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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Forward DNS Table Entries?

I've been running into a complex issue where I work. We're a small business and we've an Asus RT-AC66U running Tomato 1.2.8 A little background knowledge; In our environment we have a single AD DS ...
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How can I tell what time a web site stopped in IIS 8.5

For some unknown reason one of my sites stopped on the server. I have looked in the the Application and System event logs, as well as the logs located at: C:\inetpub\logs. However I see no indication ...
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Scheduled PS Script Not Running

I'm trying to run the script from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Password-Expiry-Email-177c3e27 I've corrected the variables for my environment and I'm able to run it from my workstation and ...
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test connection status and speed between azure vm and client

We have some VMs up and running, but we are seeing slow performance on some of them. We are unsure if it is a VM problem (Azure overloaded), an intermediate network problem or a problem on the client ...
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Can you change the RemoteApp location of a published app?

We would like to be able to roll out new versions of an application in RemoteApp without having to kick off users. One idea was to publish the new version of the application in a different directory, ...
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Are all domain controllers on a small network considered equivalent/equal?

Windows Server 2012 R2 w/ GUI, Hyper-V host, VM DC I am installing my first second Domain Controller(DC) (sounds weird but that really is what I'm doing). I have what I think is a good process to ...
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Is there a way to disable the friendly error message when installing Windows Server 2012 R2?

I have a server that is 3 years old that may have a driver issue when installing Windows 2012R2. The problem is, during the installation right before the installer begins copying files and right after ...
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EC2 Network Interface with secondary Private IP, not showing on Interface in Windows

I have a windows server 2012 r2 instance on EC2 under VPC, I have two Network Interfaces. The Primary Private IP is shown in windows for both. I have a secondary IP address on one of the network ...
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HyperV - responsive VMs

I'm new to Hyper-V. We have provisioned some good server hardware (12 CPU cores (24 vCPUs), 128GB RAM - for future growth) and imported 6 existing Windows 2003/2008 servers all of which host websites. ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Prompt on accessing network resource from server hosting resource

Here's an odd one that I've not been able to crack. For my home lab setup, I've got two near identical physical servers that run Windows Server 2012 R2. The goal of my home lab setup is to be able ...
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DHCP Config for Server 2012 R2

This question may have been covered before, but it is rather complex and haven't found a similar post, so please be kind! I think my issue is rather unique, so I'll try to explain as best I can. I'm ...
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I cannot access subdomain hosted externally from LAN

MY QUESTION: I want to run a web application on sub-domain subdomain.example.com. Sub-domain is created by ISP on their DNS server and forwarded to external web host. None of clients can access the ...
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DNS: Root hint server 2001:500:1::803f:235 must respond to NS queries for the root zone

We are using IPv4 in our company. Our ISP does not provide IPv6 and this won't change in the next years. The Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) of our Server 2012 R2 DNS server warns about the IPv6 DNS ...
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Is there any way to “save” a disconnected RDP sesion's state in a manner analogous to ACPI hibernate for a regular PC?

Related to: How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)? If there are some disconnected user sessions on a Windows Server 2008R2 or Windows Server ...
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One domain controller configured in a failover cluster? Or two DCs, one on each cluster node?

I am currently planning a high available Windows Server 2012 R2 environment within a Hyper-V-Cluster with two nodes. I am not sure about how to deploy the virtual domain controller for the work ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 IIS Weak Ciphers Reported After Lockdown

I am having issues getting a windows server 2012 R2 64-bit box locked down. I used a tool called IISCrypto to make the box FIPS 140 compliant. I have manually checked the registry entries and all the ...
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IPv6 with IPv4 over RRAS SSTP VPN from Client that only has IPv4 access

I'm setting up Server 2012 R2 RRAS to be a SSTP VPN. I've got IPv4 working perfectly. My environment is dual stack (v4 and v6). When I enable IPv6 on the VPN my client gets a valid address but is ...
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GPMC missing Hide/Show links

We currently have a single 2012 R2 server in our domain. As we're rolling out Windows 8+ machines I like using it for Group Policy Management. For some reason the Group Policy Management Console on ...
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How to edit Active-Directory Site properties via Powershell?

I am having trouble accessing the location property of my Active-Directory's Site via Powershell. (Windows Server 2012 R2) The following command returns no value: > (Get-ADReplicationSite ...
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Why is ping not returning local DNS cache result? (Using DNS caching server on an internal network.)

Yet another post about this nslookup works but ping does not. I’ve read a handful of forum posts but could not find anything relevant to my setup and problem, of resolving external domain names on an ...
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Why would I want to resolve external domain names in an internal testlab network? [closed]

So I'm building a lab to learn AD and networking best practices and I've setup an AD domain on an internal network. Doing some reading, I've come upon an idea of using a caching DNS server to resolve ...
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OpenVPN client-server Static Key setup error: ifconfig used inconsistently

I have followed the basic Static Key guide found here but I cannot establish a successful connection and ping either server. ...
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Logging into file doesn't write anything

I have got some script, which I want run after start computer. I set it in group policy and script is running after PC start (I checked it), but I have in script some logging to which doesn't work. I ...
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Cannot gain networking access in CentOS 6.2 installed on Hyper-V

Im trying to test a few pieces of software on a CentOS 6.2 VM installed in Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 R2. I was able to successfully install CentOS 6.2 in Hyper-V but I am unable to gain access to ...
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Why are ipv6 dhcp leases also given also to static interfaces?

I'm playing with Windows 2012 DHCP server for IPv6. As with IPv4, the client network interfaces can be configured to either obtain an IPv6 address automatically, or use a statically configured ...
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Windows 2012 DHCP ignores priority among server / range / class-policy / reservation options?

I am observing that the priority of DHCP settings in Windows 2012 DHCP server server options range options class options reservation options among which the ones listed later always override ...
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Moodle installation issue on Windows 2012 server

Got this error: Data directory (C:\www-public\moodledata) cannot be created by the installer. This server only has drive C, so I have to create a folder www-public in C and a sub-folder ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2, having unexpectedly low disk performance or fault [closed]

We're a student association which have purchased an dedicated server to host game servers and similar. The server seems to experience occasional Disk-I/O bottlenecks. This is especially true when ...
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How to find source of 4625 Event ID in windows server 2012

I have many audit failure with event ID 4625 and Logon type 3 in my event log. Is this problem form my server(internal services or applications) ? Or this is brute force attack? Finally How can i ...
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Hyper-V VM very slow after live migrating to very similar hardware.

I live migrated Windows 2012 R2 Vose from Windows 2012 R2 server to another Windows 2012 R2 server running hyper-v. After the migrate this migrated Vose is running very poorly and uses lot of virtual ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Network Location Awareness madness - How to set type or name?

I'm going a little crazy here. I have a newly built Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter edition VM running on VMWare ESX 5.1 with 2 NIC's and I'm unable to control any of the NLA (Network Location Awareness) ...
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Office 365 SSO presenting two signon boxes when using ADFS Proxies

I have the following setup- we use an external, third-party load balancer to forward traffic to one of our two ADFS Proxies (in the DMZ) which in turn forward to one of our two ADFS servers. ...
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Windows 2012 R2 start button not working over RDP

It seems that when I RDP to some 2012 R2 machines, the start button seems to become un-responsive (Highlight doesn't even appear over the icon). Failing over to ye'old ALT+Home still works a charm ...
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Unable to change domain password even if the password is complex

I have a problem with users not being able to change their passwords. When they try to change the password, they get this error: "Your new password does not meet the length, complexity, or history ...
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cluster aware update remote updating mode on schedule

Trying to fully understand the differences between using CAU in self updating mode and in remote updating mode. In case anything about my post is unclear: Instead of simply closing my question, please ...
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How to recover default background of domain computers

I have set a default logon screen for computers on a WinSrv 2012 , but for some stupid reason have ticked the "Remove this item when no longer applied", and now I was re adjusting the policy and after ...
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How do I get more information in these event log entries? (values instead of parameter names)

We occasionally see entries like these in the event log: Faulting application name: w3wp.exe, version: 8.5.9600.16384, time stamp: 0x52157ba0 Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: ...
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Storage Spaces 2012 R2 - can you 'lie' about SSD/HDD tiers?

As far as I'm aware in Windows Server 2012 R2 you can configure Storage Spaces to have two tiers and it'll migrate data between them automatically. These tiers are called 'SSD' and 'HDD' and are meant ...
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Security-Kerberos Error, event ID 4

I have two new Domain Controllers on new Forest. Servers have DFS and IIS services installed. Everything seemed to go Ok for a While. After updating servers I got new errors. Now once in hour ...
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Enabling WinRM HTTPS listener using quickconfig fails on Server 2012

I have created a SSL Server Authentication certificate with a CN matching the servers hostname. However, using winrm qc -transport:https fails with the following error Cannot create a WinRM ...
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Associate user picture to domain account

I want to assign users a picture (o let them assign their own picture) to their user domain account and wherever they log in, that picture should appear as well. How can I do this using group policy? ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Why is MBSA 2.3 failing IIS Check?

Server is running Windows Server 2012 R2 as a Remote Desktop Server and has IIS 8.5 installed. I'm trying to run MSBA 2.3 (Microsoft Baseline Security Avisor) to check for any missing security ...
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Windows server 2012 Active Directory VS Windows server 2008 Active Directory

I want to do a test to compare "Windows server 2012 Active Directory" and its earlier version "Windows server 2008 Active Directory" in performance and functions. My question is, where should I start? ...
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I removed all permissions on C:\ Server 2012 R2 Core

Really stupid move, I know this. I was granting permissions to one of our users on the C: directory of on of our servercore machines. I used icacls /grant :r and removed all the permissions to the ...
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How do I schedule a batch file to run on startup or shutdown?

I have 2 batch files that send emails intended to notify of a server shutdown or startup. The batch files call an exe with a single argument, the message to be sent. The exe comes from a vb.net ...
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How do I setup a server to send emails after starting (i.e. not meaning as an email server)?

Windows Server 2012 R2 w/ GUI, UPS system I am setting up my first server. It is a Hyper-V host that will host multiple VM servers. The system is on a UPS. When the UPS detects an AC power ...
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Event 4625 Audit Failure NULL SID failed network logons

In a small environment comprised of one Windows Small Business Server 2011 server of relatively limited use (domain controller / Active Directory and DNS, Group Policy, DHCP, file server, print ...
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OpenSSH in Windows Server 2012 R2 [closed]

I'm trying to create a complete FTP server on Win 2012 r2 using IIS FTP (for FTP and FTPS protocol) and OpenSSH for SFTP protocol. I'm searching for several documentations but I'm discovering ...
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DNS settings for DCs in remote sites

I have our main DC here at the main site acting as the DNS server by itself, I have plans to put an additional one later. This is how its IP is configured DC1 IP: 10.10.5.201/24 Preferred DNS: ...
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ADDS: Mandatory Profiles through powershell

Intro I'm a networking student from Belgium and I just got assigned a big project. Basicly i'm responsible for the ADDS. We have to create several OU's and every OU needs at least 20 users or more. ...