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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Deployment fails for SQL Server 2014 SP1 Standard on Windows Server 2012 R2 VM

Apologize in advance - this stuff isn't exactly my wheelhouse. I'm trying to provision a VM with Windows Server 2012 R2 and setup SQL Server 2014 SP1 Standard using the Azure portal. I pretty much ...
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Can't change non admin password with RDWeb

I setup RDWeb on my Windows Server 2012 R2 installation to allow domain users to change their own password. However only Administrator users can change their password. When a regular user wants to ...
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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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cscript.exe taking high cpu

I have a server with Windows 2012 R2 OS. Very recently (for some hours), I started noticing cpu utilization to be 100%, majorly consumed by MS Console Based Script Host (cscript.exe). I have googled ...
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How to export event viewer errors to Excel in Windows Server 2012

How would I export errors of event viewer from Application and Security section to excel, it has any way to export in event viewer or I must use windows powershell?
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How to find source of 4625 Event ID in windows server 2012

I have many audit failure with event ID 4625 and Logon type 3 in my event log. Is this problem form my server(internal services or applications) ? Or this is brute force attack? Finally How can i ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Migrate Spanned volume

I have a server that allows you to boot Windows from a USB drive. I want to setup Windows on that so that I can make use of the other 500GB hard drive. MY question is this. If I install Windows to ...
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Active Directory permissions dissapears

I have recently configured Active directory delegation and in one specific OU inherited permissions disappears from all users except one I have recently created for tests. Non of the users are a ...
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Why is the free space in a storage pool less than the capacity?

I'm trying to set up a new storage pool using 2 physical disks in my system. The sceneario is as follows: I have 2x 3TB HDDS in the machine. The machine's BIOS doesn't support booting from GPT :( ...
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Security-Kerberos Error, event ID 4

I have two new Domain Controllers on new Forest. Servers have DFS and IIS services installed. Everything seemed to go Ok for a While. After updating servers I got new errors. Now once in hour ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 VPN client connects, but nothing else

I installed VPN on our 2012r2 Server. This network does not have a domain, it simply in workgroup configuration. From the VPN clients, I can connect to the VPN, but that is all. I can't ping ...
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Active Directory tree domain not seen from forest DC

I have four Hyper-V virtual machines with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Active Directory set up. They are all in an Internal switch configuration and can communicate with each-other fine. AD1 is the ...
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Windows Server 2012 issue with User logins and User Profile Disks

Currently having an issue on a server that is impacting all users. When any user logs in they are brought to a temp profile. I have tried all of the fixes in regards to the registry profile list, as ....
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Advice about scaling out IIS and SQL Server 2014 on Windows Server 2012R2

We are running a dual processor server E5-2630 V3 / 64 GB RAM with Windows Server 2012 R2, this server has IIS and SQL Server 2014 installed, only one web service is running to serve a mobile ...
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Calling an URL from a Windows Server 2012 + IE 11 fails with KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED error

My problem : Calling an URL from a Windows Server 2012 with IE 11 fails on a IIS Application (with Windows Authentication and Kerberos activated) : After 3 captures of the correct password, I get a ...
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Server 2012 action centre setting greyed out

First time asker long time reader :) im having trouble at the moment on one of my clients servers we need to change the setting on the action centre and most of the checkboxes are greyed out and we ...
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Why is it bad to deploy Remote Desktop Services on a domain controller?

I have an application on a VPS and I want to run it with RemoteApp instead of having to remote desktop into the server. Our VPS provider can sell us a pack of five RDS licenses to use which will be ...
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how to find the “Remote Desktop Connection Broker” server in a Windows Server envrionment?

I am about to setup the licensing for the Remote Desktop server and point it to the licensing server. Problem is, I am not sure if this environment even has a connection broker server installed or do ...
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SQL Server with Veritas HA

I am configuring SQL Cluster using VERITAS HA and DR replication using VVR, I have configured the cluster and storage as per the cluster implementation document for SQL Server 2012 but in SQL Server ...
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DNS Server list not updating after DNS migration

Toady I'm migrating a DNS/DHCP server from Server 2008 on Xen to Server 2012 R2 on VMware. Things went ok for the most part. DHCP is working just fine and has been tested. I manually set one test ...
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Server responds with HTTP error 400 (“bad request”) in a multipart request

I have a problem with a 3rd party application and my WCF web service that always returns a HTTP 400 ("bad request") error when connecting with the 3rd party application. The WebService is implemented ...
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Signon server (http://ServerName) is not responding

My problem is, WTOS thin clients are refusing remote login after connecting to ftp server. Event log error: "Signon server (http://ServerName) is not responding" I have checked the following:- -...
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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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Cannot connect with Remote Desktop Win Server 2012 r2

I just got a new machine and installed Windows Server r2 on it. I enabled remote desktop and added static IP. Pinging works. I then tried to connect to the server using Remote Desktop on the local ...
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WDS install.wim breaks WDS service

I am attempting to use WDS to deploy a custom Windows 10 Education image on to my school's computers. I have a VM running Windows Server 2012 R2. When I add a custom install.wim Windows 7 image (...
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WildFly can't be stopped via service on Windows Server

Using the following configuration: Microsoft Windows Server 2012r2 WildFly-9.1.0.Final (running in standalone mode) Oracle Java JDK 1.8.0_91 For some unknown reason, WildFly can't be stopped using ...
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Windows Service “System error 5 has occurred. starting service”

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server which has been happily running a windows service for roughly 3-4 months with various build revisions going into the software. The server configuration hasn't changed ...
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Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

I have Windows Server 2012 R2 system with Active Directory installed on it and using this computer for local development (Microsoft SharePoint). What i wanted to do is to open the local Internet ...
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Can't join host Hyper-V to guest virtual machine's domain controller

Below, is the text of a question from superuser that was never responded to. I can't find any information on this issue and have exactly the same problem. I created Domain Controller role running ...
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Printer in Print Management (Windows Server 2012 R2) print anonymous [closed]

I've set up a home lab and one of the servers is a Windows Server 2012 R2. I've created a shared folder and added a Brother printer driver to it. Is there any way I can access this printer without ...
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ADFS error duing SAML Service Provider Login

I have a Spring SAML Project that has been under development for about a month. I've integrated with ADFS and everything has been working well. I'm getting an intermittent error that is becoming ...
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WSUS Windows Update Client stuck

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 running WSUS in the domain. I can see several Windows 8.1 computers not reporting status for over 2 weeks, and not installing any new updates, in the WSUS console. On ...
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Work folders and domain guest

I have setup Workfolders on my Windows Server 2012 R2. This is all working fine, however I want to be able to use my domain guest user on my domain computers. This is not possible according to this ...
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toubleshooting sccm with agent push

My problem: I have SCCM 2012 and when I try to push agent, I receive ab error saying: unable to connect to wmi on remote machine.. I checked ports, turned off firewall on both client and server, ...
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Easy recovery of active directory with NTDS and SYSVOL folders? (DSRM PW known!)

I have backups of the active directory NTDS and SYSVOL folders. And I know the DSRM password of the active directory. But if I search on Microsoft help for recovering a active directory I only found ...
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Server goes down for a few minutes every other day and random times

I have 2 VPS that are behaving strangely, I'll explain everything in great detail because I'm not from below, and therefore do not know exactly where the problem starts. I have 4 VPSs on a server ...
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Steps for troubleshooting Windows ADFS issue

Yesterday I posted a specific question about an error I'm getting in ADFS that has me stumped. Because I have very limited experience troubleshooting windows based products, I think advice on how to ...
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APC Smart UPS serial connection on Windows Server 2012 R2

I have an APC UPS 620 and a Windows Server 2012 R2 (non virtual) server. The server and the UPS are connected with genuine APC serial signaling cable. Without installing any software the APC is not ...
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Disable update popup on Windows 2012 R2

We have started to deploy more Windows 2012 R2 servers on our network. When we log on to these servers (only admins log on to these servers), we are sometimes presented with a blue banner that says ...
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Manually trigger file write failures

We're building a custom software program (Java + Spring.io) that writes audit trails to a log file (using logback). When a user takes an action in the system, an auditing entry is logged. This works. ...
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Why is my Server 2012 R2 DISM failing to repair corruption

Can anyone lend me some assistance in repairing my server 2012 R2 image? I have a 2012 R2 VM, and have attached the install DVD we used from our datastore. I am then running the command: dism /...
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Disks added to storage spaces are not picked up by virtual disk created by powershell

A time ago i had to configure a W2012 R2 essentials server with storage spaces and 2 virtual disks. As the real disk count and the disks itself where not final at that time, i had to resort to the ...
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Remote Desktop Gateway MMC not showing some connections under “Monitoring”

This is a short question: I have a Remote Desktop Gateway server on Windows Server 2012 R2. It is working for users. However, not all of the connections show up under "Monitoring". I can connect in ...
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FTP Error 530 when using FTP User Isolation on IIS 8

I'm setting up an FTP server on IIS 8 running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials box. The server is configured to be the physical directory D:\ (the whole drive). I have 3 users: let's say user1, ...
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Can't restore GPO to new domain/new OS/new NETBIOS name

I'm trying to restore from an old GPO backup for which the OS installation no longer exists, but I'm not having much luck. Some things have changed for the new installation: The NETBIOS name (was ...
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Windws Server 2012 R2 Event Log / Audit deleted files / Only last minutes visible

My goal: I want to find out who deletes files on a network share. Users are sometimes complaining that a file is missing and as usual the others are to blame. I have file auditing enabled for this ...
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How do I resolve a DFS replication issue when the replication service thinks the destination disk is full, but actually isn't?

I ran a diagnostic report on my DFS replication between 2 servers and got the following error in my report: The DFS Replication service stopped replication on volume D:. This failure can occur ...
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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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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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Amazon EC2 Windows Server 2012 cannot delete file even as Administrator

I cannot get Blender3D to run on my AWS EC2 instance. I get a message telling me that my system does not use 3D hardware acceleration. I have all my drivers installed (NVidaGRID, etc) and have ...