John Savills Frequently Asked Questions on IT Pro: Windows

FAQs: Windows Server 1709; Fixing Windows Store on WIndows 10; DHCP Scopes

Three times a week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday), John Savill tackles your most pressing IT questions. Read through the FAQ archives, or send him your questions via email.

Three times a week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday), John Savill tackles your most pressing IT questions.

Read through the FAQ archives, or send him your questions via email.

A mixed bag of FAQs around 1709 of Windows Server, fixing the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 and checking utilization of DHCP scopes.

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Q. I downloaded 1709 of Windows Server 2016 but there is only a Server Core install option. Where is the GUI version and Nano?

Dept - Windows Server 2016

A. 1709 is the first semi-annual channel release of Windows Server 2016 which is for Server Core and Nano Server only. Server with Desktop Experience (GUI) is Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) only and is therefore not part of the 1709 release.

Nano Server is only available as a contain base OS image as with 1709 and beyond is no longer supported for any usage other than from within containers.

Q. The Microsoft Store is not working on my Windows 10 machine. What can I do?
Dept - Windows 10

A. If the Microsoft Store will not launch the first action to try is a reset by running:

wsreset.exe

This will fix the problem 99% of the time. If you still have problems launch the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter via the Troubleshooting control panel applet, select View All then launch Windows Store Apps.

Q. How can I quickly check the utilization status of all my DHCP scopes?
Dept - DHCP

A. If you want to quickly view the utilization status of all DHCP scopes on a server you can use this simple piece of PowerShell.

$scopes = Get-DhcpServerv4Scope

foreach($scope in $scopes)
{
    $stats = Get-DhcpServerv4ScopeStatistics -ScopeId $scope.ScopeId
    Write-Output "Scope name $($scope.Name) is $($stats.PercentageInUse)% utilized"
}

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