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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ASP MVC Applicaiton hangs suddenly in IIS 8.5

We have 3 Servers One is for infrastructure like domain server and 2 servers with an ASP MVC and a webapi site. A maanged load balancer balances the load to server 2 and 3 For many monthes everything ...
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RemoteFx 3d Video Adapter does not appear in Hyper-V R2 2012

Im running Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Hyper-V role. In the Hyper-V configuration, I was able to select the card I want to use with RemoteFX. I made the virtual machine (without installing ...
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Time problems in a Windows domain

I need some help getting NTP set up correctly on our Windows domain. We have 2 physical servers: Physical Server 1 Domain Controller (DC1) Physical Server 2 (Hyper-V Host) Data 1 (also a Domain ...
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Where do computers/servers in a Windows Domain get their time settings from? [duplicate]

I have 5 Windows Server 2012 servers and around 100 computers in our domain. Recently I noticed that the time on the servers and computers is around 30 seconds fast. Where do servers and computers ...
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Why can I not see a Computers GPO in my GPMC? How can I force a GP update without a Computers GPO? [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate. This question is much more detailed than "What is group policy". Mods need to be a little less aggressive around here. I'd like to push out a Windows Firewall: Allow remote ...
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Do you need to plan for Disk failure when using Storage Pools on Azure?

I'm creating a new Storage Pool and Virtual Disk on a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine on Azure. Can I just pick the Simple layout which doesn't account for a single disk failure because none of my ...
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VMware Tools for Windows Server 2012 R2 on vSphere 6

I am running a Windows Server 2012 R2 on a VMWare VSphere 6 host. When I try to install the VMWare tools, I get an error message (translated): Install or upgrade VMware Tools was initiated: the ...
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Run generic Windows Service with affinity for the Primary Replica of an SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group

Is it possible to configure a generic Windows service in a Windows Server Failover Cluster such that the service always runs on the same machine as the Primary Replica (read/write) of an SQL Server ...
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how do I add a group to the Remote Desktop Users group on a local machine from the domain controller?

I'm working with a domain controller (WS 2012 R2) and several client machines (all Win7). I'd like to add a group called Support to the Remote Desktop Users group on every client machine. From looking ...
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Issue with RDweb on IE

I am working on RDWeb Access.I have made two servers,both of them are configured for rdweb.Now i am trying to access the weeb feed of server-2 through the RDWeb access application of Server-1.I am ...
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HYPER-V Cluster W2012R2 Can't delete VHDX on CSV

I'm working on a Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-v. I've just done an EXPORT of a Virtual Machine to a CSV Volume to import later. But I hanve't performed the import, and when I went to delete the exported ...
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Reuse old domain controller IP address

We currently have 2 Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers, and I want to replace one of them with a Server 2012 R2 DC. I also want to reuse the IP address after I demote the old DC. What is the ...
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Accessing a Windows network folder from the internet

I want to access a network folder on my Windows Server 2012 (which runs in a datacenter and has its own external IP) from the internet. I can access the folder from the local network (using the ...
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Windows Server 2012, application needs administrative access to open port

How can I grant an application access to listen on one particular port, without running it as Administrator or disabling UAC? Per policy, had to transition from an old server (Windows Server 2003) to ...
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Server 2012 site-to-site VPN

Is it safe/viable to connect a Windows Server 2012 to a remote site's router by VPN? We have an existing "head office" that has a hardware VPN-capable router and a SBS 2011 Essentials DC. We have ...
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Unable to Run Get-WindowsFeature

I have a Windows 2012 instance running in the Amazon cloud. It's just a test server for an asp.net project and only has the necessary features installed. The problem is the instances is out of disk ...
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Team Foundation Server 2013 trace doesn't work

I'm trying to turn on tracing on my TFS 2013 instance. To do this I'm modifying C:\Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 12.0\Application Tier\Web Services\web.config file like this: ...
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Group reservations in Windows Server 2k12 R2 DHCP

I am moving a mixed network from a Linux DHCP server to a Windows 2012 DHCP. Because of some of the applications our Linux users need, we need to specify different DNS servers for Linux and Windows ...
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Sudden login failure on RDS server on Windows 2012

So, my knowledge on Remote desktop services is not so good, but I managed to get it up and running last year, it's been working just fine for eight months. Now today no Remote desktop users can login. ...
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Raid 1 Hard disk failure - Windows 2012 on HP proliant N54L

We have a domain controller setup on Windows 2012 Standard (not R2). We had two raided hard disks. One has failed. This is on a proliant N54L server. Windows 2012 refuses to boot on Raid 1, ...
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running an old application in remoteapp on windows 2012

I have an old application that I need to install as a remoteapp on windows 2012. See if you install this application natively on Windows8 it needs to have 'XP' compatibility mode enabled and 'run as ...
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Windows 2012 Server File Encryption

I am looking for a solution to encrypt directories/files on a Windows 2012 server. Several Excel files will be stored in a share, and I am looking for a solution to encrypt them independently. From ...
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Can I restore a backup made with Windows Server 2008 R2 in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Can I make a backup on Windows Sever 2008 R2 (or 2008) with Windows Server Backup and restore it on Windows Server 2012 R2 (or 2012) with Windows Server Backup?
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Incorrect CPU count on HP XL230a Gen9

we have an issue with our HP XL230a Gen9 blades where some of the applications are only seeing half of the CPU. On the task manager we see all 56 cores but application are only seeing half of them. We ...
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Trouble with interactive service on Windows Server 2012

I have a service (an old 4D-based application) which has been happily running on Windows Server 2003. With the pending EOL for 2003, I'm trying to migrate to a new 2012R2 host. I set up the service ...
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New Domain Controller to combine two Domains into one: Domain replication or DNS?

Background We currently have two networks, one in London, and one in Brighton. We use Office 365 for email, Lync and Sharepoint, so there is no Exchange server. Both offices are connected by a VPN. ...
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How to schedule a task to run when the windows server is reboot or shutdown?

I would like to be able to fire a task before a windows server 2012 is reboot or shutdown. I can see task scheduler supports an 'on startup' trigger. Unfortunately there is similar event for reboot ...
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server farm configuration for redirect and reroute [duplicate]

I have a windows server 2012 at home and I want to redirect specific requests to different machines in my network. How can I configure, for example, all requests for www.sample01.com to go to ...
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virtual hosts with Apache 2.4 windows

Trying to upgrade the PHP version from 5.3 to 5.5 Environment: Windows 2012 Server, Apache 2.4, PHP 5.5, Upgrading from PHP 5.3 and Apache 2.2 for *MySQL and *Drupal I was able to get the ...
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Active Directory “Backup User”?

We migrated from SBS 2011 to Windows Server 2012. I have gone through our Active Directory and deleted some SBS 2011 accounts like the SharePoint accounts etc. (we don't have SharePoint on Windows ...
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Is there no easy way to use the Hyper-V Manager remotely?

At my workplace we've been using VMware vSphere as our VM server which uses the vSphere client to connect. Using a simple port forwarding rule on our router we've been able to allow all employees to ...
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We are able to connect successfully to PPTP VPN (Standard Windows VPN) but once connected, ping through hostnames will not resolve to their IPs

We are able to connect successfully to PPTP VPN (Standard Windows VPN) but once connected, ping through hostnames will not resolve to their IPs. For internal, this is working perfectly. This is only ...
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Access already mapped network drive in PowerShell

I am running a Windows Server 2012 installation inside VMWare Workstation. I have shared folders enabled, so drive Z: is mapped to \\vmware-host. I can correctly access this drive in Explorer (I can ...
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Check if a Relying Party Trust/Claims Provider Trust is already configured by using the metadata entityID

How can I check if a Relying Party Trust and/or a Claims Provider Trust is already configured in ADFS according with its metadata entityID? I checked about the Get-ADFSClaimsProviderTrust cmdlet, but ...
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How to give a user access to the Certificate Store on Windows Server 2012?

I've battling an issue for the last couple of days that I cannot seem to resolve. I'm not an administrator although I have some knowledge about some administrative tasks. I have a PowerShell script ...
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Why changes to a windows service configuration is not persisted before/after reboot

I tried to make sensu-client to have a dependency on the RPCSS. It is because if sensu-client starts too early, it cannot connect to the target rabbitmq server. It is probably because the network ...
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Windows Server Administration - which services are safe to run internet facing?

Coming from a Linux background and now having to manage some Windows servers (2008R2 & 2012R2) I'm wondering which services are safe to run directly over the internet. The servers are all internet ...
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Server 2012 Windows Update not working

We have a windows server 2012 box that is hosted remotely. I've been trying to install a security patch and the windows update component appears to be corrupted. The error code i'm getting is ...
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Server 2012, Attempted to Install Certificate Services, now Win-RM is broken

I have two exchange servers, one running Exchange 2007 and one Exchange 2010. On the Exchange 2010 I attempted to install a AD-Certificate role but after installing the role I am unable to run the ...
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WDS and WSUS can not use SMB Shares

I have a WS2012R2 machine with several hard drive setup formatted as NTFS. When I create a share and map that share on a virtual machine where WDS and WSUS are running as drive, on service ...
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Windows Server spamming devices on other subnets on port 445

I have a Windows Server 2012 that every few seconds sends packets destined for port 445 on local IPs on other subnets. The IPs on other subnets it is trying to reach are devices such as VoIP phones, ...
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How to do when rename Domain Name in Active Directory

I installed a DC on Windows Server 2012 R2 over MS Azure. Now I see that the name of the domain what I use, isn´t so good, so I must change it. When I start Start the Active DIrectory users and ...
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IIS | Block execution of files in directory

I am dealing with user uploads via a PHP application. I want to secure the server so no exploits are available to the user, such as uploading a php shell and executing it. I have set it so all ...
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Windows Server 2012 User CAL Remote access [duplicate]

I bought Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and with it 5 User CAL. I was told by the lady support of Microsoft that I would have to install the User CAL within the installation of Operating System. ...
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Are storage pools basically another term for JBOD?

I am reading up on Storage for Windows Server 2012 R2 and I am trying to understand the purpose of Storage Pools. The way they make it sound is that you can create one big expandable ever growing ...
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Windows instance in AWS Auto scaling, Once autoscaling done i should be part of DC

I’m working on windows technologies last few years, but new to cloud environment. What I’m facing is that, I have DC server, under that a Web server both are in windows 2012. I need to auto scale the ...
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How to know when to properly use iSCSI, NFS or SMB?

I have a File Server running Windows Server 2012 R2. It has four 6TB Western Digital RED drives. I want to host my Hyper-V Machines, WSUS (Windows Server Update Service) content and WDS/MDT deploy ISO ...
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IIS 8.5 Import Site Bindings?

Is there a way that I can import a list of bindings for a site in IIS 8.5? I have 160+ bindings to add to one site, all the same IP, and I'd really love to be able to do it non-manually :)
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DNS issue? Currently no logon servers available

While I have read through lots of post that have the same error message, I have not been able to find a solution that works for my situation. I have one server, Windows 2008, that I rebuilt about a ...
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VPN to Windows Server 2012 on ec2 not routing

I have a Windows Server 2012 instance on EC2 so I can VPN into the private network to access machines not exposed via a public IP. I can connect to the Windows Server VPN by its public IP and ...