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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DNS resolution on Windows Server 2012 running Hyper-V

The problem shows as follows: Ping hostname <-- the host answers, it seems like the resolve is done over netbios nslookup hostname <-- hostname wasn't found by UnKnown: No response from ...
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Windows Server restart / shutdown history

How can I easily see a history of every time my Windows Server has restarted or shutdown and the reason why, including user-initiated, system-initiated, and system crashed? The Windows Event Log is ...
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DFS replication monitoring under a non-administrative account

I have a DFS replication set up on two Windows Server 2012 machines in a domain, the DFS consists of one namespace, two servers, several replication groups each containing one folder. I have been ...
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Is there a way to change passwords on multiple servers simultaneously?

x3 Server 2012 R2, x2 Server 2012 My system has 5 servers; 1 Hyper-V server hosting 2 vm servers (these are the x3 2012 R2 servers), and a Win 8.1 pc running hyper-V that hosts 2 more vm servers ...
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Configure custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server 2012 in Remote Administration mode?

So the release of Windows Server 2012 has removed a lot of the old Remote Desktop related configuration utilities. In particular, there is no more Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration utility ...
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Unable to install .net 3.5 on Windows server 2012

I am trying to install .Net 3.5 on Windows server 2012 and it constantly keeps failing. I am using "Add or remove features" and my internet is already there. I've read that if alternate source ...
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how to get info on failed authentication to domain - security audit?

Setup: 1 Windows Server 2012 box as Domain Controller, named DC1. 2 Windows Server 2012 R2 boxes, S1 and S2, on the same network, same config, joined to the domain. Issue: At random times, S1, S2 or ...
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The time that the server went down, Microsoft Server 2012 [on hold]

I am looking for information when exactly my server has crashed. Where can I find it? I know where the all logs are, but I can not find info about the downtime, I do not know where could it be. ...
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How to setup an alias in IIS?

I'm a SharePoint developer, so please, bear with me here and I'll provide more information as needed since I'm not sure what I need to specify here! I'm trying to setup an alias in IIS. I have a ...
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Installing Exchange Server 2013 Filtering Management Service Error 2201

I'm currently trying to install Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 on a Windows Server 2012 x64 machine. The setup goes smoothly until the step "Mailbox role: Transport service". There, the setup hangs ...
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Bitlocker drive encryption on AWS Windows instance

I'm trying to figure out how best to protect the data of a single Windows Server 2012 instance on AWS and according to "AWS_Securing_Data_at_Rest_with_Encryption.pdf" it says: "Encrypting Amazon ...
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Windows Server 2012 with SSD local drives — Random or Sequential I/O?

How can I determine where my Windows Server 2012 is using Random or Sequential I/O operations when writing/reading the local SSD storage? I have been asked to provide details to our hardware vendor ...
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Web Farm Framework on Windows Server 2012

I'm having trouble installing the Web Farm Framework (2.0) in Windows Server 2012. Has it been integrated in with IIS8 or another feature like AAR? I've looked in the Web Platform Installer and it is ...
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Windows Server 2012 Extremely Low Disk Space

After running Windows update my server reports 20KB free. How can I free up space? It is a Windows Server 2012 (not R2) instance on AWS. It happens to be a m1.small instance size.
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Pull Office 365 Users to Active Directory

I am currently working with an existing Office 365 subscription that needs to have a new instance of Windows Server 2012 R2 in Azure manage the users through Active Directory. The server 2012 VM is ...
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How can I find out what is causing “This webpage is not available” in IIS 8?

We have an internal web application running in IIS 8 / Windows Server 2012. Our users are sporadically reporting seeing "This webpage is not available" on a very regular basis. Reloading in their ...
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PPTP VPN - No internet access though the VPN

I am very new to the world of windows server I'm renting a VM in the USA for my web hosting(DC, DNS and Web host role) and I decided that I would install a VPN on it so I could re-route me ...
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How does one allow administrator access to folder-redirected user folders?

There appear to be two steps to be followed if one wishes to allow Administrators to have access to User Folders that reside on the server through Folder Redirection: Set up permissions on the ...
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Windows Server 2012: Cannot install SMTP-Server, system always requires restart

I'm not able to install the "SMTP-Server" feature on a Windows 2012 server. The installation process always fails with a "restart required" message. After the restart and (re)starting the SMTP-Server ...
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How do I use StandAlone on WDS without a Domain?

How do I use StandAlone on WDS without a Domain? The Client asks for a Domain Login when I boot to PXE. My server is running in StandAlone mode which I though would bypass this requirement. I've ...
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Page can't be displayed with IIS and SSL

I have a single site hosted in IIS 8. I have two site bindings. One is for HTTP, the other is for HTTPS. HTTP is on port 80 with All Unassigned addresses, I left host name blank. HTTPS is on port 443 ...
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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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HP microserver gen8 - Win server 2012 r2 does not see the internal HD - asks for a driver

I have just taken delivery of the base spec Microserver gen8. I have installed a WD 1Tb drive in slot 1, and the BIOS/RAID controller finds it. However when I come to install Win server 2012 r2 it ...
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Failing SQL Server Cluster installation, Addnode: Remote registry call failed

I'm adding a node to a SQL Server failover cluster. The installer throws the error "Addnode: Remote registry call failed. Unable to retrieve primary node Filestream settings" when adding node two ...
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Need to migrate Windows Server 2003 for Small Business to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials [on hold]

I've already found : "Migrate Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Essentials" and "Migrate from Previous Versions to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or Windows Server ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 performance for Mac OS X Clients (File Services)

I am inheriting a Windows 2012 R2 Server that is experiencing abysmal SMB/CIFS performance for Mac OS X Clients in particular. The server is doing file services and is an Active Directory Domain ...
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Using Powershell to update users home directory

I am trying to change the home directory path to a bunch of users. I wrote a script in Ppowershell which should change the path the username like so: \\serverName\shareName\$_.SamAccountName The ...
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Server 2012 Virtual SMTP Server not delivering messages

I am having a problem with my Virtual SMTP server on Windows Server 2012 Standard. I recently ported a clients Classic ASP hosting to a new server from a Server 2003 Standard box where the Classic ...
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Work Folders that include a shared group folder

I setup Work Folders on Server 2012 and everything is working. However, I do not know how to include a shared folder - like the default company folder - for each users Work Folder. Based on my ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 Port Forward for Specifc Host

I am trying to have a specific host be redirected to another port when trying to access a service on port 80. So, when the client (192.168.1.22) requests a connection to the server (192.168.1.10) on ...
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Promoting Windows Server 2012 to DC, cannot create DNS delegation because SBS 2003 DNS server is not found

I'm promoting our new Windows Server 2012 Essentials box (ASH) to Domain Controller so that I can then deprecate and demote our failing Windows SBS 2003 box (PINE), which is the only current DC. ...
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Windows service interaction with Internet Explorer without log in

I have a windows service which is creating a process of IE, interacting with it and then closing it down until the next time this function will be invoked. It worked fine for years while the service ...
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ADFS Relying Party - endpoint configuration

I'm working on setting up a lab environment with two Windows Server (virtual) machines that cooperate in an AD FS configuration. WIN-TORHJGJ7N: Windows Server 2012, running AD FS 2.0. Also the ...
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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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reduce the size of the winsxs directory and free up disk space on windows server 2012

I using Windows Server 2012 Datacenter and C:\Windows\WinSxS is HUGE, so I looked and found following article: How to Reduce the Size of the Winsxs directory and Free Up Disk Space on Windows Server ...
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Failure to install NetFX3 on Windows Server 2012: Error 3017 — Am I missing something here?

I am really struggling to get this installed. I have tried the suggestions here in an attempt to rectify any possible corruption. I mounted the disk image to 'G' to do an offline install. I also ...
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Deploying printers to specific users via Group Policy

I have noticed two different ways of deploying printers to specific user with Group Policy in Windows Server 2012. The first method is by creating separate GPOs for each group, and the second method ...
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How to modify IIS role services in Windows Server 2012?

I have a clean Windows Server 2012 installation. I installed the Web Server (IIS) role, and during the process it asked me which Role Services I would like (asp.net, iis6 metabase compatibility, ...
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Scan through USB connected printer on Print Server

I have two printers, a Lexmark laser printer, and a Canon colour printer/scanner. They are both hooked up via USB to my Print Server. They are set up in Print Management and shared as \\PS1\Lexmark ...
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WSUS - 2012 R2 Clients not reporting

We have a number of severs for different customers that are separated in to different computer groups, these machines are not on a domain although hook in to WSUS with a registry change. Some ...
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Network Shared Database not retrieving results

We have a Shared application (.exe) in our WS2012. It is inside a folder which is shared over the network. The .exe file is basically a file search application which prompts for a input and gives ...
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Event Viewer Warning: “Installation of the Proof of Purchase from the ACPI table failed. Error code: 0xC004F057”

I have Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard running on a Dell PowerEdge T320. The server is near one month in use as a domain controller. I've noticed this warning entry showing in the Application log ...
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Port forwarding stops abruptly - Windows Server 2012

You can port-forward in windows, like so, this is explained in this article. netsh interface portproxy add v4tov4 listenport=80 listenaddress=192.168.1.111 connectport=80 connectaddress=192.168.0.33 ...
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Windows Server 2012 RDS Unable to publish RemoteApps. Unable to get list of programs

I have RD Web Access, RD Connection Broker, RD Session host and a collection set up. When I try to publish Remote Apps to the collection through the Server Manager it just loops over and over when ...
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Users Experience Windows Authentication Prompt for Single ASPX Page Server 2012 IIS 8.5

I have an application published via IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 that can leverage Windows-integrated credentials for SSO. Users can successfully sign in to the application and navigate to the vast ...
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How can I collect Active Directory Domain Service events and DNS events with Nxlog?

My problem is I cannot collect ADDS or DNS events with Nxlog and send them to an ELK server. In the Nxlog config for the DC and DNS server I have the following Query <QueryList>\ <Query ...
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Test Domain Using Existing DNS

Server A, Domain Controller with DNS Server and Exchange 2010 (domainA) Server B, New Server going to add AD DS role for new test domain and Exchange 2013. I want this to be a new domain but i want to ...
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Mount NFS Share Windows Server 2012

I'm trying to mount an NFS share setup on my Synology Server to my Windows Server 2012 server. Here's what I've tried: net use Z: \[ip address][share folder] /user:xxxxx [password]' mount ...
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Skype For Business WSUS Server 2012

Please forgive me if I don't provide all of the required info for anyone looking to help out, but I'm a junior sys admin just getting started with using and administering WSUS on Server 2012. ...