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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Hi, been trying to install microsoft updates and ocassionally some of them fail and i sometimes have success running them again but what i wanted to know is lets say i tried
installing an update last month and if it never succeeded but i was able to get the following month's updates all installed then would the previous month update that failed be included in the subsequent month's updates.  For example in february i tried installing kb40446 and it failed then would the march updates contain that kb40446 in the latest updates?  Thanks
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Within a command prompt on a windows server 2012 what is the NETSTAT syntax to query for port 8080 that is LISTENING?

I have a little local intranet website which creates <temp>.tmp files on the system.  Those files contain simple powershell commands which are to be run against the system.  What i want to do is monitor the c:\temp directory on the webserver and when it sees a file in there, process those files running the commands one at a time in powershell with elevated privileges.  I have this working now using another powershell script which watches the directory, but it fails when a bunch of files are put in there all at once and is generally flaky.  I am fine with a commercial product to be used to watch the directory, but haven't found anything that works well in Windows 2012 Server.  Essentially the powershell should only fire when a file is "changed" as the website creates the temp file, then adds the commands to it, then saves it.  It all happens with a second or so, but I would want to be sure the file is complete before processing it.  Can anyone help?  I would also like to log the transactions to a file upon processing.
Hello experts,
I just purchased a Dell Power Edge R540 and installed Windows Server 2012R2 64bit, I need to install an HD video card but I am having a hard time finding one for up to $250.
Anyone recommend a video card I can purchase?

Thank you in advance.

We had an issue because of affected pc and all AD users was locked. How can I set account never locked out for  just some users like admin account?

I have a  1 line batch command file(tbd.bat). In the batch file there is a line which is used to set/ create a time stamp.  When I run this batch file on Windows server 2012 the batch file works perfectly. However if I run it on my local PC, it isn't working. instead it just echoes the command to the screen.  Does anyone have any idea why it won't run on my local pc, and only on the server? I have also tried it from another local PC, and again it only echoes the command

tbd.bat :
set timestamp=%datetime:~0,8%_%datetime:~8,4%

On windows server 2012 the output from running the batch  is : set timestamp=20190212_1201

On my local PC the output of running the batch  is : set timestamp=~0,8datetime:~8:4
I haved configured a new Windows Server 2012 to replace a WS2008 server. When finished testing, I want to replace the old server, keeping the same name and IP address. I would like to know the best practice for this?
The server is not an AD server.
We have a Cisco WLC 5508 with two SSIDs that point to the same 2012R2 server running NPS. Let's call the SSIDs USER and IT

I created two Network Policies in NPS: USER allows any domain user to join. IT should only allow members of the IT Wireless domain group to join.

Radius authentication works for all users. The problem I'm having is that any domain member is currently able to join the IT SSID via radius. I added the NAS-ID to the WLAN and to the Network Policy but that didn't seem to help. I'm not sure if the WLC is passing over what it needs for NPS to identify which SSID is being joined.

Any suggestions welcome.

Thank you

Can I compile the server migration tool kit on one 2012 server (test), move it to my 2003 server (live) and then migrate DHCP from 2003, to a different 2012 box that the server migration tools didn't originate from?


As far as I understand our current set-up:-

We have a WPA2 Enterprise wireless solution.  The AP's act as Radius Clients and connecting devices use PEAP to connect valid domain users via RADIUS (currently running on Server 2012 R2) using their domain credentials.

There is a server-side certificate which I believe is used for encrypting the session.

I have been asked to move to a pure certificate based solution (i.e. certificate on both server and client and no more authentication necessary) and I am not sure how best to set this up.  We have our own PKI.

Can anyone point me in the direction of any good quality information about how I would set RADIUS up to work in this way?

I have noticed an unchecked box in Radius that says "Disconnect Clients without Cryptobinding" but I can't find a lot of documentation about what that means and what checking it would change.

I have also noticed that we are using the Domain Users group to validate users, but imagine we could use Domain Computers instead.  How secure would that be?  Does the device actually do some authentication or could another device with the same name connect with that setting?

I've also seen a number of things indicating that MS-CHAP and MS-CHAP-V2 are essentially worthless. so how do I avoid using these?

If anyone can point me at any great documentation for setting something like this up in a more secure way, I would find that really helpful.

Not an expert in these areas, so any …
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I need to setup 2 virtual servers on one box. Windows 2012 Domain Server and an
Exchange 2016 Server. Which hypervisor, Windows or VMWare, would be the best choice?
How can I use Group Policy to add users to the Remote Desktop users group?
i.e. I need to "append" to the group on the target server rather than replace/remove any existing users.

The long version:
We have a bunch of development servers. I need to ensure that certain groups always have remote desktop access.  But each server also has a couple of specific user accounts that need to have remote desktop access. And these accounts vary from server to server.

When I use Group Policy & set the members of the Restricted Group "Remote Desktop Users", this removes any existing users that are already in the "Remote Desktop Users" group.

What is the best way to achieve my goal?
So recently upgraded added a Windows 2012 R2 server to my existing Windows 2003 network. The purpose is to remove the 2003 server from the environment. The add went fine but now in Event viewer on the new 2012 R2 server I am getting SceCLI Event IF 1202 about 0x534 : No mapping between account names and security IDs was done. I found a pretty good article (below) that helps me find the accounts that are not syncing and they are "besadmin" and "exmerge". But when I go into RSoP it shows me the accounts are in the "Allow log on locally" and "log on as a service". I have searched AD and found that both of these accounts have been removed. BESADMIN was for my Blackberry server, no longer in use and not sure what exmerge is but I'm sure it's with Exchange which is no off-site with Office 365. I would like to remove these two accounts from "Allow log on locally" and "log on as a service" but when I go in through RSoP everything is greyed out. How can I remove those entries so I stop getting the error 1202?RSoP
Cleaning up an old Domain controller. I recently took over a network and noticed while migrating the domain from a 2003 box to a Windows Server 2012 R2, there is a domain controller listed under Active Directory - Domain Controllers, that I can't find. Searching the network that server no longer exists and from what I can tell it was an old server that has not been in the network for at least 5 years. We currently are not having any issues, and when I look at the five roles for the domain controllers ( RID, PDC, Infrastructure, Schema Master and Domain Naming Master) they are all listed to the real domain controller that is still active. My question is how can I remove the old server listed in Domain controllers in AD. Is there any reason I can't just right click and say remove?
Hi EE,

We have an application that we just migrated the database of our setup is as follows:

Microsoft servers Windows Server 2012 R2
Applications are distributed via Citrix XenApp 6.
Application in question uses SQL auth.

The issue is when we migrated the database and repointed the connection strings the application doesn't login via Citrix see the error below. However, when we are connecting to the DB from the server the application is installed on there are no issues.

"||AXAPS04|0|System|7/03/2019 4:13:40 PM|-2147205987|[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Cannot execute as the database principal because the principal ""guest"" does not exist, this type of principal cannot be impersonated, or you do not have permission.||AMPRO Standard|5.0.14|AMPRO|5.0.14|basStartup|CheckDatabase|3|||"

I'm at a loss how to diagnose this, I have checked the GPO and Folder permissions and rebooted the application server no fix.

Any assistance is welcome on this opaque issue.

Thank you.
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Windows Server 2012 R2
Trying to add a Windows server 2012 R2 domain controller to a Windows 2003 domain. Running into issues on the Prerequisites Check and its failing, error below

Verification of prerequisites for Active Directory preparation failed. Unable to perform Exchange schema conflict check for domain ripatampa.local.
Exception: Access is denied.
Adprep could not retrieve data from the server server.ripatampa.local through Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
[User Action]
Check the log file ADPrep.log in the C:\Windows\debug\adprep\logs\20190305110127-test directory for possible cause of failure.

I have looked online and made sure that "Enable Distributed COM on this Computer" is enabled on the 2003 server, also made sure there is no third party AV on either servers. The Windows 2012 R2 is already part a member of the domain. Also made sure Network Serice account was added to - SeServiceLogonRight
I am using Exchange 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2.
I tried to send a message to 4 recipients (ALL in same external domain, eg.

The error I got is:
"Remote Server at (80.xx.yyy.zzz) returned '400 4.4.7 Message delayed'
04/03/2019 18:20:19 - Remote Server at (80.xx.yyy.zzz) returned '451 4.4.0 Primary target IP address responded with: "421 4.4.1 Connection timed out." Attempted failover to alternate host, but that did not succeed. Either there are no alternate hosts, or delivery failed to all alternate hosts. The last endpoint attempted was 80.xx.yyy.zzz:25'

Anyway, I tried manually with telnet (I mean: telnet 25) and it is reachable (I see banner of remote SMTP).
I also tried "retry" but without success (it seems they are stuck in  "DnsConnectorDelivery").

How can I fix this?
thank you!
I am setting up a terminal server for some of our employees on the road; I published to them the app’s they need.

However, would love if I could give them the ability to save documents they download locally to the server,

Please advice

In addition, I am looking to reduce the time from clicking on application to being connected to the session, what I did I published calendar and created a task schedule that as soon they login it lurches the calendar,  once the connection is made when they open the application they want to work on, it opens immediately, I am not so excited about the calendar pops up, and if they x out the calendar it will again take time when they open their applications, is there a hidden app or something nice like a clock I can publish instead of the calculator?
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My employer wants the ability to disable an AD account and have assurance the end user's access to email and network resources is immediately or quickly revoked. We tested this earlier this morning and discovered although email access to Exchange is almost immediately unavailable, the end user still has access to critical and sensitive data through mapped drives. I've got the impression this is because the end user still has a kerberos ticket cached on their PC. What is the best practice to mitigate this risk? Should we modify the kerberos ticket lifetime on the 2012R2 Domain Controller, or some other method? Thanks!

i need a script to export ntfs right on user redirection folder, its a folder in windos 2012 server where every user have his redirected folder like this:


i need a script to export ntfs right for all this folder

thanks for help
I have a critical server that the trust relationship between it and the DC is broken. Is there a way I can reestablish the trust without restarting it?
 Server 2012 core with 2 VMs. VM1 had a usb drive attached for backup.
When swapping drive, forgot to remove it in VM1 before I unplugged the cable to the usb drive. Couldn't start VM1 w/o drive at all. Got it reconnected. It didn't show up in VM settings under controller 0. Tried to re-add  it in settings but errors that the drive is already attached. Went into the xml file and removed anything pertaining to the usb drive and I must have taken out something I shouldn't have and it said it couldn't find the file. I'm pretty bad at xml'
Any ideas now to reconnect (or remove and re-add it) the usb drive to the virtual machine. I have the machine files. Would deleting the vm and creating a new vm and attaching the machine file. Any suggestions are very welcome.
Hi guys,
I got a prtg installed in a separate server.

Got wmi sensors, and got few errors in it. Says “ the vm could not be found. Is it powered off ? - perfcounter:no data to return. Performance counter error 0x80D007D5

It says vm turned off. But the vm is turned on and running. I tried restarting that particular vm too. Still no change. It still stays red with same error.

Any ideas ??
I have a small network (single server) running Windows Server 2012r2.

I am looking at the output from the server ipconfig /all and I am confused about the DNS settings that are being reported.  One network card is showing DNS to be and the other one ::1

I was expecting them both to be using IPv4 and both using  Is the NIC1 wrongly configured ?

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.