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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Win Server GPO Mapped Drive Missing “Connect As” functionality

We're having an issue trying to create a policy for mapping drives. We're unable to specify a "connect as" username and password.
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Web deployment failing on IIS 8.5

I'm trying to get Web Deploy setup on an IIS 8.5 server running on Server 2012 R2. When attempting to deploy from Visual Studio I get the following error: Web deployment task failed. (Could not ...
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Associate user picture to domain account

I want to assign users a picture (o let them assign their own picture) to their user domain account and wherever they log in, that picture should appear as well. How can I do this using group policy? ...
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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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How can I automatically unlock a Bitlocker To Go hard drive if no user is logged on?

I'm using external USB hard drives to backup my server (Windows Server Backup). These drives are encrypted by Bitlocker To Go. I configured the disks to get unlocked automatically, because they are ...
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How can I choose a default interface for sourcing traffic?

I've got a Windows 2012 server that is multi-homed (for some specific monitoring purposes, definitely not ideal, but it is what it is). Only one interface has a gateway setup (as that's the one that ...
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GPO map network shares 0x8007007b

I'm running a lab to test GPO. I'm trying to map a network share item using GPO on a DFS share. This is the guide I'm following. As a test, I change it to a map network drive GPO User ...
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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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Copying Files from one Network Share to Another, Location is unavailable

We have 2012 R2 Terminal servers with all the documents on file shares. Recently we added a new drive to where users will save information. the Y:\ drive. However when copying files there from another ...
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Force authenticated user immediate logoff (emergency case)

In Active Directory if you want to prevent a user from logging in you can either disable their account or simply reset their password. However, if you have a user who is already logged in to a ...
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LAN with AD server: recurring slow link problems, how to diagnose?

I have a multi-site Active Directory domain. All domain controllers across all sites are running Windows 2012 Standard R2. Site 1 and 2: everything works fine Site 3: I just setup and I’m having ...
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Do Firewall and Domain Controller need to in same network for authentication?

My company has a firewall. My company don't have any Domain Controller nor Windows Server device. My boss plans to configure the firewall to let users authenticate with their corporate credential ...
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Hyper-V host memory requirements. Possible over allocation to guest VMs?

System: PowerEdge R430 Intel Xeon E5-2440 (dual) 32GB RAM Hyper-V 2012 R2 VMs: DC - 8GB RAM APP - 19GB RAM The VM's are not configured for dynamic memory. The client was complaining about ...
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Active directory migration 2008 to 2012

After so many hours of pulling my hair i end up here for some help. I also want to apologize for my English since its not my native tongue. We currently have a Windows Server 2008 which we need to ...
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Account Lockout Mystery

I have a rather frustrating issue involving a single user in Active Directory whose failed logon count on the PDC jumps up to 5 every 10 minutes or so and gets locked out. Now the "mystery" part is ...
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Various printer deployment issue with Server 2012 R2

I have just set up a new remote desktop infrastructure, with all servers being built on Server 2012 R2. I have 7 session hosts, and a central file/print server. On the print server, I have added ...
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Server 2012 R2 blue screen when mouse is plugged in

I have a server (Lenovo TD340) running 2012 R2 standard. I've been using the server without a mouse for a while as I didn't have one handy. Recently got a mouse (Logitech USB) and hooked it up. ...
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Scanning Across VPN, Files become corrupt.

So here is the situation. Previously, the organization I work for had 3 sites, A, B, and C. The sites were connected Via Site-to-Site VPN. There was one domain controller at site A which was also a ...
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Window Server 2012R2 IE very slow to load first page only when ESC turned off

Running Windows Server 2012 R2, when I used Server Manager to turn off enhanced security configuration for IE, IE is then extremely slow to load the first page. With ESC on, IE works normally. But ...
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Default Administrator not in BuiltIn\Administrators, how to regain access on domain controller Windows Server 2012R2

I have managed to lose the Allow Local Logon Right and I have no account that is a member of the BuiltIn\Administrators group on the single domain controller/single server network. The default ...
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New Server 2012 R2 Essentials generating Audit Failure Event 4625 Null SID Logon Attempts

I am researching a failed login issue that is triggering our monitoring software. Researching the issue, the only other information I could find that was exactly what I was seeing, was on here: Event ...
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Check what has been done in a given time period [closed]

Is it possible to check what a server administrator has actually done during routine maintenance by viewing event logs etc? I'm trying to establish what the administrator is actually doing as I ...
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Hosting a Odoo 9 onsite with Hyper V- Security concerns

I have a small business network: Hyper V Host (2012R2) VM-Active Directory (2012R2) VM -application, print, etc server (2012R2) Several client pcs, some on domain, some not, all running Windows 7 ...
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Server creates shortcuts in Shared Drive automatically when file is opened

We have just setup a Windows 2012 R2 Server with shared drives. We have on particular user who has an issue that whenever they open a file it creates a shortcut on the root of that mapped drive. I ...
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Exchange DAG Auto Failover - Reasons

Our 2013 DAG seems to somewhat arbitrarily activate DBs on other servers and move them from the ones they were active on. In looking at metrics there were no noticeable spikes in RAM/IO/Networking/etc ...
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detect process accessing network ip on Windows server 2012 R2 [closed]

I tried to identify processes that try to access certain IPs(akamai - 23.0.174.35...). I used MS Message Analyzer but it seams that it can not give definitive results since I get different name and ...
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Detaching an EBS secondary volume

I am using an instance that has an EBS volume attached to it . This volume is used as secondary volume ( mounted to xvdf ) . So usually to detach the volume i go to volume section of the AWS EC2 ...
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Clients unable to access certain websites, pages half loading, intermittent internet

All the PC's on my network are having trouble accessing a certain website (https://frontapp.com/) we need. The main page of the site will load partially, but the text and page will look strange. The ...
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Problematic Active Directorys CA certificate

i came across one DC, which gives me RPC errors when dealing with AD Certificate Service.I can see in AD there is 2 Root CA , one is problematic. Is it safe to remove it? Or is there a procedure for ...
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Hyper-V Host Shutdown script

So I have a cluster for Hyper-V and am working on a script to move all active VMs to a host over the weekend, put the hosts in maintenance mode, and then poweroff all but one of those hosts for the ...
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Can I disable WSD (Web Services for Devices) on Server 2012/R2? How?

I am looking for a way to disable WSD on Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2. Basically, a number of our printers on a number of our print server have decided that using this bloody service is better than ...
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Adding Reverse DNS for Azure Email VM

I am a fresh user in azure, i created a windows VM and installed hMailServer on it, when i send emails to some recipients i get the following error: Remote server replied: 550 5.7.1 Connections not ...
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Slow Upload to IIS Server

I have a Windows 2012 R2 Server running on an Amazon EC2 instance with IIS 8.5. It hosts a web application, and a custom WebDAV server that interacts with the same database as the web application. I ...
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How can I verify successful replication of two domain controllers

I have in my environment two redundant Windows Server 2012R2 domain controller. How can I verify successful replication of two domain controllers? On the domain controller are roles installed like AD ...
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Is it possible to create a new Windows Server Role?

I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to create new Windows Server Roles (much like IIS, DNS, DHCP, AD, AD CS and so on)? I don't have a specific product or system I want to make, but I often ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 cross domain authentication issue

firstly I'm just a humble DBA, so play nice :) We have a new AD Domain at work where the server guys are setting up any new servers that we require. All the pre-existing servers are still in the old ...
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Get file system write cache queue size

I am copying a large amount of files from one server to another via robocopy to a UNC share. I notice that after robocopy completes that there is a large amount of disk activity that lasts for a ...
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Windows RADIUS approval

I'm in the process of rolling out WPA2 Enterprise and am trying to figure out how to allow mobile phones to use the network. Pushing out the config is easy with my MDM, but how do I tell NPS to allow ...
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Grant CMD internet access, just as IE and Chrome have (via proxy)

I'm on a Windows 2012r2 machine and internet access is granted via a proxy server. The machine is installed with XAMPP and after some issues I've managed to install composer (dependency manager for ...
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All DNS queries to AD DNS server suffixed with xxxxx.cloudapp.net

I configured an Azure VM with Windows 2012 R2 and the DNS Server role installed. I have another VM in the same VNet and I am using nslookup to query the DNS server. Every time I query any domain ...
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Windows Server File Share Audit

I have a file service on Windows Server 2012 R2 and I want to track these events on it: User created a file/folder User edited a file/folder or its' permissions User renamed a file/folder User ...
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how to check WinRM service running in windows server 2012 R2

How to check WinRM service running in windows server 2012 R2 and how i check from server manager? i want to configure Remote PowerShell and CredSSP Configuration in this server , this server OS: ...
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Does MS DNS server load balance queries when forwarding to a list of DCs?

Background: Currently we are managing around 300 sites each hosting one 2012 R2 machine having the DNS server role installed. All site-local clients are pointing to their respective site-local DNS ...
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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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DFS-R replication: NTFS permissions don't work on some subfolders on members

I've setup DFS-R (Hub and spoke) for a share between 6 Windows 2012 R2 servers. The share on all servers is called "Websites$" with "full access" permission for everyone. All servers have high ...
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Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Domain SRV dns records suddenly disappeared

I have a test domain that I recently configured. All of a sudden, no users can log in except those with cached credentials. The domain includes two domain controllers that are both global catalogs ...
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Cant send large attachments from iOS using Exchange 2013 [duplicate]

Some of my users are having issues sending emails with attachments from iOS devices but the same works fein from desktop versions. There seems to be a link to the size of the attachment, as an example ...
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Trouble PXE booting Live Linux Distributions from Windows Server

I have been tasked with the project of making Windows Server 2012 r2 PXE boot live Linux distributions using WDS and I'm having trouble. I have a Blade server acting as the WDS, a Sonicwall handling ...
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Block All Websites but One Server 2012

I'm working for a library who uses Internet-connected catalog machines that are designed to allow only a single website - www.catalog.com. All other sites are blocked via a Content Advisor GPO. ...