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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DAG Exchange 2010 error

I got two exchange 2010 servers with both the following roles (CAS, HUB, MB). Server A (192.168.50.16) is in a different site then server B (192.168.51.16). I have created a DAG with the ip adresses ...
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Is there a simple way to get performance information from a remote Windows 2012 R2 machine via HTTP?

I would like to keep an eye for performance and usage for a Windows 2012 R2 machine I have in AWS. The machine is visible (RDP) from the Internet, and I would like to be able to quickly see the Task ...
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Secure channel trust verification fails

Working on an issue with setting up a trust between two domains with several firewalls in between, and a pinhole routing between two servers in them. newdc.newdomain.com is a 2012 server in a brand ...
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Turn system icons off with GPO or Registry

I need to turn off "Input Indicator" on the taskbar with a GPO or a Registry setting (which will turn into a GPO). It took me quite a while to figure out how to do it in Control Panel, now I have to ...
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How can I optimize IIS warmup on servers with many sites? (E.g. staged warmup.)

Some of our web servers host quite a few sites. In day-to-day events this has not much effect, as all pages are delivered reasonably fast and the server's resources are well-dimensioned. However, ...
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Can't reach iis server via external ip

I am using aws from amazon and I have iis intalled on my server. I have created a test site but I can't reach it using external ip address. It is only reachable throught http://localhost- and ...
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Configure account event auditing with Secedit

I'm currently putting together a number of PS scripts which can be run against a new webserver in order to harden it prior to it being placed in production. One of these scripts will launch secedit ...
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Windows Server Backup not working on scheduled task but working with the “Backup Once”

I'm trying to create Backup Schedule from my local drive on a network share but Windows Server 2012 won't let me. I get the error "The parameters are incorrect". When I try the "Backup Once" with all ...
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Windows XP SP 3 Double Sign On to RDS

I have a bunch of Windows XP SP 3 clients that need to logon to a Windows Server 2012 RDS. They get prompted to sign on when using an RDP icon. It then closes, and they have to sign on again. The ...
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w2012 file server. Deleted folder reappears and can't be deleted

On a windows 2012 R2 File Server when clients app removes a folder it reappears with access denied. I can browse to the folder which contains the inaccessible folder, I can run dir command and see it. ...
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AD Roaming Profiles via VPN not synchronizing

I want to create local Client-VMs (Windows 8.1) for our developers. These should connect to our VPN and login on our AD server (Windows Server 2012 R2). I'm using serverside profiles for this so that ...
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DFS replication is only working one way

We have 2 servers connected over a VPN. Each can access the other server using the name of the server. Replication works in one direction (domain controller to file server) but the file server does ...
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Domain attached file server not authenticating with DC

I have 2 servers: Domain controller (Windows server 2012 std) - 192.168.1.2 Name dcsrv01 File server (Windows server 2012 std) - 192.168.2.2 Name fsrv01 The file server is domain attached. The two ...
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Why isn't sql server using all of the available memory

I Have SQL server 2012 standard 64bit with 64GB RAM and 40 CPU cores. In the server properties, I can see that all the RAM is listed in the memory field on the general tab. Underneath the Memory tab, ...
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Using Windows Server 2012 CA to provide internal certificates

I want to use Windows AD CS in order to provide any web interface internal to my company with SSL encryption and trust certification. What I want is to make the HTTPS interfaces of webapps, switches ...
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DFS synchronisation over slow internet connection

I am configuring DFS replication on 2 servers connected over a VPN. The VPN is over a ADSL line with 0.06mb upload speed. server1 - 192.168.1.2 server2 - 192.168.2.2 Both servers can see each other ...
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Tivoli storage manager installation. The system does not meet the recommended memory requirement

I have Windows server 2012 and I want to install Tivoli storage management server. My first attempt to install it gave me an error that: "The system does not meet the recommended memory ...
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Windows 2012 R2 - RDP properties?

Where did the Remote Desktop Services properties go in 2012 R2? In 2008 R2, we had the RDP-TCP connections properties... where did all that go in 2012 R2?
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In a VMware environment, is it possible to move a Windows Disk from one VM guest to another?

I have VMware server with Windows SBS server VM guest. It has a C: drive and a D: drive. The D: drive is a separate disk in the VM guest settings. We would like to migrate this to a new Windows 2012 ...
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How to change windows time server on windows server 2012?

In windows computer, system is using "time.windows.com" to sync the time. I need o modify the time server for windows user on its logon and want to enforce using group policy. Case: we have windows ...
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Disabling Language Bar on Server 2012 R2

I need to disable the language bar on Windows Server 2012R2 for some reason and what I've found online does not seem to solve it for me. I've started looking at Win8 solutions to this thinking that it ...
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VMWare 4.0 - Adding LUN from Server2012R2 iSCSI Target - Capacity 2TB, Available 102.40GB?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 hosting some iSCSI targets/LUNs from a local raided JBOD via Virtual Disks. I have created a thin provisioned 2TB VHDX in Windows and have added the target to VMWare. ...
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Slow serving of static files with IIS 8

We're hosting an ASP.Net MVC web app on Windows Server 2012, which runs over HTTPS. Most of the time everything is nice and fast, but we've noticed that about 1 in 50 requests for static files (e.g. ...
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Does using the same drive letter for DFS replication on Windows Server 2012 R2 cause any known issues?

We're working with consultants on a large DFS replication project and we experienced a significant loss of data during the initial replication. While trying to identify what happened the consultant ...
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Avoid logout at Remote Desktop Sessions

I am not using a Terminal Server and thus I have no Remote Desktop Services installed since it needs a license which I haven't got. I want to know whether there is another way to solve my following ...
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Merging multiiple domains with the same existing domain name (office.local)

I am working with a new client who has 5 offices and four of which have a single domain controller with the name of OFFICE.LOCAL and another one with the domain controller DENTAL.LOCAL. Oh and all of ...
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Work Folders - Sync Shares not creating

I am banging my head against the wall! I can't figure this out and my Google-FU is lacking, or no one has run into a similar situation and posted about it. I am attempting to configure Work Folders, ...
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SSTP VPN stops working unless certificate is reinstalled

Any ideas why this may be? It sas happened on 2 separate Windows Servers. A 10 year certificate was installed, and yet both VPNs stopped connecting after a few weeks/months. A simple reinstall of the ...
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HyperDuo Not Caching

I have purchased a SATA Controller featuring Marvell HyperDuo. However for some reason I am unable to select the ProgramData folder for Caching. I cannot find any references as to why and have not ...
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File Changelog Generation Windows Server 2012

I am wondering if anyone might know a way I could set up the automatic generation of a file changelog in a directory in windows server 2012. We have a collection of word, excell, and pdf files that I ...
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Windows SRV2012 : gpEvent_NO_NETWORK

For an unknow reason, a computer on my Active Directory domain display an error when I try to execute the gpudate ( and gpupdate /force ) command as Administrator. The domain controler and the ...
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Processes surviving Windows VM reboots?

Summary: A long-running virtual Windows Server 2012 system this weekend became very slow; from remote we did Restart-Computer -ComputerName xyzzy -Force, which succeeded by all accounts; except that ...
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Hyper-V and Windows Failover Cluster Manager - View available resources per node?

I have a Hyper-V host with Failover Cluster Manager and 6 VM nodes (hosts). How can I see how much memory and CPU is allocated per node? I want to know what my available resources are to create more ...
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Opening up ports in Windows Server 2012 Firewall for Web Services

I have a website that has been migrated to a new server running Windows Server 2012 but it needs two ports opened so that it can access security web services on another server. I can open up the two ...
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Azure Backup on Windows Server 2012 Essentials - cannot register server

I'm trying to set up Azure Backup on a new Server 2012 Essentials machine. I've created the backup Vault, downloaded the Essentials version of the Azure Backup module, and installed it. On this ...
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Weird apache logs

I noticed some weird apache access logs lately (IP addresses redacted) I have multiple lines like the following: [18/Jan/2015:19:10:18 +0200] "CONNECT www.google.com:443 HTTP/1.1" 302 - "-" "-" ...
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How to find how a port has been forwarded from main server to hypver v vm

I must appologise for being a novice in server administration but I have somehow been given the responsibility and I have spent a long time reading up on this. The issue I have is that the previous ...
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Multiple users in a single session of Remote Desktop

I would like to know if it is possible to have multiple users connected for viewing the same remote desktop. The server is running under Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition. This question is the ...
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How do I use Windows downgrade rights?

I have recently transferred to a new job on a new company. There would be various projects also endorsed. One of them are upgrading of legacy IBM servers OS. They have already bought the latest ...
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No Data returned from IIS 8 behind Amazon ELB

We have a few Windows 2012 boxes running IIS 8 behind an AWS ELB. On a recent reboot, we lost the ability to hit those servers, via web browser, when connecting through the ELB. If we address the ...
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Following CNAME alias causes different HTML rendering

I am running Windows Server 2012 with Apache and ColdFusion 11. In our DNS manager on our local domain, we have set up a CNAME alias that points to our reporting server. When you access the the ...
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Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming “Host unmanageable” issue

Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming issue. When trying to create a team the following error appears: "Host unmanageable" When trying to add a couple of nics to create a team all nics are listed as cannot ...
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Connection problems with Microsoft NIC teaming

I've got three HP servers: DL380G7 running Hyper-V Server 2012 DL120G6 running Windows Server 2012 DL120G7 running Windows Server 2012 R2 Running various Hyper-V VMs and also running many ...
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RedHat iptables forwarding to VirtualBox Windows Server 20120 VM for RDP

I have a server with RedHat 6.5, this has the NIC eth2 connected to the internet at address 1.2.3.4. On this server I have installed VirtualBox 4.3.2 and created a VM with Windows Server 2012 SR2, the ...
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In Group Policy how do I remove Shortcuts from My Network Places

I have found that in Group Policy I can add a shortcut to My Network Places under User Configuration > Preferences > Windows Settings > Shortcuts and create a shortcut as File System ...
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GPO or logon scripts to remove access to public “libraries” folders

I have two Windows 2012 R2 Domain Controllers and will be implementing 7 Windows 2008 R2 remote desktop servers once their setup and testing is complete (I have one built now that is my test server). ...
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Windows Server requires login after reboot

I am using Windows Server 2012 R2, and after it reboots I absolutely need to connect to it in local or else it will not allow any connections (RDP, shared folders). What is the option (local or group ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 IIS SMTP Server Will Not Send Emails

I have an existing SMTP server on our network that is used to send emails from a variety of printers, applications, etc... I have installed the IIS SMTP Server on a new Windows Server 2012 R2 server ...
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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen 8 - Hard Drive Configuration?

I have a HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen 8 box. I installed a 4tb drive and created a simple array. The raid controller saw the entire drive. I then used IP 6.1 to install Windows Server 2012 Standard. IP ...
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Active Directory Administrative Center - resize membership part

User can be a member of 3 groups at most to be visible in ADAC without scrolling. But in reality, users are members of 5, 10 even 20 groups. We have to scroll the "member of" list to check the ...