DISCUSSION: Windows Server 2016 14393 (1607)

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by murphy78, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    #101 T-S, Jul 31, 2016
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    For the record I realized yesterday that the b14393 lacks a bunch of audio codecs/components. (which were included on tp4/5).

    For example Vivaldi, which relies on the MS codecs to decode the proprietary formats, is unable to play the audio on Youtube videos (the mp4 ones)

    Oddly enough the video ones are there, as the BDA/tuner components and other multimedia things (which are usually missing on older Win servers).

    Not sure if that's a mistake or it is done on purpose and MS want's to release a Media feature pack like it did with server 2012 r2 essentials.

    Whatever I tried to import some restricted and audio packages fro w10 with no luck.

    At the end I decided to just copy the missing files in system32 and syswow64 from the tp5 image and that worked perfectly.
     
  2. LiteOS

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    what are the files that need to be copied ?
     
  3. T-S

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    I have no idea. :D

    Just selected all the files (no subfolders) in system32 and syswow64 from the wim and copied over the actual installtion, when windows asked to replace the files already present i said no, so only the missing files were actually copied.

    Quick and dirty but working ;)
     
  4. 1ManMafia

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    #104 1ManMafia, Aug 1, 2016
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    Just found an annoying bug.

    So I right click desktop, go to personalize, themes, then enable desktop icon settings.
    All access is normal.

    Then...

    Install - DHCP, DNS, and AD Sites and Services. Essentially logging back into the box under a Domain Admin account.
    I right click desktop, go to personalize, themes, then enable desktop icon settings. (also same error with a bunch of other settings)

    I am hit with rundll32 error:
    Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access them.

    SOLUTION:
    Use the actual Control Panel icon and then go to Personalize.

    Further Testing:
    Made a DC02 and experienced the same exact issue and the same solution worked.
     
  5. moderate

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  6. T-S

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    I don't have such problem.

    But I installed it as a second DC on a domain created by 2012 r2, then moved to tp5. Finally I demoted the tp5 machine
     
  7. abbodi1406

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    Uncheck "Download with Secured Download manager" before you press Download
     
  8. T-S

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    Better to learn how to deal with the cyberlockers ;)
     
  9. mrbbq

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    #111 mrbbq, Aug 2, 2016
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    Has anyone tried doing basic file sharing between two machines running this? Because... it doesn't seem to work. As in TP5, the moment both machines are running Server 2016 Standard (unsure about other versions), absolutely no shares will show up from either machine in the network. Even on the machine they are running on. It's not a firewall issue, it isn't an account issue, it isn't a permissions issue. They just don't show up. Yet as long as one machine is running another Windows SKU (eg 10, 8.1, etc), shares will suddenly work again.

    Anyone know what the heck is going on here? It seems kind of odd that Server would have trouble sharing files with another machine running Server.
    (And yes, file sharing is enabled according to Server Manager...)
     
  10. Zephiris

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    To get native AAC decoding working (which is preventing H.264 decoding on youtube with Firefox and Vivaldi), you just need to copy msmpeg2adec.dll (of the appropriate bitness) from anywhere. Ancient Windows 7 files work as well as modern Windows 10 files do. You then run regsvr32 on it.

    I haven't seen any other missing codecs or data so far.
     
  11. wmn

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    IE 11 included in this version of server 2016 does not play HTML5 streaming nor Adobe Flash ones...
     
  12. TCM

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    In the case of Flash, that's a huge bonus. Flash needs to die a horrible, painful death.
     
  13. LiteOS

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    Flash player package is included in server 2016
    the security might block it
     
  14. jackmonter5

    jackmonter5 MDL Senior Member

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    look at reply #101 above for workaround
     
  15. T-S

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    Use a decent browser like vivaldi, not explorer.

    You need to download the full flash player package (the PPAPI one for Vivaldi), as the mininstaller wont work on Win server.
     
  16. T-S

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    I never understood the flash haters.

    It's just better than the html5, more practical, and given it's a separate component it can be enabled/disabled/enabled on demand.

    the html5 is still an inferior way to do (a subsection of) what the flash player can do, and there isn't even a "moral" reason to use it.

    It's an open protocol based partly on proprietary formats. Using it you back by some companies instead of some others.
     
  17. T-S

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    It's the first thing I did, and I did it properly via dism.

    Didn't work