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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How was DC restored in windows 2008 before windows 2012 VM generation ID?

Windows server 2012 got this new thing called "VM generation ID" which protects DC restoration from snapshots so it doesn't impair the system (getting new invocation ID and requesting new RID pool ...
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EOL Windows Server 2003. Should I migrate to Windows Server 2012? [closed]

In my environment I have 11 virtual W2k3 servers and I have to decide to migrate them to 2012 or not. None of them are AD server. Two of them are running SQL Server 2005, there are also some apps ...
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In Server 2012, how do I log into the “old” administrator account?

Here's a quick run down of what I did: Installed Windows Server Essentials Experience feature/role Played around with it Uninstalled it Demoted the server as the domain controller Rebooted Now my ...
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Windows Server - Protect websites with AD user

My question is a bit tricky to explain :) We have ASP.NET websites running on Windows Server 2012. Some websites use SqlServer authentication, others use Windows authentication, some don't have any ...
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Would upgrading my server specs make my app faster? [duplicate]

I'm launching a web app, which is currently in beta running on a "Lite" VPN account from my hosting provider. It has 2 cores and 1GB RAM. I have only about 10 users now but Im considering whether I ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Cannot Log In

I have a box running Windows Server 2012. I have been playing with this box for a bit and have two admin accounts set up: administrator and my account. I recently had to change my password due to ...
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cluster aware update remote updating mode on schedule

Trying to fully understand the differences between using CAU in self updating mode and in remote updating mode. In case anything about my post is unclear: Instead of simply closing my question, please ...
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Windows server 2012 Root Enterprise Certification Authority issue certificates only with 2 years validity

I cannot make my Enterprise Root CA issue certificates with an expiration date more than 2 years. I've already set ValidityPeriodUnits and ValidityPeriod register keys with certutil.exe. I've ...
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How to remove Powershell from Windows Server 2012? [closed]

I want to remove Powershell from Windows Server 2012. I have removed it in Windows XP by removing its updates. Also, when I removed Powershell from "Remove Role and Feature" I lost my GUI! Would you ...
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The system cannot find the file specified- Task Scheduler. Win Server 2012

I have batch script file, which should encrypt a file with pgp. I have defined a task in task scheduler to do this, but I am keep receiving the error"The system cannot find the file specified". ...
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NetworkService account access to a shared folder (WinSrv 2012R2)

We have services running under IIS with pool setup to run under NetworkService identity. If the service required access to a shared folder on a remote server, on previous versions of WinServer we just ...
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Access violation at address XXXX in module 'winspool.drv'. Read of address XXXX

I am running a c# application that shells out to a PDF printer and prints documents (roughly a document every second, to different printers). I randomly get these errors being returned from the ...
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Can I Setup a Windows Server 2012 Foundation as an additional DC to an AD domain

We are a small 8 user office already have Windows Server 2012 R2 as a DC. Just bought a 2nd server with Windows Server 2012 Foundation and realized it can not be set up as member server to the ...
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Allow domain account to modify ACL of particular service

I have a windows domain account that I would like to be able to modify the ACL of a particular service. Currently this account is being used to run an installer, and the installer wants to do the ACL ...
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Debugging random SQL login failure from Web Server

This is a very basic level question, but it could really benefit from some extra help in the diagnosis. We have a 2005 SQL Server Named: SERVERNAME-PROD We have a Web Apps Server that's running IIS ...
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How to remove an orphaned Child Domain on Server 2012

I have a domain (working on Server 2012 functional level) and multiple child domains. I'm really stupid and therefore deleted the only domain controller on the child domain before demoting it and ...
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authentication error on WS2012 (trust relationship failed)

Given the following lab setup: HOST1 on Windows Server 2012 R2 (host running Hyper-V, joined test.local domain, static IP) DC1 on Windows Server 2012 (VM under Hyper-V on HOST1, AD and DNS roles, all ...
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HP microserver gen8 - Win server 2012 r2 does not see the internal HD - asks for a driver

I have just taken delivery of the base spec Microserver gen8. I have installed a WD 1Tb drive in slot 1, and the BIOS/RAID controller finds it. However when I come to install Win server 2012 r2 it ...
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DFSR-related WMI info is missing

OS: Server 2012 Core and Server 2012 R2 Core. DFS-Replication is installed and appears healthy. I am using WMI to collect information from DFSR replication members. The queries work on many of the ...
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DFSR fails before initialization. Event ID: 4010, 3006, 2010, 4004

I have a 2 server DFSR configuration where I am attempting to replicate two shares between them. ServerA (2008R2) is the primary and ServerB(2012R2) is the receiver, both are DCs. The RepFolder on ...
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Windows 2012 DNS does not answer queries about zone itself (SOA, NS, A, …)

I have several Windows servers with DNS and AD roles, some are Win2003, some are Win2012. There is an AD-integrated zone example.com that contains an ip 192.0.2.1 for example.com and an ip 203.0.113.1 ...
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How to deny access on files to several groups easily?

Currently I'm working with permissions on files on the network with Windows Server 2012 Active Directory as follows: I set up one domain controller, on the domain controller I create users and groups. ...
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Server 2012 domain controller vm and physical hosts [closed]

I want to try out Server 2012 that is a domain controller running as VM on virtualbox or Hyper V running inside Windows 7. Can I still connect physical hosts to the domain controller AS well as vm ...
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Windows Server: Stopped Services - Logon Failure

I've installed SQL Server and Apache2.4 on Windows Server 2012 R2. I need assign an Active Directory user account (with privileges) to these services for a remote communication with other ...
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Legal hold for file servers

I am to build a new file server with Windows Server 2012R2. The edict being passed my way is basically to have the entire common share on legal hold, so as to retain all file changes. Is throwing a ...
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Unable to connect via RDP to Windows Server instance on AWS EC2

Below is a link to the instructions that allow you to connect to your AWS EC2 virtual private server, for an instance based on a Windows Server template during the AWS EC2 instance wizard. So far, ...
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Google services not working after connecting to VPN [closed]

I'm in China and want to connect to Google services. So I setup a VM on Azure located in US, opened up a L2TP/IPSEC VPN. When I connect the VPN on my phone. I can access YouTube, Bloomberg sites that ...
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How to setup DNS correctly for computers inside a domain?

Suppose we have the following situation: there's one network with a router on which the internet access is configured and this includes the DNS IP's. Then we set up Active Directory on a server on ...
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Difference between running a command through a remote module and Invoke-Command in powershell

I am in the process of trying to clean up some scripts we have and ran into an interesting issue. If I use the following to load a remote module (in this case ActiveDirectory): $cred= Get-Credential ...
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Relationship between domain inside of a network and website domain

I have a doubt regarding the relationship between domains inside of networks and website domains. Websites domain have to be purchased, one goes to one domain registrar, looks to see if the desired ...
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Is there a 'rule of thumb' for installing other software on the Hyper-V host?

Windows Server 2012 R2 w/GUI Still setting up my first host for virtualized servers. The overwhelming guidance is to NOT install anything on the host OS; meaning put the DC & etc. all in VM's. ...
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Can't connect to Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machine in Red Hat 6

I have installed a WS2012R2 virtual machine using KVM on Red Hat, It has a bridge connection, Both (Host and Guest) have public IP addresses, both have internet access, both can ping any ip address or ...
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SChannel errors after enabling SSL on a Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 instance on Azure. For a new website I have ordered a certificate by GlobalSign. After getting the certificates from them I have completed the certificate request in ...
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How to delete scheduled task when it does not appear in menu?

The Windows Server 2012 documentation refers to a Delete action for tasks -- but this does not appear on the Task Schedule actions on my server (and I am not the administrator). When I attempted to ...
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Network scanning scope limited in Windows Server 2012

What I need ?: View all the computers of the network neighborhood (including all network segments, 192.168.1.x , 192.168.2.x , 192.168.3.x , etc) What is my problem ?: When I open network ...
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Is there a quick & easy solution to protect server 2012 against malware?

For a Windows Server 2012 Standard GUI version to support a small IDE Getting malware protection on my 1st server has become a much bigger problem than I imagined it would. My research covered a lot ...
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Access OpenVPN client network from server

I have setup an OpenVPN connection between a Windows 2012 Server and an Debian Linux machine. The windows machine is the server and the linux machine is running openvpn as client. I can ping and ...
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binding issues with multiple web services

We are running a continuous integration server with the following software: Windows Server 2012 (AWS EC2 Instance) TeamCity 9.0.3 Youtrack 6.0 Collabnet Subversion Edge 4.0.14-4110.144 Octopus ...
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How to check who reset the password for a particular user in active directory on a windows server?

I have the details about a user account when it was last modified (a password reset was done). But I would be interested to know who reset the password for this user. Is there any way I can find this ...
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Fingerprint logon with Windows Server 2012 R2

I am trying to let users log onto a Windows Server through thin clients that support USB mapping. I have looked at many guides online and they all say the same thing: Enable the "Windows Biometric ...
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NPS Radius wireless authentication only for domain computers

Is it possibile to setup a Windows NPS role to grant only Domain PC to wireless access? I want to still check for a valid domain user account, but I would like to restrict access only to domain ...
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Win 2012 RDS farm RDWeb access to RDG but not Host servers

I have been scratching my head on this for a few days. I have found some great articles especially the thread started by MojoDk and I have failed dismally in getting this to work. The setup: Server ...
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RD published apps not connecting to remote instance

I have configured RD components in one single server (for my poc) and I have done configuring 2 machines as session host. I have created a collection and in that RDP for a machine is published. When ...
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Select source IP on windows server 2012 with multiple IPs on 1 NIC

I have searched a lot for a solution to this case but I couldn't find any. So, any help would be appreciated. I have a windows server 2012 with 1 NIC having 2 IPs bound to it 37.188.120.8 and ...
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Best way to copy file server 2008 r2 contents to a new 2012 r2 server [closed]

I am making a DR site over the cloud and want to upload all my file server contents in the fast and most suitable way. There are many options like; XCopy Robocopy DFS Replication Third party tools ...
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How can the Windows 7 sees the Windows 2012? [closed]

I have installed a Windows 2012 Standard Server with Active Directory, DHCP and DNS server in Oracle Virtual Box. It has two Network Adapters (Ethernet and Ethernet 2). These Adapters are in same ...
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Centralizing Remote AD DCs?

Background: I'm one of two IT people managing five libraries (all part of the same library system), and each library has been set up with their own AD DC. I'd like to centralize this. I'm assuming I ...
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Disable Start menu new Items highlighting by GPO in Windows 2012 R2

I need to disable the new items highlighting (New items are marked with "New") on Windows 2012 R2 (remote desktops). I tried setting the registry value ...
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How to install SSL Certificate into Service Bus 1.1 on Windows Server

For test cases and evaluation we installed 2 nodes with "Azure Service Bus 1.1" on Windows Server 2012 R2 machines. The installation process installs the https endpoints with a self-signed ...
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Hyper-V virtual machine appears in PowerShell but not in Hyper-V Manager

Im trying to manage my Hyper-V virtual machine in Hyper-V Manager but they are not there. I can configure them in a drop down box but I cannot start them and stop them. If I go to PowerShell and try ...