Questions tagged [windows-server-2012-r2]

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GUI Postman on Windows Server 2012 R2?

I have problems with my installed Postman on a Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64 Version 6.3, build 9600). First of all, I have downloaded and successfully installed (and also later removed) different ...
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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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Reinstall Server OS - Save files and programs

WE have been experiencing many issues with our server, when it would initially lose connection with the Printer. This escalated to the Printer Properties hanging, then the Devices and Printers, and ...
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Can windows server 2012 R2 operating system be used on vmware? On a windows 10 desktop?

I want to install windows server 2012 R2, the essentials version, on a windows 10 operating system, but I still want to have the windows 10 operating system installed. So I believe the best option ...
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Connect DS389 to W2012R2

Trying to configure DS389 to connect to a Windows ADDS server for a class practical. I have been following this guide because it's the only one I could find that explains what to do in plain English, ...
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Can not find password protected sharing in Windows Server 2012R2

I want to copy file with file.copy() command in my c sharp app to the another computer on a local network running on a windows Server 2012R2 which is Domain member server , but first I should Turn off ...
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Effect of enabled kernel debug mode on Windows Server

I have a problem which shows up sporadically on Windows Server (Cannot bind TCP Port but netstat does not show any usage). I think I would be able to look at the kernel structures. For this I would ...
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Problems with Windows Update on Server 2012 R2

I have 16 important updates in Windows Update waiting to be installed, but they won't install. The general case is the following: To install Update X, first I need to install update Y. Update Y does ...
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Can't deny 'change' permissions on drive without also denying read permissions

I need to allow Read permissions but deny Write permissions on this storage drive, but I seemingly can't, using the permissions dialogue. How do I go about this? Running Windows Server 2012 R2.
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Windows internals for starting large numbers of services

Does any one know the specifics of how Windows handles starting a large number of services that are independent of each other? For example say I have one hundred non-trivial services that need to ...
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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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Can't install an update KB4284863. Reverting changes on reboot

The system: Windows Server 2012 R2. When I try to install KB4284863 it install successfully, but on reboot it says something like "Failure to configure updates. Reverting changes" The exact error ...
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Issues importing Windows registry that was just exported from regedit

Running regedit as admin in Windows Server 2012 R2, I create a registry export, then try to import this exact same reg file that I just exported, and I get the following message: Cannot import *****....
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RDC drops at “estimating connection quality” - Terminal Server, Remote Desktop

When trying to connect to our Win 2012 R2 Terminal Server via RDC, the connection process gets to the "estimating connection quality" step and just disconnects. The Terminal Server was working all ...
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How to identify PID or user of large mapped file in Windows - task manager / Resource Monitor are insufficient

In Windows, in this particular case Windows Server 2012, normally if something is using a lot of RAM you can use the Task Manager or Resource Monitor to find the PID / user and kill it or ask them to ...
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Windows Server 2012 Updates not downloading

I have a VM on VirtualBox running windows 2012 r2 and I tried to download updates, system connected to update server and told me all updates I need, but when I try to download them its stuck at 0% ...
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Troubleshoot Windows Server 2012 R2 delay

I installed Windows Server 2012 R2 on a silent PC with SSD and economy mode, 8 GB RAM. There are installed: MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Express 2 Linux virtual machines, 1 GB RAM each File sharing is on ...
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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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Can I use KIS (Home Edition) on Win Server 2012 R2

I have data server (win server 2012 r2) and I have KasperSky Internet Security (Home Edition), can I install KIS on the server to protect it from malicious SW.
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Add a computer as a trusted device to a domain

I am working on a project where a customer wants a program on a few of their machines (touch screen machine interfaces) to be able to access Active Directory and use their Windows Logons within it. I ...
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DNS setting changes after laptop being on work network

At my office I have a Windows 2012 server in a small office away from home. After going to the office and coming home, my laptop WIFI network settings have changed so that the DNS server is no longer ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 with RDS using UPD's stopped displaying thumbnails on a network drive

Windows Server 2012R2 with RDS using UPD/UVHD's doesn't display thumbnails on a network drive, well they do for a second but then revert to the file icon. We've unchecked (and checked X 100's) the "...
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Finding memory leak with tags LHAN and YHAN [duplicate]

I recently started having issues with one system which has Windows Server 2012 R2 and seems to have a memory leak. The non-paged memory will reach 8.9GB out of a total of 10GB in the course of 12 ...
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Whitelisting RPC dynamic ports

OS: Win Srv 2012 R2 and Win Srv 2016 Hello, I am quite confounded with the following: We get the following error when trying to execute certain commands and see the same error in Event Viewer for ...
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Audit or monitor user login

How do you audit or monitor logins and logouts on workstations from a Server 2012 R3 server? The workstations are Windows 7 and 10, and the people who will be using this aren't the most ...
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Use powershell to run cygwin configuration file

I'm running Windows server 2012 R2. I have a cygwin_config file that I run inside cygwin with excpect cygwin_config command. The file configures my ssh_config and sshd_config. Is there any way to run ...
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Unnamed process related to perfdata using 100% CPU

We are currently running Windows Server 2012 R2 with an i7-4770 CPU. There is an unnamed service using literally 99.5% of the CPU 100% of the time. We can still use the server for remote desktop, but ...
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Registering DLL Issue

Alright, I've got a DLL that I need to register onto Windows Server 2012 R2. The DLL itself was custom made for us and I don't know the background, but we've never had an issue like this. Whenever I ...
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Does operative systems installation order matters?

Right now, I have a PC with Windows 10. I installed a second hard drive into the computer. I would like to add Windows Server 2012 R2 on it and keep Windows 10 installed and operational in its ...
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openVPN connected but can't ping

I'm currently installing an OpenVPN clent+server to have a remote acces to my server files. I've set up both side, generated the keys and now my client can be connected (with the green icon). Once i'm ...
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Unable to install Windows 2012 R2 on Raid 1

I have a problem installing Windows Server R2 on a HP ProLiant 360e Gen8. There is a Raid 1 with 2 600GB SATA disks configured inside the b120i Smart Array Controller. First time i fired up the ...
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Cancel a pending computer name change in Windows Server 2012 R2

While attempting to troubleshoot some issues, I changed the name of a server using the System Properties window (Control Panel > System > Change settings > Computer Name > Change...). After making ...
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Unable to access FTP Server setup in AWS Windows machine through Internet

I have an AWS Windows Remote machine running Windows Server 2012, and I have set up an ftp server there with authenticated user, and I tired to access that FTP server in a browser in the same machine. ...
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Cannot connect to Remote Server

I have a WAN, and recently I have been unable to Remote into one server. I was able to previously, but just recently, the network was reset due to a power failure, and I have been unable to connect ...
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Unable to open the Hyperlink in the powershell output outside Server

I am using the PowerShell Code below which is working fine . Only part which was not working is the Hyperlink part . Though it is working fine and giving me the output , I could not open the ...
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Block ANY access to ALL servers in our network (Shares, RDP, Web, etc.)

I am creating an AD account for a specific user, we only want that user to be able to access two applications (OWA and another web based) on our network, and not access ANY other machines (RDP, shares,...
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Windows Server 2012 show console output of existing process

A virtual machine is automatically provisioned and a command line process is launched with standard output to a stdout.txt. How can I attach a real-time console window to it while it is running?
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How to see users' idle time on RDP server

Is there a quick and easy way to see users' session idle time on an RDP server? Thanks
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Windows couldnot search for new updates

While applying the March OS patches , I am getting the below issue : OS - Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. I have tried to check on below fixes . netsh winsock reset and Rebooted OS , doesn't work ...
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How to exit OOBE-Mode in cloned Virtual Machines?

I have some Virtual Machines with Windows Server 2013 R2 which are cloned. Now these clones cannot register to our WSUS. WindowsUpdate.log tells this: OOBE is in progress, so cannot perform ...
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Trigger a script when user tries to disconnect remote session (Remote Desktop)

We want to run a script when user tries to disconnect a remote session (using Remote Desktop) by clicking the "X (close)" button. Any help on the event that gets triggered on clicking "X/close" ...
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Explorer hangs when renaming a folder

One PC (Windows 10 Pro version 1607.14393.321) is having a problem whereby renaming a folder that is located on a specific server (Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials version 6.3.9600) causes Explorer ...
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How to get last Windows update date of Server 2016 and Server 2012 R2 remotely?

I am attempting to automatically check the date Windows Updates were last installed on a Windows Server 2012 machine and a Server 2016 machine from a remote machine. I can't seem to find any ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Known credentials are rejected

I got a call from a business that I do I.T. support for, saying that they couldn't connect to their server's software or shares. When I arrived to check it out, I found that the user names and ...
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File server does not show new files unless I copy and paste inside that folder

We have a LAN file server here that we access with Windows Explorer and for some reason I can't see new files or folders. Just pressing F5 doesn't update what's in the folder normally. The only ...
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Fileserver with huge RAM (preferrably windows 2012 R2)

I have server with 32GB. Currently it's windows server 2012 R2 It serves as fileserver. 4 Hard Drives with 1 SSD configured with storage pool with hot spare. To simplify the question, i just want to ...
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Why is IE using up so much CPU?

I have been trying to find out why IE uses up so much processing power, but unfortunately all I have been able to find is various ways to fix it. My problem was caused by leaving the IE open on our ...
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mounting .vhdx image and iscsi target (windows server 2012 R2) at the same time

I have questions about .VHDX iscsi target in windows 2012 R2, and mounting the .VHDX image at the same time. To make my question clear, here is the configuration details: fileserver detail: ...
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How to play h265 video in Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter OS?

I am unable to play an H265 Video on Windows Server 2012 Datacenter OS. The main reason - Win2012 Server does not know about the h265 video codecs. So decoder unavailable, due to this, it can't ...
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Disk 0 (C:) missing from Task Manager Performance Tab in Windows 10

In both Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012R2, I am missing my C: drive (which is Hard Drive 0 or Disk 0) from the Performance tab in Task Manager. This used to work with Windows 8.1. Comparison of 8....

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