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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I can't find information on 2012 R2 Event ID's 257, 258, 265 Win32K errors

2012 R2 as a Hyper-V host only Last night this machine began running very slowly. I shut down the VM's and then the host. That also took forever. When I restarted the vm host machine it operated ...
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Map network drive - browse requirements?

I'm looking for the exact port/service requirements for the "browse" functionality in the "map network drive" wizard from the server side. I know it's at least a subset of the function discovery ...
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Deployment of Base-Node via iSCSI in Server 2012R2 HPC cluster fails (can not join domain)

We are currently evaluating Server 2012R2 with HPC Pack for an upcoming project. Sadly we are stuck at deploying the base node. The node boots via PXE (iPXE) and connects to iSCSI, installs Windows ...
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Best Practice for Server Roles Seperation

I have a Windows Server 2012 DC. I have the host running just Hyper-V and the RAT feature set. I then have DHCP in its own VM, along wit AD DS/DNS/WINS in their own. SQL 2014 ENT in it's own, WSUS in ...
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How to modify maximum RAM usage in vCenter 6.0

I'm using VMware vCenter 6.0 on Windows server 2012 R2 and I'm looking for a way to decrease RAM usage of it. In previous vCenter versions there were options to change # Maximum Java Heap Size in ...
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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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See what Azure Cloud Backup is actually backing up

I have a client where I've recently implemented Azure Backup as their offsite backup solution. The server does about 400 MB of backups over the weekends, when there isn't anyone in the office. Does ...
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How to handle updates that aren't appropriate for Server Core editions?

It seems that WSUS isn't smart enough to know which updates are actually appropriate for Windows Server Core installs. For example, WSUS wants to install Server 2012 R2 Update (KB2919355) but it fails ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 The route addition failed: The system cannot find the file specified

I am using a simple powershell command,(ran as Admin) as follows. route –p add 172.30.200.0 mask 255.255.255.0 0.0.0.0 IF 28 I have done this no problem on Windows 8.1, but when I do this in ...
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deploying base note for HPC cluster in server 2012R2 hangs

We are in the process of evaluating server 2012R2 standard with HPC pack for a small cluster of nodes (about 40 to start with - the current setup has only one compute node). For the moment we use old ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 IIS SMTP Server Will Not Send Emails

I have an existing SMTP server on our network that is used to send emails from a variety of printers, applications, etc... I have installed the IIS SMTP Server on a new Windows Server 2012 R2 server ...
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freebsd 10.x apache 2.4.12 and active directory auth

So I'm trying to get apache 2.4 talking to active directory running on a freebsd box with 10.x apache built from ports ... with the ldap turned on.... 2.4.12 Windows 2012 R2 active directory.... I ...
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Routing different subnets across hyper-V virtual switch

Our server has two NICs each on a different subnet, we want traffic to cross between the two subnets. By default if these are two base NICs then this seems to work. Problem comes when one of them is ...
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Which Certificate Store does Jenkins service use in Windows?

Some of my VS projects require manifest signing certificates to build. If I install them in my user account's Personal directory, then msbuild completes successfully from the command line. If I ...
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Considerations for SQL Server 2012 when performing in-place OS upgrade to 2012 R2

I'm running SQL Server 2012 Enterprise (11.0.3381.0) on Server 2012 (6.2.9200) and am preparing for an in-place OS upgrade to 2012 R2. We've got an Always-On Availability Group in a 2-server cluster ...
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iSCSI on Windows Server 2003 data not showing on Windows Server 2012

I have a Western Digital My Cloud EX2 drive with 4TB RAID 1. I created a iSCSI Target on the disk and set up 2 initiators. One on Windows Server 2003 and one on Windows Server 2012 R1. My purpose ...
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Set up auditing on Windows Server 2012 R2: logging on, logging off, open, read, write, etc. (Sucesses and failures)

I have enabled auditing on Windows Server 2012 R2 (domain controller) but liked warned, there are just way too many events being generated and it really doesnt tell me anything or just too troublesome ...
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Server Manager won't start in Windows Server 2012 R2

I downloaded Windows Server 2012 R2 from microsoft.com as a .vhd file and am using virtualBox to run it. After downloading it, I changed the execution policy to remoteSigned, then changed the name of ...
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Can Not Connect to domain

I am trying to set up my first domain. I have a AD DC controller setup on my 2012R2 server. I get this error when trying to connect to the domain: Note: This information is intended for a network ...
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App pool stopping and not logging any error

We're having an issue in IIS on Windows Server 2012 R2 Core. Our IIS site has its own app pool which is set to run under the application pool identity. Almost immediately after startup when first ...
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Need for double reboot

On our teamcity server I've seen that the machine was restarted due to updates but none of our three build agents was started. That is, the services were not running. I decided to reboot the machine ...
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The user name or password is incorrect error while joining Windows domain

I am trying to add an second domain controller (DC) to my domain. The server is running Windows Server 2012 R2. After getting the error when promoting it to an domain controller I tried uninstalling ...
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Unexpected LSI SAS 9211-8i RAID x8 SSD Performance

After attaching 8 850 EVO SSD to my LSI 9211-8i and creating a Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces 8 column virtual disk I copied a VHD from and to the virtual disk and observed ~300 MB/s transfer ...
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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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Hyper-V Failover-Cluster: How does the Cluster know the difference between the Management and the Cluster Network?

Reading the Network Recommendations for a Hyper-V Cluster in Windows Server 2012, I am left with some unanswered questions. It's recommended to have a management network and a cluster network. The ...
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How to reinstall AD DS for a domain

OLD SERVER: SERVER NEW SERVER: AUTHSRV I was playing around with my lab and I seem to have not correctly removed my old AD DS server when I added my new one so now I can't add new computers to the AD ...
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After setting PDC to external time source, do I have to perform a similar action for every pc/server to sync with PDC?

Server 2012 R2 as PDC, Hyper-V servers and Win 7/8 workstations I have my PDC synchronized to an external time source. What is my next step in getting my domain synchronized with regard to the PDC's ...
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Can I install Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials on 1 VM and 1 Physical Server?

Anyone with experience with this, can I do this to create a secondary backup Active Directory Domain Controller? We only have 1 Server, and I hear it's best to have at least (2) Active Directory ...
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Strange data corruption in Windows Server 2012 R2

I've got a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, OS is in RAID 0 (2x WD Black 500 GB), Data is in RAID 5 (4x WD Red 1 TB) and primarily holds thousands of documents. Since the past week or so we've ...
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Hyper-V Server Deployment - adapter configuration

I'm sure this question will have been asked somewhere before. In fact I'm sure I've read about it before too, but I can find any resources to help me along my way. What I'm trying to do is deploy a ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 Standard Hyper-V license

I have a dedicated server running WS2012R2 STD Edition with Hyper-V. On top of that I know that I can have 2 WS 2012R2 STD VMs running as part of the same license as the host. What I'm missing is ...
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Can I change the update descriptions in WSUS?

On each Microsoft patch day, I have a pretty large amount of new updates I want to approve to my clients. But instead of 'Approve all updates and continue', I gather information on each update at its ...
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Is is possible to apply a Group Policy for the same user logged-on to different computers?

I have a user (say, domain.local\admin) in my domain. When he logons to vpn.domain.local in group Servers I want to apply a policy. When he logons to laptop.domain.local in group Destop Computers I ...
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Scheduled Task Doesn't Run on Schedule

On a Windows Server 2012 R2 server, I have created a scheduled task with a trigger defined as daily, repeat every five minutes. (I have multiple other tasks configured like this that I have no problem ...
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Domain joined server is not identified as domain joined on the network profile

IS there a way to force set this setting? The server is a Hyper-V server and the AD DS is hosted in a VM on this server. Is this going to be a problem? I noticed this issue when my RDP connections ...
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Apache/PHP only uses 50% of CPU in Windows Server 2012

In windows server 2012 with 2 CPUs I have apache 2.4 with PHP 5.6 and when I put a load on the web server a cumulative 50% of total CPU power is used. No matter what I do, I cannot get the total over ...
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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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How do I fix the Event ID 10154 regarding SPNs?

Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V VM-PDC w/ AD DS, DNS (single DC still; 2nd will be created shortly) The Event ID 10154 General comments state: The WinRM service failed to create the following SPNs: ...
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How do I manually check if Time Service is advertising or not?

Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V VM-PDC w/AD DS, DNS I originally had an Event ID 12 and successfully setup the time service as covered in this post. The Event ID 12 no longer shows up during startups. ...
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allow specific USB storage device in Active Directory

I need to allow only specific Authorized USB storage device to connect to client machine other USB storage device should get blocked. How I can set Group Policy for this configuration in Windows ...
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Can Event ID 4013 be ignored if it only shows up once?

Server 2012 R2 (before the 2nd DC is added) There are an amazing number of web pages that attempt to address Event ID 4013 including these on serverfault: link1, link2, link3 (though this last post ...
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Is a jump server really necessary when using RDC to connect to Azure VM?

We are setting up a new Network which includes a VM in Azure. I can connect to this via RDC. However, our security guy wants me to access it through a second VM for security reasons. In other words, ...
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Redirection Folder permissions on Windows 2012 R2

I have a 2012R2 File Server (server-docs) and a 2012R2 Citrix XenApp/RDS Server (server-rds). Users must be members of UsersRDS to log on server-rds. Here are my GPO settings for Documents ...
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Web site keeps prompting for credentials in IE - but not in Chrome

I have a web site (forms) and a sub-site (Windows). My problem is with the sub-site with Windows authentication. On Internet Explorer, it intermittently prompts for credentials; when I click Cancel, ...
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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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Windows Event Collector Load Balancing to multiple Collectors

My scenario: I want several Windows servers to forward Events either to Collector A or to Collector B and so on. What I tried: Set the GPO: Computer Settings - Policies- Administrative Templates - ...
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Is there a required method for creating Computer records in AD DS when replacing a PDC?

Server 2012 R2, Win 8/8.1 I experienced a total failure of my PDC, and in the process of trying to move the operations master role over to the secondary DC I messed it up as well; bummer. ...
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When setting up DNS forwarders is it correct or incorrect to use the gateway IP?

Server 2012 R2 I'm trying finalize my DNS setup after just promoting my first domain controller. As I ran through the Configure a DNS Wizard, it asked for an IP address to forward DNS queries. My ...
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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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Enable ping across domain

I want to enable the "File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request)" firewall rules in Windows Firewall with Advanced Security for all servers in the domain. How do I do this with Group Policy?