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How to keep website live during server restart?

Not hosting it on a dedicated server. There is no way around the fact that if you have something on a machine and that machine is not available, that something is not available. This is basic common-...
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Setting environment variable for service

If you want to set an environment variable just for the service (regardless of what user it's running as) you can do so in the registry: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services. Here's a quick example ...
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Is there some way to change windows disk size without actually increase it?

Not for a drive backed by physical media, but you can create/attach a Dynamic VHD(X) where its capacity is larger than the size it physically consumes. Disk Management is probably the easiest way to ...
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Windows server in different timezone than it's domain controller

Yes, the server will sync with the time of the DC but will adopt the correct timezone. Timezone are stored inside the registry, and dont sync with the computer/server sync. The DC use NTP and use UTC, ...
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VMware Setup on BL460C G7 performance

The BL460c G7, SB40c and D2200SB went end of service nearly five years ago, also ESXi 6.5 is now out of support - please don't run production workload on this kit. To answer your questions; 1 - it'll ...
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Transferring PDCEmulator FSMO role from Windows Server 2012R2 to 2022

I don't see anything mentioned in the link about any "risks". When you transfer the PDCe role you'll want to reconfigure the Windows Time service on the new PDCe and on the previous PDCe (...
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Domain Upgrade from 2012R2 to 2019 Exchange Compatibility

If you don't need any features/functions that Windows Server 2019 brings, then leave your Domain Controllers as is until you complete your migration. Once the migration is complete you'll need to ...
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Windows Server 2012/16/19 upgrade

You can't upgrade to an evaluation edition. The article at the link below details your upgrade options. Although the wording isn't as clear as it should be, the following sentence spells it out: ...
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Cant set correct .Net version in IIS Server Pool

There really have been (*) only two .NET releases: 2.0 and 4.0. 3.0 and 3.5 are just additions to 2.0. 4.5, 4.7, 4.8 are just additions to 4.0. And yes, the IIS UI is even more confusing. Anyway, 4.x ...
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Windows 2012 Server - Task not running with same setting as others which run perfectly

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/c03d6691-b058-4f8d-961c-e8eba25bbaed/task-scheduler-problem-run-whether-user-is-logged-on-or-not?forum=w7itprogeneral The answer says There is ...
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Add Node to Fail-over Cluster Failing to Communicate over 3343

Though the Validation Report didn't say this, it is physically impossible to add a 2019 node to a 2012 cluster.
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"Unknown token received from SQL Server" errors since recent Windows Updates

Sorry not answer, but not enough rep to comment. Same issue here. Affected a 2012R2 RDS deployment to a legacy app that uses ODBC's SQL Driver. All this is related to https://msrc.microsoft.com/...
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Can't print or preview Crystal reports when an old server gets turned off

I don't have any specific advice, but I'd start by trying to narrow down the possible causes. Stop one service at a time on server2 and see when the problem appears. If SQL Server turns out to be the ...
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Let user in AD set date/time by hand

For specific purposes, we need to let one of the users set date to past but options are greyed out. No, you don't need to do this is on an AD joined computer. AD (Kerberos) relies on the time being ...
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PDF file on IIS site is not accessible when opened from a browser

Change the upload tmp directory to somewhere with IIS_IUSRS permissions as needed. Uploaded files inherit the permissions of this temporary directory, as they are moved (taking their permission with ...
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Apache Server security issues

You can change server header by adding something like: ServerTokens Prod SecServerSignature “bla bla bla” for config for port 80 and port 443. But will be wise not to add random string, but imitate ...
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Windows Server 2012 scheduled task errors running program that runs fine when run at command line

Sorry I made a mistake, I have since realized the problem is because the connection string was using a SQL server username and password and I needed to change it to integrated security so it used the ...
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How to know if my server is good for windows server 2022 version?

I would simply start with the vendor's OS/hardware compatibility matrix. In practice many vendors will verify/certify only currently supported hardware generations on new Windows Server Operating ...
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Working on Printers GPO

This error; Group Policy was unable to add per computer connection \\DTN-Ricoh. Error code 0xBCB. This can occur if the name of the printer connection is incorrect, or if the print spooler cannot ...
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What are the implications of exceeding 4 GB in a Windows Event Log?

There are plenty of reports (1,2,3) that even under Windows Vista / Server 2008 and beyond, the 'classic' event logs (Application, Security, System and a few others) can still cause memory exhaustion ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 TLS 1.2 Issue

So, After hours of troubleshooting I was finally able to resolve the issue and get the API accessible from our server over TLS 1.2. We have .net framework on our server which was having trouble ...
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DNS suffix works only when no subdomains are added

The solution consists in enabling AppendToMultiLabelName in Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\DNSClient as a REG_DWORD with value 1 - this can be done locally, or if ...
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upgrade windows server 2012 R2 to windows server 2022

Yes, any (supported) Windows Server will recognize any NTFS/ReFS/exFAT volumes. Even when attached later. When using a standalone server and not a domain member, you may need to reset your NTFS ACL on ...
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upgrade windows server 2012 R2 to windows server 2022

2012R2->2019->2022 is an allowed path using inplace-upgrades (this does not require a server 2019 license). Normally, forums are full of warnings "don't you dare to inplace-upgrade", ...
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Migrating Old Active directory Forest with two domains

VLAN's don't have anything to do with AD, so yes, put the new domain servers in the same VLAN unless you have specific security needs or restrictions that would require putting the new servers in a ...
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Windows 11 PC is ignoring domain GPO to allow inbound ICMP

Third party preinstalled security suite was the culprit. Uninstalled and everything working as expected
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Copying large file with robocopy during VMWare storage vmotion

It will obviously have a little impact on the performance, it will be a little slower, but otherwise it will have no impact. How much slower depends entirely on the hardware and the abilities of your ...
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Windows NTP Server Registry Configuration

AD DS joined computers by default discover time from the domain hierarchy. In HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters\ Type is NT5DS and NtpServer does not matter. The one computer ...
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Cannot transfer large file(s) using remote desktop connection (Windows 2012 server)

Just in case someone stumbles upon this - killing the rdpclip process on the remote machine usually helps. Credits go to Rony-L and his reply over here
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Public Key Authentication Windows Port of OpenSSH

I just discovered another "gotcha" on top of the other answers that's worth adding to this thread: if you try to create a file in Powershell/CMD in a way you would do it in Linux (e.g. echo &...

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