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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Creating WorkFolders fail with: New-SyncShare : Not Found

Currently I am eveluating Microsofts new WorkFolder feature which sounds very promissing to abendon the messy folder redirection feature. So I installed the feature using ServerManager under "File and ...
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Windows Server SMTP Feature - Installation Ramifications

Background: I am a SQL Server DBA. I have inherited about 50 SQL Servers and need to set up various maintenance plans and alerts. To get the full benefit, I'll also need to configure Database Mail ...
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Building Windows server cluster hpc

I'm trying to set up a Windows Server cluster with a head node and 2x compute nodes. So far, i've managed to install : (thanks to this tutorial http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj884142.aspx) ...
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Can't access shared space FROM Windows Server 2012 VM without User and Password prompt

I am trying to set up an FTP server on my Windows Server 2012 VM, that would access a network path on my host machine (Windows 8.1 Pro). I can access this network path from a Windows 7 VM without ...
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Advanced Audit Policy not getting applied on 2012 R2

I have configured several avanced audit policy settings under: Computer Configuration => Policies => Windows Settings => Security Settings => Advanced Audit policy Configuration => ...
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Difference between HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\ and HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\

What is the difference between editing settings in HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services and HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server? Similar settings seem to ...
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Setting up port redirection on Windows Server 2012 in Amazon ec2

I have a couple of servers in amazon EC2 One server is a Windows Server 2012, is used to host a web application, there is an elastic ip address attached to this server. The second server is a linux ...
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Windows Server Backup Fails: There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy…

We have a brand new Dell PowerEdge T320 with a PERC S110 RAID Controller running a fresh install of Windows Server 2012 R2. The RAID level is RAID 5 with two NTFS partitions, 1TB for the OS and 7TB ...
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Server 2012r2 change login screen language with registry

I am installing a Windows Server 2012R2 RDS farm. The OS language is English, but my users are Dutch. I already installerd the Dutch MUI pack in windows via the command prompt. Via a user GPO the ...
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Replying to an email from a domain email alias

We have a multi-store set up in nopCommerce 3.20 with SSL enabled. Our environment info as follows, Windows 2012 R2 VPS Server. .Net 4.5, SQL Server 2012 Express Multi SSL in Same IP using ...
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Desired State Config - Script Resource

I'm having some trouble understanding the DSC script resource, in particular the test and get phases. I am trying to change the default Hyper-V VHD and VM paths, but can't seem to work out how to ...
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Sizing of journal disks with Microsoft Storage Spaces parity volume

I'm currently speccing out a new backup server. It's going to be running Windows Server 2012 R2 with Direct Attached Storage, and I'm considering using Storage Spaces rather than using a RAID card. ...
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Why don't Active Directory user accounts automatically support Kerberos AES authentication?

I'm playing around with a test domain on Windows Server 2012 R2. I'm operating at the highest possible functional level and have no backwards-compatibility issues in my small test environment. ...
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VPN without public IP of the server

I've a VPN on Windows Server 2012 R2 to secure some intern admin interfaces for a small crowd of people. It's working but when I'm connected to the VPN, it is used for all internet traffic. So when I ...
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Is there a command to send Windows Error Reports (WER)?

Is there a command that will Report All Queued Windows Error Reports? This can be done manually by going to the Action Center->Expanding Maintenance->Clicking Check For Solutions, we'd like to ...
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vmware workstation rdp on remote computer

We are trying to setup a lab environment in VMWare to test some server configurations. At the moment we installed VMWare on a extra computer in the domain and created a VM with Windows Server 2012. ...
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Can't read file perms from Linux when file is open in Windows (NFS share)

I have a folder that is shared from Windows (2012 R2) via NFS, and mounted in Linux (Ubuntu 14.04). Everything is working fine, except that when a file is open in Windows, even if it's just Read ...
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Poor RemoteFX Performance

I have Hyper-V running on an DELL Optiplex 9020MT Core i7 3.8GHz with 32GB RAM on Windows Server 2012 R2. For testing purposes I enabled RemoteFX on the Intel HD 4600 graphics chip built in to the ...
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Windows Server Core System Tray

I am running Windows Server 2012 R2 Core on my machine. I use BitTorrent Sync to synchronize and backup my valuable Documents. But I want to add another Folder-pair, for which I need to access the ...
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Need to upgrade Windows Server 2012 evaluation to Server 2012 R2

I mistakenly installed Windows Server 2012 Evaluation instead of Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation. Now my client just bought the license key for 2012 R2, and I am not sure how to proceed. Is it ...
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Server 2012R2 Thick Provisioned Disk VSphere

I have a Server 2012R2 VM running on a VSphere ESXi 5.0.0 (1489271) Host. It has been updated and patched to allow support for 2012R2. Within my VM I have several disks (Thick Provisioned). However, ...
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features on demand error The source files could not be found

I'm having a issue when using FOD via powershell. I creating an Win Server 2012r2 virtual lab environment for studying. Heres a run-down of what I'm doing. I have successfully uninstalled and remove ...
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Migrate Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2 on new hardware

I manage the network for a small office. The office has 1 server and 5 client machines in a Windows domain. The old server is running Windows Server 2012 Standard and the client machines are running ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 in a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain

Can a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 (file server, app server, etc.) exist on a network with Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers, or do the DC's need to be upgraded first?
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Can a Win2012 R2 domain controller be used as the AD FS host in Single Sign-On integration to Azure AD?

I have upgraded our Active Directory from Win2008 R2 to Win2012 R2 in preparation for an integration with Azure Active Directory. I know the integration can be done with Win2008 R2, but I figured ...
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Windows Server 2012 not starting when PCIe SSD disk installed

I have Dell Power Edge R905 server with Windows 2012 R2 installed. Everything works great until I install Plextor M6e SSD PCIe x2 card. With card inserted into PCIe x4 or PCIe x8 slot, system starts ...
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Shut down Windows Server on power failure without vendor-specific third-party software

Let's say I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 server with a UPS attached. Is there a generic way to make Windows Server 2012 R2 shut down when power fails, i.e., the system switches to battery power? I ...
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Powershell Install-WindowsFeature Application-Server (and subfeatures) and assign certificate

I want to use a Powershell script to install Application Server on a windows 2012 server. When using the wizard, it prompts for you to select a certificate (for WS-Atomic Transactions) from the local ...
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RemoteApp file menu shows in alternate location with multi monitor

I deployed RDS on Windows 2012R2 Servers. I used that for publishing RemoteApp. RemoteApp works just fine. However, I run into display issue on multi monitors with applications (Notepad, Wordpad, ...
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Windows feature installation fails with “The source files could not be found”

I am trying to install the Media Foundation feature onto a Windows 2012 R2 box in preparation for it to be used as an RDS Session Host. However, all attempts to install fail with: Installation of one ...
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Unable to install DHCP server, not enough disk space

Despite having over 3GB of available space, I am unable to install the DHCP server role. This originally was a 10gb virtual box drive image, but when I ran into space issues extended the drive to ...
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How to find where my Disk Space has gone [closed]

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2. I have 500GB from 2 SSD drives. I currently have 7GB disk space. I have ran CCleaner but there was no change. I keep only the main files on the disks and I had a good ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 DC promotion fails

I tried to promote a Windows Server 2012 R2 instance to a domain controller at a remote site. It was looking normal until about 45 minutes into promoting it (the site was only linked by a T1). It ...
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How can I verify whether a Windows cluster has previously been successfully validated?

As part of an automated SQL Server installation process, I'd like to programmatically check whether a Windows Failover Cluster has already been validated. There are some ways to validate the cluster ...
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Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Terminal Serivces - Use a domain controller in a Hyper V on same machine?

I desperately need to run Windows Server 2012 R2 Terminal Services on a standalone machine. To this end I've set up a Terminal Server with it's own license manager and installed 8 licenses. When I'm ...
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HyperV dedicated physical adapter for Client OS or the same virtual adapter for Host OS & Virtual OS

I have a Windows machine with HyperV and Client OS (Windows too). This machine have two physical Ethernet adapters (both 1Gb/s). Adapters are connected now to the same router and ISP. Hyper V can ...
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Activating Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation version to Retail version

I have downloaded and installed the Windows Server 2012 R2 evaluation version from Microsoft's Evaluation Center website. We decided to go ahead and activate it to the full version. We bought a ...
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Error: Unable to display RD Web Access… after hitting refresh in IE

Just setup a RDS environment with Windows Server 2012 R2 (Broker/WebAccess/RDSH/Gateway/SSL). Everything runs fine except for when you use IE to access the Web Access and hit the "Refresh" on the ...
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Xeon Server freezes randomly for a few seconds without a pattern or errors

I've got a pretty strange problem. I'm a sysadmin and manage dozens of Xeon servers but one of them (with a low user load) is behaving very strangely. Server specs: CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1230 V2 MB: ...
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CSVDE on Windows Server 2012

I have a brand new Win Server 2012 R2 image. I want to run some csvde scripts, but I get: 'csvde' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. On Win 8 I ...
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PowerShell Script to Move ADUser to appropriate group based on its Department ID attribute

I am new to PowerShell and AD, I have a small task which I am finding difficult to complete. Can someone please help me here ? The task is as follows: There are 3 groups defined in AD, namely ...
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Connectivity between Windows 2012 VMs only possible with File & Printer Sharing

After trying everything I could find on the interwebs, the only way I could get two VMs on my Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V environment talking to each other was by enabling File & Printer Sharing ...
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My two-way trust with selective auth seems to behave opposite to a one-way trust

I'm not sure why I'm the only one running into this, I think it's a larger problem with Server 2012 and RDS protocols... With 2008 machines, you can use utilize a one way trust to authenticate across ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Powershell IP Interfaces Compartments

If I run Get-NetIPInterface -ifIndex 29 -IncludeAllCompartments, I get one Interface back. There are only 2 Compartments I checked this via @(Get-NetCompartment).Count. The Compartment IDs are 1 and ...
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2012 R2 VDI Setup - No Virtual Templates

I've installed Win 2012 R2 Standard and setting up the RDS role for VDI. I plan to have a pool of virtual desktops. I have done this before and have had no problems so I am very familiar with the ...
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Hosting Access Database [closed]

Attempting to host an Access database on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2. In the past I've always used services where database access was fairly preconfigured and am doing this one from ...
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Powershell Remotely Delete PKI Certificates

I recently rebuilt my PKI and I would like to delete the certificates that were issued to all client machines across my network. Sounds like a job for Powershell! So I wrote this script to be ...
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Can't activate Windows Server 2012 r2

i installed windows server 2012 r2 standard evaluation version in IBM x3650 M4 server. also i connected domain controller configured as a secondary server. now I purchase a Volume License Key. but ...
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One DFS Replication Group per Namespace

I'm in the process of implementing a single DFS namespace which will be holding approximately 20 or so Folder Targets. These folders are also going to be replicated to the other servers using DFS-R. ...
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Running PowerShell scripts as an Application in MDT 2013

Is there a way to make powershell scripts run under the applications list so that when you install from the MDT image you can select which scripts you want to run? I can run the scripts fine as ...