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Monitoring Windows Machine/Server

We currently have a business running QuickBooks who complain of sluggishness. A quick view of TaskMan does not show CPU maxed or network port flooded. The server is 2012 and is a Windows 7 guest ...
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Internal LAN Based Chat/Messenger with LDAP/Active Directory Auth

Are there any options out there for an internal chat messenger that offers logging in with an AD account? I've found some options out there for internal chat messengers but none seem to support AD.
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1answer
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RADIUS and Active Directory

I have an ASUS RT-AC66U Wireless Access Point. It has the option for a RADIUS server. Does this work the same with Active Directory? I have Windows Server 2012 R2 DC and it has the LDAP service ...
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ReadyNAS and Active Directoy

I am having issues getting my ReadyNAS to connect to my ADS for permissions on the shares. I have the correct IP for the server and entered the user Administrator with right password to add a device ...
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0answers
13 views

Creating a template/default roaming profile [migrated]

With Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter and running Windows 8.1 machines, is there a way to create a default or template that will contain shortcuts and files for a new user when they are created? ...
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27 views

OpenVPN setup using only .openvpn and .key

I have a tunnel purchased from PRQ.se, previsouly I've been running it on Windows Server 2003 but I've moved on to Windows Server 2012 R2 this week. The OpenVPN program that PRQ recommends from ...
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30 views

Sync desktop background using Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?

Well, I had a home server (nothing fancy) running off a copy of Windows 8 Pro, and I upgraded to Windows Server 2012. The problem is, when I was hosting the server with Windows 8 Pro I had Bing ...
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1answer
36 views

How to define access to just the System event log on Windows 2008 Server

I want to restrict administrator user access to the Security event log, is there a way to do it? I was following this article, but so far no luck.
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1answer
274 views

Hyper-V: NAT Port Forwarding [closed]

I rented one dedicated server (Win Server 2012) with one adapter/static IP address. I want to install Hyper-V and guest OS (Win also), that can expose some of its services to the internet. For ...
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0answers
51 views

Windows 2012 Server VPN and NetBIOS-Names

I try to help a company with a VPN problem. They got a Windows 2012 Server with a Software VPN. The clients connect via PPTP (Port 1723, mschapv2). There is no active directory installed on the ...
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VPN Server internal adapter settings

I've been putting together a new domain network using Windows Server 2012 R2, and just about have it set except for one final issue. I have a Remote Access server that I have configured for SSTP VPN. ...
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0answers
21 views

Windows scheduled task

I have configured a scheduled task in windows server 2012 to run a program at a scheduled time (12:30PM). But that scheduled task runs at system startup daily. I had checked all settings once again. ...
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1answer
22 views

Powerpoint won't export any sound when called programatically from a service

On a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine, I'm running a small python script as a windows service according to this post: Start python .py as a service in windows. What my script does is to essentially ...
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2answers
94 views

Keep 'Has Stopped Working' windows from popping up

I'm running a server and sometimes one of my apps will crash which shows this dialog This is annoying because it holds the process open until someone physically jumps on the box and presses 'Close ...
1
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1answer
44 views

View free disk space of Hyper-V

Is there any easy way to view Hyper-V's free disk space? I have a Windows 2012 R2 Server that is hosting the Hyper-V manager and I need to know the amount of free disk space. Is there a way to view it ...
1
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1answer
627 views

Installing Windows Server 2012 with a 4TB Hard Drive giving me GTP Error + deceted as 2TB

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2012 for a new NAS/Backup build. The primary error is Windows only detecting 2.2TB at install out of 4TB. I have plugged the HDD into another computer and ...
0
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2answers
47 views

Remotely install WS2012 R2?

TL;DR How do I install Windows Sever 2012 over a network to a remote sever? I purchased an Acer WHS h340 for very cheap, but it didn't come with the Recovery Disks and had a bad motherboard. Replaced ...
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0answers
64 views

Detect USB device connection (any device, not only storage)

My question is: in Windows Server 2012, is it possible to launch an event when a device is connected to a USB port? I mean: any device, including a keyboard or a mouse, not just storage USB drives. ...
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0answers
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File on share is different than actual file when checked direcly from file system

OK, this is an odd one like I have never seen. I have a server 2012 that shares a program. Basically we put a shortcut of the program on each user's desktop. Our programmer recently upgraded his ...
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0answers
25 views

Windows 8/2012 Change Menu and other colors

Is there a way to change the background color of menus in Windows 8 or the highlight color when you roll over a menu? I looked and I can't seem to find a way to do it. Do I need to install something ...
0
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4answers
262 views

Moving files unattened with cmd prompt

I'm trying to move over 500GB+ and it will take about a day. Is there a way under Windows 7 to move all these files using a command line that will answer yes to any pop-up dialogs? For example, ...
0
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0answers
45 views

Improving Network Performance for Gigabyte Connections

Currently I am getting around 10Mb/s a second on transfers from machine to NAS. Is there a way to improve performance maybe by enabling Jumbo Frames? MTU Settings? Is there a way to properly configure ...
0
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1answer
83 views

Removing unused Windows Roles and Features in Server 2012

Currently Windows Server 2012 uses over 38GBs of disk space. These are SSD drives. Is there a way to remove all the features and roles from disk that I do not need or currently using? And if I do ...
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0answers
95 views

VPS doesn't allow connections, filtered ports?

I have a Windows Server 2012 VPS, which I'm hosting a game server on. My users needs to connect to the client, through a web-based client. My problem is that, it doesn't seem to be able to connect to ...
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1answer
1k views

Converting WinPE/ISO to WIM for WDS

Is there a way to convert boot images to WIM so that they work in Windows Deployment Services? I have a file that was created PartAssist_WinPE.iso but contains no .wim file. Does WDS only support ...
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1answer
45 views

How to find cause of massive datatransfer

We have a VM (Windows Datacenter 2012) running on Azure. Yesterday, between 10-11 there was 18GB(!) of data transferred into the VM. I can see that in the Azure Monitoring. We are used to transfers up ...
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4answers
5k views

Any advantage of using Windows Server 2012 R2 instead of Windows 8.1 for a workstation [closed]

I'm building a new machine which will be used primarily for development and a little bit for photo editing. I am wondering if there will be any benefits in using Windows Server 2012 R2 as my ...
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1answer
52 views

How to continue working with Logged in Domain User when the Domain Server is down?

Windows 2012 and Windows 7 machines: Some of the users were working in the Domain User Account. While we were working, the domain controller become unavailable and the user accounts got locked. So we ...
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2answers
1k views

Windows task scheduler won't run file on non-system drive

I have an executable that needs to be run on an E:/ drive, Windows Server 2012 is installed on the C:/ drive. I've created a scheduled task that has the full path to the target executable ...
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0answers
213 views

Scheduled task with batched Git does not work after reboot and needs manual triggering

I have a somewhat strange problem I don't find a solution for. I use Git to backup my Wordpress blog. For this I have set up a batch file that dumps the database in a file in the wordpress directory ...
1
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1answer
47 views

Using 2 internet connections (cable and mobile)

Is there any possibility to use as default my cable internet and mobile if my cable will go down but I want to switch to mobile internet AUTOMATICALLY. OS: Windows 7/8/2012
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1answer
46 views

Trying to set up AD on windows server 2012 [closed]

I think I managed to get the domain controller role to function as i was able to join the domain from another computer on another network. However i had to change the preferred dns to the ip address ...
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0answers
36 views

Windows Server 2012 Resource Pooling

Note: this question is not necessarily directed at Windows Server 2012. Within my household, I have 5 Dell flatbed data servers all with 4 x 3.75GHZ processors and 6 GB of ram in each. They all have ...
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0answers
100 views

what is a down level windows server?

In the following context. You can not add roles and features in Windows Server manager to install roles and features on down level servers? Reading a Windows Server 2012 book but the way .
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0answers
439 views

Windows 8 to Windows 2012 slow upload network transfer

I'm have a quite peculiar and highly frustrating problem. I have recently set up a Windows Server 2012 file host, sitting on top of kvm, using virtio drivers and a PCI-E passthrough HBA (debian ...
4
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4answers
133 views

No desktop after driver installation

I have a Windows Server 2012 server computer. I tried to install a webcam driver from Logitech to view the camera. The camera is old one and doesn't have new drivers (latest for Vista). I tried to ...
2
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4answers
366 views

Moving from Windows Server 2012 to windows 8

I have currently provisioned a workstation desktop as a server. I run Windows Server 2012 for running a few of my web apps and doing database work. While I have no complaints on Windows Server 2012, I ...
2
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0answers
340 views

Keep RDP from locking session in Server 2012

I am running windows Server 2012 with two users. I have an app that takes a screenshot of a game console that runs under each user. The problem I am having is that I can't detach the Remote Desktop ...
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0answers
1k views

Installing MySQL 5.5 on Windows Server

I had MySQL 5.1 running on Windows Server 2008 R2. I upgraded the system to Server 2012 and I thought it was the time to upgrade the database server too. I removed the old version of MySQL after ...
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2answers
2k views

Media driver needed when installing Windows server 2012

I'm trying to install Windows server 2012 on a new system but I keep getting this error shortly after set up starts. No idea why as there is no hardware connected that would require any 3rd party ...
1
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1answer
206 views

Current user (not admin) appears in “Run as Administator”

When I try to run some program as administrator, I always get dialog box asking me to choose user and type password. But I also get it with normal user, say, George. Moreover, I have logged in as ...
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1answer
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What is the difference between Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012? [closed]

What is the difference between Windows 8 (non-RT edition) and Windows Server 2012 (also codenamed Windows Server 8)? From a UI perspective they look the same