Consider the following scenario that takes Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 as an example:
- The Mailbox server role is enabled in Exchange Server 2013.
- Exchange mailboxes use extended MAPI to communicate with the Exchange Server.
- The extended MAPI uses Microsoft RPC over HTTP (remote procedure call over HTTP) protocol.
- Many clients (such as mobile devices) are dropping connections to the Exchange Server.
In this scenario, the CPU usage on the Exchange server may reach 100 percent.\
Microsoft have released both Windows 10 version 1703 and ADK 1703 last week, one is on MSDN the other on Microsoft’s download site.
Download the media
Two Know Issues:
OSD – App-V tools are missing in ADK 1703 when being installed on Windows Server 2016 (sometimes)
OS Deployment – Installing ADK 1703 on Windows Server 2016 could fail
On ADFS page you get error: 00000000-0000-0000-0d00-0080000000e1
Event viewer: Event 364 Microsoft.IdentityServer.Web.IdPInitiatedSignonPageDisabledException: MSIS7012: An error occurred while processing the request.
Get-AdfsProperties | select EnableIdPInitiatedSignonPage
Set-AdfsProperties -EnableIdPInitiatedSignonPage $true
– A new Outlook on the web compose experience
– Support for .Net 4.6.2
– Change to Pre-Requisites installed by Setup
– Update on Windows Server 2016 support KB3206632
– Latest time zone updates
– Important Public Folder fix included in these releases
Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 4 (KB3177106), Download, UM Lang Packs
Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 15 (KB3197044), Download, UM Lang Packs
Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 Update Rollup 16 (KB3184730), Download
Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 Update Rollup 22 (KB3184712), Download
For those of you who have started deploying Windows 10 1607, you might notice a change in the behavior of the Windows Update agent for PCs that are configured to pull updates from WSUS. Instead of pulling the updates from WSUS, PCs may start grabbing them from peers on your network, leveraging the Delivery Optimization service for referrals to other PCs that have already obtained the content. This change should generally help reduce the amount of network traffic being generated for both quality (monthly) updates and feature updates, offloading that traffic from the WSUS server. It will add some additional traffic between each client PC and the Delivery Optimization service on the internet, as it has to talk to this internet-only service in order to get a list of peers.
If the Windows Update agent can’t talk to the Delivery Optimization service (due to firewall or proxy configurations), or if there are no peers able to provide the content, it will then go ahead and grab the content from the WSUS server.
There is a new Group Policy setting available if you want to disable this behavior, e.g. because you are already using BranchCache for peer-to-peer sharing. To do this, you need to set the “Download Mode” policy under “Computer Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> Windows Components –> Delivery Optimization” to specify “Bypass” mode, which will result in the client always using BITS to transfer the content from WSUS (with BranchCache jumping in to provide the peer-to-peer capabilities through its integration with BITS):
Of course to set this policy, you need the latest ADMX files, which can be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53430 and are also included in Windows 10 1607 and Windows Server 2016. (The “Bypass” setting wasn’t available in previous versions.) See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3087759 for details on how to update the Group Policy central store with these latest ADMX files, if you are using a central store.
Microsoft is pleased to announce the release of the new MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification.
The new MCSA can be earned by taking and passing the following three exams:
- 70-740 – Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
- 70-741 – Networking with Windows Server 2016
- 70-742 – Identity with Windows Server 2016
Exam 740 is scheduled for beta release in early October 2016, with the other exams following soon after.
Individuals who currently hold either an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 or MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification will be able to upgrade to the new 2016 certification through a single, upgrade exam:
- 70-743 – Upgrade Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016
Exam 743 is scheduled for beta release in late July 2016.
MOC courses corresponding to all four Windows Server 2016 exams are scheduled for release in September 2016, while practice tests will be available shortly after each exam beta period ends.
New options for specialization and continuing education through the MCSE program will be announced later this summer.
We’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Deploying Windows 10: Automating deployment by using System Center Configuration Manager (ISBN 9781509301867), by Andre Della Monica, Russ Rimmerman, Alessandro Cesarini, and Victor Silveira.
This ebook is also available for download at the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA).
Get a head start deploying Windows 10—with tips and best practices from experts in the field. This guide shows you how to deploy Windows 10 in an automated way without impacting end users by leveraging System Center Configuration Manager, which is the most used product to deploy Microsoft operating systems in the industry today.
Microsoft Remote Desktop Team get customer enquiries asking which RDS updates are available for a particular Windows Server platform; or when providing support we need to verify if certain hotfixes and servicing rollups are installed on the customers’ servers. To make it easier for customers and ourselves, we regularly revise KB articles that list all of the available updates specific to Remote Desktop services for each Windows Server release: