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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Server 2012 R2 - Server not booting (Advanced repair options)

I have a server running Server 2012 R2 which is not booting. The server has the Hyper-V Role installed and hosts a number of VMs. The server boots into the Advanced repair options every time. I have ...
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Windows 2012 R2 web server running IIS and intermittent HTTP timeouts?

I am having issues with a dedicated server and unfortunately the hosting company is not much help. The issue is I have a few MVC apps running on IIS. It is only acting as a web server, by the way. I ...
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How do I install PDO drivers for PHP on Windows?

I installed Apache, PHP 5.6 and MySQL 5.7 on a Windows server. In php.ini, I enabled the following: extension=php_mysql.dll extension=php_mysqli.dll extension=php_oci8_12c.dll ...
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Can you enable IPv6 anycast on a Microsoft DNS server?

I have an anycast address assigned to a Windows 2012R2 server and I can ping it from across subnets. The DNS service doesn't see it as an address it can listen on and nslookup (from the server ...
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Installing apache: no VCRUNTIME140.dll despite installing VC_redist.x86.exe

I installed VC_redist.x86.exe as instructed by the Apache docs, but when I run httpd.exe -k install it gives me the error: this program can't start because vcruntime140.dll is missing from your ...
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Disable Removable Storage classes doesn't work via GPO on Windows 7

Could you please help me with very strange situation: Test environment: DC - Windows Server 2012R2, Workstation - Windows 7 Professional N SP1 Case: disable USB via Group Policy. Normally, I go to ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Force Terminal Server users to print with a specific configuration

I have a machine with Windows Server 2012 R2, and I configured some printers in this computer with the Admin account. I also have some terminal server users. However, although printers are configured ...
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Is it possible to take a gold image from a RAID 1 server

I have a cluster environment where i have two identical servers with the same exact configuration running Windows Server 2012 R2 DC. Setting up the servers for testing from scratch is a time consuming ...
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Where should I look to find out what cause my server hang?

I just had a Windows 2012 R2 guest on ESXi 5.5 stop responding. Resetting the machine from the vsphere client worked. Restarting the machine from there resulted in a message saying something like ...
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My Server has two default gateways, one for public IP and the other for Private IP

I have set up a server running Windows Server 2012 R2. I have two NIC cards, one I have assigned a Public IP address - 41.223.59.153/30. this one is accessible from the internet.(remote users log in ...
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Is it possible to modify sender address if I use Windows Server 2012 R2 as SMTP relay?

I am working in a company that only allows email address on the directory to be sent. But for HP iLO alertmail system, it does not allow users to modify the sender address. The sender address is ...
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Does anyone have a procedure for deploying Microsoft Direct Access that actually works?

I have been struggling for months to get Microsoft's Direct Access working in our environment (Server 2012 r2 servers, Win 10 Enterprise clients). All the procedures I have found on-line are out of ...
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Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming vs. MPIO [duplicate]

I've got a server with Windows Server 2012 R2 installed on it. 1 NIC on the server is used for management purposes and I've teamed the 3 other NICs which communicate with our SAN to carry out VM ...
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Upgrade from WS 2008 R2 to WS 2012 R2 Remotely

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine running on the branch office. Is it possible to do an upgrade of Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2 by Remote Desktop or Teamviewer ? I did ...
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Server 2012 with DAC setup [closed]

I am trying to setup DAC in Server 2012 Standard. However, it gets a little confusing on how the client has groups. 8 total groups (including Administrators and All Users). However, 1 user might be a ...
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Server Backup reports incomplete backup [0x80070020] due to item in System Volume Information Folder

My Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials server has started throwing the same error each time during daily backups, each backup has this error in the failed items backup log: Error in backup of ...
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WMIC command runs fine with a local account, hangs with an AD account using remote logon

For some reason, this command runs fine locally: wmic group where sid="S-1-5-32-545" get name But hangs for 8hours+ when ran under an AD account via remote desktop. Is it possible there's a GPO ...
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404 - File or directory not found with IIS 8.5

I am migrating IIS 7 websites to IIS 8.5. My website is using .Net v2.0 and completed everything as per the migration. When I tried accessing the website from local (from IIS) I am getting the page as ...
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Windows Server CAL for IIS [duplicate]

I have read numerous articles (and ServerFault answers) on CAL licencing, and thought I understand it. My understanding so far was that CAL licenses are related to users and devices directly accessing ...
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Scheduled Tasks running twice on windows server 2012 R2

On my production server (Windows server 2012) I have scheduled various tasks. I have enabled Task Scheduler history but its of no use. LastRunResult of each of my tasks shows Last run of the task was ...
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Change network category

My server has two network interfaces, one for public interface and one for internal management. These networks are completely isolated from each other. Both have own cables, routers and so on. I'm ...
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Microsoft Outlook backup options

I am trying to find ways to manage my client's Outlook... Their PST files tend to build up fairly quickly and I am looking for a solution for them to back up their emails. There used to be Outlook ...
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IIS AppPool Identity and local groups

I'm trying to use local groups to control read/write permissions on some folders that are accessed by multiple application pools of IIS (8.5 on WinSrv2012r2). I have some issues when I add or remove ...
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replicate old file server machine from 2003sp2 to 2012r2

I just read this great post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2014/11/05/migrating-file-server-from-windows-server-2003-to-windows-server-2012-r2.aspx I was wondering if i could achieve a ...
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AD FS Setup Issue on 2012 R2 Domain Controller

I am trying to run the Add-KdsRootKey command on a 2012 R2 domain controller for AD FS setup and am receiving the following error: Add-KdsRootKey : The specified domain either does not exist or could ...
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NIC Team, Trunking, WS2012/HP2920

I have another problem. I made a NIC Team on Windows Server 2012 R2 containing 2 Interfaces. It's created as LACP. Also, on Switch HP2920 I have two ports as a trunk (trk1), and also as LACP. When I ...
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Run Windows Server 2012 Datacenter headless

Is there a way to run a full installation of Windows Server 2012 headless? I am aware that I could potentially uninstall the GUI but I'm looking for a more 'seamless' solution where I could easily ...
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AD Certificate services - The combobox to select Template is missing

Has anybody come across an issue where the certificate templates field is missing in the certsrv web-page? I am running 'Windows2012R2 Standard'. The online tutorials all have this combobox, but i am ...
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Volume Deduplication yields 0 savings and has 0 InPolicyFiles

I am trying to get some sensible results from the Server 2012 R2 dedup feature and repeatedly failing. I have two large-ish volumes (4 + 2 TB) exposed as D: and E: respectively. The volumes are ...
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DNS sometimes returns internal IP outside

I have 2012r2 cluster, with active directory, DNS and DC. This cluster has internal private network (IP 10.1.x.x). That cluster DNS has parent external corporative DNS. Every node has also external ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2: how to monitor logons?

How do I check the users that have logged in on the server in the last couple of weeks? I suppose Event Viewer, but where exactly?
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If both forwarders have answer, why does DNS server still timeout on request?

In what circumstances would a DNS server request timeout when the forwarders already have the answer? For example, there appears to be a domain that I assume is having DNS issues at the moment ...
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Missing Exchange Writer + Missing System Writer + Specific services crashing regulary + Hyper-V VM

I have some strange errors on multiple Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machines (Hyper-V hosts). Missing VSS writers on startup: System Writer and Exchange Writer. I have scoured the net for possible ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Unattend Headaches

I've used WinSIM from ADK 8.1 and 10, as well as http://windowsafg.no-ip.org/server2012r2.html to make an autounattend.xml answer file. The default product key works fine via a regular, interactive ...
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Logon failure: The target account name is incorrect

Yesterday I was having a computer in the office give me the error " the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed " So I went and rejoined the computer to the domain ...
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Working ADFS webapplication proxy. No SSO from webbroser to MSOFBA

We're implementing an WebApplication Proxy (WAP) on Windows server 2012R2 for our organisation to replace the authenticatin/SSO features of TMG. Currently we have a working WAP with SSO for: - ...
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Windows Server - WMI Permission?

This question is related to this one. I am trying to get some disk sensor data via WMI (W2012R2). Therefore I added a user wmiagent and granted some rights. I did it exactly like in this guide. Some ...
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Active Directory sysvol Check script using Powershell Jobs

I am working on a sysvol check script for active directory monitoring. Completed the script which checks connectivity to sysvol on all the domain controllers in the given domain. As part of this i am ...
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Nagios & Nc_net -> S.M.A.R.T

I need some help: We have a Nagios running which is monitoring some Windows 2012 R2 Servers. I want to add Disk Health/SMART-Monitoring to these machines. The Nagios config for a service on a Windows ...
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Using a specific network adapter for a service

On a Synology NAS this is called: Service-interface binding Is there something to specify the network adapter used by a certain service? I don't wan't all applications running on that adapter. I only ...
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can't add RDSH to existing collections: Unable to retrieve the session collection properties

For the last couple of days we are unable to add a session host to our collection, we tried with server manager and powershell, we added domains to the collection group, we moved the server to a OU ...
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SQL Connection Problems between two servers

I have two Windows Server 2012 R2 servers HOST1 and HOST2. HOST1 has a web application that talks to a SQL Server 2014 instance on HOST2. When pulling larger amounts of data, notably during scheduled ...
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Can one machine be the part of two Microsoft failover clusters?

Can one machine be the part(the node) of two Microsoft failover clusters or not?
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Deny all kind of access except for ip-range

Hi I'm setting up a little 2012R2 network. Right now I want to setup an DC and connect a few windows machines with it. It's running virtualisied on my root server and unfortunatly I can't put it ...
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Windows Server 2012 using wrong IP address for replication

Is there a way to manually set what IP address/DNS record AD will use when replicating? I have a "network within a network" (NWaN) setup which spans across two remote locations-- so there's one NWaN ...
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How to index and search files within a shared folder using Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 10?

I could not find anything useful on that topic, so I am once again turning to you. I want to be able to search files on a shared folder using Windows 10. The shared folder is on a file server running ...
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windows server 2012 r2 AD: default unchecked “User Must Change Password at Next Logon” when manually reset password

When I manually change an user's password, I get the checkbox "User Must Change Password at Next Logon" (here in italian "Cambiamento obbligatorio password all'accesso successivo") checked by default. ...
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Why do our Windows 2012 R2 DHCP Servers lose reservations?

Windows takes our DHCP reservations, but does not know how to hold-on to the reservations. There is a history of this in Windows 2008 DHCP server, but the closest i could find for Windows 2012 R2 ...
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Windows Firewall Connection Security, require encryption with IPv6?

I've set up Windows Firewall on a Server 2012 R2 to always require IPSec Encryption for all Connection Security Rules. I've then specified Inbound Rules for specific ports and services, and ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 and TCP slow start and Hyper-v hosts

I need to change default value of TCP InitialCongestionWindow I read this document: https://www.iispeed.com/blog/windows-server-2012-and-tcp-slow-start I tryed it on our hyper-v hosted virtual ...