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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Can Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials be deployed as standalone (not in a domain)?

We purchased a new server. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials was installed by the ISV, and whenever I log in, I'm prompted to complete the post-deployment configuration, yet it appears I can only ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard + Essentials Setup for Small Office [duplicate]

We want to setup a "small" server for on of our offices (8 Client Computers, local Domain not linked). We need to have an Exchange Server. Unfortunately we cannot use SBS since its support is running ...
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Windows 2012R2 as RDSH and rollback to clean state

I am in the process of installing a new Windows 2012R2 server in Remote Desktop Session Host mode that will work as a "terminal server" inside a classroom. The idea then is that after the server is ...
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What could be the reason of an HP Proliant ML110 G6 server to restart automatically?

We have a HP Proliant ML110 G6 server running (Windows 2012 Server R2) which is giving problem since last few days. The problem is that it restarts automatically and randomly. By restart I mean to ...
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iSNS Best Practices

I am looking into deploying an iSNS server to simplify deployment of a new iSCSI infrastructure for a client of mine. I feel that I understand what iSNS does and how to configure it, but I'd like some ...
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How to allow user to use RDP connection to windows azure Windows Server VM instance?

I created a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM instance in Windows Azure and I can connect to it. I created a new user account for my friend (*not admin). Opened new MSTSC instance and tried to connect to ...
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Installing SCVMM on a VM and use it to manage the hypervisor hosting that VM (for a lab)

I know this would be unacceptable for a production deployment, but I have only one beefy server I can use for lab test\learning. Here is what I am planning: Install Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 on the ...
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Server 2012 R2 Telnet

Let me first get the infrastructure out of the way. We have one 2012 R2 Server acting as the Hyper V host for 2 servers. The two virtual machines is one 2012 R2 Server and one 2003 SBS server that we ...
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Configure the Routing and Remote Access Server for DirectAccess

I have 2 Windows Serer 2012 R2 DC machines. I am currently on my main which runs AD and has GUI. Number 2 is just server core and I want to setup Direct Access. However, I get this error when trying ...
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Configuring HAProxy for RPC, only one host

I've tried several ideas on how to get this to work, including Squid, Pound, and now HAProxy, which seems to be the closest yet, so far. I have an NGinx server which I have set to be the primary web ...
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Virtual Disk in Windows Server 2012 R2 storage spaces Disappeared after Expansion

So I decided to expand my virtual disk in storage spaces, that went fine, until my volume dissapeared...how do I get it back? It doesnt even give me the option to create a new volume at all. Any ...
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Windows Update not working on Windows 2012 R2 Standard

I recently inherited the management of a Windows 2012 server at a remote site. I checked Windows Update and it has not been updating since March. When I tell Windows to check for updates, it acts ...
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Why does Windows Server 2012 R2 recognize a local administrator over the network for some purposes but not others?

I have researched this at length, but cannot find a solution to the specific issue I'm getting. Evidently there are a number of similar issues that regularly cause problems for people trying to ...
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Convert activated windows server 2012 std on Hyper-V guest to ESXI virtual machine

I've activated Windows Server 2012 on Hyper-V virtual machine (guest) and i want convert it to VMware virtual machine on ESXI server My question is "Can i do it without activate Windows again ...
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MS Azure WindowsServer2012R2-DatacenterEdition RemoteDesktop Shadow Session setup?

I use WindowsServer2012R2-DatacenterEdition as Microsoft Azure virtual machine instance and connect via RemoteDesktop. I'd like to use shadow session feature. Here's what I've done so far. 1 ...
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IE11: Allow display of local HTML files

How can I enable Internet Explorer 11 that has Enhanced Protected Mode turned on to display local HTML files? This is very annoying also I see the security need behind this feature. Can someone ...
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Storage Spaces Write Rate Issue

I am setting up a Windows 2012 R2 Storage Spaces array. It is setup with 24 drives, 22 of them mirrored, with 2 hot spares, in 11 columns. I am useing a LSI 9207-8e HBA card with the latest IT ...
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Files (belonging to an app) kept open by one particular user after he has closed (or killed) the app

I have a problem with one user of my network: whenever he runs an app from a network share (from a Windows Server 2012 R2, but this happened also before with a Windows Server 2008 R2) even after ...
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How can I identify tiered storage volumes and their storage tiers

I've asked this over at stackoverflow and at technet without an answer so I thought I'd try here... Using either PowerShell or some C# magic how can I: A) Identify a volume drive letter that is ...
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Folder redirection APPDATA permission server 2012 r2

I have setup Folder redirection in a terminal server environment. I am using a bat file to set permission for the users. icacls d:\users\%user% /grant:r "%user%":(OI)(CI)F however using the above ...
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Windows 2012R2 IPAM for managing public IP address

We are testing IPAM for managing a relatively small network with 5 sites. The main goal is actually managing the public IP address of each site. We were able to create the "IP Address Block" for ...
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SCOM alert: The threshold for the Logical Disk\Avg. Disk sec/Transfer performance counter has been exceeded

We are monitoring several Windows Server 2012 R2 VMs running on Hyper-V. Now SCOM (2012 R2 UR2) reports: The threshold for the Logical Disk\Avg. Disk sec/Transfer performance counter has been ...
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Errors when attempting to update source files, Server 2012R2 (errors 80073701 and 14081)

I have a Windows Server 2012R2 machine that I installed with Server Core, and then decided that I wanted to switch to GUI. I'll make the long story short: I ran windows updates, and now the source ...
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window server 2012 r2 keep disconnecting internet

I have set up window server 2012 R2 as domain controller for Remote desktop service for some reason, it keep disconnecting the internet after a few hours(sometimes after one day), but when I ...
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Disable remote session timeout on Win Server 2012 R2

For botting purposes, I have to keep my Win Server 2012 R2 running without logging-off after I disconnect from Remote Session. Found information about it here: ...
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Enabling AES 256 GCM on Windows Server 2012 R2

I'd like to enable the use of the AES 256 GCM encryption instead of the AES 256 CBC. We already have ECC certificates based on ECDSA so that pre-requisite has been fullfilled. The certificate has a ...
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Remote Desktop event ID 20499. No noticeable issues

I get a warning event with ID 20499 for TerminalServices-RemoteConnectionManager.The error is: Remote Desktop Services has taken too long to load the user configuration from server ...
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The Message Queuing service failed to join the computer's domain 'DOMAIN' Error 0xc00e0025

Struggling to get MSMQ installed in Domain Integration mode on Windows 2012 (Azure). So far, I've provisioned a brand new Windows Server 2012 (R2) machine on the Azure platform and installed the ...
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DFS share empty when accessing it via domain name

I set up a DFS to centralise my shares. After doing so, I noticed, that I can access the shares via the domain path (\\SNAKEOIL.LOCAL\Research), but the folders is shown as empty. The intended ...
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Failover DHCP Windows 2012

Is Windows 2012 failover DHCP (hot standby) compatible with Windows 2003? I'm not sure if it's enough to create a Windows 2012 DHCP server and configure failover options.
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windows server 2012 backup

Our backups on our virtual windows server 2012 R2 which is hosted on Hyper-V server 2012 R2 have been taking at least 3 hours longer than they used to. We use windows Server Backup for nightly backups ...
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Convert IIS CA Certificate to Ubuntu Haproxy cerificate

Alright, I setup a simple Windows 2012 R2 RDs server aio farm with Web Access, everything works fine internally if I access the server directly (https: // rdsiisserver/RDWeb/). I created a Ubuntu ...
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Turn on Virtualisation settings on Windows 2012 R2 [closed]

I'm an AWS newbie. I'm trying to run the latest Hortonworks Sandbox VM image using Virtualbox on a Windows 2012 hvm AMI. I get an error message saying "VT-x is not available. (VERR_VMX_NO_VMX)" What ...
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How can I run a published RemoteApp from a client that does not run explorer.exe

I am working on a massive (30,000+ client) deployment of RemoteApp published apps and seem to have hit a brick wall. I am trying to run apps from a kiosk style unit that is running Windows 7 Embedded ...
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Importing a certificate and granting permissions on Windows Server 2012 R2

On Windows 2012 R2, winhttpcertcfg -i FileName -a CertAccount -c LOCAL_MACHINE\MY -p Password installs the certificate on Trusted Root Store instead of LOCAL_MACHINE\MY. I also need to grant access to ...
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Windows Server 2012 RRAS/NAT with PPPoE Modem

I'm trying to connect to a BT Openreach VDSL Modem with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, I have RRAS with NAT set up. My server looks like this; NIC 1 - Into a TP-Link Switch to connect a myriad ...
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What is the maximum number of iSCSI connections that Server 2012 R2 can initiate?

I found online that Server 2008 R2 host can only initiate a maximum of 255 iSCSI connections, and that it was a hard limit within the OS itself. Does this same restriction apply to Server 2012 R2? ...
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Group Policy - Backup and Restore

I am currently automating the creation of our enterprise domain controller and its configuration in case of SAN failure etc. I can create the server, install the necessary roles, create complete ou ...
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query remote windows 2012 servers to see if they're in waiting for a reboot status after applying windows updates

Is there a way, using powershell or otherwise, to query a remote computer and see if it has had windows updates applied and is in waiting to reboot state? Any additional information would be useful ...
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PowerShell 'get-ClusterQuorum' output is not showing 'QuorumType' column

PowerShell cmdlet get-ClusterQuorum output is not showing QuorumType column. Has anybody seen this before?
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What happens when Core Cluster Group is failed over to another node? Will it take the whole cluster down? Single point of failure?

http://bit.ly/1lKJFIa "Cluster group" fail-over will cause cluster go offline. Really? Single point of failure? Am I missing something? What happens when Core Cluster resources (Cluster Group) are ...
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Can PXE boot of Hyper-V VMs be disabled?

Hyper-V virtual machines have the ability to PXE boot. Obviously, PXE boot raises some security concerns. The problem is, unlike a typical physical machine's firmware, there isn't an obvious way to ...
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Active Directory Mismatch

I have a Active Directory Mistmatch how do I fix this? I have 2 x 2008 R2 Domain Controllers and a 2008 Domain Controller and I was trying to add a 2012 R2 Domain Controller. The Schema Version of ...
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User Profile Disks with RemoteApp 2012 R2 Locked

We have a RemoteApp deployment (Web, Gateway, High Available Connection Brokers, ...). We use profile disks stored on a file share. We publish most of our applications, but from time to time, a user ...
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One IP Address two websites and servers SSL

All right I have the following: ONE External Ip Address. TWO websites on their own physical servers (IIS). (They are separate and they have to remain that way). No virtual hosts. TWO SSL ...
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Custom FSRM File Management Task file name variable

Trying to create a custom file management task in Server 2012 R2 to move some files (not file expiration). Looks like the possible variables I can insert into my command arguments are pretty limited: ...
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New 2012r2 hyper-v cluster, GUI or server core? [closed]

I have not worked with a Server Core install before. We will soon be moving from old hardware running Server 2012 (with GUI) for our hyper-v cluster to new hardware and plan to install Server 2012r2. ...
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Replacing folder redirection with work folders

I am currently building a lab to get familiar with Microsoft's new "Work Folder" feature. I am looking for a way to abandon folder redirection and offline files. So far I have one Windows 7 client ...
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Creating WorkFolders fail with: New-SyncShare : Not Found

Currently I am eveluating Microsofts new WorkFolder feature which sounds very promissing to abendon the messy folder redirection feature. So I installed the feature using ServerManager under "File and ...
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Windows Server SMTP Feature - Installation Ramifications

Background: I am a SQL Server DBA. I have inherited about 50 SQL Servers and need to set up various maintenance plans and alerts. To get the full benefit, I'll also need to configure Database Mail ...