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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how to make server visible from internet

I have ADSL router with Static IP from my Internet provider. I know that, if I connect my server to router it can be visible from internet (working webserver etc.), but how does clients getting page ...
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windows 10 unable to access sysvol and netlogon

A Windows 10 update introduced a security enhancement, where the windows 10 client is unable to browse to syslog and netlogon shares in order to prevent unintended access to these locations. The ...
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Installing SQL Server 2014 Enterprise on a Domain Controller Windows 2012 R2

All I found in the internet was: Do NOT install a SQL Server on a domain controller and that it is not supported. Why: I hate it, when I re-install my domain controller and WSUS Server and lose all ...
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Windows Server NAS Backup solution [on hold]

I'm looking for software for Windows Server, which will work similarly to NAS solutions. I want to be able to backup data from workstations to my server, manage the rights to share/view/edit files and ...
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How to hide 'Shut down' button from an AD group assigned in local Administrators group (Windows Server)?

Basically I need to grant a group full local administrative permissions but hide or disable the shutdown button for them in the start menu. We have Windows servers from 2008 to 2012. I did my ...
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How to put a Windows 2012 server into a Univention domain

I’ve just installed a Windows 2012 server for the first time, and would like it to join our Univention Corporate Server domain, so we have the same LDAP users as on all systems. The error message ...
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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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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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How to disable all the admins accounts except built-in administrator on a domain?

Suppose that an administrator for a domain is fired and you are now the new administrator of a windows 2012 server. While managing the network, something tells you that some people are using local ...
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Dual-port server acting as router, but LAN can't see WAN

Using Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I've got two ethernet ports. One is connected to a router which is connected to the internet. This portion of the network is fine. The router runs DHCP on the ...
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Server 2012, Server Manager Dashboard

New installation of Server 2012 R2 with Exchange 2016. The dashboard is showing 'Microsoft Exchange Notifications Broker' as stopped and giving a red error in the dashboard It is normal for the ...
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials - Trying to setup “Anywhere Access” but the “Computer Access” list for users is blank

I have a new installation of Windows Server 2012 Essentials and I'm trying to setup "Anywhere Access" for both VPN and remote desktop. The basic setup is all working. Shared folders is working but ...
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Unable to join domain [on hold]

I am having difficulty connecting my laptop to my domain. I have recently set up a domain controller in my flat but, when I try and connect to it using my machine, it says "An attempt to resolve the ...
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multi instance failover clustering (sql server)

just want to straighten my concept properly - when we are talking about SQL multi instance failover cluster, e.g. on a 2 node cluster, it means that each node can run its own sql instance, but each ...
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Excluding a folder from deployment and stopping additional file removal

Using Web Deploy on a Windows 2012 Server, if a deployment has a folder full of user generated content I exclude it from publishing in the .pubxml file with: ...
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Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services cannot start

Under System Properties / Remote, The "Allow remote connections to this computer" is enabled. Also under Service Manager / Local Server, "Remote Desktop" is enabled. However, the "Remote Desktop ...
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Can't scan to a shared folder but can write to it from computer - windows server 2012

I have a Toshiba network scanner/copier that is configured to send scanned files to a shared folder. It was working fine when the shared folder was on a windows server 2003 computer. I installed ...
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How to completely migrate Windows Server VMs with no access to hypervisor?

There are two Windows Server VMs (2008R2 & 2012R2) hosted on OVH (via VMware I think). I would like to move away both VMs from OVH to my server running KVM VMs. OVH isn't going to give me any ...
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Automatically run PowerShell script at first boot

We use Hyper-V + SCVMM to host Windows Server 2012 (R2) virtual machines. Currently our deployment procedure includes a lot of PowerShell commands that we have to copy/paste after the VMM template is ...
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Keep remote Hyper-v hosts in manager on close

I have a windows 8.1 machine that I have installed the Hyper-v role on. We also have a couple of 2012 servers running hyper-v. I am currently managing them from my PC to make life easier. When I ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2, cannot install any role or features using GUI Server manager

Exiting environment : Windows Server 2008 R2. I am in the process of migrating to Windows Server 2012 R2. I installed Windows Server 2012 R2 on HP DL380p G8 server. I am able to install role or ...
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Access Denied Microsoft.Identity on Plesk Windows Server 2012 [on hold]

I have a Windows Server 2012 that's running Plesk and have attempted to deploy my site to it. The site is built using ASP.NET MVC 5 with the ability to register and login. After deployment, when I ...
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“powershell has stopped working” on PS exit after creating IIS User

On a Windows Server 2012 box, I'm using PS to create a new IIS User (for automated deployments using MSDeploy). The command itself appears to work fine -- the user is created -- but as soon as I exit ...
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Server 2012 GUI interface creating your own fonts

Powershell is very very powerful, Fun and still relatively new. For scripting I have found nothing better than it. Really. Playing around with ascii art in the old days was dos windows but you were ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2, IIS won't install, no errors shown

I have wasted nearly a day on this. I have a fresh Windows Server 2012 R2, fully up to date, that I am trying to install IIS on. I run the add Roles and Features wizard, select my required features, ...
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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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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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Windows Server 2012 - Cannot Log In

I have a box running Windows Server 2012. I have been playing with this box for a bit and have two admin accounts set up: administrator and my account. I recently had to change my password due to ...
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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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Why can I not get a WDS-originated PXE boot to progress past the first file download?

I'm trying to work out an automated Windows install process, and thought I'd give WDS a look. After some promising initial progress, I seem to have hit a wall. I imported the boot and install WIMs, ...
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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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Instant batch Script execution GPO [closed]

We have an environment which consists of 1 domain in 1 forst managed by a 2003 (Primary DC) and 2012 server (backup DC). Clients are a range of Windows 7, 8 and 10. Is it possible to push a batch ...
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Access OpenVPN client network from server

I have setup an OpenVPN connection between a Windows 2012 Server and an Debian Linux machine. The windows machine is the server and the linux machine is running openvpn as client. I can ping and ...
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Can I install Azure SDK over command line?

I am attempting to use Vagrant to provision a Windows Server box for an integrated development environment. This environment depends on the Azure SDK. Is there a way for me to write a script that I ...
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Write access denied on FTP server (550) with IIS 8

I'm trying to setup a ftp server for one of my websites hosted with IIS 8 on Windows Server 2012. So I set up my website, everything worked fine and the website is reachable. Then I rightclicked the ...
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Certificate Mismatch RDS Session Host

I've been banging my head against this for the last few days. I have a server 2012 remote desktop setup as follows: 1 Gateway Server 1 RD Web Access Serve 1 Session Broker, which is also a session ...
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SChannel errors after enabling SSL on a Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 instance on Azure. For a new website I have ordered a certificate by GlobalSign. After getting the certificates from them I have completed the certificate request in ...
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Windows Server Backup: Is it possible to backup a mapped drive?

Windows Server Backup: Is it possible to add a mapped drive to a scheduled backup (to back up from) I can currently see only local drives and Virtual Machines.
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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 - Blank Process Names [duplicate]

Does anyone know how blank process names would show up in the task manager? They are for actual running programs but somehow the names are blank or filled with a strange character (null?). These ...
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Windows Server 2012 time keeps setting itself 12 minutes ahead

Our Active Directory server has a problem whereby the time keeps setting itself 12 minutes ahead of the real time. This causes authentication issues on the network. I have tried syncing to an ...
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Can not promote server to domain controller because required ports are already in use

I have a Fresh Windows Server 2012 installation and installed all the Active Directory stuff. Now the Server Manager says that i need to "Promote this server to a domain controller." But when i do ...
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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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Scheduled Task not Running on Windows Server 2012

I go to Task Scheduler and drill down to Microsoft Then I click on Create Basic Task and go through the wizard At the last page of the wizard I check "Open the Properties dialog for this task ...
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Running Bloomberg Anywhere Terminal on Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services Environment

Hello Internet Brain Trust! We have a Windows 2012 R2 box running RDS and would like to run the Bloomberg Desktop Terminal. We know of others running this configuration with one difference: -> We ...
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server execution failed- 2012 server r2 standard

I have problem with my server 2012 r2.when i trying to add new roles and features server manager showing an error server execution failed. the same error is there with auto refresh of server ...
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Group Policy applied but Network Drive wont show up

Server 2012 DC + Server 2012 on the client side. I have the following group policy in place: The policy is applied when I run gpresult /r /scope computer: Yet the drive does not show up. Also ...
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How to see raid array in Windows Server 2012?

I have just setup Windows 2012 Server Standard on an HP DL380 Gen 9. I have a raid 1 array with 2 drives and a raid 5 array with 4 drives. The drives are all 600GB SAS. This Server 2012 installation ...
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Mac Host and VMware Fusion Bridged Networking Guest with Incorrect DHCP Client Identifier

System Info: I have four Apple Mac OS X Client host systems (running Yosemite, 10.10.2) bound to an Active Directory domain utilizing a Windows 2012r2 DHCP Server via ethernet - most cabled, one wifi. ...
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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 ...