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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Should integration services always be installed on a Hyper-V VM?

Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V In researching my PDC time synchronization problems (noted in this serverfault post) I came across this Microsoft guidance at this link: "For virtual machines that are ...
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Fax Server on a Domain Controller

So I have this Fax number attached to a modem inside a Windows 2012 R2 DC. I followed the steps on: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134193.aspx to install and configure the Fax Service. ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 FTP folders do not refresh data automatically

I have set up a new IIS FTP Service in our local subnet and added 40 user accounts. Everything works successfully except one thing: whatever is written by the server inside a user's folder, does not ...
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Server 2012 multiple NICs for VMs

I'm trying to setup a Windows server 2012 machine with multiple VMs (10+). The server also has 2 on-board NICs and 4 more via pci-e card. My main goal is to have the on-board NIC be available only to ...
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How do I confirm what my PDC is using for it's time source and how do I setup an external time source?

Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V I am trying to finalize setting up my first primary domain controller. One of the warnings that always comes up after first promoting the DC is Event ID 12 along with other ...
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Scheduled Task Doesn't Run on Schedule

On a Windows Server 2012 R2 server, I have created a scheduled task with a trigger defined as daily, repeat every five minutes. (I have multiple other tasks configured like this that I have no problem ...
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How can I use junctions instead of drive letters to organize DFS replication of multiple shares on multiple disks?

I am configuring a new DFS setup that will utilize Namespaces and Replication. The two member servers are virtual machines running Windows Server 2012 R2. Since many of the shares range from ...
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Cannot see or access Group Policy Preferences

I am trying to follow this procedure to add a registry key to all my domains computer. The thing is that I don't see anything under: Computer Configuration Preferences Windows Settings It ...
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Install windows 2012 R2 over KVM-virtualizaton

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2012 R2 over linux KVM-virtualization. The installation process stops and requires drivers to continue. I'm trying with virtio drivers from fedora but doesn't ...
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Exchange 2013 ADFS Authentication HTTP 500 Could not load type AdfsFederationAuthModule

I have been trying to configure ADFS claims authentication for Exchange 2013 SP1 CU9 on ECP and OWA. I keep running getting a 500.0 error when browsing to ECP or OWA. Server Error in '/ecp' ...
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Moving DNS and AD DS to their own servers

I have one WINDOWS SERVER 2012 running my DNS and AD DS on the same server. I am trying to move DNS to it's own server and ADDS to it's own server as well. What I have done so far is setup ADDS on ...
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Latency & SQL Connections over Fiber WAN - Application E-manage

I am hosting an encrypted SQL server database (SQL Server 2012) on a VMware host at my Salt Lake location. My Salt Lake data pipe is 100 Mbps over fiber via Comcast. My Phoenix side has a 50 Mbps over ...
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RRAS VPN Server 2003 Off-Subnet ALMOST Working

VPN Client and RRAS can ping each other via the 172.17.0.x address. I can ping the LAN from the RRAS server as well. I can't get the VPN client to ping the internal LAN with this setup. Lan and ...
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Cannot transfer controller operations master role or demote a domain controller

Server 2012 R2, Server 2012, Domain Controller role After experiencing some permissions problems on my domain I noticed that my 2nd domain controller appears to be corrupted in some way (I'm sorry ...
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Mount windows server 2012 DVD on centos 7

I'm trying to install windows server 2012 R2 on a VM using virt-manager on centos 7. During the install it will not allow me to select the DVD drive (greyed out). I tried the following command: ...
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Unable to install RD Connection Broker role service on server

I'm currently having a lot of difficulty trying to setup a new RDS 2012 R2 Session Deployment. New-SessionDeployment -ConnectionBroker servername -SessionHost servername -WebAccessServer ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2,Foundation Edition Tls 1.1 & 1.2 [closed]

Does anyone know if Windows Server Foundation edition R2 includes the latest cryptographic libraries? Specifically tls 1.2 and 1.1? ...
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Enable ping across domain

I want to enable the "File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request)" firewall rules in Windows Firewall with Advanced Security for all servers in the domain. How do I do this with Group Policy?
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Cannot turn off disk write caching on Azure VM with no host cache

I've created Azure VM and attached a data vhd disk with "None" host cache. Next, if I run disk management on Windows and open drive properties, there is Policies tab which shows a checkbox indicating ...
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How do I actually use RDS CALs?

I'm new to CALs, first time actually trying to use them, and I'm having some difficulties. I purchased 3 licences from CDW and installed them through the RD Licensing manager, where they show up as: ...
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Windows Server restart / shutdown history

How can I easily see a history of every time my Windows Server has restarted or shutdown and the reason why, including user-initiated, system-initiated, and system crashed? The Windows Event Log is ...
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Server 2012 - Multiple Issues

I was called in to look at a school server that the user had powered on after what I assume was a power drop. It's a 2012 R2 Standard Server which is now partially working but it has several problems ...
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DFS replication monitoring under a non-administrative account

I have a DFS replication set up on two Windows Server 2012 machines in a domain, the DFS consists of one namespace, two servers, several replication groups each containing one folder. I have been ...
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Google Cloud HTTP balancer returns 502 error

I have 2 Instance groups and HTTP load balancers for each one. Instance groups contain VMs that work on Windows Server 2012 with IIS inside. When I send POST request from VM from one instance group ...
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App pool stopping and not logging any error

We're having an issue in IIS on Windows Server 2012 R2 Core. Our IIS site has its own app pool which is set to run under the application pool identity. Almost immediately after startup when first ...
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DHCP post-install configuration error

Server 2012 R2 I moved my DHCP operation out of my Cisco router and into the server. In this case I used the domain server as I have a small system. DHCP seems to be working fine. However, Server ...
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What causes PC's to be unable to read certain other PC's shared folders even though other devices can read them?

I have a private domain where folders are shared to EVERYONE (temporarily during setup). All PC's can click into any other PC in File Explorer's Network list, but one specific PC can't connect to the ...
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Unable to logon locally to Server 2012 R2 after removing Exchange from SBS2003

I receive the following error when logging on locally to a newly introduced Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. The sign-in method you are using isn't allowed. For more info, contact your network ...
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2012 R2 RDVH DCOM Error

I'm trying to install RDVH service from my broker to my hyper-v server. But it fails and returns: "Cannot get integrity informations", and in the Events Viewer, I can see a DCOM error that tells me it ...
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AD DC - Error 4625 Status 0x80090308

I recognzie a small amount of Event 4625 entries with a status of 0x80090308 and substatus 0x0; 2% over all 4625's. It is basically a failed logon but without any information I could use to look ...
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How do I recover permissions after changing the LAN addresses of a network?

Server 2012 R2, SharePoint 2013, TFS 2013 update 4 I recently changed some hardware and the LAN addressing of my network. I went from 192.168.2.x to 192.168.3.x. After I did that, access to ...
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Windows 2008 dead server to windows 2012 Active directory move [closed]

Our windows 2008 AD server has failed, but i am able to read the hard drive via a usb cradle. We have got a new server now running windows 2012. Is there anyway I can move the active directory? Any ...
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Allow anonymous users to see contents of the Users folder in AD

I have already enabled anonymous access to AD by setting the dSHeuristics property to 0000002 for CN=Directory Service. While this allows anonymous users to bind to the directory successfully, when I ...
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deploying base note for HPC cluster in server 2012R2 hangs

We are in the process of evaluating server 2012R2 standard with HPC pack for a small cluster of nodes (about 40 to start with - the current setup has only one compute node). For the moment we use old ...
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Windows NFS Share: Allow Linux uids

I have a couple of NFS shares set up on my Windows Server 2012 box, but they only allow Linux users with uid 0 to access them (aka the root user). How and where do I specify that I, for example, want ...
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Windows 2012R2 move folders users, ProgramData, ProgramFiles to the D

We would like to place the folders “Users”, “ProgramData”, “Program Files” and “Program Files (x86)” on the D drive for a non AD integrated server. We have already tried many options however have yet ...
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Do I really need an account in domain\administrators for the Web Application Proxy with ADFS 3.0 on a domain controller?

I am trying to move my ADFS / WAP to the cloud to give better resilience after experiencing a recent failure. In part to save on VM costs, I am using just 2 VMs, with ADFS installed on a domain ...
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Hmailserver and Outlook 2013 can send but not receive any emails in POP3 or IMAP

I'm having problems receiving any email from outlook. I can send email through smtp using comcast (my isp) without a problem, but I can't receive any email using either personal pop3 configured in ...
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DB Server and Fully Qualified Domain Name

I have a hosted virtual server (Windows Server 2012 R2) that exists solely to host a few SQL databases. I need to purchase a SSL certificate to encrypt data but purchasing a certificate requires that ...
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Conditional forwarder for reverse zone not working

We have DNS servers hosted on our Windows domain controllers, 2012R2. Currently we have a conditional forwarder for ad.trusted-domain.com, which is working fine. We'd like to also forward PTR queries ...
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The configuration information describing this enterprise is not available - Error I receive

I have Windows Server 2012 R2 installed and when I navigate to 'AD DS' and try to go to 'Active Directory Domains and Trust' the error I receive is "The configuration information describing this ...
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What permissions are required for a domain user to login to a domain machine?

I have been under the impression that Domain Users should be able to login to a domain joined machine with their domain credentials out of the box and no special permissions needed. I'm running this ...
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Storage Spaces stuck at “repairing 9%” and “starting repair”

I have a storage space with 8 disks, and 2 virtual disks. One of the virtual disks started showing up as "Warning: In Service" If I ask to start repairing, it keeps at "repairing 9%" ...
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Hundreds of event ID 14554 DfsSvc related

i'm experiencing a lot of those errors in the event viewer Namespace DFS Service : initialization of the shared folder that houses the root of the namespace is completed . Shared folder : foldername ...
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What is the correct way to add license keys to Hyper-V servers and guests?

I have a Hyper-V server and I have three 'Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard' licenses (ROK, not VL). I am wondering with what keys must I activate what servers with? Is the following the correct method? ...
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Can't ping localhost over IPv4

I have a Windows Server working as a NAT router, with RRAS disabled I can ping 127.0.0.1, with routing enabled I can't. Is this supposed to be this way or is my server configuration wrong? The WAN ...
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Unable to install Remote Desktop connection broker role service [closed]

I'm trying to do some testing of Remote Desktop Services and I have installed a fresh version of Windows Server 2012 R2 on a brand new computer. I have added this server onto my domain and logged in ...
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Is there a way to change passwords on multiple servers simultaneously?

x3 Server 2012 R2, x2 Server 2012 My system has 5 servers; 1 Hyper-V server hosting 2 vm servers (these are the x3 2012 R2 servers), and a Win 8.1 pc running hyper-V that hosts 2 more vm servers ...
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Replicate Partition Over Network

Is there a way, in Windows Server 2012 to replicate two same-size partitions over the network in real-time, preferably at driver level (not user-land)? I am asking for two Hyper-V servers. There is ...
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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 ...