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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WSUS Database using lots of memory, how to optimize

So I have installed a new instance of WSUS on a 2012R2 system. The WSUS server will be serving about 350 systems (servers+desktops+laptops) total. It is running in a Hyper-V VM, and I currently have ...
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SBS 2011 to Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Migration Official Guide [on hold]

My company has a healthy SBS 2011 server but we're looking to upgrade to Windows Server 2012 R2 standard. We have our email hosted, so no need to worry about exchange, but I'm looking for a guide to ...
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Seriously confused by SMB and iSCSI clustering

I am trying to configure my storage server(only 1 node for now, more to come)for SMB shares so that my separate Hyper-V nodes can use the storage server disks for shared storage. I decided to go the ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V doesn't allow VM to use all RAM

I have a physical server with 12GB of Ram, with a system HDD of 250Gb (180Gb free), and a dedicated HDD to host the VMs of 1Tb (600+Gb free). This server was running Windows Server 2008 R2 as a host ...
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An application running on a client is phoning home

Hi! I have a client running an application which takes aprox 1 minute to start when on my LAN. If i remove the network cable the application instantly starts. Wireshark confirms that the app is ...
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Need tips on failover solution [on hold]

I have two different systems; System 1: Server A is used for console purposes Server B1 is used for data to server A Server B2 is used for data to server A if B1 goes down. System 2 Directly ...
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Moving the Windows Server from one computer to another

When we started our business we were very small and couldn't afford buying Server hardware. Now we have server hardware. Until now I was using usual PC as a server and I have configured Active ...
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Scanning Across VPN, Files become corrupt.

So here is the situation. Previously, the organization I work for had 3 sites, A, B, and C. The sites were connected Via Site-to-Site VPN. There was one domain controller at site A which was also a ...
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SCVMM Error 13206 Failed to Install VM components

I'm running a MS Windows Failover Cluster with 4 nodes and one SCVMM host. All servers have the latest update of Windows Server 2012 R2. What I'm trying to do is create some virtual machines on the ...
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How to add drive space alert on IP monitor?

I am the administrator on a Windows server(GSNAPRINT) installed with IPmonitor tool. I want to add an drive space alert for another server (GSCTTLBACKUP) but was not successful. But there were other ...
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Workstations losing its Trust Relationship after simple domain controller demotion in on AD Site, but multiple DC/GC still online in another sites?

People, I need your help urgently because my simple AD Domain Controller demotion has gone beyond my understanding ? AD Sites & Service Setup is full mesh no IPSEC VPN tunnel: Data Center AD ...
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Looking for suggestions with a program that doesn't allow multiple sessions

We are running a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine with Remote Desktop Services. The idea is that everybody can log in and run company software that requires extensive configuration, that way we only ...
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Server sent passive reply with unroutable address. Using server address instead IIS 8.5

I have just set up a FTP server in IIS 8.5 on my Windows Server 2012 R2 machine. With FileZilla when I try connect to the local IP (10.0.0.4) with my username and password on port 21, it will ...
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How to restore a guest Windows 2012 R2 VM installation/backup from VMWare to OpenStack?

I have a VMWare VM with Windows 2012 R2 installed in DC#1. The machine has terminal services set up with user accounts and permissions, lots of software installed and bunch of things configured that ...
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RabbitMQ Virtual System Failover

We have RabbitMQ installed on Windows 2012 Server. There are 5 systems in this cluster. During our host patch, the system is migrated from one host to another. During that movement of the system, ...
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How to export event viewer errors to Excel in Windows Server 2012

How would I export errors of event viewer from Application and Security section to excel, it has any way to export in event viewer or I must use windows powershell?
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How do I unlock a file on a Windows Server 2012 file cluster

We have a "Continuous Availability"-enabled fileshare on a Windows Server 2012 cluster. A config file used by our web application, application.config has been corrupted somehow and is now zero-bytes, ...
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Hyper-V Remote Management Domain > Workgroup

I'm having trouble connecting my Hyper-V Server manager on a windows 8.1 client to a remote Server 2012R2 Hyper-V Server. The Client is on a domain and the server is in a workgroup outside the ...
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Stuck in please wait screen on windows 10 after update using windows server 2012 [on hold]

The server has been stuck on the please wait screen for over 24 hours. Windows 10 was running fine before the update. An update from windows 10 was done over the weekend and now its just in the please ...
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Windows Advanced Firewall - Timeout mechanism?

I'm using an outbound rule to block access to the following remote IP address: 10.2.0.0/16 When I turn on/off a rule, it takes few minutes until it is applied. Is there any timeout mechanism ...
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SAN, BROCADE and WINDOWS SERVER, filesystem trouble

I'm building a DR infrastructure using 4 Servers, 2 Eternus Fujitsu and Brocade 300 Switches. All configurations are done: zoning, paths, LUNs and so on. I have a situation: When I create a file ...
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Accessing share with ACLs using groups instead of explicitly granting user names not working?

I've setup a share on a windows server. \ServerName\ShareName. I've granted permissions for the share to "X Department". I also have an ACL for that "D:\FS\Sharename" folder granting "X Department" ...
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CPU is only used 50% on full load on a Windows Server 2012 R2

I use Windows Server 2012 R2 on my home server (it's a mini-ITX PC based on an Asrock E350M1/USB3 motherboard, so it's not a strong enterprise server). My problem is that even when I run multiple ...
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Exchange Server 2013 Configuration - No Mail Delivery [on hold]

I am new to Exchange Server configuration and I figured I would tackle a installation of Exchange Server 2013, just to get my hands dirty. I am installing Exchange on Server 2012 R2. I was able to get ...
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IMAP Port 143 Not Functioning When Using Hostname?

I am setting up a Mail Server on Azure (Windows Virtual Machine) using HMail and its all working great apart from not being able to connect my Outlook on my home PC. I believe the issue is that when ...
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WS2012R2 RemoteApp Server refuses to remember password

I have a problem that's puzzling me and I can't quite put my finger on it. We have two VMs, running Windows Server 2012 R2, both configured with Remote Desktop Services and running the RemoteApp ...
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Intel NIC teaming or server 2012 R2?

I'd like to implement NIC teaming on one of my servers and would like to know if it's better to use the Intel NIC teaming from the drivers or to use the NIC teaming from Windows Server 2012 R2.
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local iis website does not work on client pc but works on server except port 80 [on hold]

We are currently running domain environment on windows server 2012.Client Windows is 8.1.IIS is installed on same Server 2012 as well..We can access any local website on server 2012 but we cant access ...
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Remove active directory certificate services role

I have logged in as Administrator to my windows 2012 server. I just installed active directory certificate services role, now I want to remove it (as this service prevents me from adding my server to ...
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The Certificate Authority Service is installed on this computer

I'm trying to add my windows server 2012 to a domain but the "Change" button in the "computer Name" tab of the "System Properties" is disabled with a note: Note: The Identification of the computer ...
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Windows Server Applicaton Administration Best Practice [closed]

I've recently switched from using a linux server for private hosting (things like a WebServer, Teamspeak, Gameservers etc.) to a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine. Under Debian I installed my services ...
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Memory Usage percentage in Task Manager [on hold]

lets say i have a windows server with 48GB RAM and SQL installed in it, if the total memory in use is 24GB and SQL usage is 12GB, the percentage memory used by SQL is 50% or 25%...
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Cannot join client to domain (non virtual, DNS issue)

I'm running Windows Server 2012 R2 and have a Windows 7 Professional Laptop (non virtual, all physical) that I cannot join to the domain I created. I am trying to join the Windows 7 client to my ...
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Hyper-V Host Requirements [closed]

We are considering consolidating three lightweight physical servers onto one machine using Hyper-V. I've received a quote for an HP ML310e Gen8 with the following specs: 1 Intel Xeon E3-1220V3 ...
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Check what has been done in a given time period [closed]

Is it possible to check what a server administrator has actually done during routine maintenance by viewing event logs etc? I'm trying to establish what the administrator is actually doing as I ...
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Which symbols to avoid when naming AD DS groups?

can somebody point out to the symbols which is better not to use when naming AD DS groups? I want to have some explanations/links to documentation on why those should not be used. For example Windows ...
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Group Policy Preferences: Content Advisor disabled

We decommissioned our last Windows 2008 R2 server, and with it goes the ability to edit Internet Explorer Maintenance policy settings. Moving forward is Group Policy Preferences... so, I open up ...
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2012 R2 msi deployment package error code 2755?

So I have 2012 r2 running in vmware workstation and I have a problem using GPO deployment and even just installing an MSI program. When I try to create a new GPO software installation, it returns ...
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Where can I find dskprobe.exe for Server 2012 R2?

As the question suggests, where can I find dskprobe.exe for Windows Server 2012 R2? I need dskprobe to recover a deleted partition and I can not find the application anywhere on my server and looking ...
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Random/Intermittent PHP require_once error

I have an unusual problem that is hard to nail down to a specific cause. I'm running a WordPress website on PHP 5.6, IIS 8.5 and Windows Server 2012 RT2 In the past and more frequently this week, ...
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How to migrate everything (eg. certificates, configuration) from IIS 7.5 to IIS 8.5?

How to migrate ssl certs and all iis config (custom mime mappings, custom dynamic compression settings, etc etc) for asp.net applications. From win2008 R2 to win2012 R2 (In this situation, it is ...
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Windows 2012 R2 - DNS resolving to internal IP

I'm currently working on my infrastructure and since now it was good. I have a Windows 2012 R2 server on AWS, with a Elastic (Public) IP. I have 3 domain: domain1.com -> point to a CPanel ...
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Number of updates pending on Windows 2012

I am running BGInfo on my servers and putting the results into a single database. One thing that I want to record is the number of updates the server believes that it needs. I can do this on Windows ...
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New Domain DC Adds FQDN (including forest) to DNS - Cant Resolve

I added a new domain recently to our AD. It was added using the option to add a new domain to an existing forest. So now we have the original domain.local which is in the forest also called ...
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Can I use database portability to convert an IP -less DAG to a standard DAG in Exchange 2013?

Exchange 2013 allows for an "IP-less" DAG, something that exists in Windows 2012R2. This is becoming a bit of an issue as a lot of software doesn't support it. I want to take my 3 node DAG and ...
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one or more threads of java.exe are waiting to finish network I/O windows 2012 server

I have installed jdk-8u45-windows-x64 on my windows 2012 server. I am seeing that in task manager java.exe is utilizing high CPU. I check he detail in task manager via right clicking on java.exe then ...
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WS2012 RDP IP-whitelist not working

I'm running Windows Server 2012 with newest updates etc. We've at all times restricted our RDP with a whitelist with IP in the Scope properties of the "Remote Desktop - Usermode" rule inside the ...
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Connecting two different IPv6 /64 prefixes together [closed]

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 RRAS VPN that is both IPv4 and IPv6 capable. I was having problems with external IPv6 connectivity but managed to resolve this here: RRAS SSTP VPN IPv6 traffic is not ...
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Cannot connect to Exchange 2013 with Outlook 2010

SETUP I'm configuring a new Exchange 2013 server, migrating from Lotus Domino, so this will be the first Exchange server in the AD Environment. Details about environment below Server OS: Win ...
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Windows Server delete files in folder but no permision to delete folder itself

We have a problem, with permissions on shared folder for out employees. We have folder lets say Main, with multiple projects (files and folder inside), constantly added and removed. The problem is ...