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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Unable to connect via RDP to Windows Server instance on AWS EC2

Below is a link to the instructions that allow you to connect to your AWS EC2 virtual private server, for an instance based on a Windows Server template during the AWS EC2 instance wizard. So far, ...
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When do we need one DHCP server?

Suppose there's a network with one server running Windows Server 2012 which acts both as a DNS server and as a domain controller. One can also set up one DHCP, but the point is that if the network has ...
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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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RDS, 2012 Connection Broker and 20008R2 Session Hosts

I'm trying to install a new RDS-farm with session hosts in 2008R2 and the connection broker with 2012 and I can't find any information at all on this. Servers: RDCB01, Connection Broker and Session ...
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Google services not working after connecting to VPN [on hold]

I'm in China and want to connect to Google services. So I setup a VM on Azure located in US, opened up a L2TP/IPSEC VPN. When I connect the VPN on my phone. I can access YouTube, Bloomberg sites that ...
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How to setup DNS correctly for computers inside a domain?

Suppose we have the following situation: there's one network with a router on which the internet access is configured and this includes the DNS IP's. Then we set up Active Directory on a server on ...
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Difference between running a command through a remote module and Invoke-Command in powershell

I am in the process of trying to clean up some scripts we have and ran into an interesting issue. If I use the following to load a remote module (in this case ActiveDirectory): $cred= Get-Credential ...
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Relationship between domain inside of a network and website domain

I have a doubt regarding the relationship between domains inside of networks and website domains. Websites domain have to be purchased, one goes to one domain registrar, looks to see if the desired ...
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Is there a quick & easy solution to protect server 2012 against malware?

For a Windows Server 2012 Standard GUI version to support a small IDE Getting malware protection on my 1st server has become a much bigger problem than I imagined it would. My research covered a lot ...
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Is there a 'rule of thumb' for installing other software on the Hyper-V host?

Windows Server 2012 R2 w/GUI Still setting up my first host for virtualized servers. The overwhelming guidance is to NOT install anything on the host OS; meaning put the DC & etc. all in VM's. ...
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Can't connect to Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machine in Red Hat 6

I have installed a WS2012R2 virtual machine using KVM on Red Hat, It has a bridge connection, Both (Host and Guest) have public IP addresses, both have internet access, both can ping any ip address or ...
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Windows Server 2012 : Selected server has pending reboots and does not clear when rebooted

Similar to the issue here, I am blocked from Deploying what used to be called Terminal Server, and is now (confusingly) called a "Session Based Desktop Deployment" scenario within the context of the ...
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Windows Service does not continue to process [on hold]

I have a windows service that try to start. I start it but suddenly it stops. I looked event logs and I saw that application error below Faulting application name: CargoPoolCleaner.exe, version: ...
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Replication not working on DC

I am getting the following error (4612) on my secondary and tertiary DCs: The DFS Replication service initialized SYSVOL at local path C:\Windows\SYSVOL\domain and is waiting to perform initial ...
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RD published apps not connecting to remote instance

I have configured RD components in one single server (for my poc) and I have done configuring 2 machines as session host. I have created a collection and in that RDP for a machine is published. When ...
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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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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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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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The Signin Name Displayed Does Not Actually Exist In Windows Server 2012

I'm doing some tests with a domain join script/program (which also does profile mapping), which means that I've been repeatedly joining/unjoining this test server to the domain (and in the process ...
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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 delete scheduled task when it does not appear in menu?

The Windows Server 2012 documentation refers to a Delete action for tasks -- but this does not appear on the Task Schedule actions on my server (and I am not the administrator). When I attempted to ...
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Windows Server 2012 restarts because lsass.exe terminates unexpectedly [on hold]

The server reboots periodically and after checking Event Viewer for events with ID 1074 (shutdown) I find this; The process wininit.exe has initiated the restart of computer *********** on behalf of ...
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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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Disabling Windows Device Setup Manager Service

I have a Windows 2012 server that is running SQL and therefore doesn't have any internet connectivity at all (only access to the domain network). I have it configured to receive updates via a WSUS ...
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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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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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Network scanning scope limited in Windows Server 2012

What I need ?: View all the computers of the network neighborhood (including all network segments, 192.168.1.x , 192.168.2.x , 192.168.3.x , etc) What is my problem ?: When I open network ...
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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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How to check who reset the password for a particular user in active directory on a windows server?

I have the details about a user account when it was last modified (a password reset was done). But I would be interested to know who reset the password for this user. Is there any way I can find this ...
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binding issues with multiple web services

We are running a continuous integration server with the following software: Windows Server 2012 (AWS EC2 Instance) TeamCity 9.0.3 Youtrack 6.0 Collabnet Subversion Edge 4.0.14-4110.144 Octopus ...
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NFSv4.0 client for Windows servers? [closed]

Does anyone know if there is an NFSv4.0 client that I can install on my Windows servers (2008 and 2012) to access a file system that supports the NFSv4.0 protocol? I tried the native Windows "Client ...
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Can't access Azure VM via RDP any more

I set up an Windows Server VM on Azure last year and after having not logged in for a couple of months I tried to log in recently and strangely it told me my password was incorrect. I proceeded to ...
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Fingerprint logon with Windows Server 2012 R2

I am trying to let users log onto a Windows Server through thin clients that support USB mapping. I have looked at many guides online and they all say the same thing: Enable the "Windows Biometric ...
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NPS Radius wireless authentication only for domain computers

Is it possibile to setup a Windows NPS role to grant only Domain PC to wireless access? I want to still check for a valid domain user account, but I would like to restrict access only to domain ...
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Win 2012 RDS farm RDWeb access to RDG but not Host servers

I have been scratching my head on this for a few days. I have found some great articles especially the thread started by MojoDk and I have failed dismally in getting this to work. The setup: Server ...
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Old oracle client component on new windows server [on hold]

i have the problem, that one of our customers use a software, which bases on an oracle client component from 2000. The Software runs on a windows server 2003. This oracle drivers only work until ...
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Potential problems with virtual drive larger than 2tb?

We are setting up a server for a client of ours which is using an Intel raid controller with 4 x WD 4TB RE drives configured for RAID 6. Ideally we would like to configure with 2 virtual disks; one ...
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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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Select source IP on windows server 2012 with multiple IPs on 1 NIC

I have searched a lot for a solution to this case but I couldn't find any. So, any help would be appreciated. I have a windows server 2012 with 1 NIC having 2 IPs bound to it 37.188.120.8 and ...
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Resolve external DNS entries conditionally by request network source [closed]

I recently set up Sophos UTM as public firewall/ALG which I use for all kinds of things, such as VPN server, reverse proxy. When I tried configuring the DNS for my external domains, I had to notice ...
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Best way to copy file server 2008 r2 contents to a new 2012 r2 server [closed]

I am making a DR site over the cloud and want to upload all my file server contents in the fast and most suitable way. There are many options like; XCopy Robocopy DFS Replication Third party tools ...
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How can the Windows 7 sees the Windows 2012? [closed]

I have installed a Windows 2012 Standard Server with Active Directory, DHCP and DNS server in Oracle Virtual Box. It has two Network Adapters (Ethernet and Ethernet 2). These Adapters are in same ...
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Centralizing Remote AD DCs?

Background: I'm one of two IT people managing five libraries (all part of the same library system), and each library has been set up with their own AD DC. I'd like to centralize this. I'm assuming I ...
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Slow shared folder refresh on windows 7

When I create a new folder in a shared folder under Windows Server 2012 sometimes i can not see new folder by windows 7 clients. Also with some refresh I still can not see new folders. After some ...
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Disable Start menu new Items highlighting by GPO in Windows 2012 R2

I need to disable the new items highlighting (New items are marked with "New") on Windows 2012 R2 (remote desktops). I tried setting the registry value ...
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Hyper-V virtual machine appears in PowerShell but not in Hyper-V Manager

Im trying to manage my Hyper-V virtual machine in Hyper-V Manager but they are not there. I can configure them in a drop down box but I cannot start them and stop them. If I go to PowerShell and try ...
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How to install SSL Certificate into Service Bus 1.1 on Windows Server

For test cases and evaluation we installed 2 nodes with "Azure Service Bus 1.1" on Windows Server 2012 R2 machines. The installation process installs the https endpoints with a self-signed ...
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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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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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xcopy on Batch file for backup server

i have 5 servers connected and want to backup a folder on servers 1,2,3,4 to server 5 and folder on server 5 to server 1. i write a batch file that use xcopy to copy the folders. my question is if ...