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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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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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 ...
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Server 2012 Windows Update not working

We have a windows server 2012 box that is hosted remotely. I've been trying to install a security patch and the windows update component appears to be corrupted. The error code i'm getting is ...
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Server 2012, Attempted to Install Certificate Services, now Win-RM is broken

I have two exchange servers, one running Exchange 2007 and one Exchange 2010. On the Exchange 2010 I attempted to install a AD-Certificate role but after installing the role I am unable to run the ...
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WDS and WSUS can not use SMB Shares

I have a WS2012R2 machine with several hard drive setup formatted as NTFS. When I create a share and map that share on a virtual machine where WDS and WSUS are running as drive, on service ...
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Windows Server spamming devices on other subnets on port 445

I have a Windows Server 2012 that every few seconds sends packets destined for port 445 on local IPs on other subnets. The IPs on other subnets it is trying to reach are devices such as VoIP phones, ...
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How to do when rename Domain Name in Active Directory

I installed a DC on Windows Server 2012 R2 over MS Azure. Now I see that the name of the domain what I use, isn´t so good, so I must change it. When I start Start the Active DIrectory users and ...
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IIS | Block execution of files in directory

I am dealing with user uploads via a PHP application. I want to secure the server so no exploits are available to the user, such as uploading a php shell and executing it. I have set it so all ...
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Windows Server 2012 User CAL Remote access [duplicate]

I bought Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and with it 5 User CAL. I was told by the lady support of Microsoft that I would have to install the User CAL within the installation of Operating System. ...
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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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Windows instance in AWS Auto scaling, Once autoscaling done i should be part of DC

I’m working on windows technologies last few years, but new to cloud environment. What I’m facing is that, I have DC server, under that a Web server both are in windows 2012. I need to auto scale the ...
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How to know when to properly use iSCSI, NFS or SMB?

I have a File Server running Windows Server 2012 R2. It has four 6TB Western Digital RED drives. I want to host my Hyper-V Machines, WSUS (Windows Server Update Service) content and WDS/MDT deploy ISO ...
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IIS 8.5 Import Site Bindings?

Is there a way that I can import a list of bindings for a site in IIS 8.5? I have 160+ bindings to add to one site, all the same IP, and I'd really love to be able to do it non-manually :)
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DNS issue? Currently no logon servers available

While I have read through lots of post that have the same error message, I have not been able to find a solution that works for my situation. I have one server, Windows 2008, that I rebuilt about a ...
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VPN to Windows Server 2012 on ec2 not routing

I have a Windows Server 2012 instance on EC2 so I can VPN into the private network to access machines not exposed via a public IP. I can connect to the Windows Server VPN by its public IP and ...
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Persistent error when installing windows server essentials in windows server 2012

I'm getting an error when trying to perform post installation configuration of windows server essentials in windows server 2012: An error occurred when installing Windows server essentials. Please try ...
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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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Setting up Windows Server Failover Clustering in SoftLayer

I'm trying to create a Windows Server Failover Cluster. I've already create Active Directory successfully. I'm currently at this stage: On the screenshot, the blurred place has subnet/network id, ...
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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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IIS bindings keep being removed

I'm having a problem where the security certificate for a site is being periodically unbound from port 443 and replaced with another certificate which is sitting on the server. So whenever a user ...
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how do I set restrict anonymous to 2

I want to change the registry setting for restrictanonymous to "2" (HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\restrictanonymous). I created a script to do this but noticed the setting kept on going ...
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XtremeIO Unable Mount Snapshot on Windows 2012

I've been trying to mount a snapshot of our production server using XtremeIO. The server I am trying to mount this snapshot on is a Windows 2012 R2. The snapshot is of a production server, also 2012 ...
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Windows Server 2012 default profile mandatory

Im trying to set up a windows terminal server where most users (except admin users) should have a temporary/mandatory profile. Since in our network we only have two windows servers, I decided to not ...
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Duplicate MAC address, can be blocked?

Let's say we have DHCP server and provided MAC filtering system. Can we blocked the next spoofed MAC address? The next device will not be leased any IP address. Or normally it is already blocked by ...
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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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What are the implications of exceeding 4 GB in a Windows Event Log?

I found this Microsoft KB that covers recommended Event Log setting maximums for operating systems up to Windows 2008/Vista, which recommends a maximum of 4GB, and have seen some other vague ...
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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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Windows 2012 Routing And Remote Access unable to ping LAN IPs

I have installed and configured the Windows RRAS with the one NIC, VPN clients connected but never ping any of the LAN PCs only ping VPN Server IP. My setup are as follow. Internet Router IP: ...
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Configuring Preferred/Alternate DNS Servers on a DNS server

I currently am running a single DNS server. If I don't set a Preferred/Alternate DNS server on the Ethernet controller and run the Best Practices Analyzer I get the following results: If I do ...
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I need to host several websites on IIS 8 in Windows Server 2012 for public access

I have a small server running Win 2012 and IIS and I have a public IP address from ISP. I bought several domain names for my websites. Usually I buy hosting service for hosting my website. Now I need ...
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Sessionizing Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a host setup with WS12R2 and I plan to create 10 other HVMs with WS12R2 and setup services on each one and I was wondering is there a way to use the host installed OS so that when I upgrade the ...
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How to apply Default wallpaper to clients in Active Directory [closed]

I have one Dell poweredge 1850 server running on server 2012. I installed ADDS and Make one OU in it then i make users (approx 20) and then move all users to OU. But know when i tried to manage the ...
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set permission in windows 2012 to only copy file

how set permissions in windows 2012 to only user can view file and list foldet and can copy and create file and folder in share folder but user can not read or delete or copy file and folder from ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 RDP Certificate changing involuntarily

I have a Windows Server 2012 server that is administered via RDP. Every so often, (lets say, once every quarter ?!?) I get asked to accept a new certificate. It is not in a Domain and not rolling as ...
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AWS RDWeb connectivity issues

I am setting up a Windows 2012 server on AWS. The server and all RDS/RDWeb functions fine but now when I try to access remoteApps from a remote location, the error the computer cannot be found ...
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Remove printers from directory that were on an old server

I had a standalone Windows 2012 box that was acting as the printer server in my domain. Since then I've removed it and moved printer hosting elsewhere. However, when I open up the directory (through ...
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Optimal mount options for Windows Server 2012 R2

The Problem I have a directory that is shared by a Windows Server 2012 R2. Some Linux clients (Ubuntu 14.04) mount this share via /etc/fstab: //10.1.1.1/MyShare /mnt/myshare cifs ...
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Windows Server 2012 user logon and logoff time

I need to catch Win Srv 2012 domain users logon and logoff time (also if possible sleep and wake time) and insert that into an sql table to build report showing users working time. All workstations ...
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How to configure dynamic DNS updates when using stateless IPv6 addressing?

I am using Server 2012 with AD/DNS/DHCP. I have successfully configured stateful DHCPv6 however this does not accomplish what I would like to achieve so I disabled it and I'm currently trying to get ...
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Google Cloud Print Fails - Finding Logs?

Recently we've been seeing Google Cloud Print Service fail to print on Xerox printers. We're relatively sure it's a Drivers issue. When attempting to Print to a Xerox printer, the Cloud Print portal ...
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Issue with creating an SSL certificate

I am having the following issue: There is a Terminal Server name TERM-SRV.example.com running Windows Server 2012 that hosts a site "https://example.com/RDWeb". There was a certificate that recently ...
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How to restart a pc with out logging in to Local Admin Account? [closed]

I have an issue at my workplace. Its complete configured with a domain server and workstation computers added to a domain, and all computers configured under group policy rules. So Now... How to ...
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RDS RemoteApps won't run from correct server

I have a Windows 2012 R2 RDS Farm with a Gateway and Web Access installed on the same server. I have ports 80, 443, and 3389 forwarded so external users can get to this server. We can sign in and ...
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Enable TLS 1.2 in Windows Server 2012 running Exchange 2013 via IIS 8.0

I got some issues getting the TLS 1.2 protocol running on one of our Windows Server 2012 machines. I checked this using ssllabs.com by Qualys and also tested with a powershell script and the linux ...
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NAT and S2S VPN to Azure issue

I can connect to the VNet with on-premise WS2012 R2 RRAS S2S VPN connection successfully. The on-premise WS2012 R2 has two NICs, "External" and "Internal". "External" NIC is facing to a public IP ...
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Is there any reason to keep the power option on default “Balanced” instead of “high performance”?

We rent our servers at a local hosting partner, they manage the setup and settings and we just use them. But we have as well admin rights, but the management is at their side. So if I switch importend ...
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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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Windows 2012 RDS Server asking for Licensing Mode when it's already set?

I have a confusing situation. I'm setting up a 2012 RDS Licensing Server for our environment. I'm checking under the RD Licensing Diagnoser to make sure everything is proper and I keep getting this ...
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Login timeout for domain-connected laptops

I have Windows 7 laptops that are in the domain network, but are brought home with techs in case they need to work remotely. Login times for those laptops are extremely slow when they are not ...