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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AD Forest/Domain Functionnal Rollback with DirSync/ADFS in place

At our main site we are running at 2012R2 (forest/domain) functional level and we currently have migrated our mailboxes to Office 365 using an exchange hybrid configuration with ADFS and Dirsync. We ...
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Syntax Error while adding TrustedHosts

I have a machine that has Windows Server 2012 R2 installed on it. I just installed RSAT on my ThinkPad Tablet which runs Windows 8.1. I'm trying to add my server in the client's trusted host list with ...
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HP Server ProLiant DL360 Gen9 vs IBM System x3850 X5 ==> Numa Processor group usage

The same C# executable programmed to run on every nodes have those different behavior: HP: Run on one node only (one processorGroup) (any one of the 2). Problem: it suppose to run on every nodes. ...
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File Sharing using Hyper-V Shared VHDX

Is file sharing by simply using Hyper-V Shared VHDX on CSV attached to two VMs possible ? I'm testing SVHDX in my environment and I can't get it working. We have setup failover cluster and CSV backed ...
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What Firewall Rules for Audit Collection Service in SCOM 2012

What Firewall Ports or Rules do I have to Configure, to enable the Forwarders to Connect to the ACS Collector? When the Firewall on Collector is enabled, no Forwarder can connect to the Collector, ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Server Manager Fails to Load

I am unable to open Server Manager on our Windows 2012-R2 system. The error states: Server Manager cannot run because of an error in a user settings file. Click OK to restore default settings....... ...
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open firewall ports on mssql for SCOM

Im trying to figure out, which ports i have to open on my MSSQL-Server to let the SCOM (System center operations manager) connect successfully. Ive tried: disable the domain network firewall -> SCOM ...
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DFS-R Replicating only one way. Replication on outbound stuck on arrival pending

I have TWO Windows 2012 r2 servers with identical paths and drive names (not on purpose). If I create a folder on server A the folder instantly replicates to server B. However If I create a folder on ...
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Server 2012r2 RDS - Start Screen

I'm in the process of setting up an RDS server. It will be multi-tenant, so it's locked right down. All user profile data is stored on the file server using GPO folder redirection. I want to lock ...
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Folder redirection, show local file paths only, not server file path

I'm experiencing a problem with a Windows Server 2012 R2 network which has folder redirection configured. Today I have found a problem where it's possible for the user to see the full file path from ...
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What happens when DC cannot reach external time server?

We have a small Windows 2012 R2 domain with a single DC. The DC is advertising as a time server, and the clients are syncing just fine. The DC is getting its time from an external time server, and ...
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Windows 2012 R2 RDS - can't change Connection Broker DNS round robin name via Powershell

I'm running into an issue when setting up a Windows 2012 R2 RDS Farm. I mistakenly set up my High Availability Connection Broker's DNS round robin name to something that didn't match my cert. I ...
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Routing for NAT and site-to-site VPN with RRAS

I'm trying to set up a split-tunnel site-to-site VPN using an RRAS server that is currently doing NAT. Right now, the NAT works: all clients are assigned an IP address in the 192.168.2.0/24 range, and ...
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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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Essentials Role on Windows Server 2012 Standard R2 - cannot open dashboard on the client

I have a small business network with an existing Server 2008 R2 domain controller. In order to backup all the client machines with an experience something like windows home server I recently ...
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Unable to install WSUS to windows 2012 r2 server

This is on a VM in Hyper-V running under the Failover Cluster Manager. The VM in question has all updates applied to it. It is not a new server as it is also my Anti-Virus Administration Server. I ...
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Adding client computers to an active directory domain controller

After facing a hell of a problem with adding a client computer to a domain controller, i followed the answer i got on this site and used my server's IP address as the preferred DNS on the clients ...
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Deduplication Savings contradicts Size on disk delta

We have recently migrated to a new Windows 2012 R2 main file server. I decided to take advantage of the built in dedupe on our 20TB of shared files. It works extremely well (we went for a 120TB ...
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Un-cluster storage added to Windows Failover Cluster Manager

Forgive me if I'm mixing up terminology, I'm a DBA and trying to see if I can un-do my error here. Background: I was adding a 3rd DR site node to a Windows Server Failover Cluster to utilize AlwaysOn ...
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Virtual machines on a SAN and a failover cluster between two physical servers

Say I am setting up the following environment: -two physical servers each with Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter. -a SAN -a failover cluster between the two servers The physical servers won't be ...
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AWS Storage Gateway and Server 2012 R2

I'm having a heckuva time getting the storage gateway VM to authorize: it's not open on port 80. Perhaps I did something wrong? Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V I downloaded the VM but it would not import. ...
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WDS PXE Server occasionally returning bad IP

We have a very complex network boot environment to keep traffic separated for our imaging networks, which process hundred of machines an hour. We use the WDS Server Selection menu tweak ...
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Remote Desktop Services stopped working after domain change

I had Remote Desktop Services (RD Session Host deployment) functioning properly on the Windows Server 2012 R2. The server had to be moved to another domain. That went well but now Remote Desktop ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 benchmark [duplicate]

i hope you can help me. I have got this task to "characterize" and benchmark performance on our new server setup we have at a hosting center. Basically it is 2 HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8, 3.00 GHz, ...
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Hyper-V 2012 R2: VM thinks disks are thin-provisioned

We are using Hyper-V 2012 R2 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 host. We have several VMs with multiple volumes (VHDX) which we initially set up as thin-provisioned (dynamically expanding). Later on, we ...
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Windows Server 2012: DHCP: Android Clients have no access to the internet

I am using a Windows Server 2012 R2 as Domain Controller, DHCP Server, DNS in my network. My Router is the gateway which is connected to the DSL modem. Some Clients (all android devices) and the ...
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Is it possible to export a HyperV VM from Server 2012R2 and import it into HyperV on Server 2008R2?

I'm planning on migrating 2 HyperV VMs that are currently running on Windows Server 2012R2 to a new server running 2008R2. What's the best way to migrate the VMs? Will replication work between the two ...
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Is there a simple way to get performance information from a remote Windows 2012 R2 machine via HTTP?

I would like to keep an eye for performance and usage for a Windows 2012 R2 machine I have in AWS. The machine is visible (RDP) from the Internet, and I would like to be able to quickly see the Task ...
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Planning internal DNS

I am planning a new DNS names structure inside of our corporate network. We have external registered DNS name (e.g. example.com) and internal-only not existing name (e.g. exampleinternal.local). ...
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JVM on Windows - paging and full GCs

We have a Java-based app (TeamCity, on Tomcat, on Java 1.7) running on Windows (Server 2012 R2). Java runs with a 6GB max heap size, and the system has 10GB of RAM. It is the only non-OS service ...
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Windows Server 2012 RRAS/NAT with PPPoE Modem

I'm trying to connect to a BT Openreach VDSL Modem with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, I have RRAS with NAT set up. My server looks like this; NIC 1 - Into a TP-Link Switch to connect a myriad ...
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Cannot log in to active directory

I am having a great trouble here. We are working on a research project in which we need SharePoint 2013. Therefore, we used a cloud environment and booted up three machines and installed Active ...
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Is it possible to set the processor affinity of a service, and persist this affinity across reboots?

Is there a setting that can be changed (or a reg key that can be added) to set the processor affinity of a service? I would want to set the affinity, and keep this setting across reboots (so manually ...
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Windows VPN Server on Amazon EC2 Instance

we are small software company. Our web/db servers were in different networks. Recently we decided to create small network on Amazon EC2 and move all those servers to EC2. I have created several ...
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WDS - Initial configuration using PowerShell

I am installing WDS on Windows server 2012 R2. I want to use PowerShell from start to finish. I can install the feature, but I cant't find a way to do the initial configuration from the shell. This ...
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Windows Server 2012 RD Licensing Issuing Multiple Temp Licenses Per Machine

I have just setup a Windows Server 2012 RDS environment with Per Device CALs. Looking at RD Licensing Manager it is handing out multiple temp CALS per machine and multiple permanent CALS per machine. ...
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Remove Server Manager and Powershell icons from the Taskbar

Up until recently we have had two Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers and five Windows Server 2003 Terminal Servers. I'm in the process of upgrading the network and have recently replaced the DC's ...
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AD Roaming Profiles via VPN not synchronizing

I want to create local Client-VMs (Windows 8.1) for our developers. These should connect to our VPN and login on our AD server (Windows Server 2012 R2). I'm using serverside profiles for this so that ...
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How can I block the SMB (445/tcp) port on Windows 2012R2 Data Center?

I've got an interesting software configuration (Alfresco CIFS) that requires me to block access to the Windows SMB port for proper operation. I tried adding a new inbound firewall rule at the top ...
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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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Windows Deployment Services Windows machines don't join automatically DNS wrong ip

At my work we swapped out servers and starting from scratch. Previously had WDS on the old server and would join computers automatically to domain and push the correct DNS values on the client ...
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Windows 2012 r2 port forwarding

So my problem is that I'm trying to open a Virtualbox RDP on Windows 2012 to VPN nework on the same host. I've got one external network adapter and a virtual adapter, created by VPN. I've set up a ...
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Self Service Password for AD/ Access Anywhere

I'm completely new to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, active directory and iis. I have a conflict regarding creating a internal page for the users to reset the password on their own but have the ...
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Windows 2012 R2 - RemoteApp - limit user instances

We have a new ERP application which runs via RemoteApp. It's expensive and has a very draconian license limit. Sometimes users will mistakenly open multiple instances of it, when they are not ...
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How to skip Windows Server 2012 “Scanning and repairing drive” on startup?

is there a way to skip "Scanning and repairing drive" (different than "C:") on Windows Server 2012 startup? In previous Windows systems this could be done by pressing any key during startup when ...
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Build a IIS and SQL Server replicated cluster [closed]

I have four Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard virtual machines on three physical nodes. Two will be dedicated for IIS, and two for SQL Server 2014 Standard. I have to replicate them (IIS1 to ...
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On a Windows system, where should I put the gemrc file so that Puppet can find it?

Running Puppet Enterprise 3.7. The Agent machine is a Windows 2012 Server R2 box. Question: Where do I put the gemrc file so that Puppet's internal ruby can find it? On Linux, the place to put the ...
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ADFS 3.0 Microsoft.IdentityServer.RequestFailedException: MSIS7012:

could someone help me out with ADFS? this is my first time using it as i'm setting up Microsoft Dynamics. i get the following error message: Encountered error during federation passive request. ...
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After Domain Rename - gpfixup warning - Error 80070057

We run a simple AD (1 DC Server 2012) We had to rename our domain name from a single label domain to: lan.domain.com Following the step by step, all went well, until the last step (that worked ...
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filezilla ftp file server not working with microsoft azure

I have installed Filezilla FTP on (Windows 2012 R2 server). When I try to connect FTP through my local IP (ftp://localhost) it asks for login credentials. Once I enter credentials it connects ...