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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Random connection failures between IIS8 and MSSQL 2012 in RackSpace Cloud

Background For years I hosted all of my server functionality, including IIS, Apache, MySql, and MSSQL on a single server instance, yikes! As my client base grew this led to persistent SQL Timeouts ...
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Windows Firewall - blocking IP address ranges en masse - performance considerations?

One of our services is an extranet for the exclusive use of our 200 employees across the UK. We're seeing a huge number of login attempts from China, Russia, Ukraine and Nigeria. I have large lists of ...
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Windows Search Indexer Uses High CPU Usage

We have a Windows Server 2012. From time to time the Windows Indexer has too high CPU usage. What could cause this and how could it be solved. It runs perfect several weeks and then it takes too much ...
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Windows Installer runs constantly in the background on Windows Server 2012?

While trying to install a program, it complained that something else was being installed and that Windows Installer was already running (msiexec.exe). Sure enough, there were two instances of the ...
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Making Private Domain Marriage Public Domain Name - Revisited

I'm building a server with Windows Server 2012 and I've checked many articles on the net about "naming" your internal domain. Interestingly, most of the comments are from 2009. As we all know, times ...
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Unable to link IIS8 and Tomcat7 by ISAPI on Windows Server 2012

Firstly, I am completely new to IIS and Windows Server. Previously I used to work only on Apache and Linux. I want to link IIS8 and Tomcat 7.0.34 under a subdomain, such that when someone visits ...
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2012 Hyper-V Virtual Machine hangs in “Please wait for Local Session Manager” on RDP

I don't have RemoteAccess installed. This problem started out of the blue, I don't understand why neither. It hangs in "Please wait for Local Session Manager" and takes about 5 minutes to load the ...
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Simplest setup for Windows 2012 Server and RDP connection limits

I have a virtual Windows 2012 Server instance that is a stand-alone system. I would like to make it possible for 3 people to remotely connect to the server at the same time. What is the simplest way ...
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Slow shared folder refresh on windows 7

When I create a new folder in a shared folder under Windows Server 2012 sometimes i can not see new folder by windows 7 clients. Also with some refresh I still can not see new folders. After some ...
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Maximum number of logged in users using remote desktop

We are using remote desktop to log in to a Windows 2012 server with a limit for two simultaneously users only. Sometimes, however, we need to be more. We've discussed that with our server guys who ...
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How to better track and debug what happens with files stuck in the print spooler?

I have a print server running Windows Server 2012 which is shared in a domain and is used by terminal services clients. The domain network spans between countries using tunnels and in some ...
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Create a new Server 2012 domain user with access to local user apps

As the title states, I would like to create a new Windows 2012 user on let the user login to his box using the domain credentials but use the apps that are installed in his local user account. Is this ...
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prepare Active Directory for exchange 2010

I am installing "Exchange Server 2010" on a "windows server 2012" system. As exchange installation prerequisites we have to prepare "Active Directory" but I already installed a Active Directory in ...
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How to join a domain on Amazon AWS when on SAME VPC? [duplicate]

I have created 1 server and added the AD role to it. The server restarted and its only on one VPC http://screencast.com/t/4zxRHSBF1 Then I created another instance on the same VPC as follows; ...
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How can I schedule a server restart from command line on Windows 2012?

I would like to schedule a one-time server restart, e.g. to finish installing updates early in the morning. How can I do this from the command line on Windows 2012? On Windows 2008, I would have used ...
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Using Windows Server 2012 foundation on the local Lan with Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition

I am an programmer not really have much experience in server administration. I want to purchase a computer server from an OEM company with a Window Server 2012 foundation Pre-installed. The computer ...
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Disable USB mass storage access on client machines

This might not be a new question for this forum but for me it is very critical. I am having a network of 10 PCs, one is having Windows Server 2012 and Others having Windows 7/Windows 8.1. The server ...
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Why Linux guest VMs performs better than Windows ones in terms of network?

I am testing the network performance of VMs in Xen and Hyper-V using Iperf and Netperf. In both hypervisors I found a Linux guest VM in different modes is having a relatively high performance than a ...
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Server 2012: SYN, no ACKs, on TCP ports higher than 6000

Seems ridiculous to read it back out loud, but I'm at a loss here. Server 2012 Standard. Runs a daemon for an accounting package on TCP 12502; at some point, the server stopped accepting connections ...
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Designing a Windows 2012 Environment [duplicate]

I'm going to be creating a Hyper-V server environment for my workplace and I need some help in choosing the hardware so I know what to order. The server will hold: A 'master' Windows Server 2012 ...
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Server 2012 slow performance on ESXi 5.5

I'm having performance issues with a virtual Server 2012 that is installed on an ESXi 5.5 (HP-ESXi-5.5.0-iso-5.71.3). The hardware server is an HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8. The server 2012 is acting as ...
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How to change default region/culture settings in Windows 2012

I have researched this topic through the web but can't find a definitive answer. Our server team has recently upgraded our SQL Servers VMs from Win 2003 to Win 2012. Given our region we run all our ...
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How can I identify tiered storage volumes and their storage tiers

I've asked this over at stackoverflow and at technet without an answer so I thought I'd try here... Using either PowerShell or some C# magic how can I: A) Identify a volume drive letter that is ...
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Installing SSL cert for all workstations in domain

We have a fax server only accessible internally on our network, say address 10.10.10.2. Many of our employees use this fax server daily, so I created a DNS entry with an easy name, like ...
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Windows Server 2012 DC loses time sync after reboot/dcpromo

I'm currently experiencing an issue that has baffled me for the past few days as none of my searches here or google yielded in any positive results. Our current environment has 19 sites with as many ...
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DHCP Post-Install configuration wizard hangs

I'm attempting to set up a Windows 2012 Active Directory demo environment on a Hyper-V VM, but when I run the DHCP Post-Install configuration wizard to authorize the DHCP server in AD DS, the wizard ...
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DO we need to define site in system center operation manager?

I'm new at working with system center 2012 .I've read that in configuration manager we need to define administration site and primary site . My question is that : Do we need to define sites in using ...
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Windows Server 2012 Updates Fail with Error 024402F or 8024402C

I am running Windows Server 2012 on a virtual machine. I used to get Windows update but it stopped getting them automatically. Each I try to check for updates, I get the error 8024402F or 8024402C. ...
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How do I restrict user log ins to only a specific set of computers

I want to restrict user admin access with regards to their department. I want to give access to users in Security Group A to computers in Security Group B and i want to create similar access for 9 ...
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SQL Server Agent was not running on Server Dynamics CRM 2013

I'm trying to install Dynamics CRM 2013 on a server. This server is on a VM. There are several other VMs, an ADDS & DNS, a MSSQL and a WebServer VM. Each server is a Windows Server 2012 R2. The ...
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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 ...
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Windows Server 2012 VPN Server on AWS VPC EC2 Instance

I'd like to use window server 2012 VPN on a AWS VPC EC2 instance. The VPC has one public subnet and the EC2 instance has one network adapter. I've taken the following steps, but have been ...
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Certificate revocation check fails for non-domain guest in spite of accessible CRL

When we try to use certificates on computers that are not part of the domain, Windows complains that The revocation function was unable to check revocation because the revocation server was ...
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Configure custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server 2012 in Remote Administration mode?

So the release of Windows Server 2012 has removed a lot of the old Remote Desktop related configuration utilities. In particular, there is no more Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration utility ...
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Failure to install NetFX3 on Windows Server 2012: Error 3017 — Am I missing something here?

I am really struggling to get this installed. I have tried the suggestions here in an attempt to rectify any possible corruption. I mounted the disk image to 'G' to do an offline install. I also ...
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Connection failed between Windows Servers

I'm setting up an infrastructure based on Windows Server 2012. The firewall is turned off and I can't access the Domain controller to check for the group policy. I'm experiencing some connection ...
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Windows Server 2012 IPAM feature - “Unblock IPAM Access” error/recomended action

So, I'm in the process of setting up an IP Address Management server, using the built-in IPAM feature in Server 2012, and have run into a problem that I'm hoping someone else has successfully solved. ...
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direct url to server ip address and port

We have a Windows 2012 dedicated server. There’s a custom service running on port xxxxx which accepts connections from our custom built hardware devices over TCP/IP port. As of now we use ...
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SQL 2012 server alias works locally but not remotely

I'm preparing for a server migration and am attempting to redirect a named instance of SQL Server 2012 (DW) to the default instance. There is currently no DW instance on the test server - I'd like to ...
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Random Windows application crashes on Windows Server Hyper-V Core 2012

We're having some issues with our Hyper-V Core 2012 R2 installation on a HP DL360G8. We have an identical server with Hyper-V Core 2012 (not R2) that does not have these issues. When logging off ...
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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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Minimal Lync 2013 Setup [closed]

I would like to install a Lync 2013 server at home. What would be the minimum requirements for it? I've seen the requirements and they seem pretty hefty, just want to know what I need for a basic set ...
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Office365 DirSync Active Directory Integration

I am preparing to deploy Office365 for my organization. We have an on premise Active Directory Domain Controller (Windows Server 2012 R2). We would like to leverage our Active Directory for: automatic ...
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After fresh install of Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation, the evaluation period is expired?

Just finished building out a VM on an ESXi host 5.1. I already have 2 vms running on it, one is Windows Server 2012 (not R2) evaluation with 132 days left, and the other is a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM ...
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Is it possible to change a symlink's date/time in Windows?

We've archived old (more than 2 year old) files on our fileserver using FSRM to a different directory by moving and replacing the files with symlinks - the problem is that the symlinks have as a ...
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Create account for service

I am configuring a new server. The server is running Hudson that is going to copy some files from this server to another. The other server is a virtual machine. Both running Windows Server 2012. ...
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WSUS on Win2012R2 doesn't see Windows 8.1

WSUS on Win2012R2 doesn't see Windows 8.1. Both machines can ping each other. Computers are assigned to WSUS by: 'Use Group Policy or registry settings on computers' Local GPO on Win8.1 is set as ...
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Windows server and ddns which binding and sql hostname do i use?

i'm trying to connect to websites on this server from outside the network. i've opened ports in router and firewall and can ping the ports using portchecker. let's pretend i want to use wordpress or ...
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window server 2012 r2 keep disconnecting internet

I have set up window server 2012 R2 as domain controller for Remote desktop service for some reason, it keep disconnecting the internet after a few hours(sometimes after one day), but when I ...
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Problems setting Hyper-V permissions

I am using a Windows 2012 Hyper-V server to host some test PCs. Our support personnel should be able to take snapshots of these machines and roll a test machine back to a specific snapshot, but they ...