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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Server 2012, Remote Desktop Services

I'm trying to have two users have a connection to our Server 2012 R2 RDS farm at the same time on a PC that is logged on via a shared local account login. When I connect via RD Web on the first user ...
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virtual hosts with Apache 2.4 windows

Trying to upgrade the PHP version from 5.3 to 5.5 Environment: Windows 2012 Server, Apache 2.4, PHP 5.5, Upgrading from PHP 5.3 and Apache 2.2 for *MySQL and *Drupal I was able to get the ...
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Active Directory “Backup User”?

We migrated from SBS 2011 to Windows Server 2012. I have gone through our Active Directory and deleted some SBS 2011 accounts like the SharePoint accounts etc. (we don't have SharePoint on Windows ...
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Is there no easy way to use the Hyper-V Manager remotely?

At my workplace we've been using VMware vSphere as our VM server which uses the vSphere client to connect. Using a simple port forwarding rule on our router we've been able to allow all employees to ...
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We are able to connect successfully to PPTP VPN (Standard Windows VPN) but once connected, ping through hostnames will not resolve to their IPs

We are able to connect successfully to PPTP VPN (Standard Windows VPN) but once connected, ping through hostnames will not resolve to their IPs. For internal, this is working perfectly. This is only ...
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Access already mapped network drive in PowerShell

I am running a Windows Server 2012 installation inside VMWare Workstation. I have shared folders enabled, so drive Z: is mapped to \\vmware-host. I can correctly access this drive in Explorer (I can ...
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Check if a Relying Party Trust/Claims Provider Trust is already configured by using the metadata entityID

How can I check if a Relying Party Trust and/or a Claims Provider Trust is already configured in ADFS according with its metadata entityID? I checked about the Get-ADFSClaimsProviderTrust cmdlet, but ...
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How to give a user access to the Certificate Store on Windows Server 2012?

I've battling an issue for the last couple of days that I cannot seem to resolve. I'm not an administrator although I have some knowledge about some administrative tasks. I have a PowerShell script ...
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Why changes to a windows service configuration is not persisted before/after reboot

I tried to make sensu-client to have a dependency on the RPCSS. It is because if sensu-client starts too early, it cannot connect to the target rabbitmq server. It is probably because the network ...
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Windows Server Administration - which services are safe to run internet facing?

Coming from a Linux background and now having to manage some Windows servers (2008R2 & 2012R2) I'm wondering which services are safe to run directly over the internet. The servers are all internet ...
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Server 2012 Windows Update not working

We have a windows server 2012 box that is hosted remotely. I've been trying to install a security patch and the windows update component appears to be corrupted. The error code i'm getting is ...
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Server 2012, Attempted to Install Certificate Services, now Win-RM is broken

I have two exchange servers, one running Exchange 2007 and one Exchange 2010. On the Exchange 2010 I attempted to install a AD-Certificate role but after installing the role I am unable to run the ...
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WDS and WSUS can not use SMB Shares

I have a WS2012R2 machine with several hard drive setup formatted as NTFS. When I create a share and map that share on a virtual machine where WDS and WSUS are running as drive, on service ...
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Windows Server spamming devices on other subnets on port 445

I have a Windows Server 2012 that every few seconds sends packets destined for port 445 on local IPs on other subnets. The IPs on other subnets it is trying to reach are devices such as VoIP phones, ...
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How to do when rename Domain Name in Active Directory

I installed a DC on Windows Server 2012 R2 over MS Azure. Now I see that the name of the domain what I use, isn´t so good, so I must change it. When I start Start the Active DIrectory users and ...
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IIS | Block execution of files in directory

I am dealing with user uploads via a PHP application. I want to secure the server so no exploits are available to the user, such as uploading a php shell and executing it. I have set it so all ...
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Windows Server 2012 User CAL Remote access [duplicate]

I bought Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and with it 5 User CAL. I was told by the lady support of Microsoft that I would have to install the User CAL within the installation of Operating System. ...
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Windows instance in AWS Auto scaling, Once autoscaling done i should be part of DC

I’m working on windows technologies last few years, but new to cloud environment. What I’m facing is that, I have DC server, under that a Web server both are in windows 2012. I need to auto scale the ...
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How to know when to properly use iSCSI, NFS or SMB?

I have a File Server running Windows Server 2012 R2. It has four 6TB Western Digital RED drives. I want to host my Hyper-V Machines, WSUS (Windows Server Update Service) content and WDS/MDT deploy ISO ...
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IIS 8.5 Import Site Bindings?

Is there a way that I can import a list of bindings for a site in IIS 8.5? I have 160+ bindings to add to one site, all the same IP, and I'd really love to be able to do it non-manually :)
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DNS issue? Currently no logon servers available

While I have read through lots of post that have the same error message, I have not been able to find a solution that works for my situation. I have one server, Windows 2008, that I rebuilt about a ...
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Turn off error and access logs for one virtual host (Apache HTTP Server 2.4 on Windows)

How to turn off error and/or access logs for one virtual host in Apache HTTP Server 2.4? OS: Windows (There is a question about that but it is about Linux.)
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VPN to Windows Server 2012 on ec2 not routing

I have a Windows Server 2012 instance on EC2 so I can VPN into the private network to access machines not exposed via a public IP. I can connect to the Windows Server VPN by its public IP and ...
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Persistent error when installing windows server essentials in windows server 2012

I'm getting an error when trying to perform post installation configuration of windows server essentials in windows server 2012: An error occurred when installing Windows server essentials. Please try ...
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Can I Map a Network Drive on a server to itself (SharePoint Server)?

I'm running a Windows 2012 64bit Server R2, computer name server-01, and I want to map a network drive to a path located on the same server. (This is needed for SharePoint 2013 development.) ...
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Setting up Windows Server Failover Clustering in SoftLayer

I'm trying to create a Windows Server Failover Cluster. I've already create Active Directory successfully. I'm currently at this stage: On the screenshot, the blurred place has subnet/network id, ...
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Can't run Exchange 2013 EMS installed during 2003-2013 migration

We are migrating a client from Exchange2003 to Exchage2013 (via 2007). We have migrated succesfully from the SBS2011 to a staging server with Windows 2008 R2 & Exchange2007, however on the ...
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Windows Server | Graphs to monitor resorces [closed]

So Linux users have "Dstat" which lets them monitor the network with graphs. Is there any Windows alternative? I am looking for real time graphs to monitor network and cpu/memory (as a bonus) on ...
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IIS bindings keep being removed

I'm having a problem where the security certificate for a site is being periodically unbound from port 443 and replaced with another certificate which is sitting on the server. So whenever a user ...
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how do I set restrict anonymous to 2

I want to change the registry setting for restrictanonymous to "2" (HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\restrictanonymous). I created a script to do this but noticed the setting kept on going ...
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XtremeIO Unable Mount Snapshot on Windows 2012

I've been trying to mount a snapshot of our production server using XtremeIO. The server I am trying to mount this snapshot on is a Windows 2012 R2. The snapshot is of a production server, also 2012 ...
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Windows Server 2012 default profile mandatory

Im trying to set up a windows terminal server where most users (except admin users) should have a temporary/mandatory profile. Since in our network we only have two windows servers, I decided to not ...
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Duplicate MAC address, can be blocked?

Let's say we have DHCP server and provided MAC filtering system. Can we blocked the next spoofed MAC address? The next device will not be leased any IP address. Or normally it is already blocked by ...
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Limited Connection - Network Issue

I'm having issues with a Windows Server 2012 - Dell PowerEdge R300. Every time the server restarts the network adapter gets limited connection and does not work. I have to locally disable the network ...
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What are the implications of exceeding 4 GB in a Windows Event Log?

I found this Microsoft KB that covers recommended Event Log setting maximums for operating systems up to Windows 2008/Vista, which recommends a maximum of 4GB, and have seen some other vague ...
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Azure Backup - portal reporting 10 times the amount of data I have backed up

I have about 70GB of data (compressed) backed up for my (small business) client. I am using the Azure backup agent on Server 2012 Essentials, with a weekly backup configured to start at 8pm Friday, ...
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Accessing user home directories

In a theoretical AD DS setup, there's some Home Folders. These Home Folders are set up by Windows with the annoying permissions of only the Owner can access. I'm aware that you can run programs using ...
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IIS 8 Show Classic ASP Errors in Browser

Browser is showing "500 - Internal server error." (I have turned off "Show Friendly Http Messages". In IIS 8 I have gone to ASP settings and set "Send Errors to Browser = True". I've got simple ...
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Windows 2012 Routing And Remote Access unable to ping LAN IPs

I have installed and configured the Windows RRAS with the one NIC, VPN clients connected but never ping any of the LAN PCs only ping VPN Server IP. My setup are as follow. Internet Router IP: ...
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Configuring Preferred/Alternate DNS Servers on a DNS server

I currently am running a single DNS server. If I don't set a Preferred/Alternate DNS server on the Ethernet controller and run the Best Practices Analyzer I get the following results: If I do ...
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I need to host several websites on IIS 8 in Windows Server 2012 for public access

I have a small server running Win 2012 and IIS and I have a public IP address from ISP. I bought several domain names for my websites. Usually I buy hosting service for hosting my website. Now I need ...
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Sessionizing Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a host setup with WS12R2 and I plan to create 10 other HVMs with WS12R2 and setup services on each one and I was wondering is there a way to use the host installed OS so that when I upgrade the ...
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How to apply Default wallpaper to clients in Active Directory [closed]

I have one Dell poweredge 1850 server running on server 2012. I installed ADDS and Make one OU in it then i make users (approx 20) and then move all users to OU. But know when i tried to manage the ...
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set permission in windows 2012 to only copy file

how set permissions in windows 2012 to only user can view file and list foldet and can copy and create file and folder in share folder but user can not read or delete or copy file and folder from ...
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Windows Server as a PPTP Gateway

I have a Windows Server 2012 server at work, which is currently used as a domain controller, and an internet gateway. The current internet connection uses a USB dongle, which appears like a standard ...
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Windows Server 2012 RDP Certificate changing involuntarily

I have a Windows Server 2012 server that is administered via RDP. Every so often, (lets say, once every quarter ?!?) I get asked to accept a new certificate. It is not in a Domain and not rolling as ...
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AWS RDWeb connectivity issues

I am setting up a Windows 2012 server on AWS. The server and all RDS/RDWeb functions fine but now when I try to access remoteApps from a remote location, the error the computer cannot be found ...
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Remove printers from directory that were on an old server

I had a standalone Windows 2012 box that was acting as the printer server in my domain. Since then I've removed it and moved printer hosting elsewhere. However, when I open up the directory (through ...
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Optimal mount options for Windows Server 2012 R2

The Problem I have a directory that is shared by a Windows Server 2012 R2. Some Linux clients (Ubuntu 14.04) mount this share via /etc/fstab: //10.1.1.1/MyShare /mnt/myshare cifs ...
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Can't open wordpress site on dedicated server with iis

I have dedicated server with windows server 2012. There is IIS running many asp .net sites without problems. I've added wordpress site using web platform installer. I can open it from any computer ...