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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How to find where my Disk Space has gone

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2. I have 500GB from 2 SSD drives. I currently have 7GB disk space. I have ran CCleaner but there was no change. I keep only the main files on the disks and I had a good ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Locked HD

HP Proliant Microserver Gen8; Server 2012 R2; Three 1TB SATA Harddrives, two arrays: 1 Raid 0 OS drive, 2 Raid 1 Data drives "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 DC promotion fails

I tried to promote a Windows Server 2012 R2 instance to a domain controller at a remote site. It was looking normal until about 45 minutes into promoting it (the site was only linked by a T1). It ...
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Adding a windows 2012 server in domain controller role to 2003 active directory domain with 2008 member servers and exchange 2007 present

Current configuration Windows 2003 server standard edition - domain controller role (nodeB) Windows 2008 server R2 standard edition - domain controller role (nodeV) Windows 2008 server ...
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How can I verify whether a Windows cluster has previously been successfully validated?

As part of an automated SQL Server installation process, I'd like to programmatically check whether a Windows Failover Cluster has already been validated. There are some ways to validate the cluster ...
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Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Terminal Serivces - Use a domain controller in a Hyper V on same machine?

I desperately need to run Windows Server 2012 R2 Terminal Services on a standalone machine. To this end I've set up a Terminal Server with it's own license manager and installed 8 licenses. When I'm ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Powershell IP Interfaces Compartments

If I run Get-NetIPInterface -ifIndex 29 -IncludeAllCompartments, I get one Interface back. There are only 2 Compartments I checked this via @(Get-NetCompartment).Count. The Compartment IDs are 1 and ...
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HyperV dedicated physical adapter for Client OS or the same virtual adapter for Host OS & Virtual OS

I have a Windows machine with HyperV and Client OS (Windows too). This machine have two physical Ethernet adapters (both 1Gb/s). Adapters are connected now to the same router and ISP. Hyper V can ...
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Windows Server 2012r2 black screen after bootup logo

We had a recent power outtage and our VM hosts went down, today I see that the SQL VM which is running Server 2012r2 boots up, we see the Windows logo and then a black screen. I am unable to ...
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How check server resource usage? [on hold]

I need to check Server Resource Usage of a Web Server running 2 ASP.NET MVC Applications on IIS 8 and one Database Server running a single database using SQL Server 2012. What all things should the ...
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Xeon Server freezes randomly for a few seconds without a pattern or errors

I've got a pretty strange problem. I'm a sysadmin and manage dozens of Xeon servers but one of them (with a low user load) is behaving very strangely. Server specs: CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1230 V2 MB: ...
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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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Error: Unable to display RD Web Access… after hitting refresh in IE

Just setup a RDS environment with Windows Server 2012 R2 (Broker/WebAccess/RDSH/Gateway/SSL). Everything runs fine except for when you use IE to access the Web Access and hit the "Refresh" on the ...
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CSVDE on Windows Server 2012

I have a brand new Win Server 2012 R2 image. I want to run some csvde scripts, but I get: 'csvde' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. On Win 8 I ...
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Can't activate Windows Server 2012 r2

i installed windows server 2012 r2 standard evaluation version in IBM x3650 M4 server. also i connected domain controller configured as a secondary server. now I purchase a Volume License Key. but ...
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PowerShell Script to Move ADUser to appropriate group based on its Department ID attribute

I am new to PowerShell and AD, I have a small task which I am finding difficult to complete. Can someone please help me here ? The task is as follows: There are 3 groups defined in AD, namely ...
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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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Connectivity between Windows 2012 VMs only possible with File & Printer Sharing

After trying everything I could find on the interwebs, the only way I could get two VMs on my Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V environment talking to each other was by enabling File & Printer Sharing ...
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My two-way trust with selective auth seems to behave opposite to a one-way trust

I'm not sure why I'm the only one running into this, I think it's a larger problem with Server 2012 and RDS protocols... With 2008 machines, you can use utilize a one way trust to authenticate across ...
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Ask before disconnecting logged-in user on RDP / Windows Server 2012?

I am not able to find this information or to Google it so here it is: Me and a friend share 1 account on Windows Server 2012 (R2 Datacenter) virtual server. We use this to host one application and ...
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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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RDS 2012 R2: Connection broker (or gateway) not working properly

Here's my network... (Link to network diagram: http://i.stack.imgur.com/F9gTF.png) I have three RDSH servers - SVRDS1, SVRDS2 and SVRDS3. My Connection Broker is located on a separate box SVPDC1. ...
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Running PowerShell scripts as an Application in MDT 2013

Is there a way to make powershell scripts run under the applications list so that when you install from the MDT image you can select which scripts you want to run? I can run the scripts fine as ...
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One DFS Replication Group per Namespace

I'm in the process of implementing a single DFS namespace which will be holding approximately 20 or so Folder Targets. These folders are also going to be replicated to the other servers using DFS-R. ...
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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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2012 R2 VDI Setup - No Virtual Templates

I've installed Win 2012 R2 Standard and setting up the RDS role for VDI. I plan to have a pool of virtual desktops. I have done this before and have had no problems so I am very familiar with the ...
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Hosting Access Database [closed]

Attempting to host an Access database on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2. In the past I've always used services where database access was fairly preconfigured and am doing this one from ...
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No primordial pool in 2012R2 on AWS with EBS disks

I'm trying to experiment with storage pools on Amazon's new 2012R2 AMI. I've created several EBS volumes and attached them to the instance. In the Server Manager I brought them online and ...
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Windows server backup keeps failing after upgraded my OS from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2

I've got 2 hard disks installed on the server, one of them is specifically for backup purpose. Everything is fine before I upgrade my OS to Windows Server 2012 R2... And the problem is that after OS ...
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WS2012 - redirect Users and Program Files/ProgramData

I was able to do this with WS2008 R2 when I installed it on my big environment. I have an SSD and that only has the OS and paging file. I have a RAID0 system (2 drives) which is a D:\ drive and in ...
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MDT and Powershell

I've checked the path names and they are correct. I've tried editing the permissions and they seem fine. What else should I try? EDIT: I also tried this way: ...
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No Certificate Templates in Certification Authority

I have installed AD Certificate Services on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard edition. But when I open Certification Authority snap-in, there is no Certificate Templates folder: Why? Have I missed ...
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Can I (temporarily) have two machines with the same name on the same network?

We're upgrading the software on two servers and, in the process, also migrating from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012. All servers are VMWare images. During the migration, we will have a ...
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Setting up DNS forward zone when AD domain name is a subdomain [closed]

I'm in high school and want to learn about system administration, so I set up a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller in a lab and created the domain ad.foo.com. I own foo.com and the domain ...
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How do I make certain images available when user selects certain boot image? [WDS]

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation that is used for everything under the sun including Network installation services. I would like to have the server offer certain images based upon the ...
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Installing SQL remotely using Invoke-Command

i'm trying to install SQL Server 2012 on Win 2012 r2 server remotely via Powershell using Invoke-Command, but it fails with this error "Validation for setting 'SQLSVCACCOUNT' failed. Error message: ...
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Where is active directory snap-in for Server 2012 R2?

We are using a Server 2003 domain. I've found the instructions for installing the Active Directory snapin for Server 2012 and earlier: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732110.aspx. However ...
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Windows 2012R2 seems to automatically download and install intermediate root certificates

Whilst preparing a new Windows 2012R2 server for production I needed to install a (GlobalSign Domain) SSL certificate for the website powering our application. I did this by generating a certificate ...
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2 remote desktop servers one 1 external ip [closed]

Edited for clarification on why I'm asking this question: Purely for educational purposes. I would normally care less for 2 nodes. Not entirely sure if this is possible, but I have my desktop ...
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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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allow Windows 2012 AD users to ssh into a linux computer

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 running as a domain controller. I also have a Debian 7.2 server (running Webmin 1.6) which I would like to give users ssh access to using their domain accounts. On the ...
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ADFS 3.0 / Web Application Proxy Server 2012 R2 error

I have a working ADFS 3.0 (2012 R2) server running. It successfully operates to log me on to Office365 both on and off premises. I am trying to install the Web Application Proxy role on a second ...
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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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Powershell DISM New-Windows Image: Using a CompressionType gives an error

PS C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\BigHomie> New-WindowsImage -CapturePath K: -ImagePath C:\VHDImports\Win764.wim -name "BigHomies Personal Image" -Verify -CompressionType "Max" Throws ...
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MS remote desktop virtualization: new-RDVirtualDesktopCollection error creating vdi pool

I'm experimenting with my first setup of MS virtual desktop virtualization and have hit a problem I can't get over. I switched over from using the gui to powershell to try and identify the issue. It ...
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NTFS Share vs. NFS Datastore on VMware 5.5

I am currently using Physical Server 2012R2 of 10TB RAID5 mapped as a NTFS share to the Virtual Machine, which is a Camera Server 2012R2 hosted on VMware 5.5. Storage Server is used only for all video ...
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Guest OS install from Physical CD/DVD Hyper-v 2012 R2

I have been looking around if it's possible to install a Guest OS on Hyper-V 2012. The only ways i see to install guest OS is by mounting an ISO. Is hyper-v able to access the Host physical CD/DVD at ...
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Roaming Profile Accounts logoff instantly

I am working on setting up roaming profile accounts. When I log in as one of my users, they disconnect instantly. How do I find errors on what is going on? I've check the SMB Share permissions and ...
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How to install a root certificate from file

We are in the process of migrating to Exchange 2013 on Server 2012 R2, and will be using third party certificates once fully up and running. In the meantime, however, I have been asked to use a root ...
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Connecting to Remote Desktop using proxy and Remote Desktop Gateway?

I have setup a Remote Desktop Gateway server using Windows Server 2012 R2. I am using the Remote Desktop Gateway as an intermediary between to provide the remote desktop session over 443 since 3389 is ...