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 to recover Hyper-V Guest Domain Controller from Stop Error 0xc00002e2

Host is Server 2012 with single Hyper-V guest which is a Domain Controller. When booting the DC it gives a Blue Stop Error: 0xc00002e2 and then reboots. After third reboot it shows a recovery console ...
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Windows Server 2012r2 virtualized domain controller

My work environment contain a single forest with two domains DomainA and DomainB. DomainA contain the following: DC01 holds all FSMO roles for the domain and forest, Global catalog and is forest ...
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Setting up Group Managed Service Account on Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a Windows 2012 R2 domain controller called cox.win.testlab. I have set up a group of hosts where I would like to use a gMSA (Group Managed Service Account). This group is called ...
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Missing SYSVOL and NETLOGON after upgrade from Windows 2003 SBS to 2012 Standard

Today we went from Windows 2003 SBS to Windows Server 2012 Standard. I did the following: Joined 2012 server to the SBS 2003 domain Installed Active Directory Domain Services (aka dcpromo) on the ...
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Windows refuses to add an additional DC

I am trying to add a second DC to my network. It seems to go well: I install AD DS on a second server, I enter my credentials and the domain, and the domain is shown. I choose it, but when I click ...
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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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IPv6 Not Routing Properly

I am setting up a RRAS machine for my personal use and for use by a few of my friends. I am currently using Windows Server 2012; but I have tried this with Windows Server 2008 R2. Both systems ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Hyper-v - VMs experiences slow connectivity on some hours

I have installed hyper-v role on 2012R2. After creating our linux and windows virtual machines we realized that connectivity between VMs are very slow. We fixed it by installing HYPER-V LINUX ...
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Workstations hang on “Change Password” after expired Password

For one of our customers we have configered a maximum password age of 90 days. If those 90 days are over, the users are forced on logon to change their password. This worked fine for the past 9 ...
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IPv6 Client Service

I got a Windows Server 2012 which provides DHCPv4 and DHCPv6. The NIC on the Server got 2 IPv6 addresses. I found out that the second IPv6 comes from the "IPv6 Client Service" which (only the ...
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Server 2012 on Poweredge 2850

I am trying to install Windows Server 2012 onto a Dell Poweredge 2850. I have configured the RAID array and there is a logical disk showing in the PERC 4/DC raid controller interface. Once I get to ...
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“The application pool stops” in an app under Dynamics CRM

I have a problem installing a .NET application on a Windows Server 2012 that has Dynamics CRM installed to the default web site. I guess that the CRM (and a incomplete configuration file for the ...
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Create websites from a csv file and folder permissions

I have a csv file that contains 10 different website configurations. I've created the script below to automate their creation. When I test the script, it runs succesfully, but I'm wondering if this ...
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Re-install ADCS CA Certificate & CRL on Workstation

I installed Active Directory Certificate Services and created a Standalone CA. Everything went fine and it automatically installed the CA certificate and CRL on all my domain workstations. On one of ...
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Link-local address on Hyper-V host

I've thrown myself into learning Hyper-V and Server 2012 over the past week or so, and I'm working on setting up a virtualized WDS/MDT server using Hyper-V. I'm having an issue managing/understanding ...
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Server 2012 Can't Open Any File Shares

I have two VM's of Server 2012 on Azure. From A I can access B via \\10.4.2.6\c$ without issue. Until yesterday I can access B from A via \\10.4.2.4\c$. I can still ping B from A and get a response. ...
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DFS linking to a target folder within another target folder

Windows Server 2012 - Attempting to setup a file server using DFS I have the following scenario: Namespace: \\domain\resources Folder without targets: Files > \\domain\resources\files Folders with ...
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How to block incoming ports using group policy in active directory windows server 2012

We have a domain, and there are some computers in this domain. we applied some many policies like password policy and etc to this domain which makes it easier for us to control the use PC in our ...
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Set minutes for maintenance window in Windows Server 2012?

The current dialogs only allow setting the automatic maintenance window on the hour. My server needs to run unattended polling tasks on the hour as well. I'm not opposed to allowing auto reboots but ...
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Change Key exchange mechanism in IIS 8

We are using RSA key exchange mechanism for SSL certificate. How can I change that to DHE_RSA or ECDHE_RSA? Due to using RSA, we are getting the below warning in chrome Your connection to ...
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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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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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Active Directory: User must change password at next logon prevents users from logging in

When I reset user passwords in Active Directory on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 and check the option User must change password at next logon it prevents users from being able to login. ...
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Powershell - Sort-Objects, list of IP Adresses

I got a /20 network and I want to know all used IP Adresses and their attributes like the MAC, the name and the description plus all free addresses between the used ones so that I got a long list ...
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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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Deleted printers keeps coming back - and multiply

My users are on 2012 R2 RDS Session Host servers. I've used "Deploy Printers" (from Print Manager) to deploy 4 printers. The last week, I've had a lot of problems where users can't print. If I ...
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Simplest setup for Windows 2012 Server and RDP connection limits

I have a virtual Windows 2012 Server instance that is a stand-alone system. I would like to make it possible for 3 people to remotely connect to the server at the same time. What is the simplest way ...
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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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Can I Map a Network Drive on a server to itself (SharePoint Server)?

I'm running a Windows 2012 64bit Server R2, computer name server-01, and I want to map a network drive to a path located on the same server. (This is needed for SharePoint 2013 development.) ...
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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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Turn all traffic to Apache when IIS is off

I have a dedicated server that works on Windows Server 2012. It hosts multiple websites using IIS. I have Apache sever installed on this server too. I need to know how to redirect all the traffic for ...
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MDT Deployment Issue-Driver not loading (i217-LM on MDT)

I have been testing a replacement imaging system to replace our limited Ghost deployment system for a good portion of the last year. We bought a new batch of machines (HP Workstation Z230) which have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Running SpamAssassin as a Windows Service on Server 2012

I am trying to run spamd.exe file which runs the spamassassin for windows, as a windows service. I tried sc create spamassassin binPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\JAM Software\SpamAssassin for ...
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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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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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IIS 8 URL Redirect on site level

I am trying to do a simple 301 perm redirect to another url in IIS 8. The end results would be if i navigated to domain2.com i would end up on domain1.com. We are moving from IIS 6 to a new server ...
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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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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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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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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, ...