Questions tagged as ['windows-server-2016']

Windows Server 2016 is the current server operating system from Microsoft.
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Lawrence avatar
.NET program sending of email not working on client server only
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I've originally asked this in SO but it seems this is a more appropriate place.

Basically, I have a program that sends email which works on my local machine and on our company's server. However, it's not working when deployed on the client's server.

The program cannot connect to the smtp server for some reason. Here is the exact error:

System.Net.Sockets.SocketException (0x80004005): A connection attempt ...
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User profile disks getting slower and slower causing crashes
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since this morning I'm encountering wacky problems on my terminal server. I use user profile disks and they are getting slower and slower the longer the user session is. After 30 minutes it is so slow that apps like outlook, explorer and others starting to crash ending with a complet frozen session. After killing the user session and starting a new session everything works fine again. This is also indep ...

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NPS Radius Configuration EAP-Ms-Chapv2
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I'm tryng to fix my Microsoft Server 2016 Network Policy Server configuration as radius server, with PEAP-MSChapv2.

As well known some modern devices are not able to "not validate" server certificate because this is option is too weak and had been disabled (for example some android 11 devices)

For what I know there should be the solution to add a internal CA certificate, to these (non domain) devices so ...

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Start/Search on Windows Server 2016 doesn't return some results
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For example, BizTalk is installed on this server, but when I search for BizTalk, none of the admin tools appear. To get to BizTalk, I have to click the "Start" button, scroll down to "M" and then find Microsoft BizTalk Server folder, and expand it, then click on the icon.

Example of search failing:

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Example of scrolling down to find BizTalk:

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When I search for Visual Studio, "ISE" (for Windows PowerS ...

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server 2016 unable to add roles or features (not language issues)
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I am trying to install Hyper-V on a window Server 2016, but it is failing with an error "The referenced assembly could not be found. Error: 0x80073701"

Looking in the CBS log, I find the following error:

CSI 00000009 (F) STATUS_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSING #137412# from CCSDirectTransaction::OperateEnding at index 0 of 1 operations, disposition 2[gle=0xd015000c]


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Domain Access Issues through RDP
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We are adding new servers to a domain but having frequent issues with connecting to those servers through RDP. Frequently when trying to connect via RDP I get the message "the security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship". The server is running and other things like APIs and web apps can still be accessed from the network. This is resolved b ...

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Weird Active Directory DNS Issue
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I am having a DNS issue I cannot figure out. For one specific hostname, when I create an A record, the name ends up changing when it replicates to the other DNS servers in AD.

We currently have two virtual DC/DNS servers & one physical DC/DNS server and replication is working between them. But for whatever reason when I create the record on any server, once it gets to the other ones it has an ...

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How can I find out which computer on my network is logging into Exchange 2016 and at what time
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Recently, multiple employees have come to me saying that their exchange accounts were breached over the time span of a few days. I have a theory that there is some form of worm on one of the computers within the domain that is periodically sending out spam/phishing links to customers and contractors. I have tried multiple AV scanners on all of the computers but they're all turning up empty.

The m ...

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Denniz avatar
Does 'Recycle Bin' storage affect roaming profile space?
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Our company allocates 40MB space for profile storage on the server. A user has a file of 15MB in his Recycle Bin which was deleted from his Desktop. In the past few weeks this user noticed a message about his roaming profile not being loaded after signing in on his computer. After clearing the Recycle Bin and restarting the system the profile message is not shown.

Is it possible that files in the ...

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Assignee specific VM to non admin user in Hyper-V
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I have a windows server 2016 with AD and Hyper-V installed I have some users and some VM in hyper-V
for example UserA and UserB and UserC , and in Hyper-V I have VMa,VMb,VMc is it possible to give permission to each user to connect and manage only his own VM? for example:

the VMs are not joined to the domain.

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Stillkill avatar
How can I invalidate all user logins on Exchange across all browsers, devices and machines?
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I believe multiple of the user accounts on this exchange server to be compromised. I have already reset the user passwords of the affected accounts, but I want to be certain that any session that was authenticated using the old credentials is invalidated.

Exchange 2016 CU9 v15.1 Windows Server 2016 v1607

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Unidentified Network on Guest VM Hyper-V Manager
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I am recently in charge of setting up a new ticketing system on one of the servers, I created a virtual machine in Hyper-V Manager with the Guest 1 option and installed Windows Server 2016. After creating the account I noticed that the network for VM has an "unidentified network" and will not connect to the internet. An external virtual switch was already created on the machine using the second Nic. The ...

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James Connigan avatar
How to restore Group Policy from Dead Domain Controller
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Had a domain controller die, physical machine, was able to p2v the hard drive and I have it attached to the new virtual server.

Server 2016 Standard.

No there was no replica, the only access I have to the old DC is on the p2v'd harddrive

This is not a mission critical DC but there was a lot of GPO's that were in use.

Where can I find the Group Policy objects for the domain? I have done a lot of googling a ...

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James Connigan avatar
How to create a GP object
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I may not be asking the question correctly, I am looking for how I can create a GP object

Running some scans I can see:

FAILED Ensure 'Do not use diagnostic data for tailored experiences' is set to 'Enabled'

'Do not use diagnostic data for tailored experiences' setting does not exist

How can I am it?

Server 2016 Domain Controller Default Domain Policy

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Anis Heni avatar
Forward DNS local to Jira URL
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I want to redirect my old helpdesk domain to Jira URL (, it's a simple forwarding and don't want to keep the old URL .

I tried to do a CNAME but it didn't work . I have an AD DNS and external DNS provider Dyn. your help is really appreciated

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Albert avatar
Migrate IE favourites from windows server 2008 to Edge on windows server 2016
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There is a windows server 2008 with users who can configure their favourites in IE. A migration to windows server 2016 is imminent and I'd like to migrate these favourites for each user. I've tried finding googling for GPOs who can do that but ended up with nothing. Before I ask every user to somehow save their favourites and import them into their new browser, is there an automated process to do this?

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Jacob Harrand avatar
Inbound SMTP not working
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I am in the process of deploying and configuring an on-premise exchange 2016 server. My inbound/receive connector is not working. When I telnet into my server on port 25 from a computer on an external network, I get:

220 Microsoft ESMTP MAIL Service ready at Mon, 25 Oct 2021 16:57:57 -0400

However, I am unable to receive emails. I ran the inbound connectivity analyzer to see i ...

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Ryan avatar
Windows Server can't ping outside network when switched to static IP
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I can no longer ping outside our network when I switch our server to a static IP. The backstory:

The server runs Windows Server 2016 Essentials with dual Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit NICs. It was previously configured with one NIC on DHCP (, one on a static IP ( We were having sporadic network performance issues, and when I reviewed the server's logs I noticed frequent erro ...

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Mark avatar
Why windows search index differently on each Windows server?
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I need to check the patching status on 20 Windows Server 2016 with similar configuration. So I remote control (mstsc) into each server, click the Window icon at left bottom, type in "installed" to look for View installed updates.

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All the servers were established since 2019, with similar configuration. However the search results are not the same. In some servers I cannot find View installed updates ...

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Jorge Mauricio avatar
How to deploy a server side rendering (SSR) react application (bundled by webpack) on windows server 2016 / IIS
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Just a heads up: This is the first time I try to deploy a react application on a custom built Windows server, but I’ve managed to do it successfully on Heroku and Linux (PM2), so I know that the application architecture is suppose to work correctly.

The scenario:

I’ve built a Windows Server 2016 / 64 bits hosting server to host multiple websites. I’ve used VPS Contabo to do so. I’ve tested all  ...

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Jay Gough avatar
Windows Server 2016 DHCP Issue (Reserved IPs, Static & DHCP)
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I've got a problem thats driving me nuts now.

I've got my DHCP server set up to provide addresses over a number of different VLANs.

On the main Processing VLAN the lease time is set to 15 mins, after which all devices keep dropping off for a few seconds and reconnecting. I was under the impression that if a device was still active on the network it would skip the drop out and continue using its assi ...

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Access denied to folder even though Domain Admins have Full Control
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I'm setting up a testing environment for permissions and I'm trying to understand what's going on here.

I have a Windows Server 2016 where my admin account used for testing is both a member of the local administrators group as well as the Domain Admins group. I have a folder where both the user, and the Domain Admins group, have Full Control. If I remove the user, but leave the Domain Admins with ...

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A X avatar
Remove external Docker container registry dependencies / only store container images on Amazon ECR
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So I am using Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) to store our containers. I have a container that is built using a Microsoft base image:

What I am finding is that when I then push my container image to Amazon ECR, and then later I pull this image - it is STILL downloading the base layer from!

I am using Docke ...

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CA Recovery in Active Directory
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I think I understand, but I want to be sure.

We are running two Windows 2016 domain controllers (VMs), one of which is performing the role of a certificate server. We perform system state backups daily and offload them to a remote location. If, for whatever reason, the Domain Controller with the CA needs to be completely rebuilt, I assume I can do a non-authoritative restore using the most recent ...

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Ian Williams avatar
DISM unable to repair Server 2016
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I've been fighting this for a few days now and could really use some help from the community. This started out as a failure to install windows updates on a Server 2016 Datacenter, which led to indications that there was an issue with CBS store corruption. SFC /ScanNow comes back clean, dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth shows that the component store is repairable. CheckHealth

Running dism.exe /On ...

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Server crash caused by MySQL CPU usage
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I'm not a DBA and i'm not in to servers, but i'm the only person in the company that is able to use a little that stuff.

We have a Windows VPS with the following specs:

CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4 2.20GHz
SO: Windows Server 2016 Datacenter

Here i have hosted my web applications which access the DB hosted in the same server, the web applications are useb by +- 1000 us ...

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antony maxwin avatar
How many concurrent connection can have a windows server 2016
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i have a 2 web server and 1 Db server, all the 3 servers will slow after it reach 500 TCP connection, Suddenly the TCP window size get reduced to 10 from 500 , is it a normal thing i am getting this count from the resource monitor network portion graph[i have added the resource monitor picture, you can see the tcp connection limit][1]

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Traceroute on windows from specific source IP?
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I have a Windows 2016 Server that has multiple local interfaces/IPs. I want to perform a traceroute from one of those specific source IP/Interfaces. tracert has a "-S" switch but it's 'For IPv6 only". I can't seem to find a way to perform a traceroute by starting with a specific source IP.

More details: The server in question is a SQL server and we have one interface being used for replication tr ...

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File shares inacessible after server update
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So I applied the 2021-9 updates on one of our Windows 2016 Server yesterday. The server was configured with a File Sharing role and the share had been working smoothly for more than a year, no glitch whatsoever.

Since the update has been applied, the windows share is not accessible from outside computers (belonging to the same domain and networked using simple unmanaged switches). I cannot figure ...

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FrankIsNotNothing avatar
MS Access database across small company LAN: NAS vs virtualized Windows Server
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I'm currently developing a small sized Windows application. For compatibility reasons, I'm limited to use MS Access as DB "backend" (migration to SQL Server planned but not doable yet).

In these days I have to take a decision. I have two options:

  1. Host MS Access files on NAS (Synology);
  2. Host MS Access files on a virtualized Windows Server (the hardware is a bit aged).

Which solution is better, in term ...