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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Windows web server do not respond randomly

I have a windows 2012 server VPS with Plesk 11 and hosted 1 ASP.Net website on it. every thing was OK since a week ago, My customer complained that his server does not respond. firstly I thought It is ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Server and Mac clients - Move/Rename issues

I am administrating the computer network of a small company which has 12 Macs under Yosemite (10.10.5) and used to have an Apple Mac Mini Server running out of space. I've decided to switch them to ...
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IIS 8 - Default SSL Site Breaks SNI

We have the following scenario in testing SNI on Windows Server 2012 R2 with IIS 8. Domain names and IP addresses listed below are fake and for example only. WEB SITE NAME IP ADDRESS Host ...
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Powershell New-SelfSignedCertificate missing -NotBefore in Windows 2012r2

My 2008 powershell script is not working correctly in 2012r2. The command New-SelfSignedCertificate -DnsName test.testdomain.com -NotBefore [datetime]::now.AddYears(10) comes back with: ...
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“Failed to create COM object `hMailServer.Application'”, although Everyone has launch and activation DCOM permissions

In a Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter environment with IIS 8.5.9600.16384, Plesk 12.5.30 Update #24 and hMailServer 5.6.4-B2283 I'm trying to install the web interface PHPWebAdmin that ships with ...
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How do print servers work?

This is more of a conceptual question than a question about an actual setup in practice. Let's say I have a network printer, a print server (server A) and workstations B and C that will use the print ...
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Setting up Active Directory, Adding Machines with Different OSes & adding a server with an instance of SQL

I have 2 servers to manage at work, a Dell Poweredge with has a software called "Abecas" which uses SQL Server, The Poweredge is running Win Server 2008, there is no AD in place as of yet. I have ...
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How is RRAS MMC snap-in available on Server 2012 R2 without RRAS admin feature installed

I have a 'management' Server that I am setting up to administer all the other servers I have. When I started to install the 'Remote Access' administrative tools feature I was of course prompted to ...
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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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Manage 2012 R2 RDSH Pool Sessions without Connection Broker

I'm trying to manage user sessions across 10+ 2012 R2 RDSH Hosts inside a vWorkspace 8.6.1 Farm without a 2012 R2 Connection Broker Role. I am concerned that adding the Connection Broker, creating ...
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Setting up IIS 8.5 - Security practices

This is the first time I'm setting up an IIS installation and i want to make sure to provide maximum security. Some questions were popping into my mind while setting up: Note that this server hosts ...
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WAP and VPN roles on the same 2012R2 server?

Are there any issues installing web application proxy and other remote access roles on the same server in 2012R2? I found this compatibility table on technet, but it almost looks like it's missing a ...
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Migrating rewrite rules under subdirectory from Apache to IIS

In the old Apache hosting, we had the following .htaccess file inside public_html/adm: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond ...
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LiteTouch deployment fails when BIOS is set to IDE but works when set to AHCI

I have an HP Z420 Workstation with a single 500GB SATA drive that I spent all day imaging to Server 2012 R2. Part of the deployment process is selecting if you want to wipe the drive. I selected yes ...
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What permssion is needed to read AD attributes?

I have created some custom attributes for users inside of Active Directory and have also created a basic account to use to login to AD so it can read these attributes, as well as the standard ones in ...
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Can Nagios NRPE call a Python script on a Windows host, which requires a UNC network share connection?

I have a Nagios host which is monitoring Windows servers using NRPE. One of the tasks is to remotely connect to a Windows Server, using NRPE, and run a Python script. The python script simply checks ...
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How to troubleshoot failover cluster using Simple AD?

I am testing Windows Server Failover Cluster in AWS using Amazon Simple AD as the Domain Controller. I have joined the Windows Server 2012 r2 instance (with all updates) to the domain, and logged in ...
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MS Server R2 Standard & Hyper V

We have a physical 2012 R2 Standard DC. Can the Hyper-V Manager be loaded and two Virtual servers be created within the licensing of MS 2012 R2 licensing?
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NTP server in windows 2012 [closed]

I am a bit confused..I installed MS server 2012 on machine and I added it to domain..Over this 2012 server I installed active directory for test purpose.. Then I configured w32tm over domain ...
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What are the uses for pre-staging a Computer account in Active Directory?

I am learning AD at the moment. At my DC under "Active Directory Users and Computers" -> can anyone tell me what the use of creating a new computer ? I have created user accounts and is able to login ...
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Changed policy: locked out local and domain administrator account on Windows Server 2012

I'm kind of a rookie when it comes to servers and server hardening. I was following the CIS benchmark for Windows Server 2012 and changed the allow log on locally policy to include administrator, ...
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Convert From UEFI to Legacy BIOS in Windows Server 2012

We are looking into Azure Site Recovery as a possible BCDR solution, and have encountered a bit of an issue in that Azure doesn't support UEFI firmware when synchronizing VMWare VMs. Is there any way ...
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Cannot connect remotely to a shared folder inside a vhdx

I am using Windows 10 to connect to a Windows Server 2012 R2 (VM) installed on a Hyper-V core host. The VM is set to share a second virtual disk where I allowed previously share and gave full control ...
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Health-Check on .NET 4.5 Installation

On a Windows Server 2012 R2 Core Server box, I get these results: PS C:\Users\vagrant> Get-WindowsFeature | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -like "*.NET*"} Display Name ...
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Task Scheduler claims it ran but it did not

I had Task Scheduler start a task at 11:55 PM daily -- same setup on 5 servers. Last night I changed the same job to be run at 2 AM and 7 AM instead. It did not launch either. I know because it ...
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Understanding Microsoft Server 2012 R2 service account

I come from a unix background and is trying to managed some Window Servers right now. I cannot grasp the concept of the different service accounts available and what they are used for. During the ...
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CIFS/SMB file manipulation list

I want to list all operations (for example: read, write, create, remove ...) for file and folder in CIFS/SMB share in Windows Server. But I cannot find any source mention about that. Do you have any ...
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Upgraded Wintel Environment from 2003 to 2012R2, now only 2 Win10 clients can't see network shares or print, all other 78 W7Pro can

Over the last week I've migrated all of our services running on Server 2003 to our 2012R2 environment successfully. This included: AD, DHCP, DNS, Print server, File serving using the migration tool, ...
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Multiple Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials servers in the same domain

I understand that a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials instance must be the domain controller and hold all FSMO roles. I am told that one can domain-join other Windows Servers (Standard or Datacenter) ...
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How to take control of remote desktop session

I have two servers RDS and I want to take control of RDS's sessions with mstsc /shadow. So, I created a GPO like this : But, remote control doesn't work. How to solve this issue ?
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Difference between Level 1 Oplock and Filter Oplock

As I know, there are 4 types of Opportunistic Locks: Level 1, Level 2, Filter, and Batch. For me, Level 1, Level 2 and Batch Oplock are not so difficult to understand, but I still don't understand ...
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Why are Win 2012R2 virtual machines not in time synch with hyper-v host?

We have a Win 2012R2 server that runs (using hyper-v) 3 Windows 2012R2 VMs. Configuration The hyper-v host is configured to sync its time using NTP with be.pool.ntp.org, see left screenshot The 3 ...
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Installing Web Deploy with Desired State Configuration (DSC) silently fails

Absolutely brand new to DSC, so I am really stumbling through things right now. I have a basic configuration that ensures IIS, .NET 4.5, and MSMQ are installed. I am working toward configuring a new ...
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Cache of share in windows server

I have a folder, which is shared by Windows Server 2012 R2. When I setup this share, I saw in the configure share setting panel, it has a check box for Allow caching of share with the comment Caching ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - how to limit a number of connections per ip?

I'd like to limit # of connections per IP using MS system tools (I need to limit it to 6 connections per minute max). Is this possible of I should look for external solution? If so, which one? Thank ...
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Outlook 2013 POP Account Reprompting for Password with Roaming Profile

I'm attempting to setup POP accounts on Outlook 2013 for roaming profile users in an RDSH pool. I have policies setup for folder redirection on the Documents folder and a policy for default PST ...
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How can I allow Domain Users to update printer drivers without any prompts?

Each time Xerox release a new printer driver and we update our network printers on our servers we have to go around each domain computer and enter the Administrator details in to the update printer ...
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Block specific UDP packets - windows

I have Windows Server 2012 and some app on it. But someone sending packets (I know which packets, this packets: 0C 19, 0C 20, 0C, 21 etc.). And I want to block it. Is there some way how to do it? I ...
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Disable or Uninstall Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Server KB890830 Automatic Maintenance

We have a script that declines KB890830 updates for our on-premise Windows Update Server, but we recently found someone approved one of the monthly updates before the script could run and the ...
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IIS8 Centralized Certificates Not Recognizing Certs (“The specified private key password is not correct.”)

I have a pretty straight forward setup: IIS 8 on Windows Server 2012 R2 2x ARR servers with NLB 3x Web content servers in a web farm ARR servers have IIS shared configuration and IIS web content ...
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Cloning Windows 2012 R2 domain controllers with KVM

Virtual domain controller cloning is a new feature from Windows Server 2012 that I use because it's a very useful and simple way to add additional domain controllers to an Active Directory domain. ...
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No event ID 4625 for administrator account

I'm having an issue where no 4625 Event is logged when I type an incorrect password for the domain administrator account when attempting to login to a domain controller via remote desktop. If I use a ...
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Can I replace Windows Server 2012 (AD) with Azure?

I have a small business with about 10 PC's (plus Android devices and other kit that attaches to the network). I really enjoy doing my own IT and although I'm not an IT professional, manage my own ...
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DHCP not working for new pool

I created new dhcp pool(41 pool) in Windows server 2012 called vlan 41,routed with default gateway in router, added interface vlan 41 on core switch 3650, given ip help address as server address. I ...
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Powershell: Save CSV result to folder

This should be absuredly easy but I keep running into a brick wall. I am running a Powershell script which performs an audit of my tasks and saves the result to a CSV. I keep getting a permissions ...
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Can I use wifi and LAN on win server 2012? [closed]

Iam not a network guy. But recently installed Windows server r2 and configured active directory, DC and file server. Currently domain users are using file server over wifi. Server IP configured in ...
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How can I view active remote connections (RDP) to a Windows server?

How can I view, who is currently connected to a server (Windows 2012) with a remote desktop client? I am myself connected to this server via RDP. This question offers a solution to get IP addresses ...
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dcpromo prerequisites for Active Directory preparation failed

Cannot promote a new Server 2012 R2 server to domain controller on an existing domain. The prerequisites check fails. Verification of prerequisites for Active Directory preparation failed. Unable to ...
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ADFS 3.0 Need Powershell command to remove Homelink

I am working on a Microsoft Windows Active Directory ADFS 3.0 (2012 R2 specifically) server. I was testing the Set-AdfsGlobalWebContent -Homelink and -Homelinktext options. I'd like to now ...
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Mail subdomain not connecting to Windows Server Virtual SMTP via Telnet Client

I trying to set up subdomain (e.g mail.mydomain.com) for use with a virtual SMTP server running on windows server 2012 SP2. I’ve tried to telnet with the command ‘telnet mail.mydomain.com 25’ but it ...