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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Replacing 1GBe with 10GBe NIC Failover Cluster Host

We have a 3-node Failover Cluster - all currently running 4 Port 1GBe NIC Cards. We intend to upgrade these NICs to 2x 10GBe + 2x 1GBe NIC cards which have the following configuration: Ports 1 -- ...
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Is DFS-Replication supported on a VHDX which resides on a CSV?

DFS-Replication is not supported on CSVs but is it supported/acceptable to do DFS-R on a file server whose VHDX resides on a CSV? I haven't been able to find a definitive answer anywhere. We're ...
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Can anybody explain why DFS-Replication is not supported on Cluster Shared Volumes (CSVs)?

Hopefully this question is objective and appropriate for ServerFault... I've read in numerous places that DFS-Replication is not supported on CSVs but have yet to come across any information which ...
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Server 2012 Backup uses 4x its size on disk [closed]

i am having a problem with one of my server backups. More specifically the disk space it seems to use but shouldnt. The WindowsImageBackup folder for the Server in question is about 600gb which would ...
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Mirrored virtual disk on storage pool can't expand after adding drive on Windows Server 2012 R2

I've recently taken to converting a couple of mirrored RAID1 arrays into one large storage pool. I have two 2TB disks and two 3TB disks, altogether 10TB, which when mirrored should give me 5TB of ...
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Can group managed service accounts be granted privileges such as “log on as batch job”?

I recently set up a group managed service account to ditch the headache of password rotation. The account creation went smoothly. I was able to set up a service to run as the gMSA, and the account ...
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How to interpret values of Perfmon counter Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual processor\CPU Wait time per dispatch

So there is a lot of guidance on the web that advises tracking the values of the Perfmon counter Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual processor\CPU Wait time per dispatch as the nearest Hyper-V equivalent of ...
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how to stop future internet explorer updates on windows server 2012 R2

Is there a way to disable future updates of Internet Explorer on a windows server 2012 R2 system? In the IE11 -> "About Internet Explorer" window there is no check box anymore for "Install new ...
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VMware Tools for Windows Server 2012 R2 on vSphere 6

I am running a Windows Server 2012 R2 on a VMWare VSphere 6 host. When I try to install the VMWare tools, I get an error message (translated): Install or upgrade VMware Tools was initiated: the ...
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WDS 2012 R2 Server

Background: WDS Server 2012 R2 (runs on a 2012 R2 Hyper-v server), DHCP server runs on a different server in a different physical LAN. Both Lans go into the same Layer3 switch. Currently all my ...
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Windows Server 2003 DC migration to 2 x 2012 R2 DCs - DCDiag error = Advertising: SERVER IS NOT RESPONDING or IS NOT CONSIDERED SUITABLE

We are upgrading our single 2003 domain controller (DC1) to two 2012 R2 controllers (DC2 in Sevenoaks and DC3 in Manchester (different site in Sites and Services for Manchester)). DCpromo (the wizard ...
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SSHFP records on Windows DNS Server

How can I add SSHFP records (or any arbitrary records) on Windows DNS Server? I'm running a DC with Windows 2012 R2 and would like to put the SSH keys of the Unix servers on the DNS.
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Openwith.exe in process list multiple times unknown why

I know this is related to finding a program to use in win8+. I'm trying to migrate a server application from a 2008 R1 server to win2012 R2. Is there a way I can figure out where the openwith.exe ...
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Windows Server 20120 R2 Std on Intel i7 system [closed]

Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard on Intel i7 CPU with good RAM. Is this CPU supported by this version of Windows? Here is my exact configuration Core i7 - 4th Giga h81 s2ps 1 tb hdd 8 gb ...
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Users cannot change their password on WS2012R2 domain

I have just made a new Windows Server 2012 R2 domain. Joined the PC and user to the domain and everything Works on that end. Now I made a group policy (that is being checked as being pushed with ...
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Server deployed without HP Intelligent Provisioning. How do I bring up to spec?

I have a few servers that were configured without HP Intelligent Provisioning, possibly because the datacenter was without Internet access at the time. Is is possible to reliably, and consistently ...
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Windows Server 2012, IIS, and Digest

I recently got TWO IIS servers running perfectly smooth. I was able to access these from the outside with no problem, however as of a few days ago, out of no where.. when I try to access IIS Server A ...
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Can I restore a backup made with Windows Server 2008 R2 in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Can I make a backup on Windows Sever 2008 R2 (or 2008) with Windows Server Backup and restore it on Windows Server 2012 R2 (or 2012) with Windows Server Backup?
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OSX connecting to Windows Server 2012 R2 (SMB) for file sharing unable to search

When users on OSX 10.10 connect to a remote server (SRV02) fileshare via SMB, they are unable to search the file share... when they do, it just hangs (pinwheel of death). There are several users on ...
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New Domain Controller with DNS in Windows has forwarders setup

I just installed a new Windows 2012 R2 domain controller. I was looking in the DNS Server, and there were two DNS Forwarders setup, which were other domain controllers. "Forwarders are DNS servers ...
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Lsass.exe high CPU usage and causing request queuing on webserver

I have a webserver with Windows 2012 R2, running only one website, on ASP.NET 4.5.1, IIS 8.5. It does not have, and has never had, the AD role installed. Last Sunday, the process lsass.exe, suddenly ...
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2012 R2 DPM: massive increase in data transferred during syncronisation of a Deduplicated protected volume

I have been using 2012 R2 DPM to protect a 46 TB 2012 R2 deduplicated volume for the past 4 months without too much issue. The volume is a low access archive server. Current usage on the volume is 23 ...
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Make RemoteApp use console session

Is there a way to make RemoteApp on Windows Server 2012 R2 use the user's existing console session instead of spawning a new session? If I access an app remotely and come back to my PC, I was to be ...
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Two Locations VPN and Printing Sluggish

I'm going to do my best to outline our current setup and our plan and hopefully you guy can assist in the best possible setup. We have two offices (A and B). Each office has about 10-15 systems. 3 ...
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Create Windows LiveCD

I'm trying to figure out how to create a LiveCD ISO with a Windows operating system. It can be any Windows OS (Win7, Win8, Server 2012, etc). I can't seem to find any method to create a bootable ...
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Copy files limited to 50GB or so?

Several times I have tried to copy a vhd file from one HDD to another one colocated in the same physical box and connected to the same motherboard. GUI drag and drop, Powershell, copy and paste - all ...
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Server 2012 Create Team of 2 Teams

I am wondering if there is a way to create a Team that consist of 2 Teams? What I have going on is I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 with 6 NICs going to our SAN switches. I have 3 Teamed on one ...
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Preventing Files From Being Opened

I am an application developer working on a somewhat-large application suite. We have a philosophy/best practice to never modify files directly in production, but of course it tends to happen from ...
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Where do I find bootsect.exe for Windows 2012 R2 machine running on Amazon EC2?

I need bootsect.exe utility to fix one of my EC2 volumes (make it bootable again after I removed admin account with sysprep) but I don't have access to 2012 R2 setup disk where it's supposed to come ...
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Can't log into Exchange Management Shell and EAC in Exchange 2013 via Server 2012 R2

I'm not sure why but I my Exchange PowerShell can't log into my Exchange server and I can't access the EAC via localhost or the URL. I did notice that I enabled HTTP Proxy in IIS and that I used ...
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Hyper-V Failover Cluster MAC Address Handeling

Can someone please explain how MAC address assignment works in a hyper-v cluster? I have a couple machines that need to have a static MAC address assigned and want to know how the cluster handles it ...
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How to remotely manage 2012 R2 print server

We have a Windows 2012 R2 server, that is running print services and hosting printers. I am using the management console snapp-in on another 2012 R2 machine to try and access the server remotely and ...
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Invoke-WebRequest Access to Path is Denied UnauthorizedAccessException

I am running an Invoke-WebRequest in a Windows Powershell as an Administrator. When I run the following command: Invoke-WebRequest http://speedtest.newark.linode.com/100MB-newark.bin -OutFile ...
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Cannot install Custom Service on Windows Server 2012 r2

I need install and use normally a Custom Service (created on Visual 2013), but the O.S. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 don't let me use it or, installed or uninstalled... because of this: Resume: ...
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Windows 2012 Server r2 dont let me install a Custom Service

I need install a custom service on Microsoft Windows 2012 r2 64-bits, but the system says "it's all ready install" (when I try to install it) or "service not found" (when I try to uninstall). What ...
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Turbo boost is on even when CPU utilization is at 0 percent

My new server is behaving strangely, it seems that turbo boost is always on even when there's no utilization. The OS is windows server 2012 r2 and power option is set to balanced with default BIOS ...
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Load Balancing in SCOM

I have a System Center Operations Manager environment running. ACS is installed as well. I now have more than 3000 agents in my environment and need to add another management server, don't I? I want ...
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Windows Server 2012 using Remote Desktop through RRAS to private network

I've already posted this on the Microsoft TechNet forums, but his site seems to provide more informative answers, so here goes... Here is my network configuration, in a nutshell. Cisco small ...
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Creating Virtual Desktop Collections on server 2012 r2- VM Template not getting listed

We are evaluating VDI solution and I have done the initial setups but still the sysprep vhd not showing in template.
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Benign “The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted” error while using Active Directory Users and Computers

I have a single Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Domain Controller for domain MYDOMAIN. I want to perform remote administration of the Active Directory from a workstation that is not joined to ...
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Office 2013 Slow to Open/Save with Folder Redirection

We recently deployed folder redirection for a few individuals in the office. We are using a DFS Namespace share on a Server 2012r2 VM. We are redirecting Desktop and My Documents only. Clients are ...
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IIS 8.5 Import Site Bindings?

Is there a way that I can import a list of bindings for a site in IIS 8.5? I have 160+ bindings to add to one site, all the same IP, and I'd really love to be able to do it non-manually :)
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Windows server 2012R2 RDS installed on Domain Controller will not uninstall

Knowing I had 90 days to figure out the licensing, I installed RDS. Seems I didn't need to as Administrators can log in anyway. Now it seems we don't want to buy any more licenses so I figured I would ...
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How can you use a RemoteFx GPU in a Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine?

The title says it all - I have a Hyper-V host with GPU installed and RemoteFx enabled. RemoteFx works fine in any Windows client OS, but I am trying to accelerate an application which will sit on a ...
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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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Can I Map a Network Drive on a server to itself (SharePoint Server)?

I'm running a Windows 2012 64bit Server R2, computer name server-01, and I want to map a network drive to a path located on the same server. (This is needed for SharePoint 2013 development.) ...
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DHCP server with 2 NICd

I have windows 2012 r2 x64 standard server. That server has 2 NIC nic1 gather IP from LAN1 nic2 - here i need run dhcp for LAN2 (black network) This server will have firewall which will be use ...
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What are the implications of exceeding 4 GB in a Windows Event Log?

I found this Microsoft KB that covers recommended Event Log setting maximums for operating systems up to Windows 2008/Vista, which recommends a maximum of 4GB, and have seen some other vague ...
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2012 R2 Hyper-V and File Server (general purpose) cluster

I am in the process of creating a Hyper-V 2012 R2 Cluster. I have 3 physical hosts (128GB RAM , dual Hex-core and 12 NICs each) and a SAN to play with. The SAN is a Virtual Storage system (Datacore), ...
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Windows 2012 RDS Removing access To Application On single Server

We are in the process of evaluating moving our current 2008 R2 based terminal server farm onto 2012, as its seems to be a lot easier to manage and deploy. A couple of things I cant really find any ...