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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iis server export bcd file in use

I'm migrating the webserver to a different server. So I tried to export the IIS server into a server package. I've done this before and it worked like a charm every time. Today though this error ...
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Task to delete a directory runs with success but the directory is still there

I have a task in the task scheduler on a Windows 2012 file server. The task has to delete the contents of a temporary general access directory every Sunday night. It runs at the scheduled times and ...
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Can I connect all the available network printers without using a logonscript?

In our organisation we have around 30 printers an we are currently connecting for the user all the printers using a logon script that calls the command line app con2prt for a series of printers. ...
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IIS marking worker process unhealthy

I am using windows 2012, .net 4.5. I have a web application that can occasionally do heavy processing and keep the server tied down for some time (~ 8-10 minutes). I am seeing randomly that WAS is ...
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Maximum number of logged in users using remote desktop

We are using remote desktop to log in to a Windows 2012 server with a limit for two simultaneously users only. Sometimes, however, we need to be more. We've discussed that with our server guys who ...
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The term 'Get-ClusterResource' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program

I have a powershell script that I'm attempting to execute over SSH. The command works perfectly when I run it from the server's powershell commandline. Here is my Powershell script: ...
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Windows Server 2012 and recognizing RAIDed SSDs as an SSD

Problem: Because defragmenting is detrimental to SSDs and decreases their performance/lifespan, its important that modern OS's use TRIM instead of defragmentation. If an SSD is incorrectly recognized ...
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Starting application on RDS connection

I have the following servers: Server 1 - Windows 2003: The original Domain Controller for AD, DNS Server server 2 - WIndows 2012: The latest server, upgraded to a domain controller too Now when I ...
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Server Reboot Script - No Credentials

I'm looking at running a script to reboot a Windows 2012 server nightly, and all the guides seem to be for using scheduled tasks. As far as I know though, a change in the admin credentials will break ...
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Small issue with the Domain Name System (DNS) Server Cmdlets

I'm wondering if I need to clear some cache or something with the issue I'm having. I'm trying to remove A records from a DNS Zone and replacing them with a CName record that has the same host name. ...
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Disabling filecaching during copy of large files on Windows 2012, Windows 2012R2

I've huge problems with backup of Hyper-V on handful of HOSTS. During backup done by the software some machines become unavailable, host starts dying etc. We tracked this to not the software itself ...
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cmd /c behaves differently on server 2012

Tried writing a batch file to shutdown my 2012 server, but ran into a weird issue. For example on 2008 a batch file like the following runs as expected: cmd /c shutdown -s -t 0 On server 2012 when ...
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Adjusting a VM screen size in Hyper-V

I am using Windows Server 2012 Datacenter. I have installed several virtual machines via Hyper-V and all is good, I moved a VM from another Server 2012 Datacenter over to my server. The VM starts ...
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Shadow Copies are not being taken for all subfolders

I enabled Shadow Copies on a whole drive that holds user folder shares. As per the best practices, I re-directed the Shadow Volume to a different drive. Both are VHDs running on the same server, but ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V vs Datacenter edition

We need to deploy a Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster with 4 physical server. We going to use Datacenter edition licencing, but consider installing the Hyper-V edition on the serveres. Just to install ...
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Tomcat cant access network drives on Windows

I have Tomcat 8 installed as a service on Windows Server 2012. The problem is that Tomcat can't access network drives. The tomcat manager shows that it is logged on as Local System Account. I've ...
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Network Routing through a Server to a NAS device

I have two Windows Servers (2012) connected to each other via a crossover LAN cable. On the SQL Server I installed a second network adaptor so I can also connect to a NAS device. I am now trying to ...
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Image Sharing File Server on Windows Storage Spaces.

I am working on Windows Storage Spaces File server, but I ran into this strange situation when transfer to client systems is aroung 300kb/s. There are two SS servers on the network - the other one is ...
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Installing ADAM on Windows Server 2012

I'm currently tasked with moving a Web Application that uses Active Directory Application Management (ADAM) from a 2003 server to a 2012 Server. My question more about any references to install ADAM ...
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Windows Server 2012 Guest VM Activation?

Ok, i have windows server 2012 datacenter edition pre-installed... and want to know the way to activate guest vm running windows server 2008 standard x64 edition... is there any standard key to ...
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Roaming Profile Files and Settings Disappear

This morning a user, let's call them Greg, logged into their laptop which is running Windows 8 Pro. Their profile is a roaming profile, Active Directory is running on Windows Server 2012. It took ...
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Access is denied. Connecting to EC2 Share server 2012

I am trying to connect to my EC2 instance running Windows server 2012 to use it as a file server. I have installed File and Storage Services and have successfully created the share. However I am ...
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Can't access IIS web server on public IP

I have a Windows Server 2012 running within the Amazon Cloud. There, I've added the IIS web server role. Accessing the example page, and my own pages from within that server over the private IP is ...
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Need to upgrade Windows Server 2012 evaluation to Server 2012 R2

I mistakenly installed Windows Server 2012 Evaluation instead of Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation. Now my client just bought the license key for 2012 R2, and I am not sure how to proceed. Is it ...
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Webserver issues | PHP manager for IIS

i am using windows server 2012 with IIS 8. I installed PHP 5.5 via web platform installer, all installations were successful apart from "PHP manager for IIS". Any ideas why? below I will insert ...
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Server 2012R2 Thick Provisioned Disk VSphere

I have a Server 2012R2 VM running on a VSphere ESXi 5.0.0 (1489271) Host. It has been updated and patched to allow support for 2012R2. Within my VM I have several disks (Thick Provisioned). However, ...
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At what point should I dedicate a server for SMTP [closed]

I currently have a 2GB RAM windows server 2012 which is has IIS and SMTP installed on there. Now I seen alot of people leave SMTP out on the webserver and buy a server just dedicated to handle the ...
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Migrate Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2 on new hardware

I manage the network for a small office. The office has 1 server and 5 client machines in a Windows domain. The old server is running Windows Server 2012 Standard and the client machines are running ...
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Need help using SCHTASKS on Windows Server 2008/2012

I'm executing the following command : schtasks /create /tn "test" /ru system /SC onevent /TR "test" /F /RL HIGHEST /MO "*[System[Provider[@Name='SupportAssistService'] and EventID=900]]" /EC ...
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dell poweredge r900 hard drive max limit [closed]

Hey all I am in the market to buy a home server and ive been looking at different configurations and found the R900 having the best bang for the buck. However it concerns me that it states on dells ...
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Method of deploying a VB6 app to a Windows server 2012 RDS server

My environment currently has a Windows 2003 server running terminal services. That server has the visual studio 6 IDE installed. It also is responsible for running a very old ( and poorly built ) VB6 ...
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Domain controller with new domain on my network

I am migrating my organization from one domain to another. The old domain can be referred to as X, and the new domain is Y. On domain X, I have created a VM that will act as a DC for domain Y. ...
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IIS8 and RDS 2012

I know nothing about IIS, but this should be pretty straightforward. We have setup and deployed Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2012. That is working great, internally. I am trying to set ...
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VSS does not truncate Exchange 2013 Logs on Server 2012

I have a single exchange 2013 server on Server 2012. It is being backed up by Veeam and Veeam is utilizing VSS in its operations. The backups are actually working fine, but at the end of backups, ...
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Can I PXE-boot a desktop PC into a Hyper-V VM? [closed]

I just started exploring Server 2012, and the Hyper-V features are compelling for my place of business. Here is the question: We have several computers around the facility currently running XP and 7. ...
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Windows Remote Desktop Connection

I have a Windows Server 2012 and I can currently connect to it via the built-in Windows remote desktop software. I enter the server IP and password and all is fine. However, I was wondering what I ...
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Sysvol Replication issue

I have read a lot about this recently and must say it is doing my head in. now what I did was 6 months ago we did a upgrade of our infrastructure. We had a 2008 R2 server for domain controller now I ...
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WSUS on Win2012R2 doesn't see Windows 8.1

WSUS on Win2012R2 doesn't see Windows 8.1. Both machines can ping each other. Computers are assigned to WSUS by: 'Use Group Policy or registry settings on computers' Local GPO on Win8.1 is set as ...
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How can I make Windows Server 2012 running on KVM boot with virtio rather than IDE?

I have Windows Server 2012 Essentials running on KVM in Ubuntu 14.04. I've had some problems detailed here Windows Server 2012 on KVM on Ubuntu 14.04. Runs well for a while and then slows down I ...
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How to find where my Disk Space has gone [closed]

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2. I have 500GB from 2 SSD drives. I currently have 7GB disk space. I have ran CCleaner but there was no change. I keep only the main files on the disks and I had a good ...
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Is it possible to add a description on a Windows DHCP Server exclusion range?

Is there way to set a description on an exclusion range within the DHCP server in Windows Server 2012, beyond the default of "IP addresses excluded from distribution"?
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What is optimal IIS threading settings for a Win2012 server that does lots of slower web service calls?

We have a Windows 2012 Server that communicates to lots of other services via SOAP based web services using ASP.Net and .NET 4.5. These services tend to have higher latency (i.e. 2-6 seconds to ...
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Is it possible to change a symlink's date/time in Windows?

We've archived old (more than 2 year old) files on our fileserver using FSRM to a different directory by moving and replacing the files with symlinks - the problem is that the symlinks have as a ...
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DHCP failover didn't work when one server was offline

I'm running two DHCP servers both with Windows Server 2012. They are set up as with high availability using "load balanced, split 50/50." They named DC1 and DC2. This morning, DC1 was frozen, there ...
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HyperV dedicated physical adapter for Client OS or the same virtual adapter for Host OS & Virtual OS

I have a Windows machine with HyperV and Client OS (Windows too). This machine have two physical Ethernet adapters (both 1Gb/s). Adapters are connected now to the same router and ISP. Hyper V can ...
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Cannot Login RDC: An authentication error has occurred (Code: 0x8007001f)

I signed up with Azure and fired up a couple of Windows Server 2012 VMs. As I'm signed up with my Microsoft account and it automatically created a user “karl” (my first name) with my MS account ...
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After fresh install of Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation, the evaluation period is expired?

Just finished building out a VM on an ESXi host 5.1. I already have 2 vms running on it, one is Windows Server 2012 (not R2) evaluation with 132 days left, and the other is a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM ...
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How to give computer account access to EMC VNX CIFS share?

I have a web application that runs using the NETWORK SERVICE account and which has a Virtual Directory to a shared folder (containing images) on an EMC VNX NAS/SAN Unified Storage file server. I ...
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Connectivity between Windows 2012 VMs only possible with File & Printer Sharing

After trying everything I could find on the interwebs, the only way I could get two VMs on my Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V environment talking to each other was by enabling File & Printer Sharing ...
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Exchange 2010 MRM and Personal Archives

We are preparing to go live with MRM on Exchange 2010. Our DPT will be to delete after 90 days. We've also enabled personal archives. Currently, we have our retention policies in place but only to ...