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Windows server 2012 hands out DHCP addresses without DHCP server - cannot disable

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server on my network which seems to be handing out DHCP addresses. The addresses it hands out are on a subnet which does not exist on our network (ex: 192.168.30.0). Other ...
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Creating a clean WIM/ESD file out of my current Windows Server 2012 installation

Here's my scenario: We have an old Dell PowerEdge Server with an OEM Windows Server 2012 Foundation license. The machine is working perfectly and there's currently an OS deployment running on it, ...
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Could in-place upgrade of Server 2012 to 2019 affect firewall rules or IIS sites?

An application I support has been installed on Windows Server 2012. The server is to be upgraded to Server 2019 in an in-place upgrade. This is to be done without being tested first. The application ...
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Adding AD group to another AD group powershell script

When a server gets created an AD group gets created that has the server name in it (xxxServerNamexxx). I have a pre-written script to install IIS locally on the server. At the end of the install I ...
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Print job in queue but nothing prints

Brother L5850 connected via TCP to Server 2012 R2. When I write to the print spooler to the UNC (\server\BL5850) the print job shows up in the print queue, then disappears quickly as if it printed, ...
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Task Scheduler runs the task but does not execute PowerShell script

Just as the question states. I am trying to schedule a PowerShell script to run every hour using the Task Scheduler on Windows Server 2012R2. This is a remote server. The Task Scheduler runs the task ...
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Scheduled Task Launch Failure - 2147944309

There is a scheduled task that executes a script. It was running fine until one day it started to fail with 'Task Scheduler failed to start "Task" task for user "domain account". ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 explorer keeps crashing

Since a couple of weeks now I've had the problem that the explorer on my Sever 2012 keeps crashing. This started happening (according to my collegues) after I (accidently) copied fonts over to all the ...
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Why does Windows resolve all IPs of all NICs with the hostname?

I´m having diferents problems with TCP/IP aplications that works through HOSTNAME. The Server where this aplications are installed(WIN Server 2012) have 4 NICs and Windows,resolve his own hostname ...
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SSTP - VPN Client - Autoconnect after connection drops - or How to keeping connection up?

I established a sstp VPN connection to my windows server with the sstpc client with this command: sudo /usr/local/sbin/sstpc --log-stderr --cert-warn --user username --password pw remote.domain.com ...
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Size of all files whose path fulfils condition

I would like to calculate the total size of all files in a given directory that fulfil the condition: The path of the file (or, equally good, the directory of the file) contains the string DEV_ The ...
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Executable console group on Windows using PowerShell Remoting

I have a Windows application that generates the following (cryptic) error when I try to run via PowerShell Remoting or PsExec (same result). Could not locate executable console group for user/process ...
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Windows Command Line/PowerShell Arguments/Options

I cannot believe this is not documented somewhere but the Internet seems unable to provide the answer so far so I'm hoping an actual person can..... I'm trying to get a command to work using Windows ...
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Inplace Upgrade Windows Server 2012 with Sql Server 2014

Can I do an inplace upgrade from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Server 2016 if an SQL Server 2014 is install? Will the update break the sql server?
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SMTP always fail on first attempt

I tried PowerShell to test SMTP, but the first attempt or first few attempts will always fail and receive the same error Send-MailMessage : Unable to read data from the transport connection: ...
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Routinely Back Up Single Windows XP Folder to Network Drive

The company I'm at is using a piece of hardware running with a Windows XP program called OldXpProg. Looks to me like the program has hard-coded C:\OldXpProg... callouts throughout it (installs outside ...
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Specific users cannot open Excel 2010 on Windows server 2010

I have a Windows Server 2012 installation with multiple users. They are mostly identical and serve the same purpose - and are therefore members of the same groups (administrators included). Whenever ...
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ECC RAM Data Width showing 72

I have installed ECC RAM and I would like to know why Data Width is showing 72 instead of 64? I have googled but can't find any related answer at all. Thank you in advance. Microsoft Windows [Version ...
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The number of connections to this computer is limited - Remote Desktop Windows Server 2012 DS R2

I am facing a weird problem with my Windows Server 2012 R2. The number of connections to this computer is limited and all connections are in use right now. Try connecting later or contact your system ...
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WDS server without Windows Server DHCP

I've been playing around with making a WDS server but I'm unable to get PXE to boot correctly. It keeps advising that there is no DNS server running on the WDS host when I try boot from PXE. Is it ...
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Silently Uninstall .Net Framework On Windows Server using any script

I need a method which uninstalls .net framework SDK and runtime versions(preferably 4.5 or lower version) without user interaction from windows servers. msiexec /x /qr is unsuitable because it puts up ...
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Branch cache Configure wsus-server in distributed Mode

I need an article that describes the Branch Cache on wsus 2012 server in distributed cache mode configuration in detail and step by step. I've read many articles but didn't find any which can cover ...
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Why would multiple process launched from the same .exe be faster when launched from different copies of the .exe in windows

I am seeing some strange application behavior on some win 2012 servers. A service launches up to 8 instances of someApp.exe. as the process terminates the service launches another so there are always ...
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Connection to webserver - TCP reset from server

http://example.domain.com/test This link is accessible within our LAN but not when a user on distant is using Direct Acces. It worked until about 10 days ago, then suddenly the webserver refuse ...
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W2K12 R2 - Windows update fails to install newest patches. DISM doesn't work either.(Error: 0x800f0906)

as I mentioned in tittle I have problem with installing newest patches, it fails everytime. NFC /SCANNOW doesn't finds any corrupted files. CHKDSK is also fine. DISM - online\image 0x800f0906\...
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How do we set up default permissions for files/folders different from parent folder?

We've been having problems where the client folders get moved accidentally into other folders. We think it happens when a user is clumsy with the mouse. We would like to use permissions to lock the ...
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Error 0x800706BA Restoring Windows Server 2012 from System Image

I've been running Windows Server 2012 in a VMware Fusion virtual machine for a few years now. The VM has the OS, apps, and user data on one virtual disk and automated system image backups on another ...
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Verify a digital signed document by fetching public key from local CA at the time of verification

Is it possible for a user (say A) to verify a digitally signed (by user B) document without having public key of user B in local system and fetching key from the server (local CA) at the time of ...
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Is there such a thing as "regional" functionality in Windows Server?

I live in Australia, and I have been working with an American team, with one of their programs. Some things we have noticed is that some of the simpler things that should happen, simply don't; and we ...
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Powershell always exiting with exit code 1

I'm having an issue on multiple machines for one customer: when running any PowerShell script, the process always exists with exitcode 1, unless an exitcode is explicitly specified in the script (e.g. ...
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All Reboots Prompts Advanced Boot Options

I have a Windows 2012 Server (Not R2) and every time it reboots, regardless of cause (for example power outage, rebooting from the server, updates, etc all produce the same problem) it goes to the ...
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Clicks "restart" in RDP -> Brings back to my local PC -> I don't know when the RDP will fully wake up -> Whenever it's wake up it login automatically [duplicate]

I have 2 programs in the RDP -- 1)A.bat & 2)B.exe Execution process of A.bat is something like - Step1: Download a file from internet using the command -- powershell -c "Invoke-WebRequest -...
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Win 2012R2 Screen Lock Change

I have environment where lock screen image is embedded in user32.dll,LockWorkStation and would like to change it. Unfortunately whoever used this approach did not use change via GPO "...
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"Site can't be reached" when trying to query database from webapp page in IPSEC infrastructure

things are like this: VM with Windows Server 2012 for asp.net webapp - APPServer VM with Windows Server 2012 for sql server database(different from 1 - but same network) - DBServer CLient1 - Another ...
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Connect two networks with different subnets

The ISP cable is connected to a Netgear router (main router, DHCP enabled). From this router goes out two cables, one for a server with static IP 192.168.1.3 (Windows Server 2012, with 2 NICs) and ...
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Delete these files10 million+ files in Windows server 2012, no pattern in the filenames

I have windows 2012 server and it has 10M+ files in a directory from 2016 need your help to know how i can delete these files prior to OCT 2020. Also I don't see anything common in filenames all have ...
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How to decide server requirements to suit my system?

How to calculate what kind of server I need for my system. System: moodle Functionality: nothing unusual for moodle Max users online: 100 I know minimal moodle requirements but I don't know how it ...
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Cannot install Windows System Resource Manager, must specify installation type

When I try to install Windows System Resource manager downloadable from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8120 on Windows Server 2012 R2, I get this dialog and when I click ...
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Using SSH on windows

I have Windows 2012 R2 server and I have some commands and operations to execute over there concerning a service that runs permanently. My PC is using Windows 10 which has the feature of OpenSSH ...
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BSOD irql_not_less_or_equal_on Windows Server 2012 after KB4586808, KB4586834

I have a production system (Windows Server 2012) that gave BSOD with error "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL". It seems to have happened under higher than usual load. The server is critical and I ...
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The operation failed to complete because the Disk Management console view is not up-to-date(add mirror win server 2012)

I have a problem when add mirror in disk management window server 2012 The problem is: The operation failed to complete because the Disk Management console view is not up-to-date. Refresh the view by ...
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Windows server- disk management and diskpart show different disk sizes

I have an HB proliant server with windows server 2012 R2 as OS. it has already 4Tb disk that drive c and D are on it. recently we added a bay with 8 disk all together are 8 TB. i wanted to format and ...
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How to use certutil.exe -MergePFX without a password?

I'm automating a process and have that constraint that I can only use Windows Server (2012 is the base, but I'm not sure if a 2008 will show up somewhere) native tools. I need to get a key pair (...
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The same local profile for domain users on server?

We have a Security Group in AD: ACL_SRV1_USERS. It contains domain accounts USR1, USR2 and USR3. I need to setup a same local profile for this users/Security Group on member server SRV1. They needs ...
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Folders full of data disappeared, however shown in data recovery tools

We had a incident occur on one of our servers I cannot explain. Corporate told us to install Apex 1 AV and Carbon black onto our servers and laptops, which we did. Within 1 hour of doing this, one of ...
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Powershell to enable Internet Explorer downloads

To enable downloads in the Internet Explorer for Windows 2012 R2 I must: Settings > Internet options > Security > Custom Level > Enable downloads How am I able to do this with a ...
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Windows 2012 Datacenter in-place upgrade to windows 2016 Datacenter

As Azure does not support in-place upgrade from windows 2012 datacenter to windows 2016 datacenter, I was forced to to download a vhd from Azure blob(more than a week, 127 gb file), but it turned out ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - RtkNGUI64.exe System Error

I was using Windows Server 2012 R2 and I uninstalled IIS from the server and restarted. When the machine came back online I logged in and then saw this screen: Any idea why this is happening or how I ...
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How can I change my HOMEPATH on a Windows server only when using RDP?

(Windows 2012r2 Server) I am currently in a domain environment and our Homepaths are controlled via Active Directory. For a special app when a user logs into RDP the app only runs if the users ...
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Time drifting like crazy on Windows Server

Time on my home server gets behind very quickly, and in one day it can get hours off. I already replaced the CMOS battery but it does not have any effect. Anyway the battery should not matter if it's ...
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