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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Node.exe performance on Windows Server 2012 R2 twice as slow as Windows 8.1

When running a Gulp task against Node JS it takes about 20 seconds on my Windows 8.1 dev machine. When I run it against a Windows 2012 R2 machine it takes twice as much time. It looks like there ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 NIC Teaming NFS Share ESXi

Having some strange issues with NIC Teaming when using 2012 R2 NFS for an ESXi 5.5 Datastore. Firstly I teamed two Intel NIC's on a separate VLAN via a Gigabit switch to two Intel NIC's on ESXi and ...
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wmic: error when setting remote desktop self-signed certificate

I'm attempting to use the wmic approach of assigning a self-signed certificate for Remote Desktop use on a Windows Server 2012 VM as described here and here. The CA for the RDP certificate has been ...
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AD administrator password out of sync between controllers and clients

I have found myself in an odd situation. I have a development network of 15 Windows 2012 R2 servers on a HyperV virtualisation server. There are two AD controllers for the single domain, and 13 ...
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Tips on manually rebalancing data across a Parity Storage Space pool in Windows Server 2012 R2

On my HP Microserver N54L which acts as file server, I have a parity storage spool consisting of the following: 4x 2TB WD Caviar Green 1x 3TB WD Caviar Green (Recently added) The OS (Server 2012 ...
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Copy windows Default profile between servers

I seem to have accidentally deleted the C:\Users\Default folder which I think is causing new users not being able to log on. This is on a Server 2012 r2, is it safe to copy the Default folder from a ...
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Windows server 2012 r2, domain administrator account profile mucked up

I have a problem here with a new server 2012 r2 that has just been added to the domain and took over as active directory domain controller and the FSMO roles from a previous SBS 2011. The active ...
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Server 2012 Essentials not seeing PC after upgrade to Windows 10

I have Server 2012 Essentials R2 configured with a regular old domain, and several Windows 8.1 machines joined to this domain. I created a Windows 10 install USB using the Windows 10 Media Creation ...
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GPOs not applying even after gpupdate /force…but after a couple of days, do apply

For some odd reason, after I run gpupdate /force on both server and client, the GPOs do not apply. gpresult /r on the client does show that it recieves it and it is being applied but it does not do ...
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How to remove RC4 cipher from node.js https server running on Windows 2012 R2

Using ssllabs.com's scan tells me RC4 is in use. I read that RC4 should be disabled by default in Windows 2012 R2. I'm running a node.js server using https.createServer and not specifying ciphers ...
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How to give permissions to user (not admin) to access task manager WS 2012 R2?

I have a terminal server with ws 2012 R2. In it I have installed domain server and remote desktop services. I have administrator account, and other account without administrator rights called ...
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Local Security Policy/Windows Update rights issues Server 2012 R2

I have a 2012 R2 server that is a domain member. It is basically test web server. I have been having problems getting to run windows updates. Some will not install no matter what fixes I apply. Tried ...
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What is the best laptop to run server 2012 of server 2012 R2 on? [closed]

I want to run WSUS on a laptop so its easy to take with me. What is the best laptop to do this? I want at least 1.4Ghz, 2GB RAM and 500Gb harddisk
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DFS-R creating 4.2 million file backlog of identical files after clone

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 DFS node that got its database corrupted. Before the DFS-R corruption, it had a totally up to date data set. It was around a week before we discovered the corruption, ...
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caching AD credentials on 2012 r2 File Server

I am setting up a fileserver at a remote branch office that has very very limited bandwidth Is there a way to store the 10 or so users authentication credentials locally on the File Server so that ...
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Windows server Backup error - The specified component was not reported by the VSS writer

I get this error when trying to run a backup for a virtual server using the mmc console > windows server backup option. Kindly request you to let me know if there is a fix for this error or if it is a ...
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Script to know the status of user accounts created, modified and deleted [on hold]

Script to know the status of user accounts created, modified and deleted on windows 2012 server active directory. If the script could send me an email notification by the end of every day that would ...
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PXELinux with WDS/DNS/DHCP

I've been reading up on setting up a PXELinux machine to run side by side with WDS on Windows and all the guides talk about setting up a DNS and DHCP server on the same server as the PXELinux. What ...
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DNS Forward Lookup Zone disappeares on transfer

My Forward Lookup Zones keep disappearing from the DNS servers. I got 2 servers with Active Directory and Domain Conntrollers. As long as the Forward Lookup Zone for the domain dont get replicated ...
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DNS in windows server 2012 R2 is incorrectly configured

I originally setup my internal DNS server for active directory. I just followed a pretty simple tutorial (i believe at https://www.petri.com/install-active-directory-windows-server-2012-manager). ...
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on prem SharePoint 2013 size limitations

I am attempting to provide some of my remote users (bandwidth limited) with a on prem sharepoint server (Sharepoint 2013 foundation) on a Dell poweredge t110 II running windows server 2012 r2 ...
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Securing Windows Server 2012 from the internet

I've placed my direct internet connection into the public profile for the firewall and started disabling every rule to block all but RDP. The only rules I am not sure about are these Core Networking ...
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Is running a TS (RDP) on a DC a very bad idea?

For a project we only have one Windows Server available. We need to run both a TS (Terminal Server) with RDP and ADDS on this server. I have asked this question and got the answer that if we don't ...
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MultiCraft ascii codec error [closed]

Im trying to get minecraft working on this server, but im getting this error when trying to start a new minecraft server instance through the program. Starting daemon 07.24 23:17:37 INFO ...
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WSUS Server 2012 R2 Deadline Reboot

We're looking to roll out WSUS in our organization to manage updates, but had a question surrounding applying a deadline to updates. The Windows Update settings we have set via GPO for automatic ...
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Unable to disable Thumbs.db on Windows Server 2012 R2

I have enabled the Group Policy setting "Turn off caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db files", but the Thumbs.db is still getting generated. I have also enabling the Group Policy setting "Turn ...
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Running a Windows Server connected to the internet [closed]

I've been running Linux servers online for years so I know security very well for *NIX. However, I recently setup a Windows Server Network at home and decided I wanted to connect one of my Windows ...
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Multiple DHCP servers in multiple subnets, one DNS server

I have existing network with two subnets - one is the main company subnet (192.168.1.0/24), the other is completely separate VLAN for Guest Wireless and BYOD devices (192.168.2.0/24). There's Windows ...
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DNS and Active Directory Settings

Let's suppose that my company own the domain corp.com and have it's own web server somewhere for customers to access our site using www.corp.com and I am currently setting up Active Directory using ...
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A lab-test domain controller within a network with an actual domain controller?

Self-taught tech here. Would like to learn about domain controllers. I've heard that it's not a good idea to create a domain controller within a network with an existing domain controller. Just like ...
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SCOM 2012R2 DFS Replication Managementpack

We have a functional implementation of SCOM 2012R2 running on Windows Server 2012R2. Recently I have begun trying to get the DFS Replication monitoring working; specifically backlog monitoring. ...
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SPAMfighter Exchange Module not integration

I have an issue with SPAMfighter Exchange Module after disabling SSLv3. Images weren't showing up and ASP errors when trying to login to the control panel. So I removed it, and reinstalled the ...
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Setting affinity for network interrupts in Windows Server 2012 R2

We have an application that sends and receives a lot of network traffic - but interrupts are causing us to get lower than max performance. At 20 Mbps input and 20 Mbps output (on a 1 Gbps line), the ...
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Can't join host Hyper-V to guest virtual machine's domain controller

Below, is the text of a question from superuser that was never responded to. I can't find any information on this issue and have exactly the same problem. I created Domain Controller role running ...
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Audit Logs for Environment Path Changes

Something (or someone) keeps changing our environment path variables on several of our servers. I have the Audit Policy (under local sec pol) set to Success, Failure for all but Process Tracking ...
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PING fails for Windows Server 2012 FQN from a client machine

I have a simple network consists of 2 desktop machines configured with the following ethernet settings; Preferred DNS Server is the IpAddress of Windows Server 2012 R2 machine; My desktop ...
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Domain name record in Active Directory points to .0 IP address, is this safe to delete?

Not sure if this is safe to delete. I have read that these AD domain name records are created by netlogon service, and/or others, and not changeable. I have two domain controllers, each showing ...
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Server Essentials Client Backups Failing

All the client backups are failing for some reason. I didn't set up the server but from what I can tell it has never worked. I checked the server essentials event logs on a client and the server and ...
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Sending emails via smpt on FastCGI

I am using django 1.6.5 on FastCGI server (Windows Server 2012 R2) and am trying to send crash report emails via smtp.gmail.com on port 587. In the development environment the settings work perfectly, ...
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FileZilla FTP Server permissions

I would like to install/configure a FTP server on my Windows Server 2012 R2 to grant access to my clients to browse their site files. I have used FileZilla for this purpose earlier. This time I would ...
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Remote Desktop Licensing, RemoteAPP [duplicate]

I am going to use RemoteAPP to publish a few administration tools but I ran into a problem with Remote Desktop Licensing which made me confused. Currently I am stuck at a windows saying that it want ...
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HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller drivers crash HP DL320 G6

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2012R2 on a HP DL320 G6 with a Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller. During the install, it asks me to load the driver for the RAID, I load the drivers from ...
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Windows Server 2012 two out going connections

I have a server with several Ethernet ports. I have the first 3 bridged together for the local network. The 4th is plugged into the modem which is giving it a public IPv4 address. How do I tell the ...
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Windows Deployment Service - Multi OS answer file

I am very new to WDS and have a question for anyone experienced in it's use. This may not be achievable but from what I have read, there are indications that it can be, but I can't find any specific ...
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How do I configure Windows for dual certificates, ECDSA with RSA fallback?

We'd like to use an ECDSA SSL cert; however, we need to support a fairly wide variety of devices including some that are unlikely to ever support ECDSA certificates. The standard solution is to ...
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Upgrading Windows Server Version on an Exchange Server

Why can't you upgrade the version of Windows Server on an Exchange Server? Is this a valid limitation as of today? For example, suppose you're running Windows Server 2012 and want to upgrade to 2012 ...
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2012R2 Hyper-v host CentOS7 guest slow network speed over external network

I have a Hyper-V host on win2012R2 (Version 6.3.9600) with two gigabit network adapters, one of them connecting to a gigabit router (the another one is currently out of use because lack of a gigabit ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Performance Issues [closed]

I have two servers that were recently upgraded from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2. Previously, the two servers were running the Terminal Services role. When we upgraded, we installed ...
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OpenSSL on Windows Server extract certificate chain from pfx

I'm trying to upload our certificate to the AWS certificate store for use with CloudFront. First I tried uploading it without the chain bundle. That resulted in an error when I tried to enable it on ...
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Is it possible to specify the order in which Yosemite (Barracuda) backup backs up servers?

We have a server that backs up a number of other servers directly to tape using Barracuda Yosemite Server Backup. To save time, we would like to move the start time back by a couple of hours, however ...