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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Web Deploy giving 404, handler missing?

On a brand new install of Server 2012 R2, I want to set up Web Deploy in IIS for one click publishing from the development machine. So I enabled the web management service and installed Web Deploy ...
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Hyper-v guest network priority

I have the following configuration: 2 Hyper-v hosts connected using a Dell 1gb switch: Host 1 vms: domain controller which also server as dns server (DC01, ip: 10.2.2.5) fileserver (FS01, ip: ...
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Task scheduler not logging failure to operational view in event viewer

The task scheduler below clearly errors but it never shows up under the task scheduler operational view as being failed but completed successfully. I want to send an email on a failed task scheduler ...
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How to audit new files in Windows File Server (DFS)?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 box with file server role installed (FSRM, DFS Namespaces, DFSR). One folder from the DFS namespace increased substantially in size in the last two days. The folder has ...
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No Ping/Telnet connection between VM

I am new in Azure and have one problem which I can not solve. I tried asking on StackOverflow, but - quoting - "You will have better luck asking on ServerFault". I want several Virtual Machines to ...
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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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WinSvr2012, Exchange 2013

I’ve got a Server running Windows Server 2012 Standard and MS Exchange 2013. Everything was running fine, able to access ECP and OWA no problems. I then installed MS Exchange Service Pack 1 and ...
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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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Howto initiate Windows Update on server core from a PS remote session?

When I am logged in via remote desktop on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Core machine I can trigger the windows update by running sconfig.cmd. This however fails when its getting called within a PS remote ...
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Windows Server Backup [2012 R2] - Went from 100+ copies available to 1 copy available overnight

I'm using Windows Server Backup on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system that has been in production for half a year or so. The server has around 60GB used, and the backup drive is a 160GB external drive ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 VM Back up fails with Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data

This problem was first encountered on an IBM x3650 in a cluster with an IBM x3550 for failover, however this problem is reproducible on a server running HyperV not part of a cluster. When I try to ...
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IPv6 Client Service

I got a Windows Server 2012 which provides DHCPv4 and DHCPv6. The NIC on the Server got 2 IPv6 addresses. I found out that the second IPv6 comes from the "IPv6 Client Service" which (only the ...
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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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Windows Internal Database causing slow performance?

It seems that Windows Internal Database (MSSQL$MICROSOFT##WID) is causing slow performance on our Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Host. It more or less constant using 10-20+% CPU. Users complain ...
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Store scheduled tasks in user profile

We are currently creating two remote desktop farms for our users. One farm is for operations staff, and one is for accounts. In both cases, we are using Server 2012 R2 remote desktop deployments with ...
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Get-Cluster cmdlet fails when using -Name param

Summary When I call Get-Cluster powershell returns the name of my cluster. For simplicity sake, lets call it Cluster1. If I call Get-Cluster -Name Cluster1 it fails with an error. Error: ...
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Server 2012 R2: World Wide Web Publishing service is failing to start

I've got Server 2012 R2 running in Hyper-V with Exchange 2013 installed. It's not a critical system - I'm using it to learn Exchange administration. I went to log into the server tonight after ...
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SSL on IIS8.5 - Working with named URL, but localhost results in ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID

I have IIS8.5 running on Win Server 2K12 R2. I have a valid SSL certificate registered to server's name foo.domain.com: I have configured my website's bindings to use https with this certificate: ...
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Unattended installation of Windows Server 2012 on KVM

I am trying to perform an unattended install of Windows Server 2012 into a KVM virtual machine, using virt-install. The installer is complaining, "Windows cannot read the <ProductKey> setting ...
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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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Howto debug a Windows (RDP) login process?

I am having an issue here, where users are no more able to logon to a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine running RD services. After successfull logon, they just get a black screen presented. This does ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Server has no sessions available

I used to be able to sign into my server via Remote Desktop Connection Manager v2.2, then all of a sudden I started getting a "Disconnected from IP address (Server has no sessions available)" when ...
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Migration from server 2k3 to 2k12r2 [closed]

I recentely joined as System administrator. And I have to migrate server 2003 from 2012R2. What precations should be taken for this? And how to complete this process? Please guide stepwise as I m d ...
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Active Directory Replication Design

Primer/Environment: Sites: Santa Clara (data center), San Francisco (office), Seattle (office), Boston (office) Two Domain Controllers at each site. All sites are able to talk to San Francisco but ...
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Server 2012r2 change login screen language with registry

I am installing a Windows Server 2012R2 RDS farm. The OS language is English, but my users are Dutch. I already installerd the Dutch MUI pack in windows via the command prompt. Via a user GPO the ...
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Disable update popup on Windows 2012 R2

We have started to deploy more Windows 2012 R2 servers on our network. When we log on to these servers (only admins log on to these servers), we are sometimes presented with a blue banner that says ...
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How to setup FreeNAS as a Windows Cluster storage target?

I have a VMWare Workstation running 4 virtual machines. Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller. Also WS2012 R2, "WS1", to be a part of a cluster. "WS2", sysprepped from "WS1". FreeNAS (also tried ...
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DFSr detected that a file was changed on multiple servers, but “winning” file and that moved to conflicts folder have same hash

We've just deployed a new DFS replication system between two Windows 2012 R2 servers. We cloned the DFSr database using MS's recommendations ...
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Host Active Directory in a VM and have Hyper-V server a member of the domain

I'm putting together a Windows 2012 (Standard) server that's sort of a special case - it needs to be an "all in one" appliance. I literally don't have any other physical servers I can use. As part of ...
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User Profile Disks with RemoteApp 2012 R2 Locked

We have a RemoteApp deployment (Web, Gateway, High Available Connection Brokers, ...). We use profile disks stored on a file share. We publish most of our applications, but from time to time, a user ...
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RDweb certificate issue

I have a problem with the following system: There is a Windows 2012 R2 TS farm with 2 node, a gateway and a broker It's available externally from login.example.com There is an AD too, the TS farm ...
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Cannot connect to Remote Desktop from difference subnet

I have a problem about Remote Desktop on Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. I cannot connect to Remote Desktop from a different subnet. The server is multihomed with two NICs, one connects to the public network ...
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Disable Windows locking with a GPO?

I have set up a lab with a number of Windows Server 2012 R2 machines. The lab has an Active Directory domain (DFL: Windows Server 2012 R2, FFL: Windows Server 2012 R2) and these machines are joined to ...
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Server 2012 Obtaining DHCPv6 Address, but has static configuration

This is very similar to the problem I had with 2008R2 (Win2k8R2 Obtaining DHCPv6 address, but has static configuration), but that solution doesn't work with 2012R2. The box is a new 2012R2 domain ...
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Windows Server 2012 LPD service gets disabled

I have a VM windows 2012 64bit server: 2CPU Xeon 2.67 GHZ 2 GB mem I enable the LPD service after installing from Print Server Roles. Following approximately one day the service gets reset to ...
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WSUS - Cannot have two servers clients in the same time

I'm running a WSUS within 2012 R2. I have two server, let's say Server1 and Server2. Both GPO are configured to use my WSUS server. When I connect to WSUS server and launch the Update Services MMC, ...
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Best OS to rename Windows Domain

I have a Windows Server 2003 with a domain name of: test.testdomain.com I want to replace this DC with a new 2012r2 but want to know if I should rename the domain first and then promote a new domain ...
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Powershell Remotely Delete PKI Certificates

I recently rebuilt my PKI and I would like to delete the certificates that were issued to all client machines across my network. Sounds like a job for Powershell! So I wrote this script to be ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2, iSCSI Target Server 80 diskless clients, hanging failures hangs and whatnot [closed]

I have bitten way more than I could chew. Recently purchased a 80 diskless PC Internet/Gaming Cafe. The running system was cracked CCBoot, which at first seemed like caused random hangs, which ...
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Exchange 2013 how to allocate storage to 2 DAG's

Ive been trying to search for an answer to this but i cannot find the answer im looking for. Im setting up a new exchange server 2013 DAG solution on a DELL VRTX with 3 nodes of ESXI 5.5 which ...
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Active Directory inheritance not working as expected

The question So, I have setup a new domain with two DC's. I'm trying to remove the Authenticated Users group from the one of the OU's and that works fine, however child objects do not update (they ...
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Windows Server Network Shares - Non-domain users have access

I have a server with Windows Server 2012 R2. I have a drive that I want to share with the "Domain Users" group. I have set that drive to share only with that group. From a different computer that is ...
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Windows upgrade from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 fails with “You can’t do a typical upgrade …”

Trying to upgrade a server I ran into the following message: You can’t do a typical upgrade using an installation disc that’s different from the language installed on your computer. Existing ...
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Prompt for Certificate Password When Accessing EFS Shares

My boss wants to set up encrypted file shares using EFS on Windows Server 2012 R2 Boxes accessed by Windows 8.1 clients. I've been able to set the default DRA, issue certificates in test cases and so ...
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Connecting to Server 2012 R2 using HP ThinPro (freeRDP), but smart card is not reading correctly

In preparation to deploy our new 2012R2 RD farm, we have updated our HP thin clients to ThinPro 5.0. They connect just fine using username/password, but when I try to use a smart card, I get the ...
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Not all settings in Printing Defaults applying to clients

I have a server 2012R2 print server sharing a few printers to Windows 7 clients. One of my printers is a MFP, specifically a Konica Minolta Bizhub C280 which I need to apply some settings to. I've ...
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Windows 2012 R2 disables SMB1

We have a Windows 2012 R2 server that acts as a file server. Initially our copy machine worked with scanning to the file share. After an update, the scan to file share stopped working and eventually ...
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windows server 2012 internet zone

I'm setting up a EC2 instance on Amazon AWS running Windows Server 2012. I'm going to have users remote into this server to run Quickbooks Enterprise. I'm having issues with Quickbooks because it ...
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Neglected services on old DC - how to move to new DC?

We have installed a new Server 2012. The new server: DC3 (192.168.0.3), has been promoted, and is now our main DC (includes : DNS, DHCP) Schema master DC3.domain Domain naming master ...
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Is it possible to have SharedConfig enabled in IIS between Windows Server 2008 R2 (IIS7.5) and windows server 2012 R2 (IIS 8.5)

We have a webfarm with 3 web servers all in windows server 2008 r2. One of our servers has some hardware issues and we are looking to get a new server to replace it, however it is actually cheaper to ...