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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Storage Spaces - Why Use Parity? [duplicate]

Given that mirrored Storage Spaces provide automatic corruption detection and repair, is space efficiency the only compelling advantage of parity over a mirror? I am thinking that the poor write ...
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in windows server 2012 - is it possible to use File Server Resource Manager to screen folders by name?

In windows server 2012 I can use File Server Resource Manager to screen file types by name and block them being created, ie, block all *.mp3 files being created. Is there any way to do the same thing ...
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Transfering virtual disk data from 2012 R2 server to 2008 foundation

We have a need to backup data on a 2012 R2 server and restore it to an offsite 2008 Foundation server. Problems arise because 2008 only supports .vhd files while 2012 insists on .vhdx vDisks only. ...
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Work folders not working

I am trying to configure work folders on W2012 R2. I completed server configuration (as described in all procedures) and I have no error in server logs. Port 443 is in use by "windows sync share" ...
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Server 2012r2 RDS - Start Screen

I'm in the process of setting up an RDS server. It will be multi-tenant, so it's locked right down. All user profile data is stored on the file server using GPO folder redirection. I want to lock ...
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DNS on Windows Server 2012 R2

I'm new to Servers and am using Windows Server 2012 R2, after trying to create a AD DC and connect a machine to it, I get the following errors when connecting: "An Active Directory Domain ...
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Downgrade IE11 on Windows 2012 Server R2

I have setup a test environment with Windows 2012 Server R2 Std, using RDS/RemoteFX. Anyways, the server is running fine but I need to use IE 10 and not IE 11 on the server itself. I have a web ...
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Temporarily attach a virtual disk to a hyper-V virtual machine in

Anyone know if it is possible to attach a virtual disk to a running hyper-V virtual machine so that it can be used for Windows Server Backup to use to backup the virtual machine and its system state ...
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Windows server 2012R2 as additional domain controller along with Server 2008R2 fails

On running ADPrep passes all prerequisite, but fails in the last stage with the below error: ADPrep execution failed --> System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception (0x80004005): A device attached to ...
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RDP works on wired connection, but it gets stuck on “estimating connection quality” over WIFI

I'm trying to connect to a Windows Server 2012 R2 using RDP. It works fine using the ethernet cable, but it gets stuck on "estimating connection quality" if I try to connect using WIFI. The WIFI ...
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Active Directory Administrative Center over Active Directory Users and Computers

Is there any difference using Active Directory Administrative Center over Active Directory Users and Computers? In training videos I've seen people mostly use the older look Active Directory Users and ...
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Troubleshooting Remote Desktop Services Connectivity - Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a number of users who connect to Published Applications over the internet. (Workers work from home). On any given day, user A can stay connected to the remote app with no disconnections for 8 ...
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802.1x auth without certificate on clients

I'm trying to implement WPA-Enterprise authentication on my UniFi Controller (3.1.10) without the need for certificates on clients. My RADIUS server will be Windows Server 2012R2 with NPS role ...
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IIS 8.5: Disable access log for static content

I using IIS 8.5 with access logs. But the IIS is also logging static content like css/js files and images. This is very useless and will cause unnecessary I/O. So is there a way to disable the access ...
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Access Installation Disc from Azure-hosted Windows Server 2012 R2 VM

I'm setting up an ADFS farm in Windows Azure and I need to export the settings of my old farm to import to the new farm. The official documentation on TechNet tells me to use scripts that are located ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Server network fails intermittently

I have 2 windows 2012 R2 servers in a production environment. Both are VM's and configured same with the ip address as different. I haven't recieved alert of any kind of network failure for one ...
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How can I manage a Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Cluster from a Windows 7 client?

The Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 seem to only support managing Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 servers. Is there a tool that can be installed on a Windows 7 client to manage a ...
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How to disable RDP access for Administrator

We need to disallow the domain Administrator account to access a server directly via RDP. Our policy is to log on as regular user and then use Run As Admin functionallity. How can we set this up? The ...
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How can I resolve the error “Hyper-V failed creating a new partition.”?

I noticed that one of the servers I had set up recently was saved and then restored by Hyper-V without anyone having requested such an action. I checked the event log and saw the following error in ...
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Is there a limit to the number of DHCP scopes I can have?

Some context: Currently all devices in our remote sites are setup on 1 VLAN. We have 400 remote sites. A project wants to split our sites into multiple VLAN's which on the whole seems like a good ...
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DFSR Crashing a Windows 2012 R2 File Cluster and causing temporary SMB Share disconnection

I have a Two Windows 2012 R2 running in as a Windows file cluster. The file cluster works prefect with almost instantaneous fail-over between nodes of the iSCSI Drives and SMB Shares. I also have ...
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Why does domain hosted with no-ip.org get rejected by browser's phishing filter/malware detection [closed]

I'm trying to host a tiny website on my home server (Windows 2012) and I am using a domain hosted with no-ip.org. That domain is forwarded to my server here at home, which is only hooked up to a ...
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WinSvr2012, Exchange 2013

I’ve got a Server running Windows Server 2012 Standard and MS Exchange 2013. Everything was running fine, able to access ECP and OWA no problems. I then installed MS Exchange Service Pack 1 and ...
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local authentication error, remote authentication success

The server is Windows Server 2012 R2 on a VM instance on Azure. There is no DC in the environment and the account in question is Local Administrator. When I remote onto the box I use the local admin ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Authorative DNS Server returns root hints

I have a non domain joined authoritative dns server for a zone, I've disabled dns recursion in server settings. When i do a query with dig @ns1.mydomain.tld . it returns the root hints. I've read ...
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Error when installing AppFabric 1.1 on Server 2012 64bit

I am trying to install AppFabric 1.1 on 64bit Windows Server 2012 R2. All updates have been installed and updates are turned ON .NET Framework 4.0 is installed .NET Framework 3.5 is installed IIS is ...
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Getting the DB2 Resource online in Failover Cluster

I'm using DB2 10.1 Enterprise Server Edition on Windows Server 2012 R2 After adding the DB2 resource to the cluster using the db2wolfi command, I go to the resources tab which is in the cluster ...
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How can we log file download successes and failures from IIS7?

We have a dedicated server: IIS7 Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard This servers sole use is to serve files ~120MB in size. We're looking for the simplest way to log how many downloads were: ...
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Server 2012 R2 - hidden Share$ not accessible

None of our hidden shares (\Server\Profile$) are accessible from the client machines. We can connect to them fine from the server but not from the win 7 client machines. Not a firewall issue, I have ...
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Setting up software RAID 1 on System Partition

I have a Windows 2012 R2 Essentials box I'm building (should be the same concerns as a Server 2012 or Server 2012 R2 box). I'm attempting to mirror the system disk (identical 750GB SATA drives) but I ...
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Hyper-V Server R2 (free) with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials as guest [duplicate]

It's my understanding that Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials now includes the Hyper-V role with the license to use it only as a core install and running Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials as the only ...
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DNS server IP address of redudant domain controller

I have two redudant Windows Server 2012R2 domain controller. The DNS is active directory integrated. Which order of dns ip address should the two domain controller have and why? Are there experience ...
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How does one enable FXP in Windows Server 2012 R2 IIS 8.5's FTP?

I have opened 2 threads at Microsoft's places already: ...
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SPN settings in a ADFS 3.0 lab setup

I am a developer trying to understand authentication with ADFS (2012 R2), so I am trying to setup an ADFS lab. I have found 2 guides: doc1 - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn280939.aspx ...
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What kind of possibility do I have to backup my Domain Controller 2012R2?

I have an ESXi (5.5) environment. There are two redundant domain controller(Active Directory, WINS, DNS, DHCP). What kind of possibility do I have to backup these domain controller without stopping ...
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Disable Metro in RDP Session: Windows Server 2012 R2

I have never used Windows Server 2012, but I am considering upgrading. Before I do, I must know if I can completely disable metro if I remotely log-into a Windows Server 2012 machine. Is it ...
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Can SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 run on the same server?

We have a new Windows 2012 server with SQL Server 2012 and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 running on it. I have been asked to install SharePoint 2013 on this server also. I know GP 2013 now uses SSRS for ...
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IPSec on Domain Controllers and Trusted Domains

I am looking at configuring IPSec as follows: Isolation Request authentication for inbound and outbound connections Computer and user (Kerberos V5) I am looking to do a blanket deployment across ...
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What's the upgrade path for ADFS 2.1 to 3.0 (Server 2012 to 2012 R2)

I have several domain controllers running Windows Server 2012 with a domain and forest functional levels at Windows Server 2012. Two of the DCs are running ADFS (2.1) in a farm for users in my ...
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How do I create a custom ADFS 2nd factor sign in page?

I have a C# dll that provides HOTP and TOTP authentication. I'd like to adapt this for use with ADFS sign in pages. (I'll share this DLL with you if you like) How do I integrate my authentication ...
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Routing different subnets across hyper-V virtual switch

Our server has two NICs each on a different subnet, we want traffic to cross between the two subnets. By default if these are two base NICs then this seems to work. Problem comes when one of them is ...
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How can I verify successful replication of two domain controllers

I have in my environment two redundant Windows Server 2012R2 domain controller. How can I verify successful replication of two domain controllers? On the domain controller are roles installed like AD ...
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How to copy system/apps settings from one server to another?

I have an instance of Windows Server 2012 running my website. This instance is 100% configured, with every single detail and fix I ever needed to perform. The problem is that now due to financial ...
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CleanMgr can nolonger be installed on server 2012 R2

Just tried to get cleanmgr installed and working on a fresh 2012 R2 install. Copies CleanMgr.exe & CleanMgr.exe.mui across like done before but when it is run get error: The Program or feature ...
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IIS 8 logging stops at midnight UTC

I have one IIS 8 server where the w3logsvc dies at midnight UTC (we're Central Time, so we're UTC -6). I have to manually start the service to get it back running again. I have the logging set to use ...
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EventId: 6005 & 6006 on hyper-V host containing virtualized domain controller

Is it normal and acceptable to get these events logged on a hyper-V host which is hosting it's own domain controller. EventId: 6005 The winlogon notification subscriber is taking long time to handle ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 cannot rename Administrator account via GPO

On Windows Server 2012 R2 the Administrator account does not seem to be able to be renamed. Have created the normal Rename Administrator GPO: Comp config -> Policies -> Windows settings -> Security ...
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i can't manage file and storage services in server manager. other services are fine

I have a windows 2012 R2 server. I had turned on the file and storage services role and was able to configure a single share in server manager. A few days later I wanted to create another share but ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 DNS Server forwards second request that includes local domain name

I recently found out that the DNS server in my Windows network (Windows Server 2008 R2 also DC) forwards two requests to the external DNS servers. If I enter a command like: nslookup google.com ...
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Move DFS Namespace

I have a server running 2012 R2, and I have set up a DFS namespace on it called \\Domain\Files. I would like to set up another server, so that if this one goes down, people can still access ...