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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NTMLv2 and 4625 without Source IP

We are using a total of 7 Windows Server (2008/2012) R2 Standard Editions for development and production environments. Last month our servers was compromised and we found many failed attempt logs in ...
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Windows Server: VPN clients cannot see LAN clients

I'm trying to set up a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 to host VPN (RRAS). I have gotten VPN connections to work with certificates (SSTP). Now I need the VPN clients to be able to see LAN ...
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RRAS Server 2012 R2 Not Assigning Network Info or if it does not passing NAT

I wouldn't bother with this for any other reason than the fact that the speeds I get are worth it. Cable Modem (Bridge mode) - Server 2012 R2 (RRAS) - Linksys EA2700 (Bridged as Switch) My issue is ...
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WDS PXE client boot getting error: 'Windows Deployement Services: PXE Boot Aborted'

Created a new WDS (VM) server, installed WDS role, added boot/install image from Win7 Pro SP1 x64 volume license disc. Client I am booting is 64-bit but then I get this: Downloaded WDSNBP from ...
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How do I uninstall the Search/Indexing Feature on Server 2012 R2?

We have trouble with the SearchIndexer on Windows 2012 R2. Microsoft suggests do uninstall the feature and reinstall it. Where can I do that in Windows Server 2012? Can't find the feature in the ...
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Hyper-V Manager shows 3 sockets/NUMA nodes available but there are only 2

I just stumbled above this weird NUMA configuration on one of our Hyper-V virtual machines. How comes it shows 3 NUMA nodes? This is what the Task Manager (correctly) tells me.
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How to let non-admins manage selected domain groups' membership?

I'm on Windows Server 2012, Active Directory is on and working. All the project we manage have 2 dedicated groups, one for managers with access to all related files (including invoices, timetables and ...
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Prepare Windows Server 2012 for web site hosting only [on hold]

Hi there I am a good programmer and also a complete newbie in windows administration so apologies for my fist question in serverfault. So I've just got a new server machine that I'm planning to host ...
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First request after a while always slow - ASP.NET MVC / IIS 8.5 / Windows Server 2012 R2 VPS

I'm hosting a low-traffic ASP.NET MVC 5 application on a VPS with Windows Server 2012 R2 / IIS 8.5, with 1 GB of RAM. My problem is that the first request after some time without any requests always ...
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Log on as batch task with User Profile Disks

We have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop deployment, where we use user profile disks stored on a central file server. We are trying to run a scheduled tasks as a user, while they are logged ...
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SCOM 2012 R2 Gigabit - Level switch ports show no data

Ports on my HP V1810-45G Switch show no data, it should show atleast sent/recieved bits (should show CPU usage aswell, but atleast ports...). It's a CERTIFIED Device, all ports seem to be monitored: ...
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Azure Snapshot without losing IP

I have several VMs running, but sometimes i have to clone them to make a sandbox server on where i can run trials and procedures, the problem is that everytime i make an image the VM stops and reboots ...
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Do I need to use RemoteFX to redirect USB webcam to Server 2012 R2 Session Host

I have tried to find the answer to this question via Google and the TechNet forums, but all the posts and article I have found have just been more about RemoteFX in general. Basically, we have a ...
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Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming

I recently upgraded our file server with two NIC's and configured NIC teaming. I tested the file transfer and noticed that the file transfer only happen one at a time. Example: I have a 1GB file that ...
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Allowing RDP sessions only through a specific interface on Server 2012R2

I read a previous post on StackExchange in regards to this issue that I'm having. I have a server that uses 2 networks, a private network on a promiscuous port (it's able to talk to all of the ...
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How can I get Windows Server 2012 R2 to stop asking for a file share password?

We have one folder on a Windows Server 2012 R2 that we want to share without passwords. I've tried everything I can find, but no matter what I try, the server prompts for a password on the share and ...
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Can you run CAU on an Exchange 2010 DAG cluster?

I've searched for this and I expected it to be a common topic, but I can't find any information on it. Given that the Exchange DAG is built on top of WCF, will CAU properly handle updating a DAG ...
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Do Hyper-V Virtual Machine Guest Operating systems need to be shut down before restarting Windows Server 2012 R2 they are running on?

I am fairly new to using Hyper-V. I am trying to learn the best practice for shutting down and restarting my server when virtual machines are running on it. I have a physical server running MS ...
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DHCP server and WDS PXE [closed]

So this is my case: I have to build a setup where I have four VLAN's and three of them should be able to access one Windows server WDS to boot up on PXE. So when I turn on a computer it would PXE ...
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DirectAccess: Client receiving icmp error from Ipv6 address

Pardon my naivety but I have never setup DirectAccess before, I've done some research prior and was unable to find a relevant resource. Let me provide a little background and then I'll jump into the ...
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How to disable RC4 in Windows 2012?

I want to disable RC4 in Windows Server 2012. From this link, I should disable the registry key or RC* [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Ciphers\RC*] ...
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Windows Server hangs after 2-4 weeks of use?

Sorry for the not great title but with the symptoms i'm having its very hard to describe with a short blurb. With a specific server i've been having these wierd symptoms for over a year. Unable to ...
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Shadowing RDS-users across multiple RD-hosts

There are a few specialists that should support users logged on different RDS-hosts. Users are working with variable clients (thin clients of many kinds, linux, windows, macs) making it quite ...
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memory leak in nonpaged “file” tag

I have a Windows 2012 R2 std. server with a memory leak. Something tells me that the leak started after we installed Symantic Endpoint protection 12.1.5 - but I am not sure. I tried to disable ...
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Folder Redirection for user logging into workstation and server

We have 4 admins that administer multiple Windows 2012r2 servers. Our IT Manager has asked that we change the way we log on to servers now for auditing reasons after an ex admin went rogue. We have ...
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Gentle reboot of batch server (Task Schedular)

We have 3 Batch servers running hundreds of scheduled task using the built-in task schedular in Windows (2003R2 and 2012R2) How do i prepare our servers for a reboot, so i wont interrupting a running ...
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Outlook 2013 (connected to imap accounts) with mandatory profiles on Server 2012R2 RDS

Windows 2012R2 RDS and Outlook 2013. Mandatory Profiles with folder redirection to users Homefolders. Anyone have any ideas on using outlook (connected to imap mail accounts) with mandatory ...
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event 4656 even though handle manipulation auditing is disabled

windows server 2012R2 auditpol /set /subcategory:"Handle Manipulation" /Success:Disabled /Failure:Disabled still getting events 4656 "A handle to an object was requested." any ideas?
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Migrating from Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2 on same hardware

I have two Windows Server 2003 R2 Active Directory Domain Controllers which serve about 100 nodes. I need to upgrade to 2012 R2 on the same hardware (which exceed the minimum requirements). Since I ...
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Installing Elastic Search 1.5 on Server 2012 R2

On the ELK stack I am getting stuck on the ES Installation page. It's pretty much stuck here: [2015-04-06 15:30:21,240][INFO ][node ] [Khoryphos ] started Pretty much doesn't move after.
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Date Header always has the same date

I have a server running Windows 2012 with IIS 8.5 that is hosting several sites. For every response that is returned from a client request to any of the sites the Date header has the same value: Key ...
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Cannot enable more than 2 simultaneous Remote Desktop Connection

Windows Server 2012 is unable to allow more than 2 simultaneous Remote Desktop Connections: Instead of editing the group policy : "Limit Number of connections to 999999" Disabling "Restrict Remote ...
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Can't find the IP address of external DNS server [closed]

I have installed 2012 R2 and Active Directory. As part of this DNS was installed and is working as expected. My question is where to find the IP address of the external DNS server I'm using. I ...
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Should I still have a physical DC, even post-Server 2012?

Back in the pre-Windows Server 2012 days, the recommendation seemed to be to have at least one physical domain controller sat along-side your virtualised DCs. One justification for this was because ...
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How do I fix black window color after system update?

I just upgraded a server from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 and now all window colors are black: How can I fix this?
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Less free space on system drive than expected [duplicate]

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine running on Hyper-V. There runs Microsoft Exchange 2013. The virtual machine has 2 virtual hard driver - C and D. C is the system drive, D is the drive ...
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W2K12 Server Manager and WinRM SSL

does anyone know if it is possible to use Server Manager on remote servers using SSL? Due to enterprise policies we currently disable winrm listeners for http and enable https only. This works fine ...
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Nslookup not working in Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 R2

A few days ago, a colleague had to hard reset one of our servers runnning Windows Server 2012 R2. This server is in our Active Directory and has two DNS servers configured. After that reset, the ...
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Can you run Active Directory 2008r2 on Windows Server 2012?

We are upgrading all domain controllers to Windows Server 2012. But we have some legacy systems which won't work with Active Directory past 2008r2. Is it possible to run AD 2008r2 without any 2008r2 ...
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Windows Security Options over RDP in Server 2012+

In Server 2008 R2 and below, there was a "Windows Security" option in the Start Menu to access the "Ctrl+Alt"Delete" options without pressing Ctrl+Alt+End. I always found that useful since I often RDP ...
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How to limit cores on a Windows server?

We have procured 8 core server hardware with Windows server 2012 R2, we have the application license only for 4 core server. Is there any option to limit the core on architecture level? If not what ...
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Server 2012 R2 System Disk Filling

This is a bit of a strange issue - the usual troubleshooting steps don't seem to apply. On a XenServer 6.2 host (with SP1), I have a guest VM that is running Windows Server 2012 R2 that functions as ...
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Hyper-V virtualization type

Does Hyper-v Server 2012 R2 use para-virtualization or Full hardware virtualization? The server I want to virtualize has 36 cores, 32 of those cores need to be dedicated to one VM that does a lot of ...
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IIS 8 - Application Initialization and Deployment of website without downtime

I have set up App Initialization on for a large website, however there is still quite a long wait before the website is initialized before users can access it. The site in question is quote big and ...
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How to hide running logon scripts from users (.vbs) without using a wrapper script?

I have a GPO (configured with loopback replace) that runs a logon script (.vbs) and linked it to an OU containing a W2012R2 RDS host. I have made these (question related) changes to the policy: ...
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Quick format of LUN in Server 2012(R2) hosted on a Thin provisioned SAN vol takes ages

I've now experienced this issue with 3 different storage vendors, using 3 different CNA adapters (all FCoE though), so I'm fairly sure this is issue is not isolated to a specific storage ...
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How to persist credentials in a remote Powershell session?

I have an Azure File Share and would like to use this from my Azure VMs - after persisting the credentials on the VMs with cmdkey and mounting with net use. This was tested by running these commands ...
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Setting up AD RMS URLs on non-default ports

I added the AD RMS role to my Win Server 2012 R2 server and I wanted to change the default ports for the IIS Site from http:80 https:443 to http:81 and https:444. When I go to the cluster properties ...
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“Access is denied” trying to bring VM-attached USB hard disk back online in Disk Manager

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V with CentOS 6.5 and CentOS 7 VMs. In Disk Manager, I right-click my USB hard drive and pick Offline. In Hyper-V Manager, I right-click either CentOS VM, and I connect ...
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How do you manually trigger the first sync for 'Internet Time' in Windows?

When launching a Windows Instance on AWS I'd like to trigger the "Internet Time" to be updated via the command line (powershell or cmd). If I go to "Adjust date/time" and select the "Internet Time" ...