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

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“Size on disk” column missing in Windows Explorer?

I decided to use the "compress this drive to save space" option on my backup drive, which simply houses a Windows Server Backup. I learned that when viewing file properies for files on a drive using ...
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Is is possible to create symlink inside another symlink?

I have the below folder structure: My Windows Machine |-- E: | -- myphotos <== link to ==> \\192.168.0.10\\myphotos | ...
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How do I add laptop to DC through wifi?

I have a desktop running a few VMs, one which is a domain controller. I'm wondering if there's anyway for my laptop to connect to the domain controller over wifi? Is what I'm looking for possible?
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Troubleshooting connectivity issues a remote windows server 2012

We have a remote server one of our clients dials into. There are around 50 users logged into this. OS is Windows Server 2012. We are finding it difficult to troubleshoot connectivity issues because in ...
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Print Spooler uses 50% CPU power and hangs, cannot print, Server 2012

We are having the same reoccurring problem at our company with the print spooler on Windows Server 2012, namely that it's consuming a constant 50% CPU power and we cannot print, accessing the list of ...
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Shared Print Objects Graying Out / Port disaapearing

We have recently moved all of our network printers to Server 2012 R2 boxes that are load balanced behind an F5. After the move we are having random issues where print objects are graying out on our ...
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Windows 8 and W2012 Reboot Resets Network

I have Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 running in separate virtual machines on an Xen server. I have had a problem for a while on the 2012 machine, more recent on the W8 machine where every time I ...
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Windows Server 2012 upgrade stuck at “Getting Ready”

The entire installation process seemed successful without any errors, and yet upon first boot, after completing the "getting devices ready" stage, it goes into a "Getting ready" stage and hangs with ...
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Is event 41 normal when VPS is shutdown in hypervisor? [migrated]

I have a hosted VPS (Windows Server 2012) and shutting it down in the hypervisor causes the following critical event in the System view of the Windows logs: > Log Name: System Source: ...
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Is it possible to organize PPPoE server for lan clients with Server 2012?

I need my server 2012 to work as a pppoe server for lan clients. Google says I need Linux. Is there no way to do that with windows?
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No internet access exclamation mark appears across LAN

I have some problems with my domain network. we have about 100 - 125 PC's in our office and they are connected to domain.we use windows server 2012 as a domain controller.most of the computers connect ...
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Read/Unread Emails in Outlook 2013 on Windows Server 2012

We have an issue where we have users try and mark email messages in Outlook 2013 as unread/read but these changes do not take effect until you have closed outlook and re-opened it. This issue is ...
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https version of site not loading on some computers in network

I have just installed an SSL certificate for a website. This site was previously http only. On the company's internal network, most people are now able to access this site through both https and ...
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Remove bracket characters in filenames using Powershell

I have a large document library stored on a Sharepoint server which has been migrated over from an old Access database, versioning of these documents was controlled by the user and appended at the end ...
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Desktop Management with Active Directory

I've been doing some reading on Active Directory Domain Services and i find it really interesting. My question is this: Say i have ADDS installed on my Windows Server 2012 OS (or 2008), is it ...
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Are there no Windows server 2008 or 2012 nvidia drivers for GTX 900 series cards? Can Win 7/8 drivers work?

We want to buy GTX Titan or 980/970 card for CUDA-based simulation on our Workstation running Windows 2008 R2 64-bit (2012 would also be possible). Unfortunately there are no explicit server drivers ...
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Filezilla Server | Restricting uploads

I am using filezilla server for my FTP transfers. The server is running on a windows 2012 server. Is there anyway I can set it so that no users are allowed to upload certain file types? So I could ...
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Turn all traffic to Apache when IIS is off [migrated]

I have a dedicated server that works on Windows Server 2012. It hosts multiple websites using IIS. I have Apache sever installed on this server too. I need to know how to redirect all the traffic for ...
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Why I can't see the users that I have created

I have created 4 users on Active Directory Users and Computer: But I can't see the users on my computer management under "local users and groups" nor on my sql server! So, why I does not have "local ...
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Where is the System Restore on Windows Server 2012?

I have Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition and would like to use Windows System Restore. But, I can't find it. Trying to start it using the Windows Run command restore didn't work. I can't find it ...
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Can’t delete a folder in Windows Server 2012. The system cannot find the file specified

I am using Windows Server 2012 and I want to delete a folder so I use shift+Del and yes, all the files inside is removed but the problem is the folder still there no matter what method I use. I tried ...
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Server Backup on Windows Server Core

Is it possible to setup backup schedule in Windows Backup Server, then delete GUI and keep the schedule? The requirement is to store backups at network shared folder (other PC) and automatically ...
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Windows GUI unresponsive under heavy load: Give it higher priority?

I'm doing some very heavy computation on a Windows Server 2012 machine. Like, thousands of processes doing heavy stuff. Occasionally, I want to do some administration work and check progress. But the ...
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Two servers on a network (SBS 2011 & 2012 Essentials) - Why do users count on both?

For a few years our office has been fine using Windows SBS 2011. We have less than 10 actual employees, but with past accounts and accounts for various other uses (admin, support..) we are a bit over ...
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How to resolve this cmd.exe exception?

I am trying to start a task from the task scheduler. The task will basically run a 'runas /savecred /user:abc job.bat' to start a process. However it has failed. I find this error message in event log ...
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Wireless router to Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a Server 2012 R2 for a small business with a Netgear R6300 wifi router. I want to add wireless printers to print with wired computers. I get error messages that says they are on different ...
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Setting up Icecast (source client) on Windows Server 2012 (no sound card)?

So, Icecast is set-up, but I cannot use Winamp or Mixxx to stream because there is no audio card, so it won't even play it. Is there a way to avoid this? I know that there is virtual audio cable, but ...
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Opening Gre port

Hi I've constructed VPN server.(My server is windows server 2012 datacenter.) But it error keeps on going when I try to connect from windows 8 and android. It says GRE protocol needs to be opened. ...
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Windows Server 2012 Wifi disconnects on Log Off

I installed Windows Server 2012 on a pc at home to test and experiment with. I installed the wireless lan service and connected to the wifi network. It works all good and fine until I connect using ...
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Using a Bluetooth USB Device on 2012 Hyper-V Host or VM

i need to be able to use a USB bluetooth stick on either a Windows Server 2012 R2 Host OR on one of its virtual machines. The VM could be a WS2012 as well or a Windows 7 OS. I have 2 problems - ...
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Change displayed domain name in network section?

In the network section of a Windows Server 2012 R2 displays the name of the domain as domain 2. For example: "mydomain.net 2". I've seen similar problems with wireless profiles and that can be ...
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How can I remotely connect to VM outside of Internal Network without connecting to Host Machine?

I am running Windows 7 in a VM: The VM was setup using Hyper-V within Windows Server 2012 R2. First, I configured the Linksys router Port Forwarding for TCP 3389 and 3390. To both IP addresses. I also ...
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Can't Connect to Remote File Share from Windows 7 PC to Windows 2012 Server

I have an issue where I can't connect to a Windows 2012 Server form a Windows 7 machine via a remote file share. I can't RDP into the machine just fine using a set of credentials, but when I try to ...
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Server Manager 2012 shortcut

What is the shortcut (after bringing up the windows Run box, Windows-R) for starting the Server Manager? To be clear I am referring to this dialog (on win 2012) This is the dialog that comes up ...
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RDP responsiveness with Windows Server 2012

I have to work in visual studio on a couple of different windows server virtual machines. A couple of machines have Windows Server 2008 R2 and one of them has Windows Server 2012. The client ...
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Boot issue with Windows Server 2003 R2 VM that was exported from Hyper-V on Server 2008 R2 and imported into Windows Server 2012

I am migrating some Hyper-V based Virtual Machiness from their current server which is running Windows Server 2008 R2 over to another box that is running Windows Server 2012. I exported all of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...