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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Storage Spaces Write Rate Issue

I am setting up a Windows 2012 R2 Storage Spaces array. It is setup with 24 drives, 22 of them mirrored, with 2 hot spares, in 11 columns. I am useing a LSI 9207-8e HBA card with the latest IT ...
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Do I need to buy Device/User CALs for Windows Server Standard 2012 R2 if I already have Windows 7/8 Pro machines? [duplicate]

We are planing to upgrade our servers(3) from Windows Server 2003 to Standard 2012 R2. The current servers are setup by device. Since we have Windows 7/8 Pro, I'm wondering if we are going to need ...
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Files (belonging to an app) kept open by one particular user after he has closed (or killed) the app

I have a problem with one user of my network: whenever he runs an app from a network share (from a Windows Server 2012 R2, but this happened also before with a Windows Server 2008 R2) even after ...
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How can I identify tiered storage volumes and their storage tiers

I've asked this over at stackoverflow and at technet without an answer so I thought I'd try here... Using either PowerShell or some C# magic how can I: A) Identify a volume drive letter that is ...
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Folder redirection APPDATA permission server 2012 r2

I have setup Folder redirection in a terminal server environment. I am using a bat file to set permission for the users. icacls d:\users\%user% /grant:r "%user%":(OI)(CI)F however using the above ...
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Windows 2012R2 IPAM for managing public IP address

We are testing IPAM for managing a relatively small network with 5 sites. The main goal is actually managing the public IP address of each site. We were able to create the "IP Address Block" for ...
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SCOM alert: The threshold for the Logical Disk\Avg. Disk sec/Transfer performance counter has been exceeded

We are monitoring several Windows Server 2012 R2 VMs running on Hyper-V. Now SCOM (2012 R2 UR2) reports: The threshold for the Logical Disk\Avg. Disk sec/Transfer performance counter has been ...
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Child domain, organizational unit or a brand new domain? [duplicate]

I am spending some time learning MS AD DS through a book called "Installing and configuring Windows Server 2012", however I got stuck in understanding when it would make sense to deploy a child ...
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Errors when attempting to update source files, Server 2012R2 (errors 80073701 and 14081)

I have a Windows Server 2012R2 machine that I installed with Server Core, and then decided that I wanted to switch to GUI. I'll make the long story short: I ran windows updates, and now the source ...
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Huge differences of performance of MySQL in two servers [migrated]

We have a MySQL server installed in two different machines, a testing server and a production server, both windows, which is used by a web application. The problem is that there are HUGE performance ...
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window server 2012 r2 keep disconnecting internet

I have set up window server 2012 R2 as domain controller for Remote desktop service for some reason, it keep disconnecting the internet after a few hours(sometimes after one day), but when I ...
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Disable remote session timeout on Win Server 2012 R2

For botting purposes, I have to keep my Win Server 2012 R2 running without logging-off after I disconnect from Remote Session. Found information about it here: ...
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Problems with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V [closed]

I install a windows server 2012 R2 and then install a virtual machine on hyper-v. When i configure the virtual machine in hyper-v i configure 4gb of ram then few days later y change it to 12gb of Ram ...
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Windows Server 2012 does not see AD domain in search [on hold]

I have a development stack comprising of two virtual Windows Server 2012 R2 machines. One is AD controller/DNS (named SHP2D here), etc, the other is dev machine (named SHP1D). It seems that there are ...
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Enabling AES 256 GCM on Windows Server 2012 R2

I'd like to enable the use of the AES 256 GCM encryption instead of the AES 256 CBC. We already have ECC certificates based on ECDSA so that pre-requisite has been fullfilled. The certificate has a ...
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Remote Desktop event ID 20499. No noticeable issues

I get a warning event with ID 20499 for TerminalServices-RemoteConnectionManager.The error is: Remote Desktop Services has taken too long to load the user configuration from server ...
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The Message Queuing service failed to join the computer's domain 'DOMAIN' Error 0xc00e0025

Struggling to get MSMQ installed in Domain Integration mode on Windows 2012 (Azure). So far, I've provisioned a brand new Windows Server 2012 (R2) machine on the Azure platform and installed the ...
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HTTPS works internally but not external

I run a webserver on Windows Server 2012 R2 IIS 8.5. I have a few websites that I want to be able to access from HTTPS as well as HTTP. It works internally fine, and it did work externally at one ...
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Loosing Domain because of Static IP [closed]

I have created a new server and I have added it to my domain but as soon as I assign a static IP adress I loose Internet and the domain. I tried to ping another server from the domain and no answers, ...
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DFS share empty when accessing it via domain name

I set up a DFS to centralise my shares. After doing so, I noticed, that I can access the shares via the domain path (\\SNAKEOIL.LOCAL\Research), but the folders is shown as empty. The intended ...
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Failover DHCP Windows 2012

Is Windows 2012 failover DHCP (hot standby) compatible with Windows 2003? I'm not sure if it's enough to create a Windows 2012 DHCP server and configure failover options.
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windows server 2012 backup

Our backups on our virtual windows server 2012 R2 which is hosted on Hyper-V server 2012 R2 have been taking at least 3 hours longer than they used to. We use windows Server Backup for nightly backups ...
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Convert IIS CA Certificate to Ubuntu Haproxy cerificate

Alright, I setup a simple Windows 2012 R2 RDs server aio farm with Web Access, everything works fine internally if I access the server directly (https: // rdsiisserver/RDWeb/). I created a Ubuntu ...
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Turn on Virtualisation settings on Windows 2012 R2 [closed]

I'm an AWS newbie. I'm trying to run the latest Hortonworks Sandbox VM image using Virtualbox on a Windows 2012 hvm AMI. I get an error message saying "VT-x is not available. (VERR_VMX_NO_VMX)" What ...
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How can I run a published RemoteApp from a client that does not run explorer.exe

I am working on a massive (30,000+ client) deployment of RemoteApp published apps and seem to have hit a brick wall. I am trying to run apps from a kiosk style unit that is running Windows 7 Embedded ...
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Importing a certificate and granting permissions on Windows Server 2012 R2

On Windows 2012 R2, winhttpcertcfg -i FileName -a CertAccount -c LOCAL_MACHINE\MY -p Password installs the certificate on Trusted Root Store instead of LOCAL_MACHINE\MY. I also need to grant access to ...
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Windows Server 2012 RRAS/NAT with PPPoE Modem

I'm trying to connect to a BT Openreach VDSL Modem with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, I have RRAS with NAT set up. My server looks like this; NIC 1 - Into a TP-Link Switch to connect a myriad ...
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What is the maximum number of iSCSI connections that Server 2012 R2 can initiate?

I found online that Server 2008 R2 host can only initiate a maximum of 255 iSCSI connections, and that it was a hard limit within the OS itself. Does this same restriction apply to Server 2012 R2? ...
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Group Policy - Backup and Restore

I am currently automating the creation of our enterprise domain controller and its configuration in case of SAN failure etc. I can create the server, install the necessary roles, create complete ou ...
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query remote windows 2012 servers to see if they're in waiting for a reboot status after applying windows updates

Is there a way, using powershell or otherwise, to query a remote computer and see if it has had windows updates applied and is in waiting to reboot state? Any additional information would be useful ...
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PowerShell 'get-ClusterQuorum' output is not showing 'QuorumType' column

PowerShell cmdlet get-ClusterQuorum output is not showing QuorumType column. Has anybody seen this before?
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What happens when Core Cluster Group is failed over to another node? Will it take the whole cluster down? Single point of failure?

http://bit.ly/1lKJFIa "Cluster group" fail-over will cause cluster go offline. Really? Single point of failure? Am I missing something? What happens when Core Cluster resources (Cluster Group) are ...
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Can PXE boot of Hyper-V VMs be disabled?

Hyper-V virtual machines have the ability to PXE boot. Obviously, PXE boot raises some security concerns. The problem is, unlike a typical physical machine's firmware, there isn't an obvious way to ...
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Active Directory Mismatch

I have a Active Directory Mistmatch how do I fix this? I have 2 x 2008 R2 Domain Controllers and a 2008 Domain Controller and I was trying to add a 2012 R2 Domain Controller. The Schema Version of ...
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User Profile Disks with RemoteApp 2012 R2 Locked

We have a RemoteApp deployment (Web, Gateway, High Available Connection Brokers, ...). We use profile disks stored on a file share. We publish most of our applications, but from time to time, a user ...
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One IP Address two websites and servers SSL

All right I have the following: ONE External Ip Address. TWO websites on their own physical servers (IIS). (They are separate and they have to remain that way). No virtual hosts. TWO SSL ...
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Custom FSRM File Management Task file name variable

Trying to create a custom file management task in Server 2012 R2 to move some files (not file expiration). Looks like the possible variables I can insert into my command arguments are pretty limited: ...
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New 2012r2 hyper-v cluster, GUI or server core? [closed]

I have not worked with a Server Core install before. We will soon be moving from old hardware running Server 2012 (with GUI) for our hyper-v cluster to new hardware and plan to install Server 2012r2. ...
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Replacing folder redirection with work folders

I am currently building a lab to get familiar with Microsoft's new "Work Folder" feature. I am looking for a way to abandon folder redirection and offline files. So far I have one Windows 7 client ...
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Creating WorkFolders fail with: New-SyncShare : Not Found

Currently I am eveluating Microsofts new WorkFolder feature which sounds very promissing to abendon the messy folder redirection feature. So I installed the feature using ServerManager under "File and ...
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Windows Server SMTP Feature - Installation Ramifications

Background: I am a SQL Server DBA. I have inherited about 50 SQL Servers and need to set up various maintenance plans and alerts. To get the full benefit, I'll also need to configure Database Mail ...
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Building Windows server cluster hpc

I'm trying to set up a Windows Server cluster with a head node and 2x compute nodes. So far, i've managed to install : (thanks to this tutorial http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj884142.aspx) ...
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Can't access shared space FROM Windows Server 2012 VM without User and Password prompt

I am trying to set up an FTP server on my Windows Server 2012 VM, that would access a network path on my host machine (Windows 8.1 Pro). I can access this network path from a Windows 7 VM without ...
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Advanced Audit Policy not getting applied on 2012 R2

I have configured several avanced audit policy settings under: Computer Configuration => Policies => Windows Settings => Security Settings => Advanced Audit policy Configuration => ...
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Difference between HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\ and HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\

What is the difference between editing settings in HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services and HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server? Similar settings seem to ...
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Setting up port redirection on Windows Server 2012 in Amazon ec2

I have a couple of servers in amazon EC2 One server is a Windows Server 2012, is used to host a web application, there is an elastic ip address attached to this server. The second server is a linux ...
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Windows Server Backup Fails: There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy…

We have a brand new Dell PowerEdge T320 with a PERC S110 RAID Controller running a fresh install of Windows Server 2012 R2. The RAID level is RAID 5 with two NTFS partitions, 1TB for the OS and 7TB ...
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Server 2012r2 change login screen language with registry

I am installing a Windows Server 2012R2 RDS farm. The OS language is English, but my users are Dutch. I already installerd the Dutch MUI pack in windows via the command prompt. Via a user GPO the ...
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hardware requirements (Windows Server) [duplicate]

Which hardware requirements has a server for the following tasks?: Windows Server 2012 R2 5 Users WSUS-Server Webserver (IIS) Databaseserver (SQL-Server 2014) TeamFoundationServer SharePoint ...
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Desired State Config - Script Resource

I'm having some trouble understanding the DSC script resource, in particular the test and get phases. I am trying to change the default Hyper-V VHD and VM paths, but can't seem to work out how to ...