Windows Server 2012 is a server operating system from Microsoft. It went RTM on August 1st of 2012, and to general release on September 4, 2012. Like its predecessor, Server 2008 R2, it is only available in 64 bit versions. It contains many substantial changes over it predecessor, and ...

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Office365 DirSync Active Directory Integration

I am preparing to deploy Office365 for my organization. We have an on premise Active Directory Domain Controller (Windows Server 2012 R2). We would like to leverage our Active Directory for: automatic ...
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How Do i restrict logon of users in security groups to computers

I want to restrict user admin access with regards to their department. I want to give access to users in Security Group A to computers in Security Group B and i want to create similar access for 9 ...
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Windows server and ddns which binding and sql hostname do i use?

i'm trying to connect to websites on this server from outside the network. i've opened ports in router and firewall and can ping the ports using portchecker. let's pretend i want to use wordpress or ...
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disable windows server time synchronization

I am running a standalone (not in a domain) Windows Server 2012 instance in EC2. For purpose of a simulation, I would like to set system clock to particular dates in the past. I performed change by ...
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Windows Server 2012 Unable to add Roles and Features

I'm trying to add some features and role on Windows Server 2012 but I got the error "The Source files could not be found." (this roles and features are requisite for SharePoint installation). I can't ...
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Cross-Forest Trust

I am looking at testing a cross-domain trust we can have two domain controllers (with different forests and domain names) setup so we can move everyone onto the new domain. We do NOT run exchange on ...
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Access denied trying to run IISReset logged in as a local aministrator

I am a member of the local administrator's group on a Windows Server 2012 machine, but when I try to run IISReset from the command prompt I get: Access denied, you must be an administrator of the ...
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WSUS not detecting clients

My WSUS server is not detecting my clients, i've deactivated the firewalls, and i've checked that the GPO is applied to the clients. When I do a "wuauclt /detectnow" on the clients this is what I get ...
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DFS share empty when accessing it via domain name

I set up a DFS to centralise my shares. After doing so, I noticed, that I can access the shares via the domain path (\\SNAKEOIL.LOCAL\Research), but the folders is shown as empty. The intended ...
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What's Most Inexpensive Licensing Option for Putting Windows Server on top of esxi? [duplicate]

I have a need to run multiple Windows servers alongside a Linux server preferably under VMware the free version of esxi (our apps can run under 2008 or 2012). The Windows VMs will be running some ...
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How to restrict access to local resources with RDS

I've got a RDS setup on Windows server 2012 and I am trying to stop all access to local resources. I've managed to lock down unc network shares i.e \\someserver\myshare and clipboard etc has been ...
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Sharing printers with computers and not users in Win Server 2012

I have a LAN network with 120 users, not so big. They're all splited in differents rooms, which some have a network printer. In AD, I can easily find the printers and setting their sharing ...
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pfSense and Windows Domain Controller - configuration?

I've got a small scaled business network separated into green, orange and red using pfSense as firewall & gateway. In the local network, there's a Windows server machine hosting a domain ...
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Windows Search Indexer Uses High CPU Usage

We have a Windows Server 2012. From time to time the Windows Indexer has too high CPU usage. What could cause this and how could it be solved. It runs perfect several weeks and then it takes too much ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Trace CPU Spike / Takeover

I have had a problem in the last few days where every 10-15 minutes, my entire server goes non-responsive, shutting out all TCP connections, for about 3 minutes. I finally found that the connections ...
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Problems setting Hyper-V permissions

I am using a Windows 2012 Hyper-V server to host some test PCs. Our support personnel should be able to take snapshots of these machines and roll a test machine back to a specific snapshot, but they ...
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New 2012 Domain Controller and error “The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship”

I have a Windows Server 2012 domain controller on a domain DOM1 running at a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain and functional level. All other domain controllers in DOM1 are 2008 R2. DOM1 has a two-way ...
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Fastest way to mirror directory over network

I am looking to speed up my deployment process, currently I have a single staging server, and a web-farm in production. I currently use robocopy to mirror each web-farm server from the staging ...
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query remote windows 2012 servers to see if they're in waiting for a reboot status after applying windows updates

Is there a way, using powershell or otherwise, to query a remote computer and see if it has had windows updates applied and is in waiting to reboot state? Any additional information would be useful ...
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Web Platform Installer 5.0 start error. 'version' start tag on line 118400

On a non-activated Windows 2012 VM template, I get the following error when trying to launch the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 5.0. The 'version' start tag on line 118400 position 8 does not match ...
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To process bounced emails, your version of PHP needs access to the imap_xxx functions (default)."

How can i check whether my windows server 2012 has imap_xxx functions are accessible via my PHP ? I installed PHP via : http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx PHP version is : v 5.5
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Auto-authenticate to a domain network share

Hoping one of you can help me out with a network share issue I'm having. I have a domain and three servers and NAS on it. The NAS has a network share that is password protected and uses Active ...
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Connecting a second server to windows server 2012 essentials

What's the best way to connect a second server to an existing windows server essentials 2012 domain? I tried the //xyz/connector/ method but I wasn't sure whether I should be supplying the domain ...
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Error connecting to sql server database when running IIS from DMZ

I've been working on this for a few days now. One of our clients has a 3 tier server plan - an IIS server, an application server (where the Asp.Net MVC3 application is located) and the db server. All ...
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Require smart cards for connections to Windows 2012 remote access server

We have a Windows 2012 server accepting VPN connections over SSTP and authenticating them using the Network Policy Server feature on the same server. For client authentication we've set it up to ...
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iis server export bcd file in use

I'm migrating the webserver to a different server. So I tried to export the IIS server into a server package. I've done this before and it worked like a charm every time. Today though this error ...
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Task to delete a directory runs with success but the directory is still there

I have a task in the task scheduler on a Windows 2012 file server. The task has to delete the contents of a temporary general access directory every Sunday night. It runs at the scheduled times and ...
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Can I connect all the available network printers without using a logonscript?

In our organisation we have around 30 printers an we are currently connecting for the user all the printers using a logon script that calls the command line app con2prt for a series of printers. ...
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IIS marking worker process unhealthy

I am using windows 2012, .net 4.5. I have a web application that can occasionally do heavy processing and keep the server tied down for some time (~ 8-10 minutes). I am seeing randomly that WAS is ...
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Maximum number of logged in users using remote desktop

We are using remote desktop to log in to a Windows 2012 server with a limit for two simultaneously users only. Sometimes, however, we need to be more. We've discussed that with our server guys who ...
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The term 'Get-ClusterResource' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program

I have a powershell script that I'm attempting to execute over SSH. The command works perfectly when I run it from the server's powershell commandline. Here is my Powershell script: ...
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Windows Server 2012 and recognizing RAIDed SSDs as an SSD

Problem: Because defragmenting is detrimental to SSDs and decreases their performance/lifespan, its important that modern OS's use TRIM instead of defragmentation. If an SSD is incorrectly recognized ...
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Starting application on RDS connection

I have the following servers: Server 1 - Windows 2003: The original Domain Controller for AD, DNS Server server 2 - WIndows 2012: The latest server, upgraded to a domain controller too Now when I ...
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Server Reboot Script - No Credentials

I'm looking at running a script to reboot a Windows 2012 server nightly, and all the guides seem to be for using scheduled tasks. As far as I know though, a change in the admin credentials will break ...
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Small issue with the Domain Name System (DNS) Server Cmdlets

I'm wondering if I need to clear some cache or something with the issue I'm having. I'm trying to remove A records from a DNS Zone and replacing them with a CName record that has the same host name. ...
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Disabling filecaching during copy of large files on Windows 2012, Windows 2012R2

I've huge problems with backup of Hyper-V on handful of HOSTS. During backup done by the software some machines become unavailable, host starts dying etc. We tracked this to not the software itself ...
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cmd /c behaves differently on server 2012

Tried writing a batch file to shutdown my 2012 server, but ran into a weird issue. For example on 2008 a batch file like the following runs as expected: cmd /c shutdown -s -t 0 On server 2012 when ...
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Adjusting a VM screen size in Hyper-V

I am using Windows Server 2012 Datacenter. I have installed several virtual machines via Hyper-V and all is good, I moved a VM from another Server 2012 Datacenter over to my server. The VM starts ...
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Shadow Copies are not being taken for all subfolders

I enabled Shadow Copies on a whole drive that holds user folder shares. As per the best practices, I re-directed the Shadow Volume to a different drive. Both are VHDs running on the same server, but ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V vs Datacenter edition

We need to deploy a Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster with 4 physical server. We going to use Datacenter edition licencing, but consider installing the Hyper-V edition on the serveres. Just to install ...
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Tomcat cant access network drives on Windows

I have Tomcat 8 installed as a service on Windows Server 2012. The problem is that Tomcat can't access network drives. The tomcat manager shows that it is logged on as Local System Account. I've ...
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Network Routing through a Server to a NAS device

I have two Windows Servers (2012) connected to each other via a crossover LAN cable. On the SQL Server I installed a second network adaptor so I can also connect to a NAS device. I am now trying to ...
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Image Sharing File Server on Windows Storage Spaces.

I am working on Windows Storage Spaces File server, but I ran into this strange situation when transfer to client systems is aroung 300kb/s. There are two SS servers on the network - the other one is ...
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Installing ADAM on Windows Server 2012

I'm currently tasked with moving a Web Application that uses Active Directory Application Management (ADAM) from a 2003 server to a 2012 Server. My question more about any references to install ADAM ...
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Windows Server 2012 Guest VM Activation?

Ok, i have windows server 2012 datacenter edition pre-installed... and want to know the way to activate guest vm running windows server 2008 standard x64 edition... is there any standard key to ...
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Roaming Profile Files and Settings Disappear

This morning a user, let's call them Greg, logged into their laptop which is running Windows 8 Pro. Their profile is a roaming profile, Active Directory is running on Windows Server 2012. It took ...
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Access is denied. Connecting to EC2 Share server 2012

I am trying to connect to my EC2 instance running Windows server 2012 to use it as a file server. I have installed File and Storage Services and have successfully created the share. However I am ...
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Can't access IIS web server on public IP

I have a Windows Server 2012 running within the Amazon Cloud. There, I've added the IIS web server role. Accessing the example page, and my own pages from within that server over the private IP is ...
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Need to upgrade Windows Server 2012 evaluation to Server 2012 R2

I mistakenly installed Windows Server 2012 Evaluation instead of Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation. Now my client just bought the license key for 2012 R2, and I am not sure how to proceed. Is it ...
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Webserver issues | PHP manager for IIS

i am using windows server 2012 with IIS 8. I installed PHP 5.5 via web platform installer, all installations were successful apart from "PHP manager for IIS". Any ideas why? below I will insert ...