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: Stopped Services - Logon Failure

I've installed SQL Server and Apache2.4 on Windows Server 2012 R2. I need assign an Active Directory user account (with privileges) to these services for a remote communication with other ...
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Legal hold for file servers

I am to build a new file server with Windows Server 2012R2. The edict being passed my way is basically to have the entire common share on legal hold, so as to retain all file changes. Is throwing a ...
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RDS, 2012 Connection Broker and 20008R2 Session Hosts

I'm trying to install a new RDS-farm with session hosts in 2008R2 and the connection broker with 2012 and I can't find any information at all on this. Servers: RDCB01, Connection Broker and Session ...
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Google services not working after connecting to VPN [closed]

I'm in China and want to connect to Google services. So I setup a VM on Azure located in US, opened up a L2TP/IPSEC VPN. When I connect the VPN on my phone. I can access YouTube, Bloomberg sites that ...
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How to setup DNS correctly for computers inside a domain?

Suppose we have the following situation: there's one network with a router on which the internet access is configured and this includes the DNS IP's. Then we set up Active Directory on a server on ...
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Difference between running a command through a remote module and Invoke-Command in powershell

I am in the process of trying to clean up some scripts we have and ran into an interesting issue. If I use the following to load a remote module (in this case ActiveDirectory): $cred= Get-Credential ...
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Relationship between domain inside of a network and website domain

I have a doubt regarding the relationship between domains inside of networks and website domains. Websites domain have to be purchased, one goes to one domain registrar, looks to see if the desired ...
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Can't connect to Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machine in Red Hat 6

I have installed a WS2012R2 virtual machine using KVM on Red Hat, It has a bridge connection, Both (Host and Guest) have public IP addresses, both have internet access, both can ping any ip address or ...
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Windows Server 2012 : Selected server has pending reboots and does not clear when rebooted

Similar to the issue here, I am blocked from Deploying what used to be called Terminal Server, and is now (confusingly) called a "Session Based Desktop Deployment" scenario within the context of the ...
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Replication not working on DC

I am getting the following error (4612) on my secondary and tertiary DCs: The DFS Replication service initialized SYSVOL at local path C:\Windows\SYSVOL\domain and is waiting to perform initial ...
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RD published apps not connecting to remote instance

I have configured RD components in one single server (for my poc) and I have done configuring 2 machines as session host. I have created a collection and in that RDP for a machine is published. When ...
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The Signin Name Displayed Does Not Actually Exist In Windows Server 2012

I'm doing some tests with a domain join script/program (which also does profile mapping), which means that I've been repeatedly joining/unjoining this test server to the domain (and in the process ...
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How to delete scheduled task when it does not appear in menu?

The Windows Server 2012 documentation refers to a Delete action for tasks -- but this does not appear on the Task Schedule actions on my server (and I am not the administrator). When I attempted to ...
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Windows Server 2012 restarts because lsass.exe terminates unexpectedly [closed]

The server reboots periodically and after checking Event Viewer for events with ID 1074 (shutdown) I find this; The process wininit.exe has initiated the restart of computer *********** on behalf of ...
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Access OpenVPN client network from server

I have setup an OpenVPN connection between a Windows 2012 Server and an Debian Linux machine. The windows machine is the server and the linux machine is running openvpn as client. I can ping and ...
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Disabling Windows Device Setup Manager Service

I have a Windows 2012 server that is running SQL and therefore doesn't have any internet connectivity at all (only access to the domain network). I have it configured to receive updates via a WSUS ...
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Network scanning scope limited in Windows Server 2012

What I need ?: View all the computers of the network neighborhood (including all network segments, 192.168.1.x , 192.168.2.x , 192.168.3.x , etc) What is my problem ?: When I open network ...
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Can't access Azure VM via RDP any more

I set up an Windows Server VM on Azure last year and after having not logged in for a couple of months I tried to log in recently and strangely it told me my password was incorrect. I proceeded to ...
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Fingerprint logon with Windows Server 2012 R2

I am trying to let users log onto a Windows Server through thin clients that support USB mapping. I have looked at many guides online and they all say the same thing: Enable the "Windows Biometric ...
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NPS Radius wireless authentication only for domain computers

Is it possibile to setup a Windows NPS role to grant only Domain PC to wireless access? I want to still check for a valid domain user account, but I would like to restrict access only to domain ...
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Win 2012 RDS farm RDWeb access to RDG but not Host servers

I have been scratching my head on this for a few days. I have found some great articles especially the thread started by MojoDk and I have failed dismally in getting this to work. The setup: Server ...
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Potential problems with virtual drive larger than 2tb?

We are setting up a server for a client of ours which is using an Intel raid controller with 4 x WD 4TB RE drives configured for RAID 6. Ideally we would like to configure with 2 virtual disks; one ...
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Select source IP on windows server 2012 with multiple IPs on 1 NIC

I have searched a lot for a solution to this case but I couldn't find any. So, any help would be appreciated. I have a windows server 2012 with 1 NIC having 2 IPs bound to it 37.188.120.8 and ...
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Best way to copy file server 2008 r2 contents to a new 2012 r2 server [closed]

I am making a DR site over the cloud and want to upload all my file server contents in the fast and most suitable way. There are many options like; XCopy Robocopy DFS Replication Third party tools ...
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How can the Windows 7 sees the Windows 2012? [closed]

I have installed a Windows 2012 Standard Server with Active Directory, DHCP and DNS server in Oracle Virtual Box. It has two Network Adapters (Ethernet and Ethernet 2). These Adapters are in same ...
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Centralizing Remote AD DCs?

Background: I'm one of two IT people managing five libraries (all part of the same library system), and each library has been set up with their own AD DC. I'd like to centralize this. I'm assuming I ...
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Slow shared folder refresh on windows 7

When I create a new folder in a shared folder under Windows Server 2012 sometimes i can not see new folder by windows 7 clients. Also with some refresh I still can not see new folders. After some ...
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Hyper-V virtual machine appears in PowerShell but not in Hyper-V Manager

Im trying to manage my Hyper-V virtual machine in Hyper-V Manager but they are not there. I can configure them in a drop down box but I cannot start them and stop them. If I go to PowerShell and try ...
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xcopy on Batch file for backup server

i have 5 servers connected and want to backup a folder on servers 1,2,3,4 to server 5 and folder on server 5 to server 1. i write a batch file that use xcopy to copy the folders. my question is if ...
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Windows Server: Is it possible to run Certificate Authority while having Essentials experience installed?

I have a Windows Server 2012 machine running a certification authority, but also need the same server to run Windows Server Essentials Media Pack. This requires the Essentials Experience role to be ...
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Offline installer for .net 3.5 sp1 not working

I download a big file of .Net 3.5 SP1 from http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/0/e/20e90413-712f-438c-988e-fdaa79a8ac3d/dotnetfx35.exe Now when I try to install it on Windows Server 2012, I get ...
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Installing a new domain server on a small network without taking down the old one

I'm attempting to replace a windows server 2003 domain controller/dns/dhcp server on a small business network with a new machine running server 2012 without having to take down the old one until ...
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Fail to mount image files in windows server 2012

I try to mount a .iso and get the following eror on windows Server 2012 "sorry, there was a problem mounting the file." Anyone ? It seems like it works fine if I mount it not through mapping ...
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Website offline message when server is unreachable

Is there a way to display a website offline/maintenance message to users who try and visit a website where the physical server is offline. The scenario: We have multiple client websites running at ...
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How can I route an IP Address to another IP Address

We have a Windows Server 2012 virtual machine (Web01) hosted in Windows Azure. This server has yet to be decommissioned so for now we're allowing access from this machine to our database server ...
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DFS configuration through powershell in AWS [closed]

What my task is: Trying to automate DFSR installation as well as configuration through powershell. I've two AWS test instances with AWS directory services running. So, obviously my domain is with AWS ...
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Windows Server 2012 - How to set up Domain Controller Trust?

I'm attempting to set up a test system to replicate the following environment: Two AD domain controllers serving two separate domains, mycorp.local and mycorp.hq. It's not exposed to the outside ...
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No Certificate Templates in Certification Authority

I have installed AD Certificate Services on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard edition. But when I open Certification Authority snap-in, there is no Certificate Templates folder: Why? Have I missed ...
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How do I enable Basic Authentication for IIS 8 in Windows Server 2012

I have a website that needs to use Basic Authentication. I want to host it on a Windows Server 2012 box. But in IIS in the Authentication page for the web site, Basic Authentication is not available. ...
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Client not found in kerberos database while getting initial

I am installing Squid3 on Ubuntu 14.10 and I want to integrate it ADDS on windows server 2012 using kerberos 5. My infrastructure are as follows: Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1 DNS & Domain ...
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Server 2012 - How to change the connection folder name - RemoteApp and Desktop Connections

We have a terminal server 2012 with all the application installed. It works fine for all the users through RDP and also through rdweb access. Now if I am setting up RemoteApp and Desktop Connection ...
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Best practices for secondary DNS in case of a single Active Directory

I have a setup with only one Active Directory (not redundant). What should be configured on the client pc's to ensure the best DNS resolution ? Currently somebody configured the IP address of the AD ...
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Is event 41 normal when VPS is shutdown in hypervisor?

I have a hosted VPS (Windows Server 2012) and shutting it down in the hypervisor causes the following critical event in the System view of the Windows logs: > Log Name: System Source: ...
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Windows Server 2012 Standard - 0x00000091 on boot

I've been attempting to install Windows Server 2012 Standard on some relatively (circa 2007) old hardware. The machine itself is an Intel SE7320EP2 based system running 2x Dual-Core Xeon (64bit) ...
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Domain controllers won't replicate

I recently removed a secondary domain controller (forcefully) and created a new one as secondary for the same domain. The problem is, is that the new secondary can see the primary and itself, but the ...
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Domain Guest Group with Azman delegation in Windows Server 2012

I am new to Microsoft Windows Server and Active Directory. I have created a user called viewer Then I configured deny the Network Access Permission no callback deny user permission to log on to ...
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Forgot Password Server 2012

So I did something really stupid, forgot the admin password to my server running MS Server 2012. I so rarely shut down and have to log in because my server is running 24/7 that when I lost power and ...
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Managing Exchange 2010 from Windows 2012

We have been managing Exchange 2010 from a separate Windows 2008 R2 server and recently upgraded the management machine to Windows 2012 R2. The EMC works fine but I am somewhat limited in the shell. ...
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Remote Desktop Licensing took over my base RDP function

My remote desktop capability is currently being held random by the remote desktop licensing feature in Server 2012. On my server I installed the "remote desktop licensing services" feature/role and ...
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Data security for PII

I have a question regarding data security. I have an application that dumps a flat Excel file on a Windows server from an SAP database. The file is edited, then the application writes the edited ...