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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Reset users password in Active Directory by Domain Admin account or other service account

In Active Directory you can set and enforce rules where users have to use strong password, can't use last 5+ passwords they already had, enforce password complexity. Is there a way to enforce such ...
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Access Based Enumeration AND Traverse Folder rights

Using Server 2012 in a cluster configuration as an upgrade to our main file server (win2003) we have trouble using traverse folder rights AND access based enumeration (ABE) ABE works really well in ...
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Blue Screen, unexpected shutdown on Windows Server 2012! (APC_INDEX_MISMATCH)

We have 2 new servers set up to allow remote desktop sessions throughout the warehouse. Intermittently we get complaints that the session has stopped working or has frozen. When we check the servers ...
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Get the mirror status using WMI on Windows Server 2012

i try to get the mirror health of on an Windows Server 2012 using WMI. Does anyone know how to do this?
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Windows 2012R2, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, takes 20 minutes to complete 'stopping' state

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a Hyper V client, although I don't often reboot my VMs (I would have to check if other VMs exhibit this behavior), whenever I 'reboot, shutdown, or turn off'. It takes ...
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From MDT to Deployment to new machies

I recently took a crash course on using MDT and deployment for an organisation. From my understanding this is the ideal way to handle deployment. With MDT you create a base image that you deploy to a ...
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Windows Essentials 2012 Server: Client connector does not work, Clients can't join

Several Windows 7 clients should join the Windows Essentials 2012 Server but the Connector always throws an error: ServerLocator.log: GetAdapterAddress with Error 0 ComputerConnector.log: ...
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Remoteapps won't launch

I have two 2012 RDS servers, which host RemoteApps with RDWEB. On some computers, even if it worked before, the remoteapp icons stop working. (You can click them all you want, nothing happens). Even ...
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What's the best way to see logged in users on Windows Server 2012?

Right now I use a powershell script to see the currently logged in users. But I don't see if there session is idle, active or inactive. I can see when the session was started but that's it. Is there a ...
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MDT and VC++ 2010 Silent Installing

For 32bit and 64bit I am using the following commandline: vcredist_2010_x64.exe /q:a /c:"msiexec /i vcredist.msi /qn /l*v %temp%\vcredist_x86.log" The application will install, but it requires me ...
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SBS 2011 CALs and Server 2012 / 2012 R2 [duplicate]

I found this: Q. I want to have additional servers running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 in my SBS 2011 Standard domain. Do I need additional CALs to access those servers? A. ...
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Removing Hyper-V role from Windows Server 2012 R2

I am attempting to remove they Hyper-V role from a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine. When attempting to do so via the "Add Roles and Features Wizard", the check box is grayed out and it will not allow ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Folder Redirection doesn't work on Windows7, XP

I have two domain controllers (Windows 2012R2) in one forest. I was playing around with Folder redirection. It worked on Windows 8.1 Computer but not on Windows 7 Pro. Three test user accounts have ...
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Is there any danger in disabling windows firewall on a azure worker role?

I'm trying to troubleshoot a bug on our Azure worker role where we occasionally get the error "Unable to read data from the transport connection: An established connection was aborted by the software ...
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Scheduled Task not Running on Windows Server 2012

I go to Task Scheduler and drill down to Microsoft Then I click on Create Basic Task and go through the wizard At the last page of the wizard I check "Open the Properties dialog for this task ...
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Hyper-V cluster with different cpu

i have these three servers with different CPU : First Server : Intel Xeon E5645 2.4Ghz 12M Second server : Intel Xeon X5660 2.8Ghz 12M Third Server : Intel Xeon X5550 2.6Ghz 8M I want to install ...
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Unable to access network resources on SSTP connection

I am attempting to get a SSTP server online, I have managed to successfully connect a client to the server via SSTP however the client cannot access any network resources outside the SSTP gateway ...
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Windows Server 2012 Default RAM allocation policy

What's the default memory allocation policy in Windows Server 2012 Terminal Services? We've got a problem where we have an application that requires a large amount of RAM (100GB approx). The machine ...
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AD / DNS servers [duplicate]

Is DNS required to be a role on an Active Directory server? Is it possible to run 2 servers that support DNS only and 2 for Active Directory? Or is AD required to be on a machine that runs DNS.
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Cannot see schedule for Windows Server 2012 Task Scheduler task “SynchronizeTime”

We have a server that regularly gets a clock drift problem. It is Windows Server 2012 running as a guest in a HyperV host. I am under the impression that this scheduled task should periodically cause ...
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How to allow Active Directory Users to Adopt OS X Local Home Folder

We have deployed a new Windows Server 2012 Active Directory infrastructure for an environment that previously contained no central mechanism for user authentication. All client computers are Mac OS X ...
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How do I use StandAlone on WDS without a Domain?

How do I use StandAlone on WDS without a Domain? The Client asks for a Domain Login when I boot to PXE. My server is running in StandAlone mode which I though would bypass this requirement. I've ...
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Server 2012 Scheduled Task CMD mysqldump not doing what is intended

I'm running a batch file to back up some mysql databases on a 2012 webserver. The batch file creates a folder, then runs the following for each db: mysqldump -u *username* -p*Password* *db_name* ...
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WAMP, Vhosts and mod_rewrite not all playing nicely together

I have a client using a Windows 2012 server with WAMP installed. We use PHP 5.4 with mod_rewrite for SEO friendly URLs. All was working well with them until we tried to enable vhosts to set up a ...
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What to store on ephemeral drive? (windows ec2 + sql)

I have an EBS-backed Windows EC2 server with an additional ephemeral drive (aka "instance store") which is really fast (SSD). The instance runs an IIS website + SQL Server What can I move to the ...
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Svr.sys should be running

BPA on my server gives me this result... Why is the BPA saying that Server service isn't running,w hen it's running. Is it a bug in BPA or am I missing something? Thanks
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Hide Network Icon in File Explorer on Server 2012

How can I had the Network icon within File Explorer in Windows Server 2012 via group policy? I can do this on 2008R2 using the Windows Explorer Extra's settings, but no such setting exists in Server ...
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Is there a way to create a VPN on Windows Server 2012 Essentials without using Anywhere Access?

I'd like to join a client computer to a domain via the internet. Ideally I just want a basic VPN connection so that the client can see the domain controller. The DC is running Windows Server 2012 ...
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Mapped Drive by OU

I want to implement a mapped drive which is hidden/exposed based on the OU of the user. I have a working version of this in one environment (Windows 2008R2; created by someone else), and I am trying ...
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Domain Admin cannot make changes to Windows Server 2012

In our windows domain I am the Domain Administrator. I log into my servers with my domain administrator account via Remote Desktop. Now, I just installed Windows Server 2012 and am working in it via ...
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Windows event log exclude user

We're running Windows 2012 with AD LDS (aka ADAM). We're troubleshooting an application, and the ADAM sync command that runs hourly is filling up our event log. The event viewer filters show how to ...
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Setting up gateway on different subnet than IP address

My provider has a (stupid) setup where the IP address for the gateway is on a totally different IP range than the assigned IP address. They insist on doing this for whatever reason. I'm trying to get ...
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MDT Domain Deployment Security

I have the following under RULES for under the properties window for deployment: JoinDomain=MYDOMAIN DomainAdmin=MYID DomainAdminDomain=MYDOMAIN DomainAdminPassword=MYPW Is it safe to add the main ...
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Slow disks but lots of RAM - optimization tips?

I have a Windows Server 2012 with rather slow hard-drives BUT with a lot of RAM and I can't change that (it's an Amazon EC2 actually). What can I do to optimize performance? I have 16 GB of physical ...
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How do -RetentionDays and -MaximumSize parameters work in Limit-EventLog in PowerShell?

I want to increase the size of the Windows Application Log using Powershell and intend to use Limit-EventLog. I must keep at least 7 days of logs and have plenty of disk space (at least up to the 4GB ...
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Deploy RDWeb on a non-default website

I have a public website and a private site set up like below: Public site: samplesite.com (http) Private site: my.samplesite.com (https) I'm trying to use RDWeb to enable users to change Active ...
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RDS 2012 R2: Connection broker (or gateway) not working properly

Here's my network... (Link to network diagram: http://i.stack.imgur.com/F9gTF.png) I have three RDSH servers - SVRDS1, SVRDS2 and SVRDS3. My Connection Broker is located on a separate box SVPDC1. ...
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Web cam on RDS 2012 r2 clients?

My RDS clients (Win 8.1) needs to use Web Cam (in Lync) on their Win2012R2 RDS (Session Host). How do I set this up? I've found several of articles online, but they are all for Win2008R2. Is it ...
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Service running over network : Windows cannot access the file for one of the following reasons…appears once per day, How to troubleshoot?

Our prod. setup is one web server, one sql server and one application server. On application server we have services installed which located one the sql server. We never had problems accessing the ...
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ODBCs by Application

I am familiar with ODBCs by system (system DSNs) and ODBCs by user (user DNSs). I want to have ODBCs by application. I want to limit the ODBC connections available to a specific application, GP ...
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Windows Server 2012r2 black screen after bootup logo

We had a recent power outtage and our VM hosts went down, today I see that the SQL VM which is running Server 2012r2 boots up, we see the Windows logo and then a black screen. I am unable to ...
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How can I delete this ODBC?

I am unable to delete a specific ODBC of type system DSN. I am able to create and remove other ODBC connections on the same server, but a particular ODBC (name = Default) cannot be removed. If I try ...
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Using MDT and adding Microsoft Visual C++ Redistribution Packages

I've been using WDS to deply default images for awhile and I just learned about MDT. I am at the point of adding applications. I want to include all the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005-2010 x86/x64. ...
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V2P of a domain controller?

I work in an environment where the amount of paperwork I have to do to stand up a single server in boundless. That being said I'm standing up two new 2012 R2 Domain Controllers. One is to be a virtual ...
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Prevent RD users from storing password in WebAccess (RdWeb)?

When my users opens RdWeb (eg. from home) and enter their credentials, then they are presented with this dialog... How can I prevent them from storing their password?
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Display add user screen in Windows Server OOBE

I am currently making system images for deployment to our production hardware. I am creating both 32-bit Windows Standard 8 Embedded and 64-bit Windows Server 2012 images. What I am trying to do is ...
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Adobe PDF networking error

I have several users on a 2012 RDS server that access a PDF from a Server 2012 windows file server. This PDF has many fillable fields like Name: with an empty text box next to it. Sometimes when the ...
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server 2012r2: Cannot add-pssnapin windows.serverbackup

I am trying to run powershell script for backups on Server 2012 R2. I Have installed Windows server Backup feature but when try to execute Add-PsSnapin Windows.ServerBackup  I am getting error ...
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Configure custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server 2012?

I have been trying to get an installation of Remote Desktop Services deployed using Server 2012. I have now run into a problem where I need to use a certificate other than the self-signed cert from ...
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Win2012R2 RDS Host Session - how do I prevent external access for some users?

I've set up a Win2012R2 RDS Session Host farm. Only some users must be allowed to log on outside our network (external) while everybody must be allowed to logon on internal network. How can I do ...