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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WinRM and HTTP services impossible to start

I have a new windows 2012 R2 server and here are softwares and roles installed : - nxFilter - TeamViewer Get-WindowsFeature command result : Success Restart Needed Exit Code Feature Result ...
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caching AD credentials on 2012 r2 File Server

I am setting up a fileserver at a remote branch office that has very very limited bandwidth Is there a way to store the 10 or so users authentication credentials locally on the File Server so that ...
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Downgrade IE11 on Windows 2012 Server R2

I have setup a test environment with Windows 2012 Server R2 Std, using RDS/RemoteFX. Anyways, the server is running fine but I need to use IE 10 and not IE 11 on the server itself. I have a web ...
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Scan through USB connected printer on Print Server

I have two printers, a Lexmark laser printer, and a Canon colour printer/scanner. They are both hooked up via USB to my Print Server. They are set up in Print Management and shared as \\PS1\Lexmark ...
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SPAMfighter Exchange Module not integration

I have an issue with SPAMfighter Exchange Module after disabling SSLv3. Images weren't showing up and ASP errors when trying to login to the control panel. So I removed it, and reinstalled the ...
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DNS Forward Lookup Zone disappeares on transfer

My Forward Lookup Zones keep disappearing from the DNS servers. I got 2 servers with Active Directory and Domain Conntrollers. As long as the Forward Lookup Zone for the domain dont get replicated ...
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on prem SharePoint 2013 size limitations

I am attempting to provide some of my remote users (bandwidth limited) with a on prem sharepoint server (Sharepoint 2013 foundation) on a Dell poweredge t110 II running windows server 2012 r2 ...
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DNS in windows server 2012 R2 is incorrectly configured

I originally setup my internal DNS server for active directory. I just followed a pretty simple tutorial (i believe at https://www.petri.com/install-active-directory-windows-server-2012-manager). ...
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Securing Windows Server 2012 from the internet

I've placed my direct internet connection into the public profile for the firewall and started disabling every rule to block all but RDP. The only rules I am not sure about are these Core Networking ...
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Server 2012 R2: World Wide Web Publishing service is failing to start

I've got Server 2012 R2 running in Hyper-V with Exchange 2013 installed. It's not a critical system - I'm using it to learn Exchange administration. I went to log into the server tonight after ...
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Is running a TS (RDP) on a DC a very bad idea? [closed]

For a project we only have one Windows Server available. We need to run both a TS (Terminal Server) with RDP and ADDS on this server. I have asked this question and got the answer that if we don't ...
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Unable to disable Thumbs.db on Windows Server 2012 R2

I have enabled the Group Policy setting "Turn off caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db files", but the Thumbs.db is still getting generated. I have also enabling the Group Policy setting "Turn ...
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Multiple DHCP servers in multiple subnets, one DNS server

I have existing network with two subnets - one is the main company subnet (192.168.1.0/24), the other is completely separate VLAN for Guest Wireless and BYOD devices (192.168.2.0/24). There's Windows ...
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Running a Windows Server connected to the internet [closed]

I've been running Linux servers online for years so I know security very well for *NIX. However, I recently setup a Windows Server Network at home and decided I wanted to connect one of my Windows ...
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Setting affinity for network interrupts in Windows Server 2012 R2

We have an application that sends and receives a lot of network traffic - but interrupts are causing us to get lower than max performance. At 20 Mbps input and 20 Mbps output (on a 1 Gbps line), the ...
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DNS and Active Directory Settings

Let's suppose that my company own the domain corp.com and have it's own web server somewhere for customers to access our site using www.corp.com and I am currently setting up Active Directory using ...
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SCOM 2012R2 DFS Replication Managementpack

We have a functional implementation of SCOM 2012R2 running on Windows Server 2012R2. Recently I have begun trying to get the DFS Replication monitoring working; specifically backlog monitoring. ...
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Can't join host Hyper-V to guest virtual machine's domain controller

Below, is the text of a question from superuser that was never responded to. I can't find any information on this issue and have exactly the same problem. I created Domain Controller role running ...
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Is there a way to create an EFI partition smaller than 1MB or am I reading partition sizes wrong because the disk has been converted to Dynamic

I have been trying to get add a Mirror to my System drive in Windows Server 2012 R2 and I've been getting the error: All Disks holding extents for a given volume must have the same sector size ...
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Fax Server on a Domain Controller

So I have this Fax number attached to a modem inside a Windows 2012 R2 DC. I followed the steps on: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134193.aspx to install and configure the Fax Service. ...
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2012R2 Hyper-v host CentOS7 guest slow network speed over external network

I have a Hyper-V host on win2012R2 (Version 6.3.9600) with two gigabit network adapters, one of them connecting to a gigabit router (the another one is currently out of use because lack of a gigabit ...
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PING fails for Windows Server 2012 FQN from a client machine

I have a simple network consists of 2 desktop machines configured with the following ethernet settings; Preferred DNS Server is the IpAddress of Windows Server 2012 R2 machine; My desktop ...
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Howto initiate Windows Update on server core from a PS remote session?

When I am logged in via remote desktop on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Core machine I can trigger the windows update by running sconfig.cmd. This however fails when its getting called within a PS remote ...
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Domain name record in Active Directory points to .0 IP address, is this safe to delete?

Not sure if this is safe to delete. I have read that these AD domain name records are created by netlogon service, and/or others, and not changeable. I have two domain controllers, each showing ...
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HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller drivers crash HP DL320 G6

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2012R2 on a HP DL320 G6 with a Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller. During the install, it asks me to load the driver for the RAID, I load the drivers from ...
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FileZilla FTP Server permissions

I would like to install/configure a FTP server on my Windows Server 2012 R2 to grant access to my clients to browse their site files. I have used FileZilla for this purpose earlier. This time I would ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 runs out of ephemeral ports, though it shouldn't

We are regularly experiencing strange issues with networking on our dedicated server. It runs Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 on Xeon E5620 with 16 GB RAM and Intel 82575EB network adapter. Please note ...
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Remote Desktop Licensing, RemoteAPP [duplicate]

I am going to use RemoteAPP to publish a few administration tools but I ran into a problem with Remote Desktop Licensing which made me confused. Currently I am stuck at a windows saying that it want ...
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Windows Server 2012 two out going connections

I have a server with several Ethernet ports. I have the first 3 bridged together for the local network. The 4th is plugged into the modem which is giving it a public IPv4 address. How do I tell the ...
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Windows Deployment Service - Multi OS answer file

I am very new to WDS and have a question for anyone experienced in it's use. This may not be achievable but from what I have read, there are indications that it can be, but I can't find any specific ...
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How do I find IIS web application dependencies using powershell and webadministration on Server 2012

Wondering if someone can help with this. I have a number of servers that host IIS 7.5 and IIS 8.5 web application of various types. As these are production web applications and servers i can't ...
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Upgrading Windows Server Version on an Exchange Server

Why can't you upgrade the version of Windows Server on an Exchange Server? Is this a valid limitation as of today? For example, suppose you're running Windows Server 2012 and want to upgrade to 2012 ...
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Stop IIS 8.5 from listing on Port 80, but still listen on port 443 for specific IPs

A have an application server that serves a number of IIS 8.5 applications on a number of IP's. Some use port 80 only, some use port 443 only, some use 80 & 443. For the sites that use 443 only, ...
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Error when configuring a failover DHCP: “The following scopes already exist on the partner server”

Server 2012 R2 I get that error message when clicking next in the Failover Wizard after specifying the partner server, but I don't understand it. In trying to research how to setup a failover DHCP ...
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Access to a drive through a VPN [closed]

I bought a hosted VPS (with Windows Server 2012) on which i would like to do two things: - Run a client/server application - Map as a letter a drive The idea is to connect through a VPN to secure the ...
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MS SQL Server Error 26 - Cannot connect

I'm trying to connect to my MS SQL SERVER Express 2012 database, which lives on my remote server. Everything is set up and configured correctly other than the Firewall. This is the first time I've ...
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OpenSSL on Windows Server extract certificate chain from pfx

I'm trying to upload our certificate to the AWS certificate store for use with CloudFront. First I tried uploading it without the chain bundle. That resulted in an error when I tried to enable it on ...
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Is it possible to specify the order in which Yosemite (Barracuda) backup backs up servers?

We have a server that backs up a number of other servers directly to tape using Barracuda Yosemite Server Backup. To save time, we would like to move the start time back by a couple of hours, however ...
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Refreshing VM with limited Disk SPace

I have a Hyper-V machine that crashed. I am trying to refresh it but the disk is too small when I load the disk.ISO in. I tried to expand it but I still get the screen. Is there a way to add the added ...
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Anywhere Access on 2012 is blank page

I used to have anywhereaccess on our Windows 2012 R2 Server working perfectly. We share a building with other businesses and the IT system had maintenance, since then I've received this error: ...
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Windows Server DNS Service returns local IP addresses

I have Windows Server running DHCP, DNS AND AD DS. After setting up AD DS and DHCP it was time to set DNS with external IP address. Which is x.x.x.x, domain.eu. DC is obviously name of domain ...
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User in Administrators group has not the same rights as Administrator (Win 2012 R2)

I have created a user admin and putted this user in the Administrators Groups (local, there is no AD). But This admin user has not the same rights as the Administrator user itself. Example 1: a file ...
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Force a specific theme for entire network using GPO

I am attempting to force a specific theme to all machines in my network. I know that the GPO "Load a Specific Theme" in: User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Personalization Is ...
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DHCP binding on Windows Server 2012 R2 won't stay checked

I've got a DHCP role running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine. The scope is set in the proper IPv4 subnet. When I select "Add/Remove Bindings..." I see both the NIC with the configured static IP ...
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Issue setting up user to connect to Exchange 2013 after decommission of Exchange 2007

I recently moved all user mailboxes from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013. After the user's mailbox moved to Exchange 2013 the user was prompted to close and reopen outlook and all users were properly ...
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Use nxlog to parse a sophos text file and send to a syslog server

I have a windows server 2012 r2 machine with sophos. Each day there is a scan from sophos and the information is appended to the log "sav.txt". Output example (Some info changed): 20150710 ...
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DCHP Policies Server 2012R2

Tell me, please, is it possible to define a policy on the Windows Server 2012R2 DHCP which lease IP address to workstations based on the host name? For example, there are a host OFF-CONTOSO. I want ...
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Slow Upload to IIS Server

I have a Windows 2012 R2 Server running on an Amazon EC2 instance with IIS 8.5. It hosts a web application, and a custom WebDAV server that interacts with the same database as the web application. I ...
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SOLVED: cannot get directory list via ftp using windows 2012 r2, iis-8

[SOLVED: After the comments below this post, I found a olution: Maybe because of cache, the server did not get it right when I changed the data port range. In IIS all looked fine, but in Wireshark you ...
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I can't find information on 2012 R2 Event ID's 257, 258, 265 Win32K errors

2012 R2 as a Hyper-V host only Last night this machine began running very slowly. I shut down the VM's and then the host. That also took forever. When I restarted the vm host machine it operated ...