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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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My endpoint management system (Kaseya) deployed Windows updates to my Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V guest VMs starting Saturday morning. All of my guest VMs seems to be working okay except for one.

This one server displays a message indicating it is working on Stage 2 of 4 for the update, shows a progress of 35% complete, then 100% complete and then restarts and repeats this same process over and over and over again. This apparently has been going on all weekend.

I've got the VM screen stopped at Advanced Boot Options at the moment but I'm not sure which option to choose or even where to go from here. This is the DirSync server for Office 365 and I only periodically backup the virtual disk files from time to time, so I don't have a recent recovery set for it.

Note: the latest report I have on disk space for the VM indicates the C: drive is only 66% full, so I don't think it's a problem with insufficient disk space.

Any help would be appreciated (my Hyper-V experience is pretty limited).
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On one server, a Windows Server 2012 R2, I cannot seem to ping outside of the Forward Lookup Zone that it's DNS record exists. I have two FLZs: domain.local and domaininc.com. If I try to ping a FQDN I have created a record for in domain.com FLZ, I get no response. The record is setup to point to a host in the other FLZ domain.local. Additionally, if I try to ping something like google.com, I get the same result of it saying, "Ping request could not find host google.com. Please check the name and try again."

All my other servers in the same cluster work just fine. I've changed out the vNIC in VMware host and set to DHCP and assigned static IP; same result. Thoughts on what could be causing this?
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I had a Windows 2012r2 server and a windows 10 running a Oracle virtual box running a custom legacy program in Windows XP pro 32bit. My Windows 2012r2 server started to crash and I had to up grade to a new Windows 2019 standard server. Since... then... the windows 10 connects to the share on the new server, but the oracle Vbox XP custom program I cannot get it to see the new server. It will ping the ip address and ping the server name in XP.
But I cannot type in the \\192.168.x.x;; the message
saysWindows cannot Find \\192.168.x.x.

I've tried Netbios over tcp/ip in xp nic settings; I've removed the vhd and files in oracle Vbox, disabled the firewalls in both the server and win 10 and xp.
Re-setup a new instance of the VM, gave the xp user a password that would comply with win server 2019 standard.
!!!Help!!!
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We have a screen in Access 365 which has a datasheet subform. We would like to customize the colour of the datasheet column headings from the grey, which we don't seem to be able to change, to pure white. Our Access 365 application is running on Windows Server 2012 R2 and users access the screens via Remote Desktop Connection or RemoteApp. There seems to be a default colour scheme coming in from Windows Server.

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I am trying to send email through an application on the server.

From: ABC
Reply to: my@companydomain.com
Domain: internal
Host:  exchange.internal.com

user: db.admin
password: password for this ad account

I get following error on test email:

javax.mail.AuthenticationFailedException: 535 5.7.3 Authentication unsuccessful

It looks like I am not able to authenticate using this account db.admin ? or is it something else ?
I am running exchange 2010.

Could it be the possibiltiy that this account is not authorized to use SMTP relay ?  If yes, where in exchange 2010 exactly I can go and see all the accounts those are authorized ?

Thank you!
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We are looking into some best practices regarding data retention for a batch of excel spreadsheet files. At present there is a requirement of the company to keep the files for 6 years, and they reside on a Windows file server share. By 'keep them', I mean if someone deleted them and they weren't recoverable this would potentially cause chaos. They are in a directory whereby permissions are set to read-only for almost everyone bar our IT support groups, therefore the number of people who could inadvertently delete the files is very limited. We don't have any sophisticated records management/EDRMS type systems to enforce data retention where we could upload the files too. Have you ever had any similar situations, and what types of controls did you put in place to do all you can to preserve the availability of the files in line with the retention requirement? I need to explore how backup retention works as well in case we had a major disaster and lost the server/data centre it was hosted on/drive etc.
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Hello,

I have a cloud server where I am hosting a website. It is a Windows Server 2012 R2. Recently I noticed a message in my account control panel saying something like this:

"CRITICAL NETWORK - 384 kbit/s received       12.11 MBit/s transfered"

This is the first time I received a message like this. The server has been operating since 2015.
I am not a network administrator so I do not really know how to proceed. So, I will very much appreciate any support/help you can provide to find out what is going on.

I had watched the Network Activity in Task Manager and I am attaching a screenshot just as a reference. Maybe I need to go over log files but I a not sure which ones are the correct to review and how to proceed.

For example, I watched the System log and I see error entries like this:

"A fatal alert was generated and sent to the remote endpoint. This may result in termination of the connection. The TLS protocol defined fatal error code is 10. The Windows SChannel error state is 1203."

I found the error below in the Administrative Events log:

"The RD Session Host server received large number of incomplete connections.  The system may be under attack."

Something I should say is that I use Remote Desktop to connect to my cloud server.

Task Manager Network Activity Screenshot
Respectfully,
Jorge Maldonado
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I have a virtualized windows 2012 server running SQL 2014. I am using Veeam to back it up. I keep getting a warning message:

"SQL VSS Writer is missing: databases will be backed up in crash-consistent state"

When I check my services I do not see this service. How can I get this installed?
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Never done this before.  Our electric company, this saturday, is shutting off power to the block.  We will of course lose power to the building.    1st question:  How do I check and see if my servers are set to auto restart after power loss?  2nd question:  Can I set a script or something to shut down the servers (these are virtual servers using VMWARE) prior to the electric company shutting off the power?  5 servers.  2 win 2008 R2 and 3 Windows Server 2012
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When accessing OWA on Exchange 2013. We can enter our credentials, it accepts them. but we end up at a 404 can't find page - The page you're looking for couldn't be found on the server.

X-Clientid:
X-FEServer: ServerName
Date: todays date.

I can then click refresh the page and it loads owa just fine. Can anyone tell me why each mailbox gets a 404 error page first when signing in?

Thank you
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Hi EE,

If I had the following code

$batchfiles = (gci -path .\downloads -filter "*batch*.csv").fullname
foreach ($file in $batchfiles){
  $f = gc $file -ReadCount -1
  write-host "$($($f.tochararray().where({$_ -eq ""'""}) | measure).count) apostrophes in $file"
  out-file -FilePath $file -InputObject $f.Replace("'", '''')
}
}

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How could I add a list of series directories for this code module to execute against? Ideally, I would like to read the directories from .txt file e.g Directories.txt with each new line being treated a new directory.

Any assistance is welcome.

Thank you.
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I've accidentally deleted my domain user account and I want to recover it.  I read there's a way to do it using LDP, which I will try.  My question I have it I first recreated my account using the same username, so do I need to delete this new account, before bringing back the old account?  Or will it rename it and "move it out of the way", so to speak?  Has anyone used LDP to restore a domain account before?  any pitfalls?

Thanks,
Damian
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Sharepoint 2013 SP1, Virtualbox, Windows 2012 R2

I am trying to install SharePoint on Virtualbox for a testing area.  I have done this before successfully but I am having what appears to be a common problem (a google search provides hundreds of solutions).  The problem is getting the AppFabric installed as a prerequisite.  The prerequireinstaller fails with an error or states that the AppFabric step was skipped.

I have always good luck with EE for solving problems, so let me know what you have found to overcome this problem.  Let me know if you need more details

Thanks
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Hello, I am in need of a script to remotely gather a list of all scheduled tasks that are executing powershell scripts - .ps1

I have about 1000+ computers which have multiple .ps1 files and I need to collect them along with their status, lastruntime, author, description. Below is the url to a nice posh script. However, I only need to get the tasks that fire a .ps1. This one below grabs all the running tasks.


https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Get-Scheduled-tasks-from-3a377294
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I'm trying to import the DISA STIG GPOs from the DOD website.  I've done this before but can't get it working now.

I create new GPO object, right click and select import, but it keeps wanting me to restore from backup (I am selecting to import, not to restore from backup, I'm certain), but the next button is greyed out and I can't import.

I have 2 domains.  One regular domain and one air-gapped domain.  I can import the GPOs on my regular domain, but on the air-gapped domain it wants to force me to restore from backup, and the STIG GPOs don't appear to have backups (or I can't find the right directory).

BTW, I am logged in as a domain admin, and as mentioned I have been able to do it with previous versions of the STIG GPOs.

Any ideas?
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We have a Windows 2012 Essentials Network, and for some reason we can not run an Time Clock Plus 7.0 install on any Server or Computer, it is being blocked at the point of clicking on the .exe
Does anyone know what process is needed to eliminate this and allow the .exe to run on the network, via Servers or Windows 10 PC?
Every Time we double click on the .exe file we get this alert:

" Error opening installation log files. Verify that the log file location exists and that you can write to it."
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I'm experiencing issues importing a newly purchased SSL certificate on my app server. I've already imported the intermediate certificate to my local intermediate cert authority store. I'm performing the following:

Access server certificate list => complete certificate request => browse to crt file => input a friendly name => choosing personal (as opposed to web hosting) for store location => ok
Navigate to website => edit bindings => the certificate I just added is not listed in dropdown of available SSL certs
Navigate back to server certs => the certificate that I added is no longer there

Open mmc => certificate => local computer => personal store => I’m able to view the certificate in question there
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Dears

   I have server 2012R2 with windows 10pro users. I am trying to prevent computers users from accessing the internet using GPO. I make the same steps as shown in following link, but it does not work at all... any ideas?

https://thesysadminchannel.com/how-to-restrict-internet-access-using-group-policy-gpo/


Thank you.
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Hi.
Have an issue opening an old program.
Have 2 servers, both 2012 r2. Opening the same program installed to program files (x86) on both servers.
One opens fine and other gives error: Run-time error 75 - Path \ file access error.
Can open as admin ok.

Any ideas?
Can set it to run as admin for all (RDS server) but maybe not the best idea considering Security?
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hi,
got a acronis backup from server 2008. this server is out of environment now.

I need to access some files from that backup in windows 10(work group computer)

I got the acronis backup file in windows 10 computer. installed acronis free version. can see the files, mounted as volume. but when I try to access it comes as “access denied”

I tried to change the security permissions. tried changing owner of the folder. it comes as “the media is write proceed”  
how do I fix this ? ? I cannot use domain users to gain permissions.
any there way ???
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Trying to install Windows 2012 on an HP Proliant G8.  Server has an HP Array 420i and 8 1.2tb sas drives.  I create a partition and use both the intelligent provisioning and just a boot DVD.  Get to the Windows portion, select the partition and get the error message "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in computer's BIOS menu".  I have changed to AHCI and are still experiencing an issue.  Any suggestions?
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Hi EE,

This is more a general query but I just got a new job as an application support officer and one of the applications that have been allocated to support is Dynamics AX 2012 R3. I have a surface-level knowledge about this application are there any sites, training videos or other online resources that can give me jump start on how to administer this software.

Any assistance is welcome.

Thank you.
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I am trying to upgrade my windows 2008 R2 to windows Server 2012 r2.  the server is a hyper v server.  the upgrade fails and gives me a message  Windows setup cannot continue. restart the computer and restart setup.

the server is also running Sql server 2012
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ODBC on Server 2012
I've been asked to do the following

Could you change the odbc setting on Server2 to point to Server2. Right now it's going outside.

Where is this done? in SQL Server? if so where do I go to do this?
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SCCM Windows Updates Relevant to Specific Computers.

I have installed and configured WSUS in SCCM.
Now I can see Windows Updates on SCCM console.  I would like to know which Updates are needed for each computer. For instance , when I select a specific Computer in the Collection, I should see which Updates are needed for that computer  then deploy them to that computer.

I used different Patch Management Software.   Where You can select a specific computer, it will show you all relevant Updates for that computer, then you can select the updates you want to push to that computer and proceed...

I know SCCM will push only to Collection of Devices instead of a single computer. I found a work around that , as I can create an Empty collection then go to a Device and add it to that Empty Collection. Now for Windows Updates relevant to a specific computer. there is not an option.. the only option I found, you can add Criteria , for instance  Product: Windows 2012, Severity: Critical , then you can deploy to a collection whatever updates you have filtered.  There might be Computers in the Collection that do not need the updates you are deploying to them.

Any Clean way in SCCM to visualize Updates Needed by a computer then deploy the Updates to that computer ?

Thank you
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Windows Server 2012

18K

Solutions

9K

Contributors

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.