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 can I connect to a Windows server using a Command Line Interface? (CLI)

Especially with the option to install Server Core in Server 2008 and above, connecting to Windows servers over a CLI is increasingly useful ability, if not one that's very widespread amongst Windows ...
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How do I access the list of currently logged on users through Terminal Services Manager in Windows Server 2012?

In Windows 2003 and 2008 we had Terminal Services Manager (see screenshot below). However in Windows server 2012 it's gone. Does anyone know how to access the list of currently remotely logged on ...
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Drivers initialization after reboot

For some reason. any driver i'm installing customary, like Virtual Sound Card drivers, do not initialize after reboot. I tried virtual sound card drivers, they initialize fine when installing, but ...
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How to enable sleep/standby on Windows Server 2012 Hyper V

I know it's possible because sleep works in HyperV under Windows 8. edit: I know this is probably not "supported".
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How can I work around problems with certificate configuration in Remote Desktop Services?

I am setting up a Remote Desktop Services farm, and am having trouble configuring certificates for it to use. A demonstration of the problem I'm seeing can be found in Step #4. At this point I am ...
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Automatically Use PowerShell on Server Core

When I locally log in to a Server 2012 Core installation, every time I have to type powershell to get to a PowerShell command line instead of plain ol' cmd. Assuming that I will never remove the ...
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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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Can we restore My Computer > Manage to prior functionality in Server 2012-R2

In the newer server versions when right clicking on My Computer / This PC, we are presented with the option to 'Manage', when clicked it opens the Server Manager, which can take up to 10-20 seconds in ...
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What replaces IIS SMTP server in Windows Server 2012

I have read the notes here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831568.aspx regarding deprecated and removed features in Windows 2012 and it says that SMTP is deprecated. I assume this is ...
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Windows Server 2012 IPAM feature - “Unblock IPAM Access” error/recomended action

So, I'm in the process of setting up an IP Address Management server, using the built-in IPAM feature in Server 2012, and have run into a problem that I'm hoping someone else has successfully solved. ...
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How to shrink a virtual disk using Resize-VirtualDisk on Windows Server 2012

I accidentally extended a virtual disk size from 2TB to 21TB (due to entering 2.1TB on a different regional setting). Now apparently I cannot shrink the virtual disk afterwards (Not Supported)?! Can ...
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tsconfig.msc / tsadmin.msc in Server 2012

I got used to tsconfig.msc and tsadmin.msc (aka Terminal Services Configuration / Terminal Services Administration MMC snapins) from the previous Windows versions and thus profoundly hate the ...
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Windows Server 2012 and Ubuntu 12.04.1 under Hyper-V

I've set up an instance of Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS under Hyper-V 2012. However it seems to be nondeterministic as to whether or not it completes the boot process. I get a Kernel Panic, "IO-APIC + timer ...
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Windows Server Backup snap-in module is never installed

When installing Windows Server Backup the install finish and I receive no error messages. But Windows Server Backup snap-in module is never installed! The link to Windows Server Backup is also not ...
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Reduce Component Store (WinSXS) size on Windows Server 2012

Is there any command line utility in Windows Server 2012 that will reduce the size of C:\Windows\WinSXS. On one of my main production systems that has Hyper-V and Remote Desktop Services, this folder ...
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Unzip File With Powershell in Server 2012 Core

I need to unzip a file with powershell. The typical way I've seen everyone do this is by automating the shell with a script. $shellApplication = new-object -com shell.application $zipPackage = ...
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What are all the possible causes of the “An Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for the domain …” error message?

Earlier I was having issues connecting one of my workstations (client) to my domain, and I thought it was because the domain was not in my possession yet (reference: this question). But, due to the ...
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Adding a Windows Server 2012 Essentials server to an existing domain, without migrating the AD

I have an existing Active Directory in house, a mix between a Win2K8R2 and Win2K3 domain, and i would like to test out Windows Server 2012 Essentials BETA on the network. When walking though the ...
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What is Server 2012 Essentials and how is it different from Server 2012?

In response to the recent trend of asking about features in Windows Server Essentials 2012/R2, as if they were part of the "normal" Server 2012/R2 editions (Standard or Datacenter), It seems like we ...
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veto files on a Windows Share

On Linux you can just edit the smb.conf file and add a veto files setting to ignore and delete certain files, this came in really handy as both OS X and Windows love to create extra files. However, ...
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How do I stop DFSR replication preventing a Domain Controller from advertising Domain Services?

I had set up a 'test' domain with two Windows 2012 AD domain controllers (DC1 & DC2), both virtual machines. Unfortunately, DC1 (the FSMO holder) became completely corrupted. While I could start ...
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Troubleshooting Windows Server 2012 storage spaces

I'm trying the new "Storage Pools" feature on Windows Server 2012, and I've created several disks on the pool. When I restart the server, some of the disks (two, out of four) do not attach ...
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Preserving file rights when copying a folder on Windows Server

We have a shared network drive running Windows Server at work. One of the folders contains sensitive information that should only be visible to a small group of people. The problem is that if one of ...
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How to cut of Windows 2012 Server to save the disk space?

I have VPS Hosting windows 2012 Server + MSSQL Server 40GB storage. I am running out of space and I don't want to upgrade the hosting to more expensive variant. I have cleaned logs, temporary files, ...
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DNS CNAME Records For Multiple Websites [closed]

I have a Windows Server 2012 and have setup 2 websites in IIS8, and assigned to the IP address of the server (it only has one). They are both using port 80 as well. How do I setup DNS records on the ...
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Run Server 2012 Refresh from a command line?

Much as the subject says, anyone know how to do a System Refresh on Server 2012 from the command line? This is a 'Minimal Server Interface' mode Server 2012 install so no full GUI. Have tried ...
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windows server 2012 remote desktop session SSL certificate

My windows server 2012 currently seems to have gone on holiday and is ignoring the SSL certificate I have asked it to use for Remote Desktop connections via wmic ...
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Offline installer for .net 3.5 sp1 not working

I download a big file of .Net 3.5 SP1 from http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/0/e/20e90413-712f-438c-988e-fdaa79a8ac3d/dotnetfx35.exe Now when I try to install it on Windows Server 2012, I get ...
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Detecting missing drivers for Hyper-V Server 2012

Assume I installed Hyper-V Server 2012. Networking is working fine. The server is locked down, only RDP is enabled. Enabling other ports may not be an option as the server is directly connected to ...
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Firewall predefined rule property cannot be modified

Using a stand alone Windows Server 2012 Standard edition (no Active Directory), I Tried to establish a simple remote desktop with a custom port number, but could not modify the port number in the ...
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Stuck at low resolution: Monitor as well as display adaptor not recognized in Windows Server 2012

We're testing an on-premise Windows Server 2012 (Datacenter) server. It has been installed with the GUI because it's internal, test only - we don't care about the attack surface until we're ready. ...
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Mount NFS from PowerShell on Windows 2012 and be visible elsewhere

I'd like to mount an NFS share from Windows 2012 using PowerShell and have this mount be visible in contexts other than the PowerShell session that invoked it. If I use the New-PSDrive command ...
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ASP.Net 4.5 and Windows server 2012

I am having some serious issues with Windows Server 2012 (64 bit) and Coldfusion 10. I managed to install Coldfusion 10 fine, but cannot open the administrator page or the web config tool. I am ...
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Getting authentication window when browsing web sites on my server [closed]

I have a windows home server. When I browse from the net any web site in it I get an authentication window with the next message: "http://mydomain.com site requires user name and password, the site ...
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Configuring a Domain Controller for an Internal Domain in Windows Server 2012

I'm looking to create a domain called "developer.domain.com" to join computers to. I need to make a domain controller for this domain in Windows Server 2012, this is my first time. What are the ...
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DNS Error server 2012 domain

We have a server running 2012 essentials as Domain controller and DNS and a few other bits. But over the last few days suddenly all the client computers on the network have lost Internet connection. ...