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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ESXi USB passthrough not working for Windows 2012R2 guest

A USB device (Feitian HID dongle) is physically attached to a VMWare ESXi host (5.1.0). The USB dongle is configured in passthrough mode for a Windows 2012 R2 (VMWare Level 8) host. The Windows host ...
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Allow non-admin access to AD Users and Computers via RDP

I'm trying to lock down our AD domain and remove unneeded users from our Domain Admins group. I'm a Linux guy so some of this is new or different. We are an all Mac shop so the only way for us to ...
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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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scp to Windows2012Server running Microsoft's OpenSSH-server port, fails with `Broken pipe`

Just installed Microsoft-blessed's OpenSSH Window port and it works great for ssh sessions from Linux clients: andrew@debian:~$ ssh 55.55.55.55 The authenticity of host '55.55.55.55 (55.55.55.55)' ...
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Error: Unable to display RD Web Access… after hitting refresh in IE

Just setup a RDS environment with Windows Server 2012 R2 (Broker/WebAccess/RDSH/Gateway/SSL). Everything runs fine except for when you use IE to access the Web Access and hit the "Refresh" on the ...
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Why do my GoDaddy VPS IIS logs show “controller for path '/ipc$' was not found”

I just recently setup a virtual private server (Windows) with GoDaddy. I'm logging all top-level unhandled exceptions in my ASP.NET app and I keep seeing "System.Web.HttpException (0x80004005): The ...
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Monitoring Windows RT/PowerShell commands being run against a system [on hold]

If there's some theoretical deployment process that has PowerShell scripts running against a remote system and you need to debug it, is there a way to check whether it's still running or even merely ...
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Install Language Pack On Windows Server Core (2012 R2)

I have language packs KB3012997 and KB2839636 staged and approved in Windows Server Update Services 2012 R2, but my Windows Server Core 2012 R2 clients refuse to install it. After googling the issue, ...
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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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ML350 Gen9 dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows 2012 R2

I read questions of some people active here, doing tests with their ML350 Gen9. I hope some of them can answer to my question, or even better -try and test what I am planning to do -but if any person ...
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Which active directory group contains all users in a domain?

I want to grant permissions to all of the users in a specific domain. Let's say I have a domain called ACME. I tried to use "ACME\Users" but I received an error stating "The user or group name 'ACME\...
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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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Cdrive out of space,How to extend from another disk

We have a Windows Server 2012 with only C drive with 278 GB space.now c drive have only 20 GB free space,here running ms sql server 2008.how can i extend volume C from another disk without data loss? ...
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How to setup FreeNAS as a Windows Cluster storage target?

I have a VMWare Workstation running 4 virtual machines. Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller. Also WS2012 R2, "WS1", to be a part of a cluster. "WS2", sysprepped from "WS1". FreeNAS (also tried ...
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PXE boot to diskless thin client

I am trying to revive a school's computer lab. The lab's original sponsors discontinued their services and donated all the hardware to the school. The original setup was done on Ubuntu server that ...
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Sharepoint postgresql data connection

We are migrating our intranet to SharePoint and our previous system used postgresql so I'm trying to make it work with SharePoint, which is not easy. I tried to add a data source on SharePoint ...
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Giving access to intranet without handling internet access [Windows server 2012 r2]

I have an hard time explaining what I am looking for, but essentially, I am trying to open up my intranet to secure clients like a VPN would, but without handling their normal internet activity. Is ...
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Dell PowerEdge T310 Drive Removal

I have a Dell PowerEdge T310 with a single WDC WD2003FYYS-02W0B0 hard drive connected to the front panal to a SAS 6i/R Integrated Controller. I have an identical WDC WD2003FYYS-02W0B0 that I use to ...
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Route duplex traffic between 2 network cards on same server in Windows Server 2012 R2

I have windows server 2012 R2 with 2 network cards, one connected to a private network(lets say 192.168.1.1) and another one to my work network(for example 192.168.2.1). Now I want to connect this 2 ...
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Hmailserver and Outlook 2013 can send but not receive any emails in POP3 or IMAP

I'm having problems receiving any email from outlook. I can send email through smtp using comcast (my isp) without a problem, but I can't receive any email using either personal pop3 configured in ...
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Azure W2K12R2 VM only accessible by app with firewall off

I am trying to access a new Azure based VM with a timesheet app from a local client using the downloaded Azure VPN client. The Azure VPN issued client is installed on my local machine and works fine ...
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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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Routing a port to a VM in Hyper-V on Server 2012 doesn't work

I have CentOS 7 with Apache installed on Windows Server 2012. I use Hyper-V for virtualization. I have 1 public IP address, and naturally I want to forward all traffic to port 80 on that public IP (...
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Exchange 2016 on Windows Server 2012 BSoD

I have an Exchange 2016 Server which bsods with about 14 days inbetween. The server is virtual and exists in a clustered vmware environment with storage via iSCSI. None of the other Windows servers we ...
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ADFS 3.0 Microsoft.IdentityServer.RequestFailedException: MSIS7012:

could someone help me out with ADFS? this is my first time using it as i'm setting up Microsoft Dynamics. i get the following error message: Encountered error during federation passive request. ...
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Server 2012 Essentials Default Web Site - Safe to remove/change port

I've recently begun setting up a new remote dedicated server for our internal applications, Previously we've run two internal servers and now we have a single server running Windows Server 2012 ...
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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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Printer redirection without RDS role on Windows Server 2012

I have a Windows 2012 AWS VM configured for Administrative Mode only. However, sometimes I would like to print from the server to a redirected RDS printer. But client printers never show up on the ...
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How to fix issues with LetsEncrypt certificate chains on Windows Server?

I've been using LetsEncrypt to generate certificates for my sites on Windows 2012 R2 server. It worked great, until recently when I renewed the certificates. LetsEncrypt made a recent change where ...
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server with public IP cannot be accessed internally

Most of our servers only have private IPs. I am assigning additional public IP to one of our servers (server A), keeping its private IP at the same time. Here's what happens: Server A can be ...
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Remote Control with Remote Desktop Services Manager - error Access is denied (Windows Server 2012 R2)

We have 2 Remote Desktop Servers (Terminal Servers) with Windows Server 2008 R2 (WS 2008 R2) and Windows Server 2012 R2 (WS 2012 R2). I'm using Remote Desktop Services Manager (RDSM) installed on WS ...
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failover cluster creation Error

I am creating a fail over cluster, but doing so i get the error "An error occurred while creating the cluster. An error occurred creating cluster 'testCluster'. This operation returned because the ...
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Restart Hyper-V VM on heartbeat lost

I have a Windows Server 2012R2 hyper-v host. It is running a number of VMs, including a few linux VMs. I have one linux VM that has been occationally, but somewhat regularly crashing somewhere in the ...
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HyperV Failover Cluster (with/without CSV)

Been browsing a few websites, and it seems right now all hyper-v clusters are build on CSV ( clustered share volume ). I have a current setup (2 node window failover cluster). I have 2 vms running ...
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Stop Windows Backup from making Deduplication Exclusion for backup drive

With Windows Server Backup after every backup, the server puts an exclusion in the Deduplication list for the backup folder. Is there a way to stop this behavior? If not, is there a way to get ...
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Change Server 2012 R2 Start Menu To A Windows 10 Start Menu

I have been looking all over for a way to get the start menu back in Server 2012 R2. I ran across a page that said the following... The TH2 update (Version 1511/November 2015 Update) brings the ...
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Few Concern: Migration domain controller 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 Domain

My Topic is Migration of 2008 R2 domain controller to 2012 R2 (All domain Controllers.) Current Set-up. I have 3 Domain Controller. DC2008r201: Running As PDC and DNS Installed. DC2008r201. ...
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Periodic Share Access Fails

We have a file server running Windows Server 2012 R2. It also hosts various VMs. The server has 2 NIC cards set up in a Team (Switch Independent, Dynamic, None) setup. And the Hyper-V vEthernet runs ...
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Install SQL Server 2000 on Windows Server 2012 R2

We have a SQL Server 2000 running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 without problem. Now we have upgraded the main server to Windows Server 2012 R2. We have tried to install SQL Server 2000 on that ...
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Suppressing the “reason” for shutdown on Windows Server

How can I suppress giving a reason for shutdown on a Windows Server host? Specifically, on 2008 R2, but all versions back to 2003 and up to 2012 would be appreciated.
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Windows Failover Cluster - Create Cluster Wizard: error occurred while creating the cluster

I have 2 identical Windows Server 2008 R2 servers which I am trying to setup a failover cluster on. The "Validate a Configuration" passes, but the actual creation process produces an error: An error ...
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Allow users to change theme but not desktop Windows Server 2012

I am running Windows Server 2012 for a school. I have recently updated the computers to Windows 10. I am trying to allow students to change their theme, but not their desktop background. In GP, I had ...
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Audit RDP security layer used for each logon

I'm looking for a way to monitor the security layer used when a user log on a windows 2012 R2 server with RDP (SSL or RDP, encryption level). I haven't found anything useful in "Advanced Audit Policy ...
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Windows 2012 server r2 with psexec,unable to connect with the remote

In windows server 2012 r2, psexec not getting work. I have downloaded PsExec v2.11 from this site https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx in Windows 2012 server r2 of 64 bit ...
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How can I use PowerShell to enable NTFS compression, in place, on log files older than x days?

I have an application server, running Windows 2012 R2, which generates a high volume of log files, to the point that it runs the application volume out of free space on a semi-regular basis. Due to ...
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Batch file error when executed from Task Manager

I'm new to windows batch scripting, but I was able to get something working that I needed. It works when executing it manually, but when Task Manager executes the script, it doesn't complete. The Last ...
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How do mirrored virtual disks get distributed in a 4 disk storage pool?

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server with 4 3TB drives. I had to upgrade after one of my JBOD disks failed and luckily I had backups to recover from my storage pool of 2-3TB and 2-1.5TB drives with 4 ...
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Server 2012r2 change login screen language with registry

I am installing a Windows Server 2012R2 RDS farm. The OS language is English, but my users are Dutch. I already installerd the Dutch MUI pack in windows via the command prompt. Via a user GPO the ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V connection to external SQL Server not working

For almost 2 years, I've had a Hyper-V virtual machine on my local Windows 10 (formerly 8.1) machine running IIS and connecting to my production SQL Server (the Hyper-V VM is a development machine). I ...