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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 are migrating from Exchange 2013 to 2016 but when uninstalling 2013 receive this error:
This computer is a member of a database availability group (DAG). It must be removed from the DAG before you can uninstall Exchange

No DAG exists, if i go into ADSIedit.msc within CN=Database Availability Groups nothing exists either...?

Any ideas?

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How do I install RSAT tools (ADUC, DNS etc) via Powershell for a Windows 2012 server?

We have Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager  installed on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server. I was wondering if I could install that Virtual Machine Manager on Windows 10?  Basically, every time I need to connect to virtual machine via the console, I first have to remote in to that  2012 Server, run the Virtual Machine Manager Console and connect that way. I wanted to see if I could just install that on my Windows 10 machine and connect directly, similar to what I do with VMware vSphere Client.
Hi all. Just added two 2012 R2 server cores computers to domain.

Renamed, did the Ip config, and successfully promoted to Domain Controllers. Enabled remote desktop using cscript all running fine and remote admin using netsh. But when I try to connect to either using perfmon from a 3rd GUI DC  I get the rpc server is unavailable. I have checked, the rpc service is running on both servers.

Any idea anyone?

Just checked something else. When I stop the firewall service on the server core the rpc error goes although perfmon cannot connect, I get path not found. So I tried ping the server core but it times out. If I re-enable the firewall the ping works! wth is that all about. I should have titled the question "why I hate core"
Can not run *.bat file (use ffmpe to live youtube) on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials!!? i set run with admin and off user control permission!
Hello, for some reason I have more frequency of workstations having a problem with a trust relationship with the primary domain.   What causes this and is there something I should do to prevent this error?

Windows 7 workstations
Windows 2012 R2 domain controller

Our Windows 2008 domain controller server has a lot of errors in the application log - please see the attached.

Please advise how to fix it.

The computer 'WinDefend' preference item in the 'Windows Firewall {58007B38-5D12-4234-8AC5-335AD6922CE8}' Group Policy object did not apply because it failed with error code '0x80070424 The specified service does not exist as an installed service.' This error was suppressed.
Dear Wizards, when I changed my display name in OWA - Exchange 2016 ono-premises, this error appeared. Can you please explain and suggest? Many thanks.

Env: Exchange 2016 - Win server 2012R2
I Have a couple of windows 2012 R2  which using Remote desktop User CAL licenses.
could you provide detail answer on how I can point second windows 2012 server to my current RDS licensing server?
DO I have to remove RDS licensing service from that second 2012 server?
RDS licensing server located on my local net while second RDS server in question which I want to point to licensing server located on a DMZ.
which ports should I have open between local and DMZ for licensing to work?

 I have a terminal server 2012 with 5 user license activated.
 However I can see there are more than 5 users concurrently connected at times.
 What I like to know is whether MS terminal server licensing manager is supposed to restrict logon attempts beyond the number of licenses purchased or it is an honor system?

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Actually, i have a domain named: "" and it is used for internal and external mail flow in an organization. Now again i need to create a additional domain like suppose : for exchange mail user and mail should be flow inside organizations only.
Example: "" is already created mailbox user and this user can sent and received mail from inside and outside the organization to all. But now we need to add such domain like: and this user can sent mail inside the organization to all. How can we configure it??
hi guys

We have an Exchange 2010 environment.

So i'm trying to resolve an issue with one of our Exchange servers at another site. When people put on the OOF, they get an error 'your automatic reply settings cannot be displayed because the server is currently unavailable. Try again later'.

So I ran a Get-WebServicesVirtualDirectory |fl identity,internalurl,externalurl and I can see the results of the Internal/External URL's are not the same as its OWA link. I'll have to fix this I believe, which apparently will resolve the OOF issue.

However, I am reading that I also have to change the autodiscovery. As it stands the Autodiscovery is also pointing to the same internal/external URL as the result I get in the above. However, when people set up a new email address, you can go to Outlook and it discovers the mailbox etc, so that part seems to be working? Hence my question, how do I know whether I have to 'fix' the autodiscover? If it does have to be fixed, should it be the same as the OWA domain link?

Thanks for helping
i had a 2008 r2 terminal server which is not used much these days
i build a new 2012 r2 terminal server running a few published apps
im currently still in the grace period
do i need to buy new licenses?
or can i use the 2008 r2 licenses
do i point the new server at the old server
I have 3 labs on a WIN-2012 network.  Each lab is on its own subnet.  I recently purchased a new network printer for one of the labs and I want to enable users who use the PCs in that lab to print to that printer.  There are 32 PCs in the lab so rather than adding the printer to each PC, I would appreciate if anyone can suggest the fastest way to add this printer.  Thank you in advance
I am trying to set the Automatic Configuration Script in a new GPO.  The problem is that when I deploy .  The GPO Servers are both 2008 R2 and dont have IE10 capability.  But I do have a 2012 server (not DC) that does have the IE10 GPO capability, and this si where i am writing the GPO object.

I have created a separate Test OU and put my users account in that OU and applied the IE11 GPO.  It did the gupdate /force and restarted my workstation.  But the GPO just didnt apply.  I then enfoced it, so it should overwrite any other IE settings that may have been set in any inherited GPOs.  Again, i forced the update and restarted, but it still doesn't apply.

I just cant figure out why it wont apply.  

Is it because the server I am writing the GPO on isnt a DC or GP Server?  I dont think so.
Is it because my domain functional level is 2008?  I dont think so.
Hi All,

I need to allow some non-admins RDP to our DC.

I created a security Group, and added it to the Default Domain Controllers GPO and added the group under

'Allow Logon Through Remote Desktop Services' and 'Allow Logon Locally'

I ran gpupdate /force on the DC, but when trying to remote in, i get user is not authorized
Can a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V VM be exported and then imported on another Windows 2012 Hyper-V host machine?  Or can the VHD be used on a new VM on a different host machine?
I have a software which use a lot of graphic resources.

I have a server with m6000 graphic card. I want to run 5-6 sessions remotely  .(RDP)

What is the best way to accomplish that?
Hello EE,

I am not very familiar with HP servers and we have a few.  Recently there is a vulnerability and I need to check the ILO version.
What is the easiest way to do that in Windows?
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Been fighting this issue for days.  I have a wildcard certificate I exported from IIS from another server we have.  I imported the PFX file into the certificate store of Windows Server 2012 system running Microsoft SMTP server.

I now get the TLS option checkbox which I wasn't able to get before.

I can't seem to relay mail through the SMTP server.  I grab some software that let's me see the exact issue.  The error is:

The Remote Certificate is Invalid According to the Validation Procedure

Any ideas how to resolve this?
We have a server running 2012 R2 and we used to be able to rdp into it but now for some reason we cant make and rdp connection to it any longer. I checked to make sure that in the advanced section of the firewall that the option was enabled for remote desktop tcp in was enabled.
I even tried to disable the rdp and then enable it again but still cant make and rdp connection the server.
Windows 2012 R2 VMs on ESXI Hosts.

Every Saturday I run a task scheduled job

Runs these three commands

systeminfo >>c:\util\uptimex.txt
net statistics workstation >>c:\util\uptimex.txt
c:\util\pstools\psinfo  >>c:\util\uptimex.txt

The all work fine but I get this event on every Windows 2012 R2 VM

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Perflib
Date:          9/9/2017 6:41:04 PM
Event ID:      1008
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
The Open Procedure for service "BITS" in DLL "C:\Windows\System32\bitsperf.dll" failed. Performance data for this service will not be available. The first four bytes (DWORD) of the Data section contains the error code.

My search found these instructions

If a performance library file was not properly initialized during installation, you can reload it.

Membership in the local Administrators group is required to complete this procedure.

To reload a performance library:
1.Click Start, click All Programs, and click Accessories.
2.Right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
3.At the command prompt, type cd %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 and then press ENTER.
4.At the command prompt, type lodctr:\<ini file>, where <ini file> is the .ini file for the library that you want to reload.


You can use Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor to verify that netowkr performance …
Hello, is it possible to export transport rules from Exchange 2007 SP2 Edge and import the set of rules into Exchange 2016 Edge?

I was provided the below article  however the requirement is Exchange 2007 SP3 and I would prefer to not have to apply a service pack.  Does anyone have a workaround?
Hey Guys, we have an SBS 2011 server, and i added a new File Server (2012 R2).

I am making some new shares on the 2012 R2 server, and i cannot add the domain\administrators groups on the 2012 R2 server, it like does not even show up. Is there a reason for that?
I have a newly built windows 2012 R2 server with all updates installed that has been configured as a clustered Hyper-V server.  Everything is installed and passed validation.  When I go to create a new vm, I supply all the required information, name, memory, disk size, network, where to store the vhd and where to pull the OS from.  It builds the vm and leaves it in the off state.  When I start it, it starts to load the OS, I get the progress bar with files loading, then I get the error:

EXITING:  unable to find root\cimv2 service -2147217402

I've read through multiple threads and cannot pin down a fix to this error.  I find lots of threads relating to XP, Win7, nothing relating to W2k12 or this specific error.   Anyone know what the number refers to?   I checked the event logs and nothing there.     Several post seem to relate this to WMI.  I checked the repository and it states that it is fine.     I've been on this for several days and have gotten no where.

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.