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Microsoft to Offer Three More Years of Windows Server 2012 Extended Security Updates

Microsoft has announced that it would provide three additional years of Windows Server 2012 Extended Security Updates (ESUs). This move is aimed at granting IT administrators extra time to upgrade or transition their workloads to Azure. Microsoft officially ended mainstream support for Windows Server 2012 in October 2018. The company offered extended support for all...


Import and Export Lists of Servers with Windows Server 2012 Server Manager

Last Update: Sep 01, 2023

Too many cooks in the kitchen? Learn to import/export server lists using Windows Server 2012 Server Manager to share a server list between many sysadmins.

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Windows Server 2012 Extended Support Ends in October

Microsoft is set of end extended support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 in October 2023. The company is reminding customers that it will no longer provide software updates, security patches, and technical support after this date. It’s been more than four years since Microsoft announced the end of mainstream support for…

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Disable Windows Server 2012 R2 Automatic Maintenance Using PSEXEC

Last Update: Oct 03, 2022

Having performance issues? You may be impacted by the Windows Server 2012 Automatic Maintenance functionality. Learn how to troubleshoot in Daniel Petri’s latest article.

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Designing a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

Last Update: Jun 27, 2022

Considering a Hyper-V VM? Learn more about configuring a virtual machine on Hyper-V to run an operating system or service.

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Forcing a Remote Group Policy Update with GPMC

Last Update: Jun 13, 2022

Take advantage of this new Windows Server 2012 feature and learn how to update Group Policy remotely using the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).

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Microsoft Acknowledges New Netlogon Issues On Windows Server Machines

Microsoft has acknowledged a new Windows Server bug that prevents select apps or network drives from establishing secure Netlogon channel connections. The company confirmed on the Windows health dashboard that this problem is caused by the January Patch Tuesday updates. And it impacts all supported versions of Windows Server (via Bleeping Computer). What Is NetLogon?…

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How to Fully Patch the PrintNightmare Vulnerability

Image Credit: Microsoft If you are an admin and have been scrambling the past week to patch the PrintNightmare vulnerability, you are not alone. The messaging around this zero-day has been confusing with Microsoft saying they have a solution, industry experts saying it’s not effective, and now Microsoft saying “you’re patching it wrong”. Microsoft isn’t…

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Understanding Windows Server 2016’s Disaster Recovery Features

If you are running Windows Server 2016, you already have a robust set of DR tools at your disposal but the question is, are you utilizing them?

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What Are Shared Virtual Hard Disk Sets on Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V?

Aidan Finn explains what Shared Virtual Hard Disk Sets are and why to use them to create shared virtual storage on Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V.

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