Questions tagged [windows-server-2016]

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

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Configure custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server 2012 (and later) in Remote Administration mode?

So the release of Windows Server 2012 has removed a lot of the old Remote Desktop related configuration utilities. In particular, there is no more Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration utility ...
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How do I add the Windows GUI to Windows 2016 Server Core?

We just got our dedicated server from Rackspace. It was loaded with W2008 on it. I decided to put the most recent OS on it so I wouldn't have to upgrade it later. Apparently during the installation, I ...
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Windows Server 2016 scheduled task schedule must be in future

We have a 2012 server that has about 20 scheduled tasks that are used for monitoring. We have built a 2016 server to replace it and as I move tasks to the new server I have run into an issue. Most ...
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Bootable Windows Server 2016 USB Drive

I have 8 HP ProLiant DL380 servers that are mounted in a data center. I have to deploy Windows Server 2016 Datacenter operating system on all of them using a particular customer's (modified) ISO. ...
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How can I verify AD replication between two DCs works

We have a domain with 3 DCs in different networks and we want to decomission one of them. However, I suspect that the two remaining DCs will not replicate properly between each other due to some ...
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server 2016 active directory and hyper-v same server

I am getting ready to move my production environment from server 2012 R2 to server 2016 I want to do a clean install and in doing some inventory really only have two server I can use for staging, I ...
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What does @ mean in a hostname in DNS configuration?

I'm creating new DNS records in our DC (Windows Server 2016) and I bump into zones where there are a lot of records that do not have a regular hostname, only an "@". We are using scopes and policies, ...
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Apparently Robocopy does not understand Windows Server 2016 deduplication. Is there a way to make it work without corrupting the volume?

Scenario: Doing a server migration from old Server 2008 R2 to new Server 2016, following this Server Fault guide: File server migration using Robocopy After Robocopy completes, enable deduplication ...
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Storage Spaces Direct guidelines

I have recently deployed WS2016 DC on 4x DL380 G7s for PoC purposes. Each server has 4x 300GB 10K SAS drives, also, I have a couple of Intel SSDs that I can temporary borrow from my company. My main ...
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Windows server 2016 Configuration Manager Client (5.00.8458.1000) fail

I have two fresh installs of Windows server 2016 Everytime I try to run Configuration Manager Client (5.00.8458.1000) i get an error Configuration Manager Client (5.00.8458.1000) - Error ...
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Can't use long path names in Windows 2016

I was pleased to see with the latest Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 the old 260 character restriction for folder and file names can be overcome. I've just installed Windows 2016 on a new machine ...
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Server 2008 R2 to Server 2016 options

I have a big problem. I have a 2008 R2 server which I've been asked to upgrade (for work) to 2016. I've found (through Microsoft) that it's not possible to do this 'in-place' (though if anyone knows ...
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U2F (YubiKey, etc) and Active Directory

I'm searching for information about how to integrate U2F (using YubiKey or similar devices) into an Active Directory Windows Domain (Will be a Windows 2016 Server). Especially I'm interested in ...
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Do we need SCVMM in order to test Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016?

I've installed in our lab three Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition. Each server has five SAS drives and we'll purchase a few SSDs for the servers. Right now we are testing our infrastructure and ...
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Is .NET 3.5.1 Supported on Windows Server 2016?

I can't find any documentation regarding this, take a look at.. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/gp/framework_faq/en-us .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: Beginning with .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack ...
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Are Windows 2016 DNS Policies / Split DNS possible on AD integrated zones with older DCs?

Windows Server 2016 supports DNS Policies, which provide support for split-brain DNS among other scenarios: You can configure DNS policies to specify how a DNS server responds to DNS queries. DNS ...
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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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Storage Spaces Direct very low available space

I'm testing S2D. I have created cluster from 2 VMs and call PowerShell Enable-ClusterStorageSpacesDirect -SkipEligibilityChecks -Confirm -CacheState Disabled List of storage Type Node Size Used ...
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How to install Application Server role on Windows Server 2016

I'm updating requirements for a software product for Windows Server 2016. In 2012 R2 I always used to install the "Application Server" role. This seems to have vanished in 2016. I've been searching ...
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Scale-Out File Server with Storage Spaces Direct

guys! After a recent upgrade of our infrastructure, I've got a bunch of decommissioned hardware that I would like to use for storage purposes along with trying out some new stuff. So, I have 4 x DELL ...
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Windows Server 2016 not updating through WSUS

We have a WSUS server running on Windows Server 2016. WSUS detects and sends updates to all systems, including the 2012 servers. WSUS will detect but not send updates to any of the 2016 servers. It ...
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The setup of S2D that delivers up to 2M IOPS to SQL FCI

We are about to deploy shared storage researching for ultra-fast storage to implement Microsoft SQL Server Failover Cluster (FCI). So far the project goes, we would to start with 500K IOPS for 8k ...
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Is it possible to get a windows-version from a powershell command on Windows Server 2016 Nano?

I'm using the latest preview of Windows Server 2016 nano. Using a remote powershell session, I connect to the remote system via Enter-PSSession, and then I tried to use the most common techniques ...
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Is there any way to prevent Storage Spaces Direct from automatically adding disks?

Got a problem here on a 2016 Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) hosting an SQL Failover Cluster Instance (FCI) employing Storage Spaces Direct (S2D). On each server, after successful initial ...
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Should I use Hyper-V for a Basic Windows Server 2016 File Server?

I'm setting up a new file server with Windows Server 2016 on a machine with 16 GB RAM and ~20 TB of disk. The server is going to be handling files for 15 people, mainly large files used by graphic ...
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Is it possible to ask ReFS to use hardware RAID6 for parity calculations?

Does ReFS use FPGA-based XOR engines for RAID parity calculations? If not, is it possible to get it to use such tech?
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Windows Server 2016 - Can't RDP with one specific user

This is a new Windows 2016 server. We have three users on it and two of them are able to login without issue. The third one, no matter what we've tried (except rebooting; trying to avoid that) is not ...
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Storage Spaces Direct MTBF

I'm testing S2D now and I would like to calculate MTBF for the whole system. It seems very fragile to me: Let's have 4 nodes (x) with 12 drives (y) in each. MTBF for one node is 1/12 of single drive ...
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LIO iSCSI Target for Windows Server 2016 Cluster disk - device is not ready

I have a LIO iSCSI Target configured on a Fedora 22 machine exporting 1 LUN to 2 Windows Server 2016 machines, both of these are able to access the disk without issues. These servers are part of a ...
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How do I configure a stretch cluster without shared storage between two sites?

I am trying to redesign our IT infrastructure and seeking help in implementing DR solution for our company. I see that as 2 data centers in active-passive mode with the data replication. Currently ...
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experience with using SS on Windows 2016 MSCS VMware Virtual machines

After reading multiple documentations around setting up a MS 2016 Fail-over Cluster with Storage Spaces on VMware ESX it seems that this configuration is not supported but it only says server 2012 and ...
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Only getting 100 Mbit in Hyper V Guest from 1 Gigabit network connection

I have a HP Proliant ML350 G6 with two integrated Broadcom NetXTreme Gigabit Ethernet ports running Windows server 2016, updated as of today. If I share a folder on my hyper v host I can add and ...
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Server 2016 - update reboots

We have recently started to install Server 2016, and seem to be hitting the 'we're going to reboot this server when we feel like it' brick wall. With preview five this was easily rectified using the ...
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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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Auto login a user at boot on Windows Server 2016?

I'm testing Windows Server 2016 (instead of 2012) but unchecking the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" box in control userpasswords2 does NOT seem to let the machine ...
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Is there a reason to use a Storage Pool instead of creating a RAID-5 Volume?

I have a single Windows Server 2016 Standard Server, with 3x 4 TB drives, on plain SATA Controllers (2x On-Board Intel, 1x Add-On PCI Express Asmedia 1061). The server itself is virtualized, running ...
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How do i completely turn off windows defender from powershell

Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring disables the first one, what are the specific switches to disable the others you see when you open the UI? I have not found a clear example of this in the ...
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Slow storage spaces direct S2D setup

I have two Dell R710's with 8 Cores 64+ GB RAM, Flashed Dell H200 with 9211 IT mode, 4 teamed gbe nics, Server 2016 One server has: 2 x 480 GB SSD's 3X 2TB HDD 1x 3 TB HDD The other 2 x 240 GB SSD 4 x ...
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Cluster Fails when Enabling Storage Spaces Direct Server 2016

I'm trying to get a 2 Node Hyper-converged Fail-over cluster setup with 2016 Server and Storage Spaces Direct. I am able to Validate (with no errors) and Create the Cluster with the S2D tests ...
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Convert Windows Server 2016 Desktop Experience to Core

How can you convert a Desktop Experience edition of Windows Server 2016 to a Core edition? For previous insider builds you use the powershell uninstall-windowsfeature cmdlet to remove features such as ...
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Hyperv-V creates mystery .avhdx files and fills up disk space

I have windows server 2016. Also i have Hyper-V role on my server. Every day in 5:36 i have error, that disk full and my virtual machine is stopping. In Hyper-V logs: ProviderName: Microsoft-...
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Active Directory migration from Windows 2003 to Windows 2016

I've inherited an old Windows 2003 based Active Directory installation and I'm tasked to upgrade it to modern standards. I've done various (successful) test in my lab using the plan below, but I ...
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IIS Keys: Machine Keys, WAS Keys, IIS Configuration Keys

I'm exploring ways of managing IIS with puppet. Applications are run across multiple servers, so I need the keys to be consistent across applications so if people move from one web server to the other ...
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Feature name Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux is unknown

I am trying to enable linux subsystem on a Windows Server 2016 on AWS EC2 by following these instructions https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-on-server Here is the error message: ...
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2 node cluster (active-passive) with Windows Server 2016

I'd like to create a 2 node cluster with 2 servers with Windows Server 2016 standard. My cluster should be in active-passive configuration without shared storage (SAN, iSCSI, etc.) without active ...
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IIS 10 - Deny all IP restriction

I come from the Windows 2003 Server world and it's IIS version is much different then IIS 10 on Windows 2016 Server. The 2003 server appears to have denied all IP addresses by default. How to I deny ...
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Hyper-V Windows Server 2016 VM is super slow

I have a Hyper-V VM, both host and VM are running Windows Server 2016. The VM has Exchange 2016 installed and takes an hour to start up fully (all Exchange services). It is actually very solid when up ...
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GPResult error The user does not have RSoP data fails as Domain Admin

Is there a way to get gpresult to work without never logging in to computer as an actual user? Lets say UserA is logging in to computer XYZ. You login via TeamViewer to it or are there locally as ...
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How to properly setup docker networks on Windows 2016?

I have already setup docker engine modules and I got NAT switch automatically created. My question is: if there is any chance I could use existing Hyper-V virtual switch for connecting my containers ...
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Windows 2016 Storage Spaces Direct + Data Deduplication

Has anyone combined S2D (Storage Spaces Direct) with Data Deduplication? Is this even possible or recommended practice? Please elaborate on why this is a good idea or not. EDIT: Just stumbled ...