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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Clarify for me...

I'm using a server 2008 R2 server with routing and remote access (and remote gateway) so my remote users can use RDP to connect directly to their PCs at their desk.

I'd like to do this with a 2016 server now.

It looks like all I need is Remote Gateway.

That right?

Thanks

Cliff
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The goal:  Copy client files/folders (and their security settings) from Server1 to Server2.  Note:  Server1 and Server2 are on the same network.

The problem:  Due to the collective size (1 TB) of data to be copied, it would take days to complete over a network connection.

Possible steps:
Part A - Goal:  Copy Server1 data to external disk drive  (Drive Letter H)
Step 1:  Attach a USB 3.0 external disk drive to Server1.  
Step 2:  Robocopy Server1 (shared folder "Clients") to external disk drive.  
Step 3:  When complete, disconnect external disk drive.

Part B - Goal:  Copy External disk drive data (Drive Letter H) to Server2
Step 4:  Attach external disk drive to Server2.  
Step 5:  Robocopy external disk drive data to Server2  (shared folder "Clients")
Step 6:  When complete, disconnect external disk drive.

I have reviewed the robocopy command here:  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/robocopy

To ensure I do this correctly, I have two questions for you regarding Robocopy:
 
Question 1:  What would comprise the robocopy command line, to accomplish Step 2 (Server1 to USB drive)?  
Question 2:  What would comprise the robocopy command line, to accomplish Step 5 (USB drive to Server2)?

Thanks for your help!
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How do everyone handling old user accounts in Active Directory?    Do you disable it and move to another OU?  Delete? Other options?
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Hi,

I have attached two NAS Volumes to a Windows 2016 Server via iSCSI, when the Server restarts the Disks goes to "offline" state (Disk3 and Disk4 in the file attached), I have to then right-click and choose "online" to have them show up in Windows Explorer again.

How does one set the Server or iSCSI Policy to bring the disks back online automatically? There's no other Server or device accessing the volumes so no risk of data corruption, we restricted the access via an ACL on the iSCSI settings.

Thanks,
Reinhard
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Since when the Active Directory doesn't accept same display names?  I have the 2nd jenny jones and it doesn't want to take it.  Unless I will do something else (2nd jenny) or whatever.

I remember I was supporting university with 3000 users and it wasn't an issue.   Is it recent in 2016 AD?
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I purchased a new computer without an operating system.

I downloaded Windows Server 2016 ISO.

I extracted the data from the ISO, which contain the following files:
autorun.inf
bootmgr
bootmgr.efi
setup.exe

and the following folders:
boot
efi
NanoServer
sources
support

I can copy the files/folders to a 16 GB USB flash drive.

My question is, how do I create bootable USB media so that when I power on the computer, it finds Windows Server 2016 setup.exe?

Thanks for your help.
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Hello there,I have SCCM 1702 on Windows Server 2016 and I've been encountering a strange problem. I have an automatic deployment rule set to distribute and install Windows 10 Updates to our Workstations. However, when they run each month, they force restarts of the workstations. I've had it set to suppress restarts but it unchecked that setting each month. Is there a higher setting somewhere overriding this?
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I need to modify the domain password policy complexity requirements.  Symbols aren't required.   (e.g. ~!@%#$)  So users can have it but this is not a necessary requirement.
I do not see that option in group policy manager.  Is there a way to modify it somewhere?
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OMG Microsoft: is it me or is this article really confusing?

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-defender-atp/configure-server-endpoints-windows-defender-advanced-threat-protection

For Servers, we don't use System Center Endpoint Protection nor do we use System Center Operations Manager.

I'm really confused on their instructions for "Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016":  Specifically, it says to "Turn on server monitoring from Windows Defender Security Center".  However, it doesn't appear that Windows Defender is installed in GUI 2012 R2.

In the link above, it says to "Turn on server monitoring from the windows defender security center portal" which I don't seem to have.

Is this whole confusing article really meant to suggest I "install and configure Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA) to report sensor data to Windows Defender ATP", even though I'm not using those other two products?

Thanks in advance if you can point me in the right direction,
Mike
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One of my customers servers is running Server 2016.  There was a Windows update the end of this month, it was update KB4091664.  2018-10 Update for Windows Server 2016 for X-64 -based Systems.  it downloaded up to 95% and just sat there.  So, I killed the update process and restarted the Server.

Last night, I wanted to perform the January updates and again the downloads got to 95%.  The server just sat there for 7 hours.  So, I killed the update process and restarted the Server.

I hope I'm not the only person have this problem.  Attached is a screen shot.

Thanks for your help.
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Windows Server 2016 NTFS.  

I have a file share with EVERYONE full control and NTFS at the root is EVERYONE full control.  Yet, when user A moves a file to this share, all other users have read-only access.  How can permissions be set such that when user A moves a file to this share, all users have full access to said file?

James
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I have a KMS environment and yesterday I received a call from a user stating they received a Non-Genuine warning.  I tried to manually activate it using SLMGR /ATO and it error.

When I run slmgr /dlv the report does not show the FQDN of the KMS host.
We tried activating by forcing activiation to not look at DNS and go straight to the server by using slmgr /skms <ip:1688> and still no go.

We thought maybe a malware on the computer so we replaced it, but this morning another user experienced the same thing.  So now I think it is bigger than just one.

I also used VAMT 3.0 and it says it successfully activates, but the expiration date is at the time of activation.

I tried doing a CLEANUP using   SPPCleanup script from Microsoft, but no luck.

Did and NSLOOKUP  Set p=srv _VLMCS  and this was validated as being in DNS.


All 200 machines are using a Windows 7 Enterprise iso and have the same partial product key.
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Hello Everyone and thank you for taking the time to reply to this question with your insights.
I just successfully deployed two new 2016 Domain Controllers (same name and IP as previous 2008R2 they replaced) and raised the FFL/DFL from 2008R2 to 2012R2 (cannot go to 2016 yet) and a huge THANK YOU to everyone who replied to questions about that entire process.
The next step is Group Policy. I have downloaded the W10 1803 GPO templates to be placed in the "policydefinitions" i.e. Central Store folder on the DC.
I know I can just replace the existing 2008R2 one's because they are merely templates and I have backed up the originals just in case.
However, it has been a while since I worked on making GPO templates since we skipped 2012R2 DC so all my knowledge is from 2008R2.
I was hoping someone would share their experiences with 2016 and W10/W7 (we are mostly W7) and any issues, etc. they might have come upon and/or the difference (high level) between the process for 2008R2 and 2016 if there is any.
Assuming that existing GPO's (for Office 2013, W7) will continue to work as I am merely replacing the templates or do I have to do something?
Also if I download the admx. etc. templates for server 2016 are they backward compatible for server 2012r2 and 2008r2 for the settings.
Thanks a bunch in advance.
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Hi,
today I tried to access through RDP to a Windows Server 2016 machine, and I got an alert about certificate's fingerprint changed.
Yesterday I had no issues at all.
How can I determine why certificate is changed?
Thank you!
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I am currently running Windows Server 2008-R2 Standard and Exchange Server 2010.  
To filter emails, several years ago I purchased a site license for Vamsoft ORF Enterprise and installed version 4.4  
This filters about 99% of spam email.

I have purchased a new Windows Server 2016, that will run Exchange Server 2016.
My question is, can I use  Vamsoft ORF Enterprise version 4.4 to filter Exchange Server 2016 email?

Thanks for your help!
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Server 2016- Custom View in Event View logs-

I currently have a Custom View setup to check for failed logon attempts (Event ID 4625) for the last 30 days. Each time I view the log, I typically only see one event for a failed logon. This does not seem accurate for 100+ AD users. Before we upgraded to 2016; I had this same custom view setup on Server 2012, I would see a much larger history.

Can anyone offer any advice as to why the log is so sparse?
Event-Logs.jpg
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Hi

What's the best way to failover a file server cluster? I need to take down the servers for maintenance separately but don't want any downtime.

Thanks
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Windows Defender Service pegged 100% CPU.  Any way to fix it?  Do I need to reboot the VM?
This is win 2016 server std edition.  Single CPU 8GB ram
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Replication ErrorReplication ConfigurationFirewall Inbound RulesHi,
 I have two Hyper-V servers - W2012 (running Windows Server 2012, 192.168.1.139) & W2016 (running Windows Server 2016, 192.168.1.145) on the same network.  When I select the VM on W2012 and go thru replication, I get an error.
(1) I can ping W2016 from W2012 and ping W2012 from W2016.
(2) Both Hyper-V servers are "Enabled as a Replica server" using "Kerberos port 80" and chose "Allow replication from any authenticated server".
(3) I tried to replicate the VM in W2016 onto W2012, but it failed because I could not replicate 2016 VM to older version of HyperV.
(4) so I tried to replicate the VM in W2012 onto W2016, but I am getting this error. (please see the screenshot).
(5) On both Hyper-V servers, I enabled "Hyper-V Replicate HTTP and HTTPS Listeners" and rebooted the servers.
(6) Both Hyper-V servers have the same administrator password.


What can I do?
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I'm getting these dcdiag errors when trying to replicate between DC1 and the other DC's:

Starting test: Replications
         [Replications Check,DC1] A recent replication attempt failed:
            From DC2 to DC1
            Naming Context: DC=domainame,DC=com
            The replication generated an error (8451):
            The replication operation encountered a database error.
            The failure occurred at 2019-01-02 09:25:25.
            The last success occurred at 2018-12-05 10:11:48.
            39398 failures have occurred since the last success.
            A serious error is preventing replication from continuing.
            Consult the error log for further information.
            If a particular object is named, it may be necessary to manually
            modify or delete the object.
            If the condition persists, contact Microsoft Support.
         [Replications Check:DC1] A recent replication attempt failed:
            From DC3 to DC1
            Naming Context: DC=domainame,DC=com
            The replication generated an error (8451):
            The replication operation encountered a database error.
            The failure occurred at 2019-01-02 09:25:39.
            The last success occurred at 2018-12-05 10:11:45.
            70279 failures have occurred since the last success.
            A serious error is preventing replication from continuing.
            Consult the error log for further information.
    …
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Curious if anyone has a script or method of removing and preventing Firewall Rules being created in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 for the following examples and other rules that get created but aren't visible in the firewall settings:

Connect
Cortana
Xbox
@{Microsoft.AAD.BrokerPlugin
@{Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller
@{Microsoft.Messaging
@{Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge
@{Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub
@{Microsoft.SkypeApp
@{Microsoft.PPIProjection
@{Microsoft.Windows.Cortana
@{Microsoft.WIndows.CloudExperianceHost
@{Microsoft.Windows.Photos
@{microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps
@{Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub
@{Microsoft.WindowsStore
Work or school account
Your account
Your Phone

I think its fair to say I'm strongly opposed to Microsoft automatically opening inbound and outbound ports for a variety of applications automatically for every user that logs onto boxes with these operating systems.
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I have taken the backup of tansactions logs of exchange server, Its about 700GB. So when I will take  backup next time it will replace the existing backup "windowsimagebackup"  folder???? My question is that the new backup will also contain backup files of old back or it will lost the last backup. In case I need the files from old backup it will not possible, Its my assumption. Please throw some light on it. Thanks in advanced
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Joining remote server to the Domain.  What the DNS should be on the joining server?  Local or remote domain that I am trying to join?
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I have a 2016 RDS system comprised of 4 servers. "Server1" = Licensing/Connection Broker/WebAccess; "Server2" = Profile disk host for .VHDX files. "Server3" = Session Host; "Server4" = Session Host.  There is one Collection called "Test" which both Session Host servers (Server3 and Server4) are members. There is no Gateway server because this is an internal system only with no public access. NOTE: I have not created any certificates as I did not think them needed due to public access not being allowed.

Issue: Not always, but sometimes when a client tries to RDP into one of the Session Hosts, the attached error occurs. I have read lots of conflicting information regarding the "Farm" that is referenced in the error. I have read that there is no need to add DNS entries for Round Robin functionality between these Sessions Hosts with 2016 RDS systems, and I cannot find any Farm name to direct my clients to.

My next step was going to be to add RD Gateway functionality to Server1 to see if I could create a Farm and then actually get a Farm name and, subsequently, add the DNS entries. I'm going to wait on responses before doing so.

If anyone can help here, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks,
Drew McCurdy
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Recently migrated SQL database from 2008 to 2016 (SQL 2008 to SQL 2014); the issue appears to be on the Operating System as i have run several tests that prove this.  I run a simple script that runs a for loop counting from 1 to 16000 to emulate a rudimentary write to disk. When i run this script on a 2016 server it takes almost 6 minutes to complete where as it is instantaneous on a windows 2008 server.  

The purpose of the test was to prove that there is additional overhead on a Server 2016 box versus the 2008.

1.      2008 server
      a.      On the <host> network
            i.      Result = instant
      b.      Off the <host> network
            i.      Result = instant

2.      2012 server
      a.      On the <host> network
            i.      Result = 35 seconds
      b.      Off the <host> network
            i.      Result = Test 1 - 15 seconds (SSD) ;
            ii.      Result = Test 2 - 29 Seconds

3.      2016 server
      a.      On the <host> network
            i.      Result = 5 minutes
      b.      Off the <host> network
            i.      Result = 6 minutes

We know it is not the disk or the amount of memory and CPU
Is there anything i can do to the windows server 2016 box to increase its performance and remove the "overhead"???

Server OS is Server 2016 - 4 vCPU w 2 Cores & 50 GB Ram
Virtualization - Vmware 5.5 U2
SQL server 2014

here is my script that i have been testing with
#Powershell Script#
#
$file = "C:\testlog.txt"
    
Remove-Item –path $file

$d = Get-Date -Format G

Write-Output $d >> $file



for($i=1 
    $i -le 16000 
    $i++){
    
       Write-Output $i >> $file
    
   

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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.