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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Install Language Pack On Windows Server Core (2012 R2)

I have language packs KB3012997 and KB2839636 staged and approved in Windows Server Update Services 2012 R2, but my Windows Server Core 2012 R2 clients refuse to install it. After googling the issue, ...
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Server 2012 Profiles not saving (marked as temp)

I have a Windows Server 2012 machine that randomly starting today wiped a user's profile and now will not save any changes after he logs out (desktop icons, bookmarks, etc.). His machine does this ...
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How to Disable Remote desktop connection over internet on Windows server 2012?

We are using Windows server 2012. I have to disable RDP over internet. But Remote desktop should be used in Intranet.Is there any way to disable? Note: We are also using Sonicwall firewall.
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No record found for each dns records I have added to the Windows DNS Manager for Domain [on hold]

I have a windows server 2012 VPS and Plesk control panel installed I'm an amateur with configuring windows server. I have a big problem with DNS records. at the first I was added my website throw ...
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Diffrent settings for diffrent file types with one printer queue. Windows server 2012

I have been tasked with doing the following: Using only one printer queue, make sure .docx gets printed with "1-sided print" while .pdf gets printed with "2-sided print". Is this possible without ...
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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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Fail to mount image files in windows server 2012

I try to mount a .iso and get the following eror on windows Server 2012 "sorry, there was a problem mounting the file." Anyone ? It seems like it works fine if I mount it not through mapping ...
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Can't initialize VM's on HyperV Windows Server 2012

I'm really stuck with this and I can't understand why I sunddendly can't make ANY VM to start succesfully in my system. I had just one VM, and it was working perfectly, then for some reasons I booted ...
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DNS name server IP keeps reverting back to unknown for forward lookup zone

I'll start by saying I have not worked much with DNS and DC's. I'm a programmer who is trying to build out an environment with a domain to simulate a production scenario. My issue is the forward ...
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Configuring external SMTP server on Azure VM - messages staying in queue

I have an external SMTP provider: auth.smtp.1and1.co.uk I am trying to send SQL Server Reporting Services emails via this on an Windows 2012 Azure VM. It is configured sufficiently correctly for ...
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Routing a port to a VM in Hyper-V on Server 2012 doesn't work

I have CentOS 7 with Apache installed on Windows Server 2012. I use Hyper-V for virtualization. I have 1 public IP address, and naturally I want to forward all traffic to port 80 on that public IP ...
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Accidentally changed DNS server addresses in cloud server to nonexistent IPs, can't ping it anymore

While trying to modify DNS server Addresses in Network Connections > LAN Properties (TCP/IP) I accidentally changed the DNS server address in the cloud server rather than the remote server that I had ...
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Windows server 2012, unable to access site in some ports from outside

We have our website hosted in a windows server 2012 server. Some staging sites are also hosted on same server in different port numbers like 5015, 5014. Now I wanted one more site to be added and ...
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Server 2012 Essentials not deleting backups

I have a client who had 2012 essentials, he has a separate solution for backups and we don't want to use the built in Windows backup. I selected each pc and turned backups off and told it to delete ...
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Prevent Windows Server 2012 from forcing a reboot after updates

I have a domain controller with Windows Server 2012 on it. After updates, the server does not reboot immediately. However if I remote into the server I will be presented with a countdown for a reboot. ...
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Best practice deploy printer in 2012R2 RDSH?

I have 3 servers with 2012 R2 RDS Session Host, where my users log on. I have 4 printers. What is best practice to deploy these 4 printers to my users?... Using GPO shared printers or Deploy ...
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HyperV Failover Cluster (with/without CSV)

Been browsing a few websites, and it seems right now all hyper-v clusters are build on CSV ( clustered share volume ). I have a current setup (2 node window failover cluster). I have 2 vms running ...
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GPO Redirected My Documents not displayed in Libraries (Server 2012 & Win 7)

New build Server 2012 & windows 7 desktops. Windows 7 library's are not reflecting the folder redirection set by the GPO, although the redirection is working. We use GPO's to redirect the users ...
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Managing Windows Powershell from Linux terminal

I manage Windows Server 2012 servers. I'm learning PowerShell to manage these servers through command line. My workstation runs Ubuntu and I usually manage Linux servers by connecting via SSH. Is ...
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Assigning default drive permissions

Been looking around everywhere but can't seem to find the answer to this - hopefully someone can assist. Scenario: I have a Windows 2012 R2 server that has a C: drive only. Someone wants to add in a ...
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Suppressing the “reason” for shutdown on Windows Server

How can I suppress giving a reason for shutdown on a Windows Server host? Specifically, on 2008 R2, but all versions back to 2003 and up to 2012 would be appreciated.
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User logon PowerShell script not running under Windows 7 or 10

I'm testing out upgrading to Windows 10 on our domain, which is currently based on a Windows Server 2012 DC and all Windows 7 workstations. I was never able to make it work on Windows 7 so I gave up ...
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ESXi granting windows guest ALL of its assigned memory

I've seen this a few times now and I don't understand what is happening I assigned a windows guest 200 gigs of RAM- NOT reserved. Looking at the guest right now the OS shows its only using about 2 ...
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How Do I Compile Samba for Windows - Mainly SMBClient.exe?

I am using Pydio on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server for "cloud" file sharing. A situation has come up where we would like to connect to a existing share on another 2012 R2 server. Pydio has a SMB ...
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Forgot Password Server 2012

So I did something really stupid, forgot the admin password to my server running MS Server 2012. I so rarely shut down and have to log in because my server is running 24/7 that when I lost power and ...
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Windows Server connection using putty

Iam having hard time connecting to an Azure Windows Server 2012 from my institution (University). The goal is to connect to the SQL Server that runs on this Windows server This is the strange ...
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AppInitialize not firing in WCF Service Application on WIndows Server 2012

We have some WCF Service Applications which are deployed to Windows Server 2012. In these services, there is a class called Initializer in the /app_code/ folder. This class is as follows; public ...
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“Fast link detected” warning in GP management console

There is a message that is shown in every report i make in Group Policy Results section of Group Policy Management Console, saying that "A fast link is detected". I followed the link in the waring, ...
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What are all the different places a redirect may be set on a Windows Server?

I'm currently trying to find where a particular redirect is set and can't find the source! It's on a Windows Server 2012 (load balanced). Places I have checked: The HTTP redirect in IIS 8 for the ...
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Map network drive what authentication twice

I created a share folder on windows server 2012 and added a user for full permission on the share: Then, when I try to map the drive the authentication appears twice. The first authentication ...
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Windows Server User Share Permissions

I've been attempting to setup the following on my new Windows Server AD setup: G:\Shares\_users (\\HS-W01\_users) = Listable by Domain Users, modifiable by Domain Admins. G:\Shares\_users\%username% ...
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Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort2, was issued

I get this warning log when the windows server 2012 starts backup service that include OS drives. Log Name: System Source: iaStorA Date: .... Event Id: 129 Task Category: none Level: Warning ...
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Apache Revese Proxy is not cached

I have the below config so all requests to /j/* will be proxied, however why not being cached as told ? Its on windows 2012 and apache 2.4.20 . Thanks ProxyPassMatch "^/j/(.*)$" ...
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vSphere ESXi 5.5 Windows Guest Network card not active after reboot

Problem: Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 2012 servers have no network access after a reboot Not all VMs affected, but multiple VMs and mulitiple hosts. Windows Network configuration shows the correct ...
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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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How to manage credentials/access to multiple remote windows servers

My company has numerous remote servers which we manage. These servers are all Windows Servers and a spread out across different hosting companies / data-centres. Their purpose is IIS Web hosting, SQL ...
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Fix error determining whether the target environment requires adprep in windows server 2012, during domain controller promotion

I am unable to promote my newly installed Windows Server 2012 machine to a domain controller. I have two existing domain controllers. The primary is at Windows Server 2003 level, and is running ...
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The schema master did not complete a replication cycle after the last reboot

I'm attempting to add a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller to an Existing Windows Server 2003 network, and then following that, will migrate it to be the domain master. I'm following this tutorial ...
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Windows server 2012 IIS 8 php data post upload failure to mysql

I'm getting a php data upload fail when attempting to transfer data up to a mysql database from a html5/webgl built app off of Unity. All of the data downloads work regardless of the upload issue. The ...
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UnKnown can't find <hostname>: Non-existent domain

I have a small network running Windows Server 2012 servers and Windows 7 clients. Right now I'm trying to setup DNS with an AD-Integrated Zone. I've configured my local machine, which is not a domain ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 VPN route from LAN to client

I am trying to set up a VPN using Windows Server 2012 Standard. My network has a SonicWALL edge router, and the server in question is a DC, running DNS, DHCP and RRAS, and the subnet is 10.0.0.0/24. ...
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Issues configuring DNS server Windows 2012

I'm attempting to configure a virtual machine Windows Server 2012 to host a .net website using IIS 8.5. The website works well on localhost, and the domain name resolves when i'm on the server ...
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'Cannot get iis pickup directory' in Windows Server 2012

Our system moved from Windows Server 2003(Enterprise SP2) & IIS 6. And new system is Windows Server 2012(Standard) and IIS 6(for smtp mail) & 8. I copied all of web application files and IIS ...
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Azure Windows 2012 HTTP proxy provisioning-time configuration

We are currently leveraging a VNet at Azure that is configured to force all traffic over our site-to-site connection to on-premise networks and then out through our corporate firewall. All HTTP/HTTPS ...
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Change Regional Settings for all users in Windows Server 2012

How do I change date format Regional Settings for all users in Windows Server 2012 that is not a domain controller? I also want to change "Language for non-Unicode programs" for all users. Since this ...
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Why is Server 2012 assigning “169.254.*.*” series when creating DHCP server?

I have a small office, with ATT Motorola modem (192.168.1.254) set as passthrough to Dlink DIR-815 (LAN 192.168.0.1) I am trying to setup DHCP server on Server 2012, and when I create new DHCP server, ...
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Windows 2012/IIS 8 + ASP.NET MVC Applicaiton 403.14 (Forbidden) - The Web server is configured to not list the contents

I have a very simple MVC 4 application I'm trying to deploy to a Windows 2012 server. Inconsistently, when navigating to the root of the web application (http://localhost/app), it returns a ...
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Adding public IP address to VM

I have ordered a physical server at a company called Server4you. This server came with a main IP address (configured statically to the network adapter on the windows server host) and an additional IP ...
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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 ...