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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Routing and RAS with multiplice public IP-Adresses

I have two public ips, e.g. (1) = 111.111.111.1111 and (2) = 222.222.222.222 on one NIC of a Windows Server 2012 R2 Server. I'm using "Routing and RAS" to forward some ports by NAT rules to Hyper-V ...
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Migrate user accounts from Azure AD to on-premise AD?

My company uses Office 365 for Exchange, SharePoint, Lync etc. including the build-in user administration via Azure Active Directory. Now we want to switch to a local AD on a Windows Server. It shall ...
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Faulty DC preventing NTFRS replication

When adding a new DC (2012 R2) to a domain (2008) everything goes well except that it never advertises as DC. Doing a bit of diagnosis i found out that ntfrs replication never starts, consequently ...
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Events still showing in Server Manager after Event Logs have been cleared

I've cleared the System, Application and Setup event logs and refreshed the events in Server Manager, yet the old events that I've deleted are still shown in Server Manager. I've Googled the issue, ...
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IIS - Windows Server 2012 R2 - Why don't I get my Handler Mappings?

[If you look in comments, I have a solution. I'm a software guy who learns IIS on the fly, so apologies if this is a "dumb" question to those who do this every day. If someone wants to chime in, you ...
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Cant RDP if VPN IPv4 uses default gateway on remote network flag

Thanks in advance for any help. I apologise if anything doesn't make sense. I haven't done any professional networking before, only studied it at uni 3 years ago and everything is a little blurred. ...
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Shut down syspro 7 processes

We have nightly backups run on our Windows Server 2012 R2 sys pro 7 server. Having the syspro processes running during backups can cause file lock issues and other errors. Does anyone know a way we ...
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How can I hide the Recycle Bin on Windows Server 2012?

On Windows 8 you can hide the Recycle Bin (and other icons on the desktop) by following Charms bar > Settings > Personalization. But on Server 2012 this returns an empty window with the message "This ...
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send a command via a website to a windows server

Is there an interface or something else which provides a connection between a website and a windows server to send commands via the website to the server and the server itself perfoms it? I want to ...
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User in Administrators group has not the same rights as Administrator (Win 2012 R2)

I have created a user admin and putted this user in the Administrators Groups (local, there is no AD). But This admin user has not the same rights as the Administrator user itself. Example 1: a file ...
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GPO's filtered out - wrong domain name reported by BGinfo

I am trying to locate a group policy deployment issue I have. The problem is that domain related GPO's are filtered out. We renamed our domain lately from: CONTOSO to: lan.CONTOSO.com (Netbios name ...
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windows server 2012 ping resolves every time 169.254 [on hold]

i have a static 192.168.1.254/24 on my windows server 2012, it's a domain controller and is a A-host DNS server_a 192.168.1.254, when i ping to server_a every time resolves 169.254.222.88 but when i ...
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AD cross forest trust logon workstations

Our business unit has been bought out by an external entity. We are running 2008 R2 AD, they are running 2012 AD, the domains are not joined or trusted. They have servers including domain ...
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Web Deploy giving 404, handler missing?

On a brand new install of Server 2012 R2, I want to set up Web Deploy in IIS for one click publishing from the development machine. So I enabled the web management service and installed Web Deploy ...
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Hyper-v guest network priority

I have the following configuration: 2 Hyper-v hosts connected using a Dell 1gb switch: Host 1 vms: domain controller which also server as dns server (DC01, ip: 10.2.2.5) fileserver (FS01, ip: ...
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What is the least invasive thing I can install to get Node-gyp to run?

I'm trying to host https://github.com/spark/spark-server on a Windows Server 2012 R2 box. I installed git, node and python. When I get to the npm install step, I get the following message: ...
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How to audit new files in Windows File Server (DFS)?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 box with file server role installed (FSRM, DFS Namespaces, DFSR). One folder from the DFS namespace increased substantially in size in the last two days. The folder has ...
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filezilla ftp file server not working with microsoft azure

I have installed Filezilla FTP on (Windows 2012 R2 server). When I try to connect FTP through my local IP (ftp://localhost) it asks for login credentials. Once I enter credentials it connects ...
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Apex ANAME / ALIAS record in Windows Server 2012 R2 DNS Manager

Some DNS hosts offer a way to have an A record that serves an IP address which is determined on-the-fly (or frequently enough via scheduled job) by resolving some other hostname behind the scenes. ...
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Task scheduler not logging failure to operational view in event viewer

The task scheduler below clearly errors but it never shows up under the task scheduler operational view as being failed but completed successfully. I want to send an email on a failed task scheduler ...
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Test-Cluster Powershell cmdlet List vs Validate

The Powershell cmdlet Test-Cluster queries a myriad of data and performs validation tests which it wraps into a pretty report. If you run Test-Cluster -List you get a list of item's you can ...
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Howto initiate Windows Update on server core from a PS remote session?

When I am logged in via remote desktop on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Core machine I can trigger the windows update by running sconfig.cmd. This however fails when its getting called within a PS remote ...
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SNMP service security tab is missing - Windows Server 2012 R2 - DC

i have to configure the security settings for the SNMP-Service on a Windows Server. But they are missing! Here are the fakts: OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 I installed the SNMP feature and i belive, ...
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Store scheduled tasks in user profile

We are currently creating two remote desktop farms for our users. One farm is for operations staff, and one is for accounts. In both cases, we are using Server 2012 R2 remote desktop deployments with ...
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Server 2012 R2: World Wide Web Publishing service is failing to start

I've got Server 2012 R2 running in Hyper-V with Exchange 2013 installed. It's not a critical system - I'm using it to learn Exchange administration. I went to log into the server tonight after ...
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Windows Server Backup [2012 R2] - Went from 100+ copies available to 1 copy available overnight

I'm using Windows Server Backup on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system that has been in production for half a year or so. The server has around 60GB used, and the backup drive is a 160GB external drive ...
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After Domain Rename - gpfixup warning - Error 80070057

We run a simple AD (1 DC Server 2012) We had to rename our domain name from a single label domain to: lan.domain.com Following the step by step, all went well, until the last step (that worked ...
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Unattended installation of Windows Server 2012 on KVM

I am trying to perform an unattended install of Windows Server 2012 into a KVM virtual machine, using virt-install. The installer is complaining, "Windows cannot read the <ProductKey> setting ...
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Howto debug a Windows (RDP) login process?

I am having an issue here, where users are no more able to logon to a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine running RD services. After successfull logon, they just get a black screen presented. This does ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Server has no sessions available

I used to be able to sign into my server via Remote Desktop Connection Manager v2.2, then all of a sudden I started getting a "Disconnected from IP address (Server has no sessions available)" when ...
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Windows Internal Database causing slow performance?

It seems that Windows Internal Database (MSSQL$MICROSOFT##WID) is causing slow performance on our Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Host. It more or less constant using 10-20+% CPU. Users complain ...
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Active Directory Replication Design

Primer/Environment: Sites: Santa Clara (data center), San Francisco (office), Seattle (office), Boston (office) Two Domain Controllers at each site. All sites are able to talk to San Francisco but ...
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Disable update popup on Windows 2012 R2

We have started to deploy more Windows 2012 R2 servers on our network. When we log on to these servers (only admins log on to these servers), we are sometimes presented with a blue banner that says ...
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How to setup FreeNAS as a Windows Cluster storage target?

I have a VMWare Workstation running 4 virtual machines. Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller. Also WS2012 R2, "WS1", to be a part of a cluster. "WS2", sysprepped from "WS1". FreeNAS (also tried ...
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Migrating windows server 2008 r2 hyper-v cluster to Server 2012 r2

I did some browsing of the existing articles regarding this question but I couldn't find it so I apologize if I simply missed it. My current setup: 1 x 2008 R2 Hyper-V Cluster 3 x Windows Server ...
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Host Active Directory in a VM and have Hyper-V server a member of the domain

I'm putting together a Windows 2012 (Standard) server that's sort of a special case - it needs to be an "all in one" appliance. I literally don't have any other physical servers I can use. As part of ...
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Cannot connect to Remote Desktop from difference subnet

I have a problem about Remote Desktop on Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. I cannot connect to Remote Desktop from a different subnet. The server is multihomed with two NICs, one connects to the public network ...
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Windows Server 2012 LPD service gets disabled

I have a VM windows 2012 64bit server: 2CPU Xeon 2.67 GHZ 2 GB mem I enable the LPD service after installing from Print Server Roles. Following approximately one day the service gets reset to ...
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WSUS - Cannot have two servers clients in the same time

I'm running a WSUS within 2012 R2. I have two server, let's say Server1 and Server2. Both GPO are configured to use my WSUS server. When I connect to WSUS server and launch the Update Services MMC, ...
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IPv6 Client Service

I got a Windows Server 2012 which provides DHCPv4 and DHCPv6. The NIC on the Server got 2 IPv6 addresses. I found out that the second IPv6 comes from the "IPv6 Client Service" which (only the ...
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Best OS to rename Windows Domain

I have a Windows Server 2003 with a domain name of: test.testdomain.com I want to replace this DC with a new 2012r2 but want to know if I should rename the domain first and then promote a new domain ...
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How to increase performance on ASP.NET/IIS/SQL website

We have a small internal ASP.NET website running on IIS8 and SQL2014 express. The server is an onsite dedicated server 2012 R2 VM that has both IIS and SQL server on it. The server CPU usage rarely ...
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Active Directory inheritance not working as expected

The question So, I have setup a new domain with two DC's. I'm trying to remove the Authenticated Users group from the one of the OU's and that works fine, however child objects do not update (they ...
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Exchange 2013 how to allocate storage to 2 DAG's

Ive been trying to search for an answer to this but i cannot find the answer im looking for. Im setting up a new exchange server 2013 DAG solution on a DELL VRTX with 3 nodes of ESXI 5.5 which ...
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Migration from server 2k3 to 2k12r2 [closed]

I recentely joined as System administrator. And I have to migrate server 2003 from 2012R2. What precations should be taken for this? And how to complete this process? Please guide stepwise as I m d ...
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Server 2012r2 Remote App unable to connect

I have a server 2012R2 running a Remote Desktop Services role. I am using a pre-configured QuickSessionCollection. It works absolutely fine if I am connecting locally or over VPN. I'd like to make it ...
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SSL on IIS8.5 - Working with named URL, but localhost results in ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID

I have IIS8.5 running on Win Server 2K12 R2. I have a valid SSL certificate registered to server's name foo.domain.com: I have configured my website's bindings to use https with this certificate: ...
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Windows Server Network Shares - Non-domain users have access

I have a server with Windows Server 2012 R2. I have a drive that I want to share with the "Domain Users" group. I have set that drive to share only with that group. From a different computer that is ...
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Unexplicable extreme slowness on Dell PowerEdge R320, fixed only by cold reboot

At this customer's site, there are two new Dell PowerEdge R320 servers with the following configuration: A single 6-core CPU 16 GB of RAM 2x500 GB SATA disks in a RAID 1 array The O.S. is Windows ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2, iSCSI Target Server 80 diskless clients, hanging failures hangs and whatnot [closed]

I have bitten way more than I could chew. Recently purchased a 80 diskless PC Internet/Gaming Cafe. The running system was cracked CCBoot, which at first seemed like caused random hangs, which ...