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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Website on IIS works on localhost but not from outside/via IP

I just created a Windows VM on Azure and installed IIS on it. I created a simple HTML file which works if you enter localhost but it's not accessible via the server IP. I googled for a long time and ...
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Remove Cached UNC URL Credentials Win 10/Server 2012

I need to remove the UNC\URL credentials of a share accessed via IP UNC\URL from File Explorer. For example, last week I logged into 10.10.10.20\someshare, and now, when I go to it, I do not have to ...
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Where does Credential Manager store credentials on the file system?

I want to clear a users stored credentials on a remote machine. Without having to have the user login and open the Cred manager GUI or run CMDKEY with them logged in. Is there a place on the file ...
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Recover deleted mailbox and user- no AD recycle bin

I deleted a users mailbox in the ECP- AD user was of course also deleted. The recycle bin is not enabled. Is the only way to recover the user and mailbox with an authoritative restore?
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Setting the system date to a day in the past on Windows 2012

I have an business application that uses the system date for all of it's date processing. We need to be able to fix the date to a particular date, and at midnight, reset the date back to this fixed ...
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Username and password default in win server 2012 on hp proliant

I've installed the Windows Server 2012 Standard (WSS2012) via Intelligent Provisioning (IP) on HP Proliant (dl380e gen8). In any moment I was asked for an username or password, both onto IP steps and ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Features on Demand - role not actually being removed

This is for learning purposes: I'm running a Server r2 machine and I'm trying to remove feature WINS. I run uninstall-windowsfeature WINS -restart -remove, I then restart, and then run get-...
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Mounting Windows NFS share from RHEL7 - uid/gid show as 4294967294

I need to mount a directory on a Windows Server 2012 system with rw access for local user apache. If I mount with defaults: server2012:/sharedir /appfolder nfs defaults ...
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TcpTimedWaitDelay is missing in Windows Server 2012

Suddenly my server log shows: An operation on a socket could not be performed because the system lacked sufficient buffer space or because a queue was full And I googled and found these links as ...
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Jenkins Slave goes offline during the build

A Jenkins 1.651 master and slave have been installed on a Windows Server 2012. The slave is dedicated to run Selenium tests, but most of the time it goes offline: Build step 'Execute Windows batch ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Features on Demand issue with powershell - Pulling roles/features from remote share

This is for learning/lab purposes. -Two 2012 R2 servers. Server 1 is Standard GUI and server 2 is Server core. -Server 1 is updated, Server 2 is not updated at all with any windows updates -Workgroup ...
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Can't log in to the DC remotely as Admin

I need some assistance ASAP my old IT Manager who got fire mess up our DC. Now I can' login to DC remotely as Administrator. Non of the 5 Windows servers that I have. This is the error message " To ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Domain Admin: Can't change printer ports

I'm a domain admin of my network and some of the printer settings don't allow me to change. I'd have to logon to the local admin to be able to change printer settings. Can this be enabled for domain ...
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Powershell, IIS Express, Server 2012, Microsoft.Web.Administration requires run as admin

I'm having a strange issue with Microsoft.Web.Adminstration 7.9.0.0 for IISExpress requiring run as administrator on Server 2012. What I'm trying to do is add a Website to a custom ApplicationHost....
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MDT task sequence from VM-import fails

I'm currently trying to create a boot-image in MDT. Everything works fine, and I can create a new VM, use the desktop shortcut to resume the task seqence. I can then perfectly use this capture of my ...
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Is there a generally consistent way of exporting AD users to XML across Windows Server versions?

I'm writing a user data synchronization service in go, which is supposed to consume CSV and XML files containing user data from customers. The CSV part is pretty straight-forward. Concerning XML, I'd ...
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Routing through a crossover cable subnet to a second subnet (Windows and ubuntu)

My windows server 2012 resides on public_ip_1 and needs to connect to a weave network on public_ip_2(Ubuntu 14 server). Now this works like a charm when the two servers aren't connected via a ...
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Joining AD domain with Windows 10 using smart card

My Windows "domain-centric" company has abruptly decided to make the switch from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and it has become my job to make their prepared image join our domain with our smart card/...
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VPN revocation error?

I have managed to successfully configure a SSTP VPN connection on my internal client PC, but only through registry fixes. I keep getting this error relating to checking to see if the server has been ...
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windows server core 2012 BPA does not complete error

When attempting to run a BPA scan on a remote server core 2012 installation, I'm getting the error "There has been a Best Practice Analyzer error for Model Id 'Microsoft/Windows/WebServer'. The Result ...
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How to recover accidentally deleted self signed RDP certificate?

Environment: Windows 2012 on Workgroup setting. Our Remote Desktop Service was using a self-signed certificate, which was deleted. Actions taken to delete are: MMC > File > Add/Remove Snap in > ...
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Remote Desktop Session disconnects sporadically

Problem: RDP session disconnect and reconnect. Effects most user RDP sessions not all. Some remote users on our server sporadically gets disconnected. Their remote session freezes and they get a small ...
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Changing http.sys settings in Win 2012 server

My understanding is that if I want to tweak settings like MaxRequestBytes that I have to go to the registry-- specifically, in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\HTTP\Parameters In ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 not printing from Task Scheduler

I have a script, written in Python, that generates a PDF document and prints it to network printer. When I execute that script through the cmd line or launch executable .cmd or .bat file, it works ...
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Windows Server 2012 - How to get the username/password of an IP that is trying to connect using RDS?

I'm new to server admin, hence my apologies if this is a very basic question. I was going through my server's event log when I noticed under 'Application and Service Logs > Microsoft > Windows > ...
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window server 2012 r2 clustering - shared storage required or not

I just came to know that we can setup a 2 node window failover cluster without using shared storage (SAN) In that case, how does services running on 1 node failover to another when their data is not ...
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How to install RDP Client Access License trial or use its grace period?

We want to have multiple active sessions in Windows Server 2012. Each active session will run an app to which one user will be connected. The problem is that we can not keep more than 2 sessions ...
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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: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2012/12/16/windows-server-...
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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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Scheduling a Task to Run Indefinitely

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 = New-...
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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 ...