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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GPO Redirected My Documents not displayed in Libraries (Server 2012 & Win 7)

New build Server 2012 & windows 7 desktops. Windows 7 library's are not reflecting the folder redirection set by the GPO, although the redirection is working. We use GPO's to redirect the users ...
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In-place upgrade to Windows Server 2012 fails with 'Failed to CoCreate IPersistAppItemsState object' messages

I am encountering problems attempting to upgrade a server from 64-bit Windows Server 2008 "in-place" to Windows Server 2012 (not R2). The errors are similar to: [shmig] Failed to CoCreate ...
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Why can't I assign hardware and guest os profiles to servers in the new SCVMM 2012 Service Templates?

Trying to learn SCVMM 2012, but I'm confused about how Guest OS and Hardware Profiles work with the new 2012 Service Templates. I create a Hardware Profile and a Guest OS Profile. Then I open the ...
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What does “C:0” mean in file path?

I'm trying to troubleshoot high disk I/O that I can see through SQL Server resource monitor. I opened resource monitor to understand what files were causing high disk I/O but path in file column made ...
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Vanilla install of Apache 2.4 32-bit on Windows 2012 Server becomes unresponsive after a few minutes

I'm unable to get Apache 2.4.10 to stay running on Windows Server 2012. Here is my setup: i5 3Ghz with 8GB RAM, 2TB HD. RAM usage never exceeds 2%. CPU usage never exceeds 10%. I've disabled the ...
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How to enable multicast on Hyper-V cluster?

We're currently experiencing an issue with multicast packets being dropped by our Hyper-V 2012 R2 cluster and have not been able to figure out how to correct this problem. We have a Juniper network ...
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Password protect single directory in IIS 8

How can I password protect a single directory in IIS 8 under Windows Server 2012 Standard? Example: I want to be able to access mysite.com, but when navigating to mysite.com/secured, I want to be ...
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Accessing Dell PERC H800 from non-Dell server

I'm wondering if it's possible to access the Dell PERC H800A from an Intel server (not a Dell server), for performing the initial configuration of an MD1200 storage enclosure? I've not worked with an ...
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How to run validate cluster test without taking cluster offline?

I'm trying to run "Validate a Cluster" wizard but when I selected Run all test it gave a warning that running storage test will result in role failure. What test can I run in Run only tests I select ...
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DirectAccess Setup on a Home ISP [closed]

I have a home office and I would like to setup DirectAccess from WS2012R2 for the client so their laptops are always able to VPN and connect home to access files and more. From the ISP side I've ...
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Network drive map through GPO not working on Windows 2012 (Neither via logon script nor drive maps)

Although I though this would be easy I am unable to automatically connect to a network drive via GPO. I tried through a batch file on (User Configuration / Policies / Windows Settings / Script / ...
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KVM Bridge with external ip with windows server 2012 guest

I'm currently setting up a guest windows server with kvm/qemu on a unbuntu 14.04 host and a bridged network connection to allow the server to be exposed over the internet. I'm trying to give my ...
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Share data for Apache Tomcat only

Now, there are on server A (Windows Server 2012) running: - Apache Tomcat 7 (used by a CRM system) - MySQL database - local data for Tomcat (e-mail attachments from that CRM etc.) I'd like to move ...
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Windows 2012 Essentials DNS problems querying certain RBLs

I'm running a mail server, Smartermail (SM) on Windows 2012 Essentials. The server is also doing DNS, but has no other roles. The DNS server is using the root hints and has no forwarders configured. ...
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Server 2012 active directory first login [closed]

I'm beginner with Windows Server 2012 and Active Directory I've got installed Active Directory remotely on my server and after the installation is finished and system restarted now I can't login into ...
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Authentication Prompt is Looping Forever on Website Hosted on Internal Server in IIS

I've created a plain HTML file in a newly created web site in IIS. Also, I've disabled anonymous authentication and I've enabled windows authentication. I'm trying to authenticate using a domain user ...
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Prevent/Stop Namespace Mining [duplicate]

Enviroment: Plesk v12, latest Windows Server 2012 SmarterMail My web hosting provider told me that someone hacked into my server a couple of weeks ago and was hitting various mail servers (Gmail, ...
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Windows Server 2012 / RDP as Administrator

When I login via RDP to a Windows Server 2012 system and attempt any administrative task (such as managing IIS), I get the following error after typing the password: What user role must be granted ...
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Random connection failures between IIS8 and MSSQL 2012 in RackSpace Cloud

Background For years I hosted all of my server functionality, including IIS, Apache, MySql, and MSSQL on a single server instance, yikes! As my client base grew this led to persistent SQL Timeouts ...
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Windows Firewall - blocking IP address ranges en masse - performance considerations?

One of our services is an extranet for the exclusive use of our 200 employees across the UK. We're seeing a huge number of login attempts from China, Russia, Ukraine and Nigeria. I have large lists of ...
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Making Private Domain Marriage Public Domain Name - Revisited

I'm building a server with Windows Server 2012 and I've checked many articles on the net about "naming" your internal domain. Interestingly, most of the comments are from 2009. As we all know, times ...
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How to better track and debug what happens with files stuck in the print spooler?

I have a print server running Windows Server 2012 which is shared in a domain and is used by terminal services clients. The domain network spans between countries using tunnels and in some ...
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Create a new Server 2012 domain user with access to local user apps

As the title states, I would like to create a new Windows 2012 user on let the user login to his box using the domain credentials but use the apps that are installed in his local user account. Is this ...
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prepare Active Directory for exchange 2010 [closed]

I am installing "Exchange Server 2010" on a "windows server 2012" system. As exchange installation prerequisites we have to prepare "Active Directory" but I already installed a Active Directory in ...
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Why Linux guest VMs performs better than Windows ones in terms of network?

I am testing the network performance of VMs in Xen and Hyper-V using Iperf and Netperf. In both hypervisors I found a Linux guest VM in different modes is having a relatively high performance than a ...
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How can I identify tiered storage volumes and their storage tiers

I've asked this over at stackoverflow and at technet without an answer so I thought I'd try here... Using either PowerShell or some C# magic how can I: A) Identify a volume drive letter that is ...
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Installing SSL cert for all workstations in domain

We have a fax server only accessible internally on our network, say address 10.10.10.2. Many of our employees use this fax server daily, so I created a DNS entry with an easy name, like ...
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DO we need to define site in system center operation manager?

I'm new at working with system center 2012 .I've read that in configuration manager we need to define administration site and primary site . My question is that : Do we need to define sites in using ...
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Windows Server 2012 Updates Fail with Error 024402F or 8024402C

I am running Windows Server 2012 on a virtual machine. I used to get Windows update but it stopped getting them automatically. Each I try to check for updates, I get the error 8024402F or 8024402C. ...
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direct url to server ip address and port

We have a Windows 2012 dedicated server. There’s a custom service running on port xxxxx which accepts connections from our custom built hardware devices over TCP/IP port. As of now we use ...
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Connection failed between Windows Servers

I'm setting up an infrastructure based on Windows Server 2012. The firewall is turned off and I can't access the Domain controller to check for the group policy. I'm experiencing some connection ...
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Minimal Lync 2013 Setup [closed]

I would like to install a Lync 2013 server at home. What would be the minimum requirements for it? I've seen the requirements and they seem pretty hefty, just want to know what I need for a basic set ...
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Random Windows application crashes on Windows Server Hyper-V Core 2012

We're having some issues with our Hyper-V Core 2012 R2 installation on a HP DL360G8. We have an identical server with Hyper-V Core 2012 (not R2) that does not have these issues. When logging off ...
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Create account for service

I am configuring a new server. The server is running Hudson that is going to copy some files from this server to another. The other server is a virtual machine. Both running Windows Server 2012. ...
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Certificate revocation check fails for non-domain guest in spite of accessible CRL

When we try to use certificates on computers that are not part of the domain, Windows complains that The revocation function was unable to check revocation because the revocation server was ...
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window server 2012 r2 keep disconnecting internet

I have set up window server 2012 R2 as domain controller for Remote desktop service for some reason, it keep disconnecting the internet after a few hours(sometimes after one day), but when I ...
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Office365 DirSync Active Directory Integration

I am preparing to deploy Office365 for my organization. We have an on premise Active Directory Domain Controller (Windows Server 2012 R2). We would like to leverage our Active Directory for: automatic ...
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How do I restrict user log ins to only a specific set of computers

I want to restrict user admin access with regards to their department. I want to give access to users in Security Group A to computers in Security Group B and i want to create similar access for 9 ...
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Windows server and ddns which binding and sql hostname do i use?

i'm trying to connect to websites on this server from outside the network. i've opened ports in router and firewall and can ping the ports using portchecker. let's pretend i want to use wordpress or ...
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disable windows server time synchronization

I am running a standalone (not in a domain) Windows Server 2012 instance in EC2. For purpose of a simulation, I would like to set system clock to particular dates in the past. I performed change by ...
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Cross-Forest Trust

I am looking at testing a cross-domain trust we can have two domain controllers (with different forests and domain names) setup so we can move everyone onto the new domain. We do NOT run exchange on ...
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Access denied trying to run IISReset logged in as a local aministrator

I am a member of the local administrator's group on a Windows Server 2012 machine, but when I try to run IISReset from the command prompt I get: Access denied, you must be an administrator of the ...
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WSUS not detecting clients

My WSUS server is not detecting my clients, i've deactivated the firewalls, and i've checked that the GPO is applied to the clients. When I do a "wuauclt /detectnow" on the clients this is what I get ...
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DFS share empty when accessing it via domain name

I set up a DFS to centralise my shares. After doing so, I noticed, that I can access the shares via the domain path (\\SNAKEOIL.LOCAL\Research), but the folders is shown as empty. The intended ...
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How to restrict access to local resources with RDS

I've got a RDS setup on Windows server 2012 and I am trying to stop all access to local resources. I've managed to lock down unc network shares i.e \\someserver\myshare and clipboard etc has been ...
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Sharing printers with computers and not users in Win Server 2012

I have a LAN network with 120 users, not so big. They're all splited in differents rooms, which some have a network printer. In AD, I can easily find the printers and setting their sharing ...
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pfSense and Windows Domain Controller - configuration?

I've got a small scaled business network separated into green, orange and red using pfSense as firewall & gateway. In the local network, there's a Windows server machine hosting a domain ...
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Windows Search Indexer Uses High CPU Usage

We have a Windows Server 2012. From time to time the Windows Indexer has too high CPU usage. What could cause this and how could it be solved. It runs perfect several weeks and then it takes too much ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Trace CPU Spike / Takeover

I have had a problem in the last few days where every 10-15 minutes, my entire server goes non-responsive, shutting out all TCP connections, for about 3 minutes. I finally found that the connections ...
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Problems setting Hyper-V permissions

I am using a Windows 2012 Hyper-V server to host some test PCs. Our support personnel should be able to take snapshots of these machines and roll a test machine back to a specific snapshot, but they ...