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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Event Log Id 4673, SeTcbPrivilege

I am performing some tests with Windows 2012R2 clustering in a lab environment. Sometimes the cluster creation process times out and fails. When this happens, running the cluster validation test ...
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Domain Policy - Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials role

I have a Win 8.1 Workstation joinde in a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain (Essentials role). When trying to save Remote Desktop credentials I got this message. Your system administrator does not ...
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Network loss after installing Hyper-V [migrated]

I am running Windows Server 2012r2, after adding Hyper-V my NIC thinks it is unplugged although I have activity lights blinking. mobo: MSI A88X-G45 Gaming I'm using the latest Win8.1 x64 (since ...
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Adding hosts to existing 2012r2 Hyper-V cluster

Situation: Two separate clusters, server 2012 and server 2012r2 In process of disassembling the 2012 cluster and upgrading those hosts to 2012r2 Prior to this I must move all of the guests to the ...
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WDS and DHCP failover [on hold]

I have two server Windows 2012 R2, Server1 is for DHCP, Server2 is for WDS, everything was working fine. Then I installed DHCP on Server2 to work as a hot standby failover DHCP, I review WDS but it is ...
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Storage Spaces Failed Disk - Volume Offline

We have set up an inexpensive physical server with a bunch of 3TB disks to use as a backup staging area before we push to tape. We've installed Windows Server 2012 R2 and set up Storage Spaces/Pools. ...
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Windows server 2012 and audio devices [on hold]

On my windows VPS i have installed vb-cable for creating a musicbot in a teamspeak server. I have installed the teamspeak client and i upload the music in an account of the server, and when i start to ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Notification on login spash screen

we are have two load balanced svr 2012 R2 machines, front end netscaler, using citrix reciever to login. The issue i have is i cannot seem to disable the notifications when users are logging in that ...
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OpenVPN site to site VPN tunnel with Windows Server 2012 R2

This is my clients setup: Site A Site B 192.168.2.0/24 192.168.0.0/24 Client A1 --|-- Server A Server ...
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Remote Computer Management from Active Directory Snap-In fails with DCOM error 10006

So here's a little background. Our system originally started with Windows Server 2003 machines and eventually over time expanded and grew. We still have a few Server 2003's but they're being removed. ...
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How to IP restrict access to a website in IIS8,5 (Windows 2012R2)

I have read that to IP-restrict a website in IIS8 to allow only one or more IPs and deny everybody else, you do this: Set "Access for unspecified clients" to "Deny" Add IP-address for "Allow" (as ...
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Upgrading Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012R2 faild on Xeon/Supermicro machine

I have a server with the following CPU and MB: It is currently running Windows Server 2012 just fine. Any attemp to upgrade it to Server 2012R2 fail with blue screen. Earlier we've attepted to ...
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Windows Event Collector Load Balancing to multiple Collectors

My scenario: I want several Windows servers to forward Events either to Collector A or to Collector B and so on. What I tried: Set the GPO: Computer Settings - Policies- Administrative Templates - ...
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RDS 2012 - Starting RemoteApp from RDWeb Prompts for credentials

I have the following Windows 2012 R2 RemoteApp Setup Server1 - Role (Web Access, connection broker, RD Host) 192.168.100.1 Server2 - Role (connection broker, RD Host) 192.168.100.2 DNS Entries used ...
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Inconsistent DNS resolution behavior (dns_probe_finished_nxdomain)

I have a LAN with a windows server 2012 DC configured with DNS and DHCP. On occasion, clients will receive a dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error when browsing the web. This is not a consistent problem. ...
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Windows Service “System error 5 has occurred. starting service”

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server which has been happily running a windows service for roughly 3-4 months with various build revisions going into the software. The server configuration hasn't changed ...
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How do I know the remaining buffer space?

There is a socket error 10055, meaning "No buffer space available". But what is this buffer space and how do I know, how much of it is still available? At the time I've got this error, the server had ...
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Unable to retrieve the session collection properties

Server 2012 R2 RDS. This server has been running well and I have a handful of remote applications published. All applications work fine. Now when I attempt to edit a published application, or ...
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Can GPO templates in Server 2012R2 manage Win8.1 Win10 & Server 2012R2?

We just upgraded our DC to server 2012 R2 and testing Win8.1 / Win10 / Server 2012R2 with it. Just wondering that if the native admin templates in 2012R2's GPO can manage all win8.1/Win10/2012r2? or ...
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RDS “fast user switching” like experience with NLA

We have a 2012 R2 RDS farm with two session hosts and a connection broker. We've successfully managed to configure our IGEL thin client to connect to the farm. Connection brokering, load balancing, ...
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Remote Desktop & Network Access Protection Issue

I have installed Remote Desktop Services on a fresh Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter VM. It has the basics: RD Gateway, RD Web Access and RD Connection Broker. I've accepted the default values pretty ...
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Windows 2012R2 hyper-v guest diskless - boot from iscsi guide?

I am attempting to build a generation 2 W2012R2 hyper-v server guest that, configured with no disk or vhd , will select it's iscsi o/s disk via Microsoft dhcp and boot Windows 2012 R2. Note that I ...
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Clients not authenticating with RODC - nltest gives SERVICE_NOT_ACTIVE

I am new to the Windows world and pretty much followed the guide from this Windows Server Blog For the life of me I can not get clients to authenticate with the RODC. When I have the on-site RWDC ...
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What's the difference between a sessionKey and a key container?

I know how to export/import key containers in IIS using the aspnet_regiis command. Using that, I can export e.g. iisConfigurationKey that is used in applicationHost.config for the AesProvider and ...
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Cannot connect to any sites via browser but I can ping them [closed]

Server is running Windows Server 2012 R2 and is on a 1 gbps NIC. I tried checking c:/system32/drivers/etc/hosts everything looked fine in there and I cleared all the installed browsers caches. None of ...
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Correlating volumes and physical disks through WMI

I'm trying to correlate volumes (as enumerated from win32_volume for those where DriveType = 3) back to win32_physicaldisk instances. Everything that I've seen in my research points to the answer ...
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How to setup a Domain Controller in the cloud

We are implementing a new Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller for our 2 small offices, and we want to set it up on Amazon EC2. I have read that with this type of setup you normally use a VPN. How ...
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Windows user privileges when running scheduled task

I posted a question a while ago about allowing a specific user to start/stop Windows services. Provide a user with service start/stop permissions I decided to revisit the issue. I have no idea what ...
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Does Stop-CauRun Stop the Current Server or the Whole CAU action?

When using a PreUpdateScript or PostUpdateScript with "Windows Cluster Aware Updating" and "Updating Run Profiles" would calling the cmdlet Stop-CauRun do any of the following: Would it actually ...
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Extend Volume failed, but partition was extended

Our notification system alerted me this morning that one of the virtual servers in a small cluster was running out of space on one of its disks. To head off the same on the other servers and other ...
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Where does a Windows Certification Authority store its root private key?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Enterprise Root Certification Authority on a Hyper-V virtual machine which, due to currently unkown reasons, doesn't boot anymore. I don't know if the VM will ever ...
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Removable Storage User Configuration Group Policy not working when Windows Server 2008 R2 is used as a client

I have enabled read write restriction for a group of users, if a user from this group is to log onto a win 8.1 system or Windows 7 system and tries accessing a USB drive it says access is denied, ...
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SCVMM 2012 R2 - unable to connect to VM console

I've added a Server 2012 R2 host to VMM 2012 R2, and created a VM on it. When I right-click on the VM and try to connect to the console, I get: "This computer can't connect to the remote computer. ...
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“Applications and Services” is missing from Failover Cluster Manager

Microsoft instructions advise to use "Services and Applications" but it's missing from the Failover Cluster Manager. For example, the documentation for Test the Failover of a Clustered Service or ...
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Limiting the usage of resources (CPU, Memory) by users at Remote Desktop Server (Windows Server 2012 R2) [duplicate]

Can you tell me, is there way to limit resource (CPU, Memory) usage at Remote Desktop Server (Windows Server 2012 R2). VDI is good primer of that, but what about Terminal Services? How to handle with ...
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Remote Control with Remote Desktop Services Manager - error Access is denied (Windows Server 2012 R2)

We have 2 Remote Desktop Servers (Terminal Servers) with Windows Server 2008 R2 (WS 2008 R2) and Windows Server 2012 R2 (WS 2012 R2). I'm using Remote Desktop Services Manager (RDSM) installed on WS ...
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Batch script is not getting executed when called by Start-Process Cmdlet

I have a strange issue on a Windows Server 2012 R2 here that just does not make any sense to me at all. I've got a PowerShell script that basically has the following structure: Function ...
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Does replacing network printer with same exact model require reinstall on print server?

I have a network printer that users connect to via a Windows Server 2012 machine. The printer went bad and we are having it replaced with the exact same model. It will also be using the exact same IP ...
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Link server 2012 account picture with active directory

We have a Windows Server 2012 R2 remote desktop deployment, with a session collection consisting of 6 session hosts. We also use Office365 and DirSync to enable single sign on with ADFS running also. ...
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INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE on Hyper-V 2012 R2 virtual machines

I have a Hyper-V 2012 R2 cluster, 4 Dell PowerEdge R620 servers connected to a Dell PowerVault MD3600F storage array by means of FC connections; it's all pretty straightforward, all servers run ...
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applicure dotdefender ISAPI filter causing pdf issue

I have recently migrated a web server form Server 2008 R2 to Server 2012 R2 The dotdefender application firewall works fine except for one issue. On large PDF ~15MB or more it take anywhere from 1 - ...
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Adding additional 2008R2 DC to Window 2012 R2 domain

I am migrating our company's AD from a Windows SBS 2008 to a news Windows 2012 R2 Essentials server. Everything went fine and the new AD now is in production stage. The last step is adding an ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 can't be pinged while copying big file (HP DL 380 G8)

I have an HP DL380 G8 Server with installed Windows Server 2012 R2 and newest Network drivers etc. Another Person copied big files from an network share to the local hard disk. While copying the ...
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Windows Server 2012 Password protected sharing disabled but still prompting for password

In my network i have 4 clients, 3 of them running windows 7 and the other is vista. I have a share set up and mapped to the 3 windows 7 clients and it seems to be working fine. However, after our ...
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Why is SCCM 2012 R2 is pushing client to devices without being configured to do so?

As far as I know there are only three ways to install the SCCM client on devices: 1) Client push settings within SCCM 2) Group Policy 3) Standalone installation After enabling GPO to allow ...
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Getting Out of Range display when Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 [duplicate]

I got Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard but everytime I try to install to my machine, after loading the files the windows logo will appear then the monitor says Out of Range. I tried the installer to ...
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Problems configuring IIS8 website for Windows Authentication

I'm new to IIS8/Windows Server 2012 R2 and could really use some help configuring Windows Authentication in and intranet environment. My test users are getting a userid/password dialog which I don't ...
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Connect a Windows Mobile 5.0 RF to Windows Server 2012 R2

I am having a situation here, where i want to connect an RF that runs Windows Mobile 5.0 to a Windows Server 2012 R2 server that is located on Azure. It is reasonable for the two OS's to have ...
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When an Active Directory User Logs in to Local Windows 2012 Server Launch a Virtual Machine; Possible?

I won't get into the reasons why this needs to happen, however, is this possible. I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 box that needs to be used as a daily driver for a few of a clients employees. Ideal ...
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APIPA Address Showing for DNS & WINS Server 2012 r2

Background I just finished setting up a Server 2012 r2 install. It is the only server in the forest and I am only utilizing 1 NIC (it has two, but the second is disabled). It is the DC and handles ...