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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Avoid logout at Remote Desktop Sessions

I am not using a Terminal Server and thus I have no Remote Desktop Services installed since it needs a license which I haven't got. I want to know whether there is another way to solve my following ...
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Merging multiiple domains with the same existing domain name (office.local)

I am working with a new client who has 5 offices and four of which have a single domain controller with the name of OFFICE.LOCAL and another one with the domain controller DENTAL.LOCAL. Oh and all of ...
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Work Folders - Sync Shares not creating

I am banging my head against the wall! I can't figure this out and my Google-FU is lacking, or no one has run into a similar situation and posted about it. I am attempting to configure Work Folders, ...
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SSTP VPN stops working unless certificate is reinstalled

Any ideas why this may be? It sas happened on 2 separate Windows Servers. A 10 year certificate was installed, and yet both VPNs stopped connecting after a few weeks/months. A simple reinstall of the ...
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HyperDuo Not Caching

I have purchased a SATA Controller featuring Marvell HyperDuo. However for some reason I am unable to select the ProgramData folder for Caching. I cannot find any references as to why and have not ...
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File Changelog Generation Windows Server 2012

I am wondering if anyone might know a way I could set up the automatic generation of a file changelog in a directory in windows server 2012. We have a collection of word, excell, and pdf files that I ...
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Windows SRV2012 : gpEvent_NO_NETWORK

For an unknow reason, a computer on my Active Directory domain display an error when I try to execute the gpudate ( and gpupdate /force ) command as Administrator. The domain controler and the ...
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Processes surviving Windows VM reboots?

Summary: A long-running virtual Windows Server 2012 system this weekend became very slow; from remote we did Restart-Computer -ComputerName xyzzy -Force, which succeeded by all accounts; except that ...
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Hyper-V and Windows Failover Cluster Manager - View available resources per node?

I have a Hyper-V host with Failover Cluster Manager and 6 VM nodes (hosts). How can I see how much memory and CPU is allocated per node? I want to know what my available resources are to create more ...
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Opening up ports in Windows Server 2012 Firewall for Web Services

I have a website that has been migrated to a new server running Windows Server 2012 but it needs two ports opened so that it can access security web services on another server. I can open up the two ...
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Azure Backup on Windows Server 2012 Essentials - cannot register server

I'm trying to set up Azure Backup on a new Server 2012 Essentials machine. I've created the backup Vault, downloaded the Essentials version of the Azure Backup module, and installed it. On this ...
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Weird apache logs

I noticed some weird apache access logs lately (IP addresses redacted) I have multiple lines like the following: [18/Jan/2015:19:10:18 +0200] "CONNECT www.google.com:443 HTTP/1.1" 302 - "-" "-" ...
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How to find how a port has been forwarded from main server to hypver v vm

I must appologise for being a novice in server administration but I have somehow been given the responsibility and I have spent a long time reading up on this. The issue I have is that the previous ...
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Multiple users in a single session of Remote Desktop

I would like to know if it is possible to have multiple users connected for viewing the same remote desktop. The server is running under Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition. This question is the ...
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How do I use Windows downgrade rights?

I have recently transferred to a new job on a new company. There would be various projects also endorsed. One of them are upgrading of legacy IBM servers OS. They have already bought the latest ...
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No Data returned from IIS 8 behind Amazon ELB

We have a few Windows 2012 boxes running IIS 8 behind an AWS ELB. On a recent reboot, we lost the ability to hit those servers, via web browser, when connecting through the ELB. If we address the ...
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Following CNAME alias causes different HTML rendering

I am running Windows Server 2012 with Apache and ColdFusion 11. In our DNS manager on our local domain, we have set up a CNAME alias that points to our reporting server. When you access the the ...
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Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming “Host unmanageable” issue

Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming issue. When trying to create a team the following error appears: "Host unmanageable" When trying to add a couple of nics to create a team all nics are listed as cannot ...
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Connection problems with Microsoft NIC teaming

I've got three HP servers: DL380G7 running Hyper-V Server 2012 DL120G6 running Windows Server 2012 DL120G7 running Windows Server 2012 R2 Running various Hyper-V VMs and also running many ...
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RedHat iptables forwarding to VirtualBox Windows Server 20120 VM for RDP

I have a server with RedHat 6.5, this has the NIC eth2 connected to the internet at address 1.2.3.4. On this server I have installed VirtualBox 4.3.2 and created a VM with Windows Server 2012 SR2, the ...
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In Group Policy how do I remove Shortcuts from My Network Places

I have found that in Group Policy I can add a shortcut to My Network Places under User Configuration > Preferences > Windows Settings > Shortcuts and create a shortcut as File System ...
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GPO or logon scripts to remove access to public “libraries” folders

I have two Windows 2012 R2 Domain Controllers and will be implementing 7 Windows 2008 R2 remote desktop servers once their setup and testing is complete (I have one built now that is my test server). ...
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Windows Server requires login after reboot

I am using Windows Server 2012 R2, and after it reboots I absolutely need to connect to it in local or else it will not allow any connections (RDP, shared folders). What is the option (local or group ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 IIS SMTP Server Will Not Send Emails

I have an existing SMTP server on our network that is used to send emails from a variety of printers, applications, etc... I have installed the IIS SMTP Server on a new Windows Server 2012 R2 server ...
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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen 8 - Hard Drive Configuration?

I have a HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen 8 box. I installed a 4tb drive and created a simple array. The raid controller saw the entire drive. I then used IP 6.1 to install Windows Server 2012 Standard. IP ...
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Active Directory Administrative Center - resize membership part

User can be a member of 3 groups at most to be visible in ADAC without scrolling. But in reality, users are members of 5, 10 even 20 groups. We have to scroll the "member of" list to check the ...
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Group policy issue: when I'd like to write a compact disk

I couldn't write compact disk in any machines in our local domain even if I set the deny write cd feature to Not Configured or disable. Every PCs have windows 7 and our server is windows server ...
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Windows Server 2012 external DNS not working

I have registered a domain name (example.com) through a registrar and have it configured well enough so that when I go to http://example.com from a remote pc I get my default website. When I go to ...
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Linux fixed file size copy from Windows Server 2012 NFS share

Company is in the process of switching from hosting MongoDB on windows server 2012 to hosting on linux(ubuntu 14.04) Current backup and restore strategy involves copying all the data files via ...
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How many concurrent TCP connections are supported in Windows Server OSs?

I am distributing software in the form of a Windows service that can be installed, and am currently trying to ascertain the specifications for supported operating systems. The service communicates ...
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CNAME or A Record to Site under www root?

So I have a server that runs a webapp and I have recently installed our BMC Track-IT! help desk software on it. I also installed Track-IT! Web which is client facing allowing users to browse their ...
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ls SCVMM 2008 R2 supported on Server 2012?

We currently have SCVMM 2008 R2 on a Server 2008 R2 PC. We are looking to upgrade the server to Server 2012 (possibly R2). Is Server 2012/Server 2012 R2 a supported or compatible operating system to ...
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Trying Non-Authoritative restore but CN=DFSR-LocalSettings is missing

I have a single Domain with one Windows 2011 SBS Domain Controller and a newly joined and DC promoted Windows Server 2012 Standard. Forest and Domain functional levels are both Windows Server 2003. ...
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Permission to send to a Distribution group

I created a dynamic distribution group named "#All" and I would like to allow only some high users to send to this group. I know I can add separatly each user into the distribution group from the ...
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How can I prevent the 'Your PC ran into some trouble' popup after a crash/BSOD?

I'm using a Windows Server 2012 instance on the Amazon Cloud, and from time to time, it has a bluescreen of death/crash. It automatically restarts, but this message pops up everytime this crash ...
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ADFS 2.1 redirect loop on login

I'm having a similar problem to this question, using AD FS for SSO (2 ASP.NET sites and a handful of WCFs). On login, users hit a 302 redirect loop, although when the browser stops the loop and the ...
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Modifying Microsoft azure backup on Windows Server 2012 Essentials

I have been using Microsoft Azure from cloud backup of data on Windows Server 2012 Essentials. We'd now like to add more items to the backup. When using wbadmin to add items to the backup I've been ...
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GPO install Live Meeting 2007 on Windows 8.1

Errors: The removal of the assignment of application Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 from policy LiveMeeting 2007 failed. The error was : %%2 The description for Event ID 103 from source ...
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This page has a redirect loop when using HTTP Redirect in IIS 8

This one's got me...all I'm trying to do is use the HTTP Redirect feature in IIS 8 to redirect to a different page/directory, but when I do, it says this page has a redirect loop. The site has ...
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Access denied while executing NANT task “exec sc”

Im confused. I have Windows Server 2012 R2 and two users "administrator and user1". The "user1" is ment to run some services (services are configured to run under this user) and the services work via ...
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'Cannot get role and feature data' - Roles no longer showing

I have a server running Windows Server 2012 with AD DS, DNS, WSUS, and a couple of other roles configured on it. I logged into the server and the server manager does not show the device roles that it ...
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Invisible IPv6 addesses in DHCPv6

A Windows Server 2012R2 provides DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 for the complete network. I wanted to add some reservations for DHCPv6 but the Server responses an error that there's already a Client with the same ...
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WSUS clients can't find updates

I've installed WSUS on a Windows server 2012 R2 and configured the workstations and clients via Group Policy to install updates automatically from WSUS. The servers are detected by WSUS and report to ...
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Can't access Azure VM via RDP any more

I set up an Windows Server VM on Azure last year and after having not logged in for a couple of months I tried to log in recently and strangely it told me my password was incorrect. I proceeded to ...
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Need clearer instructions on using .admx group policy templates

I have a Windows Server 2008 domain controller running group policy for our domain. Recently we started adding some Windows Server 2012 servers to the domain and some of the group policy settings do ...
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Apache 2.4 in Windows send incomplete files

I have an Apache 2.4.10 in Windows 2012 that sends incomplete files. Similar to the issue reported in (Apache 2.4 on Windows 2008 large file downloads are corrupt), there are no entries in the error ...
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Moving Service Accounts to a new OU

I just want to double check before possibly breaking something. I want to move the majority of created service accounts in AD to another OU (doing a clean up). I understand Exchange service accounts ...
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Addressing built-in groups and local policies in Windows independently of localized names

Recently I saw an application failing to do certain check/manipulation with built-in groups/local policies on localized version of Windows Server 2012 R2 (French, German). In localized versions of ...
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Why can't diskpart clean my disk?

I have a Hyper-V Core Server 2012 R2 with the following disks: Disk 0: SSD C:\SSD (mount point to Disk 1) Disk 1: HDD C:\ (boot drive) Disk 2: RAID-5 (not mounted) Disk 3: RAID-0 ...
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Recursive query on Windows Server automation?

We have a bunch of 2008-2012 HyperV hosts who have Windows Server domain controllers (2008 DC level, 2008 and 2012 servers across different unrelated sites). Occasionally, when the DC guest comes up ...