Questions tagged [windows-server-2016]

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

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“The name limit for the local computer network adapter card was exceeded” error message

Let me start out by stating that I have already searched many sources for information or a resolution, but I have been unable to find a permanent solution. Problem: Randomly, for what appears to be ...
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Scheduled Task in Windows Server 2016, run by non-admin Users

In earlier windows server versions (prior to 2016) it was possible to grant non-admin users the permission to run a scheduled task by doing following steps: Scheduled Task: run under system, execute ...
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Adding features to Windows Server gets slower the more features you add

I'm troubleshooting an issue we're seeing with all of our Windows Server 2016 servers. The more features we add to the operating system, the slower the features are to add. For example, execute Add-...
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Newly installed programs in Server 2016 can't be clicked from the start menu

I created a new instance of Windows Server Datacenter 2016 on AWS (Version: 1607 OS Build 14393.321). When I install a new application and try to click on it from the start menu it does not work. ...
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Issues with Multi-resilient volumes (Mirror-accelerated parity) in a regular (not S2D) Storage Spaces configuration

I'm trying to configure Multi-Resilient Volume (Mirror-Accelerated Parity) using "regular" Clustered Storage Spaces (not S2D) on Windows Server 2019. It is worth noting that I've tried the same ...
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Hyper-V 2016 DDA issue: a VM boot fails when a drive is connected to an opposite NUMA node

Brief description: the host is Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Build 14393 (UEFI) running Hyper-V role. SR-IOV and Intel VT are enabled. 4x Intel® Optane ™ SSD 900P 280GB PCIe NVMe 3.0 drives are ...
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Disable file locks on a read-only Windows File Share

Case On a Windows Server (2012R2 or 2016), I want to configure a file share offering a following functionality some users, publishers group, have a write access to the share; these users are ...
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Server 2016 Not Rebooting at Scheduled TIme

My Organization has a maintenance window between 4-8am every Sunday Morning. We have an OU structure setup to spread our production servers out for reboot during this scheduled time (example Reboot4-5,...
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Windows DHCP Server not responding to relay requests

I have a Windows Server 2016 (Datacenter Core) running DHCP server role which is not responding to DHCP requests which come from a DHCP relay but is responding to DHCP requests on the local network. ...
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Windows Server Failover Clustering - cannot choose desired subnet when creating

I'm setting up a new WSFC cluster, intended for SQL HA, but that's not actually important as yet. Node A has: An IP in Subnet 1: this is where the machine's "primary" IP is, set by the hoster. An ...
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win10 RDP multiple desktops feature

I'm frequently using remote-desktop with a windows 10 server and access the multiple desktops feature (i.e. similar to linux, in windows win+tab, right-hand corner: new desktop). However if I connect ...
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How to recognize and repair malformed shortcuts (.lnk files)?

Problem We have lots of not working .lnk files on a Windows Server 2016. Example: Clicking on the shortcut 91205248__Orig.lnk causes the error: Problem with shortcut - the drive or network .... ...
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Detect privilege escalation attacks where user gains SYSTEM account privileges - Windows

We have an audit requirement from a client to be able to monitor for "User obtained SYSTEM privileges". We are running a Windows Server 2012/2016 environment in Azure and using Azure Log Analytics ...
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RD Connection via RDGW to Session host is not connecting

I'm building a new RDS solution with a Gateway/Connection Broker and a pair of session host servers etc. This isn't the first time I've done this and I've not hit this issue before; I'm hoping its ...
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How to set up system-drive RAID1 on Server 2016 with two HDD larger than 2TB?

Foreword: As much as I tried to search the internet, most of the tutorials are for regular smaller than 2TB drives. And there are tons of forum posts that say "use hwraid". And I found a method that ...
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Task scheduler startup bat script not running on AWS EC2

I have an EC2 WindowsServer2016 image with a scala project on it. I want it to start when I spin up an instance without me having to log in or do anything. I have a .bat script with the following: ...
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Folder Redirection only applies if I run gpupdate /force - File Server Migration

We have just migrated the home shares of approximately 2300 users to a new file server. For some reason folder redirection is not updating the paths for any existing user profiles (we don't use ...
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Do I break anything by having a regular share targeting a DFS share's folder?

I have DFS installed on a single file server - I wanted to use DFS now so I don't have to migrate later when I get a second file server. I'm trying to integrate third party sharing software and I ...
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Accept License terms with sysprep and unattend.xml Windows Server 2016

I am trying to create a Windows Server 2016 Datacentre template for cloud deployment using sysprep and unattend.xml. After syspreping, on first logon I am still getting License terms screen where I ...
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How to manage on-premise servers using Azure AD credentials?

We run a small business and have begun to use Azure AD to manage our users. Our Windows 10 workstations are connected to the Azure domain via "Connect to work or school" setting, and that works nicely....
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Windows Server 2016 failed to boot on ESXi

I have 2 similar DELL Poweredge servers (ESXi 6.0 2809209). My servers contain some Windows Server 2008/2012. I can add an Windows Server 2016 Standard Desktop Experience normally on my first ESXi (...
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How can I add a folder to the root of the default user?

There is a program we have that needs to be set up after the user signs in. This change is the same for everyone and only needs to be done once. We are trying to present that app in Citrix and are ...
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Microsoft IIS HTTP/2 Vulnerabilities Registry Keys Recommended Values

Microsoft "fixed" the HTTP/2 vulnerabilities recently discovered. The updates add the ability to create the registry keys to stop the vulnerabilities, they don't actually fix the vulnerabilities ...
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Merging VHDS checkpoint files that won't merge

I have a VHDS file that I took a checkpoint of, but I can't merge the checkpoint file. I have tried the GUI (Hyper-V Manager->Edit Disk) and Powershell (Merge-VHD), to no avail. It gives the error "If ...
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Unable to start golang executable as windows service

I want to start a windows service written in golang on my Windows server build 1803. The golang script uses the service wrapper found here: https://github.com/kardianos/service The service is located ...
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Unable to upgrade edition of Windows Server 2016 (Standard -> DataCenter)

I am trying to upgrade my Windows server 2016 from Standard to DataCenter using the command dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerDatacenter /ProductKey:MY-WORKING-MSDN-KEY /AcceptEula . Unfortunatelly ...
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Recovering software Raid 1 Data in Windows Server 2016 Ess

Have a Windows 2016 ESS R2 server with Mirror RAID 1 on OS & Data Disk, spread over 2 x 2 TBs disks. (Disk 0 & Disk 1). Hardware is a HPE MediaSmart server for home business use. RAID 1 is ...
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Network Location Awareness Not Working Correctly

I have 2 domain controllers running Server 2016 and all using Static DNS records. When domain joined computers connect to the network they show as being connected to an Unidentified Network instead of ...
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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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Docker on Windows Server 2016: The process cannot access the file

I installed Docker 18.09.1 on multiple Windows Server 2016 (1607) and they all fail to pull images. The error is always "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process....
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Disable access to Windows Update for users on 2016 RDS Server

I've recently replaced Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS Servers with 2016 Servers and ran into this issue. It seems that the GPO option to "Allow Non Administrators To Receive Update Notifications" (...
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Can't query logged on users on terminal server | qwinsta.exe: Access is denied

On a Windows 2016 terminal server I can't query the logged on users (even as domain administrator). In task manager the users tab is empty. Using qwinsta.exe I get: Error 5 getting sessionnames ...
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NIC team not load balancing

I'm trying to achieve a load-balanced NIC team on a Windows Server 2016 machine. This is a ProLiant using a 4x 1Gb 311FLR interface card which as of yesterday has the latest driver installed (100.20.0....
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Windows server 2016: Service not restarted

I configured for a service two restart actions and a reset period of 60 seconds: sc failure SPOOLER reset=60 actions=restart/1000/restart/1000//1000 The expectation is, that when the service has ...
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Self-extracting executable not extracting other archives

** Problem We are attempting to run a self-extracting executable (SFX) to install an Oracle product, Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.2. The installation starts, works for a short while, and then quits, ...
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Windows Server 2016 completely turn off auto-reboot after updates

I want to make sure that Windows Server 2016 will definitely not reboot after an update has been manually installed. The active hours only allow me to set 12 hours of active time unfortunately, and, ...
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Cannot manage Remote Desktop Services from Server Manager any more

Below, all error messages etc. are given here as translated by myself from German. The English original may differ We have the following setup Server A: Windows 2016 with RDP Session Broker and RDP ...
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Windows Server 2016 how to know if a service is going to start or not

I've a lot of service in Windows Server 2016. Some of this service have a delayed start or a dependency. I waited 20 minutes after server starts. There are 20 service still stopped. Is there some ...
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How to remove stale routes during Windows Cluster RESTART?

BACKGROUND I have a Windows Cluster (2016) with four nodes (3 NICs each). When I try to restart any of the cluster host server, the whole cluster going down and other nodes are randomly failing. ...
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Disable auto-lock in Windows 10 (domain account)

I have just installed Windows 10 1803 and joined the computer to my domain. A short while after the display goes into power save mode, the computer also locks so that I have to type the user's ...
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How to properly configure IIS to have requests go to a web service 2 folders down

I'm moving an old .Net 2 web service from a Windows 2008 R2 server to a new Windows 2016 Datacenter server. It has something else set up on the Default Web Site, but I have created an additional one ...
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Not able to create DFS namespace in a completely new forest

Not able to create DFS namespace in a completely new forest OS: Windows server 2016 DFL: 2003 FFL: 2003 DFS role on member server creating very first namespace server - Errors in : The object ...
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Windows server 2016 {Access Denied} A process has requested access to an object, but has not been granted those access rights

I'm running some selenium c# chrome driver test with the latest version of chrome driver and chrome. On my desktop Windows 10 PC it works fine, however, in production Windows server 2016 I'm getting ...
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How to set a PromiscuousMode on Network Adapter using Powershell in WIndows Server?

It's easy to check state of the PromiscuousMode for a physical network interface using PowerShell: Get-NetAdapter | Select InterfaceDescription, PromiscuousMode However how to set (enable/disable) ...
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Hyper-V 2016 doesn't shut down guests on host restart / shutdown

I am running an Hyper-V host with Windows Server 2016 Datacenter. All guests are configured to be saved at host shutdown and automatically startet again at host startup. This worked for a long time, ...
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Windows Server 2016 Dropping Packet Retransmissions

We've come across an issue where we're able to narrow down root cause and hoping the collective here can provide insight. We have an AWS EC2 instance, c4.8xlarge, that is dropping tcp retransmits ...
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Windows Server Backup and System State size

I am currently using Windows Server Backup (on a Windows 2016 DC server) for daily backups of System State to a local network folder - ie the network folder is shared by the very same host I am ...
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Cant remote manage server “Access is denied”

Im trying to work with performance monitor on windows server 2016 core. I have my PC a VM a new or was atleast new Installation of server core and i got some other VMs running. All im trying to do is ...
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How to enable insecure guest logons on Windows Server 2016?

Since Windows Server 2016 Update version 1709, insecure guest logons have been automatically disabled. How should insecure guest logons be enabled again? In the linked article, Microsoft suggests to ...
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how to prevent windows server 2016 share from holding file locks after a disconnects?

I have a Windows Server 2016 server with a file share that clients have write permissions to. Sometimes clients disconnect while the client has file locks that are not released. Here is a view using ...