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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Collecting 'Directory Service' Event Logs From A 2012R2 Domain Controller And Send To A 2012R2 Member Server

I have a couple Server 2012R2 domain controllers (we'll call them DC01 and DC02). I also have a Server 2012R2 member server (we'll call it COLLECTOR) that I'm going to use to collect certain event ...
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DNS - Difference between scavenge and clear cache?

Server 2012 R2, DNS Service: In DNS Manager, what is the functional difference between "Scavenge Stale Resource Records" and "Clear Cache."?
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How to give static local IP address to RADIUS Server software and IIS Server Website?

I have following network topology: Whenever I turn on my Server all the local IP addresses (in the form 10.0.0.X) of RADIUS Server and IIS Server changes or sometimes port is assigned to SVCHost ...
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Unable to see updated default IIS website on Windows instance on AWS through public DNS, but works with pubic IP

I have an Amazon EC2 Windows Server 2012 R2 Instance, which uses IIS to host my website. I updated the AddStudents.html, which is the default document of the website, by replacing it with a updated ...
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Nexus Repository OSS reverse proxy

I have a Windows Server 2012-R2 Server running Nexus Repository OSS on localhost:8081. I configured a Reverse Proxy in IIS with the following rule: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 No Internet after Deployment of VPN

I recently deployed Remote Access to allow clients to access the server via VPN. However, after I deployed the Remote Access, I could no longer access the internet via browser. I could Remote Desktop ...
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Inverting an outbound rule in Routing and Remote Access does not function properly

I have a private network of a few virtual machines and a Windows Server 2012 virtual machine that is connected to the Internet and serves as a router in the private network. I want to allow only a ...
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AD LDS administrator that can access more than one application partition

We had an AD LDS instance setup with 1 application directory partition: O=ACME The application that uses this partition can write to it using an administrator account we have created with the ...
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Operating System Dependency on BIOS

First things first. I am a software developer trying to learn hardware. I hope my question is clear and concise. I am open to feedback in this regard. Problem: I built a server using the Tyan ...
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powershell script to find files not modified in the last 60 days Windows 2012 R2 [closed]

I'm trying to find files not modified in the last 60 days on a Windows 2012 R2 server. The built-in search ability in Windows doesn't offer this ability and I have installed the Windows Search ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces control panel icons disappeared?

The Storage Spaces control panel widget is missing in the control panel on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system. I know storage spaces itself is operational because the volumes and files are up and ...
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WNetAddConnection2 fails with Access Denied

The below is a part of my c++ code. It makes connection to a network resource and can redirect a local device to the network resource. I am trying to execute the command from Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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Windows 2012 R2 RDP - How to force a default desktop background for AD users on remote sessions only?

I want to setup either through a GPO or through some other method a default desktop background for my users when they sign in to our RDP environment. I do not want to force the background on them on ...
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PCI Scan failed with SSL certificate with wrong name

I've an IIS server which is hosted around 250 + sites. I am running a PCI scan against one website and its failing with these 2 errors: Common name of SSL certificate presented on this server is for ...
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SSO Service not showing up after vCenter 5.5 installation

I installed vCenter Server 5.5 u3 and wanted to adopt our monitoring to the new services. However, the SSO Service does not show up in the Windows Services. Everything works fine. Is this normal? ...
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Painfully slow network when routed through Windows 2012 R2

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server with two network adapters, on-board 1G one for the LAN and a 100M D-Link 530T connected to the internet. Internet Connection Sharing is set up on the latter. Client ...
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Old file is being downloaded from web server when browsing from LAN

I am facing a new strange problem while downloading files from web server. I am using windows server 2012. I will explain the problem with example. I have a text file (update.txt) in my server, to ...
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Upgrading Windows Server 2012 Essentials directly to Windows Server 2016 Standard

Posting on behalf of a non-profit I help out at. They currently have an on-premises Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials install. They're close to hitting the 25 user limit. Upgrading to a Standard ...
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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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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 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 is SiteToZoneAssignment GPO applying, but sites not appearing in IE

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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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 ...