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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Need to start over with a new Active Directory domain. How far do I tear down the DC?

I built a Windows Server 2012 R2 PDC for a new domain. It's still in its infancy with only one DC and one member computer. Now I need to remove all traces of that domain and start fresh because: It ...
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Prevent RRAS from NATing ALL interfaces to Public interface

I have installed and enable RRAS and NAT on Server 2012 R2 with 8 interfaces. I assumed I would be able to select WHICH of the remaining 7 interfaces got NATed, but it appears ALL interfaces are ...
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Join Server 2012 R2 to existing Server 2008 R2 Foundation domain

Is it possible to make a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard a member server of an existing domain running on a Server 2008 R2 Foundation Edition server? According to Introduction to ...
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Mimic delegation of control wizard with PowerShell

I want to delegate control of the TestUsers organizational unit to a user NickA and give the following permissions to it: Create, delete, and manage user accounts Reset user passwords and force ...
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connect to server via public ip

I have an public IP address and local admin user on that server. How can I mstsc to the public IP with the local user if I don't know the server hostname? If I am doing .\user on the mstsc window, ...
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Server admin can't modify folder permissions

We have a shared folder on our Windows Server (running Server 2012 R2). Someone managed to change the permissions on several sub-folders (a few levels down from the top of the share), and now the ...
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What is the windows server equivalent of iptables?

I found this post however it is outdated and appears to be focused on consumer versions of Windows. What is the Windows Server 2012+ equivalent of iptables?
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Bulk apply security settings Server 2012 R2 DC [closed]

I want to apply the same permissions across several entire drives for the same user on a specific machine. I want to give this user a restricted account to only access 1 certain folder on 1 drive out ...
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DFS-R Only syncing one sub directory

We've got 11 servers running 2012 R2, configured with Active Directory and using DFS-R to sync Roaming profiles and general data in a folder called "Shared" over our VPN. All of the servers are ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 best TCP optimization [on hold]

We are running a back connected socks5 proxy business. The main server we are using has very high load of network usage. with the increasing of our users, the service is getting more and more ...
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Windows Server 2012 r2 fails to boot. BSOD w/ error “INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE”

I'm running Windows Server 2012 r2 on a Dell PowerEdge 2950. I've had it for several months now and it's been running fine, but a few days ago, it rebooted while I was out for whatever reason, and I ...
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can server 2012 R2 be used in server 2008 R2 terminal server farm

I have currently have 3 server 2008 R2 servers forming a server farm with a separate server 2008 R2 session broker. I am familiar with adding servers to the farm using active directory and joining ...
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URL Rewrite Module for IIS URL to URL

This is the code I am trying to use to redirect a friendly URL to a long URL. Does anyone have an idea why it isn't working? I have read through a ton of post and tried to recycle the app pools, ...
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Why does Windows Server 2012 Essentials Connector reports that the server is Offline, even though it isn't?

I have one client computer on a small LAN of 5 PCs and one of the PCs (Windows 10 Pro, x86) the Server Essentials Connector task bar icon is grey instead of green, and then the mouse is hovvered over ...
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Why do IE zone assignments GPO only apply after ESC is toggled on and off again

We have a Windows server 2012 R2 remote desktop farm, which we have applied a GPO to, to control site to zone assignments. This was working fine up until recently, but just lately, we have found that ...
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RDS external Manifest with multiple monitors

One of our remote-workers has a Surfacebook (Win10 64-Bit) with a 3000x2000 resolution with which he connets to our RDS-Serverfarm (Win Serv 2012 R2) by RemoteApplication. No VPN or anything else, ...
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How to restore only a specific system state item in Windows Server

i have two Windows server in 2012 version, i want backup specific system state item in the first server and recover it on the second server but retaining the roles and system state existents in the ...
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Server 2012 stuck in a reboot loop - lsass.exe failed

My Server 2012 server boots up fine and the login screen is visible (from a local console). Password entry works but attempting to submit the password - either by clicking the arrow or pressing the ...
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Force Administrator use in Windows Server

I have an application on Windows Server 2012 R2 that runs around the clock that shares information with a separate client application. The server app only saves all of its data to files when it is ...
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powershell: delete all DHCP reservations/DNS entries in a scope/forward/reverse lookup zone

I have made a little powershell script that takes a fixed-width text file and populates a DHCP scope, a DNS forward lookup zone, and a DNS reverse lookup zone. My next step shall be to have the script ...
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Unable to share folder with everyone on workgroup server 2012 r2

I must be blind and missing something very obvious, I hope you guys can help me out. I need to share a folder on a workgroup server: Everyone should be able to read the content of the share. What I ...
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Restricting SQL Server Management Studio using LogMeIn Hamachi

I have a SQL Server 2016 instance on Windows Service 2012 VM running in Azure. Currently the network security group/firewall allows for port 1433/TCP traffic so I can connect from my PC using SQL ...
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Converting HyperV 2008R2 image to 2012R2

I have a HyperV 2008R2 VHD image created with a 2008R2 based template configuration being - 2G RAM, 40GB disk, 2 CPUs and 2 bridge port network interfaces. Would like to know if it is possible to ...
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SAMaccountname bind against Windows RODC not working

I'm currently trying to bind against an Windows 2012 RODC using the SAMAccountName and it doesnt work but when I try the userPrincipalName it works like a dream. Is there any way that I can enable ...
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Cannot connect to anything above port 6000

I have an instance of Windows Server 2012 R2 running on Amazon Web Services. I am not able to make a TCP connection to the server on any port higher than 6000 for some reason. All ports below 6000 ...
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Remote Desktop Connection closes [closed]

I just signup with amazon cloud services and i installed windows 2012 server R2 on it. Now my problem is when i created a new user using the control panel. I encountered quite a no of problems and i ...
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IPv6 website not working in IIS 8

I'm new to IPv6 but I thought it would work in the same way as IPv4 (in regards to configuring in IIS) My domain name provider states that I need to set up the AAAA record, not the A record. As such ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core - source files could not be downloaded regardless of source specified

I am trying to install a feature, specifically Remote Differential Compression (RDC), on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core. Normally I manage this server through its host VM through ...
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Distributed File System (DFS) Shared Drive Disappears at Logon for Users in a Given Organizational Unit (OU)

So, I've got a bit of an odd problem, and I want to get a grasp on the cause and what the solution is before it gets any worse. We've got a DFS share that's set to be mapped to all users in our ...
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WDS on 2012R2 not responding

I have a Windows2012R2 Standard VM on vSphere 5.5U3 with WDS role installed. From time to time I get the error message "no response from deployment server" when I boot up a client. The client ...
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Active directory user sessions are not appearing under the “Collections/Connections” in Remote Desktop Services

I am currently using Windows Server 2012 r2 and I am trying to setup RDP shadow services on my services to be able to remotely connect to current user sessions who are on the domain, I set up all the ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 sometimes fails to boot (or shut down?) - stuck at spinner

Our Windows Server 2012 R2 VMware virtual machines have scheduled tasks defined to reboot them weekly using shutdown.exe /r and some of these servers fail to restart some of the time. When I connect ...
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Windows 10 stalling print queue on Server 2012

When our Windows 10 devices print from Microsoft Edge the print hits the Window Server 2012 print queue, and just hangs at printing/spooling. This goes on until I manually clear the queue, and restart ...
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Sysprep OOBE Windows 2012R2, hideEula not working

I want to sysprep a Windows 2012R2 image that I can use as a VMWare Template. I already have a working unattended ISO installing Windows 2012R2, but now I want to use that (or another answer-file) for ...
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Factory reset Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Virtual Machines

I have two Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition Virtual Machines running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition with Hyper-V role. As a student, I've been playing around with the virtual ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows update process running even though Automatic updates disabled

I came in this morning to a catastrophe as all our servers (AWS EC2 boxes) were pinned at 100% cpu. I remoted on to one of the machines to grab the iis logs and noticed in task manager that the ...
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Windows Server 2012 and VM Ware Network, Host Cannot Ping Guest [on hold]

I recently setup a home network so I can practice network administration at home to supplement my knowledge and improve my confidence in my programming career. I have been working out the kinks for ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 loses network shared printers

I have one Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine on the ESXi server. It has RDS role, so multiple users can use it at the same time. Via GPO the user account receives some basic settings like ...
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Remote Desktop Services “Collections” tab is missing on Windows Server 2012

We just made the switch to new a server and changed from Windows 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 Datacenter. All the employees connect to this server using Remote Desktop Connection. Everything was going fine ...
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Transferring/Moving printers from Window server 2012 to Window server 2012 r2

Currently we are hosting multiple printers (different brand & models) on Window Server 2012 Print Server. In this server printers are added manually using Window Print Management Tool & then ...
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Keep the same IP and host name for new domain controller as crashed one

Because of some disaster I have lost my primary domain controller and thanks god that I had secondary domain controller so I could provide the service to the computer and save my data. After that I ...
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Local External Drive Backup for WinServer 2012 R2 Essentials

Right now a client of mine has a WinServer 2012 R2 Essentials machine with three hard drives in it - one is the main C: drive for the OS, and the remaining two are using Storage Spaces for drive ...
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Windows Server: what is the difference between Security Filtering (under the Scope tab) and the Delegation tab in Group Policy Management?

I notice that anything I add to Security Filtering also appears under Delegation, so I’m not sure how or why they both exist, and if they are redundant or not? Until now I had been exclusively using ...
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What are the supported Sysprep workloads for Windows Server?

Is there a definitive list of what Windows Server roles/features and what installed software can and cannot be sysprep'ed? Plus there are some things that support a limited sysprep. For example, ...
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How do I get Cumulative Updates for Windows 2012R2

I'm staying in a hotel and the internet here is horrid. I can download the updates from work and put them on cd and install them later. This is for a rack server that I don't want to drag to work ...
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How can I allow users to change their passwords when logging in via RDP?

I am running a Windows Server 2012 R2 server that admins and users can access via Remote Desktop Connection. I have set up the users and Local Security Policy so that on each user's first login, and ...
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Cannot ping 2012 R2 host server from external addresses after installing Hyper-V

Development box running 2012 R2, Ubuntu 16.04 in a Hyper-V VM Port forwarding set up on internet-facing router to pass through to host server. Can RDP into the host server just fine. Can ping to/...
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Disable password complexity on Windows 2012 R2

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 that is my domain controller. I want to disable the password complexity rule for a few users only. I have created a group (called Formation) in AD to identify these ...
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Setup a local server to host Windows 10 updates for all LAN devices

Background: I have a really slow internet connection (the highest download speed I've seen on it is 3.5Mbps, though I only pay for 3Mbps) and Windows 10 does updates all the freaking time. Like, so ...
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Task Not Running (Last Run Result 0x41325)

I have two tasks with the exact same settings. Then only difference is the name of the Task of-cause. One of them runs Last Run Result: 0x0. The other however do not run 0x41325. Looking for ideas ...