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Remote desktop from azure

We want to implement a solution so our employees use only remote computer instead of physical one to store their information and work, so they can login to their work desktop even if they are in home. ...

Can not access through RDP upon after activating the Docker on Windows Server 2016

I have a brand new Microsoft Windows Server 2016 v1607 (OS Build 14393.576) on Google Cloud Platform. I connected to machine through RDP and installed only Containers feature then ran commands below ...

Remote Desktop to Server 2016 fails after disabling TLS 1.0

For some reason Remote Desktop is failing to connect to Server 2016 from Server 2008 R2 after disabling TLS 1.0. I can connect to other 2008 R2 servers from it I can connect to the 2016 server from ...

Shared User Starting Multiple RDP Connections to Pooled Virtual Desktop Collection

I have setup a Windows 16 (Datacenter Evaluation) test server with Hyper-V and Remote Desktop Services installed. I am using Virtualization Host with a collection of pooled Windows 7 VMs. What I need ...

Is it possible to install IE 11 on a Windows Nano server (2016)?

I'm working on some Selenium stuff in AWS. Unfortunately, Server 2012 and 2016 (with GUIs) haven't been all that helpful. I've run into quite a few snags. I'm wondering if it would be possible to ...

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 ...

Is it possible to make a Windows Server 2016 VDI template?

I was looking for this but could not find any answer (nor a question like that to be honest :). Anyway the questions is, is it possible to create a VDI collection from a template with Windows Server ...

Restore selected directory/files from Server 2008R2 to Server 2016

I just tried to simulate a mail server failing and how long it would take to install on another server and restore the Domino directory.. From the Server 2016 box using Windows Server Backup I set up ...

Windows Server 2016 containers? [closed]

Can someone clear this up? The Windows Server 2016 container technology is Docker correct? And an oversimplified assumption it's some Hyper-v translation layer between Docker and Windows? Can you ...

Server 2016 bluescreen vmswitch.sys

I am facing a serious issue on two Hyper-V-hosts with Windows Server 2016 Datacenter. Without external influence they crash and all guest VMs too. The STOP code is UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP ...

Packer - AWS Windows 2016 SysPrep returns exit code 1

When attempting to SysPrep an AWS Windows Server 2016 instance using Packer the following error is thrown: Build 'amazon-ebs' errored: Script exited with non-zero exit status: 1. Allowed exit codes ...

Cannot install Windows Server 2016 on 2008 R2 Hyper-V due to MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION stop error

I'm trying to create a Windows Server 2016 instance on Hyper-V 2008 and it fails to boot from the ISO because of a stop error "MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION". Is installing 2016 not possible on an OS as old ...

Constant error from Service SyncHost & CDPUserSvc on Windows Server 2016

We are are running a couple of Windows Server 2016 boxes for some of our environments to start testing things out but we have been getting constant errors from the two above services not running. ...

Folder redirection only sometimes working

We have a newly setup windows server 2016 server, only server on the network, and we have 4 workstations running windows 7 pro on the domain, the issue we are having is that 2 of the 4 users are ...

Logging in server users after restart without using RDP [closed]

We are running instances of our software in windows server users (possibly not the best solution but this is where we're currently at) When a server is updated it forces all users on that server to ...

How can I install Windows Server 2016 Standard in English?

Is there a way to force installation of Windows Server 2016 Standard in English? The only choice in my install iso is German and I cannot choose English which I find very strange. Changing the system ...

How to access my ftp sever over the internet?

I have Windows Server 2016 running on an Azure VM, and I'm trying to get ftp running on it. FTP role is installed, ports 21 and 20 are opened in the firewall and in Azure portal. And still port 20 ...

Installation of .Net 3.5 runtime is stuck at 17%

I am trying to a .NET framework 3.5 feature on a windows server 2016. However once the progress bar reached 17%, it is stuck. Any reason why it is the case? Is there any solution to this problem?

Storage Spaces Direct - New Volume on Virtual Disk

Is it possible to add a new volume to an existing virtual disk? The reason behind this is, that i would like to set certain values like interleave for the virtual disk. But right now you can either ...

“Error trying to access object” in New-VM when creating a generation 2 VM

I have an extremely obscure error: if I try to create a gen 2 (gen 1 works fine) VM with powershell, it errors out. Creating it with the Hyper-V manager remotely works fine. Environment details: ...

Best practices for an in-place upgrade from Server 2008r2 to 2016?

I've got several web servers servers running Server 2008r2 SP2 Standard with SQL Server 2014. What is the best practice / easiest in-place upgrade path to get to Windows Server 2016? In testing I'm ...

WIndows 2016: How to force time sync after reverting to a snapshot?

Using vmware vsphere server 6.0.0 with a VM running Windows 2016. I have Windows set up to sync time with time.nist.gov. The machine is using UTC time zone. After restoring to a snapshot the time ...

Hyper-V Cluster network not reachable between nodes

Microsoft recommends a Hyper-V Cluster has its own dedicated cluster network that will be: Used for inter-node cluster communication such as the cluster heartbeat and Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) ...

VSS - The semaphore timeout period has expired

On a Server 2016 box Windows Backup fails with The backup operation that started at '‎2016‎-‎12‎-‎23T02:00:13.001000000Z' has failed because the Volume Shadow Copy Service operation to create a ...

Windows Server 2012 R2 vs Windows Server 2016 resource usage [on hold]

How does the resource usage compare between Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016? Does either use more RAM, more CPU, more network usage, more disk I/O, or more disk space, generally ...

how to change windows 2016 docker dynamic / ephemeral port range

So I've been trying to use Windows Server 2016 docker on AWS EC2 and it seems by default when the docker container try to access the internet, it uses an ephemeral port range of 1024 and above? Is ...

ADFS Passive Request = “There are no registered protocol handlers”

Im trying to configure ADFS to work as a Claim Provider (I suppose AD will be the identity provider in this case). Just for simple testing, ive tried the following on windows server 2016 machine: 1) ...

Copying using ODX between two MS Windows Server shares from desktop client

All hosts are in the domain and the setup is following: two MS Windows Servers 2012R2 or 2016 (named: S1, S2) one desktop client with newest MS Windows 10 S1 and S2 have network shares accessible ...

Office 365 Outlook clients intermittently losing connection

I'm the one-man IT department for a small business. We use Office 365 Exchange with client machines all running Windows 7 Pro, and either Outlook 2013 or 2016 on each machine. Occasionally, (ranging ...

Dell PowerEdge T130 with S130 RAID Controller - Driver for Windows Server 2016 nonexistent

So I have Dell PowerEdge T130 tower server, and I wish to install Windows Server 2016 Essentials on it. When I configure RAID in Dell Lifecycle Controller everything is fine, but when I try to run ...

Does Windows Server 2016 Standard require more resources than Windows Server 2012 R2?

I have an AWS EC2 instance running Windows Server 2012 R2 that I am able to maintain in either a T2 Medium or C4 Large state, depending on the load, or if I'm doing any development on the machine. I ...

Server 2016 standard RDS CAL [duplicate]

I wonder if any of you know if there are separate OEM and OLP RDS CALs for server 2016? Our distributor said that we will be able to use the OLP CALs on an OEM version of 2016 standard. Is this ...

Storage Recommendations for Hyper-v cluster on Server 2016

We have purchased a new set of 5 HP servers and an all solid state 16gb fibre Nimble storage system to replace our aged existing hardware, however, the decision was made above my head to switch from ...

Putting a backup AD domain controller as a VM on a workstation

As a small shop (~10 PCs), we have only one physical server machine. This physical server machine runs the following two virtual machines: one AD domain controller and one "production server" (file ...

Windows Server 2016 Standard and Remote Desktop

We've installed Windows Server 2016 Standard. We enabled the Remote Desktop (not the Remote Desktop Services). Everything went well, but every nearly two minutes, we are disconnected from the server. ...

Get-DscResource not returning full list when run from Jenkins on Windows

I have a Windows Server 2016 Jenkins build box. I want to run some powershell in a Jenkins job. As a test I have set the job to do this in a Execute Windows batch command build step: powershell -...

Need a whitelist firewall software for Windows Server in Google Cloud

We are migrating to Google Cloud (GCE). We have a SFTP server running on Windows Server. We want to migrate this but we must have a white list filter and block all other SSH login attempts (i was ...

What does “defer features updates” do in Windows Server 2016?

I know what the "defer upgrades" option in Windows 10 does - it allows you to choose between the "Current Branch" and the "Current Branch for Business". Windows Server 2016, on the other hand, always ...

Windows Server 2016 Windows Update - specify the time of install

I've setup several servers with Windows Server 2016 and I've some questions regarding Windows Update. I've a WSUS server deployed with a GPO for all my servers but I configure different options on ...

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 ...

Print Seperator files on Server 2016 not working in an alternate location

With Server 2008 R2 and 2012R2, we were able to have the *.sep files stored in a location outside of System32, C:\SepFiles\coversheet.sep. As long as the folder had the name SepFiles it was working. ...

WSUS console is broken. “unload snap-in” never completes

I recently setup a new WSUS server (Server 2016 Core) and installed the console on my admin workstation. Everything was working fine but at some point something happened to the console and now it says ...

What's the PowerShell command to add server to the serverpool of RDS

We have a RDS Serverfarm containing one AD-Server and two RDS-Servers. AD is Server 2012 R2, RDS servers are Server 2016. When I login to the RDS Servers after a server restart via Teamviewer and ...

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 ...

Allow Non-Domain Computers To Access File Share But Require Authentication

I would like to know how to setup a file share that non-domain computers can access but still be authenticated by the credentials they provide to see what folders and files they have access too (...

WSUS server 2016 stuck on updates

I have an issue with my WSUS on windows server 2016, I. Normally synchronize and approve updates manually and decline what I do not need but there's an issue that not all updates get downloaded 100% ...

Windows Server conditional forwarders does not work on one of the domain controllers

With few words, the problem is that few domain names are not resolved by workstations in our network, while doing it from Remote Desktop session on the server succeeds. Now the details. We have a ...

Join Active Directory Domain wont create DNS record

I created testing environment with clean Windows Server 2016 active directory (clean install), default options on AD role installation and DNS server (running on the same machine as AD). When i join ...

PHP on IIS 10 can't access network share

I was previously running iis 8.5 on 2012 R2 and this was all working perfectly. After moving to a clean install of Server 2016 I ported over the sites from the previous install and everything seemed ...

RRAS IKEv2 VPN Error 20255

After spending all day on this, I think it's time to put it to the community. We have an RRAS server with NPS on a Win 2016 server located in AWS. It has worked fine up until a point over the weekend ...
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