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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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I’ve got 3 x 2012 r2 DC, one of them is broken, I want to install 2016 on the broken one and upgrade others later, the new 2016 DC will be built with same name and IP as the broken 2012 one, is there anything special I need to do to get this back on the domain in terms of domain prep? Or removing the computer account?

Thanks
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I had this question after viewing RADIUS Authentication Problem in Windows Server 2016.

Same issue; I am trying to connect handheld devices for internet access.   Struggling for a week with no success.   Have gone through all the steps, installed certificate, etc.
Always receiving an Authentication problem.
I checked the event logs and could not find anything relevant, maybe I am looking in the wrong place?   Nothing RADIUS related.
Please help if you can.
Thanks.
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Hello, I want to use robocopy to backup a windows 7 C: drive folder to a server share.

I want to avoid a single copy of the backup in case the source gets deleted and it backs up an empty folder. Therefore I need some kind of retention to be able to go back in time. Can Robocopy do this?

Any other ideas for this scenario? 50 windows 7 machines to deploy solution to so needs to be scalable and remote managed.
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I installed Windows Server 2016 Datacenter on a Dell T620, and then I installed the Hyper-V Role. Next, I created a NIC Team comprised of 2 physical 1Gbps network adapters. Team is called LANTeam. Settings are: Teaming Mode - Switch Independent, Load Balancing Mode - Dynamic, Standby Adapter - None (all adapters active)

In this server's Network Connections control panel, I see all of my physical NICs, and I also now see one more connection called 'LANTeam'. That is the name of the connection but the Device Name is 'Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Driver'

If I double-click on this network connection, it shows a speed of 2.0 Gbps which makes sense since this is 2 x 1 Gbps connections, teamed together.

Here's where things get a little cloudy for me:

I open Hyper-V Manager and click on Virtual Switch Manager. I create a new Virtual Switch (External) and select 'Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Driver' from the drop-down list.

I name this switch 'LAN vSwitch'

Next, I create my first VM. In its Properties window I select 'LAN vSwitch' from the drop-down.

When I start this VM (I installed Windows 2016 Server), go to Network Connections and double-click on the one (and only) Network Adapter (which is just called 'Ethernet', it shows the speed is only 1.0Gbps.

Why not 2.0Gbps? My goal is to create a few VMs, all having a 2.0Gbps Ethernet connection.
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Server 2016 - I have a standard Quick Deployment of RDS.  I inherited this and there is no license server.  At first, I thought I'd just spin up a server, add the license server to it and point my deployment to the new license server.

That's not working.  

I "think" that when you do a quick deployment, everything must reside on one server and I'm looking for someone to confirm that.

Can you add a licensing server to a quick deployment or must it all reside on one server?

Thanks

Cliff
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Server 2016 Licensing - can a Windows Server 2016 Standard Trial License be activated with a Software Assurance License without re-installation?

I'm doing some work for a charity who have a free Microsoft Windows Server Software Assurance license on the way to them, however I need to setup their server this weekend.  Can anyone confirm, if I use the free trial download of 2016 Standard (it'll be a Hyper-V host but I'd prefer the GUI) can I upgrade it once they received their license keys, without re-installation?

Many Thanks,
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When copying any file from our NAS we are prompted with the attached warning... "These files might be harmful to your computer". Please advise on the proper GPO to configure to stop this warning. This GPO will be configured in server 2016.
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I have 12 licenses for Office 365 Business Premium that I can manage in Azure. I have a SBS 2003 on premise with active directory.  I will remove the SBS 2003 and install a new Win Server 2016 Essentials for Active Directory (no migration, with so few users, I'll start fresh). I would like to use the user info in Azure for my domain active directory and then sync with Azure AD Connect.

How do I setup the Active Directory in the new Windows Server 2016? Just enter the users individually? Using the same names that are used in Office 365? And then match them in the Azure AD Connect?
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My 2008 R2 server was very quickly showing signs of dying. I had purchased a Windows Server 2016 to replace it but when I noticed the old one was dying I put it into action. I followed the migration instructions and everything went well. However, I then made the mistake of trying to rename the new server the name of the old server. Now, I appear to be stuck. I was able to change the IP and DNS so that it reads the name I want it to read (DC01) but when I try to remote into it it says:" An attempt was made to login, but the network logon service was not started. "

I had changed the operation manager for RID, PDC and Infrastructure and it had taken, but after I changed the name it now reads "Error." in each field. I've tried changing the name back to the original name (DOMCON02) but it gives me the error: "The following error occurred attempting to rename the computer to DOMCON02 - The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted. "

I've tried removing the Active Directory feature from the new server but it gives me the error: The Active Directory domain controller needs to be demoted before the AD DS role can be removed.

I tried demoting the server and it says: "The wizard cannot access the list of domains in the forest. The error is: The interface is unknown."

I've tried re-promoting the server to a domain controller and it says: Error determining whether the target server is already a domain controller: The domain controller promotion …
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Hi Experts, have an existing DFS setup with a single namespace and single server. This server is 2008 R2. I am planning to add a new 2016 DFS server to this namespace. What would be the safest way to do this?

Would I need to create the folder structure in 2016 to match 2008 server, copy the data first and then start the replication? Or would you suggest just adding the server and allowing the copying to take place though DFS? I do not want to be in a scenario where the new DFS server without any data is added to replication and on starting replication it removes data from the 2008 server

Thanks
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I am setting up a new Hyper-V 2016 server. The physical machine has 6 network ports. I read that it is best practice to have one network port dedicated to remote management of the Hyper-V Host, so that leaves me with 5 ports. I have 2 subnets - a LAN and a DMZ. Some of the VMs that will live on this server will be in the LAN, and some will be in the DMZ.

So in the Network Adapter control panel I have the following:

- Onboard NIC 1 10.0.0.140
- Onboard NIC 2 10.0.0.141

- Slot 1 Port 1 10.0.0.150
- Slot 1 Port 2 10.0.0.151
- Slot 1 Port 3 192.168.12.150
- Slot 1 Port 4 192.168.12.151

I am thinking it would be best to team 2 of the NICs to be used for the LAN. Then take 2 more and use that for the DMZ.

So in Server Manager I enabled NIC Teaming and then I created 2 switch-independent dynamic Teams, as follows:

Slot 1 Port 1 \
               |---- LAN   10.0.0.152
Slot 1 Port 2 /


Slot 1 Port 3 \
               |---- DMZ   192.168.12.152
Slot 1 Port 4 /

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After creating the teams, The 4 individual NICs are in a sense no longer used. IPv4 is unchecked in each of their Properties windows, and they are part of the team.

First question:

1. Can I re-use the IPs I had manually assigned to these 4 NICs? Are are they still necessary? (I am not hurting for IPs. I am just curious if they are now available to me as long as those NICs are part of a Team)

Next, I am going to install the Hyper-V role. During the installation of Hyper-V, the wizard …
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Hello Experts

We have a Remote Desktop 2016 and have issues with - some - dialog boxes

Example:
* On a single monitor terminal ,
* print a PDF from Adobe Acrobat and
* try to change the printer properties (for example to change the paper size).
* The dialog windows does not seem to appear and Adobe stops responding.
* Go to a computer with 2 monitors to reconnect to the RDS session and the dialog is shown on the 2nd screen
* Conclusion: the dialog box was always there, but wasn't visible on a single monitor terminal. It is as if the dialog box popped up on a 2nd (non present) monitor
* This happened with 2 different users, using 2 different applications
* It seems to be specific to pop up windows

Pressing <Alt><Tab> or <Windows><Left> repeatedly (to move the dialog box around) does not fix the issue

Any suggestions on how we can prevent from this happening in the future???
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I want to install a 2016 Standard server, I will as I understand it use this as an installed Hyper V only role host with two Server 2016 clients as included in the licensing.

My question is, I have a 2012 server I need for legacy reasons and I want to run in on this same server until it is retired. Standard server says it only supports 2x Hyper V clients is this clients full stop or is this just what I can install with the standard licence. Say I want 2 x 2016 1 x 2012 and a W10 instance providing I have licences for the W10 and 2012 can I do this?

I know this seems like a silly question but I cannot get anyone to give me a clear answer!

Thanks
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I am running powershell scripts from the Windows 2016 task scheduler that execute a program using either UNC paths or a drive mapped in the script.

Both variants run fine in powershell but do not work when run from the task.

I know the scripts are executing because of the messages in the mapped drive variant.

I am running powershell on the server using the same user account used in the task.

The application requires DLLs that are located in the ..\runtime folder shown in the scripts.

The UNC script is:

   $Env:Path+=";\\\myserver\apps\runtime
   
   \\\myserver\apps\myapp.exe

This just fails silently.

The mapped drive script is:

   If (!(Test-Path X:))
   
   {
   
      New-PSDrive -Name X -PSProvider FileSystem –Root "\\myserver\apps"
   
   }
   
   $Env:Path+= ";X:\runtime"
   
   X:\myapp.exe

This version generates warnings in the powershell event log of "Provider Health: Could not find the drive 'X:\'. The drive might not be ready or might not be mapped." for both lines where the X: drive location is referenced
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What happens if Server 2016 doesn't have enough Client Access Licenses (CALs)?

My organization purchased 35 "OLP WIN SVR CAL 2016 SNGL NL USR CALs" for our Server 2016 server but now we have around 50 users who each have their own Active Directory user account.

So far we haven't noticed any issues with user logins but I just wanted to know what the consequences are for us not having enough of the client access licenses (CALs).
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A user with a Mac OS X computer says that he doesn't have the option to login to his Mac whenever this Mac is outside of our office. This Mac has all of the latest Mac updates installed.

This Mac is joined to our Server 2016 Active Directory domain and the user logs onto the Mac using his Active Directory account. Our local area network is using an IP subnet of 172.16.0.0.

I have set the Mac so that it prompts the user to login with his account name and password.

This user says that whenever he is outside of our office the only options he has is to login to a local Admin account that I have created our to login using the guest user account.

Is there a keystroke combination (similar to CTRL-ALT-DEL on a Windows computer) the user can press to switch back to the username and password login option rather than the user clicking on the account name he would like to login with?

Also since the user is outside of the office and we don't have a VPN setup will the user be able to login with his Active Directory username and password even though the Mac won't be able to contact the Active Directory domain controller?
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I am a VMware guy who has decided to take the leap over to Hyper-V. I have 1 physical server and the appropriate Server 2016 Datacenter license. It appears that I have 2 choices when installing Hyper-V:

Option 1 - install the (free) 2016 Hyper-V Server, configure it, then (since there's no desktop experience) manage it with Hyper-V Manager running on a remote workstation.

Option 2 - install a full-blown instance of 2016 Server, boot it up and then add the Hyper-V ROLE.

With either method, it is my understanding that any VMs I create from here on out, communicate with this 'parent' Server only. Is that correct? Seems like this is a single point of failure meaning if this parent server goes wonky, I lose all of my VMs and so if it's best practice to ONLY use this server as the hypervisor (that is, do not install any other roles on it such as Domain Services, DNS, DHCP, Web or File Server), it seems like a complete waste of resources (not to mention a license) if the FREE Hyper-V Server gives you the exact same thing.

So I'd like to hear from experts - am I missing something? Or is there a benefit to Option 2? (By the way in the 20740 book I'm studying, I don't even think it mentions the free Hyper-V Server product, and the labs walk you through setting up the first server as described in Option 2).

I've read some articles about how people have tested the performance of option 1 vs 2 and they seem pretty equal. So at the end of the day I suppose I am not looking …
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Hello, All;

I have ESXi 6.5, with 2 Windows 2016 VM's
>> One runs IIS and DNS (Website runs on this one)
>> One runs 2016 SQL Server.
Each has 2 CPU's and 8GB Ram assigned.

This is a SQL Server related issues, that MAY be a VMWare related cause.
This is the error I am receiving in my asp.net website.

system.componentmodel.win32exception the wait operation timed out

Lands on the
Conn.Open()

I designed the site on my Win10 System with SQL Server 2012.
It works flawlessly on that system.
It is just running it through the virtual setup, that I am having an issue.

I have tried all other SQL Server related resolutions to this error, but to no avail.

I read over on serverfault.com that, (At least in their case), was
"not enough memory allocation on the Hyper-V VM"

So, could this be the same issue with the VMWare VM?
If so, how would I fix this issue?

Thanks
Wayne
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Is there any way of assigning Active Directory access permissions to folders contained within a Synology DS1815+ NAS?

I have tried to do with other Network Attached Storage (NAS) Devices even after they have been attached to an Active Directory domain and haven't been able to do so.

Is this something that can be done with Synology Network Attached Storage Devices? If so what is the procedure for doing this?
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Hello,
fresh install of Windows server 2016 on 3 servers
on all servers I get the same error:
service maps broker keeps dying and gives error
and another error, when ever I open the lenguage manager I get the attached error
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What are the current requirements for an organization to be a Microsoft certified gold partner?

Please provide me with URL addresses that explain the current requirements for an organization to be a Microsoft Gold certified partner including how many Microsoft Certified Partners need to be associated with this organization and which Microsoft certification they need to have.
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We have a network of Windows 10 Pro desktops.  We want to allow users to connect to their desktops from home using Remote Desktop Web (RDWEB).  We have a 2016 server ready to go.  

I seem to recall back in the good old days of Small Business Server having this really nice set up where users could access computers they were allowed access to via Remote Web Workplace.  Can the same thing be accomplished via 2016 RDWEB?

JamesNT
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Hello,
I am trying to install Exchange Server 2016 on windows server 2016,
I get the message attached,
What's the solution?
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What would be the best route to move from SBS 2008 (Exchange 2007) to Windows Server 2016? (Mail would be hosted  by Office 365) Its a small environment of 10 users. Perform a migration to the new physical server or start fresh with a new domain & then join all PC's to the new domain?  If its the latter, what would be the steps? Would the new server get joined to existing domain as a member server? Also have to think about moving user data stored in each of their profiles.
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Within my Server 2016 Active Directory domain how can I generate a current report of which domain users are logged into which computers?

I would like to generate a GUI, web-based, or command line report with this information.

If this can't be done natively within Server 2016 then what third-party utilities or programs can be used to do this?
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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.