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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Client computer(Windows 8.1 Pro) unable to connect to a domain(Windows Server 2012)

I am unable to connect a client pc to a domain controller which is a Windows Server 2012 Datacenter. I have tried connecting it : Through the system menu in Control Panel Putting all the ...
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Windows Advanced Firewall - Advanced Rules? [duplicate]

my game server is being DDoS attacked (Windows Server 2012). Probably you would say there is nothing I can do but I don't think so because I can use my dedicated server in a normal way, it's just that ...
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Lost connection to windows server after RAS installation

I think I'm in trouble: I can't connect anymore to my server, which is in another country. I have a server running Windows Server 2012. It's standalone. I only have one Administrator user, and I was ...
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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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Find 0kb files on a hard drive and replacing them with same name file from a different hard drive

Recently installed a new Windows 2012 Essentials server for a client. They had a very old XP system they had been using as a file server. Several weeks after what appeared to be a successful ...
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Mac Host and VMware Fusion Bridged Networking Guest with Incorrect DHCP Client Identifier

System Info: I have four Apple Mac OS X Client host systems (running Yosemite, 10.10.2) bound to an Active Directory domain utilizing a Windows 2012r2 DHCP Server via ethernet - most cabled, one wifi. ...
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Create IPv4 reservation with DUID in Windows Server 2012 DHCP

Can I configure reservations for IPv4 addresses in Windows Server 2012 DHCP for systems which send DHCP requests with a DUID for their client identifier (Option 61)? I have Linux (e.g., Fedora 21) ...
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Performance Dashboards empty in SCOM 2012 R2

Every dashboard was running fine, but after server restarted it's empty https://i.imgur.com/Ya54l1G.png I tried to delete and make it again and tried other options not only this "processor ...
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How do I use a wildcard certificate with SSRS?

I am trying to setup SSRS access via SSL, and I have followed the instructions here; however, I do not receive a clickable url in the Configuration Manager to click on and test. The url shows as ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 doesn't find virtio drivers when installing on KVM

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2012 R2 on a Debian KVM host, but it does not seem to find the drivers. The guest has two drives attached: an install disk and the latest Windows virtio drivers ...
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Connect to a remote pc not working

I have created an RDS Server and I think I have configured everything including certificates (self signed for testing). As I need to test this before handover, I have started testing and I could find ...
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Network Vicinity View doesn't show agent managed PCs

Network Vicinity View in my SCOM only shows other network devices+management server, but does not show any agent managed computers, why is that? Or is it supposed to be like that and i'm missing ...
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Connect to encrypted Windows 2012 samba share on Linux

I have a Windows 2012 samba share set up. When I right click on the share, go to properties, then settings, I have the box checked marked "Encrypt data access" When this box is checked, I cannot ...
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Cannot install .NET 3.5 Security Update KB296825 on Server 2012

I've been trying to install .NET 3.5 Security Update KB296825 on Server 2012 (non R2), but it keeps failing. Here is what I've tried: Tried downloading the package and running manually Tried sfc ...
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How do you manually trigger the first sync for 'Internet Time' in Windows?

When launching a Windows Instance on AWS I'd like to trigger the "Internet Time" to be updated via the command line (powershell or cmd). If I go to "Adjust date/time" and select the "Internet Time" ...
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How do I disable hyper-v from command prompt in server 2012?

In previous versions, I might be able to remove Hyper-V through ServerManagerCmd.exe but this was apparently deprecated in 2012 (it seems it doesn't even exist) or dism /Online /disable-feature ...
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Windows Server 2012 VM can't access other 2012 servers

I have a new Windows Server 2012 DataCenter running on VMWare ESXi 5.1 that can't access shared folders on any other Windows Server 2012. However, this server can ping the servers by hostname and RDP ...
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Cannot configure RD Gateway to RDP through web access

I have a windows server 2012 base ec2-instance. This is joined to a domain. Have installed RDS service, and configured to make it a RD Gateway server. I can nicely access through web also. But I ...
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diskmgmt.msc - Is it possible to script it using powershell or command line?

I have an application which uses the IBM Softlayer API to create a Softlayer server, with two disks. The main disk C: has the Windows (2008R2 or 2012) operating system, and another disk called "Disk ...
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How to add bunch of admin accounts to 20 Windows 2012 servers

Is there a quick way to add bunch of admin accounts to 20+ Windows 2012 servers? It would be way too cumbersome to rdp to each server and add accounts to the local admin group.
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Windows 2012 Server, DNS resolve host for client

I've been looking for way to resolve host name for client on Windows Server 2012, just like if I added it to hosts file of the client workstations running Windows 7/8. In hosts file I would add ...
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Powershell HTTPS not working

I am a bit confused on how to configure certificate for my local host. My scenario is like: We've two windows 2012 servers (not joined in a domain) and I need to execute a powershell script remotely ...
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Cannot configure RD Gateway

I have a windows server 2012 base ec2-instance. This is joined to a domain. Have installed RDS service, but I need to make it a RD Gateway server. I was trying to configure session based desktop ...
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Two Domain Controller in Domain

I want to setup two Domain Controller in my domain. The reasson is that it provide me fault tolerance, if one Domain Controller is down the other is ready to proccess request. I only have 2 windows ...
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New Domain Controller to combine two Domains into one: Domain replication or DNS?

Background We currently have two networks, one in London, and one in Brighton. We use Office 365 for email, Lync and Sharepoint, so there is no Exchange server. Both offices are connected by a VPN. ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 NTFS data deduplication and SVN clients

There seems to be an issue with using SVN on a NTFS deduped volume. To save space on my SSD for some huge development checkouts (> 5 GB each) i enabled data deduplication on the volume. This seems to ...
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Hibernate Windows Azure VM (IAAS)

I am a developer and use an Azure VM for my main development platform. To save the company some money I thought I might shut it down at weekends etc. but often I have many programs etc open that I'd ...
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Windows Server 2012 Inplace upgrade fails

Attempting inplace upgrade of Windows Server 2012 (x64) to R2 (x64) Server is virtual (vmware) ISO downloaded from VLSC Login to Windows run setup.exe Installer quits with the following error (at ...
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Migrating Windows DNS from server to server both 2012

From my understanding if both servers have AD as a DC with DNS, the DNS is migrated automatically. The main server(old one) is a DC but the new one is just a DNS server. So in this case is there a way ...
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Shadow Copies not growing to maximum

I have a 2008R2 and 2012 servers that has been in production for quite some time, running smoothly - I have never paid attention to VSS. Various volumes with Shares are setup to capture shadows ...
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Running IIS and Virtualized SQL Server on same machine

I work for a small organization within the government. We maintain our own Windows Server 2003 web server on the the govt. DMZ. We have to migrate to Windows Server 2008 or 2012 by July. ...
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Hide Network Icon in File Explorer on Server 2012

How can I hide the network icon within Windows Explorer in Windows Server 2012, via group policy? I can do this on 2008R2 using the Windows Explorer "Extra's" settings, but no such setting exists for ...
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An ADDC for the domain could not be contacted

It's not first time I am installing AD server (2012) and connecting client to domain, but yes!! its the first time doing in AWS ec2 instances. The scenario is I have 2 instances, one with AD services ...
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Windows Server 2012 hangs on splash screen during boot

I have a windows server 2012 box that I've rebooted a number of times without issue, but yesterday I reboot to remove a DNS role and now it hangs on the splash screen with the windows logo and the ...
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Setting up software RAID 1 on System Partition

I have a Windows 2012 R2 Essentials box I'm building (should be the same concerns as a Server 2012 or Server 2012 R2 box). I'm attempting to mirror the system disk (identical 750GB SATA drives) but I ...
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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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How can I determine if the Windows Server I'm looking at is using a mutliprocessor capable HAL?

I have a Windows Server 2012 VM that has only been assigned a single core; I'd like to know if the HAL for the machine is multi-core capable before requesting more cores be added to the VM. Is there ...
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Multiple RD web access sites on same RDS web access server?

I have a single Windows 2012 R2 server with all three required roles for RDS. This RDS deployment is strictly for remote apps. We recently acquired Symantec VIP to enable two-factor authentication for ...
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Script to open a webpage or at least hit a web api [closed]

I need to write some kind of script that runs on a windows server that can be scheduled to run throughout a day to open a webpage to a specific address or at least hit an HTTP api it doesn't ...
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System and ntoskrnl.exe taking up all CPU

I have a Windows Server 2012 file server that is hosting .vhdx hard drives for user profiles for Windows Server 2012 RDS. Every few seconds the CPU spikes to 100% on System. Running Process Explorer ...
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Disable driver signature enforcement on AWS (Amazon) server | Windows 2012

I need to disable driver signature enforcement on a Windows 2012 that is running on Amazon AWS. So there is no way for me to get to the server on the restart screen to choose that feature on the ...
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Error creating Storage Pool - Invalid Parameter

I've run in to an issue when trying to create a Storage Pool in Windows Server 2012 R2. I have two 4TB SATA drives and I'm trying to create a pool out of them (intent is to Mirror), but when I've gone ...
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Is it possible to use IKEv2 with domain usernames and passwords on Windows Server 2012 R2?

Instead of certificates, is it possible to use IKEv2 with domain usernames and passwords? If not, what is the most secure VPN protocol in Windows Server 2012 R2 that can be used with domain usernames ...
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Time issue in Windows domain Hyper-V

I ran command on our Domain Controller that has PDC Emulator Role: w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:"0.pool.ntp.org 1.pool.ntp.org 2.pool.ntp.org 3.pool.ntp.org" /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes ...
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Trouble overwritting a locked EXE

Running into an issue that I've been banging my head against for a while now. We use a shared executable located on a network share. It's an in house system and we occasionally update it. Recently we ...
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Server 2012 Backup uses 4x its size on disk [closed]

i am having a problem with one of my server backups. More specifically the disk space it seems to use but shouldnt. The WindowsImageBackup folder for the Server in question is about 600gb which would ...
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Require smart cards for connections to Windows 2012 remote access server

We have a Windows 2012 server accepting VPN connections over SSTP and authenticating them using the Network Policy Server feature on the same server. For client authentication we've set it up to ...
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ASP MVC Applicaiton hangs suddenly in IIS 8.5

We have 3 Servers One is for infrastructure like domain server and 2 servers with an ASP MVC and a webapi site. A maanged load balancer balances the load to server 2 and 3 For many monthes everything ...
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RemoteFx 3d Video Adapter does not appear in Hyper-V R2 2012

Im running Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Hyper-V role. In the Hyper-V configuration, I was able to select the card I want to use with RemoteFX. I made the virtual machine (without installing ...
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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 ...