server 2016 VPN is set to use MSCHAPv2 only.
WIndows 10 connects when set to use MSCHAPv2 only.
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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.