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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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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Issues with demoting a DC, remnants of failed SBS2011 DC still in directory

So, an environment I'm new to, is having some problems that I'm trying to correct. Old config: Single SBS2011 server, a second 2008 R2 DC was added at some point. SBS failed, roles were seized and ...
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Configuring DNS server on Windows Server 2012 R2

I have successfully setup a DNS server on my local virtual machine and its running and I've mapped 2 public IP's with my domain name (****.com). I also created reverse lookup zones which basically map ...
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The sysvol permissions for one or more GPOs on this domain controller are not in sync with the permissions for the GPOs on the baseline domain

I have recently installed a second domain controller and all replication seems to be working fine except for group policy - In windows 2012r2, through the new Group Policy Management, when I click on ...
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How to integrate Active Directory with FreeBSD 10.0 using security/sssd?

What are the required steps to authenticate users from an Active Directory running on Windows Server 2012 R2 in FreeBSD 10.0 using sssd with the AD backend with Kerberos TGT working?
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WIndows Server 2012 R2 remote domain join

I am a system administrator for a non-profit organisation. In our office we have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard machine (ATLAS) running which is our main server. ATLAS is an AD DS, Domain ...
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How do I enable Remote Desktop Connection on a domain controller?

So I've come to the conclusion that something by default must prevent RDC from operating on a 2012 R2 DC. This particular post (link) suggests RDC on a DC is a bad idea and the I understand the ...
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Child server cannot detect parent server users

Good day! I have two Windows 2012 R2 servers in a Active Directory forest, one as parent with the domain local.test and another as a child with the domain child.local.test. The child server has been ...
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Office 365 SSO presenting two signon boxes when using ADFS Proxies

I have the following setup- we use an external, third-party load balancer to forward traffic to one of our two ADFS Proxies (in the DMZ) which in turn forward to one of our two ADFS servers. ...
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Windows Update causing server meltdown

A failed windows update caused my Windows Server 2012 R2 install to have a meltdown. Update package: Microsoft-Windows-NetFx4-OC-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384 failed and every ...
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How do I schedule a batch file to run on startup or shutdown?

I have 2 batch files that send emails intended to notify of a server shutdown or startup. The batch files call an exe with a single argument, the message to be sent. The exe comes from a vb.net ...
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smbclient NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE against Windows Server 2012 R2 share

We are running Debian wheezy, with smbclient v 3.6.6, trying to reach a Windows 2012 R2 share. This conundrum involves two users: ReadOnlyUser and WriteUser We have been using -A ...
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Can I disable DHCP client on my Windows 2012R2 server (which uses static IP)?

I looking through the services list on some of the Windows 2012 R2 servers here and noticed that DHCP client is running, despite the servers using static IP on all interfaces. This seemed like a ...
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Unable to connect to SSTP server in AWS

I have created a SSTP server in AWS using the following as a guide: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/notime/archive/2013/06/01/how-to-configure-windows-azure-server-2012-as-an-sstp-vpn-provider.aspx I have ...
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How to assign by GPO a file/shortcut to desktop for both specific user and computer?

I have to put on my domain controler's desktops only a custom MMC for a specific user only. Tought the best course of action was: *Default_DC_OU containing DCs, applying the GPO for shortcut to MMC. ...
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Windows Server Domain User and Workstation Software

I have a new server with windows server 2012(domain) and want to add a few new users and workstations( with AD), so all user could login on all workstations. That is easy, but now I would like to add ...
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Using a NAS as iSCSI to share a volume via Windows 2012 vs CIFS/Windows share

I'm migrating an Active Directory Windows 2003 server to Windows Server 2012 R2. Currently, I have a MyDocuments redirection policy enabled on the Window 2003 server to a local drive. Since the ...
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ERROR: OpenSSL::PKey::RSAError: data is too large for key size", when trying to upload cookbook 'learn_chef_iis'

I am receiving the following error message: "ERROR: OpenSSL::PKey::RSAError: data is too large for key size", when trying to upload cookbook 'learn_chef_iis'. I was following a CHEF tutorial and now I ...
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Exchange 2013 and AD/GC issues

I have Exchange 2013 (minimal install and all roles are on a single server) on-premises running on a Windows 2012 R2 server (both Windows and Exchange are patched and up-to-date). Basically this ...
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How can i create a trigger for a task in task scheduler which should start the task for some event ID but not for some other event ID

I have a few tasks created in task scheduler for which i wish to create auto recovery mechanism if the tasks are terminated from outside the task scheduler. Basically each of these tasks create a java ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard located in our DMZ has problems with connection to RoDC

We had an environment with multiple 2008 R2 DC:s in our internal LAN and a 2008 R2 RoDC:s in our DMZ. We set up 2008 R2 servers in our DMZ and joined them to the domain using DJOIN. Everything ...
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Is it possible to process millions of datagrams per second with Windows, using a vendor agnostic API? [closed]

I am investigating if I can implement an HPC app in Windows that receives small UDP multicast datagrams (mostly 100-400 Bytes) at a high rate, using a dozen or up to maybe 200 multicast groups (i.e. ...
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Connect PC to domain running on Azure Virtual Machine [closed]

This is my first time working with domains, and I was wondering how I would go about connecting a PC that runs on my home network to the domain controller that runs on a Azure Virtual Machine (eg in ...
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Exchange 2013 - Messages stay in submission queue

Running an half year old Exchange 2013 SP1 on an own 2012 R2 server. Today we got trouble with the mail queue. The complete mail transport (inbound and outbound) no longer work. The server actually ...
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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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Unable to move OU in Active Directory (Access is denied)

Background I tried moving an OU in Active Directory today and received an Access is denied error. Upon further inspection of my AD user account I had the necessary permission to move the object (I ...
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DNS Failure From Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN Subnet

We have three Windows Domain Controllers (2012 R2 and 2008 R2 mix), all DNS servers. Split-zone DNS scenario. DNS resolution is working for all internal subnets except over User VPN. All network ...
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L2TP\IPSec PSK server in Windows Server 2012 R2 not working

Im trying to get Windows Server 2012 R2 to work as a L2TP\IPSec PSK server and I feel that Im doing everything correctly but it seems that either it does not authenticate or there is something wrong ...
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Delete " from a file content

I am querying list of domain joined computers using powershell as below: dsquery.exe computer > "C:\testfolder\host.txt" Output is working as expected, but it is as shown below: ...
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Android client to Windows Server 2012 R2 VPN IPSec: Firewall says “No proposal chosen”

Im trying to connect my Android device (5.0.2) to my Windows Server 2012 R2 IPSec VPN but the firewall pops up a error saying "No Proposal Chosen". Ive looked around and it seems the encryption is ...
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Remote Web Access UPN logon format

By default, logging into Remote Web Access running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials server using the down-level logon format (DOMAIN\username) works fine but using the user principal name (AKA ...
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Error Activating Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine [duplicate]

I currently have a license key for Windows Server 2012 R2. I used it on a Virtual Machine on my Mac. Im now ready to transition from testing to deployment. But I wanted to test one more time, so i ...
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Scheduled Task is not able to write to file on server

We recently moved from an SBS2003 domain to one with Windows Server 2012R2. This machine is our DC and acts as a fileserver as well. Our client machines are all running Windows 7. I have had a ...
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2012 R2 services will not start after promotion to Domain Controller

Having a peculiar issue promoting a Windows 2012 R2 server in a domain at 2003 domain/forest functional level. Built a new 2012 R2 server, added the following software (labtech, appassure, eset ...
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Location dependant dns redirection

I have a corporate network with two sites. Each site has its own domain controller with dns service and both domain controllers are servicing the same company.net domain. We have an mpls network set ...
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Something like Receive Segment Coalescing for UDP

The TechNet page on RSC states: RSC is defined only for TCP connections. RSC does not work with User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and other transport layer protocols. This is of course ...
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Polling FTPS/SFTP Server with Windows Server 2012

Is it possible to securely routinely poll an external FTPS (or SFTP) server and copy/move the files locally using standard Windows Server 2012 functionality? I imagine the use of scheduler to do the ...
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Windows RDS - speed up log-off

It takes 20-30 seconds for the logoff procedure to complete on our 2012R2 RDS server. This causes issues for our RemoteApp users. I'm curious if anyone out there has thoughts on how to speed up ...
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Vendor whitepaper says: 5Mpps no prob. I'm already hitting a wall at 120kpps. Where's the bottleneck?

HP's whitepaper on their QLogic (fka Broadcom) NetXtreme II adapters, which includes the specific NIC that I'm testing, states (page 7) that their small packet performance for packets up to 256 ...
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Moving one website from one server to another using powershell

I've been reading about MS Deploy and writing a small script to export/import one website from one server to another server(IIS8 to IIS8). But I ran into sizing problems and some other errors and the ...
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RDP over SSL to RDP gateway and disabling UDP

I want to connect to an Azure VM (Windows 2012 R2) over SSL which AFAIK is possible with the RDP gateway service. However, this is normally used to connect to other local network machines instead of ...
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Use Framed-IP-Address RADIUS attribute for IP allocation with DHCP on Windows Server 2012R2

I have configured a DHCP server on Windows Server with an NPS Policy, connected to a FreeRADIUS2 server running on pfSense. Authentication is based on MAC address. If MAC address is not present in ...
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RDS 2012 R2: An authentication error has occurred (Code: 0x607)

I've set up an RDS 2012 R2 host farm, but have problems. When I try to log on from an outside client, then I get this error... "An authentication error has occurred (Code: 0x607)" I've tried google ...
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Concealing an RDP service with a website

Is there a way (using a proxy or otherwise) to conceal an RDP service listening on port 443, such that HTTPS requests made from a browser serve a website while RDP requests connect as normal?
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What is the best practice to grant permissions to ressources in a unidirectional trust?

I do not understand, at all, how I am able to grant permissions in a unidirectional trust, between two forests. In that trust there are two forests. You see that forest01.local is the trusting domain ...
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VPN to Server 2012R2 with IKE behind NAT

I am having trouble to set up a VPN Tunnel from a Sonicwall TZ 100 to Windows Server 2012R2. I follow the guide from there Configuring a Site-to-Site VPN tunnel in SonicOS Enhanced firmware using ...
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how to find the “Remote Desktop Connection Broker” server in a Windows Server envrionment?

I am about to setup the licensing for the Remote Desktop server and point it to the licensing server. Problem is, I am not sure if this environment even has a connection broker server installed or do ...
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Event ID 1158: “Remote Desktop Services accepted a connection from IP address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx”

I have set up a home office with a local domain with just one Windows Server 2012 R2 and i have allowed port 3389 from router to my server. While knowing this is dangerous, i set it up that way in ...
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Two Locations VPN and Printing Sluggish [duplicate]

I'm going to do my best to outline our current setup and our plan and hopefully you guy can assist in the best possible setup. We have two offices (A and B). Each office has about 10-15 systems. 3 ...
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Is there a maximum 'anything' when running a high number of processes on Windows

I have a series of well optimised services written in house using .Net running on many 512GB RAM server (a mix of Xeons including E5-2697 V2 etc). Is there a maximum handle, process, thread count that ...