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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Is creating a Dial plan mandatory for Microsoft Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013 integration?

I have a basic prototyping Microsoft Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013 deployment in 4 Machines: One Mailbox Server One Client Access Server One Lync Server (Standard Edition) One Active Directory (AD DS, ...
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VM can`t connect to SQL server on Windows Azure [closed]

I'm trying to install Jira on my VM ( Windows Server 2012 ). Installation went well but I face a problem when I'm trying to connect to an external SQL server which is on Azure too. When I am testing ...
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2 Windows server 2012 with multiple domain

I would like to ask regarding some setup and configuration for windows 2012 server. The situation as below : 1) I have 1 wan ip / public ip 2) I have 2 windows server 2012 (server1,server2) 3) I have ...
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Windows Installer Error 1721 on uninstall

I'm trying to uninstall a program from Windows Server 2012, but when I do, it tells me: Error 1721: There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to ...
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Is it possible under Windows Server 2012 to run Terminal Services but have it run a VM?

I have a Windows Server 2012 box that I'd like to be able to host up to 5 TS instances on it. However, it would be ideal if those instances could actually fire up a Hyper-V VM running Windows 7. So ...
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HP proliant DL320 g5p Ram

I have 2 HP Poliant DL320 G5p servers that I am trying to do a ram upgrade on. They currently have 5 GB of DDR2-PC2 6400 non-registered, unbuffered and ECC. I am trying to install 8GB (4x2GB) and the ...
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Installing Weblogic 12 on Windows 8 Server - http server won't start

Apologies in advance for the terrible formatting - I spent more time getting to this point than I did asking my question. I'm trying to install Weblogic 12 on Windows 8 Server. I've followed the ...
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IPv6 Client Service

I got a Windows Server 2012 which provides DHCPv4 and DHCPv6. The NIC on the Server got 2 IPv6 addresses. I found out that the second IPv6 comes from the "IPv6 Client Service" which (only the ...
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Do the PDC and BDC HAVE to be collocated?

Can we put our PDC in the Cloud and the BDC on site. We are on a ship that due to mission cannot be continuously connected to the mandated offship server, for security purposes.
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No network adapters in Virtual Machine after converting from VirtualBox to Hyper-V

I've migrated from Oracle's Virtual Boxx to Microsoft Hyper-V running in Windows 2012R2. My virtual machines are also all Server 2012 R2. After migrating from VirtualBox to Hyper-V and creating new ...
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When is user logged on

I have a question about users and when Windows treat them as logged on. If I, on Remote desktop log in on Windows server, and then closes the window, am I still being treated as logged on? The ...
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Local Administrator cannot install software on domain member server

We've got a new 2012 Server that a company needs to remotely install software on. Their user is a local administrator but cannot install software to the server. I'd rather not give them domain admin ...
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Cannot connect via RDP due to NLA error

I have one DC that also acts as a Hyper-V host. It hosts a build server, and a WDS server. Up until Daylight Savings happened a few days ago these were both working fine and I could remote in no ...
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Windows Server set multiple Gateways and metrics

I would like to configure my DHCP Server (Windows Server 2008 R2) so that it assigns to each host two gateways. The client should use the gateway which is closer (less number of hops). I can do this ...
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Windows DHCP server - distribute multiple default gateways?

I'm helping a client through the process of configuring a Windows 2012 DHCP server while migrating from Linux ISC DHCP. In the Windows New Scope Wizard dialog, there is an option to: ...specify ...
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Reconfigure (software-RAID) array for more space

I have: Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V and 2 VMs x6 hard drives 500 GB capacity in software-RAID array (Window's Storage Spaces) for VM storage, x1 SSD boot drive for server host OS (and VM page ...
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Any solution for redundancy at the server level for small business?

Back in 2009, we have a solution as follow: Physical Server called Server1 with HyperV and has 1 virtual server - Server3 - running file server, web and application Physical Server called Server2 ...
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Random TCP RST's on certain websites, what's going on?

Short version: One Windows Server 2012 machine on my network is getting persistent but intermittent TCP RSTs when connecting to certain websites. Dunno where they're coming from. Check out the ...
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LogParser on Windows Server 2012: Exits Immediately on Running

I'm trying to get LogParser 2.2 running on Windows Server 2012. When I attempt to run LogParser from the command prompt (just trying LogParser -h) I get a User Account Control dialog asking if I want ...
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How to debug IPsec L2TP authentication failure (Ubuntu StrongSwan client to Windows Server 2012)

I'm trying to connect via IPsec L2TP to a Windows Server 2012 server. Both the clients and the host are behind a NAT. I can connect from a Windows 7 machine without any problems, but when trying to ...
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openvpn windows routes ip forwarding enabled but not working

I have setup an openvpn network, I have in my client windows two interfaces, one public with IP 1.2.3.4 and the openvpn interface, with ip 192.168.244.10 I am able to ping from windows to the ...
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Cannot shrink partition on Windows Server 2012

I have the following issue. I am trying to take space off of VMs and add it to the OS partition. However, whenever I try any of the VMs it will not let me shrink the space so I have free to expand the ...
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Shadow Copies not growing to maximum

I have a 2008R2 and 2012 servers that has been in production for quite some time, running smoothly - I have never paid attention to VSS. Various volumes with Shares are setup to capture shadows ...
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How to know which network driver .inf file to deploy to client PC?

I have a client with an ASUS Gryphon Z97 motherboard. It is unable to boot via WDS and if I install the OS manually then the standard Windows 7 install has no drivers for it's Ethernet Controller. ...
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Resizing VHDX Fixed Disk

I recently converted a Dynamic VHD disk that was 95GB in size(only uses 60GB inside the guest) and now as a fixed disk it is 170GB in size. How can I resize the newly created fixed disk to under ...
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How can I utilise resource based delegation

Windows 2012 comes with an extension to the existing Kerberos Constrained Delegation, called resource based delegation (RBCD). There are a number of great articles that explain how it works for ...
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MSW2012R2 StorageSpaces + SSD tiering. Unknown Placement Status

I use StorageSpaces with tiering. I have several vhdx images that I want to be constantly pinned to SSD on my tier. I use command: Set-FileStorageTier –FilePath "path" -DesiredStorageTier "tier" ...
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TCP/IP Printers on a 2012 Domain [closed]

I have rolled out a 2012 Domain controller and have added my users to it. I use to be able to click "Add Printer" and a list of IP enabled printers would show up, but since everyone is now on the ...
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BitLocker - No TPM & No Flash Drive

I have done some research on using BitLocker in an environment where the machines do not have a TPM and it appears you will need to utilize a Flash Drive for it to work properly. This seems to be the ...
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How to identify fastcgi processes

We are running multiple php sites on iis using FastCgi Some site is now spawning many instances of FastCgi that is running at high cpu usage. Unfortunately all the sites are running from Network ...
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Powershell - Sort-Objects, list of IP Adresses

I got a /20 network and I want to know all used IP Adresses and their attributes like the MAC, the name and the description plus all free addresses between the used ones so that I got a long list ...
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Managing Windows Powershell from Linux terminal

I manage some Windows Server 2012. I'm learning PowerShell to manage this servers through command line. My workstation runs Ubuntu and I connect via ssh to manage Linux servers. There is a way that I ...
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Builtin group membership not updating on client machines

I have a small active directory setup which is semi-live (i.e. being used by only a few of the computers in the network), however when i try adding members to the builtin groups, and more specifically ...
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Configure adapter setting to add loopback IP address to the list of DNS servers

I have Active Directory integrated DNS. I ran the Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) for DNS and received the following error: I have the following network adapters: I am not using the second ...
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Windows Server Account locked - says need to use Remote Web Access

Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I tried to log into the launchpad today and also the dashboard. Both give the following error: "The password for this user account has expired. To reset the password ...
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Microsoft Office Standard 2010 Not activating with KMS Server

About a month ago I took the 64GB SSD inside of my workstation out and cloned it to a new 128GB SSD which I put back into the workstation (I had like 4 bytes left...). Everything has worked great and ...
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Unable to create Hyper-V VM on SMB share

I'm trying to create a VM on Hyper-V 2012 R2 server and I'm getting this error: The server encountered an error while creating VMNAME The Operation failed Failed to create external configuration ...
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Windows Server 2012 Terminal Server Print job not removed after Printing

we have Windows 2012 Terminal Server with latest Patches. Installed is a Shar MX-M314n Network Printer with latest PCL6 drivers. If I as "administrator" print a Test Page or a User (no administrator ...
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Setup Domain Controller and Active Directory on Amazon EC2 as Primary AD [closed]

I am planning to deploy an Active Directory and Domain Controller on AWS for my company. It will primarily be used for these: User Authorization (Login/Logoff Process) File Sharing / Management ...
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wdsutil claims Windows Server 2012 R2 drivers are unsigned, but they have a valid certificate

I'm trying to import some Windows Server 2012 R2 drivers to a driver group in WDS. My WDS server is running Windows Server 2012 (not R2). When I run the following command: WDSUTIL /Add-DriverPackage ...
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My Active Directory replication settings don't look right

I have recently added a new site to my Active Directory domain (single forest, single domain). I have mapped subnets to the sites, and added one DC to the new site with our remaining 4 on the original ...
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HTTP Error 500 Joomla Site in Windows Server 2012 IIS

I am trying to migrate a Joomla 1.5 website from Linux to Windows Server 2012. I tried to use the Web Platform Install. It installed most components, PHP, IIS Url Rewrite, etc except Joomla itself. I ...
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Slow logon via Remote Desktop to Server 2012 and Smart Card service errors

Problem When I log on my Server 2012 R2 server via Remote Desktop, it sits at the logon screen for 10-20 seconds before logging me in. After logging in I found the following errors in the System ...
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Which version of Windows Server matches this OS version of Amazon EC2 Windows instance most?

I need to do some development work on Windows platform. The target production is a Windows Server 2012 in Amazon EC2. Here is some output from running systeminfo I want to set up a Windows machine ...
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Windows Server 2012 non-paged pool maximum

How to view Windows Server 2012 Datacenter non-paged pool maximum on a production server? As the server is a production server, I would not want to install anything on it. I have 7 GB physical and ...
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Remote software Install on Windows 8 and above

Back in Windows XP/7 I remember being shown how to remote software installs via .msi with AD. Can you still do that in Windows 2012/8 days or was that dropped/removed? I've not even seen it mentioned ...
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Windows Server 2012 restarts because lsass.exe terminates unexpectedly

The server reboots periodically and after checking Event Viewer for events with ID 1074 (shutdown) I find this; The process wininit.exe has initiated the restart of computer *********** on behalf of ...
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Windows Azure Backup more than 3 times a day

Windows Azure Backup Scheduler currently restricts the backup operation to a maximum of 3 times a day (as explained here). However, I found that the created task shows up in the task scheduler where ...
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NTP offset between PDCe and DC (Both Hyper-V)

I'm facing an issue, here is the context: 1 PDCe (192.168.1.3 and Hyper-V virtualized) is set as NTP server, its source for time is VM IC Time Synchronization. 1 DC (Hyper-V virtualized) is ...
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Scan through USB connected printer on Print Server

I have two printers, a Lexmark laser printer, and a Canon colour printer/scanner. They are both hooked up via USB to my Print Server. They are set up in Print Management and shared as \\PS1\Lexmark ...