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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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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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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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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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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NPS/RADIUS authentication across one-way trust

I'm trying to set up Windows Network Policy Server to allow RADIUS authentication in a multiple forest scenario with one-way trusts. We have several domains (each in a single domain-forest) containing ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Map network drive - browse requirements?

I'm looking for the exact port/service requirements for the "browse" functionality in the "map network drive" wizard from the server side. I know it's at least a subset of the function discovery ...
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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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Best Practice for Server Roles Seperation

I have a Windows Server 2012 DC. I have the host running just Hyper-V and the RAT feature set. I then have DHCP in its own VM, along wit AD DS/DNS/WINS in their own. SQL 2014 ENT in it's own, WSUS in ...
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How to modify maximum RAM usage in vCenter 6.0

I'm using VMware vCenter 6.0 on Windows server 2012 R2 and I'm looking for a way to decrease RAM usage of it. In previous vCenter versions there were options to change # Maximum Java Heap Size in ...
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Deployment of Base-Node via iSCSI in Server 2012R2 HPC cluster fails (can not join domain)

We are currently evaluating Server 2012R2 with HPC Pack for an upcoming project. Sadly we are stuck at deploying the base node. The node boots via PXE (iPXE) and connects to iSCSI, installs Windows ...
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See what Azure Cloud Backup is actually backing up

I have a client where I've recently implemented Azure Backup as their offsite backup solution. The server does about 400 MB of backups over the weekends, when there isn't anyone in the office. Does ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 The route addition failed: The system cannot find the file specified

I am using a simple powershell command,(ran as Admin) as follows. route –p add 172.30.200.0 mask 255.255.255.0 0.0.0.0 IF 28 I have done this no problem on Windows 8.1, but when I do this in ...
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Installing .Net 3.5 on Windows 2012 R2

So I am trying to Install .net 3.5 on a windows 2012 R2 Server. I have tried via the Add Feature and via DISM both fail. When trying via Add Features GUI I am using the “Specify Alternate Path” This ...
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iSCSI Initiator: Targets Lost Server 2012 R2

I rebooted my servers last night after do a routine cleaning. When they came back online I saw my network maps had not reconnected so I investigated. Opening the iSCSI initiator screen every action I ...
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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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Which Certificate Store does Jenkins service use in Windows?

Some of my VS projects require manifest signing certificates to build. If I install them in my user account's Personal directory, then msbuild completes successfully from the command line. If I ...
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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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Considerations for SQL Server 2012 when performing in-place OS upgrade to 2012 R2

I'm running SQL Server 2012 Enterprise (11.0.3381.0) on Server 2012 (6.2.9200) and am preparing for an in-place OS upgrade to 2012 R2. We've got an Always-On Availability Group in a 2-server cluster ...
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iSCSI on Windows Server 2003 data not showing on Windows Server 2012

I have a Western Digital My Cloud EX2 drive with 4TB RAID 1. I created a iSCSI Target on the disk and set up 2 initiators. One on Windows Server 2003 and one on Windows Server 2012 R1. My purpose ...
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Set up auditing on Windows Server 2012 R2: logging on, logging off, open, read, write, etc. (Sucesses and failures)

I have enabled auditing on Windows Server 2012 R2 (domain controller) but liked warned, there are just way too many events being generated and it really doesnt tell me anything or just too troublesome ...
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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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Need for double reboot

On our teamcity server I've seen that the machine was restarted due to updates but none of our three build agents was started. That is, the services were not running. I decided to reboot the machine ...
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Unexpected LSI SAS 9211-8i RAID x8 SSD Performance

After attaching 8 850 EVO SSD to my LSI 9211-8i and creating a Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces 8 column virtual disk I copied a VHD from and to the virtual disk and observed ~300 MB/s transfer ...
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Hyper-V Failover-Cluster: How does the Cluster know the difference between the Management and the Cluster Network?

Reading the Network Recommendations for a Hyper-V Cluster in Windows Server 2012, I am left with some unanswered questions. It's recommended to have a management network and a cluster network. The ...
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How to reinstall AD DS for a domain

OLD SERVER: SERVER NEW SERVER: AUTHSRV I was playing around with my lab and I seem to have not correctly removed my old AD DS server when I added my new one so now I can't add new computers to the AD ...
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After setting PDC to external time source, do I have to perform a similar action for every pc/server to sync with PDC?

Server 2012 R2 as PDC, Hyper-V servers and Win 7/8 workstations I have my PDC synchronized to an external time source. What is my next step in getting my domain synchronized with regard to the PDC's ...
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Can I install Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials on 1 VM and 1 Physical Server?

Anyone with experience with this, can I do this to create a secondary backup Active Directory Domain Controller? We only have 1 Server, and I hear it's best to have at least (2) Active Directory ...
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Server Manager won't start in Windows Server 2012 R2

I downloaded Windows Server 2012 R2 from microsoft.com as a .vhd file and am using virtualBox to run it. After downloading it, I changed the execution policy to remoteSigned, then changed the name of ...
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Hyper-V Server Deployment - adapter configuration

I'm sure this question will have been asked somewhere before. In fact I'm sure I've read about it before too, but I can find any resources to help me along my way. What I'm trying to do is deploy a ...
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Strange data corruption in Windows Server 2012 R2

I've got a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, OS is in RAID 0 (2x WD Black 500 GB), Data is in RAID 5 (4x WD Red 1 TB) and primarily holds thousands of documents. Since the past week or so we've ...
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Is is possible to apply a Group Policy for the same user logged-on to different computers?

I have a user (say, domain.local\admin) in my domain. When he logons to vpn.domain.local in group Servers I want to apply a policy. When he logons to laptop.domain.local in group Destop Computers I ...
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Apache/PHP only uses 50% of CPU in Windows Server 2012

In windows server 2012 with 2 CPUs I have apache 2.4 with PHP 5.6 and when I put a load on the web server a cumulative 50% of total CPU power is used. No matter what I do, I cannot get the total over ...
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How do I fix the Event ID 10154 regarding SPNs?

Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V VM-PDC w/ AD DS, DNS (single DC still; 2nd will be created shortly) The Event ID 10154 General comments state: The WinRM service failed to create the following SPNs: ...
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How do I manually check if Time Service is advertising or not?

Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V VM-PDC w/AD DS, DNS I originally had an Event ID 12 and successfully setup the time service as covered in this post. The Event ID 12 no longer shows up during startups. ...
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Can Event ID 4013 be ignored if it only shows up once?

Server 2012 R2 (before the 2nd DC is added) There are an amazing number of web pages that attempt to address Event ID 4013 including these on serverfault: link1, link2, link3 (though this last post ...
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freebsd 10.x apache 2.4.12 and active directory auth

So I'm trying to get apache 2.4 talking to active directory running on a freebsd box with 10.x apache built from ports ... with the ldap turned on.... 2.4.12 Windows 2012 R2 active directory.... I ...
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Is a jump server really necessary when using RDC to connect to Azure VM?

We are setting up a new Network which includes a VM in Azure. I can connect to this via RDC. However, our security guy wants me to access it through a second VM for security reasons. In other words, ...
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Redirection Folder permissions on Windows 2012 R2

I have a 2012R2 File Server (server-docs) and a 2012R2 Citrix XenApp/RDS Server (server-rds). Users must be members of UsersRDS to log on server-rds. Here are my GPO settings for Documents ...
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Web site keeps prompting for credentials in IE - but not in Chrome

I have a web site (forms) and a sub-site (Windows). My problem is with the sub-site with Windows authentication. On Internet Explorer, it intermittently prompts for credentials; when I click Cancel, ...
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Can I change the update descriptions in WSUS?

On each Microsoft patch day, I have a pretty large amount of new updates I want to approve to my clients. But instead of 'Approve all updates and continue', I gather information on each update at its ...
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allow specific USB storage device in Active Directory

I need to allow only specific Authorized USB storage device to connect to client machine other USB storage device should get blocked. How I can set Group Policy for this configuration in Windows ...
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Domain joined server is not identified as domain joined on the network profile

IS there a way to force set this setting? The server is a Hyper-V server and the AD DS is hosted in a VM on this server. Is this going to be a problem? I noticed this issue when my RDP connections ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS “We can't verify who created this file” on mapped drive (but not local)

When I attempt to launch an application on a mapped drive (mapped to a location on the server) when logged in through remote desktop services to Windows Server 2012 R2, I get the following warning ...
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Is there a required method for creating Computer records in AD DS when replacing a PDC?

Server 2012 R2, Win 8/8.1 I experienced a total failure of my PDC, and in the process of trying to move the operations master role over to the secondary DC I messed it up as well; bummer. ...
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When setting up DNS forwarders is it correct or incorrect to use the gateway IP?

Server 2012 R2 I'm trying finalize my DNS setup after just promoting my first domain controller. As I ran through the Configure a DNS Wizard, it asked for an IP address to forward DNS queries. My ...
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Should integration services always be installed on a Hyper-V VM?

Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V In researching my PDC time synchronization problems (noted in this serverfault post) I came across this Microsoft guidance at this link: "For virtual machines that are ...