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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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Hi, I know there are lot of feeds with my problem. I tried to search as much as I can, still no progress.

I have a problem with AD replication between 4 servers. I'm working in school and there is main school building where are two physical servers and on them are virtuals (PDC01, PDC02). This is the main AD directories. There are two oter buildings where are psysical servers. First (PDC04) and the farest from school (PDC03). I only have problem with PDC03 where are about 5 kinds of errors. I'm new in this topic so please dont laugh if I get something wrong. I'm posting some files whitch i found usefull for you. Next thing is that I'm not native english i hope i can understand everything. Thank you. Michal
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Users log onto a Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine via Remote Desktop Services.  After opening a browser (IE 11 or Chrome...error occurs in both), and logging into the Mail button is selected.  The email with attached PDF files is opened from the Inbox.  When trying to download and save the file, this error message appears "Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded".

The user has Full Control security to the Dowloads folder, which (admittedly I'm assuming) is the folder it's failing on.  The downloads folder I'm referring to is c:\Users\ {username} \Downloads.  When verifying Full Control on the folder, I noticed that all the checkboxes (except Special Permissions) are selected but are grayed out - suggesting group policy may have a play in this.

I also tried dragging the file to the Desktop but that doesn't work either.

It seems the user can't save anything to the local Remote Desktop drive in any way.

Interestingly, the user is able to preview the file in the OWA/browser window, but that must not be relying on a download first.

If the user goes directly to the files are able to save directly to the local PC successfully, but that is just FYI because we need the user to be able to save while logged into Remote Desktop.
I'm trying to add Net framework 3.5.  It asks me for an alternate location for the source.  I put the DVD in the drive and selected the drive letter but it still fails.

Do I need to put the path in to a specific location on the DVD or could I run setup and add features?
My HyperV host is licensed with 2012 R2 Standard, and my first attempt at installing the guest OS of 2012 R2 didn't go well, so I deleted it and started over. (I don't remember having to activate that one)
I have this VM all set up and ready for production, but it has a notification that it needs to be activated. Did I do something wrong? It will not activate with my original key either...
We have a domain controller running Windows 2012 Server and it's also our DNS/DHCP server.  Non Windows devices acquire a DHCP lease, but fail to register in DNS.  Yesterday I added a non Windows device to the network, which immediately showed up in DHCP, but not in DNS.  This morning it finally did show up in DNS.  I added another device today and change the scavenge setting to 1 hour, but it still does not register with DNS.  I do have it checked to dynamically update DNS.

Maybe it tomorrow it will magically show up in DNS, but shouldn't it immediately be added to DNS when a DHCP lease is created?  How can I get this to happen without manually add it?

Where to start trouble shooting servers
which logs we need to look.

Hi having difficulties  does any of you have any troubleshooting ideas or exp.

Windows 2012 r2.
Scom 2012 r2
Windows certificate services

Mp. The latest Microsoft certificate services
And the pki third party cert  from system centre central

Scom is healthy  I get green ticks on all  a side from the offline root (expected)

It did take a week before these appeared

Last build the other mp showed Certs about to expire crls. Etc. This is still empty after several weeks.  But not seeing errors any where

How to resolve this issue unable to start up for Active directory user in windows 2012

I moving several scopes from different DHCP server. When Importing the scope I receive the following error:

Error while importing class "Default Routing and Remote Access Class."
This class conflicts with the existing class "Classe de routage et d'accès distant par défaut." An internal error occurred.

I found that the error is related to the language ?? but still did not find a solution.

Any help?

Thank you
Hi guys,

I need your help.  i have 4 servers, 1 x DC, 2 x RDSH Servers and 1 x RDS Licensing/Gateway/Web Access Server.

Licensing is deployed per user and all RDS servers are pointing at the correct licensing server and show correct amount of licensing available.

I am getting the following issue:

  • A user will attempt to login from either RD Web access, or via web feed via Remote App Resources.
  • The remote desktop connection attempt will sit there and attempt the connection and do absolutely nothing.
  • If i login with the same user credentials using the same method at another site, it kicks the connection into life from doing nothing at all, one of the connections start connecting fine at that point, and the second connection states : "Remote Desktop Services are currently busy" at what looks like a windows login screen.  It seems to be random as to which attempt will successfully work.
  • If i login with another users profile, it will kick the first attempt into life and the second will work fine also.

I am stumped as to why this is and what to do about it.  Can you help at all?  Ive attached two screen shots of the screens i see.
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Error MessageError MessageI have a 2012 R2 CA Enterprise server with a ADFS server joined to the domain.

I duplicated a Web Server certificate named it 'ADFS Server' template

I gave  'enroll' permissions to the acct I use to log in to the ADFS server.

I opened up the mmc > and tried to 'Request New Certificate" on the AD FS server to add this certificate to the AD FS server.
I get the  (attached error message)Error Message
Can someone help me on how to fix this issue

How can i enable Copy and Paste into my 2012 R2 RDS Server?

I have a Windows 2012R2 server with 5 RDP user cal. I have add 3 more Windows 2016 user cal that fits for Windows 2012R2. My problem is the remote users are not able to be more than five. Like the 3 more are not installed correctly.

Do I have an activation of the licences to perform before they can work?

So here is the scenario. DC1 DC2 & DC3 have 3 groups that replicate via DFSR. DC1 is not sending or receiving to DC2 & DC3 anymore. No error logs on DC1. DC2 & DC3 replicate fine between each other both up and down. I created a 4th share group called TEST between DC1, DC2 and DC3 and the replication works fine on all 3 members. I was thinking of removing DC1 as a member for each group one at a time, then deleting the DFSR_Private folder in each share and then adding DC1 as a member again for each group one by one to possibly have a new DFSR_Private folder created by DFSR. Would this be the best approach or is there an easier one?

hey experts,

In Windows server 2012, you can use the following cmdlet

Set-ClusterParameter -Multiple @{"Network"="My Backup";"EnableDHCP"=1}

In Windows server 2008 R2, the multiple parameter is not available.

Can you assist me In understanding how to set the parameters above in server 2008 r2?
Hi All,

Can anyone here please share the steps and suggestion to create Previous Version of my file server on Windows Server 2012 R2 ?

Windows Server 2012 R2
C:\ 40 GB
D:\ 1.99 TB NTFS file server department 1 - 75% full
E:\ 1.75 TB NTFS marketing department 90 % full
F:\ 2.0 TB Previous Version iSCSI NAS on Qnap

So how do I create the Previous version of the file server folders on those two drives on new HDD that is taking the Versioning of the file every 12 hours ?


I'm trying to extend the volume on Server 2012 R2, but for some reason the Extend Volume is grayed out. I tried to do this under Disk Management and under the Server Manager but it says it only has 1MB of Unallocated space even though it has 371.50GB of Unallocated space. Any clues as to why it won't let me extend?

Please see screenshots attached.
We need to merge a 2008 and 2012R2 Windows domain into one 2012R2 domain.  The issue is they both have the exact same now.  Please let me know how these can be merged or at least joined so users can be consolidated.
Hello all,
i stopped one of the protection groups (thinking it can be started again)
now it is showing as an inactive protection group.
is there a way i can retrieve it back? or i have to rebuild that protection group ?
can i restore a copy of the configuration (does DPM backup those configuration along the weekly SQL backups it creates)
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I am use the COM in php to generate the excel report.
the server is the windows server 2012 R2, office2013 professional plus.
My code is like below.

$excel = new COM("excel.application") or die("Unable to instanciate excel");
    $excel->Visible = 0;
    $excel->DisplayAlerts = 0;

    //open  document

    // Select a sheet
      $sheet->activate;                 #Activate it
      $cell = $sheet->Cells(7,2) ;  
      $cell->value = report;

before it is running ok, not that fast.
But now it looks very slow, even take 1 min to get small report.
sometimes it even get error "Uncaught exception 'com_exception' with message 'Error [0x80010001] Call was rejected by callee"

Anyone can help. Thanks
I have created 3 Win2012 R2 (Evaluations) servers and 3 Win10 Pro (Evaluations) within VMware workstation 5.5. I have made sure that  there are in the same NAT network and the connected to the same adapter in Vmware workstation and there  can all connected to the internet. I have promoted one of the servers to a domain controller and enabled DHCP, DNS. However when l try to join the VM machines to the domain it says the domain controller cannot be contacted. I have tried to given the VM machines static IP addresses not included in the NAT or DHCP but still l cannot get them to join the domain.  I would appreciate any assistance.
if a table has a list of multiple foreclosure codes and you don't know how much unique codes are in the table,how could we get a list of unique codes with in the table
Hi everyone, I am currently having this issue "Property 'System.String UserVhdShare' is not defined for type 'Microsoft.RemoteDesktopServices.Management.Activities.UserDataVhdSetting'" when I am creating a collection in the remote desktop service.

 Pleasee help.!!
SBS 2011 in production with multiple Event ID 7011 and the server seems to be sluggish, When I attempt to restart it stuck in:
Please wait for the System Event Notification Service until I hard booted it this weekend. the event IDs 7011 started to crawl back up this morning and the server is slower than normal responding.  
A timeout (90000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the nsi service, netprofm service, fdPHost service, and multiple others.
Also:The following fatal alert was received: 48. Event 36887 Schannel.

 in the application event viewer
Volume Shadow Service (VSS) enent ID 11 and 8193

I'm not sure if Schannel and VSS Error are effecting the symptoms I am experiencing.


Updated info: the server is Dell 2950 configured with 32 GB memory and it is all consumed by the end of the day.
Im using script to get the uptime of list of servers.. How to add 3 more columns to show Avg CPU, Memory utilization and C disk utilization using powershell

Write-Host "One moment please... Setting up..."

$ServerNameOption = "File"
$ServerNameFile = "C:\ttt.txt"
$BGColorColumn = "#BFC3C4"
$BGColorOnline = "#6DC046"
$BGColorOffline = "#D43235"
$BGColorReportTotal = "#4AA7E1"
$SendEmail = "True"
$ShowOnScreen = "False"
$ShowHTMLOnScreen = "False"
$ReportOutFile = "D:\test.html"

SMTP Settings
Edit with your email settings:
$smtpsettings = @{
	To =  "receiver"
	From =  "Sender"
	Subject = "Server Report for $(Get-Date -Format D)"
	SmtpServer = "smtp"

$ServerCount = 0
$SuccessCount = 0
$UnreachableCount = 0

HTML Report Settings
$Report = "
		<title> ServerReport </title>
	<body {background-color:#D7D8D8;}>
		<H1 Align=`"Center`"> <B>Report </B></H1>
		<H3 Align=`"Center`"> $(Get-Date -Format D) </H3>
		<H3 Align=`"Center`"> $(Get-Date -Format T) </H3>
		<table Border=`"1`" CellPadding=`"3`" Align=`"Center`">
				<td BGColor=$BGColorColumn Align=center><b> SERVER NAME </b></td>
				<td BGColor=$BGColorColumn Align=center><b> STATUS </b></td>
				<td BGColor=$BGColorColumn Align=center><b> UPTIME </b></td>
<td BGColor=$BGColorColumn Align=center><b> Avrg.CPU Utilization 

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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.