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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What is the most efficient way to automatically create a home folder for a user in Windows 2012 Server R2

i am looking for a more efficient way to automate home folder creations for our users instead of using active directory and right clicking and selecting properties on the user and manually entering ...
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How can I invoke a foreground process from a background PowerShell Job?

I'm working on a PowerShell script that provides console output and restarts the system several times during the script's operation. As soon as it starts, it registers itself as a Scheduled Job so ...
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Outbound SMTP email not being delivered, but still disappearing from the queue and pickup folder

After setting up my smtp server on a Windows 2012 server r2 on port 587. I tested the email functions by creating a text file labeled email with the following code inside: From:admin@mydomain.com ...
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infrastructureUpdate type OU called Infrastructure in Active Directory

A new OU called infrastructure with the type infrastructureUpdate has appeared in my Active Directory. It has just appeared. I have been going through the setup recently and the last major thing I ...
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Non domain Server Manager connecting to domained Windows Server 2012 R2: “WinRM Negotiate authentication error”

I have two Windows Server 2012 R2 installations: One is not in a domain and another is in a domain. In the one NOT on the domain, I want to add the domained one to its server manager. When adding it ...
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WDS with Domain Admin Credentials Can't Join Windows 7 to Domain

I have a WDS server configured on Windows Server 2012 R2 running as a Hyper-V guest OS ontop of a Windows Server 2012 R2 physical server. I've installed and configured WDS and Microsoft Deployment ...
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What is Windows 2012 default memory page size?

It appears to be 64kb from analyzing my application's behavior, but I'm looking for a more definitive answer (a link to a reference would be great).
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Storage Spaces Recovery

Windows Server 2012 R2. 25 low cost disks and one SSD. OS is installed on the SSD, and the low cost disks are configured as a storage pool (with a couple of hot spares). The SSD has failed. Through ...
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Windows 7 versus 8 Access CNAME'd Share

Here's a situation that came up yesterday: we have a share on a machine we have to access using an alias (CNAME). The machine is running Windows Server 2012 R2, and services Windows 7 and 8 clients. ...
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Error using SHA256 certificate for RADIUS server for use with Ubuntu Unifi/Wireless 802.1x 802.11 network

We have an established wifi network with Unifi, setup as wpa2-enterprise with a Windows Server 2008 R2 RADIUS host. Our CA server crashed, which didn't seem to cause any trouble with phones ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Automatic Login

I'm trying to setup automatic login on a Windows Server with a chef script however all the answers I have found thus far don't seem to be working for Windows Server 2012 R2. I followed the registry ...
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Deploy multiple instances of a Virtual Machine in Azure

I have a Virtual Machine, let's call it Ceres, which is currently running in Azure. I would like to have two copies of Ceres running. Is it possible to simply create another identical instance of this ...
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IIS FTP Not Working Remotely Windows Server 2012 R2

We are attempting to duplicate our server in the Azure cloud. Both are Windows 2012 R2 servers. FTP works on the original server but not on the duplicate server. Additionally, the duplicate server ...
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Cannot Add/Remove Workflow Server from Workflow/Service Bus Farm (SharePoint 2013)

Having some issues with my Dev environment trying to add or remove a server to either the Workflow or Service Bus Farms. Full Disclosure: This is a dev environment and Workflow Configuration Manager + ...
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Inconsistent DNS resolution across clients and servers

In my home setup with two servers, both running ACDS and DNS, I have noticed occasional issues with DNS resolution. The issues occurs every month, even roughly same dates, and then everything goes ...
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32Bit ODBC DSN “Server does not exist or access denied” but 64 bit ODBC OK connecting to SQL Server 2014

Using a new SQL Server 2014 Connecting via 32bit ODBC fails giving the error "Server does not exist or access denied" Connecting via 64 bit ODBC is successful What might cause this?
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SATA Hard disk on RAID controller does not show on windows, and healthy on BIOS

We have a WIN2012 R2 server (3 x SSD 1T each, 1 x SATA 2TB), each drive is being put on it's own RAID (reads 4 "Adaptec Array SCSI Disk Device) on device manager in windows "disk drives" section ...
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Forward Lookup Zone Domain, Name Server IP “Unknown”

I have added the first new 2012r2 DC to an existing domain, that is running on 2003 servers. After getting it all setup, ADDS replicating, DNS replicating, DHCP setup etc. Everything I think seems to ...
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Static Route Still Uses Wrong Gateway

I have 2 servers connected to our corporate lan (10.0.0.0\24) and also connected to a seperate lan (192.168.1.0\30). I am unable to ping one server from the other on the 192.168.1.0 network and doing ...
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Windows 2012 Post-sysprep Powershell script not running

I have 2 templates 1 x Windows 2008 R2 1 x Windows 2012 R2 I have sysprep'ed both templates, Generalize / shutdown, etc, etc On both templates have I the following post-sysprep script that should ...
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IIS 8.5, PHP5.6 (FastCGI) and Forefront

I've got a Windows 2012 R2 server with IIS and PHP 5.6 (installed from WPI) installed, with Forefront, with real-time scanning enabled. When we saturate IIS with requests to PHP scripts, Forefront ...
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Delegate session management on RemoteApp 2012

We've built a rather large RemoteApp environment on 2012 R2, fully patched. Everything is working fine, so now comes the time to offshore and delegate tasks to the first line team. We would like to ...
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Windows 2012 and Windows 2012 R2

Are the virtual machines created in Windows 2012 Datacenter compatible with Windows 2012 Datacenter R2? I have an existing Windows 2012 Datacenter and I recently got another server loaded with Windows ...
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Nic Teaming Windows Server 2012 R2 - No network connection

I have 2 100Mbps NIC cards installed into PCIe slots and connected each card to it's own desktop 8 port switch. My Settings: Mode: switch-independent Load Balancing: Dynamic / Address Hash VLAN: ...
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Minimizing attack surface on fresh 2012 R2

I'm in the following situation, i will have a fresh server connected to the internet (if required with a firewall between the net and it simply droping all packets on ports other than the one my ...
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Local Server Website Doesn't respond as soon as lose Internet Connectivity

I have hosted a local website in my organisation where student are accessing the local website locally from IIS server windows 2012 r2 Server,and we have 24 x 7 internet connectivity where the same ...
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What user accounts are necessary on the domain controller pc?

2012 R2 environment When a server is created to be a domain controller, it can be setup using the domain\administrator account when is attached to the domain. The machine will also have the default ...
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Is it a good idea to have auto updates on an isolated server? [closed]

A Windows Server 2012R2. It only serves the local net: file server and a SQL database. It is isolated from the Internet, except the update server, no ports are forwarded. Question: Is it a good idea ...
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Test impact of DSC script using vNext in Release Management

Following the examples on the web, it's not hard to set up a working example for the first DSC script. However, I need to find a way to just list the changes that the script will make, not actually ...
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Why doesn't ESXi see the LUN in my Server 2012 iSCSI target?

I don't see what I'm missing here. In Server 2012, I installed the roles, created the virtual iSCSI disk, selected "create a new target" for this disk, named it, grabbed the IP and IQN of the ESXi ...
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ADFS 3.0 How to Add an Account Partner?

We have ADFS 3.0 running and we need to add another account partner (also running ADFs 3.0) for authenticating users. How can I accomplish this?
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Windows 2012 Shared Drives Odd Latency Issue

I have a Dell T110 II running ESXi 5.5 with a Windows 2012 R2 instance running with the following roles: ADDS DHCP DNS File/Storage Svcs WSUS I have two shared folders -- Scans and Data -- which ...
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WIndows Server 2012 R2 remote domain join

I am a system administrator for a non-profit organisation. In our office we have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard machine (ATLAS) running which is our main server. ATLAS is an AD DS, Domain ...
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How do I enable Remote Desktop Connection on a domain controller?

So I've come to the conclusion that something by default must prevent RDC from operating on a 2012 R2 DC. This particular post (link) suggests RDC on a DC is a bad idea and the I understand the ...
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Child server cannot detect parent server users

Good day! I have two Windows 2012 R2 servers in a Active Directory forest, one as parent with the domain local.test and another as a child with the domain child.local.test. The child server has been ...
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Configuring DNS server on Windows Server 2012 R2

I have successfully setup a DNS server on my local virtual machine and its running and I've mapped 2 public IP's with my domain name (****.com). I also created reverse lookup zones which basically map ...
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Windows Update causing server meltdown

A failed windows update caused my Windows Server 2012 R2 install to have a meltdown. Update package: Microsoft-Windows-NetFx4-OC-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384 failed and every ...
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smbclient NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE against Windows Server 2012 R2 share

We are running Debian wheezy, with smbclient v 3.6.6, trying to reach a Windows 2012 R2 share. This conundrum involves two users: ReadOnlyUser and WriteUser We have been using -A ...
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SCCM SUP cannot connect with WSUS Server - WSUS Server version 3.0 SP2 or above is not installed

On 6/1, one our Software Update Points lost the ability to connect to its WSUS Server: WSUS Control Manager failed to monitor WSUS Server "SCCM.ad.contoso.gov". Possible cause: WSUS Server version ...
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CentOS cifs client sees Windows 2012 deduplicated files as symlinks

I have CentOS 7.0 VM with a volume mounted on a Windows 2012-R2 file server. The volume contains some big files related to an internal Wordpress site. About a week ago the site became 'broken' and ...
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Can I disable DHCP client on my Windows 2012R2 server (which uses static IP)?

I looking through the services list on some of the Windows 2012 R2 servers here and noticed that DHCP client is running, despite the servers using static IP on all interfaces. This seemed like a ...
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Unable to connect to SSTP server in AWS

I have created a SSTP server in AWS using the following as a guide: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/notime/archive/2013/06/01/how-to-configure-windows-azure-server-2012-as-an-sstp-vpn-provider.aspx I have ...
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How to assign by GPO a file/shortcut to desktop for both specific user and computer?

I have to put on my domain controler's desktops only a custom MMC for a specific user only. Tought the best course of action was: *Default_DC_OU containing DCs, applying the GPO for shortcut to MMC. ...
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Windows Server Domain User and Workstation Software

I have a new server with windows server 2012(domain) and want to add a few new users and workstations( with AD), so all user could login on all workstations. That is easy, but now I would like to add ...
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Using a NAS as iSCSI to share a volume via Windows 2012 vs CIFS/Windows share

I'm migrating an Active Directory Windows 2003 server to Windows Server 2012 R2. Currently, I have a MyDocuments redirection policy enabled on the Window 2003 server to a local drive. Since the ...
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Exchange 2013 and AD/GC issues

I have Exchange 2013 (minimal install and all roles are on a single server) on-premises running on a Windows 2012 R2 server (both Windows and Exchange are patched and up-to-date). Basically this ...
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How can i create a trigger for a task in task scheduler which should start the task for some event ID but not for some other event ID

I have a few tasks created in task scheduler for which i wish to create auto recovery mechanism if the tasks are terminated from outside the task scheduler. Basically each of these tasks create a java ...
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Stop IIS 8.5 from listing on Port 80, but still listen on port 443 for specific IPs

A have an application server that serves a number of IIS 8.5 applications on a number of IP's. Some use port 80 only, some use port 443 only, some use 80 & 443. For the sites that use 443 only, ...
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Exchange 2013 - Messages stay in submission queue

Running an half year old Exchange 2013 SP1 on an own 2012 R2 server. Today we got trouble with the mail queue. The complete mail transport (inbound and outbound) no longer work. The server actually ...
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Connect PC to domain running on Azure Virtual Machine [closed]

This is my first time working with domains, and I was wondering how I would go about connecting a PC that runs on my home network to the domain controller that runs on a Azure Virtual Machine (eg in ...