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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SSTP VPN connection errors

We're testing an Amazon EC2 server for a cloud application server and I'm trying to configure VPN access to it. I've read that PPTP cannot be used due to the blocking of GRE port 47 and that the best ...
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Domain Controller, Windows 2012, Computer policy could not be updated successfully

I have issue with DC cant update computer policy PS C:\Windows\system32> .\gpupdate.exe /force Updating policy... Computer policy could not be updated successfully. The following errors were ...
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Hyper-V on Laptop / different networks [migrated]

I have a few Windows Servers 2012 running on Hyper-V on my Windows 8 laptop. -The servers need to have a static IP. -The servers need internet acces. I've configured the servers to have a static ...
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Trouble with File Server storing user profile data

I am having trouble with a newly added file server which does not seem to be storing roaming user profile data. I have built the network with a domain controller and I have recently added a File ...
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Port forwarding stops abruptly - Windows Server 2012

You can port-forward in windows, like so, this is explained in this article. netsh interface portproxy add v4tov4 listenport=80 listenaddress=192.168.1.111 connectport=80 connectaddress=192.168.0.33 ...
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Prerequisites Missing while migration from server 2k3 to 2k12R2 [on hold]

While migrating from Windows server 2003 to 2k12R2 got below Error. "Verification of prerequisites for active directory preparation failed. The schema master did not complete a replication cycle ...
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Set the name of the network on a Windows 2012 server without Active Directory

I have a Windows 2012 server that I use for DHCP, DNS and NAT on a network without a Domain Controler, and I don't want to create a Domain. When my Windows 7 clients connect to it, they Identify 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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Cannot bind to localhost nor 0.0.0.0 on Windows Server with Active Directory

I have an application (IEDriverServer, Selenium's IE driver) which by default binds to 0.0.0.0. It works fine on my Windows 7 machine, however when I try to run it on Windows Server 2012 R2 with ...
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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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Azure backup folder exclusion

I tried to find a way to do it, but I am not sure if it's possible or not. Using Recovery services on Azure, I installed the Microsoft Azure Backup Agent on an IIS server. We have multiple websites ...
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Cannot Add Windows Server 2012 as Member Server to Existing Domain

We have an existing Windows Server 2003 domain and several other computers are on that network (i.e., we have Windows Server 2008 member servers, other Windows Server 2003 member servers, Windows 7 ...
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Video Streaming Fails on IIS 8

I am using FastCGI with IIS 8 on windows-server 2012. The server is hosting a Django based website. The website works fine until I stream the videos (which are saved in the media folder on the server ...
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WDS “Configure Server” fails. “Share name is already in use on this server”

I had WDS installed on this particular server (running Server 2012 Standard), removed it for various reasons, and am now trying to reinstall it. When I go through the initial configuration process for ...
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Windows Server 2012 time keeps setting itself 12 minutes ahead

Our Active Directory server has a problem whereby the time keeps setting itself 12 minutes ahead of the real time. This causes authentication issues on the network. I have tried syncing to an ...
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Windows 2008/2012 Server restrict users to specific site(s) [duplicate]

I have a windows server 2012 R2 and also a 2008 server and am looking to add several websites to this one server. But several of these will need password protected folders within these sites. At the ...
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Upgrading Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012R2 faild on Xeon/Supermicro machine

I have a server with the following CPU and MB: It is currently running Windows Server 2012 just fine. Any attemp to upgrade it to Server 2012R2 fail with blue screen. Earlier we've attepted to ...
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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 ...
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GPO: Add Specific items in 'All Programs' on the start menu?

Disabled all the items in the 'All Programs' via GPO using Windows Server 2012 I have set "Remove common program groups from Start Menu" to Enabled. Everything in 'All Programs' is now empty, how ...
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Server 2008 R2 > 2012 Migration

I am pretty new to windows server so please bare with me, i am looking to upgrade our current small server from server 2008 rs to windows server 2012 essentials, however we are only using one server ...
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AD FS and DC on same Server

i have to connect AD with Azure AD but we have a 2008 r2 server and wwe don`t want to upgrade the server to 2012 r2. Is it possible to have the domain controller and the ADFS server on the same ...
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Network identified as public when multiple network adapters present

Adding a Windows 2012 Hyper-V server to the network. The server has five network cards. One is for the LAN and the other four are a private SAN network for MPIO. When the SAN1-4 network cards are ...
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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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Can GPO templates in Server 2012R2 manage Win8.1 Win10 & Server 2012R2?

We just upgraded our DC to server 2012 R2 and testing Win8.1 / Win10 / Server 2012R2 with it. Just wondering that if the native admin templates in 2012R2's GPO can manage all win8.1/Win10/2012r2? or ...
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Windows Server 2012 as web server with user authentication - VL/SPLA - is it legal? [duplicate]

I've been wrapping my head around the topic for a few days now and the more I read the less I understand. Question 1: If I purchase a license for Windows 2012 Server (either ...
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Cannot create new user account Windows Server 2012

I created a Windows Domain account that works on MYDOMAIN. All computers attached to MYDOMAIN can use the credentials I have created for log on except for one. On PROBLEMSERVER01 when I try to log ...
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Setting up a windows server domain network and registration [closed]

I am trying to create a domain network for my medium sized firm. I have created that successfully using windows server 2012 and joining clients to the domain, However I used a domain name that is ...
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Need redundant IIS server

So I've been tasked with coming up with a solution in case our front end Web server goes down. Its running on a VM, Windows Server 2012. On the backend we're running a Cassandra cluster, which ...
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Cluster Aware Updating set up - VirtualComputerObjectName ignored

I am trying to set up Cluster Aware Updating, but it always fails with the following error: Add-CauClusterRole : Unable to create the CAU clustered role because a Network Name resource could not be ...
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Can Windows Cluster Aware Updating be configured to allow for downtime?

I thought I'd ask here before giving up completely on this. We have a Windows 2012 Cluster with two nodes and quorum type as "Node and File Share Majority". Failover is not allowed to happen ...
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Searchable OCR of PDF documents on Windows Server 2012

Does Windows Server 2012 support OCR-ing of PDF documents, so that Windows users connected to a shared disk on the Windows Server can use the built-in search functionality in Windows Explorer to find ...
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Restore Files from Client Computer Backups (Windows Server Backup) -Windows Server 2012

A laptop connected to the domain with some critical files died the other week, and I'm having trouble restoring the files. The laptop is sent away for repairs, but in the meantime I need the files ...
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AWS - EC2 unable to detect EBS drives

after an unexpected restart on a windows server 2021 r2 server, the server is unable to detect the EBS drives. i have attached about 4 drives but they are invisible/not detected in device manager/disk ...
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Windows Server 2012 Backup on NAS shared folder [closed]

I have a production Windows Server 2012 running SQL Server 2012 BI and SAP. Recently we acquired a LENOVO NAS. I am trying to set up an automated backup of my server but it fails just at the ...
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Using NIC Teaming on Windows Server 2012 with 2 separate Networks

I am trying to set up NIC Teaming on my Windows Server 2012 which has two incoming connections from different ISPs (ISP A and ISP B) on 2 NICs on the server. Internally I have configured the 1st NIC ...
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Windows Server Failover Clustering with two servers

I was going to create a Windows Server Failover Cluster, in order to set up MS SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups. As a prerequisite of failover clustering, I've created and configured an ...
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IIS 8 URL Redirect on site level

I am trying to do a simple 301 perm redirect to another url in IIS 8. The end results would be if i navigated to domain2.com i would end up on domain1.com. We are moving from IIS 6 to a new server ...
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Provide a user with service start/stop permissions

I have a very basic domain that I use for development. I want to create a GPO that provides users in the Backup Operators group with start/stop permissions for two specific services on a specific ...
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Can I connect all the available network printers without using a logonscript?

In our organisation we have around 30 printers an we are currently connecting for the user all the printers using a logon script that calls the command line app con2prt for a series of printers. ...
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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 ...
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Limiting view of Active Directory Users and Computers

I am delegating a group of users to a specific person to be able to keep up with thier account management, and I have delegated them the authority to do this to just this group. Is there a way that I ...
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Windows SBS 2008 to Windows Server 2012 migration

I am in the process of upgrading my Windows SBS 2008 server running Exchange, Active Directory and as a File server to Windows Server 2012 essentials. Now I know that Windows Server 2012 essentials ...
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Using Powershell to update users home directory

I am trying to change the home directory path to a bunch of users. I wrote a script in Ppowershell which should change the path the username like so: \\serverName\shareName\$_.SamAccountName The ...
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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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Having trouble getting webservice feed [closed]

Using Windows Server 2012 from Rackspace with a .NET stack. Trying to pull a webservice feed from a mobile app in Xcode. We were given a prod server that it works in. We are trying to replicate that ...
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Why did robocopy cause my Windows 2012 server to hang last night?

I'm in the process of decommissioning an old 2003 server, which acts as a file server, and am just attempting a dry-run of migrating the file repository over to a new Windows Storage Server 2012 box. ...
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What happened to the ASP.NET account in Windows Server 2012 R2 and IIS 8.5?

I'm making my first foray into setting up an ASP.NET MVC 3 application on IIS 8.5 and Windows Server 2012 R2. This application uses Active Directory & Windows authentication for permission ...
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How do I use StandAlone on WDS without a Domain?

How do I use StandAlone on WDS without a Domain? The Client asks for a Domain Login when I boot to PXE. My server is running in StandAlone mode which I though would bypass this requirement. I've ...
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Offline installer for .net 3.5 sp1 not working

I download a big file of .Net 3.5 SP1 from http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/0/e/20e90413-712f-438c-988e-fdaa79a8ac3d/dotnetfx35.exe Now when I try to install it on Windows Server 2012, I get ...
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Accessing local groups remotly for a Windows Fileshare where user accounts are on an AD

I am asking this question with almost no knowledge of Windows and Active Directory. I have a Windows Server (2012), that I am using as a file server (FILE01.domain.tld). There are some local groups ...