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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Migrating from existing Exchange 2010 server to a new server Exchange 2010

My predecessor setup the a Exchange 2010 server with all roles and a domain controller on the same server facepalm. Everything is running fine but I need to raise my domain functional level from 2008 ...
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Is it possible to ask ReFS to use hardware RAID6 for parity calculations?

Does ReFS use FPGA-based XOR engines for RAID parity calculations? If not, is it possible to get it to use such tech?
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Rejoining clients on my new DC with Same domain name and same Machine name as my old DC Server?

I have an old windows server 2000 domain controller with a domain zoya.net and machine name of zoya-data on an old Intel Server. all Clients are windows XP and some Windows 7. I currently purchased a ...
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How to create a IPsec tunnel between Windows Server 2012 R2 and Ubuntu with Racoon

I've configured several IPsec site to site tunnels between Ubuntu 15.10 machines using Racoon. I'm now trying to add the same kind of IPsec tunnel between a Ubuntu machine and a Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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DC locator service (Server 2008R2/2012) - what triggers switching to alternative DC

I'm wondering how frequently DC locator checks availability of domain controller it is connected to. I assume it picks domain controller upon startup, but I'm not sure about the following: - How often ...
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Get full access to all properties in ADSI-Editor

I want to manipulate the properties of some users for testing puroposes with 'adsiedit.msc'. Is there a way to get full access to edit these values. For example i need to edit the lastLogon or ...
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“HTTP 503 - Service Unavailable” when trying to access ADFS password change page from an external network

I've successfully set up the ADFS password change page to work from any workplace joined device. I'm currently trying to set it up to be accessible from any device not joined to the workplace. I ...
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Extend an existing drive a drive with windows storage spaces

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 with a 500GB SSD drive that is storage for a mysql database. I am running out of room and purchased a 1TB SSD drive. What I would like to do is use Windows Storage ...
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Server 2008/2012 with Windows 7/8 Virtualized [on hold]

My CPU doesn't have Hyper-v technology, and I want to brush up on my Server 2008/server 2012 fundamentals... so I was going to use Server 2012/2008 as my physical host, then run a couple copies of ...
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WSUS Upstream server is not showing current downstream server status

I've upstream WSUS server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with WSUS 3.2.7600.262. The majority of downstream servers was running OS and WSUS with same versions. Now I migrated some downstream servers ...
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Microsoft VBScript Runtime error: Permission denied code 800A0046

I am testing a VBScript and it was working fine earlier. Wanted to try with a different file input, but all of a sudden I'm getting Microsoft VBScript Runtime error: Permission denied code 800A0046. ...
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Exchange2013 unable to remove empty database

I am unable to remove one of the mailbox databases in our exchange org. The error i get says it is because the MailboxDB is not empty, but I've checked for all types of mailboxes. There are no ...
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2 nodes Fail over cluster with vSAN, Virtualizing DC and Secondery DC [on hold]

I am building a new network for a small office from scratch (aproximetly 40-50 computers) They need: 1)-Domain Controler 2)-MS Exechange Server 3)-File Server 4)-SQL/Database Server "Not Too Much ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 curious behavior with hosts entry

TL;DR ...our domain policy silently force pushed the LAN settings (including the proxy reference) to my machine on a predefined interval, which happened to be while I was developing but after I had ...
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Second Login Prompt on RDWeb Server 2012 R2

I have server 2012 r2 setup as a virtual host. I have setup 2 virtual servers using hyper-v... The 2 setup are a domain controller and an RDP server both 2012 r2. I have then setup RDWeb. I can login ...
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Email sub-domains issue. Exchange server 2013

in regards to a previous post. I am trying to achieve the same but coming up with an error and looking for some help. Link to previous post:How to add a subdomain to the exchange server 2013? So I ...
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KMS Office 2010/2013 host on SBS std 2011 - is it possible?

according to technet the only server version for the office KMS host is a standard version and not the small business one. my question is, what will happen if i install the KMS host onto the sbs2011? ...
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windows 10 unable to access sysvol and netlogon

A Windows 10 update introduced a security enhancement, where the windows 10 client is unable to browse to syslog and netlogon shares in order to prevent unintended access to these locations. The ...
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Multiple Nics, multiple default gateways on a Server 2012R2 cluster

This is really just a question about best practices as there seems to be a little confusion. The physical hosts of our Hyper-V cluster have 4 Nic interfaces relating to the 4 subnets. Now, when ...
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Forwarded events not showing file path on event collector

I've set up one of the servers in our domain to be an event collector for AppLocker events from the client computers. I've then (via a GPO) configured two clients to forward their events to the event ...
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Program displays correctly only when tested from Compatability Wizard

The environment: Windows 2012R2 RDS in a VMWare ESXi environment The problem: We have a program that is not displaying correctly when launched. The toolbar is not being displayed and window ...
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Tomcat 7 auth constraint role name active directory

I integrated waffle into my tomcat 7. I need to define the users in the active directory group that can visit the site, web.xml looks like: <security-constraint> <display-name>not ...
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Group policy not pushed to client for offline files setting

I have setup group policy for "Offline Files" but I noticed that the configuration is not pushed to clients. With another setup I had no problem. The configuration path is \\Computer ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 in AWS EC2, change resolution beyond 1280x1024

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 instance running in EC2 performing some UI tests while nobody is connected to it. I use the following script to disconnect from Remote Desktop: for /f "skip=1 ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 DNS internal and external records issue

I am running into an issue with with DNS on Windows Server 2012 R2 acting as Active Directory domain controller AND DNS server I want to be able to setup certain records that will resolve internally ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials unable to take updates

I have installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials back in September of 2015. The server is not accepting automatic updates and when I go to the Windows Update applet, it tells me that some settings ...
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Hyper-V Virtual Switches and DHCP

What is the best way to force VLAN segregation accross multiple Virtual switches? I have probably a rather complex setup going in the effort to get essentially 4 separate virtual switches. The ...
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How to set specific user profile path on EC2 Windows server?

I want to create a new local user on EC2 Windows 2012 R2 server and specify its profile folder explicitly. I do the following net user SomeUser Pwd /ADD /HOMEDIR:C:\Users\SomeUser ...
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New admin account cannot remote powershell in

I have provisioned a new Azure VM which deploys with 1 admin account, which I can use externally to create a remote Powershell session to the VM. If I RDP onto the VM, create a new user which is a ...
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RemoteApp causes issue with combobox popup

I have written an application that is installed on Remote Desktop Session host server (Windows 2012 R2) that is published as a RemoteApp in my organisation. This application allows users at certain ...
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Microsoft NLB clustered web server not fetching web page

I have just set up 2 web servers running IIS 7, I have clustered them using Microsoft NLB. Both host IPs are added to the cluster and both hosts converged without fail. However, when I tried to ...
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Unable to update the password. The value provided for the new password does not meet the length, complexity, or history requirements of the domain

I'm using federated identity for Office-365 single sign-on. I have added the password change endpoint to my ADFS 3.0 server, and successfully opened the adfs update password page. However, whenever I ...
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Windows event show network adapter change Windows Server 2012 R2

Is there a windows eventid to show when a network adapter gateway setting was changed ?
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AD FS 3.0 Event ID 364 while creating MFA (and SSO)

I have an clean installation of AD FS 3.0 installed on windows server 2012. I am trying to create MFA on my internal network using this Codeplex. AD FS Management > Authentication Policies ...
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Remove server header from IIS 8.5

I have IIS 8.5 installed on my Windows server 2012 R2. I am trying to remove the Server: Microsoft-IIS/8.5 header from my responses. I tried installed URLScan but it fails to install with the ...
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Disabling Outlook Anywhere for external users in Exchange 2013

I've been exhaustively Googling this issue to no avail, and am at the point where Microsoft's $2000 support quote is actually looking reasonable, but I was hoping maybe someone here would have an ...
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FTP user cannot log in for a certain time at random times IIS 8.5 Error 530

We use FTP to send data (XML) from one server to another. Basically, there is a scheduled task at server A, which uploads XML files whenever there are available, to server B by using FTP. Since this ...
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Error promoting 2012 R2 server to domain controller on 2003 domain

When attempting to promote a 2012 R2 machine as a domain controller on a 2003 forest\domain level domain I get the following error when it goes through it's adprep and forestprep procedures: ...
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Mysqld.exe crases on startup with error 0xc000007b

I've just deployed a new VM on Microsoft Azure with Windows Server 2012 R2. It is identical to other two I have (it was created from scratch though, not duplicated or from an pre-existing image), all ...
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Exchange 2013 - 0kb EDB File after ISCSI Drop

I am unsure if anyone will be able to help me out. I have a 0kb EDB file after an ISCSI failure. I cannot run "eseutil" on the file as I get the error: Extensible Storage Engine Utilities ...
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Is it possible to change the location of the *.avhdx files in Hyper-V

I'm running Windows Server 2012 R2. Is it possible to change the location of the *.avhdx files created when creating a Checkpoint? I have changed the "Checkpoint file location" in the ...
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Windows server 2012 Essential R2 trial activation [duplicate]

I've installed Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 on my server. Then I've bought an OEM licence to add on this server. I've tried to convert my trial to "full licenced" with my key, but the system ...
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DNS forwarding for external addresses on same domain as Windows Server 2012

I am experimenting with using a windows server 2012r2 installation purely for DNS for my network (no AD etc). I have set up the zone for my domain e.g. example.com and successfully added some A ...
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PowerShell Set-WinSystemLocale cmdlet does not have any effect on system

I have to change system locale for several Windows Servers 2012 R2 from CLI, using winrm. OSs are installed from English media. I tried following these instructions describing the procedure in ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - SMTP Relay - Connection Dropped by Remote Host

We setup a relay server for Office 365 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 instance roughly a year ago. Everything has been fine until the past week when the relay appears to lock up and e-mails continue to ...
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Should I keep SQL Server/ IIS website on the same server? [closed]

I know this type of question has already been asked (Difference of speed if SQL Server is on one server and website is on another, rather than both on same server), I don't know if it's applicable to ...
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Deleting two-way trusts in Windows AD

I want to remove two-way trust using netdom trust command on Windows Server 2012 r2, I am using "Run as Administrator" command prompt but still getting "Access Denied" Here is my command netdom ...
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WebDAV on IIS and Passthrough Authentication

I have two servers IIS 8.5 Server and a File Server, both on Windows Server 2012 R2. WevDAV is installed on the IIS server to access files on the File Server from iPads and other clients. Both ...
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WebDav Performance - Drive mapping vs Web Browsing

I can't seem to find any information about this topic. We have setup an IIS server with WebDav support and this seems to be a fine solution but we're getting fairly slow performance out of a specific ...
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IIS virtual directory permissions keep getting lost

I have a web site running on Windows Server 2012 R2, IIS 8.5.9600.16384. The site has several virtual directories that point to a file share from which documents (mostly PDFs) are retrieved. All of ...