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How to determine the date and time of most recent successful Windows Update run on Windows Server 2016?

It appears that Microsoft removed this registry key in Server 2016. HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\Results\Install Does anyone know of an equivalent ...

Microsoft Storage Spaces: unusable space when using drives with different size

I want to join five drives (4x50GB, 1x100GB) into one pool/drive/file system using storage spaces. I do also want to use the "Mirror" option. So, in my opinion, I should be able to get 150GB mirrored ...

do I have to upgrade all servers to 2016 at once?

Do I? Currently, we have a mix of 2003, 2008, 2008R2 and 2012. I want to move to 2016 AD for DCs only. I'm going to purchase CALs and Server 2016 Standard licenses. I assume not? Thanks for any ...

Is there an easy way to alias PowerShell in cmd?

Whenever I login to my servercore server, the first thing i usually do is this: powershell start-process powershell -verb runas It's a little annoying to always write this whole sentence. can I ...

I got this error while installing RDS

I got this error while installing some RDS server.. For some reason i cant figure out what is going wrong. I tried reinstalling the entire server but that does not seem to fix it. I also enabled full ...

Windows Server 2016 network resets after installing the Hyper-V role

On a new installation of Windows Server 2016 Datacenter desktop edition, I set up the networking to manual and assign all the IP addresses, then install the Hyper-V role. After the installation ...

Microsoft iSCSI target server 2016 failover cluster doesn't work in Server Manager after transfering roles

I have a pair of Server 2016 VMs in a failover cluster running the File Server and iSCSI Target Server roles. Previously each role was separately defined in the Failover Cluster Manager, but due a ...

Why can Win10 Nodes Will Check In With WSUS But Not Pull Updates (0x8024401c)

I have a Windows Server 2016 running WSUS (WID Database). The nodes on my system are all Windows 10 Professional. They are configured through group policy to check the Server 2016 for updates. The ...

Best use of RAM for multiple SQL instances?

I have a new Windows Server 2016 box with 32GB of RAM, it will be used for dev testing by one or two users max. There will be occasional use of VM/Hyper-V instances and a couple of IIS test sites ...

Start-Process : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name 'Command'

Strangest error. Im attempting to run an elevated powershell process in order to install an application on a headless windows server 2016 core container. steps to reproduce this: start the ...

SAMBA Point & Print Printer wont print after user logs off & on

I'm running Windows Server 2016. I have a CentOS based SAMBA/CUPS print server with Point & Print setup. It works as expected. I can connect to a printer (from server 2016), install the driver, ...

Change the Company Name of Windows Server 2016 Essentials

Does anyone know how to change the company name you entered when you originally setup the server? The company name has a typo and needs to be fixed.

PHP Manager IIS fails to install on Windows Server 2016

I have recently installed Windows Server 2016 and I'm trying to get my IIS 10 set-up to create a site. The PHP 5.6.30 installed just fine, but the PHP Manager 1.2, WinCache 1.3 for PHP 5.6 and CGI ...

Can I Disable Microsoft Storage Spaces SMP?

I've just migrated our work server to a new machine, and took the opportunity to upgrade to Windows Server 2016. Since switching over, I've noticed that the server is using 90% of the 8GB of memory ...

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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GEOIP for IIS 10

I'm migrating from Apache 2.4 back to IIS 10. IIS does have a IP restriction interface but there is noway to GEO ban by country. Is there a similar module than Apache Maxmind Geo IP module for IIS? ...

Windows Server 2016 + CIS security benchmarks: “access denied” on GP objects, locked out of all shares incl. SYSVOL

We have got an Active Directory domain with Windows Server 2016 on the domain controller and up-to-date Windows 10 on all clients. Not long ago I began deploying the Center for Internet Security (CIS) ...

Configure Windows Smartscreen GPO is Missing Options

I run three AD servers, and I'm trying to implement the same policy on all three: Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\File Explorer\Configure Windows ...

New Vagrant Packaged Windows Server 2016 returning Authentication failure. Retrying

I'm creating a base image using Windows Server 2016. The image is fully patched and has all the normal configuration applied, but when I test it, it fails to connect as the vagrant user, with a ...

How to resolve hyper-V error message when booting up a VM?

I'm running this on Windows Server 2016 Essentials. There's a single local VM set up in the Hyper-V. The guest VM is Windows 10 Pro. Again, that VM runs from the same physical server. When the host ...

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. ...

IKEv2 VPN, tunnel ok but no traffic

I setup a vpn on my windows server 2016 (with routing and remote access), the client is a windows 10 pro. This is the server configuration: The client connects correctly, but does not receive a ...

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 ...

Can Exchange Online Utilize Active Directory Distribution Groups Automatically

We recently migrated from an on premises Exchange deployment to Exchange in the cloud (Office 365). With our on premises Exchange, we could create a distribution group in Active Directory and then ...

server 2016 unable to add roles or features after making server a domain controller

I am having a problem i cannot install roles or features at all. I installed windows server 2016 standard with desktop as a hardware machine not virtual joined existing domain installed anti-virus ...

Recommended setup for webserver with automatic failover and lots of files [closed]

Current situation: Windows Server 2012 Standard R2 ASP.NET application MySQL database Millions of user files, documents, images, etc. More then 1TB of data and growing rapidly Single dedicated server ...

After Domain Upgrade, why can't 2008R2 servers connect to one of the new DCs?

we recently upgraded our domain to Windows Server 2016. We have two new DCs running on domain functional level 2016, removed the old DCs and now we seem to have a strange issue. Our old servers with ...

Disabling IPv6 to allow RDS Installation. What's the real solution?

I've just experienced something for the second time on a fresh VM in Azure. This hasn't happened on Amazon yet, but has happened in Hyper-V on a fresh Server 2012 R2 VM. Basically, I've setup a ...

Server 2008 R2 and Server 2016 Power Options for hibernation when UPS battery critical

We have a number of 2008 R2 and 2016 servers that are configured to hibernate when the UPS battery level is critical - Control Panel > System and Security > Power Options Last night we had a four ...

Can't access remote shares on L2TP VPN

I've set up a L2TP VPN for my (Microsoft Surface Pro 4) tablet when I am at work so I can still access my files on my local server. However when I'm connected to the VPN I can't seem to access my ...

Access denied if I try to control Windows 2016 service remotely

I have following script: cmdkey.exe /add:COMPUTER /user:COMPUTER\user /pass:somepassword sc \\COMPUTER stop Servicename Works fine with Windows 2012 R2 but not with Windows 2016. With windows 2016 I ...

Print Management on WS 2016. Permissions Screw Up

I've setup print management got everything rolling out via GPO, and things are looking really good. However I attempted to lock down the executives Printer by removing the "Everyone" group from their ...

virsh KVM/QEMU port 445 NATing to windows

I'm stuck on some port mapping problem and somehow I think it's specific to the 445 port, but I can't figure WTF is going on. I just have an ubuntu server, running a single windows 2016 server (the ...

How to map Windows server SIDs to UID and GID on my mounted NFS share on windows 2016?

I'd like to map Windows server SIDs to UID and GID on my mounted NFS share on windows 2016? I only get 4294967294 which is nobody and can only manipulate it manually via registry. How can I get ...

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 ...

Migrate AD DHCP

Soon, I will need to migrate my domain controller server with AD DHCP 2012 R2 from a PowerEdge R430 to a virtual machine on Windows server 2016 based on VMware vSphere 6. Can anybody post a step-by-...

Storage Spaces Get-VirtualDisk -FriendlyName vDisk | Get-PhysicalDisk

I am using Server 2016 storage spaces. I have created a virtual disk in a storage pool via powershell (FriendlyName "vDisk") I have also created another virtual disk via the gui (FriendlyName "test")....

How to configure active directory activation from powershell/commandline?

Although it's a simple matter to configure Active Directory activation on Windows Server 2016 once the VA role is installed using the GUI, I need a way to configure this from the command line or ...

Can't add client to WSE 2016 (TLS issue)

I have a server running WSE 2016 that I upgraded from WSE 2012R2. I needed to add a new client to the server, but when I run the WSE connector configuration wizard, the setup fails because of a ...

Cannot Connect to AD Joined Samba Share on RHEL 7.3 from Windows

While I can find permission issues to Samba using local Linux users here and across Google search, I cannot find a solution to my specific problem. I don't have any experience with Samba, so this ...

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 ...

Is a virtualized guest host limited by the host system max concurrent connections

I'm trying to test a server environment on my windows 10 professional. I'm running windows server 2016 as a guest host with hyper-v I need to test our application (angular) with 30/40 clients ...

How to disable global ASLR setting on Windows Server 2016 Essentials?

I'm trying to deploy some old custom software on the computer running Windows Server 2016 Essentials. Previously it used to run on Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit, without any issues. The software in ...

Set up VPN to be accessible to other countries etc [closed]

a bit new to networking. I have a small home server, we will be going out to travel in Italy next week, and peoplewant to watch local content not accessible in other countries. So I want to setup a ...

Can't access WSUS console from local system; can access it from another host?

I have a WSUS server running on Server 2012 R2, update services 3.2.7600.226. From Server Manager, I see that WSUS has an error, and specifically when I open the errors I see "The DSS Authentication ...

Windows Server network share only accessible via localhost, even when disabling firewall

I'm running Windows Server 2016 in a home network to do stuff like file sharing. As of today, I have been unable to connect to my network shares from any computer in and outside of the network so I ...

How to add printer to Active Directory in Windows Server 2016?

I have a few printers which I can view in Print Management. I have enabled in two of them "List in Directory" option, but they don't appear under Active Directory Users and Computers. Where exactly ...

Syncing on-prem subdomain AD to Azure AD

I've been looking for an answer to this here and in other places, but I can't seem to find one. I have a client with a single on-prem Active Directory domain. One forest, one domain. There are ...

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 ...

Windows Server 2016 Essentials vs Standard feature list? [closed]

Is there a straightforward comparison of Windows Server 2016 Essentials vs Standard Edition? Most pages that claim to compare actually only show the features of Standard vs DataCentre, including the ...
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