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

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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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2012 R2 RDVH DCOM Error [migrated]

I'm trying to install RDVH service from my broker to my hyper-v server. But it fails and returns: "Cannot get integrity informations", and in the Events Viewer, I can see a DCOM error that tells me it ...
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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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Incremental 1+5 Backup solution for Windows Server [closed]

I'm searching for a backup solution, that fulfils the following requirements: Backup one folder to a SMB network drive Execute Pre/Post Backup Scripts (e.g. shut down DB server before starting the ...
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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 ...
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Customize power option

I log on to a producution windows-2012-r2-server as administrator via remote desktop. I log off via the disconnect option above in the top-right corner. I would like the remove the 'shut down' option ...
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Windows Server: Statistics

I have a small home server running Server 2012 R2. I would like to be able to view general statistics about its performance including counters for CPU, memory, disk, etc. Ideally this would be ...
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Windows VPN error: Access to the specified file handle have been revoked

I created a VPN server on Windows Server 2012 R2 using Windows Remote Access. Then I try to connect to it from Windows 10 Technical Preview, but after I press connect I get an "Access to the specified ...
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Can't make remote desktop to work again in windows server 2012 R2 after licence installation

I have an hosted server running Windows server 2012 standard (provided with the server). Some months ago I've created a virtual machine using Hyper-V running Windows server 2012 standard also for ...
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Mount ISO in Windows Server on existing virtual CD drive, instead of creating a new one

Windows Server 2012 R2 new install in Azure, with an odd behaviour: when loading an ISO file (right click in Explorer, select Mount), instead of mounting on the existing CD drive E:, it creates a new ...
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“cannot create hard link X to Y: Operation not permitted” on ext2 drive from cygwin cp -al

/cygdrive/d/ is a USB hard disk formatted as ext2 and mounted with ext2fsd. When I try cp -al /cygdrive/d/X /cygdrive/d/Y where X is a file, I get the error in the title. Things I've Tried/Verified ...
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new domain, trying to configure it on Windows Server 2012 R2 in a Azure VM

So I have purchased this domain, say mydomain.com, and would like to use it for my lab in the cloud. I spinned up a new service in Azure, say myservice, and built a new VM called mydc, promoted it to ...
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Windows security log shows mysterious user logins

In troubleshooting an unrelated problem, I noticed that one user's (Jeny) Windows security log showed several logins and logoffs from another user (Holly). Holly confirms that she logged into her ...
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Which role is to be configured in windows server 2012 r2?

I am a BE computer science final year student. In my computer laboratory, there are 72 client PCs and a Windows server (2012 r2 datacenter). Server specs: Processor(s) (1) Intel® Xeon® E5520 ...
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Setting up Icecast (source client) on Windows Server 2012 (no sound card)?

So, Icecast is set-up, but I cannot use Winamp or Mixxx to stream because there is no audio card, so it won't even play it. Is there a way to avoid this? I know that there is virtual audio cable, but ...
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Why do I have multiple media servers on windows server 2012?

Background I have recently installed Windows Server Essentials Media Pack to enable media streaming via my home network. I'm using Windows Server 2012 R2. However I now have 3 media servers on my ...
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Physical processor to virtual processor scaling [duplicate]

If I have a Windows Server 2012R2 with Hyper-V role installed, and the configuration is: 4 processors, Intel Xeon E5-4620v2 and each one is 8 cores/16 threads, can I utilize enough power for ...
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Cannot uninstall SQL Server 2008 from Windows Server 2012 r2

I have install SQL Server 2008(64-bit) express on the virtualbox in virtual machine, with guest os Windows Server 2012 R2(It is also domain controller). After the installation, I decide I would like ...
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After connecting to Point to Site VPN unable to to access local AD

I have configured Point to Site connection that working great. Unfortunately after connecting to the VPN I am unable to browse anything that is domain-joined on my local network. For example if I try ...
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RDP responsiveness with Windows Server 2012

I have to work in visual studio on a couple of different windows server virtual machines. A couple of machines have Windows Server 2008 R2 and one of them has Windows Server 2012. The client ...
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How to give a local user permission to register a port

I have a windows server 2012 R2 at home that hosts some game servers and other services. Now I am trying to setup a user called "SEServer" that is a non-admin user, that only has access to the ...
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Clock speed vs. number of cores for parallelized computer simulation [duplicate]

My question is similar to some "speed vs. cores"-questions that have already been asked on this website. However, I am interested in some very specific and technical points. So I hope that my question ...