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Windows Server 2012R2 - Unable to find DNS manager

I have domain controller running with DNS server. DNS is working properly but I can't open DNS Manager. nslookup is also working. There is no problem with domain controller functionality. But I can't ...
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Printer Does Not Exist To Service (Windows Scheduler) on Windows Server 2012 R2

We use a program that automates stuff and uses the Windows Scheduler to do so. We have an issue where we can run the app to print output manually, but when it's scheduled in the Windows Scheduler, the ...
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Silent Install Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8

I am writing my first Powershell script to automate the installation of Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8. I plan to install it on a Hyper-V VM running on Windows Server 2012. I ...
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Would Windows Server 2012 be an ideal OS for a NAS

I am currently using FreeNAS as a OS for my NAS and I use it without a hitch. A few days ago, I got a dreamspark subscription and with that came a free copy of Windows Server 2012. I was just ...
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HOSTS file entries leading to permissions issues - Windows Server 2012

We have a HOSTS file that maps a document server to an IP address of the local machine, it looks similar to this: DocumentServer 10.xx.xx.11 The local IP address being 10.xx.xx.11 We are ...
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Windows Server 2012 on blade servers role distribution - spliting load?

Let's say we have blade chassis: up to six blades are possible, two CPU per blade. Task: deploy entire Windows 2012 infrastructure in this chassis, like Domain Controller (couple of those), different ...
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Is it possible to run Windows Server 2012 without .NET 4.5

By doing a bit of research I found out that removing .NET 4.5 can cause Windows Server 2012 to malfunction. I was curious if it would also cause problems when .NET 3.5 and .NET 4 (not 4.5!) are ...
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Windows DHCP vs third party DHCP software/tools

I would like to know, what are the benefits of using other third party DHCP software compare to Windows DHCP. What are the advantages/disadvantages or is there any limitation since Windows DHCP ...
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1answer
37 views

How to back up data from client computers to server using windows server 2012 R2

Is it possible to backup data from client computers to server using windows server 2012 R2? I want to backup all data in my client computers and store in my server. I tried the windows server backup ...
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1answer
29 views

what are the commands to reocver EFS encryption keys from the domain recovery agent?

they are in this video but i can not see the commands would really appreciate if anyone could help , been trying to do this for hours now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meQHYNVZYdY
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1answer
184 views

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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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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1answer
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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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0answers
45 views

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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0answers
163 views

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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1answer
36 views

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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2answers
434 views

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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0answers
240 views

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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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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1answer
123 views

migrate roaming profile from server 2008 R2 Foundation to Server 2012 R2 Standard

Does anyone know of a sane way to migrate roaming user profiles from 2008 to 2012? I can not seem to get it working. I've tried: robocopy FSMT cp -R Joining new domain, logging in, copying old ...
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1answer
20 views

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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1answer
164 views

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
76 views

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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118 views

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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1answer
56 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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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
52 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
2k 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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236 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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0answers
169 views

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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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
39 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
166 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 ...
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1answer
239 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 ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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2answers
66 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
103 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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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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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
921 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, ...
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0answers
63 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 ...
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1answer
184 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
186 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
2k 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 ...
3
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1answer
63 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
11k 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
63 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
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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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1answer
50 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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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 ...