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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IIS has read only web.config - shared config with azure file storage

Something is causing our web.config to be locked as read-only meaning that we can't edit it. According to an Unlock tool, it isn't locked. But as administrator on the box we can't edit it. We are ...
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Windows firewall log not rolling over

I have Windows 2012R2 and I have the firewall set to log successful and dropped connections (some machines set locally, some via GPO). Regardless of how its set, I notice that when the log reached the ...
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Deployment fails for SQL Server 2014 SP1 Standard on Windows Server 2012 R2 VM

Apologize in advance - this stuff isn't exactly my wheelhouse. I'm trying to provision a VM with Windows Server 2012 R2 and setup SQL Server 2014 SP1 Standard using the Azure portal. I pretty much ...
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Can't change non admin password with RDWeb

I setup RDWeb on my Windows Server 2012 R2 installation to allow domain users to change their own password. However only Administrator users can change their password. When a regular user wants to ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Unable to print randomly

From the time our servers were built we have had on and off printing issues with them. The current issue is affecting random users and will only prevent them from printing from within certain ...
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cscript.exe taking high cpu

I have a server with Windows 2012 R2 OS. Very recently (for some hours), I started noticing cpu utilization to be 100%, majorly consumed by MS Console Based Script Host (cscript.exe). I have googled ...
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Why is the free space in a storage pool less than the capacity?

I'm trying to set up a new storage pool using 2 physical disks in my system. The sceneario is as follows: I have 2x 3TB HDDS in the machine. The machine's BIOS doesn't support booting from GPT :( ...
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Do I need an antivirus program in each virtual machine?

I have a 2012 R2 Hyper-V host running System center endpoint protection. There are two virtual windows servers being hosted by it. I have all .vhdx drives in a folder on d:/server/ Can I trust the ...
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Active Directory permissions dissapears

I have recently configured Active directory delegation and in one specific OU inherited permissions disappears from all users except one I have recently created for tests. Non of the users are a ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Migrate Spanned volume

I have a server that allows you to boot Windows from a USB drive. I want to setup Windows on that so that I can make use of the other 500GB hard drive. MY question is this. If I install Windows to ...
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Why can't I see the file version of files in system32 remotely?

Here's the situation: I can RDP into a computer, go to C:\Windows\System32, and check file versions to my heart's content. Such as winlogon.exe, explorer.exe, etc. If I map the drive, and try to ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 VPN client connects, but nothing else

I installed VPN on our 2012r2 Server. This network does not have a domain, it simply in workgroup configuration. From the VPN clients, I can connect to the VPN, but that is all. I can't ping ...
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Active Directory tree domain not seen from forest DC

I have four Hyper-V virtual machines with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Active Directory set up. They are all in an Internal switch configuration and can communicate with each-other fine. AD1 is the ...
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blank page displayed after logging into ecp with exchange 2013

I have just installed Exchange 2013 into a test environment for a testing lab. Install of prereqs (update AD schema and prep AD) and software was successful. I go to https://serveraddress/ecp and I ...
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Server 2012 action centre setting greyed out

First time asker long time reader :) im having trouble at the moment on one of my clients servers we need to change the setting on the action centre and most of the checkboxes are greyed out and we ...
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Why is it bad to deploy Remote Desktop Services on a domain controller?

I have an application on a VPS and I want to run it with RemoteApp instead of having to remote desktop into the server. Our VPS provider can sell us a pack of five RDS licenses to use which will be ...
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DNS Server list not updating after DNS migration

Toady I'm migrating a DNS/DHCP server from Server 2008 on Xen to Server 2012 R2 on VMware. Things went ok for the most part. DHCP is working just fine and has been tested. I manually set one test ...
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Server responds with HTTP error 400 (“bad request”) in a multipart request

I have a problem with a 3rd party application and my WCF web service that always returns a HTTP 400 ("bad request") error when connecting with the 3rd party application. The WebService is implemented ...
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Signon server (http://ServerName) is not responding

My problem is, WTOS thin clients are refusing remote login after connecting to ftp server. Event log error: "Signon server (http://ServerName) is not responding" I have checked the following:- -...
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Unattended Windows server 2012R2 with WSUS updates and Local Group Policies

I am working on a project on automating windows (2012 STD, R2 and 2008R2) Image creation for which I am creating the Autouattend file for 2012 R2 using WSIM. I have created almost everything except ...
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Windows Server 2012 issue with User logins and User Profile Disks

Currently having an issue on a server that is impacting all users. When any user logs in they are brought to a temp profile. I have tried all of the fixes in regards to the registry profile list, as ....
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Cannot connect with Remote Desktop Win Server 2012 r2

I just got a new machine and installed Windows Server r2 on it. I enabled remote desktop and added static IP. Pinging works. I then tried to connect to the server using Remote Desktop on the local ...
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WDS install.wim breaks WDS service

I am attempting to use WDS to deploy a custom Windows 10 Education image on to my school's computers. I have a VM running Windows Server 2012 R2. When I add a custom install.wim Windows 7 image (...
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WildFly can't be stopped via service on Windows Server

Using the following configuration: Microsoft Windows Server 2012r2 WildFly-9.1.0.Final (running in standalone mode) Oracle Java JDK 1.8.0_91 For some unknown reason, WildFly can't be stopped using ...
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Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

I have Windows Server 2012 R2 system with Active Directory installed on it and using this computer for local development (Microsoft SharePoint). What i wanted to do is to open the local Internet ...
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Easy recovery of active directory with NTDS and SYSVOL folders? (DSRM PW known!)

I have backups of the active directory NTDS and SYSVOL folders. And I know the DSRM password of the active directory. But if I search on Microsoft help for recovering a active directory I only found ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 not downloading recommended updates

I have multiple Windows Server 2012 R2 running on Azure (IaaS VM's). We perform monthly maintenances on these servers via Ansible, this includes Windows updates (recommended and critical updates). ...
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Manually trigger file write failures

We're building a custom software program (Java + Spring.io) that writes audit trails to a log file (using logback). When a user takes an action in the system, an auditing entry is logged. This works. ...
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Steps for troubleshooting Windows ADFS issue

Yesterday I posted a specific question about an error I'm getting in ADFS that has me stumped. Because I have very limited experience troubleshooting windows based products, I think advice on how to ...
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Calling an URL from a Windows Server 2012 + IE 11 fails with KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED error

My problem : Calling an URL from a Windows Server 2012 with IE 11 fails on a IIS Application (with Windows Authentication and Kerberos activated) : After 3 captures of the correct password, I get a ...
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Server goes down for a few minutes every other day and random times

I have 2 VPS that are behaving strangely, I'll explain everything in great detail because I'm not from below, and therefore do not know exactly where the problem starts. I have 4 VPSs on a server ...
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ADFS error duing SAML Service Provider Login

I have a Spring SAML Project that has been under development for about a month. I've integrated with ADFS and everything has been working well. I'm getting an intermittent error that is becoming ...
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FTP Error 530 when using FTP User Isolation on IIS 8

I'm setting up an FTP server on IIS 8 running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials box. The server is configured to be the physical directory D:\ (the whole drive). I have 3 users: let's say user1, ...
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How do I determine if DFS's Auto Recovery State is Actually doing anything?

One of my servers was rebooted recently and CHKDSK was run. When I run a DFS Diagnostic report on it, the DFS environment shows the server that was rebooted is now in a state of "Auto Recovery". ...
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APC Smart UPS serial connection on Windows Server 2012 R2

I have an APC UPS 620 and a Windows Server 2012 R2 (non virtual) server. The server and the UPS are connected with genuine APC serial signaling cable. Without installing any software the APC is not ...
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How do I resolve a DFS replication issue when the replication service thinks the destination disk is full, but actually isn't?

I ran a diagnostic report on my DFS replication between 2 servers and got the following error in my report: The DFS Replication service stopped replication on volume D:. This failure can occur ...
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Restructure Active Directory Forest Root Domain

We have a forest root domain of legacy_domain.loc, and another domain modern_domain.loc which exists in a structure similar to: legacy_domain.loc ----- modern_domain.loc | ...
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Can't restore GPO to new domain/new OS/new NETBIOS name

I'm trying to restore from an old GPO backup for which the OS installation no longer exists, but I'm not having much luck. Some things have changed for the new installation: The NETBIOS name (was ...
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Amazon EC2 Windows Server 2012 cannot delete file even as Administrator

I cannot get Blender3D to run on my AWS EC2 instance. I get a message telling me that my system does not use 3D hardware acceleration. I have all my drivers installed (NVidaGRID, etc) and have ...
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Windws Server 2012 R2 Event Log / Audit deleted files / Only last minutes visible

My goal: I want to find out who deletes files on a network share. Users are sometimes complaining that a file is missing and as usual the others are to blame. I have file auditing enabled for this ...
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DC Replication over VPN Server 2012R2

I Have two sites right next to one another connected using Draytek routers an IPSEC secure vpn tunnel. One site had all the servers the other none. I installed a new DC on the main site them moved ...
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Why is my Server 2012 R2 DISM failing to repair corruption

Can anyone lend me some assistance in repairing my server 2012 R2 image? I have a 2012 R2 VM, and have attached the install DVD we used from our datastore. I am then running the command: dism /...
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WSUS Windows Update Client stuck

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 running WSUS in the domain. I can see several Windows 8.1 computers not reporting status for over 2 weeks, and not installing any new updates, in the WSUS console. On ...
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Advice about scaling out IIS and SQL Server 2014 on Windows Server 2012R2

We are running a dual processor server E5-2630 V3 / 64 GB RAM with Windows Server 2012 R2, this server has IIS and SQL Server 2014 installed, only one web service is running to serve a mobile ...
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Windows Server 2012r2 Essentials Folder Redirection Breaks Start Menu

I recently replaced windows server 2016 essentials with windows server 2012r2 Essentials in a small home environment with two clients. Both clients are running Windows 10 Education. I was able to ...
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System Center 2012 Security

I installed the entire System Center 2012 Suite and I run the Database on it's own machine. During installation I noticed you could use specific user(s) on the install and setup for each of the ...
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Work folders and domain guest

I have setup Workfolders on my Windows Server 2012 R2. This is all working fine, however I want to be able to use my domain guest user on my domain computers. This is not possible according to this ...
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Sysprep for EC2 instances

AWS' documents on creating a custom image reference using sysprep as one of the steps in the creation process. They don't actually specify if it's a required step or if it is run automatically as ...
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Apache windows service ran under custom identity wont start

I have a new windows 2012 R2 server and I am trying to install apache 2.4 as a service with a custom local user made specifically for Apache. I have the user rights assignment to allow logon as a ...
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scp to Windows2012Server running Microsoft's OpenSSH-server port, fails with `Broken pipe`

Just installed Microsoft-blessed's OpenSSH Window port and it works great for ssh sessions from Linux clients: andrew@debian:~$ ssh 55.55.55.55 The authenticity of host '55.55.55.55 (55.55.55.55)' ...