A version of Microsoft Windows for use on servers; it supports server class hardware (e.g. more RAM, more CPU cores), contains network server software (Hyper-V, DNS server, web server, file server), and runs Active Directory to manage Windows Desktop computers and user accounts.

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How to measure CPU based on a threshold

We are tracking down the resource requirement for our production environment(windows). I need to find out the maximum CPU and memory utilization. I do understand that we can use the wmic command to ...
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Is using the AD home directory attribute to map the home drive really no longer a best practice?

I have read some articles that claim that using the Active Directory user home directory attribute to automatically map the home drive is a legacy method, deprecated, or not recommended. The second ...
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Tool to synchronise folder structures (Windows) [closed]

I need to find a tool to synchronise an (empty) directory structure, NTFS shares and NTFS permissions across ~30 Windows 2012 servers. The application we are developing requires a certain directory ...
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Does psexec support input redirection?

I am trying to control a remote Python script, which reads commands from stdin, via psexec 1.98, but I need to redirect psexec's input since psexec itself will be launched from another program. ...
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Build a IIS and SQL Server replicated cluster [closed]

I have four Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard virtual machines on three physical nodes. Two will be dedicated for IIS, and two for SQL Server 2014 Standard. I have to replicate them (IIS1 to ...
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Pings to internal host returns with external IP address on one AD DC/DNS Server

We have the following problem with our Windows AD DNS Servers which is in turn causing intermittent issues on our clients: On one of our AD DC/DNS servers (Pluto) 2k3R2, we can ping an internal based ...
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Deploy Software via GPO, but also deploy configuration file

When deploying software through a group policy, is there any special trick that will allow you to also deploy a separate, say config, file along with it? Here's the specific problem: We have a ...
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windows 2003 server task scheduler error code but blank status

I'm getting an error running a task scheduler on windows 2003 code 0x1, but the task scheduler is not showing error description on status column. Any idea why this could happend?
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XP machines on Domain not reporting WMI Data in a 2003 Server Environment

I am running into a very quirky issue and I hope someone out there can help. We use a monitoring program for several networks we oversee that is WMI data dependent for a great deal of it's ...
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Windows Server Backup 2012 Fails on “preparing the backup image”

I have a couple of Windows Server 2012 VM's I need to backup. Everything works fine on all but one machine. No matter where I choose to store the backup, it fails almost immediately with: Backup ...
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GPO Troubleshooting - Security Filtering - Computer Configuration

We have a GPO that includes a Computer Configuration that enables a Preference that adds a security group to the local Administrators group. Since this is a Computer Configuration, do you need to add ...
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taking care of long filenames

Yesterday I deployed a simple backup based on rdiff-backup on a windows server machine. Everything went fine...almost. Obviously our customer had a lot filenames/paths exceeding 250 chars. Every new ...
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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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Is it possible to extract disk/RAID drivers from a windows server?

Is it possible to extract drivers from a server? I have an operational HP server that I want to repave but I can't seem to find a version of smartstart that enabled windows server installer to ...
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Enable Ping in Windows Server Firewall?

I've just installed Windows Server 2008 on a server and I'm able to connect through Remote Desktop but can't ping. Do I need to open an special port on the firewall to be able to ping a server?
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New Domain Controller Cannot Enroll for KerberosAuthentication Certificate

I have an AD domain. 2003 FFL/DFL. The schema was upgraded to version 56 for Server 2012. The domain contains a mix of domain controllers from Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, and now Server ...
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wbadmin incremental system state backup

I am doing system state backups on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (Service Pack 1) machine and expected the backups after the first one to be incremental. However with each backup a new directory ...
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Rename NTFS file to eliminate multiple periods via batch

I at wits end trying to rename NTFS files that have technically legal, but problematic multiple periods in my Windows 2012 Server share Files are dropped in a share that look like this: ...
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WSUS clients can't find updates

I've installed WSUS on a Windows server 2012 R2 and configured the workstations and clients via Group Policy to install updates automatically from WSUS. The servers are detected by WSUS and report to ...
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Windows Azure linux domain

I've set up a Virtual Machine and I need to connect my domain .site.com to Windows Azure, I tried to do it with an A record using the provided IP, but the VIP address is not static, and after ...
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SSL Certificate issue on renewal in IIS 7

I have an SSL certificate that expires on Februray 15, 2015. What if I install new certificate on my server on Feb 10, 2015. Will my certificate work with new renewed certificate on Feb 10 as my old ...
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Windows Server and Graphics Driver

With windows server is there any benefit to installing a graphics driver (eg the Intel / Nvidia / AMD driver vs the basic Windows one)? I'm currently only using the Hyper-V role on the host machine ...
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802.1x Authentication Issue

I have two wireless network profiles with the only difference between them being the SSID. I am able to connect to profile1 but I am not able to connect to profile2. Looking at the event logs after ...
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Server address requested and the certificate subject do no match

I'm trying to setup Remote Desktop Gateway (Terminal Service Gateway) on virtual Windows Server 2012 R2. But when connect over internet (from Win7 RDP client) getting an error: Your computer can't ...
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How to replace an old Windows 2003 SBS DC with a Win2008 Standard Edition DC?

Objective: Trying to replace a Windows 2003 SBS domain controller with a windows server 2008 Standard Edition Domain Controller. What I did: used ADPREP. Then all user accounts and OUs are ...
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Starting a GUI application under a different session

I run a game hosting service, and I want my customers to be able to access the console of the game servers. However, despite looking like a terminal window, the game's server console is graphical, and ...
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Win2K P2V on XenServer 6.2: VM unable to start

I'm trying to virtualize (P2V) a very old Win2K server (an IBM x345) with related storage: a main C: drive, running on top of a RAID 5 logical-array served by an internal ServeRAID HW controller and ...
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Administrator can access all mailboxes - how can I stop it?

At our organisation the DOMAIN\Administrator account can access all mailboxes i.e. log in to Outlook Web Access as DOMAIN\Administrator and then open another mailbox and that users mailbox appears. I ...
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Is there a way to find out who was logged on a Windows server in a past year?

I'm just wondering, is there a way to find out who was logged on a particular Windows server in the past year? Security log is only 1 month old or less and user profiles were deleted. Thanks a lot for ...
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How can I verify the heap size startup arguments for an active JVM that's running as a Windows service and loading JVM params from registry?

I've got a Windows server with a third-party application on it that runs as a Windows service. The service/application is actually a java virtual machine however it displays in task manager as an exe ...
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Apex ANAME / ALIAS record in Windows Server 2012 R2 DNS Manager

Some DNS hosts offer a way to have an A record that serves an IP address which is determined on-the-fly (or frequently enough via scheduled job) by resolving some other hostname behind the scenes. ...
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Configuring openldap/PHP LDAP against “signed” LDAP connections with Active Directory

This may sound like a stupid question, and maybe it's already been answered, but I can't find a definitive answer anywhere, so I thought I'd ask. When someone enables "Domain controller: LDAP server ...
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Routing and RAS with multiplice public IP-Adresses

I have two public ips, e.g. (1) = 111.111.111.1111 and (2) = 222.222.222.222 on one NIC of a Windows Server 2012 R2 Server. I'm using "Routing and RAS" to forward some ports by NAT rules to Hyper-V ...
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Does windows server provide a standards-based NTP service?

We use a PHP script for syncing time against a NTP time server. All of it works, but when working with windows server, the script fails. Is there a modified version of NTP working inside the original ...
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Two Windows server, not in domain, grant permissions to each other's users [closed]

We have two Windows Server machines, which are not in domain. Sql Server runs on one of them. We want to save backups of Sql Server to another server. We created a folder in second server then we gave ...
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Azure vm keeps stopping itself [closed]

I have an Azure VM (A5), which uses Windows Server 2012 R2. It used to be %100 up, but when I signed for the RemoteApp demo, It started to stop itself like, every 24 hours. I use the server as a web ...
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How to soft-restart Windows Server 10 Technical Preview?

Windows 10 Server TP has a new feature called "soft-restart" that claims to go back to bootloader without resetting devices thus resulting in a faster reboot. How do I actually invoke a ...
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Installing Application Request Routing via WebPICmd On Azure Web Role

As the title indicates, I created a startup task in my Azure Web Role to install ARR on the servers, here is the command: >WebPiCmd /install /Products:"ARRv3_0" it works locally on my machine, ...
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Unable to access network on Windows Server 2012 (Ethernet)

We have a server that had been using Ethernet, but temporarily Wi-Fi, and is now using Ethernet again. Strangely, it will not connect to the Internet. It detects when a cable is plugged into the port ...
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How to monitor Windows Server process Internet activity? [closed]

Does anyone know a good tool for Windows Servers that would show breakdown of Internet traffic by processes and users? I know there are many Microsoft tools (such as process explorer) but does ...
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Is it possible to try Windows Server 2012 with VmWare Server 5.0?

I would like to try windows server 2012 rc using our vmware server 5.0 infrastructure. The problem is that i can't install it because each time, the virtual machine reboot. Is it vmware server 5 ...
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Windows Installer Error 1721 on uninstall

I'm trying to uninstall a program from Windows Server 2012, but when I do, it tells me: Error 1721: There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to ...
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Network Security: Lan Manager Authentication Level

I'm a little bit confused by the explanation provided for the setting "Network Security: LAN Manager AUthentication Level" in group policies. The provided explanation only talks about clients and ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 prevent automatic logoff due to inactivity

I have a stand alone windows 2012 server R2 that i log on to locally. it is not part of a domain and it is the standard install configuration with no policies enacted. The server logs off the desktop ...
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“no data was received from host” Nagios Alarm only on Windows service checks

I've got a standard Nagios install monitoring 524 hosts and 912 service checks. I'm seeing a strange problem as far as it relates to monitoring if a service is running on windows server. It seems ...
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Where does a Domain Controller's Local Security Policy come from?

In Group Policy we have the Deny logon through Remote Desktop setting enabled for the Domain Computers group . I promoted a computer that was a member of this group to be a Domain Controller. After ...
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Hyper-v dynamic memory client machines always use maximum memory

When I create a virtual machine in Hyper-V and set it up to use dynamic memory, the virtual machine will always use the maximum memory within the virtualized OS. Hyper-V will show the assigned memory ...
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Windows upgrade from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 fails with “You can’t do a typical upgrade …”

Trying to upgrade a server I ran into the following message: You can’t do a typical upgrade using an installation disc that’s different from the language installed on your computer. Existing ...
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How can I retrieve the device information?

From Windows Server 2012 R2, how can I retrieve a device's vendor name and model number without physically opening the machine? For instance, PCI cards. Get-WmiObject Win32_PNPEntity returns a bunch ...