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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Do I need to have NPS configured in my Windows Domain?

NPS is Network Policy and Access Services, and is one of the roles that can be assigned to a Windows Server. I have a Windows domain with two subnets running over an MPLS. Each subnet has a Domain ...
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MSSQL Server 2012 (not R2) maxing out CPU (98-100%) with svchost (wuaueng.dll)

Spent a fair bit of yesterday trying to find a solution for this, but this issue appears to only affect Server 2008...well, I beg to differ! MSSQL, hosted on Server 2012. Updated via WSUS. Enabled ...
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Is it possible to install Windows Server 2012 on a Dell PowerEdge with PERC S100 card?

According to Dell's own website, the Windows Server 2012 media driver "inbox" does not contain drivers for the Perc S100 controller that is in a Dell PowerEdge T110 II server we'd like to evaluate ...
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An active directory domain could not be contacted

I have this problem with joining client PCs to the domain. I think i did everything right, set up AD DS, DHCP, DNS on my server, turned off the DHCP server on my router. I ensured that the Preferred ...
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How to setup forward proxy on Windows server for outgoing HTTP and HTTPS requests?

I have a windows server 2012 VPS running a web app behind Cloudflare. The app needs to initiate outbound connections based on user actions (eg upload image from URL). The problem is that this 'leaks' ...
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Time sync on non-domain joined servers

I have a server which is in a workgroup in a separate network from the rest of the domain. As a result, it cannot use the domain controllers as a time source. The server is a Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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Why can I create objects on my read only domain controller?

I have a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller. I have configured another Server 2012 machine as a Read-Only Domain Controller. When I log in with domain administrator credential on my RODC I can ...
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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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'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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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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Task scheduler on Windows Server 2012 [migrated]

I have written a program in Matlab (file .m) that needs to run daily at a specified time on my server (Windows Server 2012). I achieved this using the Task Scheduler and it works fine without any ...
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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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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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Issue creating a child domain [on hold]

A little background, currently in a Windows server 2012 class in school. Final project is to create and maintain two servers side by side. One of the steps is to create a root domain on Server1, which ...
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ICACLS for a remote group on a remote machine

This question concerned a local group. I'm trying to use icacls for a remote group. I've tried this way, but it didn't work : > icacls \\HOST\shared_dir\file.txt /grant "HOST\GROUP":F HOST\GROUP: ...
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Server 2012 R2 - “The remote device or resource won't accept the connection”

I have a VM running Windows Server 2012 R2. I can access content hosted on the server fine, and I can access intranet stuff in the same domain, but I am unable to reach the internet. I have tried ...
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Website setup - Cannot find server: Read error

We're trying to setup a test website to run in parallel with the live website. We are using port 81 assigned to a second domain. The environment is a load balancer with two Windows 2012 servers ...
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RDP troubleshooting, past checking port 3389

I have some hosts that get into a bad state. The consistent symptom is that RDP connections to it hang right after handshake. It is listening on 3389, so telnetting to that port doesn't help me. ...
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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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Logged file system access [closed]

Assuming the info is there, how I found out who accessed a certain shared folder or a file and made changes (like create a file and delete others) ?
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Task Manager shows high kernel time

Foreward: Hardware: dual-socket Intel Xeon, 128gb memory, hardware RAID-1 SSD OS: Windows 2012 R2 Standard w/ Remote Desktop Services The Task Manager for one of our terminal/application servers ...
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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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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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Changing http.sys settings in Win 2012 server

My understanding is that if I want to tweak settings like MaxRequestBytes that I have to go to the registry-- specifically, in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\HTTP\Parameters In ...
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Server does not have internet access

My Windows Server 2012 network adapter is configured like this: 192.168.144.1 is my router address. From that same server this is the result of tracert google.com: The server's name is "VQ40DE" ...
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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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Web Farm Framework on Windows Server 2012

I'm having trouble installing the Web Farm Framework (2.0) in Windows Server 2012. Has it been integrated in with IIS8 or another feature like AAR? I've looked in the Web Platform Installer and it is ...
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WDS 2012: UEFI Client Network Boot results in error 0x102

I've got a WDS 2012 and a DHCP Server 2012 running on the same subnet, but on different boxes. I have been deploying Windows 8.1 x64 without any issues to BIOS clients, using DHCP Options 66 and 67. ...
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Why did my Windows Server 2012 R2 timezone change overnight?

When I logged into my workstation this morning, the timezone had been changed from Eastern to Pacific. In the event viewer I see the following three events, all at 4:12:15 AM. It looks like the ...
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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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Windows 2012 Service Removal Log

I have a production server where an application is experiencing an issue. The psexec service is marked for deletion and I want to try and tie the deactivation of the service to the start of the issue. ...
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Active Directory Administrative Center - resize membership part

User can be a member of 3 groups at most to be visible in ADAC without scrolling. But in reality, users are members of 5, 10 even 20 groups. We have to scroll the "member of" list to check the ...
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Most VMS refuse to start

Setup: Virtual Host, running server 2012, hosting around 10 production VMs Problem: Last night, 2 VMs stopped with no warning, event log notification, or any information. The rest of the VMs on this ...
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How to hide my Windows VPS IP on outgoing http requests?

I have a windows VPS running a web app behind Cloudflare. The app needs to initiate outbound connections based on user actions (eg upload image from URL). How can I prevent my server IP from being ...
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Unable to connect to remote apps from another computer using rdweb Windows Server 2012

When trying to access remote apps through Windows Server 2012, I can access the apps (i.e. calculator) locally. However, when I try to remotely connect to the same server on a separate PC I get an ...
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Copy a Windows Server Firewall address list from one rule to another using Powershell

I'm a little stuck on the documentation for the Firewall cmdlets in Windows server. I am trying to copy the address lists for the remote and local ips from one rule to another. I can get the list ...
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Last Logon Time of All Users - RDP server not on a domain

I am attempting to get a list of "last logon time" of "all users" on Windows Server 2012, but currently only know of how to list a single user login, which is: net user username | findstr /B /C:"Last ...
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RDP Server - Last Logon Time of All RDP Users [duplicate]

I am attempting to get a list of "last logon time" of "all users" on Windows Server 2012. This is 'not' for Active Directory; This server's purpose is only for RDP Connections/RDP Logins. I currently ...
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Excluding a folder from deployment and stopping additional file removal

Using Web Deploy on a Windows 2012 Server, if a deployment has a folder full of user generated content I exclude it from publishing in the .pubxml file with: <ExcludeFoldersFromDeployment>...
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Scheduled Task not Running on Windows Server 2012

I go to Task Scheduler and drill down to Microsoft Then I click on Create Basic Task and go through the wizard At the last page of the wizard I check "Open the Properties dialog for this task ...
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unable to write to shared folder across the network [closed]

unable to write to shared folder across the network The following error occurs but i have set up the permissions for everyone to be able to read and write to it??
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Why can I not get a WDS-originated PXE boot to progress past the first file download?

I'm trying to work out an automated Windows install process, and thought I'd give WDS a look. After some promising initial progress, I seem to have hit a wall. I imported the boot and install WIMs, ...
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PPTP VPN - No internet access though the VPN

I am very new to the world of windows server I'm renting a VM in the USA for my web hosting(DC, DNS and Web host role) and I decided that I would install a VPN on it so I could re-route me ...
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Applications close on disconnect in server 2012

I have an application that I'd like to continue to run after disconnecting. This is in a Windows server 2012 environment that I access via remote desktop connection. Currently, it shuts down my ...
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials - Trying to setup “Anywhere Access” but the “Computer Access” list for users is blank

I have a new installation of Windows Server 2012 Essentials and I'm trying to setup "Anywhere Access" for both VPN and remote desktop. The basic setup is all working. Shared folders is working but ...
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Method of deploying a VB6 app to a Windows server 2012 RDS server

My environment currently has a Windows 2003 server running terminal services. That server has the visual studio 6 IDE installed. It also is responsible for running a very old ( and poorly built ) VB6 ...
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Google Chrome Returns err_connection_aborted, all other browsers display site

We're hosting a website with IIS on Windows Server 2012. Normally, the site is accessible from any browser. We're seeing the site intermittently accessible on campus when using Google Chrome. The ...
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What is the windows server equivalent of iptables?

I found this post however it is outdated and appears to be focused on consumer versions of Windows. What is the Windows Server 2012+ equivalent of iptables?