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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today we are releasing Windows Server Insider Preview Build 17046 to Windows Server Insiders. This build is the second preview build of the next Semi-Annual Channel release of Windows Server. For more information on the Semi-Annual

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Has anyone had any luck installing exchange 2016 on an insider build?  I just setup a basic test domain, and when installing exchange server it fails configuring pre-requisites.

 

Windows defender firewall (mpssvc)' cannot be configured due to the following

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Exchange 2016 requires the full installation of Windows Server (in 2016, it's called Desktop Experience), and isn't explictly supported for installation on Server Core.

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Hi,

on a fresh Win 10 insider client (16278 updated to 16299) I installed Windows_InsiderPreview_RSAT_x64_16279 but it seems to be missing DNS Server Tools, the MMC snap-in. All other tools like AD, DHCP, WSUS, RAS etc. are there.

It should be there, right?

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Reading through this and I see a lot of frustration.  One way to reduce this and possibly increase security is to provision a management server and run your elevated tool

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No ifs, ands or buts. I'm tired of downloading RSAT for Windows 10. After the 1709 update this week it broke again.

Installed WS_1709 after the update, no DNS, did a syste

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We're also seeing this issue on the current download here:

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45520

 

File: WindowsTH-RSAT_WS_1709-x64.msu

 

We'd prefer

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For anyone on other clouds than Azure, it's incredibly hard to test out these new server releases, since that would typically involve building vms locally and then uploading to the cloud provider - some providers even don't support this because the genera

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I guess an alternate aspect of this question is: How can I run the "Semi Annual Channel" releases on a cloud provider other than Azure? I have no idea how the "cooperatio

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Hi everyone,

 

although this place seems rather empty to me, I'll hope that some feedback actually gets through. I did look at Feedback Hub Server category, as advised in the 17046 build announcement, but that's basically a mess.

 

First, I'm kind of a fo

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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today we are releasing Windows Server Insider Preview Build 17046 to Windows Server Insiders. This build is the second preview build of the next Semi-Annual Channel release of Windows Server. For more information on the Semi-Annual

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Can't Sysprep Release

 

Error [0x0f0070] SYSPRP RunExternalDlls:An error occurred while running registry sysprep DLLs, halting sysprep execution. dwRet = 0x41d

 

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Facing the same blocker on Windows_InsiderPreview_Server_17035 Tried this but no go.

Try this:  open powershell as an administrator, type Disable-Ual, then reboot the server.  Then try sysprep once more.

Hi everyone,

For those of you that have experience with hyper-converged systems, we would really appreciate your feedback. We’d like to understand what diagnostics related scenarios you have frequently encountered, have had difficulty resolving, and have

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Hello Windows Insiders!

 

Today we are releasing Windows Server Insider Preview Build 17035 to Windows Server Insiders. This build is the first preview build of the next Semi-Annual Channel release of Windows Server. For more information on the Semi-Annua

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Thanks to everyone who provided inputs on our first object storage survey last month! We are super encouraged about what we heard so far, and want to make sure we first train our energies on those workloads that really matter to you. Please help Microsoft

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HI,

configuré un server windows server 2016 con el rol de VPN, además tiene una sola interface porque está detrás de un firewall, sin embargo cuando conecto los equipos a la vpn tengo navegación hacia la red interna, pero cuando hago una solitud hacia inte

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Microsoft is studying the storage needs of on-premises enterprise application workloads, specifically around object storage usage on Windows. You can directly influence related Microsoft product plans by participating in a 2-minute survey.  In the surve

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Seems like build 16278 doesn't support Linux Containers yet. Any timeline when Linux containers will make it to Windows Server?

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Thanks Patrick. Looking forward to it. Seems like there is no support for plugins on Windows yet? doing a "docker plugin ls" give me "Plugins are not supported on this pl... Read More

As soon as we have instructions, I'll add a link here. We're still hard at work on it.

Windows Server Management (project Honolulu) AMA

October 17th, 2017

9am - 10am PT

AMA link: https://aka.ms/WindowsServerManagementAMA

MyEventUrl Invite: https://aka.ms/WindowsServerManagementAMA/invite

 

Windows Server Containers AMA

October 25th, 2017

9a

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Remote Administration Options

Two options for remotely administering Windows Server are RSAT and Project Honolulu. The Technical Preview of Project Honolulu is available now, and he final build of RSAT will be available on 10/17/17. 

  • Remote Server Admi
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Hello,

 

I installed Windows Server 2016 Essentials (with GUI) on my homeserver. Could it be that my hardware specs are to weak for the OS? Everything feels very slow ...

 

CPU: Intel Pentium G3420 3.20 GHz

RAM: 4 GB

OS is installed on a M.2 SSD (512 GB)

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One other possibility, if you are running it remotely, or if file transfers aren't that quick, is to check that your connection speed hasn't been downgraded to 100kbps. T... Read More

I wouldn't have thought your hardware was too slow.  I ran it just fine on a processor that is half as powerful as yours, with a not very fast SSD, but it did have 8GB of

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Hello,

as someone experienced the same like me in the object? I have an old domain done with Windows Server 2003 R2 and when I try to join the insiders machine I can't and obtain the message "Failed to join domain", while I can do it with a plain "vanilla"

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Hi All,

 

How do I mount an SMB volume Inside a Container?

 

Cheers,

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I'm having trouble too

 

On the latest insider build of windows server when trying to mount an SMB share I'm getting "invalid volume specification"

 

Is there a guide/example

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This is so funny, I just installed the latest version (16278) on a VM and it is not getting past the Enter credentials for Administrator prompt.

Basically it shows me stars as I type, but does not move the to the confirm password part when I hit enter.. no

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Ok! So it works when I hit the down arrow but not Enter.

 

Good job guys :)

I just want to mention that the microsoft/nanoserver-insider image has the non-admin "ContainerUser" account as default. Is this intented?

Running containers as non-admin is a good thing, but this default sometimes result in some difficulties while buildin

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An updated version of the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) are now available on the Windows Server Insider Preview download page. When installed on a Windows 10 client, RSAT allows a user to remotely manage and administer Insider builds of Window

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We all understand that Microsoft wants everybody to use Server Core and we understand that in production when at all possible we will use Server Core if it is possible, i.e. (all the programs that we need are able to run in Core), however, when we are tes

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 I believe the full version will be coming soon, as it's likely they are trying to solve major bugs before trying release it to public. Some serious issues came a month a

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I would like to believe that future releases will also include full GUI. We have to just remember, this is something new for Microsoft.

I am using Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16281 and the latest RSAT msu that's available on the Windows 2016 Server Preview 3 download page.  After several attempts I was finally able to install the MSU (it failed several times on a different client wit

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Hi Terry! In windows 8/10 the check box to enable RSAT is no longer there. After installation, you should have Server Manager with all tools like on this picture https://github.com/Microsoft/ws2016lab/blob/master/Insider/Screenshots/ServerManager.png... Read More

Today we are releasing Windows Server Insider Preview Build 16278 to Windows Insiders. To obtain the build, registered Insiders may navigate directly to the Windows Server Insider Preview download page.  For the best experience, the Windows Server team re

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Hi,

 

I tried to download the preview but it doesn´t work for me.

 

My AAD Company Account is enrolled for the Windows Insider Business programm but the download page keeps saying that I have to enroll.

 

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My personal Live Account is enrolled für the Windows 10

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This issue is affecting all the Insider download pages, whether you use an AAD account or an MSA account. The issue is actively being worked and hopefully will be address... Read More
Best Response confirmed by Roger Wagner (Visitor)
Exact same problem here. been happening for over 24 hours now

As the title says, with Insiders 16237, files in a host mapped volume aren't recognised - e.g.

type filename.txt

doesn't work.

 

Specifying the full path however does work:

type C:\MappedVolume\filename.txt

  

Is this a known issue? Is this an appropriate forum

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This should be working - can you share the full docker commandline and full console output of the error in the container?

Thanks!
Patrick