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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DFS synchronisation over slow internet connection

I am configuring DFS replication on 2 servers connected over a VPN. The VPN is over a ADSL line with 0.06mb upload speed. server1 - 192.168.1.2 server2 - 192.168.2.2 Both servers can see each other ...
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Setup VHDX file for db,tempdb and log of Sql Server 2012 in windows 2012 hyper-v?

Before i start my question i will give the details of my server. IBM x3500 M4 2 CPU RAID 5 32GB Memory (Free Memory is 22GB) Windows 2012 Server STD Free space is 1.5TB One VM is already running, ...
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Unzip File With Powershell in Server 2012 Core

I need to unzip a file with powershell. The typical way I've seen everyone do this is by automating the shell with a script. $shellApplication = new-object -com shell.application $zipPackage = ...
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Why isn't sql server using all of the available memory

I Have SQL server 2012 standard 64bit with 64GB RAM and 40 CPU cores. In the server properties, I can see that all the RAM is listed in the memory field on the general tab. Underneath the Memory tab, ...
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pagefile and disk space monitoring on server 2012

I have had a server crash recently because of the disk space. Here is what I have: a Hyper-V 2012 server with 1 win 2012 image physical disk is 500GB server uses 800GB It was OK for half a year but ...
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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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Using Windows Server 2012 CA to provide internal certificates

I want to use Windows AD CS in order to provide any web interface internal to my company with SSL encryption and trust certification. What I want is to make the HTTPS interfaces of webapps, switches ...
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VMWare 4.0 - Adding LUN from Server2012R2 iSCSI Target - Capacity 2TB, Available 102.40GB?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 hosting some iSCSI targets/LUNs from a local raided JBOD via Virtual Disks. I have created a thin provisioned 2TB VHDX in Windows and have added the target to VMWare. ...
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Tivoli storage manager installation. The system does not meet the recommended memory requirement

I have Windows server 2012 and I want to install Tivoli storage management server. My first attempt to install it gave me an error that: "The system does not meet the recommended memory ...
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Windows 2012 R2 - RDP properties?

Where did the Remote Desktop Services properties go in 2012 R2? In 2008 R2, we had the RDP-TCP connections properties... where did all that go in 2012 R2?
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Domain redirection to specific page in IIS

I have a website on IIS set to domain1.com. I also have a domain called domain2.com that is redirecting to domain1.com. I currently have this set up in the domain1.com bindings. I need to change this ...
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Getting “Local Security Authority cannot be contacted” error message when logonHours restricted

I'm trying to define logonHours for Remote Desktop users on Windows Server 2012; Network Level Authentication is required for remote connections. When an account with restricted logonHours (defined in ...
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Does using the same drive letter for DFS replication on Windows Server 2012 R2 cause any known issues?

We're working with consultants on a large DFS replication project and we experienced a significant loss of data during the initial replication. While trying to identify what happened the consultant ...
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How to change windows time server on windows server 2012?

In windows computer, system is using "time.windows.com" to sync the time. I need o modify the time server for windows user on its logon and want to enforce using group policy. Case: we have windows ...
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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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In a VMware environment, is it possible to move a Windows Disk from one VM guest to another?

I have VMware server with Windows SBS server VM guest. It has a C: drive and a D: drive. The D: drive is a separate disk in the VM guest settings. We would like to migrate this to a new Windows 2012 ...
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Disabling Language Bar on Server 2012 R2

I need to disable the language bar on Windows Server 2012R2 for some reason and what I've found online does not seem to solve it for me. I've started looking at Win8 solutions to this thinking that it ...
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Windows Server Backup 2012 Fails on “preparing the backup image”

I have a couple of Windows Server 2012 VM's I need to backup. Everything works fine on all but one machine. No matter where I choose to store the backup, it fails almost immediately with: Backup ...
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Slow serving of static files with IIS 8

We're hosting an ASP.Net MVC web app on Windows Server 2012, which runs over HTTPS. Most of the time everything is nice and fast, but we've noticed that about 1 in 50 requests for static files (e.g. ...
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Merging multiiple domains with the same existing domain name (office.local)

I am working with a new client who has 5 offices and four of which have a single domain controller with the name of OFFICE.LOCAL and another one with the domain controller DENTAL.LOCAL. Oh and all of ...
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hosting mysql server on windows server on azure [on hold]

i'm hosting my website and my client websites on windows azure. now my problem is windows azure provide mysql and even they only provide 1 database from cleardb only with 20mb. all my client sites are ...
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HyperDuo Not Caching

I have purchased a SATA Controller featuring Marvell HyperDuo. However for some reason I am unable to select the ProgramData folder for Caching. I cannot find any references as to why and have not ...
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Following CNAME alias causes different HTML rendering

I am running Windows Server 2012 with Apache and ColdFusion 11. In our DNS manager on our local domain, we have set up a CNAME alias that points to our reporting server. When you access the the ...
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Avoid logout at Remote Desktop Sessions

I am not using a Terminal Server and thus I have no Remote Desktop Services installed since it needs a license which I haven't got. I want to know whether there is another way to solve my following ...
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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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GPO install Live Meeting 2007 on Windows 8.1

Errors: The removal of the assignment of application Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 from policy LiveMeeting 2007 failed. The error was : %%2 The description for Event ID 103 from source ...
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Work Folders - Sync Shares not creating

I am banging my head against the wall! I can't figure this out and my Google-FU is lacking, or no one has run into a similar situation and posted about it. I am attempting to configure Work Folders, ...
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File Changelog Generation Windows Server 2012

I am wondering if anyone might know a way I could set up the automatic generation of a file changelog in a directory in windows server 2012. We have a collection of word, excell, and pdf files that I ...
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How do I access the list of currently logged on users through Terminal Services Manager in Windows Server 2012?

In Windows 2003 and 2008 we had Terminal Services Manager (see screenshot below). However in Windows server 2012 it's gone. Does anyone know how to access the list of currently remotely logged on ...
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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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Bitlocker drive encryption on AWS Windows instance

I'm trying to figure out how best to protect the data of a single Windows Server 2012 instance on AWS and according to "AWS_Securing_Data_at_Rest_with_Encryption.pdf" it says: "Encrypting Amazon ...
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RedHat iptables forwarding to VirtualBox Windows Server 20120 VM for RDP

I have a server with RedHat 6.5, this has the NIC eth2 connected to the internet at address 1.2.3.4. On this server I have installed VirtualBox 4.3.2 and created a VM with Windows Server 2012 SR2, the ...
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Processes surviving Windows VM reboots?

Summary: A long-running virtual Windows Server 2012 system this weekend became very slow; from remote we did Restart-Computer -ComputerName xyzzy -Force, which succeeded by all accounts; except that ...
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SSTP VPN stops working unless certificate is reinstalled

Any ideas why this may be? It sas happened on 2 separate Windows Servers. A 10 year certificate was installed, and yet both VPNs stopped connecting after a few weeks/months. A simple reinstall of the ...
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How to setup an alias in IIS?

I'm a SharePoint developer, so please, bear with me here and I'll provide more information as needed since I'm not sure what I need to specify here! I'm trying to setup an alias in IIS. I have a ...
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Hyper-V and Windows Failover Cluster Manager - View available resources per node?

I have a Hyper-V host with Failover Cluster Manager and 6 VM nodes (hosts). How can I see how much memory and CPU is allocated per node? I want to know what my available resources are to create more ...
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Why Hyper v 2012 server does not show up MMC option

I have remotely logged on to a Hyper V 2012 server which is in domain from a windows 2012 server through remote desktop connection and after login the first thing which was configured to run ...
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No Data returned from IIS 8 behind Amazon ELB

We have a few Windows 2012 boxes running IIS 8 behind an AWS ELB. On a recent reboot, we lost the ability to hit those servers, via web browser, when connecting through the ELB. If we address the ...
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Windows SRV2012 : gpEvent_NO_NETWORK

For an unknow reason, a computer on my Active Directory domain display an error when I try to execute the gpudate ( and gpupdate /force ) command as Administrator. The domain controler and the ...
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Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming “Host unmanageable” issue

Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming issue. When trying to create a team the following error appears: "Host unmanageable" When trying to add a couple of nics to create a team all nics are listed as cannot ...
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Opening up ports in Windows Server 2012 Firewall for Web Services

I have a website that has been migrated to a new server running Windows Server 2012 but it needs two ports opened so that it can access security web services on another server. I can open up the two ...
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Azure Backup on Windows Server 2012 Essentials - cannot register server

I'm trying to set up Azure Backup on a new Server 2012 Essentials machine. I've created the backup Vault, downloaded the Essentials version of the Azure Backup module, and installed it. On this ...
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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 ...
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Weird apache logs

I noticed some weird apache access logs lately (IP addresses redacted) I have multiple lines like the following: [18/Jan/2015:19:10:18 +0200] "CONNECT www.google.com:443 HTTP/1.1" 302 - "-" "-" ...
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How to find how a port has been forwarded from main server to hypver v vm

I must appologise for being a novice in server administration but I have somehow been given the responsibility and I have spent a long time reading up on this. The issue I have is that the previous ...
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Group policy issue: when I'd like to write a compact disk

I couldn't write compact disk in any machines in our local domain even if I set the deny write cd feature to Not Configured or disable. Every PCs have windows 7 and our server is windows server ...
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How do I install dotNet Framework 3.51 on Windows Server 2012 core?

On Windows Server 2008 R2 core I use dism.exe and the featurename: 'NetFx3-ServerCore' this feature is not available on Server 2012 (Windows Server 8). Using the standard 3.51 Installer on Server ...
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Multiple users in a single session of Remote Desktop

I would like to know if it is possible to have multiple users connected for viewing the same remote desktop. The server is running under Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition. This question is the ...
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How do I use Windows downgrade rights?

I have recently transferred to a new job on a new company. There would be various projects also endorsed. One of them are upgrading of legacy IBM servers OS. They have already bought the latest ...
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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 ...