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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Enabling WinRM HTTPS listener using quickconfig fails on Server 2012

I have created a SSL Server Authentication certificate with a CN matching the servers hostname. However, using winrm qc -transport:https fails with the following error Cannot create a WinRM ...
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Associate user picture to domain account

I want to assign users a picture (o let them assign their own picture) to their user domain account and wherever they log in, that picture should appear as well. How can I do this using group policy? ...
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Windows 2012 R2 virtual Domain controller blank screen issue

We recently added windows 2012 R2 domain controllers on ESX 5.5 . Receiving blank screen error while trying to access through RDP and console. Unable to connect through compmgmt.msc as well. Server is ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Why is MBSA 2.3 failing IIS Check?

Server is running Windows Server 2012 R2 as a Remote Desktop Server and has IIS 8.5 installed. I'm trying to run MSBA 2.3 (Microsoft Baseline Security Avisor) to check for any missing security ...
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Windows server 2012 Active Directory VS Windows server 2008 Active Directory

I want to do a test to compare "Windows server 2012 Active Directory" and its earlier version "Windows server 2008 Active Directory" in performance and functions. My question is, where should I start? ...
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How to run sconfig.cmd from remote Powershell?

On the Windows 8.1 client accessing the Server 2012 R2 Core through Powershell, I run: sconfig.cmd This brings up the options 1 through 15 as expected, however it doesn't allow me to use any of ...
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Is it possible to install SQL Server 2014 Express successfully? [on hold]

Is it possible to install SQL Server 2014 Express on Server 2012 R2, with the default settings, successfully? I routinely install SQL Server 2012 Express as soon as I have Active Directory working on ...
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When adding new Forward Lookup zone, It adds incorrect NS records 2012R2 [on hold]

I own windows 2012R2, installed and configured a stand-alone WEB Server (no DC or secondary DNS). when adding a new forward lookup zone (or domain), it adds the Domain settings with SOA and a NS ...
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I removed all permissions on C:\ Server 2012 R2 Core

Really stupid move, I know this. I was granting permissions to one of our users on the C: directory of on of our servercore machines. I used icacls /grant :r and removed all the permissions to the ...
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How do I schedule a batch file to run on startup or shutdown?

I have 2 batch files that send emails intended to notify of a server shutdown or startup. The batch files call an exe with a single argument, the message to be sent. The exe comes from a vb.net ...
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windows server DNS configuration [on hold]

I am using windows server 2012 r2. and I have internal domain mydomain.local. I want to purchase external domain for mail server but mydomain.com is not available. please help me to configure dns when ...
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How do I setup a server to send emails after starting (i.e. not meaning as an email server)?

Windows Server 2012 R2 w/ GUI, UPS system I am setting up my first server. It is a Hyper-V host that will host multiple VM servers. The system is on a UPS. When the UPS detects an AC power ...
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Event 4625 Audit Failure NULL SID failed network logons

In a small environment comprised of one Windows Small Business Server 2011 server of relatively limited use (domain controller / Active Directory and DNS, Group Policy, DHCP, file server, third-party ...
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OpenSSH in Windows Server 2012 R2 [closed]

I'm trying to create a complete FTP server on Win 2012 r2 using IIS FTP (for FTP and FTPS protocol) and OpenSSH for SFTP protocol. I'm searching for several documentations but I'm discovering ...
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DNS settings for DCs in remote sites

I have our main DC here at the main site acting as the DNS server by itself, I have plans to put an additional one later. This is how its IP is configured DC1 IP: 10.10.5.201/24 Preferred DNS: ...
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ADDS: Mandatory Profiles through powershell

Intro I'm a networking student from Belgium and I just got assigned a big project. Basicly i'm responsible for the ADDS. We have to create several OU's and every OU needs at least 20 users or more. ...
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Windows server 2012 R2 install active directory service [closed]

I create new virtual machine in azure when it creating ask password and user name i gave password as <REMOVED USERNAME AND PASSWORD> then I connected to virtual machine first install active ...
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Robocopy script copied permissions/subfolders everything but NOT shares

I ran this command on my new server: ROBOCOPY "\\oldserver\e$\folder" "e:\folder\" /COPYALL /SEC /MIR /LOG:logs.txt It copies all permission and mirrored my folder but later I realized that shares ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 File Explorer gives green bar of death when opening

On a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 when opening file explorer, it shows an empty details screen and the green bar of death starts going across the screen (see image below). If I open a ...
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Where should SCCM be installed in a small system?

Server 2012 R2 host running all VM servers to support a small IDE After collating guidance regarding SCEP I've decided to go ahead install SCCM even though I only initially need SCEP. (I figure I'll ...
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PowerShell Script Not Running on Scheduled Task

I have been attempting to set up a PowerShell script to run as part of a scheduled task on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server. The script will run if I execute it manually from the GUI but all but one of ...
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What are the best practices for NIC teaming in Server 2012 R2? Broadcom or Windows software?

I have a Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster with two Broadcom adapters for my LAN connection. Currently, we have a virtual switch set up with SCVMM, that teams together both NICs using Windows software ...
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How much memory does my SQL need?

I have a VM (SQL database server) that I think has more memory then it needs, however I'm not sure what I can reduce it to because I don't understand exactly what "In use", "Available", "Committed" ...
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How to authenticate RHEL 6.6 to Windows Server 2012 Active Directory and LDAP? [duplicate]

Need help with setting up LDAP on Windows Server 2012 R2, I have AD setup already, but not sure what all I need to do to get LDAP running. Then I can't find any good resources online to authenticate ...
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ASP.NET application on “IIS 8.5” on “Windows Server 2012 R2” performs poorly compared with “IIS 7.5” on a “Windows Server 2008 R2”

We have the same ASP.NET application running on a couple of servers: one instance runs under IIS 8.5 on Windows Server *2012* R2 two instances run under IIS 7.5 on Windows Server *2008* R2 What ...
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MSTSC connection quality vs RDS via Connection Broker connection quality

We have a site in the USA which has a fixed VPN into our Datacentre in the UK via a 100Mb Leaseline. Our Datacentre Environment is a 2012 R2 Session Collection of RDS Servers, using Microsoft ...
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Get RD user client hostname in Server 2012 R2 RD deployment [duplicate]

There is currently nowhere in the server manager GUI that I can see, that shows me the hostname of the machine a user is using to log onto our remote desktop deployment. I have had a quick look ...
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Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services how to see collections in list that expands off bottom of screen?

In Server Manager > Remote Desktop Services I have a large list of collections. The list is already so long that it goes off the bottom of the screen and unfortunately it is only going to keep ...
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Migrating DNS from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2

Current environment: Two Windows Server 2003 servers, not joined to our domain (These are here to handle our outside DNS requests). Plan: Stand up Windows Server 2012 R2 server, do not join to our ...
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Group Managed Service Account (gMSA): get authorized hosts / install-adserviceaccount unknown error

After having successfully created a Group Managed Service Account (gMSA) using the command below: add-adserviceaccount -name gmsaAccount -PrincipalsAllowedToDelegateToAccount gmsaGroup -DNSHostName ...
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Hyper-V virtual machine appears in PowerShell but not in Hyper-V Manager

Im trying to manage my Hyper-V virtual machine in Hyper-V Manager but they are not there. I can configure them in a drop down box but I cannot start them and stop them. If I go to PowerShell and try ...
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Install optional updates using Cluster-Aware Updating

The question is simple - how can I install updates listed as "optional" in Windows Update using the Cluster-Aware Updating feature in Windows Server Failover Cluster? I installed all the important ...
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Can't connect computer to domain [closed]

I can not connect a computer to Server 2012 R2. the error message I receive is Note: This information is intended for a network administrator. If you are not your network's administrator, notify the ...
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Replication not working on DC

I am getting the following error (4612) on my secondary and tertiary DCs: The DFS Replication service initialized SYSVOL at local path C:\Windows\SYSVOL\domain and is waiting to perform initial ...
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Error adding RDSH to existing collections: Unable to retrieve the session collection properties

I've randomly experienced a problem on our production server. I can no longer add RDSH servers to existing collections but I can create a new collection. The error message from add-rdsessionhost: ...
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FTPS on IIS 8.5 Error on Command: LIST

I'm trying to configure FTP over SSL on my server. I added an FTP site in IIS and followed the wizard, setting the bindings and certificate. However when I try to connect to the server using FileZilla ...
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Event Id 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 [closed]

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 ...