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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Time problems in a Windows domain

I need some help getting NTP set up correctly on our Windows domain. We have 2 physical servers: Physical Server 1 Domain Controller (DC1) Physical Server 2 (Hyper-V Host) Data 1 (also a Domain ...
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supported .net frameworks on windows server 2012 r2

is it possible to install .net frameworks 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 on windows server 2012 r2? we need a build slave running legacy builds on visual studio 2003/2005 compilers and we'd like to have a single ...
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Why can I not see a Computers GPO in my GPMC? How can I force a GP update without a Computers GPO? [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate. This question is much more detailed than "What is group policy". Mods need to be a little less aggressive around here. I'd like to push out a Windows Firewall: Allow remote ...
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Where do computers/servers in a Windows Domain get their time settings from? [duplicate]

I have 5 Windows Server 2012 servers and around 100 computers in our domain. Recently I noticed that the time on the servers and computers is around 30 seconds fast. Where do servers and computers ...
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Accessing a Windows network folder from the internet

I want to access a network folder on my Windows Server 2012 (which runs in a datacenter and has its own external IP) from the internet. I can access the folder from the local network (using the ...
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Team Foundation Server 2013 trace doesn't work

I'm trying to turn on tracing on my TFS 2013 instance. To do this I'm modifying C:\Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 12.0\Application Tier\Web Services\web.config file like this: ...
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Do you need to plan for Disk failure when using Storage Pools on Azure?

I'm creating a new Storage Pool and Virtual Disk on a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine on Azure. Can I just pick the Simple layout which doesn't account for a single disk failure because none of my ...
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Windows SBS 2008 to Windows Server 2012 migration

I am in the process of upgrading my Windows SBS 2008 server running Exchange, Active Directory and as a File server to Windows Server 2012 essentials. Now I know that Windows Server 2012 essentials ...
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how do I add a group to the Remote Desktop Users group on a local machine from the domain controller?

I'm working with a domain controller (WS 2012 R2) and several client machines (all Win7). I'd like to add a group called Support to the Remote Desktop Users group on every client machine. From looking ...
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VMware Tools for Windows Server 2012 R2 on vSphere 6

I am running a Windows Server 2012 R2 on a VMWare VSphere 6 host. When I try to install the VMWare tools, I get an error message (translated): Install or upgrade VMware Tools was initiated: the ...
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Unable to Run Get-WindowsFeature

I have a Windows 2012 instance running in the Amazon cloud. It's just a test server for an asp.net project and only has the necessary features installed. The problem is the instances is out of disk ...
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Is IIS SFTP natively supported by Windows Server 2012 R2?

Does Windows Server 2012 R2 have native SFTP support? I see a role FTP Server but it doesn't say whether this includes SFTP.
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Run generic Windows Service with affinity for the Primary Replica of an SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group

Is it possible to configure a generic Windows service in a Windows Server Failover Cluster such that the service always runs on the same machine as the Primary Replica (read/write) of an SQL Server ...
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Windows Server as a PPTP Gateway

I have a Windows Server 2012 server at work, which is currently used as a domain controller, and an internet gateway. The current internet connection uses a USB dongle, which appears like a standard ...
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HYPER-V Cluster W2012R2 Can't delete VHDX on CSV

I'm working on a Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-v. I've just done an EXPORT of a Virtual Machine to a CSV Volume to import later. But I hanve't performed the import, and when I went to delete the exported ...
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Issue with RDweb on IE

I am working on RDWeb Access.I have made two servers,both of them are configured for rdweb.Now i am trying to access the weeb feed of server-2 through the RDWeb access application of Server-1.I am ...
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Can I restore a backup made with Windows Server 2008 R2 in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Can I make a backup on Windows Sever 2008 R2 (or 2008) with Windows Server Backup and restore it on Windows Server 2012 R2 (or 2012) with Windows Server Backup?
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Reuse old domain controller IP address

We currently have 2 Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers, and I want to replace one of them with a Server 2012 R2 DC. I also want to reuse the IP address after I demote the old DC. What is the ...
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Sudden login failure on RDS server on Windows 2012

So, my knowledge on Remote desktop services is not so good, but I managed to get it up and running last year, it's been working just fine for eight months. Now today no Remote desktop users can login. ...
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Windows Server 2012, application needs administrative access to open port

How can I grant an application access to listen on one particular port, without running it as Administrator or disabling UAC? Per policy, had to transition from an old server (Windows Server 2003) to ...
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IIS 8 Show Classic ASP Errors in Browser

Browser is showing "500 - Internal server error." (I have turned off "Show Friendly Http Messages". In IIS 8 I have gone to ASP settings and set "Send Errors to Browser = True". I've got simple ...
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Server 2012 site-to-site VPN

Is it safe/viable to connect a Windows Server 2012 to a remote site's router by VPN? We have an existing "head office" that has a hardware VPN-capable router and a SBS 2011 Essentials DC. We have ...
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How to give a user access to the Certificate Store on Windows Server 2012?

I've battling an issue for the last couple of days that I cannot seem to resolve. I'm not an administrator although I have some knowledge about some administrative tasks. I have a PowerShell script ...
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Google Chrome flickering over Remote Desktop (RDP)

I am using Chrome on Windows Server 2012 machine via RDP, but I am noticing a weird issue where Google Chrome will flicker (with black patches). Is this a known issue? Is there any solution?
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Group reservations in Windows Server 2k12 R2 DHCP

I am moving a mixed network from a Linux DHCP server to a Windows 2012 DHCP. Because of some of the applications our Linux users need, we need to specify different DNS servers for Linux and Windows ...
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Are storage pools basically another term for JBOD?

I am reading up on Storage for Windows Server 2012 R2 and I am trying to understand the purpose of Storage Pools. The way they make it sound is that you can create one big expandable ever growing ...
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Raid 1 Hard disk failure - Windows 2012 on HP proliant N54L

We have a domain controller setup on Windows 2012 Standard (not R2). We had two raided hard disks. One has failed. This is on a proliant N54L server. Windows 2012 refuses to boot on Raid 1, ...
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running an old application in remoteapp on windows 2012

I have an old application that I need to install as a remoteapp on windows 2012. See if you install this application natively on Windows8 it needs to have 'XP' compatibility mode enabled and 'run as ...
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PowerShell ftp get won't save on Windows Server

From a Windows Server 2012, using PoweShell, I connect to a remote device through ftp and run get to retrieve a file. The process goes through with no problems but the file doesn't get saved on to my ...
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Windows 2012 Server File Encryption

I am looking for a solution to encrypt directories/files on a Windows 2012 server. Several Excel files will be stored in a share, and I am looking for a solution to encrypt them independently. From ...
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Incorrect CPU count on HP XL230a Gen9

we have an issue with our HP XL230a Gen9 blades where some of the applications are only seeing half of the CPU. On the task manager we see all 56 cores but application are only seeing half of them. We ...
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Trouble with interactive service on Windows Server 2012

I have a service (an old 4D-based application) which has been happily running on Windows Server 2003. With the pending EOL for 2003, I'm trying to migrate to a new 2012R2 host. I set up the service ...
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Is there no easy way to use the Hyper-V Manager remotely?

At my workplace we've been using VMware vSphere as our VM server which uses the vSphere client to connect. Using a simple port forwarding rule on our router we've been able to allow all employees to ...
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Need help using SCHTASKS on Windows Server 2008/2012

I'm executing the following command : schtasks /create /tn "test" /ru system /SC onevent /TR "test" /F /RL HIGHEST /MO "*[System[Provider[@Name='SupportAssistService'] and EventID=900]]" /EC ...
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How to schedule a task to run when the windows server is reboot or shutdown?

I would like to be able to fire a task before a windows server 2012 is reboot or shutdown. I can see task scheduler supports an 'on startup' trigger. Unfortunately there is similar event for reboot ...
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Limited Connection - Network Issue

I'm having issues with a Windows Server 2012 - Dell PowerEdge R300. Every time the server restarts the network adapter gets limited connection and does not work. I have to locally disable the network ...
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server farm configuration for redirect and reroute [duplicate]

I have a windows server 2012 at home and I want to redirect specific requests to different machines in my network. How can I configure, for example, all requests for www.sample01.com to go to ...
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Hyper-V and Windows Failover Cluster Manager - View available resources per node?

I have a Hyper-V host with Failover Cluster Manager and 6 VM nodes (hosts). How can I see how much memory and CPU is allocated per node? I want to know what my available resources are to create more ...
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How can I run a PowerShell script during the specialize pass of a WDS deploy?

I'm setting up Windows Deployment Services (WDS) for Windows Server 2012 unattended deployments using the default boot.wim file found on the install media. I have a PowerShell script that performs ...
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virtual hosts with Apache 2.4 windows

Trying to upgrade the PHP version from 5.3 to 5.5 Environment: Windows 2012 Server, Apache 2.4, PHP 5.5, Upgrading from PHP 5.3 and Apache 2.2 for *MySQL and *Drupal I was able to get the ...
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How to add NT Virtual Machine\Virtual Machines to GPO?

I have a Windows 2012 Server with Hyper-V enabled and a few virtual machines. My current configuration has a few account in the "Log on as a service" list in the domain policies, and sometimes this ...
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Active Directory “Backup User”?

We migrated from SBS 2011 to Windows Server 2012. I have gone through our Active Directory and deleted some SBS 2011 accounts like the SharePoint accounts etc. (we don't have SharePoint on Windows ...
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Windows Update not working on Windows 2012 R2 Standard

I recently inherited the management of a Windows 2012 server at a remote site. I checked Windows Update and it has not been updating since March. When I tell Windows to check for updates, it acts ...
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Access already mapped network drive in PowerShell

I am running a Windows Server 2012 installation inside VMWare Workstation. I have shared folders enabled, so drive Z: is mapped to \\vmware-host. I can correctly access this drive in Explorer (I can ...
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We are able to connect successfully to PPTP VPN (Standard Windows VPN) but once connected, ping through hostnames will not resolve to their IPs

We are able to connect successfully to PPTP VPN (Standard Windows VPN) but once connected, ping through hostnames will not resolve to their IPs. For internal, this is working perfectly. This is only ...
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Check if a Relying Party Trust/Claims Provider Trust is already configured by using the metadata entityID

How can I check if a Relying Party Trust and/or a Claims Provider Trust is already configured in ADFS according with its metadata entityID? I checked about the Get-ADFSClaimsProviderTrust cmdlet, but ...
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Administering Server 2012 with RSAT on Windows 7

The small charity I work for has just purchased Windows Server 2012. We are a small organization with 20 desktop users and 5 laptop users. All the PCs and laptops are Windows 7 Enterprise. From what ...
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Why changes to a windows service configuration is not persisted before/after reboot

I tried to make sensu-client to have a dependency on the RPCSS. It is because if sensu-client starts too early, it cannot connect to the target rabbitmq server. It is probably because the network ...
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Can't run Exchange 2013 EMS installed during 2003-2013 migration

We are migrating a client from Exchange2003 to Exchage2013 (via 2007). We have migrated succesfully from the SBS2011 to a staging server with Windows 2008 R2 & Exchange2007, however on the ...
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Windows Server Administration - which services are safe to run internet facing?

Coming from a Linux background and now having to manage some Windows servers (2008R2 & 2012R2) I'm wondering which services are safe to run directly over the internet. The servers are all internet ...