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How to click "Download Chrome" button from Windows Server in IE?

I use powershell for install Chrome in Windows Server 2012 R2/2016/2019: $LocalTempDir = $env:TEMP; $ChromeInstaller = "ChromeInstaller.exe"; (new-object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile('...
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Disk 0 (C:) missing from Task Manager Performance Tab in Windows 10

Try giving this a shot: Ensure Task Manager is closed. Launch the Command Prompt using the Run as Administrator option. Enter the following at the Command Prompt: diskperf -Y Hit Enter. Close the ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - search by file content not working

I decided to provide screenshots, as Windows Server features and roles are now in a single interface and it's not obvious where to look. Step 1. Enable Windows Search Service feature Step 2. Enable ...
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How do I "Boot to UEFI shell"?

It depends on whether your UEFI has a shell builtin. If it does, there should be an option in its settings / boot menu for you to launch it. Some motherboard also provide an option to launch a shell ...
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RDP Connection to a Windows Server: "This user account's password has expired." but no prompt to change it

I was able to get the password changed after I added this row: enablecredsspsupport:i:0 temporarily to my default.rdp file c:\users\[username]\documents. This changed the situation so that the ...
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How to click "Download Chrome" button from Windows Server in IE?

For me, I did the following and I was able to download chrome on windows server 2019. Turn off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration. Click here to see how. Enable File download. Click ...
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How to see users' idle time on RDP server

Since Windows 2008 the command quser works. Displays information about user sessions on a Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server. In fact, the PowerShell script linked to in answer ...
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Disk 0 (C:) missing from Task Manager Performance Tab in Windows 10

Only drives that have Write Caching enabled will show up in Taskmgr. So open device manager, select the drive, go to the option and activate write caching.
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GUI Postman on Windows Server 2012 R2?

I had this same issue, and I solved it by setting the POSTMAN_DISABLE_GPU environment variable, as described here: https://github.com/postmanlabs/postman-app-support/issues/4594. For it to work you ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard “Enable NTFS long paths policy” option missing

Is this option available for Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard? Windows Server 2012 R2 does not support paths longer than 260 characters. Windows Server 2012 R2 is based on Windows 8.1 not Windows 10 ...
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Is gradually growing swap usage an indicator for a memory leak?

Backing swap storage is a parameter that is consultable. When it's sufficient then over-commitment of memory is not required. My previous answer was not the real explanation. The conclusion is then ...
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Does Windows Server 2012 R2 support hot-add CPUs?

I can find nothing from MS, but Virtualization blogs seem to agree -- Windows 2012 Standard, and Datacenter will allow hot-adding vCPUs. Source Source
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Install Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Offline on Server 2012 R2

This answer combines information from multiple answers and also adds some extra steps not previously mentioned. I managed to do it in the following way: Download the ISO image for Windows Server ...
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cannot uninstall Visual Studio 2015

Try to use this VS uninstaller which you can find in GitHub https://github.com/Microsoft/VisualStudioUninstaller/releases. Usage: 0. Extract TotalUninstaller.zip 1.Open an administrator command ...
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Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 hangs at "Getting Devices Ready 82%"

It hangs with the following message "Getting Devices Ready 82%". This appears to be a known issue when installing Windows Server 2012 R2 on HP Micro devices: A possible workaround is to ...
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How can I list all members from AD group showing enable and disabled users?

Did this way: $groupname = "Domain Admins" $users = Get-ADGroupMember -Identity $groupname | ? {$_.objectclass -eq "user"} foreach ($activeusers in $users) { Get-ADUser -Identity $activeusers | ? {$_....
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Install Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Offline on Server 2012 R2

Here's how i did it. Download the ISO image for Windows Server 2012 R2 from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2012-r2 . Put that Disc image on the computer that ...
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Why is IE using up so much CPU?

To diag the CPU usage issues, you should use Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) to capture CPU Sampling data / Profile. To capture the data, install the Windows Performance Toolkit, which is part of the ...
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Fileserver with huge RAM (preferrably windows 2012 R2)

Specifically, to your requirement, I can suggest third-party software like Super Cache Express or Starwind VSAN which will give you a chance to create a virtual drive with RAM cache or/and RAM device ...
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How to see users' idle time on RDP server

Terminal Services Manager can get you this information. Under administrative tools -> Terminal Services -> Terminal Services Manager Then select the host in the left pane and in the middle pane ...
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sysprep /generalize a domain controller

I don't know whether drivers are the actual cause of that error, but that's not relevant. You cannot generalize a domain controller. The boring reason is that Microsoft says Sysprep doesn't support ...
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Trying to start app pool via Powershell Script - getting error intermittently

Octopus Deploy has some community PowerShell scripts, which you can find here https://library.octopus.com/listing This is the content of one of them, which has retries: # Load IIS module: Import-...
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runas with GUI popup?

You can use ShellRunAs from the Sysinternals Toolbox. You can even register a shell extension for your Windows Explorer. If you want to run a specific program as a different user every time, create a ...
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Can't start IIS website on port 443, even though netstat shows nothing listening on 443

IIS doesn't allow you to start an HTTP (without an s) Site on port 443. In your screenshot, in the 'Site Bindings' window, the type is http, which won't run. Here what to do: Create a self-signed ...
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Windows Server idle hard disks

If you go to the Control panel, "Power options", "Change Plan Settings", "Change Advanced Power Settings" you'll find an option where you can turn the harddrives off after a certain amount of idle ...
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Cancel a pending computer name change in Windows Server 2012 R2

You must check this registry key: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ComputerName\ComputerName And make it the same to this one: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ComputerName\...
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What are the Computer Management Group Privileges actually granted?

It sounds like you are looking for details about default "built-in" groups for the Windows platform. You can find details about that in the Windows Server documentation for Default local groups.
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No version of KB2919355 for Windows Server 2012 R2

Just wanted to follow up on this because this problem and exact solution solved my issue. My issue was trying to install PhP 7.1.1 (x64) on a brand new Server 2012 r2 (OEM) system. Since this was a ...
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Can not find password protected sharing in Windows Server 2012R2

Well. The problem is Solved by enabling Guest account status in local security policy local policies\Security options.
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The 'System' process is listening on port 443, and I can't find what service is causing this

It turns out I had the "Work Folders" feature installed. This caused at least one of these two services to run: File Server Storage Reports Manager Remote Registry So, anyone else facing this issue ...
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