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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Two Domain Controller in Domain

I want to setup two Domain Controller in my domain. The reasson is that it provide me fault tolerance, if one Domain Controller is down the other is ready to proccess request. I only have 2 windows ...
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Powershell HTTPS not working

I am a bit confused on how to configure certificate for my local host. My scenario is like: We've two windows 2012 servers (not joined in a domain) and I need to execute a powershell script remotely ...
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Hibernate Windows Azure VM (IAAS)

I am a developer and use an Azure VM for my main development platform. To save the company some money I thought I might shut it down at weekends etc. but often I have many programs etc open that I'd ...
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Migrating Windows DNS from server to server both 2012

From my understanding if both servers have AD as a DC with DNS, the DNS is migrated automatically. The main server(old one) is a DC but the new one is just a DNS server. So in this case is there a way ...
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An ADDC for the domain could not be contacted

It's not first time I am installing AD server (2012) and connecting client to domain, but yes!! its the first time doing in AWS ec2 instances. The scenario is I have 2 instances, one with AD services ...
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Apache randomly stops serving HTTPS, but HTTP works just fine

We have this Apache on Windows Server 2012: Server version: Apache/2.4.9 (Win32) Apache Lounge VC10 Server built: Mar 17 2014 10:48:43 Most of the time, it works perfectly, but from time to time ...
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Client computer(Windows 8.1 Pro) unable to connect to a domain(Windows Server 2012)

I am unable to connect a client pc to a domain controller which is a Windows Server 2012 Datacenter. I have tried connecting it : Through the system menu in Control Panel Putting all the ...
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Multiple RD web access sites on same RDS web access server?

I have a single Windows 2012 R2 server with all three required roles for RDS. This RDS deployment is strictly for remote apps. We recently acquired Symantec VIP to enable two-factor authentication for ...
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Running IIS and Virtualized SQL Server on same machine

I work for a small organization within the government. We maintain our own Windows Server 2003 web server on the the govt. DMZ. We have to migrate to Windows Server 2008 or 2012 by July. ...
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Script to open a webpage or at least hit a web api [closed]

I need to write some kind of script that runs on a windows server that can be scheduled to run throughout a day to open a webpage to a specific address or at least hit an HTTP api it doesn't ...
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How can I determine if the Windows Server I'm looking at is using a mutliprocessor capable HAL?

I have a Windows Server 2012 VM that has only been assigned a single core; I'd like to know if the HAL for the machine is multi-core capable before requesting more cores be added to the VM. Is there ...
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System and ntoskrnl.exe taking up all CPU

I have a Windows Server 2012 file server that is hosting .vhdx hard drives for user profiles for Windows Server 2012 RDS. Every few seconds the CPU spikes to 100% on System. Running Process Explorer ...
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Error creating Storage Pool - Invalid Parameter

I've run in to an issue when trying to create a Storage Pool in Windows Server 2012 R2. I have two 4TB SATA drives and I'm trying to create a pool out of them (intent is to Mirror), but when I've gone ...
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Is it possible to use IKEv2 with domain usernames and passwords on Windows Server 2012 R2?

Instead of certificates, is it possible to use IKEv2 with domain usernames and passwords? If not, what is the most secure VPN protocol in Windows Server 2012 R2 that can be used with domain usernames ...
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Disable driver signature enforcement on AWS (Amazon) server | Windows 2012

I need to disable driver signature enforcement on a Windows 2012 that is running on Amazon AWS. So there is no way for me to get to the server on the restart screen to choose that feature on the ...
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Time issue in Windows domain Hyper-V

I ran command on our Domain Controller that has PDC Emulator Role: w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:"0.pool.ntp.org 1.pool.ntp.org 2.pool.ntp.org 3.pool.ntp.org" /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes ...
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Trouble overwritting a locked EXE

Running into an issue that I've been banging my head against for a while now. We use a shared executable located on a network share. It's an in house system and we occasionally update it. Recently we ...
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Server 2012 Backup uses 4x its size on disk [closed]

i am having a problem with one of my server backups. More specifically the disk space it seems to use but shouldnt. The WindowsImageBackup folder for the Server in question is about 600gb which would ...
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ASP MVC Applicaiton hangs suddenly in IIS 8.5

We have 3 Servers One is for infrastructure like domain server and 2 servers with an ASP MVC and a webapi site. A maanged load balancer balances the load to server 2 and 3 For many monthes everything ...
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RemoteFx 3d Video Adapter does not appear in Hyper-V R2 2012

Im running Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Hyper-V role. In the Hyper-V configuration, I was able to select the card I want to use with RemoteFX. I made the virtual machine (without installing ...
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Time problems in a Windows domain

I need some help getting NTP set up correctly on our Windows domain. We have 2 physical servers: Physical Server 1 Domain Controller (DC1) Physical Server 2 (Hyper-V Host) Data 1 (also a Domain ...
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Where do computers/servers in a Windows Domain get their time settings from? [duplicate]

I have 5 Windows Server 2012 servers and around 100 computers in our domain. Recently I noticed that the time on the servers and computers is around 30 seconds fast. Where do servers and computers ...
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Why can I not see a Computers GPO in my GPMC? How can I force a GP update without a Computers GPO? [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate. This question is much more detailed than "What is group policy". Mods need to be a little less aggressive around here. I'd like to push out a Windows Firewall: Allow remote ...
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Do you need to plan for Disk failure when using Storage Pools on Azure?

I'm creating a new Storage Pool and Virtual Disk on a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine on Azure. Can I just pick the Simple layout which doesn't account for a single disk failure because none of my ...
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VMware Tools for Windows Server 2012 R2 on vSphere 6

I am running a Windows Server 2012 R2 on a VMWare VSphere 6 host. When I try to install the VMWare tools, I get an error message (translated): Install or upgrade VMware Tools was initiated: the ...
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Run generic Windows Service with affinity for the Primary Replica of an SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group

Is it possible to configure a generic Windows service in a Windows Server Failover Cluster such that the service always runs on the same machine as the Primary Replica (read/write) of an SQL Server ...
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how do I add a group to the Remote Desktop Users group on a local machine from the domain controller?

I'm working with a domain controller (WS 2012 R2) and several client machines (all Win7). I'd like to add a group called Support to the Remote Desktop Users group on every client machine. From looking ...
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Issue with RDweb on IE

I am working on RDWeb Access.I have made two servers,both of them are configured for rdweb.Now i am trying to access the weeb feed of server-2 through the RDWeb access application of Server-1.I am ...
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HYPER-V Cluster W2012R2 Can't delete VHDX on CSV

I'm working on a Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-v. I've just done an EXPORT of a Virtual Machine to a CSV Volume to import later. But I hanve't performed the import, and when I went to delete the exported ...
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Reuse old domain controller IP address

We currently have 2 Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers, and I want to replace one of them with a Server 2012 R2 DC. I also want to reuse the IP address after I demote the old DC. What is the ...
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Accessing a Windows network folder from the internet

I want to access a network folder on my Windows Server 2012 (which runs in a datacenter and has its own external IP) from the internet. I can access the folder from the local network (using the ...
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Windows Server 2012, application needs administrative access to open port

How can I grant an application access to listen on one particular port, without running it as Administrator or disabling UAC? Per policy, had to transition from an old server (Windows Server 2003) to ...
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Server 2012 site-to-site VPN

Is it safe/viable to connect a Windows Server 2012 to a remote site's router by VPN? We have an existing "head office" that has a hardware VPN-capable router and a SBS 2011 Essentials DC. We have ...
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Unable to Run Get-WindowsFeature

I have a Windows 2012 instance running in the Amazon cloud. It's just a test server for an asp.net project and only has the necessary features installed. The problem is the instances is out of disk ...
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Team Foundation Server 2013 trace doesn't work

I'm trying to turn on tracing on my TFS 2013 instance. To do this I'm modifying C:\Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 12.0\Application Tier\Web Services\web.config file like this: ...
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Group reservations in Windows Server 2k12 R2 DHCP

I am moving a mixed network from a Linux DHCP server to a Windows 2012 DHCP. Because of some of the applications our Linux users need, we need to specify different DNS servers for Linux and Windows ...
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Sudden login failure on RDS server on Windows 2012

So, my knowledge on Remote desktop services is not so good, but I managed to get it up and running last year, it's been working just fine for eight months. Now today no Remote desktop users can login. ...
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Raid 1 Hard disk failure - Windows 2012 on HP proliant N54L

We have a domain controller setup on Windows 2012 Standard (not R2). We had two raided hard disks. One has failed. This is on a proliant N54L server. Windows 2012 refuses to boot on Raid 1, ...
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running an old application in remoteapp on windows 2012

I have an old application that I need to install as a remoteapp on windows 2012. See if you install this application natively on Windows8 it needs to have 'XP' compatibility mode enabled and 'run as ...
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Windows 2012 Server File Encryption

I am looking for a solution to encrypt directories/files on a Windows 2012 server. Several Excel files will be stored in a share, and I am looking for a solution to encrypt them independently. From ...
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Can I restore a backup made with Windows Server 2008 R2 in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Can I make a backup on Windows Sever 2008 R2 (or 2008) with Windows Server Backup and restore it on Windows Server 2012 R2 (or 2012) with Windows Server Backup?
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Incorrect CPU count on HP XL230a Gen9

we have an issue with our HP XL230a Gen9 blades where some of the applications are only seeing half of the CPU. On the task manager we see all 56 cores but application are only seeing half of them. We ...
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Trouble with interactive service on Windows Server 2012

I have a service (an old 4D-based application) which has been happily running on Windows Server 2003. With the pending EOL for 2003, I'm trying to migrate to a new 2012R2 host. I set up the service ...
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New Domain Controller to combine two Domains into one: Domain replication or DNS?

Background We currently have two networks, one in London, and one in Brighton. We use Office 365 for email, Lync and Sharepoint, so there is no Exchange server. Both offices are connected by a VPN. ...
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How to schedule a task to run when the windows server is reboot or shutdown?

I would like to be able to fire a task before a windows server 2012 is reboot or shutdown. I can see task scheduler supports an 'on startup' trigger. Unfortunately there is similar event for reboot ...
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server farm configuration for redirect and reroute [duplicate]

I have a windows server 2012 at home and I want to redirect specific requests to different machines in my network. How can I configure, for example, all requests for www.sample01.com to go to ...
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virtual hosts with Apache 2.4 windows

Trying to upgrade the PHP version from 5.3 to 5.5 Environment: Windows 2012 Server, Apache 2.4, PHP 5.5, Upgrading from PHP 5.3 and Apache 2.2 for *MySQL and *Drupal I was able to get the ...
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Active Directory “Backup User”?

We migrated from SBS 2011 to Windows Server 2012. I have gone through our Active Directory and deleted some SBS 2011 accounts like the SharePoint accounts etc. (we don't have SharePoint on Windows ...
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Is there no easy way to use the Hyper-V Manager remotely?

At my workplace we've been using VMware vSphere as our VM server which uses the vSphere client to connect. Using a simple port forwarding rule on our router we've been able to allow all employees to ...
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We are able to connect successfully to PPTP VPN (Standard Windows VPN) but once connected, ping through hostnames will not resolve to their IPs

We are able to connect successfully to PPTP VPN (Standard Windows VPN) but once connected, ping through hostnames will not resolve to their IPs. For internal, this is working perfectly. This is only ...