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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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Just the last couple of days our 500+ WSUS clients go straight to

Error 8024401f

The WSUS server 2012r2  has been rebooted, and appears to be OK, syncs updates from MS etc. It will not even update itself from itself.

Can anyone please advise?
Thanks
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Hi All,

I installed Server 2012 R2 Standard on 2 different servers using 2 different installers. Now, on the first there's no 'side bar' and if i want to reboot the server there is an option to do this by going through the Windows Start Menu, on the second server, there is a side bar, and i need to go through there to get to the power settings. How can i make the second one like the first, why is there a difference?
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Hello -

I have a DELL PE R710 and it currently has 6 HARD DRIVE, 146G, SERIAL ATTACHED SCSI, DU, 15K, 3.5, SEAGATE, HUR and a PERC H700 Integrated RAID Cont roller, 512MB Cache, x6. I would like to use two Samsung SSD 850 EVO (Model: 75E120) as a RAID 1 (OS), and 4 more drives as a RAID 10 (DATA FTP). My question is if I replace my existing drives, what hardware will I need to convert the server drive bays and will this work with my existing PERC? Will it recognize new drive and speed capabilities?

Thank you so much!

nimdatx
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Hi Experts

thanks for your in advance.

problem definition:
I have only 1 Active Directory server with DNS integrated in an isolated network and I want all DNS queries to be made to itself only so no DNS queries are broadcasted.
AD is imported from PROD environment and previously serving multiple zones and multiple different VLANs.  I now need to use this imported AD DNS server to not to forward any broadcast queries to different DNS servers.

reasons: Server is imported from PROD  environment so whatever the IP details it has in DNS tab should change I believe. it currently have multiple IP addresses listed primary and secondary DNS

options:  
a)should I only set up one DNS server IP which would be the itself 127.0.0.1 as primary DNS server and that's it leave the rest with no config. only 1 DC in this isolated environment which holds all the FSMO roles and  has no connections to PROD.
b) should set new port forwarding on Pfsense firewall to forward all DNS queries to  127.0.0.1

thanks for the help
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Hi,

Having trouble adding Win 8.1 PC to domain with 2012 server.

This PC dropped off the network so readding. Get the following error - 'The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted'

Server can be pinged via IP & FQDN.

Tried -
Adding fixed IP to PC
Adding via powershell
Changing PC name

Any ideas?

Thanks
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How much does Box.com charge for storing files in the cloud?

I have seen that they say that you can store an unlimited number of files in the cloud but I haven't found where they mention how much this costs for storing large amounts of files.
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Hi,

We have two servers in the "cloud" that replicate DFS over the WAN link. Recently, one of the data centers with our DFS server went down and had to be restored. The server came back up, but was not shut down properly. This caused DFS to stop receiving files on this server. The day this happened, after the server came back up, I was receiving

Event ID 2212: "The DFS replication service has detected an unexpected shutdown on volume G:. This can occur if the service terminated abnormally (due to a power loss, for example) or an error occurred on the volume. The service has automatically initiated a recovery process. The service will rebuild the database if it determines it cannot reliably recover. No user action is required."

After about 6 hours, I got the event: "The DFS Replication service successfully established an inbound connection with partner"

I still see the backlog for DFS on that server growing very fast and no files seem to be getting copied from the working member to the member that came back online. I do see, however, that in C:\windows\debug I have lots and lots of dfsr00xxx.log.gz files from today and yesterday and a Dfsr01000.log that is constantly being updated with the following:
20170713 10:22:27.565 3828 JRWP   768 JournalWrapTask::MarkTopDown Not updating record. uid:{520B5DA3-1DD7-462E-AAFB-0B936BA799D3}-v10894651 volId:{F9490522-2382-4395-819B-A8D48209CBDE} volPath:\\.\G:

The time stamp and UID number changes. Is DFS still doing …
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Hello there,

So in our environment, we get the calls from monitoring team whenever they get the alert in their system regarding the server being down. Most likely this is a hung situation where we (domain admins and vmware admins) have to reboot the particular vm. We want to automate this process so monitoring can do this task themselves. This is kind of urgent requested by management so i thought I can get the help faster here rather than spending sometime on scripting. Any help is appreciated meanwhile I figure this out. Thanks!
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I have two identical win12 servers- the storage is via LSI mega Raid 5/Raid6 adapter.  I have no network storage between the servers. Just the local network.

Will this work with just the two servers on the lan?  CAFS will only be for file sharing availability not hyperV maintenance or SQL hosting.

I've read through this failover guide but it's unclear because it goes on, "if you use iscsi" so i'm taking it that an iscsi san between the two servers is not required but other blog posts say that it is.

 https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj612869.aspx

thanks and regards!
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Need a bit direction here

My client has started a project to apply 2-factor authentication to all of their systems that house PHI using the SSO feature of Azure AD. They are already in the testing phase for their cloud-based apps but need help with internal network shares. Client was advised by his Azure support contact that the network shares can be set up with 2 factor authentication using a combination of Azure Information Protection Services and RMS on the local servers. Ideally, they want it so that only the specific Network Shares that contain PHI would have this extra layer of security, and then lock down those shares to about five users. If that level of granularity is not possible or practical, then having 2fa when logging into Windows locally would suffice as well. They are also open to third-party options if they are better suited to tackle the on-prem Server environment.  

Can someone advise of a good approach to this scenario

Thank you so much
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Hello Experts,

Sorry for the confusing subject.

I have two Windows 2012 R2 VMs. One VM boots up normally, however the second VM boots up with a Black screen see image.. can someone explain why?
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Cheers

Carlton
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My exchange shell was working fine a few months ago last time I used it.  Now I tried to run a simple command to check my messageratelimit and I'm getting this error.  Can anyone point me in the right direction.  I quick google did not provide anything, so just reaching out to the experts.

Exchange Error
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OS  : WIN 2008R2

I would like to configure server to handle - 10 concurrent (parallel) sessions for our developers.

please advice how to configure the server to meet my requirement.
my domain ID has admin role on the server ( not AD admin).

please advice the steps.
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Hi Guys,

how do i determine where a network drive is pointing? when connected onto the server itself the mapped network drives show with the path name and drive letter but i cant see where the drive actually lives.

when i go to the route of the path which is the server IP: \\10.20.92.53 i can see the folders here as well but they show in size as 0 bytes. i wanted to create another folder in this location but dont have the option when i right click anywhere. i can right click the existing folders.

this is because the folder is a share i believe.

can some please help, i just want to create another folder at the same location/level
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Server windows 2012 with MYSQL 5.7 standard version.

Want to backup my database using the following schedule, Full backup ones a week and differential on daily basis.

So far got a script running a full backup using MySqldump schedule to run on a weekly basis.

Now I would like to add a differential to it.
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Hello Experts,

I have created a VM using guides from EE. However, when I power on the VM and access the console I get the following error message:

image
Can someone let me know where I might be going wrong?

Regards

Carlton
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Hello Experts,

Can someone let me know where I can find Windows Server 2012 R2 OVA? I would like to create a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM or ESXi 5.1. This would just be for testing purposes.

Thanks

Carlton
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Hi,
So currently a site has no VLANs configured and is on 192.168.1.0/24 subnet. We are changing this so they have several subnets for servers, workstations, wifi, printers, so for instance 10.10.1.0/24, 10.10.2.0/24 etc etc.
Also moving the DHCP server 2003 R2 to a new server 2012 R2 server before upgrading to server 2016.

What is the best practice you would say at setting the new subnet up on the new DHCP server?
Do i just create a superscope with the different subnets and leave the old subnet off it completely? OR import the current DHCP config into the new server, then create a new scope with the new vlans, disable the old scope and test internet access?

Thanks
Craig
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People,

I'm trying to implement email resiliency solution internally and also externally with no Load Balancer access, so I came up with the below Idea:

http://www.tutorius.com/setting-up-a-dns-round-robin-in-windows
http://exchange929.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/high-availability-for-exchange-2013-cas.html

which I will be applying for all of my Exchange Server 2013 Std. Edition running CAS role:

Internally
AutoDiscover.domain.com points to CAS server 1 internal IP address on AD Site 1
OWA.domain.com points to CAS server 1 internal IP address on AD Site 1

AutoDiscover.domain.com points to CAS server 2 internal IP address on AD Site 2
OWA.domain.com points to CAS server 2 internal IP address on AD Site 2

...

AutoDiscover.domain.com points to CAS server N internal IP address on AD Site N
OWA.domain.com points to CAS server N internal IP address on AD Site N

and also Externally
AutoDiscover.domain.com points to CAS server 1 public IP address on the internet.
OWA.domain.com points to CAS server 1 public IP address on the internet.

AutoDiscover.domain.com points to CAS server 2 public  IP address on the internet.
OWA.domain.com points to CAS server 2 public  IP address on the internet.

...

AutoDiscover.domain.com points to CAS server N public IP address on the internet.
OWA.domain.com points to CAS server N public  IP
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Hello experts,

Am I able to promote a 2012 r2 Storage Server to a domain controller?
I have run into a issue that I have two virtual domain controllers currently over shared storage and they are not serving our domain well at all and are very slow, I need a physical host.  I have one that was purchased as a file server but we are not actually using it for that, it came with 2012 R2 Storage Server.  

Thank you,

Karen
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We have two locations not connected.  I split two DHCP servers.  Shut down the DHCP server service on the 1st server.  Withing 5 minutes the 2nd server had address leases.   One server is 2008 R2 the other is 2012 R2

At the second location I did the exact same thing.  The 1st server has had DHCP Server turned off all night.  The 2nd server does not have any leases.   Both servers are 2008 R2.
I've logged on to a few of the computers that have the shutdown DHCP server as their server.  They show active leases that expire in a few days.

Why are the two locations not performing the same?
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Is it Safe to import more than one Hyper-V virtual machine within Server 2012 R2 at same time?

I would like to import two or more VMs at the same time but will only do this if it is safe and won't cause any problems.
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Hi,
    We currently have a bunch of 2008 and 2012 servers in our production environment and planning on introducing 2016 servers. My question is what prompts the need for upgrading the user CALS to 2016 version. We are not specifically going to upgrade our Domain controllers or the functional level,
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Hello,

I am trying to see if there is a way to create a bat file to add the highlighted features below. This is for a Windows Server 2012. Thank you for your help!
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A customer currently backs up their Server – and client data via redirected folders – using Windows backup to a series of hard drives swapped with the others kept off-site.

They would like to continue to do this but are also interested in cloud backup as an extra level of protection.

Which cloud backup service would you recommend?

The server is a domain controller but essentially used as a file server with shared folders on the server and the re-directed folders of the clients the main concern for backup.

The redirected folders have permissions set so only the user has access. The cloud backup has to therefore be able to back these up – or work as a volume image backup like it is currently.

As I mentioned, it also has to work nicely with Windows backup or be able to back up to Hard Drive as well and it is likely both will work through the night only.

I have looked at Azure backup but admit it has just confused me. If anybody has any advice, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Windows Server 2012

15K

Solutions

8K

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.