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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Not getting credential prompt on Win Server 2012 for Ubuntu Samba share

I set up a share in Ubuntu with read/write permissions using system-config-samba. I configured my user to also be a smbuser. On all of my other systems (2 Win10, 1 Win8, 1 Ubuntu) I am prompted to ...
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How can I view/export/determine the configuration of a Windows ADCS CA?

I'm in the process of setting up a new root ADCS (Active Directory Certificate Server) certificate authority for a child domain in a multi-forest environment that already has a number of existing CAs. ...
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Replicate to a test network, AD loses trust and network location

We have a separate VMware ESX 5.5 server that we use as a test environment, where we replicate production machines. It runs replicated VMs on a vSwitch that is physically separated from the production ...
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Azure AD Connect and server 2012 R2 essentials compatibility

The prerequisites for using Azure AD Connect don't list Server 2012 R2 Essentials, but they do list Server 2012 R2. Normally I understand pre-requisites just fine, but I'm not sure about the ...
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How to safely swap/replace a PhysicalDisk in a Parity Storage Pool

I have Storage Space configured with Parity resiliency that has a total of 5 SATA drives. 4 of the drives are near full capacity (90% used). I am now getting a low capacity warning because this. I ...
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How can I get a static download link for a Microsoft MSDN Subscriber Download?

I need to be able to download MSDN ISO files directly from power shell, and therefore I am wondering how can I do this? I can view the downloads site at ...
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How do I grant users permission to create hard links (using GPO or registry entries)?

I'm working in an AD domain with one DC running Windows Server 2012 R2, and clients running mostly Windows 7 Professional. I need to be able to grant certain user groups the permission to create hard ...
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Windows Server 2012 NLB logging

Can somebody clarify to me what are the best practices when it comes to configuring logging and monitoring for Windows Server 2012 NLB. I believe there are 2 types of logging from management service ...
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Hyper-V Role Installation not starting

When I try to install Hyper-V Role, the progress bar stays at 0 % ... it basically never starts and I can't even close the window or cancel it, unless I restart the server . How can I find out ...
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Do you Suspend-ClusterNode before or after Move-ClusterGroup?

Which do you do first to avoid service interruption? Or does it not matter? Is it: Suspend-ClusterNode -Drain Get-ClusterNode $env:COMPUTERNAME | Get-ClusterGroup | Move-ClusterGroup or: ...
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MaxTokenSize on Server 2012 R2 and Groups

I fixed an issue yesterday where a 2008 R2 machine did not want to communicate with the DC. I discovered warnings in the event log relating to the kerberos buffer, so I increased the size in the ...
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How to find existing or moved out machines on domain controller?

I am migrating around 850 existing machines from 2003 Active Directory Server from Forest A to Forest B on Server 2012 R2. Basically changing the domain name on each machine and joining to a new ...
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Windows server can't connect to other servers over VPN

We have 10+ VPS's running Windows Server (mostly 2012R2). All these servers have both a public and private network interface, with the private network including a pfsense VPS that builds a VPN ...
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TABTIP.EXE - The exception unknown software exception (0xc0000420) occurred in the application at location 0xd8d84148

I have the following error in windows server 2012 r2 installation and i am wondering if anyone can help. Text and Image of Error Message: Server 2012 R2 installation error after product key " ...
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SSMS (2014) cannot connect to remote DB on local network [closed]

To start, this set up used to work. I wanted to help on a friend's project and installed git and vagrant and somewhere between the last time I opened my own project (using the setup listed below) and ...
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Powershell script to restart automatic Windows services and notify if failed

I found a Powershell script that checks all automatic services on Windows servers and if they are not started, tries to start them. Here is the link ...
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Custom AD FS Rule for Office 365 MFA ActiveSync Exemption

We setup Office 365 with our RSA keys, and we are looking to exempt our mobile devices and outlook from MFA for now. From what I understand we have to form a custom issuance transform AD FS claim ...
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Remote Desktop Services - Scale up vs scale out

I'm currently in the process of planning any required changes to an RDS infrastructure to cater for an upcoming increase in the number of users due to company expansion. Currently, the system only ...
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Windows: How do I lock the (remote) desktop from the command prompt?

Title says it all. explorer isn't running so I can't grab the lock command from the start menu. shutdown.exe doesn't seem to have any suitable option for it (shutdown -l is log off). Windows-L ...
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Is it possible to script rebooting to another OS once?

In Server 2012 R2 you can hold Shift when you choose to reboot from the start menu it brings you to a screen that lets you choose which OS you want to boot to if you have multi-boot set up. This ...
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What is the difference between New-DfsnFolder and New-DfsnFolderTarget?

What is the difference between New-DfsnFolder and New-DfsnFolderTarget? Both commands require both parameters, -Path and -TargetPath. They create the same thing. A DFS folder with a target. So what ...
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Expanded parity disk is “full”

I completely rewrote the question since this turned out to be a storage spaces question. Long problem short: 2x3TB disks -> fill upp space -> add one More 3TB disk. Now Windows says disk is full, ...
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Distributing Registry Changes - Make registry changes on systems across the network

I have some workstations (workstation1, workstation2, workstation3) connected to a domain (MyDomain). I would like to create a script that changes to each workstation the key: HKLM \ SYSTEM \ ...
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Cannot open IIS 8 default site by private IP or localhost, yet IIS “browse” to by internal DNS works

Getting a "HTTP 404 Not Found" when I enter the server's LAN IP in a browser (http://192.168.1.70 - which the site has bindings for) or simply try to browse to localhost in IE 11. However, in IIS 8 I ...
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Adding a 2012 R2 Domain Controller to a 2008 R2 functional level domain

Our current domain is at a functional level 2008 R2 and all the current domain controllers are built on Windows Server 2008 R2 OS. One of our remote site domain controllers is up for replacement and ...
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Shortcut on client to remote server

My setup details; Remote Server 2012 R2 Satndard - IP 1.2.3.4 Client PCs Win7 I would like to create a shortcut on (multiple) client PC's that points to an .exe file on a remote server. For ...
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Msdeploy fails from time to time, stating that it is unable to delete directory

We have an MsDeploy enabled-delivery and, normally, it is working flawlessly on number of servers. But, on 3 Windows 2012 R2 servers it fails from time to time saying that it is enable to delete ...
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Reconfiguring large Hyper-V network for speed with failover

I currently have 10 IBM x3650 M4 Servers. Each consisting of a minimum: - Dual Xeon - 192GB - 384GB - 2TB SSD RAID 10 (8 x 500GB Drives) - 4NIC All hardware is redundant, PSU, CPU, RAM etc. Each PSU ...
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Exclude specific VHDX from online backup of Hyper-V guest

I'm using the built-in Windows Server Backup on my Hyper-V host (running Server 2012 R2 Standard) to back up a guest VM named SVR2012 (also running Server 2012 R2 Standard). Several VHDX files are ...
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Virutal Server 2012 R2 on VPN and LAN

I'm running a virtual server 2012 R2, the host has only 1 physical NIC. On the server, I have a VPN app, with a kill-switch option (Kill Internet access if not connected to VPN). The Kill Switch ...
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RDP error “The function requested is not supported” after enabling NLA

I'm trying to RDP into one of my servers, which as Network Level Authentication Enabled as well as NTLMv2 being forced. This worked fine until the server had to reboot for updates. Now, I cannot RDP ...
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Why should you disable network login for local accounts?

This question is in reference to @SwiftOnSecurity's Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/SwiftOnSecurity/status/655208224572882944 After reading through the thread, I still don't quite get why you ...
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Dcdiag fails with new DNS server on windows server 2012 R2 errors 408 404 and 407

I'm trying to setup AD/DNS on my new server running Windows 2012 R2. I've installed the roles, configured a static ip, made forward and reverse zones, etc. In the events list I see 408, 407, and 404 ...
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Migration and Domain Rename

We are migrating away from an old Windows 2003 domain controller, and moving to a Windows 2012 R2 domain controller. However, there are a few issues I need to clear up due to the configuration of the ...
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APC UPS -> Windows SNMP

We have an APC UPS. I want a Windows 2012 R2 server to shutdown on a power breakdown (and the remaining power lasts for e.g. 15 minutes). Therefore the UPS should send a message to all servers via ...
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Windows Server Realtime Service Monitor

I'm looking for a way to see which services are starting and stopping in realtime to diagnose a database service problem. I'm running windows server 2012 r2
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Can't access remote desktop services - server pool contains RD Connection Broker servers that are both clustered and not clustered

We've had a random error crop up that's preventing us from publishing remote apps. Every time we go to manage Remote Desktop Services in Server Manager, we're greeted with the above error. We only ...
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Delay in starting Database services on Server 2012 R2

We have found in the past couple of days (unknown when this first appeared) that services for MYSQL and SQLAnywhere 16 are taking 20 minutes to start when a windows 2012 R2 server is rebooted. After ...
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Blocking inbound port 80 in Windows Firewall not working

In IIS, I have a website that is bound to HTTP (port 80) and HTTPS (port 443). I want to test blocking certain IP addresses from reaching this website. In Windows Firewall, I have a Block rule ...
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How can I remove a computer from Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials?

I have the following computers connected to my Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: When I try to Remove the computer with the tasks menu, it fails unexpectedly with the following error: Following ...
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Email notification when automatic service is not started (Windows Server 2012 R2)

We have a few servers (Windows Server 2012 R2) in our environment that install updates automatically and restart after that. After the restart we would like to check the status of all the (Windows) ...
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Multihomed windows server 2012 r2 connectivity fails

I have a Windows Server 2012 r2 with 2 NICs. 1 local(169.254.1.1/24) and 1 "public"(conected to another local network, 10.0.10.47) interfaces. I have configured DNS, DHCP ONLY on the local interface, ...
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Installing Remote Desktop Connection Broker on Server 2012 R2 - Windows Internal Database Logon Error

Getting issues installing the Remote Desktop Broker feature on Windows Server 2012 R2. I have tried to install via Server Manager, Powershell's New-SessionDeployment and Add-WindowsFeature, all get ...
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The UAC File Virtualization service failed to start due to the following error: This driver has been blocked from loading

I'm trying to run IBM Domino Server 9.0.1 FP4 on clean Windows Server 2012 R2. Once I run server as a service it stop after few seconds. I've managed only to find this message. The UAC File ...
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How do I prevent a domain client from creating local user home folders (e.g. C:\Users\MyUser)?

I am working with a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller, and mainly Windows 7 Professional clients. I am trying to set up a system wherein all user data lives on a file server, and is read and ...
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Sysprep: “You must be an administrator”

I am trying to sysprep a VM running Server 2012 R2. When I run sysprep.exe as an administrator I get the following modal: --------------------------- System Preparation Tool 3.14 ...
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What is the best way to prevent a Windows domain user from deleting their home directory sub-directories?

I'm working on a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller, with primarily Windows 7 Professional clients. I have recently set up folder redirection and user profile roaming, such that each domain ...
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How to force restart WBADMIN? Command line not responding

Just going through the backups this morning and I've noticed that the backups have failed for days now due to a backup job already running. Upon checking with the wbadmin get status command, the job ...
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Logstash process, created after invoking logstash.bat with task scheduler, keeps running even after task is terminated

I have dedicated machine with windows server 2012 R2 and i have to keep a logstash instance running to collect logs. For this, i have created a task scheduler task configured to invoke the provided ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 and RemoteApp [closed]

I was interested in setting up a virtual machine server and wanted to use VMWare Workstation with Windows Server 2012 R2. My idea is this: Use Server 2012 R2 to host VMWare Workstation and then use ...