Windows Server 2012





Windows Server 2012 is the server version of Windows 8 and the successor to Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows Server 2012 is the first version of Windows Server to have no support for Itanium-based computers since Windows NT 4.0. Windows Server 2012, now in its second release (Windows Server 2012 Release 2) includes Foundation, Essentials, Standard and Datacenter, and does not support IA-32 or IA-64 processors.

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I've got a share in 2012r2 Standard that we can save to the main folder but if we try to save to any child folders we get 'Out of Disk Space Error'.

I've confirmed that the 'Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object' is checked

Other that a quota which is not set I'm not sure what would cause this. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Hello Experts,

We are having issues performing an in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise to Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard on a Dell R530 server. The C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setupact.log and C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setuperr.log are attached.

We have already attempted removing the Matrox video driver and running on the standard Windows VGA driver as suggested on the following post but unfortunately this is still not working.

Any ideas?

Kind regards,

I have a 2012 R2 Vsphere server where the disk is nearly full. I  can see that the main folders only use a few GBs, but then there's a "System Volume Information" root folder to which I, as admin, have no access to and I suspect that it's consuming all the disk space.

I tried checking the size using third party tools but I keep getting an "access denied" message.

What can I do ? Is it safe to take ownership of the folder ?

Thanks in advance.

I open an excel document but it is showing read-only.

We have recently migrate files from one disk to another bigger disk.  I have already make sure the users have R/W and I have also tried taking ownership but both dont resolve the issue.

Please advise.  

I have an Apache web server that I would like an Microsoft CA cert to be issued to it..  This way any of my domain members will trust the cert for it's only used in house..  What are the steps for this?

I have a 2012 r2 server and want the workstations on the domain to download and install updates from Microsoft on a specific day. I opened the Local Group Policy Editor and went to administrative templates\window s components\ windows update\configure automatic updates. I enabled it and chose 4. This didnt work. Is there anything additional I have to do?
We have a strange issue with DPM 2016.  We are protecting two drives on a windows 2012 R2 file server.  Drive E and F.  When the scheduled syncs are run,  one drive runs ok, while the other one fails with ID 52 Semaphore timeout.  Both are in the same protection group with same sync schedule.  The drive that fails is not always the same one.  Sometimes drive E fails, other times drive F fails.
When we run a consistency check on the failed drive, it always finishes ok (takes 8 to 24 hours to run typically).  
So it seems only the scheduled delta syncs are failing and only on one out of two drives at a time.

Microsoft support doesn't know what's causing it or how to fix it.

Has anyone else seen similar issues and found a working solution?
Dear All,
Now, I’ve Exchange server2016 running on Windows Server 2012 R2. They are working well.
For deploy DAG purpose, I’d like to installing Secondary Ex2016 into a existing organization. What’s steps should I do ? Will I do all steps same 1st Ex2016 one ? Or anything else ?
I were read the thread from and I understood about deploy DAG, but it might does not mention detail/exception how to installing Secondary Ex2016 server. Below is URL which I had refer:

Could you please guide me with a favour ? Thank you !
Dear Team, As my understanding, if we purchase the OLP Window Server 2016 Standard license, we will have right to downgrade to Window Server 2012R2 Standard, am I right? Will the license key for Window Server 2012R2 be included in Licensing control panel?

Many thanks in advance!
We want to be able to see the Windows Event log when someone trying login to our router and network switches.
We have installed the TACACS+ on our Windows 2012 R2. The server is also our domain controller.
We tested the TACACS+ login with authenticate domain users and it worked fine.
But we could not figure out how to get the login attempt to show on the Windows Event. We are specially interested to see the event when the failed login attempt is using non-existing domain user account.

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you.
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Now starting to test Windows 2012 Server.  Everthing is working well but we need to change to port 82 rather than 3389 when launching applications.

I ran this command
Set-RDSessionCollectionConfiguration –CollectionName QuickSessionCollection –CustomRdpProperty “server port:i:82”

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Now that the port has been changed, I get this error.  

RDS Error
An thoughts as to the cause?
- Windows Firewall is off
- Server has been restarted(just in case anyone asks)
Hey guys. I need some help for... a friend. (It's a Monday. Please don't ask)

2 Domain controllers running Server 2012 Datacenter
Veeam BR 9 on Server 2012 Datacenter

Leadup to issue
DHCP scope was acting funny... a few tinkerings later and the entire service was hosed. A restore of that DC on Veeam and now the entire sync between both DCs was not working, even after attempts to get them synced (dcdiag, repadmin, etc.).

A restore of both DCs to the same backup time should work, right? NO. Veeam restores DCs into non-authoritative mode...

Current situation:
DC1 is restored from Friday night's backup but shut down for now. Attempts to log in with DSRM password failed. (Just great, right?)

DC2 is running and serving DNS, AD, etc. but it fails dcdiag tests:
-time server advertising
-Replication attempts (obv.)
- etc (too many to list)

Before my uhhh... friend breaks anything else, just throw me in the right direction. He's a little out of sorts and just needs to be reminded what to do at this point.
I would tell him to do a non-authoritative restore of DC1 and let DC2 be "the boss", but both servers were restored from Veeam in non-authoritative mode and the DSRM password isn't working. Attempts on DC2 to change the password failed. Yaaay!
Within the webpage which contains instructions on creating a CSV spreadsheet that contains fields such as the user's firstname, lastname, maildomain, etc. what should be entered within the SAM spreadsheet column?

I understand what all of fields need except for the SAM field. What should be entered within the SAM field?

Firstname | Lastname | Maildomain | SAM | OU | Password | Description

User | Test01 | | utest01 | OU=Standard Users,OU=Users,DC=domain,DC=loc | P@ssw0rd| Test User

One of the lines of code explains the syntax as " New-ADUser -Name "$Displayname" -DisplayName "$Displayname" -SamAccountName $SAM -UserPrincipalName $UPN -GivenName "$UserFirstname" -Surname "$UserLastname" -Description "$Description" -AccountPassword (ConvertTo-SecureString $Password -AsPlainText -Force) -Enabled $true -Path "$OU" -ChangePasswordAtLogon $false –PasswordNeverExpires $true -server domain"

Please provide me with the correct entry that should be used for SAM.

I have a 2012 R2 virtual server. I ran some updates and restarted, after that I am unable to remote into the server. What can I do to fix this important issue?

We have recently upgraded our ADFS to version 3.0 and since the upgrade any cloud based users for SfB are no longer about to signin. The error logs are showing;-

The Federation Service could not authorize token issuance for caller
'. The caller is not authorized to request a token for the relying party 'urn:federation:MicrosoftOnline'. See event 501 with the same Instance ID for caller identity.

Does anyone have any experience in this area that could offer some suggests on the issue could be resolved
Are there any tutorials on removing the IP disclosure vulnerability from Server 2012?
Dear Experts,

I have Domain Controller and additional domain controller running under windows server 2012 . i created all the domain users in ADC it will come welcome to xxxx domain after i am getting error  "An Active Directory Domain Controller for the Domain xxxx could not be connected.Please check below the details.

Note: This information is intended for a network administrator.  If you are not your network's administrator, notify the administrator that you received this information, which has been recorded in the file C:\Windows\debug\dcdiag.txt.

The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate an Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for domain "":

The error was: "DNS name does not exist."
(error code 0x0000232B RCODE_NAME_ERROR)

The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.denib.uae

server and computer network is different . But i am to ping and nslookup is work is working fine.

Please find the Attached Screen Shot for more clarification.
Both the C: (OS) partition and D: (Data} are RAID5, the C: has three failed drives, actual error is "foreign." I have a backup but would rather install the OS again and reconnect to data, I don't believe this will be an issue, if so please advise.

It's a PowerEdge Server, having a hard time getting the CD to boot to configure the new drives and install the OS on the C: partition, any help here is greatly appreciated.
Have a 2012 remote desktop server for GP deployment, we are using a wildcard cert from GoDaddy, everything was fine until last week our Network engineer rekeyed it with godaddy, Anytime someone would go to GP Web services they would get a certificate revoked error, downloaded the new cert and rebinded in IIS, this fixed that issue, today the issue is anytime the connect via RDP they are getting the same error that the cert has been revoked.  I've gone into the RD gateway manager and reimported the right cert, rebooted and then tested, same error. I check the cert and it looks like the old one still, is there another place i need to put this cert?
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Dear Experts, as my understanding, Exchange DAG (for 2 nodes) is the cluster that replicate all data from Mail Server1 to Mail Server2. Is it still correct in SAN storage environment? If so, everything related to mail in SAN storage will be duplicated, am I right? Can we configure so that there is only one version of data exists on it and there are only 2 VM servers for HA-failover?

Many thanks as always!
My "server1" Windows 2012 R2 has two NICs, with two static IPs, and

When ping  "server1" from a client on the 192.168.20.x it replies with the IP and says it cannot find it

How can I get "server1" to reply as instead ?
We have a large AD environment with 10k devices and have ADCS setup. Earlier in the week we had and issue were devices started to fail to connect the network . After further review we found the CDP location on our root CA which is in a workgroup and one of our SubCA's CDP location changed to something like: ldap://myLDAPServer....What makes this even more odd is the fact we have one other SubCA that does not have anything published to it yet its CDP location was fine.  There was noting in the logs and stumped as to the root cause. I have been dealing with CA servers for the past 10 years on and off and have never seen this before.

Any thoughts???
I'm sure this is something simple I've missed but I built a new DC. I enabled Remote Desktop Connections in server manager and I'm unable to get a connection to it. The RDP windows times out before it even sees the DC using FQDN or IP address.

RDP to the new DC was working when my old DC was running so I assumed this was a DNS issue (which would mean RDP to IP would work but it does not).

Any suggestions?

Win10 clients previously had GPO applied that made them update using a local WSUS Server, the GPO has now been removed, how do I make those clients update via windows update again? Using GPO preferably.

I have found a strange performance issue with xBase++.
Essentially, client performance is very good until database files in the same database are opened locally on the server (see graph.)
Details are below.

Test Setup
•      Three client platforms and two server platforms, all under controlled conditions.
•      Clients: Win7 10/100, Win7 gb, Win Server 2008 R2 via XenApp
•      Servers: Win Server 2012 R2, Win Server 2008 R2 (VMware virtual machine)
•      xBase++: 2.00.785
•      Dbe: FOXCDX (see dbesys.prg example)
•      Client test function: representative function that creates a DBF/CDX file on the client C: drive from data assembled from multiple open data files residing on the server.

Test Procedure
1.      Reboot the server
2.      On a client map a drive to the server database share
3.      Run the app from the client c: drive, starting it in the mapped server folder – performance is good for multiple simultaneous clients
4.      Run an app locally on the server and open files in the same database folder as the client
5.      As the number of files opened locally on the server increases the client performance degrades significantly for all clients, even new instances on different machines (see graph)
6.      Close the locally opened files on the server
7.      Client performance remains degraded

•      The performance is poor for all subsequent clients once a database folder has files opened locally on the server
•      The performance …

Windows Server 2012





Windows Server 2012 is the server version of Windows 8 and the successor to Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows Server 2012 is the first version of Windows Server to have no support for Itanium-based computers since Windows NT 4.0. Windows Server 2012, now in its second release (Windows Server 2012 Release 2) includes Foundation, Essentials, Standard and Datacenter, and does not support IA-32 or IA-64 processors.