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 Small Business Server 2003 SP2 upgrade plan

I support a non-profit organization running a SBS 2003 SP2 (x86) server. Apparently, SBS 2003 SP2 will be end-of-life some time in 2014. Should I be quite insistent that they upgrade the server OS ...
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Mapped Drive by OU

I want to implement a mapped drive which is hidden/exposed based on the OU of the user. I have a working version of this in one environment (Windows 2008R2; created by someone else), and I am trying ...
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Domain Admin cannot make changes to Windows Server 2012

In our windows domain I am the Domain Administrator. I log into my servers with my domain administrator account via Remote Desktop. Now, I just installed Windows Server 2012 and am working in it via ...
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Setting up gateway on different subnet than IP address

My provider has a (stupid) setup where the IP address for the gateway is on a totally different IP range than the assigned IP address. They insist on doing this for whatever reason. I'm trying to get ...
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Remove Server 2012 Remote Access Server

My IT director was walking me through setting up a Server 2012 VPN/RA server. We did not do this in our test environment, and now I would like to remove it. I know that when installing this server it ...
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MDT Domain Deployment Security

I have the following under RULES for under the properties window for deployment: JoinDomain=MYDOMAIN DomainAdmin=MYID DomainAdminDomain=MYDOMAIN DomainAdminPassword=MYPW Is it safe to add the main ...
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Slow disks but lots of RAM - optimization tips?

I have a Windows Server 2012 with rather slow hard-drives BUT with a lot of RAM and I can't change that (it's an Amazon EC2 actually). What can I do to optimize performance? I have 16 GB of physical ...
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How do -RetentionDays and -MaximumSize parameters work in Limit-EventLog in PowerShell?

I want to increase the size of the Windows Application Log using Powershell and intend to use Limit-EventLog. I must keep at least 7 days of logs and have plenty of disk space (at least up to the 4GB ...
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RDS 2012 R2: Connection broker (or gateway) not working properly

Here's my network... (Link to network diagram: http://i.stack.imgur.com/F9gTF.png) I have three RDSH servers - SVRDS1, SVRDS2 and SVRDS3. My Connection Broker is located on a separate box SVPDC1. ...
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Deploy RDWeb on a non-default website

I have a public website and a private site set up like below: Public site: samplesite.com (http) Private site: my.samplesite.com (https) I'm trying to use RDWeb to enable users to change Active ...
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Service running over network : Windows cannot access the file for one of the following reasons…appears once per day, How to troubleshoot?

Our prod. setup is one web server, one sql server and one application server. On application server we have services installed which located one the sql server. We never had problems accessing the ...
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ODBCs by Application

I am familiar with ODBCs by system (system DSNs) and ODBCs by user (user DNSs). I want to have ODBCs by application. I want to limit the ODBC connections available to a specific application, GP ...
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rdesktop to windows server 2012 from ubuntu

I have a client machine running ubuntu, and I have a windows server 2012 that I connect to using rdesktop. I need to copy a file from my client machine to the server. I tried sharing a directory like ...
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Windows Server 2012r2 black screen after bootup logo

We had a recent power outtage and our VM hosts went down, today I see that the SQL VM which is running Server 2012r2 boots up, we see the Windows logo and then a black screen. I am unable to ...
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V2P of a domain controller?

I work in an environment where the amount of paperwork I have to do to stand up a single server in boundless. That being said I'm standing up two new 2012 R2 Domain Controllers. One is to be a virtual ...
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Prevent RD users from storing password in WebAccess (RdWeb)?

When my users opens RdWeb (eg. from home) and enter their credentials, then they are presented with this dialog... How can I prevent them from storing their password?
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Display add user screen in Windows Server OOBE

I am currently making system images for deployment to our production hardware. I am creating both 32-bit Windows Standard 8 Embedded and 64-bit Windows Server 2012 images. What I am trying to do is ...
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Routing and Remote Access Preventing Hyper-V VM shutdown

I have a Windows Server 2012 domain controller with Routing and Remote Access as well as Hyper-V installed. When I try to shut down a Hyper-V VM, the VM goes into the stopping state and never actually ...
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What is the minimum version of RDP supported by Server 2012 RDS?

We have Windows Server 2012 Standard as a remote desktop server, and older legacy thin clients cannot connect to it. Is there guidance that indicates the minimum required version of RDP to connect to ...
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Adobe PDF networking error

I have several users on a 2012 RDS server that access a PDF from a Server 2012 windows file server. This PDF has many fillable fields like Name: with an empty text box next to it. Sometimes when the ...
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Server 2012 loses network connection ESXi 5.1

We have a Windows 2012 (VMware tools version 9.0 build 782409) server running on a ESXi 5.1 build 786111 host that has been losing connectivity recently and so far only a reboot has restored it. So ...
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Shutdown clients when no one is logged in at a specified time

At our company, the people stop working at 7PM. At 8PM we run a scheduled task with GPO to warn the logged-in user that the computer is going to shutdown. This works fine. When no one is logged-in ...
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server 2012r2: Cannot add-pssnapin windows.serverbackup

I am trying to run powershell script for backups on Server 2012 R2. I Have installed Windows server Backup feature but when try to execute Add-PsSnapin Windows.ServerBackup  I am getting error ...
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Configure custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server 2012?

I have been trying to get an installation of Remote Desktop Services deployed using Server 2012. I have now run into a problem where I need to use a certificate other than the self-signed cert from ...
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Win2012R2 RDS Host Session - how do I prevent external access for some users?

I've set up a Win2012R2 RDS Session Host farm. Only some users must be allowed to log on outside our network (external) while everybody must be allowed to logon on internal network. How can I do ...
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RDS 2012 R2: Broker HA round-robin-name fails

I have these servers... Name : DC1 Roles: PDC, File/Print, RD License, SQL 2012 Name : DC2 Roles: BDC, RD Webaccess Name : SVRDS1 Roles: RD Broker (primary), RD Host session Name : SVRDS2 Roles: ...
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Connect Windows clients to a Windows Server 2012 [closed]

My company has switched to a Windows 2012 Server recently, and we faced domains for the first time ever (we were using workgroups prior to this change, with a plain old Windows XP serving some shared ...
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Installing Exchange Server 2013 Filtering Management Service Error 2201

I'm currently trying to install Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 on a Windows Server 2012 x64 machine. The setup goes smoothly until the step "Mailbox role: Transport service". There, the setup hangs ...
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Hyper-V Reporting Wrong Uptime

I am having an issue whereby Hyper-V Manager does not report the correct uptime for some of our Virtual Machines. I had started all the Virtual machines minutes apart but on the Hyper-V Manager there ...
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How do I go about upgrading existing Azure VM with Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2?

Specifically for Azure VM. What is the recommended way to upgrade from Server 2012 VM to Server 2012 R2 on the same VM? I prefer not to have to create a new 2012 R2 VM and really rather upgrade my ...
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WDS not working after adding VLANs to the Server using Broadcom Suite 4

I've got a very strange problem with Windows Server 2008R2 and 2012 I have two (unconnected) locations where I have similar problems: I had a working Windows AD domain in both locations with a WDS ...
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While using Offline Files users cannot rename files when changing case only

I recently setup some new computers (running Win8.1) for the staff here. These machines use folder redirection (as we always have) with Offline Files sync. I have not traditionally used Offline Files ...
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Why did my Windows Server 2012 R2 timezone change overnight?

When I logged into my workstation this morning, the timezone had been changed from Eastern to Pacific. In the event viewer I see the following three events, all at 4:12:15 AM. It looks like the ...
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Move roaming profile user from 2008 to 2012 on new domain; logon and permission issues

I have an older server 2008 machine with domain old.local. I created a new server (2012 R2), promoted to dc and created the domain new.local. I set up a share for user folders Users$. I moved a ...
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Task Scheduler just decides it doesn't want to run a task anymore

I set up a task in Server 2012 to run a script every weekday. It will work for anywhere from a few weeks to a few days, then just not even try to run it anymore. Status: Ready Triggers: At 7:30 AM ...
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Windows Server 2012 issues configuring 8TB raid array

I've just restored an image of our default server config on a DELL R710 with a H700 raid controller. The controller has a single raid 5 array of 5*2TB disk + 1 Hotspare. Windows boots just fine, but ...
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Windows Server 2012 upgrade to R2 no logon servers available [closed]

This is a VM running on ESXi 5.1 It was running Windows server 2012 and I upgraded in place to 2012 R2 It was being used primarily as a Remote Desktop Gateway I ran the update, did some upgrades as ...
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Slow data transfer between Server 2012 and Windows XP/7 Clients

I've installed a new Dell PowerEdge R720 server at a small company which eight workstations. It is running Windows Server 2012 Standard. I've then installed Hyper-V (role) onto the server and created ...
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Remote Desktop + Windows Server 2012 + Connect using host name results in “The user account is currently disabled and cannot be used”

The server is just a simple IIS box - no AD DS or anything else, running Windows Server 2012 with the latest updates applied. If I RDC to my server using the IP address it connects without a problem. ...
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How can I map a network drive from another domain?

I am using terminal-service server with Windows Server 2012 and we have two terminal servers share trough NLB, users connect to a terminal in the DOMAIN1 domain with Remote Desktop Connection (see ...
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Renew custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server 2012 in Remote Administration mode

A couple of years ago I read this article (Configure custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server 2012 in Remote Administration mode - Configure custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server ...
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Does a Windows Server 2012 FRSM auto-applied quota at a root folder mean the root folder has a cumulative quota equal to all subfolder quotas?

I've done some reading on TechNet and run a few searches for this answer, but so far haven't found anything. I have a root folder with 9 subfolders, and I assigned an auto apply template to the root ...
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Export Windows Server configuration to powershell script?

I'm looking for a way to export role/feature configuration to a scriptfile, like powershell. Lets say you've installed the DHCP-Role. You configure the scopes, reservations and all that stuff you ...
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Hyper-V 2012 host caching half the RAM

We have a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host that has 32 GB of RAM running two Server 2012 VM's. The machines have dynamic memory enabled, but combined are only using 17 - 17.5 GB. We received an alert ...
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cannot login to domain - kerberos issue?

We cannot login as domain admin on one server but can on others. When I looked at Active Directory, I can see that the computer object doesn't exist for the server we can't login to. There is, however ...
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Win 2012 RDS farm not accessible for external clients

External clients can't access my RDS farm - here's what I've set up: (all servers are Win 2012 R2 and clients are Win 8.1) Server: PDC1 ip: 10.0.0.2 roles: file, print, sql 2012, dhcp, dns, RD ...
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Windows Server 2012: How to activate network discovery in GPO?

I use terminal-server Windows Server 2012 and I need to create a map drive GPO, but it doesn't take effect and I think it might be because I nee to activate network discovery. How to enable network ...
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How to synchronize applications between two terminal-service servers?

We have two terminal-service server and we use Network Load Balancing (NLB) to cluster this two terminal-service servers together. We need to have the same applications installed on the two servers, ...
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How can I prevent a second network interface from updating DNS with its IP address?

Recently I added a second network interface to my Domain Controller, and assigned a private subnet to provide a iSCSI volume for backups, but the IP address from this interface is being propagated to ...
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AD LDS service account as local admin to allow SSL connection?

I am installing Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS, aka ADAM) on a Windows 2012 vm. After finally getting the configuration of the directory and synchronization handled, I am now ...