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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Deduplication Savings contradicts Size on disk delta

We have recently migrated to a new Windows 2012 R2 main file server. I decided to take advantage of the built in dedupe on our 20TB of shared files. It works extremely well (we went for a 120TB ...
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an active directory domain controller could not be contacted

After creating an active directory domain controller i tried to add client computers to the domain i kept hitting a snag. The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location ...
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Un-cluster storage added to Windows Failover Cluster Manager

Forgive me if I'm mixing up terminology, I'm a DBA and trying to see if I can un-do my error here. Background: I was adding a 3rd DR site node to a Windows Server Failover Cluster to utilize AlwaysOn ...
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Virtual machines on a SAN and a failover cluster between two physical servers

Say I am setting up the following environment: -two physical servers each with Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter. -a SAN -a failover cluster between the two servers The physical servers won't be ...
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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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WDS PXE Server occasionally returning bad IP

We have a very complex network boot environment to keep traffic separated for our imaging networks, which process hundred of machines an hour. We use the WDS Server Selection menu tweak ...
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Remote Desktop Services stopped working after domain change

I had Remote Desktop Services (RD Session Host deployment) functioning properly on the Windows Server 2012 R2. The server had to be moved to another domain. That went well but now Remote Desktop ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 benchmark [duplicate]

i hope you can help me. I have got this task to "characterize" and benchmark performance on our new server setup we have at a hosting center. Basically it is 2 HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8, 3.00 GHz, ...
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Hyper-V 2012 R2: VM thinks disks are thin-provisioned

We are using Hyper-V 2012 R2 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 host. We have several VMs with multiple volumes (VHDX) which we initially set up as thin-provisioned (dynamically expanding). Later on, we ...
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Windows Server 2012: DHCP: Android Clients have no access to the internet

I am using a Windows Server 2012 R2 as Domain Controller, DHCP Server, DNS in my network. My Router is the gateway which is connected to the DSL modem. Some Clients (all android devices) and the ...
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Is it possible to export a HyperV VM from Server 2012R2 and import it into HyperV on Server 2008R2?

I'm planning on migrating 2 HyperV VMs that are currently running on Windows Server 2012R2 to a new server running 2008R2. What's the best way to migrate the VMs? Will replication work between the two ...
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Is there a simple way to get performance information from a remote Windows 2012 R2 machine via HTTP?

I would like to keep an eye for performance and usage for a Windows 2012 R2 machine I have in AWS. The machine is visible (RDP) from the Internet, and I would like to be able to quickly see the Task ...
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RDSH 2012 R2 Printers Duplicating And Cannot Be Removed

I have a Windows 2012 R2 RDS Server farm and printers deployed via a VBS Script i.e. Dim objNetwork Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network") objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection ...
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GlassFish Configuration Failed

I just downloaded the installer and ran the typical one for glassFish 3.1, However I have tried 2 times now and have got the same error twice now any help would be greatly appreciated(I have searched ...
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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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Planning internal DNS

I am planning a new DNS names structure inside of our corporate network. We have external registered DNS name (e.g. example.com) and internal-only not existing name (e.g. exampleinternal.local). ...
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Server 2012 R2, disk quota vs user quota

I'm learning Windows Server configuration and I'm confused a little, because there are two (at least) apparently independent quota systems. First one should be enabled per drive in drive properties, ...
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Unexplicable extreme slowness on Dell PowerEdge R320, fixed only by cold reboot

At this customer's site, there are two new Dell PowerEdge R320 servers with the following configuration: A single 6-core CPU 16 GB of RAM 2x500 GB SATA disks in a RAID 1 array The O.S. is Windows ...
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JVM on Windows - paging and full GCs

We have a Java-based app (TeamCity, on Tomcat, on Java 1.7) running on Windows (Server 2012 R2). Java runs with a 6GB max heap size, and the system has 10GB of RAM. It is the only non-OS service ...
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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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Cannot log in to active directory

I am having a great trouble here. We are working on a research project in which we need SharePoint 2013. Therefore, we used a cloud environment and booted up three machines and installed Active ...
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Is it possible to set the processor affinity of a service, and persist this affinity across reboots?

Is there a setting that can be changed (or a reg key that can be added) to set the processor affinity of a service? I would want to set the affinity, and keep this setting across reboots (so manually ...
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Symptom - high cpu for termsvcs and everything is extremly slow - Win2k12 server running on open stack

Im setting up win2k12r2 server on openstack but after using the server for a little while it becomes unusable. It is barely possible to move a window (e.g. the resource monitor window). The cpu is ...
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Windows VPN Server on Amazon EC2 Instance

we are small software company. Our web/db servers were in different networks. Recently we decided to create small network on Amazon EC2 and move all those servers to EC2. I have created several ...
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WDS - Initial configuration using PowerShell

I am installing WDS on Windows server 2012 R2. I want to use PowerShell from start to finish. I can install the feature, but I cant't find a way to do the initial configuration from the shell. This ...
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Windows Server 2012 RD Licensing Issuing Multiple Temp Licenses Per Machine

I have just setup a Windows Server 2012 RDS environment with Per Device CALs. Looking at RD Licensing Manager it is handing out multiple temp CALS per machine and multiple permanent CALS per machine. ...
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Remove Server Manager and Powershell icons from the Taskbar

Up until recently we have had two Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers and five Windows Server 2003 Terminal Servers. I'm in the process of upgrading the network and have recently replaced the DC's ...
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AD Roaming Profiles via VPN not synchronizing

I want to create local Client-VMs (Windows 8.1) for our developers. These should connect to our VPN and login on our AD server (Windows Server 2012 R2). I'm using serverside profiles for this so that ...
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How can I block the SMB (445/tcp) port on Windows 2012R2 Data Center?

I've got an interesting software configuration (Alfresco CIFS) that requires me to block access to the Windows SMB port for proper operation. I tried adding a new inbound firewall rule at the top ...
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Problematic Active Directorys CA certificate

i came across one DC, which gives me RPC errors when dealing with AD Certificate Service.I can see in AD there is 2 Root CA , one is problematic. Is it safe to remove it? Or is there a procedure for ...
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Windows Deployment Services Windows machines don't join automatically DNS wrong ip

At my work we swapped out servers and starting from scratch. Previously had WDS on the old server and would join computers automatically to domain and push the correct DNS values on the client ...
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Can't access shared space FROM Windows Server 2012 VM without User and Password prompt

I am trying to set up an FTP server on my Windows Server 2012 VM, that would access a network path on my host machine (Windows 8.1 Pro). I can access this network path from a Windows 7 VM without ...
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Windows 2012 r2 port forwarding

So my problem is that I'm trying to open a Virtualbox RDP on Windows 2012 to VPN nework on the same host. I've got one external network adapter and a virtual adapter, created by VPN. I've set up a ...
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Self Service Password for AD/ Access Anywhere

I'm completely new to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, active directory and iis. I have a conflict regarding creating a internal page for the users to reset the password on their own but have the ...
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Windows 2012 R2 - RemoteApp - limit user instances

We have a new ERP application which runs via RemoteApp. It's expensive and has a very draconian license limit. Sometimes users will mistakenly open multiple instances of it, when they are not ...
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How to skip Windows Server 2012 “Scanning and repairing drive” on startup?

is there a way to skip "Scanning and repairing drive" (different than "C:") on Windows Server 2012 startup? In previous Windows systems this could be done by pressing any key during startup when ...
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Build a IIS and SQL Server replicated cluster [closed]

I have four Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard virtual machines on three physical nodes. Two will be dedicated for IIS, and two for SQL Server 2014 Standard. I have to replicate them (IIS1 to ...
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On a Windows system, where should I put the gemrc file so that Puppet can find it?

Running Puppet Enterprise 3.7. The Agent machine is a Windows 2012 Server R2 box. Question: Where do I put the gemrc file so that Puppet's internal ruby can find it? On Linux, the place to put the ...
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Installing Windows 2012 KVM Guest on Ubuntu 14.10 - unable to VNC into guest

I have a Ubuntu 14.10 (x64) host, and I am using KVM to setup a Windows 2012 R2 guest VM on it. I am using the virt-install command to set things up. I have setup a bridge network in ...
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ADFS 3.0 Microsoft.IdentityServer.RequestFailedException: MSIS7012:

could someone help me out with ADFS? this is my first time using it as i'm setting up Microsoft Dynamics. i get the following error message: Encountered error during federation passive request. ...
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After Domain Rename - gpfixup warning - Error 80070057

We run a simple AD (1 DC Server 2012) We had to rename our domain name from a single label domain to: lan.domain.com Following the step by step, all went well, until the last step (that worked ...
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filezilla ftp file server not working with microsoft azure

I have installed Filezilla FTP on (Windows 2012 R2 server). When I try to connect FTP through my local IP (ftp://localhost) it asks for login credentials. Once I enter credentials it connects ...
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AD LDS - LDAP - How to set group's rights on container

I installed AD LDS on a W2012R2. Everything is working fine. Now, I want to create new Roles, to grant to groups permissions to create/modify/delete users in a certain container. (I used this article) ...
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selective wide authentication doesnt seems to be working

I have two forests, testa and testb (with same domain name) and a one way incoming trust relationship exists with a selective authentication. The trust relationship is configured so that selective ...
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Running a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller in Hyper-V

I attempted to install Windows Server 2012 on a Dell PowerEdge 2850 and found out that the server may not support Server 2012. Is there any downside to running a Windows Server 2012 domain controller ...
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Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Domain SRV dns records suddenly disappeared

I have a test domain that I recently configured. All of a sudden, no users can log in except those with cached credentials. The domain includes two domain controllers that are both global catalogs ...
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Changing the order Apps on Remote Desktop Services 2012 R2

I would like to know if it is at all possible to change the order of icons on the RDS landing page. I've looked around in powershell options (Set/Get-RDRemoteApp) but none seems to have any parameter ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Deduped 356GB to 1.32GB

I'm experimenting with deduplication on a Server 2012 R2 storage space. I let it run the first dedupe optimisation last night, and I was pleased to see that it claimed a 340GB reduction. However, I ...
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How do I use Windows downgrade rights?

I have recently transferred to a new job on a new company. There would be various projects also endorsed. One of them are upgrading of legacy IBM servers OS. They have already bought the latest ...
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Windows Server Backup (2012) to Both Local Volume and Remote Folder

As I understand it, you can use Windows Server Backup on Windows Server 2012 R2 to schedule a backup to either a local volume daily (and it stores multiple daily backups) or you can backup to shared ...