Windows Server 2012 R2 is a server operating system from Microsoft. It was published on May 31st of 2013. It contains many substantial changes over it predecessor, and substantially streamlines the number of available versions, which are down to four: Foundation, Essentials, Standard and Datacenter.

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Problematic Active Directorys CA certificate

i came across one DC, which gives me RPC errors when dealing with AD Certificate Service.I can see in AD there is 2 Root CA , one is problematic. Is it safe to remove it? Or is there a procedure for ...
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Server 2012 r2 essentials and >2tb disks

I have a Lenovo TS140 server running windows server 2012 r2 essentials. The issue I am having is in trying to use drive of 4 and 6tb - when you put the disk in fresh it only sees 1.67tb, if I place ...
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Windows 2012 r2 port forwarding

So my problem is that I'm trying to open a Virtualbox RDP on Windows 2012 to VPN nework on the same host. I've got one external network adapter and a virtual adapter, created by VPN. I've set up a ...
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Windows Deployment Services Windows machines don't join automatically DNS wrong ip

At my work we swapped out servers and starting from scratch. Previously had WDS on the old server and would join computers automatically to domain and push the correct DNS values on the client ...
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Self Service Password for AD/ Access Anywhere

I'm completely new to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, active directory and iis. I have a conflict regarding creating a internal page for the users to reset the password on their own but have the ...
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Only allow one instance of a program per user [on hold]

We have a new ERP platform with restrictive licensing. We need to configure our server so that only one instance of the application can run per user. Any ideas? (Preferably something that works ...
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Windows 2012 R2 - RemoteApp - limit user instances

We have a new ERP application which runs via RemoteApp. It's expensive and has a very draconian license limit. Sometimes users will mistakenly open multiple instances of it, when they are not ...
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Build a IIS and SQL Server replicated cluster [on hold]

I have four Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard virtual machines on three physical nodes. Two will be dedicated for IIS, and two for SQL Server 2014 Standard. I have to replicate them (IIS1 to ...
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How to skip Windows Server 2012 “Scanning and repairing drive” on startup?

is there a way to skip "Scanning and repairing drive" (different than "C:") on Windows Server 2012 startup? In previous Windows systems this could be done by pressing any key during startup when ...
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On a Windows system, where should I put the gemrc file so that Puppet can find it?

Running Puppet Enterprise 3.7. The Agent machine is a Windows 2012 Server R2 box. Question: Where do I put the gemrc file so that Puppet's internal ruby can find it? On Linux, the place to put the ...
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Installing Windows 2012 KVM Guest on Ubuntu 14.10 - unable to VNC into guest

I have a Ubuntu 14.10 (x64) host, and I am using KVM to setup a Windows 2012 R2 guest VM on it. I am using the virt-install command to set things up. I have setup a bridge network in ...
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ADFS 3.0 Microsoft.IdentityServer.RequestFailedException: MSIS7012:

could someone help me out with ADFS? this is my first time using it as i'm setting up Microsoft Dynamics. i get the following error message: Encountered error during federation passive request. ...
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AD LDS - LDAP - How to set group's rights on container

I installed AD LDS on a W2012R2. Everything is working fine. Now, I want to create new Roles, to grant to groups permissions to create/modify/delete users in a certain container. (I used this article) ...
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selective wide authentication doesnt seems to be working

I have two forests, testa and testb (with same domain name) and a one way incoming trust relationship exists with a selective authentication. The trust relationship is configured so that selective ...
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Changing the order Apps on Remote Desktop Services 2012 R2

I would like to know if it is at all possible to change the order of icons on the RDS landing page. I've looked around in powershell options (Set/Get-RDRemoteApp) but none seems to have any parameter ...
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Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Domain SRV dns records suddenly disappeared

I have a test domain that I recently configured. All of a sudden, no users can log in except those with cached credentials. The domain includes two domain controllers that are both global catalogs ...
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Running a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller in Hyper-V

I attempted to install Windows Server 2012 on a Dell PowerEdge 2850 and found out that the server may not support Server 2012. Is there any downside to running a Windows Server 2012 domain controller ...
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How do I use Windows downgrade rights?

I have recently transferred to a new job on a new company. There would be various projects also endorsed. One of them are upgrading of legacy IBM servers OS. They have already bought the latest ...
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Windows Server Backup (2012) to Both Local Volume and Remote Folder

As I understand it, you can use Windows Server Backup on Windows Server 2012 R2 to schedule a backup to either a local volume daily (and it stores multiple daily backups) or you can backup to shared ...
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Connection problems with Microsoft NIC teaming

I've got three HP servers: DL380G7 running Hyper-V Server 2012 DL120G6 running Windows Server 2012 DL120G7 running Windows Server 2012 R2 Running various Hyper-V VMs and also running many ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 under KVM [duplicate]

Usually I deal with Linux and other Unix-like OS, but now I have to set up Windows server to run some specific software. I can't have physical box for it, so I decide to buy and deploy Windows Server ...
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Network Load Balancing 2003 to 2012 R2 Upgrade

We currently have a 3 node windows 2003 NLB cluster running in Multicast mode, for a IIS web cluster. We want to upgrade to 2012 R2. About 15 sites/IP addresses total. Can you run 2012 R2 nodes in ...
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OpenGL on Windows Server 2012 R2

I have my own game written in Java and it uses the Slick2D game library which uses OpenGL. The game has some multiplayer features so i need to start the server-software for the game on a ...
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ACS - Where to find Audit Logs

I think i got the Audit Collection service working. Where do I see the Audit Logs from my Managed Agents? I looked in my Operations Manger Console: Monitoring - Microsoft Audit Collection Services - ...
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net.tcp WCF self hosted service can't connect through IP but it connectes through localhost

I have windows server 2012 with IIS 8.5 When I try to access the silverlight project in the same machine using address http://localhost/silverlightproject, everything goes right but when I use the IP ...
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Assigning virtual processors to a VM

I'm having some slight confusion assigning virtual processors to a VM in Hyper-V, possibly due to outdated information on the internet. We have decided to virtualise our servers due to bringing in ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Deduped 356GB to 1.32GB

I'm experimenting with deduplication on a Server 2012 R2 storage space. I let it run the first dedupe optimisation last night, and I was pleased to see that it claimed a 340GB reduction. However, I ...
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Logoff Script on Remote Desktop Services

I have a Remote Desktop services running on Server 2012 R2. My timeout settings have been set to end a session 60 minute after disconnection. This is good for all the users except one: That user's ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 IIS SMTP Server Will Not Send Emails

I have an existing SMTP server on our network that is used to send emails from a variety of printers, applications, etc... I have installed the IIS SMTP Server on a new Windows Server 2012 R2 server ...
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Can't connect to IIS site on network IP

I've got a Server 2012 R2 box with IIS on it. I can't connect to the default website on the server's IP address. It stopped working after I disjoined one domain and joined another (not sure if this is ...
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Active Directory Administrative Center - resize membership part

User can be a member of 3 groups at most to be visible in ADAC without scrolling. But in reality, users are members of 5, 10 even 20 groups. We have to scroll the "member of" list to check the ...
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Issue with offline availability of roaming profiles

I've recently stood up a Windows 2012 R2 server. I set up folder redirection using the guidelines here and roaming profiles using Group Policy. All is well except for the fact that if the client is ...
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Windows Server 2012 hide external HDD for non-admins

I am setting up a server where people connect to via Remote Desktop. It uses AD DS and uses an external HDD with a share on it for people's data. However when these people log on, aside from the ...
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IIS URL Rewrite not adding trailing slash

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 acting as a reverse proxy for an apache server on another local server. When I access the site with example.com/myapp/ It works fine but if I go to example.com/myapp ...
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Will a Windows domain rename require new SIDs?

If I rename my local windows domain on my domain controller will all of the user accounts associated with the "old" domain name need to be recreated? Will the user SIDs still be valid and would my ...
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Pinging server replies back with incorrect IP address

I hope this is the correct forum for this posting. Here's my environment (well, my clients environment): Gateway: 10.0.0.1 (our router) AD & DNS Server: 10.0.0.8 (Windows 2008 R2) (host name: ...
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Access denied while executing NANT task “exec sc”

Im confused. I have Windows Server 2012 R2 and two users "administrator and user1". The "user1" is ment to run some services (services are configured to run under this user) and the services work via ...
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Colossal Failure After Domain Rename

The backstory... I recently upgraded a MS Server from 03 to 2012. The server needed to be a domain controller and for simplicities sake I named it foo.com instead of naming it something different ...
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websitepanel - Is web site panel support sql server 2014 in its services? [closed]

I have server that website panel installed on it for web hosting, my question is that Is web site panel support sql server 2014 in its services?
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Invisible IPv6 addesses in DHCPv6

A Windows Server 2012R2 provides DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 for the complete network. I wanted to add some reservations for DHCPv6 but the Server responses an error that there's already a Client with the same ...
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Cannot access nuget.org Windows server 2012

I am trying to setup a build server on AWS Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 base image. The server however is unable to connect to www.nuget.org to retrieve the packages for the build (and cannot access ...
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Simple file share failover

I have a simple file share on Windows 2012 R2 server which I would like to be high available. I created failover cluster, but I'm not able to set up FileServer service as there is no shared storage. ...
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Is there a way to create an EFI partition smaller than 1MB or am I reading partition sizes wrong because the disk has been converted to Dynamic

I have been trying to get add a Mirror to my System drive in Windows Server 2012 R2 and I've been getting the error: All Disks holding extents for a given volume must have the same sector size ...
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Unable to rename computer with powershell

$script = { Rename-Computer -ComputerName "ADMINIS-ID1PS7V" -NewName "SERVER1" } $computerName = "ADMINIS-ID1PS7V" $username = "Administrator" $pw = "123!@#qaZ" # Create Credentials $securepw = ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster without shared hardware

I have several servers with local SATA/SAS RAID arrays. I would like to run there virtual machines with some level of automated failover - sync VM to secondary node in 1 minute interval and automated ...
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How Can I Enable MSS Group Policy Settings Windows Server 2012

In the past I have gone through a server hardening checklist on a Windows Server 2008 web server for PCI compliance. Basically there are a lot of Group Policy, Registry, and other settings that need ...
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Local Profile to Domain Roaming Profile Windows Background Black

Intro I've setup a Domain at my house and I want my local profiles to be a Roaming Domain Profile. This is what I did so you guys know all my steps: Let's use the local Profile Pikachu and the ...
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Installing Hyper-V 2012 R2 to USB gives INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error

I have created a bootable USB flash drive of Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Core following the guides here and here. When I boot my desktop PC from the USB drive it boots up fine (after a while) and I ...
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creating multiple DHCP pools in server 2008 and 2012

I have a DHCP server connected to 3 different devices having different VLANs through switch. now i want to create 3 DHCP pools having Different networks on server. how can i configure it so they ...
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Windows Server and Graphics Driver

With windows server is there any benefit to installing a graphics driver (eg the Intel / Nvidia / AMD driver vs the basic Windows one)? I'm currently only using the Hyper-V role on the host machine ...