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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 All,

I currently have 4 DC's listed and only 2 are in production. The other 2 that are not being used were VMs that no longer exist and I no longer have access to them. Is there a way to forcefully remove them and to do a metadata clean-up? Everything I've found has a solution for people that still have access to that server.
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Hi All,

I recently had to rebuild a Windows Server 2k12R2 Server. Current Set-Up

2 x Windows Server 2k12R2

DC01 has all the FSMO roles
DC02 (before rebuilt) - kicked it off the domain, demoted the server
DC02 (rebuilt) - I gave it the same name and IP address as the one that I demoted.

Issues:
  • I'm unable to replicate, when I do repadmin /syncall, it says that the RPC server is unavailable
  • I am able to ping the rebuilt DC02 by IP
  • I have attached a screen shot of dcdiag
  • It says no host record, but when I check the DNS manager of DC01 and DC02, I do see it
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From our Windows Server 2012 Standard (not R2), I can get to google.com and do a query .... it comes back with hits, but clicking on ANY link gives me the 'Server Not Found' error.   I'm trying to fix a Windows Update error.  Anyone see this before?
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Im trying to install Quickbooks 2010 on a Server 2012 for an accountant. I keep getting this error "The following feature couldn’t be installed:
.NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)

Windows Server roles and features cannot be automatically installed or uninstalled via the Windows Features Control Panel."


I goto Roles and Features and its already installed.
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No problem pinging to 8.8.8.8 from the server.  Once I turned off Enhanced Security I can get to google.com now, but still get:

'Failed Update' Error found:
    Code 8024402C - Windows Update ran into a problem.

I'll turn Enhanced Security back on... but I was trying to troubleshoot the windows update issue.   Looks like nothing has updated on her server since July 2017.
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I'm trying to run Windows Update but it keeps failing.   I attempted to bypass the update app and was going to download the specific KB file to do the update, but I can't get to the internet at all from the server.   I can get to the interest from the workstation that connected to this domain, but not the server.  I suppose I could copy it to a USB and install it that way, but there are at least 100 updates that need to be done.

When launching IE on the server....  Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration is enabled.

Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.
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Both my Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller and Windows Server 2012 serving as the radius server were rebooted after another admin updated the VMWare tools on them, I started getting calls users (laptops and mobile phones) could not connect to the wireless.

Checking logs on my vWLC console I saw a lot of: AAA Authentication Failure for Client MAC: 54:7c:69:49:ca:1e UserName:<USERNAME> User Type: WLAN USER Reason: Authentication failed

Checking NPS logs on the RADIUS server I started seeing information entries like this: 'The client could not be authenticated  because the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Type cannot be processed by the server.' and 'Reason The client could not be authenticated because the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Type cannot be processed by the server.'

Application logs showed similar 'information' entries: Negotiation failed. No available EAP methods

I'll paste the full log entries below as well as screen shots of my Radius Client settings as well as Network Policies as well as Remote Connection Policies. After extensive Googling, most fixes point to a cert error, my cert doesn't expire until 2019 so I don't think is the problem but I'm not an expert at this.
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Is there a way to change the Reply-To or From address from incoming Internet email with the Exchange 2016 Mailbox or Edge roles?  Is there a way to accomplish this with transport rules or address rewriting?
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If a security group, e.g. EEusers had been granted full control over a file share, at both share and directory level, e.g. \\server\share - but there was a subdirectory \\server\share\dir1 which was not inheriting permissions from \\server\share, and had been configured with a different (more restrictive) directory ACL which did not include the EEusers group at all on the directory ACL............ if a member of the EEusers group went on the security tab of properties on the \\server\share folder, then went >advanced>change permissions, and then selected "replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" - would this then grant the EEusers group access to the \\server\share\dir1 - essentially wiping out the existing more stringent ACL currently set at \\server\share\dir1?

I am not from a server admin role, but our server admin says he doesn't think it would 'wipe out' and more secure subdirectoryACL, whereas our security/risk team are concerned it would..Obviously removing full control at the root of the share for EEusers group would make the most sense to remove any possibility, but to settle an argument and help us assess the risk, feedback welcome.
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I already have a "Server Room" temperature device that
automatically emails and calls me when the TEMP goes
above 75 degrees, allowing me to fix whatever
AC issues I might have.

What "Automatic Shutdown during Overheating"
features can I setup on my Windows 2012 Server,
Dell T630 so I don't have to worry about
the below happening ?

Maybe some type battery backup that automatically
cuts off the power supply after the room reaches 90
degrees, I do not need it to GRACEFULLY shutdown,
it can FORCEFULLY shutdown if needed

 1. server room AC fails, internet fails, but power
    is still on, room goes to 90 degrees, but I never
    get emails and calls since my "Server Room"
    temperature device cannot connect to the INTERNET

 2. I get automatic email at 2am on Saturday morning,
    but cannot drive the 40+ minutes to work to manually
    shut down the servers since it is ICEY outside and my
    home VPN internet connection is down so I cannot
    remote in to shutdown the servers
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Any ideas what is causing the below weird issue since
I would like to see all folders when doing the
below step #3 and #10 ?

 1. login to Windows 2012 file server as "admin"
 2. open local C:
 3. see four of the five folders I created
 4. type "C:\hiddenfoldername" to see the hidden folder
 5. check to make sure above folder is NOT marked as hidden
 6. open "Server Manager, File and Storage Services, Shares"
 7. click "Tasks", select "New Share"
 8. select "Type a custom path"
 9. click "Browse", select "C:"
10. see four of the five folders I created
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Hi,
I just got a general question about folder redirection.
It’s a windows 2008R2 server. Folder redirection deployed through group policy. There is no roaming profiles.

Does folder redirection means, if a user logs to different computer, he will get same files ??   Is this called folder redirection or is it roaming profiles ?
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Hi,
We have are having an issue with SYSVOL replication, we believe that it is related to a couple of things:

- domain/forest functional levels were set to 2003 even though there are NO 2003 servers/DC's in the environment
- using FRS versus DFS replication as it should be

I have raised the domain/forest functional levels from "Windows Server 2003" to "Windows Server 2008"

I am now looking at migrating from FRS to DFS Replication.

It should be mentioned that both DC's are running Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2 Standard editions

Thoughts on this as I have never attempted this before...

Mike
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hi guys,

I'm currently managing an IT Operations team. I've been asked by our new head to come up with a way for me/us to measure in some shape or form their progress on a weekly basis.

We use Zendesk for our ticketing system which is very comprehensive. He wants us to find a way of knowing, how many particular jobs were started, closed, including things such as 'what got in the way?'. Along with that, he wants to know a way of measuring project progress in a similar way.

Do you guys have any measuring methods that you use at your work places? Or advised others on how to better do something similar?

Thanks for helping
Yashy
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Hi,
A client of ours is still sitting at "Windows Server 2003" for both the "domain and forest" functional levels. They only have 1 x 2008 member server with the rest of the member servers being Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2 editions.

We are having SYSVOL replication issues (I believe that it is still trying to use FRS versus using DFS Replication as it should be. We are also having DNS issues that we believe may be related to this as well.

I want to raise both the domain and forest functional levels, is there a specific order that these need to be done in? Is there a reboot of any kind required? Services that need to be restarted?

I haven't done this in several years so any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Mike
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We have a client who we added 4 new domain computers to over the weekend (they had an existing 6 on the domain) to an existing domain control virtual machine running Windows 2012 Standard R2. Ever since the users started working on Monday the files on the server and network shares are opening as "Read-Only". We've checked the shares and they are set to Full Access, we've checked subfolders and they have full access and aren't locked for read only. We have checked for files being open on different workstations causing the issue and all files are closed. This issue did not exist before adding these users and the issue is being experienced by all users (all on Windows 10 pro), those who were on the domain before as well as new users.
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I am running windows 7, 10, 2K8R2, 2K12R2, 2k16 OS's, and I found a few of the KB's that address and update the new CPU flaws, but is there a website that lists all of the KB articles for the OS's I mentioned?
I did some searching, but didn't come up with anything good.
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if the everyone group has full control at both the share and directory level on a windows server file share, but subdirectories on the share are more restrictive. without access to rdp onto the server itself, is there anyway a member of everyone could get access to the more restricted sub directories on which they are not on the ACL through standard tools such as powershell or windows explorer
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Hello Experts,

I have two Hyper-V servers Running Windows 2012 R2. Hyper-V-01 and Hyper-V-02. Hyper-V had a RAID failure and I lost all VM configurations and virtual hard disks. Lost a second RAID disk during a rebuild.

I have gone to Hyper-V-02 and run Repliacation>Failover on each VM so my VM's are UP.  I have replaced the bad drive on Hyper-V-01 and formatted and recreated the VM storage volume.

My question is what are my next steps?  Do I simply go to Hyper-V-02 Replication>Reverse Replication to reverse the failover and move the VM's back to the Primary Hypervisor or are other steps required?  Please be specific as this is my first Hyper-V Replication Failure.
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Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File
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I have an organization that keeps opening a service ticket stating that files and folders keep disappearing on their shared drive on the server. Yet, when I perform a search, I find the file/folder and determine that it was just moved to a different location.

I am Googling to see if there is a built in way to enable auditing to determine who/what is moving these files/folders. I looked at this and do not feel it meets my needs to track when a file is moved, modified, created or deleted:

1. Open Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy.
2. Expand Local Policies and click Audit Policy in the left pane.
3. Select Audit object access in the right pane, and then click Action > Properties.
4. Select Success and Failure, and then click OK.
5. Close the Local Security Policy window.

Can anyone recommend a way to monitor all the actions listed above?
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Hi Experts

I need to upgrade the current server as described. Server is a DC.  If anyone can provide any suggestions, instructions or what to watch out for I'd appreciate it.

Many thanks in advance
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Hi Experts

I need to upgrade the current server as described. Server is a DC.  If anyone can provide any suggestions, instructions or what to watch out for I'd appreciate it.

Many thanks in advance
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I have a department folder named Marketing. The Marketing group has the following permissions on the Marketing folder:

Traverse folder/execute file
list Folder /read data
Read attributes
Read extended attributes
Create files/write data
create folders/append data
write attributes
write extended attributes
delete subfolders and files

However if user1 from Marketing group create a file or folder under Marketing folder, user2 from the same group(Marketing) will be able to delete the file or folder create by User1
how can I prevent that ?

Thank you
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When we boot up a test Windows Server 2012 R2 we get the alternative shell command - runonce.exe.  We can't seem to get into the GUI.  We can run notepad, powershell, Task Manager but not Explorer, MMC, etc.  We tried to delete/rename the runonce.exe but it says we don't have sufficient rights - we are logged in as administrator.  We have tried the attrib command but the file is marked as A and we can't seem to change that attribute.  Any suggestions?  Thanks in advance.
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We have an .iso that we would like to convert to a .wim so that we can mount it on our Windows Deployment Services server and boot to it from PXE boot. What is the best way to go about doing this if the .iso file does not contain a .wim file to mount?
Thanks

-Windows Server 2012 R2
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Windows Server 2012

16K

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.