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

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How to disable client computers internet connection?

Hi I'm using a windows server 2012 OS, My problem is how can i disable or prevent users to have internet connection? Is this available in group policy object?
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Active Directory setup with Profile Path and Home Folder

I have roaming profiles turned on. I was wondering what the different was between Profile Path and Home Folder in the Active Directory setup.
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how to set up a proxy server in windows server 2012?

I have installed windows server 2012 data center edition at my server. I need to run a proxy server to filter and shape all the outgoing traffic from my server. I know that Microsoft FF TMG do that at ...
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MsMpEng.exe high CPU usage on Windows Server 2012 [migrated]

We have a Windows Server 2012 installation that we use as an internal web server. Most HTTP requests are very slow on this machine (about 15 seconds for a simple ASP.NET WebAPI request). We noticed ...
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Creating Windows-compatible symbolic links from a Mac

I have a Windows Server 2012 where I would like to create symbolic links that work for both Mac (10.9) and Windows (7) users. I have a dummy text file called org.txt containing "Hello, World!". ...
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Windows Server 2012 Can't Delete Folder/Files

I've got a folder with two ISO files in it and I don't need them anymore, however I can't delete the folder! I am an administrator and also the owner of the files. When I try and delete using windows ...
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Simple batch file fails on Windows Server 2012

On a Windows 2012 Server, from a logged-in Administrator (local and domain), created a batch file "test.bat" by redirecting console input into a file: echo Hello When run from PowerShell cmd prompt ...
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Multi-site Apache Load Balancer different domains

I am working on setting up an apache load balancer with 2 members. These three servers are windows server 2012 using apache 2.4.9. I am working to make one load balancing cluster serve up multiple ...
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Server 2012 Modifying sharing privileges on a folder via script

I have recently been employed by a small company as a software engineer. I am stepping a bit out of my element and doing a bit of IT work for them as needed as well. Currently I am going over some ...
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Managing windows updates via Batch file

I have an instance of windows server 2012 and I am trying to get an idea of how to accomplish the following requirements via a batch file. Turn Windows Update to manual Change Import Updates to the ...
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Windows cannot access \\Shared Folder - How to remove the saved credentials of sharing?

My PC name is PC2 and there is a shared folder called PC1Shared on PC1 and I have a full permission to access that folder, However i am always having the following error message: Windows cannot ...
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Get delete events with file name and user for particular folder

In my windows server 2012 i want to know which files is deleted from a folder by which network user. I want to track delete events only for particular folder. I have done it using group policy and ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts sometimes not working

We have Windows 7 and a Windows Server 2012 on the server side. We login via RDP Client. Sometimes the @ character the } character is working only after pressing it 3 to 4 times. And sometimes it ...
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Remote File Browsing on Windows Server 2012 CORE

Is there a way to remotely browse files on SERVER-CORE? I want to copy over some ISOs over for HYPER-V from the NAS so that I can boot them up in HYPER-V. Not sure how to do that or how to browse ...
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Windows 2012 R2 - IE keeps running after daily taks completes

In Windows 2012 I have added a hidden daily task, with an action to start IE with a link to a php file as an argument. Everything is running as expected except that I end up with many instances of ...
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how to prevent users from listing folders they do not have access to on windows 2012 RDS

I have configured windows 2012 RDS and grant access to differnt users access remotely. I need to find a ways of preventing users from viewing that some folders exisits when they are not allowed to ...
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Server 2012 share over vpn

I have a VPN between two routers, on location one I have a bunch of servers and on the second location I have a backup system. Until now I had a Windows 2000 Server running at the first location and ...
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Script automatic user creation on a multipoint Server

Is it possible using a script to create users automatically? Example: An Excel file with a column (Name) and column (Name) The script uses this data to create a login and generates a random password ...
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wake on lan with windows server

iv been trying to set up "wake on lan" for a little while now, but i can never get it to work. I want to be able to wake the computer over the internet. I have already setup ports 7 and 9 both to ...
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Can we install Microsoft Office on a Windows server for simultaneous multi-user access?

Is it possible to install Microsoft Office on a Windows server and using it simultaneously by several users connected by remote desktop connection? This link states that it would not be legal because ...
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EC2 Windows - Can I use ephemeral storage as root?

Can I use ephemeral storage as the root of my windows instances? I have a auto scaling group with windows instances and I was thinking if I could use the ephemeral storage as root. I'll never turn my ...
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Windows Multipoint Server 2012 Audio Devices Disabled on Startup

I have a fresh install of Windows Multipoint Server 2012. When I first boot, and look at the device manager, the audio output devices are there, proper drivers and everything, just disabled. I can ...
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Can't get access to my internal IIS Server?

Before I could get access to my IIS Server using its static private IP address (on the Windows Server 2012 itself), but now I can only access the IIS Server web page using its localhost and 12.0.0.1 ...
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How to setup Remote Desktop in Windows Server 2012?

I have successfully installed Remote Desktop Services using the Add Roles and Features wizard, and have chosen the following Role Services: Remote Desktop Gateway Remote Desktop Licensing Remote ...
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Whats the difference between the Remote Desktop Services options on Windows Server 2012?

Whats the difference between the early option when installing Remote Desktop Services compared to explicitly choosing Remote Desktop Services under the Roles section? (All within the Add Roles and ...
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Windows Server 2012 is telling me it's not activated when it is

I have a Windows Server 2012 Machine were I need to do some development. The machine is a Hyper-V VM. I activated it with a valid key and restarted the VM. After it booted up again, I went into system ...
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From Windows Server 2012 to Windows 8

Hi I formatted my laptop a month ago to test windows server 2012, now I want to format it again to back to its previous OS which is windows 8. I used a bootable flash drive(IMATION 8gb) containing the ...
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Windows server restart / shut down

Can any one tell me how to disable the popup that reads: "Choose a reason that best describes why you want to shut down this computer" on windows Server 2012? This consistently comes up whenever i ...
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How to add a startup/shutdown script to the GPO from the command line

I need to add startup and shutdown scripts from a CLI through a Powershell/Python/CMD script. Ideally, I would like to have the same functionality as gpedit.msc, but it is important that the tasks of ...
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2012 R2 Mirrored Disk Replacement

My Homeserver is currently running on 2 pretty old 400 GB SATA II HDD drives (Manufactured 2007, running 24/7 ever since - 7 Years of Samsung Quality :P). 2 Volumes are created, and a Mirror has been ...
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Cannot access Samba Share that is on Linux

I have 3 virtual machines; Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, and CentOS Linux. The Server is configured with active domain. The CentOS VM has a Samba Share which has rights for the domain ...
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ownCloud WebDAV interface seems to be broken

I've been trying to host ownCloud on my server but everytime I try to it tells me this : Your web server is not yet properly setup to allow files synchronization because the WebDAV interface seems to ...
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UPN vs DOMAIN\USER signin

What is the difference between using user@zone.domain.tld over DOMAIN\USER? Does the difference come in to play the bigger the AD/business network is? For my setup I have now I can use either/or and ...
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How to create 2 NAT network types in VMware Workstation 9?

I have a virtual domain network using the VMnet8 (NAT) adapter which simply consists of 2 VM; Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.I have disabled the DHCP service from the VMnet8 setting due to WIndows ...
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Windows 2012 Server: Enable .NET 3.5

I have a Windows 2012 Server which needs .NET 3.5 installed. For background info/solutions, please see this: ...
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Benchmark maximum number of TCP connections on Windows Server 2012

I am wrestling with deploying an application on Windows Server 2012. The problem is that after accepting about ~2000 TCP connections it fails to accept more. And I need much more. We have 8 cores, 16 ...
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Need to give RDS user permission to see and start/stop process started by Admin

I got a virtual Sever-2012. On this server I run a little tool in user space which responses to calls on a port. Now I want to grand a Friend access to the Server and to the tool. He need it to ...
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how do I specify the ip address on tightvnc server

I have installed tightvnc on my server and I have several ip addresses. When it starts, it is waiting for a connection on all of those ip addresses. I only want this to wait for a connection on my ...
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Windows firewall - what order is used?

I setup a 2012 server with some extra bits a few days ago. Seems that there are 17 ports open to the free world now. I want to only permit access to these ports from a specific range of IP addresses. ...
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Format of Dynamic VHD created using windows server 2012 and Hyper-V

I created Dynamic VHDs using windows-7, windows server 2012 and Hyper-V. The VHD created in windows 7's Block starts right after the BAT but the VHD created using windows server 2012 and Hyper-V has a ...
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You've been signed in with a temporary profile windows 8.1

We've got roaming profiles from a Windows Server 2012 AD controller, and several windows 7 machines which log in and out fine. We have one problem machine, a Windows 8.1 laptop which constantly ...
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RDP running VERY slow to local server

We use Azure VM's without issue. I remote into them just fine. We set up a local server on the same network as our office, running server 2012, quad core, 16GB ram etc. For some reason, RDP runs ...
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Windows server 2012 becomes slow

I have a server with following configurations. This is new IBM X3630 M4 server established before one month. Processor : Quad core Xeon E5-2620v2 single processor RAM : 8 GB NIC : 2x 1GbE HDD : ...
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How to monitor Windows Server disk I/O Hard Drive stats

I would like to know the maximum speed that my hard drive could run, and the percentage of it's performance whether it's working too much until it reach the limit or still have a lot of iddle time. ...
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Connect to Windows Server 2012 with valid client certificate only?

With linux you can issue a certificate and put it into putty and disable password login. I think this is a great way to stop pesky bots hammering RDP login the whole time. I have noticed on the ...
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Windows from HDD to SSD via clone

Is there an easy way to enable all the SSD features for Windows Server 2012 R2? I would like to avoid having to do a reinstall and just clone for time sakes. I've read it is best to do a fresh ...
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NTFS File Repository

Windows 2012 Server, Active Directory. Top level folder name: Reports Folder requirements: Allow create subfolders Allow create new files Allow read existing files Deny modify (i.e. overwrite) ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 / Windows 8.1 - Layout stuck

I have experienced this random problem both on Windows 8.1 Pro and the Server 2012R2 I use now. Basically, you cannot change layout for some reason. I have two layouts. US/HUN. One ...
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Running multiple VMs in one harddrive

I have Windows 2012 running on Intel i7 4770K, SSD 180 GB and 32GB RAM. Also that machine has 1TB HDD. Windows is installed on SSD. Currently 3 VMs on HyperV running and I need another VM. Can I ...
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Improve the screen resolution in a virtual machine

I installed Windows Server 2012 Trial in virt-manager/qemu-kvm. When I look at the display settings, the screen resolution is limited to 1024x768 and there is only one Generic Non-Pnp Monitor in the ...