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How do I install Windows Defender/MSE on Server 2012?

On earlier versions of Windows client and server you could install Microsoft Security Essentials, free antivirus from Microsoft. In Windows 8 client, it is integrated into Windows Defender. However, I ...
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How do I install Get Windows 10 app while joined to a domain

The app installation seems to be blocked from installation by Microsoft if the computer is joined to a domain. Microsoft says the usual "contact your domain administrator" to allow this but I cannot ...
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Connect to Windows Server 2012 with valid client certificate only?

With linux you can issue a certificate and put it into putty and disable password login. I think this is a great way to stop pesky bots hammering RDP login the whole time. I have noticed on the ...
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How to solve DDOS attacks in Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows Server 2012? [closed]

Any software for windows Writing custom (intelligent) microsoft windows firewall extension (C#/C++/C) Writing custom (intelligent) firewall for windows Installing nginx etc. on the same computer and ...
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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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RDP connection from Windows 7/8 to Server 2012 is slow

I recently installed Windows Server 2012 for development purposes at our office and noticed immediately that connecting via RDP is slow. It can take 5-10 seconds to connect at times, where as ...
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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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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 can I get bluetooth to work on Windows Server 2012?

Apparently Windows Server 2012 does not support Bluetooth out of the box? Is there any way to get Bluetooth to work? I went to the manufacturers' website and found this link: http://www.present-with-...
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Set Windows Server 2012 default screen resolution (VM Ware)

I need to set (default) screen resolution to Win Server 2012 hosted in VMWare vcentrum 5.5.0. It is a dedicated server for running automatic GUI tests for Windows applications by Jenkins. When ...
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Remote Desktop Connection can't connect to Windows Server 2012

Mission to Remote Desktop INTO Windows Server 2012 (standalone). Situation: Control Panel, System, Remote Settings, Remote Desktop – Allow All firewalls off Connect attempt using a known IP address ...
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Microsoft License Windows 2012 R2

Can I update Windows server 2012 standard to Windows server 2012 standardR2 without a license update?
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Can a GPO be exported from one server and imported into another?

I have a W2008R2 server where we have a default GPO setup. I like the setup and do not want to recreate it for our new W2012 server. I did export it from 2008 but the only option I can find to import ...
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not able to ping server or but can RDP

Im on Windows Server 2012 and earlier today I stopped being able to connect to my website. I tried to connect to RDP to check the error log. I could connect and login, but the error log was empty. I ...
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Are there any limitations of Hyper-V inside Windows 8 client compared to Windows Server 2012?

As the title says - are there any limitations (hardware, software or licensing) of Hyper-V as found in Windows 8 client OS compared to this feature in Windows Server 2012?
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Can Windows Server 2008 R2 / 2012 join a homegroup?

A simple question that I couldn't find an answer to through Google search - can Windows Server (some recent version) join a homegroup?
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Update on Windows 10 cannot connect when behind domain proxy

My computer sits on a network and I think it has Microsoft Server 2012 on there. Without joining the domain; when I first browsed the internet it asked for my domain credentials. I added them in and ...
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Installing .NET framework 3.5 on windows server 2012

I am installing .NET 3.5 framework on windows server 2012. I downloaded dotNetFx35setup.exe from Microsoft website and copied it to a location E:\Sources\SxS. On every link on google they are telling ...
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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 publish the GitHub app to remote users of Windows Server 2012?

I think I have an idea what publishing apps to users mean on a Windows Server I administer. (More on that in this wiki, perhaps) However, it seems to work well with apps with exe's in the main ...
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what ports to open up for GitHub to install and work?

I want to use GitHub on a server where user accounts are not supposed to be able to go online otherwise. The GitHub Windows app does not even install without users' downloading it themselves (see my ...