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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Cannot authenticate in Active Directory using security/sssd from FreeBSD ports

I'm trying to implement security/sssd port in a FreeBSD 10.0 system. My main goal is to authenticate users from Active Directory running on Windows Server 2012 R2. I would like to know if anyone had ...
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Files (belonging to an app) kept open by one particular user after he has closed (or killed) the app

I have a problem with one user of my network: whenever he runs an app from a network share (from a Windows Server 2012 R2, but this happened also before with a Windows Server 2008 R2) even after ...
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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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How can I identify tiered storage volumes and their storage tiers

I've asked this over at stackoverflow and at technet without an answer so I thought I'd try here... Using either PowerShell or some C# magic how can I: A) Identify a volume drive letter that is ...
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Folder redirection APPDATA permission server 2012 r2

I have setup Folder redirection in a terminal server environment. I am using a bat file to set permission for the users. icacls d:\users\%user% /grant:r "%user%":(OI)(CI)F however using the above ...
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SCOM alert: The threshold for the Logical Disk\Avg. Disk sec/Transfer performance counter has been exceeded

We are monitoring several Windows Server 2012 R2 VMs running on Hyper-V. Now SCOM (2012 R2 UR2) reports: The threshold for the Logical Disk\Avg. Disk sec/Transfer performance counter has been ...
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Windows 2012R2 IPAM for managing public IP address

We are testing IPAM for managing a relatively small network with 5 sites. The main goal is actually managing the public IP address of each site. We were able to create the "IP Address Block" for ...
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SQL Server Agent was not running on Server Dynamics CRM 2013

I'm trying to install Dynamics CRM 2013 on a server. This server is on a VM. There are several other VMs, an ADDS & DNS, a MSSQL and a WebServer VM. Each server is a Windows Server 2012 R2. The ...
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IPSec on Domain Controllers and Trusted Domains

I am looking at configuring IPSec as follows: Isolation Request authentication for inbound and outbound connections Computer and user (Kerberos V5) I am looking to do a blanket deployment across ...
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Errors when attempting to update source files, Server 2012R2 (errors 80073701 and 14081)

I have a Windows Server 2012R2 machine that I installed with Server Core, and then decided that I wanted to switch to GUI. I'll make the long story short: I ran windows updates, and now the source ...
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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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window server 2012 r2 keep disconnecting internet

I have set up window server 2012 R2 as domain controller for Remote desktop service for some reason, it keep disconnecting the internet after a few hours(sometimes after one day), but when I ...
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Enabling AES 256 GCM on Windows Server 2012 R2

I'd like to enable the use of the AES 256 GCM encryption instead of the AES 256 CBC. We already have ECC certificates based on ECDSA so that pre-requisite has been fullfilled. The certificate has a ...
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The Message Queuing service failed to join the computer's domain 'DOMAIN' Error 0xc00e0025

Struggling to get MSMQ installed in Domain Integration mode on Windows 2012 (Azure). So far, I've provisioned a brand new Windows Server 2012 (R2) machine on the Azure platform and installed the ...
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Importing a certificate and granting permissions on Windows Server 2012 R2

On Windows 2012 R2, winhttpcertcfg -i FileName -a CertAccount -c LOCAL_MACHINE\MY -p Password installs the certificate on Trusted Root Store instead of LOCAL_MACHINE\MY. I also need to grant access to ...
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Can PXE boot of Hyper-V VMs be disabled?

Hyper-V virtual machines have the ability to PXE boot. Obviously, PXE boot raises some security concerns. The problem is, unlike a typical physical machine's firmware, there isn't an obvious way to ...
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Server 2012 R2 - hidden Share$ not accessible

None of our hidden shares (\Server\Profile$) are accessible from the client machines. We can connect to them fine from the server but not from the win 7 client machines. Not a firewall issue, I have ...
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Failover DHCP Windows 2012

Is Windows 2012 failover DHCP (hot standby) compatible with Windows 2003? I'm not sure if it's enough to create a Windows 2012 DHCP server and configure failover options.
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Why did my Windows Server 2012 R2 timezone change overnight?

When I logged into my workstation this morning, the timezone had been changed from Eastern to Pacific. In the event viewer I see the following three events, all at 4:12:15 AM. It looks like the ...
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Hyper-v 2012 R2 Nic Teaming with VLAN's

Currently have a 3 node 2012r2 cluster. Everything is working fine without any issues with networking / VLANS / etc... The issue that I am having is needing to define the VLAN at the Guest VM ...
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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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Convert IIS CA Certificate to Ubuntu Haproxy cerificate

Alright, I setup a simple Windows 2012 R2 RDs server aio farm with Web Access, everything works fine internally if I access the server directly (https: // rdsiisserver/RDWeb/). I created a Ubuntu ...
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Turn on Virtualisation settings on Windows 2012 R2 [closed]

I'm an AWS newbie. I'm trying to run the latest Hortonworks Sandbox VM image using Virtualbox on a Windows 2012 hvm AMI. I get an error message saying "VT-x is not available. (VERR_VMX_NO_VMX)" What ...
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How can I run a published RemoteApp from a client that does not run explorer.exe

I am working on a massive (30,000+ client) deployment of RemoteApp published apps and seem to have hit a brick wall. I am trying to run apps from a kiosk style unit that is running Windows 7 Embedded ...
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What is the maximum number of iSCSI connections that Server 2012 R2 can initiate?

I found online that Server 2008 R2 host can only initiate a maximum of 255 iSCSI connections, and that it was a hard limit within the OS itself. Does this same restriction apply to Server 2012 R2? ...
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Group Policy - Backup and Restore

I am currently automating the creation of our enterprise domain controller and its configuration in case of SAN failure etc. I can create the server, install the necessary roles, create complete ou ...
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query remote windows 2012 servers to see if they're in waiting for a reboot status after applying windows updates

Is there a way, using powershell or otherwise, to query a remote computer and see if it has had windows updates applied and is in waiting to reboot state? Any additional information would be useful ...
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What happens when Core Cluster Group is failed over to another node? Will it take the whole cluster down? Single point of failure?

http://bit.ly/1lKJFIa "Cluster group" fail-over will cause cluster go offline. Really? Single point of failure? Am I missing something? What happens when Core Cluster resources (Cluster Group) are ...
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PowerShell 'get-ClusterQuorum' output is not showing 'QuorumType' column

PowerShell cmdlet get-ClusterQuorum output is not showing QuorumType column. Has anybody seen this before?
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Active Directory Mismatch

I have a Active Directory Mistmatch how do I fix this? I have 2 x 2008 R2 Domain Controllers and a 2008 Domain Controller and I was trying to add a 2012 R2 Domain Controller. The Schema Version of ...
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One IP Address two websites and servers SSL

All right I have the following: ONE External Ip Address. TWO websites on their own physical servers (IIS). (They are separate and they have to remain that way). No virtual hosts. TWO SSL ...
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How to disable RDP access for Administrator

We need to disallow the domain Administrator account to access a server directly via RDP. Our policy is to log on as regular user and then use Run As Admin functionallity. How can we set this up? The ...
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Custom FSRM File Management Task file name variable

Trying to create a custom file management task in Server 2012 R2 to move some files (not file expiration). Looks like the possible variables I can insert into my command arguments are pretty limited: ...
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New 2012r2 hyper-v cluster, GUI or server core? [closed]

I have not worked with a Server Core install before. We will soon be moving from old hardware running Server 2012 (with GUI) for our hyper-v cluster to new hardware and plan to install Server 2012r2. ...
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Work folders not working

I am trying to configure work folders on W2012 R2. I completed server configuration (as described in all procedures) and I have no error in server logs. Port 443 is in use by "windows sync share" ...
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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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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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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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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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remote desktop virtualization host cannot be installed

I just installed a fresh copy of windows server 2012 r2, then i went to install a ADDC and set a forest name then followed the wizard, after that i tried to install remote desktop virtual machine, i ...
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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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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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Use Windows Server 2012 R2 IPAM Role to Manage a DHCP Cluster

My Google-fu is failing me today. I would like to blame the bad office coffee, the fact that it is a Monday, and the lack of information online...but maybe it is my fault. Either way, I hope that you ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...