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In Windows 10 Search for certlm.msc in the Start Menu or using Windows key+R. Click on the 'Remote Desktop' folder and then on 'Certificates'. There you will find the certificate this computer presents to its RDP clients. In Windows 7 Launch mmc.exe (as an administrator). 'File' -> 'Add/Remove Snap-in...'. Select 'Certificates' in the 'Available Snap-ins' ...


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If you want more than 2 concurrent connections your computer is now considered a "Terminal Server" and you must pay for "Remote Desktop Services client access licenses" (RDS CALs) for people to connect. UPDATE: here is a link to a set of documents "License your RDS deployment with client access licenses (CALs)" that can walk you through the process of ...


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I would not manually edit the registry. Use the netplwiz.exe app that comes standard with 2012 (and 2008 as well). This opened the following User Accounts box for me. Just search for the app through the start menu, or travel to C:\Windows\System32 to find it


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On Windows Server 2012 R2: Local Security Policy -> Local Policies\Security Options Microsoft Network server: Amount of idle time required before suspending session 15 minutes is default.


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Are you referring to Remote Desktop? If so, you can try this: Log into the server and open MMC.exe. File → Add/Remove Snap-in → Group Policy Object → Add → Finish → OK. Double click Local Computer Policy → double click Computer Configuration → Administrative Templates → Windows Components → Remote Desktop ...


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Open an elevated PowerShell and run: Add-WindowsFeature Desktop-Experience among other stuff, this will install the Windows store which lets you download other modern apps. I'm not sure whether this solves all your problems, but it is a start.


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Use New-TimeSpan –Start; passing the StartTime property of the process which you want to know how long has been running. Here an example which shows how long notepad has been running: PS C:\> New-TimeSpan -Start (get-process notepad).StartTime Days : 0 Hours : 0 Minutes : 0 Seconds : 2 Milliseconds : 920 ...


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To fully enable multiple concurrent RDP sessions, you need to install the Remote Desktop Services Session Host role on your server. After installing the role, you will instantly have the ability to host multiple RDP sessions. However, the setup is unlicensed and you will begin a grace period of 120 days, after which the service will stop working. To avoid ...


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The public key must go into authorized_keys file (not just to some text file) in the .ssh subfolder of user's home directory. The public key entry must have a correct format like: ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAIEAir2cIHsAFg8QzLF6Yb... some optional comment The authorized_keys file must use *nix line endings, what Notepad cannot do (so make sure your ...


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You will find some of your questions answered in the article : Convert your Windows Server 2012 to a Workstation! which contains many more adaptations than you have asked for in your post. The section Windows 8 UI Internet Explorer especially shows how to make Internet Explorer run as Windows 8 UI application when started from the Start screen. As this ...


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The registry way There's no way like the registry way. Open an elevated command prompt. Type or paste the following command, and press Enter: reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting" /v "DontShowUI" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f Additional information There is also a related, per-user DontShowUI value stored in HKCU\Software\...


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This solution fixed the problem for me: http://4sysops.com/forums/topic/windows-server-2012-r2-on-virtual-box-error-0x000000c4/ You need to set a parameter in virtualbox to enable a certain CPU instruction. [vmname] should be replaced with the name of the affected VM without square brackets. Windows: "c:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe"...


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I experienced the same issue and resolved it by adding the registry setting referred to here. Open RegEdit on the Windows Server machine. Navigate to this registry key in the tree on the left: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters Right-click on the right side, and add a new DWORD (32-bit) Value Set the value name to ...


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Windows System Restore is a workstation operating system feature (e. g. Windows 7) and as such is not found on any of the Microsoft Server Operating Systems, including Windows Server 2012, 2016, or 2019. However, the server operating systems include the Windows Server Backup feature which can be used to create full backups of the system, or a System State ...


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Go to CMD and type "control userpasswords2". If you can see the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox then uncheck it and Apply/Ok and enter your credentials. However, Windows does not always show the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox. For instance if your PC is joined to a domain. ...


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To expand grawity's answer (the equivalent to private ranges are Unique Local Addresses, RFC 4913), here is how to pick the actual address to use. With IPv4 private ranges like 192.168.X., you randomly pick the value for X, but only get a few values to choose from (you picked 192.168.0.), and then pick a random number for the machine (you picked 99). You ...


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Enable Debug Logging on the DNS server for this. Open DNS Manager from the Tools menu of Server Manager Right-click the DNS server in the left pane and click Properties Click the Debug Logging tab and check the Log packets for debugging checkbox To minimize the amount of data being logged, uncheck the following checkboxes: Packet direction - Outgoing ...


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It's not a bug, it's a feature! To set input language of the login screen open the control panel "Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region > Language". Click at the link Advanced settings. Set the Windows display language and input method as you want it. Then click at the link Apply language settings to the welcome screen etc. Click at the button Copy ...


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Follow these instructions. Enable Multiple RDP Sessions Log into the server using Remote Desktop. Open the start screen (press the Windows key) and type gpedit.msc and open it Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Connections. Set Restrict Remote ...


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If you need any of the Server services such as DNS, DHCP or others and have no second machine to run these on, this could be a reason to use the server version. Server 2012R2 does have the modern tile interface, but it doesn't come with any of the Windows Store Apps that Windows 8.x comes with. It doesn't even have a store tile. I think you can get these ...


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Yes and no!! If it is a timeout then it won't continue, it's time out! And even if you could continue, what is the point in continuing as you'll have no indication if the copy was successful or not (in terms of what files did / didn't copy)). However, to override the prompts and do most things: I used to use the following xcopy "source" "destination" /...


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You need your 2012/2012R2 ISO mounted or unpacked to a folder as the installation media for .net 3.5 is actually included on the DVD/ISO itself! Next up, you can install by launching a command prompt (As Administrator) and running the following command: DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:d:\sources\sxs (Replacing d:\...


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I've been using Server 2008 R2 for some time now, and for me it's been great. (Haven't tried server 2012 yet - I think I'll wait until the next one comes out) One main advantage I see in server versions (which seems to annoy everyone above me in this thread), is that they have nearly all options the workstation versions have - you just need to install them ...


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According to this guide, the major steps boil down to: Configure Internal Switch With Virtual Ethernet Adapter Install the Routing and RAS role: Custom Configuration NAT WAN: Physical Network LAN: Virtual Network "I will set up name and address services later" Enable NAT on physical network interface Set up DHCP Then, somehow configure port forwarding. ...


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RAID 10 requires at least 4 drives. Two sets of two, since you're doing mirroring (RAID 1) and striping (RAID 0). If you're doing a hardware RAID then you can install the OS on the array. To answer your question about installing the OS on a separate non-RAID drive, the down-side is that you will not benefit from the RAID as far as your OS is concerned. If ...


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Windows Firewall doesn't go in "order" per-say unlike iptables which does. It simply searches a rule and matches it. You can have both an IP range and port range with your Allow rule. The default firewall settings deny any unspecified access, so the rule will effectively block the ports except from a specific IP.


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I found that the particular program I wanted to use needed both the x64 and x86 binarys. x86 binary is not installed on 2012R2 by default it seems. I installed the x86 binarys and now it works.


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You're experiencing problems due to more than just latency. In the default configuration Remote Desktop does a poor job of handling graphics, making even the fastest server or Internet connection seem slow. But if you're running games based on Flash, Silverlight or DirectX, you can make these graphics-intense games playable over RDP with RemoteFX. ...


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The following did not work for me: * Add Users group to Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment > Change the time zone. After the reboot, i still could not change the timezone. I solved it by using Powershell instead. This is how i solved it on a Windows 2012 R2 server: Downloaded ...


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You could not solve ANY Ddos problems with software. Counteracting a Distruibuted Denial Of Service attack is not a software problem. It is simply your server is being overloaded with more requests than it can handle. Also it may not be your hardware that fails. If the router your ISP is providing you can not handle the volume of connections no amount of ...


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