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 2012 Failover DHCP

I've been tasked with migrating from our current 50/50 scope resilient DHCP servers to new hot standby failover DHCP in Server 2012 R2. Built a test bed with the two DHCP server VMs and created a ...
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MSI installer fails to download external payload

When trying to install certain packages on Windows Server 2012 R2 (and possibly other SKUs, did not try this), it seems like the MSI installer removes exactly 4 characters from the relative path of ...
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Authentication Configuration with IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012

I have a site hosted using IIS on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server. The application is configured to use an application pool that uses the NetworkService account as the application pool identity. The ...
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w32time in domain polling from wrong Domain Controller

From the MS Documentation I can see that computers in a domain should get their time from the PDC domain controller, and if done right the PDC should get it's time from an external source. In my ...
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Authenticated Origin Pulls with CloudFlare and IIS

I'm running Windows Server 2012 R2 with CloudFlare in front and trying to setup authenticated origin pulls as specified here - https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/204899617 The problem ...
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PEAPv0 Used in Windows Server 2012?

I've read the Wikipedia article on PEAP and have searched Microsoft.com. By all indications, Windows (in my case, Server 2012), uses PEAPv0 (as opposed to PEAPv1 or PEAPv2) to wrap MSCHAPv2. Is ...
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dns zone not working like it should S2012R2

I'm stuck in solving the following problem. We have 2 domain and dns controllers. Everything works like it should, except for something very weird. On the DNS servers we have 2 extra primary AD ...
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How to debug php-cgi.exe ruins my windows server 2012R2 cpu?

I have server 2012r2 with php 7.0.4 (x64/32 - no diff) Problem is that process php-cgi.exe use a lot of cpu. cpu Server is on 2 virtual cpu and 4 gb ram - so it should handle at lest 50-100 users ...
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IIS 8.5 500.19 status code with 0x80070038 access share

We are experiencing an intermittent issue with websites accessing resources/images over CIFS/SMB shares (running on our storage array). It comes and goes and we are trying to get to the bottom of it. ...
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IIS Web Farm site stuck on starting on other servers - 0x800710D8

We have a win 2012/IIS 8.5 web farm up and running using a shared config. All was working great on the servers and we would create a site on one server and it would go across them all. We run into ...
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Intermittent Server Performance Degradation Troubleshooting

I have been troubleshooting an intermittent server performance issue for too long and I am running out of ideas. I am looking for any suggestions as to how I might be able to identify the cause of ...
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LDAPS on Windows Server 2012 R2 without CA

I am building Splunk in a production environment. The long and short is, in order to get relevant AD things that I need from my Domain Controllers, which are running Windows Server 2012 R2, I need to ...
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When I try adding a new site to iis 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2 it says it already exists

When I try adding a new site to iis 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2 it says it already exists. This is the first site I'm trying to add. I am not finding where this site may or may not exist. ...
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How to use TPM related command on windows?

On tpm.msc under command management there is list of TPM commands and it show it as allowed. My question is form where we can execute these commands. I was trying to read PCR values using ...
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<jvm-arg>'s not added to JVM on Resin 4, Windows Server 2012

We are migrating from Linux (Ubuntu) to Windows Server 2012R2 (don't ask!) and have encountered a setup problem with Resin: Installing Resin 4 Pro using the packaged setup.exe facility, resin.exe is ...
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DNS registration by Windows Servers not updating automatically (after reboots)

I have an issue with our Windows 2008-2012r2 servers not updating their DNS records automatically after reboots. After a while the records get removed from our DNS-servers (running 2012r2) making the ...
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configuring ntp server with w32tm

I configure my network with new ntp server to let all nodes sync thier time from it.. before I configure ntp server, entire network was taking their time from PDC. I configure every thing even I ...
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Configuring RemoteApp for external users, how does RDS Gateway work?

I feel I must be just missing something obvious here. I have a working RDS deployment with two RDSH hosts. It's not perfectly architected, but this came from a PoC and will be re-engineered in a few ...
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How to upgrade multiple virtual machine operating system in VMware vSphere in a data center?

In our data center we have 4 physical server having ESXi 5.5 installed on them. On each physical server there are multiple virtual machines running on them and all of these virtual machines are ...
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Hyper-V KVP (Data Exchange) Not Working Between Windows Server 2012 R2 and Ubuntu 14.04 Guest

I have followed the directions at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn531029.aspx, the daemon is running on the Linux side, the /var/lib/hyperv/.kvp_pool_* files exist...but are not being ...
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Hyper-V Manager - Use HTTPS with WinRM

I've successfully configured WinRM on my Hyper-V server to use HTTPS. I am able to connect to it and execute commands from my client PC by using the same local username and password on both (they are ...
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new-pssession previously working code now gets Access is denied

I hope someone can shed some light on this one, I've been using the below code below to create a new PSSession for months and has been working perfectly! Until today where it has suddenly started ...
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Why clients requests with KeepAlive connections to my Windows Server Apache 2.2 are not always served in time?

I have 3000 clients using KeepAlive to connect to my Windows Apache server. Clients send GET request which expects a OK 200 HTTP response from server every 5 seconds concurrently. Clients timeout ...
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IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2 cannot handle more than one concurrent connection

I am in a bizzare situation. Here's my scenario: I have been working on an MVC5 Web API2 Project hosted on Rackspace hosting. According to the diagram I've added, the API project is AppOne. We have ...
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How to create an Internet facing Domain Controller Without VPN

I am extremely new to this. I am trying to create a domain controller that could be contacted via Internet. In clear words, I am trying to create a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller with ...
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Mistakenly changed the Private IP Address [closed]

I had deployed an Virtual Machine with Windows Server 2012 R2. I went to "Network and Sharing Settings" -> "Change Adapter Settings" -> "Ethernet/Properties" -> "Internet Protocol Version ...
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How do I point clients to the NTP server?

I need to build an NTP server within my network on Windows Server 2012. This server must be dedicated only for NTP. I am using the W32tm service to configure my NTP to resynchronise its time from ...
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How to recover deleted WSUS Administration from IIS 8.5

The default WSUS Administration somehow got deleted from IIS Sites by doing-> Right Click -> "remove" under - Sites I now need to recover the site, preferably without configuring WSUS from scratch. ...
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Why can't I view or add SQL and Network Performance Counters in Performance Monitor?

I'm trying to add the below Performance Counters to a user-defined data collector set in a Performance Monitor on Windows Server 2012 R2. I can see them when I dump them to a file (eg typeperf -q -o ...
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RemoteApp performance issues in Windows Server 2012R2

When editing or saving rather large ms office or pdf files (1MB+), it seems that the printerdriver recalculates the printing settings (area and so on) of the document which causes enough load to make ...
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Storage Space Parity disk running very slow

The problem started, or at least noticed after expanding the virtual disk to 5 TB during a network file transfer. What happens is if I'm transferring a file to the server (running 2012 R2) it writes ...
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Event log subscription returns error code (0x138C)

I have been battling getting Event log subscriptions to work on my server 2012 R2 domain controllers. I have created the collector-initiated-subscription using the GUI and selecting the defaults ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 access denied when changing files [closed]

I have been running Windows 2012r2 in testing for a while. One of the things keeping the OS from going into production is "Access Denied" message when changing config settings in either Program Files ...
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ESXi 6.0 has stopped mounting NFS Shares

After a reboot of a ESXi 6.0 server it will no longer mount several NFS shares being hosted on a Windows Server 2012 R2 box. Previously these shares were working fine, but now any NFS mount is met ...
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Failing updates in WS2012R2 @(KB3126593,KB3126593,KB3071756)

I have a freshly installed, properly licensed Windowsed Server 2012R2 that has 3 failing updates: Security Update for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB3126593) Security Update for Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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Exchange 2013 is failing its Readiness Checks for installation due to legacy Exchange 2000/2003 records

We're in the process of upgrading our exchange 2007 to 2013, but after running the readiness checks, we're getting an error. Error reads: "One or more servers in the existing organization are ...
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Windows Server - any way to prevent file encryption?

I'm not talking about EFS or Bitlocker here. I'm asking if there's a way to prevent files from being encrypted. I'm referring to some extent to ransomware, but specifically I want the following ...
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Create TAPI AD partition - missing TapiCfg.exe on Server 2012 R2

I think I need to create a TAPI application partition in our AD for it seems that "Unify HiPath TAPI 170" does not work correctly without it. To accomplish this on Server 2003 I would use the tool ...
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Why do i need freeradius's keytab?

I'm trying to set up 802.1x for the wifi. I'm working with freeradius an windows server 2012. I need SSO ... help :) Currently I'm not able to set up freeradius krb. 'radtest' doesn't make it trough. ...
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Inconsistent NTP settings on Windows Servers

I'm seeing this odd behaviour on some Windows servers we have: The output of NTP configuration includes these lines: C:\Windows\system32>w32tm /query /configuration NtpClient (Local) Enabled: 1 ...
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The account “Everyone” could not be mapped to a SID

I have a script that enables sharing on a folder an sets the sharing permissions. The script works fine with one exception which is the most important one if you wanna generate a HomeUse-Directory. I ...
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How to change primary group on Windows without ActiveDirectory?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 using WorkGroup only (no Active Directory) with some local users and groups. Is that possible to change the primary group of some local users? I couldn't find a ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 update stuck after restart at 9%

I installed windows server 2012 R2 on a server with IIS, SQL, TFS and some other Microsoft products. After finished installation, I ran windows update which asked for restart to continue installation. ...
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Windows web server do not respond randomly

I have a windows 2012 server VPS with Plesk 11 and hosted 1 ASP.Net website on it. every thing was OK since a week ago, My customer complained that his server does not respond. firstly I thought It is ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Server and Mac clients - Move/Rename issues

I am administrating the computer network of a small company which has 12 Macs under Yosemite (10.10.5) and used to have an Apple Mac Mini Server running out of space. I've decided to switch them to ...
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IIS 8 - Default SSL Site Breaks SNI

We have the following scenario in testing SNI on Windows Server 2012 R2 with IIS 8. Domain names and IP addresses listed below are fake and for example only. WEB SITE NAME IP ADDRESS Host ...
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Powershell New-SelfSignedCertificate missing -NotBefore in Windows 2012r2

My 2008 powershell script is not working correctly in 2012r2. The command New-SelfSignedCertificate -DnsName test.testdomain.com -NotBefore [datetime]::now.AddYears(10) comes back with: ...
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“Failed to create COM object `hMailServer.Application'”, although Everyone has launch and activation DCOM permissions

In a Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter environment with IIS 8.5.9600.16384, Plesk 12.5.30 Update #24 and hMailServer 5.6.4-B2283 I'm trying to install the web interface PHPWebAdmin that ships with ...
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How do print servers work?

This is more of a conceptual question than a question about an actual setup in practice. Let's say I have a network printer, a print server (server A) and workstations B and C that will use the print ...
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Setting up Active Directory, Adding Machines with Different OSes & adding a server with an instance of SQL

I have 2 servers to manage at work, a Dell Poweredge with has a software called "Abecas" which uses SQL Server, The Poweredge is running Win Server 2008, there is no AD in place as of yet. I have ...