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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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I've got a new Windows 2016 server running RRAS and Network Policy Server.  This replacing a Windows 2008 r2 box, with the same setup.  And that old box needs to be decommissioned ASAP.

When I try to connect via any of our Win 10 machines (I haven't tested on other client os), I get the error:
The specified protocol identifier is not known to the router.

An error 902 appears in the log, which is that same error message: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/824864/list-of-error-codes-for-dial-up-connections-or-vpn-connections

The plan is to use SSTP with a valid certificate, but that gives the error.  

To eliminate anything with the router or the certificate, I temporarily changed the NPS rules to only us MS-CHAP v2 and tried connecting using PPTP (I know dangerous, but this is testing) using the machine's local IP address.  That test completely eliminates anything going through the site's router.  I also completely disabled the server's firewall.  There's no antivirus on the machine yet.  I get an identical error.

I've checked the polices over and over, they're identical to what works on the existing w2k8 box.  If I switch the local IP to the w2k8's on the client, the VPN works fine.  If I use SSTP through the w2k8 box, it's fine.  The same setup on the 16 box, fails.  I've got to be missing something obvious.

I've used the same setup elsewhere without issue.

Any idea what this 902 "The specified protocol
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Long story short, we've tried to migrate a machine from our datacenter (VMWare) to AWS and it gets to the Ctrl+Alt+Delete to unlock screen, but I cannot RDP into it because it seems to think there is no network connection present.  To my knowledge, my team has deleted any drivers by VMWare.

Of course I can take a screenshot through AWS, but no pinging or access in any other way.

I've tried
1. Mounting it and trying some registry changes when mounted on another instance, but that usually ends up with a blue screen.
2. Adding NICs
3. Changing instance type to C3.2XL

Bottom line is, red x = nada.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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We have had several of our clients experience a similar problem over the past 2 weeks.

We have the same implementation of windows 2016 server in each instance, where we have a single hyperv host running 2 virtual severs. A windows 2016 domain controller (file server) and a windows 2016 server running Exchange 2016.

We find that the hyperv host (only) has its password hacked, so we cannot gain access to it, and we also notice that a program called Minergate is installed on the Hyperv sever too. The virtual servers seem to be unaffected.

When we recover the administrator password and remove Minergate, scanning with Malwarbytes identifies and removes remaining traces of Minergate, and till today, that seem to resolve it.

Today, however, we had exactly the same situation, but when we recovered the administrator password and removed Minergate, 1/2 an hour or so later, the password was changed again. this happened several times.

We noticed several tools appearing on the Hyperv host, which we deleted. We observed a command prompt opening up on the server and w kept getting kicked out of the console, eventually we were unable to login again.

We also noticed a service running on the server ie sync host_b652b. I have seen some postings on the web which indicate its an infected service, and as it was a delayed start, I managed to stop it, since when we seem to have stopped the changing of the password.

I have looked at changing the properties of the service …
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I used Robocopy to sysnc some files from an old file server, but unfortunately it somehow over wrote newer files by the old files and also deleted any new files. Not sure what went wrong and we don;t have a good backup of the files. The files are are on  a virtual drive of a Hyper-v server. There are no shadow- copies as well. Is there a way to recover these files with some third party software or any way ? The server is 2016 and the hyper-v is also 2016.
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Hi All,

I am struggling with an issue,  i have 3 x Dell R720 attached to 3 x MD3620F via dual port Qlogic 825, 2 x Brocade 300
This is running Hyper-V with System Center. I am using CSVs.

Specs
Dell R720 - each has 2 x hex core, 512Gb ram, 2 x dual port 8Gb FC HBA, 10GB NICs
Dell MD3620 - each has 48 x 900Gb SAS 10k in a raid 10


I have 2 issues, the first is once i switch a disk to CSV i get a max of 30MB/sec, if i convert back to normal storage i get over 400MB/sec

The next issue, is no matter what i do i cant copy files faster than 30MB/sec in a VM

The cluster is running approx 100VMs, IO is no where near capacity on the MDs, i have disabled VMQ, updated all firmware, windows 2016 DC is fully up to date.

Have been googling for a couple of days, however still not getting very far.

if i leave the disk as a local drive and add a VM, i can copy files to the drive from the host and get over 400MB/sec however from a VM with a fixed size VHDX i am lucky to get 30MB/sec

Also, If i add a file share to SCVMM from my backup server, and create a VM on this, i am getting over 400MB/sec within the VM and thats running on a remote fileshare via 10Gb and not the FC LUN. All signs are pointing to failover clustering doing something funky with the disks.

Any suggestions would be awesome.

Cheers Matt
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For some reason all of the tiles in my start menu have been blanked out.

How can i restore them ?

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Background (inherited configuration)
- Client has a long standing history (years before our involvement) with "permissions" problems on their file servers.
- Came from Mac OS X 10.7.5 file server, formatted Mac OS Extended, Journaled, sharing AFP and SMB (only used by Windows users)
- Configured to user Open Directory, but integrated with Active Directory, OD groups containing AD Users primarily
- Only Windows PCs were bound to Active Directory
- Mac users frequently complained about access to files within folders where they were permissioned to access the entire share
  - When issue occurred they could not access files (or folders) where they previously had access, found exclusive access set
  - Mac users permissions were restored by propogating permissions down folder structure from the top of the volume

- Note: Users work directly from the server, and do not copy the files locally to work, Adobe appears not to "support" this in forums, but have not seen this posted officially

Background (since then)
- Client data was migrated on Windows Server 2016 servers, NTFS volumes and permissions
- Backups were moved from nightly Archiware P5 tape backups to a Replibit (Ubuntu-based) BDR on an hourly basis, which leverages Windows VSS writers
- Sharing configured with both native SMB for Windows and Acronis Access Connect AFP for Mac to allow for illegal characters and long paths
- Aronis Access Connect AFP was connected to from the original Mac server and copied …
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Background (inherited configuration)
- Client has a long standing history (years before our involvement) with "permissions" problems on their file servers.
- Came from Mac OS X 10.7.5 file server, formatted Mac OS Extended, Journaled, sharing AFP and SMB (only used by Windows users)
- Configured to user Open Directory, but integrated with Active Directory, OD groups containing AD Users primarily
- Only Windows PCs were bound to Active Directory
- Mac users frequently complained about access to files within folders where they were permissioned to access the entire share
  - When issue occurred they could not access files (or folders) where they previously had access, found exclusive access set
  - Mac users permissions were restored by propogating permissions down folder structure from the top of the volume

- Note: Users work directly from the server, and do not copy the files locally to work, Adobe appears not to "support" this in forums, but have not seen this posted officially

Background (since then)
- Client data was migrated on Windows Server 2016 servers, NTFS volumes and permissions
- Backups were moved from nightly Archiware P5 tape backups to a Replibit (Ubuntu-based) BDR on an hourly basis, which leverages Windows VSS writers
- Sharing configured with both native SMB for Windows and Acronis Access Connect AFP for Mac to allow for illegal characters and long paths
- Aronis Access Connect AFP was connected to from the original Mac server and copied …
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Hi Guys,

I had Exchange 2016 installed on windows server 2016, everything was working great. we had to change the IP address of Exchange server and domain controller, since then Exchange did not work. we were not able to Send/Receive emails.  so we did some torubleshooting and we ended up breaking that Exchange server.

Now we have built a new windows server and installed Exchange 2016 on it. I did all the pre-requiste steps that were needed and installed Exchange 2016. setup was successfull.

Now, I try to connect  to ECP or OWA, it will ask me for username and password. I would put in the admin credentials and it would give me an error "Http 500 internal server error mean that the website you are visiting had a server problem which prevented the webpage from displaying".

Managment console says connected, IIS has correct IP of this new exchange. IPconfig\all results are attached with this post.

I have done the steps mentioned on this link

https://supertekboy.com/2016/08/15/internal-500-server-error-after-fresh-exchange-2016-install/

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1585593-exchange-2016-cu1-error-http-500 


What am I doing wrong?

can someone please help?
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Our server is in Amazon AWS.  Windows Server 2016.  Running Citrix VDA(XenDesktop) 7.13

Basically, Enhanced Securtiy Configuration is disabled on the host, as well as every possible place in Group Policy.  Yet, whenever a new user logs in and runs IE, it says "Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration is enabled", but a refresh, or reload of the browser, and it goes to Google.com, which we set as the home page.

We're removed, re-added policies, and are stuck.
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Hi Everybody,

I have problems in opening some files from a specific computer on my network. I can open the files from other stations but for some reason some specific files can be listed but not acessed from one machine. When I try to open the file I get a message similar to this:

   Windows cannot access \\servername\sharename\filename.jpg

    Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose.

   See details: error 0x80070002 the system cannot find the specified file.

When running diagnose I find no issues...

I'm the domain admin. I can write other files to the shared folder and have full access to the files I put there. I can open the files if I access them from other computer.

I have seen no permissions diferences between the files I can read and the files I cannot access.

This network share is mounted via a group policy for every computer on the network.

I suspect there is something wrong in the specific station. Any suggestions?

Thank you!
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I just built two Windows 2016 Datacenter Cluster Servers for testing in my vCenter VM environment.
I have a Windows 2016 DataCenter VM which is the Domain Controller which works great.

On the two cluster servers I installed a program WindowsUpdateNiotifier which works similar to the old windows update icon in the system tray I use this on all my Windows 8 and up machines and works great.

The source for my updates is my Windows 2012 R2 WSUS server
Both cluster servers are registered in WSUS

When I try to apply the updates I get this message.

We couldn't connect to the update service. We'll try again later, or you can check now. If it still doesn't work, make sure your're connected to the internet.

Retry

I retry and retry no luck

How can I force the Windows 2016 to search MS online for updates too

The Windows 2016 Data Center Domain Controller works fine with updates from My WSUS server just these two puzzled

Thanks
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Hi,

all of a sudden  I'm unable to connect any USB data stick to my 2 Windows Server 2016 HyperV hosts.
It shows up in disk manager as offline by administrative policy and I can't bring it online.
I checked all local policy settings I'm aware of and ist not mapped to any VM...

No errors/warnings in event log.

It worked a few weeks ago...
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Hi Experts

I have 2 Hyper-V nodes and want to setup cluster but I don't have additional centralize storage to use as cluster shared volume.

In above scenario, what is the solution to setup CSV ? Any solution ?
requirement is to setup "Failover" hyper V cluster. If one node down, another node should be able to host VM automatically.

I don't want to enable replication as my customer wants automatic failover like in Cluster. Any solution please ?

Will Storage space direct in 2016 help to meet my requirements ? (I'm still trying to understand what is Storage space direct in 2016)

Thanks
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We've got a brand new 2016 domain in place, everything works great.

Except.

We've got our password policy GPO (set at the top, inherited by all, including the DCs) set to lockout after 3 failed attempts, with a 30 minute observation window (Reset account lockout counter after: 30).

Only, none of the failed login attempts reset after 30 minutes.  They only reset after a successful login somewhere.  I can put in a bad password somewhere, check the BadPwdCount attribute (it will show 1), then sit there for days and it will not set back to 0 unless I go log in successfully somewhere.

What gives?
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We have SCOM 2016 and have a number of different versions of Server. This has been happening when we had SCOM 2012R2 though as well.

When servers are put in Maintenance Mode, they come out of Maintenance Mode before the date and time that was set.

Has anyone seen this? Reasons why?
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We are looking to create a two node storage spaces direct hyper-converged cluster.  The storage would be a hybrid system with the following drives per server two NVME cache drive and two NVME drives for performance tier and 4 4TB SAS capacity drives.  The issue I am having is originally all of the NVME drives for cache and storage were supposed to be 1.6TB intel DC P3600 AIC cards. I was not able to get 8 matching drives due to price and availability. My back up is to get 4 2TB intel DC P3500 drives.  The 2TB DC P3500 drives are about 1GB/sec faster then the DC P3600's but the 3600's have much higher drives writes per day at 3.5 where the 3500's are only .3 drive writes per day.  I know that storage spaces direct wants to use the higher speed drives for Cache but I would loose the higher storage capacity and write endurance if the 3500's were selected as cache.  My question is since i don't have all the hardware I cant test this is there a way to manually select the slower but better write endurance DC P3600 drives as cache drives even know there are faster drives in the system?
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Hi,

i have a problem at a customer site.

i windows server 2016 running as a guest VM on a ESX 6 host works fine. but after couple of days the server cannot not be logged on.

when i tried to logon using RDP the server is not available.

when i use ESX to see the screen i got

Snap-2017-09-20-at-09.28.18.png
but when i do a ctrl alt delete

it keeps spinning like

Snap-2017-09-20-at-09.29.51.png
after few minutes i come back at the first screen. sometimes after 3 minutes, sometimes after 5 minutes...

When i reset the server all works fine again. But after few days, i got same problem.

any idea?
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I was booted from Windows 2016 and accidently deleted both the RAID1 C: drive and the RAID6 D: drive from DL380P Gen8 server with an HP Smart Array P420i controller.  (I thought I was connect to another server that I was rebuilding.)  I immediately turned off the server and have done nothing else.  The D: drive has several Hyper-V VMs on it that I need to copy off.  Is there any way to recreate the RAID6 without losing the VMs that are on the D: drive?  Please help!!  Thanks in advance!
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I need to change all the users' logon name domain name
so instead of john@companyA.com change to john@companyB.com
In user's properties Account tab.

How can it be done please?
Thanks.
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I need to create a script to spin up an Domain Controller (RODC and Writable) from the script in the event of the emergency.  In case the DC  tanks Admins should be able easily spin up a replacement using a script.  This would eliminate a human errors and increase a recovery speed.
Can someone point me to the right direction, how its being done and experiences.
Thanks in advance!
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Hello guys,

I´m triyng to read some values with powershell from this txt file Hlth, BBU state...
ANy ideas how to read proper values? All I need is a proper value from BBU and hlth

Thank you very much!!


Status Code = 0
Status = Success
Description = None

Number of Controllers = 1
Host Name = KRE-VM02
Operating System  = Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview

System Overview :
===============

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ctl Model                 Ports PDs DGs DNOpt VDs VNOpt BBU sPR DS  EHS ASOs Hlth
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  0 LSIMegaRAIDSAS9271-4i     8   4   1     0   2     0 Opt On  1&2 Y      4 Opt  
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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I am trying to build a storage spaces direct failover cluster with intel DC P3600 AIC cards.  Windows server 2016 install sees the card but won't let me install on them even with the driver.  I think is due to the BIOS being legacy and not uefi. The cards work and can be accessed if I boot off a regular drive but not the card.  Any ideas.
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When I try to boot to the thumb drive it doesnt let me

only when I choose legacy BIOS one time boot menu

then I install windows and still doesn't let me boot regular I have to choose again the legacy BIOS....

and suggestions?
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Windows Server 2016

508

Solutions

612

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.