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1answer
423 views

RDS 2012 R2: Connection broker (or gateway) not working properly

Here's my network... (Link to network diagram: http://i.stack.imgur.com/F9gTF.png) I have three RDSH servers - SVRDS1, SVRDS2 and SVRDS3. My Connection Broker is located on a separate box SVPDC1. ...
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3answers
135 views

WDS not working after adding VLANs to the Server using Broadcom Suite 4

I've got a very strange problem with Windows Server 2008R2 and 2012 I have two (unconnected) locations where I have similar problems: I had a working Windows AD domain in both locations with a WDS ...
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1answer
168 views

Move roaming profile user from 2008 to 2012 on new domain; logon and permission issues

I have an older server 2008 machine with domain old.local. I created a new server (2012 R2), promoted to dc and created the domain new.local. I set up a share for user folders Users$. I moved a ...
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0answers
43 views

Renew custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server 2012 in Remote Administration mode

A couple of years ago I read this article (Configure custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server 2012 in Remote Administration mode - Configure custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server ...
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1answer
97 views

Windows Server 2008R2 Domain Controllers - Failed test VerifyReferences

While running DCDIAG on our Windows Server 2008R2 Enterprise Domain Controllers, I discovered the following error message on both DCs. These domain controllers where migrated from a Windows server ...
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0answers
54 views

Unattended upgrade from 2008 R2 to 2012 [closed]

I am trying to find a scriptable solution for upgrading existing Server 2008R2 virtual machines (Hyper-V) to Server 2012 vanilla. The upgrade should be in-place, which has already been tested and ...
2
votes
1answer
271 views

Can't join Windows domain from different subnet

I have a lab with Windows Server 2008 R2 acting as a domain controller for domain win.testlab with IP address 10.0.1.1. I have several Windows Server 2012 VMs connecting to this domain within the same ...
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0answers
72 views

What's the best way to read/write to UNC virtual directory on IIS8?

I have IIS8 on Windows Server 2012 on one server, and Windows file server on Windows Server 2008 R2 on another server. I am trying to read/write from ASP.NET MVC 5 application running on IIS8 to a ...
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1answer
54 views

Is it “safe” to use IIS for HTTPS?

I am trying to setup HTTPS in IIS (Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012) as secure as possible. In order to mitigate attacks such as BEAST and weakness of RC4, while trying to use ECDHE ...
2
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1answer
52 views

How does one configure Windows not to execute tampered binaries?

To illustrate the benefits of digitally signing certificates, I wrote an .NET executable "demo.exe" which calls a function in "demo.core.dll". I digitally signed both executables. When executed, it ...
0
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1answer
98 views

My first Domain Controller upgrade (2008R2 to redudant 2012), please help me, i need some tips

At the moment on our ESXi Server are 10 VMs running. One of the VM is the Domain Controller (Windows Server 2008 R2). On this Domain Controller are role like AD, DNS, DHCP and Wins installed. The hole ...
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2answers
216 views

Windows Server 2012 (NFS) as storage for ESXi 5.5 problems

Setup: 1 ESXi Server with 12 NIC's 1 Virtual Vcenter on ESXi Server 1 Windows 2012 Server with NFS and 4 NIC's (VM Storage) To-do: Connect 3 NIC's without a switch and team them I set up an ...
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1answer
175 views

In-Place Upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2012

I realize that this might not be the best place to ask this question but I'm not sure which one of the StackExchange websites this question belongs to except for ServerFault. I currently have a ...
0
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1answer
36 views

Cmd console on first boot of Win server after installation.

I' just installed windows server 2012 but on the first boot, after password changing menu, windows stop and shows me a black display with cmd console What should I tap type to run desktop?
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1answer
72 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 ...
2
votes
0answers
395 views

Cannot access a shared folder on windows server 2012 R2 from a 2008 R2 machine

I have setup a simple shared folder on my windows 2012 R2 machine (Azure). It's not on a domain but I can connect to it from both windows 8 and another server 2012 machine without any problems. When ...
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4answers
900 views

Suppressing the “reason” for shutdown on Windows Server

How can I suppress giving a reason for shutdown on a Windows Server host? Specifically, on 2008 R2, but all versions back to 2003 and up to 2012 would be appreciated.
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2answers
126 views

DNS Server replication created duplicate A-Records

I have a several Windows Server 2008 R2 DC/DNS servers locally, RODC's at the remote office, and a Windows Server 2012 DC/DNS server on Azure with a VPN tunnel established. Earlier today I moved a ...
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1answer
546 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 ...
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1answer
137 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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1answer
80 views

TCP syn cookie calculation on Windows Server

Windows Server uses uses TCP syn cookies to protect itself from syn-flooding attacks. Is it known, how the operating system (Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012) calculates the syn cookie? ...
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1answer
96 views

Mirror DFS configuration data between 2 servers/ sites

I have 1 Windows 2008 R2 server in Site A running Domain Integrated DFS in 2008 mode with a Single Namespace with a large number of DFS Targets all configured to point to a share on our NetApp SAN. ...
0
votes
1answer
460 views

Windows 2012 RDS RemoteApp, Access to local Drives

We have an App that uses MDBs for storing Data. For performance reasons (transferring MDB-Data between Client via Network Drive to Server), I plan to deliver this App via RemoteApp. After the App is ...
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votes
1answer
66 views

moving to a new dedicated server and need advice on the new setup [closed]

I currently have a dedicated server that we have outgrown and we are moving to another server. Our current setup was a 8gb W2008R2 server running a W2008R2 IIS virtual machine using VMWare. We are ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Cannot use this RDS Licensing Server

So essentially I have a 2012 server that I've done a QuickSession Deployment for Remote Desktop Services. I have also installed a Licensing Server on a separate 2012 box (my DC) which will end up ...
0
votes
0answers
148 views

VSS and backup errors on 80TB array in 2008 R2 and 2012

The front of my forehead is now flat from me banging my head on my desk trying to get this working. I have a Supermicro 36 3.5" bay server running an LSI Megaraid 9265-8i card. I've tried multiple ...
1
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1answer
45 views

How can I tell if a certain IIS configuration key has been imported?

I'm building some configuration management scripts that need to be idempotent. I need to check if the IIS keys for the web farm have been imported on a server and if not import them. I've got the ...
2
votes
1answer
249 views

Sharing ASP.NET State Service sessions between IIS7.5 and 8.0 doesn't work

I've got a web farm consisting of 5 Server 2008R2 machines running IIS 7.5. All of them share session state using a single, separate, server running the ASP.NET State Service (this one also runs 2008 ...
1
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1answer
176 views

VMware Machine CPU Configuration sweet spot (Server 2012 / 2008 R2)

Let's assume I had enough free ressources to allocate in my VMware vSphere 5.1 Landscape. Can anyone point me to an optimal CPU Configuration (Number of virtual sockets / number of cores per socket) ...
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2answers
246 views

How Transfer All the OU, User and Computer Accounts from Window Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 Standard

I have a situation here that requires me to transfer all the OU, User and Computer Accounts to another domain, which is from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 Standard. How to do this ...
0
votes
0answers
114 views

Using puppet to deploy windows backup with Microsoft iSCSI

We currently have started using the following strategy for Windows backups, which I am looking to deploy via puppet: iSCSI Initiator is enabled on the client server. iSCSI Virtual Disk + VHD are ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

2008R2 Standard VM on Hyper-V

Licensing aside, can a 2008R2 VM on a 2012 Standard Hyper-V host use more than 32GB of RAM? Is this restriction built into the OS or does it look at a lower more hardware related level. (i.e. ...
1
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1answer
796 views

Performance - Windows Server 2008 R2 vs Windows Server 2012 [closed]

we have two different server that runs the same server application. They have to handle lot of connections (2000+) in a custom protocol, our users have our program to connect to our servers. Machine ...
0
votes
2answers
222 views

How to unshare folders that are inside of a shared folder?

I have this folder three in Windows Server 2012: Projects |-> A |-> B |-> C ... |-> X |-> Y |-> Z I want to share the folder Projects with Programmers group, ...
1
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2answers
177 views

Network Load Balancing cluster for DFSR hub servers?

I have one DFSR hub server with about 80 connections to 80 remote offices. I want to add another hub server for load balancing and redundancy, but I don't want to split the connections between the ...
1
vote
1answer
47 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 ...
4
votes
2answers
344 views

How to get from a Hyper-V 2008 R2 node with Powershell the IP address and Vlan ID

I tried to take from the Hyper-V (Hyper-V 2012) node with this command the IP address: Get-VM | select -ExpandProperty networkadapters | select vmname, ipaddress The thing is that i take as an ...
4
votes
1answer
37 views

Server Manager 2012

In Server 2008 R2 the Server Manager instance was an all-inclusive tool with which to do everything from a centralized location - IIS, MSMQ, Event Viewer, Services, Disk Management, etc. In Server ...
0
votes
1answer
160 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
97 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
186 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. ...
0
votes
1answer
405 views

System Error 1240 mounting Server 2012 network share

I want to share a folder from a standalone Server 2012 system on a private LAN that other servers can access without authentication. There is no domain/AD in my environment. This is usually a simple ...
2
votes
1answer
132 views

Windows AD: Is loopback processing absolutely necessary in order to apply a user policy to users logging into computers in the OU?

I've had our AD setup running on server 2008r2 and now 2012, and I swear, a user policy applied to an OU containing only computers actually does apply to users logging into those computers, without ...
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votes
2answers
806 views

Windows Server 2012 vs Windows Server 2008 on 1gb of ram [closed]

I will be purchasing a vps soon and I there are two possible operating system that I can use, Windows Server 2012 Standard and Windows Server 2008. The vps will only have 1gb of ram. Memory wise what ...
8
votes
1answer
155 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
102 views

Applying user group policies to a single machine

I'm trying to apply user policies to lock down the changing of the windows theme. However I only want this policy applied to one computer (it is a terminal server running Server 2012), let's call it ...
3
votes
2answers
138 views

Upgrade Hyper-V cluster to 2012

We have an existing 3 node cluster running 2008R2 Hyper-V. Back end storage is an EqualLogic iSCSI SAN. We are replacing the host servers in this cluster and are looking at upgrading to server 2012 ...
0
votes
2answers
427 views

Is it possible to transfer files using RDP?

I have a server located in a DMZ only accessible by RDP, and I need to transfer files to it. My understanding is that the RDP protocol provides this functionality and that the client doesn't expose ...
0
votes
2answers
628 views

RDS, 2012 Connection Broker and 20008R2 Session Hosts

I'm trying to install a new RDS-farm with session hosts in 2008R2 and the connection broker with 2012 and I can't find any information at all on this. Servers: RDCB01, Connection Broker and Session ...
0
votes
0answers
256 views

Update WinRM on Win2008R2 to manage it with Windows Server 2012

I want to manage Win2008R2 with Windows Server 2012. What i've done: install .Net Framwork 4.0 on Win2008R2 server install WMF 3.0 install hotfix KB2682011 powershell> winrm quickconfig and got: ...