A version of Microsoft Windows for use on servers; it supports server class hardware (e.g. more RAM, more CPU cores), contains network server software (Hyper-V, DNS server, web server, file server), and runs Active Directory to manage Windows Desktop computers and user accounts.

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Apex ANAME / ALIAS record in Windows Server 2012 R2 DNS Manager

Some DNS hosts offer a way to have an A record that serves an IP address which is determined on-the-fly (or frequently enough via scheduled job) by resolving some other hostname behind the scenes. ...
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Access windows file servers from Mac [migrated]

I'm looking for a solution to a big problem were having in the office. Essentially we have MacBook Air that we use to work remotely from the office and at the moment we've been logging into the ...
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user home dir disappeared then returned [on hold]

Two days ago on a Windows 2012 server with AD I created a new home directory for a user with the \\servername\Homedrives\%USERNAME% and this was created as such. I then moved the user data from the ...
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Two Windows server, not in domain, grant permissions to each other's users

We have two Windows Server machines, which are not in domain. Sql Server runs on one of them. We want to save backups of Sql Server to another server. We created a folder in second server then we gave ...
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Azure vm keeps stopping itself [closed]

I have an Azure VM (A5), which uses Windows Server 2012 R2. It used to be %100 up, but when I signed for the RemoteApp demo, It started to stop itself like, every 24 hours. I use the server as a web ...
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How to soft-restart Windows Server 10 Technical Preview?

Windows 10 Server TP has a new feature called "soft-restart" that claims to go back to bootloader without resetting devices thus resulting in a faster reboot. How do I actually invoke a ...
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Installing Application Request Routing via WebPICmd On Azure Web Role

As the title indicates, I created a startup task in my Azure Web Role to install ARR on the servers, here is the command: >WebPiCmd /install /Products:"ARRv3_0" it works locally on my machine, ...
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Unable to access network on Windows Server 2012 (Ethernet)

We have a server that had been using Ethernet, but temporarily Wi-Fi, and is now using Ethernet again. Strangely, it will not connect to the Internet. It detects when a cable is plugged into the port ...
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How to monitor Windows Server process Internet activity? [closed]

Does anyone know a good tool for Windows Servers that would show breakdown of Internet traffic by processes and users? I know there are many Microsoft tools (such as process explorer) but does ...
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Windows Installer Error 1721 on uninstall

I'm trying to uninstall a program from Windows Server 2012, but when I do, it tells me: Error 1721: There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to ...
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Network Security: Lan Manager Authentication Level

I'm a little bit confused by the explanation provided for the setting "Network Security: LAN Manager AUthentication Level" in group policies. The provided explanation only talks about clients and ...
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“no data was received from host” Nagios Alarm only on Windows service checks

I've got a standard Nagios install monitoring 524 hosts and 912 service checks. I'm seeing a strange problem as far as it relates to monitoring if a service is running on windows server. It seems ...
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Windows upgrade from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 fails with “You can’t do a typical upgrade …”

Trying to upgrade a server I ran into the following message: You can’t do a typical upgrade using an installation disc that’s different from the language installed on your computer. Existing ...
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Where does a Domain Controller's Local Security Policy come from?

In Group Policy we have the Deny logon through Remote Desktop setting enabled for the Domain Computers group . I promoted a computer that was a member of this group to be a Domain Controller. After ...
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How can I retrieve the device information?

From Windows Server 2012 R2, how can I retrieve a device's vendor name and model number without physically opening the machine? For instance, PCI cards. Get-WmiObject Win32_PNPEntity returns a bunch ...
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Can Perfmon be used to monitor free space on a (mounted) SMB share?

Is there a way to use Windows Perfmon to monitor available space on a (mounted) SMB share? For example: on server ABC, I'd have a share \\DEF\SharedFiles mounted. As I can't set up any monitoring on ...
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Remotely determine how long a user has been idle

How do I determine how long it's been since a user with files opened on my server has been actively using their workstation in a Windows Active Directory environment (XP, 7, 8 clients and Server 2008, ...
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Windows SBS 2008 not booting in safe/normal

I have a production server (HP ProLiant ML350 G6) running Win 2008 SBS. It was physically moved. Now it will not boot into normal or safe mode. When it tries to boot into safe mode, the last thing ...
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active directory structure and replication for dummies

I have to install an Active Directory environment for our company and it would be the first from scratch installation one for me, so I have questions, basically about the structure. First some ...
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Active Directory Server how to be cautious [closed]

My company has provided us laptops. We used to use them normally but suddenly my company has announced they have installed Active directory server. We all have to shift to that server. The requirement ...
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Microsoft AV - Do Exclusions Apply to Full Scans or Realtime Protection Only?

The vendor for a new system we're setting up sent us specs for their recommended A/V exclusions. They recommend that we exclude .PDF, .JAR, .BIN, and .DAT files (among others) from real-time ...
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VSS DHCP Jet Writer Experiences Errors During Backup with WBADMIN

Summary My standalone physical server is running Server 2012 R2 Foundation. Two separate backup schedules exist, both using Windows Server Backup. I'm getting VSS errors from the DHCP Jet Writer ...
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FTP Server on Windows Server 2012: Works on localhost, error accessing folder when using domain

I am trying to setup a second FTP server on a computer running Windows Server 2008 and IIS 8.0. I already have an FTP server accessible with one port, and this one will be accessible on a different ...
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Server 2012 Forwards

I am running server 2012 and I wanted to setup a domain that I am using as a public domain on external dns servers, i.e. mydomain.com. I want to be able to have it resolve internal boxes: ...
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Logging network traffic

Don't know if this is right forum, so please excuse me for that. I have created a web service in ColdFusion and other application from outside the network is trying to access it via SOAP request ...
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Creating a multi-tenant AD environment

We currently have the following environment (hosted on server 2003 and terminals servers on 2008 R2) and we need to upgrade this to their 2012 versions. We will create a new environment from scratch. ...
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How to add read-only privileges on DFS Folder for Windows 2003 R2?

I just install a DFS system on different servers. My replication group consists of Windows 2003 R2 and Windows 2008 R2 servers. The replication itself works well. On the Windows 2008 R2 server I can ...
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DFS Namespace with alternative FQDN beside the existing domain FQDN

We have a domain, from previous maintainer which have a 'long' FQDN e.g. dot.longname.top which makes the DFS structure longer, could of course have several DFS Namespace and that is also the goal ...
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BIOS to UEFI no backup restore possible?

We have a DELL R510 server with Windows SBS 2011 (Data, Exchange, ...), we running out of space on the server. We currently have this configuration: 2x 300GB SAS in RAID 1 2x 2TB SATA in RAID 1 ...
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Is there a shiny way to make Windows shares web accessible?

I'm new here, and I hope this isn't too much of a shopping question. I'm the under-qualified director of technology at a small college that may be acquired by a larger school. We have Office 365 ...
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Create task on windows server [closed]

I need to create a task to download a file from a website that is gzipped and then ungzip it and copy it to various folders on the server. I don't really know what is the best approach to achieve ...
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Benchmark using netperf: At which point is the NIC and NIC driver involved?

We are hunting some performance issues on W2012R2 servers here. Some people are suspecting an issue on the network layer (LAN), or the network driver/NIC to be more specific. So they pulled out ...
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Using Sun Netra 240 to Host asp.net Web page

My boss was offered a Sun Netra 240 server, still in the box. The machine,purchased in 2008, is has two single core 1.5GHZ processors and two gigabytes of RAM. My boss asked if it would be worth ...
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Windows server 2012 R2 limiting request data in php

I work mainly with with Linux based servers and Sugarcrm. One of my clients has deployed his suagrcrm instance on a windows server. SugarCrm is a php application that I would normally run under a LAMP ...
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Slow disk performance on Azure Virtual Machine

Okay, so first of all, allow me to say that I'm not an operations person, but a developer. So I'm going into a bit of unknown land here, so please bear with me. I would like to use a Azure Virtual ...
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What are the system requirements for a server running an ASP.NET MVC 5 application

For my project, we want to deploy a demo server and publish my ASP.NET MVC 5 app to it. I'm familiar with developing applications in this environment, but I have no experience in deploying it to an ...
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Windows Server as a Domain Controller without a static IP

I'm quite new to networking with Windows Server so please bear with me. I have Windows 2008 Server machine that I want to use a a domain controller. I'm currently in a Regus shared office and we're ...
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Group policy preferences mapping same drive multiple times

I recently changed over our old login script that mapped network drives over to group policy preference drive maps. Worked through a few issues at first, but appears to be working fine for all of our ...
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Unable to upgrade Server 2012 Evaluation to Datacenter

I have Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter Evaluation installed. Validity is only left for 16 days so I thought to upgrade. I have MS subscription so I got the product keys required. I have tried to the keys ...
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Any audit trail of when Windows Server 2008 Automatic Updates settings are changed?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that keeps on rebooting even though I tell it not to do so after automatic updates are installed. I am certain that no group policy is applied to this server to ...
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Windows server 2012 R2 drivers for Fujitsu CELSIUS R930 Power

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2012 R2 on a Fujitsu CELSIUS R930 Power workstation and have problems finding the right drivers. Fujitsu "tech support" won't help me - they don't support server ...
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What is the name of this “security leak finder” application?

They said that there were some vulnerabilities, and then pointed these results: What is the name of this application?
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Azure VM: netsh advfirewall firewall

Being the idiot that I am, I ran netsh advfirewall firewall on our VM and managed to block all the ports. Naturally, I am no longer able to access the VM through RDP. Apart from getting the support ...
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Automatically mount volume on EC2

There is a procedure given by Amazon to make a volume available for use that has been attached as a block device. Given that I am attaching an EBS volume that is already ready to be used, is there a ...
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Unable to install Windows Deployment Services

So, I got a copy of Windows 2012 R2 Essentials for a home server. And I'm trying to get all the features I want working. The most significant non-working feature right now is "Client Restore Service". ...
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Can't Access Network Drives through VPN

My issue is that when I'm outside the office I can't access any of my network drives. I can't UNC to them, through the FQDN or IP address. For example, domain.local\folder, or 172.26.6.2\d$. ...
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Authentication Prompt is Looping Forever on Website Hosted on Internal Server in IIS

I've created a plain HTML file in a newly created web site in IIS. Also, I've disabled anonymous authentication and I've enabled windows authentication. I'm trying to authenticate using a domain user ...
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Pings to internal host returns with external IP address on one AD DC/DNS Server

We have the following problem with our Windows AD DNS Servers which is in turn causing intermittent issues on our clients: On one of our AD DC/DNS servers (Pluto) 2k3R2, we can ping an internal based ...
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How to perform an assessment of an existing network? [closed]

I work as an IT guy for a small company with 2 offices. Currently we are in the process of moving our entire network infrastructure to a different host because we are running everything on extremely ...
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MX Records Error in Windows SBS 2011

i've a problem with MX records in my DNS Server, and i can't figure out why. (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the server IP) Direct Zone: (equals to main) Exchanger Mail (MX) [10] mail.example.com mail ...