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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Program displays correctly only when tested from Compatability Wizard

The environment: Windows 2012R2 RDS in a VMWare ESXi environment The problem: We have a program that is not displaying correctly when launched. The toolbar is not being displayed and window ...
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Tomcat 7 auth constraint role name active directory

I integrated waffle into my tomcat 7. I need to define the users in the active directory group that can visit the site, web.xml looks like: <security-constraint> <display-name>not ...
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Group policy not pushed to client for offline files setting

I have setup group policy for "Offline Files" but I noticed that the configuration is not pushed to clients. With another setup I had no problem. The configuration path is \\Computer ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 in AWS EC2, change resolution beyond 1280x1024

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 instance running in EC2 performing some UI tests while nobody is connected to it. I use the following script to disconnect from Remote Desktop: for /f "skip=1 ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 DNS internal and external records issue

I am running into an issue with with DNS on Windows Server 2012 R2 acting as Active Directory domain controller AND DNS server I want to be able to setup certain records that will resolve internally ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials unable to take updates

I have installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials back in September of 2015. The server is not accepting automatic updates and when I go to the Windows Update applet, it tells me that some settings ...
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Hyper-V Virtual Switches and DHCP

What is the best way to force VLAN segregation accross multiple Virtual switches? I have probably a rather complex setup going in the effort to get essentially 4 separate virtual switches. The ...
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How to set specific user profile path on EC2 Windows server?

I want to create a new local user on EC2 Windows 2012 R2 server and specify its profile folder explicitly. I do the following net user SomeUser Pwd /ADD /HOMEDIR:C:\Users\SomeUser ...
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New admin account cannot remote powershell in

I have provisioned a new Azure VM which deploys with 1 admin account, which I can use externally to create a remote Powershell session to the VM. If I RDP onto the VM, create a new user which is a ...
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RemoteApp causes issue with combobox popup

I have written an application that is installed on Remote Desktop Session host server (Windows 2012 R2) that is published as a RemoteApp in my organisation. This application allows users at certain ...
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Microsoft NLB clustered web server not fetching web page

I have just set up 2 web servers running IIS 7, I have clustered them using Microsoft NLB. Both host IPs are added to the cluster and both hosts converged without fail. However, when I tried to ...
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Unable to update the password. The value provided for the new password does not meet the length, complexity, or history requirements of the domain

I'm using federated identity for Office-365 single sign-on. I have added the password change endpoint to my ADFS 3.0 server, and successfully opened the adfs update password page. However, whenever I ...
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Windows event show network adapter change Windows Server 2012 R2

Is there a windows eventid to show when a network adapter gateway setting was changed ?
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AD FS 3.0 Event ID 364 while creating MFA (and SSO)

I have an clean installation of AD FS 3.0 installed on windows server 2012. I am trying to create MFA on my internal network using this Codeplex. AD FS Management > Authentication Policies ...
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Remove server header from IIS 8.5

I have IIS 8.5 installed on my Windows server 2012 R2. I am trying to remove the Server: Microsoft-IIS/8.5 header from my responses. I tried installed URLScan but it fails to install with the ...
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Disabling Outlook Anywhere for external users in Exchange 2013

I've been exhaustively Googling this issue to no avail, and am at the point where Microsoft's $2000 support quote is actually looking reasonable, but I was hoping maybe someone here would have an ...
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FTP user cannot log in for a certain time at random times IIS 8.5 Error 530

We use FTP to send data (XML) from one server to another. Basically, there is a scheduled task at server A, which uploads XML files whenever there are available, to server B by using FTP. Since this ...
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Error promoting 2012 R2 server to domain controller on 2003 domain

When attempting to promote a 2012 R2 machine as a domain controller on a 2003 forest\domain level domain I get the following error when it goes through it's adprep and forestprep procedures: ...
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Mysqld.exe crases on startup with error 0xc000007b

I've just deployed a new VM on Microsoft Azure with Windows Server 2012 R2. It is identical to other two I have (it was created from scratch though, not duplicated or from an pre-existing image), all ...
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Exchange 2013 - 0kb EDB File after ISCSI Drop

I am unsure if anyone will be able to help me out. I have a 0kb EDB file after an ISCSI failure. I cannot run "eseutil" on the file as I get the error: Extensible Storage Engine Utilities ...
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Is it possible to change the location of the *.avhdx files in Hyper-V

I'm running Windows Server 2012 R2. Is it possible to change the location of the *.avhdx files created when creating a Checkpoint? I have changed the "Checkpoint file location" in the ...
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Windows server 2012 Essential R2 trial activation [duplicate]

I've installed Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 on my server. Then I've bought an OEM licence to add on this server. I've tried to convert my trial to "full licenced" with my key, but the system ...
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DNS forwarding for external addresses on same domain as Windows Server 2012

I am experimenting with using a windows server 2012r2 installation purely for DNS for my network (no AD etc). I have set up the zone for my domain e.g. example.com and successfully added some A ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - SMTP Relay - Connection Dropped by Remote Host

We setup a relay server for Office 365 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 instance roughly a year ago. Everything has been fine until the past week when the relay appears to lock up and e-mails continue to ...
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Should I keep SQL Server/ IIS website on the same server? [closed]

I know this type of question has already been asked (Difference of speed if SQL Server is on one server and website is on another, rather than both on same server), I don't know if it's applicable to ...
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Deleting two-way trusts in Windows AD

I want to remove two-way trust using netdom trust command on Windows Server 2012 r2, I am using "Run as Administrator" command prompt but still getting "Access Denied" Here is my command netdom ...
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WebDAV on IIS and Passthrough Authentication

I have two servers IIS 8.5 Server and a File Server, both on Windows Server 2012 R2. WevDAV is installed on the IIS server to access files on the File Server from iPads and other clients. Both ...
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WebDav Performance - Drive mapping vs Web Browsing

I can't seem to find any information about this topic. We have setup an IIS server with WebDav support and this seems to be a fine solution but we're getting fairly slow performance out of a specific ...
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IIS virtual directory permissions keep getting lost

I have a web site running on Windows Server 2012 R2, IIS 8.5.9600.16384. The site has several virtual directories that point to a file share from which documents (mostly PDFs) are retrieved. All of ...
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Can I install Azure SDK over command line?

I am attempting to use Vagrant to provision a Windows Server box for an integrated development environment. This environment depends on the Azure SDK. Is there a way for me to write a script that I ...
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Port 80 is being used by Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0

After installing WAMP server 2.5 on Server 2012 R2 I tried to run it but it just said this Your port 80 is actually used by : Server: Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0 I've look at every post I can find about ...
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Setup cannot continue because of a corrupt installation file DL165G7 Server 2012 R2

I know this question has been asked before but none of the other solutions/scenario's fit my issue Please read what i have already tried before suggesting a solution Server: DL165 G7 Disks: 2 x ...
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Running a Linux docker container inside a Windows Server provisioned through Xen on CentOS (Can it be done?)

How do you properly propagate VT-X through physical hardware into a server provisioned via Xen so that virtualized docker can be run inside the virtual Windows server? L0 is Xen running inside ...
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Application localization problems in english windows server 2012

Here's what it is look like (encoding problems): OS is Windows Server 2012, English, clean installation. Previously I've tested this software with same server, but with russian OS version, it was ...
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Windows Server Backup - iSCSI and USB Drives

Been using S2012R2 built in backup for a while with great success now, using a single USB3 external drive for daily backups. (1.6TB data approx). We're now looking to add an offsite backup, where we ...
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Why do I get BPA error “Servers in Failover Clusters Must Have a Hyper-V Replica Broker Configured”?

I configured a Hyper-V Failover Cluster with two nodes and one domain controller. Cluster-Aware Updating is enabled. The BPA shows the following error: To Participate in Replication, Servers in ...
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Could not get domain controller name from machine

While validating a Failover Cluster over two member servers I get the following two errors: Connectivity to a writable domain controller from node SQL2.domain.com could not be determined because of ...
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Windows server 2012 R2: Adding support on new cipher

Environment Description I have a VM (hosted in Azure) cluster (one of many identical machines) that I'm using for running my application. I have noticed that some webpages are cannot be loaded in ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 RD Web Access Redirect

To start, I'm completely new to Server 2012, RD Web Access, and ASP.NET. I recently graduated college so I'm attempting this for the experience. I have a basic web dev background(HTML,CSS, Javascript, ...
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OK to disable TLS1.0 with IIS and SQL Server 2014?

(This identical question in dba is drawing a blank) Background We need PCI-DSS compliance, and so must disable TLS1.0. In my test environment we have SQL Server 2014 SP1 with CU 1 (as per this post) ...
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Best Way to Restart 2 Node SQL Cluster To Perform Windows Updates?

So I have a 2 node MS SQL Server cluster, using AlwaysOn, on Windows 2012 r2. SQL1 is the primary. SQL2 is the secondary. I want to restart both servers today to perform windows updates which will ...
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Windows RODC/DMZ connection to trusted AD issue

I have a really strange scenario...We have a server within a DMZ, which uses an RODC (Read-Only Domain Controller) for user authentication. The users are in a trusted 3rd domain, something like ...
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Can not obtain ownership information [closed]

IIS was running on port 80. I created Self Signed Certificates and did the binding for the resources hosted on the server, enabling port 443 for HTTPS. Then later on I had to remove to bindings, as ...
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Windows Server 2012 MSMQ - Some Clients don't connect

We have some strange things happening with a new installation of MSMQ on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Cluster: the clients reach the server without problems the server tries to send a message to the ...
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ADDS can't connect to domain controller

I'm using VMWare, Windows Server 2012 R2. I was just trying to create two servers, one where I created the forest and the other one to join that forest. There is no problem with the installation and ...
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Windows 2012 R2 server, crash, no dump file

I have a Windows 2012 R2 dedicated server. 64 GB RAM. Sitting in a remote datacenter. It crashes about 1-2 times a day. I have a KVM over the internet that I can view the screen. Screen says ...
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Administrator account renamed to administrator.domain in domain user computer

i have domain controller with 3 computer connected to it(for LAB and Test purpose use only) when i connect to my client and enter administrator@domainname.com as user name after login my command ...
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Server 2012 Essentials - Gray Screen unable to log in

I have a new Server 2012 Essentials installation that was installed on XMAS Eve. Everything had been in working order when I left for a 12 day break.. On return I find that I cannot log into the ...
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Location of SCP on server 2012 R2 Essentials after migration

I have migrated from SBS 2008 with Exchange 2007 to Server 2012 R2 Essentials, and Exchange Online (Office 365). When users log into Outlook, Outlook still attempts to connect to an old url, that it ...
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Remove reboot request for DISM

I want to automate the upgrade of my 2012 R2 servers from standard to datacenter. However, there is a prompt at the end of the upgrade waiting for a user response. I have thousands of servers to do ...