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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Is RSS (receive side scaling) in Windows considered unstable?

When asking a customer to enable RSS in their data center to improve network performance (very high UDP packets-per-sec rate), I was told that they generally turn it off, because after various ...
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Linux to authenticate using MS AD using samba

I am trying to complete a poc which needs linux server to connect to MS AD and authenticate using domain creds. After some reference, I felt samba would do good here and so I have installed and ...
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Firefox not receiving full certificate chain

Server: Windows 2012 R2 / IIS 8.5 using SNI (Azure Virtual Machine) I have an SSL certificate that has been installed and is working in all browsers except Firefox and iOS Safari. The chain in Chrome ...
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Set Windows share as network home for AD-joined Mac users

we've been seriously scratching our heads on this issue for the last few days. It's now time to ask other professionals on possible solutions for this. The situation and what we're attempting to do: ...
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Windows Server 2012 - RDP over UDP not working

I have a Windows Server 2012 (not R2) machine, hosted within Hyper-V virtualization with RD Session Host & RD Gateway installed. It is used to run a desktop GIS application. The performance over ...
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Avoid a faulty server behind load balancer

Environment We have a solution running that interacts with the Twitter API. The Twitter API endpoint is: api.twitter.com We make many calls to the endpoint but we are hitting very rarely any API ...
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Server 2012: Won't restart, only locks

I've hit a problem where Windows simply won't restart—it merely drops down into Locked mode with the session still active. I've tried shutting down (as opposed to warm booting under restart) and ...
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Server 2012 won't lock [closed]

I have a Windows Server 2012 Standard machine at home that I connect to via Remote Desktop from work. The problem is my RDP session stays active even if my local machine is locked. I'd like my ...
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Can I configure mmc snap-ins to behave in the same manner as local admin tools on Microsoft Servers?

I'm running into a problem using the Microsoft MMC and RSAT tool snap-ins. Specifically, when I run Print Management from the RSAT tools on the local server, I am able to see all ports installed when ...
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IIS intermittently stops serving for certain virtual hosts

We've been trying to debug an issue with a couple of virtual hosts/application pools running on Server 2012 with IIS 8. Periodically (perhaps once a month), a couple of virtual hosts will stop ...
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How to increase the Nested Folder Limit Windows Server 2012

The server is having error Microsoft-Windows-CAPI2 ID 513. While googling I found that one of he possible causes was Microsoft.net having more than 1,000 sub-folders and in fact it has 1,069 folders. ...
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Azure AD Connect Password Sync

Windows 2012 R2, fully updated/activated Roles: ADDS, ADFS Installed Azure AD Connect latest version (only software installed other than updates) Other applicable services: Office 365 (Business ...
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edit Active Directory site location Powershell

I'm trying to change the site in my AD via PowerShell. So far I have no issues with the name or the description, but keep getting errors when trying to change the location of the site. The code which ...
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Task Scheduler insufficient permissions(?)

Windows Server 2012 in a domain environment. I cant seem to be able to do anything in Task Scheduler anymore. I might as well mention that my user is a domain admin. When attempting to disable a ...
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How can I remove or clone a disk in the storage pool?

So I have a storage pool with a few disks in it and one of them is on its way out. The bad disk is a 2TB and the one I just bought to replace it is a 3TB. At first, all I wanted to do was clone the ...
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NPS Server 2012 with ASA as Radius client not working, Server 2008 Working

for some time I have been using 2008 R2 as my Radius server and I have a Cisco ASA FW who is configured as Radius client and working ok. I have introduced another Windows 2012 DC, and also configured ...
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Active Directory Log on To… setting keeps resetting Windows Server 2012

My current work environment consists of a DC running Windows Server 2012. Upon creating new users, or assigning old users to new terminals, they get an error when trying to log into their workstation ...
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performance counter alert not passing parameters to scheduled task

So I have created this performance counter alert I want it to run a scheduled task and pass an argument to it, but it seems the argument is simply just not passed and my script says it is started ...
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multi-user access to windows server 2012 via Remote Desktop? [duplicate]

I have a windows server 2012 in the office. I want 5 users to be able to access it and work on it at the same time. They are each connecting from their computers, in the same network, via Remote ...
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User Not Visible in AD Users and Computer

I have a user that shows up in using the PowerShell Get-ADUser command, but when I go into AD Users and Computers the user isn't visible. I am thinking it has something to do with the $ at the end of ...
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Server 2012 R2 Exchange 2013 Handle Leak

I have a DAG setup with Server 2012 R2 and Exchange 2013 running on three Servers plus another Server for a lagged copy. We appear to be having a handle leak on all of the Servers, it doesn't seem to ...
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Windows 7 Pro losing LAN connectivity but wireless systems are having no problems

We have 50 Windows 7 Pro 32-bit desktops at one of our sites, connected to a Windows 2012 AD. They have all started losing network connectivity (connectivity to our main site over a metro-e network, ...
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How to get FTP server working on Windows 2012?

I have a working IIS and I have added FTP Server using Server Roles. When I disable 'Public network settings' in the Firewall, I can connect to my FTP server and everything works fine. However, when ...
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What's the difference between installing RDS the 'normal' way and the special RDS deployment option?

When deploying RDS on Server 2012, there are two options: either installing it the 'normal' way by using the option 'Role-based or feature-based installation' or the 'special' way by using 'Remote ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 RADIUS (wifi) clients won't accept bought wildcard certificate

I've been managing the NPS Server for a while and thought it was time to treat it a valid SSL certificate. The setup I bought a wildcard SSL certificate from comodo, compiled it to an .pfx ...
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Easiest way to migrate existing DNS from 2003 server to 2012R2?

I currently have a domain with 5 domain controllers. All running 2003 except for one 2008R2. I'm going to start replacing all the current servers with 2012, doing the FSMO last. What is the best ...
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Windows NAPS RADIUS server rejecting client

I have a Windows 2012 R2 VM with NAPS installed. I also have a Zyxel ASA and an AP that are configured to authenticate over RADIUS for one particular SSID. In the logs, I'm seeing that the ASA is ...
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Enable Pointer Shadow

I work for a school district and we recently began upgrading our terminal server to windows 2012 R2. Now when students log in via RDP from HP thin connect the cursor disappears, I solved the problem ...
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Windows Server 2012 Terminal Services

I have a AD Server (DC) and a Member Server set up on one computer as a test lab. I have an administrator account and an account called KDM. I have KDM as member of Remote Desktop Users and each ...
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Powershell New-SMBShare not running as expected in script

I am working to move some files from one physical drive to another in large group of Windows 2012 servers. The drive letters and sizes are all the same on these servers. Basically we have a share on ...
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Samba4 AD domain vs Windows AD domain [closed]

Recently, we wanted to move from Samba 3.6 domain to something newer, because this domain controller was enough few years ago, but not now. Our company growth to nearly 300 machines, from 40 when we ...
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Run a dns cache or local server to reduce unknown host errors?

Our company runs lots of applications which rely on the network for several operations (email sending, file downloading, etc). We ofter get errors like UnknownHostException, which break some business ...
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HP ML350 G5 146gb 15k SAS 3.5" HDD Upgrade Options

Okay, spent a lot of time researching this and still can't quite find the exact answer I'm looking for. I have an HP ML350 G5 with (4) 146gb 1 port 15k SAS 3.5" hdd's and an HP E200i ...
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What's the key windows 2012 R2 windows service?

This may be a weird question, since our monitor tool cannot monitor the server itself, but it can monitor a windows service, so I am thinking to monitor a key windows service, to alert if that windows ...
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How do I find what version of WSUS I have installed on Windows Server 2012?

I'm trying to automate WSUS with powershell, however to do this I need to know what version is installed. How do I find this information? The server is using Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. Thanks.
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How to print and save the result to a file at the same time?

I'm trying to print on Windows Server 2012. It works fine, but I'd want to generate an output file (some kind of .PRN) in order to save the last print job so it can be printed again later. Enabling a ...
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setting up a domain server using windows server 2012 r2 VM [closed]

I am getting ready to setup a server with 2012 r2 VM and im thinking about changing our network over to a domain. I have done some research but have not found a really good tutorial. The questions i ...
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How to receive email notification of non-AD joined DHCP leases?

This answer to theCleaner's question helped me some Windows DHCP Server - get notification when a non-AD joined device gets an IP address but the answer to his question involved Quest Poweshell ...
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WDS - PXE Boot can't connect to Deployment Share

Getting the following error message: Connection to the deployment share could not be made. Connection OK. Possible invalid Credentials. Could this be an error in the "bootstrap.ini" file? If it is ...
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HPC 2012 R2 - Define “priority” for servers

I've been digging through the documentation and I can't figure out my issue, so I'm coming here for help. I've got an HPC 2012 R2 cluster I've built for a customer. There is one head-node that has ...
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Windows Server 2012 DNS forwarding

I have a problem while setting up DNS forwarding in Windows 2012 Server R2. The local network two AD servers running DNS servers at 192.168.0.10 (AD1) and 192.168.0.11 (AD2). Both DNSes have ...
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How to Setup Exchange Server 2007 SP3 in a Hyper-V 2012 Private Switch Test Environment?

What we want to do I want to setup a private virtual lab on my hyper-v host (HOST). We currently run Exchange Server 2007 SP3 on our email server and plan to upgrade it to Exchange Server 2013. My ...
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Intel NIC teaming or server 2012 R2?

I'd like to implement NIC teaming on one of my servers and would like to know if it's better to use the Intel NIC teaming from the drivers or to use the NIC teaming from Windows Server 2012 R2.
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Install RSAT by GPO on Win 8.1

I recently noticed that many Windows 8.1 Pro workstations do not have hidden shares, such as admin$ enabled. I need to have such shares available for remote app deployment. I noticed that RSAT ...
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winserver2012 “closed access” permissions to folder

I have some sensitive files, that should be accessed only by a small group of users. Currently the files are stored in a folder, on a WinServer 2012 machine, and will be accessed via a mapped location ...
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Can not PXE Boot through SCCM

I have created a fresh installation of SCCM 2012 R2 on Windows Server 2012. I created a task sequence for an OS deployment on a single machine. When I go to PXE boot the machine I get the following ...
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Breakdown Windows Network IO by network adapter and by process

What I'm trying to do is breakdown the Network IO by network adapter and by Process. The goal is to identify which processes are generating the most IO on a certain network adapter. Resource Monitor ...
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how to set ftp in azure vm windows server 2012

I created an azure vm and installed filezilla server to it. I could not get list of my directory. I search to serverfault and i find i must set an end point for port 6000 and allow this port in ...
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Clone/Copy Windows Server 2012 running on VMware ESXi 5.5.0

I am pretty new to server administration, I have a server machine running WMware ESXi 5.5.0 and there is a Windows Server 2012 running "inside" it (because of being running as virtual machine, it only ...
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Can't reach 127.0.0.1 via Browser(Windows Server 2012R2)

On a Windows Server 2012R2 I can't open the local hosted site via 127.0.0.1, via localhost works. Ping of 127.0.0.1 works also. On a Windows Server 2008R2 it works without any Problems. What could ...