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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applicure dotdefender ISAPI filter causing pdf issue

I have recently migrated a web server form Server 2008 R2 to Server 2012 R2 The dotdefender application firewall works fine except for one issue. On large PDF ~15MB or more it take anywhere from 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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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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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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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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Unable to Run WCF Services (.SVC) on Windows Server 2012

I got a server with windows server 2012; however, I was unable to run svc files with it. I was able to run asmx files on it. I decided I wanted to figure out how to run svc files. I tried the the ...
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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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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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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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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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Server 2012 R2, disk quota vs user quota

I'm learning Windows Server configuration and I'm confused a little, because there are two (at least) apparently independent quota systems. First one should be enabled per drive in drive properties, ...
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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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Force authenticated user immediate logoff (emergency case)

In Active Directory if you want to prevent a user from logging in you can either disable their account or simply reset their password. However, if you have a user who is already logged in to a ...
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RDSH 2012 R2 Printers Duplicating And Cannot Be Removed

I have a Windows 2012 R2 RDS Server farm and printers deployed via a VBS Script i.e. Dim objNetwork Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network") objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection ...
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blocked.domain.gstatic.com - Where could this blocking be?

As of this morning we were having serious issues (partially loaded site with no functionality) accessing Google Drive which we use heavily. Other websites seemed to work fine. This is happening on ALL ...
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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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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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Windows system colors all wrong

After a recent reboot, our 2012 R2 Remote Desktop server's system colors are all wrong. It almost looks like it is in High Contrast, though it reports that it is using Basic. Here is a screen-shot ...
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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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PowerShell ftp get won't save on Windows Server

From a Windows Server 2012, using PoweShell, I connect to a remote device through ftp and run get to retrieve a file. The process goes through with no problems but the file doesn't get saved on to my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows Server Backup on 2012 R2 volume size limitations?

I know that Windows 2008 R2 and 2012 were limited to 2TB volumes (or at least the size of files) due to the fact that internally Windows Server Backup uses VHD files which are limited to ~2TB. I ...
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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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Windows Update not working on Windows 2012 R2 Standard

I recently inherited the management of a Windows 2012 server at a remote site. I checked Windows Update and it has not been updating since March. When I tell Windows to check for updates, it acts ...
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Server 2012r2 Remote App unable to connect

I have a server 2012R2 running a Remote Desktop Services role. I am using a pre-configured QuickSessionCollection. It works absolutely fine if I am connecting locally or over VPN. I'd like to make it ...
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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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Connecting to Remote Desktop using proxy and Remote Desktop Gateway?

I have setup a Remote Desktop Gateway server using Windows Server 2012 R2. I am using the Remote Desktop Gateway as an intermediary between to provide the remote desktop session over 443 since 3389 is ...
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GlassFish Configuration Failed

I just downloaded the installer and ran the typical one for glassFish 3.1, However I have tried 2 times now and have got the same error twice now any help would be greatly appreciated(I have searched ...
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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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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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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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How to increase performance on ASP.NET/IIS/SQL website

We have a small internal ASP.NET website running on IIS8 and SQL2014 express. The server is an onsite dedicated server 2012 R2 VM that has both IIS and SQL server on it. The server CPU usage rarely ...
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Replacing folder redirection with work folders

I am currently building a lab to get familiar with Microsoft's new "Work Folder" feature. I am looking for a way to abandon folder redirection and offline files. So far I have one Windows 7 client ...
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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 ...