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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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How to prevent users from deleting a Directory but having delete permission for its Sub Folders and Files?

I'm working with Windows Server 2012 R2. I need to prevent users from deleting a particular folder. But they should be able to browse inside the folder and create, delete anything there. Anyone, ...
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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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Setting up Remote Desktop for a Virtual Machine into a Domain

I want to set up the remote desktop for a virtual machine that I've just created with windows server. I would like to give access to other domain users(without privilege). But I don't want, when users ...
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issue with copy paste cpu shoot on windows server 2012 r2

I am using VM vsphere with Windows Server 2012 R2 hhd, But facing an issue during copy pasting one folder from one place to another. During this process CPU utilization shoots up to 99% and in turn ...
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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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How can I read/write to an encrypted folder share on another computer?

I have an external VM, and I have my local computer. On the VM is an encrypted folder share encrypted through EFS. I want to add/edit files on this share. The problem is: When I try to access the ...
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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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Why does swapping a PC cause a server to print smaller?

Why does a server print small after swapping client computer? (Forgive me as I'm newer to network administration) We have a production server (2012-R2; call it Prod) that is running with 2 load ...
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Problems sharing from Administrator Account on domain network

I am experiencing an issue where I am sharing a folder from a domain controller when logged in as the Administrator. Real file path would be similar to C:\users\admin\docs . After setting permissions ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 network connection

I have an issue with windows server. It has 2 network cards connected to two different subnets. Let's say NIC1 to 10.0.0.0/8 and NIC2 to 192.168.0.0/24. Only NIC1 has default gateway configured. The ...
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How to set up email notification when task scheduler completes “with return code…”

How can I setup an email notification to myself when task scheduler not failed but completed "with return error code...". Again, log file doesn't say Error, it says Action completed. The ...
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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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build a home server for storage and day to day work

I want to host own file server (like nextcloud for file storage sand share), install AD for SSO, and also want to run some other OS like kali, whinix and windows 10 for personal use. I was thinking to ...
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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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There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request

When trying to RDP a 2012 Windows server, using domain admin credentials, the connection is fast and successful. When trying to connect via local administrator, rdp takes far too long to establish and ...
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I am upgrading a client's server from an Essentials 2012 box to 2019

Unfortunately there is apparently not an upgrade path from 2012 (not r2) to 2019. There are only 12 clients on the network. Can I unjoin them from the domain, create the domain on the new server with ...
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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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Time synchronization between computers offline [duplicate]

I have five computers with two of them with windows 7 and others have windows server 2012 OS. There is no internet access in the LAN. I want to sync the time automatically by making one of them as NTP ...
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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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Adobe DC Large Files slowness on shared drives

Recently I notcied that I have a problem with opening large (more then 7 mb) .pdf files on shared drive , using SMB protocol (windows share) , regardless if windows file serwer is on azure or on prem, ...
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How to assign ssl certificate to a website so that the page has https from windows server 2012 Satandard?

I am trying to make a web page have the https protocol, but the page does not recognize the certificate. 1.- The site was hosted on the contracted hosting (hostingplus). 2.- The site was moved to ...
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dropbox on server 2012 terminates randomly

I've been struggling with Dropbox's sync app terminating every week or so on a Server 2012. I've tried running it as a service, using a combination of personal and business dropbox accounts, and am ...
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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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Cannot access network drive even though set privileges are valid

I have a network drive that can be accessed from different accounts belonging to different groups. I've picked one such account and added all groups it belongs to, to a different account that has no ...
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How to combine 2 DSL lines into one network (HP Server + Dlink Smartchip switch)

Hello Everyone: I have Server HP-ProLiant DL380-G9 connected to D-Link Switch smart-chip DGS 1210-28 connected to 5 Access points. DHCP is running on HP Server. The first DSL router is 8 mbps and the ...
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Ghost shortcuts appearing in Windows Search for deleted folders

I searched for some files on Server 2012r2 and the search results turned up matches in a folder shown as type = shortcut. When right-click to Open File Location, there is no such folder. Which is ...
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How to restrict CPU, Memory usage to its 80% of total allocation in windows operating system?

we have multiple application servers, which utilizes 100% of CPU and Memory, is there anyways we can control this usage at OS level, so that it will never go above 80% of its total allocation. Issues ...
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36 chars MAC addresses on Windows Server 2012 DCHP server

When I connect devices on my network, the DCHP server running on a Windows Server 2012 sometimes reports their MAC address correctly (12 characters), but sometimes it reports their MAC address 36 ...
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Run PSScript with Network share folde

I have 15 different PS script file's all are store in a \PSscripts folder. Inside the script we called another script file ."$PSScriptRoot\ConfigureDatabases.ps1" this way, $PSScriptRoot = PSscripts. ...
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Cannot connect through RDP while session is in progress

I've recently ran into: when trying to log into a (win 2016)server but I know there is no one else logged in; the only possibility being (I'm guessing) that I installed a virtual machine on vbox ...
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Server 2012 - Unable to install Windows Updates

We are having issues installing windows updates(we use Ivanti to install updates) on Server 2012. SharePoint 2013 is installed on this server. An example is KB4540726 won't install. Manually ...
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Process Start time Not displayed

I am trying to check starttime for some of the process running on windows server. Those process are running as services.I tried below command in powershell to do that same. Get-Process|select ...
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PowerShell Script for creating AD Users - OU subdirectories

I'm working on a PowerShell Script to create users in Active Directory. $pwd = ConvertTo-SecureString -String "Start1234" -AsPlainText -Force New-ADUser -Name "Markus Xidl" ` -SamAccountName "...
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what to do when windows vps stucks on “please wait” screen

I recently bought a VPS Server with Windows Server 2012R2, I Connected to it several times without problem via RDP, but now when I'm trying to connect, it remains in "Please wait" screen and never ...
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Cannot open https://www.rba.gov.au from Windows 2012

We have an application that downloads https://www.rba.gov.au/rss/rss-cb-exchange-rates.xml daily to get exchange rates. It stopped working a few days ago, we found that above URL doesn't open in IE ...
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Cannot bind argument to parameter 'InputObject' because it is null

I am using SCCM 2016, Windows Server 2012. I am using the code below to move a collection to another folder. I get the error message Move-CMObject : Cannot bind argument to parameter 'InputObject' ...
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How do I customize an ADFS website?

I need to customize some content on an existing ADFS sign in site. By navigating to https://fqdn/adfs/ls/IdpInitiatedSignon.aspx, I can view the site as it is. But changes that I make with varying ...
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Powershell script running in Task Scheduler not producing results

I'm trying to run a Powershell script file as a Scheduled Task in Windows Server 2012. The script selects events in Event Viewer using an xml filter and saves them into a text file. The script file is ...

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