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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Allowed memory size of (whatever) bytes exhausted - Windows PHP

I have been trying to find advice on troubleshooting this issue for while but have been unable to find anything which relates to my situation. I am running PHP 5.6.0 on a brand new Windows 2012 R2 ...
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Sqlanywhere and zend php Faulting application

I am getting this error every so often, but I can't pin it down to anything in particular We are using sqlanywhere database ext otherwise everything else is stock standard with zend. I have disabled ...
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HP Microserver AMD Raid controller

I have a HP N54L Microserver which i have been using successfully with Windows Server 2012. I only have the one hard drive in but want to add another in RAID 1 and then another two much larger drives ...
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WSUS downloading driver updates every night

I have a WSUS server running on Windows Server 2012. We use it because of limited bandwidth available here Every night at 3 AM it downloads 2+ GB of updates, even though a "synchronise now" event ...
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What does Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing event with NULL SID mean?

On a Windows Server 2012 machine, in Event Viewer, there was some unusual behaviour on a system, a service was stopping and I was unsure if it "stopped itself" or was forced to stop by a user action. ...
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IIS Admin Service won't start - error 87: The parameter is incorrect

Windows Server 2012. IIS admin service stopped - when try to start from Services.msc get the following error. Event log show two errors event 1000 and event 7023 (see below for details). Any ...
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DNS record in Server 2012 to resolve own site locally

I have publicly accessible server "abc.example.com" that is physically located in my network. How to add it to my Windows Server 2012-based DNS server to resolve this server for the computers in my ...
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Audit Logs for Environment Path Changes

Something (or someone) keeps changing our environment path variables on several of our servers. I have the Audit Policy (under local sec pol) set to Success, Failure for all but Process Tracking ...
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block user object settings at cross domain forest registration

I got the following infrastrucute: Domain A: User Forest | Domain B: Ressource Forest (Citrix AD with infrastructure services) | one way trust-relationship The user of domain A signs on the citrix ...
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RDS 2012 rdp connexion startup program access denied

I'm having an issues on my RDS 2012 server. I successfully launch a virtual desktop session and I can run whatever application I want, but when I use the "Program" tab in RDP and I set a program ...
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Windows Server 2012 Software RAID 1 with dynamic disks; mirror two drives to one larger

Lets say I have 3 SSDs: 1.) 120 GB, 1 Partition 2.) 128 GB, 1 Partition 3.) 250 GB, Mirror Is it possible to mirror both the partition from SSD 1 and SSD 2 to the large third SSD? Such that the ...
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Upgrading Windows Server Version on an Exchange Server

Why can't you upgrade the version of Windows Server on an Exchange Server? Is this a valid limitation as of today? For example, suppose you're running Windows Server 2012 and want to upgrade to 2012 ...
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exim4 mail relay for multiple domains

I have hMailServer running on a Windows 2012 box and exim4 running on a separate box. However, I would like to continue configuring my email accounts on the Windows server (via hMailServer), but relay ...
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Refreshing VM with limited Disk SPace

I have a Hyper-V machine that crashed. I am trying to refresh it but the disk is too small when I load the disk.ISO in. I tried to expand it but I still get the screen. Is there a way to add the added ...
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Stop Active Directory Users installing updates

We have multiple PCs running Windows 8 for testing on an AD. However, Windows update keeps pushing the Windows 8.1, but we need the PCs to strictly be on 8. How could I stop AD users from installing ...
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Upgrade Server 2012 Standard Evaluation member server to Standard

I've been running a Server 2012 Standard evaluation as a member server for a while - it has been a remote site AD server that connects to our existing Essentials domain ("PDC"). The server has been ...
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Windows Server 2012 cifs share works under Ubuntu 10.04 but not under 12.04 onwards

I want to mount a cifs share on our Ubuntu Linux machines. This worked fine until the share got migrated from a Windows Server 2008 machine to a Windows Server 2012 one by central administration. ...
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Is RDP on Windows Server a viable solution for multiple concurrent access to one app?

We're investigating different options we have to provide remote access to 1 app on our windows server. In terms of pricing, purchasing CALs is quite cheaper than installing Citrix XenApp. Would ...
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Active Directory windows 2012

I have problem with windows 2012 active directory. one of the client machine which is windows 8 could not login to active directory we need to close network connection to login windows 8 local and ...
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Unresponsive Server 2012, may be because of Hyper-V

there is a setup: ProLiant, Xeon, 16Gb on the host, 3 VMs (2 servers 2012 + Win7). Not all three VMs work simultaneously all the time. The problem is that sometimes host (and mostly all guests) ...
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Event viewer missing logs following unexpected reboot

One of our Server 2012 boxes lost power unexpectedly recently. We're still not sure how it happened, but given its suddenness I suspect someone in the data centre tripped over a power cable. I went ...
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Certain GPO settings are not taking effect on Clients

I've been trying to deploy a printer with Print Management on Server 2012 however it never appears on any of the clients after deployment. And this is not only the case with printers, the same thing ...
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Considerations for SQL Server 2012 when performing in-place OS upgrade to 2012 R2

I'm running SQL Server 2012 Enterprise (11.0.3381.0) on Server 2012 (6.2.9200) and am preparing for an in-place OS upgrade to 2012 R2. We've got an Always-On Availability Group in a 2-server cluster ...
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Hyper-V doesn't recognize when a DVD is swapped

I'm running a Windows Server 2012 Host with five Windows Server 2012 guests. All have the latest updates installed. Whenever I add the Host's DVD drive to one of the guests, the guest will recognize ...
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Hyper-V Failover-Cluster: How does the Cluster know the difference between the Management and the Cluster Network?

Reading the Network Recommendations for a Hyper-V Cluster in Windows Server 2012, I am left with some unanswered questions. It's recommended to have a management network and a cluster network. The ...
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Cannot save document to folder when logged on as adminstrator

I am logged onto a Windows 2012 server as administrator. I open a document in C:\inetpub\wwwroot with notepad to edit it. When I save, it tells me I cannot save it, would I like to save to desktop ...
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Webserver | IIS | Configuring to not run certain files

I currently have a webserver running Windows Server 2012 which is running IIS as its webserver and using PHP. Lets assume the a user is able to upload a trojan onto my server, either through a ...
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Windows Server 2012 The process cannot access the file

I've FTP Server running on Windows Server 2012. FTP version is 8.0.9200.16384 In advanced settings for FTP under IIS, Allow Reading Files While Uploading is set to true and server is restarted. But ...
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PSExec shutdown list of servers

I have a system I inherited that used a simple psexec script and a list of servers to automatically shut down the servers in the list should a temperature threshold be reached or the UPS only has a ...
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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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Multiple GPOs with Security Filtering or Single GPO with Item Level Targeting?

I have multiple GPOs for User Experience stuff (Eg: Shortcuts as GPP in User Configuration) which impacts a number of OUs and their users. It's currently one GPO per 'item' (Eg: shortcut, file) with a ...
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Windows Server 2012 r2 Automatic Updates Registry Values

I'm trying to make a Windows Server 2012 r2 test box automatically update and reboot in the same way 2008 servers do. I cannot use the 'Always automatically restart at the scheduled time' GPO ...
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Windows Server restart / shutdown history

How can I easily see a history of every time my Windows Server has restarted or shutdown and the reason why, including user-initiated, system-initiated, and system crashed? The Windows Event Log is ...
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DFS replication monitoring under a non-administrative account

I have a DFS replication set up on two Windows Server 2012 machines in a domain, the DFS consists of one namespace, two servers, several replication groups each containing one folder. I have been ...
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how to get info on failed authentication to domain - security audit?

Setup: 1 Windows Server 2012 box as Domain Controller, named DC1. 2 Windows Server 2012 R2 boxes, S1 and S2, on the same network, same config, joined to the domain. Issue: At random times, S1, S2 or ...
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The time that the server went down, Microsoft Server 2012 [closed]

I am looking for information when exactly my server has crashed. Where can I find it? I know where the all logs are, but I can not find info about the downtime, I do not know where could it be. ...
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How does one allow administrator access to folder-redirected user folders?

There appear to be two steps to be followed if one wishes to allow Administrators to have access to User Folders that reside on the server through Folder Redirection: Set up permissions on the ...
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Windows Server 2012: Cannot install SMTP-Server, system always requires restart

I'm not able to install the "SMTP-Server" feature on a Windows 2012 server. The installation process always fails with a "restart required" message. After the restart and (re)starting the SMTP-Server ...
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Need to migrate Windows Server 2003 for Small Business to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials [closed]

I've already found : "Migrate Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Essentials" and "Migrate from Previous Versions to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or Windows Server ...
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Server 2012 Virtual SMTP Server not delivering messages

I am having a problem with my Virtual SMTP server on Windows Server 2012 Standard. I recently ported a clients Classic ASP hosting to a new server from a Server 2003 Standard box where the Classic ...
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Windows Server 2012 Extremely Low Disk Space

After running Windows update my server reports 20KB free. How can I free up space? It is a Windows Server 2012 (not R2) instance on AWS. It happens to be a m1.small instance size.
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Promoting Windows Server 2012 to DC, cannot create DNS delegation because SBS 2003 DNS server is not found

I'm promoting our new Windows Server 2012 Essentials box (ASH) to Domain Controller so that I can then deprecate and demote our failing Windows SBS 2003 box (PINE), which is the only current DC. ...
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Windows service interaction with Internet Explorer without log in

I have a windows service which is creating a process of IE, interacting with it and then closing it down until the next time this function will be invoked. It worked fine for years while the service ...
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Is there a way to change passwords on multiple servers simultaneously?

x3 Server 2012 R2, x2 Server 2012 My system has 5 servers; 1 Hyper-V server hosting 2 vm servers (these are the x3 2012 R2 servers), and a Win 8.1 pc running hyper-V that hosts 2 more vm servers ...
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Network Shared Database not retrieving results

We have a Shared application (.exe) in our WS2012. It is inside a folder which is shared over the network. The .exe file is basically a file search application which prompts for a input and gives ...
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reduce the size of the winsxs directory and free up disk space on windows server 2012

I using Windows Server 2012 Datacenter and C:\Windows\WinSxS is HUGE, so I looked and found following article: How to Reduce the Size of the Winsxs directory and Free Up Disk Space on Windows Server ...
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Deploying printers to specific users via Group Policy

I have noticed two different ways of deploying printers to specific user with Group Policy in Windows Server 2012. The first method is by creating separate GPOs for each group, and the second method ...
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Test Domain Using Existing DNS

Server A, Domain Controller with DNS Server and Exchange 2010 (domainA) Server B, New Server going to add AD DS role for new test domain and Exchange 2013. I want this to be a new domain but i want to ...
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Mount NFS Share Windows Server 2012

I'm trying to mount an NFS share setup on my Synology Server to my Windows Server 2012 server. Here's what I've tried: net use Z: \[ip address][share folder] /user:xxxxx [password]' mount ...
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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. ...