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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Server 2012, Server Manager Dashboard

New installation of Server 2012 R2 with Exchange 2016. The dashboard is showing 'Microsoft Exchange Notifications Broker' as stopped and giving a red error in the dashboard It is normal for the ...
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How to disable all the admins accounts except built-in administrator on a domain?

Suppose that an administrator for a domain is fired and you are now the new administrator of a windows 2012 server. While managing the network, something tells you that some people are using local ...
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multi instance failover clustering (sql server)

just want to straighten my concept properly - when we are talking about SQL multi instance failover cluster, e.g. on a 2 node cluster, it means that each node can run its own sql instance, but each ...
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windows 10 unable to access sysvol and netlogon

A Windows 10 update introduced a security enhancement, where the windows 10 client is unable to browse to syslog and netlogon shares in order to prevent unintended access to these locations. The ...
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Can't scan to a shared folder but can write to it from computer - windows server 2012

I have a Toshiba network scanner/copier that is configured to send scanned files to a shared folder. It was working fine when the shared folder was on a windows server 2003 computer. I installed ...
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How to completely migrate Windows Server VMs with no access to hypervisor?

There are two Windows Server VMs (2008R2 & 2012R2) hosted on OVH (via VMware I think). I would like to move away both VMs from OVH to my server running KVM VMs. OVH isn't going to give me any ...
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Automatically run PowerShell script at first boot

We use Hyper-V + SCVMM to host Windows Server 2012 (R2) virtual machines. Currently our deployment procedure includes a lot of PowerShell commands that we have to copy/paste after the VMM template is ...
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Server 2012 GUI interface creating your own fonts

Powershell is very very powerful, Fun and still relatively new. For scripting I have found nothing better than it. Really. Playing around with ascii art in the old days was dos windows but you were ...
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Windows Server Backup: Is it possible to backup a mapped drive?

Windows Server Backup: Is it possible to add a mapped drive to a scheduled backup (to back up from) I can currently see only local drives and Virtual Machines.
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Can I install Azure SDK over command line?

I am attempting to use Vagrant to provision a Windows Server box for an integrated development environment. This environment depends on the Azure SDK. Is there a way for me to write a script that I ...
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Can not promote server to domain controller because required ports are already in use

I have a Fresh Windows Server 2012 installation and installed all the Active Directory stuff. Now the Server Manager says that i need to "Promote this server to a domain controller." But when i do ...
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Group Policy applied but Network Drive wont show up

Server 2012 DC + Server 2012 on the client side. I have the following group policy in place: The policy is applied when I run gpresult /r /scope computer: Yet the drive does not show up. Also ...
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How to see raid array in Windows Server 2012?

I have just setup Windows 2012 Server Standard on an HP DL380 Gen 9. I have a raid 1 array with 2 drives and a raid 5 array with 4 drives. The drives are all 600GB SAS. This Server 2012 installation ...
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How best to setup Hyper-V and Server 2012 R2 [closed]

I am setting up Windows Server Standard 2012 R2 ROK on a new rack-mounted HP server. I have 2 new Windows Server Standard 2012 ROK licences. I'd like to setup Hyper-V and have Server 2012 running in ...
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Windows server 2012 R2: Adding support on new cipher

Environment Description I have a VM (hosted in Azure) cluster (one of many identical machines) that I'm using for running my application. I have noticed that some webpages are cannot be loaded in ...
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Windows Server vs Ubuntu base CPU usage for AWS EC2 burstable instances [closed]

I recently switched from a small VPS provider to AWS EC2. My traffic usually comes in bursts throughout the day and I therefore concluded that running multiple t2.micro instances would be by far the ...
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Issues identifying SPNs

Background We are performing a server move. In the process, new servers and service accounts have been created. I'm getting two issues which I think are related to SPN's: I've created some SQL ...
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RDS 2012 Outlook Roaming Profile

I have a RDS collection with one sever in it with about 50 existing profiles, since day one we have had roaming profiles set-up and folder redirection. I have just added another RD host to the ...
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RemoteApp: Elements don't load in a new window

My client uses RemoteApps on Windows Server 2012 Standard. Everything appears to work fine but the most important user on the machine has complained about UI elements not appearing, specifically in ...
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Server 2012: How could I create a DHCP scope just for my RRAS PPTP VPN clients?

I am using Windows Server 2012, and the server in question is both the PPTP server and the primary DHCP server. My current setup has a DHCP scope for this location, and anyone remoting in is assigned ...
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Remove reboot request for DISM

I want to automate the upgrade of my 2012 R2 servers from standard to datacenter. However, there is a prompt at the end of the upgrade waiting for a user response. I have thousands of servers to do ...
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IIS install failed because “the server that you specified requires a restart” constant loop

I have a machine running Windows Server 2012 Datacentre and have been having problems re-installing IIS. It had been installed previously but could not properly locate the .NET central configuration ...
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Limit programs based off group policy

What I'm attempting to accomplish is having certain executables allowed in a 2012 Active Directory environment based off of a group policy. I have 3 different types of users in my AD. Group A ...
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How to configure NICs for LAN & WAN for Windows Server 2012 Essentials? [closed]

I’m familiar with having 2 NICs on an SBS2003 server, where one is getting its IP from the internet router’s DHCP e.g. 192.168.1.2 for the WAN and the other is static e.g. 192.168.18.2 for the LAN. I ...
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Web platform installer and aws ec2 windows server 2012

I just launched a new ec2 on amazon aws with windows server 2012, i tried to install php 5.5, which require some drivers and PHP Manager for IIS, using the Web Platform Installer from Microsoft, it ...
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Clustered File Server on Windows 2012 With Local Storage

So I have a SQL Always-On group that requires a file share witness. I want that file share witness to be redundant and since I have no other need for a file server on this network, I'd like to do it ...
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Server running Windows Server 2012, Access the VM using remote desktop from an external network

I have installed Windows Server 2012 in a dedicated server, Using a VM I installed Windows 7, Everything is setup for the VM to access the internet. But I am unable to login by remote desktop ...
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Unable to remove 2003 DC from domain environment

I'm testing the upgrade of our a domain environment from 2003 to 2012; Our environment consists of one DC (currently 2003 but will be upgraded to 2012 with this exercise). I've transferred all FSMO ...
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IIS Server Subdomain Redirection

I have a Windows Server 2012, with IIS 8 installed. I have multiple websites there. I also have the Default Website. When I create a new website like www.abc.com and abc.com, it works fine. However, ...
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Domain Controlled Hyper-V with RDS

Let me start by saying that I'm very new to server administrations. I'm creating a single server setup for my work. It is a small organization with 15 users. I currently have a Windows Server 2012 ...
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QNAP, Hyper-V, unstable windows

I have problem with extremely unstable WS 2012. I'm using physical server connected with HP switch with 2 ports set by NIC and configured as swithc independet (LACP didn't work). my QNAP is also ...
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Windows Server 2012 Drives Not Mapping After ISP Change

Im new to setting up servers, Ive been reading my guide books but recently I ran into a problem that I can not solve. I work for a company with a small network and they decided to change the ISP ...
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Is it safe to delete MyBusiness OU after migration away from SBS?

Back last year we migrated to a number of Windows Server 2012 servers from SBS. Is it safe to delete the MyBusiness OU that was part of our old SBS setup? Example contents of Security Group within ...
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Get-BPAModel returns index was outside the bounds of the array

Have an issue running BPA scans on Server 2012 R2 from server manager, task would fail (BPA scan did not complete) but refreshing the BPA view would yield completed scans nonetheless (for ...
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Want to expose AD over IIS in Windows server 2012

Is there any way or new technology introduced in Windows Server 2012 to expose Active Directory Services hosted on IIS?
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SideBySide Event ID 63 Error ~ Microsoft SQL Server

I am getting the following repeating errors in event viewer: Does anybody know what is causing these errors and how to fix them?
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Upgrading Windows Server 2012 from evaluation to standard edition

So I have a server running Windows Server 2012 that I want to upgrade from the evaluation version, to full. Going through the process of using Powershell to find the current and target editions, and ...
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SiteMinder web agent freeze with apached 2.4 (32bit) on Windows 2012 64

I am using Apached with Siteminder for single-sign on authentication. My config is as follow: 64 bit Windows 2012 (64) R1. Apached 2.4, (32 bits) (We tried the 64 bits but it does not work with the ...
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Windows Server 2012 default user: Administrator safe?

I was wondering if it's safe to keep/have a user named: Administrator. Would it be more safe to change it to an odd name ? or it really doesn't matter anymore? (I remember a long time ago hackers ...
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Shares suddenly not working

We are running a Windows Server 2012 domain controller in a small LAN with mixed XP SP2 and Windows 7 workstations. According to users everything was working right until some days ago. Now they can't ...
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Server 2012 R2. Add permissions to all folders and subfolders when inheritence is disabled

I need to add full permissions for a specific group of users to all folders/files and subfolders on our file server without changing other permissions. Few years ago someone removed "Administrators" ...
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Need advice chosing dedicated server provider in UK [closed]

A customer of mine have asked our company to provide them a server located in the UK. As I'm writing from Switzerland I have no experience with providers from there. What we are looking for is pretty ...
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What is the default retention and archiving mechanism for Windows 2012 Event Logs?

How does Windows 2012 manage event logs retention? Does it 'rotate' logs like *NIX systems? Does it automatically delete old logs when disk is full. Any way to define log retention period? (e.g. ...
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Message won't go to some PCs

There is a domain network. All PCs are in AD in Windows Server 2012. And all PCs are Windows 8. I'm able to send messages with msg.exe to most PCs, but it won't go to some PCs. Here is the error when ...
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GPO not removing from client

I have a windows 2012 server. And I have applied a setting using scheduler that, it will run an .exe file every one hour. After that, I have removed the policy from server. But the .exe file is still ...
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Server 2012 iSCSI target remains after deletion

I've got server 2012 as an iSCSI target, and a server 2003 (not R2) as iSCSI initiator. The initiator sometimes hangs and says "reconnecting..." and I think it's because an old target shows up, but ...
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Unable to clone a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM (VMware) that is a member of a domain

Are you able to clone Windows Server 2012 R2 VMs that are members of a Windows domain and apply a customization specification? I'm trying to clone a running Windows Server 2012 R2 VM via VMware. ...
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Server 2012 - Control Panel and Server Manager issues

Recently we had an issue with one of our AD domain controllers (Server 2012) which was found to be stemmed from a bad GPO update and resolved with GPUpdate on the system. What's awkward is that the ...
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Wordpress Permissions - Not allowed to read photos

I am having a problem with wordpress and permissions - Currently I upload a photo and in the preview it comes up as. this is what happens after i choose the upload <--Screenshot When I type the ...
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WMI service not working properly

I'm Having an issue with WMI, which seems to also affect DFS. I've tried rebuilding the repository, but it's still giving me the same error. Here's what DFS health report showing: SRV-FS02 (2 ...