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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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 ...
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Windows server 2012 r2 network speed to computer is limited to ~30mbps

We have recently installed Windows Server 2012 R2 in our school. I noticed, that bandwidth to one client is somehow limited to around 30mbps. This server is gateway to internet. When we had UNIX ...
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Poor I/O performance on EBS optimized r3.xlarge instance with Windows 2012 R2

I launched a new server with SQL 2012 R2 on a Windows 2012R2 instance sized to r3.xlarge, with EBS-optimized turned on. I've got three attached EBS drives (GP2), all sized at 1 TB each (3000/IPOS ...
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NPS RADIUS 802.1x and configuring for large number of VLAN-s

Problem I've got a network with large number of VLAN-s (200+), and ActiveDirectory with 2012R2 servers, with all users and computers. I've also got NPS RADIUS server setup, properly working with ...
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Why do I keep getting Microsoft-Kernel-Power error and my 2012 R2 DataCenter is randomly restarting with this error

Microsoft-Kernel-Power error ID=41 on Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center. My server went down twice yesterday due to this error happening, causing the server to restart on its own. This is an Azure ...
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Remote desktops scenario - Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V RDS/VDI or VMware ESXi with Win7 guests?

I wasn't sure whether this question should be asked here or over in Super User... I'd like some guidance for setting up a Remote Desktop scenario for users in a reliable yet cost-effective way. ...
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Suggestions For IT Staff Delegation

looking for some suggestions or tips on how to setup our IT admins with delegation and server access. I started at a new organization and saw that every IT staff member is a domain admin. Looks like ...
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Recover deleted mailbox and user- no AD recycle bin

I deleted a users mailbox in the ECP- AD user was of course also deleted. The recycle bin is not enabled. Is the only way to recover the user and mailbox with an authoritative restore?
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Route LAN traffic and Internet Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 (AD, DNS, DHCP, IIS). MY internet connection is 10 0Mbps Up, 10 Mbps Down. Whenever I transfer files between computers in my local network it transfers via internet at ...
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Questions about ktpass/kerberos with Active Directory

I got a few questions about Kerberos with Active Directory, specifically about the ktpass tool. The example AD I'm using (everything is on 2012R2 level): Active Directory Domain Name: ad.example....
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Windows 2012 DNS server phase out

I've got a network with 3 AD servers that also run the DNS service. We've got a project on to migrate from Windows DNS to a new turnkey DDI solution. I'm going through everything I can think of ...
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Connect to specific Session Host depending on user's AD site

I'm setting up a new Server 2012 R2-based RDS deployment publishing desktops to users based in three geographically distinct sites. All users need access to the same applications and resources. Is it ...