Windows Server 2012 is Microsoft's successor to Windows Server 2008 R2

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Debugging In-page I/O error - What logs should I request to better understand the issue at host?

I had been entrusted with a task of my application failing intermittently on a Windows 2012 R2 Box with a network attached file server with the application code. The failure is typical (14d4.1194): ...
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Can Windows Server 2012 be used as an everyday OS?

So all the major computer smarties are probably dying in laughter at seeing this question but I'm being serious. I had to wipe my laptop and install Ubuntu since I no longer had the installation disk ...
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I moved Oracle Instant Client, but it didn't actually move?

I set up our local intranet on IIS running on a Windows Server 2012 using Oracle Instant Client to connect to our database. I installed Oracle Instant Client to C:\instantclient during set up. It ...
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Site to Site VPN with a single NIC

I have no experience setting up vpn in Server 2012. Im trying to find out if its possible to setup a site to site vpn with a single nic on each server. Also how can this scenario be created in a home ...
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Restrict RDP access to 1 public ip address. Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a server who runs Windows Server 2012 R2. I would like to restrict the access of the RDP only to 1 public ip address. I tried the "Firewall with advanced security" --> Inbound Rules --> ...
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Accessing IIS site externally

We have 2 servers, a Domain (Server 1) and an Application (Server 2) server. We are attempting to open an port on the Application Server to be accessed externally. Server 1 is running Windows ...
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Error code C4 when installing Windows Server 2012 on VirtualBox

I am getting error code C4 when trying to install Windows Server 2012 on VirtualBox. I was able to install this a few weeks ago. However I had to install a fresh copy again. This time however I always ...
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Tool to migrate local windows server groups and members to another windows server [closed]

Anyone aware of any free or inexpensive program (other than Windows Server Migration Tools) that would allow for migrating local windows 2008 server groups to windows 2012 server?
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Hibernate a home server?

I have been learning about setting up a server and have obtained a copy of Server 2012 essentials from school. the idea (while learning about active directory/directory services, groups, security, and ...
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My mails go to spam box in Gmail [closed]

I am trying to send emails from my VPS which have Windows Server 2012. I manage it over Plesk 11. I have been trying very hard to send email to GMail for 2 days but my emails go to spam box. I am ...
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DNS lookup in internal network

I am having trouble with figuring out how to change the lookup of my internal website. As I am a software developer not a network specialist so I can't seem to figure out how to go about this or where ...
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Processes surviving Windows VM reboot? [migrated]

Summary: A long-running virtual Windows Server 2012 system this weekend became very slow; from remote we did Restart-Computer -ComputerName xyzzy -Force, which succeeded by all accounts; except that ...
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Oracle SQL Plus expdp in bat file

I try to export all my bases with a .bat file, but when the .bat file open and connect in sqlplus, the program don't read the last of file. I need export and log all export with Spool. The .bat is ...
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Windows Server OS versus Windows Desktop OS for a persistent 3D application [closed]

As part of a project I'm working on, I want to put a Unity3D application on a server, meant to run 24/7. This application simply accepts incoming requests via sockets, renders images (fast rendering ...
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How to disable a drive for a particular user

I'm running windows server 2012. I've just made a new account for a friend of mine. Now I don't want him to be able to see my D drive. Is it possible to disable a drive for an account?
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appying dos2unix on all files under folder

I am trying to appply dos2unix on all files. find $WORKSPACE/itrp-sr -type f -exec unix2dos.exe {} \; but is resulting in an error 1 [main] find 3468 fork: child -1 - forked process 4524 died ...
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Connecting two domain controllers in Active Directory Server 2012

I want to setup virtual test enviroment at home using windows server 2012 r2. What I did so far: Installed two virtual boxes of win server 2012. Promoted both to Domain Controllers, installed AD DS, ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 with a touch screen

I have a Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130 tablet. It came with Windows 8.1 and everything was working properly. Currently the touch screen works in the BIOS. I've installed Win Server 2012 R2 and fully updated ...
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Network loss after installing Hyper-V

I am running Windows Server 2012r2, after adding Hyper-V my NIC thinks it is unplugged although I have activity lights blinking. mobo: MSI A88X-G45 Gaming I'm using the latest Win8.1 x64 (since ...
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Windows server 2012R2 Missing MSVCR120.dll - can't fix

I am using windows server 2012R2 and can't fix this error. The program can't start because MSVCR120.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem. Un-installing ...
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Windows Task Scheduler Chart?

Does anyone know if there is any utility/tool that can make a chart of all tasks in Windows Task Scheduler based on time and date, so I will know if there is any overlap at certain point of time ...
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Mapped network drive cannot be deleted, but shows up in Explorer; connects to wrong server

This is the most bizarre problem I've ever encountered. Summary: A mapped network drive persists in Windows Explorer and cannot be deleted/disconnected (claims it does not exist; net use shows ...
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What's the simplest way to capture an image of an OS and apply it to another drive? [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB hard drive with OS installed (Windows Server 2012 R2), several partitions, dynamic disk. All I want to do is back everything up so I can basically clone it to a bigger drive. However, ...
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Installing Windows Server in Hyper-V on client

Can Windows Server 2008 or 2012 R2 be installed in Hyper-V running on Windows 8.1 Pro?
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Hyper-V on Laptop / different networks

I have a few Windows Servers 2012 running on Hyper-V on my Windows 8 laptop. -The servers need to have a static IP. -The servers need internet acces. I've configured the servers to have a static ...
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How do I determine optimal Blocksize, Sectorsize, and Clustersize for a disk with millions of files?

I have millions of files on a large disk. I want to minimize the average wasted space by correctly formatting the drive. Is there any way to optimize the BlockSize, Sectorsize, and cluster size for ...
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How do I start DNS console?

According to a blog post (it says: "Open DNS Manager by clicking Start, pointing to Administrative Tools, and then clicking DNS") I'm trying to follow there should be some DNS thingy to pick. However, ...
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Wait for process to exit using powershell

I had a little program in F# (similar to C#), that gets processes by name, then filters the particular one by its path and waits for it to exit: let processes = ...
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Windows Server 2012 Password Experation GPO Not Applying

We have a single DC and are trying to enforce Password Policies to all of our computers. We're trying to change it from the default 42 day max password age to 120 or so. The policy appears to be set ...
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Connecting all computers to a switch then to a server- can it be done?

I want a setup similar to this: Do I need to buy another NIC or something for this configuration to work? How is plugging all computers into a switch, then the switch into the server, and then ...
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How to set up Networking and DHCP in windows server 2012 inside VirtualBox?

Background: Three operating systems are installed inside VirtualBox: Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 8 Pro Windows 8 Enterprise So, I want to set up the Server 2012 R2 as Domain Controller, DHCP, ...
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Can't Print when RDP'ing from Win 7 pro to Server 2012

I have several different users (each has his own computer) and they rdp into the same server. All can print through the redirected local printer except for one computer. If the user who uses the "bad" ...
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Virtualbox to reach network devices with the same IP of the host

I have 1 host machine with Windows 2012 Server. This server has 1 IP address. This IP is the only one that can reach the network devices (routers and switches). I must run a software that collects ...
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Dell tower and server 2012(upgrade), how to store and migrate data while doing it [closed]

I am looking to buy a new tower server from Dell. And put Server 2012 into it. Then I want to migrate all the data into the new server and get rid of old one. Can you please the exact steps for how to ...
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setting up home Hyper-V lab on one Win 8.1 Pro desktop PC

I'm planning on using a lone Win 8.1 workstation with 16 GB of RAM to learn Active Directory 2012 and Server 2012 via 3 virtual machines running simultaneously. One VM will be a Win 2012 domain ...
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XMPP/Jabber: Openfire Load/Cluster testing for concurrent connections

I have an Openfire v3.10 alpha server running on an AWS Elastic Cloud 2 Windows Server 2012 Instance. The server is using a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Server as it’s back-end. I want to know how many ...
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How to see previous names of folders in windows?

I have a customer who we have installed software onto their server. This software allows the customer to upload zip folders to a server. The software then unzips them, and puts both the zip and the ...
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Why do I need an extension to log into the network?

Anywhere else in the building I just need to use my username and password to log into the server, but on my laptop, for some reason I need to user the server name as well, like so; ...
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Don't allow users to delete their home folder in Windows Server 2012

So i have this share setup, where i have the folder "users" shared and in that folder are 2 other folders for students and teachers and each one has folders for corresponding users. I have managed to ...
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Bulk rename files to name of parent folder

I have a large (aprox. 150,000) tiff files which all have the same filename. They are unique because of the directory structure they are held in. I would like to bulk rename the tiff files so they ...
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Why can't I delete files? It can only be deleted permanently

So a user has a seemingly very weird problem, but I noticed something that indicates it isn't what I initially thought it was. Most of my users are not experiencing this problem, even though they are ...
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How to turn off sliding sign-in screen windows Server 2012

I frequently work from a long distance over VPN with a not-great internet connection. I use Remote Desktop to log onto the Windows Server 2012. Every time I want to log in I wait for the log in ...
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Cluster 2 physical PCs using Hyper-V 2012

I recently purchased 2 identical PCs for development purposes, we are running Hyper-V 2012 and I just wanted to know if there were any guides or similar that show how I could cluster both PCs ...
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Windows firewall disable without domain

how to globaly disable Windows firewall on all client's PC from Windows Server 2012 R2 without domain? It is possible? Thank you Dyno
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Publishing points in IIS 8.5 on windows 2012

After installing IIS media services I am creating a publishing point(PP) URL in IIS 8.5 http://belly/default/x.isml. belly is server name. renamed Default Web Site to default. and x.isml is file ...
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DirectAccess - Can't Connect to RDP or Network Storage

I just finished setting up DirectAccess on my network (Windows Server 2012 R2), on a machine with a single adapter behind a NAT device. I am able to connect to DA on my client machine, and I can ping ...
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Windows Server 2012: trying to copy files via command line, getting permission denied

This makes no sense to me. I'm logged in as Administrator, I run PowerShell as Administrator, and I even went to the Control Panel and moved the UAC slider thing all the way down. What the heck is ...
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Ways to purge data on restart, shutdown, and logoff

What ways can do such thing as reverting(quickly) a pc's state back to an image on logoff, shutdown and restart. Those pc's(runs windows 7) that I talked about are connected to a server. Students ...
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How to create an additional command prompt in Windows Server 2012?

I already have an active command prompt running in Windows Server 2012. I want to create an additional command prompt so I can run something else in that prompt. If I click on 'Command Prompt' icon ...
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Executable fails to launch over RDP but works fine on physical machine

I have an executable written in C# running on Windows Server 2012 r2 If I start it, when I am working on the physical computer, it works just fine. But if I am logged into the computer through RDP it ...