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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2012 R2 VDI Setup - No Virtual Templates

I've installed Win 2012 R2 Standard and setting up the RDS role for VDI. I plan to have a pool of virtual desktops. I have done this before and have had no problems so I am very familiar with the ...
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Hosting Access Database [on hold]

Attempting to host an Access database on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2. In the past I've always used services where database access was fairly preconfigured and am doing this one from ...
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How to get ethernet card speed as 1000Mb/s into Centos

I have setup a network which fully supported 1000Mb/s speed. Same network shows 1000Mb/s speed in Windows system but in Centos it is showing 100Mb/s speed. Why? My ethtool output as follow ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard [on hold]

The environment is this: windows 7 client (UAC at max) , server 2012 R2 (UAC at default) file server in an AD domain environment. Created shares with the usual settings (everyone access on the share ...
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Powershell Remotely Delete PKI Certificates

I recently rebuilt my PKI and I would like to delete the certificates that were issued to all client machines across my network. Sounds like a job for Powershell! So I wrote this script to be ...
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WS2012 - redirect Users and Program Files/ProgramData

I was able to do this with WS2008 R2 when I installed it on my big environment. I have an SSD and that only has the OS and paging file. I have a RAID0 system (2 drives) which is a D:\ drive and in ...
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Can't activate Windows Server 2012 r2 [duplicate]

i installed windows server 2012 r2 standard evaluation version in IBM x3650 M4 server. also i connected domain controller configured as a secondary server. now I purchase a Volume License Key. but ...
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One DFS Replication Group per Namespace

I'm in the process of implementing a single DFS namespace which will be holding approximately 20 or so Folder Targets. These folders are also going to be replicated to the other servers using DFS-R. ...
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Running PowerShell scripts as an Application in MDT 2013

Is there a way to make powershell scripts run under the applications list so that when you install from the MDT image you can select which scripts you want to run? I can run the scripts fine as ...
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Can I (temporarily) have two machines with the same name on the same network?

We're upgrading the software on two servers and, in the process, also migrating from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012. All servers are VMWare images. During the migration, we will have a ...
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Setting up DNS forward zone when AD domain name is a subdomain [closed]

I'm in high school and want to learn about system administration, so I set up a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller in a lab and created the domain ad.foo.com. I own foo.com and the domain ...
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No Certificate Templates in Certification Authority

I have installed AD Certificate Services on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard edition. But when I open Certification Authority snap-in, there is no Certificate Templates folder: Why? Have I missed ...
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Installing SQL remotely using Invoke-Command

i'm trying to install SQL Server 2012 on Win 2012 r2 server remotely via Powershell using Invoke-Command, but it fails with this error "Validation for setting 'SQLSVCACCOUNT' failed. Error message: ...
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AWS Storage Gateway and Server 2012 R2

I'm having a heckuva time getting the storage gateway VM to authorize: it's not open on port 80. Perhaps I did something wrong? Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V I downloaded the VM but it would not import. ...
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allow Windows 2012 AD users to ssh into a linux computer

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 running as a domain controller. I also have a Debian 7.2 server (running Webmin 1.6) which I would like to give users ssh access to using their domain accounts. On the ...
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Where is active directory snap-in for Server 2012 R2?

We are using a Server 2003 domain. I've found the instructions for installing the Active Directory snapin for Server 2012 and earlier: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732110.aspx. However ...
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MDT and Powershell

I've checked the path names and they are correct. I've tried editing the permissions and they seem fine. What else should I try? EDIT: I also tried this way: ...
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NTFS Share vs. NFS Datastore on VMware 5.5

I am currently using Physical Server 2012R2 of 10TB RAID5 mapped as a NTFS share to the Virtual Machine, which is a Camera Server 2012R2 hosted on VMware 5.5. Storage Server is used only for all video ...
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Roaming Profile Accounts logoff instantly

I am working on setting up roaming profile accounts. When I log in as one of my users, they disconnect instantly. How do I find errors on what is going on? I've check the SMB Share permissions and ...
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How to install a root certificate from file

We are in the process of migrating to Exchange 2013 on Server 2012 R2, and will be using third party certificates once fully up and running. In the meantime, however, I have been asked to use a root ...
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2 remote desktop servers one 1 external ip [closed]

Edited for clarification on why I'm asking this question: Purely for educational purposes. I would normally care less for 2 nodes. Not entirely sure if this is possible, but I have my desktop ...
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Connecting to Remote Desktop using proxy and Remote Desktop Gateway?

I have setup a Remote Desktop Gateway server using Windows Server 2012 R2. I am using the Remote Desktop Gateway as an intermediary between to provide the remote desktop session over 443 since 3389 is ...
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Powershell DISM New-Windows Image: Using a CompressionType gives an error

PS C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\BigHomie> New-WindowsImage -CapturePath K: -ImagePath C:\VHDImports\Win764.wim -name "BigHomies Personal Image" -Verify -CompressionType "Max" Throws ...
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Not enough storage is available to process this command (IIS Worker Process memory leak)

I have 64bit Windows Server 2012 where I am getting error: Message: Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX} failed due to the following error: 80070008 Not ...
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How do I make certain images available when user selects certain boot image? [WDS]

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation that is used for everything under the sun including Network installation services. I would like to have the server offer certain images based upon the ...
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Windows server 2012 R2 inaccessible_boot_device [duplicate]

Server not booting after recent update. This a generic server using a gigabyte MB with a adaptec 3808 sas raid controler. I have tried all the standard stuff like bcdedit but to no availe. This is a ...
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MSDTC is unavailable, but only in one direction?

I have DTC enabled on 2 servers - a web server, and a database server. There are a few places in our web applications where we need to use DTC (via a TransactionScope) to manage transactions ...
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Routing and RAS for HTTP(S) traffic

I've different VMs on a Windows Server 2012 R2 host. The VMs are in a internal subnet. I want to forward traffic to a specific VM by port. For example port 80 goes to 192.168.0.2 and port 443 goes to ...
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Copy-item FileSystem provider error

Copy-item cmdlet is not working as expected, i don't understand why. This is my code : $Source = "C:\folder1" $Destination = "\\172.22.0.115\c$\folder2\" $Password = ConvertTo-SecureString ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Backup

Is it just me or is the Windows Server 2012 backup really shady? I have a single Windows Server 2012 R2 with 2 Hyper-V Guests (1 Windows 7 Pro and 1 Small Business Server 2011). From the reading ...
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Hyper-V server with multiple subnets and Active Directory Policies and adding domain objects to local groups not working

My lab is a test HP computer connected to a port on my wireless router. It is running Windows 2012 R2 with the Hyper-V role and I am trying to simulate multiple testing subnets to test a number of ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Rescaning Disks Locks System

I'm having an issue when re-scanning disks inside of the Windows Server Manager tool. When I go to: File and Storage Services > Disks > Tasks > Rescan Stroage the entire system locks up ...
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Strange network issue when moving EC2 elastic IP

Recently we had an issue with a Windows 2012 EC2 server, which meant that we had to move across to another instance. We duplicated the instance, ran some tests and moved over the elastic IP. Should ...
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Remove Cluster Nodes after Cluster Object was deleted

While building new 2012 servers to move to we had some change in requirements. We are using Availability Groups on the new servers. Here's where we started. Servers: Serv1a Serv1b Serv2a Serv2b ...
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Server 2012 R2 FSRM Event ID 8197 Error: GetVolumeNameForVolumeMountPoint, 0x800700001, incorrect function

I found next to no information about this error with respect to Server 2012. There is a good deal of information out about this error with Server 2003 with a update package fix from Microsoft as well ...
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How do I convert a vhd to a wim file?

I just setup and sysprepped a nice new VM, now I need to convert it to a wim real quick, to upload to my sccm server. For some reason, I can't change the VM properties to boot from a legacy nic for ...
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Network connection interrupted on workstation running windows server 2012 r2

So here's the scenario i'm facing: I'm running windows 2012 R2 with latest updates on non-server workstation (Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SMBus Host Controller - 1E22), and following ...
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How do I disable unnecessary Windows services and test for stability?

When I configure a minimal Server (unselecting any role in SCW) I still have quite a number of (obscure) services running or set up as manual. Requirements in my project say that the Server shall ...
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Domain Controller using sub domain while hosting provider does main DNS

I'm trying to setup a Domain Controller on Windows Server 2012 R2. I read that best practices are to not use a made up TLD (such as .local, .lan, etc.), but use something that you actually own (say ...
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The sysvol permissions for one or more GPOs on this domain controller are not in sync with the permissions for the GPOs on the baseline domain

I have recently installed a second domain controller and all replication seems to be working fine except for group policy - In windows 2012r2, through the new Group Policy Management, when I click on ...
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How to setup Sub Domains with internal and external DNS Configuration

I am setting up a mail server and a few other application servers which will need to be accessed from both inside and outside the organisation via web browser. I would like to create sub domains for ...
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Server 2012 R2 Run Program from Task Scheduler not running program

I have a scheduled task that I am trying to run a program (a DB backup program). For reasons unknown I am unable to actually get the program to run, even though the task log says everything was run ...
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No primordial pool in 2012R2 on AWS with EBS disks

I'm trying to experiment with storage pools on Amazon's new 2012R2 AMI. I've created several EBS volumes and attached them to the instance. In the Server Manager I brought them online and ...
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Is it possible to export a HyperV VM from Server 2012R2 and import it into HyperV on Server 2008R2?

I'm planning on migrating 2 HyperV VMs that are currently running on Windows Server 2012R2 to a new server running 2008R2. What's the best way to migrate the VMs? Will replication work between the two ...
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Unable to Run WCF Services (.SVC) on Windows Server 2012

I got a server with windows server 2012; however, I was unable to run svc files with it. I was able to run asmx files on it. I decided I wanted to figure out how to run svc files. I tried the the ...
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MS remote desktop virtualization: new-RDVirtualDesktopCollection error creating vdi pool

I'm experimenting with my first setup of MS virtual desktop virtualization and have hit a problem I can't get over. I switched over from using the gui to powershell to try and identify the issue. It ...
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ADFS 3.0 / Web Application Proxy Server 2012 R2 error

I have a working ADFS 3.0 (2012 R2) server running. It successfully operates to log me on to Office365 both on and off premises. I am trying to install the Web Application Proxy role on a second ...
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Configure and monitor Windows 2012 DHCP server with Powershell

We've recently been working with the documentation here to set up some access policies for a new DHCP server. I've been able to successfully import 600+ records with the Set-DhcpServerv4Policy -Name ...
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Windows Server 2012 ignores static route

I have a Windows Hyper-V Free Edition R2 2012 server and I need to create a static route for Hyper-V to communicate with private internal addresses and vice-versa. I tried to add the route ...
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VM freezing during WinPE boot up

Got SCVMM 2012 R2 up and running, created a single VM w/ dynamic memory (512MB-4096MB) and a 40GB dynamic disk. The host is configured for NIC Teaming using switch independent configuration. I setup ...