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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in ADFS I have 3 ADFS trusts.
How to change the trust, when just the domains are changed ?
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we experience print job hang if user try to print the file more then 4MB .But we try to configure the NB using local printer was fine.

if print using print server will hang the print server and have to manually delete the print job.

for testing purpose we using the same driver same as print server .Our print server is window server 2012.

at first ,we through is WiFi contested but we trying using LAN cable return the same result.

please advice ,we have facing the issue and how to solved it .Thanks
Trying to figure this one out and can use someones help.

Exchange 2010 with Hybrid environment with O365. The mailbox under question is still Onprem - "Info-OnpremMailbox"

Info-OnpremMailbox is autoreplying a message to sender "Thank you for your message, we will get back to you shortly. For more information visit this link ... etc etc "

I am trying to figure out how this autoreply is actually setup i.e the source of it so I can change this auto response and not able to figure it out. I need to change this response as per the management to something else they like. Here is what I tried so far:

A. Took full control of Info-OnpremMailbox and checked Out of office is setup - NO
B. Checked any Outlook Rules from exchange 2010 OWA logged in as Info-OnpremMailbox - NO
C. Checked any Transport rule setup either on Onprem Exchange or O365 related to this mailbox - NO
D. Forwarding of emails from this mailbox to other people - NO
E. Full access of this mailbox to some other users - YES  
D. Tested sending a message from O365 user to this onpremmailbox and the autoresponse came in, ran message trace in O365 for the recipient but this email is not shown in the trace. ( not sure why may be because it came from onprem mailbox ? )

This email just have a subject - "Your Email has been Recieved" and then custom written email in the body. It doesnt have any other words like autoreply etc.

Checked the header of this email and its showing its coming from internal mail …
A user has a Windows 7 professional desktop that is using a HP P3015 laserjet network printer. - The printer is having problems and I was told to update the drivers.
The printer is installed on a Windows 2012r2 print server.

What is the best way to update this printers drivers - And How.

Update - The description from the user was not accurate. - The problem was resolved by setting the default tray from envelope to the main try.
However - Management wants the driver updated.      

If I download the basic driver - how can I update the printer on the print server.
I have a file server which has the DPM client on it.
the DPM 2012 server has previous versions enabled and backs up some shares on the d drive of the file server. looking at previous versions of D:\folder1 has no previous versions but folder2 there are, if I go into the actual DPM console on server there are many restore points for both folders. why would previous versions not be available for folder2?
We have around 30 windows server 2012 R2 data center servers. they have not been patched for a while now ( 1.5 year) as the site is not connected to the internet and not possible to download any content from the internet. we have no permissions to download the updates offline and install the updates on all servers.

What will be the easiest way to create a sort of a package and run the package that could deploy the updates manually on all servers.

like a single exe file. copied to the servers and installed.

I have a MySQL Connection server and I am trying to login to it and I got a message saying "Access denied for User sduser@localhost (using password:NO)

Please see the screenshot for more details.

I need to login into it? Can you please help?
Hi, we are running version 6.7.0 across the board and just today we are able to connect in using the VSphere Web Client (Flex), but not HTML5.

Error produced:
503 Service Unavailable (Failed to connect to endpoint: [class Vmacore::Http::LocalServiceSpec:0x0000004fa48f0390] _serverNamespace = /ui action = Allow _port = 5090)

When we log into the Flash enabled client, the options to restart the VMware vSphere Web Client are greyed out, even when logged in as local admin (see attached).
This article suggests changing the web client timeout, but I am reluctant to do that as it was working fine before.

Is that what needs to be done here, and if so, where is the file on a Windows Server 2012 R2 box running vCenter?

Any help would be mich appreciated. Thanks.
I came in this morning and noticed my DC was lagging behind on time. Not a big deal; I changed the time, ran a gpupdate /force on all my servers and told the staff to reboot to get the correct time (not many people there early in the morning so only a few folks with the issue). As more people arrived in the office around an hour later, I received reports of people not able to access the Enterprise Wi-Fi (RADIUS server using Windows NPS). I rebooted the single Wireless AP covering the whole office and the Domain Controller (only one in the building; trust me, I've tried fighting the battle to get a second DC installed to no avail). I can't seem to make heads or tails of RADIUS logs, but when connecting to the Wi-Fi, Windows 10 (client machine) spits back "Can't Connect to this Network." I've not been able to find any logs locally or on the server that are of much benefit. I've reset the shared secret between the DC and the Wireless AP to no avail. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Below is a grab from the logs; I've altered my actual domain name to read DOMAIN and my Domain Controller's actual name to read DC for security.

<Event><Timestamp data_type="4">07/01/2019 09:02:41.420</Timestamp><Computer-Name data_type="1">DC</Computer-Name><Event-Source data_type="1">IAS</Event-Source><User-Name data_type="1">DOMAIN\droberts</User-Name><NAS-IP-Address data_type="3"></NAS-IP-Address><NAS-Port data_type="0">0</NAS-Port><Called-Station-Id 

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are there any tools/features in windows server (2008 R2 & 2012 ) perhaps within the file server resource monitor app, that could help track down files containing personal/sensitive data on a drive/share on the server, or are tools of this nature 3rd party. Before looking further I wanted to double check we are not overlooking any tools that come with Windows Server before researching 3rd party solutions.
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I have 2 resource calendars in exchange 2010 and they are working fine in terms of auto processing and booking of meetings. The issue I am having is that while one is allowing users to directly click inside of this calendar and able to book meetings directly ( i.e doubleclick on empty spot in this resource calendar and able to book it )  while the other is behaving normal and gives dialog box to the user that you do not have permissions to create an entry in this folder.

I have ran two power shell commands to get the entire mailbox permission for both the rooms as well as the calendar permission and they are identical. I also checked all tabs in AD for both.

Get-MailboxFolderPermission -identity "ResourceCalendarA:\Calendar"
Get-MailboxFolderPermission -identity "ResourceCalendarB:\Calendar"

Identical results


Get-MailboxPermission -identity "ResourceCalendarA"
Get-MailboxPermission -identity "ResourceCalendarB"

Identical results.

I tried to take full permissions of both mailboxes to open in outlook. Having some issues there as well, Calendars open fine and I can see them but when I right-click on them to see their permissions CalendarA gives me an error you do not have appropriate permission to perform the operation. Calendar B open the calendar properties but no permissions tab :(  

What next steps would you recommend ?
WSUS - on DC?

I could be wrong because I have had a bit of experience with thirdparty enterprise level patch remediation solutions, but I originally thought it was recommended to install WSUS on a DC.  I was just about to do it, and now everything I read suggests strongly against it.  It is a secondary DC, and really was the only  available VM with the lowest utilization so thought it would be a safe bet, otherwise would have to purchase an additional Server license.  What do you guys think regarding WSUS with 2012/16. Keep it off the DC?  It is a small environment about 25 nodes, just wanted to gain more control with the mess Microsoft consistently bestows on everyone with their under-tested Win10 updates and also regain the control as to when computers can be rebooted!  No software company should decide when computers get rebooted!  Monst businesses are 24x7 (Sorry venting ;-))

It's emergency and i really need your help
there is a big change in our network and I need re-configure dns server and dns domain name in maybe more than 20 scopes in the dhcp server.

is there an automatic way to change that for all the scopes for once?
One of our clients has shadow copies configured on their server so they can freely look back at previous versions of files, but it doesn't seem to be storing everything like it should be. Their limit is set to 315 GB but they only have ~160 GB. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this isn't filling up that reserved space? They are not out of hard drive space.
We are running ESXi 6.5 and we have vms which are running 2012 R2.
The issue we are seeing is that we have around 80 Citrix servers on these vms and we send out  reboot request each Sunday via Citrix for all for all of these vms, but the issue we are seeing is that some of the vms shut down instead of resetting but never power backup while others reboot just fine. So we have to manually power some of them back on.
Is there  a setting somewhere that we need to change on the vms and or host so that when they get the command to reset that they do and don't shutdown?
How would I create a GPO or configure an OU/Security Group in AD to auto-disable accounts that have not logged into the domain in 90 days? In a perfect scenario, if a user was in one OU, and they had not logged in for 90 days, they would then be moved from their current OU into the Disabled Users OU and then the account would be disabled. Is this possible? If so, how would I do this?
I need to create an excel report on our file server share of "folder names and sizes" from one of the major shares.
Is there a tool to do that or can it be done using any windows services ?

Its windows server 2008 R2 enterprise and file system is NTFS.

Thanks in advance!
I have a powershell script that will kill/end a process on over 1000 servers.  However some servers show RPC is unavailable, how do you skip them automatically?

This is urgent as we are having major problems with our user environement.

I appreciate the help!

(Get-Content 'c:\Temp\Computers.txt') | ForEach-Object {
          Get-WmiObject -computer $_ -class win32_process  -filter "name = 'process.exe'" -credential $cred| %{$_.terminate()} | out-null

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Get-WmiObject : The RPC server is unavailable. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800706BA)
At line:2 char:11
+           Get-WmiObject -computer $_ -class win32_process  -filter "n ...
+           ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Get-WmiObject], COMException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : GetWMICOMException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetWmiObjectCommand
Server 2012 (non R2) has a very large Windows Installer Folder (c:\Windows\Installer which is 50Gb+) which is hogging system drive space. Have tried recreating Software Distribution folder among various DISM commands to try and tidy this up but it has had no effect. The SxS folder is also around 20Gb in size but i'm trying to tackle the Installer folder.
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I have a Hyper-V VM (Host an VM are Windows 2012 R2) that work fine this morning and after 1 hour after employed begin to work, it began to have many problem, most are network specific. It is a DC. This week-end we had a power outage, so I think first that it come from there. I tried to find the problem but it that something is stuck somewhere. many service seem to initialising but stay there or many doesnt seem to start. But there nothing in event log. I have a remote access program on the vm and it is not start, Sql server don't respond, RDP don't respond and many other service don't respond but all share work fine. Internet access is working.

When I check windows activation it said product id unavailable. I tried to reinsert the key but it seem to work without stopping. The key come from an open licence account and it is use on the host and it work fine on it. When I check the maintenance manager it said maintenance running. I tried DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth but it did nothing after 2 hours.

I have in server manager I have problem with managability, it said, online - data retrieval failures occured. I have an other problem reported by server manager for the automatic refresh: Configuration refresh failed with the following error: Call was cancelled by the message filter.

When I shut down the server it stuck on Stopping service  :

I tried restore a 1 month old vm backup and start from there but it does the same thing. That's very weird. …

My system volume\dedup\chunkstore\{... }.ddp\data path has grwon to over 1 Ter.
How can u go about cleaning up or limiting the Amount of space that the sys vol is allowed to use?

i had already set a limit on the size which shadow copies can grow to as also re-directed the location of the shadow copy for the drive in question to another drive.
Computer is a Windows 10 Pro in a Server 2012 R2 domain. I upgraded this computer a couple of months ago from Windows 7 Pro. After the upgrade, accessing any HTTPS website with either Edge or Chrome yielded SSL certificate errors. This happened with any user profile I tried including teh domain Administrator. Windows 10 was clearly damaged. While the user limped along I researched the error, but was not able to fix it.  Then the problem miraculously resolved my great relief.

Until today!

Accessing any HTTPS website in Chrome results in NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID
Accessing any HTTPS website in Edge results in Error Code: DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA

Yes, the computer has the correct date and time. It's Window 10 1809.

This user just JUST logged onto a Window 7 Pro computer...and problem followed him! He can't access any HTTPS websites. Logout and logged back in with the previous user's account, and all is OK!

All users are members of the local Administrator group.

I'm totally stumped and not even sure what to Google!


Trying to find out why I can't copy/paste files from desktop to a server with RDP. I can  copy plain text, but not files.
The client has drives and clipboard checked(in fact everything is checked).
The server has 'Do not allow drive redirection' and 'Do not allow clipboard redirections' set to disabled, though they were set to 'not configured'.

Is there something else that would cause 'paste' to be greyed out?
I am testing on 2 servers, same VLAN, no firewall between them, no windows firewall but can't copy/paste.
Hi EE,

We have enabled a firewall on our development boxes and of all sudden, any of the applications that use CNAME's to connect to the SQL server failed, applications that use the actual name of the instance still work. The setup is a follows:

- SQL Servers reside on a 2 mode Windows Cluster.
- The SQL Server service accounts are domain accounts on the same domain as the applications, so the SPN should already be created.
- The authentication is via AD.

What troubleshooting should I do from here any assistance is welcome?

Thank you
Hi, we have Exchange 2016 in house, we deleted a user, and now I found out they had notes/contact synced over to their phone. How can i recover?

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.