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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How can I change the selected text highlight color in Server 2012 R2 without applying a high contrast theme?

Problem We have a few programs we run through RemoteApp in our organization. Upon testing them in Server 2012R2, some users have complained of very faint selected text highlights. I have also noticed ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 not printing from Task Scheduler

I have a script, written in Python, that generates a PDF document and prints it to network printer. When I execute that script through the cmd line or launch executable .cmd or .bat file, it works ...
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err: CONNECTION_RESET in Chrome on form post, but only from outside network

I started getting the following error when sending multi-part form posted data via ajax to a service on my website: net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET This only happens when a certain combination of ...
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Hyper-V guest doesn't see the internet through external virtual switch

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials host with 1 NIC and I installed a Hyper-V guest of the same type (Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials). I added an external virtual switch (allowing management ...
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Windows Service Bus and Network Load Balancing

I'm looking to build an HA service bus farm, hopefully using Microsoft NLB on Windows Server 2012 R2, something like what is described here. In the output below 9354 belongs to Microsoft.ServiceBus....
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How to fix issues with LetsEncrypt certificate chains on Windows Server?

I've been using LetsEncrypt to generate certificates for my sites on Windows 2012 R2 server. It worked great, until recently when I renewed the certificates. LetsEncrypt made a recent change where ...
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“The requested operation requires elevation” when trying to manage printers

Ok, so, I added a handful of people to the local Print Operators group (via an AD group) on a file/print server. I also manually added Print Operators AND the ad group to the security ACL for the ...
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window server 2012 r2 clustering - shared storage required or not

I just came to know that we can setup a 2 node window failover cluster without using shared storage (SAN) In that case, how does services running on 1 node failover to another when their data is not ...
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IIS 8 FTP - how do I find out failed user authentication (and client IP) in the log?

Hello this is a mystery for me. We have an FTP server in our company and some accounts are sometimes locked because of repeated logins with bad password. I am trying to search in the ftp logfile (...
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Strange NTFS Permissions issue on Windows Share + Win 8.1 Clients

Server 2012 R2 file server -- the share is exposed over a DFS namespace. I have a group called "share" that all the users are members of. This group has read/write access to the root of the DFS share ...
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Use Hyper-V Windows Server machine under Ubuntu

We've got a server running Windows Server 2012 r2 with two guests: another Win Server 2012 and Ubuntu Server. We have recently purchased a couple of Nvidia Titan X GPUs to accelerate deep-learning ...
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What is the meaning of FastSendRespondFailed?

The problem statement is the rate of RST=1 (in TCP packet) error is high (7% of all packets) in our server (Windows Server 2012 R2). We found that this error was in TCP Handshaking after sending SYN=...
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List what changes we've made to Windows 2012 R2 server since a certain date?

Is there a way to get a list of Changes which have been made to a Windows 2012 Server, whether it is App install, IIS changes, registry changes, etc, etc?? Does it keep some kind of change audit? ...
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Hyper-v failover or replication in 2 node cluster

I'm trying to setup some form of a failover cluster between 2 hosts. I want to be able to have high availability on 2 of my VMs. It seems that some form of shared storage is required for this to work ...
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Exchange 2013 ECP ,Redirect loop with wildcard cert

Recently we were unable to log into ECP, after successful login we a re redirected to de login prompt, on our two Exchange servers and no configuration change were made, we are using a wildcart cert ...
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how to install apache tomcat service on windows server 2012 R2

I'm attempting to install apache-tomcat-6.0.20.exe on windows server 2012 R2. It is being installed on a default amazon aws windows server 2012 R2 image. I am using jre version jdk-6u17-windows-i586....
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Installing a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials in a Hyper-V VM onto a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials host

My task is to install a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials instance in a Hyper-V VM onto a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials host. I added an external virtual switch, and the VM connects to that. The host computer ...
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Saslauthd LDAP errors even though it seems to work [closed]

I have a subversion server (svnserve) setup on my Ubuntu. In my svnserve.conf I setup SASL authentication: .... [sasl] ### This option specifies whether you want to use the Cyrus SASL ### library ...
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Just completed a domain upgrade 2008 - 2012 R2. IP Address show Unknown for domain controllers on Name Servers tab in DNS in Reverse Lookup Zones

Is there anyway to automate updating all of the Reverse Lookup Zones without having to go through each one and click Edit - Resolve?
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What is causing the server name to be malformed when publishing a printer to AD?

I have a printer that exists as \\printserver01\printer For whatever reason, when I publish/add it to AD, part of the name gets cut off. For example, it becomes \\printserver0\printer When users go ...
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SMB2? Traffic Crashing Network Windows Server 2012 R2

I am running a network at a school. The server is running Windows Server 2012 R2. Out of the blue about a week ago, I started experiencing network issues. Examples: Can't log into roaming profile ...
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Manually Assigning Site Local IPv6 Multicast Address to DHCP Server

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6_address#Multicast_addresses, ff05::1:3 is a site local multicast address for All-dhcp-servers. Based on this, when I add the DHCP role to a Windows ...
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Assigning Prefix-Flexible Static IPv6 Addresses to Servers

Sometimes it's desirable to assign a server a static IPv6 addresses. Hand-configuring a static global unicast IPv6 address is one way to do this but necessitates manual updating any time the address ...
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installaling window server 2012 r2 - under partitioning disk option

during installation, i was prompted this screen below I realized if i click on new, there will be 2 partitions created, 1 for system reserved 1 for window installation and if i ignore all ...
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Forcing Certificate Auto-Reissue

Recently, I used AD Certificate Authority to automatically issue a remote desktop certificate to each client on the local domain. After the auto-issue, I realized that I failed to properly configure ...
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windows server on vmware resolution limit

Were using a vm-ware esxi-host on our local server that runs an instance of windows-server 2012-r2. Were remotely controlling over VNC or VMware Remote Console. We want set the server resolution to ...
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Hardware performance penalty for Hyper-V Generation 2 VMs

I have the following configuration: Windows Server 2012 R2 OS installed on baremetal with Hyper-V. OS is installed on RAID1 850 PRO drives. Windows Server 2012 R2 Guest OS Generation 2 VM is located ...
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How to configure OCSP Stapling on Apache 2.4 on Windows?

I'm using Apache 2.4.18 and OpenSSL 1.0.1e. According with https://mozilla.github.io/server-side-tls/ssl-config-generator/ Into sugested configuration I received it, but I don't know how to ...
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How to verify if a Windows Server shutdown was complete on server hardware before UPS killed power?

Our Windows Server 2012 R2 machine just got its own UPS (APC Back-UPS RS 550G). I'm using the Windows release of apcupsd and since I would prefer if the UPS would turn off after shutdown I also added ...
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Move existing workload to windows 2012 R2 tiered storage, sizing

I have a Hyper-V host that has it's performance bound by the storage subsystem, which is a RAID 10 array. I'd like to add two SSD PCIe cards and use them to create a mirrored fast tier using Windows ...
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2012 R2 print server not showing file names on Event id 307

I'm having trouble logging detailed information on my print server. Operational logging is enabled and working. The event ID 307 displays information about the jobs printed, but instead of the file ...
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Specify DFS root server to connect for dfsutil commands

I need to create domain groups and then set permissions on a dfs path (e.g. : \DOMAIN\ROOT\path), from a management server (that is not DFS root server), with dsfutil property ACL grant My management ...
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Windows server 2012R2 Essentials - Remote desktop concurrent connections

Does Windows Server 2012R2 Essentials allow two concurrent remote desktop connections? As far as I understood, Standard version allows two connections, but I did not find precise informations about ...
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Granular Windows firewall rule control

Is there a way using group policy (or some other built in mechanism) to apply firewall rules in such a way that a subset of the rules are locked and cannot be changed or overridden, but another subset ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 and Visual Studio 2015 Community

So I'm trying to install Visual Studio 2015 Community on my Windows Server 2012 R2 box which will end up being a Jenkins build server. Attempting to do so gives an error saying that I need to install ...
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Windows Server 2012 Failover DHCP

I've been tasked with migrating from our current 50/50 scope resilient DHCP servers to new hot standby failover DHCP in Server 2012 R2. Built a test bed with the two DHCP server VMs and created a ...
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MSI installer fails to download external payload

When trying to install certain packages on Windows Server 2012 R2 (and possibly other SKUs, did not try this), it seems like the MSI installer removes exactly 4 characters from the relative path of ...
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Authentication Configuration with IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012

I have a site hosted using IIS on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server. The application is configured to use an application pool that uses the NetworkService account as the application pool identity. The ...
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w32time in domain polling from wrong Domain Controller

From the MS Documentation I can see that computers in a domain should get their time from the PDC domain controller, and if done right the PDC should get it's time from an external source. In my ...
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Authenticated Origin Pulls with CloudFlare and IIS

I'm running Windows Server 2012 R2 with CloudFlare in front and trying to setup authenticated origin pulls as specified here - https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/204899617 The problem ...
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PEAPv0 Used in Windows Server 2012?

I've read the Wikipedia article on PEAP and have searched Microsoft.com. By all indications, Windows (in my case, Server 2012), uses PEAPv0 (as opposed to PEAPv1 or PEAPv2) to wrap MSCHAPv2. Is ...
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dns zone not working like it should S2012R2

I'm stuck in solving the following problem. We have 2 domain and dns controllers. Everything works like it should, except for something very weird. On the DNS servers we have 2 extra primary AD ...
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How to debug php-cgi.exe ruins my windows server 2012R2 cpu?

I have server 2012r2 with php 7.0.4 (x64/32 - no diff) Problem is that process php-cgi.exe use a lot of cpu. cpu Server is on 2 virtual cpu and 4 gb ram - so it should handle at lest 50-100 users ...
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IIS 8.5 500.19 status code with 0x80070038 access share

We are experiencing an intermittent issue with websites accessing resources/images over CIFS/SMB shares (running on our storage array). It comes and goes and we are trying to get to the bottom of it. ...
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IIS Web Farm site stuck on starting on other servers - 0x800710D8

We have a win 2012/IIS 8.5 web farm up and running using a shared config. All was working great on the servers and we would create a site on one server and it would go across them all. We run into ...
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Intermittent Server Performance Degradation Troubleshooting

I have been troubleshooting an intermittent server performance issue for too long and I am running out of ideas. I am looking for any suggestions as to how I might be able to identify the cause of ...
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LDAPS on Windows Server 2012 R2 without CA

I am building Splunk in a production environment. The long and short is, in order to get relevant AD things that I need from my Domain Controllers, which are running Windows Server 2012 R2, I need to ...
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When I try adding a new site to iis 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2 it says it already exists

When I try adding a new site to iis 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2 it says it already exists. This is the first site I'm trying to add. I am not finding where this site may or may not exist. ...
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How to use TPM related command on windows?

On tpm.msc under command management there is list of TPM commands and it show it as allowed. My question is form where we can execute these commands. I was trying to read PCR values using ...
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<jvm-arg>'s not added to JVM on Resin 4, Windows Server 2012

We are migrating from Linux (Ubuntu) to Windows Server 2012R2 (don't ask!) and have encountered a setup problem with Resin: Installing Resin 4 Pro using the packaged setup.exe facility, resin.exe is ...