A series of Windows operating systems designed for server use. For questions specific to a particular version of Windows Server, use a more specific tag such as [windows-server-2008-r2] or [windows-server-2016]. Questions about administering Windows Server systems that are specific to a business ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms

-1
votes
1answer
34 views

Hard drive showing more disk space usage than is actually being used

I am running Windows Server 2012 R2. My C drive reports that 420 GB are being used, but I can't figure out what's using all that space. WinDirStat (which I "Ran as administrator") and selecting all ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

Windows server 2016 TP5: network cross icon despite no obvious problems

I have set up a lab server with W2016TP5, and it runs (more or less) fine. The static IP and subnet seem correct, and the DNS and DHCP servers and a bunch of Hyper-V linux VMs seem to be all fine. ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

IIS failover Clusters?

I'm new to servers and stuff(I'm a programmer not a server guy) and I have a question about IIS failover clustering. I have two IIS servers up and running, and they're identical. I want to set up the ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

Server Unexpected Shutdown

If you have a Windows server that has an Unexpected Shutdown and there is nothing in the logs (no power failure, critical events or hardware failures), and no memory dump for blue screen then is the ...
-1
votes
0answers
15 views

Hyper-V Data corrupt?

So what I have is a setup with a virtual machine. I has 2 vhds One data drive and one OS drive. The data drive has all my important files on it. I have the virtual harddisks, they are mountable. But ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Tray Icon in Remote Apps

Is it possible to use Tray Icons in Windows Remote App on Windows Server 2012 R2? When starting an application which has a Tray Icon, it's currently not shown. Thanks a lot!
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Print Server Role Confusion

I am trying to upgrade to a Windows Server (2012) setup from the current Win 8.1 we are using as a server for our small network of 5 users. Also from a Workgroup based to a domain based network. We ...
3
votes
1answer
34 views

What are the Computer Management Group Privileges actually granted?

Someone wants to do something to database or it's server and they always ask for "Admin" privileges. Often on questioning it turns out they need to add a column to a table, so you grant db_owner on ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Alert When Windows Task Scheduler Fails to Run [duplicate]

We have a script that is a security script, checking logs. Almost always it can be ignored and, for the most part, is; it sends out an email when it sees an issue in some logs of a particular type, ...
26
votes
7answers
56k views

Windows 7 Remote Desktop Connection Save Credentials not working

How to i allow credentials to be saved when connecting to another machine with Remote Desktop Connection? Background i try to connect to a server, and the Remote Desktop Client does not have any ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

2 Gateways with one server

I have a problem with my network configuration. So i have a Cisco RV220W with the IP 192.168.1.100 where i got a public static ip from my ISP which is my remote connection. There is a second router ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Devcon driverfiles * only listing a single entry

I am attempting to run the following command: devcon driverfiles * But I am only receiving a single entry in my output...I have seen this on multiple machines (servers as well as workstations): ...
1
vote
2answers
14k views

Media driver needed when installing Windows server 2012

I'm trying to install Windows server 2012 on a new system but I keep getting this error shortly after set up starts. No idea why as there is no hardware connected that would require any 3rd party ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Changing a Desktop Computer to Server Computer

I am new to this community. Sorry if I ask a silly question or in an inappropriate community. In our lab at university, we have a powerful desktop computer that we wish more than one user to be able ...
1
vote
2answers
937 views

MS-DOS applications via telnet

Is it possible to run MS-DOS applications via telnet on a Windows 7 system? Some applications we still use here were never ported to newer systems. Now the company wants to move the workstations ...
0
votes
1answer
149 views

Auto Login multiple users on Windows Server 2012?

We have a windows server 2012 to which multiple users connect simultaneously and use multiple instances of our application running in different user sessions. The problem is that we have to login each ...
3
votes
2answers
8k views

Find when password was changed - Windows SBS 2011

I'm finding my self at a lost cause, basically when attempting to access one of the servers I manage I was unable to login, the password was incorrect... I did NOT change this password and I had to ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Docker / Windows Container: how to mount a host folder as data volume on Windows 2016

How to mount a volume from Windows host to Windows guest system? I am on Windows Server 2016 TP4 using Docker. Following the documentation on https://docs.docker.com/engine/userguide/containers/...
0
votes
0answers
117 views

Adding additional SSL certificate to be recognized in Cygwin

I have a server setup that has an HTTPS certificate issued by a major certificate provider (DigiCert). The certificate is recognized by all of the browsers on a machine running Windows Server 2008 R2, ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Windows SBS Server 2011 High Memory Useage

Have a Windows SBS Server I've encountered which I have suspicions it's been compromised in some way. Symptoms: 11.8gb of 12gb total RAM at all times, even after restricting the Exchange store to ...
0
votes
0answers
112 views

Windows Server 2012 Backup: How do I enable Bitlocker on a hard disk that is “dedicated” for backups?

I'm using the Windows Server Backup wizard to backup server data to an external hard drive. Unfortunately, the room where this server is can't be secured, so my biggest concern is that anybody could ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Integrating 2 factor authentication on NAS OS 4 (Lacie 5big)

So I am trying to integrate 2 factor authentication through Duo on my Lacie 5big running NAS OS 4 (Seagate). I am not sure if it's really possible to integrate 2fa in a non-destructive way. Instead I ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

win32_shadowcopy Unsupported shadow copy context

The result of entering (Get-WmiObject -list win32_shadowcopy).create("C:\","Backup") into powershell is ReturnValue : 5 ShadowID : {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} However the ...
1
vote
0answers
88 views

WHS 2011 error code '2155348249' when trying to make a server backup: low disk space for Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)

When I try to start the windows server backup it fails because of empty disk space. I get the following error message in the event log: The backup operation that started at xxx has failed because ...
0
votes
1answer
136 views

How do I determine what's making the web server so slow (Apache)

I'm running Apache 2.4 (64bit) on a Windows server. It also uses MySQL 5.7 on the same server. It has been very, very slow recently to come up, but when I look at the access logs, there are very few ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

DISM how to apply a change to all image indexes

This one has been in my head since long time now and I can't formulate the right question on google to find myself an answer so I'll give it a try here. It's about DISM and WIM Files (Windows Imaging ...
0
votes
0answers
135 views

“Performance options” window after rdp login on Windows Server 2008 R2

After a successful p2v, the "Performance options" window appears at every remote desktop connection. Even if the settings was already applied. This problem is occurring on every user. It ask : "...
1
vote
0answers
99 views

Windows Server 2012 R2 - One Desktop, no matter the user

I'm looking to link many Windows Servers into a Windows Domain. If possible, i would like to set up users for each person with access. However when they RDP into a server, i want it to act like they ...
0
votes
0answers
169 views

Cannot connect to any rdp session and cannot connect to microsoft edge

I have a problem with a client. I cannot connect to any RDP session while all my other clients can. I also cannot connect to Microsoft Edge. I can connect to Google Chrome though. I got the error: An ...
1
vote
1answer
294 views

Why can't WHS2011 publish xxx.homeserver.com address for using DynDNS?

Because I switched to another ISP I had to reconfigure everything. Now I want to be able to use the subdomain provided by Microsoft: xxx.homeserver.com I manually configured the port forwarding and ...
0
votes
1answer
927 views

What characters are valid for Active Directory groups?

My software program is going to auto-generate Active Directory group names. We need to know which characters aren't allowed in an AD Group name (i.e. /, \, [, \, |, etc.). I found this link from ...
0
votes
0answers
134 views

Task Scheduler ignores next run time

So I have a very weird problem. In Task Scheduler, I've setup my application to run every 15th minute. I've made sure to have all the correct settings and it runs under my credentials (entered a ...
1
vote
1answer
533 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
6k views

Mounting WebDAV drive in Windows Server 2012

I having problems mounting a webdav drive via explorer or cmd with the following command: net use z: "https://.." /user:username password System error 67 has occured. The network name cannot be ...
1
vote
0answers
104 views

Setting up a computer lab w/ wireless bridge for network administration/pen testing practice

So I'm trying to setup a computer lab to practice network administration. My setup is: Home ISP router (assigned to 192.168.0.1) Separate Wireless Router set to bridge mode (b/c my girlfriend would ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Add printer on Remote Windows Server as Local Printer

I have a windows server that has a printer installed on it. Currently if I want to print using it, I would RDP the server, copy the document over, and print it. Would it be possible (for free) to ...
0
votes
1answer
210 views

Run as administrator does not work on windows server 2008 R2

When I need administrator privileges the only way I can do that is as Run as different user and enter administrator credentials. My user is in administrators group and run as administrator does not ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

What particular actions/request caused spikes on the CPU?

While running a load test using Visual Studio 2013, I’ve noticed some spikes in the CPU due to SQL Server Windows NT on the DB machine and IIS Worker Process on the web server. Both processes used ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Can Windows 2008 terminal service control user/server clipboard become unidirectional copy or paste?

Can Windows 2008 terminal service control user/server clipboard become unidirectional copy or paste? For Example: User can copy text to Server clipboard and paste text to Client clipboard but ...
0
votes
0answers
884 views

Client stuck after login

I have a problem with my client computers. There are times that when I login to any client computers, I get stuck on the welcome screen and it keeps loading. My client computers use Windows 8.1.
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Configure Windows Server 2008 R2 not to allow remote control for an admin users

Let's say we have some users that are administrator of the system but we don't want them to remote control to the server. How can we do that?
0
votes
0answers
49 views

kb3072000 security Update for windows server 2008 R2

I'm trying to apply this security patch to resolve Microsoft Windows Hyper-V Remote Code Execution in microsoft windows 2008 R2. so according to download page I downloaded Security Update for Windows ...
0
votes
0answers
93 views

Which version of Windows should I install on my home server?

I've had a WD MyBook World NAS drive for about 4 years now and it's served me faithfully as a media streaming box, but I have outgrown it. I have now gone down the home server route with a HP ProLiant ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

Very high ping and packet loss on one computer only

I have a specific desktop which seems to have consistently high packet loss and ping regardless of what connection it is using. I'm connecting via wifi and this computer usually has a ping to my ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

View available in shared folder

I have access to a shared folder on a Windows Server. I have no access to that server other than this shared folder, I don't even know the windows version. I also don't know if there is any storage ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

How to know if a file on a server is already opened by other user?

We are storing files an a network server (Windows Server) for accessing them in the team. This works well with Microsoft Office - if I want to open a file which is already opened by some other user, ...
1
vote
0answers
192 views

HTTP/2 has much higher TTFB than HTTP/1.1

Has anyone else experience this issue with HTTP/2 on IIS10. I have a VM set up on Azure with a Website on IIS10. I've set up SSL etc. and tested the site on HTTP/2, turned off SSL and tested it on ...
1
vote
3answers
6k views

Enable background image for the Start screen of Windows Server 2012

This is what I get from the user settings on Windows Server 2012: As you can see I don't have the choice to pick the background of the Start screen (like on Windows 8). I can only pick the accent ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Why is Windows Authentication not working Locally but working Remotely?

I've run into this issue on various Windows Servers: When logged into the server, IIS Windows authentication through a browser does not work for either Windows Auth or Basic Auth. I have several ...
0
votes
1answer
502 views

Windows Server - Bridge ip address of different subnets

My Windows Server 2008 R2 has two network cards which are connected to physically separated networks. The Adapters have the following IP settings: LAN1 IP: 192.168.2.1 (Netmask 255.255.255.0) LAN2 IP:...