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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Benign “The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted” error while using Active Directory Users and Computers

I have a single Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Domain Controller for domain MYDOMAIN. I want to perform remote administration of the Active Directory from a workstation that is not joined to ...
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Office 2013 Slow to Open/Save with Folder Redirection

We recently deployed folder redirection for a few individuals in the office. We are using a DFS Namespace share on a Server 2012r2 VM. We are redirecting Desktop and My Documents only. Clients are ...
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IIS 8.5 Import Site Bindings?

Is there a way that I can import a list of bindings for a site in IIS 8.5? I have 160+ bindings to add to one site, all the same IP, and I'd really love to be able to do it non-manually :)
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Windows server 2012R2 RDS installed on Domain Controller will not uninstall

Knowing I had 90 days to figure out the licensing, I installed RDS. Seems I didn't need to as Administrators can log in anyway. Now it seems we don't want to buy any more licenses so I figured I would ...
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How can you use a RemoteFx GPU in a Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine?

The title says it all - I have a Hyper-V host with GPU installed and RemoteFx enabled. RemoteFx works fine in any Windows client OS, but I am trying to accelerate an application which will sit on a ...
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The user name or password is incorrect error while joining Windows domain

I am trying to add an second domain controller (DC) to my domain. The server is running Windows Server 2012 R2. After getting the error when promoting it to an domain controller I tried uninstalling ...
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Can I Map a Network Drive on a server to itself (SharePoint Server)?

I'm running a Windows 2012 64bit Server R2, computer name server-01, and I want to map a network drive to a path located on the same server. (This is needed for SharePoint 2013 development.) ...
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DHCP server with 2 NICd

I have windows 2012 r2 x64 standard server. That server has 2 NIC nic1 gather IP from LAN1 nic2 - here i need run dhcp for LAN2 (black network) This server will have firewall which will be use ...
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What are the implications of exceeding 4 GB in a Windows Event Log?

I found this Microsoft KB that covers recommended Event Log setting maximums for operating systems up to Windows 2008/Vista, which recommends a maximum of 4GB, and have seen some other vague ...
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2012 R2 Hyper-V and File Server (general purpose) cluster

I am in the process of creating a Hyper-V 2012 R2 Cluster. I have 3 physical hosts (128GB RAM , dual Hex-core and 12 NICs each) and a SAN to play with. The SAN is a Virtual Storage system (Datacore), ...
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Unable to change server 2012 R2 DPI through RDP

My understanding with Server 2012 R2, is that if the client is using the RDP 8.1 client, and log onto server 2012 R2 using remote desktop, the DPI settings are set to match the clients DPI settings. ...
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Windows 2012 RDS Removing access To Application On single Server

We are in the process of evaluating moving our current 2008 R2 based terminal server farm onto 2012, as its seems to be a lot easier to manage and deploy. A couple of things I cant really find any ...
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Windows system colors all wrong

After a recent reboot, our 2012 R2 Remote Desktop server's system colors are all wrong. It almost looks like it is in High Contrast, though it reports that it is using Basic. Here is a screen-shot ...
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Win Server GPO Mapped Drive Missing “Connect As” functionality

We're having an issue trying to create a policy for mapping drives. We're unable to specify a "connect as" username and password.
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File Auditing in Cluster Shared Volumes

I'm trying to simply enable file auditing on a windows share (2012 R2)on top of cluster shared volume. But it doesn't behave as I expected it to behave. Here's the story: I enabled file auditing ...
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Proset Teaming vs Server 2012 Teaming vs Single Nic

I'm setting up a Hyper-V configuration. I've got two intel GB Ethernet cards that I can use for my LAN. Nothing I'm doing will need more than a single GB nic can provide. I've concluded that I have ...
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Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Teaming with 1 Virtual Switch vs 2 Virtual Switches

I've currently got 2 NICs going to my LAN and each one to it's own virtual switch. I've been wondering about instead of the two switches using one virtual switch and having my two LAN NICs teamed. So ...
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Windows DirectAccess - Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 Client, “No SAs match the specified criteria”

I put this question on SuperUser, but judging from the lack of response I think I picked the wrong place, so I'm cross-posting here. I'm trying to get DA set up and it is being a major pain. I have ...
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Set default Windows Server interface IP with multiple IPs

I've got a Windows Server 2012R2 VM with 3 IP addresses: 4.70, 4.17 and 4.18 4.70 is the 1st IP address entered on the Properties Sheet, 4,17 and 4.18 are entered in the advanced dialog. As you can ...
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Traffic between vpn clients

Basically I need to connect several computers (A, B, C, D) located in internet to a virtual local network. All of these computers can't accept incoming connections from internet. But they need to ...
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winrm configured but cannot use it

On 2 win2012-r2 servers (not core, and not DC, actually fresh install with all patching done) on the same subnet, I have configured winrm and psremoting but I still cannot do a remote session. I have ...
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Upgrade from SCVMM 2012 R2 Preview to SCVMM 2012 R2

I currently have Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager the R2 Preview version, 3.1.7245.0. I need to upgrade it to the actual R2, non-preview, version 3.2.7510.0. Without ...
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Windows computer not recognizing membership in active directory group

In my active directory setup (Windows Server 2012r2 acting as domain control), I have a group called "TestComputers". I have a domain computer called "Computer1" that is a member of this group. On ...
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Win Srv 2012 task scheduler - trigger based on domain workstation logon/logoff/sleep/wake

I've got a domain controller (only one) with Win Srv 2012 and a number of workstations with Win 7. I need to run a task on a DC straight after domain user logon/off/sleep/wake to a workstation. The ...
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How to close cd tray in Windows Server 2012 r2

I have burned a DVD on our remote server, using external USB DVD burner (Matshita uj8e1). After successful burn the system ejected the tray. Now I have a problem with getting the tray with the burned ...
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Hyper-V guest VM disrupt host network connectivity

I'm experience strange connectivity issues on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard installation with installed Hyper-V role and one Server 2012 R2 guest machine. Whenever the Guest tries to access the ...
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2012 WSUS install on network without internet connectivity

Just installed a 2012 R2 standard server on an air gap network (isolated). Need to install WSUS services on this server and the WSUS install keeps asking for source files. I've pointed the install at ...
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How to Force Client To Browse Internet Through Squid Proxy

I am using Windows Server 2012 in which i have share internet throw NAT to secondary lan card using Routing and remote service and now the problem is that when my client are browsing through proxy ...
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Deploy Microsoft Work Folders on a single machine

As IT unit of a small company, we are investigating the shift from traditional VPN to Work Folders. The roles are set up and the shares created successfully. In fact internally the whole systems works ...
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Is it possible to Migrate from Windows Server 2003 Standard to Windows Server 2012 Essentials?

I've done a bunch of searching and can't find a definitive answer to whether it's possible to migrate from an existing Windows Server 2003 R2 (standard edition) domain controller, to a Windows Server ...
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Allow winzip file Software Restriction Policy

I have a path rule that denies extracting executable to temp folder in the software restriction policy. Now I need to allow certain applications that should run and extract their contents in the Temp ...
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Windows Server Backup Error - Volumes Larger than 16.7TB cannot be protected?

I'm trying to use Windows Server Backup to backup a RAID array on my new server. But, when I do, I run into this error: The server is running Windows Server 2012 R2 and the array in question is ...
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Choppy YouTube video and sound playback

I have issues with YouTube videos on Windows Server 2012 R2 via RDP, connected via a 2012 R2 RD GW server and UDP is enabled. The videos play very choppy, no matter what quality I choose or browser ...
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Does Windows Server 2012 R2 OEM require different install media?

I want to install an instance of Windows Server 2012 R2 OEM as a virtual machine on our VM server. Does the OEM version require me to download a different OS image that so we can install and use the ...
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2012R2 Cluster - Add host without downtime

Essentially just want to confirm my current thoughts - have a 3-node 2012R2 Cluster. We are replacing two of the hosts. At the point when you add a new host to the cluster and run the validation, the ...
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RDS RemoteApps won't run from correct server

I have a Windows 2012 R2 RDS Farm with a Gateway and Web Access installed on the same server. I have ports 80, 443, and 3389 forwarded so external users can get to this server. We can sign in and ...
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PHP/Fast-CGI only working on default page

I have configured php and fast cgi on my iis 8. It is working properly on my default page but on all other *.php sites I get Error 500: internal server error. What is wrong with my configuration? ...
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“Windows Search Service” query results do not show thumbnails but icons

I am having a strange issue here on several Windows Server 2012 R2 machines. Problem description: Client machines searching a mapped network drive get the results shown as icons instead of ...
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Access denied while settings FSRM quotas with powershell

I'm trying to set size quotas on the users personal directories in the organization. When using the Gui (fsrm snap-ins), everything works as expected. When trying to use powershell cmdlets to ...
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Activating Issue with Terminal Server in Windows Server 2012 R2 from Action Pack

Installed a Server 2012 R2 Standard license with terminal services role from an Action Pack subscription. There are also 5 RDS CALs for this server available. Unfortunately I can't find any product ...
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Transfer physical Windows Server 2008R2 licence to Hyper-V server [duplicate]

I have a plan to upgrade my 2008R2 Standard Edition to 2012R2 Standard Edition, and then virtualize them with Hyper-V 2012R2. Is it possible to upgrade from Windows Server 2008R2 Standard Edition to ...
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How to migrate and upgrade Windows Server RDS CALs from 2008 to 2012 [duplicate]

I currently have a Server 2008 R2 RDS licensing server in production that I'd like to replace with Server 2012 R2. We don't have Software Assurance. Should we migrate the existing 2008 licenses to ...
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The requested operation requires elevation

We have about 15 PCs on our network. I can make changes to all the PCs except one. I keep getting the message "The requested operation requires elevation". When I try to run a program as an admin, ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Email server's external IP address when the Azure VM starts

I have been trying to setup a task in the task scheduler that sends an email to me when the server starts. The email should contain the external IP address of the azure virtual machine. What should ...
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How to programmatically logout idle users on Windows Server 2012 R2?

I've searched a lot but couldn't find a direct solution. Can anyone tell me how to logoff idle users from a remote desktop connection to a Windows Server 2012 server after a period of time? These are ...
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Remote PowerShell, WinRM Failures: WinRM cannot complete the operation

When running Enter-PSSession COMPUTERNAME with Enable-PSWSManCombinedTrace, I see the following relevant messages in the Windows Remote Management Operational log: WSMan operation Get failed, ...
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PowerShell - Server 2012 - Issue with Custom Modules Loading

I'm having a frustrating issue with our deployment script that is currently working on Server 2008 R2 and I can't get to start on Server 2012 due to issues with PS not recognizing our custom modules ...
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Failed updates disappear

I just installed Windows Server 2012 R2 I ran Windows Update and it found 42 updates. But something happend and it failed. Then I ran Windows Update again, and under history I can see that almost ...
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Windows Server Essentials Experience DirSync Not Working After Adding Second Domain Controller

I recently did a domain upgrade for our office to Windows Server 2012 r2. Upon seeing the new Windows Server Essentials Experience and its ability to perform a directory sync with Office 365, I ...
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Constant virus detections [duplicate]

My antivirus has been detecting quite a few viruses/trojans lately. Mainly Backdoor:PHP/Shell.P Backdoor:PHP/WebShell.J I have been trying to identify the source of these files with no luck so ...