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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Server 16 not booting off of hard drive after switching hard drive positions Dell Poweredge 2950

I have a Dell Poweredge 2950 GII and 2 hard disks. On one of them, Server 16 Datacenter is on it. It has successfully booted to Server 16 many times, but after I needed to re arrange the hard drives, ...

WSFC creation fails on physical server, succeeds on VM

I cannot for the life of me get a cluster created on any of my physical Windows Server 2016 Datacenter installs, and this is my Hail Mary. I've tried fresh installs, fresh re-installs, creating the ...

Made the mistake of installing W2016 core without gui need help installing gui

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 ...

Backing up VHD Sets

I've recently created a guest fileserver cluster using VHD Sets. Everything is working fine except i can't do backup on the fileservers. Windows VSS tells me it cannot create snapshots of VMs with ...

Task Scheduler in Server 2016 Datacenter Edition Doesn't Run Automatically

We are migrating some applications and we use the Windows Task Scheduler as a tool. Migrate from Server 2012 Datacenter for Server 2016 Datacenter. I create the tasks in several ways, importing from ...

Hyper-V Windows Server 2016 - Assign Public IP to Guest VM and allow internet access

I'm setting up a Hyper-V (Win Server 2016) lab on a leased Dedicated Server. The server has 2 (can get more) permanent IP addresses. I want my Guest VM(s) to have full internet access, and use one ...

How to enable PIN login for domain-joined Windows 10 Pro via Group Policy

First I tried enabling PIN using Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Logon/Turn on convenience PIN sign-in. This did allow me to set a PIN on the client PC (previously this option ...

Can two Server 2016 Essentials at different offices be connected to the same Office 365?

We're currently having a setup where we have to different domains, and two different offices and nothing is shared what so ever. Planning our next upgrade we're thinking of merging the Office 365 ...

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 ...

“Windows cannot find the Microsoft Software License Terms” when installing Windows Server 2016 in a VM

I downloaded Windows Server 2016 iso from the link. The iso file size is 4.95 GB. While installing Windows Server 2016 in VMware Workstation 2012, I see following error message. Windows cannot find ...

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 ...

Slow windows DNS server

I have a microsoft DNS server for a local domain, running Windows server 2016STD. This computer is also a domain controller. It's configured to forward to fast public DNS servers. From any computer ...

NanoServer WinRM HTTPS

Trying to configure nanoserver for WinRM Remote HTTPS access and all the tutorials I have been able to find use the WinRM command and I cannot figure out how to configure it any other way. Does anyone ...

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?

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 ...

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 ...

Can I reroute all traffic to my VM's via my jumpbox?

I'm building a network of VM's in Azure, 1 group of VM's for the webtier and 1 group of VM's for the data/sql-tier. I will create a jumpbox VM that enables access for devops purposes via VPN. Now I ...

Windows Server 2016 Standard Processor Groups

I'm using vmware and assigned 64 logical processors and 64 sockets. But the operating system is dividing the number of processors into two different uneven processor groups. From reading Microsoft ...

How to assign a drive letter to an ISCSI partition?

I have a disk set up on a server which is connected to as NAS via iSCSI LUN. It appears the drive has lost its drive letter E: from the server and I can't seem to assign it back. I am running Server ...

memory_corruption_one_byte server 2016 (nested virtualization)

Hi i have about 6 guest VMs (mix of 2012 R2 and 2016) running on 2016. One of those guests is a 2016 box with nested virtualization enabled (via powershell). This box is acting as a Hyper-V replica, ...

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 ...

Windows Server 2016 Essentials folder permissions

We just installed a Windows Server 2016 Essentials machine and are trying to migrate from a Synology DS412+. I created users, created Server Folders for each of our network shares, and applied the ...

Disable Automatic Maintenance Windows Server 2016

When using Server 2012 I disabled the (evil) Automatic Maintenance task using the following commands (originally found here): psexec \\SERVERNAME -s schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\...

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 2016 eval to essential

currently I have the following running: Name: Windows(R), ServerStandardEval edition Description: Windows(R) Operating System, TIMEBASED_EVAL channel Product Key Channel: Retail:TB:Eval and bought a ...

Interactive Service Desktop not working as expected on Windows Server 2016

With Windows Server 2012 it was possible to use an application running on the Interactive Service Desktop. The service was configured to "Allow service to interact with desktop". Starting the "...

Server 2016 File Server Best Practices [closed]

We are going to replace our old 2008R2 file server with Server 2016. We only have about 50 shares but about 20 TB and growing of Data. I get the share permissions and NTFS and most restrictive which ...

Windows Server 2012 R2 Stuck While Rebooting at Spinning Blue Windows Screen

I have recently installed Server 2012 R2 and also installed Backup Exec 2016, after complete the installation windows needs to update and then restart. After restart the problem came, the server ...

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 ...

Win Server 2016 - IIS 10 + PHP = 403.14

So I am test driving Windows Server 2016 std. I installed IIS, set a Document Default (index.php). I added user permissions (IIS_IUSRS) to my webroot dir (note that my webroot dir is not the default ...

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 ...

NTFS Compression with Deduplication?

I have installed the Data Deduplication role on Windows Server 2016. Per Microsoft, it's using NTFS compression to help save space: Data deduplication stores more data in less physical space. It ...

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 ...

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. ...

Executing Scheduled Task after VM Migration (HyperV)

We are setting up multiple SQL Virtual Machines, spread over multiple nodes, so that they can auto migrate between nodes for load balancing, or for automatic failover during troubling times. These VMs ...

The processing of Group Policy failed

One of the AD servers has been decommissioned. There is currently only one left (Windows Server 2016). We do have an error when trying to deploy group policies. The processing of Group Policy failed....

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 ...

Why isn't my scheduled task triggered reliably? [duplicate]

It's 19:01 now. This is what the Scheduled Tasks window on my Windows Server 2016 shows: As you can see, the highlighted task is: triggered to run at xx:15 every hour, is scheduled to run again at ...

Windows Server 2016 H.264 Decoder

I have a Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services Session Host with the Server Media Foundation feature and Firefox installed. When users try to watch YouTube videos they are unable to do so ...

What exactly is the “Data Sharing service” in Windows Server 2016?

Windows Server 2016 (and Windows 10) contain the mysterious "Data Sharing service", which happens to crash every now and then, polluting our service logs. Apparently, event Microsoft employees don't ...

Cannot Remote Desktop into Windows 2016 server after adding many Windows users

Hoping you can help. I am running a brand new Windows 2016 server image on AWS EC2. I run a bat file which adds about 2000 sites into IIS (using appcmd.exe) an equal amount of FTP virtual directories ...

Docker Container Has No Default Gateway

I am testing Docker (1.12.2-cs2-ws-beta, build 050b611) on Windows Server 2016 and I cannot connect to my container. I have since realised that my container does not have a default gateway assigned to ...

Hyper-V Manager - Windows 10 & Server 2016 & Activer Directory - Cannot connect Local W10 Account to Hyper-V running on Server 2016

I have a server running server 2016 for my Hyper-V Role and the server is domain joined. My PC is Domain Joined but I run using a local account most of the time. I cannot connect my Hyper-V Manager ...

Why is my Windows BuildBot service failing immediately with error 7000?

I'm setting up a BuildBot worker in a Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition VM running on Azure. This is going build our product for Windows, using the Visual Studio C++ compiler. I've got to the ...

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 we ...

Windows 2016 Group Policy Administrative Templates

In my 2016 Active Directory Server in the Group Policy under the Administrative Templates tab I am not getting anything. On my old 2012 AD server there was a plethora of options to choose from. I ...

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 ...
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