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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Windows Server 2012: how to prevent IIS from choosing SHA-1 for connections?

The problem: IIS on Windows 2012 picks SHA-1 algorithm when the client uses SHA-1 certificate. Even though the server-side certificate is SHA-256. So Chrome/Edge don't work. On analogous Windows 2016 ...
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Issues on transferring physical machine to virtual

EDIT - after initial problems, I moved on and have some success, but I still can't boot the machine. I have trouble transferring old 2012 server to virtual. The server is on GPT disk, EFI. What I did: ...
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VLAN and DHCP conflicts. /renew and release only works temporarily [closed]

In our small company, we have VMs on ESXI. One of them being the Domain Controller. We have Avaya phones with their IP being (192.168.0.11), our IP range is mutually exclusive from Avaya. Our Desktops ...
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Non-Admin - how to change DNS & Default Gateway [closed]

I have a small company where I'm hosting Windows VM servers from an ESXI host. And a PDC where I had set up Active Directory etc. Everything was good, but randomly the user's DNS changed to 8.8.8.8 ...
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AD server rebuild but no backups available [closed]

We have a AD server in our premises in which OS has crashed. No backups where configured on this. I have a different machine where I can install the same OS, is there any ways to restore the AD to the ...
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Access RDP through VPN only

i have been reading about this for a few days now, but i couldn't figure it out, i know that this has been asked previously, but i am having issues setting this up. i have read these articles on this ...
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Print Queue Settings Saved Correctly, but Not Loading/Displaying

I maintain several 2012 print servers. I'm running into an odd problem on my production servers. When I set "Use Current Printer Settings" in the printer preferences it applies those ...
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Extending disk space after replacing the disks with new / larger ones

We have a Fujitsu Primergy TX100 S3P with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials. We had 500 GB disks on this server, we decided to replace them with 4TB disks. We made a copy of the system to a ...
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Windows Server 2012 Standard Update Error

We have Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 Standard and it was checking updates quite properly, but suddenly it stopped checking updates automatically from our WSUS server and started giving ...
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How do I create(?) instances when using performance counters

I'm new to Performance Monitor but was able to set up data collection for some of the built-in performance counters, such as Processor Time, Thread Count, etc. However, I can't figure out how to use ...
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Having issue with applying CU23 onto Exchange 2013

I am new to this forum. I need to update my exchange 2013 because of the recent microsoft vulnerability and also because it needs to be updated for the migration to office 365. My exchange is 2013 and ...
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Duplicated Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machine, Local Domain for Development

I'm working with a duplicate version of a virtual machine so I can make some development changes to a website, but I'm not at all a Windows developer, so I have no idea how to alter this site so that ...
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Windows and Mac Shared Storage Permission Issue

I have been tasked with creating a new central storage server for our company. We run a mixed environment of Macs and Windows 10 computers. We currently host our file server in Windows Server 2012. It ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Logon failure

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server which has Remote Desktop connections allowed from a very strict range of ips. I keep getting this alerts, like at least 1-2/second win.system.systemTime: 2021-03-01T12:...
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Is there a REST API for Windows Server Update Catalog?

Is there an API or Notification System for https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx - so that I can be aware of the update availability as and when they become available ? What is the best ...
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Windows crash after recursive folder generation

Last week an old Windows 2012 server failed to reboot following a Windows Update. The support staff reformatted the operating system drive, leaving us with just a backup of the drive which we've ...
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RDP to an Alias

I have a server that has since been decommissioned and I have some services that have been moved over to another server however these servers still point to the old server so I have set up a Cname for ...
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User has issues with Remote Desktop to one server but not another

A certain user (let's call him Bob) has reported issues using Remote Desktop when working with a new RDS Server I've set up. He reports "lag" that makes working with this server annoying, if ...
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Windows Server Core - Power Saving blocked by default MS Graphics driver

On Windows Server 2012, 2016 & 2019 it seems that Suspend Mode is by default blocked: Powercfg /a shows An Internal system component has disabled this standby state: Graphics The default ...
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Any risks of changing master roles of Active Directory?

I am currently migrating an Active Directory to another server, from a Windows Server 2012 to a 2016 one. I installed AD in 2016 and joined the domain with no problems. Now I am considering changing ...
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Static route gives “Destination host unreachable” error

I have a server (Windows Server 2012) with 2 network interfaces. One with a 172.0.0.0 network, which has the default gateway (172.16.8.254) And one with a 10.0.0.0 network, no gateway set. Since by ...
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Replacing damaged 2012 domain controller with Win 2019

We have a domain with 2 DC's, both Win 2012. The local DC works fine, but the remote DC has a growing list of problems due to frequent power outages (and improper shutdown). I would like to take ...
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Pinging 8.8.8.8 via a windows 10 client going through windows server 2012 gives a request timedout error

This is my setup in virtualbox. A DHCP Scope of range 112.123.1.100 to 112.123.3.188, Length = 16, Router IP is 112.123.2.2 (this also is the IP of the server the DHCP is configured on). After this I ...
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IIS increase in worker process memory when RAM is increased

I have a few IIS servers serving web traffic. In the past these were running off 4GB of RAM and the available RAM was always around 500MB of available RAM, there are 6 app pools and thus 6 worker ...
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Enabling LDAPS (636) on Windows Server 2019

I've got a configuration issue with my test domain controller (Server 2019) where I can't connect via 636 using LDP. (using the full domain name) On 2008 and 2012 I didn't have to do any additional ...
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Virtual Server Unexpected Shutdown with Code 1074

Over the weekend, I had one server (out of 11 in the office) shut itself off sometime early Saturday morning. This is a virtual server (running SQL, our production database, naturally), running on a ...
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How to get an email alert if IIS App pool stops/crashes?

I'm seeing a lot of PowerShell scripts out there which checks the status of the IIS App Pools in a server, and sends an email if it is in a Stopped state. Although the script is useful, it would need ...
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How to update windows time zones list?

I have front-end and back-end systems using the System.TimeZoneInfo for retrieving Timezone by ID. There are several time-zones missing from the back-end machine (running windows Server 2012) and I'm ...
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windows cluster - Service Principle Name but no cluster service?

I used to be detecting which servers in our big environment are clusters or cluster nodes by checking ServicePrincipalName value of their AD objects if it is a string containing MSServerClusterMgmtAPI ...
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can a single machine server run 2 OS independantly?

In order to maintain up a cad+print (windows) server, and an all-the-other things debian server, I was wondering if it was possible and what was the best way to do it ? Containers/VMs/KVMs ? Would it ...
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reset password win server 2012

I have windows server 2012 R2 in front of me and I just can log into the server from an account that is NOT the administrator. I don't have any domain running on the server and the server is mostly ...
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How to monitor all the processes from a user in windows server 2012?

I would like to monitoring all the processes which are invoked by a user within a period of time, like a couple of hours, some process may only run less than a second. what is the best way to do? ...
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Can't install additional roles and features on Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard because of missing source files

I have a Virtual Machine from VirtualBox running Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard which is used for some development tasks. I wanted to install an SMTP server, so I can send emails from there, however, ...
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Windows Server 2012 same version has differents shortcut on charm bar

Hello I have one doubt about my windows Server with charm Bar, I realise that I have differents shortcut on charm Bar using the same Version of Windows Server and same release. For Example, one of my ...
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Can't download letsencrypt certificate using webroot method of certbot

Following this guide for windows installation, i try the webroot method, from an elevated cmd shell: C:\WINDOWS\system32> certbot certonly --webroot The command fails with unauthorized error, ...
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Web Farm Framework installation fails

I had a scripted installation of Windows Server 2012 with IIS and other bits and pieces. As part of it, the script installs web platform installer and then Web Farm Framework. This has always worked ...
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Cannot Disable Client Computer Backup, or Delete/Cleanup

My Client Computer Backups folder is over 1.2TB in size. There were total of 14 workstation, which I were able to remove 10 of them and delete their backups. But that only freed up about 30GB. Now ...
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Permission issues with administrator account on Windows Server 2012 R2 — cannot create new files and need elevated privileges to edit files

Have a domain account and a local account. Both are administrators -- they are part of the administrators group. For some odd reason, something must have gotten corrupted as accounts require elevated ...
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Esxi 5.1 Core Dump followed by poor performance on Server 2012 VM; OK after disconnecting external iSCSI datastores

I have an Dell R510 running esxi 5.1 with 16GB Ram; 1 CPU (Xeon L5520 @ 2.27HGz; 4 core) running a single Server 2012 Machine. I came in this morning to this core dump. I held down the power button ...
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ActiveDirectory Startup/Shutdown PowerShell Script not being executed, failing silently

Environment Windows Server 2012 domain Windows 10 version 2004 client I'm trying to deploy an ActiveDirectory Startup or Shutdown powershell script on a test OU to update VLC Media Player and I can'...
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ML350p Proliant Server Gen 8 - Can't Rebuild Raid 1 New HDD (Diff Firmware)

I'm having an issue on our HP Proliant ML350p Gen 8 Server. A drive was flashing amber/green and had the health led stating degradation (amber). We bought an exact replacement HDD, upon arriving I ...
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Not able to connect to remote windows server winrm, from one machine. Other machine works and test-netconnection to 5985 also works

I have 3 computer 01, 010994 and 024166. Now, from 010994 I am able to successfully run test-wsman 01 and it works but from 024166 it gives me following error test-wsman : <f:WSManFault xmlns:f="...
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Migrating software RAID 1 to Windows Storage Spaces

2 questions.. Can I convert software RAID 1 created in Windows Disk Management, into a Storage Space Mirroring volume? If so, how to do that? is Windows Storage Space at Windows Server 2012 (non R2) ...
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Can Azure AD users be used in a non-cloud Windows domain?

We have a bunch of bare-metal servers managed by a hosting company (UKFast). On one of these we have a Domain Controller set up and the other servers are part of this domain (Windows 2012 R1 server). ...
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How do I enable SHA-2 Support on a windows 2012 RTM

How can I find the updated necessary to enable SHA-2 support on Windows 2012 RTM. Windows update shows no patches available Searches on Microsoft sites show patches for 2008 and mention 2012 but ...
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GPO software deployment over VPN

We have a Windows server environment where we deploy software updates using GPO Software Deployment. This works fine for everyone in the office, however if a user is logged on from a remote location, ...
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RRAS IKEv2 VPN no response

We have an IPSEC/L2TP PSK VPN on Windows Server 2012 using RRAS. This usually works fine, but now with so many staff working from home due to COVID-19, I am getting complaints of the VPN dropping out ...
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Windows Authentication not working on Windows Server 2012 R2

I've exhausted every bit of me to get Windows Authentication to work on the server and I cannot find any help on the internet. Windows authentication is working on my local PC, below is what I've done ...
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AD group policy update throwing error

So, the entire environment is in AWS. I have 2 VPC's A and B - A has AD in it, and B has multiple domain joined servers. The domain joining and other AD connections work across VPC peering. I can ...
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IIS website opening outside of server, but not internally

I have multiple sites hosted within an IIS server. Let me give you an example like: demo.trial.com and demo.web.com Under both these websites, I have created multiple pages like trial1 under demo....

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