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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Assign Static MAC address to VM Hyperv

I have a scenario that involves building out a ton of virtual machines in Hyper-V, I cannot use SCVMM and must use a scripted method to create these VMs. I have a CSV with all required information ...
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How to get from a Hyper-V 2008 R2 node with Powershell the IP address and Vlan ID

I tried to take from the Hyper-V (Hyper-V 2012) node with this command the IP address: Get-VM | select -ExpandProperty networkadapters | select vmname, ipaddress The thing is that i take as an ...
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How do I use long names to refer to Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA)?

Commonly domain user accounts are used as service accounts. With domain user accounts, the username can easily be as long as 64 characters as long as the User Principal Name (UPN) is used to refer to ...
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Error Trying to Remotely Manage Hyper-V 2012 from Windows 8 Pro Without a Domain

I took sometime this long holiday weekend to install Hyper-V Server 2012 and Windows 8 Pro (on separate hardware, same LAN) to hopefully get a little more familiar with it. From the WIN8 client I am ...
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Invalid directory pathname trying to back up GPO

DFSR replication seems to be broken in my domain, and before starting to fix that, I wanted to take backups of the current Group Policy Objects. However, I am unable to back up the Default Domain ...
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Monitor Windows 7 Performance Counters from Server 2012

I want to monitor performance counters on my Windows 7 Machines from Windows Server 2012. Right now, I have two Windows 7 machines that can monitor each other's performance counters no problem. To ...
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Third Party Wildcard Certificate on DCs for LDAPS

I am trying to provide Authentication as a Service to my customers. LDAP authentication is perfect for this however I am not a fan of clear text sessions.... enter LDAPS. Active Directory of course ...
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2k3 to 2k12 AD, DC and DNS Migration

First off this is a Windows Server 2003 to 2012 DC/DNS/AD migration. We do have a backup 2003 DC/DNS/AD server as well, but I don't think that is a concern at the moment but can be used if needed. I ...
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Network traffic to server keeps dropping out

I have a production server that is responsible for controlling a factory. The server runs a number of control applications and a SQL server. The problem I have is that one of the applications that ...
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Proper Hyper-V Network Configuration for Windows Server 2012?

We just put our first Hyper-V based web solution online about a month ago (Diagram below). We're having intermittent communication issues between Virtual Machines during periods of elevated traffic, ...
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Determine why logs were purged

We had some issues with a user connecting through OWA. This user used to be a server admin. Upon checking today, all IIS logs have been removed up to and including sept 30 (the day the issues were ...
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Windows 7 deployments via WDS result in oversized hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys files. How do I stop that?

The longer version: I have a stock Windows 7 image sitting in VMware Workstation that I use to create new VMs, to save time. I just snapshot and clone the stock image, and voila! a new Windows 7 VM. ...
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Where can i find the latest unattended.xml schema (xsd)?

I'm working with Windows Server 2012, Windows Deployment Service (WDS), and Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). I created a base unattended.xml file. When I go to edit in an xml editor it's ...
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How to use an FTP server as backup space for Windows Server 2012

I wanted to use an FTP location as backup for scheduled Windows Server 2012 Backup. I can't make it work because Windows refuses to accept the network location as drive. Even with "FTPUse" (socket ...
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iis integrated mode foreign characters

OK so this has been driving us crazy. We have an application built in ASP.NET 4.0 running on windows Server 2012 and IIS8. A few pages of our site are translated into multiple languages, notably ...
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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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How to force DSC to execute all configurations (Packages) even when a restart/reboot is required

From MSDN RebootNodeIfNeeded: Certain configuration changes on a target node might require it to be restarted for the changes to be applied. With the value “true,” this property will restart the ...
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Excluding a folder from deployment and stopping additional file removal

Using Web Deploy on a Windows 2012 Server, if a deployment has a folder full of user generated content I exclude it from publishing in the .pubxml file with: ...
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Error removing physical disk marked as Retired

I have Server 2012 with one storage pool and one virtual disk. The virtual disk uses layout parity and thin provisioning. It contained 4 physical disks. One of the physical disks failed. It was pulled ...
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Windows Server 2012 IPAM feature - “Unblock IPAM Access” error/recomended action

So, I'm in the process of setting up an IP Address Management server, using the built-in IPAM feature in Server 2012, and have run into a problem that I'm hoping someone else has successfully solved. ...
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Zone transfer Windows Server DNS from NSD

I have a NSD server being primary server for a zone and want a Windows Server (2008 and 2012 RC) box to be secondary for that zone. Everything is configured and working EXCEPT: When Windows receives ...
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Windows Server 2012 GUI went missing after removing Active Directory

I'm sorry but i'm stuck in figuring out a problem i'm facing here. I removed the AD feature from server manager and after rebooting, my server 2012 gui wasn't there anymore. There's only command ...
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Manage Windows Server Core 2012 from Server Manager on a Windows 7 machine

I wanted to find out if it is possible to manage Windows Server Core 2012 running Hyper-V from a Windows 7 machine. I seem to be able to connect to Hyper-V using the Hyper-V manager, but I can't seem ...
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Remote Session: Switching from Desktop to Metro Mode Windows Server 2012

I'm having a terrible time switching back/forth between the desktop and metro mode in remote desktop windows accessing a Windows 2012 server. I know of two ways--one doesn't work in remote session ...
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How does DFS-R compression algorithm compare with 7-zip?

We need to regularly transfer large (60GB) Hyper-V virtual machines images around our WAN (UK to USA) over 50Mbps leased lines. We also use DFS-R between the sites. Historically, I've used 7-zip to ...
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How do I install dotNet Framework 3.51 on Windows Server 2012 core?

On Windows Server 2008 R2 core I use dism.exe and the featurename: 'NetFx3-ServerCore' this feature is not available on Server 2012 (Windows Server 8). Using the standard 3.51 Installer on Server ...
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Install Notepad++ as remote app on windows server 2012

I'm trying to install Notepad++ as a rempote app for a windows 2012 based rdp. I've rdp up and running with the 3 preinstalled apps calculater, wordpad and paint. Now I want to add some more apps. I ...
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RDS, RDWeb, and RemoteApp: How to use public certificate for launching apps on session host?

Question: How do i tell RDWeb to launch apps from remote.domain.com rather then host.internaldomain.local? Environment: Existing org with AD forest. New single Server 2012 running all Remote Desktop ...
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How do I Setup (Initialize, Partition, and Format) a disk using Powershell?

What is a basic example of going through the setup of a new disk (Initializing it, partitioning it, and formatting) it using powershell?
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Is ReadyBoost supported on Windows Server 2012?

I've searched through forums and spec lists and don't see ReadyBoost in Windows Server 2012. Can anyone confirm or know of a work-around?
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What is Server 2012 Essentials and how is it different from Server 2012?

In response to the recent trend of asking about features in Windows Server Essentials 2012/R2, as if they were part of the "normal" Server 2012/R2 editions (Standard or Datacenter), It seems like we ...
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DNS Server replication created duplicate A-Records

I have a several Windows Server 2008 R2 DC/DNS servers locally, RODC's at the remote office, and a Windows Server 2012 DC/DNS server on Azure with a VPN tunnel established. Earlier today I moved a ...
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rdesktop to windows server 2012 from ubuntu

I have a client machine running ubuntu, and I have a windows server 2012 that I connect to using rdesktop. I need to copy a file from my client machine to the server. I tried sharing a directory like ...
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How to change Windows Server 2012 password requirements when installing?

i'm trying to install Windows Server 2012, and i'm being prompted that the Administrator account password does not meet the password security requirements: The password you typed does not meet the ...
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Accessing windows server deduplicated files from other operating systems

If you enable data deduplication on the Windows Server 2012, it will change certain files (according to the policy) and introduce reparse points. If the drive containing deduplicated volumes is ...
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Server 2012 Core (no GUI) - How to manage disks?

I am working on Server 2012 which doesn't have a GUI. For now, I have two hard disks. My first one is already formatted and I see it as C: Now, I'd like to format my second hard drive and create a D: ...
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Windows Server 2012 Migration (DNS/AD DS Standard Eval to Essentials OEM) P2V -> Do I need a Secondary Domain Controller during migration?

This is my first post on this exchange (although not my first on stack exchange), so please have patience. I am a 3rd year student intern, and I have been tasked with virtualizing the server systems ...
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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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Can Server 2012 R2 software mirror boot/system disk?

Has anyone actually used server 2012 R2 software mirroring to mirror the boot/system drive. If so could you confirm that in the event of drive failure it does keep running on the mirrored drive and ...
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Disable TCP/IP Filtering via GPO

Is it possible to disable/overwrite Windows TCP/IP filtering settings via a Group Policy object? I have a server running 2012 R2 which I was setting up RRAS on, and I inadvertently cut myself off ...
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10 day grace period on my 180 day server 2012 evaluation?

I just installed an eval copy of windows server 2012 (datacenter) core. It says its a 180 evaluation, but checking the licensing info I see this: Is this different for core installs than GUI ...
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Change the Windows Automatic Updates Schedule on Server Core

Server 2012 Core. I can manually check for Windows Updates with sconfig option 6. I can set Windows Updates to automatic with sconfig option 5. Great. What if I want to change that to 4 AM? What ...
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Will adding HD's to a Proliant 350e server invalidate the warranty

We are looking at getting a new file server in the office. When looking at HD's the ones that HP sell are twice or more than just buying a drive and getting a caddy to hold it in the server. When we ...
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Dealing with Stretch (Geo) Cluster Node Failures

Scenario: Three node (shared nothing) cluster on Windows Server 2012. Two nodes in the primary data center, both with votes (node weight = 1), and a file share witness. The third node is in a remote ...
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Any issues running Tridion 2011 on Windows Server 2012? [closed]

Does Tridion 2011 SP1 work on Windows Server 2012. I know it's not supported, but does it work?
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How to recover Hyper-V Guest Domain Controller from Stop Error 0xc00002e2

Host is Server 2012 with single Hyper-V guest which is a Domain Controller. When booting the DC it gives a Blue Stop Error: 0xc00002e2 and then reboots. After third reboot it shows a recovery console ...
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Should i put all my servers into my domain?

I am setting up a lab/mock-up network and i'm wondering if is considered bad practice to add all my servers to my Windows Domain. Of course the DC must be part of the domain, and any server that users ...
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Windows Server 2012 Forest and Domain functional levels compatibility

I'm using a Windows 2003 domain, and a currently planning for a Windows Server 2012 upgrade, so I'm looking at all software which could be hurted by a Domain (and Forest) functional level raise to ...
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Windows Server 2012 Remotedesktop: connect to a specific session host

in my test enviroment I have four remotedesktop session hosts and one broker. Now I want to install software on each sesion host. When I connect with the local administrator, it's all fine, but I ...
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2012 Cluster service name failing

I have successfully created a cluster, but any services I try to cluster fail with the same or similar symptoms (I have tried clustering DTC and installing a SQL cluster). Environment: 2 – nodes – ...