1
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0answers
7 views

“start a program on connection” for a specific user in WS 2012

I am trying to execute a program when a specific user logs on, but it does not work. What I did is: Computer Management / Local Users And Groups / User then edit the desired user, click Environment ...
0
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0answers
38 views

RDS Server Issues after DC upgrade

We have a Remote Desktop Services 2012 member server, this was on a Windows 2003 functional level domain and was working well. All RDS roles are on the same single server. Server is not a DC We ...
5
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2answers
146 views

How to print out information about Task Scheduler in powershell script?

I am trying to print out information from the Task Scheduler from the local computer in a PowerShell script so other users can print out this information as well and not have to access the Task ...
2
votes
1answer
85 views

Nagios check for wuauserv on Windows Server 2008+

From Windows Server 2008+, wuauserv is no longer a service that's ran all of the time and is instead ran as a scheduled task. I'm not sure of the exact behavior of how the scheduled task is created as ...
2
votes
1answer
61 views

Slow disks but lots of RAM - optimization tips?

I have a Windows Server 2012 with rather slow hard-drives BUT with a lot of RAM and I can't change that (it's an Amazon EC2 actually). What can I do to optimize performance? I have 16 GB of physical ...
4
votes
1answer
143 views

Third Party Wildcard Certificate on DCs for LDAPS

I am trying to provide Authentication as a Service to my customers. LDAP authentication is perfect for this however I am not a fan of clear text sessions.... enter LDAPS. Active Directory of course ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

Start program on computer startup when nobody is logged on and show the window when someone does log on (OS: Windows)

I have a program that is launched on system startup using Task Scheduler on Windows Server 2012. The program must start even if the computer reboots automatially. Administrator is the account used to ...
2
votes
0answers
57 views

Mirrored local accounts to connect to database on different server and domain

My database client and database server are on different machines and are not connected to the same domain (this is not supported with my web host). I'm not keen to send username/password details via a ...
0
votes
2answers
91 views

Session logout: force termination of application on Windows Terminal Server 2008 and higher

In a pure Windows based Terminal Server Environment I am looking for ways to force the termination of an application after session logout/timeout. With Citrix services I could use ...
7
votes
2answers
707 views

Bad idea to jump two versions in a server OS upgrade?

I have a ASP.NET website running on Windows Server 2003 and I would like to move it to a new server with a more recent OS. Would it be OK to jump directly to Windows Server 2012 or should I see how ...
3
votes
1answer
59 views

Can a Server Foundation 2012 machine serve as a backup domain controller to a machine running Server Foundation 2008?

In this particular context we have a small business (10 user office) looking to establish a Domain setup. There is already one machine running Server Foundation 2008. If that machine is selected as ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

In-place upgrade of Windows Server 2008 (not R2) to 2012

Is there an upgrade path from Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 (not R2) to any 2012 edition? I'm open to workarounds, but I'm trying to upgrade out of 2008 without having to reinstall and reconfigure ...
2
votes
1answer
71 views

Keyboard settings are not saved properly on servers using a domain account

Scenario : 10 servers in the same datacenter and i connect remotely of course using my german keyboard. All my profile settings were always german on serverside and i never had problems with it. ...
0
votes
1answer
364 views

DPM2010 / Windows 2012 - DCOM errors communicating with all agents

I just installed DPM 2010 on a Windows 2012 machine. Everything appears fine but then I try attaching an agent and the server can never communicate with any agent. I tried installing/uninstalling ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

RDP to server with invalid cert only works on Windows 2012

I'm trying to RDP to a client's server. When trying from Windows 2008 R2, I get the following error after being prompted for my credentials: When I try from Windows 2012, I get an error about the ...
0
votes
0answers
297 views

ADPrep error trying to upgrade Windows 2012 server to DC in 2008 domain

Trying to promote a Windows 2012 server to DC in a 2008 domain and after passing all prerequisites and beginning the process, I get an error stating: adprep was unable to bind to any domain ...
3
votes
0answers
492 views

Users suddenly missing write permissions to the root drive c within an active directory domain

I'm managing an active directory single domain environment on some Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 machines. Since a few weeks I got a strange issue. Some users ...
1
vote
1answer
124 views

Remote desktop client MAC address

Is it possible to determine client mac-address in remote desktop services session? Clients connect over internet. How can I get it? Server: Win Server 2008 R2 or 2012
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votes
0answers
54 views

How to migrating W2K8 Primary Domain Contoler to W2012 server [closed]

I have a Windows 2008 Primary Domain Controller that is a bit old and tired. I would like to migrate the PDC over to a newer Windows 2012 Server. Many years ago I tried to do something like this ...
8
votes
3answers
252 views

Add Windows Server 2012 DC in existing 2008R2 without updating schema

i have Active Directory infrastructure and all domain contollers running WS 2008 R2 and operate on schema version 47. It is possible to add WS 2012 domain controller without any changes to domain ...
1
vote
2answers
153 views

DHCP split-scope using Windows 2008 and Windows 2012 servers

Can I configure DHCP split scope using our current Windows 2008 server with DHCP, and a new Windows 2012 server which I have installed DHCP on?
1
vote
1answer
970 views

GPO: Add Specific items in 'All Programs' on the start menu?

Disabled all the items in the 'All Programs' via GPO using Windows Server 2012 I have set "Remove common program groups from Start Menu" to Enabled. Everything in 'All Programs' is now empty, how ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

iSCSI LUN, more than one intitator

I am experimenting for the first time with iSCSI. I ´ve setup a Synology DS1513+, target and LUN configured, first initiator (WS 2008) configured, copied some folders on it, everything works fine. ...
-1
votes
1answer
80 views

Create separate Network for testing purpose [closed]

I have installed Windows Server 2012 on a VM (ESXi) for testing/learning purpose and I also like to install DHCP Server as well but this will conflict with my ISP router and I don't want to disable ...
4
votes
1answer
66 views

Do two VMs on a single Hyper-V host use the NIC when communicating?

I'm fairly new to Hyper-V, and can't seem to find the answer to this question: Do two virtual machines on a single Hyper-V host use the NIC when communicating with each other? For example, take this ...
-2
votes
1answer
89 views

How Unattended Install is different from GPO Install? [closed]

I want to deploy Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader and FileZilla on the workstations but there are two way doing this, install via GPO or Unattended Install (deployment server). How Unattended Install ...
3
votes
1answer
499 views

Adding virtual NIC to HyperV VMs killed my network speed

I have a pretty simple configuration: Windows Server 2012 Hyper V Host, with two VMs (both Server 2012), one for IIS, one for SQL Server. They're all connecting through the physical NIC Last night I ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

IIS 7.5 / Windows Server 2008 - multiple SSL websites on single IP address

It is possible to host multiple SSL websites on a single IP address using IIS 7.5 & Windows Server 2008? Or must one upgrade to Windows Server 2012?
1
vote
1answer
46 views

Is it possible to use one Windows Server 2008 R2 to be the backup for other 2008 and 2012 servers?

I have taken over some sysadmin duties and am looking to do the following (if possible). 1) Setup a single Windows Server 2008 R2 as a hub for all the backups. 2) Use Windows Server Backup on this ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

File Control Block architecture

Our site runs its main business application (delphi 5) from a network share, this caused quite a bit of chaos when we upgraded our terminal servers to 2008 R2 from 2003 as MS changed the architecture ...
2
votes
1answer
755 views

Windows 2012 SSTP The revocation function was unable to check revocation because the revocation server was offline

In order to get rid of "Error 0×80092013: The revocation function was unable to check revocation because the revocation server was offline" you have to install base/delta CRLs on the client you want ...
2
votes
1answer
276 views

Windows Server 2012 after restart public network become private

I have a 3 servers with Windows Server 2012. After restart one server : public network become private and private network become public. (2 NIC) I don't know how this can happen and how to fix it ? I ...
2
votes
2answers
280 views

How to configure DNS on Server 2012 to allow hosts without “extension”?

I'm using Windows Server 2012 as my DNS server. I'd like to have the address http://intranet to point to 192.168.0.180. I'm not able to reach this. If I create a Forward Lookup Zone, for example Local ...
0
votes
0answers
65 views

Windows Server Audit Failure from Client

Every several minutes I get an audit failure from one of my clients running Windows 8 on ports 56280 to 56294 in the event log of my server which provides DHCP/DNS/DC for that client. Do you have any ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

PHP: Often complaning about locked (www) files on server

) I have a Apache webserver on a Windows 2008 R2 and a Windows 2012 server. Both - but mostly the 2012 server - gets complains from the PHP level about locked files (in the public www folder) that ...
0
votes
1answer
154 views

VPN on Windows Server 2012 - Requires Active Directory?

I am setting up a Windows Server 2012 box. I want to give users VPN access - I'm happy to use 'local users and groups' - I only need access for 2 users. Do I need to setup Active Directory to ...
-1
votes
2answers
47 views

What software should I use for fault tolerence/high availability for 2 servers [closed]

What are some of the industry standard enterprise software to allow fail-over or swap-over between 2 servers? E.g., if 1 server goes down(due to connection or power, etc), the other kicks in either ...
0
votes
1answer
93 views

ESXi Simple Network

I'm in the process of revamping my network with the use of ESXi. The structure of my network before was as follows: Public -> Win 2008 R2 Server NIC#1 ADDS/DNS/DHCP/RRAS NIC#2 -> ...
1
vote
2answers
90 views

Mixture of Windows (server) versions

I'm preparing our windows server for a reinstall and tried to combine it with a version upgrade (still running 2008 without R2). We are still not sure weather we should get 2008 R2 or the 2012 ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Active Directory: User must change password at next logon prevents users from logging in

When I reset user passwords in Active Directory on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 and check the option User must change password at next logon it prevents users from being able to login. ...
1
vote
2answers
179 views

Only let OpenVPN connected users access FTP server - on Windows Server

Windows server 2008 R2 - I have setup OpenVPN, how do I give users connected to it access to an FTP server on the account (but no other users). I am using a hardware firewall not Windows Firewall. ...
-1
votes
1answer
85 views

Make FTP available to VPN users only (Windows Server 2012)

I would like to setup a VPN in Windows Server 2012 (interested in 2008 too) - then setup FTP and only allow access to the FTP server for VPN users. How do I do this - and I presume once a VPN user is ...
1
vote
1answer
262 views

DFS Linking to a target folder within another target folder

Windows Server 2012 - Attempting to setup a file server using DFS I have the following scenario Namespace \\domain\resources Folder Files (has no target) \\domain\resources\files Folder (these ...
0
votes
1answer
159 views

How do I add a VM hosted on Windows Azure to my local Active directory?

I have an on premise network with active directory on it. I want to host one of my newer applications on a VM hosted on windows azure. I want to be able to log in to this VM using my existing AD ...
8
votes
1answer
151 views

What's the sense in having RemoteDesktopUsers without “log on through Remote Desktop Services” privilege? [closed]

Recently Microsoft changed the default policies in Windows Azure Guest OSs (Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012). One of the changes is that now only members of Administrators group have ...
-1
votes
1answer
1k views

New sites on new Windows 2012 Server (IIS 8) returns 404 from Windows 7

I have a brand new install of Windows 2012 Server, and trying to set up a simple web site. I'm able to hit the default web site (returns the IIS 8 home page) using the IP address. But I'm getting a ...
0
votes
2answers
556 views

Permanent site-to-datacentre VPN for a hosted Windows Server

I’m looking to setup a permanent VPN connection from our office to a Windows Server provided by 1and1. We’re looking to get SQL log shipping setup between the hosted 1and1 server and our office. I’m ...
-1
votes
2answers
50 views

How can I configure mail.mydns.com in my server to go to a third party mail server?

I just routed my dns A Record to go to my server's ip. The thing is, in that server (lets say 121.0.0.1) I do not have a mail service running/ listening on any port so I hired a third party mail ...
2
votes
2answers
979 views

Export Windows Server configuration to powershell script?

I'm looking for a way to export role/feature configuration to a scriptfile, like powershell. Lets say you've installed the DHCP-Role. You configure the scopes, reservations and all that stuff you ...
-2
votes
1answer
64 views

Exchange Server 2010 on Windows Server 2012 [closed]

I've just installed Exchange Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2. Can I update windows to Server 2012? Will Exchange work correctly?