Server Manager is a Windows Server application which eases the task of managing and securing multiple server roles in an enterprise.

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Windows 2012 R2 Server Manager Fails to Load

I am unable to open Server Manager on our Windows 2012-R2 system. The error states: Server Manager cannot run because of an error in a user settings file. Click OK to restore default settings....... ...
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Hyper-V Manager crashes when connceting to remote Hyper-V Server

I am using Windows 8.1 and have Server Manager installed. I've added one of our servers (Server 2012 Standard) to Server Manager, and it connects just fine (Manageability shows "Online" and I can see ...
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Best Practices Analyzer on Windows 8.1 erroneously complaining about DHCP Default Gateway

I'm using Server Manager on Win 8.1 Update and have DHCP installed and running on a Server Core 2012 R2 domain controller. The BPA believes Option 3 (Default Gateway/Router) is not set. But it ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter The request to list features available on the specified server failed

I am trying to add the Wireless LAN Service to my server but I first had to restart it because it installed some updates a while ago. After the restart it came up with the following error: The ...
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Server 2012- Installed DNS Role but DNS Manager not showing up in Tools

I have a Windows Server 2012 (In Virtual Box) setup with a DNS Role. In the server manager, DNS shows up on the left hand selection. However, DNS does not show up in the Tools.
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Turn off Server Manager at Startup on Windows 2012 server

I do not want to use server manager every single time I log into Windows Server 2012, yet it turns on and slowly loads every time i log in. In Windows 2008 R2 there was a simple checkbox to indicate ...
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Server Manager Remote Connection and Visual Studio unable to publish after password change

I have a developer user who changed his password in our Windows-only environment. Now he is unable to connect remotely to another machine via Server Manager and unable to publish to another server ...
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i can't manage file and storage services in server manager. other services are fine

I have a windows 2012 R2 server. I had turned on the file and storage services role and was able to configure a single share in server manager. A few days later I wanted to create another share but ...
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Windows Server Manager Kerberos error 0x80090322

I have been frustrated with this issue for two days now so I finally decided to ask this on serverfault. I'm setting up a Windows lab environment. It has a Win2012R2 domain controller (srv001) and ...
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Checking server specifications

Pretty basic question. I've had someone alert me to a concern that the initial IT firm that setup the server environment where I currently am did not install hardware to the specifications specified ...
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Disable Server Manager from startup for Remote Desktop users with GPO for no MMC

I have a GPO that restricts MMC creation. When users who this GPO applies to login they are greeted with "MMC could not create the snap-in." I understand there is normally a checkbox that prevents ...
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Running Best Practice Analyzer on Windows 2012 yields error “Result file has not yet been generated”

Whenever I run the Best Practice Analyzer on a Windows 2012 server with IIS installed, I receive the error: "There has been a Best Practice Analyzer error for Model Id 'Microsoft/Windows/WebServer'. ...
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“Server Manager -> Configuration -> Local Users and Groups” is not available in Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm trying to follow instructions from this page, but I can't seem to find Server Manager -> Configuration -> Local Users and Groups. Here's what I get: What am I missing there?
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Server Manager 2012 - FileServer.events.xml cannot be enumerated

I've got server manager running on my Windows 8 PC and it worked fine up till now. When trying to refresh a certain machine running server 2012 I'm getting the warning: Cannot get event data In ...
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I have a 3.46 TB Raid disk array, but when I setup windows server 2012, it only refers to it as 2TB

I have a 3.46 tb raid disk array, but in volumes it shows it only as 2.00TB What have I done wrong, and how can I fix it? Thanks Noam
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Server Manager 2012

In Server 2008 R2 the Server Manager instance was an all-inclusive tool with which to do everything from a centralized location - IIS, MSMQ, Event Viewer, Services, Disk Management, etc. In Server ...
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Window 2008 SP1. Administrative tool not functional

I am configuring a Window 2008 32bit SP1 server and could not access its ServerManager window, in the Administrative tool, the item ServerManager will just open Computer Management window instead. ...
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How to modify IIS role services in Windows Server 2012?

I have a clean Windows Server 2012 installation. I installed the Web Server (IIS) role, and during the process it asked me which Role Services I would like (asp.net, iis6 metabase compatibility, ...
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Error code 0x80070643 when installing IIS7 role services

I am attempting to install IIS7 "Application DevelopmentASP" role via the Server Manager's "Add Role Services" wizard. Some of the roles include ASP.Net, .Net Extensibility, ASP, ISAPI Extensions, ...
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View event details in “Events Detail View” in Windows Server 2012

Is there a way to actually view the details of an event in the "Events Detail View" that's provided by the Windows Server 2012 Server Manager?
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MMC and Server Manager Authentication Errors - Access Denied

I'm trying to connect remotely from my Windows 8 client to manage my Hyper-V Server 2012. I have done everything I can find to configure remote management of the server including: Added a net user on ...
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How to Remote Manage Windows Server 2012 in Server Manager?

We are managing multiple Windows Server 2012 through Server Manager installed on Windows 8. Most things work smoothly with these two exceptions. On this TechNet article it states that Server Manager ...
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Manage Windows Server Core 2012 from Server Manager on a Windows 7 machine

I wanted to find out if it is possible to manage Windows Server Core 2012 running Hyper-V from a Windows 7 machine. I seem to be able to connect to Hyper-V using the Hyper-V manager, but I can't seem ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Manager not working -> mmc.exe crashes with System.IO.FileNotFoundException -> Hyper-V role guilty

Since some days ago I can't run the Server Manager, it fails like this: DescripciĆ³n: Stopped working Firma con problemas: Nombre del evento de problema: CLR20r3 Firma del problema 01: mmc.exe ...
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Windows Server 2008 Remote Management cannot connect

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 running on a remote machine, with Windows 7 Ultimate as my client machine. I followed the instructions here ...
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How to invoke the Server Manager to cache results?

In Windows 2008 R2 Server, it usually takes very long until the Server Manager shows the items under the Roles node on two of our servers. However, once that has been done the first time after a ...
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How can I see, on a Windows 2008 and/or 2003 a list with all the domain controllers in the current domain?

I have a Win 2008 as primary domain controller and a Win 2003 as secondary domain controller. Apparently, the lately added W2003 automagically and nicely synchronized all users and groups and ...
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Debian Remote Installer + Configuration sync

Our Debian Servers are becoming more and more and I am having a bit of a problem keeping the configurations in sync e.g. for ssh keys. But also stuff like vim configurations and tools installed on the ...
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Is it possible to adjust the initial Window Size of Windows Server 2008 Server Manager MMC?

When working with the Server Manager window of Windows Server 2008, I am missing a feature/way to configure the initial values of: The initial window size The splitter width The expanded nodes in ...
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How to prevent Server Manager from appearing when logging in in Windows Server 2008?

I almost never use this app and it always opens when I login.
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Enabling the Wireless Networking Feature in Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

I'm currently getting Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 working on my laptop. Things are going reasonably well, but I can't get access to the wireless network adapter (from Hyper-V itself, not a guest VM). I ...