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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features on demand error The source files could not be found

I'm having a issue when using FOD via powershell. I creating an Win Server 2012r2 virtual lab environment for studying. Heres a run-down of what I'm doing. I have successfully uninstalled and remove ...
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Migrate Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2 on new hardware

I manage the network for a small office. The office has 1 server and 5 client machines in a Windows domain. The old server is running Windows Server 2012 Standard and the client machines are running ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 in a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain

Can a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 (file server, app server, etc.) exist on a network with Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers, or do the DC's need to be upgraded first?
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Can a Win2012 R2 domain controller be used as the AD FS host in Single Sign-On integration to Azure AD?

I have upgraded our Active Directory from Win2008 R2 to Win2012 R2 in preparation for an integration with Azure Active Directory. I know the integration can be done with Win2008 R2, but I figured ...
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Windows Server 2012 not starting when PCIe SSD disk installed

I have Dell Power Edge R905 server with Windows 2012 R2 installed. Everything works great until I install Plextor M6e SSD PCIe x2 card. With card inserted into PCIe x4 or PCIe x8 slot, system starts ...
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Shut down Windows Server on power failure without vendor-specific third-party software

Let's say I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 server with a UPS attached. Is there a generic way to make Windows Server 2012 R2 shut down when power fails, i.e., the system switches to battery power? I ...
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Powershell Install-WindowsFeature Application-Server (and subfeatures) and assign certificate

I want to use a Powershell script to install Application Server on a windows 2012 server. When using the wizard, it prompts for you to select a certificate (for WS-Atomic Transactions) from the local ...
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RemoteApp file menu shows in alternate location with multi monitor

I deployed RDS on Windows 2012R2 Servers. I used that for publishing RemoteApp. RemoteApp works just fine. However, I run into display issue on multi monitors with applications (Notepad, Wordpad, ...
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Windows feature installation fails with “The source files could not be found”

I am trying to install the Media Foundation feature onto a Windows 2012 R2 box in preparation for it to be used as an RDS Session Host. However, all attempts to install fail with: Installation of one ...
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Unable to install DHCP server, not enough disk space

Despite having over 3GB of available space, I am unable to install the DHCP server role. This originally was a 10gb virtual box drive image, but when I ran into space issues extended the drive to ...
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Hardening Windows Server 2012 r2 for production [closed]

We have some Windows Server 2012 R2 boxes which will be going into production in the next few weeks. Our security guy is telling us to harden the boxes before we do. I am just wondering what people ...
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How to find where my Disk Space has gone

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2. I have 500GB from 2 SSD drives. I currently have 7GB disk space. I have ran CCleaner but there was no change. I keep only the main files on the disks and I had a good ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 DC promotion fails

I tried to promote a Windows Server 2012 R2 instance to a domain controller at a remote site. It was looking normal until about 45 minutes into promoting it (the site was only linked by a T1). It ...
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How can I verify whether a Windows cluster has previously been successfully validated?

As part of an automated SQL Server installation process, I'd like to programmatically check whether a Windows Failover Cluster has already been validated. There are some ways to validate the cluster ...
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Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Terminal Serivces - Use a domain controller in a Hyper V on same machine?

I desperately need to run Windows Server 2012 R2 Terminal Services on a standalone machine. To this end I've set up a Terminal Server with it's own license manager and installed 8 licenses. When I'm ...
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HyperV dedicated physical adapter for Client OS or the same virtual adapter for Host OS & Virtual OS

I have a Windows machine with HyperV and Client OS (Windows too). This machine have two physical Ethernet adapters (both 1Gb/s). Adapters are connected now to the same router and ISP. Hyper V can ...
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Activating Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation version to Retail version

I have downloaded and installed the Windows Server 2012 R2 evaluation version from Microsoft's Evaluation Center website. We decided to go ahead and activate it to the full version. We bought a ...
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Error: Unable to display RD Web Access… after hitting refresh in IE

Just setup a RDS environment with Windows Server 2012 R2 (Broker/WebAccess/RDSH/Gateway/SSL). Everything runs fine except for when you use IE to access the Web Access and hit the "Refresh" on the ...
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Xeon Server freezes randomly for a few seconds without a pattern or errors

I've got a pretty strange problem. I'm a sysadmin and manage dozens of Xeon servers but one of them (with a low user load) is behaving very strangely. Server specs: CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1230 V2 MB: ...
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CSVDE on Windows Server 2012

I have a brand new Win Server 2012 R2 image. I want to run some csvde scripts, but I get: 'csvde' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. On Win 8 I ...
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PowerShell Script to Move ADUser to appropriate group based on its Department ID attribute

I am new to PowerShell and AD, I have a small task which I am finding difficult to complete. Can someone please help me here ? The task is as follows: There are 3 groups defined in AD, namely ...
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Connectivity between Windows 2012 VMs only possible with File & Printer Sharing

After trying everything I could find on the interwebs, the only way I could get two VMs on my Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V environment talking to each other was by enabling File & Printer Sharing ...
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My two-way trust with selective auth seems to behave opposite to a one-way trust

I'm not sure why I'm the only one running into this, I think it's a larger problem with Server 2012 and RDS protocols... With 2008 machines, you can use utilize a one way trust to authenticate across ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Powershell IP Interfaces Compartments

If I run Get-NetIPInterface -ifIndex 29 -IncludeAllCompartments, I get one Interface back. There are only 2 Compartments I checked this via @(Get-NetCompartment).Count. The Compartment IDs are 1 and ...
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2012 R2 VDI Setup - No Virtual Templates

I've installed Win 2012 R2 Standard and setting up the RDS role for VDI. I plan to have a pool of virtual desktops. I have done this before and have had no problems so I am very familiar with the ...
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Hosting Access Database [closed]

Attempting to host an Access database on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2. In the past I've always used services where database access was fairly preconfigured and am doing this one from ...
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Powershell Remotely Delete PKI Certificates

I recently rebuilt my PKI and I would like to delete the certificates that were issued to all client machines across my network. Sounds like a job for Powershell! So I wrote this script to be ...
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Can't activate Windows Server 2012 r2

i installed windows server 2012 r2 standard evaluation version in IBM x3650 M4 server. also i connected domain controller configured as a secondary server. now I purchase a Volume License Key. but ...
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One DFS Replication Group per Namespace

I'm in the process of implementing a single DFS namespace which will be holding approximately 20 or so Folder Targets. These folders are also going to be replicated to the other servers using DFS-R. ...
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Running PowerShell scripts as an Application in MDT 2013

Is there a way to make powershell scripts run under the applications list so that when you install from the MDT image you can select which scripts you want to run? I can run the scripts fine as ...
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Can I (temporarily) have two machines with the same name on the same network?

We're upgrading the software on two servers and, in the process, also migrating from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012. All servers are VMWare images. During the migration, we will have a ...
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Setting up DNS forward zone when AD domain name is a subdomain [closed]

I'm in high school and want to learn about system administration, so I set up a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller in a lab and created the domain ad.foo.com. I own foo.com and the domain ...
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No Certificate Templates in Certification Authority

I have installed AD Certificate Services on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard edition. But when I open Certification Authority snap-in, there is no Certificate Templates folder: Why? Have I missed ...
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Installing SQL remotely using Invoke-Command

i'm trying to install SQL Server 2012 on Win 2012 r2 server remotely via Powershell using Invoke-Command, but it fails with this error "Validation for setting 'SQLSVCACCOUNT' failed. Error message: ...
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AWS Storage Gateway and Server 2012 R2

I'm having a heckuva time getting the storage gateway VM to authorize: it's not open on port 80. Perhaps I did something wrong? Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V I downloaded the VM but it would not import. ...
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allow Windows 2012 AD users to ssh into a linux computer

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 running as a domain controller. I also have a Debian 7.2 server (running Webmin 1.6) which I would like to give users ssh access to using their domain accounts. On the ...
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Where is active directory snap-in for Server 2012 R2?

We are using a Server 2003 domain. I've found the instructions for installing the Active Directory snapin for Server 2012 and earlier: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732110.aspx. However ...
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MDT and Powershell

I've checked the path names and they are correct. I've tried editing the permissions and they seem fine. What else should I try? EDIT: I also tried this way: ...
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NTFS Share vs. NFS Datastore on VMware 5.5

I am currently using Physical Server 2012R2 of 10TB RAID5 mapped as a NTFS share to the Virtual Machine, which is a Camera Server 2012R2 hosted on VMware 5.5. Storage Server is used only for all video ...
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Roaming Profile Accounts logoff instantly

I am working on setting up roaming profile accounts. When I log in as one of my users, they disconnect instantly. How do I find errors on what is going on? I've check the SMB Share permissions and ...
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How to install a root certificate from file

We are in the process of migrating to Exchange 2013 on Server 2012 R2, and will be using third party certificates once fully up and running. In the meantime, however, I have been asked to use a root ...
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2 remote desktop servers one 1 external ip [closed]

Edited for clarification on why I'm asking this question: Purely for educational purposes. I would normally care less for 2 nodes. Not entirely sure if this is possible, but I have my desktop ...
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Connecting to Remote Desktop using proxy and Remote Desktop Gateway?

I have setup a Remote Desktop Gateway server using Windows Server 2012 R2. I am using the Remote Desktop Gateway as an intermediary between to provide the remote desktop session over 443 since 3389 is ...
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Powershell DISM New-Windows Image: Using a CompressionType gives an error

PS C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\BigHomie> New-WindowsImage -CapturePath K: -ImagePath C:\VHDImports\Win764.wim -name "BigHomies Personal Image" -Verify -CompressionType "Max" Throws ...
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Not enough storage is available to process this command (IIS Worker Process memory leak)

I have 64bit Windows Server 2012 where I am getting error: Message: Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX} failed due to the following error: 80070008 Not ...
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How do I make certain images available when user selects certain boot image? [WDS]

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation that is used for everything under the sun including Network installation services. I would like to have the server offer certain images based upon the ...
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MSDTC is unavailable, but only in one direction?

I have DTC enabled on 2 servers - a web server, and a database server. There are a few places in our web applications where we need to use DTC (via a TransactionScope) to manage transactions ...
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Routing and RAS for HTTP(S) traffic

I've different VMs on a Windows Server 2012 R2 host. The VMs are in a internal subnet. I want to forward traffic to a specific VM by port. For example port 80 goes to 192.168.0.2 and port 443 goes to ...
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Copy-item FileSystem provider error

Copy-item cmdlet is not working as expected, i don't understand why. This is my code : $Source = "C:\folder1" $Destination = "\\172.22.0.115\c$\folder2\" $Password = ConvertTo-SecureString ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Backup

Is it just me or is the Windows Server 2012 backup really shady? I have a single Windows Server 2012 R2 with 2 Hyper-V Guests (1 Windows 7 Pro and 1 Small Business Server 2011). From the reading ...