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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Unable to access ISP gateway user interface

I am hoping that someone can assist. I have a Windows 2012 Server that is a domain controller and serves local ip addresses out on our network (DHCP). Everything is working fine with the exception of ...
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Creating AD user accounts for workstations in different sites

I am intending to set up user and administrative accounts for all workstations in my company (a small one). The company has 3 offices located in different locations, connecting to different Internet ...
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How to sync folders between two Windows Servers in Amazon EC2

I have two servers running Windows Server 2012 in Amazon Cloud. One is hosted in EC2 (A) and another - in VPC (B). I have a folder in the same location on both servers. And I need to sync files from ...
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Polling FTPS/SFTP Server with Windows Server 2012

Is it possible to securely routinely poll an external FTPS (or SFTP) server and copy/move the files locally using standard Windows Server 2012 functionality? I imagine the use of scheduler to do the ...
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WSUS - 2012 R2 Clients not reporting

We have a number of severs for different customers that are separated in to different computer groups, these machines are not on a domain although hook in to WSUS with a registry change. Some ...
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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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Does DFSR service exclusively lock files?

I am getting intermittent errors in a single threaded application that writes a large file on a share that is replicated by DFSR. The error is: The process cannot access the file ...
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PPP Adapter answer instead of local NIC

I have set up our DC as a RAS server. I am now aware that this it not a recommended thing to do, but it's done, and it's our only server so it saves me a lot of work if I can keep it like this. It's ...
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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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Troubleshooting FTP 550 error in IIS

I am setting up a home backup server with Windows Server 2012 Datacenter edition. I have chosen to use the following setup: Server in the same LAN as my computer. To achieve max speed, Ethernet ...
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Windows Server 2012r2 virtualized domain controller

My work environment contain a single forest with two domains DomainA and DomainB. DomainA contain the following: DC01 holds all FSMO roles for the domain and forest, Global catalog and is forest ...
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Windows 2012 can't validate forwarders without a root zone?

(Disclaimer: I am not a Windows DNS admin. I do have a decent amount of DNS experience under my belt though, and this is not making any sense. I am working closely with the admins responsible for ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Hyper-v - VMs experiences slow connectivity on some hours

I have installed hyper-v role on 2012R2. After creating our linux and windows virtual machines we realized that connectivity between VMs are very slow. We fixed it by installing HYPER-V LINUX ...
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Windows refuses to add an additional DC

I am trying to add a second DC to my network. It seems to go well: I install AD DS on a second server, I enter my credentials and the domain, and the domain is shown. I choose it, but when I click ...
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Group policy infrastructure failed due to network access is denied

A number of my servers are not able to sync into our WSUS server. On digging, we noticed a number of group policies are not being applied. On running rsop.msc, I get the following error message: ...
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“The application pool stops” in an app under Dynamics CRM

I have a problem installing a .NET application on a Windows Server 2012 that has Dynamics CRM installed to the default web site. I guess that the CRM (and a incomplete configuration file for the ...
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Create websites from a csv file and folder permissions

I have a csv file that contains 10 different website configurations. I've created the script below to automate their creation. When I test the script, it runs succesfully, but I'm wondering if this ...
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Re-install ADCS CA Certificate & CRL on Workstation

I installed Active Directory Certificate Services and created a Standalone CA. Everything went fine and it automatically installed the CA certificate and CRL on all my domain workstations. On one of ...
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Link-local address on Hyper-V host

I've thrown myself into learning Hyper-V and Server 2012 over the past week or so, and I'm working on setting up a virtualized WDS/MDT server using Hyper-V. I'm having an issue managing/understanding ...
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How to block incoming ports using group policy in active directory windows server 2012

We have a domain, and there are some computers in this domain. we applied some many policies like password policy and etc to this domain which makes it easier for us to control the use PC in our ...
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Set minutes for maintenance window in Windows Server 2012?

The current dialogs only allow setting the automatic maintenance window on the hour. My server needs to run unattended polling tasks on the hour as well. I'm not opposed to allowing auto reboots but ...
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How was DC restored in windows 2008 before windows 2012 VM generation ID?

Windows server 2012 got this new thing called "VM generation ID" which protects DC restoration from snapshots so it doesn't impair the system (getting new invocation ID and requesting new RID pool ...
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EOL Windows Server 2003. Should I migrate to Windows Server 2012? [closed]

In my environment I have 11 virtual W2k3 servers and I have to decide to migrate them to 2012 or not. None of them are AD server. Two of them are running SQL Server 2005, there are also some apps ...
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In Server 2012, how do I log into the “old” administrator account?

Here's a quick run down of what I did: Installed Windows Server Essentials Experience feature/role Played around with it Uninstalled it Demoted the server as the domain controller Rebooted Now my ...
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Windows Server - Protect websites with AD user

My question is a bit tricky to explain :) We have ASP.NET websites running on Windows Server 2012. Some websites use SqlServer authentication, others use Windows authentication, some don't have any ...
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Would upgrading my server specs make my app faster? [duplicate]

I'm launching a web app, which is currently in beta running on a "Lite" VPN account from my hosting provider. It has 2 cores and 1GB RAM. I have only about 10 users now but Im considering whether I ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Cannot Log In

I have a box running Windows Server 2012. I have been playing with this box for a bit and have two admin accounts set up: administrator and my account. I recently had to change my password due to ...
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cluster aware update remote updating mode on schedule

Trying to fully understand the differences between using CAU in self updating mode and in remote updating mode. In case anything about my post is unclear: Instead of simply closing my question, please ...
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Windows server 2012 Root Enterprise Certification Authority issue certificates only with 2 years validity

I cannot make my Enterprise Root CA issue certificates with an expiration date more than 2 years. I've already set ValidityPeriodUnits and ValidityPeriod register keys with certutil.exe. I've ...
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How to remove Powershell from Windows Server 2012? [closed]

I want to remove Powershell from Windows Server 2012. I have removed it in Windows XP by removing its updates. Also, when I removed Powershell from "Remove Role and Feature" I lost my GUI! Would you ...
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The system cannot find the file specified- Task Scheduler. Win Server 2012

I have batch script file, which should encrypt a file with pgp. I have defined a task in task scheduler to do this, but I am keep receiving the error"The system cannot find the file specified". ...
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NetworkService account access to a shared folder (WinSrv 2012R2)

We have services running under IIS with pool setup to run under NetworkService identity. If the service required access to a shared folder on a remote server, on previous versions of WinServer we just ...
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Access violation at address XXXX in module 'winspool.drv'. Read of address XXXX

I am running a c# application that shells out to a PDF printer and prints documents (roughly a document every second, to different printers). I randomly get these errors being returned from the ...
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Can I Setup a Windows Server 2012 Foundation as an additional DC to an AD domain

We are a small 8 user office already have Windows Server 2012 R2 as a DC. Just bought a 2nd server with Windows Server 2012 Foundation and realized it can not be set up as member server to the ...
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Allow domain account to modify ACL of particular service

I have a windows domain account that I would like to be able to modify the ACL of a particular service. Currently this account is being used to run an installer, and the installer wants to do the ACL ...
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Debugging random SQL login failure from Web Server

This is a very basic level question, but it could really benefit from some extra help in the diagnosis. We have a 2005 SQL Server Named: SERVERNAME-PROD We have a Web Apps Server that's running IIS ...
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How to remove an orphaned Child Domain on Server 2012

I have a domain (working on Server 2012 functional level) and multiple child domains. I'm really stupid and therefore deleted the only domain controller on the child domain before demoting it and ...
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authentication error on WS2012 (trust relationship failed)

Given the following lab setup: HOST1 on Windows Server 2012 R2 (host running Hyper-V, joined test.local domain, static IP) DC1 on Windows Server 2012 (VM under Hyper-V on HOST1, AD and DNS roles, all ...
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HP microserver gen8 - Win server 2012 r2 does not see the internal HD - asks for a driver

I have just taken delivery of the base spec Microserver gen8. I have installed a WD 1Tb drive in slot 1, and the BIOS/RAID controller finds it. However when I come to install Win server 2012 r2 it ...
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DFSR-related WMI info is missing

OS: Server 2012 Core and Server 2012 R2 Core. DFS-Replication is installed and appears healthy. I am using WMI to collect information from DFSR replication members. The queries work on many of the ...
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DFSR fails before initialization. Event ID: 4010, 3006, 2010, 4004

I have a 2 server DFSR configuration where I am attempting to replicate two shares between them. ServerA (2008R2) is the primary and ServerB(2012R2) is the receiver, both are DCs. The RepFolder on ...
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Windows 2012 DNS does not answer queries about zone itself (SOA, NS, A, …)

I have several Windows servers with DNS and AD roles, some are Win2003, some are Win2012. There is an AD-integrated zone example.com that contains an ip 192.0.2.1 for example.com and an ip 203.0.113.1 ...
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How to deny access on files to several groups easily?

Currently I'm working with permissions on files on the network with Windows Server 2012 Active Directory as follows: I set up one domain controller, on the domain controller I create users and groups. ...
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Server 2012 domain controller vm and physical hosts [closed]

I want to try out Server 2012 that is a domain controller running as VM on virtualbox or Hyper V running inside Windows 7. Can I still connect physical hosts to the domain controller AS well as vm ...
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Windows Server: Stopped Services - Logon Failure

I've installed SQL Server and Apache2.4 on Windows Server 2012 R2. I need assign an Active Directory user account (with privileges) to these services for a remote communication with other ...
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Legal hold for file servers

I am to build a new file server with Windows Server 2012R2. The edict being passed my way is basically to have the entire common share on legal hold, so as to retain all file changes. Is throwing a ...
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Unable to connect via RDP to Windows Server instance on AWS EC2

Below is a link to the instructions that allow you to connect to your AWS EC2 virtual private server, for an instance based on a Windows Server template during the AWS EC2 instance wizard. So far, ...
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Google services not working after connecting to VPN [closed]

I'm in China and want to connect to Google services. So I setup a VM on Azure located in US, opened up a L2TP/IPSEC VPN. When I connect the VPN on my phone. I can access YouTube, Bloomberg sites that ...
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How to setup DNS correctly for computers inside a domain?

Suppose we have the following situation: there's one network with a router on which the internet access is configured and this includes the DNS IP's. Then we set up Active Directory on a server on ...
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Difference between running a command through a remote module and Invoke-Command in powershell

I am in the process of trying to clean up some scripts we have and ran into an interesting issue. If I use the following to load a remote module (in this case ActiveDirectory): $cred= Get-Credential ...