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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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We have Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager  installed on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server. I was wondering if I could install that Virtual Machine Manager on Windows 10?  Basically, every time I need to connect to virtual machine via the console, I first have to remote in to that  2012 Server, run the Virtual Machine Manager Console and connect that way. I wanted to see if I could just install that on my Windows 10 machine and connect directly, similar to what I do with VMware vSphere Client.
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Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?
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Hi all. Just added two 2012 R2 server cores computers to domain.

Renamed, did the Ip config, and successfully promoted to Domain Controllers. Enabled remote desktop using cscript all running fine and remote admin using netsh. But when I try to connect to either using perfmon from a 3rd GUI DC  I get the rpc server is unavailable. I have checked, the rpc service is running on both servers.

Any idea anyone?

Just checked something else. When I stop the firewall service on the server core the rpc error goes although perfmon cannot connect, I get path not found. So I tried ping the server core but it times out. If I re-enable the firewall the ping works! wth is that all about. I should have titled the question "why I hate core"
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We are upgrading from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016. In order to prevent issues with Autodiscover, etc. I am considering creating dedicated deployment AD sites. Question: Am I required to have a domain controller within this AD site? I am referencing the following article: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2015/11/18/exchange-active-directory-deployment-site/
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I'm having a weird issue and I can't figure this out.  My client had to shut down his office due to a storm.  When we brought the servers and desktops back on line, nothing is communicating.  My first thought was the switch, however, I just replaced it and I'm still having the same issue.  I can not ping from one server to another it times out.  However, if I plug in the internet modem I can talk to the internet.  As soon as I put everything back on the switch, nothing.  This is an un-managed switch.  I'm out of ideas.
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We are migrating from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016. I am planning to deploy the first mailbox server. Does anyone have a checklist of items I need to watch out for and what I need to do, like Autodiscover, free/busy, URL changes? Thanks.
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Serveral years ago, I transfered all of my users and computers from one windows 2003 domain to a new windows 2003 domain. Ever since the transfer I have had issues joining any ESX server to my domain. I do not believe it is an ESX issue, but an issue with my active directory. My PDC is now running Windows 2012 and the issue persists. I have exhausted every avenue I can think of to find why I cannot join the domain. I install 2012 as a virtual machine and created a test domain. I was able to join the ESX server on the first try without issue. I have compared my Default Domain Policy, Default Domain Controller Policy, Local Security Policy and AD permissions to the fresh install and they are the same.
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I have WSUS Server 2012 which I am syncing with Microsoft website. It is showing that WSUS server is synced but when I verify the download folder no update is there. How to fix this? This is very urgent

Event ID:364
Error: Content file download failed. Reason: Error calling [kernel32.dll]:CreateDirectory(E:\WSUS1\WsusContent\B6) Source File:  Destination File: .
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Hi,

I am looking for a powershell script to extract NTFS & Share folder permissions for a give set of folders from a Windows server 2012. Ideally it should be extracted to a excel/csv file - one file for NTFS, another for Share folders.

Let me know if you have any script readily available?
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Dears  

I faced a problem. I installed a n exchange server 2016 on windows server 2012 r2 and exchange server 2016 Edge transport role on another windows server 2012 r2 . i did export the edge subscription file and i was gonna  transfer it to my exchange by exact below command :

New-EdgeSubscription -FileData ([byte[]$(Get-Content -Path "C:\Data\EdgeSubscriptionInfo.xml" -Encoding Byte -ReadCount 0)) -Site "Default-First-Site-Name"
i received an error :

The version of the Edge subscription doesn't match any of the Hub Transport servers in the subscribed site.
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [New-EdgeSubscription], InvalidOperationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : [Server=EXCHANGE-SRV,RequestId=fd2e90fc-b499-4df6-a8cc-51c3745e1a75,TimeStamp=9/17/2017
   4:46:33 AM] [FailureCategory=Cmdlet-InvalidOperationException] 2C2631D1,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemConfig
  urationTasks.NewEdgeSubscription
    + PSComputerName        : exchange-srv.Mydomain

i would highly appreciate all of you f you could help me in this regard.

thank you
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Can not run *.bat file (use ffmpe to live youtube) on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials!!? i set run with admin and off user control permission!
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Are your AD admin tools letting you down?
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Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Hi,

I struggling with this issue. I wanted to use the connector provided by Windows which can be download via http://servername/connect
However, it is not compatible with this new version of MacOSX.

Does anyone have experience with setting up vpn connection on a new OSX Mac with Server 2012 Essentials?

Regards,
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Hello, could you please recommend a good reporting solution for Exchange 2016/Exchange 2013? I would like the product to be able to perform mail flow analysis including message rate, top delivery destinations, etc. Thanks.
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Hello -

I am looking for a way to change a bulk of computer names within Windows Server 2012 multi domain AD structure? We have many computer names that need to be updated to our new naming convention. I appreciate all your help!

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Hi,
I am testing the deployment of BITLOCKER via GPO.
For the moment I want to just encrypt the fixed drives without using TPM
I have created a TEST OU and moved a single computer to it.
I have created a GPO and edited/activated the following
Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>BITLOCKER encryption
I have activated the following
Control the use of BITLOCKER on fixed drives:ACTIVE
Configure the encryption on the hardware level on the fixed drives:ACTIVE
Select the recovery method for recovery of fixed drives using BITLOCKER: ACTIVE
The rest is not configured.
Please note that I have the GUI in french so the translation might not be exact.

I have applied the GPO to the TEST OU
run gpupdate /force on the only computed within the OU
Restarted the computer
The GPO does not seem to apply
manage-bde -status and the bitlocker mmc show the the bitlocker DISACTIVE

What am I doing wrong or what do i need to add?
Please help.
Lenovo ThinkPad with running Windows 10

Are there any compatibilty issues with OPAL drives?


GPO Bitlocker
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I have a website that uses a 32 bit dll created in C++ in 2000 that creates a one way hash. It works when called from a WEBSITES running on all the following windows servers.  2003,2008,2008r2,2012 and 2016. In other words on the 32 bit servers it runs from the windows\system32 directory and on the 64 bit servers is loads from the windows\SYSWOW64 directory. I am administrator on all the computers involved.

Website on 2012 r2 has 32 bit enabled on the .net 4.0 application pool. The dll is a standard dll and does not need to be registered.

I'd like to avoid requesting the client switch to 2012 or 2016 and I really would not like to have to create this as a web service and run it from another server where it is known to work.

Someone suggested that Group Policy for my login may have been changed. I know next to nothing about that sort of thing. I always request that the standalone webserver be set up with all standard settings.

    Private Declare Function VBEncrypt Lib "UtilitiesDll.dll" (ByVal lpPwd As String, ByVal lpEncrypt As String, ByVal nSize As Integer) As Integer
.
.
    Public Function HashPassword(ByVal Password As String) As String
        Dim EncryptedPassword As String = New String("*", 32)
        Encrypt.VBEncrypt(Password, EncryptedPassword, 32)
        Return EncryptedPassword
    End Function

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UtilitiesDLL.dll gives the error, "Unable to load"

Bob
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Hello Experts,

I'm in the process of creating a Windows 10 Enterprise Image using Clonezilla for deployment. I know that I could use sysprep but for now we need to get an image out there, then we are going to look into sysprep in a few months.

For now, I have a LocalAdmin user account setup and I tweaked all the settings within "Settings" that I want to carry over for users that get added to the domain.

All the settings that I modified such as "System, Network & Internet, Personalization, Apps, Gaming, Privacy and Update & security" within "Settings" are not getting carried over.

Are there GPO's on the Windows Server that can push down the "Settings" that I want to users who get added to the domain, if so, what are the GPO's?

Thanks in advance!
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>Should contain only lower-case characters and numbers and the only special characters allowed are "_" and ".". So: ("[a-z0-9_.]")
> If there is no "." in the username, the script should ask for confirmation before creation of the user. The message should be:
"The username does not contain a dot, are you sure you want to continue?"
>Maximum amount of characters = 31
> Minimum amount of characters = 3
 and how to create user in specific CN [Built in OU] with Manuel entry?
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Hello Experts,
In a Windows Service program, I am trying to delete a file.  It works fine in my machine.  For example if the file is found, my program  deletes it and if the file not found, I get exception.  Same program when copied to production, neither the file gets deleted, not do I get any exception.  I am sure it goes to delete portion of the method.  Because I tested it with log4net.  FYI, in development I am using Windows 7 Pro and in Production Windows Server 2008 R2.  Any idea?  Below is my code.  Please help.

Thank you in advance.


public void DeletePMTFile()
        {
            string fullName = System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["FULL_NAME"];
            string filePath = System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["FILE_PATH"];
            var reader = new StreamReader(fullName);
            reader.Close();

            FileInfo fileName = new FileInfo(fullName);
            if (File.Exists(fullName))
            {
                try
                {
                    Array.ForEach(Directory.GetFiles(filePath), File.Delete);
                }
                catch (System.IO.IOException e)
                {
                    log.Error("DeletePMTFile: Error while deleting the file" + e.Message);
                    return;
                }
            }
            else
            {
                log.Warn("DeletePMTFile: " + filePath.Trim() + " not found");
            }
        }

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Hi

I have 600 user accounts (within  OU14, OU15 ,OU16, OU17) that i have extracted in a notepad. I need to delete all these user accounts from our active directory which are not required any more. Is there any script or batch file or command that i can use to delete all these user accounts.
If so please post me the syntax to safetly delete them from the AD.

My Ad structure is like this :
Domain.local
       -Students
              -OU14
              -OU15
              -OU16
              -OU17

Thanks and any help would be great.
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Hello

One of our domain users cannot access a mapped drive. he can access other mapped drives.

I have tried my best to solve this problem but no success.

Kindly give me a solution.

Thanks & regards
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Hi Experts, AFAIK there are 3 ways to anti-spam to an Exchange 2016 environment: SPF, DKIM and DMARC

I can configured SPF record on domain control panel but not sure about the 2 others, does anyone have experience with them? Can we configure them on Exchange mailbox server, or public DNS of ISP?

Many thanks in advance,
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Modern Authentication is NOT enabled.

Is this possible?
When I block all from the outside I do not see Teams identifying itself here:
http://schemas.microsoft.com/2012/01/requestcontext/claims/x-ms-client-application

I only see:

Caller identity: 
http://schemas.microsoft.com/2012/01/requestcontext/claims/x-ms-client-user-agent 
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; Trident/7.0; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E) 

and

Caller identity: 
http://schemas.microsoft.com/claims/authnmethodsreferences 
http://schemas.microsoft.com/ws/2008/06/identity/authenticationmethod/password 
http://schemas.microsoft.com/claims/authnmethodsreferences 
urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:ac:classes:PasswordProtectedTransport 
http://schemas.microsoft.com/ws/2008/06/identity/claims/authenticationmethod 
http://schemas.microsoft.com/ws/2008/06/identity/authenticationmethod/password 
http://schemas.microsoft.com/2012/01/requestcontext/claims/x-ms-client-ip 
10.20.200.40 
http://schemas.microsoft.com/2012/01/requestcontext/claims/x-ms-forwarded-client-ip 
44.141.144.7 
http://schemas.microsoft.com/2012/01/requestcontext/claims/relyingpartytrustid 
https://login.microsoftonline.com/login.srf 
http://schemas.microsoft.com/2012/01/requestcontext/claims/client-request-id 
ff2269e4-2692-xxxx-xxxx-debd2c0646f1 
http://schemas.microsoft.com/2012/01/requestcontext/claims/x-ms-proxy 
se-c-wp01 
http://schemas.microsoft.com/ws/2012/01/insidecorporatenetwork 
false 

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Hello everyone,

After a long electrical lost, the server (windows 2012R2 ) of my client lost power.

After that the Nic team received an address like : 169.x.x.x  here is the steps I take :

1. Remove a nic from the team and put it in DHCP : It receives an ip and can ping google or 8.8.8.8.
2. Once I set an address manually on the card, it loses the connectivity.
3. So I recreate the NIC team from scratch and the problem persist :
No connectivity once I set the IP adress, but once in DHCP, it works

Other info :

I am sure of the gateway, dns, and address,
Do you have any idea where I should check ?

Thanks for your help,
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In my domain I have a Server 2012 R2 virtual machine that is our root CA. I have a subordinate CA on another machine. Recently the root CA decided not to boot. Went through different recovery methods to get the machine online, but failed. I have rebuilt the VM with the same name as the old server and mounted the original VM's HD to the new one. What steps do I need to recover the failed CA's information? This is a fairly new build for the original CA, so I didn't get a good/full backup before it failed. All articles I come across describe backing up the private key from the CA, registry, etc before decommissioning. I technically have all the data, just not in a backup form.
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I have setup DFS over four servers and I am getting strange errors when I run the health report.  One server has this error:
This member is waiting for initial replication for replicated folder Users and is not currently participating in replication. This delay can occur because the member is waiting for the DFS Replication service to retrieve replication settings from Active Directory Domain Services. After the member detects that it is part of replication group, the member will begin initial replication.
There are 10 shares on each machine, but only one of the shares on that particular machine is showing that issue.  However, looking at the actual server it is replicating fine, as the files have been updated within the last 3 hours.  I originally set up DFS about a month ago, so that error should not exist.
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Windows Server 2012

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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.