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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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Can I install windows 2016 server on a desktop
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hi experts,

I've setup a domain controller on Windows Server 2016.
Computer name: CMC-SERVER
Domain: cmc.local

I'm on the workstation trying to join domain and it keeps giving the error:

 Active Directory domain controller cannot be contacted...

cmd.local

please advise. ....
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Hello Experts
this customer has installed himself a win server 2016 in a HP Proliant ML10 GEN9   inten XEON 8 gb RAM  
I find it slow in general compared with other servers and when turning it of takes too long

What can I do here ?
Regards
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I'm installing a new server (Win Server 2016 Std.)  and considering installing a Hyper-V machine as a Remote Desktop Server to host Quickbooks Enterprise 2018.  
I've called Intuit support to see if they have installation and configuration suggestions or documentation and found them to be be (predictably) unhelpful.  They claim that they no longer support Remote Desktop deployments for QB Enterprise and suggest signing up for their hosted service (which sounds remarkably like Remote Desktop!).
I don't want to waste company time and money on server setup and CALs only to find that it doesn't work.
Any current users/admins out there with recent experience that can comment, advise, endorse or dissuade on this topic?
Any input is appreciated.
Ken C.
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So, we have an RDS environment running server 2016.  Our two gateway servers need to live in our DMZ and our Connection Broker and App servers need to live in their domain.  

My question is how do I authenticate thru that maze?  My users are on a domain controller in the domain and those users are NOT on anything in the DMZ, but clearly, when a users comes in thru the gateway server, he will need to be authenticated.

Can someone help me understand how to authenticate to the DC when the gateway servers are in the DMZ and the connection broker and app servers are in the domain?

Thanks

Cliff
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I can create a group policy to block usb storage on all computers under my domain without any issues;
However, for some reason I can't find how to link the policy to specific directory/folder where I will have only some computers.
I don't want to block usb ports on all computers in the company.

Thanks, your help is much appreciated.
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I have setup a Server 2016 Active Directory network. All of the client computers are running Windows 10 Professional and are joined to the Active Directory domain and have their Windows firewalls enabled. The client computers are also all connected to the network using a Ruckus Wi-Fi system. None of the client computers are connected using Wi-Fi.

How can I change the group policy or other settings on the client computers so that while I am logged onto the server with the domain administrator account I will be able to type in \\clientcomputername\c$ or \\clientcomputerIPaddress\c$ to browse the C: drives on these Windows 10 client computers?
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I have a 2012 server.  is there anyway to upgrade this to 2016?
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I need to replicate data between 2 IIS web servers and load balance between them. I was going to use DFSR but have seen Storage Replica is a new feature in Server 2016.

I have just set up storage replica between the 2 servers using the "New-SRPartnership" command.
Everything looks like it has worked correctly, but it seems I cannot access the drives on my secondary server.

My questions are:
1) Is this by design?
2) If i wanted to have the data available on both servers, is there a way to do this or do I have the wrong product.?

Thanks very much
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I have RDS 2016 setup and have a single App published "Internet Explorer" for external users. This is for testing purposes at the moment.  The App shows up when users log in but when they click on IE it launches the RDP client instead of launching the browser.

I don't want to give the desktop experience just the RemoteApp. Tried different PC's such as Win 7 and Win 10 and even updated the rdp client on the Win 7 machine. Even my Android phone downloads an .RDP file.

I have unpublished and re-published the App, rebooted etc but nothing has worked.

Anyone come across this?
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Hi experts,

we are looking for a new windows-based Storage server.
I have a question regarding Windows Server licenses:

Some distributors sell their windows based storage appliances with Windows Storage Server 2016 Standard licenses.
Some distributors who don`t sell aplliances sell thei storage systems with Windows Server 2016 Standard or Datacenter.

Does anybody know, if there are features available in Windows Storage Server, that are no included in Windows Server 2016 Datacenter?

I only found, that Windows Storage Server is selled only as OEM and that the licensing model is different (No CALs needed, Socket-based licensing).

Many thanks in advance!
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Facts:
I have:
Windows 10 Enterprise Machine
Windows Server 2016 Standard Ed.
Windows Server 2016 has been promoted to Domain Controller
I have provided static IPs for Client and Server.
I have given client DNS IP of the server
I have DNS installed on the server.(I don't know how to prove that I did it right)
I can ping client from the server by Name I get the IPV4 address in return
I can ping the server from the client by Name I get IPV6 address in return.(I don't know if this matters)
My internet provider is Comcast and the internet comes thru that router.

I really don't know what I can do at this point.

This is the error I get after I enter user administrator and password
Error
  Here is my Net work setup on the client
IP
In case your wondering the server IP is 10.0.0.21

Can someone please help I have been going this now 2 days. Can seem to get anywhere. I looked this issue on line and it seems like many people have issues adding windows 10 to domain

Please help!!
Thank you in advance.
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Hi,
I haven't been able to install Windows Server 2016 on Dell 630.
I have no dual layer dvd, so I tried to burn ISO image (> 5 GB) on USB stick.
I used rufus and Win32diskimager with no luck.
I configured "UEFI" boot options on server. I have no license to iDRAC, so I think I can't use "lifecycle" method, with virtual disk image  attachment.
Any ideas? Thank you very much
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Please provide me with instructions on how to setup file history backups of domain laptop files using Server 2016 Group Policy.
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We have a SQL server and with the domain administrator account, everything works fine.  But with any other user, even one set as domain or machine administrator, the start button does not work and neither does the search or the task view button.  Also if you click on the time, nothing happens as it would normally show the calendar.

A few days ago, we had a software company have remote access to try and fix an issue with the software they use which uses the SQL database.  They made some registry changes (I believe permissions) and they said they changed it all back to what it was.  However, this issue has been since they were in it.  I have no clue as to what got changed and cannot seem to fix the issue.  Even created a new user as member of domain admins and same thing...
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We have a client with Exchange 2016 CU6 on Windows Server 2016.
Single Exchange server install

We have had several issues, regarding EWS, FreeBusy/OOF and so on.


Eventlog shows: Event ID 1325 Error message, from ASP.NET 4.0.30319.0

We have tried upgrading to Exhange 2016 CU7, but the error continues.

The only thing on the web, as we can find, is a thread, referencing it here:
250 Hello Blog: Exchange 2016 CU6 Released
There is also a link to the partner support forum, but not a conclusive solution:
Partner Forum

Any help would be appreciated.


An unhandled exception occurred and the process was terminated.

Application ID: /LM/W3SVC/2/ROOT/EWS

Process ID: 10820

Exception: System.TypeLoadException

Message: Could not load type 'Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.OfficeExtension' from assembly 'Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices, Version=15.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35'.

StackTrace:    at Microsoft.Exchange.Data.ApplicationLogic.Extension.EwsOrgExtensionRetriever.<>c__DisplayClass10_0.<Retrieve>b__0()
   at Microsoft.Exchange.Data.ApplicationLogic.Extension.OrgExtensionTable.ExecuteWebServicesAction(Action webServicesAction)
   at 

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Hi,

I have captured a W10 image (image 1) to our WDS2016. The image has never been added to the domain before a sysprep.

I just wonder why after installing from the image1 it gets added to the domain automatically?

Also how can I avoid that?

Cheers
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I have SMTP setup on windows server 2016 for our intranet - working fine.

I would like to be able to use the intranet SMTP service from an external website (on 3rd party host) to send emails from the website.

Looking for guidance in setting this up.
Thanks.
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My organization has two Wi-Fi networks.

The secondary Wi-Fi network has no connectivity to the domain controllers.

Some of the organization's users like to connect to the secondary Wi-Fi network since it has faster speeds than the primary Wi-Fi network.

Now that all of the laptops in this organization have been added to a domain we are having problems when some of the laptops that are connected to the secondary Wi-Fi network receive error messages when the users try to logon with their domain accounts saying that the domain controller can't be reached and therefore the users are unable to logon to their laptops with their domain accounts.

What kind of policy or setting can be changed so that these users will be able to logon to their laptops with their domain accounts even when the domain controller can't be reached?
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Hi There,
DHCP fail over not assigning addresses when 1 x off dhcp is turned off
Here my set up

2 x networks
-> First Network
192.168.1.0/24
DC & DHCP role installed

-> Second Network
192.168.2.0/24
DC & DHCP role installed

Site are in different physical location & connected via site to site VPN
Ping between both network OK

I have setup my DHCP failover exactly like here:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831385(v=ws.11).aspx

When I turn off on of my DHCP server for testing purposes, the DHCP orange appears, but that is about all that happen. No ips are assigned.
Any ideas?
Thanks
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Please provide me with the steps on how to enable Windows Hello & PIN number logon within Server 2016 AD on Windows 10 computers.

We need to enable this so some of the users can continue to sign on with their Hotmail or Outlook email addresses or PIN numbers to their domain joined computers.
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What is the process to prevent all domain group policies from applying to one user's account (the user logs onto a Windows 10 domain joined computers)  in a Server 2016 Active Directory environment?
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What is the process to prevent all domain group policies from applying to one Windows 10 domain computer in a Server 2016 Active Directory environment?
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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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Windows Server 2016

547

Solutions

670

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.