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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I am in the process of configuring System Center 2016 (SCCM) to synchronize and distribute Windows updates on a Server 2016 server.

I noticed that within the "Products" section of the "Add Site System Roles Wizard" there is no selection for Server 2016 and Windows 10.

Server 2016 and Windows 10 are the only updates that I need to synchronize and distribute.

How can I select Server 2016 and Windows 10 (when they don't appear within this list)?

SCCM products to sync
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Cloud Class® Course: SQL Server Core 2016
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Cloud Class® Course: SQL Server Core 2016

This course will introduce you to SQL Server Core 2016, as well as teach you about SSMS, data tools, installation, server configuration, using Management Studio, and writing and executing queries.

I installed the WSUS role on a SErver 2016 server but have received a messaged that the WSUS Post-deployment configuration failed.

I have attached the log file for this error.

What do I need to do to fix this issue?

Here are the contents of this file:

2018-07-13 07:10:31  Postinstall started
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Detected role services: Api, Database, UI, Services
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Start: LoadSettingsFromXml
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Start: GetConfigValue with filename=UpdateServices-Services.xml item=ContentLocal
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Value is true
2018-07-13 07:10:31  End: GetConfigValue
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Start: GetConfigValue with filename=UpdateServices-Services.xml item=ContentDirectory
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Value is \\bitcaad01\wsus$\
2018-07-13 07:10:31  End: GetConfigValue
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Content directory is \\bitcaad01\wsus$\
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Start: GetConfigValue with filename=UpdateServices-DB.xml item=InstanceName
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Value is bitcasccm01.bayitnc.com
2018-07-13 07:10:31  End: GetConfigValue
2018-07-13 07:10:31  SQL instance name is bitcasccm01.bayitnc.com
2018-07-13 07:10:31  End: LoadSettingsFromXml
Post install is starting
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Start: Run
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Fetching WsusAdministratorsSid from registry store
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Value is (null)
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Configuring content directory...
2018-07-13 07:10:31  System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path …
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While browsing to the data source for the operating system image within the "Software Library\Operating Systems" section of SystemCenter Configuration Manager 2016 (SCCM) I receive an error message that says "The specified UNC path does not contain a valid WIM file or you do not have permission to access it. Specify a valid path."

I get this same error message when trying to point to the WIM files for Windows 10, Server 2016, and Windows 7 operating systems.

What do I need to do to fix this issue so I can successfully point to these OS WIM files?

SCCM WIM UNC path error
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Hello all,

I'm after a bit of advice please.

I need to rebuild two DC's from 2012 R2 to 2016. I would like to use the same name and IP. (I have used the same IP addresses for DC upgrades before but never the same name). This has always seemed to work well. I know some people are not into using same name and IP's for DC's but if it's gracefully demoted and then repromoted, it should be OK, no?

Can anybody see an issue if I:

Demote DC01, remove it from the domain, shut it down
Wait for replication (Maybe an hour or two)
Build new 2016 server with same name and IP as previous
Promote as DC
Wait for replication

Do the above for DC02.

Any advice would be brilliant.

Thanks
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Please provide me with step-by-step instructions on how to set up an internal Certificate Authority (CA) server within Server 2016.
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I have tested the connection of client computers to the System Center 2016 (SCCM) 2016 server by typing in the following URL addresses from the client computers and I then receive the results shown in the screenshots below.

Are these the results I am supposed to receive indicating that everything is set up and working properly or what do the results of this test mean based upon this output?

http://<yourservername.domain>/SMS_MP/.sms_aut?mpcert
http://<yoursiteservername.domain>/SMS_MP/.sms_aut?mplist

URL test 1URL test 2
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I'm trying to perform a migration for one of the computers from a windows server 2012 to a windows server 2016 but for some reason keep getting a pre-check failure message ( Unable to access server service on the machine 'WORKSTATION-WIN'. Make sure netlogon and workstation services are running and you can authenticate yourself to the machine ) ?

I have successfully migrated the users but when trying to perform a computer migration which should migrate all folders and files that are being redirected but can't understand why it's not working.

I also noticed i can't login to the new server 2016 any longer as it shows the message "The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed." ?

Please let me know what's going on as i was able to login before to the new windows server 2016 but just didn't have the folder redirection migrated.

Is is the workstation that is having issues or is it windows server 2016 and what can i do to make the migration process working?

Currently using ADMT version 3.2

Thanks.
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I'm looking for a System Center Configuration Manager 2016 (SCCM)  expert to hire through Experts Exchange for a Team Viewer remote session to help me properly configure and finish setting up my SCCM 2016 server within my Server 2016 network.

What are the best methods to search and find a list of qualified SCCM 2016 Experts Exchange experts to find the best expert to help me with this?
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What are some good books that discuss how to set up and configure Direct Access within a Server 2016 network?

If there aren't any good books that deal solely with Direct Access then what are some Server 2016 books that go into the Direct Access subject in good detail?
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I will be setting up Direct Access within my organization's network.

Please provide me with step-by-step instructions on how to set up a Server 2016 Network Location Server within a Hyper-V virtual machine in this network.
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Hello experts, I have an office that has grown from 1 office to three offices.  We have approximately 80 users, 60 in the main office, and ten in each of the other offices.   This office is a nonprofit office, so they don't have a lot of funding.  We use a Windows network environment with active directory, and I have folders redirected to each user's "local server".  Each user does have a laptop, and they do frequent the other offices.

Current environment:
a. Active Directory
b. Server at each location (which is a DC and printer server for local pritners)
c. VPN between main office and remote sites (eg. main site to remote 1 and main site to remote 2)
d. redirected folders for Desktop, Documents and Favorites

Questions:
1. Should I put main share folder in the main office and have everyone connect via VPN to the share?
2. Should I put everyone's redirected folders in the main server at the main office?   Note: In the past they will move people from one location to another with little or no notice.
 
Can you provide recommendations of how to maximize performance for the scenario?

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Windows Server 2016 DHCP server stopped handing out IP addresses.  I'm receiving a ton of the following error in the event viewer:

  • PTR record registration faor IPv4 address [x.x.x.x] and FQDN [computer name] failed with error 9017 (DNS bad key)
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Windows 2016 :Required Updates need to be installed

I am logged to windows server 2016, and getting the message: Required Updates need to be installed  [View Updates].
I do not want o install any updates, and I need to log off the server. but everything is locked unless if I click on the "View Updates", however I am afraid if I click on "View Updates", it will install the updates and reboot the server in the middle of the production time.

Anyone out there has experienced the same thing?  and confirmed that clicking on "View Updates" it will not install any updates and it will not reboot the server ?

Thank you

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We have a customer, who is requesting a solution that, in our opinion isn't recommended. However, we need to be able to present both sides, hoping that the C level team will realize that solution B is better than A (their original request). My question is primarily how to accomplish this task should they elect to go down this road.

The request and current setup are as follows. Customer has 4 locations, each with their own database. They are wanting to consolidate into a single database. The caveat here is they want to be able to also have local copies of the databases at each location. Their reasoning is: if location A goes down (no internet), they want to still be able to read/write to the database. Once location A comes back online they want to synchronize the data. Same would apply for locations B - D.

We have a better solution in mind, however as previously mentioned we need to at least present the non-recommended solution to the customer. We would prefer to use a 4 node SQL cluster with redundant internet connections, but that's a little off topic I suppose. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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Are there critical? What should I do to fix them?

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Where do I need to go within the Office 365 portal to change which email address Active Directory synchronization errors are sent to?

I have some Active Directory servers used for testing that are currently offline (but will be brought back online later on) that Office 365 is bombarding my primary email address with alerts that these servers are offline.

I need to logon to the Office 365 portal for these test accounts and change the email address that these alerts are being sent to.

Where exactly do I go within the Office 365 portal to change this email address that alerts like this are sent to?
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Is it best to deploy Microsoft Direct Access within its own virtual Server 2016 virtual server or can it be installed on a server that is currently running other Windows roles (such as Active Directory) or on a Hyper-V base server?
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What steps need to be followed to properly determine If the Server 2016 Active Directory schema has been properly extended for System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)?
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What steps need to be followed to migrate Hyper-V virtual machines (that are currently running off a Server's C: drive) to a Storage Area Network (SAN) or to a different drive on the same server?

I want to migrate both the virtual hard drive(s) used by the virtual machines as well as the data and configuration files and folders.

Is the best way of doing this by using the "Export" feature within the Hyper-V Manager console or should a different method be used?
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Does System Center Configuration Manager 2016 (SCCM) require that a SCCM client be installed on the Windows computers that it will manage?

Or is it able to automatically manage all computers that are joined to the Active Directory 2016 domain?
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How can I configure Windows Firewall "Allowed Apps" through group policy?

On Windows computers, this can be found within the "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Firewall\Allowed apps" applet.

Windows Firewall Allowed Apps
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Can System Center Configuration Manager 2016 (SCCM) deploy software from EXE files?

Or can it only deploy software from MSI files?
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script with powershell 5.1, I need a little help getting the input working the way I'd like, I have this script and it works great with a servers.txt input, or read-host. I'd like the read-host to be able to take several system names, all my efforts keep returning the error:
Invoke-Command : One or more computer names are not valid. If you are trying to pass a URI, use the -ConnectionUri parameter, or pass URI objects instead of strings.
I tried quotes, commas, double quotes, still get an error that the name is wrong.
$server = Read-host "Enter server names"
#$servers = gc .\servers.txt
foreach ($server in $servers) {
Invoke-Command -computername $server -scriptblock {Get-LocalGroupMember -group "administrators"}
}

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What do I need to do to be able to have more than one server from read-host?
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Please provide me with guides on using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2016 to push out Windows updates to Server 2016 and Windows 10 computers.
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I use the Microsoft Sysinternals Autologon program within my test network.

Lately, the Autologon program hasn't been automatically logging onto the Hyper-V virtual Server 2016 and Windows 10 computers (with the domain administrator (administrator) account like it used to.

I have uninstalled the Autologn program, rebooted, and then reinstalled it and retyped in the Administrator username and password but this hasn't fixed the problem.

This Autologon program is only being used within my test environment (which is behind several locked doors and is completely isolated from any production networks.

What can I do to fix this issue so that I can continue to use the Autologon program to automatically logon to these Server 2016 and Windows 10 computers? I need to be able to automatically login to these computers since they are older and take longer to do things and so that my testing can be done properly.

The homepage for Autologon is here.
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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.