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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W2K12 Server Manager and WinRM SSL

does anyone know if it is possible to use Server Manager on remote servers using SSL? Due to enterprise policies we currently disable winrm listeners for http and enable https only. This works fine ...
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Can you run Active Directory 2008r2 on Windows Server 2012?

We are upgrading all domain controllers to Windows Server 2012. But we have some legacy systems which won't work with Active Directory past 2008r2. Is it possible to run AD 2008r2 without any 2008r2 ...
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Windows Security Options over RDP in Server 2012+

In Server 2008 R2 and below, there was a "Windows Security" option in the Start Menu to access the "Ctrl+Alt"Delete" options without pressing Ctrl+Alt+End. I always found that useful since I often RDP ...
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IIS 8 - Application Initialization and Deployment of website without downtime

I have set up App Initialization on for a large website, however there is still quite a long wait before the website is initialized before users can access it. The site in question is quote big and ...
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Hyper-V virtualization type

Does Hyper-v Server 2012 R2 use para-virtualization or Full hardware virtualization? The server I want to virtualize has 36 cores, 32 of those cores need to be dedicated to one VM that does a lot of ...
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How to hide running logon scripts from users (.vbs) without using a wrapper script?

I have a GPO (configured with loopback replace) that runs a logon script (.vbs) and linked it to an OU containing a W2012R2 RDS host. I have made these (question related) changes to the policy: ...
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How to limit cores on a Windows server?

We have procured 8 core server hardware with Windows server 2012 R2, we have the application license only for 4 core server. Is there any option to limit the core on architecture level? If not what ...
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Server 2012 R2 System Disk Filling

This is a bit of a strange issue - the usual troubleshooting steps don't seem to apply. On a XenServer 6.2 host (with SP1), I have a guest VM that is running Windows Server 2012 R2 that functions as ...
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Windows Server Backup Error - Volumes Larger than 16.7TB cannot be protected?

I'm trying to use Windows Server Backup to backup a RAID array on my new server. But, when I do, I run into this error: The server is running Windows Server 2012 R2 and the array in question is ...
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Quick format of LUN in Server 2012(R2) hosted on a Thin provisioned SAN vol takes ages

I've now experienced this issue with 3 different storage vendors, using 3 different CNA adapters (all FCoE though), so I'm fairly sure this is issue is not isolated to a specific storage ...
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Can a Win2012 R2 domain controller be used as the AD FS host in Single Sign-On integration to Azure AD?

I have upgraded our Active Directory from Win2008 R2 to Win2012 R2 in preparation for an integration with Azure Active Directory. I know the integration can be done with Win2008 R2, but I figured ...
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Hyper-V server with multiple subnets and Active Directory Policies and adding domain objects to local groups not working

My lab is a test HP computer connected to a port on my wireless router. It is running Windows 2012 R2 with the Hyper-V role and I am trying to simulate multiple testing subnets to test a number of ...
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Windows Server 2012 using Remote Desktop through RRAS to private network

I've already posted this on the Microsoft TechNet forums, but his site seems to provide more informative answers, so here goes... Here is my network configuration, in a nutshell. Cisco small ...
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How to persist credentials in a remote Powershell session?

I have an Azure File Share and would like to use this from my Azure VMs - after persisting the credentials on the VMs with cmdkey and mounting with net use. This was tested by running these commands ...
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Setting up AD RMS URLs on non-default ports

I added the AD RMS role to my Win Server 2012 R2 server and I wanted to change the default ports for the IIS Site from http:80 https:443 to http:81 and https:444. When I go to the cluster properties ...
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How do you manually trigger the first sync for 'Internet Time' in Windows?

When launching a Windows Instance on AWS I'd like to trigger the "Internet Time" to be updated via the command line (powershell or cmd). If I go to "Adjust date/time" and select the "Internet Time" ...
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“Access is denied” trying to bring VM-attached USB hard disk back online in Disk Manager

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V with CentOS 6.5 and CentOS 7 VMs. In Disk Manager, I right-click my USB hard drive and pick Offline. In Hyper-V Manager, I right-click either CentOS VM, and I connect ...
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Various printer deployment issue with Server 2012 R2

I have just set up a new remote desktop infrastructure, with all servers being built on Server 2012 R2. I have 7 session hosts, and a central file/print server. On the print server, I have added ...
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SNMP service security tab is missing - Windows Server 2012 R2 - DC

i have to configure the security settings for the SNMP-Service on a Windows Server. But they are missing! Here are the fakts: OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 I installed the SNMP feature and i belive, ...
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Use Script To Edit Local Group Policy Windows Server 2012

I'm hardening a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine for serving secure web pages and following a guide that lays out multiple Local Group Policy Settings and Registry Settings. When researching how to ...
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Microsoft Server 2012r2 GPO templates

I have a question to ask regarding Windows Server 2012 R2, but before I ask let me give you some details about our environment. We have a single forest, with a single domain, and our functional ...
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PowerShell/ADSI Permission Issue with AD related tasks

I'm working on a PS script that will give users a GUI & a few buttons to click to do some basic tasks such as unlocking an account, enabling/disabling, changing passwords and killing processes / ...
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special permissions set to deny on new subfolders of a folder I own with Full Control

I have rsnapshot 1.3.1 installed under cygwin64 (setup 2.870, dll 1.7.35) on win2012r2, all the latest as of today. I configured it to take a single file, current.7z, and make a rotating backup of ...
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Remote Control with Remote Desktop Services Manager - error Access is denied (Windows Server 2012 R2)

We have 2 Remote Desktop Servers (Terminal Servers) with Windows Server 2008 R2 (WS 2008 R2) and Windows Server 2012 R2 (WS 2012 R2). I'm using Remote Desktop Services Manager (RDSM) installed on WS ...
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DirectAccess clients cannot browse network shares but can access them via mapped drive

OK, this is my first Microsoft DirectAccess deployment, so maybe I'm just lost in translation. I have Windows 8.1 clients connecting to a 2012 R2 multisite DirectAccess setup (2 DA servers for global ...
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Two Domain Controller in Domain

I want to setup two Domain Controller in my domain. The reasson is that it provide me fault tolerance, if one Domain Controller is down the other is ready to proccess request. I only have 2 windows ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Switch

We have an Dell R510 that has Windows Server 2012 R2 Core installed. We are having a problem where the guest VMs are losing their network connections but will come back after a couple of minutes. The ...
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Windows server core 2012 R2 - install RSAT-SNMP (removed)

I started preparing the infrastructure for dell OME - with the fact that clients need permission SNMP - SNMP namely + RSAT-SNMP. Unfortunately RSAT-SNMP is the get-windowsfeatures as "removed". If you ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Access denied/file not found on login

I'm trying to setup a little sharepoint developement enviroment but i can't get it working. We use Sharepoint 2013 Foundation and Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2012 BI edition. If i try to login with ...
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Windows Server 2012 Inplace upgrade fails

Attempting inplace upgrade of Windows Server 2012 (x64) to R2 (x64) Server is virtual (vmware) ISO downloaded from VLSC Login to Windows run setup.exe Installer quits with the following error (at ...
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Terminal Session Targeting by IP Range broken

We have a group policy preference to connect terminal server users to the printers at their site with Terminal Session Targeting for an IP address range. It works well for users that use the IGEL thin ...
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Server creates shortcuts in Shared Drive automatically when file is opened

We have just setup a Windows 2012 R2 Server with shared drives. We have on particular user who has an issue that whenever they open a file it creates a shortcut on the root of that mapped drive. I ...
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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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WINSRV | Unable to remove Remote Desktop Service Web Access (0x800f0922)

I have a big problem, because I can't uninstall the Remote Desktop Service Web Access role. I am always getting error code 0x800f0922. When I want to uninstall it with IIS, my server restarts and says ...
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IPv6 DHCP for Hyper-V Guests

I have the following configuration: W2K12 with Hyper-V and DHCP Role installed, and I have IPv6 block. The goal is to assign IPv6 via DHCP to guest VMs, and make guest VM to have access to the ...
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Error adding child Active Directory domain to existing forest

I'm building a test environment containing multiple Active Directory domains in the same forest, but I'm having strange issues while trying to add a child domain to the forest root domain. All ...
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Storage Spaces Failed Disk - Volume Offline

We have set up an inexpensive physical server with a bunch of 3TB disks to use as a backup staging area before we push to tape. We've installed Windows Server 2012 R2 and set up Storage Spaces/Pools. ...
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Can anybody explain why DFS-Replication is not supported on Cluster Shared Volumes (CSVs)?

Hopefully this question is objective and appropriate for ServerFault... I've read in numerous places that DFS-Replication is not supported on CSVs but have yet to come across any information which ...
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Replacing 1GBe with 10GBe NIC Failover Cluster Host

We have a 3-node Failover Cluster - all currently running 4 Port 1GBe NIC Cards. We intend to upgrade these NICs to 2x 10GBe + 2x 1GBe NIC cards which have the following configuration: Ports 1 -- ...
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applicure dotdefender ISAPI filter causing pdf issue

I have recently migrated a web server form Server 2008 R2 to Server 2012 R2 The dotdefender application firewall works fine except for one issue. On large PDF ~15MB or more it take anywhere from 1 - ...
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Is DFS-Replication supported on a VHDX which resides on a CSV?

DFS-Replication is not supported on CSVs but is it supported/acceptable to do DFS-R on a file server whose VHDX resides on a CSV? I haven't been able to find a definitive answer anywhere. We're ...
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Server 2012 Backup uses 4x its size on disk [closed]

i am having a problem with one of my server backups. More specifically the disk space it seems to use but shouldnt. The WindowsImageBackup folder for the Server in question is about 600gb which would ...
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How to interpret values of Perfmon counter Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual processor\CPU Wait time per dispatch

So there is a lot of guidance on the web that advises tracking the values of the Perfmon counter Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual processor\CPU Wait time per dispatch as the nearest Hyper-V equivalent of ...
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Unable to Run WCF Services (.SVC) on Windows Server 2012

I got a server with windows server 2012; however, I was unable to run svc files with it. I was able to run asmx files on it. I decided I wanted to figure out how to run svc files. I tried the the ...
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Invoke-WebRequest Access to Path is Denied UnauthorizedAccessException

I am running an Invoke-WebRequest in a Windows Powershell as an Administrator. When I run the following command: Invoke-WebRequest http://speedtest.newark.linode.com/100MB-newark.bin -OutFile ...
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Mirrored virtual disk on storage pool can't expand after adding drive on Windows Server 2012 R2

I've recently taken to converting a couple of mirrored RAID1 arrays into one large storage pool. I have two 2TB disks and two 3TB disks, altogether 10TB, which when mirrored should give me 5TB of ...
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how to stop future internet explorer updates on windows server 2012 R2

Is there a way to disable future updates of Internet Explorer on a windows server 2012 R2 system? In the IE11 -> "About Internet Explorer" window there is no check box anymore for "Install new ...
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Can group managed service accounts be granted privileges such as “log on as batch job”?

I recently set up a group managed service account to ditch the headache of password rotation. The account creation went smoothly. I was able to set up a service to run as the gMSA, and the account ...
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Server 2012 R2, disk quota vs user quota

I'm learning Windows Server configuration and I'm confused a little, because there are two (at least) apparently independent quota systems. First one should be enabled per drive in drive properties, ...
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VMware Tools for Windows Server 2012 R2 on vSphere 6

I am running a Windows Server 2012 R2 on a VMWare VSphere 6 host. When I try to install the VMWare tools, I get an error message (translated): Install or upgrade VMware Tools was initiated: the ...