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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Can SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 run on the same server?

We have a new Windows 2012 server with SQL Server 2012 and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 running on it. I have been asked to install SharePoint 2013 on this server also. I know GP 2013 now uses SSRS for ...
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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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What's the upgrade path for ADFS 2.1 to 3.0 (Server 2012 to 2012 R2)

I have several domain controllers running Windows Server 2012 with a domain and forest functional levels at Windows Server 2012. Two of the DCs are running ADFS (2.1) in a farm for users in my ...
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How do I create a custom ADFS 2nd factor sign in page?

I have a C# dll that provides HOTP and TOTP authentication. I'd like to adapt this for use with ADFS sign in pages. (I'll share this DLL with you if you like) How do I integrate my authentication ...
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Routing different subnets across hyper-V virtual switch

Our server has two NICs each on a different subnet, we want traffic to cross between the two subnets. By default if these are two base NICs then this seems to work. Problem comes when one of them is ...
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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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How to copy system/apps settings from one server to another?

I have an instance of Windows Server 2012 running my website. This instance is 100% configured, with every single detail and fix I ever needed to perform. The problem is that now due to financial ...
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CleanMgr can nolonger be installed on server 2012 R2

Just tried to get cleanmgr installed and working on a fresh 2012 R2 install. Copies CleanMgr.exe & CleanMgr.exe.mui across like done before but when it is run get error: The Program or feature ...
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IIS 8 logging stops at midnight UTC

I have one IIS 8 server where the w3logsvc dies at midnight UTC (we're Central Time, so we're UTC -6). I have to manually start the service to get it back running again. I have the logging set to use ...
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EventId: 6005 & 6006 on hyper-V host containing virtualized domain controller

Is it normal and acceptable to get these events logged on a hyper-V host which is hosting it's own domain controller. EventId: 6005 The winlogon notification subscriber is taking long time to handle ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 cannot rename Administrator account via GPO

On Windows Server 2012 R2 the Administrator account does not seem to be able to be renamed. Have created the normal Rename Administrator GPO: Comp config -> Policies -> Windows settings -> Security ...
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i can't manage file and storage services in server manager. other services are fine

I have a windows 2012 R2 server. I had turned on the file and storage services role and was able to configure a single share in server manager. A few days later I wanted to create another share but ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 DNS Server forwards second request that includes local domain name

I recently found out that the DNS server in my Windows network (Windows Server 2008 R2 also DC) forwards two requests to the external DNS servers. If I enter a command like: nslookup google.com ...
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Move DFS Namespace

I have a server running 2012 R2, and I have set up a DFS namespace on it called \\Domain\Files. I would like to set up another server, so that if this one goes down, people can still access ...
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2012 R2 Storage Spaces, are there any obivous problems with this implementation?

I am planning on building a HA 2012R2 Storage Spaces Cluster. OK, here is what I am planning... 2 2012R2 Servers each with a LSI LSI00300 (9207-8e) PCI-Express 3.0 x8 Low Profile SATA / SAS Host ...
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Hyper-V and AD --> recommendations for small site? [closed]

I have a dilemma about how to proceed with new AD / Hyper-V installation and would appreciate your views, experience and advice. Situation: we are a small company with single site (25 users) and few ...
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File access randomly breaks returning 500.19 erros on IIS

We have two web servers running IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2. The two servers are located behind a load balancer. The web servers are running a ASP.NET MVC application which, among other ...
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IPAM installation fails due to insufficient SQL permissions

Goal I'm trying to install IP Address Management (IPAM) on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server, against a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 database engine instance, instead of using the Microsoft ...
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Using SNI on Windows Server 2012 R2 not working

I am trying to get both my sites running with their seperate certificates on a Windows Server 2012 R2. Should this not be possible? On the last added site www.c1get.net I get the certificate from ...
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“There is a time and/or date difference between the client and server” error on to Server 2012 Domain Controller

I have a Server 2012 R2 machine acting as a domain controller in a test environment. It had to be restarted, and now, when attempting to log in as the domain administrator, I get the error message: ...
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RMS Templates Receive “Template missing error” When they are there

Recently we added in a few new policy templates to AD RMS but when we try to apply them in FSRM they receive a no longer available error. When I try to apply the template to a folder structure I can ...
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HP DL320e Gen8, 3TB drives, Windows Server 2012 R2 - HDD full capacity alocation difficulties during installation

One interesting task to do but not so easy as i thought. The server is HP DL320e gen8, The main difficulty is with partitioning the RAID1 (2x3TB HDDs) during the installation on 2 partitions (System ...
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Use Active Directory Administrative Center outside domain

I'm setting up a Active Directory lab environment on a Windows 8.1 laptop. I now have a Windows Server Core 2012 domain controller running inside a VM. I installed Server Manager for Windows 8.1 and ...
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How to replace permissions and everything inside with icacls on Windows Server 2012?

Using Windows Server 2012 R2 AND Windows Server 2008 R2. I have a folder called C:\temp\test and I want to grant access to SYSTEM and a user and all files and subdirectories, and remove everthing ...
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iSCSI devices added to storage server during DPM 2012 SPI backups

We have a Windows Server 2012 Failover cluster running a number of virtual machines. Storage for the cluster is provided by a Windows Storage Server 2012 instance and mapped to the nodes via iSCSI. In ...
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How do I properly test NIC teaming in Windows Server 2012 R2

I'm trying out NIC teaming in Windows Server 2012 R2 and I am not getting the testing results I expect. My setup is a PCI-X 64-bit 133 MHz Intel Pro 1000/GT Quad on one server, and four individual ...
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Browsing DFS share keeps moving up a folder

I have a DFS-R namespace with three nodes. Two of the nodes work just fine, but a third node does something very strange. When you are browsing the node through the namespace, when you change into a ...
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How to get SharePoint 2013 to install on Server 2012R2 DataCenter?

I'm hung up on a "Error: The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role." error (as shown in the install log). So far, I've run across a couple supposed fixes (they ...
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How to keep compatible network adapters when moving from Win2008R2 to Win2012R2

I'm migrating virtual machines from Win2008R2 hosts to a Win2012R2 host. Since there is no direct import/export path due to the WMI namespace change ("did not find virtual machines to import"), I ...
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Can you switch the domain of a 2012 R2 server with RDS installed?

We installed RDS, all roles, on a machine in one domain, DomainA. We've decided to move the machine to a domain in a different forest, DomainB. Our admins simply joined the machine to the new domain, ...
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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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windows backup location could not be found or is not a supported backup storage location

i´m experiencing a very strange problem with the backup of one of my clients. The following command is run every day at 10pm: wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:F: -include:D:\Data,D:\Homes,D:\hv ...
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How to create a virtual disk without touching SSD's

I have two SSD added to my storage pool. I want to use them later for a tiered storage and write-back cache. Now I noticed the following: If I create a new virtual disk, the storage pool assigns my ...
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How to install SSL Certificate on Windows Server 2012 R2 without IIS

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 server running SQL Server 2012 with Reporting Services. I want to be able to use the Reporting Services Report Manager over HTTPS instead of the default HTTP. How can ...
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Set-RDSessionCollectionConfiguration Connection Broker connects to localhost

I am running the following command from a PowerShell console on a Windows 8 machine, trying to configure a Server 2012 R2 RDS Connection Broker: Import-Module RemoteDesktop ...
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How to specify Alternate Source Path for Windows Server features

I am attempting to install the Network Policy Server role via the Add Roles and Features wizard, which is being run remotely from a management station (i.e. not on the server itself). It tells me I ...
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How to override client supplied logon domain in Windows Server 2012R2 Remote Desktop Services

I'm trying to configure a Windows Server 2012 R2 server which is joined to one domain but uses kerberos auth from a different realm. The kerberos realm is 14 characters long (15 with the slash or at ...
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Remote Desktop Services multiple RD Web Access and Certs

We are planning on a deployment of Remote Desktop Sservices (Windows Server 2012 R2) with 2 RD Web Access Servers. In the past I have requested a single cert using an external CA (via an IIS 7 cert ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows System Resource Manager Replacement?

Windows System Resource Manager has been removed in Windows Server 2012 R2, and I need a replacement. I'm running a small RDP server without a domain on 2012 R2 Standard. It only has 8 GB of ram and ...
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2 DCHP servers and 1 WDS server, same subnet

I have DC1 hosting DCHP. DC2 also has DHCP although it is configured as a failover DHCP server. I have WDS installed on DC2. So I have DHCP and WDS on same server. I have tried all kinds of DHCP ...
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IIS 8.5 IISManagerAuth Provider 530-User cannot log in

I am trying to set up FTP Publishing for a Site in IIS 8.5 (Windows Server 2012 R2) with a IISManagerAuth user. Unfortunately, I'm getting the dreaded Error 530-User cannot log in. It works perfectly ...
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2012R2 Storage Spaces Memory and CPU requirements

I am looking at possibly using Storage Spaces in Server 2012R2 to build a NAS off of. I am looking to build a fairly large unit, 12-14 HDDs, in a "RAID10" like setup (I know storage spaces does not do ...
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Join folders in windows server 2k12r2

I have a Windows Server 2012r2. And due to poor planning on my side, i did not allocate enough space for the my documents folder. I have added a new hard drive in the system, now I would like to ...
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IIS_IUSRS and DefaultAppPool permissions do not work

I am setting up a PHP application on IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2. I have successfully set up this application before on several Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 machines, but this ...
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ADCS WebEnrollment : The context was acquired as silent

I have setup Active Directory Certificate Services with Web Enrollment and I have the following error when enrolling certificate on other computers that are in the same domain : Certificate ...
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Force DHCP Reservation Updates to Secondary DHCP Server in Windows Server 2012 R2

I have setup and configured two DHCP servers on my private network in load balancing mode as outlined in the following technet article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn338979.aspx Both ...
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Where do I find freshly installed apps on windows 2012 server (and windows 8)

After installing an application (like SQL server management studio) Where can I find it's link to run it ?!!! (I know I can try to find it using Search, and then if I remember the right name - pin it ...
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Set up RDS on multiple servers using PowerShell

A follow-on to this question. I've installed an RDS Gateway and Connection Broker on one host, and Session Host on a second dedicated host: Server A (colombes): Add-WindowsFeature –Name RDS-Gateway ...
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Proliant DL320G5P, Embedded RAID controller: Windows installation shows phisycal disks, not logical drive

I am installing Windows 2012R2 on Proliant DL320G5P, with the Embedded SATA RAID controller. I have 4 disks, with two different RAID 1 (mirror) arrays. I have a "strange" situation: Windows ...
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Building a SAN on 2012R2 “Storage Spaces” - More Cores, or Faster Single Thread?

I am considering building a SAN unit on Server 2012R2 using Storage Space. In that situation is it more helpful to have more CPU cores, or less faster cores?