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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One of my clients is a single server environment, Windows server 2016 Essentials, running SQL Server (Express) 2014.  

They are running Thompson Reuters PracticeCS with the database hosted on this server.

Until about 4 weeks ago, things were running along normally.  Then, logins started failing until a variable time between 8:00 am and 8:30 am.  Once the logins start working, they work for everyone the reset of the day.  

Backups run at 12:00 am and finish within minutes.  The database is "Always on".

I have contacted the vendor and they claim that it is a SQL problem and refuse to help troubleshoot.

Any help is appreciated.  Below are the recent logs.  At 8:37, users could log in.

Date      Source      Severity      Message
9/18/2018 8:37      spid53      Unknown      Starting up database 'ReportServer$SQLEXPRESSTempDB'.
9/18/2018 8:31      spid20s      Unknown      Starting up database 'ReportServer$SQLEXPRESSTempDB'.
9/18/2018 8:27      spid60      Unknown      Starting up database 'ReportServer$SQLEXPRESSTempDB'.
9/18/2018 8:17      spid53      Unknown      Starting up database 'ReportServer$SQLEXPRESSTempDB'.
9/18/2018 8:15      spid51      Unknown      Starting up database 'ReportServer$SQLEXPRESSTempDB'.
9/18/2018 8:11      spid53      Unknown      Starting up database 'CSP_203449_DBSPC'.
9/18/2018 8:11      Logon      Unknown      Login failed for user 'CreativeSolutionsPracticeCsDatabaseOwner'. Reason: Failed to open the explicitly specified database 'CSP_203449_DBSPC'. [CLIENT: 10.0.0.62]
9/18/2018 8:11      Logon      Unknown      Error: 18456<c/> Severity: 14<c/> State: …
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The Recycle Bin on H:\is corrupted. Do you want to empty the Recycle Bin of this drive.

This seems to be a problem of missing recycle bin. How does one create recycle bin?
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Hello

I got a Standalone Server 2016 (no ad) with some Local Admin Accounts on it so far so good , but when a other admin account try change the own password it a rdp session its not work (Aaccess denied) so with the build in admistrator it work without a problem to change the own password. any idea whats the problem?


thanks for help
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Scheduled task won't run unless logged in on Windows Server 2016. I've researched this for several hours and I'm getting nowhere. This is calling a VBS script which runs just fine if you either run it manually, or set the scheduled task to run only when the user is logged in.

The user is a domain admin. I also tried activating the default administrator account and it also fails in the same way when using this account, too.

I've tried calling the script via a batch file.
I've ensured that the START IN folder is specified and that it has a trailing backslash.

I've also tried calling this as C:\windows\syswow64\cscript - with a variable of the path to the vbscript, and using the syswow folder as the START IN folder.

I'm at a loss to know what to try next. There's possibly a typo somewhere along the line, but the scheduled task does run if it's set to run only when I'm logged in - I would hope that this proves the parameters to be correct.

For information, the script calls a program called Snapshot.exe and this creates a volume shadow copy vss type backup to a folder. This will eventually be a network resource but I've reconfigured it to be a local drive location temporarily so that there's no confusion over network credentials.

Any ideas please?
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User profile created by default owner is set to server\administrator instead of that user.  Folder redirection 502 (access denied) as a result.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advanced.
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Looking for a domain to domain migration project plan.  Windows Server 2016 to Office 365 environment, more concerned with permissions and groups, however would like to see the full blown out project plan if available.
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I am (remotely) assisting someone who is replacing a failed Server 2008 computer on a single-server 8-user network.  There is a problem with that is keeping it from getting through POST.  Given the age of the computer it has been decided to replace it with a new Server 2016 Essentials system.

My question has to do with dealing with Active Directory.  I'm wondering whether we should keep the old domain name on the new server and re-join the workstations or if we should go with a new domain name.  It would be convenient if the existing (local) user profiles were preserved.

Suggestions would be appreciated!
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Basically, I wanted to implement the following scenario and wanted to know  whether it's possible

NODE1(physical server)
Server 2106 Datacenter

VMS(hyper-V)

AD/DHCP/DNS
Fileserver
Terminal server


NODE2(physical server)

Server 2106 Datacenter

VMS(hyper-V)

AD/DHCP/DNS
Fileserver
Terminal server

I need to configure  Hyper-Converged 2 node hyper-v cluster using the existing disks in servers.
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I am having a problem accessing a remote share, from a windows 10 enterprise system, to a share that resides on a server 2016 machine.  Interestingly enough, I set up another 2016 system which I can access from the same windows 10 machine with no issue.  The system is currently not domain connected and I have tried accessing the hidden share on the d:\ drive of the remote 2016 machine.  I have also shared the drive out to the "Everyone" group with full permissions and I still cannot connect.

From the remote machine, I enter into a windows explorer window \\servername\share, but I never get prompted for a username/password.  Instead I get a window popup stating "Windows cannot access \\servername\share".  The error code is 0x80004005.  

In the event log, on the 2016 server, I am seeing an audit failure, in the Security log, stating "The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this machine"

On the second server, that I installed server 2016 on, I have no problem accessing the share, whether it's the hidden share or the share I set up to Everyone.  

I don't understand why I'm not being prompted to enter my credentials on my Windows 10 machine.  I have also confirmed with others, in my group and they too cannot access any of the shares on the problem 2016 server.

I have looked everywhere under the sun, but cannot find a resolution to this issue.  

Any help is appreciated.
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DB2 10.5 LUW on Windows Server 2016

I have a few tables in production that have photos (as BLOBs) in the rows.  I want to archive them to an archive server and I have tried SSIS but it is very slow due to the fact that SSIS has to write the JPEG to disk and then read it in again.

So someone suggested that I could create an export file with DB2, move the file to the archive server, and then use the load utility to import it.

I have been able to get the export to work, but not the import.

Here is what I have for the export.

db2 "EXPORT TO 'C:\EXPORT\TEST.TXT' OF DELL LOBS TO 'C:\EXPORT\LOBS' MODIFIED BY LOBSINFILE SELECT * FROM Photos FETCH FIRST 1000 ROWS ONLY"

The FETCH FIRST 1000 ROWS ONLY is for testing since there are millions or records.

When I try to import it I use this.

db2 "IMPORT FROM 'c:\export\test.txt' OF DEL LOBS FROM 'c:\export\lobs\test.txt.001.lob' MODIFIED BY lobsinfile INSERT INTO PHOTO_TEST"

It runs but each row gives me the message...

SQL3229W  The field value in column 3 is invalid.  The row was rejected. Reason code: 1

The columns are
1. ID
2. PHOTO TYPE
3. BLOB of PHOTO
4. LASTTIME

Here is what the test.txt file looks like.

10000002,"JPEG","test.txt.001.lob.0.24442/","2013-10-13-15.40.55.705000"
10000004,"JPEG","test.txt.001.lob.24442.25957/","2013-10-13-15.40.58.112000"
10000006,"JPEG","test.txt.001.lob.50399.26155/","2013-10-13-15.41.00.533000"
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Hi,

I am trying to install Windows Server 2016 on VMWare Workstation 14 and get the following error
when I begin the install about an error message \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD. Status: 0xc000000d

This is from a Trail ISO I downloaded from Microsoft.

Any suggestions on how to fix?

I have attached a screen shot.

Thanks,

Ward.


Install Error
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Hello All,

Does anyone know how to do the complete hyper-convergence setup using two servers 2016 data centers?
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Lenovo Hyper V Guest Locks up frequently. .

I have a Lenovo system -x3250 M6 Server that is running Windows Server 2016 Standard It has a Xeon E3-1230 v5 3.4 GHZ CPU and 16GB of Ram .

It has one Server 2016 Standard VM with 4GB of Ram and 6 VCpus. Every month or so it will services will fail like Quickbooks Database manager and rdp to the server. From Hyper V Manager i have to force a shutdown (Turn Off) as the shutdown command wont work. When i power back up I see it saying Working on updates 100% complete Don't turn off your computer. It will stay like this for hours. I reboot and same thing.
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I need to map a drive on clients systems. The problem I am having is the folder name is "A.B. Company Name".

I can map the drive on each client with no issue but trying to GRO or Batch using Net Use Z: "\\Server\A.B. Company Name" fail.
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I have an interesting one.  A client created a number of training videos for employees, and he wants a way to prevent the users from copying the files period .  They are mp4 format files, so the users will need to play them, which my understanding via NTFS a read right includes copy.   Might this be a job for AD RMS?  Does installing it compromise or change the security on anything else on the box, that is, if it is a good choice, or can you simply point it to a/the training share?

Another option could be to leave the videos on external usb drives, if again there is a way to protect them from copying, but they are portable and therefore "could" disappear.
Thoughts ideas?  DC 2012, File server 2016.
Thanks!!!
Licompguy
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I have a Server 2016 Hyper-V base server with 6 Server 2016 Hyper-V virtual machines that I need to backup.

What is the best Veritas Backup Exec product and licenses to purchase for performing this kind of backup?

Will purchasing Backup Exec from the URL below allow me to do a complete backup of this server or will I need to purchase additional licenses or options?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173263815333?ViewItem=&item=173263815333
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I have just installed Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2016.

What are the steps to install the DPM client on a Server 2016 Hyper-V base server and its Hyper-V virtual servers?

Then what are the steps to configure the DPM to backup to a NAS?
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Hi Guys,

We would like to limit RDP users from viewing  / accessing folders in C: drive on a specific server.
Such as C:\PROGRAM FILES, C:\WINDOWS, etc

Users have dedicated folders to which they have shortcuts on the desktop, thus they don't need to browse folders.

One way is to setup a security group for RDP users
Then add a Deny permission entry for this group on C: root

Thus folders in C: root should be visible to everyone, but the RDP users

Any ideas, Is this safe to do?
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The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer LAT200AD038 that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on transport NetBT_Tcpip_{13450C97-3382-4B6A-A068-0625B9BCE0BB}. The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced.


Have tried HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser\Parameters
Create a Reg_Sz string IsDomainMaster and set it to FALSE
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I have a file server cluster that has been working fine for about a month. The cluster is 2 virtual machines on hyper-v (2016) that have VHD sets attached to them on the hosts. These are imported into cluster manager and I have had no issues with them.

2 days ago, I migrated these new host servers which are in their own cluster configured using MS VMM.

On the original hosts they was a very simple configuration, there were 4 1GB NIC's 2 in a team for the host and 2 in the team for the clients. There was also 2x 10GB adapters in a team which the host used along with a virtual switch connected to this team that the cluster used.

When moving to the new hardware that is configured by VMM, I have tried to segregate networks more. The hosts still have their team on the 2x 1GB. but now the clients 1GB team is separated into the cluster network and client access network.

Since this move, clients have been complaining that connections are dropping and certain apps are crashing out. If I move the app to another server not under the VMM configuration then it works without issue.

What could be causing this? On all our physical network adapters we have VMQ disabled as it caused nothing but lag. I noticed VMQ were enabled on all the virtual adapters created, so I disabled this but that didn't affect the performance.

Maybe I should enable VMQ on physical + virtual? I am not sure I don't want to cause more issues while everything is running.

I have provided some …
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Hi,
I have a Windows 16 server 192.168.0.5 ppdc that hosts Hyper-v.
I have only one vm and it is my DC 192.168.0.7 ppdcb
I see nothing but the mouse on my physical monitor that is connected to.
MSTSC to ppdc doesn't work.
Manage remotely to it doesn't work.
Hyper-v manager from ppdcb to connect to ppdc doesn't work.
\\ppdc gives me Network Error Windows cannot acces. Check the spelling of the name otherwise there might be a problem with your network.....
I tried \\192.168.05 same thing
How come my VM is working fine but my Host is unaccessible
Affraid of pressing the power button after doing a shotdown on my vm ppdcb
What would be the cause.
Is a lack of HD space on ppdc be the source of that?
What are my options?
tx!
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Starting from today, I am not able to open any other pages than google, youtube and wikipedia, Pages like microsoft , vmware and anyone else is not possible to be opened. And it doesn't matter what browser i use.
I booted in safemode and in safemode everything is working. All pages can be opened without problems.
Could you please tell me what is the issue. Machine is windows server 2016.
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I have a Server 2016 Active Directory domain controller installed within a Server 2016 Hyper-V virtual machine that runs the Azure AD/Office 365 sync utility.

There is a constant issue where this Azure AD/Office 365 sync utility "Microsoft Online Reporting MonitoringAgent.Startup" utility consumes all of the CPU resources on this virtual server (see the screenshot).

I understand that this might be related to a .NET bug that Microsoft hasn't fixed yet.

All updates are installed on this Server 2016 server, its base server, and all other Hyper-V virtual servers.

The Hyper-V base server and all virtual machines are running on Solid State drives. The base server and all of the other virtual servers are operating just fine and don't have this issue with CPU utilization.

Currently, there are 4 virtual CPUs assigned to this virtual server (out of a total of 32 physical CPUs). It doesn't matter how many virtual CPUs I assign to this virtual server, this issue continues to occur when I have assigned 8, 12, or 16 virtual CPUs.

What can be done to fix this issue?

MS-Online-Reporting CPU hog
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Exam 70-240. Im going to take the Server 2016 exams. Does anyone know where I can get some free practice exams? Im doing training now but it would be nice to have a idea of what the test would be like.
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I have HP DL360G7 server on which windows server 2016 has been installed.
I tried to find any HP management agent on the server but it seems that they are missing.
Could you tell me how to install HP system management home page and event notifier and also HP array configuration utility on this server.
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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.