Questions tagged [windows-server-2016]

Windows Server 2016 is a server Operating System from Microsoft, released in 2016, and end of life in January 2027.

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Windows Defender won't install on Server 2016

I'm trying to install Windows Defender on one of our WIN Server 2016s but am getting a failure message with error code 0x800f0831. I tried the install through Server Manager > Add Roles and Feature....
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How can I update IIS 10 v1607 to IIS 10 v1809 on Windows Server 2016?

I am tasked with updating IIS 10 v1607 to IIS 10 v1809 on Windows Server 2016. I know v1809 comes installed with Windows Server 2019, but I can't upgrade to 2019. How can I update IIS 10 v1607 to IIS ...
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Windows DNS - Reverse resolution not working for public IPs

I was troubleshooting an internal application when I discovered that the reverse lookup only works for internal private IPs. Is there a way I could configure our Microsoft DNS servers (Win2016) to use ...
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Azure P2S killing Kerberos Connection

EDIT: I can confirm that doing the registry change as mentioned here and here does in fact Band-Aid the issue. But why? Why do I need this work around just because I am using a laptop on the VPN when ...
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Windows server shared printer appears on search but doesnt exist on server [duplicate]

A deleted printer HER_W001 appears on AD search, filtered by location HER AD Search Although this printer doesn't exist on the server anymore. Print Management How to solve this?
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DHCP & DisableRogueDetection

Our failover-configured DHCP Server service has been shutting itself down, with this error logged: The DHCP/BINL service has encountered another server on this network I was advised by a Microsoft ...
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Windows Update failed to check for updates with error 0x80072EFE

I am unable to Download/Install Windows update on my Windows Sever 2016 Std. Version 1607 OS Build 14393.5501 Windows Update failed to check for updates with error 0x80072EFE Most of the Solution are ...
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Debugging netsh portproxy tls client hello tcp connection reset

On a Windows 2016 Server (1607) we're currently facing quite strange TCP Connection Reset issues on TLS1.2 Client Hello on a port with port-proxy (netsh interface portproxy add v4tov4 ...); sometimes ...
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Security Scan Finds deleted certificate

We run a Tenable Nessus scan to find vulnerabilities on our servers and it is finding an expired cert on our server. The problem is this certificate has been deleted. I went through each of the ...
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Challenging Multiple Domain Controller Upgrade Questions (parent and child) [closed]

I am new to this domain controller and new to the company. all the below domain controller are in windows 2008. we got two parent controller parent-DC1-2008.example.com parent-DC2-2008.example.com ...
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Running Dism.exe CleanupImage takes ages and eventually ends up with an error

On Wednesday evening I launched on my Windows Server 2016 Diskm.exe as this "dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup". I thought it would be a straightforward process but when ...
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IIS 10 2 domains with SSLs on same IP - SNI checked for both but 1 of them still doesnt work

Using fictional domains here instead of the actual ones I have this situation: domain1.com has binding set up in IIS and is linked to SSL and has "Require Server Name Indication" checked. ...
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Unable to add roles to windows server?

I installed 2 windows servers (2016 Standard) in Hyper-V. In one of them I am not able to add any role. Here is screenshot, Although some checkboxes are enabled, when I click on them they are not ...
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IIS -- procedure to ensure new version of deployed web app is the one actually used

I am using IIS, Version 10 on Windows Server 2016. When I deploy a new Web app it goes under "Sites" with an organization of: ServerNameA and then several sites, including MySiteA, which ...
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AWS EC2 windows instance 1/2 status check

I converted my ec2 instance running on windows server 2016 from m5.large to m6a.large, type change successful, Problem is: but Instance status checks : failed verified Get instance screenshot, its ...
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Network Shared Drive

We have window server 2016. The server are configured as a domain. I tried to explore in the disk management, but stuck after creating new volume for E (external hard disk). D is the existed network ...
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What are the default settings for the "Default Domain Controller Policy"?

TL;DR: See title. Background: Back in the "old days", we did a lot of bad things: We used the same server for Active Directory and other services (anyone remember Windows Small Business ...
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IIS 10 bindings. A domain runnning on http and another running on https for same website issue

So I have a website configured with these bindings (fictional domains / ip addresses here): http sub.domain.com port 80 ip 1.2.3.4 http www.somedomain.com port 80 ip 2.2.3.3 Everything works ...
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Isolated non-syncing RODC

We have a multi-site active directory setup, with one of the sites only containing read only domain controllers. Due to a new remote site coming online, new site links and link bridges were created as ...
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configure iis6 smtp server to send from a specific IP

We have a dedicated Windows 2016 server that hosts multiple websites. Each site uses the IIS6 SMTP server to send emails from the websites (enquiries, order confirmations, etc.) - each site has a ...
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Onboarding Server 2016 to Defender ATP Package Fails to Install

I am having issues onboarding multiple Windows Server 2016 to Defender ATP. The initial installation of the Onboarding Package fails and rolls back. The server I am focusing on currently is fully ...
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Windows Server 2016 - SYSTEM Listening on Port 22

Encountering an issue I've not seen before, hoping for some ideas. Windows Server 2016 x64,Clean Install. I'm trying to install a 3rd party EFT Server, but I can't complete setup as its showing Port22 ...
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Syntax for creating SCHTASK.EXE tasks to run batch files that take parameters

I have a set of older batch files that scheduled the running of some maintenance tasks for a database that I look after. They used the AT command. The database has been moved to Windows server 2016 ...
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how many nodes can we add to windows failover clustering

In Availability group, for windows server 2012 only 4 replicas supported from windows server 2016 8 replicas supported Just like that how many nodes can add into our windows failover clustering? ...
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Certificate Server Issues

We have 1 root server and 2 intermediate servers. We have been having issues where every year when it's time to renew user and computer certs issued from the intermediate servers, they do not renew ...
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Remote Desktop Connection cannot connect

I have used remote desktop load balancing for about three years with little issue until yesterday, when my some, but not all, of my users started reporting an error similar to the following. The ...
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Restrict RDP access via Username but Allowed via Computer

Can anyone help me with my configuration? So I need to configure RDP access restrictions for certain users and machines. I've managed to do this by creating a GPO rule on Allow log on through Terminal ...
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Start program as user on Windows Server 2016 boot (allowing access to program via RDP)

I'd like to set up a non-domain'd Windows Server 2016 to automatically start a specific graphical application as a specific user at boot such that it is always running -- even after a reboot -- and ...
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Having trouble issuing the 2nd enterprise CA on the same offline Root CA as the 1st. Windows Server 2016

I am running into an issue and hoping someone can help me. We were asked to set up a new Root CA and 2 subordinate (issuing) CAs under it (the request includes using Azure and placing each VM in a ...
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IIS 10 - Windows Authentication error - Cannot login some user!

I've a IIS 10 service on a Windows Server 2016 in the domain. There is a website with Windows Authentication. The rule monitors that the incoming user is a member of the AD\xy group or not. If member ...
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Can't connect to DC from workstation using File Explorer

Here's a small piece of my topology: SERVER2 - ePDC (SERVER 2016 Essentials) SERVER3 - Peer DC (SERVER 2022 Standard) RECEPTION - Workstation (Windows 10 21H2) SERVER2 is down ...
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Removing MediaAdmin and ServerAdmin managed server accounts in Active Directory

Our Active Directory Domain contains two Managed Service Accounts, MediaAdmin and ServerAdmin: I don't remember adding them, and Google tells me that they are related to the Windows Server Essentials ...
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How to find out & set policy in Window Server 2016. To search in security event viewer for users accidentally delete shared network folder?

I am trying to set GPO so that I can search user in event viewer who accidentally deleted the share drive in the network. What other event IDs list can I search so that I know which category it ...
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FTP accessible on LAN, but not to port forwarded WAN on public IP address

I have been dealing with this issue a number of different times now, and each time I work on it I can not determine a solution. I have searched these forums, my firewall forums and worked with a few ...
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SCCM Client certificate authentication error on SCCM 2203

Our team is facing a tough issue since last thursday. We're running SCCM 2203 KB14244456 on a Windows Server 2016, we're used to configure HTTPS/HTTP settings for client authentication with our own ...
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Let's encrypt certificates fail to verify, throw errors in a Node.js web app

I've recently started getting issues with my Let's Encrypt certificates. On the web browser I don't get any issues for the certificate, but when I run an Java web app thru NGINX using the certificate ...
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Windows Server 2016 tried to install very old CUs in September 2022

I have a few Windows Server 2016 machines running. All of them are configured for automatic Windows updates, which worked fine so far. We regularly monitor whether they are "up to date", so ...
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Windows Server 2016 Active Directory : A computer with a specific user can see all the network

On my local network managed by Windows Server 2016 and users with a domain, a computer (ORD-A) with a specific user (USR-A) can see the whole network even though I have already organized access to ...
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Domain computer account trust relationship failed after connecting system with old hard drive to network

Our server is Windows 2016. I set up a new install of Windows 10 on a new hard drive. I named the computer on the new install the same as the old one. I kept the old hard drive as-is and didn't make ...
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How to fix very long logon times on Windows Server 2016?

I recently have very long login times on a Windows Server 2016 Datacenter VM. The boot is super fast, but after I type in credentials, it takes about 60 min until I get to the desktop. The login ...
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When creating a new user in Windiws server 2016, I get a blue screen with no options

I have a Windows server 2016. When I try to add a new user from my admin account, the user gets created successfully. However, when I try to login as the new user, I get this blue screen with no ...
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WSUS synchronization error

Starting from 23 July 2022 WSUS synchronization started failing with error: "A dependency of the update was not found on the server and was not provided by the upstream server.". WSUS does ...
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Citrix session hosts to lock up every Saturday around the same time

Unsure what exactly is going on, but every Saturday - for the last 6 weeks now - we have had our 2016 Windows Server ( running on VMWare ESXI ) with Citrix Multi-Session VDA on them crash. It's not ...
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Office shared-disk error "We are connecting to \\server, please wait"

When browsing a fileserver direclty from Office applications as Excel/Word, it takes a long time to connect to the shared-disk, so opening/saving files are a problem (see screenshot). error loading &...
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How to install Windows Updates from command line without third party scripts

I am aware of PSWindowsUpdate but this is a third party script that is not created by Microsoft. For the more security conscious of us out there, I am wondering how to install all available Windows ...
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Microsoft Storage Powershell Module 'Get-Disk' doesn't list disks when Failover-Clustering is installed

I have 10 disks on a Windows 2016 Server. If I have the Windows feature 'Failover-Clustering' installed, the Get-Disk cmdlet only reflects two disks - even when the server is not yet part of a ...
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What is the maximum number of entries for Windows Server's "Netsh Interface Portproxy"?

I've been using the Netsh Interface Portproxy functionality on Windows Server 2016 to expose certain ports of different devices on an OpenVpn subnet. So far everything seems to be working correctly. ...
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Endlessly spinning loading indicator on Windows Server 2016

I've got a Windows Server 2016 installation that went haywire and doesn't boot properly. It's a VM, so I can access the files fairly easily (as well as change the virtual hardware parameters) but that ...
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Cannot find valid source for DISM /RestoreHealth for corrupted Windows Server 2016

A Windows Server 2016 running in Hyper-V has failed and appears to be corrupted (at the time of writing I was able to start it and SOME services are available, but it's showing the spinning circle on ...
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How to compare Local Group Policy of two distinct Windows Server 2016 machines?

I want to compare group policies of two different machines, what is the proper way to do this? From what I researched I found how to apply the same GP on another machine ,But I want to see what ...
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