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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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Just downloaded the Xendesktop and I'm going through the installation on my newly spun up Windows Server 2016 core OS.  I'm getting an error always on IIS during the xendesktop setup.  Keeps saying "'dism' component failed to install with error 0x00000032." see screen shot.  IIS is installed on the 2016 server.  

Any clues on how to move forward?
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Hello,
I'm not familiar with the Windows 2016 licensing system.
I ask myself the following question. I am offered a promotional offer with a minimum of 16 licenses to buy.
If I get 16 Windows 2016 Server Datacenter licenses, it may cover 32 cores, if I understand correctly. These 32 cores can be distributed on 2 servers? for example: 2 servers bi-processors of 8 cores?
There is no limitation on the number of virtual machines (VmWare in my case), on each of the two servers. Is it correct?
Thank you for your answers.

JM
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Although 'Server Manager' indicates that Remote Management and Remote Desktop are both 'enabled', I get the standard:
   Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:
      1) Remote access to the server is not enabled
      2) The remote computer is turned off  (nope... it's on)
      3) The remote computer is not available on the network (I can see it listed along with the other servers under network)

I can RDP from this workstation to any of the other servers.... just not the new Server Standard 2016.    Any suggestions?
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Is there a utility that will allow me to expand the OS partition on my new Server 2016?   The power went out while configuring the server just 'out of the box' and I ended up with 50Gb partition for the OS.   I had wanted 150Gb.   When I 'shrank' the size of the DATA drive D, it automatically placed the unallocated space AFTER the D: drive.   From what I can tell, Server 2016 doesn't let you allocate the unallocated anywhere BEFORE that Drive.
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I have a management server that runs on Win2016 with among other applications, SpiceWorks and Axis Camera Station installed.
The issue is that both these applications consume a lot of CPU, is it possible to limit how much CPU these applications can use?
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Hello,

Imagine 3 x Windows Server 2016 and a bunch of Windows 7 PC's all joined together on a domain.

One of the Server VM's is for a specific piece of software.   The vendor of this software will need remote access to this server to install, configure and support the piece of software.

The simply way would be to give the domain administrator account, but I'm not comfortable with that.  There is no good reason to give this specific vendor complete access.

How can I create a login for this vendor that would give them "local admin" rights to this server only ?



Thanks
--Paul
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Hi

Could I have some help installing HP Insight manager on my vm os to manage the hardware.

Thanks
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Hi,
I just did file server migration from 2003 to 2016 using the following guide

https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/75097-replace-an-old-file-server-with-a-new-file-server-using-the-same-ip-same-name-same-shares

All is working well as i am able to access the shares from computer with appropriate permission, however some of the shares had an alias for example \\servername\files\123 was called \\filestore\files\123. I am not able to accesss those shares,whenever i click on it i get a prompt that says you were not connected because duplicate name exist on the network.

I have renamed the old server, re IP'd it and even turned it off. Nothing in DNS records pointing to the old server. Any suggestions?
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Hello,

I have a Windows Server 2016 Standard running Hyper-V Role with four VM’s installed.

I have read a lot about not putting Antivirus on the host machine for all sorts of reasons and it’s isolated and rarely gets logged into and only by me. I don’t do any browsing or downloading on it. After the horror stories, I’ve decided to leave it Antivirus free.

The Guests are a different matter, I have four licenses of ESET File Security and just want to confirm I should install this Antivirus within the guest OS’s

The VM’s are backed up regularly on and off site by Altaro VM Backup software.

Your thoughts are welcomed…

Thanks

Dave
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Hi,

i have 2 domain controllers running 2012 R2

we have new servers we want to join our domain but they are running Server 2016

how to do this the right way?

1. upgrade my 2 DC's to version 2016
2. install a 3rd DC running 2016
3. just to DC prep to 2016 and add join the 2016 servers to the 2012 R2 domain

any help is appriciated
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Hi,

i have a server HP DL580 G7 running on RAID 50 with 8 1TB drives.

the server had Server 2016 DC installed and the HyperV role.

now everytime i want to copy a HyperV client on this server the server crashes with the blue screen " DPC Watchdog Violation "

what can this causing and how to solve?
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Hi Folks:

Relatively new to working with Windows Server. Setting up small office with only about 6 users. Can I set a password policy whereby the first time the user logs on they are required to change the default password I have given them, yet after that initial change by the user   the password will not expire?

Regards, Dave Melnyk
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Hi All

We are about to embark on a project to upgrade our Active Directory domain controllers from Win2008 to Win2016 - does anyone know if there are any gotchas to look out for, forewarned is forearmed as they say.

Many thanks

Eric
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We have an Amazon EC2 instance that has Windows Server 2016 Database center OS on it.

I need to vpn to a customes system.

On my Win10 PC I can connect to the other VPN with no problem using SonicWALL

No matter what I do on the EC2 server I cannot connect.

Any ideas?
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I have done a bit of searching online about Windows XP running on a Server 2016 functional level domain.

Some people say there will be issues with GPOs connectivity while others say it will run fine.

Anyone on here got any XP machines running on a Server 2016 domain without any issues?
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We have domain with current Active Directory level 2003 with 2 DC 1 2008R2 another 2008.
we also have exch  2007 on win 2003 server and exch 2010 on win 2008 r2.
we want to replace DC with 2016 server and have to raise Domain level to at least 2008 in order to DCPROMO 2016.
What will happen if I raise domain level to 2008 now? I can't take done exch 2007 on 2003 server yet.
Will exch 2007 still work? can we still login to srv 2003?
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We have just acquired a firm and we are looking at creating a trust relationship so that we can share only some resources between the two firms, whilst keeping them independently managed.

The other reason is to keep certain files out of reach of each other. I understand we can manage permissions once the trust is established.

There have been concerns expressed internally around security by opening the ports to create a trust. I have the port list  as suggested by a MS  Tech-net article.

Can someone help explain the risks when Domain trusts are established from a security perspective both internal security and external. Is it a major concern and what can be done to reduce any security concerns or strengthen security.

Thank You
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The idea is to move from vmware to hyper-v

i installed a host server with the new server 2016 Datacenter and installed the role hyper-v on it.

questions i have:

1. do i need to create a seperate DC controller to connect al my hyper-v hosts to?
2. in vmware we have vcenter to control all the hosts from one place. does hyper-v have this to?
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Hi experts

I'm wondering what the best way to migrate an SBS server to a server 2016 would be. I've heard that I might come across issues moving the FSMO roles.

Any advice would be great!!
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File of crash dump is attached.
This server had previously crashed several times with error.  DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Following this the raid controller driver was updated as the driver name was megasas. However 1 week later it has BSOD with this error.

Windows Server 2016 is running on this server. It is a IBM System x3100 M5 [5457AC1].

I have downloaded Update Express which should run fine on this system from here: https://support.lenovo.com/nz/en/solutions/lnvo-xpress

However it is failing to run, also fails in compatibility mode. The full error is below. I would like some opinions/advice on this issue as it seems likely to reoccur and if there is any suggestions on update of the system drivers, that would be helpful. I was also unable to get the command line update tool to run as there is similar error occurring to below.

Error "This Launchpad is not indented to run on the current platform"

This launchpad is not intended to run on the current platform. Check the product documentation or contact your vendor for more information about supported platforms.
Information about your machine
Operating System (top.OS) =
Operating System Type (top.OSTYPE) = windows
Processor Architecture (top.ARCHITECTURE) = AMD64
Browser/version (top.BROWSER/top.BROWSERVERSION) = IExplore/7
Locale (top.LOCALE) = en
Launchpad compatibility version =

Compatibility checks defined for this launchpad
version = 3\.0
top.OS = Windows.*|Linux|AIX|SunOS|HP-UX
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What kind of VMware host can best support 35 windows servers with a total of 48 cpu cores with 700 gb of memory? which is better, ibm, dell or hp?
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Hi,

We have a client with a brand new server with 2 x Xeon E5-2620 v4 CPUs, 32gb ram, etc.

We are deploying Server 2016 (still stuck between standard & datacenter). Having AD + RDS on one server is not ideal, so we would like to split it, without purchasing a second physical server.

What's the best way to go about this:
1. Install Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 and have two separate VM's running?
2. Install Server 2016 standard/datacenter with the AD role + file sharing, and mount a vm in hyper-v with the RDS role?
3. Any other ideas?

And with regards to licencing, do I have to buy a separate server 2016 for each install?

Thanks!
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I humbly ask for your advice. I have been working on Microsoft Servers for the last 8 years. I have a diverse set of work-related experiences with NT, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012. I have been studying and have recently acquired my Windows Server 2016 certification (MCSE: Cloud Infrastructure and Server). A LOT of work and stressful nights went into getting this certification.

I want to make the best of this momentous achievement. I would like to (while working with Windows Server 2016 at my place of employment and labbing more at home) delve into learning more about Azure. I did some looking and the 'major' practice lab vendors do not seem to have a set of labs built around Azure.

How can I get a 'structured-lab'-like where I can focus on repeating tasks with expected outcomes listed? This, in my experience, is one of the best ways that I can learn a 'new' technology (read: new to me).

Also, can anyone offer similar advice for PowerShell (need to get much deeper in that world)? I, in college, did program in C and C++; and can still do that stuff on a minor basis to this day. As a result; I had an occasion or two where I was able to 'read' PowerShell code and determine what is was doing via my familiarity with object-oriented code and structures  (functions, methods, classes, drivers, input/output streams, etc.).


Thanks for EVERYTHING !!
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I am building a Domain for a SMB. They have 10 users in the office. I am putting in a HP ML110 with AD, DNS, DHCP, File/print, sql exppress, that's it. My question is how I should approach the build. Should I use Server Standard and CALs, so we can hyper v the box. Run AD on the virtual machine. Or can I use Essentials and put all the services on the one physical box. I just want the best and cost effective option.
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After I reboot  Windows Server 2016, my websites do not 'start' in IIS 10 (the IIS service starts and my FTP sites start automatically)  I can manually start all my sites via IIS Manager and all is fine, but this is very inconvenient, especially if a reboot is required overnight when Windows updates are applied.

This behavior first exhibited itself after I used the 'netsh http add iplisten' command to restrict IIS from listening on all but one of the IP addresses bound to this server,

I no longer have that restriction and have added that address back in to the usable pool via the iplisten command, yet whenever I am required to reboot the server, I am forced to manually start each of the websites I have (25+) via the IIS Mgr.

Any suggestions on how to restore the auto-start functionality to the websites would be deeply appreciated.
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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.