Windows Server 2012 is Microsoft's successor to Windows Server 2008 R2

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Windows 8 cannot connect remotely to Windows Server 2012

I have installed Windows Server 2012 and then configured remote applications. At first it was working fine and I could be able to connect remotely and run remote applications from Windows 8 clients. ...
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virtualbox connecting server and client

so I want to finally set up my home virtual environment.. basically just a Windows server machine and a client Windows 7. I tried to do it couple of times already, but after setting up the server I ...
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Disable Windows Server 2012 automatic log off

I have been searching for a while, but I don't find a solution for this anywhere... I'm in a factory and they have Windows Server 2012 with an HMI (HumanMachineInterface) on it. They have computers ...
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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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Media streaming on Windows Server 2012 Standard?

On Microsoft's customer operating systems suchs as 7 and 8, they have included an ability to allow other devices to view local content. It's under Network and Sharing Center. Windows Server editions ...
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Install Windows Server 2012 R2 in qemu VM

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2012 R2, but right after loading Windows files I'm getting: Your PC needs to restart. Please hold down the power button. Error Code: 0x0000005D My command is: ...
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Virtualbox gives Error code: 0x000000C4 with Windows 8.1 or 2012

Trying to boot Windows 8.1 or Windows server 2012, either a previously installed VM or booting from CS/ISO on virtualbox gives Error code: 0x000000C4.
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How can I enable multiple users login at a time in remote system?

Recently we bought dedicated server with Windows Server 2012 Standard.It's allowing 2 people at a time.So I want to allow more people at a time. How can I do this?
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Programmer's guide to Server Resource Usage Report [closed]

I have ASP.NET MVC 5 Application running on a Windows Server 2012 and a Database Server running SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012. I am trying to get a report on the Resource usages of these ...
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Windows Server 2012 | Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2012 on another partition (V:) that I create directly from Disk Management. After I create it, I do a simple format of the partition. Next, I try to Install ...
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Enable windows server 2012 R2 to use Microsoft account connection

Is there anyway to enable windows server 2012 R2 to use Microsoft account connection like any account on windows 8.1 can. I understand that this is not exactly the correct way to run a server, but ...
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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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Disable auto run .exe file?

I run Windows Server 2012 and when I log in the Open File window appears and it wants to start a .exe file. Where can I view the start up folder and disable all the start ups? Note that I want to ...
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How to disable client computers internet connection? [on hold]

Hi I'm using a windows server 2012 OS, My problem is how can i disable or prevent users to have internet connection? Is this available in group policy object?
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how to set up a proxy server in windows server 2012?

I have installed windows server 2012 data center edition at my server. I need to run a proxy server to filter and shape all the outgoing traffic from my server. I know that Microsoft FF TMG do that at ...
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Licensing Windows Server 2012 in virtual machines on non Server 2012 host

Summary I am getting messages from my virtualised Windows Server 2012 machines about them not being activated or the product key is already used on another machine. Detail Though my university I ...
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OSX RDP to Winows Server 2012

I am attempting a Remote Desktop Session From OSX 10.8.4 To Windows Server 2012 DataCenter R2(Build 9431) I am using 2.1.1 Remote Desktop client for Mac I have disabled Network Level Auth, ...
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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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MsMpEng.exe high CPU usage on Windows Server 2012 [migrated]

We have a Windows Server 2012 installation that we use as an internal web server. Most HTTP requests are very slow on this machine (about 15 seconds for a simple ASP.NET WebAPI request). We noticed ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 vs 2008 R2 vs 2012 as a file server

I am using Windows Server 2003 R2. We have about 100 PCs which are connected to this server and by using network connection. We are planning to upgrade it to other newer version. So I was looking for ...
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Multi-site Apache Load Balancer different domains

I am working on setting up an apache load balancer with 2 members. These three servers are windows server 2012 using apache 2.4.9. I am working to make one load balancing cluster serve up multiple ...
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Creating Windows-compatible symbolic links from a Mac

I have a Windows Server 2012 where I would like to create symbolic links that work for both Mac (10.9) and Windows (7) users. I have a dummy text file called org.txt containing "Hello, World!". ...
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Remote File Browsing on Windows Server 2012 CORE

Is there a way to remotely browse files on SERVER-CORE? I want to copy over some ISOs over for HYPER-V from the NAS so that I can boot them up in HYPER-V. Not sure how to do that or how to browse ...
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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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Simple batch file fails on Windows Server 2012

On a Windows 2012 Server, from a logged-in Administrator (local and domain), created a batch file "test.bat" by redirecting console input into a file: echo Hello When run from PowerShell cmd prompt ...
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Anywhere Access with Windows Server 2012 Essentials

I have Windows Server 2012 Essentials and I'm trying to set up Anywhere Access so I can remotely access files.  This feature was really easy to access in Windows Home Server and I'm trying to ...
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Server 2012 Modifying sharing privileges on a folder via script

I have recently been employed by a small company as a software engineer. I am stepping a bit out of my element and doing a bit of IT work for them as needed as well. Currently I am going over some ...
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How to set pagefile size in Windows Server 2012?

How do i access the dialog that lets me set pagefile settings in Windows Server 2012? In Windows 7, i would Click the Start Button Right-click Computer Select Properties Click Advanced System ...
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Managing windows updates via Batch file

I have an instance of windows server 2012 and I am trying to get an idea of how to accomplish the following requirements via a batch file. Turn Windows Update to manual Change Import Updates to the ...
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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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Keyboard Shortcuts sometimes not working

We have Windows 7 and a Windows Server 2012 on the server side. We login via RDP Client. Sometimes the @ character the } character is working only after pressing it 3 to 4 times. And sometimes it ...
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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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Windows 2012 R2 - IE keeps running after daily taks completes

In Windows 2012 I have added a hidden daily task, with an action to start IE with a link to a php file as an argument. Everything is running as expected except that I end up with many instances of ...
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how to prevent users from listing folders they do not have access to on windows 2012 RDS

I have configured windows 2012 RDS and grant access to differnt users access remotely. I need to find a ways of preventing users from viewing that some folders exisits when they are not allowed to ...
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Server 2012 share over vpn

I have a VPN between two routers, on location one I have a bunch of servers and on the second location I have a backup system. Until now I had a Windows 2000 Server running at the first location and ...
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Script automatic user creation on a multipoint Server

Is it possible using a script to create users automatically? Example: An Excel file with a column (Name) and column (Name) The script uses this data to create a login and generates a random password ...
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Can we install Microsoft Office on a Windows server for simultaneous multi-user access?

Is it possible to install Microsoft Office on a Windows server and using it simultaneously by several users connected by remote desktop connection? This link states that it would not be legal because ...
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wake on lan with windows server

iv been trying to set up "wake on lan" for a little while now, but i can never get it to work. I want to be able to wake the computer over the internet. I have already setup ports 7 and 9 both to ...
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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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Windows Multipoint Server 2012 Audio Devices Disabled on Startup

I have a fresh install of Windows Multipoint Server 2012. When I first boot, and look at the device manager, the audio output devices are there, proper drivers and everything, just disabled. I can ...
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EC2 Windows - Can I use ephemeral storage as root?

Can I use ephemeral storage as the root of my windows instances? I have a auto scaling group with windows instances and I was thinking if I could use the ephemeral storage as root. I'll never turn my ...
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Can't get access to my internal IIS Server?

Before I could get access to my IIS Server using its static private IP address (on the Windows Server 2012 itself), but now I can only access the IIS Server web page using its localhost and 12.0.0.1 ...
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How to setup Remote Desktop in Windows Server 2012?

I have successfully installed Remote Desktop Services using the Add Roles and Features wizard, and have chosen the following Role Services: Remote Desktop Gateway Remote Desktop Licensing Remote ...
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Whats the difference between the Remote Desktop Services options on Windows Server 2012?

Whats the difference between the early option when installing Remote Desktop Services compared to explicitly choosing Remote Desktop Services under the Roles section? (All within the Add Roles and ...
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Windows Server 2012 is telling me it's not activated when it is

I have a Windows Server 2012 Machine were I need to do some development. The machine is a Hyper-V VM. I activated it with a valid key and restarted the VM. After it booted up again, I went into system ...
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From Windows Server 2012 to Windows 8

Hi I formatted my laptop a month ago to test windows server 2012, now I want to format it again to back to its previous OS which is windows 8. I used a bootable flash drive(IMATION 8gb) containing the ...
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Windows server restart / shut down

Can any one tell me how to disable the popup that reads: "Choose a reason that best describes why you want to shut down this computer" on windows Server 2012? This consistently comes up whenever i ...
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Auto login Windows Server 2012

Hey all i am hoping someone knows how to set up Server 2012 with auto logon? I already tried: But i am unable to find the checkbox that was in 2008 server that said "Users must enter a user name ...
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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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Internet sharing over LAN on Windows Server 2012

I have a DSL modem connected to a server (ON NIC1) running Windows Server 2012 and 7 computers (running Windows 7 32-Bit) connected to a server though a network switch (ON NIC2). I shared the ...