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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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Dear Team,

I'm configuring a cluster for SQL server 2016 on a Windows Server 2016 box. I would like to create this cluster across 2 sites, Site A and Site B. Can this be done using only one network card per server or do a need a dedicated network card (MAC) for clustering on a separate network. I've been having issues with network communications when validating the cluster nodes and I've been reading about unicast and multicast having something to do with this across subnets. Can someone shed some light on me and guide me in the correct direction to get this going.

Thank you!
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Dear Experts,
I am running Windows Server Backup on WS 2016, and am running out of storage.
I have found some articles to utilize command "wbadmin" such as:

wbadmin delete systemstatebackup -version: 05/04/2015-18:25 -backupTarget: G:

My problem is, I don't know what the backupTarget drive is.  It does not show up in Windows Explorer, when I look into Backup Scheduler, it has a Name, but it is not a drive letter.  (It says "XXCompany 2017_04_06 16:03 Disk 01" as Destination Name.

How can I manage the backup storage space?  Please advise.
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I have a scenario where organization was setup in O365 and Azure AD and now wants to have onprem AD and file services, what is the best way to migrate Azure AD  to onpremise AD. Once complete, i would expect to have some form of sync between onprem and O365, they will still use exchange online.

The can onprem AD ( Server 2016) be populated from Azure using AADconnect writeback, has anyone done this? please share
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Dear Team,

I'm attempting to configure my first failover cluster in windows server 2016 for sql purposes across sites (different subnets). When the failover cluster goes through the validation in SITE A (DR-SQL1) the validation fails with the following errors:

 * Node DR-SQL2 is not reachable from node DR-SQL1. It is necessary that each cluster node can
    communicate each other cluster node by a minimum of one network path (though multiple paths
    are recommended to avoid a single point of failure). Please verify that existing networks
    are configured properly or add additional networks.
 * Node DR-SQL1 is not reachable from node DR-SQL2. It is necessary that each cluster node can
    communicate each other cluster node by a minimum of one network path (though multiple paths
    are recommended to avoid a single point of failure). Please verify that existing networks
    are configured properly or add additional networks.

Although when I run the same validation test from SITE B (DR-SQL2), they all pass just fine.

Any ideas where I should start looking, the firewall rules should allow all traffic to pass through between these 2 hosts.

Thank you.
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I have reviewed a quote that my company has been given for purchasing servers with Server 2016.

What is the meaning of the software licenses mentioned in the screenshot below?

Svr 2016 licenses
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If I purchase a VL of Server 2016 Standard will it include downgrade rights for Server 2008 R2?
I think the answer is yes.
More importantly, once I register it with VLSC, will VLSC give me a 2008 R2 download link and an actual 2008 R2 key?

I know downgrade rights usually go back forever but using the new key rather than reusing an old key in important to me...for some reason.

I was thinking the VLSC gave you keys up to 2 versions back, but wasn't sure if the  2012 and 2012R2 counted as the two versions back, or if I could get a key going all the way back to Server 2008.
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I do not have any it experience.  I had to using active directory on windows server 2016. Although I did research on the internet, I did not get a proper result. How do I enable the users to log out when the Ethernet cable remove ? Sorry for English.
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We have a hybrid Exchange environment, Exchange 2016.

I need to be able to relay messages to external recipients, but I do not want an open relay.

I have a receive connector setup as
Frontend
port 25
TLS, Basic Auth, Exchange auth
permissions to Exchange servers and anonymous user (for testing)
Allow mail from all servers (0-255) (for testing)

I have a send connection setup as
Proxy through client server
route mail to MX record (or smarthost for filtering)
Address space SMTP *

I am still receiving the error
550 5.7.54 SMTP; Unable to relay recipient in non-accepted domain

Please help me find what I am missing and get the relay working.
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Installed the PS-AutoLab, ran TEST-SingleServer and worked OK, then needed to run  POC-MultiRole
and CLi1 and Nano server finish OK but the DC1 and S1 are stuck on the black screen with the circle dots spinning for over 24 hours. I tried twice after a full reboot. No errors in the event log. I'm using Surface Pro 4 with 16gb or RAM and over 100GB of free space. Any idea where to look?
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Hi,

I work for a company where i have 150 Users all work group computers having (Windows 7/Windows 8/ Windows 10 Operating systems installed. We are planning to implement a centralized system from where we can manage users centrally and deploy softwares, push policies to the users as required.

Current Setup:-
We have a Firewall Dell SonicWall NSA3600 , 4 Cisco Switches,Two ISP connections 15 MB each and few wireless access points for wireless connectivity currently. we are shifting to a new office this month end due to the short of office space and planning to implement a centralized user management system.

Every time the user needs assistance, we have to rush into their places and troubleshoot the issues. Also, anytime i want to do windows upgrades/software deployments/push security updates, i'll have to do it manually going to each one of their desks which is a big headache and sometimes can't even do that due to the work load.

Main agenda is to, manage all the users with a centralized administrator that's it. I want all the users (clients) to be connected with a domain controller and should be managed by me and easy to assist whenever is required.


Could someone please assist me on what hardware i should purchase for windows server and what sort of licensing i'm i going to be needed, what version of windows server is good performance perspective.

Help is much appreciated!!

Regards,
Syed
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Hi There,

I have the Interactive Logon Timeout Threshold set in the registry using the following key


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp

DWord LogonTimeout



And it is working perfectly when on the logon screen.



But what would be the key name for the Interactive Logon Message text Screen? (I'm not looking for the Key for the Text itself HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system legalnoticecaption and legalnoticetext) as the TS still times out if no one clicks the OK button on that screen before getting to the logon screen?
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Hi Guys,

I have a transaction server which we would like to mirror,  (IBM x3650, Windows Server 2016 O/S)
Thus if the server fails, we should be able to switch immediately to another server, all transactions up to date.

What are the best options available ?

* We currently use Symantec System Recovery, which will not give us a last-minute restore of the latest transactions.
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Hi,

problem:

we have following server setup: 1 DC Controller, 1 RDP Server & 1 File Server. All servers are running Windows Server 2016

On the RDP server there are 20 users connected on daily work basis. The RDP server has also Office installed, printers, and some invoice software.

Now we get complaints that users hang on the RDP server. Random users and random actions... suddenly some user hangs, only mouse works.

collegues on the same network can work normal. We do a logoff for the user and he can reconnect and work again.

few hours later, another user....

what do i have done of find out so far:

checked all updates, checked lan en network connectivity.

The 3 servers are virtualized on 3 different host servers. All running ESX. We see that there is a problem with the Host running the DC server. ESX says sometimes that the host is disconnected and then connected again.

can this be the issue? is the DC not only needed to logon to the server? can the instability cause the users to hang during the day? even after logged on few hours ago?

the RDP and file server does not have connecting problems.
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Hi,

We are using shared computer activation for office365 as described here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Overview-of-shared-computer-activation-for-Office-365-ProPlus-836f882c-8ff6-4f19-8b24-0212e0111c94

We have found that if users do not login regularly enough to their accounts the activation expires and rather than just silently reactivating when they login it shows a pop-up and requires them to sign in with an office365 account to reactivate.

Is this intended behavior? Is there any way we can stop this? Can we script the activation on logon time so it activates silently when they sign in to their user account?

Relevant quote from above article:
Licensing token renewal: The licensing token that is stored on the shared computer is valid only for a few days. As the expiration date for the licensing token nears, Office 365 ProPlus automatically attempts to renew the licensing token when the user is logged on to the computer and using Office 365 ProPlus.
If the user doesn’t log on to the shared computer for several days, the licensing token can expire. The next time that the user tries to use Office 365 ProPlus, Office 365 ProPlus contacts the Office Licensing Service on the Internet to get a new licensing token.

Thanks,
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2 physical nodes in single subnet 1(VLAN) at Site 1
2 physical nodes in single subnet 2 (VLAN) at Site 2

Sites connected by means of fiber connection, with routing performed on firewalls.  ~8s latency.

Cluster Validation is failing between nodes across the sites (succeeding on local subnet).

Firewall on one side is Cisco ASA 5510
Firewall on other side is FortiGate 200d.

Message received in validation test is for failure of UDP/3343 connectivity between nodes at Site 1 and nodes at Site 2.
ICMP is successful. Wireshark is not picking up any dropped packets or other issues.

All network card attributes (Rx/Tx buffers, Checksums) have been tweaked.

Can anyone shed some light on this please?
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I have setup a new server and am running WSUS 10.0.14393.0 on Windows Server 2016. Updates will download but will stop after a while.
Current WSUS status is
- Updates needing files : 5928
- Downloaded 45,683.32MB of 258,732.17MB.
It has been stuck at this for more than a week. I can see network activity occasionally which could range to a couple of gigs every 6-8 hours but the WSUS status does not change

On checking the Application event logs, i can see. Event id 364  Errors
 " Content file download failed.
Reason: The connection was closed prematurely.
 Source File: /msdownload/update/software/crup/2013/03/powerpoint-x-none_4334ff5b7aaec52b4bda630dba2aa91a89057782.cab
Destination File: D:\WSUS\WsusContent\82\4334FF5B7AAEC52B4BDA630DBA2AA91A89057782.cab"

Event id 10032 Errors
The server is failing to download some updates.

I have updated BITs to run in the foreground.
the server has been excluded from the internal Firewall, https inspection and Caching.
I have also tried removing and adding the WSUS role and WID database.
Has anyone come across something similar?
cheers
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Hello Last Tursday I made Windows server 2016 update , since the server reboot , after a few hours, before this everything was working fine...

please could you help me?

Regards
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I am using Exchange 2016 and need to limit who can send to specific Distribution Group, but it needs to include external domains.

On other accounts, I have already setup single external users to send to a Group successfully, but for this I need an entire domain to be able to send.

I have already tried setting up a rule per:
https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/131579-allow-specific-external-domains-to-email-your-distribution-group-address 
but that did not work. And error was received saying "SendTo predicate does not allow distribution groups."
Other articles I have found don't apply since 2016 requires the ECP for administration.

How can I configure a Distribution Group to allow an external domain to send to it (all of @domain1.com) on Exchange 2016?
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Hi. I have just got myself a newHDD as the old one broke (dont worry i had a backup anyway)
I installed Windows Server 2016 on my server. Next day, i try to boot up the server. Its fans spins at max speed, sounding like it will takeoff....
It does not show anything on the screen, nor it does make any beep-sound. Keyboard does flash once (num/caps/scroll led) and thats it

What i have tried:
- Rebooted multiple times
- Remove and plugged in power cable
- Left it 12 hours disconnected then retried
- Reset the NRAM/bios by removing the battery for 1 hour then re-inset it (but i have actually not checked if its dead)
- Removed the PSU hotswaps, pressed button for 30 sec or so then replugin the PSU
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I have a DC running Server 2008 Standard.  I am replacing it with a new server running 2016 Standard.  Can I migrate after upgrading the schema to 2016?  Do I have to go through 2012 first on a different server?  

If not, please provide a brief breakdown of the process.  The 2008 Server is 64bit.

thank you
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Hi

Novice windows server admin here, this is a classic problem but my setup is a little different so thats why I opened a new thread

I need to manage a computer science lab made of 30 thin clients running windows embedded standard 7, those thin clients connect automatically via script using generic domain accounts to a terminal server on windows server 2016.

Students will access their tools on the terminal server but they cannot save data on their remote desktops, they should either plug a pendrive on the thin client that is redirected to the terminal server or save it on an shared folder with subdirectories assigned to each group.

We use generic accounts because we dont have budget to purchase enough terminal service cals for all students (arounds 400) but the students actually have user accounts on active directory.

We need that windows prompt for their domain account when they try to access the networks share, the security groups were already created but windows keep using the generic account already logged on the terminal server.

How can we enforce the prompt?
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Hi:

I work at a company, in which I look after IT related stuff.  Truth is I am better at working with workstations than servers.  Anyhow, the company has a server 2003 with about 12 users in the active domain.  The server is old and we have a new server, running server 2016.  I would like to know how to move the computer and user accounts so as not to loose the user's profiles that are on each workstation.  Can someone please give me simple to follow instructions to get this done, please?
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In the process of adding 2016 servers to an existing 2008 SBS domain - should I have a 2016 DC in the mix before doing this?
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Hey Guys,

We are looking to upgrade our existing servers .  We have two server 2008 box.  First box is configured for AD/File server and second box is configured for Exchange 2010.

We purchased two new servers with server 2016 OS.  We also purchased Exchange 2016.  

I need assistance with Exchange 2016 installation and mailbox migration.  Thanks.
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Hello,
 I get this message in server 2016 : Remote Desktop Licence Issue
There is a problem with your Remote Desktop Licence, and your session will be disconnected in 60 minutes.
Could you help me to solve this problem
Thankks
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Windows Server 2016

384

Solutions

503

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.