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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How Can I Enable MSS Group Policy Settings Windows Server 2012

In the past I have gone through a server hardening checklist on a Windows Server 2008 web server for PCI compliance. Basically there are a lot of Group Policy, Registry, and other settings that need ...
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Can't see fileshares in Windows Failover Cluster Interface

I am unable to see Fileshares I've added to my Windows Failover Cluster And I get this error But I can see them via powershell Get-SmbShare -ScopeName my_server_role | Select * I am a domain ...
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Install Intel 10 Gigabit AT2 Server Adapter Server 2012

I'm attempting to install an Intel 10 Gigabit Ethernet AT2 Server Adapter into a machine, running Server 2012 R2. Hardware Information: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_150B&SUBSYS_A12C8086&REV_01 ...
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Connecting to Remote Desktop using proxy and Remote Desktop Gateway?

I have setup a Remote Desktop Gateway server using Windows Server 2012 R2. I am using the Remote Desktop Gateway as an intermediary between to provide the remote desktop session over 443 since 3389 is ...
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Add Multiple FileShares to Windows Failover Cluster

Is there a way to add multiple fileshares simultaneously or via powershell to Windows Failover Cluster on a Windows 2012 R2 server? With the user interface, this will take all day because there ...
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window server 2012 r2 clustering - shared storage required or not

I just came to know that we can setup a 2 node window failover cluster without using shared storage (SAN) In that case, how does services running on 1 node failover to another when their data is not ...
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iSCSI Virtual Disk Missing

I have one Supermicro server with Windows Server 2012 used as NAS with RAID1 which crashed and after reboot half or the disk has gone either failed or missing, I did manage to get all of them fixed ...
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RRAS NAT not forwarding for specific Hyper-V VM's

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 installation, with Hyper-V, RRAS and NAT setup. I'm having an issue with two of my VM's and RRAS NAT: Essentially, these two VM's will not communicate outside the ...
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DNS Inaccessible

I know this might seem a duplicate but wait! We have a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller, it obviously is a DNS server which hosts one AD-integrated domain. recently, it stopped responding and ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: How do I get the Connect wizard to work on Windows 10?

I'm setting up some brand new Dell laptops that have come with Windows 10 Pro preinstalled. I need to connect them to a server that is running Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. From what I can make ...
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work folders access denied

I set up work folders in my organization and that was fine until last week. now I have some issue. One of my clients' works fine but mine and the others' can't access to work folders. I have admin ...
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Perc H200 in Dell T7600 workstation not showing drives in Server 2012 R2

I have a Dell T7600 workstation with Perc H200 controller card (did not come with the box previously, was installed after since the standard onboard card only does 3Gb/s connections). Anyway, the ...
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SQL Server SSMS/Other Processes Allow Login from Untrusted and Unassociated domain

We have a Windows/SQL server development environment which is completely separate from our developers primary systems, including completely separate domains (no forest association, etc.) Our SQL ...
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How to tell when a managed service account password last changed

We have a managed service account running a service on a Windows 2012 R2 service. The service has a pattern of failing every 30 or 60 days (sometimes 30 days, sometimes 60 days). One thought we had ...
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DHCP Server Dynamically Updating DNS on Other Server (Both Windows 2012 R2, No AD)

We have had a single Windows Server 2012 R2 server (with no Active Directory) running DNS and DHCP for our main network for a good few months with dynamic DNS updates from DHCP working fine. We have ...
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upgrade DC from 2008 to 2012 with exchange 2007 r2 [closed]

currently we have server 2008 domain controller environment with exchange 2007 r2 & office communications server 2007 r2. we are planning to upgrade domain controller to 2012 r2 (both domain and ...
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IIS 8 FTP - how do I find out failed user authentication (and client IP) in the log?

Hello this is a mystery for me. We have an FTP server in our company and some accounts are sometimes locked because of repeated logins with bad password. I am trying to search in the ftp logfile ...
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Configure/Install the New Blade HP Proliant BL685c G7 in Blade server C7000 G7 server

I have a problem Installing the Blade HP Proliant BL685c G7 into the Blade server C7000 encloser G7. i want to install Windows server 2012 R2 on the new Blade but when i boot from the Bootable USB i ...
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Virtualised SQL Server Cluster test environment error “originally formatted with sector size 4096”

I am trying to set up an environment for testing a clustered SQL Server upgrade, so I have built a replica here on VMware Workstation 11. I have provisioned 3 servers for this, two Windows Server ...
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IOS + StrongSwan + Windows RADIUS (NAP)

We've got Windows NAP, Windows Certification Services and many kind of clients wich uses Windows, android, OS X and iOS. All clients have certificates issued Windows CA, and I need that they connect ...
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Move existing workload to windows 2012 R2 tiered storage, sizing

I have a Hyper-V host that has it's performance bound by the storage subsystem, which is a RAID 10 array. I'd like to add two SSD PCIe cards and use them to create a mirrored fast tier using Windows ...
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windows server 2012 r2 change node type

I'd like to force a station to be Node Type p-mode instead of hybrid. In regedit: cptr\HLMCurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters I don't find the node mode. The goal is to remove UDP port 138 ...
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Changing DNS server timeout on Domain Controller fixed external DNS resolution failures--why?

I ran into a perplexing blocker at our main site this week, and I'd like to understand the root cause. Process-wise, my troubleshooting broke down and a confusing configuration change fixed my issue. ...
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One-way connectivity on DC

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 server as a domain controller and DNS server for the AD-integrated domain. Using the server's IP, the server can be pinged, the default IIS website can be accessed, ...
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HyperV host Gen 1 freeze loading boot image of winpe 10 after PXE

What can be the issue with Hyper-V host that freeze loading the boot image of WinPE 10 after PXE? WinPE would be just stuck at the windows logo and stays there forever. This situation happens only ...
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Windows server 2012 r2 network - Cannot access another server

I have a strange situation on a brand new Windows Server 2012 R2 (std) server. I installed it, everything was fine, and I put it in the network. The whole network is with STATIC IPs; no DHCP. ...
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Batch import local user in Windows Server 2012 R2 with a CSV file

I've got a Windows Server 2012 r2 without domain and active users. No Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) are installed and no Csvde command. Is there a way to import users from a csv file ? ...
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Exchange 2013 ECP ,Redirect loop with wildcard cert

Recently we were unable to log into ECP, after successful login we a re redirected to de login prompt, on our two Exchange servers and no configuration change were made, we are using a wildcart cert ...
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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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Hyper-V guest doesn't see the internet through external virtual switch

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials host with 1 NIC and I installed a Hyper-V guest of the same type (Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials). I added an external virtual switch (allowing management ...
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Do I need RD Gateway for one Windows server?

I am running one Windows Server on EC2 and have 6 users who will be using remote desktop to login to it and work remotely. Is native RDP security sufficient for this or is it critical to ...
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What is the correct method of reverting a Group Policy Object?

As I discover the nuances of Group Policy I haved learned that deleting a GPO does not reverse the changes that were effected by a GPO and those changes remain tattooed (a nice description that I read ...
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Database locks up with READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT ON after upgrade to SQL 2014

Since we migrated our database from SQL Server 2005 to SQL 2014, we're experiencing repetitive locks in the database. We used to have very few locks in SQL 2005. The READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT is ON in ...
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Windows update Microsoft.NET Framework 4.6.1 for Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a Windows 2012 server where I am getting this update as an important update. "Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64 (KB3102467)". I have a .NET MVC application on ...
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Windows failover cluster with two quorum disk witnesses?

To avoid a single point of failure on the backend SAN system, can I place one quorum witness disk on each site and have the cluster use both?
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Windows Update not working on Windows 2012 R2 Standard

I recently inherited the management of a Windows 2012 server at a remote site. I checked Windows Update and it has not been updating since March. When I tell Windows to check for updates, it acts ...
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how to find the number of members in a Windows IP multicast

I am able to find multicast groups by using this in Command Prompt (I found this at serverfault How do I know if IP Multicasting is enabled on my network in Windows?). netsh interface ip show joins ...
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PXE boot to diskless thin client

I am trying to revive a school's computer lab. The lab's original sponsors discontinued their services and donated all the hardware to the school. The original setup was done on Ubuntu server that ...
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WSUS Sync Failure in the middle of synchronization

The WSUS sync with upstream server starts fine and all of a sudden fails in the middle of synchronization: Sync failed: IOException: Unable to read data from the transport connection: An existing ...
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“The requested operation requires elevation” when trying to manage printers

Ok, so, I added a handful of people to the local Print Operators group (via an AD group) on a file/print server. I also manually added Print Operators AND the ad group to the security ACL for the ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 not printing from Task Scheduler

I have a script, written in Python, that generates a PDF document and prints it to network printer. When I execute that script through the cmd line or launch executable .cmd or .bat file, it works ...
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How can I change the selected text highlight color in Server 2012 R2 without applying a high contrast theme?

Problem We have a few programs we run through RemoteApp in our organization. Upon testing them in Server 2012R2, some users have complained of very faint selected text highlights. I have also noticed ...
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Can't connect to IIS site on network IP

I've got a Server 2012 R2 box with IIS on it. I can't connect to the default website on the server's IP address. It stopped working after I disjoined one domain and joined another (not sure if this is ...
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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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err: CONNECTION_RESET in Chrome on form post, but only from outside network

I started getting the following error when sending multi-part form posted data via ajax to a service on my website: net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET This only happens when a certain combination of ...
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Server 2012 (R2) - mirroring the boot drive… what is the state?

I struggle to find modern documentation here. So far we have been booting our servers from the main RAID controllers. Worked nice, but not we get the first of a new generation that hs in the back 2 ...
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How to fix issues with LetsEncrypt certificate chains on Windows Server?

I've been using LetsEncrypt to generate certificates for my sites on Windows 2012 R2 server. It worked great, until recently when I renewed the certificates. LetsEncrypt made a recent change where ...
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Use Hyper-V Windows Server machine under Ubuntu

We've got a server running Windows Server 2012 r2 with two guests: another Win Server 2012 and Ubuntu Server. We have recently purchased a couple of Nvidia Titan X GPUs to accelerate deep-learning ...
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Strange NTFS Permissions issue on Windows Share + Win 8.1 Clients

Server 2012 R2 file server -- the share is exposed over a DFS namespace. I have a group called "share" that all the users are members of. This group has read/write access to the root of the DFS share ...
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What is the meaning of FastSendRespondFailed?

The problem statement is the rate of RST=1 (in TCP packet) error is high (7% of all packets) in our server (Windows Server 2012 R2). We found that this error was in TCP Handshaking after sending ...