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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Grant local group local admininstrator perms

I am not "allowed" to add users directly to the administrators or remote desktop user groups due to internal reasons (This is all local). I have successfully created the new local group and added my ...
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Powershell: export GPO to a txt file

I'm new with windows servers and I'm curious is there any way to dump group security settings in txt file using powershell or batch files. sorry if my questions sounds sill. thank you.
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How do I perform an Exchange 2010 database backup using Windows Server Backup with Hyper-V VMs collocated on the same drive?

Yeah... I'm not the one who set it up. I've been tasked with setting up backups for their Exchange data. I've read through the documentation and learned about all the caveats that come with using the ...
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Local group not fully inheriting Administrators perms

Preface: currently at work we use openstack to spin up windows instances. Users are added directly to the local "administrators" group. There is a scheduled task that runs every 5 minutes that removes ...
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New Domain controller only works when old one is online

Firstly, I think this is probably quite similar to this: New Primary Domain Controller won't start Active Directory unless Old DC is booted But, the circumstances, and symptoms are slightly ...
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Does Windows Server Storage Server have problems with RAID6 iSCSI?

I adopted a virtual Windows Server 2012 Storage Server that has 4 QNAPs attached via iSCSI. The storage environment is connected via iSCSI through a Cisco SG300 (Gigabit); jumbo frames is not ...
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port forwarding for mail server

How should look port forwarding in my router, if I have mail server in my network along with PC's? I want to be able to receive and send messages from server. Will not port forwarding break my IMAP ...
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how to make server visible from internet [on hold]

I have ADSL router with Static IP from my Internet provider. I know that, if I connect my server to router it can be visible from internet (working webserver etc.), but how does clients getting page ...
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Installing SQL Server 2014 Enterprise on a Domain Controller Windows 2012 R2 [on hold]

All I found in the internet was: Do NOT install a SQL Server on a domain controller and that it is not supported. Why: I hate it, when I re-install my domain controller and WSUS Server and lose all ...
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Windows Server NAS Backup solution [on hold]

I'm looking for software for Windows Server, which will work similarly to NAS solutions. I want to be able to backup data from workstations to my server, manage the rights to share/view/edit files and ...
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How to hide 'Shut down' button from an AD group assigned in local Administrators group (Windows Server)?

Basically I need to grant a group full local administrative permissions but hide or disable the shutdown button for them in the start menu. We have Windows servers from 2008 to 2012. I did my ...
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Server 2012, Server Manager Dashboard

New installation of Server 2012 R2 with Exchange 2016. The dashboard is showing 'Microsoft Exchange Notifications Broker' as stopped and giving a red error in the dashboard It is normal for the ...
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How to disable all the admins accounts except built-in administrator on a domain?

Suppose that an administrator for a domain is fired and you are now the new administrator of a windows 2012 server. While managing the network, something tells you that some people are using local ...
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Unable to join domain [closed]

I am having difficulty connecting my laptop to my domain. I have recently set up a domain controller in my flat but, when I try and connect to it using my machine, it says "An attempt to resolve the ...
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multi instance failover clustering (sql server)

just want to straighten my concept properly - when we are talking about SQL multi instance failover cluster, e.g. on a 2 node cluster, it means that each node can run its own sql instance, but each ...
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windows 10 unable to access sysvol and netlogon

A Windows 10 update introduced a security enhancement, where the windows 10 client is unable to browse to syslog and netlogon shares in order to prevent unintended access to these locations. The ...
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Can't scan to a shared folder but can write to it from computer - windows server 2012

I have a Toshiba network scanner/copier that is configured to send scanned files to a shared folder. It was working fine when the shared folder was on a windows server 2003 computer. I installed ...
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How to completely migrate Windows Server VMs with no access to hypervisor?

There are two Windows Server VMs (2008R2 & 2012R2) hosted on OVH (via VMware I think). I would like to move away both VMs from OVH to my server running KVM VMs. OVH isn't going to give me any ...
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Automatically run PowerShell script at first boot

We use Hyper-V + SCVMM to host Windows Server 2012 (R2) virtual machines. Currently our deployment procedure includes a lot of PowerShell commands that we have to copy/paste after the VMM template is ...
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Access Denied Microsoft.Identity on Plesk Windows Server 2012 [closed]

I have a Windows Server 2012 that's running Plesk and have attempted to deploy my site to it. The site is built using ASP.NET MVC 5 with the ability to register and login. After deployment, when I ...
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Server 2012 GUI interface creating your own fonts

Powershell is very very powerful, Fun and still relatively new. For scripting I have found nothing better than it. Really. Playing around with ascii art in the old days was dos windows but you were ...
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Windows Server Backup: Is it possible to backup a mapped drive?

Windows Server Backup: Is it possible to add a mapped drive to a scheduled backup (to back up from) I can currently see only local drives and Virtual Machines.
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Can I install Azure SDK over command line?

I am attempting to use Vagrant to provision a Windows Server box for an integrated development environment. This environment depends on the Azure SDK. Is there a way for me to write a script that I ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Blank Process Names [duplicate]

Does anyone know how blank process names would show up in the task manager? They are for actual running programs but somehow the names are blank or filled with a strange character (null?). These ...
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Can not promote server to domain controller because required ports are already in use

I have a Fresh Windows Server 2012 installation and installed all the Active Directory stuff. Now the Server Manager says that i need to "Promote this server to a domain controller." But when i do ...
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Group Policy applied but Network Drive wont show up

Server 2012 DC + Server 2012 on the client side. I have the following group policy in place: The policy is applied when I run gpresult /r /scope computer: Yet the drive does not show up. Also ...
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How to see raid array in Windows Server 2012?

I have just setup Windows 2012 Server Standard on an HP DL380 Gen 9. I have a raid 1 array with 2 drives and a raid 5 array with 4 drives. The drives are all 600GB SAS. This Server 2012 installation ...
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How best to setup Hyper-V and Server 2012 R2 [closed]

I am setting up Windows Server Standard 2012 R2 ROK on a new rack-mounted HP server. I have 2 new Windows Server Standard 2012 ROK licences. I'd like to setup Hyper-V and have Server 2012 running in ...
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SQL Server 2014 - Disabled All Admin Users [migrated]

I made the most ridiculous thing. I accidentally disabled both remote logins and database accesses for the Administrator accounts (including the one with Windows Authentication (Administrator account) ...
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Windows server 2012 R2: Adding support on new cipher

Environment Description I have a VM (hosted in Azure) cluster (one of many identical machines) that I'm using for running my application. I have noticed that some webpages are cannot be loaded in ...
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Windows Server vs Ubuntu base CPU usage for AWS EC2 burstable instances [closed]

I recently switched from a small VPS provider to AWS EC2. My traffic usually comes in bursts throughout the day and I therefore concluded that running multiple t2.micro instances would be by far the ...
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Issues identifying SPNs

Background We are performing a server move. In the process, new servers and service accounts have been created. I'm getting two issues which I think are related to SPN's: I've created some SQL ...
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RDS 2012 Outlook Roaming Profile

I have a RDS collection with one sever in it with about 50 existing profiles, since day one we have had roaming profiles set-up and folder redirection. I have just added another RD host to the ...
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RemoteApp: Elements don't load in a new window

My client uses RemoteApps on Windows Server 2012 Standard. Everything appears to work fine but the most important user on the machine has complained about UI elements not appearing, specifically in ...
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Server 2012 RDS on Hyper-V - RD Licensing [duplicate]

I'm a newbie in server administration in desperate need of some guidance from our virtualization experts here. Let me start by describing my environment first. I've a Windows 2012 standard (not R2) ...
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Server 2012: How could I create a DHCP scope just for my RRAS PPTP VPN clients?

I am using Windows Server 2012, and the server in question is both the PPTP server and the primary DHCP server. My current setup has a DHCP scope for this location, and anyone remoting in is assigned ...
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Remove reboot request for DISM

I want to automate the upgrade of my 2012 R2 servers from standard to datacenter. However, there is a prompt at the end of the upgrade waiting for a user response. I have thousands of servers to do ...
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IIS install failed because “the server that you specified requires a restart” constant loop

I have a machine running Windows Server 2012 Datacentre and have been having problems re-installing IIS. It had been installed previously but could not properly locate the .NET central configuration ...
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Limit programs based off group policy

What I'm attempting to accomplish is having certain executables allowed in a 2012 Active Directory environment based off of a group policy. I have 3 different types of users in my AD. Group A ...
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How to configure NICs for LAN & WAN for Windows Server 2012 Essentials? [closed]

I’m familiar with having 2 NICs on an SBS2003 server, where one is getting its IP from the internet router’s DHCP e.g. 192.168.1.2 for the WAN and the other is static e.g. 192.168.18.2 for the LAN. I ...
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Web platform installer and aws ec2 windows server 2012

I just launched a new ec2 on amazon aws with windows server 2012, i tried to install php 5.5, which require some drivers and PHP Manager for IIS, using the Web Platform Installer from Microsoft, it ...
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Clustered File Server on Windows 2012 With Local Storage

So I have a SQL Always-On group that requires a file share witness. I want that file share witness to be redundant and since I have no other need for a file server on this network, I'd like to do it ...
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Server running Windows Server 2012, Access the VM using remote desktop from an external network

I have installed Windows Server 2012 in a dedicated server, Using a VM I installed Windows 7, Everything is setup for the VM to access the internet. But I am unable to login by remote desktop ...
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Unable to remove 2003 DC from domain environment

I'm testing the upgrade of our a domain environment from 2003 to 2012; Our environment consists of one DC (currently 2003 but will be upgraded to 2012 with this exercise). I've transferred all FSMO ...
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IIS Server Subdomain Redirection

I have a Windows Server 2012, with IIS 8 installed. I have multiple websites there. I also have the Default Website. When I create a new website like www.abc.com and abc.com, it works fine. However, ...
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Domain Controlled Hyper-V with RDS

Let me start by saying that I'm very new to server administrations. I'm creating a single server setup for my work. It is a small organization with 15 users. I currently have a Windows Server 2012 ...
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QNAP, Hyper-V, unstable windows

I have problem with extremely unstable WS 2012. I'm using physical server connected with HP switch with 2 ports set by NIC and configured as swithc independet (LACP didn't work). my QNAP is also ...
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Windows Server 2012 Drives Not Mapping After ISP Change

Im new to setting up servers, Ive been reading my guide books but recently I ran into a problem that I can not solve. I work for a company with a small network and they decided to change the ISP ...
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Is it safe to delete MyBusiness OU after migration away from SBS?

Back last year we migrated to a number of Windows Server 2012 servers from SBS. Is it safe to delete the MyBusiness OU that was part of our old SBS setup? Example contents of Security Group within ...
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Get-BPAModel returns index was outside the bounds of the array

Have an issue running BPA scans on Server 2012 R2 from server manager, task would fail (BPA scan did not complete) but refreshing the BPA view would yield completed scans nonetheless (for ...