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Questions tagged [windows-server-2012]

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 substantially streamlines the number of available versions, which are down to four: Foundation, Essentials, Standard and Datacenter.

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Interactive sign in process initialization has failed

I am facing this issue in my windows server 2016. I was using this server for Internal ADDS and Database Server. I am unable to login to server and Services of the server like database server, IIS is ...
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windows 2012 r2 asking for password in remote's logon screen in Mac

I am trying to connect microsoft windows 2012 r2 remote server from mac in following 3 ways windows instance is created in aws Directly clicking the one of the desktop added in microsoft remote ...
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WMIC returnvalue = 3?

Am trying to install a simple msi from our DC to my machine for testing purposes, but, I keep on getting this one error: Method execution successful. Out Parameters: instance of __PARAMETERS { ...
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Recovering from a DB2 Failure

My system had a full hardware failure last night, I spent all day bring it back up. Long story short after a lot of "Why isn't XDB starting?" I ended up reviewing the logs and finding that the ...
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How can Windows file explorer delete a folder that RMDIR can delete?

Windows Server 2012 (not R2) shows folders in use with read in open files in computer management. Windows explorer does not allow us to delete those folders no matter what we try, however rmdir as ...
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Hyper V Virtual Swtich Configurations for single physical network adpater

How does HyperV Virtual Machine > Virtual Switches work? I am installing a Hyper V on Win Server 2012 R2 and it is asking me to select the Network adapter for Virtual Switch. I have only one physical ...
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The dynamic ports are constantly changing, How do set them in the firewall? [closed]

I'd like to block unused ports on my server so I monitor the ports with CurrPorts and I understand some processes like lsass.exe have some dynamic ports e.g 49158,49976,... These ports might change ...
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Apply Computer Policy changes at login / Apply Computer Policy for specific users [closed]

I have an request to apply computer policy changes to a specific set of users. For example, I want a specific windows feature (Allow Cortana) available to members of a security group (CortanaUsers). ...
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SQL server maintenance plan not working after renaming administrator

I have renamed the windows administrator account to TEST using Local Group Policy Editor. After that the SQL server maintenance plans are not working: unable to determine if the owner of job has ...
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Testing Windows RemoteApps without Remote Desktop Services

I want to run an app under ReportApps but at the moment I don't have access to a server with Remote Desktop Services working. Is it possible to make the RDP setup to test RemoteApps on either a ...
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How to full copy the C:\Windows folder?

I have a question about cmd - robocopy, on my server. Is it possible to use that command as a way to emergency backup all files from C:\Windows? I am going to do some Windows Server Updates, and I ...
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Possible to upgrade Windows Server 2012 to R2 via Windows Update?

I'm pretty sure this is not possible but just wanted to check. Windows Server 2012 R2 is basically a totally separate release right? I can't update R1 to R2 via Windows Update can I?
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hosting wcf with port is not accessible remotely

I'm hosting multiple wcf services in Windows Server 2012 to consume remotely. hosting wcf over port 5959 is not accessible remotely. for that I have created an inbound windows firewall rule for the ...
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Adding credentials to System account with cmdkey.exe on Windows 2012 R2

On a Windows 2012 R2 server we have serveral Windows services that need to access a RestFull Interface on a remote server. The RestFull interface on the remote server does not allow anonymous access, ...
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How to fix broken secondary AD server?

My Secondary Active Directory server has gone dead, and I am installing its replacement now. Everything will be the same, computer name, IP, everything. The new server is running now, and ADDS ...
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failed to create the virtual hard disk hyper-v

I have 4 hyper-v servers running windows server 2012 R2 that they are in a cluster. I want to create a new virtual machine but i get an error that "failed to create the virtual hard disk",right after ...
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Switch Active Directory from Public IP to Private IP

I have an active directory and some servers running on public IPs Like ADS --> 62.xx.xx.210 Server joined ADS Team foundation server --> 62.xx.xx.211 SQL Server --> 62.xx.xx.212 Exchange ...
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Can't connect to my google cloud server via RDP

I have a google cloud server, I've been using it for months and I always connect to it by downloading the RDP file and it always worked. But today I'm getting this error message when I try to connect....
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IIS redirect for https

I'm using the URL rewrite module from IIS It is working fine for https redirect e.g. http://some.site.com --> https://some.site.com The subdomain changed so I adjusted the rule http://some.site.com ...
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Mysql generate multiples connections on multiple ports on windows server 2012

I have a detail in my server, if run a command netstat it show me this. Is normal? TCP 127.0.0.1:53898 127.0.0.1:3306 TIME_WAIT 0 TCP 127.0.0.1:53899 127.0.0.1:3306 ...
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The request to list features available on the specified server failed: Windows Server 2012

I am having a problem with the server manager in my Windows Server 2012 R2 Machine . Everytime I try to add a Role I get this error message The request to list features available on the specified ...
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Event log error for Microsoft-Windows-Perflib ID 1008

I started seeing the following error in my Windows Server 2012 event application logs somewhat recently, possibly after installing some Windows updates. Log Name: Application Source: ...
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Is there any way of backing up the ODBC drivers of a server?

I need to replicate the ODBC drivers from one environment to another located on other server, the one that has the drivers I want to backup is running Windows Server 2012 Datacenter and the other ...
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Windows Server - mulptiple IPs to VMs

I bought dedicated server with Windows Server 2016 in datacenter (like OVH, Hetzner, you know). I'm newbie at this, so please don't be mad if my questions are dumb. Main purpose of it's server is to ...
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Create .txt file with all PC names on domain for WMIC?

I'm wanting to run WMIC to call an uninstall for a certain bit of software, and, I have a working WMIC command, but I don't know how to create a .txt file with all of our computer names. Does anyone ...
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Windows Server 2016 installation hangs on new SSD

I hope Server Fault is the right place to ask, move to Super User if that is more appropriate. I am trying to do what I thought would be a simple upgrade of Windows Server 2012 to 2016 with a new SSD ...
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Delegate Active Directory rights

I am trying to give a user "minor" Admin rights to setup user accounts in our AD. We have Windows Server 2012 and I already have a "Local Admin" AD Group which I use to give some users rights to ...
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Importing GPO backup into a different domain fails with “No backups found!” error

I'm trying to make a backup of a GPO in one domain (just contains a couple registry key entries) and import it into another domain. The second domain is completely separate, it's at a different site ...
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Unable to add two scopes with different range in same subnet for windows DHCP server

I am trying to add two scopes of different range say (192.168.0.5-192.168.0.10), (1952.168.0.15-192.168.0.25) on windows DHCP server while I am trying to add the second scope it says the address range ...
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Remove-WindowsFeature error “Required privilege not held”

Okay team, I'm trying to remove the Powershell 2.0 Core engine from my server using the command below: Remove-WindowsFeature PowerShell-v2 The error we get is: A required privilege is not held by ...
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Multiple Unknown Username Login Attempts for Event ID 4625. Is there a way to narrow down the source?

We've identified an obscene amount of user login attempts from users that are not in our domain. Below are example log files. We can't narrow down where these logins are coming from. None of the ...
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Robocopy - Overwrite all files unless file in destination is newer

The title pretty much sums it up. I had restored a file share recently from a backup. Come to find out after about a day of users in production we started to notice some files were corrupt. Pulling ...
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Deduplication Savings differs a lot between same two volumes

I run this robocopy command to copy all data from the existing volume to my new volume which will replace the old one in the near future: robocopy I:\ E:\ /E /COPYALL /PURGE /MIR /B /R:1 /W:1 /XD "...
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“the value does not fall within the expected range” DFS error on Server 2012

I seem to have run into this bug while attempting to create a DFS replication group: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4049095/value-does-not-fall-within-the-expected-range-error-when-you-...
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Windows Server: Activation ID, Application ID, Installation ID and Product ID?

I need a way to identify Windows Server installs on a server. A server could be running multiple instances of Windows Server. I need an ID which is unique to each install. If I run slmgr.vbs /dlv I ...
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How to add another address range to DHCP server

Short version Long Version Window Server 2012 DHCP server is currently configured as: Subnet: 10.0.x.x (e.g. 10.0.0.0/16) Dynamic IP Range: 10.0.0.12 - 10.0.0.120 This is done to limit dynamically ...
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Getting SMART information from Disks behind Adaptec 51645 using smartctl

according to https://www.smartmontools.org/wiki/Supported_RAID-Controllers I should be able to query my HDDs behind an Adaptec 51645 with smartctl higher than 6.4 I'm running 6.6, but have no luck: ...
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How to connect to VM

how are I trying to create a proxy server with the CCProxy program and an instance of Windows server 2012 in Compute engine already configures the program but the problem I have is that the VM is ...
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GPO applying on 2k12 but not on 2k8R2

I have a 2k12 Datacenter running as DC and a 2k8R2 as RD Host. On 2k12, everything works fine as soon as I configure it. Same goes to 2k8R2, RemoteApp is running since day one and authentication is ...
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GPO Icons' / symbols meanings - Win Server 2012

What is the difference between those two icons? "Change the time zone" and create a "page file". Is that how they are inherited? or one is enforced by the domain while the other is a local setting? ...
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one of 2 websites pointing to same root folder not working well

One of my client has IIS with 2 web sites running, pointing to same app pool and root folder. Lets say those 2 websites as a.com and b.com, pointing to same root folders. Now that b.com works well, ...
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DFS-R, delete database for replication group without impacting SYSVOL

I have one server, SRVA. SRVA is a Domain Controller and has a SYSVOL type replication group (on the c drive) to SRV1 and SRV2, both also domain controllers. This replication is working fine. I ...
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Windows server GPO, how to force SSID connection if in range

I have many wifi networks, but only one of these are suitable for domain computers of my windows 2016 domain. Can I setup a GPO to force a particular SSID usage if in the range? Many times I found ...
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Shared Windows Folders - Subfolder Permission Issue

Windows Server (any version), shared folder with subfolders, something like this: Department1 Jim John where Department1 is the network share, and Jim / John are subfolders. What I want ...
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Old ssl cert still showing up in browser after installing new

We have an IIS ARR server which load balances out to two different individual IIS servers. The servers in question are our internal Staging servers. Three months ago I created a free Let's Encrypt ...
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Windows Server 2012/16 “administrator password is blank” on Google Cloud

When I try to setup Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 or 2016 on Google Cloud (using the default VM images with Desktop Experience), it fails on creating a forest with the error: ...The local ...
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WAMP Stack/Silverstripe, High TTFB but fast PHP execution? Where can I look for answers?

My production server is Windows Server 2012 R2, Apache 2.4, PHP 5.6, and MariaDB (unsure of version, probably irrelevant). I have a customized site running on Silverstripe 3.5. Lately, I'm getting ...
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Windows Domain Password Policy Issue

I just discovered something odd happening with a password policy in one of the Windows Server 2012 R2 environments we manage, and we have had no luck finding any information to explain the behavior. ...
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Single RDP session and automatic disconnect of pending session group policy not working in Windows Server 2012

Good morning, I'm working on a client's environment. The servers are all Windows Server 2012. There's a pool of virtual desktops which is used by users to connect to their virtual machines and ...
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Automate setting Update Server settings for non domain servers

I am trying to automate setting about 40 non domain servers to use a WSUS server. I've read posts like Can I use Powershell to configure Local group policy settings in windows server 2008 r2 and I've ...