Unable To Install RD Connection Broker Role Service On Server 2012

The installation of the RD Connection Broker Role Service can fail with the following error on Windows Server 2012: RD Connection Broker Role Service: Failed Unable To Install RD Connection Broker Role Service On <<Server>> This issue came up in response to a question from Ridhuan Amri who was trying to install RD Connection Broker […]
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How To Cancel A Shutdown Or Reboot In The Command Prompt

This command cancels a shutdown or reboot for all versions of Windows (XP, 7, 8, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, etc…). To cancel a shutdown or reboot, use the following command in the command prompt: shutdown -a Notice that the a stands for abort and that you can only cancel a shutdown or reboot if […]
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The Option To Configure Data Deduplication Is Greyed Out In Windows Server 2012

If you are trying to configure data deduplication in Microsoft Windows Server 2012, but find that the option to do so is greyed out, this may be because the Data Deduplication feature isn’t installed. To install the data deduplication feature, go into Server Manager and expand the File and Storage Services feature set, select Data […]
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Features On Demand – Windows Server 2012

Features on Demand is a new feature of Windows Server 2012 that allows the user to remove the binary files required to install a Windows feature, therefore reducing the security footprint of the Windows Server 2012 installation. To use Features on Demand, go through each Windows feature that is not enabled and run the Uninstall-WindowsFeature […]
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Do You Need To Specify An Alternate Source Path – Server 2012

When trying to install .NET 3.5 or another Windows feature on Microsoft Windows Server 2012, you may get this error: Do you need to specify an alternate source path? One or more installation selections are missing source files on the destination server. The server will try to get missing source files from Windows Update, or from […]
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How To Remote Control A User Session – Server 2012

There have been several changes in Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012, including how to remote control a user session. In Windows 2008 R2 and previous server versions, you could right click a user session and click Remote Control. This would allow you to view a user’s RDP session and control / interact with […]
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Windows Server 2012 – Features On Demand

Windows Server 2012 – Features On Demand allows you to slim down your Windows Server installation by removing the binary files that make it possible to install unused features. Removing files required to install unused features reduces the security footprint of Windows Server 2012 and the amount of available exploits by up to 90%. Features […]
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