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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Slow RAID & system performance on large file write

I'm moving a large VHD file to a new VM host over the network. I've checked and double checked every point of bottlenecking here and it is 100% the server doing the writing causing an issue. It's a ...
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installaling window server 2012 r2 - under partitioning disk option

during installation, i was prompted this screen below I realized if i click on new, there will be 2 partitions created, 1 for system reserved 1 for window installation and if i ignore all ...
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Using group managed service accounts on OS version < Windows 2012

Trying to leverage benefit of Group-Managed Service Accounts (gMSA) but have a mixed environment. My guide was this blog post: ...
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Clients on one VLAN are able to access all but one IP on a separate vlan

So I am having an issue where clients on one specific subnet are able to access all servers on a separate subnet except a server with a specific IP address on another. Any other client on any other ...
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System File Corruption causing Freezing a KSOD

At present we are having some difficulties with one of our Terminal Servers. It is a VM Server 2012 (64bit) What is happening at the moment is that random applications (IE, Chrome, Notepad, Word, ...
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Migrate Data & Applications Windows 2012 to Windows 2012

We recently upgraded our web server from Windows 2003 to Windows 2012. Since all the applications needed to be upgraded we didn't use much in the way of migration tools except the a database migration ...
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How to verify if a Windows Server shutdown was complete on server hardware before UPS killed power?

Our Windows Server 2012 R2 machine just got its own UPS (APC Back-UPS RS 550G). I'm using the Windows release of apcupsd and since I would prefer if the UPS would turn off after shutdown I also added ...
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Schedualling a task to run indefinatley

I suppose what I want is closer to a service, but I'd like to know if I could just accomplish this with a scheduled task. I can create a task with these parameters: $trigger = ...
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Windows Service with dependency cannot start automatically

I have Service B that is dependent on Service A. Both services are set for automatic(delayed) start upon boot and both services have set Recovery Action of restart in case of first, second and ...
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Access to the server with all ports closed

I received an email that ddos attacks are being made from my server using port 53. well as I'm not an expert on these things. I thought as I have firewall rules for those ports I need, I should close ...
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Windows Server 2012 Failover DHCP

I've been tasked with migrating from our current 50/50 scope resilient DHCP servers to new hot standby failover DHCP in Server 2012 R2. Built a test bed with the two DHCP server VMs and created a ...
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Unable to update Windows Patch catalog

Windows patch catalog update is failing everytime and shows up with error Error Mar16, 2016 7:32:18 AM Error occur: Level: FAILURE Type: EXECUTION_ERROR Message: Error executing BLPatchCheck2 (Exit ...
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PEAPv0 Used in Windows Server 2012?

I've read the Wikipedia article on PEAP and have searched Microsoft.com. By all indications, Windows (in my case, Server 2012), uses PEAPv0 (as opposed to PEAPv1 or PEAPv2) to wrap MSCHAPv2. Is ...
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Windows Server 2012 RDS Unable to publish RemoteApps. Unable to get list of programs. Again

I have same problem, which is discribed in this topic: Windows Server 2012 RDS Unable to publish RemoteApps. Unable to get list of programs When I try to publish Remote Apps to the collection through ...
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Swapping older Samsung Enterprise SSD for Consumer SSD (EVO 850) in Dell PowerEdge R820 server in RAID 5 configuration? [duplicate]

I work for a nonprofit organization that contracts with a local IT outfit. We are currently using three enterprise SSD drives in our Dell PowerEdge R820 rig, set up in a RAID 5 configuration. We have ...
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mod_auth_sspi alternative on Apache 2.4

So I used to use mod_auth_sspi module to restrict site access for the members of a Windows group. All I needed to do is to inlcude the below in the httpd.conf: <IfModule !mod_auth_sspi.c> ...
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detecting which process consumes all the CPU

The CPU usage on my Windows Server spikes up to 100% every 22 minutes. How do I know? I have set up a "Data Collector Set" in perfmon, ran it for several hours on my server and then viewed the log ...
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Connecting 3 server blades to the internet and a non-internet connected LAN simultaneously

I just got a new position where my primary function is software development. As some side work they have me doing a little networking and a little administration. The latter I have some experience ...
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Strange error in SQL Server from ASP.NET app

I posted this question on stack overflow, but to no avail. Getting desperate here. So we have an extremely random error (by which I mean, there appears to be no usage pattern that precedes the error) ...
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How to upgrade multiple virtual machine operating system in VMware vSphere in a data center?

In our data center we have 4 physical server having ESXi 5.5 installed on them. On each physical server there are multiple virtual machines running on them and all of these virtual machines are ...
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Install OpenSSL on Apache 2.2 / Windows 2012

A customer is running Apache 2.2 on a Windows 2012 box. I've been asked to purchase a certificate and switch their website to https. It turns out their current installation of Apache does not include ...
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Windows 10 Offline Files will not Sync

Brand new domain using Windows 10 workstations and Server 2012 R2 Domain Controllers. Standard folder redirection GPO Picture of the issue: Files are being redirected to a windows 2012 r2 high ...
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials questions

Two questions, which hopefully will be easy for you experienced users. I just purchased a used Dell server with Windows Server 2012 Essentials on it. I noticed that the Wiki page states it has a 25 ...
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migrate from openswan to strongswan (linux - windows ipsec)

i have working openswan ipsec on linux router in our office, which is connected to few remote windows 2008/2012 servers using psk. i need to migrate it to strongswan ipsec (4.5.2). this is my ...
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How to change primary group on Windows without ActiveDirectory?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 using WorkGroup only (no Active Directory) with some local users and groups. Is that possible to change the primary group of some local users? I couldn't find a ...
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Can't execute installer from Shared Folders on non-domain Windows Server 2012

On a non-domain Windows Server 2012 x64 vm, I have a shared folder with an installer. Whenever I try to run this installer from any workstation, the workstation's account on the server is locked. I ...
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Microsoft DHCP only for reserved addresses

We are runing a Windows Server 2012 DC which also takes care of DHCP. Now I want to limit the DHCP-Server to all the reserved hosts to prevent DHCP leases for foreign devices as laptops, ...
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How to block HSRPv2 protocol? (DDoS??) [duplicate]

I have VPS with Windows Server 2012 R2 on it. And someone want shut it down. And I'm not sure what I can do with it, can someone help me? Check Img for more details
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Can I prohibit IIS from fetching intermediate SSL certificates via AIA?

According to this answer IIS can use Authority Information Access certificate extension to retrieve missing issuer certificate. Here's the scenario. There's an IIS installation with an HTTPs endpoint ...
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Root Folder permissions not propagating to subfolders

I have a very wierd issue with one single folder in my server shared folders. From time to time, a directory or a file moved under this subfolder won't inherit permissions as supposed to. Instead, it ...
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How to Set-Up VPN that is Client and Server Independent

I have about 5 clients who are all running some iteration of Microsoft Windows Server, be it Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2013. I will commonly connect to their networks/machines in a few ...
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Server 2012 share not applying most restrictive permission to shared folder?

I am trying to correctly configure a shared folder on server 2012 and have read a few articles - such as this one) - that state that the NTFS & Share permissions are combined and evaluated to ...
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ntp server misconfiguration

PS> w32tm /query /peers #Peers: 4 Peer: 125.23.21.41 State: Active Time Remaining: 904.5625720s Mode: 1 (Symmetric Active) Stratum: 2 (secondary reference - syncd by (S)NTP) PeerPoll Interval: 10 ...
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Input/output error when attempting to mount a Windows NFS share

I created the Windows Server 2012 share using: PS C:\Windows\system32> nfsshare testshare2=C:\testshare2 -o anon=yes anonuid=0 anongid=0 rw=uuu.uuu.uuu.uuu testshare2 was shared successfully ...
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Can't mount Exchange 2013 Database

Overview We are currently in the process of finding an easy Exchange fail over solution for our company. We have a working Exchange 2013 running on Windows Server 2012 (server1). We also have another ...
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What are the uses for pre-staging a Computer account in Active Directory?

I am learning AD at the moment. At my DC under "Active Directory Users and Computers" -> can anyone tell me what the use of creating a new computer ? I have created user accounts and is able to login ...
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A Non-Print Server Is Showing Up As A Print Server In Devices & Printer [duplicate]

I have a unique situation. Both servers are Windows Server 2012. Clients are running Windows 7. We are on a domain. I have a print server named "Ephialtes". However, my secondary domain controller is ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - how to limit a number of connections per ip?

I'd like to limit # of connections per IP using MS system tools (I need to limit it to 6 connections per minute max). Is this possible of I should look for external solution? If so, which one? Thank ...
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How can I allow Domain Users to update printer drivers without any prompts?

Each time Xerox release a new printer driver and we update our network printers on our servers we have to go around each domain computer and enter the Administrator details in to the update printer ...
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How to make a primary scope and secondary scope on DHCP server?

I am changing network structure and part of that is to change ip from 10.10.111.0 /24 to 172.16.0.0 /16 range. Now I need to have DHCP ready first in 172.16 range. I have two DHCP scope on a single ...
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Can you change the RDS License Mode from Per Device to Per User without a Session Host?

Let me say I'm very new to Server administration. We currently have a Windows Server 2012 in workgroup configuration. We have RDS in Per Device license mode. Now one of the user need multiple access ...
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Windows Server 2012 firewall won't block SQL Server ports from WAN without blocking them on LAN as well

I have to open access to a web app in IIS on both LAN and WAN and an SQL Server instance on LAN only. Both the Web and SQL servers are currently running on the same Windows Server 2012 R2 install. ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Can't access remote 2012 server in “all servers” [duplicate]

This is a scenario set up for MCSA training in my homelab, not an enterprise environment. I'm trying to make changes to add roles to a virtual machine (VM workstation) Server 2012 R2 (running in ...
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Are there any specific tools for troubleshooting Domain Controller & Client connectivity?

I am setting up a test rig on Amazon Web Services comprising of 2 web servers, 1 database server and 1 domain controller. All the servers are Windows Server 2012. I have had random occurrences of the ...
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“Disable machine account password changes” Group Policy setting - when should it be enabled?

I am setting up a test environment on Amazon Web Services comprising 2 web servers, 1 database server and 1 domain controller. All of them are Windows Server 2012 and joined to the domain. ...
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ADFS 3.0 Need Powershell command to remove Homelink

I am working on a Microsoft Windows Active Directory ADFS 3.0 (2012 R2 specifically) server. I was testing the Set-AdfsGlobalWebContent -Homelink and -Homelinktext options. I'd like to now ...
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Failed to create KVP sessions string. Error Code 0x8007007A

I got a lot of "Failed to create KVP sessions string. Error Code 0x8007007A" errors on my RDS (Session collection) on Windows Server 2012 R2. I think this problem is related with roaming user ...
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Block Windows Service Access to Remote SQL Server with Firewall

So I've got a fun firewall question. We have a windows service that we have running on a Windows Server 2012 instance. It is connecting to a remote SQL Server that we do not own, among other things. ...
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Using a master VMWware Player Image, allow each terminal server user to run a “copy” of that master, leaving the original unchanged

On my Windows 2012 terminal server I have a common account that maintenance people will login to, and I need each one of them to be able to then run an XP VM to run legacy software. I'd like to ...
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Can't browse my site outside of my country

I've hosted an asp.net mvc 4 website on IIS 8 and it's perfectly running from my country. But whenever someone tries to browse from other countries, it's not working. This is my site. I've allowed ...