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Questions tagged [windows-server-2016]

Windows Server 2016 is the current server operating system from Microsoft.

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AD Site link best practices?

I will try and keep this simple. We have 6 sites in our fully routed network. Site 1 - 4 DCs - 1Gbps connection Site 2 - 1 DC - 1Gbps connection Site 3 - 1 DC - 50Mbps connection Site 4 - 1 DC ...
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Why does Set-Location return [Access to the path is denied], but Get-ChildItem succeed?

> Get-ChildItem "\\Server\Share\Folder1" succeeds > Set-Location "\\Server\Share\Folder1" fails Share NTFS Permissions: No read access at share level (undefined) Folder1 NTFS Permissions: ...
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Bind to privileged ports with out administrator privilege, win-10/server-2016

Isn't there the concept of privileged ports in newer versions of windows ? I was able to bind to any privileged port from a non-admin logged in user. Is this normal behavior ? Below are the steps I ...
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Is there an update only mode for Windows?

I have a windows virtual machine (VirtualBox) that I reset to a snapshot on an hourly basis. The purpose is to provide a safe & consistent internet accessible DEMO / Test environment. On an ...
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Server 2016 Firewall Will Not Start; Error 5: Access Denied

I have a server running Server 2016. I am trying to get my network to connect back to the domain but the firewall gives me an error saying the following: I have tried everything here I have added ...
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Using windows server 2016 essentials without licence [duplicate]

I have uninstalled the product key from windows server 2016 essentials using cscript.exe c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -upk from a evaluation copy. I was just wondering if I can use the server ...
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EC2 instance stopped connecting to Port 80,443,1443 but RDP works on W2K16 Datacenter instance

Around 7:30 Thursday my web site which is hosted on AWS EC2 which has been up since late March, just stopped working. External users cannot connect to HTTP port 80 or HTTPS port 443. No change was ...
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Unable to rename domain controller: Account already exists

I successfully demoted an old domain controller (Windows Server 2016) in a clean manner, cleanly removed the server from the domain, deleted the associated object in 'Computers' on Active Directory ...
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Renaming an account in AD makes it working in a hidden way

I'm using windows server 2016 with a single domain and a windows 10 client machine as a test lab. I've started clean and fresh so I decided to renamed my AD administrator account from (administrator) ...
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Can I turn a computer into a network switch/router?

I have 3 computers that I want to connect via 100Gbe network connections. 2 of the computers/servers are equipped with Mellanox ConnectX-4 single adapters and one computer is equipped with a dual ...
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private domains redirection for members of AD: DNS or something else?

I'm looking to obtain the same consequences of having a line server_ip domain_name (eg., 192.168.154.21 mywebsite.com) in the file hosts (/etc/hosts or %system32%/drivers/etc/hosts) but for all (or a ...
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DPM breaking network connectivity to itself

I'm backing up a specific folder in a VM (server 2016) with DPM (SC2016). Both have all the updates installed, latest patch versions. I noticed that after the initial replica, the backups have been ...
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WSE dasbhoard add Microsoft Cloud accounts - DataGridViewComboBoxCell value is not valid

I am looking for solution to fix bug in WSE2016 dashboard. Dashboard version 10.0.0.14393.0. Users add-in version: 10.0.0.14393.0 In Add microsoft cloud accounts dialog i get error: The following ...
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TraceFMT Not Converting Windows Update ETL Files on Server 2016

I have a Windows 2016 Server and I need to read the Windows Update log file. So I ran the Get-WindowsUpdateLog PS command and the outputted file said No Format Information Found. So I then ran the ...
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Why task “promote this server to a domain controller” shows despite the server being already added to a domain?

In Windows Server 2019 / server manager, a warning shows: post-deployment configuration / configuration required for ADDS at server_name / promote this server to a domain controller I already ...
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Keep BIG folder sincronized on network

I have N Windows 2016 servers with a folder which needs to have binaries up-to-date. This folder (actually) haves ~200GB, but it may grow, twice its size or even more. My idea was to keep those ...
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What is happening when I SSH into a Windows Server and open Notepad?

In Windows Server 2019, SSH is fully supported by Microsoft. From PuTTY I SSHd into a Windows Server 2019 machine, logged on, and it gave me a cmd. While I did this I also had a RDP session to the ...
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In a local domain can I correct a DNS record by only changing the A record?

I added a server to my network using the same name of a previously decommissioned server. But the new server has a new IP address. I deleted the old computer in the AD and the new server added ...
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Get Windows Update notification level using powershell

I am looking to get the notification level of Windows Server 2016/2012 using Powershell. My goal is to change all of my servers' default status '0 - Enable Automatic Updates' to '3 - Auto download and ...
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Automating the Okta AD Agent Installation

Our company will be implementing Okta as a single-sign on identity provider, and we're trying to automate the installation of the server side Okta agent so that we can avoid error-prone human ...
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How to manage split brain dns zone with GUI?

Managing split brain dns zone is very hard from power shell with commands. Is there any way to manage zone scopes from DNS server management GUI?
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Runas combined with taskkill different in Server 2016 than in Server 2012 R2?

GD, I have used the following command succesfully in Server 2012 R2, but it does not work in Server 2016: runas /noprofile /user:DOMAIN\administrator "taskkill /f /im name_of_service.exe" Anybody ...
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I want to access my VM from multiple users, So how can i create the multiple user access? [closed]

I need 2 users to access the same VM at the same time. Can anyone please tell me, how to create multiple users and how to give access.
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Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces - changing or adding disks

This may be a very basic question, but we are a small company with minimal IT support, so it's left to me to figure this stuff out. We have a server running Windows Server 2016, with one instance, ...
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Windows Server 2016 calculating dropped network packet percentage

Running netstat -s -p tcp gives me output in this fashion TCP Statistics for IPv4 Active Opens = Passive Opens = Failed Connection Attempts ...
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Hyper-V Host OS Compatibility

I have 2 unclustered Hyper-V Hosts: HV01 (Windows Server 2012) Dell PowerEdge R720 HV02 (Windows Server 2012 R2) Dell PowerEdge R730 I want to upgrade both hosts to Windows Server 2016, and my ...
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Allow outbound traffic from DC via PfSense to the internet?

The situation: Got a Win2016 DC in a cloud network. WAN is disabled for this machine. LAN is connected to PfSense. PfSense manages the VPN and IPSec between cloud an on-premise. PfSense only allows ...
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How to setup an alias for a server in Active Directory

I have configured a TFS server so that the IIS site binding is for tfs.oursite.com. Unfortunately, for now anyone who wants to access it would need to add tfs.oursite.com to their hosts file. How ...
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IPv6 Link-Local address contains the word 'bad'

Server 2016, this is our SCCM server. I'm attempting to troubleshoot an issue with our SCCM instance and I notice that the IPv6 Link-Local address contains the word 'bad' at the end. I can literally ...
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Deleting computer objects from AD in Windows Server 2016 [closed]

There is a big list of Computer objects in the AD of which most of them are not being used or they are de-active. So, I wanted to remove those which are not required. But before that, I wanted to know ...
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In AWS, why is an EC2 behind NAT gateway in private zone said to be safer than one in public subnet?

I've been running four servers on AWS for a few years. It's for a hobby project. All servers live in the same subnet in the same VPC. To simplify the management of accounts and permissions, I've ...
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High availability website using IIS / windows server

My website is currently running on a single windows server 2016 machine with IIS and SQL server 2017. Every time there's a windows update, new hardware install, etc., my site goes offline. My goal is ...
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Windows (10, etc.): Network bridge; how to force connected state?

My use case is Win10, but this probably applies to WS2016 and later. I'd like to bridge two connections — in this case, wired and wireless, but two wired connections show the same symptoms — so that ...
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How to hide specific drives on a server?

I would like to know what's the recommended solution for the following problem. We do not want users to see (or at least not to modify) the drives D and E of a server they have remote access to. ...
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Skype for Business Server 2015 and .local domain

I am having some issues getting our SfB server running when connected outside the company network. We have a standalone SfB server with a hostname: hostname.domain.local The SIP domain looks like ...
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Error replacing StoragePool disk - not supported

I can't replace hard disks in my existing StoragePool, it fails when adding new disks. My question seems similar to this one, but that can't be the answer, because I've been using it for over a year ...
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SSTP VPN Server stop running (Windows server 2016)

everybody! This is the scenario: Windows Server 2016 Standard; AD DS (as a domain controller); AD CS (Certification authority to vpn connections); FS (simple file Server - share files on the network ...
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Cannot connect to Remote Desktop with Windows Hello PIN

When I try to connect to an intranet machine, it only works if I specify domain credentials. When I use Windows Hello pin, it fails with this message: An authentication error has occurred (Code: ...
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Idle Citrix app remote connections are causing the Windows lock screen to appear

I have an app published through Citrix. If I open the app and leave it idle for 15 minutes, the app temporarily disappears and is replaced by the Windows lock screen. It's of course the lock screen ...
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w2k16 - KB4480961 not offered via windows update

Hello we have just done patching of our customer's servers. We noticed atound half of windows 2016 did not download and install this big update KB4480961. The customer's security department is worried ...
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VPN user account looked again and again

i have issue in my Active Directory involvement there is issue with VPN user user use network drive for document sharing in my Org i reset user password many time but account looked after 5-15 ...
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Local admin account in Windows 2016 server has limited functionality

I have a Windows 2016 Standard server I created a couple months ago and then joined it to a new AD I created. Since then when I log in as the local administrator, I'm unable to open the Action Center,...
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Disconnecting mapped drives Azure

I have a 2016 VM Azure server with several mapped drives. On my network, it randomly will disconect users from accessing these drives stating "Unable to connect to network drive" The temporary patch ...
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SMB access to cluster name or IP to local resource

I have, theoretically, 2 physical servers: server-01 and server-02 with Windows server 2016 installed. They don't have shared storage or other shared resources but are identical . I have created ...
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Windows Server 2016 (Backup - opinion)

I'm looking for a simple answer. I have a server here that's identical to our primary server. I want to make this server our backup server. Can someone point me to a resource or mention the ...
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Is there a way to add a Lock option to the “shutdown or sign out” menu in windows 10 and/or server 2016?

In windows 7 you had this: win7 In windows server 2016, you have this: server2016 I know windows + L locks a computer, but these are VMs so that only locks the server the VMs are running off of. I ...
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Restoring a bare-metal backup fails (0x80070057 error) on Hyper-V

I'm trying to create a backup of our one of our domain controllers in case of a catastrophic failure, and I'm looking into ways to make one effectively. So far, I'm been very unsuccessful in getting ...
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Understanding Licensing & CALs, Server 2016 [duplicate]

I have gone through the questions in superuser regarding this, and the questions posted are circumstantial and do not answer my questions. This is what I know so far from licensing. For Server ...
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Hyper-v 2016 won't connect remotely

It worked perfectly before I changed my password because the password has expired. Now I get this alert message when I try to connect to my VM server. I can't figure out why it is problem now.
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RDC into Windows Server 2016 Evaluation Trial

I'm receiving the following error when trying to RDC into a Windows Server 2016 Eval box from a local Windows 10 Pro laptop: An authentication error has occurred. The function request is not ...