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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local iis website does not work on client pc but works on server except port 80

We are currently running domain environment on windows server 2012.Client Windows is 8.1.IIS is installed on same Server 2012 as well..We can access any local website on server 2012 but we cant access ...
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Remove active directory certificate services role

I have logged in as Administrator to my windows 2012 server. I just installed active directory certificate services role, now I want to remove it (as this service prevents me from adding my server to ...
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The Certificate Authority Service is installed on this computer

I'm trying to add my windows server 2012 to a domain but the "Change" button in the "computer Name" tab of the "System Properties" is disabled with a note: Note: The Identification of the computer ...
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Windows Server Applicaton Administration Best Practice [on hold]

I've recently switched from using a linux server for private hosting (things like a WebServer, Teamspeak, Gameservers etc.) to a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine. Under Debian I installed my services ...
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Memory Usage percentage in Task Manager

lets say i have a windows server with 48GB RAM and SQL installed in it, if the total memory in use is 24GB and SQL usage is 12GB, the percentage memory used by SQL is 50% or 25%...
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Cannot join client to domain (non virtual, DNS issue)

I'm running Windows Server 2012 R2 and have a Windows 7 Professional Laptop (non virtual, all physical) that I cannot join to the domain I created. I am trying to join the Windows 7 client to my ...
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Hyper-V Host Requirements [on hold]

We are considering consolidating three lightweight physical servers onto one machine using Hyper-V. I've received a quote for an HP ML310e Gen8 with the following specs: 1 Intel Xeon E3-1220V3 ...
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Check what has been done in a given time period [on hold]

Is it possible to check what a server administrator has actually done during routine maintenance by viewing event logs etc? I'm trying to establish what the administrator is actually doing as I ...
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Which symbols to avoid when naming AD DS groups?

can somebody point out to the symbols which is better not to use when naming AD DS groups? I want to have some explanations/links to documentation on why those should not be used. For example Windows ...
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Group Policy Preferences: Content Advisor disabled

We decommissioned our last Windows 2008 R2 server, and with it goes the ability to edit Internet Explorer Maintenance policy settings. Moving forward is Group Policy Preferences... so, I open up ...
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2012 R2 msi deployment package error code 2755?

So I have 2012 r2 running in vmware workstation and I have a problem using GPO deployment and even just installing an MSI program. When I try to create a new GPO software installation, it returns ...
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Where can I find dskprobe.exe for Server 2012 R2?

As the question suggests, where can I find dskprobe.exe for Windows Server 2012 R2? I need dskprobe to recover a deleted partition and I can not find the application anywhere on my server and looking ...
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Random/Intermittent PHP require_once error

I have an unusual problem that is hard to nail down to a specific cause. I'm running a WordPress website on PHP 5.6, IIS 8.5 and Windows Server 2012 RT2 In the past and more frequently this week, ...
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How to migrate everything (eg. certificates, configuration) from IIS 7.5 to IIS 8.5?

How to migrate ssl certs and all iis config (custom mime mappings, custom dynamic compression settings, etc etc) for asp.net applications. From win2008 R2 to win2012 R2 (In this situation, it is ...
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Windows 2012 R2 - DNS resolving to internal IP

I'm currently working on my infrastructure and since now it was good. I have a Windows 2012 R2 server on AWS, with a Elastic (Public) IP. I have 3 domain: domain1.com -> point to a CPanel ...
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Number of updates pending on Windows 2012

I am running BGInfo on my servers and putting the results into a single database. One thing that I want to record is the number of updates the server believes that it needs. I can do this on Windows ...
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New Domain DC Adds FQDN (including forest) to DNS - Cant Resolve

I added a new domain recently to our AD. It was added using the option to add a new domain to an existing forest. So now we have the original domain.local which is in the forest also called ...
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Can I use database portability to convert an IP -less DAG to a standard DAG in Exchange 2013?

Exchange 2013 allows for an "IP-less" DAG, something that exists in Windows 2012R2. This is becoming a bit of an issue as a lot of software doesn't support it. I want to take my 3 node DAG and ...
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one or more threads of java.exe are waiting to finish network I/O windows 2012 server

I have installed jdk-8u45-windows-x64 on my windows 2012 server. I am seeing that in task manager java.exe is utilizing high CPU. I check he detail in task manager via right clicking on java.exe then ...
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WS2012 RDP IP-whitelist not working

I'm running Windows Server 2012 with newest updates etc. We've at all times restricted our RDP with a whitelist with IP in the Scope properties of the "Remote Desktop - Usermode" rule inside the ...
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Connecting two different IPv6 /64 prefixes together [on hold]

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 RRAS VPN that is both IPv4 and IPv6 capable. I was having problems with external IPv6 connectivity but managed to resolve this here: RRAS SSTP VPN IPv6 traffic is not ...
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Cannot connect to Exchange 2013 with Outlook 2010

SETUP I'm configuring a new Exchange 2013 server, migrating from Lotus Domino, so this will be the first Exchange server in the AD Environment. Details about environment below Server OS: Win ...
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Windows Server delete files in folder but no permision to delete folder itself

We have a problem, with permissions on shared folder for out employees. We have folder lets say Main, with multiple projects (files and folder inside), constantly added and removed. The problem is ...
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Demoted the Domain Controller and would like to promote again

I have demoted the active Directory server "dc01"--running Windows server 2012 r2--and would like to promote it again. I also didn't make a note of what FSMO roles it held before I demoted it. How ...
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Azure VMs and Min requirements

Whats the story with VMs running on Azure, they offer a number of teirs of resources, however it appears that they offer resources below what is recommended as the minimum for the OS i.e. Standard ...
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After reinstalling the Active Directory roles, I cannot see the users and computer objects

I have two Active Directory servers, Server01 and Server02, both of them were in the same domain, both run on Windows 2012 Server R2. Due to some reason, I moved server01 to another office, and I ...
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Record Server Display Using ffmpeg Without Connection

I have an Amazon EC2 instance which includes several GPUs. What I am trying to do is record the desktop. This works as long as a Remote Desktop or Teamviewer connection is active. As soon as I close ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Very unexpected server restart after automatic updated

We have a Windows 2012 RS server running Hyper-V that last week at 02:07am decided to install lots of Windows Updates then restart! As a result the non-highly available Virtual Machines went offline ...
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Windows Server Backup is doing incremental instead of full backup

I am backing up an Exchange Server database to a backup volume on Windows Server 2012 R2, using Windows Server Backup. I mostly followed the tutorial shown at ...
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Event 1033 in Windows Event Viewer for SQL Server 2008

Every single morning I come in to find that SQL Server has logged another 3 or 4 of the following events on one of our servers: Log Name: Application Source: MsiInstaller Date: ...
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Perc H200 in Dell T7600 workstation not showing drives in Server 2012 R2

I have a Dell T7600 workstation with Perc H200 controller card (did not come with the box previously, was installed after since the standard onboard card only does 3Gb/s connections). Anyway, the ...
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Server 2012 R2 TCP Timestamps

We will be having some penetration testing performed shortly and looking to clean up a few things. One of these is TCP timstamps in Windows. A simiple NMAP scan shows me a guess of the TCP timestamp ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Essentials and the Client Restore Service

I have installed the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 10 onto my Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials system in order to be able to do a full system restore of my Windows 10 ...
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Unable to PXE boot after capturing an image

I'm new to WDS and Windows servers in general. I have WDS setup on Windows Server 2012 R2. I've deployed several machines and it's been working fine for a while now. The Windows 7 image I have been ...
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Windows server 2012- setting up client for domain and local account?

I have a specific windows 8.1 computer that I am wanting to have as part of a windows server 2012 r2 domain but also be able to login to the computer and use it as a local user with full access to its ...
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Error when moving to IIS8 (ASP with Access database)

We are migrating a website from Server 2003 to 2012 R2 (IIS8). The site uses pass through authentication and the folders have permissions granted to the App Pool and the user. We are receiving the ...
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Route Print shows Interface as “c”

We are having issues with servers that are losing their network access after reboot. When I was looking at route print, I noticed under the Interface it says C. Any idea what this is? Currently ...
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Allow clients to run a server-installed program without being prompted by UAC

I'm trying to allow clients to run a program that's installed on our server. I've made a share of the complete installation folder and shared this with all users in our domain. However, when a user ...
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Prevent servers from restarting after Automatic Updates

Work has started a new focus in the way that we look after clients, trying to be more proactive rather than just reacting to problems. Part of this focus is to make sure that servers are up to date. ...
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The remote procedure call failed during applying Remote Access Setup Wizard Settings

I have a DirectAccess server with Windows Server 2012 R2 in the DMZ and other services such as Active Directory (located on a subdomain) and the PKI infrastructure in the internal area. And I get ...
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Can't Enable Bitlocker

Why not?! How can I find out why not? I recently enabled Bitlocker without TPM in our domain controller: Update Thanks to Greg's 2nd comment I've discovered that I need a basic disk: ...
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Hp Proliant ml310 gen8 v2 server is not recognizing western digital disks [closed]

just adquired a Hp server Proliant ML310 gen8 v2 where I work, also we adquired two brand new Westerrn Digital Discs (P/N WD500AVVS-63ZWB0) and I tried all sata configurations, and when I try to ...
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Get Windows 2012 Essentials and Windows 98 to share files

I need to get Win98 and Win2012 Essentials working together - share files. We can't get rid of Win98, as we have specialized equipment connected to it (through special card), and newer windows ...
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IIS HTTPS forward only works after full OS reboot

I'm managing a web app on windows server 2012R2 (iis 8.5). I have default.aspx page that redirects to a different app, and also redirects http to https. inetpub\wwwroot\default.aspx <%@ Page ...
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“Lack of free swap space” on Windows Server

I have several Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machines, which are monitored by zabbix 2.4. The zabbix throws "Lack of free swap space" for some VMs, but there are disk and memory free on these machines, ...
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How can i create a low disk space alert on Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter virtual machine running in Azure. Recently, one of my disks ran out of space. How can i setup a notification system to alert me when one of the disk drives ...
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Owner name is Guest when printing anonymously with shared printer on Server 2012 R2

The users are printing via a shared printer on a 2012 R2 server. Neither the server nor the clients are domain members. (We do not administer the site, just the print solution.) The shared printer ...
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Accessing Reverse Lookup Zone PTR records

I want to know the right command to get and delete PTR records inside the ReverseLookupZone using PowerShell. I couldn't find the right command to access the Reverse Lookup Zone. Can you guide me, ...
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Server 2012: Set smb3 encryption on hidden shares

Using SMB3 encryption for all traffic will break older clients (would like just one share unencrypted) and yet the hidden shares don't seem to allow individually set crypt: e.g. Set-SmbShare –Name c$ ...
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“Net Send” command into Windows Server 2012 R2

I remember that in preceding versions of Windows server there was a command to send to the client (in this case all with Windows 7 -64 bit-) a message that appears on the screen. Still exist for ...