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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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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1 Central Interface— to Multiple 2k12 VM windows servers not in a domain controller, how to patch and secure [on hold]

I am new to the networking. I am looking for help or a GUI tool on automating tasks on multiple (21 VM's) Windows 2k12r2 servers at a hosting site... From an SMB perspective I have the following ...
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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 ...
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WDS 2012: UEFI Client Network Boot results in error 0x102

I've got a WDS 2012 and a DHCP Server 2012 running on the same subnet, but on different boxes. I have been deploying Windows 8.1 x64 without any issues to BIOS clients, using DHCP Options 66 and 67. ...
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Why _SERVER[“SERVER_SOFTWARE”] becomes blank after certain period?

I'm running PHP 5.4.38 + Apache 2.2.29 on Windows Server 2012. When Starting up Apache, phpinfo shows me SERVER_SOFTWARE which looks correct: Apache/2.2.29 (Win32) mod_ssl/2.2.29 OpenSSL/1.0.1l ...
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Troubleshooting FTP 550 error in IIS

I am setting up a home backup server with Windows Server 2012 Datacenter edition. I have chosen to use the following setup: Server in the same LAN as my computer. To achieve max speed, Ethernet ...
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Windows Server 2012r2 virtualized domain controller

My work environment contain a single forest with two domains DomainA and DomainB. DomainA contain the following: DC01 holds all FSMO roles for the domain and forest, Global catalog and is forest ...
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Block all inbound ports except 80 in windows server 2012 [closed]

I need to block all inbound ports except 80 in windows server 2012. We don't have a server administration in our company, I have tried researching for this but I could not find any simple answer for ...
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Cannot add conditional forwarder without root zone

(Disclaimer: I am not a Windows DNS admin. I do have a decent amount of DNS experience under my belt though, and this is not making any sense. I am working closely with the admins responsible for ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Hyper-v - VMs experiences slow connectivity on some hours

I have installed hyper-v role on 2012R2. After creating our linux and windows virtual machines we realized that connectivity between VMs are very slow. We fixed it by installing HYPER-V LINUX ...
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Windows refuses to add an additional DC

I am trying to add a second DC to my network. It seems to go well: I install AD DS on a second server, I enter my credentials and the domain, and the domain is shown. I choose it, but when I click ...
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“The application pool stops” in an app under Dynamics CRM

I have a problem installing a .NET application on a Windows Server 2012 that has Dynamics CRM installed to the default web site. I guess that the CRM (and a incomplete configuration file for the ...
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Create websites from a csv file and folder permissions

I have a csv file that contains 10 different website configurations. I've created the script below to automate their creation. When I test the script, it runs succesfully, but I'm wondering if this ...
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Re-install ADCS CA Certificate & CRL on Workstation

I installed Active Directory Certificate Services and created a Standalone CA. Everything went fine and it automatically installed the CA certificate and CRL on all my domain workstations. On one of ...
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Link-local address on Hyper-V host

I've thrown myself into learning Hyper-V and Server 2012 over the past week or so, and I'm working on setting up a virtualized WDS/MDT server using Hyper-V. I'm having an issue managing/understanding ...
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How to block incoming ports using group policy in active directory windows server 2012

We have a domain, and there are some computers in this domain. we applied some many policies like password policy and etc to this domain which makes it easier for us to control the use PC in our ...
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Set minutes for maintenance window in Windows Server 2012?

The current dialogs only allow setting the automatic maintenance window on the hour. My server needs to run unattended polling tasks on the hour as well. I'm not opposed to allowing auto reboots but ...
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How was DC restored in windows 2008 before windows 2012 VM generation ID?

Windows server 2012 got this new thing called "VM generation ID" which protects DC restoration from snapshots so it doesn't impair the system (getting new invocation ID and requesting new RID pool ...
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EOL Windows Server 2003. Should I migrate to Windows Server 2012? [closed]

In my environment I have 11 virtual W2k3 servers and I have to decide to migrate them to 2012 or not. None of them are AD server. Two of them are running SQL Server 2005, there are also some apps ...
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In Server 2012, how do I log into the “old” administrator account?

Here's a quick run down of what I did: Installed Windows Server Essentials Experience feature/role Played around with it Uninstalled it Demoted the server as the domain controller Rebooted Now my ...
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Windows Server - Protect websites with AD user

My question is a bit tricky to explain :) We have ASP.NET websites running on Windows Server 2012. Some websites use SqlServer authentication, others use Windows authentication, some don't have any ...
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Would upgrading my server specs make my app faster? [duplicate]

I'm launching a web app, which is currently in beta running on a "Lite" VPN account from my hosting provider. It has 2 cores and 1GB RAM. I have only about 10 users now but Im considering whether I ...
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IIS - combine MVC with a classic ASP application [migrated]

We have a current classic asp site that we would like to redesign the homepage using a .NET MVC 5 Project. We made the .net homepage and have a login button to get to the backend classic asp site. The ...
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Computer losing connection to shared Dot Matrix Printer [migrated]

So, I have an OKI ML 5520 dot matrix printer connected via USB to a computer running Windows 7. I also have a server running Windows Server 2012. On the Windows 7 computer I have shared the printer ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Cannot Log In

I have a box running Windows Server 2012. I have been playing with this box for a bit and have two admin accounts set up: administrator and my account. I recently had to change my password due to ...
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cluster aware update remote updating mode on schedule

Trying to fully understand the differences between using CAU in self updating mode and in remote updating mode. In case anything about my post is unclear: Instead of simply closing my question, please ...
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Windows server 2012 Root Enterprise Certification Authority issue certificates only with 2 years validity

I cannot make my Enterprise Root CA issue certificates with an expiration date more than 2 years. I've already set ValidityPeriodUnits and ValidityPeriod register keys with certutil.exe. I've ...
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How to remove Powershell from Windows Server 2012? [closed]

I want to remove Powershell from Windows Server 2012. I have removed it in Windows XP by removing its updates. Also, when I removed Powershell from "Remove Role and Feature" I lost my GUI! Would you ...
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The system cannot find the file specified- Task Scheduler. Win Server 2012

I have batch script file, which should encrypt a file with pgp. I have defined a task in task scheduler to do this, but I am keep receiving the error"The system cannot find the file specified". ...
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NetworkService account access to a shared folder (WinSrv 2012R2)

We have services running under IIS with pool setup to run under NetworkService identity. If the service required access to a shared folder on a remote server, on previous versions of WinServer we just ...
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Access violation at address XXXX in module 'winspool.drv'. Read of address XXXX

I am running a c# application that shells out to a PDF printer and prints documents (roughly a document every second, to different printers). I randomly get these errors being returned from the ...
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Can I Setup a Windows Server 2012 Foundation as an additional DC to an AD domain

We are a small 8 user office already have Windows Server 2012 R2 as a DC. Just bought a 2nd server with Windows Server 2012 Foundation and realized it can not be set up as member server to the ...
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Allow domain account to modify ACL of particular service

I have a windows domain account that I would like to be able to modify the ACL of a particular service. Currently this account is being used to run an installer, and the installer wants to do the ACL ...
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Debugging random SQL login failure from Web Server

This is a very basic level question, but it could really benefit from some extra help in the diagnosis. We have a 2005 SQL Server Named: SERVERNAME-PROD We have a Web Apps Server that's running IIS ...
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How to remove an orphaned Child Domain on Server 2012

I have a domain (working on Server 2012 functional level) and multiple child domains. I'm really stupid and therefore deleted the only domain controller on the child domain before demoting it and ...
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authentication error on WS2012 (trust relationship failed)

Given the following lab setup: HOST1 on Windows Server 2012 R2 (host running Hyper-V, joined test.local domain, static IP) DC1 on Windows Server 2012 (VM under Hyper-V on HOST1, AD and DNS roles, all ...
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HP microserver gen8 - Win server 2012 r2 does not see the internal HD - asks for a driver

I have just taken delivery of the base spec Microserver gen8. I have installed a WD 1Tb drive in slot 1, and the BIOS/RAID controller finds it. However when I come to install Win server 2012 r2 it ...
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DFSR-related WMI info is missing

OS: Server 2012 Core and Server 2012 R2 Core. DFS-Replication is installed and appears healthy. I am using WMI to collect information from DFSR replication members. The queries work on many of the ...
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DFSR fails before initialization. Event ID: 4010, 3006, 2010, 4004

I have a 2 server DFSR configuration where I am attempting to replicate two shares between them. ServerA (2008R2) is the primary and ServerB(2012R2) is the receiver, both are DCs. The RepFolder on ...