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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Access denied while executing NANT task “exec sc”

Im confused. I have Windows Server 2012 R2 and two users "administrator and user1". The "user1" is ment to run some services (services are configured to run under this user) and the services work via ...
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'Cannot get role and feature data' - Roles no longer showing

I have a server running Windows Server 2012 with AD DS, DNS, WSUS, and a couple of other roles configured on it. I logged into the server and the server manager does not show the device roles that it ...
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Invisible IPv6 addesses in DHCPv6

A Windows Server 2012R2 provides DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 for the complete network. I wanted to add some reservations for DHCPv6 but the Server responses an error that there's already a Client with the same ...
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WSUS clients can't find updates

I've installed WSUS on a Windows server 2012 R2 and configured the workstations and clients via Group Policy to install updates automatically from WSUS. The servers are detected by WSUS and report to ...
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Can't access Azure VM via RDP any more

I set up an Windows Server VM on Azure last year and after having not logged in for a couple of months I tried to log in recently and strangely it told me my password was incorrect. I proceeded to ...
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Need clearer instructions on using .admx group policy templates

I have a Windows Server 2008 domain controller running group policy for our domain. Recently we started adding some Windows Server 2012 servers to the domain and some of the group policy settings do ...
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Apache 2.4 in Windows send incomplete files

I have an Apache 2.4.10 in Windows 2012 that sends incomplete files. Similar to the issue reported in (Apache 2.4 on Windows 2008 large file downloads are corrupt), there are no entries in the error ...
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Moving Service Accounts to a new OU

I just want to double check before possibly breaking something. I want to move the majority of created service accounts in AD to another OU (doing a clean up). I understand Exchange service accounts ...
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Addressing built-in groups and local policies in Windows independently of localized names

Recently I saw an application failing to do certain check/manipulation with built-in groups/local policies on localized version of Windows Server 2012 R2 (French, German). In localized versions of ...
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Why can't diskpart clean my disk?

I have a Hyper-V Core Server 2012 R2 with the following disks: Disk 0: SSD C:\SSD (mount point to Disk 1) Disk 1: HDD C:\ (boot drive) Disk 2: RAID-5 (not mounted) Disk 3: RAID-0 ...
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Recursive query on Windows Server automation?

We have a bunch of 2008-2012 HyperV hosts who have Windows Server domain controllers (2008 DC level, 2008 and 2012 servers across different unrelated sites). Occasionally, when the DC guest comes up ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 VPN - connects to network but cannot access server

I've configured Windows Server 2012 R2 SSTP VPN and for the most part it appears to be functioning normally. The remote machine connects, is allocated an IP address in the LAN, and has access to ...
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Can you use powershell to “spin up” new VM instances

Learning powershell and working on creating VMs with Hyper-v. I was wondering is there a way or an ideal way to go about installing/setting up guest operating systems as well with it? So far the only ...
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Robocopy - Share to Share copy over network - Files did not end up in the expected location

A client of mine recently got a new Windows 2012 server to replace an old Windows XP Professional computer we were using as a file server. Everything appeared to be copying fine, I stored a log file ...
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IIS Exceptions throw debugger prompt on console and hang all IIS web sites

We have a win2012 server that hosts several web sites. One of them (don't know which!) seems to have an issue, and when I am logged in to the server via rdp, there is a prompt to start a debugger ...
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How do you properly do Disaster Recovery for a file server?

We are currently working on implementing a DR strategy for a windows file server. We have ruled out Storage Replication because it is a preview feature, and Failover Clustering is designed for ...
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Windows Server 2012 Port Forward for Specifc Host

I am trying to have a specific host be redirected to another port when trying to access a service on port 80. So, when the client (192.168.1.22) requests a connection to the server (192.168.1.10) on ...
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Nginx reverse proxy without SSL termination

I'm trying to set up Microsoft Remote Desktop Web Services on a Windows 2k12 server. This is fully functional, however I would like (need to) put a reverse proxy (Nginx) in front of it. I only have ...
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Windows Desired State Configuration / DSC: Is there a simple, “flat” way to use them?

The articles all discuss staging, packaging and a bunch of infrastructure aspects. Is it possible to just run the scripts, either locally, or (preferable!) against a remote server? E.g. ...
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Windows server 2012 Standard License on Windows Server 2012 R2 [duplicate]

We have a windows server 2012 R2 installed on one of our server and need to activate it i have just checked with the system administrator according to him Windows server 2012 Standard license/ Windows ...
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SSTP VPN connection errors

We're testing an Amazon EC2 server for a cloud application server and I'm trying to configure VPN access to it. I've read that PPTP cannot be used due to the blocking of GRE port 47 and that the best ...
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Domain Controller, Windows 2012, Computer policy could not be updated successfully

I have issue with DC cant update computer policy PS C:\Windows\system32> .\gpupdate.exe /force Updating policy... Computer policy could not be updated successfully. The following errors were ...
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Trouble with File Server storing user profile data

I am having trouble with a newly added file server which does not seem to be storing roaming user profile data. I have built the network with a domain controller and I have recently added a File ...
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Azure backup folder exclusion

I tried to find a way to do it, but I am not sure if it's possible or not. Using Recovery services on Azure, I installed the Microsoft Azure Backup Agent on an IIS server. We have multiple websites ...
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Video Streaming Fails on IIS 8

I am using FastCGI with IIS 8 on windows-server 2012. The server is hosting a Django based website. The website works fine until I stream the videos (which are saved in the media folder on the server ...
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Windows 2008/2012 Server restrict users to specific site(s) [duplicate]

I have a windows server 2012 R2 and also a 2008 server and am looking to add several websites to this one server. But several of these will need password protected folders within these sites. At the ...
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Windows Server 2012 time keeps setting itself 12 minutes ahead

Our Active Directory server has a problem whereby the time keeps setting itself 12 minutes ahead of the real time. This causes authentication issues on the network. I have tried syncing to an ...
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AD FS and DC on same Server

i have to connect AD with Azure AD but we have a 2008 r2 server and wwe don`t want to upgrade the server to 2012 r2. Is it possible to have the domain controller and the ADFS server on the same ...
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Can GPO templates in Server 2012R2 manage Win8.1 Win10 & Server 2012R2?

We just upgraded our DC to server 2012 R2 and testing Win8.1 / Win10 / Server 2012R2 with it. Just wondering that if the native admin templates in 2012R2's GPO can manage all win8.1/Win10/2012r2? or ...
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Windows Server 2012 as web server with user authentication - VL/SPLA - is it legal? [duplicate]

I've been wrapping my head around the topic for a few days now and the more I read the less I understand. Question 1: If I purchase a license for Windows 2012 Server (either ...
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Using NIC Teaming on Windows Server 2012 with 2 separate Networks

I am trying to set up NIC Teaming on my Windows Server 2012 which has two incoming connections from different ISPs (ISP A and ISP B) on 2 NICs on the server. Internally I have configured the 1st NIC ...
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Windows Server Failover Clustering with two servers

I was going to create a Windows Server Failover Cluster, in order to set up MS SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups. As a prerequisite of failover clustering, I've created and configured an ...
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Need redundant IIS server

So I've been tasked with coming up with a solution in case our front end Web server goes down. Its running on a VM, Windows Server 2012. On the backend we're running a Cassandra cluster, which ...
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Using Powershell to update users home directory

I am trying to change the home directory path to a bunch of users. I wrote a script in Ppowershell which should change the path the username like so: \\serverName\shareName\$_.SamAccountName The ...
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Why Hyper v 2012 server does not show up MMC option

I have remotely logged on to a Hyper V 2012 server which is in domain from a windows 2012 server through remote desktop connection and after login the first thing which was configured to run ...
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Accessing local groups remotly for a Windows Fileshare where user accounts are on an AD

I am asking this question with almost no knowledge of Windows and Active Directory. I have a Windows Server (2012), that I am using as a file server (FILE01.domain.tld). There are some local groups ...
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Server 2008 R2 > 2012 Migration

I am pretty new to windows server so please bare with me, i am looking to upgrade our current small server from server 2008 rs to windows server 2012 essentials, however we are only using one server ...
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2008 GPO not replicating on 2012 server

I have a Windows Server 2012 system and the domain controller is running Windows Server 2008. The domain controller also hosts the domain group policy. Most of the settings have replicated to the ...
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IPv6 issues with Server 2012

We have a Windows Server 2012 domain. The server acts as our DHCP and DNS. About 2 weeks ago, Comcast changed something in their router I believe, enabling IPv6. Since IPv6 was never initially set up ...
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Administrator can access all mailboxes - how can I stop it?

At our organisation the DOMAIN\Administrator account can access all mailboxes i.e. log in to Outlook Web Access as DOMAIN\Administrator and then open another mailbox and that users mailbox appears. I ...
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Is Easy Print working on my Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS server

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 server with the Remote Desktop Services role and I'm working on getting printer redirection working. My users are in remote locations from the server and I want their ...
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Cannot create new user account Windows Server 2012

I created a Windows Domain account that works on MYDOMAIN. All computers attached to MYDOMAIN can use the credentials I have created for log on except for one. On PROBLEMSERVER01 when I try to log ...
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Windows Server - PerfNet event 2004

I´m using a SharePoint 2013 on a WS 2012 R2 Server. Everything is ok except for one error: Error PefNet Event 2004 Message: Unable to open the Server service performance object. The first four ...
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Disable Internet Explorer 11 browser location website redirection

On Windows Server 2012 R2 how do I stop Internet Explorer 11 from redirecting google.com to google.ie and any other sites as well? The server happens to be located in Ireland as it is running on AWS, ...
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Lockdown Mozilla Thunderbird on Windows Remote Desktop Services

I've installed Mozilla Thunderbird 31.3.0 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 which has the Remote Desktop Services role. I want to configure the Thunderbird program and set each user's email account etc and ...
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Why is SCCM 2012 R2 is pushing client to devices without being configured to do so?

As far as I know there are only three ways to install the SCCM client on devices: 1) Client push settings within SCCM 2) Group Policy 3) Standalone installation After enabling GPO to allow ...
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How to fallback to out-of-site login server - ActiveDirectory

I pretty much spend all of my time on Linux\Networking however I am trying to set up a multi-site AD configuration. There is no root site or anything like that, I simply have two DCs in SiteA and one ...
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How do I configure the Hyper-V virtual switch to share internet without bridging on the host machine?

I'm setting up windows deployment services for LiteTouch Deployments in my home but what I realized was that if I take my actual LAN NIC that is connected to the internet and bridge it to the Hyper-V ...
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Broken activation of Windows Server 2012 [duplicate]

I inherited non-activated Windows Server 2012 Standard. So I purchased retail version "OEM Win Svr Std 2012 R2 x64 CZ 1pk DVD 2CPU / 2VM" and tried to activate it with product key. With this key, I ...
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User Account Not Listed in Gateway / or expecting IP address?

I’m trying to connect to my first VM that I've created on Azure. These are the steps I went through: When trying to connect I get this screen: It correctly lists the remote computer address ...