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Using Ansible with a proxy on a GCE Windows instance without an External IP

The goal is to use Ansible's win_chocolatey module on a GCE instance. Currently, the GCE instance (Windows Server 2012 R2) is manageable with Ansible (i.e it can be pinged via win_ping), however ...

Assigning static IP address [migrated]

Hi all I want to assign static IP address to my Windows server 2012 virtual machine . I use a broadband connection via router. I added an IP address in routers DHCP static IP table and provided IP ...

MSSQL proxy system permissions required to run PowerShell steps

I started to ask this on StackExchange DBA but decided it was probably going to be more of a Windows Server security type of question. SQL Server 2016 SP1+CU on Server 2012 R2. I'm trying to run a ...

OpenVPN Client on Windows Server 2012 is not able to change routing

I have a Virtual Windows 2012 Server that runs some Internet-Communication Software which requires me to change the IP-range once. It doesn't matter whether this is secure or not, this is just test ...

Remote Desktop Service - UnifiedSessionId is empty

I've trouble with my Remote Desktop Service Sessions on Windows Server 2012R2. Get-RDUserSession command returns user with empty UnifiedSessionId. I want message to users, make shadown... But it's ...

SAML Remote Desktop Services Windows Server 2012R2

I want to implement SAML for Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2012R2. First, it is possible ? Then, I want to authenticate users from another AD of mine RDS, like this architecture : https:/...

How to secure a Remote Application server farm to prohibit users from running unpublished applications?

We have recently deployed and tested a working RemoteApps configuration based on MS Windows Server 2012R2's Remote Desktop Session Host and Remote Desktop Gateway services, that is intended to allow ...

Configure GRE Tunnel on Server 2012 R2

To provide a layer of DDoS protection, I have purchased a BuyVM VPS and used this guide to setup a GRE Tunnel. On my Windows Server 2012 machine, I have installed this Hotfix which adds GRE support. ...

Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 with IFD and ADFS on the same server using port 443

I'm trying to install Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 with IFD (Internet-Facing Deployment) and ADFS on the same server (Windows Server 2012 R2) ADFS is running and seems to be working fine. I can fetch ...

Remotely connect to a database instance on a Azure VM without RDP?

Preface I'm a developer by trade, so network security isn't really my purview. However, solving problems is my purview, and I've got one with which I need help. Also, please forgive me if I get any ...

Force windows update to use WSUS from proxy / firewall

Good morning, I work in a computer service company and we have several clients connected to the internal network and servers, including one WSUS server. Now, we have entered a GPO that forces the ...

Should File Server / 3rd Party Softwares / IIS be installed on separate VMs?

Im preparing for my mcsa 70-410 + Managing our new server (win Srv 2012 R2) We are a network of 125 users. I wanted to Know if it would be alright to host File server + IIS roles and install 3rd ...

how performance of a volume can be reduced by up to 200 percent

i'm not sure if this is the right place to ask when executing backup of the windows server with Windows backup utility, at the specify destination type screen, there is a note under backup to volume ...

Set credentials/password for remote connection in powershell on Windows Server 2012

I have 2 servers (both Windows Server 2012 R2). They both have an Administrator account with password xxx and the 2 servers are in the same network (domain). I didn't install/configure those servers. ...

What is the recommended way to make sure Windows server 2012 R2 has necessary updates after install?

We are automatically installing virtual machines using WDS and after installation manually installing updates until atleast KB2919355 which we need. What would be the best way to make sure this ...

Why only one PC is not updating the GPO?

Recently I migrated my print server from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2. I deployed the printers through, printer(right click) -> Deploy with GP -> Default Domain Policy(per machine). All the PCs in the domain ...

EVENTCREATE fails with “ERROR: Access is denied” — how to fix

I have also asked this question in a Microsoft Forum, but no answers there yet. I am in the process of building out a Windows 2012 server to replace a legacy Windows 2008 server. I am testing a ...

File share over site-to-site VPN (DFS enabled)

I have two sites with servers with DFS and one site with just two VPN site-to-site to the other two sites with the servers. The users can't acess the file share via \\domain.local\SHARE but they can ...

Active Directory Administrative Center (Server 2012 R2) crashes frequently upon updating user [duplicate]

Is this the same error referenced here: Active Directory Administrative Center Crashes when updating object ? I tried posting this image IN THE SAME THREAD, which seems to make the most logical sense ...

Site to Site and Point to Site VPN simultaneously on Azure

I'm trying to get P2S and S2S to work at the same time. They are working fine individually but when I try to make it work together it falls short. Windows 2012 R2 server and a USG110 Zyxel firewall. ...

How to have a remote folder mounted at boot, on system-level?

We use Press Store P5 for backups, running on Windows Server 2012 R2. One of the folders it sends to tape is mounted remotely via SMB. In order to get the P5 service to see this folder, it has to be ...

Adding conditional forwarding on Windows Server 2008 goes wrong

Since Spamassassin can't query URLs bec. of "URIBL_BLOCKED ADMINISTRATOR NOTICE: The query to URIBL was blocked." I need to configure Windows DNS Server. I tried to follow the steps explained here: ...

How to remove suspended IIS application pool

I have a web server IIS 8.5. OS v: Windows Server 2012. When number of Hit increase then huge php-cgi.exe open in windows process.But after some time lot of process shows suspended state. As a ...

Set default application for file extension

I try to set the default application for .pdf files depending on the users group with a GPO. We have Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and Adobe Acrobat DC installed on a Windows Server 2012 R2 terminal server. ...

How to read local user group memberships from a SAM hive?

So I am working with a OS drive from a machine that cannot be accessed. I am trying to discover whether certain group permissions where applied before a DR failover took place. I have the drive ...

Server 2012 shared folder with 2 mapped drives

I have a program that requires a shared folder with 2 drive letters to it. How can I create this? If I map the drives - both pointing to the shared folder, they both have different drive letters but ...

windows 7 cant VPN into a windows server 2012 network

I have a windows server 2012 machine running routing and remote access for VPN connection. From my pc (windows 10), I've setup a vpn connection using PPTP using AD username and password, and all works ...

Get-ACL Set-ACL removes inherited groups

I'm trying to set folder rights for a group like this: \server\Share$\Folder1\Folder2 Traverse on Share$ -> Traverse Folder1 -> Modify Folder2 There are more folders in the share but the group ...

Windows 2012R2 VPN connects, can ping, but no shared drive access

I have installed and configured the VPN Remote Access service on a Server 2012R2 box. The VPN connects fine. I can ping the server IP address. I cannot access any shares on the server using my windows ...

Hyper-V Nextcloud server crashes - task jbd2 blocked for more than 120 seconds

I hope this is the right place for my question. I have recently set up a ubuntu 16 LTS server running in a hyper-v VM on my windows 2012R2 server. That ubuntu server is running nextcloud and ...

Windows 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 Application Installed files revert to original

Has anyone seen an issue with Windows 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 where an application installs successfully but few seconds later the files revert back to ones there were there previously? This is a vendor ...

Windows 2012 Server shrinks pagefile

Several instances of Windows 2012 Server shrank their pagefiles (from RAMx2 to RAM/2) a month ago and won't expand them again. One of the servers constantly runs into 100% full pagefile. Pagefile is ...

Kerberos Failure Audit Event Id 4769 on Domain Controller

I have an average of 17-18 failure audit events per hour recorded in the Security event log of a Windows 2012R2 domain controller, related to attempts of a Windows 2008R2 member server to obtain a ...

Multiple link local default gateway IPv6 addresses once IPv6 enabled

We have a Windows Server 2012 r2 host. Whenever I enable IPv6 on the host, it gets three IPv6 addresses and 16 IPv6 link local default gateway addresses. Could anyone help me understanding how this ...

Using DFS without replication (aka single server)

I have an older Windows 2008R2 Server which operates as file server ("normal" smb shares). As I need to replace it, I asked myself if it would be a good idea to move to DFS and start using namespaces, ...

execute .Bat file under remote user

We have a windows service running under an AD Account. This account is a non personnel account and has limited access (can not log in locally, etc.) This service tries to access a DFS share (the ...

Unknown Exchange Replication(?) traffic

We have an exchange 2013 DAG with 2 sites and 4 servers. Each server contains 4 databases. One database is active on each server and 3 are passive (each server contains a copy of all 4 databases) ...

Extend hard disk partition by adding another hard disk

I am running Windows Server 2012 R2. I have C: and D: partitions at the moment. There are two hard disks, C: is on one disk and D: is expanded on remaining space of first disk and the other disk. Can ...

VSS writer NTDS State 11 failed and other writers state 5

We use Altaro VMBackup V7.0.20.3 to back up some VMs hosted on a single Hyper-V Host running Windows Server 2012 R2. One of the VMs running Windows Server 2008 gets the following error after the ...

No nameservers provided an SOA record for the zone.

please could some assist me .. i have setup dns server on win 2012 r2. no mamagement panels registered the nameservers with my domain registrar. ran the dns check link below http://www.dnsstuff....

Is there a way to test a SSL certificate for a SMTP server?

A couple of months ago, my company bought a Rapid SSL Certificate which supports until 256-bits cryptography and which is used both for communication between our mobile apps and our server and to send ...

Failed to start up concurrent users module

I have a scheduled task that runs php CLI every few minutes. It runs ok, but very often it fails leaving a taskeng.exe window with the message Failed to start up concurrent users module! (and nothing ...

Enter-PSSession in a script doesn't do what I expect - it executes on local machine instead of remote

The "CD" command in script below executes on local machine instead of remote. What's wrong? Add-PSSnapin Windows.ServerBackup -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue set-item wsman:\localhost\Client\...

Windows server 2012 R2 RDS, Using freerdp to add HTML5 web support?

I'm using Windows RDS 2012 with RDweb and gateway. And Now I want to add HTML 5 support, I know freerdp uses HTML 5 with web proxy. I like to know how to integrate this with my RDweb (in IIS), this ...

Disabling IPv6 to allow RDS Installation. What's the real solution?

I've just experienced something for the second time on a fresh VM in Azure. This hasn't happened on Amazon yet, but has happened in Hyper-V on a fresh Server 2012 R2 VM. Basically, I've setup a ...

Registry Key not set on client as in GPO specified (added zeroes)

I observed a really strange behaviour and hoped one of you could help me. I created a GP-object on a Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller, which should set some registry entries on clients (used to define ...

Prevent Temp user creation in windows

Windows creating temp profile every time when I login to the PC. The pc has more than one user. I am facing this problem in many Windows 10 and Server 2012 PC's. The temp profile creation is not found ...

How do I host my website on my own windows server 2012 with domain name? [closed]

I have windows server 2012 R2 edition… i want to use it as web host server & want to connect with any domain. my project is made in php & mySql. now if i buy any domain then it ask for name-...

Domain Controller was not recognized when trying demote another domain controller

When I try show the domain controllers with the command: nltest /dclist:domain.local I'm getting the following in the command prompt: DC1.domain.local [DS] Site: .... DC2.domain.local ...

Azure scale set autoscale custom image

How can I create a VM scale set with a custom Windows Server 2012 image with autoscale enabled? I found azure templates which create scale sets + custom image and another which creates scale set ...
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