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

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What is the point of “Share name” in printer properties if Windows won't use it? AD environment

So I set up all my printers in Windows Server 2012 Print Management. The printers have "internal" names like cdq.brother.mfc-8880 and mtp.hp.lmnop.123. But I gave them user-friendly share names like ...
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Giving Rights to deploy IIS Sites to User Account in Windows

We're using Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, and has domain managed user accounts for our users, who do software development and testing. Most users has standard user rights. One problem I'm facing ...
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No extents were found for the plex, when setting up Soft RAID 1 with RAID 5 on Windows Server 2012

I did find a similar question on this, but it did not really answer my question or fix the problem, so i'm starting up a new questions on it. This is my setup now: You can see if i have RAID 5 ...
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Audit Policy Windows Server

I am trying to implement a freeware (fullversion) an alternate to audit policy on my windows Server 2012 (VPS). Please suggest a list of freeware available on the same behalf
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How to solve windows server 2012 R2 responds very slow while in Remote Desktop

I am connecting to a Windows Server 2012 R2 locally through LAN connection. But whenever I am trying to connect my local system to the server, through Remote Desktop Connection, it connects ...
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Best practice to convert vmware image to windows

I have a rack-mounted Dell server that was originally setup with a VMware vSphere OS. After encountering issues it was decided to re-do the server with brand new drives and a proper Windows 2012 ...
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Can't run batch file in Server 2012

This site rocks! I am trying to run a simple .bat file on Server 2012 that will ping another server, filter out all the lines except one, and then write to a file for later use (I then want that file ...
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Mailenable and MX record on Windows Server 2012

I have a dedicated windows server that used to host multiple domains. All domains and their web apps works fine and accessible. I'm able to send emails from the applications (using the native PHP mail ...
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How do I install Get Windows 10 app while joined to a domain

The app installation seems to be blocked from installation by Microsoft if the computer is joined to a domain. Microsoft says the usual "contact your domain administrator" to allow this but I cannot ...
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Server won't come up with no video card

Preface: I know that this is a strange question, but I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure this out. I'm getting an old PCI card this weekend and leaving it in, but until then I'm ...
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Can I run games smoothly on a server via RDP? [closed]

Is it possible to run games on a hosted server smoothly via RDP? I have a dedicated server running Windows Server 2012 R2. It has 144 GB of RAM, an Intel Xeon E5 and GeForce GTX 750 Ti GPU. It's a ...
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Hyper-v : Cant ping physical network after creating Virtual switch

I have a server with 4 nics running Server 2012 R2. I have created a nic team containing all 4 adaptors. I have then installed Hyper-V server. It has 2 Server 2012 R2 servers on it as VMs. I have ...
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Failed Update causing Server to stop working properly Windows Server 2012 R2

Basically, the exact same issue as the question posted here: Windows Update causing server meltdown Unfortunately the server is the only physical server in the office so simply using another server ...
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Auto creation of Home Folders

I have a brand new install of Server Essentials 2012, I have 3 PC's attached to the domain and logging in fine. However when I created the users in AD, a Home Folder wasn't automatically created for ...
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duplicate entry in boot manager

after cloning HDD to SSD and fixing the dreaded 0xc0000225 error (using this How can I repair the Windows 8 EFI Bootloader?) I have now two identical options while booting OS Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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Access on Windows Server file share OK with hostname (or FQDN) but not with IP?

I can access a remote (via VPN) file share on a Windows 2012 DC but not with IP. This works flawlessly: \\dc1\share1 This raises error: \\192.168.20.10\share1 (error: cannot access. check name ...
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Can I set the Password Policy on a GPO using Powershell?

I'm trying to automate configuration of a domain controller. I can create and link a GPO using Group Policy cmdlets in Powershell, but how can I set certain policies like the Password Policy for a ...
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Tortoise connect to Server2012 visualSVN

I am moving my VisualSVN installation to a new server... Windows Server 2012 with VisualSVN 3.3.1(non enterprise) and local workstation is Windows 7 with Tortoise 1.8.11 When I try to connect to the ...
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Failover of Windows Storage Spaces

I am building a home server with an HP Microserver hardware. I installed Windows Server 2012 Datacenter on it. In order to take advanced of data protection, but without spending large money for a ...
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Disk drive space inconsistencies when at capacity

I noticed that one of my drives was full after moving some files onto it: I thought it unlikely that copying files of random sizes would result in exactly filling the available space, so I became ...
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How does IPv6 and Windows Remote Desktop work?

Say I have a Windows Server KVM with only an IPv6 IP. Do I have to configure anything specifically for the IPv6 address? And when I want to connect to the server via remote desktop connect, would I ...
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Enabled IPv6 Nic causes network connectivity issues

I am having issues with network connectivity while PC NIC's have IPv6 enabled. My organization does not utilize IPv6. Actually, the network admins here don't have any clue how to. I have come to the ...
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Hyper-V port access lists do not allow traffic past gateway

A situation: The local network of 192.168.0.0/16 is split into many subnets, and routers are in place. A Hyper-V hosted virtual machine is located in a 192.168.X.0/24 subnet. The task was given to ...
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Is there differential backup option in Windows Server 2012?

When I go to the backup options I see only incremental but not differential. The Differential backup option was there in Windows Server 2003. What about server 2012 ?
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Unable to connect server through winSCP and its giving access denied error

Even though by providing correct username and password it's not allowing to connect to server. I turned off firewalls also in server. But, still not able to access FTP connection. I also checked that, ...
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How do I enforce a Windows Authentication After RDP?

I would like to RDP into Windows server machine and after a successful RDP, I would like to configure my Windows to prompt for login again. The reason for this requirement is because the RDP ...
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How can I set Password Never Expires for current users only in Active Directory

Hi I have several users in my Active Directory Users. However I can't go to each one and set Password never expires. So If possible how can I set this option for all current users only?
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Windows Server OEM License [closed]

My IT department bought a Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter license from Provantage and we were having trouble installing it; after closer investigation, it appears to be an HP OEM license and won't work on ...
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Remote Desktop only worked the first time and doesn't work anymore

I am trying to RDP into a server I have connected to the router in my house from my laptop. I am on the same network as the server. Yesterday, I tried using a linux client to connect to it. The very ...
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Can't access old OS after dual booting with windows 7

I recently installed Windows Server 2012 R2 on a dual boot config on my system on a second partition. But after I installed it it changed the drive letters and now I can't access the old Operating ...
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How to remotely connect to MySQL database running on Windows Server 2012?

I've been developing my web application locally, but now I need to test remotely. I have a Windows machine running Windows Server 2012 with XAMPP installed and configured. How can I connect remotely ...
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Computer losing connection to shared Dot Matrix Printer

So, I have an OKI ML 5520 dot matrix printer connected via USB to a computer running Windows 7. I also have a server running Windows Server 2012. On the Windows 7 computer I have shared the printer ...
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Group Policy Object with Max Password Will Not Take Affect

We are having an odd issue with out AD. We have changed the password policy to be as follows: Enforce password history 5 passwords remembered Maximum password age 120 days Minimum password age 1 day ...
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server with multi purpose possible?

I would like to have the following 3 uses available to me. Accessing my files within and outside my network Game servers occasionally; Minecraft or Gmod (as example) Teamspeak 3 Is it possible to ...
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Different welcome screen language to system users?

Found various articles which can be used to update the system users and login screen via the GUI, such as How to change default login/lock screen of Windows 8? but what i need to do is slightly ...
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Website failing to acquire proper permission to write to a folder under Windows 2012R2 with IIS 8.5 even though 'IIS APPPOOL\PoolName' is set properly

I am having specific issues in regards to IIS 8.5, Permissions, and Auditing. I have a PHP application running under KanboardPool identity and I've properly set permssions on the application 'data' ...
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Server2012r2: Trusted sites greyed out in IE11

I have a problem with trusted sites definition in Win Server2012r2. I am not able to manually add any site since the "add" button is greyed out. My primary objective was to add particular web pages ...
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Disable mouse hover over time.

On this Windows Server 2012 PC if you hover over the time at the bottom right, a black side bar pops out. How do I disable this? Other solutions I've looked at seem to be covering task bar ...
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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 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 ...