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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Polling FTPS/SFTP Server with Windows Server 2012

Is it possible to securely routinely poll an external FTPS (or SFTP) server and copy/move the files locally using standard Windows Server 2012 functionality? I imagine the use of scheduler to do the ...
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Windows RDS - speed up log-off

It takes 20-30 seconds for the logoff procedure to complete on our 2012R2 RDS server. This causes issues for our RemoteApp users. I'm curious if anyone out there has thoughts on how to speed up ...
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Vendor whitepaper says: 5Mpps no prob. I'm already hitting a wall at 120kpps. Where's the bottleneck?

HP's whitepaper on their QLogic (fka Broadcom) NetXtreme II adapters, which includes the specific NIC that I'm testing, states (page 7) that their small packet performance for packets up to 256 ...
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Moving one website from one server to another using powershell

I've been reading about MS Deploy and writing a small script to export/import one website from one server to another server(IIS8 to IIS8). But I ran into sizing problems and some other errors and the ...
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RDP over SSL to RDP gateway and disabling UDP

I want to connect to an Azure VM (Windows 2012 R2) over SSL which AFAIK is possible with the RDP gateway service. However, this is normally used to connect to other local network machines instead of ...
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Use Framed-IP-Address RADIUS attribute for IP allocation with DHCP on Windows Server 2012R2

I have configured a DHCP server on Windows Server with an NPS Policy, connected to a FreeRADIUS2 server running on pfSense. Authentication is based on MAC address. If MAC address is not present in ...
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RDS 2012 R2: An authentication error has occurred (Code: 0x607)

I've set up an RDS 2012 R2 host farm, but have problems. When I try to log on from an outside client, then I get this error... "An authentication error has occurred (Code: 0x607)" I've tried google ...
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Concealing an RDP service with a website

Is there a way (using a proxy or otherwise) to conceal an RDP service listening on port 443, such that HTTPS requests made from a browser serve a website while RDP requests connect as normal?
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What is the best practice to grant permissions to ressources in a unidirectional trust?

I do not understand, at all, how I am able to grant permissions in a unidirectional trust, between two forests. In that trust there are two forests. You see that forest01.local is the trusting domain ...
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VPN to Server 2012R2 with IKE behind NAT

I am having trouble to set up a VPN Tunnel from a Sonicwall TZ 100 to Windows Server 2012R2. I follow the guide from there Configuring a Site-to-Site VPN tunnel in SonicOS Enhanced firmware using ...
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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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Event ID 1158: “Remote Desktop Services accepted a connection from IP address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx”

I have set up a home office with a local domain with just one Windows Server 2012 R2 and i have allowed port 3389 from router to my server. While knowing this is dangerous, i set it up that way in ...
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Two Locations VPN and Printing Sluggish [duplicate]

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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Is there a maximum 'anything' when running a high number of processes on Windows

I have a series of well optimised services written in house using .Net running on many 512GB RAM server (a mix of Xeons including E5-2697 V2 etc). Is there a maximum handle, process, thread count that ...
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Can't use login.live.com or Visual Studio Online on Windows Server 2012 R2

I have admin access to Windows Server 2012 R2. I need to set up Visual Studio there with TFS support to debug a server application there. To connect with my free TFS account I need MS Live login. And ...
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How to install a Mail Server on your Windows Server [closed]

I am looking to move my hosted site + email onto my Azure VPS (Windows Server 2012). I can migrate the site successfully using the @ A Name Record, but how would I go about the email? Do I need to ...
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Integrate Active Directory with OpenVPN server [duplicate]

I would like to setup a simple OpenVPN server on a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller and DHCP server. Simple, the person using whatever OpenVPN client they choose, should be able to try to ...
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Windows 8.1 Update/Server 2012 R2 Workplace Join requires Microsoft Account?

If we look at the client side of Workplace Join process it says that we should log on with Microsoft account, but I've never seen it mentioned that Microsoft account is a requirement for Workplace ...
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Capture image on server side volume with WDS on Server 2012 R2 (VMware ESXi)

I have an ESXi virtual machine running Windows Server 2012 and WDS. The server VM has a secondary hard disk which is storing my boot and install image files. When I try to capture an image, it wants ...
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Exchange 2013 unable to relay to external adress

I'm having a hard time getting Exchange relaying the mail from my applications to external domains. I have setup a recieve connector as Hub Transport Custom connector. Externally secured (for ...
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new to Windows Server Failover Clustering

Need to test SQL Server's AlwaysOn Availability Groups feature. Seems I need to do some work on Windows Server to start with ("3-node WSFC cluster with the Node Majority quorum model"). But I've never ...
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Cannot search for user and groups in a trusted forest. Server asks for password of trusted domain

I am currently familiarizing myself with trusts.On each of two Server 2012 R2 I installed a domain controller in a new forest. dc1.forest01.local, 192.168.10.10/16 dc2.forest02.local, ...
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More Than One Static Address Binding for DHCP?

I have my DHCP server setup to be connected to three subnets (ie: 2001:abab:1234:1:: or 2001:abab:1234:2::) using three unique IP addresses, except in DHCP server binding properties I can only see one ...
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WDS PXE client boot getting error: 'Windows Deployement Services: PXE Boot Aborted'

Created a new WDS (VM) server, installed WDS role, added boot/install image from Win7 Pro SP1 x64 volume license disc. Client I am booting is 64-bit but then I get this: Downloaded WDSNBP from ...
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RemoteApp application minimizes when switching tabs on Windows Server 2012 R2

We are using an application with RemoteApp. We had no issues with Windows Server 2008R2. Installing the very same application on a Server 2012 R2 Standard, weird things started happening. The ...
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Exchange 2013 Setup fails - Couldn't find the Enterprise Organization container

I'm working on an Exchange 2013 CU6 installation at a site whose AD was comprised of two Windows 2003 domain controllers (in an odd HA cluster configuration). New Windows 2012 R2 DCs have been ...
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Avg Total Percent Processor Time in System Center Operation Manager Reports

In system center 2012 operations manager there is a report called windows server operating system reports. When I run the report there are two sections to do with the processor. One section is ...
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Can VMs offload checksum calculations to the physical NIC when I disable checksum offload on the host?

Due to random issues during backup, we were advised to disable checksum offload on all physical and virtual machines involved in the backup procedure. I started by disabling the feature on all ...
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Is a reboot required for SSL V3 disable on Windows? - Poodle exploit

We are trying to disable SSL V3 on numerous windows servers; as a part of it , registries are being updated remotely via script. Problem is lots of reboots are required post registry change. Is there ...
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EC2 Network Interface with secondary Private IP, not showing on Interface in Windows

I have a windows server 2012 r2 instance on EC2 under VPC, I have two Network Interfaces. The Primary Private IP is shown in windows for both. I have a secondary IP address on one of the network ...
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Why are ipv6 dhcp leases also given also to static interfaces?

I'm playing with Windows 2012 DHCP server for IPv6. As with IPv4, the client network interfaces can be configured to either obtain an IPv6 address automatically, or use a statically configured ...
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IPv6 Client Service

I got a Windows Server 2012 which provides DHCPv4 and DHCPv6. The NIC on the Server got 2 IPv6 addresses. I found out that the second IPv6 comes from the "IPv6 Client Service" which (only the ...
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Install Active Directory PowerShell module on Windows Server 2012

I need to install the AD PowerShell module on Windows Server 2012 but I can't afford for the server to restart during business hours. My question is can the AD module be installed from Add/Remove ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 DHCP Scope Preference

I have three scopes setup in DHCP. Subnets 0, 1, and 2; setup with the preference of 1, 2, and 3 respectively. Yet when I tell a client to renew its address it gets an address from subnet 1. What is ...
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Get-Process not working against remote Windows 7 clients

I have been trying to run Microsoft's GetNetworkStatistics script against remote computers to enable us to track what processes are using bandwidth along with other tools. I am unable to run the ...
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Cannot add a 2012 server to a 2003 domain as it says forrest functional level is 2003 but domains and trusts shows it as 2003

I have a single 2003 DC (Enterprise edition 32 bit SP2) that according to AD Domains and Trusts is at functional level Windows Server 2003. According to AD Users and Computers my Domain functional ...
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Server 2012 R2 Activation errors - OEM_SLP

I have inherited a Dell Power Edge R320 server running for a client and it is complaining that it is not activated. I have gone through the activation process by phone using the automated service and ...
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How are threads distributed among cores in a multi-processor system?

I'm currently checking out the limits of a server application on a system with two 12-core processors, i.e. 24 cores. (Hyper-threading currently disabled). I'm running 12 UDP receive-heavy instances ...
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How to enable Icon Handlers on Windows Server?

A default install of Windows Server 2012 R2 has third party icon handlers (used to generate explorer thumbnails) disabled. Explorer shows correct thumbnails for pictures (.JPG, .PNG etc.) but generic ...
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Scripting Static Routes in Routing and Remote Access

This Technet article explains how to create a static route for IPv4 in Microsoft's Routing and Remote Access with the MMC snap-in. How can I script this, either through PowerShell or VBScript?
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Why is ping not returning local DNS cache result? (Using DNS caching server on an internal network.)

Yet another post about this nslookup works but ping does not. I’ve read a handful of forum posts but could not find anything relevant to my setup and problem, of resolving external domain names on an ...
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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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Group Managed Service Accounts: -PrincipalsAllowedToRetrieveManagedPassword

So the documentation for creating gMSAs says that the parameter "-PrincipalsAllowedToRetrieveManagedPassword" should restrict the ability of using the gMSA to the machines that are part of the ...
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Error 29503. The SQL Server service failed to start

I'm trying to install SQL 2005 onto a 2012 R2 server. The install is failing at the end when it is trying to start the database service. I have looked in the install logs and I'm getting the following ...
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Windows 2012 DNS server: proper address resolution on one computer only

I need www.example.com to resolve to 192.168.0.1 on my local AD network. Therefore I've added www.example.com Forward Lookup Zone on AD controller. On my computer as well as on the server itself it ...
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Disable SSLv3 on Windows Server 2012

I have disabled the SSLv3 on Windows 2012 sever using the following method: http://blog.brankovucinec.com/2014/11/13/disable-the-sslv3-protocol-on-microsoft-windows-servers/ Around the same thing is ...
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Windows Server 2012 Disk Operations Freezing

I've got 2x brand new Windows server 2012 R2 servers. Fresh install. All Windows updates applied. One on a brand-new physical server, and the other in our VMWare cluster. When I try and perform a ...
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How to automatically bring servers up if AC returns before the fail process completes?

I have the following processes in place for an AC power loss: UPS emails an "On battery" message UPS sends a power loss shutdown event to the host OS (hyper-V server 2012 R2) Host OS sends SNMP ...
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How long can a domain controller not be in contact with the domain without causing problems? [duplicate]

Server 2012 R2 w/ GUI in Hyper-V role, hosting VM servers. Very small system at present. Primary Servers in this system are: Domain Controller(DC), SQL, TFS, IIS, Build server I successfully ...
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Install RSAT-Hyper-V-tools fails on Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core

When I try to install Rsat-Hyper-v-tools with powershell command: add-windowsfeature rsat-hyper-v-tools -includeAllSubFeature It fails with error saying that: The source files could not be ...