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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Unexpected Blue Screen on Windows Server 2012

We are starting to have random reboots of our Windows Server 2012 machine. Looking through the information we have, we found a BlueScreen event that correlates with the time of the reboot. Searching ...
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R1Soft shows server type as “Virtual” but server is physical

I've added my server, deployed the backup agent, rebooted my server and it shows " Server Type: Virtual (Hyper V) ". But my server is a physical server, running Hyper-V. As my license is for a ...
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Run an app using Administrator privilege

I am on Windows Server and I have a machine whose user is a Domain User in Active Directory I have an app that requires Administrator privilege so whenever I start that apps it asks for Administrator ...
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Secure channel trust verification fails

Working on an issue with setting up a trust between two domains with several firewalls in between, and a pinhole routing between two servers in them. newdc.newdomain.com is a 2012 server in a brand ...
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Server 2012 (NOT R2) RDC/RDP session limits from ad user account not applied

We use Server 2012 (NOT R2) RemoteApp with one session broker and multiple session Host Servers. Within the Server Manager its possible so set different values for each collection of remoteapps but ...
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Server 2012 - Component stores is corrupt

I upgraded a Windows Server from 2008R2 to 2012 and now it has various services failing to start - eg winrm, iis. I know I should tell it to rebuild but the server doesn't actually use any of these ...
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ContentFilter is invalid. System.Datetime

If i run the following $3MonthsBack = Get-Date (Get-Date).AddMonths(-3) -f MM/dd/yyyy New-MailboxExportRequest -mailbox kundesenter@company.no -IncludeFolders akriv -ContentFilter{Received -lt "$...
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UnKnown can't find <hostname>: Non-existent domain

I have a small network running Windows Server 2012 servers and Windows 7 clients. Right now I'm trying to setup DNS with an AD-Integrated Zone. I've configured my local machine, which is not a domain ...
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DNS name server IP keeps reverting back to unknown for forward lookup zone

I'll start by saying I have not worked much with DNS and DC's. I'm a programmer who is trying to build out an environment with a domain to simulate a production scenario. My issue is the forward ...
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“Fast link detected” warning in GP management console

There is a message that is shown in every report i make in Group Policy Results section of Group Policy Management Console, saying that "A fast link is detected". I followed the link in the waring, ...
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Windows Update service start and stop button are grayed and impossible to start

In Windows Update service start and stop button are grayed and impossible to start. When I try to start it via net start command : net stop wuauserv Le service démarre ou s'arrête. Faites un nouvel ...
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How can I fix this Windows 2012 Dashboard Error : Google Update Service

I just installed a fresh new Windows 2012 x64 Virtual Machine. The very first thing I did was install Google Chrome. When I went to the Dashboard, I get the following error (or it's made to look ...
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Powershell change AD variable “PasswordLastSet”

Is it possible to edit the PasswordLastSet value via powershell (or any method?)? If that is not possible, is there anyway i can set so a users password (not account) expires in X amount of days. I ...
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Windows Server: what is the difference between Security Filtering (under the Scope tab) and the Delegation tab in Group Policy Management?

I notice that anything I add to Security Filtering also appears under Delegation, so I’m not sure how or why they both exist, and if they are redundant or not? Until now I had been exclusively using ...
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Linux to authenticate using MS AD using samba

I am trying to complete a poc which needs linux server to connect to MS AD and authenticate using domain creds. After some reference, I felt samba would do good here and so I have installed and ...
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Windows CA - Pending Request created during reboot

Each time a machine reboots in our environment (Windows Server 2012R2), certificate request is created under "Pending Requests" on the Certificate Authority server. It is the same Certificate ...
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Windows Server 2012 VPN route from LAN to client

I am trying to set up a VPN using Windows Server 2012 Standard. My network has a SonicWALL edge router, and the server in question is a DC, running DNS, DHCP and RRAS, and the subnet is 10.0.0.0/24. ...
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Windows server ignoring DNS resolution on private interface

I have a Windows 2012 server with two interfaces - public internet facing, and private. The private interface uses our internal DNS servers. This interface has no gateway. Static IP - not DHCP. I ...
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'Cannot get iis pickup directory' in Windows Server 2012

Our system moved from Windows Server 2003(Enterprise SP2) & IIS 6. And new system is Windows Server 2012(Standard) and IIS 6(for smtp mail) & 8. I copied all of web application files and IIS ...
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Migrate from MS Active Directory to Samba4

The target is to replicate a MS AD DC (Windows server 2012) to a new Samba4 AD DC, then migrate users to the new Samba domain. This is our first time, and the various documents on the Internet are not ...
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Mount VHD as ReadOnly

So I have the following scenario - two servers, one is Web server, another is a Backup server. Both running Windows Server 2012 R2 I have a mapped drive on Web referencing Backup I have a VHD I ...
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Windows 7 client machine login without Ad connection

We Have a windows server 2012 and client domain machine is windows 7. The problem is the user can login from the windows 7 machine without the activedirectory connection.So how to prevent this login ? ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 performance for Mac OS X Clients (File Services)

I am inheriting a Windows 2012 R2 Server that is experiencing abysmal SMB/CIFS performance for Mac OS X Clients in particular. The server is doing file services and is an Active Directory Domain ...
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Windows Server 2012 VPN SSTP VPN

I have the following problem : I have a tastk to create Windows Server 2012 RRAS VPN using SSTP. The PPTP VPN works, but I just cannot make the certificates work and I have no idea why. Logs are ...
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Difference between Fileserver and Dataserver [duplicate]

I want to know the difference between Fileserver and Dataserver,I got confused when I was searching about it online
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Install Bash + openSSH on Windows Server 2012

I had to create a Virtual Machine with Windows Server 2012. Now I want to connect to it via OpenSSH and Bash, installing OpenSSH is successful, however when I connect to the server via ssh ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 to Ubuntu Server NFS mount extremely slow (4MB/s)

The mounting of a NFS share provided by the windows server under ubuntu works fine, accessing the files too, but copying a 1GB file over to the share results in an aggregated speed of 4MB/s. The first ...
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Workstation in domain has PowerShell | No GP to disable

I am running Windows Server 2012 and I currently have 1 workstation Windows 7. It has powershell automatically installed with windows 7, I want to disable this throught group policy but I am unable to ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 Port Forward for Specifc Host

I am trying to have a specific host be redirected to another port when trying to access a service on port 80. So, when the client (192.168.1.22) requests a connection to the server (192.168.1.10) on ...
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Disabling TLS 1.0 prevents Client HELLO packet

We have an application that we are trying to get to communicate to Paypal. We noticed that communication failures were occurring, so we routed everything through Charles as a proxy. When we routed ...
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Change Regional Settings for all users in Windows Server 2012

How do I change date format Regional Settings for all users in Windows Server 2012 that is not a domain controller? I also want to change "Language for non-Unicode programs" for all users. Since this ...
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Start/Stop services using bat file in Windows server 2012

In our old 2003 server, we were able to start and stop services by using a bat file(with net stop and net start commands). When ever the services stops(MQ listner services), we force start an autosys ...
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Connect Access Domain Controller Over VPN

We have a remote base which we would like to connect to our main office. We bought a VPN capable router thinking this would dial the vpn and our remote PC would connect seamlessly. Unfortunately ...
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Windows 2012/IIS 8 + ASP.NET MVC Applicaiton 403.14 (Forbidden) - The Web server is configured to not list the contents

I have a very simple MVC 4 application I'm trying to deploy to a Windows 2012 server. Inconsistently, when navigating to the root of the web application (http://localhost/app), it returns a 403.14-...
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DNS resolution on Windows Server 2012 running Hyper-V

The problem shows as follows: Ping hostname <-- the host answers, it seems like the resolve is done over netbios nslookup hostname <-- hostname wasn't found by UnKnown: No response from server....
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Windows 8.1/ Server 2012r2 Setting Default Browser vis GPO

I have an RDS 2012r2 server currently has Chrome and IE on it. I am having some issues with chrome and want to get a subset of users using IE instead. I have set two registry keys in GPO as below, ...
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why use an Active Directory multi-tree design?

I get asked the same question a lot. Why use multi-tree forests when designing Active Directory? I know that the two trees will belong to different namespaces and that they will share Scheme/...
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Robocopy - Share to Share copy over network - Files did not end up in the expected location

A client of mine recently got a new Windows 2012 server to replace an old Windows XP Professional computer we were using as a file server. Everything appeared to be copying fine, I stored a log file ...
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How do i change Active Directory Password in Windows 2012 Terminal Server without Using CTRL ALT

How do I change Active Directory Password in Windows 2012 Terminal Server without Using CTRL+ALT I can't use CTRL+ALT+END And CTRL+ALT+DEL Is there any other method for invoking the Security Screen ?
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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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Dual-port server acting as router, but LAN can't see WAN

Using Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I've got two ethernet ports. One is connected to a router which is connected to the internet. This portion of the network is fine. The router runs DHCP on the ...
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Initial Deployment-MDT+WDS

So I've been attempting to use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit with Windows Deployment Services to deploy images on a client. The deployment server is running Server 2012 and is both the Domain ...
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Page can't be displayed with IIS and SSL

I have a single site hosted in IIS 8. I have two site bindings. One is for HTTP, the other is for HTTPS. HTTP is on port 80 with All Unassigned addresses, I left host name blank. HTTPS is on port 443 ...
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Issues with NLB on Windows 2012

I'm running into an issue when setting up NLB for three virtual servers on vSphere. Each server is running Windows Server 2012 and has a single static IP address. One of the servers has a second NIC ...
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Windows server 2012, unable to access site in some ports from outside

We have our website hosted in a windows server 2012 server. Some staging sites are also hosted on same server in different port numbers like 5015, 5014. Now I wanted one more site to be added and ...
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Exchenge 2010 server is not finding GC server in the domain

Exchenge 2010 server is not finding GC server in the domain even the domain controler . All Domain controllers are Windows Server 2012 Std. In the atest.local forest I have 3 DC and all 3 are GC: PS ...
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Managing Windows Powershell from Linux terminal

I manage Windows Server 2012 servers. I'm learning PowerShell to manage these servers through command line. My workstation runs Ubuntu and I usually manage Linux servers by connecting via SSH. Is ...
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Unattended Windows server 2012R2 with WSUS updates and Local Group Policies

I am working on a project on automating windows (2012 STD, R2 and 2008R2) Image creation for which I am creating the Autouattend file for 2012 R2 using WSIM. I have created almost everything except ...
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IIS bindings keep being removed

I'm having a problem where the security certificate for a site is being periodically unbound from port 443 and replaced with another certificate which is sitting on the server. So whenever a user ...