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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Windows Server 2012 doesn't find RAID array during setup

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2012 to a HP ProLiant 140 DL G3. I've attached two Toshiba SSD drives with 256GB capacity each. I've enabled RAID in the BIOS and, using the built-in Disk Manager ...
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unable to connect to the server by using windows powershell remoting

For learning only, with my Windows Server 2012 R2, I would like to set up RemoteApp. I don't find any help on the web about this error message : "unable to connect to the server by using windows ...
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Samba 4 member server failed to look up domain account in Windows GUI

Sorry for asking such a weird question, but I've been looking up everywhere and found no clue with this. I am using samba 4 as a domain member server, authenticated by Windows 2012 Server. After 2 ...
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Deploying Server 2012 with DNS role using WDS and answer file

I want to deploy an image using WDS on Server 2012. I will be using an answer file for unattended installation with little touch as possible. My answer file works great but I can't get the auto-logon ...
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Windows server - multiple users, same process, folder and files?

Is there a way to set two users to be able to see and manage the same running process on Windows Server 2012 R2? The problem is that there is an administrator account where one server is running, but ...
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Cannot connect to Server 2012 on port 8080

I admin a new server running MS Windows Server 2012 Essentials. The company uses a real-estate application called SoftPro. The SP installers cannot make their app work on the 2012 Essentials server I ...
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Working with an Old Windows Server Client Computer Backup Database

What software can I use to read/restore from an old Client Computer Backups database? Background My Windows Server 2012 Essentials Client Computer Backup database was corrupted. This was causing the ...
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“(503) Server Unavailable” when attempting “Connect to Site” remotely using IIS Manager. Connecting locally using localhost works fine

I am using IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012. I have installed and configured IIS "Management Service". When running "Connect To Site" locally and attempting to connect to a site on the server using ...
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Windows 8.1/ Server 2012r2 Setting Default Browser vis GPO

I have an RDS 2012r2 server currently has Chrome and IE on it. I am having some issues with chrome and want to get a subset of users using IE instead. I have set two registry keys in GPO as below, ...
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Remote Web Access Resources

I have a client who has been using the Remote Web Access in SBS 2011. They had access to each of their domain PC's that were on the same network after logging into the RD Gateway. I'm trying to ...
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Allow Enter-PSSession to work from local systems account

I have a PowerShell script that creates a Windows PowerShell session (PSSession) on a remote server via Enter-PSSession, both servers are not connected to a DOMAIN. This script is called from a ...
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User can't add favorites in IE

I have an interesting issue where an end user using Windows 7 on my Server 2012 domain can't add websites to their Favorites in IE. They get the following error message: They get the same error if ...
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Work Folders that include a shared group folder

I setup Work Folders on Server 2012 and everything is working. However, I do not know how to include a shared folder - like the default company folder - for each users Work Folder. Based on my ...
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Hold printing jobs on Windows Server until a user confirms the job

When sharing a printer using Windows 7 or Windows Server (2008+), is there any way to hold the print job until a user walks up to the print server and confirms their print job in the queue? If there ...
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Icacls works from command line, not from batch file

The OS is Windows server 2012. I am trying to use command icacls C:\folder\targetfile /grant domain\usergroup:(rx) to give permissions on certain file. The command works when executed on command ...
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Administrative Tools Access Denied - Server 2012 R2

A newly built server 2012 R2 domain controller with the latest Windows updates. When I login with my domain admin account I get access denied if I try to access any of the Administrative tools. If I ...
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Why would simply opening a folder from a Mac cause Windows to refresh?

Here's a weird one. We have a printing company with a file server running Windows 2012. (Local user accounts; pretty much a plain vanilla setup.) The folks on the prepress team are using Macs to place ...
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Intermitent Hyper-V Cluster Network connectivity loss - Server 2012 R2

I am running a 3 node Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Hyper-V cluster on three DL560s together with a HP P2000 SAN (FC) and HP 1810-24G v2 Switches. I have been experiencing intermittent network ...
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DAG Exchange 2010 error

I got two exchange 2010 servers with both the following roles (CAS, HUB, MB). Server A (192.168.50.16) is in a different site then server B (192.168.51.16). I have created a DAG with the ip adresses ...
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Is there a simple way to get performance information from a remote Windows 2012 R2 machine via HTTP?

I would like to keep an eye for performance and usage for a Windows 2012 R2 machine I have in AWS. The machine is visible (RDP) from the Internet, and I would like to be able to quickly see the Task ...
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Secure channel trust verification fails

Working on an issue with setting up a trust between two domains with several firewalls in between, and a pinhole routing between two servers in them. newdc.newdomain.com is a 2012 server in a brand ...
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Turn system icons off with GPO or Registry

I need to turn off "Input Indicator" on the taskbar with a GPO or a Registry setting (which will turn into a GPO). It took me quite a while to figure out how to do it in Control Panel, now I have to ...
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How can I optimize IIS warmup on servers with many sites? (E.g. staged warmup.)

Some of our web servers host quite a few sites. In day-to-day events this has not much effect, as all pages are delivered reasonably fast and the server's resources are well-dimensioned. However, ...
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Can't reach iis server via external ip

I am using aws from amazon and I have iis intalled on my server. I have created a test site but I can't reach it using external ip address. It is only reachable throught http://localhost- and ...
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Configure account event auditing with Secedit

I'm currently putting together a number of PS scripts which can be run against a new webserver in order to harden it prior to it being placed in production. One of these scripts will launch secedit ...
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Windows Server Backup not working on scheduled task but working with the “Backup Once”

I'm trying to create Backup Schedule from my local drive on a network share but Windows Server 2012 won't let me. I get the error "The parameters are incorrect". When I try the "Backup Once" with all ...
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Windows XP SP 3 Double Sign On to RDS

I have a bunch of Windows XP SP 3 clients that need to logon to a Windows Server 2012 RDS. They get prompted to sign on when using an RDP icon. It then closes, and they have to sign on again. The ...
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w2012 file server. Deleted folder reappears and can't be deleted

On a windows 2012 R2 File Server when clients app removes a folder it reappears with access denied. I can browse to the folder which contains the inaccessible folder, I can run dir command and see it. ...
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AD Roaming Profiles via VPN not synchronizing

I want to create local Client-VMs (Windows 8.1) for our developers. These should connect to our VPN and login on our AD server (Windows Server 2012 R2). I'm using serverside profiles for this so that ...
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DFS replication is only working one way

We have 2 servers connected over a VPN. Each can access the other server using the name of the server. Replication works in one direction (domain controller to file server) but the file server does ...
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Domain attached file server not authenticating with DC

I have 2 servers: Domain controller (Windows server 2012 std) - 192.168.1.2 Name dcsrv01 File server (Windows server 2012 std) - 192.168.2.2 Name fsrv01 The file server is domain attached. The two ...
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Why isn't sql server using all of the available memory

I Have SQL server 2012 standard 64bit with 64GB RAM and 40 CPU cores. In the server properties, I can see that all the RAM is listed in the memory field on the general tab. Underneath the Memory tab, ...
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Using Windows Server 2012 CA to provide internal certificates

I want to use Windows AD CS in order to provide any web interface internal to my company with SSL encryption and trust certification. What I want is to make the HTTPS interfaces of webapps, switches ...
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DFS synchronisation over slow internet connection

I am configuring DFS replication on 2 servers connected over a VPN. The VPN is over a ADSL line with 0.06mb upload speed. server1 - 192.168.1.2 server2 - 192.168.2.2 Both servers can see each other ...
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Tivoli storage manager installation. The system does not meet the recommended memory requirement

I have Windows server 2012 and I want to install Tivoli storage management server. My first attempt to install it gave me an error that: "The system does not meet the recommended memory ...
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Windows 2012 R2 - RDP properties?

Where did the Remote Desktop Services properties go in 2012 R2? In 2008 R2, we had the RDP-TCP connections properties... where did all that go in 2012 R2?
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In a VMware environment, is it possible to move a Windows Disk from one VM guest to another?

I have VMware server with Windows SBS server VM guest. It has a C: drive and a D: drive. The D: drive is a separate disk in the VM guest settings. We would like to migrate this to a new Windows 2012 ...
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How to change windows time server on windows server 2012?

In windows computer, system is using "time.windows.com" to sync the time. I need o modify the time server for windows user on its logon and want to enforce using group policy. Case: we have windows ...
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Disabling Language Bar on Server 2012 R2

I need to disable the language bar on Windows Server 2012R2 for some reason and what I've found online does not seem to solve it for me. I've started looking at Win8 solutions to this thinking that it ...
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VMWare 4.0 - Adding LUN from Server2012R2 iSCSI Target - Capacity 2TB, Available 102.40GB?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 hosting some iSCSI targets/LUNs from a local raided JBOD via Virtual Disks. I have created a thin provisioned 2TB VHDX in Windows and have added the target to VMWare. ...
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Slow serving of static files with IIS 8

We're hosting an ASP.Net MVC web app on Windows Server 2012, which runs over HTTPS. Most of the time everything is nice and fast, but we've noticed that about 1 in 50 requests for static files (e.g. ...
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Does using the same drive letter for DFS replication on Windows Server 2012 R2 cause any known issues?

We're working with consultants on a large DFS replication project and we experienced a significant loss of data during the initial replication. While trying to identify what happened the consultant ...
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Avoid logout at Remote Desktop Sessions

I am not using a Terminal Server and thus I have no Remote Desktop Services installed since it needs a license which I haven't got. I want to know whether there is another way to solve my following ...
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Merging multiiple domains with the same existing domain name (office.local)

I am working with a new client who has 5 offices and four of which have a single domain controller with the name of OFFICE.LOCAL and another one with the domain controller DENTAL.LOCAL. Oh and all of ...
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Work Folders - Sync Shares not creating

I am banging my head against the wall! I can't figure this out and my Google-FU is lacking, or no one has run into a similar situation and posted about it. I am attempting to configure Work Folders, ...
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SSTP VPN stops working unless certificate is reinstalled

Any ideas why this may be? It sas happened on 2 separate Windows Servers. A 10 year certificate was installed, and yet both VPNs stopped connecting after a few weeks/months. A simple reinstall of the ...
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HyperDuo Not Caching

I have purchased a SATA Controller featuring Marvell HyperDuo. However for some reason I am unable to select the ProgramData folder for Caching. I cannot find any references as to why and have not ...
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File Changelog Generation Windows Server 2012

I am wondering if anyone might know a way I could set up the automatic generation of a file changelog in a directory in windows server 2012. We have a collection of word, excell, and pdf files that I ...
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Windows SRV2012 : gpEvent_NO_NETWORK

For an unknow reason, a computer on my Active Directory domain display an error when I try to execute the gpudate ( and gpupdate /force ) command as Administrator. The domain controler and the ...
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Processes surviving Windows VM reboots?

Summary: A long-running virtual Windows Server 2012 system this weekend became very slow; from remote we did Restart-Computer -ComputerName xyzzy -Force, which succeeded by all accounts; except that ...