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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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I am having an issue with the SHA1 to SHA2 migration. Yesterday I migrated my offline root and subordinate CA to SHA2, updated CRL's and pushed the new Root Cert out via GPO. I waited about half a day. Then went to NPS and requested new computer certificates. Shortly after started getting calls about users not being able to get to the network. Basically everyone on our secure port policy was being pushed into remediation. Some of the users it was a simple restart others I had to manually upload the certificate. It got late and we had to revert all changes we made. All of our PKI, NPS and AD changes were reverted last night then everything was functioning normally in the morning. There were a few stragglers that we had to connect to the network to get the updated GPO's.

How do we move from SHA1 to SHA2 without impacting users. We use 802.1x for authenticating wireless and wired clients. Our remediation network allows the users to get GPO updates but our problem is the remediation network is not at every site.

Something we have been thinking is leaving our root sha1, and our subordinate sha1, then standing up a parallel subordinate that is sha256. Change the permissions to the templates on sub1 to not allow new certificates and force clients to get new certificates from sub2.
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Morning,

We have a Windows 2012 R2 Server with remote desktop services installed. It is not a domain controller, and it's primary function is to broker connections to remote desktop servers.
From time to time, when I browse to Server Manager > Remote Desktop Services, Collections option is missing. Instead Overview displays "A Remote Desktop Services deployment does not exist in the server pool." As a result, I am unable to shadow RDS users who require assistance.

I cannot find any indication as to why this happens in event logs. The last time this happened, the server was rebooted but did not resolve the issue. However it returned to normal just a few hours after that.

Has anyone come across anything similar before?

Thanks in advance.
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How can I Count the Sub Ou's Under the Specific OU in active directory for example Root OU: Test Ou1 and sub OU's are: Test Ou2, test OU3, Test OU4
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I have a Windows 2012 R2 Server running Hyper-v
I have to move one of my virtuals to a new host so I exported it to the new physical host and created a new virtual with it.
When I booted it, it had an old configuration.

I realized that the server has a checkpoint so I am assuming when I booted it on the new server it booted from the base instead of the checkpoint?
If this is true:
i) How can I boot from the checkpoint?
ii) How can I stop the checkpoints on the original server and make it a non-checkpoint virutal

Thanks
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Hi All

I am trying to include the following into a batch file that i have that maps some drives

i have added the below to my smb.ps1
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName smb1protocol

In my batch file
powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File "D:\scripts\smb.ps1"

Also note the smb script works if i test it alone

I get the error below when i execute. i have allowed allow local and remote signed scripts on dc and this is happening via GPO

"The argument 'D:\scripts\smb.ps1' to the -File parameter does not exist. Provide the path to an existing '.ps1' file as an argument to the -File parameter."
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Issues with NPS after SHA1 to SHA2 migration. My nps broke today after I upgraded my PKI from SHA1 to SHA2, looking at my NPS policies we have a wired policy that uses mschap and checks the computer prior to allowing network access. All computers on the domain are failing against this policy now. I have verified that the sub ca appears to be functioning correctly and issuing ceritficates without issue. I ran pkiview.msc and noticed that the delta crls are showing errors but the ones published to AD are working correctly.
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I have a user that each time I reboot my server his Internet properties change. I am not sure where to check but it almost seems like their is a GPO setup on the server. Anyone ever have this happen to them?
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We just switched to a different ISP provider a few days ago. Since then, there have been several Bad Address entries in the DHCP server (Windows server 2012). After deleting them, they'll appear again in an hour. Their Mac addresses are not shown in the address lease.

I used the DHCPFind to check if there's any other DHCP server on the network. The result is attached.

How do I find out what device(s) is causing the issue? Or How to fix this issue?
DHCPFindResult.JPG
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Hi,
One of mine file server -Windows Server 2012-64bit -VMware VM - is experiencing a daily issue with a CPU usage between 80% and 100% during 2,5hours (Starting more or less at noon).
No backup nor scheduled task are running at that time , and I need to find the root cause of this issue.
fyi, this file server is used as a "home folder" for each of our 200 AD users
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FSHomeCPU.PNG
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I am trying to run a powershell script to list the name and path of all files with the archive and offline attributes set. The problem is a number of our directory paths are very long and causing the script to skip those directories. Any suggestions on the best way to address this?
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I have netbackup software version 8.0. I need to upgrade to the latest version 8.1.2.
I have one master server and two media servers. All of them runs windows server OS.
Could you tell me how to upgrade this backup software, or point me to step by step article that explain the process.
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could you tell me any good blog for Netback software. Any good articles and tips about Netback.
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Hi all i would like to have a user account in one domain and use it with another domain. If possible i would like to only have one account for each user but have access to both domain.

what would be the best way to configure

many thanks
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I have a server running server 2012 data center.  

I want to apply the following update, it is for server 2012 r2.  Will it work with server 2012 data center?

2018-05 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB4103725)
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I have an issue with my certificate authority not mapping certificates to user accounts when requested. I have a two tier PKI setup with an offline rootca. When I request a user certificate the certificates are not automatically mapping to the user accounts. I have been able to request them and manually map the x509 to the user mappings. However, I cant seem to get this certificate to work for authentication.
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Hi,
Any good advice is appreciated.
I am wanting to create a CSV of all accounts created in a particular OU, which have not had a home drive defined.   Account created date would also be useful in this report.

Please could you recommend command to run from AD Powershell and then export to CSV?

Thanks,
Michael
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Is there a relatively easy way to determine the last time an officer last logged on (e.g RDP) to a windows server? I need to verify a list of officers with admin access to a server and need some stats on last access to help flag potential inappropriate assignment of admin rights.
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Dear experts, how can we collect users' activities on web browsers? Assuming that this is domain environment and we prefer free solution, script or Gpo settings. Many thanks!
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Recently Windows server essentials experience stopped showing users and network PC's
I found an article and they suggested to uninstall the role and add it back.

I was able to get it uninstalled but now when I try to ass back its giving me a CA error. ( Certificate Authority has already been installed on this server)
How to I resolve this issue so I can get it installed back without breaking the server?
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How to change default lock screen image this feature is available in Settings -> Personalization -> Lock screen.

how to apply the policy through windows 2012 r2 GPO.

Santosh
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2.jpg1.jpgI have an upstream server and 16 downstream servers configured in replica mode. I see every day that downstream servers are syncing with properly but still server status report is not syncing. I have attached the screenshot.
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Need to Use Set-WinUserLanguageList en-US to Change Language  for specific user

Can we push it remotely for specific local users on servers not in domain in silent mode

When we run it locally steps are  >Command Prompt -Type PowerShell  and hit Enter-Then Run Command -Set-WinUserLanguageList en-US -Will Ask for Y to Press

Can we get this in some script to push on remote computers in one go or if changes can be reflectedd in first login -as it is asking to log off and login again ?
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I'm deploying WSUS via GPO.
- WSUS is working well including ccorrespondig download packages.
- GPO for Automatic Update on Domain controler setting as following :
  1) Configure automatic updating: 4- Auto download and schedule the install
  2) Schedule install day: 0- Every day, Schedule time: 10:00
  RESULT: ALL clients was affected/managed by GPO, but the TIME check update incorrect. They always showed last checked update at 7:50 AM everyday. (See attached file)
What am i missing ?
Anyone can help me ? Thanks.

Enviroment:
DC and WSUS: Windows Server 2012 Std
Clients: Windows 10, 7 and Server 2012 Std.
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I have a hyper V lab environment setup. I originally had it setup to a internal switch but wanted to change it to a external switch so I can get out to the internet.
 I can get out to the internet if I set that machines to automatically get a ip address but I need to be able to communicate between the machine in the lab.

At my work place they have it setup so all the machines use the DC for DNS resolution and they set forwarders on the DNS server to get out to the internet. This doesnt seem to work in my lab envir. Is there a way to get the machines to see each other and get out to the internet as well?
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How to auto uninstall and install exe problem.  By GPO, WSUS/ SCCM?
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Windows Server 2012

17K

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.