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

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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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Why are Disk and Network columns disabled in Task Manager in Windows Server 2012?

Compared to Windows 8, Windows 2012's Task Manager has Disk and Network columns disabled. Why are these columns disabled? How can one activate them, especially the Network column?
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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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CMD window will not close if folder is closed during execution of bat file

I have a Server 2012 R2 Standard 64 Bit virtual machine that is acting strangely. Bat files work fine and the CMD window closes normally; but if the folder containing the bat file is closed during ...
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Any advantage of using Windows Server 2012 R2 instead of Windows 8.1 for a workstation [closed]

I'm building a new machine which will be used primarily for development and a little bit for photo editing. I am wondering if there will be any benefits in using Windows Server 2012 R2 as my ...
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Setting default keyboard layout in Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012

When there are multiple input methods (keyboard layouts) installed, the first one in the list is supposed to be the default. In my case I have two custom keyboard layouts: US (Customized) Czech (...
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How to install Jenkins on Windows Server 2012

This may sound like a trivial question but here is what is happening: I grab the latest version of Jenkins as native installer for Windows (1.491 in my case) I set up a Windows Server 2012 (official ...
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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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Why am I seeing such low SMB transfer throughput?

Ok, there's a bit more to the story than the title implies. Background and Environment: I'm copying several TB from an older Ubuntu server to a newer Windows 2012 server over SMB. (Technically, it's ...
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How can I make Windows Server 2012 R2 like Windows 8.1?

I installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter on my Sony VGN-Z56TG laptop. After I finished installing it, I noticed that some features in Windows 8.1 were missing from it, and some other limitations. ...
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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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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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Windows Server store apps not working

I am using Windows Server and create a new admin user. Now when I run it's open but goes hide after 2-3 seconds. When I check the left-side top then it's still exist. In Event Viewer I got this ...
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How to change user account picture

Is it possible to change your user account picture in Windows Server 2012?
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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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Where is my RDP server certificate stored?

Given the recent issues of Man-in-the-Middle attacks, i actually paid attention to the warning i get when connecting to a server: Selecting View Certificate, i was going to check the SHA1 ...
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Taskbar Disappears Over Remote Desktop Connection When Outside Local Network

I've got a machine on my home network running Windows Server 2012 (Based on Win8). The problem is, my taskbar disappears completely. When I minimize an application rather than minimize to the taskbar ...
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Can Windows Server 2012 run all Metro (/ Windows Store) applications?

I plan to use Windows Server 2012 Standard on my PC as my primary OS. Can Windows Server 2012 run all Metro (/ Windows Store) applications or are there arbitrary limitations or edition checks that ...
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Keep 'Has Stopped Working' windows from popping up

I'm running a server and sometimes one of my apps will crash which shows this dialog This is annoying because it holds the process open until someone physically jumps on the box and presses 'Close ...
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Is Windows 8 able to read partitions formatted with the ReFS filesystem?

Does Windows 8 read ReFS? Is there a patch available or plans to add support? My question is motivated by my desire to switch to ReFS due to the better benchmarks but I am hesitant as it may render ...
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Remote Desktop blank screen/timeout in Server 2012

I have a Windows Server 2012 box that I RDP into and use throughout the day. Problem is, when I minimize the remote desktop window or push it into the background for any length of time, the window is ...
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Minimum number of hard drives needed for RAID 10?

I would like to build a home file server running Windows Server 2012, with WD Red hard drives configured in RAID 10. What is the least number of these hard drives I need to purchase to be able to ...
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How does IPv6 and Windows Remote Desktop work?

Say I have a Windows Server KVM with only an IPv6 IP. Do I have to configure anything specifically for the IPv6 address? And when I want to connect to the server via remote desktop connect, would I ...
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Where to access “Share folder” on Remote Desktop host?

I am using Remote Desktop in Ubuntu 2012.10 to connect to Windows Server 2012. I configured /home/nico/myshare in the Share folder field, last item below: Once connected, where to access myshare ...
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How to find cause of massive datatransfer

We have a VM (Windows Datacenter 2012) running on Azure. Yesterday, between 10-11 there was 18GB(!) of data transferred into the VM. I can see that in the Azure Monitoring. We are used to transfers up ...
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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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“Disconnecting” from a RemoteApp

I've setup a server with Windows Server 2012 and I have 2 clients (my Laptop and my PC, just to give you the context). I will not demand to access the program twice. I use the server mainly as a file ...
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Central backup with windows server 2012 standard

Today i read an article about backing up clients on a windows 2012 essential server, declaring this as an essential exclusive feature. Can anyone describe me how to backup clients on a windows 2012 ...
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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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No desktop after driver installation

I have a Windows Server 2012 server computer. I tried to install a webcam driver from Logitech to view the camera. The camera is old one and doesn't have new drivers (latest for Vista). I tried to ...
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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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How to create an additional command prompt in Windows Server 2012?

I already have an active command prompt running in Windows Server 2012. I want to create an additional command prompt so I can run something else in that prompt. If I click on 'Command Prompt' icon ...
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How can I figure out what IPv6 to use if I want to set a static IP for my computer?

I recently installed Windows Server 2012 on my desktop. I changed my connection settings to hardcode my internal IP address as 192.168.0.99 (IPv4). Windows Server 2012 warned me that I should also set ...
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nslookup returning fake results for one particular domain

I've just noticed some very strange and concerning results when I attempted to do an nslookup for a one of my domain names from one of my hosted virtual servers. The domain [mydomain].info is ...
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Using Windows Server 2012 like a regular operating system

I am in the process of designing a custom computer for work. I've been leaning towards building a system with 4 physical processors in it, However no windows versions except for the server releases ...
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Windows 2012 Server: Enable .NET 3.5

I have a Windows 2012 Server which needs .NET 3.5 installed. For background info/solutions, please see this: http://sqlblog.com/blogs/sergio_govoni/archive/2013/07/13/how-to-install-netfx3-on-windows-...
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Windows Server 2012 start icon (button)

How can I create a desktop or start bar icon which would should show the Start Menu in Windows Server 2012? I having multiple remote connections in small windows (not full screen) and hovering the ...
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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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UPN vs DOMAIN\USER signin

What is the difference between using user@zone.domain.tld over DOMAIN\USER? Does the difference come in to play the bigger the AD/business network is? For my setup I have now I can use either/or and ...
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Windows Server Software RAID 6

I want to set up a software RAID 6 configuration, but in Windows Server 2008 it only lets me do up to RAID 5. In Server 2012 I saw they have this new thing called "Storage Spaces" which sounds neat, ...
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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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Benchmark maximum number of TCP connections on Windows Server 2012

I am wrestling with deploying an application on Windows Server 2012. The problem is that after accepting about ~2000 TCP connections it fails to accept more. And I need much more. We have 8 cores, 16 ...
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How to upgrade from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2 (Standard Edition)?

I've been trying to understand how to upgrade from from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2 (Standard Edition) and I can't find the installer/upgrade to download anywhere. Does someone know ...
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How to find and delete corrupted files to avoid backing them up

The Problem I have a broken Windows Server software RAID-5 array that I would like to backup, but I want to avoid backing up all the broken files. I'd really love for there to be some kind of script ...
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Where is the System Restore on Windows Server 2012?

I have Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition and would like to use Windows System Restore. But, I can't find it. Trying to start it using the Windows Run command restore didn't work. I can't find it ...
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Windows Task Scheduler Chart?

Does anyone know if there is any utility/tool that can make a chart of all tasks in Windows Task Scheduler based on time and date, so I will know if there is any overlap at certain point of time ...
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Bulk rename files to name of parent folder

I have a large (aprox. 150,000) tiff files which all have the same filename. They are unique because of the directory structure they are held in. I would like to bulk rename the tiff files so they ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Interface Priority on outgoing connections

On a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials I have two identical network cards. Both cards are connected to the same switch and the two switch ports are configured to the same VLAN. The network interfaces ...
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Logitech Setpoint with multiple users

I have a Logitech Touchpad T650 attached to a server running Windows Server 2012 R2. I use this machine as my regular computer, and there is another user who connects to it remotely (and occasionally ...
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Hard Drive Advance Format 512e Compatibility with 4K Native OS

I would like to understand the compatibility of the Advance Format drives with existing OS's, particularly if the Hard Drive has 512 emulation (AF 512e). I understand the basics of how the 512 ...