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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Robocopy script copied permissions/subfolders everything but NOT shares

I ran this command on my new server: ROBOCOPY "\\oldserver\e$\folder" "e:\folder\" /COPYALL /SEC /MIR /LOG:logs.txt It copies all permission and mirrored my folder but later I realized that shares ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 File Explorer gives green bar of death when opening

On a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 when opening file explorer, it shows an empty details screen and the green bar of death starts going across the screen (see image below). If I open a ...
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Where should SCCM be installed in a small system?

Server 2012 R2 host running all VM servers to support a small IDE After collating guidance regarding SCEP I've decided to go ahead install SCCM even though I only initially need SCEP. (I figure I'll ...
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PowerShell Script Not Running on Scheduled Task

I have been attempting to set up a PowerShell script to run as part of a scheduled task on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server. The script will run if I execute it manually from the GUI but all but one of ...
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What are the best practices for NIC teaming in Server 2012 R2? Broadcom or Windows software?

I have a Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster with two Broadcom adapters for my LAN connection. Currently, we have a virtual switch set up with SCVMM, that teams together both NICs using Windows software ...
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How much memory does my SQL need?

I have a VM (SQL database server) that I think has more memory then it needs, however I'm not sure what I can reduce it to because I don't understand exactly what "In use", "Available", "Committed" ...
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How to authenticate RHEL 6.6 to Windows Server 2012 Active Directory and LDAP? [duplicate]

Need help with setting up LDAP on Windows Server 2012 R2, I have AD setup already, but not sure what all I need to do to get LDAP running. Then I can't find any good resources online to authenticate ...
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ASP.NET application on “IIS 8.5” on “Windows Server 2012 R2” performs poorly compared with “IIS 7.5” on a “Windows Server 2008 R2”

We have the same ASP.NET application running on a couple of servers: one instance runs under IIS 8.5 on Windows Server *2012* R2 two instances run under IIS 7.5 on Windows Server *2008* R2 What ...
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MSTSC connection quality vs RDS via Connection Broker connection quality

We have a site in the USA which has a fixed VPN into our Datacentre in the UK via a 100Mb Leaseline. Our Datacentre Environment is a 2012 R2 Session Collection of RDS Servers, using Microsoft ...
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Get RD user client hostname in Server 2012 R2 RD deployment [duplicate]

There is currently nowhere in the server manager GUI that I can see, that shows me the hostname of the machine a user is using to log onto our remote desktop deployment. I have had a quick look ...
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Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services how to see collections in list that expands off bottom of screen?

In Server Manager > Remote Desktop Services I have a large list of collections. The list is already so long that it goes off the bottom of the screen and unfortunately it is only going to keep ...
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Migrating DNS from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2

Current environment: Two Windows Server 2003 servers, not joined to our domain (These are here to handle our outside DNS requests). Plan: Stand up Windows Server 2012 R2 server, do not join to our ...
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Group Managed Service Account (gMSA): get authorized hosts / install-adserviceaccount unknown error

After having successfully created a Group Managed Service Account (gMSA) using the command below: add-adserviceaccount -name gmsaAccount -PrincipalsAllowedToDelegateToAccount gmsaGroup -DNSHostName ...
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Hyper-V virtual machine appears in PowerShell but not in Hyper-V Manager

Im trying to manage my Hyper-V virtual machine in Hyper-V Manager but they are not there. I can configure them in a drop down box but I cannot start them and stop them. If I go to PowerShell and try ...
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Install optional updates using Cluster-Aware Updating

The question is simple - how can I install updates listed as "optional" in Windows Update using the Cluster-Aware Updating feature in Windows Server Failover Cluster? I installed all the important ...
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Can't connect computer to domain [on hold]

I can not connect a computer to Server 2012 R2. the error message I receive is Note: This information is intended for a network administrator. If you are not your network's administrator, notify the ...
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Replication not working on DC

I am getting the following error (4612) on my secondary and tertiary DCs: The DFS Replication service initialized SYSVOL at local path C:\Windows\SYSVOL\domain and is waiting to perform initial ...
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Error adding RDSH to existing collections: Unable to retrieve the session collection properties

I've randomly experienced a problem on our production server. I can no longer add RDSH servers to existing collections but I can create a new collection. The error message from add-rdsessionhost: ...
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FTPS on IIS 8.5 Error on Command: LIST

I'm trying to configure FTP over SSL on my server. I added an FTP site in IIS and followed the wizard, setting the bindings and certificate. However when I try to connect to the server using FileZilla ...
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Event Id 4625 without Source IP

We are using a total of 7 Windows Server (2008/2012) R2 Standard Editions for development and production environments. Last month our servers was compromised and we found many failed attempt logs in ...
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Windows Server: VPN clients cannot see LAN clients

I'm trying to set up a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 to host VPN (RRAS). I have gotten VPN connections to work with certificates (SSTP). Now I need the VPN clients to be able to see LAN ...
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RRAS Server 2012 R2 Not Assigning Network Info or if it does not passing NAT

I wouldn't bother with this for any other reason than the fact that the speeds I get are worth it. Cable Modem (Bridge mode) - Server 2012 R2 (RRAS) - Linksys EA2700 (Bridged as Switch) My issue is ...
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WDS PXE client boot getting error: 'Windows Deployement Services: PXE Boot Aborted'

Created a new WDS (VM) server, installed WDS role, added boot/install image from Win7 Pro SP1 x64 volume license disc. Client I am booting is 64-bit but then I get this: Downloaded WDSNBP from ...
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How do I uninstall the Search/Indexing Feature on Server 2012 R2?

We have trouble with the SearchIndexer on Windows 2012 R2. Microsoft suggests do uninstall the feature and reinstall it. Where can I do that in Windows Server 2012? Can't find the feature in the ...
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Hyper-V Manager shows 3 sockets/NUMA nodes available but there are only 2

I just stumbled above this weird NUMA configuration on one of our Hyper-V virtual machines. How comes it shows 3 NUMA nodes? This is what the Task Manager (correctly) tells me.
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How to let non-admins manage selected domain groups' membership?

I'm on Windows Server 2012, Active Directory is on and working. All the project we manage have 2 dedicated groups, one for managers with access to all related files (including invoices, timetables and ...
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Prepare Windows Server 2012 for web site hosting only [closed]

Hi there I am a good programmer and also a complete newbie in windows administration so apologies for my fist question in serverfault. So I've just got a new server machine that I'm planning to host ...
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First request after a while always slow - ASP.NET MVC / IIS 8.5 / Windows Server 2012 R2 VPS

I'm hosting a low-traffic ASP.NET MVC 5 application on a VPS with Windows Server 2012 R2 / IIS 8.5, with 1 GB of RAM. My problem is that the first request after some time without any requests always ...
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Log on as batch task with User Profile Disks

We have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop deployment, where we use user profile disks stored on a central file server. We are trying to run a scheduled tasks as a user, while they are logged ...
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SCOM 2012 R2 Gigabit - Level switch ports show no data

Ports on my HP V1810-45G Switch show no data, it should show atleast sent/recieved bits (should show CPU usage aswell, but atleast ports...). It's a CERTIFIED Device, all ports seem to be monitored: ...
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Azure Snapshot without losing IP

I have several VMs running, but sometimes i have to clone them to make a sandbox server on where i can run trials and procedures, the problem is that everytime i make an image the VM stops and reboots ...
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Do I need to use RemoteFX to redirect USB webcam to Server 2012 R2 Session Host

I have tried to find the answer to this question via Google and the TechNet forums, but all the posts and article I have found have just been more about RemoteFX in general. Basically, we have a ...
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Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming

I recently upgraded our file server with two NIC's and configured NIC teaming. I tested the file transfer and noticed that the file transfer only happen one at a time. Example: I have a 1GB file that ...
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Allowing RDP sessions only through a specific interface on Server 2012R2

I read a previous post on StackExchange in regards to this issue that I'm having. I have a server that uses 2 networks, a private network on a promiscuous port (it's able to talk to all of the ...
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How can I get Windows Server 2012 R2 to stop asking for a file share password?

We have one folder on a Windows Server 2012 R2 that we want to share without passwords. I've tried everything I can find, but no matter what I try, the server prompts for a password on the share and ...
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Can you run CAU on an Exchange 2010 DAG cluster?

I've searched for this and I expected it to be a common topic, but I can't find any information on it. Given that the Exchange DAG is built on top of WCF, will CAU properly handle updating a DAG ...
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Do Hyper-V Virtual Machine Guest Operating systems need to be shut down before restarting Windows Server 2012 R2 they are running on?

I am fairly new to using Hyper-V. I am trying to learn the best practice for shutting down and restarting my server when virtual machines are running on it. I have a physical server running MS ...
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DirectAccess: Client receiving icmp error from Ipv6 address

Pardon my naivety but I have never setup DirectAccess before, I've done some research prior and was unable to find a relevant resource. Let me provide a little background and then I'll jump into the ...
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How to disable RC4 in Windows 2012?

I want to disable RC4 in Windows Server 2012. From this link, I should disable the registry key or RC* [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Ciphers\RC*] ...
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Windows Server hangs after 2-4 weeks of use?

Sorry for the not great title but with the symptoms i'm having its very hard to describe with a short blurb. With a specific server i've been having these wierd symptoms for over a year. Unable to ...
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Shadowing RDS-users across multiple RD-hosts

There are a few specialists that should support users logged on different RDS-hosts. Users are working with variable clients (thin clients of many kinds, linux, windows, macs) making it quite ...
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memory leak in nonpaged “file” tag

I have a Windows 2012 R2 std. server with a memory leak. Something tells me that the leak started after we installed Symantic Endpoint protection 12.1.5 - but I am not sure. I tried to disable ...
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Folder Redirection for user logging into workstation and server

We have 4 admins that administer multiple Windows 2012r2 servers. Our IT Manager has asked that we change the way we log on to servers now for auditing reasons after an ex admin went rogue. We have ...
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Gentle reboot of batch server (Task Schedular)

We have 3 Batch servers running hundreds of scheduled task using the built-in task schedular in Windows (2003R2 and 2012R2) How do i prepare our servers for a reboot, so i wont interrupting a running ...
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Outlook 2013 (connected to imap accounts) with mandatory profiles on Server 2012R2 RDS

Windows 2012R2 RDS and Outlook 2013. Mandatory Profiles with folder redirection to users Homefolders. Anyone have any ideas on using outlook (connected to imap mail accounts) with mandatory ...
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event 4656 even though handle manipulation auditing is disabled

windows server 2012R2 auditpol /set /subcategory:"Handle Manipulation" /Success:Disabled /Failure:Disabled still getting events 4656 "A handle to an object was requested." any ideas?
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Migrating from Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2 on same hardware

I have two Windows Server 2003 R2 Active Directory Domain Controllers which serve about 100 nodes. I need to upgrade to 2012 R2 on the same hardware (which exceed the minimum requirements). Since I ...
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Installing Elastic Search 1.5 on Server 2012 R2

On the ELK stack I am getting stuck on the ES Installation page. It's pretty much stuck here: [2015-04-06 15:30:21,240][INFO ][node ] [Khoryphos ] started Pretty much doesn't move after.
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Date Header always has the same date

I have a server running Windows 2012 with IIS 8.5 that is hosting several sites. For every response that is returned from a client request to any of the sites the Date header has the same value: Key ...
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Cannot enable more than 2 simultaneous Remote Desktop Connection

Windows Server 2012 is unable to allow more than 2 simultaneous Remote Desktop Connections: Instead of editing the group policy : "Limit Number of connections to 999999" Disabling "Restrict Remote ...