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Windows Server 2012 R2 is a server operating system from Microsoft. It was published on May 31st of 2013. 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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Legacy/Classic ASP site after upgrade from 2012 R2 to 2019

I have a Legacy/Classic ASP site running on a server that was recently upgraded from 2012 R2 to 2019. The site operated perfectly on 2012 R2 and it does not since the upgrade. I've checked to make ...
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How to move PAM from DR to primary machine without any downtime?

My environment is : Primary site : 2 MBX and 2 CAS -- fsw \srv01\dag DR Site : 1 MBX and 1 CAS --alternate fsw \srvdr1\dag my question is : I want to move primary mailbox node (pr-mbx-01 )...
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Windows Server 2012/16/19 upgrade

I am running tests for the work related to upgrading the operating system while maintaining business apps intact. I'm facing troubles while doing the upgrade from Windows Server 2016 Evaluation ...
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How can I restore a Windows Server 2012 r2 Backup to a new installation of Windows Server 2012 r2?

My main server drive crashed, but lucky I had an image backup of the server on an external drive. So I tried re-installed Windows Server 2012 r2. I tried to use the installation media to restore the ...
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Windows Server 2012 RDS - How to add new Domainuser

So far I never had much to do with server administration, so this question might be very basic to some people. I have to manage a Windows Server 2012 R2. There are around 8 users who use it. They all ...
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CNAME (pointing to the same server) asks for credentials

Let's say I have two Windows Servers: dc1 dc2 And I have a CNAME record: MyFileServer (pointing to dc2) If I from dc1 opens share \\MyFileServer\c$, then it works fine. If I from dc2 opens share \\...
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IIS Redirects to multiple subfolders then errors when I use different rule name

I have a very strange issue which I couldn't figure out. In the IIS under URL rewrite module I have a redirect rule, which works absolutely fine when it is under a specific rule name, however, when I ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - network unresponsive until reboot

since 29th of April every day past midnight my Windows Server 2012 R2 networking hangs - AD isn't working, DNS isn't working, print server isn't working and so other services. I have to reboot server ...
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Can Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) expose a volume to a Failover Cluster disk?

I am running a Windows Server 2012 R2 failover cluster environment for development, to mirror our production cluster, and I have VSS able to expose to a drive, mount point or share local to the ...
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Cant set correct .Net version in IIS Server Pool

I am trying to setup a .Net based RestApi that should be hosted on a Windows Server running IIS. But for some reason i have no luck getting my pool configured as needit to make it work. Here is the ...
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Can't access folders with special characters on mounted windows cifs share

I've got an issue on a Debian(11.3) server we host, I mounted a windows server share through cifs and fstab but when I try to access or list a few folders which contains special characters like "...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 TLS 1.2 Issue

I am facing issues with TLS 1.2 on my Windows Server 2012 R2 (application web server,IIS), where I am unable to access https://api.nuget.org/v3/index.json via Internet Explorer even after I see that ...
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DNS suffix works only when no subdomains are added

We have a DNS suffix for our domain ourdomain.local and it works whenever we have one additional DNS component e.g. test1.ourdomain.local or graphs.ourdomain.local, so that means we only have to type ...
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Temporarily stop Server 2012 from Sleeping

Need to somehow stop a 2012 R2 Server from entering Sleep mode whilst running a batch file. When batch has finished it would be good to restore the server it's previous power settings. Is there ...
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Lsass.exe high CPU usage on Windows Server 2012 R2 for HTTPS request

Recently we faced CPY spikes on our production servers & our web applications runs on Windows Server 2016 as well 2012 server. It looks as follows: IIS with 10 applications running with SSL: MVC ...
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Details on Dism Error 14107

I have been told to convert a standard evaluation to serverstandard. So I gave the following command: DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:XXXXX-... /AcceptEula but I keep getting ...
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Prerequisites for Windows Server Migration Tools - what is still missing?

I would like to migrate WSUS from an old server to a new server, that's why I installed the feature "Windows Server Migration Tools" on the destination server (Windows Server 2019). I also ...
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Windows server in different timezone than it's domain controller

My question is, can we run a windows server in a different time zone than it's domain controller? All my searches came up with results for time syncronization, but that's not what I'm interested in. ...
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upgrade windows server 2012 R2 to windows server 2022

we want to upgrade our windows server 2012 R2 to windows server 2022, looks like we would have to do a clean install. I have some hard drives (HDD & SSD) which have data, if we remove all the data ...
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Migrating Old Active directory Forest with two domains

We have single AD forest with two domains as follows: Domain A: Contains nearly 30 servers (7 physicals and 23 VMs) all hosted on Microsoft Hyper-V server Nearly 500 Active user accounts A huge file ...
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Fine Grained Password Policy Not Taking Effect - have to wait for next password change?

I have set a Fine Grained Password Policy with maximum password age of 180 days along with other settings that are similar to existing password policies. I set the precedence number to a lower number ...
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Non-working Windows server 2003 Enterprise CA removal

Amongst a bunch of server, I have a Windows 2003 server, domain controller, Enterprise CA installed, cannot start CA service, because "a required certificate is not within its validity period ...
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Windows 11 PC is ignoring domain GPO to allow inbound ICMP

we have joined a Windows 11 machine for the first time to our domain, however something is not working as expected. For instance, the machine cannot be pinged, although the domain GPO sets a rule in ...
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Hyper-V virtual machine management service stuck at ‘Stopping’

After installing the KB5009624 monthly rollup from Microsoft, we are experiencing a problem wherein suddenly both the Hyper V instance and the Host Machine become unreachable using the virtual switch. ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2: Cannot remove some printer driver ("are in use" error) - Stale (orphan) entries in registry

I'm trying to uninstall some printer drivers from a Windows 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services Host. I want that, except for some particular printer, the Easy print driver has to be used. The policy in ...
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Copying large file with robocopy during VMWare storage vmotion

if I copy massive files via robocopy during storage vmotion then is there any negative impact ? thanks,
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Is there some way to change windows disk size without actually increase it?

What I mean is, for test purpose, Can I change the disk size showed for Windows without actually increase it. For example, in "this computer", the real disk size is: 50gb, but I'd like to ...
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Windows NTP Server Registry Configuration

I inherited an environment with a Windows 2012R2 Domain Controller (serverA) set as the NTP server. This server is going to be retired shortly for a new (separate) 2019 instance. The domain controller ...
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Why is member server not able to find domain controler on its site, showing events 2084 and 2085 in event viewer?

This is raised at a point where I need to uninstall Exchange 2010 from a member server after migrating to a newer server. Uninstall fails with error "Could not find any available Global Catalog ...
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Renewing domain CA SSL/SSTP Certificate from non-domain Clients

I have a VPN setup using RRAS/SSTP to authenticate clients. However, some of the clients are connecting via personal computers which are not joined to the domain. Initial setup was done by manually ...
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Challenging BSOD due to tcpip on a production server?

I am experiencing sudden Windows Server 2012R2 STOPS since a week ago after some Citrix drivers (this is a xcp-ng virtualized system) failed. Since, I installed manually newest drivers and the system ...
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2012 R2 rebooting with no events related, VSS?

I have a production 2012R2 virtualized server (previously Xenserver, migrated to xcp-ng, 8.0 currently) that has been running fine for 4 years. Recently, the system tried to update Xen drivers and it ...
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Laptop asking for "action needed" on NPS Computer auth WiFi connect, despite valid Server Thumbprint

I have configured computer authentication on WiFi connect to company network, using the microsoft nps server, group policy certificate auto-enrollment and group-policy wifi config. Has been working ...
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Missing Globalization Cultures on IIS8.5 / Server 2012R2

I'm trying to set the culture of a website to en-ZM in the web.config of the site but I get an error: The <globalization> tag contains an invalid value for the 'culture' attribute. When I try to ...
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Upgrading Windows Server 2008 to 2012 via the terminal

So I have to update around 50 windows servers from 2008 to 2012. They are mostly R2 enterprise versions, but there are some standard and datacenter editions as well. My question is would that be ...
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Multiple session host servers with same application

We have one application running on Azure Cloud VMs. we have 2 VMs, VM-1 is installed with domain controller and RDS roles and features and VM-2 it is our application server we have deployed ...
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Sudden random HTTP/2 403 Forbidden on IIS

All of a sudden I am getting random "403 forbidden" errors on a website running under IIS. I have been struggling the last few hours to nail down the issue and I can't find it. It appears ...
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How to mount a Windows UNC Path on ubuntu using PowerShell Core

Background: I have an ubuntu machine that hosts a couple applications that I am in charge of and I want to automate the backup of the database that powers these applications. I noticed that ...
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Can't get rid of old DC from DNS (reappear after deletion)

I think I'm missing something here with regards to a fundamental... Had two 2012 r2 DC's (dc1 and dc2), dc1 was demoted years ago, and dc2 has been flying solo working just fine. Promo'd up a new DC1 ...
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Cannot change NTP Time Source on a 2012 R2 DC Server

So I have seen dozens of people with this issue on various websites and forums, but here I am asking again. No matter what I try so far, nothing has fixed the issue which I will describe below in as ...
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Upgrading Windows Server + Domain Controller to Windows Server 2019 - Fails On "ADPrep.exe"

I'm am using the instructions here to upgrade my Windows Server 2012 AD Controller to Windows Server 2019. This server is a isolated AD controller that has no other server/clients connected to it in ...
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Hyper-V stopped working after January 2022's Patch Tuesday (2022-01-11): The operating systems boot loader failed with error 0xC00000BB

I only just noticed this now, but apparently since 2022-01-11 ("Patch Tuesday" in January 2022) my home network's dev-server's Hyper-V hypervisor has been unable to start. The box is a 6 ...
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RDP connections fail for host A --> B but not B --> A

I have various windows servers all joined to a domain controller. I have the following setup and RDP enabled: Server A = Windows 2016 Server B = Windows 10 Server-A can RDP to Server B. Server-B ...
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Linux Vagrant machine stops working after some time on Windows

I have a server with Windows Server 2012 R2 and also a second server with Windows Server 2019 Essentials. I have installed VirtualBox 6.1 and a web application inside this vagrant. On both servers, ...
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Is it possible to screening files in domain computer storages with FSRM?

We do not want to copy specific file extenstions in domain computer storages (for example D: drive). We have been using FSRM in shared folders, but is it possible use FSRM for controlling domain ...
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Migrating 2012 R2 Domain Controllers to Windows 2019 - Missing Group Policy Setting

I currently have two Windows 2012R2 Domain Controllers. I recently stood up two Windows Server 2019 instances and promoted them to Domain Controllers. The plan is to eventually demote/retire the ...
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Warning: The server has IP addresses with conflicting site associations

There's a related post here, but it doesn't seem to match what I have going on. We've been having strange DFS issues related to users being pushed the wrong DFS server, or their mapped drives being ...
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How to reserve a processor in Windows Server for Remote Desktop

Windows Server 2012 R2, every once in a while a runaway process will take up all the CPU and my RDP session will either take forever to start or disconnect after a long wait. Is there a way to ...
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No User exists for 'query user'

I have one weird issue on the virtual machine. When I do 'query user user1' is not showing the active session of the user. It says 'No User exists for user1', though there is active connection. ...
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What is the easiest way to create an image of an existing running Windows 10 or Windows Server system?

For the purposes of, let's say, moving it to a cloud location? I do recall doing it for a client, transplanting them to Azure, but I don't recall how they created an image. Azure simply had an ...
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