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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Combining a Windows Server with a Cloud NAS

We currently run Windows Server 2012 on our company's server. This handles the local domain, user accounts and file sharing etc. The server is RAIDED, and separately to this I also run a daily backup ...
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Windows 7 Ent DirectAccess client cannot browse over SMB

Environment is IP-HTTPS DirectAccess with a 2012 DA server and a mix of Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 10 Pro clients. I have one Windows 7 Enterprise client that shows up as connected to DA and ...
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Reconnect to Domain Controller after temporary disconnect in Server 2012

I have 5 RDP Servers running Windows Server 2012. Our Domain Controller was temporarily taken off of the network for 5 minutes due to a bad switch. Even after it has been brought back online, when ...
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Mount VHD as ReadOnly

So I have the following scenario - two servers, one is Web server, another is a Backup server. Both running Windows Server 2012 R2 I have a mapped drive on Web referencing Backup I have a VHD I ...
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Unattended Windows server 2012R2 with WSUS updates and Local Group Policies

I am working on a project on automating windows (2012 STD, R2 and 2008R2) Image creation for which I am creating the Autouattend file for 2012 R2 using WSIM. I have created almost everything except ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Event Triggers Not Working Properly

I'm running Windows Server 2012 on my work's server and running the Windows Backup application daily. I want to receive email notifications notifying me of the success or failure of this backup and in ...
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Easy recovery of active directory with NTDS and SYSVOL folders? (DSRM PW known!)

I have backups of the active directory NTDS and SYSVOL folders. And I know the DSRM password of the active directory. But if I search on Microsoft help for recovering a active directory I only found ...
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Sites & Services - Created new site links - existing automatically generating connections not updating

We have 4 AD sites. Sites 3 and 4 cannot talk to each other and need to talk to site 1 and 2 for AD replication. As the previous admin didn't create any site links in AD - Site 3 and 4 assumed they ...
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How can I create a self-signed certificate for a SharePoint app?

We have a SharePoint Server in a farm with SQL Server and Active Directory Server. We are trying to create a self-signed certificate for use in a SP App. The farm is hosted on CloudShare and we are ...
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Prevent Server 2012R2 from auto-terminating unresponsive legacy ERP application

Background: FoxPro legacy ERP application on 2012R2 We have a legacy ERP application that we need to keep running for 6 more months. The ERP application was itself written in FoxPro, a discontinued ...
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Windows Server 2012 DHCP not working sometimes

Currently on my network I have Windows Server 2012 setup with DNS, DHCP, and Squid Proxy. Most of the time when my clients connect to the network the DHCP server won't hand them an IP address, leaving ...
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SysWOW64 access denied (Windows Server 2012 Standard) [closed]

I am trying to call: [System.IO.File]::Delete($folder) from the Powershell ISE (not ISEx86). I am logged in as Domain User that is an Administrator on this machine to which I connect using RDP. I ...
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Server 2012 replication error

I have 2 Windows 2012 DCs (DC1 and DC2). From DC2 replication works while from DC1 I keep getting the error "replication error rpc server is unavailable. I'm attempting to do this from Active ...
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IIS 8 on Server 2012 “Basic Authentication” is not available as a feature even after installing Role

I have an Azure VM with Windows Server 2012 on which I use IIS 8.0 to connect to an Azure App Service website. I use Server Management (version screenshot:https://www.dropbox.com/s/4fiqtzw3mgdwd0r/...
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Windows server 2012 can't access HTTP(80) Websites

I have a problem whereby my Server 2012 R2 server cannot access sites on Port 80. Server 2012 R2 Firewall disabled. Cannot communicate on Port 80 Can ping websites without issue Cannot Telnet to ...
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AVR Boost Active (APCPBEAgen) Warnings Windows Server 2012 event log

I have a Windows Server 2012 running. In the event log I see constantly a warning from AVR Boost Active (APCPBEAgen). It appears approx. every 6 hours. Question Does anybody know what 'AVR Boost ...
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What is difference between .\, (local), localhost, and computername in windows?

I had a question regarding the different ways to pull up the servername when trying to access a database located on your server. What is the difference between .\, (local), localhost, and ...
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Install Language Pack On Windows Server Core (2012 R2)

I have language packs KB3012997 and KB2839636 staged and approved in Windows Server Update Services 2012 R2, but my Windows Server Core 2012 R2 clients refuse to install it. After googling the issue, ...
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How to Disable Remote desktop connection over internet on Windows server 2012?

We are using Windows server 2012. I have to disable RDP over internet. But Remote desktop should be used in Intranet.Is there any way to disable? Note: We are also using Sonicwall firewall.
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Diffrent settings for diffrent file types with one printer queue. Windows server 2012

I have been tasked with doing the following: Using only one printer queue, make sure .docx gets printed with "1-sided print" while .pdf gets printed with "2-sided print". Is this possible without ...
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Can't initialize VM's on HyperV Windows Server 2012

I'm really stuck with this and I can't understand why I sunddendly can't make ANY VM to start succesfully in my system. I had just one VM, and it was working perfectly, then for some reasons I booted ...
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Routing a port to a VM in Hyper-V on Server 2012 doesn't work

I have CentOS 7 with Apache installed on Windows Server 2012. I use Hyper-V for virtualization. I have 1 public IP address, and naturally I want to forward all traffic to port 80 on that public IP (...
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Accidentally changed DNS server addresses in cloud server to nonexistent IPs, can't ping it anymore

While trying to modify DNS server Addresses in Network Connections > LAN Properties (TCP/IP) I accidentally changed the DNS server address in the cloud server rather than the remote server that I had ...
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Windows server 2012, unable to access site in some ports from outside

We have our website hosted in a windows server 2012 server. Some staging sites are also hosted on same server in different port numbers like 5015, 5014. Now I wanted one more site to be added and ...
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Server 2012 Essentials not deleting backups

I have a client who had 2012 essentials, he has a separate solution for backups and we don't want to use the built in Windows backup. I selected each pc and turned backups off and told it to delete ...
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Server 2012 Profiles not saving (marked as temp)

I have a Windows Server 2012 machine that randomly starting today wiped a user's profile and now will not save any changes after he logs out (desktop icons, bookmarks, etc.). His machine does this ...
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Assigning default drive permissions

Been looking around everywhere but can't seem to find the answer to this - hopefully someone can assist. Scenario: I have a Windows 2012 R2 server that has a C: drive only. Someone wants to add in a ...
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HyperV Failover Cluster (with/without CSV)

Been browsing a few websites, and it seems right now all hyper-v clusters are build on CSV ( clustered share volume ). I have a current setup (2 node window failover cluster). I have 2 vms running ...
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ESXi granting windows guest ALL of its assigned memory

I've seen this a few times now and I don't understand what is happening I assigned a windows guest 200 gigs of RAM- NOT reserved. Looking at the guest right now the OS shows its only using about 2 ...
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User logon PowerShell script not running under Windows 7 or 10

I'm testing out upgrading to Windows 10 on our domain, which is currently based on a Windows Server 2012 DC and all Windows 7 workstations. I was never able to make it work on Windows 7 so I gave up ...
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Windows Server connection using putty

Iam having hard time connecting to an Azure Windows Server 2012 from my institution (University). The goal is to connect to the SQL Server that runs on this Windows server This is the strange ...
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What are all the different places a redirect may be set on a Windows Server?

I'm currently trying to find where a particular redirect is set and can't find the source! It's on a Windows Server 2012 (load balanced). Places I have checked: The HTTP redirect in IIS 8 for the ...
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Map network drive what authentication twice

I created a share folder on windows server 2012 and added a user for full permission on the share: Then, when I try to map the drive the authentication appears twice. The first authentication ...
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Windows Server User Share Permissions

I've been attempting to setup the following on my new Windows Server AD setup: G:\Shares\_users (\\HS-W01\_users) = Listable by Domain Users, modifiable by Domain Admins. G:\Shares\_users\%username% ...
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Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort2, was issued

I get this warning log when the windows server 2012 starts backup service that include OS drives. Log Name: System Source: iaStorA Date: .... Event Id: 129 Task Category: none Level: Warning Keywords:...
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Apache Revese Proxy is not cached

I have the below config so all requests to /j/* will be proxied, however why not being cached as told ? Its on windows 2012 and apache 2.4.20 . Thanks ProxyPassMatch "^/j/(.*)$" "http://192.168.1.121/...
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The schema master did not complete a replication cycle after the last reboot

I'm attempting to add a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller to an Existing Windows Server 2003 network, and then following that, will migrate it to be the domain master. I'm following this tutorial ...
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Azure Windows 2012 HTTP proxy provisioning-time configuration

We are currently leveraging a VNet at Azure that is configured to force all traffic over our site-to-site connection to on-premise networks and then out through our corporate firewall. All HTTP/HTTPS ...
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How to manage credentials/access to multiple remote windows servers

My company has numerous remote servers which we manage. These servers are all Windows Servers and a spread out across different hosting companies / data-centres. Their purpose is IIS Web hosting, SQL ...
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SQL Server VM keeps losing connection to Domain (DNS Issue)

I have a Virtual Domain setup under VMware with 1 DC, 2 IIS Servers and 1 SQL Server. All running Server 2012. On the SQL Server I randomly get The system failed to register host (A or AAAA) ...
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Should PHP FastCGI be running multiple instances on windows?

Im running PHP under iis 8.5 on Windows Server 2012. The server runs asp.NET without a hitch. Pages are rendering in well under a second, but PHP is not running so well. It takes upwards of 40 seconds ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 slow network drive speed

I setup a home server with Windows Server 2012 R2. I'm using it as a nas and am getting speeds of around 10mbps download and upload. Both the server and my clients are on ethernet which should be ...
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Slow conversion of VDMK to VDI - Virtual Machine Converter 3.1

So I am trying to migrate from VMWare to Hyper-V and I'm using the MS tool Virtual Machine Converter 3.1. However, the VM conversions are going super slow. Like 2MB a second which means that a 300GB ...
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Secondary domain controller not functioning when primary domain controller is not reachable

We are small business intelligence company and we have a head office and a branch office. I have active directory running on windows 2012 R2 in the head office and another active directory running on ...
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How to assign remote users from GPO/users not authorized

My account and my admins can remote into any machine on the network, but standard users get an "user not authorized" error. The only solution I've found is to manually add the users to the Approved ...
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Windows 2012 poor performance accessing remote files whch exceed 8.3 naming convention

We have a problem of poor performance when Windows 2012 servers are accessing files stored on our file Server, a NetApp 2020C NAS device, only when the file name is longer than strict 8.3 convention. ...
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Windows server 2012 IIS 8 php data post upload failure to mysql

I'm getting a php data upload fail when attempting to transfer data up to a mysql database from a html5/webgl built app off of Unity. All of the data downloads work regardless of the upload issue. The ...
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What is the supported way to check where my managed service accounts are installed?

I created a managed service account (not a gMSA) and installed it on a 2012 server with Install-ADServiceAccount. Now I want to be able to check where my MSA are installed (throughout the domain) ...
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Mount cloud storage as network drive for iis site virtual directory

I have a rackspace hosted server that I'd like to "add" more storage to. Rather then pay for an additional drive to be physically added to my server I'd like to consider leveraging cheaper cloud ...
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H and V don't work on windows server 2012 log on

I'd like to log in to windows server 2012. It worked yesterday but today I couldn't enter my current password because the H and V keys didn't work and my password include the h. I connected the ...