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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Install “Microsoft Report Viewer” on Windows Server 2012 R2

I am attempting to install Microsoft Report Viewer (2015) on a web server. The web server is a Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64) instance. The web server will be running a .NET application that uses the ...
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iSCSI Windows Cluster share target or target per node

I have a lab environment where I have a Synology NAS that provides iSCSI targets which are used by Windows 2012 R2 VM's running on virtual box. I want to setup a Windows Failover Cluster and in order ...
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How do I encrypt Windows Server 2012 storage pools?

I want to use VeraCrypt to encrypt the data in my storage pools on my Windows Server 2012 R2 box. Unfortunately I've already built and am using my pools. I believe I could create an encrypted folder ...
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Roaming Administrator Profile

I have a 2012 R2 AD server running 100%. A certain group of users need to be able to run programs that require elevation and install programs as needed. I have tried making the user a member of ...
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Issue with creating a new forest and promoting a domain controller

I am creating a forest and domain controller for the first time. The error I get is: Error determining whether the target server is already a domain controller: Starting a command on the remote ...
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Windows 2012 minimal interface

can a user run console application (similar to unix applications which use console mode only) on W2012 minimal interface install? can user disconnect in a way that the app still be running? or does ...
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How to disable Null Session Enumeration of the DC?

I am a sysadmin for a company, and we just had a Penetration Test done on our internal network, the team discovered that it is possible to perform query\enumerate our DC (Server 2012) for information ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Sharing 'cluster shared volume' .VHDX hard drives between two VMs, are they supposed to not live update? [duplicate]

I have a .VHDX volume that's a cluster shared volume in a Server 2012 R2 failover cluster. I'm able to share the hard drive between two VMs. If I create a folder on VM2, it doesn't show in VM1 in the ...
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IKEv2 with PSK on Windows Server 2012

Is it possible to configure Windows Server 2012 to run an IKEv2 VPN with a preshared key? It appears to be possible in the general IKEv2 protocol, and it appears to be supported by the actual ...
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Server 2012 vs Server 2012 R2 Parity

We have two servers that we are attaching SAS expansion bays to expand our storage, but one server is running Windows Server 2012 and the other is running Windows Server 2012 R2. We are using a SAS ...
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Does httpd.conf control both httpd-vhosts and ssl conf files or not? also how to turn off http?

My apache 2.4 is installed in a Windows 2012R2, I have configured to have SSL enabled and I have a Virtual Host, also I have Basic AuthType setup I know httpd-vhost.conf use for Virtual Host ...
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Remote Desktop with Web Browser on Client Computer from Server to Connect to Another Computer

I want to use Remote desktop from a client computer through web browser by a Remote Desktop Web Connection that deploy on the server using Window Server 2012 R2 to connect to another computer. And the ...
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Perfmon HyperV Logical Processor Frequency is incorrect

When HyperV role is enabled on a windows server or workstation, the reporting of the CPU's frequency in taskmgr is no longer useful. The solution is clearly outlined in KB3003081 However, I am ...
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Batch Shutdown Linux Machines from Windows Server

I have 20 Ubuntu terminals that run RDP sessions from our RDS server (Server 2012R2). I want to shut down these machines and night and start them up again in the morning remotely, preferably from ...
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AppInitialize not firing in WCF Service Application on WIndows Server 2012

We have some WCF Service Applications which are deployed to Windows Server 2012. In these services, there is a class called Initializer in the /app_code/ folder. This class is as follows; public ...
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DEP acting differently on different servers

We have 2 different servers running Windows 2012r2 that are configured the same (as far as I can tell.) On one DEP is turned on and our app is added to the list of exclusions and it works fine. One ...
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RPC Server is unavailable while trying to promote a domain controller. Open firewall

So I've been scratching my head around this problem for a few days now. This is a quick schema of our infrastructure : Our Primary Domain Controller is running in an hypervisor, in our datacenter. ...
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SeaFile HTML Customization

I have installed Seafile on Windows Server 2012 R2 Successfully. I am now currently branding the install and have changed the logo/colours fine. However, I wish to override some of the HTML (Like ...
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Uninstalling Windows Server Update Services causes IIS 8 to fail

I installed Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard box which was also running IIS 8. I no longer required WSUS on the server and uninstalled it using the roles and ...
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Exchange 2013 running on 2012R2 changes time to about 5 hours ahead for a short time

I have an Exchange 2013 Server running Cu11 on 2012R2 OS. Twice now, it has randomly changed its system time, to about 5 hours ahead for a duration of about a couple minutes, then changed back to ...
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Windows update affecting external libraries installed on server windows 2012 r2

Recently i have applied windows update on my Windows server 2012 R2, before this update Microsoft jet.OLEDB 4.0 was installed on my server and was properly running. Just after the updates i started ...
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anonymous cifs client can't read files created with nfs

I'm sharing a windows folder using both nfs and a windows share. The windows share has read permissions for Everyone. The nfs share has write permissions (with "Allow root access") for a specific ...
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SCDPM Inconsistency with only 1 PC

We run System Center Data Protection Manager to back up a bunch of VIP computers. The primary server is scdpm, and it creates its replicas of the PCs just fine. The secondary DPM server is scpdm2, and ...
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Windows server 2012 r2 network speed to computer is limited to ~30mbps

We have recently installed Windows Server 2012 R2 in our school. I noticed, that bandwidth to one client is somehow limited to around 30mbps. This server is gateway to internet. When we had UNIX ...
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Poor I/O performance on EBS optimized r3.xlarge instance with Windows 2012 R2

I launched a new server with SQL 2012 R2 on a Windows 2012R2 instance sized to r3.xlarge, with EBS-optimized turned on. I've got three attached EBS drives (GP2), all sized at 1 TB each (3000/IPOS ...
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NPS RADIUS 802.1x and configuring for large number of VLAN-s

Problem I've got a network with large number of VLAN-s (200+), and ActiveDirectory with 2012R2 servers, with all users and computers. I've also got NPS RADIUS server setup, properly working with ...
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Why do I keep getting Microsoft-Kernel-Power error and my 2012 R2 DataCenter is randomly restarting with this error

Microsoft-Kernel-Power error ID=41 on Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center. My server went down twice yesterday due to this error happening, causing the server to restart on its own. This is an Azure ...
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Remote desktops scenario - Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V RDS/VDI or VMware ESXi with Win7 guests?

I wasn't sure whether this question should be asked here or over in Super User... I'd like some guidance for setting up a Remote Desktop scenario for users in a reliable yet cost-effective way. ...
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Suggestions For IT Staff Delegation

looking for some suggestions or tips on how to setup our IT admins with delegation and server access. I started at a new organization and saw that every IT staff member is a domain admin. Looks like ...
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Recover deleted mailbox and user- no AD recycle bin

I deleted a users mailbox in the ECP- AD user was of course also deleted. The recycle bin is not enabled. Is the only way to recover the user and mailbox with an authoritative restore?
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Route LAN traffic and Internet Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 (AD, DNS, DHCP, IIS). MY internet connection is 10 0Mbps Up, 10 Mbps Down. Whenever I transfer files between computers in my local network it transfers via internet at ...
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Questions about ktpass/kerberos with Active Directory

I got a few questions about Kerberos with Active Directory, specifically about the ktpass tool. The example AD I'm using (everything is on 2012R2 level): Active Directory Domain Name: ...
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Windows 2012 DNS server phase out

I've got a network with 3 AD servers that also run the DNS service. We've got a project on to migrate from Windows DNS to a new turnkey DDI solution. I'm going through everything I can think of ...
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Connect to specific Session Host depending on user's AD site

I'm setting up a new Server 2012 R2-based RDS deployment publishing desktops to users based in three geographically distinct sites. All users need access to the same applications and resources. Is it ...
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Windows 2012. Enable network adapter with only file system access

We ha ve a cloud hosted Windows 2012 Server. There is no plesk installed. Accidentaly disabled the only network adapter, and now in revovery mode we only have access to the file system. I need to ...
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Schannel Error - Random

I'm currently experiencing an issue on a Windows Server 2012 R2. In the event log is an Error for the Source "Schannel". The error description is: "A fatal alert was generated and sent to the ...
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Mixing disks of different sizes in a Storage Spaces pool

I have a Storage Spaces pool containing 2x 3TB disks. A single mirrored volume is created from this pool with a fixed size (not thin provisioned) and is set to use all space in the pool at the time of ...
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IIS logs before written to file

I have an IIS version 8.5 web server running on Windows Server 2012 R2. Logging is configured on this server to write a new log file daily to %SystemDrive%\inetpub\logs\LogFiles. My "Log Event ...
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New site is not listed when adding new domain controller

I inherited this network and I'm trying to figure out what I am missing. I created a new site in Chicago and I want to add a domain controller to it but the new site is not listed when I go to ...
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Win Server 2012 R2. Apply security GPO to local users on a specific machine

We have a "demo" machine which we use for providing remote access to demo software as a local user. Is there a way to hide and deny access to everything except the user folder using a GPO?
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Unable to start Active Directory Certificate Services afer migrating from 2003 to 2012 R2

I was in the process migrating our CA from a 2003 server to a 2012 R2 using this guide After a server restart the CA service will no longer start. I receive error 21: The device is not ready. Is it ...
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How to get all the logon time of a particular user account

I know to use event viewer to check who logged into the system and when. But I am trying to figure out for a particular local user account, say administrator - what all are the login date and time for ...
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Running Session Virtualization in Server 2012 off a single server box

My technical level is below average here. I have an HP (Proliant DL380 Gen9 Xeon e5-2620) machine running Server 2012 and Wyze thin clients off which I want to run 10 full Windows 8 Remote Desktop ...
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sconfig - access is denied - server 2012r2 core on hyperv

I have a vm on hyperv (host is running server 2012r2) running server 2012r2 core. Its been working fine for months, today I can no longer run sconfig to manage it locally. I type sconfig, the command ...
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Does Root CA need to be online?

I am trying to setup an IPv6-only Exchange Server 2013, running on Server 2012 R2 Datacenter. This is a 1-machine-setup in a VirtualBox for testing purposes. Everything is running ok so far. I.e. I ...
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How to configure DNS (outside Azure) and Windows VM in Azure

I have just started getting to grips with moving existing websites in to Azure on a Windows Server (2012) VM. How do I set the DNS records (managed away from Azure) to go to the site set up on that ...
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Advice on migration from SBS 2003 to Windows server 2012 R2 Essentials

I need some advice about migrating to Win Server 2012 R2 Essentials. I've never done something like this before and want to be very sure I'm not doing something stupid or in the wrong order. Source ...
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Lost RDP access to VM azure after firewall changes

I have an Azure virtual machine running Windows Server 2012. Mistakenly changed the windows firewall setting to Block all incoming connection including those in the allowed list Now i am unable to ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Primary Domain Controller locks old computername

Before updating to 2012, old DC-name was: SERVER1 Now Primary-DC name is: SERVER2 SERVER1 was added to computer as DNS-CNAME-alias Then we installed secondary DC: SERVER3 and tried switch ...
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How to create or change unmanaged computer account to managed computer account in Server 2012R2

My DC Server use Windows Server 2012R2. I want to use Windows Deployment Service but I don't see any computer account in active directory prestaged devices. From this Ref, I must change computer ...