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

Windows servers ship IE with a locked down configuration that they reffer to as Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration. This configuration consists of a set of Zone settings, and additional ...
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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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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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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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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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Change Server 2012 display resolution inside of a Hyper-V VM?

If you do not want to go back to a 'basic session', try this: Close the session if you have it open. Just 'orange x' it out. No need to shut it down. When closed, some settings behaviors change. ...
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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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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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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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Private/Public Key Authentication for Windows Remote desktop

Remote Desktop supports X.509 client certificates, under the "smart-card authentication" name. Despite the name, it should work with locally-installed certs/keys (i.e. without an actual smart-card). ...
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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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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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Install Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Offline on Server 2012 R2

You can download the Windows Server 2012 trial version to get an ISO with the required source files. Mount the ISO with the inbox ISO mounting and run DISM to install .Net 3.5: dism.exe /online /...
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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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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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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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"RPC server unavailable" trying to access Hyper-V server from Hyper-V Manager on Windows 8.1 client

Running HVRemote helped to elucidate the cause, and it turns out the firewall on the client was misconfigured. The Dragon is protected by Norton Internet Security. While I had a firewall rule ...
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Moving files in a windows network without a middle man

Yes, use something like RDP to log into the windows server, setup something so you can access the NAS directly, and initiate the file copy/move from the server.
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Is there a PowerShell Command that can change the gpedit setting to Restrict Remote Desktop users to a single session?

Most GP settings are simply registry entries/changes. Microsoft offers documentation that tells you which Registry setting aligns to which Group Policy: Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 R2 - search by file content not working

findstr /S /L /M /C:"DocumentImportClass" . search file content into folder and sub folders in windows
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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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How to see who has joined a domain / joining a domain clarifications

User's are created within Active Directory which is like a database for the domain that holds all user and computer objects (as well as other bits). Computers are joined to the domain, which ...
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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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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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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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Change Server 2012 display resolution inside of a Hyper-V VM?

What worked for me was going to Hyper V settings, selecting on the left panel, under User, "Reset Check Boxes", and clicking on the Reset button. This cause all dialogs that are hidden to reappear, ...
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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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