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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Is Direct Access useless? [on hold]

Is Direct Access useless or too niche? I am checking what's new in Windows Server 2012 and i found that MS is putting a lot of efford in Direct Access. However, i really find that it is hard to use, ...
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How can I quickly check number of groups in my domain?

Probably this is simplistic question but it seems that off the top of my head I have no idea how to do this. How can I get number of groups in my domain? In all domains within the forest? What is the ...
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blocked.domain.gstatic.com - Where could this blocking be?

As of this morning we were having serious issues (partially loaded site with no functionality) accessing Google Drive which we use heavily. Other websites seemed to work fine. This is happening on ALL ...
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Remote Desktop Services Apps hangs when launhed

I am currently deploying a Remote Desktop Services system on Server 2012 R2. I have 3 session hosts and all the rest of the roles are distributed to 3 servers. The problem I'm having now is that the ...
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BitLocker - No TPM & No Flash Drive

I have done some research on using BitLocker in an environment where the machines do not have a TPM and it appears you will need to utilize a Flash Drive for it to work properly. This seems to be the ...
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Relaunching explorer with taskbar [migrated]

If you terminate explorer.exe which is hosting also a taskbar system component and then launch it again from task manager - it will open itself again with taskbar fully functional. However, if i ...
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How do I make a connection private on Windows Server 2012 R2

After a restart of one of our servers (a Windows Server 2012 R2), all private connections become public and vice versa (this user had the same problem). Stuff like pinging and iSCSI stopped working, ...
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Print Manager Does not Show Printers

Server 2012 R2 have about 40 printers installed all TCP/IP port based printers shared out. I was able to see and manage the printers on the print server via print manager, and then all of a sudden I ...
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Apache auth_kerb_module on Windows

I need to install the Kerberos module in Apache on Windows. I have copied the file auth_kerb_mod.so to apache/modules/ and I have modified the conf/httpd.conf with LoadModule auth_kerb_module ...
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Amazon Zocalo with Active Directory - can't login

I just setup a Zocalo site for my company using the active directory connect option. The Domain Controller we are connecting to is in an AWS VPC. I setup the zocalo site fine and it says active, but ...
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Outline the quirks of Windows Small Business Servers (SBS)

I'm not much of a Microsoft administrator. However, I do work extensively with new and existing Microsoft Exchange deployments. That's just how the career-arc went. I'm working with a small customer ...
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Identify data loss due to logging failure on Exchange 2013 database(s)

Over the few weeks our Exchange server has had problems with its backup jobs failing to complete which has caused our normally ~empty log drives to fill up to the point where Exchange has dismounted ...
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Not all settings in Printing Defaults applying to clients

I have a server 2012R2 print server sharing a few printers to Windows 7 clients. One of my printers is a MFP, specifically a Konica Minolta Bizhub C280 which I need to apply some settings to. I've ...
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User RDS CALs are not issued when RDS role is istalled on Server 2012 R2 in a workgroup. Will it work after the grace period?

I installed RDS on a Windows 2012 R2 server in a workgroup (no AD) following the instructions from kb2833839 article. Besides the fact that I have no RDS Manager, everything seems to work fine. The ...
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stop rdp to deactivation session after close

I try to run VNC Server on my Server2012 R2 (VM on HyperV Host). I login via RDP (mstsc.exe) to a Windows Server 2012 R2. Connect via real VNC to the Server also. After closing the Windows RDP ...
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Execute command on remote computer and show UI to logged on user

since I could not find any proper solution online, I'll ask here. I have a bunch of computers where I want to execute a program and show the programs GUI to the currently logged in user. Afaik this ...
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Restart Hyper-V VM on heartbeat lost

I have a Windows Server 2012R2 hyper-v host. It is running a number of VMs, including a few linux VMs. I have one linux VM that has been occationally, but somewhat regularly crashing somewhere in the ...
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Exchange 2013 Setup fails - Couldn't find the Enterprise Organization container

I'm working on an Exchange 2013 CU6 installation at a site whose AD was comprised of two Windows 2003 domain controllers (in an odd HA cluster configuration). New Windows 2012 R2 DCs have been ...
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wdsutil claims Windows Server 2012 R2 drivers are unsigned, but they have a valid certificate

I'm trying to import some Windows Server 2012 R2 drivers to a driver group in WDS. My WDS server is running Windows Server 2012 (not R2). When I run the following command: WDSUTIL /Add-DriverPackage ...
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Changed IP Address on Windows Server, websites down? [closed]

I have changed my ip-address. Noticed that my websites is down. I have changed the bindings to the right IP-address. When changing IP-address do I need to make any other change in Windows Server? ...
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Better to share File Services role with Active Directory DC role OR with the RDS Terminal Server role?

We are a small business setting up a new server... budget is limited of course. I have ~500GB of data to share that needs to be stored locally on the single server we have. Host Server: Dell ...
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Get-Cluster cmdlet fails when using -Name param

Summary When I call Get-Cluster powershell returns the name of my cluster. For simplicity sake, lets call it Cluster1. If I call Get-Cluster -Name Cluster1 it fails with an error. Error: ...
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Conflict between Nvidia Grid K2 & integrated graphics on Supermicro VDI?

My office has a Supermicro SYS-1027GR-TR2-2NVK2 VDI server with dual Nvidia GRID K2 cards running Windows Server 2012 R2 & RemoteFX. We are an architectural firm and use 3D graphics software. ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Server Manager Fails to Load

I am unable to open Server Manager on our Windows 2012-R2 system. The error states: Server Manager cannot run because of an error in a user settings file. Click OK to restore default settings....... ...
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Remote Desktop Gateway MMC not showing some connections under “Monitoring”

This is a short question: I have a Remote Desktop Gateway server on Windows Server 2012 R2. It is working for users. However, not all of the connections show up under "Monitoring". I can connect in ...
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Group policy WMI Logon Server

I'm trying to setup a GP to do tasks if in a certain location, I believe the best way in doing this is a WMI filter. Could someone help me out? I've never used this part of GP before. Was looking ...
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Will a Windows server 2003 operate on a domain functional level 2012 domain?

I have found plenty of articles that address Server 2012 R2 on a functional level 2003 domain. What I haven't been able to find is anyone addressing weather or not a 2003 server would be fully ...
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What's the difference between Home folders and Folder Redirection?

I found this (Difference between Roaming profiles, User Profile, Home Folder, and Redirected Folders?) but it doesn't really answer my question. If I assign users a Home folder, is that essentially ...
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Remote desktop Gateway unavailable

I have set up a Remote desktop 2012 r2 session host set up, When i access the RdWeb for my set up, login works fine but i get the error below when i launch the remote apps. Your computer can't ...
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Account Operators built in group and “User Cannot Change Password” property

I have a question about configuring of "User Cannot Change Password" property. Does default "Account Operators" domain group has ability to change this property? If not can it be delegated via AD ...
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How to avoid the prompt “Do you want to find PCs, devices, and content”?

When a Windows Server (2012 or -R2) comes back from Stopped+Deallocated state in Azure, the “Do you want to find PCs, devices, and content on this network, and automatically connect to devices like ...
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Scan through USB connected printer on Print Server

I have two printers, a Lexmark laser printer, and a Canon colour printer/scanner. They are both hooked up via USB to my Print Server. They are set up in Print Management and shared as \\PS1\Lexmark ...
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Can Windows Storage Spaces Mirror use 5 HDD in JBOD?

I have a 5 disk USB 3.0 enclosure (JBOD configuration, Windows see's 5 physical disks) with a max of 4TB per disk. I want to make a Windows Storage Spaces in mirrored mode (all data written to 2 ...
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High CPU Usage by LSASS.exe when installing Exchange Server 2013

We have a Windows 2008 R2 DC and we are installing Exchange Server 2013 (New installation) on a Windows 2012 R2 Server. During the installation I noticed it is getting stuck after completing 18% or ...
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Network issue if RRAS NAT enabled

I have a newly installed Windows 2012 R2 on my server. I want to enable NAT to handle the routing for the clients and the virtual machines what are running on it. I added the necessary roles for it ...
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Windows Server DHCP import/export scopes using netsh.exe

We have Windows Server 2008R2 as domain controller with DHCP Server functionality. Task was to make reserve server on remote site in case of failure of main one. The reserve one will be running ...
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Set User Time Zone by GPO on Windows Server 2012

I am trying to set the time zone of users in Windows Server 2012 by using a user GPO. To be more precise, I have an application which users can log into by RDP, what I am trying to do is when they ...
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exchange 2013 transport role won't start unless custom receive connector is disabled

We have one Exchange 2013 server (EX13 – Exchange 2013 SP1 on Win2012R2). CAS and MBX roles installed. When I start the server up, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service does not start. I figured ...
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All networks (public + private + domain) became domain networks

I set up a new environment on a dual-nic set of servers. One of the physical networks has access to the internet, and uses public IP addresses. The second network is an internal network, no internet ...
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How to retrieve a list of disk devices from Windows Server 2012R2

In Windows Server 2012R2 Event Viewer shows error ID 15: Log Name: System Source: disk Date: 9/29/2014 3:16:49 PM Event ID: 15 Task Category: None Level: Error ...
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Can't make confluence run on port 80 with Windows Server 2012 R2

I am trying to get Confluence to run on port 80 using Windows Server 2012 R2. It's not working even after reinstalling it on port 8090. But the default works great locally. netstat -abn yields nothing ...
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RDSH 2012 R2 Printers Duplicating And Cannot Be Removed

I have a Windows 2012 R2 RDS Server farm and printers deployed via a VBS Script i.e. Dim objNetwork Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network") objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection ...
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AD FS 3.0 does not redirect back to relying party

So we have an installation of AD FS 3.0 (Windows Server 2012 R2 role) and a configured relying party. The relying party configuration in AD FS has the appropriate endpoint configured to service ...
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windows server 2012 r2 - removing virtual adapters/switches from parent partition

I have created a virtual adapter and virtual switch in the parent (host) partition, can you tell me how I would go about removing these? The only commands in powershell that relate to removal of ...
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Having Windows Server ISO file and key how install it as a VM on top of Windows Azure VM OS and open its RDP port?

I Windows Server 2012 R2 ISO file and key. It seems to have unlimited RDP connections allowed (Azure default Windows Server OS provides only 2). how (in as small amount of new software installments as ...
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IIS Worker Process is spiking CPU to 100% for 4 sec. on every web request

I have a single .net 4.5 Web Api app running in the Default App Pool. So it is managed code, set to always on, and has only this one web app in it. I am calling {URI}/{Controller}/{ActionName} with a ...
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Active Directory User Not Seeing Public Folder

I'm putting shortcuts into the All User folder, and the Administrator of the PC can see it, but the AD user can't. Is there some setting I'm missing or what? Using Server 2012 Datacenter R2 and Win 7 ...
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server 2012 vpn not passing traffic

Having some major problems with Server 2012 Essentials. Have setup remote access and installed RRAS console. I can connect to the VPN through SSTP or PPTP no problems. Authentication is fine (NAP is ...
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Windows Firewall: Remote Desktop block action by local policy

On a fresh domain-joined Server 2012 R2 install I see a peculiarity where an enabled "Remote Desktop" rule is set to Block in the Domain profile: As block rules take precedence over allow rules, I ...
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Active Directory control client hyper-v permissions

I've done lots of googling and the only thing I find relates to, I believe, Hyper-V server and not client Hyper-V. The scenario is that we have a domain here at the college and we are trying to use ...