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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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Hi,
I have a question.
Can I run client VMs, for example, Win 10 and Win 7 on the Hyper-V manager and join them to the domain that my Hyper-V host is joined to?

So, my Hyper-V machine supports Nested Virtualization. It is in Azure and It has  Standard E2s v3 (2 vcpus, 16 GB memory).

My other option just to prepare client VHD images using that HYPER-V machine and then spin a new Windows client machine from the custom image in Azure. Or would it be possible and would you recommend to have Windows Clients running on Hyper-V instead?
What are Cons and Pros for this? Would it cost less money to run just run one Hyper-v with multiple VMs instead of multiple servers in Azure?

If it is possible to join them to the domain, could you please share the link what do I need to configure.

thank you so much!
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Hello,
I am getting this error "Failed to start Virtual Machine".

 I installed Hyper-V role on Win 2016 server in Azure. Rebooted twice.

Why is it failing to start the VM? Brand new VM in Azure. AM I missing smth? Have you configured Hyper-V client on Windows Server in Azure and able to start Virtual Machines?

thank you so much!
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Is there a way to have a Two node S2D cluster have the cluster shared volumes replicate to single non clustered server?   I already have the hyper-v replica set up but I have some VM servers which are not HA but are on the node.  I just wanted another up to date copy of the storage.
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Hi Experts

This is a follow up on a question asked previously on this forum (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29073016/A-number-of-Services-stop-on-a-RDS-Server-2016.html)

We have a sick RDS 2016.
  • It has ~ 15 users. It is VM on a HyperV 2016.
  • It is a member of an AD.
  • The other VM server is the DC + File & Print
  • Users are using Office 365
  • Each user's Outlook can have between 1 and 5 mailboxes

I have spent several days (probably 40h+) trying to fix it to no avail.

I am considering building a new RDS and migrate all the profiles if I cannot otherwise fix the issues on the RDS.

Questions
  1. What would be the recommended way to build the 2nd server to minimise work of transferring profiles (Roaming profile, scripting, RDS farms,...?)
  2. Is there an Expert interested in assisting me with this


Alexandre
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Hi

I found some event ID 4625 (An account failed to log on) with logon type 5 on my server and I am trying to find the source of that error.

Is there a way to list all the tasks that were running at a specific time? Maybe a Powershell script.
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Anything explicit? I have "Anything to Essentials 2012".....
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We have a brand new Microsoft RDS environment spun up on Server 2016.  We have two gateway servers, two connection brokers and three app servers.  When a user hits the url (https://myrds.mydomain.com/rdweb) about half of the time, they get just a screen with Work Resources and NO login.  The other half of the time, they get a login.  

Now, the gateway servers are behind a VIP and the connection servers are behind a VIP.  I'm thinking it's something with the connection server VIP being messed up.  

I need some help troubleshooting this and knowing where to start.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Cliff
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Dear All

    May I know the different between 2012 and 2016 server on file deduplication ?

Keith
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We're building an HP DL380 G10 with Server 2016 as a Hyper-V host.  There are 4 physical Ethernet adapters on board.  I edited the friendly names of these adapters to agree numerically with the device name (which in turn agree with the physical labels on the server).  See first image attached.

When I create a virtual switch however, the list of physical adapters available does not reflect the updated friendly names.  See second image.  

I could live with this if the 3 'numbered' adapters in the virtual switch manager were right, but they are not.  The device the VSM sees as #4 is actually #3, and so on.  

Is there any way to force Hyper-v to refresh these values or edit this list via the registry?  I've already removed and re-added the Hyper-V role and the problem remains.
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On one of our WIndows 2016 App servers that i not in production yet we are trying to setup http to https redirection. The site in question is a virtual directory. I have followed all of the artice for setting up OWA redirect and nothing is working.

HTTP works fine but as soon as I type in HTTPS I get the following message: "403 - Forbidden: Access is denied

You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied"
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Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure
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Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

I'm sure there is something obvious that I'm missing.  However I'm finding myself unable to connect via SSL to an FTP server.

The strange thing is I have no problems connecting via regular FTP on the same server.  

I'm using IIS for Windows Server 2016 FTP site.

On the client side I'm using WinSCP.

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.  Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Hello,

I am facing an issue on SCVMM 2016 (Windows Server 2016).
I have a VMM cluster which had 3 nodes.
After a power supply issue, one of the node was corrupted and I have to reinstall it. But when I try to add it again as a node of my VMM Cluster, I have an error : "25300 : you don't have administrator privileges on {VMM server}."
This error message appears on cluster validation step. But, when I try just a validation with VMM, it works.

I verified everything and try with several accounts (Domain Admin, SCVMM Admin...) and nothing seems to work. All accounts (VMM computer account also) are local administrators of every nodes.

Is someone has an idea ?
Thanks for your help.
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Experts,

I recently took a XenDesktop 7.x 201 class to help me over this obstacle I have with StoreFront being unreachable by receiver clients or web browser. I've even gone step-by-step with the lab exercises, which had worked in the lab, to no avail.

Virtually everything else seems to be working great, but that dire piece. So, my StoreFront server has a Domain cert granted by my CA and it's bound to the Default site using "mysite.storefront.com" in the Common Name and Friendly Name fields.

StoreFront has my Delivery Controller registered and I have a Machine Catalog and Delivery Group made.

I'm more than happy to go back and forth with troubleshooting, if any of you have the time, but I cannot sneakernet my Citrix Receiver logs (which I enabled) or any other logs.

I'm working with Windows Server 2016 in a VMware environment.

Thanks in advance!!!
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Over the last few weeks I have been building and testing a two node S2D cluster I am just about finished with it but I have a question about CSV disk ownership when you run the VM fleet each node is assigned a CSV for the VMFleet storage if you reboot a node that nodes CSV moves ownership to the other node when the VM Fleet is run again the node with all the disk ownership runs at a higher load then other.  My question is two fold the CSV ownership does not move back when I unpause the node is this correct will I have to move the disk manually back to the correct owner every reboot? Second part is the assignment of the CSV previously I only had one due to the storage being provided by a 3rd server to the two nodes.  So If I want the best performance I should evenly split the storage and give each node a CSV and just put half of the VM's on one disk and the other half on the second CSV?
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My clients are all one-server companies with less than 30 users.  I'm looking at suggesting a new server for one of them and wanted to gather opinions on my choice of drives.

The server will have one 8-core CPU and will run Windows Server 2016 as a host.  A Dell PowerEdge T430 is an example of what I may recommend.  There will be two VMs, one as the DC and the other for all the rest (file and print sharing, applications, etc.).

My question has to do with the storage arrangement.  In the past I'd have used a hardware RAID controller with some RAM on it and four SAS drives configured as two RAID 1 arrays.  The first would be for the Host and the DC VM where the second would be entirely for the Application VM.  

My present thoughts are quite different.  I'm leaning toward two 512G NVMe SSDs (Samsung 960 Pro) for the OS and DC VM and a pair of 960G NVMe SSDs for the Application VM.  Each pair would be mirrored using Windows mirroring, not a RAID controller.  The SSDs would be physically connected to the system by four PCIe cards.

I recognize that I lose the battery backup capabilities of a good hardware RAID controller.  I'm not so concerned about that as the server itself will have a good battery backup.  The minimal data loss in case of a power and battery backup failure would be tolerable.

The key here is finding a good balance between cost and performance.  This arrangement seems to hit that mark.

I'm also wondering about whether the additional cost for the …
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I just purchased a Dell Windows 2016 server.  In trying to tighten down the hatches and bullet-proof the server I did the following:

1) Create a new account with Administrator privileges
2) Rename the original Administrator account to Administrator(off)
3) Create a 3rd, new dummy account and call it "Administrator" and then disabled that account

I did all of this via Remote Terminal Services using the new account created in #1 above.

Everything was fine.  But here's went things went awry.

I decided to change the port number from 3389 to 53389 using a REG file that I had export from a Windows 2003 server after performing the same port numbering switch.  I suspect that is where my mistake came about. I should have opened the Registry Editor and manually changed the "PortNumber"=dword:0000d08d, but instead, I imported the entire [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp] key to this new 2016 server.  I then rebooted the server.

Problem is, it is impossible to access the new server via Remote Terminal Services. And yes, I did try logging in with the new port number appended to the server's IP:

192.168.1.2:53389

Sadly, there is no response.  I tried 192.168.1.2, and 192.168.1.2:3389 just in case the REG import failed, but everything fails.

When I go to the physical server and try to log in using a keyboard, I cannot change the user.  The server doesn't offer me the option to log in using the new account I …
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We've got an ageing SBS2008 server. We use the SBS Backup onto USB drives and it works quite well for us. However SBS is no longer a current OS. If we were to have a disaster and had to install a new 2016 server for instance, would we able to restore our sbs backups and get our data back?
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Hello,

      First deployment of a MS Server 2016 Standard. The client purchased 3 "Windows Server 2016 CAL 5 Device" with their server. I tried like crazy to locate the licensing manager or even add the role but I am not able to determine if these are pre-installed in some manner or if they are needing to be entered like previously. These are NOT RDP CALs, just users.

       If pre-installed, the system had to be formatted because a Windows Update error-ed out and jacked up the OS so they clean installed the OS prior to having me set up the Hyper-V, etc. Did the reformat wipe the licenses or is there some way for me to check?

      Lastly, if I have to install them somehow, they should still be on the Host since that is the DC and the VM is file sharing right?

Thanks!
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I created two Hyper-V IIS containers via the commands noted below.  Each has their own static IP address.  I can pin each of these on the Windows Container / Hyper-V host but unable to via any hosts on the same LAN.  I think it's due to my vSwitch setup.  Any ideas?

docker network create -d transparent --subnet=192.168.1.0/24 --gateway=192.168.1.1 TransparentNet3
docker run -d --name myIIS --network=TransparentNet3 --ip 192.168.1.246 --isolation=hyperv microsoft/iis
docker run -d --name myIIS2 --network=TransparentNet3 --ip 192.168.1.251 --isolation=hyperv microsoft/iis
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We have a Server 2008 server and just purchased and setup a 2016 server.  The 2008 machine is our Domain Controller.  We setup the 2016 server as the backup domain controller and transferred DNS over and have DHCP backed up and ready to install on the 2016 machine.

I was told I have to decomission the old server by removing it from the domain per these instructions:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/cc771844(v=ws.10).aspx

After I do this, is there anything specific I need to do to the new server for it to take over?  Will it automatically take over or is there somewhere I have to "make it primary controller".

Just feel like I'm missing something and we're trying to do this asap.
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A client has an existing 2012r2  server environment, with an existing Remote Desktop Services server in production (all published apps). I'd like to add a 2016 Server with RDS (full desktop) to test some new applications, but not sure of the best approach.
Additionally.... if these new applications don't work out as expected, we will want to remove the new server and leave as little trace  possible to the production environment.

I'm sure I can't use the existing licensing server (2012r2) for the 2016 RDS... and maybe other roles that the new 2016 RDS server can't use from the 2012r2 server? And maybe the whole idea isn't possible without upgrading the existing RDS  to 2106 for some roles? (or maybe the idea of introducing a 2016 RDS in to a 2012 production environment is just crazy, and will blow stuff up?)

I'm still reading up on my options... but input from those who've been there, and done that is very welcome.
1. Is it possible?
2. Recommended proceedure
3. helpful articles
4. Landmines to avoid

All is appreciated!
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We have a brand new RDS environment on Server 2016.  It was set up by Microsoft who came onsite to help us.  It worked great.

THEN - some genius IT director decided our gateway servers need to be in a DMZ.  

Now, it doesn't work and I need help finding out why.

What ports are needed from the gateway server to the Connection broker?  I currently have 443 and 3389 open from the gateway servers to the connection brokers.

The gateway servers are pointed to a load balanced VIP in front of our two connection brokers.

My network guy tells me it's all configured correctly, but the only thing that changed was that the two gateway servers moved to a DMZ.  Nothing in the config of the deployment changed.

Anyway, how do I go about troubleshooting this please?

Thanks

Cliff
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Hi,

I have a Server 2016 Cluster with 4x Nodes - what is the command in Server 2016 to refresh the VM Configuration?

The commands in this link dont work which seem to apply only too Server 2012 R2: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/ee461058.aspx

Trying to find the correct 2016 Commands, anyone?
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Finally gonna pull the plug on the 2008 SBS I installed 7 years ago this weekend.
I've got 2 Dell PowerEdge T430seach with a Xeon ES-2630 & 64 GB of ram, that I plan on having 2 VMs running on each.
One of the servers will run Exchange 2016 & a DC (not on the same VM) & the other will be file & print server & a back up DC (again, separate VMs).
Any recommendations on this scenario, as far as allocating resources, etc?
Since there's no upgrade path from exchange 2007 to 2016 & I've only got about 30 mailboxes, I was going to export pst files & import into new exchange server. I also understand both cannot exist in domain at the same time during this process, correct?
After transferring FMSO roles to one of the new DCs, how do I gracefully remove old SBS from domain? Just demote & unjoin domain?
I'm also guessing there will be a 'point of no return' in this transition & want to be prepared.
I'm seeing this as a big jump off the deep end so any advice appreciated!
Thanks & Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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I currently use Windows home server 2011 and I mainly like the backup part of it. It can really make a perfect backup of all clients in the network. Since it's time for a new server by now and I'd like to keep the same type of backup, I've been looking around. Server 2016 Essentials can do the same trick. Server 2016 normal can't. Makes choosing easy :)
However: It seems that I would need a special RDS CAL license package to access the server with remote desktop. Is this true? Even if I log in with administrator?
No other users would really need this.

Kind regards,
Remko
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Windows Server 2016

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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.