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Questions tagged [windows-server-2012]

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How does Physical RAM affects file copy?

My setup: Source and destination Servers (installed in M1000e Dell enclosure): Dell Poweredge M620 (Blade servers) 2x Intel E5-2650 @ 2GHz processors 192GB RAM (DDR3, 1333Mhz Perc H310 Raid ...
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How to allow a user to login via Remote Desktop?

I am using Windows Server 2012 and I want to grant a user access to login on the Remote Desktop. But when I do that I get the error: Logon Failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon ...
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Bridging Ethernet Adapters for Active Backup?

I have two ethernet adapters I have bridged. I would like to configure them for active backup in case one of them should fail. How do I do this?
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Windows IP route / pfsense / virtual network issues

I've been struggling with trying to make my virtual network function as it should. It's laid out in a fairly simple way: HOST(vmnet adapter) --> (WAN adapter)PFSENSE firewall(LAN adapter) --> Server ...
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Windows Server Backup

I am under the impression that the automatic space managment for scheduled backups in Windows Server Backup (2012R2) does not delete backup sets created with "backup once". Is this impression correct?...
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Can't browse folders on SMB share on Mac without 5-10 minute delay

I have a Windows 2012 R2 file server setup with two shares, A & B, over SMB. Browsing share A works fine. When Mac users try to browse through or open documents on share B, their Finder window ...
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Does windows 10 always request for dynamic dns update?

I have: A Windows 2016 Server with DHCP and DNS server with "Dynamically update DNS records only if requested by the DHCP clients" checked. I am not using AD. Will a Windows 10 client always request ...
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Share Folder on same LAN, yet different domains

Okay guys, got a strange one. On a single switch, same VLAN, I have a server (Windows Server 2012) and a client (Windows 10). Due to my organization's terrible IT management, the client is on a ...
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What is plex? “plex is missing” replacing disk in a mirror [duplicate]

A similar question exist which the author himself has answered by actually giving in on the question and it relates to Windows 8. I found an answer but it is for Windows 2016 Server which might be ...
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Batch file not working

I am trying to run some commands in batch file on windows server 2012 but it's not working properly. What i am doing here. Get all files(.docx) from current directory in loop, convert file into pdf ...
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Inconsistent single large file copy speed (W2k12)

The case is: 2 (identical) W2k12 physical blade servers,hosted on the same enclosure. connected via enclosure internal 10Gbe switch (Force10 MXL). Both servers are at the same subnet. Both servers ...
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Can I put anything in a AD LDS? [closed]

I think I know what a AD DS is (Active directory Domain service). It register all users, computers, servers for an organisation. But what can I do with AD LDS? Can I store data for all the ...
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how to find out what are the other users connected to this server?

I want to change the installation of a program, but it says that there are other users connected to this server, how can I find out who they are? One way, as described by root in the comments below, ...
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Windows Server Essentials 2012 resolving DNS to IPV6

I am having an issue when I ping the server by name it resolves into an IPV6 address. I have disabled IPv6 resolution in the DNS settings on the server, then reset the DNS service on the server and ...
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How do we prevent Microsoft Policy Platform Local Authority service from stopping?

After some extensive research into a problem that cropped up on some systems after a Windows update, we're seeing the following service stop: Microsoft Policy Platform Local Authority We believe ...
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Domain user asked to reauthenticate credentials after every log in

Every time I log on to my PC, I get this popup message below. I've been talking to our IT support company about it, and they say that I will have to clear the user off, and then log in again so that ...
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Dynamic DNS registration of a client by the DHCP. How is the record updated?

With dynamic DNS where the clients are registered by the DHCP server, I cannot figure out, from where the DHCP server gets the clients name? I mean the DHCP server just offer clients ip-numbers right? ...
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Create a custom password complexity rule in group policy

Is it possible to create a custom password complexity policy in group policy? I'm not asking if you can enable password complexity, more that i'm asking how to change the default complexity?
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How to pass function parameters at powershell CLI?

I'm trying to pass parameters to this function bellow at the powershell CLI: function FuncCheckService{ param($ServiceName) $arrService = Get-Service -Name $ServiceName if ($arrService.Status -...
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Asp.Net app won't make external calls

Given: An ASP.NET application published to IIS on a server on port 81. The app calls external data provider over http (call), using a proxy. The app runs fine locally, but it fails on a server. When ...
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Windows Server 2012 prevent remote desktop account logging out after inactivity

I've got a process that is running from Powershell on an Windows Server 2012 instance in AWS, however it is currently running under a user's account. The issue is that once the remote desktop ...
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How to correctly install libusb-win32 for PCM RPT-800A UPS?

I have a PCM RPT-800A UPS, connected to a Windows 2012 machine. I would like to use NUT for communicating with the UPS.  But shortly after installing libusb-win32 for this UPS, the device in Device ...
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Windows magnifier shortcut in windows server 2012

In Windows 10, Windows magnifier works with ctrl + alt+ mouse scroll. But it doesnt works with the same keys in windows server 2012. Any idea to make it work as in windows 10? As you can see below, ...
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Re-sharing smb files of third party through mklink on win server

We have one our windows servers 2012 R2. And a file server provided by a third party, which provides a volume available thru CIFS/SMB. We want re-share folder from the file server through our server. ...
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Cygwin SSH server works with SFTP but not with PuTTY

I followed this video reference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL-9k4riBps (tutorial and explanation on how to restrict a user to their home directory with sshd_config, chroot directory and windows ...
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How to re-add a computer to domain without local admin password?

How to rejoin a system to domain which is out of domain and i don't have Local admin password ?
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Moving Large Amounts of Data to Virtual Machine

I have a physical server right now with a repository of many gigabytes of media files I need to move to a new virtual machine that will act as my new web server. However, I am not sure what is the ...
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The WSUS administration console was unable to connect to the WSUS Server via the remote API

I'm trying to implement WSUS on the school's server to reduce load on our outgoing internet connection. After installing it and running into an issue (no clients would register) and rebooting the ...
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How to diagnose/fix slow file management on Windows Server 2012?

The setup is: FUJITSU PRIMERGY TX300 S7 RAID Ctrl SAS 6g 5/6 512mb (d2616) Windows Server 2012 64 bit Volume C: RAID 1 (2 HDDs) Volume D: RAID 5 (8 HDDs) The problem is: When we do ...
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The volume you have selected may not be mirrored

We have been running a mirrored 2-drive setup happily since installing windows 7. However now that a sale has allowed us to add a third disk we are unable to locate an instruction manual or obvious ...
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W2012R2 RDS: The number of connections to this computer is limited and all connections are in use right now

Recently, a W2012R2 RDS I am managing has started balking at incoming RDP connections with the following message to the users: The number of connections to this computer is limited and all ...
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Performance Counter and Disk properties show different values

I am looking at free disk space in windows server,i have D: drive of 499 GB, when looking at performance monitor counters, free megabytes in logical disk counter shows free MB as 486,066 MB which is ...
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Filezilla Server and Solar Winds SFTP Server security

For the record it is a Windows 2012 Standard server. I want to set up both a FTP and a SFTP Server. I am using Filezilla Server for FTP and Solar Winds SFTP server for SFTP. Both are services and ...
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Why I cannot connect on RDP with UPN?

If I try to connect on RDP with User Principal Name (test@domaine.local) instead of Down-Level Logon Name (domaine\test), I get a login error on Windows Session. RDP Settings: Error: When I click ...
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Cannot add non-domain server to Server Manager on domain managed PC

I have a Windows 10 workstation with RSAT installed. In Server Manager, I was able to add a domain server without issue. I am now trying to add a server that is not part of the domain and I'm having ...
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ADSI Edit on Windows Server 2012 R2: Can't find domain

I'm trying to test System Center Configuration Manager to update one of my Windows 10 devices (because our clients are using this method), and I'm trying to deploy this on a Windows Server 2012 R2 to ...
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Windows 2012 IPv6 DNS

I've decided to host my own internal authoritative DNS server for a made-up private domain used internally at home. I did so, and all my statically assigned linux boxes are happy and using it without ...
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Using IIS but not having PID:4 listening on port 80

I have some IIS sites on my windows server 2012 R2 server. The bindings are only on port 443 not port 80. Despite this, PID:4 still listens on port 80 and if I disable it, W3Svc doesn’t start all ...
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2012 R2 Server stopped allowing external connections overnight

I am using a 2012 R2 server that we use for remote desktop. Overnight, external connections suddently stopped working - no changes to the server, no reboots ( i have now the problem presented ). ...
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Enable IIS6 with PowerShell command

I am looking for a PowerShell command for enabling IIS6 on windows server. I'm asking here because PowerShell commands are not my strong side. I have found this link. Please if someone familiar ...
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Will shutdown.exe execute after I logoff?

OS INFO: Windows Server 2012 R2 I've scheduled a restart of a server for 11 hours in the future using shutdown.exe. Here's the command I've used: shutdown.exe /r /f /t 39600 My question is, will ...
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Shared folder doesn't work from windows 10 machines to windows server 2012 R2

I have a problem with 4 of my servers actually I can't access the shared folders of these servers from my clients they are all windows 10 and fully updated. The same folders I can access them from one ...
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Create DNS record to External Hostname in Windows Server 2012

I received a request to add the following record to the hosts file on all PC's in my company: ExternalHostname.hosting.local 172.123.456.789 The ExternalHostname is a SAP server located in a ...
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Windows Remote access and shares issue

I've been having a little issue with RRAS authentication. People outside of the network have remote access set up so people can access a share with their files on. Originally my intention was to set ...
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Sending UDP packets seems to cause loss on incoming packets on different NIC

I'm running Windows Server 2012 with an audio streaming application that streams over UDP. Another application is receiving audio that's also streamed over UDP, but arrives through a separate NIC. ...
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Group Policy - Set IE11 as default on Windows 10

In order to set the default Internet Browser in windows 8+ machines joined to a domain, using a GPO, you must configure the following: Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows ...
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Get IIS 7 worker process number given a PID

I am trying to add performance counters for an IIS worker process to a collection data set in Performance Monitor. I know the process ID (PID) of the worker process (a 4 digit number). However, in ...
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Accessing Shared Folder from Windows Server via Internet

Is there any way to share a folder from my remote Windows Server 2012 and access that folder via the Internet from another Windows and Mac machine? All the machines are not on the same LAN, so I need ...
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Server 2012 R2 Corruption Issues with Simulation Software

For a while now, engineers on our remote site experience frequent file corruption when running simulations with various software: i.e. - Ansys Electromagnetic Suite - AWR Microwave Office Environment:...
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Add your azure vms to your domain network

What I am trying to do I have 4 VMs in azure and I want them to add them to my domain, the domain is running in home lab so no flashy equipment. What is required Except the modem provide by ISP and ...