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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How can I collect Active Directory Domain Service events and DNS events with Nxlog?

My problem is I cannot collect ADDS or DNS events with Nxlog and send them to an ELK server. In the Nxlog config for the DC and DNS server I have the following Query <QueryList>\ <Query ...
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Microsoft Web Deploy V3.5 and enableLink

I am currently migrating all of my sites from IIS6 on Windows 2003 server, to IIS8 on Windows 2012 server. I've been learning Microsoft Web Deploy 3.5 (msdeploy), and I was wondering if the ...
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Get MRTG to run as Windows Service

We just installed mrtg on our Windows Server 2012 and I am having trouble getting it to run as a service. I'm following the guide here, but am still stuck. First, if I run mrtg manually, whilst ...
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Windows 2012 and Windows 2012 R2

Are the virtual machines created in Windows 2012 Datacenter compatible with Windows 2012 Datacenter R2? I have an existing Windows 2012 Datacenter and I recently got another server loaded with Windows ...
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Windows 2012 Incremental Backup

I'm running Windows 2012, using the built in Backup to perform backups. I want the first backup to be full, and then incremental thereafter. I have the following test scenario set up: Backup ...
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Windows Server 2012 Foundation. Mouse stops working during RDP session

We have a strange problem under Windows Server 2012 foundation. All latest Auto updates are installed. We start an RDP session, and everything works ok. The problem is that in the moment we open ...
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AWS VPC: Windows server 2012 R2 GRE tunneling to Linux based Peer VyOS

I am asking this question after having spent some time googling and trying to work out some issues which I have with a Windows GRE tunnel in our 2nd environment (amazon AWS VPC) to a router in our ...
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401.1 errors with Windows Authentication IIS 8.5 Win 2012 R2, lots of detail no answers

Completely stumped at this one. We've got an internal web server accessed by users for a variety of sites. One of those requires Windows Authentication the site is http://caf. ("caf" is an A record ...
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials - Safe to delete default accounts?

I'm using Windows Server 2012 Essentials with the trial version. It has a 25 limit and currently I'm a bit over that. I'm wondering if is safe to delete some of the default users that got ...
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Auto login in Windows Server 2012

I have a server which I connect to with remote desktop connection. I have defined auto login for a particular user. I also have scheduled a batch script to run after logon for that user. However, ...
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Windows Indexing filling up with hidden files

How can I see or control why Windows Indexing is filling up this drive? See this report from Tree Size (as Administrator): Only about 200 GB is reported, but Windws says 254 GB used. Now when I ...
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SCCM 2012 Installation Error - Download() failed with 0x80072EE2

I have been looking into SCCM for sometime now for mass imaging and group policy/software updates and installation so I decided to set it up in a virtual environment and start using it. Everything has ...
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PostgreSQL - Invalid byte sequence for encoding “UTF8”: 0xe7 0x75 0x20

Here is the problem : Everything worked fine with my postgresql system until I decided to click on the "rotate logs" button in the server status tab (from pgAdmin). After that, I faced this issue, ...
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Unable to connect to SSTP server in AWS

I have created a SSTP server in AWS using the following as a guide: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/notime/archive/2013/06/01/how-to-configure-windows-azure-server-2012-as-an-sstp-vpn-provider.aspx I have ...
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Windows Server Domain User and Workstation Software

I have a new server with windows server 2012(domain) and want to add a few new users and workstations( with AD), so all user could login on all workstations. That is easy, but now I would like to add ...
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Using a NAS as iSCSI to share a volume via Windows 2012 vs CIFS/Windows share

I'm migrating an Active Directory Windows 2003 server to Windows Server 2012 R2. Currently, I have a MyDocuments redirection policy enabled on the Window 2003 server to a local drive. Since the ...
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Your search might be slow because the index is not running

I have been put in charge of a Windows Server 2012 AWS instance and have no experience dealing with this operating system. I get a warning when attempting to search using the file explorer which ...
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Unable to move OU in Active Directory (Access is denied)

Background I tried moving an OU in Active Directory today and received an Access is denied error. Upon further inspection of my AD user account I had the necessary permission to move the object (I ...
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Will Windows Server 2012 support a nested conditional forwarder?

I work for a company with a split DNS configuration on the AD domain. I know that this is less than ideal, but I'm not in a position to drive change in this area. I own authoritative DNS (internal and ...
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Error Activating Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine [duplicate]

I currently have a license key for Windows Server 2012 R2. I used it on a Virtual Machine on my Mac. Im now ready to transition from testing to deployment. But I wanted to test one more time, so i ...
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server execution failed- 2012 server r2 standard

I have problem with my server 2012 r2.when i trying to add new roles and features server manager showing an error server execution failed. the same error is there with auto refresh of server ...
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How to remove copy option from shared folders?

My organisation uses WS2012 and want to share some files over the network. My question is how to copy protect a folder/file which is being shared? The scenario is that, I want the users to access ...
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Server 2012 NTFS group permissions not working in domain

We just recovered from a major hardware disaster, and had to restore all of our data from an offsite backup. In the process, we upgraded from a Windows Server 2008 R2 to a Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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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 ...