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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aspnet JIT compilation killing the servers

I have Win2012-IIS servers hosting ~25 aspnet/c# webapps each, and there is a performance problem with the aspnet JIT/just-in-time compiling. When the JIT operation starts automatically, after a code ...
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Wireless devices are detecting DHCP/DNS but Wired are not

I set up a server hosting AD, DNS, and DHCP. My wireless devices are successfully contacting the server and receiving an IP address, but my wired devices are not connecting. I have 2 virtual servers ...
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server 2012 configuration to require password on wakeup

I have a new windows server 2012R2. I have a special situation when I want my server to sleep after an idle period (successful) and require password on wake up (not working). I have tried the ...
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DFS bandwidth limit ignored

We have two servers, one in site A and another in site B. All servers are windows server 2012 R2. Problem here is that on site B the server is ignoring the bandwidth limit on scheduling group. DFS ...
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Why do Roaming User Profiles stay at home?

PREFACE: I am a helpdesk operator/student who has volunteered to work on local small business IT problems for experience. I apologize in advance if I have missed an obvious solution! I am attempting ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 port 443 open, stopping IIS doesn't work

Sorry for the bad wording in the title, 'doesn't help' is not allowed as a title, I am definitely able to stop IIS. While trying to install VisualSVN I ran into the problem that port 443 was already ...
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Do I need RDS CALs for the users that come with Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation?

I bought a server hardware with a Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation license. That license comes with 15 users, which is sufficient for my needs. I'd like to use the server for RemoteApps. I configured ...
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Increasing Size of VHD having DFSR Data

I have two file servers which are replicating files through DFSR across two different locations over WAN link. I want to increase one of partition size having replication group folders on it. I was ...
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User Unable to Change Group Owner of File on NFS

I've created a user, say testuser, with a home directory located in /home-nas/t/testuser/. I've added testuser and testuser1 to a group called testgroup and asked each user to log out and log back in. ...
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How get windows 2012r2 search to index a network share

BLUF: I have installed WSS (Windows Search Service) feature on our 2012R2 server. The indexing and searches work fine for locally indexed folders. However, I am unable to "point" the seach service to ...
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Log internet uptime on Windows Server 2012

I'm new here but I hope you guys (and girls?) can help me with following problem: I manage a Windows Server 2012 machine (hosted at Hetzner.de). Over night, I need to run several tasks to transfer ...
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Changing Windows Server 2012R2 maintenance time with PS

I'm struggling with this for the past few weeks and I hope someone has THE answer that works. At my work we use VMWare and I've build a automated deployment of Windows server 2012R2 with Powershell, ...
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All options greyed out when trying to configure Active Directory Domain Services Windows Server 2012 R2

I am configuring the first domain controller for a new domain. The install of Active Directory Domain Services seemed to go ok, but when I attempt to configure the domain controller it gets stuck on ...
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How can I use PowerShell to enable NTFS compression, in place, on log files older than x days?

I have an application server, running Windows 2012 R2, which generates a high volume of log files, to the point that it runs the application volume out of free space on a semi-regular basis. Due to ...
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How to encrypt emails sent from Windows Server 2012 SMTP IIS 6.0

I'm running an SMTP server through IIS 6.0 on my Windows 2012 Server, and would like to make delivery of emails to be encrypted. I have attached an SSL certificate to the server and set Require TLS ...
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How to disable “do not allow drive redirection” local policy not using GUI?

I need to do it preferably using powershell/batch but after searching there is only some instructions for creatig adm/admx files. Is there an easier way to do this? I've also found a registry key ...
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Permissions reset?

I am a developer and I have a Windows Server 2012 development environment. Nothing special, onlyAD and a WebServer are installed on it. Everything is configured with the default values. When I do the ...
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RDS Session Deplyment Fails - Cant associate with RD Management Server

I am trying to do a quick start session installation and I am getting this error for the connection broker Current security context is not associated with an Active Directory domain or forest. I ...
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Hyper-V Windows hosts see/count multicast traffic that they shouldn't

I have some of my Hyper-V VM's on a network segment that pushes a lot of UDP multicast traffic (several 100MBit/s). Now, all Hyper-V Windows hosts actually see and count the traffic on the Ethernet ...
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Win 2012 server will not resolve domains using web browser, PING or NSLOOKUP, yet services on server are working

This is a windows 2012 server running SQL 2014. The server does not seem to be able to resolve IP address when given a domain name. The problem first showed itself when I tried to go to a web page ...
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Event Viewer Filtering does not work - invalid query

First of all, I'd like to rant about how stupidly hard searching for something event logs, but I bet MS is not listening to me so that's about it. My problem is this: I'm trying to find out all the ...
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C# Web API is called by CICS cobol over https and it returns 403.16 error

A C# Web API is called by CICS cobol over https and it returns 403.16 error. The mainframe is the HTTP Client. This works with http but not https. A 403 forbidden access error occurs on the Web ...
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I do not see disks while building a Scale-Out File Server on Windows Server 2012 R2

Following are my environment details I have created 2 virtual machines in Azure. node 01 and node 02 Both machines are using windows server 2012 R2 Attached disks for node 01 and node 02 Added node ...
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Roaming Profiles: Chrome has to be stopped through task manager after login before using it.

When users log on some find that they cannot start chrome until stopped through task manager. It doesn't matter where they log in, it's always the same issue. Any ideas ?
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Is it Possible to Configure Receive-Side Scaling on an EC2 Instance Running Windows Server 2012 R2

Currently, I am experiencing some problems on getting a server to run efficiently on an EC2 instance. On my local machine everything runs as expected, but on AWS the servers experience some latency, ...
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How to inherit from Default Domain GPO?

I recall reading somewhere that it's advisable to not make changes directly to the Default Domain GPO, but instead to create a new GPO that inherits from Default. This sounds reasonable. I'm a ...
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Router doesn't allow loopback, can I use MS DNS to internally forward my .com to the local IP of the IIS server?

My websites are all on public IP x.x.x.110 My dev computers wan IP is x.x.x.111 From within the server, I can type my sites .com address into IE and it loads fine. But if I try them on my other ...
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Active directory failed connectivity in dcdiag

I have been having some trouble with Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 R2. After doing a dcdiag I can see a fail at the top of the report. This dcdiag was run on the server itself, not a ...
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Unable to create user account for running a service

I'm running Server 2012 R2 (server core), and I'm having trouble setting up Gitlab CI Multi Runner to run as a service as user created specifically for this service. Here's the associated issue: ...
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Install “Microsoft Report Viewer” on Windows Server 2012 R2

I am attempting to install Microsoft Report Viewer (2015) on a web server. The web server is a Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64) instance. The web server will be running a .NET application that uses the ...
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iSCSI Windows Cluster share target or target per node

I have a lab environment where I have a Synology NAS that provides iSCSI targets which are used by Windows 2012 R2 VM's running on virtual box. I want to setup a Windows Failover Cluster and in order ...
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Roaming Administrator Profile

I have a 2012 R2 AD server running 100%. A certain group of users need to be able to run programs that require elevation and install programs as needed. I have tried making the user a member of ...
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Issue with creating a new forest and promoting a domain controller

I am creating a forest and domain controller for the first time. The error I get is: Error determining whether the target server is already a domain controller: Starting a command on the remote ...
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Windows 2012 minimal interface

can a user run console application (similar to unix applications which use console mode only) on W2012 minimal interface install? can user disconnect in a way that the app still be running? or does ...
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How to disable Null Session Enumeration of the DC?

I am a sysadmin for a company, and we just had a Penetration Test done on our internal network, the team discovered that it is possible to perform query\enumerate our DC (Server 2012) for information ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Sharing 'cluster shared volume' .VHDX hard drives between two VMs, are they supposed to not live update? [duplicate]

I have a .VHDX volume that's a cluster shared volume in a Server 2012 R2 failover cluster. I'm able to share the hard drive between two VMs. If I create a folder on VM2, it doesn't show in VM1 in the ...
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IKEv2 with PSK on Windows Server 2012

Is it possible to configure Windows Server 2012 to run an IKEv2 VPN with a preshared key? It appears to be possible in the general IKEv2 protocol, and it appears to be supported by the actual ...
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Server 2012 vs Server 2012 R2 Parity

We have two servers that we are attaching SAS expansion bays to expand our storage, but one server is running Windows Server 2012 and the other is running Windows Server 2012 R2. We are using a SAS ...
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Does httpd.conf control both httpd-vhosts and ssl conf files or not? also how to turn off http?

My apache 2.4 is installed in a Windows 2012R2, I have configured to have SSL enabled and I have a Virtual Host, also I have Basic AuthType setup I know httpd-vhost.conf use for Virtual Host ...
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Perfmon HyperV Logical Processor Frequency is incorrect

When HyperV role is enabled on a windows server or workstation, the reporting of the CPU's frequency in taskmgr is no longer useful. The solution is clearly outlined in KB3003081 However, I am ...
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Batch Shutdown Linux Machines from Windows Server

I have 20 Ubuntu terminals that run RDP sessions from our RDS server (Server 2012R2). I want to shut down these machines and night and start them up again in the morning remotely, preferably from ...
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AppInitialize not firing in WCF Service Application on WIndows Server 2012

We have some WCF Service Applications which are deployed to Windows Server 2012. In these services, there is a class called Initializer in the /app_code/ folder. This class is as follows; public ...
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DEP acting differently on different servers

We have 2 different servers running Windows 2012r2 that are configured the same (as far as I can tell.) On one DEP is turned on and our app is added to the list of exclusions and it works fine. One ...
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RPC Server is unavailable while trying to promote a domain controller. Open firewall

So I've been scratching my head around this problem for a few days now. This is a quick schema of our infrastructure : Our Primary Domain Controller is running in an hypervisor, in our datacenter. ...
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SeaFile HTML Customization

I have installed Seafile on Windows Server 2012 R2 Successfully. I am now currently branding the install and have changed the logo/colours fine. However, I wish to override some of the HTML (Like ...
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Uninstalling Windows Server Update Services causes IIS 8 to fail

I installed Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard box which was also running IIS 8. I no longer required WSUS on the server and uninstalled it using the roles and ...
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Exchange 2013 running on 2012R2 changes time to about 5 hours ahead for a short time

I have an Exchange 2013 Server running Cu11 on 2012R2 OS. Twice now, it has randomly changed its system time, to about 5 hours ahead for a duration of about a couple minutes, then changed back to ...
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Windows update affecting external libraries installed on server windows 2012 r2

Recently i have applied windows update on my Windows server 2012 R2, before this update Microsoft jet.OLEDB 4.0 was installed on my server and was properly running. Just after the updates i started ...
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anonymous cifs client can't read files created with nfs

I'm sharing a windows folder using both nfs and a windows share. The windows share has read permissions for Everyone. The nfs share has write permissions (with "Allow root access") for a specific host....
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SCDPM Inconsistency with only 1 PC

We run System Center Data Protection Manager to back up a bunch of VIP computers. The primary server is scdpm, and it creates its replicas of the PCs just fine. The secondary DPM server is scpdm2, and ...