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 might have the wrong way of thinking but generally ive been lucky enough to have had rd gateway, rd session host and everything on the same box and only needed one of them client sites. For a new site I have an RdGateway / RdWA on one vm and one vm that is our main terminal server connection broker / session host / licensing and the like (Have had it for years and just added the gateway to an existing vm that's web connected where the . When I try to connect through either RdWA or the app with a resource feed it always tries to connect to the gateway box instead of the main terminal server. I though the session host role meant gateway would send everything through to it so im guessing I missed something configuration wise somewhere, or have the wrong way of thinking ? Running 2012 r2 for both vms
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SCCM 2012, image process fail just after format C: drive.
The System was working fine until yesterday.
I check the network access account, password is fine.
I do not find any errors in the smsts.log file.  
I try three different machines, same error at the same time of task sequence.
I change the boot image, recreate the task sequence, and same problem
I attached the smsts.log
I can ping by IPaddress but not by Hostname

I have a computer that I can ping by IP address, but I cannot ping it by host name.

The computer IP address is obtained via DHCP.
 if I ping IP address using -a , I can obtain Hostanme

When using NSlookup computername , I get the:
Name: computername.domainname.

when using Nslookup Ipaddress, I get the:

Name: computername.domainname.
Address: IP address

Any idea why I cannot ping by Hostname ?

Thank you
I have a Dell PowerEdge R730XD Windows 2012 Standard server tag number HDXG082 and a APC Smart-UPS SMX2000RMLV2U

I came in this morning and I hear a high pitch sound coming from either the server or APC which are right next to each other

I shutdown the server and unplugged both power supplies that are on the server to see if this would stop the high pitch
it did not, I did this because I was thinking maybe my controller is going out.

I'm thinking it maybe my APC.

any suggestions are appreciated
Good morning,

I have the following disadvantage, currently in my organization uses a tool called HP Service Manager CMDB to perform the discovery of all servers in its infrastructure.

When I try to perform the discovery of two Windows servers through the tool I encounter the following errors:

- error: java.lang.Exception: The object exporter specified was not found.
- error: java.lang.Exception: Failed to connect to Wmi:RPC Server not available

I have doubt and could be an error internally of the tool and the operating system, since the firewall is disabled and I do not know what else could be happening.

Stay tuned to your comments.

Regards ...
Dear experts,

I'm newbie to scripting so as always your help and time is very appreciated.

on source infrastructure : I have server1 on domain A with lots of local groups. all these local groups on server1 has domain groups and user members. it is a standalone windnows 2003 server.

on target infrastructure: I have domain B with windows 2012 server.

findings: I found below script on TechNet but slightly confused about copying nested members or group members to target DC. I could not understand on which line it is copying  group members to domain B domain Controller after creating Universal or Domain Groups on Domain controller. Surely, created groups must have their members.

task completed: I used basic bat file on source server to get local groups and their members. For an example:  net localgroup "Administrators" >> GroupMembers.txt   this gave me the outcome I need but it I need to sort it correctly so that when I use it to import the outcome sorting should be easy to collect for the PowerShell mentioned in the link. I did NOT use POWERSHELL on Source Server.

question: I need to move all the local groups and their members from server1 domain A to Domain B Doman controllers so all groups are domain based groups instead of local groups as it is now in domain1 on Server1. Is this possible to achieve this with the script found in the below link? Is there any …
We have a 2008 R2 DC & BDC. Recently added Win 2012 BCD to existing DC. Now we have 3 Domain Controllers. Win 2008 R2 DC, Win 2008R2 BDC & Win 2012 BDC.
Once I promoted 2012 BDC SYSVOL & NETLOGON is not present in Win 2012 DC. Can anyone let me know what is the issue is.
Hi guys ,

I have windows 2012 server.

Got a folder"X" with domain users having full permissions on it.

I just want to restrict permissions to the folder "X" for just one user "A".

I added that particular user"A" and gave read permissions, but still user can modify/delete. I know why, because when 2 ntfs permissions, the least restrictive wins. But i do not want to remove the user "A" from domain users group, as it will affect other permissions on other folders and few other things.

In this case, how do I restrict permission for user "A" alone on folder"X"  ?

any ideas please.

Thank you
Current Windows Server 2008 R2,  New Windows server 2012 or 2016.

I just installed a new server with Server 2012 r2 Essentials, at first all seemed to be going well and I was able to additionally install Exchange 2013 SP1 on an additional server, joined that to the domain on the r2 Essential box and was able to link the two together in the Dashboard.

I additionally added the DHCP role to the 2012 r2 as I wanted to use a fixed IP address on the server to allow users to connect remotely and I got that set up and a scope defined and DHCP was up and running.

Not long after that the server started to have issues users would report that they could not connect to websites and occasionally to server shares.  After a lot of faffing about I decided the issue must be the Server's NIC was faulty. So I switched to the 2nd network socket (Dell PowerEdge 330 server) and after that things seemed to be running a lot better but after a while the issues came back and I now think the issue is that when DNS was configured when the original NIC was faulty even though we are now using the non-faulty NIC the DNS settings are still not configured correctly.

Can someone advise what the best way is to get the DNS settings back to a workable state.  I did a dcdiag on the 2012 Essentials box and get this:


Directory Server Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   Trying to find home server...
   Home Server = ServerName
   * Identified AD Forest.
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests

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I have 3 Domain Controllers, all running windows 2K12R2.  Up until this weekend, I really haven't had any issues, but something started this weekend, and know I'm getting alerts almost on an hourly basis, sometimes every few hours, that different accounts are locked out. I'm using Netwrix account lockout examiner, and it doesn't tell me on what workstation the account was locked out.  So something is causing a lot of different user accounts to be locked out, or reach the threshold to be locked out.

Does anyone have any ideas how to start troubleshooting this problem?  Also, I noticed that there's a workstation called "rdesktop" listed in the account examiner, but that workstation does not exist on my network.  How can I find a computer that doesn't exist?

I have 2 DC one is a 2008 r2 and the other is a 2012 standard.
I have the fsmo roles split as follows 2008 server master
Schema Master
Domain Naming Master
the 2012 Server
RID pool Manager
Infrastucture master

The issue is this. When I try to configure the domain group policy I'm getting the following error:
Failed to open Group Policy Object - You might not have the appropriate rights - The network name can not be found.

If I try to create a new one it says the Network name cannot be found

Also I'm seeing the following error:
THe account is not authorized to login from this location? Its the domain admin account...
Hi everyone,

I have 3 SQL servers 2014 Enterprise (Windows Servers 2012 R2) in a cluster AlwaysOn on 1 availability group and that are configured as follows:
 - Availability Group 1
    - DB1 : primary server (Availability mode : synchronous commit, failover mode : automatic) located in DC1
    - DB2 : secondary server ( Availability mode : asynchronous commit, failover mode : manual) located in DC2
    - DB3 : secondary server (Availability mode : synchronous commit, failover mode : automatic) located in DC1

 - Availability databases
    - databaseNumber1, databaseNumber2, databaseNumber3

I have to shutdown my main server DB1 because I need to replace 1 memory module which is in a critical state.

In this architecture, there is a problem with the failover of the databaseNumber2.
If DB1 goes down, all databases except databaseNumber2 (certainly a problem of structure of the database) are moved to DB3.

So I will put DB3 in availibity mode : asynchronous, failover mode : manual and when I stop DB1, all databases will stay on this server and won't move to DB3.

My problem :
If DB1 crashes before the change of the memory module, all the databases except databaseNumber2 will move to DB3 (it is currently in synchronous automatic).
If it is impossible to restart DB1, what should I exactly need to do to make the databaseNumber2 working on DB3 ?

Thank you in advance for your help.
I currently have a single Windows 2012 server running RDS 2012.  I will be having several outside agencies connect to our system to share a particular application and its data.  I plan on having a separate host for each of these agencies to maintain separation between the agencies.  My HyperV host has adequate physical resources and Windows 2012 licenses so I'm set there.  
My primary RDS host has RDS and the licenses currently installed on it.  I've created 2 additional HyperV 2012 Windows instances.  From my primary RDS host server, I pushed out the RDS session host role to the 2 new instances.  I can connect to these instances, but when I do I receive a licensing message that I am using the 120 day grace licenses.
What I'm looking for / asking for is information on the proper procedure to share the RDS licenses from my primary RDS Host.  It's entirely possible that I'm still thinking too much of the old method of Terminal Services, but I can't seem to locate a good tutorial on how to deploy several RDS servers WITHOUT load balancing - as I mentioned, I intentionally want separation between the agencies.  I also want the "traditional" look of Terminal Services.
Please help!


I have an issue with some users profiles not syncing when logging off our new 2012 RDS farm.  There error is get is:
"Windows cannot copy file c:\users\username\ntuser.pol to locations \\networkshare\profile$\username.v2ntuser.pol.  This error may be caused by network problems or insufficient security rights."

Detail - Cannot create a file when that file already exists.

That is all I see in event viewer, the user has FC to share and the GPO is pretty straight forward.  Has anybody else ran into this issue?  We don't use roaming profiles or settings for RPs for client machines just on the TSs with folder redirection.  We are trying to get away from the 2003 TS environment and 2012 has become a headache.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

I have recently installed a HP Server 2012 server and all has been running okay till one day it would not access the internet. The internal network is working okay and all the other workstations are connecting to the internet fine. I can rdp to the Server with no issues, updates are all installed, all setting are still as they were.

What I have noticed is that there seem to be two network connections (see attached file) there is only one network card in this Server.
I have Server 2012 r2 running the Server Essentials Experience and a Server 2008r2 running Exchange Server 2013 SP1. I have forwarded ports 25 and 587 to the internal IP of the mail server but at the moment 443 forwards to the Server 2012 r2 as I believe a lot of the features on that need 443?

How do I solve the issue of 1 port needing to go one way for mail related things and the other way for the Server Essentials things?  Or is there nothing that actually needs 443 in Essentials Experience?

Previously we had both Exchange and File & Print on the same SBS box so we didn't have this issue? We currently only have 1 static external IP?
Hi All,

Current SQL memory settings :
Min Memory: 64000 MB
Max Memory setting : 216000 MB.
User DB size: 540 GB
In this DB server we are running SSIS & SSIS as well.

1. On a server running SQL Server 2014 with 256 GB RAM what is best practice for setting the page file size?
2. Can we resize page file as minimum 16 MB & 2000 MB?
3. If we resize page file as mentioned above, is there any impact on SQL Server performance?

The current page file settings are given below.
page file
Information you may ask me about it:
- I have 1 file server with 7 TB I will do internal replication before moving the server to DR site.
- Daily size increase 2 to 3GB.
- Windows Server 2012 R2.
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We have Windows 2012r2 std domain controllers. We have GPO set with proxy for Windows 7 & 8. It is working perfectly.

We have two important settings enabled for Windows 7 workstations
IE proxy using GPO
Windows Update force to use our SCCM server

When we have added Windows 10 workstations into the domain, the IE proxy setting and Windows Update to use SCCM is not getting applied. Windows update takes from internet and IE proxy not getting applied. Moreover for EDGE browser and screensaver timeout is also not working.

Is there anything we need to import or upgrade in the DC to support Windows 10 workstations?
I got a question, how to add an additional language pack in terminal server. default is English. but, there is just one user who needs Chinese language. How do I add extra language pack in office, so when that particular user logs to terminal server, he can switch to Chinese from English?

Thank you
First time setting up virtual machines using ESXi. I am running ESXi 6.5 and I have 4 NIC's which I added to the vswitch. I have then created 3 seperate Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machines. On each machine I added 3 NIC's and bridged them together to give me a 3gb connection. When I run an internet speed test I am only getting 1mbps when I am expecting to get about 100mbps.

The virtual machine shows that the NIC's are Intel 82574L adapters. I went to intel and downloaded the latest driver but when I try to install it is says it cannot find any intel network adapters.

Any help would be appreciated.
I have an issue with a networked Kyocera CS 8025ci.  The latest KX driver is installed on a Windows Server 2012 machine and the clients connect to that.  Accounting is turned on.  The problem is that when users print PDF's, it gives the error "Invalid Accounting Code" on the copier/printer.  I've dealt with this issue before and was able to resolve it by setting the printer to "print directly to the printer", rather than spooling (thanks to the thread below):

With the new device, that workaround did not work and I spent hours with the copier tech trying to resolve.  We finally resolved by turning off both Bi-directional support and SNMP.  So, it does work now, but I wanted to see if anyone else had experienced this issue and had any other advice or fixes that don't involve disabling those features.
I have a logon_script.bat and created a GPO to apply it. But It doesn't run and I'm running out of idea why it's not working.

GPO name: Record Logon history
script path: \\fileserver1\scripts\logon\Logonhistory.bat , testing user has read/write permission to the network folder.
logon script configured in user configuration/policies/windows settings/scripts/logon.
GPO is applied correctly to OU where the user belongs to.
GPO security filtering is configured so that authenticated users group was removed and the testing user was added.

I checked GPO version in both AD and SYSVOL, all same on all DCs.

I ran gpupdate /force on the computer. I didn't resolve the problem.
I ran gpresult /SCOPE USER /V, it  show the GPO not  applied.
I ran RSOP through GPMC, it shows the GPO not applied.

I ran out of idea.
Hello Everyone,

In our quest to learn, we are interested in knowing if the XMediusFax Boardless, T.38 Fax Over IP server  application supported by the vendor Sagemcom can have Windows Updates applied the Windows 2012 R2 Server it resides on. I've tried to do a general search online and the Sagemcom website, but was unable to locate any information. I appreciate everyone's feedback.

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.