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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How to persist credentials in a remote Powershell session?

I have an Azure File Share and would like to use this from my Azure VMs - after persisting the credentials on the VMs with cmdkey and mounting with net use. This was tested by running these commands ...
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Solution to Implement/Realize Two(Multi)-Factor Authentication within Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Domains [on hold]

I'm currently looking for a way to implement a secure Two(Multi)-Factor Authentication within a Windows Domain Network (all Servers/Clients are at least Windows Server 2012R2/Windows 8.1) utilizing a ...
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Setting up AD RMS URLs on non-default ports

I added the AD RMS role to my Win Server 2012 R2 server and I wanted to change the default ports for the IIS Site from http:80 https:443 to http:81 and https:444. When I go to the cluster properties ...
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“Access is denied” trying to bring VM-attached USB hard disk back online in Disk Manager

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V with CentOS 6.5 and CentOS 7 VMs. In Disk Manager, I right-click my USB hard drive and pick Offline. In Hyper-V Manager, I right-click either CentOS VM, and I connect ...
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How do you manually trigger the first sync for 'Internet Time' in Windows?

When launching a Windows Instance on AWS I'd like to trigger the "Internet Time" to be updated via the command line (powershell or cmd). If I go to "Adjust date/time" and select the "Internet Time" ...
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Various printer deployment issue with Server 2012 R2

I have just set up a new remote desktop infrastructure, with all servers being built on Server 2012 R2. I have 7 session hosts, and a central file/print server. On the print server, I have added ...
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Microsoft Server 2012r2 GPO templates

I have a question to ask regarding Windows Server 2012 R2, but before I ask let me give you some details about our environment. We have a single forest, with a single domain, and our functional ...
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Active directory creates network issues

I have an OpenStack virtualization environment, where I created 3 VMs using the same Windows Server 2012R2 image. Each machine is syspreped after initial deployment. My goal was setting up a simple AD ...
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special permissions set to deny on new subfolders of a folder I own with Full Control

I have rsnapshot 1.3.1 installed under cygwin64 (setup 2.870, dll 1.7.35) on win2012r2, all the latest as of today. I configured it to take a single file, current.7z, and make a rotating backup of ...
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Use Script To Edit Local Group Policy Windows Server 2012

I'm hardening a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine for serving secure web pages and following a guide that lays out multiple Local Group Policy Settings and Registry Settings. When researching how to ...
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DirectAccess clients cannot browse network shares but can access them via mapped drive

OK, this is my first Microsoft DirectAccess deployment, so maybe I'm just lost in translation. I have Windows 8.1 clients connecting to a 2012 R2 multisite DirectAccess setup (2 DA servers for global ...
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PowerShell/ADSI Permission Issue with AD related tasks

I'm working on a PS script that will give users a GUI & a few buttons to click to do some basic tasks such as unlocking an account, enabling/disabling, changing passwords and killing processes / ...
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Two Domain Controller in Domain

I want to setup two Domain Controller in my domain. The reasson is that it provide me fault tolerance, if one Domain Controller is down the other is ready to proccess request. I only have 2 windows ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Switch

We have an Dell R510 that has Windows Server 2012 R2 Core installed. We are having a problem where the guest VMs are losing their network connections but will come back after a couple of minutes. The ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Access denied/file not found on login

I'm trying to setup a little sharepoint developement enviroment but i can't get it working. We use Sharepoint 2013 Foundation and Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2012 BI edition. If i try to login with ...
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Windows server core 2012 R2 - install RSAT-SNMP (removed)

I started preparing the infrastructure for dell OME - with the fact that clients need permission SNMP - SNMP namely + RSAT-SNMP. Unfortunately RSAT-SNMP is the get-windowsfeatures as "removed". If you ...
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How do you determine over-provisioning settings for SSDs for Raid 1+0 use, and for single drive use in Windows Server 2012 R2? [closed]

Found this whitepaper on OP in general which makes it sound magical and like a no-brainer ( with the exception of its capacity cost ). If capacity isn't an issue ( for example, getting ready to deploy ...
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Connecting to Windows Server 2012 R2 console session with RDP

I need a server process to run with full access to the physical desktop of the server. I also need to view/control it's state remotely. My current solution involves a VNC Server service, but I want ...
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Terminal Session Targeting by IP Range broken

We have a group policy preference to connect terminal server users to the printers at their site with Terminal Session Targeting for an IP address range. It works well for users that use the IGEL thin ...
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Server creates shortcuts in Shared Drive automatically when file is opened

We have just setup a Windows 2012 R2 Server with shared drives. We have on particular user who has an issue that whenever they open a file it creates a shortcut on the root of that mapped drive. I ...
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Getting Skype to work on a Windows Server 2012 EC2 instance

I am configuring a Windows Server 2012 instance on EC2 to be used as a remote workstation through RDP. The problem is I can't get Skype to work properly because it won't recognize a microphone ...
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WINSRV | Unable to remove Remote Desktop Service Web Access (0x800f0922)

I have a big problem, because I can't uninstall the Remote Desktop Service Web Access role. I am always getting error code 0x800f0922. When I want to uninstall it with IIS, my server restarts and says ...
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IPv6 DHCP for Hyper-V Guests

I have the following configuration: W2K12 with Hyper-V and DHCP Role installed, and I have IPv6 block. The goal is to assign IPv6 via DHCP to guest VMs, and make guest VM to have access to the ...
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Error adding child Active Directory domain to existing forest

I'm building a test environment containing multiple Active Directory domains in the same forest, but I'm having strange issues while trying to add a child domain to the forest root domain. All ...
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Replacing 1GBe with 10GBe NIC Failover Cluster Host

We have a 3-node Failover Cluster - all currently running 4 Port 1GBe NIC Cards. We intend to upgrade these NICs to 2x 10GBe + 2x 1GBe NIC cards which have the following configuration: Ports 1 -- ...
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Is DFS-Replication supported on a VHDX which resides on a CSV?

DFS-Replication is not supported on CSVs but is it supported/acceptable to do DFS-R on a file server whose VHDX resides on a CSV? I haven't been able to find a definitive answer anywhere. We're ...
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Can anybody explain why DFS-Replication is not supported on Cluster Shared Volumes (CSVs)?

Hopefully this question is objective and appropriate for ServerFault... I've read in numerous places that DFS-Replication is not supported on CSVs but have yet to come across any information which ...
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Server 2012 Backup uses 4x its size on disk [closed]

i am having a problem with one of my server backups. More specifically the disk space it seems to use but shouldnt. The WindowsImageBackup folder for the Server in question is about 600gb which would ...
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Mirrored virtual disk on storage pool can't expand after adding drive on Windows Server 2012 R2

I've recently taken to converting a couple of mirrored RAID1 arrays into one large storage pool. I have two 2TB disks and two 3TB disks, altogether 10TB, which when mirrored should give me 5TB of ...
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Can group managed service accounts be granted privileges such as “log on as batch job”?

I recently set up a group managed service account to ditch the headache of password rotation. The account creation went smoothly. I was able to set up a service to run as the gMSA, and the account ...
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How to interpret values of Perfmon counter Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual processor\CPU Wait time per dispatch

So there is a lot of guidance on the web that advises tracking the values of the Perfmon counter Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual processor\CPU Wait time per dispatch as the nearest Hyper-V equivalent of ...
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how to stop future internet explorer updates on windows server 2012 R2

Is there a way to disable future updates of Internet Explorer on a windows server 2012 R2 system? In the IE11 -> "About Internet Explorer" window there is no check box anymore for "Install new ...
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VMware Tools for Windows Server 2012 R2 on vSphere 6

I am running a Windows Server 2012 R2 on a VMWare VSphere 6 host. When I try to install the VMWare tools, I get an error message (translated): Install or upgrade VMware Tools was initiated: the ...
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WDS 2012 R2 Server

Background: WDS Server 2012 R2 (runs on a 2012 R2 Hyper-v server), DHCP server runs on a different server in a different physical LAN. Both Lans go into the same Layer3 switch. Currently all my ...
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DHCP Policy based on CalledStationID / SSID

Setup: Server 2012R2 Server1: DNS, DHCP, NPS WLAN-Acces point configured as radius-client with two SSIDs 1 DHCP-Scope (lets say 192.168.0.1/22) SSID1-users should be assigned to DHCP-Subscope1 (lets ...
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Windows Server 2003 DC migration to 2 x 2012 R2 DCs - DCDiag error = Advertising: SERVER IS NOT RESPONDING or IS NOT CONSIDERED SUITABLE

We are upgrading our single 2003 domain controller (DC1) to two 2012 R2 controllers (DC2 in Sevenoaks and DC3 in Manchester (different site in Sites and Services for Manchester)). DCpromo (the wizard ...
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SSHFP records on Windows DNS Server

How can I add SSHFP records (or any arbitrary records) on Windows DNS Server? I'm running a DC with Windows 2012 R2 and would like to put the SSH keys of the Unix servers on the DNS.
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Openwith.exe in process list multiple times unknown why

I know this is related to finding a program to use in win8+. I'm trying to migrate a server application from a 2008 R1 server to win2012 R2. Is there a way I can figure out where the openwith.exe ...
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Windows Server 20120 R2 Std on Intel i7 system [closed]

Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard on Intel i7 CPU with good RAM. Is this CPU supported by this version of Windows? Here is my exact configuration Core i7 - 4th Giga h81 s2ps 1 tb hdd 8 gb ...
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Users cannot change their password on WS2012R2 domain

I have just made a new Windows Server 2012 R2 domain. Joined the PC and user to the domain and everything Works on that end. Now I made a group policy (that is being checked as being pushed with ...
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Server deployed without HP Intelligent Provisioning. How do I bring up to spec?

I have a few servers that were configured without HP Intelligent Provisioning, possibly because the datacenter was without Internet access at the time. Is is possible to reliably, and consistently ...
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Windows Server 2012, IIS, and Digest

I recently got TWO IIS servers running perfectly smooth. I was able to access these from the outside with no problem, however as of a few days ago, out of no where.. when I try to access IIS Server A ...
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Can I restore a backup made with Windows Server 2008 R2 in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Can I make a backup on Windows Sever 2008 R2 (or 2008) with Windows Server Backup and restore it on Windows Server 2012 R2 (or 2012) with Windows Server Backup?
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OSX connecting to Windows Server 2012 R2 (SMB) for file sharing unable to search

When users on OSX 10.10 connect to a remote server (SRV02) fileshare via SMB, they are unable to search the file share... when they do, it just hangs (pinwheel of death). There are several users on ...
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New Domain Controller with DNS in Windows has forwarders setup

I just installed a new Windows 2012 R2 domain controller. I was looking in the DNS Server, and there were two DNS Forwarders setup, which were other domain controllers. "Forwarders are DNS servers ...
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Lsass.exe high CPU usage and causing request queuing on webserver

I have a webserver with Windows 2012 R2, running only one website, on ASP.NET 4.5.1, IIS 8.5. It does not have, and has never had, the AD role installed. Last Sunday, the process lsass.exe, suddenly ...
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2012 R2 DPM: massive increase in data transferred during syncronisation of a Deduplicated protected volume

I have been using 2012 R2 DPM to protect a 46 TB 2012 R2 deduplicated volume for the past 4 months without too much issue. The volume is a low access archive server. Current usage on the volume is 23 ...
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Make RemoteApp use console session

Is there a way to make RemoteApp on Windows Server 2012 R2 use the user's existing console session instead of spawning a new session? If I access an app remotely and come back to my PC, I was to be ...
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Two Locations VPN and Printing Sluggish

I'm going to do my best to outline our current setup and our plan and hopefully you guy can assist in the best possible setup. We have two offices (A and B). Each office has about 10-15 systems. 3 ...
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Create Windows LiveCD

I'm trying to figure out how to create a LiveCD ISO with a Windows operating system. It can be any Windows OS (Win7, Win8, Server 2012, etc). I can't seem to find any method to create a bootable ...