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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Faulty DC preventing NTFRS replication

When adding a new DC (2012 R2) to a domain (2008) everything goes well except that it never advertises as DC. Doing a bit of diagnosis i found out that ntfrs replication never starts, consequently ...
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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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Batch script is not getting executed when called by Start-Process Cmdlet

I have a strange issue on a Windows Server 2012 R2 here that just does not make any sense to me at all. I've got a PowerShell script that basically has the following structure: Function ...
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Migrating windows server 2008 r2 hyper-v cluster to Server 2012 r2

I did some browsing of the existing articles regarding this question but I couldn't find it so I apologize if I simply missed it. My current setup: 1 x 2008 R2 Hyper-V Cluster 3 x Windows Server ...
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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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Adding additional 2008R2 DC to Window 2012 R2 domain

I am migrating our company's AD from a Windows SBS 2008 to a news Windows 2012 R2 Essentials server. Everything went fine and the new AD now is in production stage. The last step is adding an ...
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Print Manager Does not Show Printers

Server 2012 R2 have about 40 printers installed all TCP/IP port based printers shared out. I was able to see and manage the printers on the print server via print manager, and then all of a sudden I ...
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What is the least invasive thing I can install to get Node-gyp to run?

I'm trying to host https://github.com/spark/spark-server on a Windows Server 2012 R2 box. I installed git, node and python. When I get to the npm install step, I get the following message: ...
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Cant deploy images with WDS: PXE-E16: No offer received

I am currently playing around with a WDS lab environment on a virtual 2012 R2 server, which is patched to the latest available update-level. This server is running the DHCP server role and has two ...
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How to interpret the results of DDPEval.exe?

I have read the documentation for DDPEval.exe and various blogs and so on and cannot find any information on how to interpret the results. I ran the tool on a drive on one of our servers and found ...
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Server 2012 R2 Run Program from Task Scheduler not running program

I have a scheduled task that I am trying to run a program (a DB backup program). For reasons unknown I am unable to actually get the program to run, even though the task log says everything was run ...
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Problems configuring IIS8 website for Windows Authentication

I'm new to IIS8/Windows Server 2012 R2 and could really use some help configuring Windows Authentication in and intranet environment. My test users are getting a userid/password dialog which I don't ...
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Connect a Windows Mobile 5.0 RF to Windows Server 2012 R2

I am having a situation here, where i want to connect an RF that runs Windows Mobile 5.0 to a Windows Server 2012 R2 server that is located on Azure. It is reasonable for the two OS's to have ...
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PXE booting a Dell Precision M3800 for a WDS install

I'm trying to get a Dell M3800 Precision to PXE boot but the dongle I have isn't showing up in the BIOS. This is for a WDS install Plugged into a Windows machine it identifies itself as a "ASIX ...
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When an Active Directory User Logs in to Local Windows 2012 Server Launch a Virtual Machine; Possible?

I won't get into the reasons why this needs to happen, however, is this possible. I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 box that needs to be used as a daily driver for a few of a clients employees. Ideal ...
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error in msiexec for mariadb

This fails (and wont let me add /L for logging) and displays the help popup: Start-Process -FilePath msiexec -ArgumentList /i, "C:\app\install\mariadb-10.0.14-winx64.msi", ...
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APIPA Address Showing for DNS & WINS Server 2012 r2

Background I just finished setting up a Server 2012 r2 install. It is the only server in the forest and I am only utilizing 1 NIC (it has two, but the second is disabled). It is the DC and handles ...
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DNS on Windows Server 2012 R2

I'm new to Servers and am using Windows Server 2012 R2, after trying to create a AD DC and connect a machine to it, I get the following errors when connecting: "An Active Directory Domain ...
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Apex ANAME / ALIAS record in Windows Server 2012 R2 DNS Manager

Some DNS hosts offer a way to have an A record that serves an IP address which is determined on-the-fly (or frequently enough via scheduled job) by resolving some other hostname behind the scenes. ...
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Shut down Windows Server on power failure without vendor-specific third-party software

Let's say I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 server with a UPS attached. Is there a generic way to make Windows Server 2012 R2 shut down when power fails, i.e., the system switches to battery power? I ...
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Copying default profile for new users fails with “The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process”

I've built a Windows 2012 R2 Standard x64 terminal server (session-based). Early in the setup process, I was able to log in with my Active Directory credentials, but when I turned it over for wider ...
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Windows Server 2012 r2 Standard Activation Issue - MAK license

I am trying to activate MS Server 2012 R2 Standard and I'm having issues. I have installed the software from the ISO file I downloaded from the volume licensing site. I have learned that this file ...
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Server 2012 deduplication: run on Hyper-V host or guest VM?

I have a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host with VMs on a dedicated RAID-5 volume. One VM is also running Server 2012 and is being used to serve files. The other VMs are smaller and mostly used for ...
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Importing old content to WSUS

A server which had WSUS running on it wouldn't boot and all attempts at a repair failed so I decided to rebuild. Before I formatted it I backed up some key files using a Live CD. One of the things I ...
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Backup and Restore DHCP

Today our Windows Server 2003 server is running DHCP to serve all clients with IP addresses. We have installed a new Windows Server 2012 R2. Now i want to move the DHCP from the 2003 server to the new ...
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GPO's filtered out - wrong domain name reported by BGinfo

I am trying to locate a group policy deployment issue I have. The problem is that domain related GPO's are filtered out. We renamed our domain lately from: CONTOSO to: lan.CONTOSO.com (Netbios name ...
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Removing Hyper-V role from Windows Server 2012 R2

I am attempting to remove they Hyper-V role from a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine. When attempting to do so via the "Add Roles and Features Wizard", the check box is grayed out and it will not allow ...
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Remote Desktop Services - Licensing issue

I am currently going through the process of setting up remote desktop services on one of our Windows 2012 hosts. I have just activated the box as the remote desktop licensing server. For the time ...
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HyperV VMs loose Network connectivity periodically

I have a Server 2012 R2 Host running several HyperV VMs. The VMs are running various different OS Linux, Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012 R2. Everything is working great apart from the fact that all ...
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Routing and RAS with multiplice public IP-Adresses

I have two public ips, e.g. (1) = 111.111.111.1111 and (2) = 222.222.222.222 on one NIC of a Windows Server 2012 R2 Server. I'm using "Routing and RAS" to forward some ports by NAT rules to Hyper-V ...
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Events still showing in Server Manager after Event Logs have been cleared

I've cleared the System, Application and Setup event logs and refreshed the events in Server Manager, yet the old events that I've deleted are still shown in Server Manager. I've Googled the issue, ...
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How can I hide the Recycle Bin on Windows Server 2012?

On Windows 8 you can hide the Recycle Bin (and other icons on the desktop) by following Charms bar > Settings > Personalization. But on Server 2012 this returns an empty window with the message "This ...
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Shut down syspro 7 processes

We have nightly backups run on our Windows Server 2012 R2 sys pro 7 server. Having the syspro processes running during backups can cause file lock issues and other errors. Does anyone know a way we ...
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Cant RDP if VPN IPv4 uses default gateway on remote network flag [closed]

Thanks in advance for any help. I apologise if anything doesn't make sense. I haven't done any professional networking before, only studied it at uni 3 years ago and everything is a little blurred. ...
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send a command via a website to a windows server

Is there an interface or something else which provides a connection between a website and a windows server to send commands via the website to the server and the server itself perfoms it? I want to ...
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Why is Windows 2012 R2 not trusting my self-signed certificate?

In a testing environment, I'm currently being held up from testing some things that need to be deployed soon (actually already, but you know how deadlines go...) because Windows refuses to trust the ...
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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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Powershell DISM New-Windows Image: Using a CompressionType gives an error

PS C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\BigHomie> New-WindowsImage -CapturePath K: -ImagePath C:\VHDImports\Win764.wim -name "BigHomies Personal Image" -Verify -CompressionType "Max" Throws ...
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AD cross forest trust logon workstations

Our business unit has been bought out by an external entity. We are running 2008 R2 AD, they are running 2012 AD, the domains are not joined or trusted. They have servers including domain ...
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Web Deploy giving 404, handler missing?

On a brand new install of Server 2012 R2, I want to set up Web Deploy in IIS for one click publishing from the development machine. So I enabled the web management service and installed Web Deploy ...
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Hyper-v guest network priority

I have the following configuration: 2 Hyper-v hosts connected using a Dell 1gb switch: Host 1 vms: domain controller which also server as dns server (DC01, ip: 10.2.2.5) fileserver (FS01, ip: ...
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Task scheduler not logging failure to operational view in event viewer

The task scheduler below clearly errors but it never shows up under the task scheduler operational view as being failed but completed successfully. I want to send an email on a failed task scheduler ...
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How to audit new files in Windows File Server (DFS)?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 box with file server role installed (FSRM, DFS Namespaces, DFSR). One folder from the DFS namespace increased substantially in size in the last two days. The folder has ...
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No Ping/Telnet connection between VM

I am new in Azure and have one problem which I can not solve. I tried asking on StackOverflow, but - quoting - "You will have better luck asking on ServerFault". I want several Virtual Machines to ...
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Use Active Directory Administrative Center outside domain

I'm setting up a Active Directory lab environment on a Windows 8.1 laptop. I now have a Windows Server Core 2012 domain controller running inside a VM. I installed Server Manager for Windows 8.1 and ...
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WinSvr2012, Exchange 2013

I’ve got a Server running Windows Server 2012 Standard and MS Exchange 2013. Everything was running fine, able to access ECP and OWA no problems. I then installed MS Exchange Service Pack 1 and ...
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IIS 8 logging stops at midnight UTC

I have one IIS 8 server where the w3logsvc dies at midnight UTC (we're Central Time, so we're UTC -6). I have to manually start the service to get it back running again. I have the logging set to use ...
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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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Windows Server Backup [2012 R2] - Went from 100+ copies available to 1 copy available overnight

I'm using Windows Server Backup on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system that has been in production for half a year or so. The server has around 60GB used, and the backup drive is a 160GB external drive ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 VM Back up fails with Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data

This problem was first encountered on an IBM x3650 in a cluster with an IBM x3550 for failover, however this problem is reproducible on a server running HyperV not part of a cluster. When I try to ...