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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CleanMgr can nolonger be installed on server 2012 R2

Just tried to get cleanmgr installed and working on a fresh 2012 R2 install. Copies CleanMgr.exe & CleanMgr.exe.mui across like done before but when it is run get error: The Program or feature ...
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How to let non-admins manage selected domain groups' membership?

I'm on Windows Server 2012, Active Directory is on and working. All the project we manage have 2 dedicated groups, one for managers with access to all related files (including invoices, timetables and ...
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Is there a command to send Windows Error Reports (WER)?

Is there a command that will Report All Queued Windows Error Reports? This can be done manually by going to the Action Center->Expanding Maintenance->Clicking Check For Solutions, we'd like to ...
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Prepare Windows Server 2012 for web site hosting only [closed]

Hi there I am a good programmer and also a complete newbie in windows administration so apologies for my fist question in serverfault. So I've just got a new server machine that I'm planning to host ...
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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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First request after a while always slow - ASP.NET MVC / IIS 8.5 / Windows Server 2012 R2 VPS

I'm hosting a low-traffic ASP.NET MVC 5 application on a VPS with Windows Server 2012 R2 / IIS 8.5, with 1 GB of RAM. My problem is that the first request after some time without any requests always ...
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memory leak in nonpaged “file” tag

I have a Windows 2012 R2 std. server with a memory leak. Something tells me that the leak started after we installed Symantic Endpoint protection 12.1.5 - but I am not sure. I tried to disable ...
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Disable remote session timeout on Win Server 2012 R2

For botting purposes, I have to keep my Win Server 2012 R2 running without logging-off after I disconnect from Remote Session. Found information about it here: ...
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Do I need to use RemoteFX to redirect USB webcam to Server 2012 R2 Session Host

I have tried to find the answer to this question via Google and the TechNet forums, but all the posts and article I have found have just been more about RemoteFX in general. Basically, we have a ...
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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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Log on as batch task with User Profile Disks

We have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop deployment, where we use user profile disks stored on a central file server. We are trying to run a scheduled tasks as a user, while they are logged ...
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Azure Snapshot without losing IP

I have several VMs running, but sometimes i have to clone them to make a sandbox server on where i can run trials and procedures, the problem is that everytime i make an image the VM stops and reboots ...
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How to disable RC4 in Windows 2012?

I want to disable RC4 in Windows Server 2012. From this link, I should disable the registry key or RC* [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Ciphers\RC*] ...
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Active Directory control client hyper-v permissions

I've done lots of googling and the only thing I find relates to, I believe, Hyper-V server and not client Hyper-V. The scenario is that we have a domain here at the college and we are trying to use ...
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Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming

I recently upgraded our file server with two NIC's and configured NIC teaming. I tested the file transfer and noticed that the file transfer only happen one at a time. Example: I have a 1GB file that ...
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Allowing RDP sessions only through a specific interface on Server 2012R2

I read a previous post on StackExchange in regards to this issue that I'm having. I have a server that uses 2 networks, a private network on a promiscuous port (it's able to talk to all of the ...
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Can you run CAU on an Exchange 2010 DAG cluster?

I've searched for this and I expected it to be a common topic, but I can't find any information on it. Given that the Exchange DAG is built on top of WCF, will CAU properly handle updating a DAG ...
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Do Hyper-V Virtual Machine Guest Operating systems need to be shut down before restarting Windows Server 2012 R2 they are running on?

I am fairly new to using Hyper-V. I am trying to learn the best practice for shutting down and restarting my server when virtual machines are running on it. I have a physical server running MS ...
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Windows Server hangs after 2-4 weeks of use?

Sorry for the not great title but with the symptoms i'm having its very hard to describe with a short blurb. With a specific server i've been having these wierd symptoms for over a year. Unable to ...
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Invalid signature Error 0x80090006 when copying a large file

The file I'm trying to copy is about 20GB. Trying to copy it between 2 servers via a network share. Both servers are running Server 2012 R2. > [System.Environment]::OSVersion.Version Major ...
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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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Folder Redirection for user logging into workstation and server

We have 4 admins that administer multiple Windows 2012r2 servers. Our IT Manager has asked that we change the way we log on to servers now for auditing reasons after an ex admin went rogue. We have ...
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Gentle reboot of batch server (Task Schedular)

We have 3 Batch servers running hundreds of scheduled task using the built-in task schedular in Windows (2003R2 and 2012R2) How do i prepare our servers for a reboot, so i wont interrupting a running ...
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Outlook 2013 (connected to imap accounts) with mandatory profiles on Server 2012R2 RDS

Windows 2012R2 RDS and Outlook 2013. Mandatory Profiles with folder redirection to users Homefolders. Anyone have any ideas on using outlook (connected to imap mail accounts) with mandatory ...
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Should I still have a physical DC, even post-Server 2012?

Back in the pre-Windows Server 2012 days, the recommendation seemed to be to have at least one physical domain controller sat along-side your virtualised DCs. One justification for this was because ...
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event 4656 even though handle manipulation auditing is disabled

windows server 2012R2 auditpol /set /subcategory:"Handle Manipulation" /Success:Disabled /Failure:Disabled still getting events 4656 "A handle to an object was requested." any ideas?
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Migrating from Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2 on same hardware

I have two Windows Server 2003 R2 Active Directory Domain Controllers which serve about 100 nodes. I need to upgrade to 2012 R2 on the same hardware (which exceed the minimum requirements). Since I ...
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Date Header always has the same date

I have a server running Windows 2012 with IIS 8.5 that is hosting several sites. For every response that is returned from a client request to any of the sites the Date header has the same value: Key ...
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Installing Elastic Search 1.5 on Server 2012 R2

On the ELK stack I am getting stuck on the ES Installation page. It's pretty much stuck here: [2015-04-06 15:30:21,240][INFO ][node ] [Khoryphos ] started Pretty much doesn't move after.
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Connecting to Windows Server 2012 R2 console session with RDP

I need a server process to run with full access to the physical desktop of the server. I also need to view/control it's state remotely. My current solution involves a VNC Server service, but I want ...
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Cannot enable more than 2 simultaneous Remote Desktop Connection

Windows Server 2012 is unable to allow more than 2 simultaneous Remote Desktop Connections: Instead of editing the group policy : "Limit Number of connections to 999999" Disabling "Restrict Remote ...
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Can't find the IP address of external DNS server [closed]

I have installed 2012 R2 and Active Directory. As part of this DNS was installed and is working as expected. My question is where to find the IP address of the external DNS server I'm using. I ...
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RDP works on wired connection, but it gets stuck on “estimating connection quality” over WIFI

I'm trying to connect to a Windows Server 2012 R2 using RDP. It works fine using the ethernet cable, but it gets stuck on "estimating connection quality" if I try to connect using WIFI. The WIFI ...
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How do I fix black window color after system update?

I just upgraded a server from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 and now all window colors are black: How can I fix this?
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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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W2K12 Server Manager and WinRM SSL

does anyone know if it is possible to use Server Manager on remote servers using SSL? Due to enterprise policies we currently disable winrm listeners for http and enable https only. This works fine ...
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Can you run Active Directory 2008r2 on Windows Server 2012?

We are upgrading all domain controllers to Windows Server 2012. But we have some legacy systems which won't work with Active Directory past 2008r2. Is it possible to run AD 2008r2 without any 2008r2 ...
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Windows Security Options over RDP in Server 2012+

In Server 2008 R2 and below, there was a "Windows Security" option in the Start Menu to access the "Ctrl+Alt"Delete" options without pressing Ctrl+Alt+End. I always found that useful since I often RDP ...
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IIS 8 - Application Initialization and Deployment of website without downtime

I have set up App Initialization on for a large website, however there is still quite a long wait before the website is initialized before users can access it. The site in question is quote big and ...
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Hyper-V virtualization type

Does Hyper-v Server 2012 R2 use para-virtualization or Full hardware virtualization? The server I want to virtualize has 36 cores, 32 of those cores need to be dedicated to one VM that does a lot of ...
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How to hide running logon scripts from users (.vbs) without using a wrapper script?

I have a GPO (configured with loopback replace) that runs a logon script (.vbs) and linked it to an OU containing a W2012R2 RDS host. I have made these (question related) changes to the policy: ...
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How to limit cores on a Windows server?

We have procured 8 core server hardware with Windows server 2012 R2, we have the application license only for 4 core server. Is there any option to limit the core on architecture level? If not what ...
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Server 2012 R2 System Disk Filling

This is a bit of a strange issue - the usual troubleshooting steps don't seem to apply. On a XenServer 6.2 host (with SP1), I have a guest VM that is running Windows Server 2012 R2 that functions as ...
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Windows Server Backup Error - Volumes Larger than 16.7TB cannot be protected?

I'm trying to use Windows Server Backup to backup a RAID array on my new server. But, when I do, I run into this error: The server is running Windows Server 2012 R2 and the array in question is ...
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Quick format of LUN in Server 2012(R2) hosted on a Thin provisioned SAN vol takes ages

I've now experienced this issue with 3 different storage vendors, using 3 different CNA adapters (all FCoE though), so I'm fairly sure this is issue is not isolated to a specific storage ...
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Can a Win2012 R2 domain controller be used as the AD FS host in Single Sign-On integration to Azure AD?

I have upgraded our Active Directory from Win2008 R2 to Win2012 R2 in preparation for an integration with Azure Active Directory. I know the integration can be done with Win2008 R2, but I figured ...
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Hyper-V server with multiple subnets and Active Directory Policies and adding domain objects to local groups not working

My lab is a test HP computer connected to a port on my wireless router. It is running Windows 2012 R2 with the Hyper-V role and I am trying to simulate multiple testing subnets to test a number of ...
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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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How to persist credentials in a remote Powershell session?

I have an Azure File Share and would like to use this from my Azure VMs - after persisting the credentials on the VMs with cmdkey and mounting with net use. This was tested by running these commands ...
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Setting up AD RMS URLs on non-default ports

I added the AD RMS role to my Win Server 2012 R2 server and I wanted to change the default ports for the IIS Site from http:80 https:443 to http:81 and https:444. When I go to the cluster properties ...