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Adding DefaultUsername and DefaultPassword registry in Windows Server 2012 R2

I need a Vb script or batch file to add AutoAdminLogon=1, DefaultUsername= xxxxx and DefaultPassword = xxxxxx in registry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon ...
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Outlook not sending messages with some files from shared folder on Windows Server 2012

I have Windows Server 2012 managing a small local domain, and have an external (not managed by me) MS Exchange server handling our e-mail. Today a user started complaining that MS Outlook wouldn't ...
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Server 2012R2 - “Access Denied” on drive in Explorer, but can browse by CMD line

I've just done an in-place upgrade of a Hyper-V guest from Windows Server 2008 to Server 2012 R2 (via Server 2012, as direct upgrade from 2008 to 2012 R2 is not supported). Usually one would create a ...
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Install Windows web deploy on server core

How can I install Web deploy for IIS on a server core version of Windows server. All examples Iv seen involve downloading a tool from Microsoft but Server core has a minimal GUI. Is there anyway to ...
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Issue after switching from Server Core with GUI Management to Server Core on VMware workstation VM

I have Windows Server 2012 R2 VM running in latest version of VMWare Workstation. As soon as I try to switch to server Core from Server Core with GUI Management by means of the following command: ...
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Small Office VDI Liscencing

I'm converting a small office to a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. I want users to use Remote Desktop to access windows 7 virtual machines running on a central server ( Server 2012 Standard ). There ...
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Having an administrator user without RDP

I came across a case that the server (windows server 2012R2 Datacenter edition x64) should have an user which has all of administrators permissions except having RDP . that would be so great if you ...
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How do I setup windows 2012 R2 to act as a Secondary DNS server?

I have a windows server 2012 R2 box running as my domain controller and I am having some trouble with DNS. I have DNS records setup on the DC for a few sites that we want to have the internal IP ...
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Setup multiple LANs using VMware LAN Segment

How to setup multiple LANs using VMware LAN Segment? In all LANs, there should be a Windows Server 2012R2 and four client OS like Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. And after setting up and configuring ...
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Two winlogon.exe process - Do I have malware

Recently I started to use sysinternals tools. I recevied acomputer that I was told that as malware. I can't spot anything suspicion exept one thing: I opened process explorer and saw that there are 2 ...
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Connecting a VM to Domain Controller on the same Physical System

I have a Domain Controller installed on a Windows Server 2012, which is inside my home network (router from ISP, that is currently controlling DNS). I have used Hyper-V to create a VM (which is also ...
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Windows using VPN even when using IP address to access share

I'm connecting from my Windows 10 machine to a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine in the same subnet. I also have an OpenVPN connection that goes to the office and the server also has its own connection. ...
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Virtualbox Seamless mode not working with Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a Mac OS Guest running Windows Server 2012 R2 in Virtualbox with Guest Additions installed. I use the VM to run Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio to work with some external mssql servers. ...
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Is their a faster way to copy .vhd and .vhdx files?

Right now I am using Item-Copy in powershell to copy a 20GB .vhdx file. The file sits on an SSD with hardly any services running. One would expect the copy time to take ~2 minutes. The copy took about ...
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Download big files with PowerShell

I tried the following Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "https://download.microsoft.com/download/6/4/8/648EB83C-00F9-49B2-806D-E46033DA4AE6/ExchangeServer2016-CU1.iso" -OutFile "Exchange.iso" But this Fails ...
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Changing IP of DNS Server machine

I am in windows server 2012R2 machine environment and there I am having my Active Directory and DNS server(local LAN) configured. Now due to some requirement I want to change IP of this machine and ...
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Could not create tiered storage on Windows 2012 R2

I am trying to create tiered storage on single HDD and SSD. It is created successfully via powershell and gui, but when I try to use Set-FileStorageTier commandlet it shows: Set-FileStorageTier -...
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nslookup time out after 2 seconds but ping ok and internet connection slow

The configuration is a single Windows Server 2012 with AD and DNS installed. Each client user can login properly on AD with his DNS pointed on the DC server controller. But the issue is a very slow ...
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Downgrade Windows storage spaces pool from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1

I have a storage spaces pool that was originally on Windows 8.1. When I moved the pool to a Windows 10 system, I unfortunately upgraded the storage spaces pool to the newer 'Windows 10 version'. So ...
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What's the simplest software to install to allow flexible Windows logins to our Windows 2012 R2 server?

I am the 'accidental admin' for a small but growing charity. We have a Windows Server 2012 R2 running on a single, newish server plus 8 workstations - 6 with Windows 7 Pro and 2 with Windows 10. The ...
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Do startup scripts in Windows Server run asynchronously?

As I'm debugging a startup script for a remote VM, I'm trying to run some commands that rely on the ones before. The errors I'm getting are inconsistent; sometimes, 2 out of 3 steps will run, ...
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RDS 2012 R2 - Shadow Session error

We use the UI on our Connection Broker frequently to shadow RDS sessions. Occasionally, when initiating a remote session, we get the error "Can't get IPv4 or IPv6 address for VM ". The connection ...
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Windows Server 2012 Arp Tables Show Invalid Ip's

I recently setup a home network so I can practice network administration at home to supplement my knowledge and improve my confidence in my programming career. I have been working out the kinks for ...
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How do you run an entire powerscript shell synchronously? [duplicate]

I have seen this answer which is very useful. However, I want my entire script to be run step by step, which is a challenge because it is a startup script, creating many race conditions. I am using ...
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Hyper-V Data corrupt?

So what I have is a setup with a virtual machine. I has 2 vhds One data drive and one OS drive. The data drive has all my important files on it. I have the virtual harddisks, they are mountable. But ...
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Ports required for NFS share to be used by RHEL / CentOS

I have a WS2K12 R2 server that is serving a NFS accessed by CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 if I turn my Firewall off it works with it on it doesn't. Question Is: What are the ports required for the NFS Share (TCP ...
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Ansible with Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014

I've been playing around with ansible and with WinRM to manage windows servers and have been slightly successful with it to run basic commands. However when i try to run an exe file from within the ...
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Win Server 2012 R2 - Give user permission to map network drive

How can I adjust group permissions in Computer Management to allow a user to access the wwwroot folder from another computer on the network? As of now, the only way I have been able to give the user ...
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Move VMs from 2008 R2 cluster to a separate 2012 R2 cluster

I would like to ask for a recommendation on how to move approx. 99 VM's from a 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster, to a completely separate 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster. I assume the best option is to: 1) ...
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HP 500-164 Crashes and Reboots After Starting Hyper-V VM 15 Mins Earlier

I have been using my HP 500-164 desktop as a Hyper-V host since I bought it (sometime around the initial release of Windows 8) and it was working fine I ran Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Edition then about a ...
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Tray Icon in Remote Apps

Is it possible to use Tray Icons in Windows Remote App on Windows Server 2012 R2? When starting an application which has a Tray Icon, it's currently not shown. Thanks a lot!
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Error when importing xsl files via '<xsl:import ..>' or '<xsl:include ..>' on a 'MS 2012 R2 Server'

If I use <xsl:include href="Book.xsl"> in document in a very simple command line C++ application, based upon the fantastic C++ MSXML 'I can't get xsl:import or xsl:include to work' question in ...
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OpenSSH won't resolve %temp% environment variable in commands and batch files

I installed OpenSSH on my Windows Server 2012 R2 system. So far everything works except for resolving the %temp% environment variable: In my PuTTy SSH client I can resolve %systemroot% but not %...
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Windows Server 2012 Networking Drivers

I'm doing testwork for a potential switch to Windows 10 for our school in the future, and I am using two Lenovo E450 laptops for both the client [Windows 10] and server [2012 R2]. I was able to ...
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IIS 8 / Windows Server 2012 R2 - PID 4 using Port 443

So I had an issue a little while ago with port 80 being used by PID 4. But I solved this issue here. But now I'm trying to setup a binding to localhost 443 in IIS and again it can't do it. Ran the ...
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What are the Computer Management Group Privileges actually granted?

Someone wants to do something to database or it's server and they always ask for "Admin" privileges. Often on questioning it turns out they need to add a column to a table, so you grant db_owner on ...
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Running Matlab with clusrun

I'm pretty much a Microsoft HPC rookie, but here goes: I have a small cluster of 3 computers running Windows Server 2012 R2. I have the Microsoft PC Pack, which includes a clusrun command (https://...
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How to cancel a pending .NET 3.5 Installation on Windows Server 2012?

I tried to install a HP printer driver package that obviously needed .NET 3.5. The installation failed for some reason and I canceled it. Now, on login of all users, the system tries to finish the ....
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MSI LaunchCondition fails for .Net Framework 4.5.1

Currently I have the problem, that running a setup fails at executing / proofing the LaunchCondition for .Net Framework 4.5.1. But the .net framework is installed correctly and other applications are ...
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Windows Firewall blocking everything when authenticating against domain

I am trying to run Microsoft's platform ready tests on my company's applications, which for the gold certification requires that we install our application on Server 2012 R2 Core. I have got a Hyper-V ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 forced to select user when remote control?

Currently I can't open SmartGit program when I remote to my server Windows Server 2012 R2 - it keeps opened in another concurrent logged-in account. I want to choose account to log in when I start my ...
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How to trigger Windows Server Essentials dynamic DNS service update?

Have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials server setup for Anywhere Access (Remote Web Access and the DirectAccess VPN solution). Unfortunately it's not on a connection with a static IP address, so I'm ...
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Windows server 2012 R2: iis not available after hyperv install [closed]

Following setup: Physical Win2012 R2 Server "HOST1" running: Single networking card "NIC1" IIS Some Webservices HyperV Virtual Win2008 Server "HOST2" running on HOST1 in HyperV: IIS Some ...
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Email account gets reset when pc restart

I have multiple PCs connected to a domain through network (Windows Server 2012R2). On one of my PC, every time when i restart the Desktop, my email account configured in MS office Outlook 2013 gets ...
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Windows server 2012 r2 slow network drive speed

I setup a home server with Windows Server 2012 R2. I'm using it as a nas and am getting speeds of around 10mbps download and upload. Both the server and my clients are on ethernet which should be ...
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Adding System user to local group

I'm trying to add NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM to local groups (Schema Admins and Enterprise Admins specifically). However, it says that changes to the user's group membership are not effective until the next ...
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One Physical Machine hosting Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 and Thin Client connected to VM Server

I apologize if there is already answers to this question. I looked for hours but was unable to find a solution through multiple trials and errors of possible solutions online. Configuration ONE ...
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Time Trigger Behavior in Windows Task Scheduler

Consider the following scenario: On a system running Windows Server 2012 R2, I have created Task A in the Windows Task Scheduler. The task has a trigger to run daily, starting on May 11th, 2016 at ...
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VmWare WS: Suspending a Win guest with minimal footprint

I have a lot of RAM in my box and I have a server environment under VM which I use for some work once a day, but which takes a lot of RAM while active and takes a lot of time and effort to "warm up". ...
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Disable all Microsoft Office macros globally for all users

Due to popular "locky" and similar malware out there I need to disable macros for all installed Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel...) globally for any user who logs in into a particular server ...