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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Install “Microsoft Report Viewer” on Windows Server 2012 R2

I am attempting to install Microsoft Report Viewer (2015) on a web server. The web server is a Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64) instance. The web server will be running a .NET application that uses the ...
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Issue with offline availability of roaming profiles

I've recently stood up a Windows 2012 R2 server. I set up folder redirection using the guidelines here and roaming profiles using Group Policy. All is well except for the fact that if the client is ...
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Roaming Administrator Profile

I have a 2012 R2 AD server running 100%. A certain group of users need to be able to run programs that require elevation and install programs as needed. I have tried making the user a member of ...
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Office 2013 Slow to Open/Save with Folder Redirection

We recently deployed folder redirection for a few individuals in the office. We are using a DFS Namespace share on a Server 2012r2 VM. We are redirecting Desktop and My Documents only. Clients are ...
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How do I encrypt Windows Server 2012 storage pools?

I want to use VeraCrypt to encrypt the data in my storage pools on my Windows Server 2012 R2 box. Unfortunately I've already built and am using my pools. I believe I could create an encrypted folder ...
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Issue with creating a new forest and promoting a domain controller

I am creating a forest and domain controller for the first time. The error I get is: Error determining whether the target server is already a domain controller: Starting a command on the remote ...
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Windows 2012 minimal interface

can a user run console application (similar to unix applications which use console mode only) on W2012 minimal interface install? can user disconnect in a way that the app still be running? or does ...
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Server 2012 vs Server 2012 R2 Parity

We have two servers that we are attaching SAS expansion bays to expand our storage, but one server is running Windows Server 2012 and the other is running Windows Server 2012 R2. We are using a SAS ...
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How to disable Null Session Enumeration of the DC?

I am a sysadmin for a company, and we just had a Penetration Test done on our internal network, the team discovered that it is possible to perform query\enumerate our DC (Server 2012) for information ...
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Missing GPO “Allow job name in event logs” in Windows Server 2012 R2

I am using Windows Server 2012 R2 (6.3.9600 Build 9600) for two different servers. However, one server has the GPO option "Allow job name in event logs" while the other one does not. I have examined ...
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ADFS 3.0 Microsoft.IdentityServer.RequestFailedException: MSIS7012:

could someone help me out with ADFS? this is my first time using it as i'm setting up Microsoft Dynamics. i get the following error message: Encountered error during federation passive request. ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Sharing 'cluster shared volume' .VHDX hard drives between two VMs, are they supposed to not live update? [duplicate]

I have a .VHDX volume that's a cluster shared volume in a Server 2012 R2 failover cluster. I'm able to share the hard drive between two VMs. If I create a folder on VM2, it doesn't show in VM1 in the ...
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IKEv2 with PSK on Windows Server 2012

Is it possible to configure Windows Server 2012 to run an IKEv2 VPN with a preshared key? It appears to be possible in the general IKEv2 protocol, and it appears to be supported by the actual ...
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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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Windows Server 2003 DC migration to 2 x 2012 R2 DCs - DCDiag error = Advertising: SERVER IS NOT RESPONDING or IS NOT CONSIDERED SUITABLE

We are upgrading our single 2003 domain controller (DC1) to two 2012 R2 controllers (DC2 in Sevenoaks and DC3 in Manchester (different site in Sites and Services for Manchester)). DCpromo (the wizard ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS “We can't verify who created this file” on mapped drive (but not local)

When I attempt to launch an application on a mapped drive (mapped to a location on the server) when logged in through remote desktop services to Windows Server 2012 R2, I get the following warning ...
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“HTTP 503 - Service Unavailable” when trying to access ADFS password change page from an external network

I'm using ADFS 3.0 federated domain (SSO with Office-365) and I've successfully set up the password change page to work from any workplace joined device. I'm currently trying to set it up to be ...
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Does httpd.conf control both httpd-vhosts and ssl conf files or not? also how to turn off http?

My apache 2.4 is installed in a Windows 2012R2, I have configured to have SSL enabled and I have a Virtual Host, also I have Basic AuthType setup I know httpd-vhost.conf use for Virtual Host ...
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Can't Remote Desktop To Windows Server 2012 R2

I have just demoted our Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller. Removed all services, and then did a fresh install of Windows Server 2012 R2. I gave the server the same IP address and host name that it ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter The request to list features available on the specified server failed

I am trying to add the Wireless LAN Service to my server but I first had to restart it because it installed some updates a while ago. After the restart it came up with the following error: The ...
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anonymous cifs client can't read files created with nfs

I'm sharing a windows folder using both nfs and a windows share. The windows share has read permissions for Everyone. The nfs share has write permissions (with "Allow root access") for a specific ...
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RPC Server is unavailable while trying to promote a domain controller. Open firewall

So I've been scratching my head around this problem for a few days now. This is a quick schema of our infrastructure : Our Primary Domain Controller is running in an hypervisor, in our datacenter. ...
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Server 2012r2 change login screen language with registry

I am installing a Windows Server 2012R2 RDS farm. The OS language is English, but my users are Dutch. I already installerd the Dutch MUI pack in windows via the command prompt. Via a user GPO the ...
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Remote Desktop with Web Browser on Client Computer from Server to Connect to Another Computer

I want to use Remote desktop from a client computer through web browser by a Remote Desktop Web Connection that deploy on the server using Window Server 2012 R2 to connect to another computer. And the ...
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Batch Shutdown Linux Machines from Windows Server

I have 20 Ubuntu terminals that run RDP sessions from our RDS server (Server 2012R2). I want to shut down these machines and night and start them up again in the morning remotely, preferably from ...
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DEP acting differently on different servers

We have 2 different servers running Windows 2012r2 that are configured the same (as far as I can tell.) On one DEP is turned on and our app is added to the list of exclusions and it works fine. One ...
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Cannot upgrade windows server 2012 core to GUI

Before I start I want to apologize if my english isn't 100% correct since it's not my main language.| So, here is my problem: I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 server with the GUI removed. Including ...
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No Ping/Telnet connection between VM

I am new in Azure and have one problem which I can not solve. I tried asking on StackOverflow, but - quoting - "You will have better luck asking on ServerFault". I want several Virtual Machines to ...
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AppInitialize not firing in WCF Service Application on WIndows Server 2012

We have some WCF Service Applications which are deployed to Windows Server 2012. In these services, there is a class called Initializer in the /app_code/ folder. This class is as follows; public ...
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User in Administrators group has not the same rights as Administrator (Win 2012 R2)

I have created a user admin and putted this user in the Administrators Groups (local, there is no AD). But This admin user has not the same rights as the Administrator user itself. Example 1: a file ...
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SeaFile HTML Customization

I have installed Seafile on Windows Server 2012 R2 Successfully. I am now currently branding the install and have changed the logo/colours fine. However, I wish to override some of the HTML (Like ...
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Uninstalling Windows Server Update Services causes IIS 8 to fail

I installed Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard box which was also running IIS 8. I no longer required WSUS on the server and uninstalled it using the roles and ...
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How do I make a connection private on Windows Server 2012 R2

After a restart of one of our servers (a Windows Server 2012 R2), all private connections become public and vice versa (this user had the same problem). Stuff like pinging and iSCSI stopped working, ...
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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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Files server with redirected files fails moving offline files to new server csc

Volume failed in 2012 R2 file server. The volume contained the user folder redirects. Offline files were enabled so the clients went into offline mode and cached the files. We've replaced the server ...
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Exchange 2013 running on 2012R2 changes time to about 5 hours ahead for a short time

I have an Exchange 2013 Server running Cu11 on 2012R2 OS. Twice now, it has randomly changed its system time, to about 5 hours ahead for a duration of about a couple minutes, then changed back to ...
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Windows update affecting external libraries installed on server windows 2012 r2

Recently i have applied windows update on my Windows server 2012 R2, before this update Microsoft jet.OLEDB 4.0 was installed on my server and was properly running. Just after the updates i started ...
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Lsass.exe high CPU usage and causing request queuing on webserver

I have a webserver with Windows 2012 R2, running only one website, on ASP.NET 4.5.1, IIS 8.5. It does not have, and has never had, the AD role installed. Last Sunday, the process lsass.exe, suddenly ...
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Windows server 2012 r2 network speed to computer is limited to ~30mbps

We have recently installed Windows Server 2012 R2 in our school. I noticed, that bandwidth to one client is somehow limited to around 30mbps. This server is gateway to internet. When we had UNIX ...
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Win 2012 AD, can't login with some users: there are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 with a fresh AD created, I have the admin user and test1. I added to the domain another Windows Server 2012 R2 machine and I can't log with the admin user, I get that ...
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Mixing disks of different sizes in a Storage Spaces pool

I have a Storage Spaces pool containing 2x 3TB disks. A single mirrored volume is created from this pool with a fixed size (not thin provisioned) and is set to use all space in the pool at the time of ...
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Poor I/O performance on EBS optimized r3.xlarge instance with Windows 2012 R2

I launched a new server with SQL 2012 R2 on a Windows 2012R2 instance sized to r3.xlarge, with EBS-optimized turned on. I've got three attached EBS drives (GP2), all sized at 1 TB each (3000/IPOS ...
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SCDPM Inconsistency with only 1 PC

We run System Center Data Protection Manager to back up a bunch of VIP computers. The primary server is scdpm, and it creates its replicas of the PCs just fine. The secondary DPM server is scpdm2, and ...
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Downgrade IE11 on Windows 2012 Server R2

I have setup a test environment with Windows 2012 Server R2 Std, using RDS/RemoteFX. Anyways, the server is running fine but I need to use IE 10 and not IE 11 on the server itself. I have a web ...
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NPS RADIUS 802.1x and configuring for large number of VLAN-s

Problem I've got a network with large number of VLAN-s (200+), and ActiveDirectory with 2012R2 servers, with all users and computers. I've also got NPS RADIUS server setup, properly working with ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Primary Domain Controller locks old computername

Before updating to 2012, old DC-name was: SERVER1 Now Primary-DC name is: SERVER2 SERVER1 was added to computer as DNS-CNAME-alias Then we installed secondary DC: SERVER3 and tried switch ...
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Users cannot change their password on WS2012R2 domain

I have just made a new Windows Server 2012 R2 domain. Joined the PC and user to the domain and everything Works on that end. Now I made a group policy (that is being checked as being pushed with ...
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Remote desktops scenario - Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V RDS/VDI or VMware ESXi with Win7 guests?

I wasn't sure whether this question should be asked here or over in Super User... I'd like some guidance for setting up a Remote Desktop scenario for users in a reliable yet cost-effective way. ...
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Why do I keep getting Microsoft-Kernel-Power error and my 2012 R2 DataCenter is randomly restarting with this error

Microsoft-Kernel-Power error ID=41 on Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center. My server went down twice yesterday due to this error happening, causing the server to restart on its own. This is an Azure ...
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Suggestions For IT Staff Delegation

looking for some suggestions or tips on how to setup our IT admins with delegation and server access. I started at a new organization and saw that every IT staff member is a domain admin. Looks like ...