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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Assigning virtual processors to a VM

I'm having some slight confusion assigning virtual processors to a VM in Hyper-V, possibly due to outdated information on the internet. We have decided to virtualise our servers due to bringing in ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Deduped 356GB to 1.32GB

I'm experimenting with deduplication on a Server 2012 R2 storage space. I let it run the first dedupe optimisation last night, and I was pleased to see that it claimed a 340GB reduction. However, I ...
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Logoff Script on Remote Desktop Services

I have a Remote Desktop services running on Server 2012 R2. My timeout settings have been set to end a session 60 minute after disconnection. This is good for all the users except one: That user's ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 IIS SMTP Server Will Not Send Emails

I have an existing SMTP server on our network that is used to send emails from a variety of printers, applications, etc... I have installed the IIS SMTP Server on a new Windows Server 2012 R2 server ...
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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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Active Directory Administrative Center - resize membership part

User can be a member of 3 groups at most to be visible in ADAC without scrolling. But in reality, users are members of 5, 10 even 20 groups. We have to scroll the "member of" list to check the ...
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Issue with offline availability of roaming profiles

I've recently stood up a Windows 2012 R2 server. I set up folder redirection using the guidelines here and roaming profiles using Group Policy. All is well except for the fact that if the client is ...
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Windows Server 2012 hide external HDD for non-admins

I am setting up a server where people connect to via Remote Desktop. It uses AD DS and uses an external HDD with a share on it for people's data. However when these people log on, aside from the ...
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IIS URL Rewrite not adding trailing slash

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 acting as a reverse proxy for an apache server on another local server. When I access the site with example.com/myapp/ It works fine but if I go to example.com/myapp ...
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Will a Windows domain rename require new SIDs?

If I rename my local windows domain on my domain controller will all of the user accounts associated with the "old" domain name need to be recreated? Will the user SIDs still be valid and would my ...
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Pinging server replies back with incorrect IP address

I hope this is the correct forum for this posting. Here's my environment (well, my clients environment): Gateway: 10.0.0.1 (our router) AD & DNS Server: 10.0.0.8 (Windows 2008 R2) (host name: ...
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Access denied while executing NANT task “exec sc”

Im confused. I have Windows Server 2012 R2 and two users "administrator and user1". The "user1" is ment to run some services (services are configured to run under this user) and the services work via ...
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Colossal Failure After Domain Rename

The backstory... I recently upgraded a MS Server from 03 to 2012. The server needed to be a domain controller and for simplicities sake I named it foo.com instead of naming it something different ...
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websitepanel - Is web site panel support sql server 2014 in its services? [closed]

I have server that website panel installed on it for web hosting, my question is that Is web site panel support sql server 2014 in its services?
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Invisible IPv6 addesses in DHCPv6

A Windows Server 2012R2 provides DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 for the complete network. I wanted to add some reservations for DHCPv6 but the Server responses an error that there's already a Client with the same ...
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Cannot access nuget.org Windows server 2012

I am trying to setup a build server on AWS Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 base image. The server however is unable to connect to www.nuget.org to retrieve the packages for the build (and cannot access ...
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Simple file share failover

I have a simple file share on Windows 2012 R2 server which I would like to be high available. I created failover cluster, but I'm not able to set up FileServer service as there is no shared storage. ...
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Is there a way to create an EFI partition smaller than 1MB or am I reading partition sizes wrong because the disk has been converted to Dynamic

I have been trying to get add a Mirror to my System drive in Windows Server 2012 R2 and I've been getting the error: All Disks holding extents for a given volume must have the same sector size ...
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Unable to rename computer with powershell

$script = { Rename-Computer -ComputerName "ADMINIS-ID1PS7V" -NewName "SERVER1" } $computerName = "ADMINIS-ID1PS7V" $username = "Administrator" $pw = "123!@#qaZ" # Create Credentials $securepw = ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster without shared hardware

I have several servers with local SATA/SAS RAID arrays. I would like to run there virtual machines with some level of automated failover - sync VM to secondary node in 1 minute interval and automated ...
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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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Local Profile to Domain Roaming Profile Windows Background Black

Intro I've setup a Domain at my house and I want my local profiles to be a Roaming Domain Profile. This is what I did so you guys know all my steps: Let's use the local Profile Pikachu and the ...
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Installing Hyper-V 2012 R2 to USB gives INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error

I have created a bootable USB flash drive of Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Core following the guides here and here. When I boot my desktop PC from the USB drive it boots up fine (after a while) and I ...
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creating multiple DHCP pools in server 2008 and 2012

I have a DHCP server connected to 3 different devices having different VLANs through switch. now i want to create 3 DHCP pools having Different networks on server. how can i configure it so they ...
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Windows Server and Graphics Driver

With windows server is there any benefit to installing a graphics driver (eg the Intel / Nvidia / AMD driver vs the basic Windows one)? I'm currently only using the Hyper-V role on the host machine ...
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An internal error has ocurred - MSTSC Crashes

In brief: I cannot Remote desktop a particular server - say "X" from "A" server, but with MSTSC /ADMIN switch I was able to RD "X" server. But the same "X" server can be RD'd from "B" server even ...
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NPS RADIUS authentication fails due to user account

We're in the process of migrating our wireless network, adding in 802.11x-based RADIUS authentication. The set up is as follows: Client connects to router01 Client authenticates through RADIUS on a ...
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Event Log Id 4673, SeTcbPrivilege

I am performing some tests with Windows 2012R2 clustering in a lab environment. Sometimes the cluster creation process times out and fails. When this happens, running the cluster validation test ...
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Domain Policy - Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials role

I have a Win 8.1 Workstation joinde in a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain (Essentials role). When trying to save Remote Desktop credentials I got this message. Your system administrator does not ...
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Adding hosts to existing 2012r2 Hyper-V cluster

Situation: Two separate clusters, server 2012 and server 2012r2 In process of disassembling the 2012 cluster and upgrading those hosts to 2012r2 Prior to this I must move all of the guests to the ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Notification on login spash screen

we are have two load balanced svr 2012 R2 machines, front end netscaler, using citrix reciever to login. The issue i have is i cannot seem to disable the notifications when users are logging in that ...
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OpenVPN site to site VPN tunnel with Windows Server 2012 R2

This is my clients setup: Site A Site B 192.168.2.0/24 192.168.0.0/24 Client A1 --|-- Server A Server ...
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Remote Computer Management from Active Directory Snap-In fails with DCOM error 10006

So here's a little background. Our system originally started with Windows Server 2003 machines and eventually over time expanded and grew. We still have a few Server 2003's but they're being removed. ...
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How to IP restrict access to a website in IIS8,5 (Windows 2012R2)

I have read that to IP-restrict a website in IIS8 to allow only one or more IPs and deny everybody else, you do this: Set "Access for unspecified clients" to "Deny" Add IP-address for "Allow" (as ...
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Windows Event Collector Load Balancing to multiple Collectors

My scenario: I want several Windows servers to forward Events either to Collector A or to Collector B and so on. What I tried: Set the GPO: Computer Settings - Policies- Administrative Templates - ...
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RDS 2012 - Starting RemoteApp from RDWeb Prompts for credentials

I have the following Windows 2012 R2 RemoteApp Setup Server1 - Role (Web Access, connection broker, RD Host) 192.168.100.1 Server2 - Role (connection broker, RD Host) 192.168.100.2 DNS Entries used ...
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Inconsistent DNS resolution behavior (dns_probe_finished_nxdomain)

I have a LAN with a windows server 2012 DC configured with DNS and DHCP. On occasion, clients will receive a dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error when browsing the web. This is not a consistent problem. ...
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Windows Service “System error 5 has occurred. starting service”

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server which has been happily running a windows service for roughly 3-4 months with various build revisions going into the software. The server configuration hasn't changed ...
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How do I know the remaining buffer space?

There is a socket error 10055, meaning "No buffer space available". But what is this buffer space and how do I know, how much of it is still available? At the time I've got this error, the server had ...
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Unable to retrieve the session collection properties

Server 2012 R2 RDS. This server has been running well and I have a handful of remote applications published. All applications work fine. Now when I attempt to edit a published application, or ...
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Using Managed Service Accounts for Activities

I know and understand the introduction of windows service accounts, and how various applications run as Windows Service Account or a virtual account. I also know that one can connect to things such a ...
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Can GPO templates in Server 2012R2 manage Win8.1 Win10 & Server 2012R2?

We just upgraded our DC to server 2012 R2 and testing Win8.1 / Win10 / Server 2012R2 with it. Just wondering that if the native admin templates in 2012R2's GPO can manage all win8.1/Win10/2012r2? or ...
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RDS “fast user switching” like experience with NLA

We have a 2012 R2 RDS farm with two session hosts and a connection broker. We've successfully managed to configure our IGEL thin client to connect to the farm. Connection brokering, load balancing, ...
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Remote Desktop & Network Access Protection Issue

I have installed Remote Desktop Services on a fresh Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter VM. It has the basics: RD Gateway, RD Web Access and RD Connection Broker. I've accepted the default values pretty ...
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Windows 2012R2 hyper-v guest diskless - boot from iscsi guide?

I am attempting to build a generation 2 W2012R2 hyper-v server guest that, configured with no disk or vhd , will select it's iscsi o/s disk via Microsoft dhcp and boot Windows 2012 R2. Note that I ...
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Clients not authenticating with RODC - nltest gives SERVICE_NOT_ACTIVE

I am new to the Windows world and pretty much followed the guide from this Windows Server Blog For the life of me I can not get clients to authenticate with the RODC. When I have the on-site RWDC ...
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What's the difference between a sessionKey and a key container?

I know how to export/import key containers in IIS using the aspnet_regiis command. Using that, I can export e.g. iisConfigurationKey that is used in applicationHost.config for the AesProvider and ...
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Cannot connect to any sites via browser but I can ping them [closed]

Server is running Windows Server 2012 R2 and is on a 1 gbps NIC. I tried checking c:/system32/drivers/etc/hosts everything looked fine in there and I cleared all the installed browsers caches. None of ...
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Correlating volumes and physical disks through WMI

I'm trying to correlate volumes (as enumerated from win32_volume for those where DriveType = 3) back to win32_physicaldisk instances. Everything that I've seen in my research points to the answer ...