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In reference to RDS 2016

 

When using RDS RemoteApp and Desktop Connections I know that if you use Group Policy to create the connection it becomes the "Default" connection which then allows file type associations to pass through with Remote Apps. You canno

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We have a single Site single Domain (xyz.com) which contain following 3 Domain Controllers:

 

1- DC1 (PDC, windows server 2012 R2, a hyper-v virtual server)

2- DC2 (Secondary DC, windows server Ent 2008 sp2, physical server)

3- DC3 (Secondary DC, windows serv

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Could be a firewall issue, could be a replication issue, could be a configuration issue. Have a look at the following article with suggestions on how to resolve either of

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Hello ,

 

I am trying to implement RDS Broker HA. I have installed the sql server 2016 on the broker itself. Is it a good practice or should the sql server be on the AD or another seperate server?

 

Thanks

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Hi , well yes , you have to keep the SQL database in a separate machine. Preferably you have to use a SQL Cluster installation in order to host the database to achieve tr

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Hi,

 

I'm in a bit of a odd situation where we have a 2008R2 server that is currently on a volume license.  This agreement is coming to an end and I want to move the server to a retail license with out the pain of rebuild.  I know this can be done in 2012 u

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Hey Tech Community,

 

I am currently working on the finishing touches for my next Storage Spaces Direct book.   This time I writing about the builds that we have done and are doing over the summer of 2017. 

 

I am very interested in seeing what others are doi

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We are using since a couple of months a 4 node s2d cluster. Get very good performance from it.

I'm interested in trying out kubernetes on insider build announced today but wondering if secrets are supported, if not then I will not invest time into this whole thing.

 

https://kubernetes.io/docs/getting-started-guides/windows/

 

Here is bug which was clo

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K8 secrets support for Windows isn't in the current K8 builds.  Docker did add secrets support for Swarm mode, though that also works on LTSC WS2016 hosts.

I am trying to get a clear answer on Failover clustering in WIndows Server 2016.  In Windows 2012 setting up a Scale Out File Server share was to be used for SQL or Hyper-V.  Using the General Use File server was for file shares.  I would like to know if

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Hey Bradley,

 

That is exactly what I am trying to do. The SOFS was easy to setup, but not ideal for Citrix Profiles as it stores them in indivdual files (unlike RDS, which

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It is still true.

 

SOFS in S2D (Storage Spaces Direct) or in a disaggregated setting (2+ nodes + JBOD(s)) is meant for storaging VHDX files that are used in a Hyper-V comp

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Join us today (find details at the end of this post) to see how you can make your hosted RDS environments more secure, scalable and efficient; discover the powerful new architecture that enables you to create the next generation of services for your custo

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We have 4 nodes in a SOFS cluster with S2D, each node has 2 NVMe PCIe cards.

 

One is retired, but in which node?

 

When you look in de Server Manager GUI the disk have all one node between the ( ) so can identify which node?

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How about this? Just replace cluster name with yours. $clusterName="S2D-Cluster" $nodes=Get-StorageSubSystem -CimSession $clusterName -FriendlyName Clus* | Get-StorageNod... Read More
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We recently purchased Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition and was able to connect remoyely from laptop via RDC. After some reboot, we can no longer connet. We check the Services and notice that RDS is no longer running on the server and nothing is listen

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Hi. We have two domains that are trusted both ways. We are in the process of moving users from DomainA to DomainB using ADMT. But the user that are moved from DomainA to DomainB must be able to access resources in their original domain (in this case Domai

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The fix is now available, go apply this update:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4022723/windows-10-update-kb4022723

Thanks!
Elden

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Looks like the known issue with slabs distribution. AFAIK it does not affect the S2D reliability/stability. If you really want to get rid of this, the full S2D rebuild wi

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Hello,

I am trying to setup a s2d cluster within a virtual hyper-v hyper-converged setup with two vms, but when attempting to enable-clusters2d it gets hung up at 27% with "Waiting until SBL disks are surfaced"

 

Any ideas?

 

thx

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Are you trying to set this up as a lab between two VMs? If so I have found this can take up to 15 plus minutes depending on your lab hardware. Just ran into this again to... Read More

Dell? Firmware. Make sure your firmware is up to date.

 

What is the East-West fabric (between nodes)?

Hello,

 

I am trying to test s2d within hyper-v, but not certain how to enable the RDMA on vNIC? I assume that is necessary.

I try to run Enable-NetAdapterRDMA, but when I run Get-SmbClientNetworkInterface I still don't see "RDMA Capable" showing "True".

 

Aga

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How to setup correctly SMB Multichannel with multiple NICs and same subnet together with Hyper-V Cluster and SOFS cluster.

 

We are setting op on the work a new Hyper-V cluster with a SOFS 4 node cluster. What are the best practices for configuring the SMB

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Hi All,

 

I have a question; I am looking to take a relatively flat network and carve it up a bit - creating some new VLANS and separating server and client endpoints, etc. (with NG firewalls, and so on...)

 

Anyway... I am curious how folks are dealing with

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Locking down network ports around AD DS adds a lot of management overhead, especially if they offer a variety of services (DNS, DHCP ,NPS, LDAP). 

 

For good ROI in securin

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Microsoft consulting service offers a solution to secure the AD environment using a tiered management model. It was called ESAE "Enhanced secure administration environmen

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Before answering this question, I think it best to ask what goal you are accomplishing by doing this?  The answer can be taylored to that specific goal.

The Event log is flooded with the following message: Windows Installer reconfigured the product. Product Name: Product Version: 1.0.0.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Generated by BizTalk. Reconfiguration success or error status: 0. Log Name: Appl... Read More
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I have a Windows Server 2012 VM and gets the following error message in the event log: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code: hr=0xC004F074 Command-line arguments: RuleId=502ff3ba-669a-4674-bbb1-601f34a3b968;Action=AutoActivat... Read More
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Can anyone clear the concept about following 2 microsoft product's part number? 

From where i can get Exact Part Number for specific microsoft product?

 

Note: we are receiving different Part Number for the same product and got confused!

 

Product 1- Windows S

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I'm not a licensing expert, so the answer below is from Vinicius, our marketing PM:

What you see below is not the same product. The first one is the Windows Server Standa

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When we are going for upgrade/buy microsoft licensing, we always confused about these terms - OLP, OLV, OVS, OVL.

 

Can anyone provide clear information about these short terms?

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I'm not a licensing expert, so the answer below is from Vinicius, our marketing PM:

What you see below is not the same product. The first one is the Windows Server Standa

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We’ve published new documentation on how to protect the resources running in your RDS deployment and enable disaster recovery through a geo-redundant RDS deployment.

 

When you deploy Remote Desktop Services into your environment, it becomes a critical pa

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Since the first version of Windows Server I miss a search button to search for a particular KB. As are many updates, even separated by product gets laborious. Would it be a good idea to insert a search button on Windows Update? What do you think?

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Hello fellow sysadmins,

 

does anybody know what this folder is exactly for? There are some sub-folders in it (like "\10.0.14393.349", and "\10.0.14393.1051", all in the same format). Every time our IBM Spectrum Protect tries to backup C:, it generates erro

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Hi,

 

The Version folder in the servicing folder is for the Build Version.

You can check the same version last digits after . in the Winversion command.

 

The folder with the

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Over the years, our conversations with customers about their application and datacenter needs have really evolved, but the one constant is the accelerating pace of change. Digital transformation is changing the way business is done and the most competitiv

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Hi Community,

 

I have a problem with my WIN Server.

 

I am running WIN16 on a ESX Server. Now I want to make it a domain controller. It installs everything without error and then reboots. Once rebooted a blue screen appears telling me that it will complete t

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Hi,

 

is your ESX environment actual patched?

 

I had a similar problem and after ESX Host und Agent Update everything runs fine

 

rg. Boris

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Hi,

 

Try to boot in to Safe mode or last know good configuration mode and check the server logs..

If promote as DC please check youR HDD partition should be NTFS,Static IP

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