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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We have a 2012 R2 domain.  Recently, we are receiving emails from computers that a member was removed from Power Users

I have not initiated any group changes in AD.  What is causing this removal of Domain users from Power Users?
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I'm trying to implement Group Policy for Windows Hello on a 2012 domain. Downloaded the ADMX files for Windows 10 1803 and them copied them to the central store, specifically here: C:\Windows\SYSVOL\sysvol\[DOMAIN]\Policies\PolicyDefinitions\en-us. There were already definitions in this folder from when the domain was originally deployed. I elected to replace the existing definitions and added the new ones as well. There were 185 before, and now there are 227.

After this, any time we try to browse and group policy object, we get a series of warnings. This is just a sampling:

Sample of Group Policy Warnings
The warnings don't seem to affect any processing of group policy, but I must have went wrong somewhere though I'm not sure where. As a precaution, I've rolled back that folder to the old definitions. Before I did, I tried to access GP from different machines (Win2012 and a Win10) and got what appeared to be the same warnings.

Adding to the mix, the Windows Hello objects don't seem to appear in the updated group policy (before I rolled it back). According to my research, they should have been here: Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Hello For Business/.

Apologies if I'm leaving anything out. Any help or a push in the right direction would be great. Thanks!
Hi   I have dfs set up. And a gpo for folder redirection

All working fine.  For people in domain admins but normal users it fails  with app log showing access denied can’t create folder.  

What rights do I need for this to work on the users folder


The users folder has creator full control

Windows 2012 r2
Hi Experts,

We have windows server 2008 along with multipal users they have only remote desktop rights & i dont want assign administrator rights,

but a there is a software which need administrator rights (run as administrator) permission to execute from users, we had manage till startup time manually to run as a administrator with password but now there is more than 50 users that's why i can't manage manually.

I need a batch file which have store administrator password, I'll paste that batch to every user Desktop & locate the software path to in batch file run as administrator.

Path Example :-
for user1

for user2

for user3

for user4

for user5

for user6
Hello, I have a server 2012 R2 with Failover Cluster Manager setup. We also have a Dell Compellent. I recently expanded the storage via the Compellent and then extended storage in Disk Management. In Disk Management the new size looks correct but it hasn't updated in Failover Cluster Manager; it still shows old volume size. A few of out VMs have paused because we're low on space. How can I get Failover Cluster Manager to show updated space?

I did some online research but nothing has helped.
Hello all,  we have this application called Infor EAM.  Its an Inventory and Purchasing program.  The application has been running for well over a year on a windows 2012 VM without any issue.  The last couple weeks we have been getting the attached error when users log in.  This is random when it occurs.  I ask the one Power User of the system to put the browser in Developer mode to get me the errors.  We tried IE and Chrome.  We have opened a case with the Developers but so far they haven't come up with any solutions.  If anyone has seen this or knows any reason for it can you please let me know.

Thanks in advance, MikeError of issue
I had this question after viewing BEAST The BEAST attack is not mitigated on this server. - How to resolve in my web application.

Hi Experts ,

Could you please advise how to remediate this SSL-CVE-2011-3389-BEAST vulnerability on windows server 2012 do we have any KB or registry changes?
Please provide the steps.

i have 50+  plus standalone servers running windows 2008 std edition, not in a domain , uses the same userid and password across the servers

Im looking for a script for C drive, if server C drive space is less than 10gb, it will give me the hostnames.

So that I can logon and clear some space, as 10gb is expected to have server free space in each of 50 Systems
configure /setup adfs with ibm connections cloud

is IIS and cert necessary to setup SSO/ASDS with in connections cloud??
Dear Experts,

We have some problems with RDS and default printer settings.
My first thought was the checkbox "Redirected Printers" in the RDP icon.
But even when i disabled this, users get a random printer assigned as their default.
Most of the time its a complete other printer. or the PDF writer.
I tried several group policy settings like.

Do not set default client printer to be default printer in a session

Still it jumps everytime.
Problem is. users need to redirect printers and some users dont need redirected printers.
And they all want their own default printer obviously.

Any suggestions? where to start?
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Hi guys,

Can I ask for some assistance here. I've attached a screenshot of what is going on. One of my team members was deploying updates to Windows servers. Not too long after that, I could see a 'Virtual Machine Message: There is no more space for virtual disk 'server.vmdk'.

We're running Vmware 5.5 Esxi and have 4 hosts in one cluster, along with two SAN's.

I have no idea what to do here. Can someone help?

Thank you
We have a 2012 R2 Hyper-V host running two VMs. One of the VMs is a terminal server with 10 remote users. The other a DC.

The CPU usage on the terminal server VM is maxing out at 100% and users are experiencing terrible performance.

* Memory (32GB) and Network usage are low. The physical drives are SSD in RAID5.

The CPU on the Host is an Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2640 v2 with 2 Sockets and 16 cores, giving 32 Virtual Processors.

Any advice on allocating CPU resources  to the VM to improve performance would be greatly appreciated?

I created multiple user accounts in AD using PowerShell and a CSV file. Now I need help modifying the same PowerShell script so I can change every user's password in the CSV file.
I attached the original script I used for the accounts creation.

Our active Directory server is windows 2012 R2, with a 2008 server as secondary. Lately, when some users log on the network, they see old files that have been deleted years ago. If they log off and back on, or if they wait a while, the correct documents are showing. Does anyone have an idea what could be causing this? Our backups don't go back that far, and our shadow copies only go back a month or so.
Thank you for any input.
I need to upgrade 2 Domain Controllers from Windows Server 2012 (not R2) to 2016. They are both in VM. I have a PDC and 1 that is replicating.
What is the best method to do the upgrade for both servers?
From what I am reading, the vmware version is a factor in getting the DC's upgraded to 2016.
Does this mean I need to upgrade to server 2012 R2 first, then upgrade the vmware version, then upgrade to 2016?

If keeping the same hardware and storage is my only option, what is the best path to get my DC's to 2016?
Issue regarding WPA2-Enterprise and the certificate.

This is happening for Mac's and Windows machines both.

We recently upgraded our internal WiFi system to a UniFi mesh. We have the units broadcasting correctly and they are using an on site RADIUS server for authentication.

The error message is 'Continue connecting? If you expect to find TSS-Community in the location, go ahead and connect. Otherwise, it may be a different network with the same name.'

I have set up the RADIUS server as a Root CA and placed the generated cert in the NPS

I am using MSCHAPv2/PEAP for auth

Is there a configuration step I'm missing here? It's like my new root CA isn't trusted, even though it's coming in via AP's -> RADIUS -> NPS (cert)

Win 10
We have windows 2012 File server and we have a share called “StaffDocuments” and within this share we have home directories for all the 100 staff, User1, User2, User3……………….User100
On the AD- User1 properties-Profile
Home folder is set to Connect U to \\File server-a\ StaffDocuments\User1
Currently when User1 logs into the network PCs U drive gets mapped for this user, so when the user opens the windows explorer they can see the mapped U drive and they access their U drive and save their work to this drive.

Now I don’t want the U drive to be mapped, instead connect the user folder on the file server to be connected with the Documents – under the libraries in the Explorer.
Please advice, Is this possible to achieve this through GPO? Is this a good idea?

Thanks in advance

I have a network share on a NAS drive that I want to store all my Technicians time sheets in.  I have created the network share and a folder under that share for each username for every tech.

I have setup the logon script to:

net use w: \\NAS01\Timesheets\%USERNAME%

and this works well to share the correct folder with each Technician.

My issue is that each share has a Display name of the USERNAME but what I wanted is for the share to be called TimeSheets for every user - even though they are all mapped to their own shared folder on the NAS.

Can anybody help with a way to modify the login script so that this can be achieved?

Many Thanks
Windows Server 2012R2

XPS Document writer was removed from the 'Devices and Printers'

While troubleshooting the Feature was also disabled using: Dism /online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:Printing-XPSServices-Features

I am now unable to 'Enable' the feature. "DISM failed. No operation was performed." (log is attached.)

Step 1. I'd like to get the Feature enabled.
Step 2. I'd like to get the XPS Document writer back to the 'Devices and Printers'

I have scoured about 20 blogs already; everything on this site, Quickbook links, scf scans, Sharing other XPS printers, deleting drivers, copying drivers, windows updates, add/remove Office365, DISM scans.
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We used to use MPS all the time for Server diagnotics which I believe changed to Microsoft Diagnostic Tool. For Windows 2012 and 2016 running server core. What is the best tool to use to get detail diagntoics on a server that is a DC?
I have a Windows 2012 Essentials R2 server (version 6.1, Build 9600) and am trying to connect a new Windows 10 laptop (Version 1803, Build 17134.191).

Both server and laptop have all updates installed as far as I can see and as reported when I check for updates.

I get an 'unexpected error'

On the server I can see that the device (laptop) has been created in the AD but the device is not listed in the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard and in the AD the details in the Description column are missing (they are present for other devices connected fully).

The laptop remains in it's workgroup and has not been connected to the domain.

I have tried setting the DNS on of the laptop to the address of the server as this was one suggested fix but that made no difference.

Log files attached

Very frustrating, any ideas appreciated.
I have a group of admins who didn't need to be Domain Admins. I removed them from the group and delegated permissions as needed. They have Edits settings, delete, modify security permissions to GPOs and can backup a GPO via the GPMC, but they cannot restore the GPO. Does anyone know the rights I need to grant and to what container to allow them to restore GPOs? Thanks.
hi all, i am copying files from 1 app server to another, and i need to make sure the "created date" on the file does not get altered when copying. I tried synback and robocopy but no luck so far. Anyone have tips?
Dear Experts, we have Exchange server 2016 on Server 2012R2. Can we using Exchange Management Shell to forward emails from a user's mailbox to another's ?

How can we do it? Many thanks!

For example:'s inbox have some emails from, we got a request to forward all emails from in user1's mailbox to
Appraently there were issues with the Windows 2012 R2 July patches so they put out a patch to fix the patch. however when I run windows update it still lists both, shouldn't the older one no longer be available? Do I install both?

old -KB 4338815      
new - KB 4338831

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.