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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Windows Server restart / shutdown history

How can I easily see a history of every time my Windows Server has restarted or shutdown and the reason why, including user-initiated, system-initiated, and system crashed? The Windows Event Log is ...
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DFS replication monitoring under a non-administrative account

I have a DFS replication set up on two Windows Server 2012 machines in a domain, the DFS consists of one namespace, two servers, several replication groups each containing one folder. I have been ...
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how to get info on failed authentication to domain - security audit?

Setup: 1 Windows Server 2012 box as Domain Controller, named DC1. 2 Windows Server 2012 R2 boxes, S1 and S2, on the same network, same config, joined to the domain. Issue: At random times, S1, S2 or ...
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The time that the server went down, Microsoft Server 2012

I am looking for information when exactly my server has crashed. Where can I find it? I know where the all logs are, but I can not find info about the downtime, I do not know where could it be. ...
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How does one allow administrator access to folder-redirected user folders?

There appear to be two steps to be followed if one wishes to allow Administrators to have access to User Folders that reside on the server through Folder Redirection: Set up permissions on the ...
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Windows Server 2012: Cannot install SMTP-Server, system always requires restart

I'm not able to install the "SMTP-Server" feature on a Windows 2012 server. The installation process always fails with a "restart required" message. After the restart and (re)starting the SMTP-Server ...
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Need to migrate Windows Server 2003 for Small Business to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials [on hold]

I've already found : "Migrate Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Essentials" and "Migrate from Previous Versions to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or Windows Server ...
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Server 2012 Virtual SMTP Server not delivering messages

I am having a problem with my Virtual SMTP server on Windows Server 2012 Standard. I recently ported a clients Classic ASP hosting to a new server from a Server 2003 Standard box where the Classic ...
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Windows Server 2012 Extremely Low Disk Space

After running Windows update my server reports 20KB free. How can I free up space? It is a Windows Server 2012 (not R2) instance on AWS. It happens to be a m1.small instance size.
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Promoting Windows Server 2012 to DC, cannot create DNS delegation because SBS 2003 DNS server is not found

I'm promoting our new Windows Server 2012 Essentials box (ASH) to Domain Controller so that I can then deprecate and demote our failing Windows SBS 2003 box (PINE), which is the only current DC. ...
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Windows service interaction with Internet Explorer without log in

I have a windows service which is creating a process of IE, interacting with it and then closing it down until the next time this function will be invoked. It worked fine for years while the service ...
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Is there a way to change passwords on multiple servers simultaneously?

x3 Server 2012 R2, x2 Server 2012 My system has 5 servers; 1 Hyper-V server hosting 2 vm servers (these are the x3 2012 R2 servers), and a Win 8.1 pc running hyper-V that hosts 2 more vm servers ...
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Network Shared Database not retrieving results

We have a Shared application (.exe) in our WS2012. It is inside a folder which is shared over the network. The .exe file is basically a file search application which prompts for a input and gives ...
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reduce the size of the winsxs directory and free up disk space on windows server 2012

I using Windows Server 2012 Datacenter and C:\Windows\WinSxS is HUGE, so I looked and found following article: How to Reduce the Size of the Winsxs directory and Free Up Disk Space on Windows Server ...
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Deploying printers to specific users via Group Policy

I have noticed two different ways of deploying printers to specific user with Group Policy in Windows Server 2012. The first method is by creating separate GPOs for each group, and the second method ...
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Test Domain Using Existing DNS

Server A, Domain Controller with DNS Server and Exchange 2010 (domainA) Server B, New Server going to add AD DS role for new test domain and Exchange 2013. I want this to be a new domain but i want to ...
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Mount NFS Share Windows Server 2012

I'm trying to mount an NFS share setup on my Synology Server to my Windows Server 2012 server. Here's what I've tried: net use Z: \[ip address][share folder] /user:xxxxx [password]' mount ...
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Skype For Business WSUS Server 2012

Please forgive me if I don't provide all of the required info for anyone looking to help out, but I'm a junior sys admin just getting started with using and administering WSUS on Server 2012. ...
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How can I collect Active Directory Domain Service events and DNS events with Nxlog?

My problem is I cannot collect ADDS or DNS events with Nxlog and send them to an ELK server. In the Nxlog config for the DC and DNS server I have the following Query <QueryList>\ <Query ...
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Microsoft Web Deploy V3.5 and enableLink

I am currently migrating all of my sites from IIS6 on Windows 2003 server, to IIS8 on Windows 2012 server. I've been learning Microsoft Web Deploy 3.5 (msdeploy), and I was wondering if the ...
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Get MRTG to run as Windows Service

We just installed mrtg on our Windows Server 2012 and I am having trouble getting it to run as a service. I'm following the guide here, but am still stuck. First, if I run mrtg manually, whilst ...
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Windows 2012 and Windows 2012 R2

Are the virtual machines created in Windows 2012 Datacenter compatible with Windows 2012 Datacenter R2? I have an existing Windows 2012 Datacenter and I recently got another server loaded with Windows ...
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Windows 2012 Incremental Backup

I'm running Windows 2012, using the built in Backup to perform backups. I want the first backup to be full, and then incremental thereafter. I have the following test scenario set up: Backup ...
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Server won't come up with no video card [migrated]

Preface: I know that this is a strange question, but I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure this out. I'm getting an old PCI card this weekend and leaving it in, but until then I'm ...
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Windows Server 2012 Foundation. Mouse stops working during RDP session

We have a strange problem under Windows Server 2012 foundation. All latest Auto updates are installed. We start an RDP session, and everything works ok. The problem is that in the moment we open ...
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AWS VPC: Windows server 2012 R2 GRE tunneling to Linux based Peer VyOS

I am asking this question after having spent some time googling and trying to work out some issues which I have with a Windows GRE tunnel in our 2nd environment (amazon AWS VPC) to a router in our ...
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401.1 errors with Windows Authentication IIS 8.5 Win 2012 R2, lots of detail no answers

Completely stumped at this one. We've got an internal web server accessed by users for a variety of sites. One of those requires Windows Authentication the site is http://caf. ("caf" is an A record ...
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials - Safe to delete default accounts?

I'm using Windows Server 2012 Essentials with the trial version. It has a 25 limit and currently I'm a bit over that. I'm wondering if is safe to delete some of the default users that got ...
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Auto login in Windows Server 2012

I have a server which I connect to with remote desktop connection. I have defined auto login for a particular user. I also have scheduled a batch script to run after logon for that user. However, ...
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Windows Indexing filling up with hidden files

How can I see or control why Windows Indexing is filling up this drive? See this report from Tree Size (as Administrator): Only about 200 GB is reported, but Windws says 254 GB used. Now when I ...
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SCCM 2012 Installation Error - Download() failed with 0x80072EE2

I have been looking into SCCM for sometime now for mass imaging and group policy/software updates and installation so I decided to set it up in a virtual environment and start using it. Everything has ...
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PostgreSQL - Invalid byte sequence for encoding “UTF8”: 0xe7 0x75 0x20

Here is the problem : Everything worked fine with my postgresql system until I decided to click on the "rotate logs" button in the server status tab (from pgAdmin). After that, I faced this issue, ...
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Unable to connect to SSTP server in AWS

I have created a SSTP server in AWS using the following as a guide: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/notime/archive/2013/06/01/how-to-configure-windows-azure-server-2012-as-an-sstp-vpn-provider.aspx I have ...
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Windows Server Domain User and Workstation Software

I have a new server with windows server 2012(domain) and want to add a few new users and workstations( with AD), so all user could login on all workstations. That is easy, but now I would like to add ...
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Using a NAS as iSCSI to share a volume via Windows 2012 vs CIFS/Windows share

I'm migrating an Active Directory Windows 2003 server to Windows Server 2012 R2. Currently, I have a MyDocuments redirection policy enabled on the Window 2003 server to a local drive. Since the ...
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Your search might be slow because the index is not running

I have been put in charge of a Windows Server 2012 AWS instance and have no experience dealing with this operating system. I get a warning when attempting to search using the file explorer which ...
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Unable to move OU in Active Directory (Access is denied)

Background I tried moving an OU in Active Directory today and received an Access is denied error. Upon further inspection of my AD user account I had the necessary permission to move the object (I ...
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Will Windows Server 2012 support a nested conditional forwarder?

I work for a company with a split DNS configuration on the AD domain. I know that this is less than ideal, but I'm not in a position to drive change in this area. I own authoritative DNS (internal and ...
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Error Activating Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine [duplicate]

I currently have a license key for Windows Server 2012 R2. I used it on a Virtual Machine on my Mac. Im now ready to transition from testing to deployment. But I wanted to test one more time, so i ...
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server execution failed- 2012 server r2 standard

I have problem with my server 2012 r2.when i trying to add new roles and features server manager showing an error server execution failed. the same error is there with auto refresh of server ...
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How to remove copy option from shared folders?

My organisation uses WS2012 and want to share some files over the network. My question is how to copy protect a folder/file which is being shared? The scenario is that, I want the users to access ...
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Server 2012 NTFS group permissions not working in domain

We just recovered from a major hardware disaster, and had to restore all of our data from an offsite backup. In the process, we upgraded from a Windows Server 2008 R2 to a Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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Unable to access ISP gateway user interface

I am hoping that someone can assist. I have a Windows 2012 Server that is a domain controller and serves local ip addresses out on our network (DHCP). Everything is working fine with the exception of ...
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Creating AD user accounts for workstations in different sites

I am intending to set up user and administrative accounts for all workstations in my company (a small one). The company has 3 offices located in different locations, connecting to different Internet ...
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How to sync folders between two Windows Servers in Amazon EC2

I have two servers running Windows Server 2012 in Amazon Cloud. One is hosted in EC2 (A) and another - in VPC (B). I have a folder in the same location on both servers. And I need to sync files from ...
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Polling FTPS/SFTP Server with Windows Server 2012

Is it possible to securely routinely poll an external FTPS (or SFTP) server and copy/move the files locally using standard Windows Server 2012 functionality? I imagine the use of scheduler to do the ...
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WSUS - 2012 R2 Clients not reporting

We have a number of severs for different customers that are separated in to different computer groups, these machines are not on a domain although hook in to WSUS with a registry change. Some ...
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vSphere ESXi 5.5 Windows Guest Network card not active after reboot

Problem: Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 2012 servers have no network access after a reboot Not all VMs affected, but multiple VMs and mulitiple hosts. Windows Network configuration shows the correct ...
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Does DFSR service exclusively lock files?

I am getting intermittent errors in a single threaded application that writes a large file on a share that is replicated by DFSR. The error is: The process cannot access the file ...
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PPP Adapter answer instead of local NIC

I have set up our DC as a RAS server. I am now aware that this it not a recommended thing to do, but it's done, and it's our only server so it saves me a lot of work if I can keep it like this. It's ...