The successor to Windows Server 2012; based on top of Windows 8.1.

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Old Notebook as headless Server [on hold]

I have an old Notebook (Dell D630, to be precise) which has a dead graphics card. Because I have an Windows-Server training through school i want to use that on it too. (Yay - Marketing has worked.) ...
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Powershell 4.0 script to recycle MS Outlook in Win 2012 R2 Server?

I have a Win 2012 R2 Server that runs unattended with apps dependent on MS Outlook 2013 running. I would like to create a daily scheduled PowerShell script to gently close Outlook, create a backup of ...
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Win 2012 R2 Hyper-V Core QLogic 2562 FC connection to Dell Compellent SC8000

I want to connect our HP Proliant Gen9 server to our SAN storage Dell compellent SC8000. On a server is Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V Core installation, Storage adapter is Qlogic QLE2562 (made for HP from ...
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Shrink partition in Server 2012R2 - how to circumvent unmovable System Restore files?

Background: I have a test machine with Windows Server 2012 R2 installed on a single 500GB partition. I want to shrink this system partition and create another one. I followed Technet's Shrink a Basic ...
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Add Service Account to Folder Permissions in Server 2012 R2

Need to add a Service Account (these are special accounts for which the password is automatically generated by Windows), to folder permissions. When I paste the user name from the service login ...
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Win Server 2012 PowerShell 4 script to Copy, Rename, and Touch a File

I created a PowerShell 4 script to backup the Outlook 2013 VbaProject.OTM file by copying it from the production directory to a backup directory, and adding a filename suffix of the current date and ...
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Moving files in a windows network without a middle man

I have a SERVER and a NAS device. I navigated to both of them via Explorer on my laptop. When I did a file drag it looks like the file used my laptop as a middle man to pass thru. Is there a way to ...
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Error Installing Windows SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 R2

I have been completely unable to install Windows SQL Server Express on Windows Server 2012 R2. Every time, I get: TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Setup The following error has occurred: Wait ...
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One big storage pool vs. several smaller ones

I'm building a home server with Windows Server 2012 R2 and am planning to utilise the Storage Spaces feature. I have 4 hard drives (4 TB WD Reds) that will be holding a variety of data - media files, ...
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Force a specific theme for entire network using GPO

I am attempting to force a specific theme to all machines in my network. I know that the GPO "Load a Specific Theme" in: User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Personalization Is ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Server Core reduced/minimum RAM usage (for VMs)

The minimum requirement for Server 2012 is 512MB of RAM. But since server core doesn't need GUI, is it possible to run the core with even less RAM? If so, what's the minimum? I plan on running it on ...
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How to block localhost connection with Windows Firewall (Server 2012 R2) [duplicate]

Is there a way to block a localhost connection with the Windows Firewall ? Thanks.
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How to fix “disable SSL 3 to mitigate”

I have purchased SSL from here : https://www.ssl2buy.com/comodo-positive-ssl.php Here the SSL domain : https://www.monstermmorpg.com Now when i analyze here it gets grade C ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 does not automatically reboot after installing Windows Updates

Our Windows Updates are installed automatically during the maintenance window, which is configured manually on each of our 2012 R2 servers, so that we can specify different times for each server, or ...
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IIS via a network drive - 500 error

I'm running IIS on Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter (as a VM inside virtualbox) and I have mapped a network drive to the machine from the host. This drive is then symlinked to a folder called _sites ...
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Enter-PSSession does not work for remote access

I want to have remote access to one of my server but there are some problems. first of all when I want to add this server(m-ad-vserver) in dashboard of server manager this error appears: ...
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Set Google as default IE search engine thru group policy? [migrated]

I want to set Google as the default search engine for all my users that use IE. All PCs are updated so they use the latest version of IE available to that operating system (all are at least Windows ...
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Windows 2012 server - Drive Mappings by USER SAS EG 7.1

I am wondering about drive mappings by user. Such that if I have multiple users accessing the server can each user have their own set of drive mappings. The rationale behind this question is that we ...
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Unauthorized attempt to view reports in SSRS

I have a problem in my environment with unauthorized attempt to access a report from my SQL Server Reporting Services. I have a IIS server with one website. Application Pool for this website is ...
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Windows Certificates - Publish CRL on ARR as CDP & impacts

In order to have DirectAccess working, I planned to publish our CRL via HTTP (https is possible but it's a IIS configuration side). Now, our CRL is only published via LDAP. So if I planned to add a ...
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How can I fix resolution/screen size issues when connected to a server via RDP?

We had someone in who needed to do some work on our server but when his laptop connected to it via RDP it made the resolution/screen size go all weird. Here are some screenshots as you can see some ...
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Having issues with pst files between client and server profile

we have several Win 2012 r2 server running one of them for remote desktop services. Users are in the active directory with server based profiles. There is sadly no exchange server in the network so ...
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Secured drive only available if Windows Explorer is run as an Administrator

I have secured a drive on my server to only allow Local Administrators access. Domain Admins are part of the Local Administrators group. When I log on as an administrator, the folder is only ...
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MS Office 2007 under Windows Server 2012

It's Primary Domain Controller with Terminal Services installed on. How is it possible to run MS Office in terminal session? Right now it shows me a message: This Copy of Microsoft Office Excel ...
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Battlefield 4 Xbox 360 Wired Controller on Windows Server 2012 R2

I'm running windows server 2012 r2 and want to use my Battlefield 4 Xbox 360 controller (seen here) to play games. However when I plug it in the driver does not install. I know the computer detects ...
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Cannot Run as Administrator even when Domain Admin

I am part of the Administrators group on Windows Server 2012 R2 but whenever I try to run Powershell as an administrator I get prompted to log in and then get denied because my privileges need to be ...
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DNS Errors through VPN Connection

I have a DirectAccess server on Windows Server 2012 R2. It is working well for most of my clients. I have one client (Windows 8.1), however, which has an old group policy on it with the wrong IP-HTTPS ...
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Windows Update causing server meltdown

A failed windows update caused my Windows Server 2012 R2 install to have a meltdown. Update package: Microsoft-Windows-NetFx4-OC-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384 failed and every ...
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WebUI accessible only from localhost (Windows 2012 R2)

I set up a torrent client on my server. The webUI is accessible from http://localhost:8080/, but not from http://myLAN_IPadress:8080/ (of course access from WAN side also not works.) I've tried this ...
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Touchpad not working when running Windows server on Dell Inspiron 15

I've setup a dual boot on a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with the original Windows 8.1 as one option and Windows Server 2012 R2 as the second. This works fine apart from the Touchpad doesn't work in ...
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Server 2012 R2 Properties Dropdown and Ribbon

These two screenshots are from two different Windows Server 2012 R2 machines. They were both deployed from ISO and patched to current. Why does right-clicking on "This PC" result in a dropdown menu ...
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L2TP\IPSec PSK server in Windows Server 2012 R2 not working

Im trying to get Windows Server 2012 R2 to work as a L2TP\IPSec PSK server and I feel that Im doing everything correctly but it seems that either it does not authenticate or there is something wrong ...
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Roaming user profile not loading

I have a user on active directory who has a roaming profile set up. I have the address in the profiles tab like so: However, when I try to login to a computer using the profile, I get a message ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 licensing

I have found myself responsible for a small LAN in a lab environment with 5 users, and I am working on trying to recapitalize it for the next few years. I am new to the world of Windows Server and ...
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PPTP VPN to Windows Server 2012: Can connect from some and some can't on the same network

Im having some odd issues with a PPTP VPN connection that has worked pretty much since forever. Server is a Windows Server 2012 R2. These examples are all from clients on the same network (except on ...
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How can I Compare Local Group Policies between Window Servers

I am working on installing a business application. I have it working on an "open" test server. I can't seem to get it working on a "hardened" production server. Without worrying about the details of ...
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Use SimpleMembershipProvider as Membership Provider in IIS Manager

In IIS Manager you have the abality to manage the registered users and the roles available. By default, only a few providers are trusted, AspNetMembershipProvider and some other. When you have a ...
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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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Hyper-V Server not visible from Hyper-V Manager

Through our technet subscription, I have downloaded and installed hyper-V Server 2012 R2. I then have a Windows 8 server running Hyper-V Manager. Both machines indicate that they belong to the ...
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Search instantly from clients computer files on Windows Server 2012 R2 file server

I have mapped network drives from a client to folders on a server. I want to instantly search them (using the index on the server, I imagine) to get results back quickly. I already installed the ...
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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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VPN connection is unstable

I have a VPS running win2012R2 hosting the RAS. I'm connecting to it via a win8.1 laptop using the windows vpn client (network and sharing -> connect to workplace). My win firewall on the laptop is ...
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How to do disable the confirmation on the “remote control” option of RDP?

On a Windows server, when in a session via RDP, I want to do "remote control" to a second session opened by a different administrator. How can make this option to connect without prompting the user ...
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Starting Stopping a service with two different script Windows

I have a jJava application that I need to start and stop using two different scripts (or a single script with two parameters). In Linux I would simply put a script in /etc/init.d/ directory or ...
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How to leave the remote desktop user session in Windows Server 2012 R2?

I'm having a problem in ASP.NET opening the Microsoft PowerPoint Component when the Windows Server doesn't have an RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) Active User Session. My question is how do I leave ...
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How to setup a Windows server 2012 R2 (fileserver+DC) machine witch Hyper-V virtual router (pfSense)

I am trying to setup a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine, primarily DC and fileserver roles, in such a way that I would not need an extra router in our network, because I would like to have it inside ...
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Server 2012 R2 stops services at startup

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 that will not start services automatically at startup. When the Server Manager Dashboard appears under local server and all servers I get a red box around ...
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Setting up php to send email through IIS

I have a wordpress site on my Windows 2012 R2 IIS server. I have installed SMTP. These are the setting I've done in php.ini: [mail function] ; For Win32 only. ; http://php.net/smtp SMTP = localhost ...
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Schedule task to run monthly with powershell

I'm trying to create a scheduled task with powershell, the task is supposed to run the 10th every month, but I can't figure out how to use New-ScheduledTaskTrigger with a monthly interval. $t4Name = ...
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Repairing System Reserved on Windows Server 2012 R2

I am running Windows Server Essentials R2 and I have just started getting an error saying: One or more server hard drives must be checked for errors Alert details: The following hard drives ...