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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An internal error has ocurred - MSTSC Crashes

In brief: I cannot Remote desktop a particular server - say "X" from "A" server, but with MSTSC /ADMIN switch I was able to RD "X" server. But the same "X" server can be RD'd from "B" server even ...
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Domain Policy - Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials role

I have a Win 8.1 Workstation joinde in a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain (Essentials role). When trying to save Remote Desktop credentials I got this message. Your system administrator does not ...
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NPS RADIUS authentication fails due to user account

We're in the process of migrating our wireless network, adding in 802.11x-based RADIUS authentication. The set up is as follows: Client connects to router01 Client authenticates through RADIUS on a ...
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Windows Server Backup Fails: There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy…

We have a brand new Dell PowerEdge T320 with a PERC S110 RAID Controller running a fresh install of Windows Server 2012 R2. The RAID level is RAID 5 with two NTFS partitions, 1TB for the OS and 7TB ...
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Event Log Id 4673, SeTcbPrivilege

I am performing some tests with Windows 2012R2 clustering in a lab environment. Sometimes the cluster creation process times out and fails. When this happens, running the cluster validation test ...
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Server address requested and the certificate subject do no match

I'm trying to setup Remote Desktop Gateway (Terminal Service Gateway) on virtual Windows Server 2012 R2. But when connect over internet (from Win7 RDP client) getting an error: Your computer can't ...
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Extend Volume failed, but partition was extended

Our notification system alerted me this morning that one of the virtual servers in a small cluster was running out of space on one of its disks. To head off the same on the other servers and other ...
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Network loss after installing Hyper-V [migrated]

I am running Windows Server 2012r2, after adding Hyper-V my NIC thinks it is unplugged although I have activity lights blinking. mobo: MSI A88X-G45 Gaming I'm using the latest Win8.1 x64 (since ...
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Adding hosts to existing 2012r2 Hyper-V cluster

Situation: Two separate clusters, server 2012 and server 2012r2 In process of disassembling the 2012 cluster and upgrading those hosts to 2012r2 Prior to this I must move all of the guests to the ...
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WDS and DHCP failover [on hold]

I have two server Windows 2012 R2, Server1 is for DHCP, Server2 is for WDS, everything was working fine. Then I installed DHCP on Server2 to work as a hot standby failover DHCP, I review WDS but it is ...
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Storage Spaces Failed Disk - Volume Offline

We have set up an inexpensive physical server with a bunch of 3TB disks to use as a backup staging area before we push to tape. We've installed Windows Server 2012 R2 and set up Storage Spaces/Pools. ...
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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 ...
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Windows server 2012 and audio devices [closed]

On my windows VPS i have installed vb-cable for creating a musicbot in a teamspeak server. I have installed the teamspeak client and i upload the music in an account of the server, and when i start to ...
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What is the IP 10.127.127.1 in server 2012 [closed]

I Installed Server 2012 and install winsserver when I start it, winsserver know server with 10.127.127.1 Ip Address? What this ip? I not set this ip to my computer my computer ip is 192.168.0.20 ...
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Windows Service “System error 5 has occurred. starting service”

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server which has been happily running a windows service for roughly 3-4 months with various build revisions going into the software. The server configuration hasn't changed ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Notification on login spash screen

we are have two load balanced svr 2012 R2 machines, front end netscaler, using citrix reciever to login. The issue i have is i cannot seem to disable the notifications when users are logging in that ...
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OpenVPN site to site VPN tunnel with Windows Server 2012 R2

This is my clients setup: Site A Site B 192.168.2.0/24 192.168.0.0/24 Client A1 --|-- Server A Server ...
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Remote Computer Management from Active Directory Snap-In fails with DCOM error 10006

So here's a little background. Our system originally started with Windows Server 2003 machines and eventually over time expanded and grew. We still have a few Server 2003's but they're being removed. ...
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How to IP restrict access to a website in IIS8,5 (Windows 2012R2)

I have read that to IP-restrict a website in IIS8 to allow only one or more IPs and deny everybody else, you do this: Set "Access for unspecified clients" to "Deny" Add IP-address for "Allow" (as ...
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Difference between HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\ and HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\

What is the difference between editing settings in HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services and HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server? Similar settings seem to ...
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RDS 2012 - Starting RemoteApp from RDWeb Prompts for credentials

I have the following Windows 2012 R2 RemoteApp Setup Server1 - Role (Web Access, connection broker, RD Host) 192.168.100.1 Server2 - Role (connection broker, RD Host) 192.168.100.2 DNS Entries used ...
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SPN settings in a ADFS 3.0 lab setup

I am a developer trying to understand authentication with ADFS (2012 R2), so I am trying to setup an ADFS lab. I have found 2 guides: doc1 - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn280939.aspx ...
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Inconsistent DNS resolution behavior (dns_probe_finished_nxdomain)

I have a LAN with a windows server 2012 DC configured with DNS and DHCP. On occasion, clients will receive a dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error when browsing the web. This is not a consistent problem. ...
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Upgrading Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012R2 faild on Xeon/Supermicro machine

I have a server with the following CPU and MB: It is currently running Windows Server 2012 just fine. Any attemp to upgrade it to Server 2012R2 fail with blue screen. Earlier we've attepted to ...
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Windows Event Collector Load Balancing to multiple Collectors

My scenario: I want several Windows servers to forward Events either to Collector A or to Collector B and so on. What I tried: Set the GPO: Computer Settings - Policies- Administrative Templates - ...
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Windows Update not working on Windows 2012 R2 Standard

I recently inherited the management of a Windows 2012 server at a remote site. I checked Windows Update and it has not been updating since March. When I tell Windows to check for updates, it acts ...
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How do I know the remaining buffer space?

There is a socket error 10055, meaning "No buffer space available". But what is this buffer space and how do I know, how much of it is still available? At the time I've got this error, the server had ...
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Remote Desktop & Network Access Protection Issue

I have installed Remote Desktop Services on a fresh Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter VM. It has the basics: RD Gateway, RD Web Access and RD Connection Broker. I've accepted the default values pretty ...
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Unable to retrieve the session collection properties

Server 2012 R2 RDS. This server has been running well and I have a handful of remote applications published. All applications work fine. Now when I attempt to edit a published application, or ...
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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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Can GPO templates in Server 2012R2 manage Win8.1 Win10 & Server 2012R2?

We just upgraded our DC to server 2012 R2 and testing Win8.1 / Win10 / Server 2012R2 with it. Just wondering that if the native admin templates in 2012R2's GPO can manage all win8.1/Win10/2012r2? or ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 runs out of ephemeral ports, though it shouldn't

We are regularly experiencing strange issues with networking on our dedicated server. It runs Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 on Xeon E5620 with 16 GB RAM and Intel 82575EB network adapter. Please note ...
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RDS “fast user switching” like experience with NLA

We have a 2012 R2 RDS farm with two session hosts and a connection broker. We've successfully managed to configure our IGEL thin client to connect to the farm. Connection brokering, load balancing, ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter The request to list features available on the specified server failed

I am trying to add the Wireless LAN Service to my server but I first had to restart it because it installed some updates a while ago. After the restart it came up with the following error: The ...
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Windows 2012R2 hyper-v guest diskless - boot from iscsi guide?

I am attempting to build a generation 2 W2012R2 hyper-v server guest that, configured with no disk or vhd , will select it's iscsi o/s disk via Microsoft dhcp and boot Windows 2012 R2. Note that I ...
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Clients not authenticating with RODC - nltest gives SERVICE_NOT_ACTIVE

I am new to the Windows world and pretty much followed the guide from this Windows Server Blog For the life of me I can not get clients to authenticate with the RODC. When I have the on-site RWDC ...
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What's the difference between a sessionKey and a key container?

I know how to export/import key containers in IIS using the aspnet_regiis command. Using that, I can export e.g. iisConfigurationKey that is used in applicationHost.config for the AesProvider and ...
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How to setup a Domain Controller in the cloud

We are implementing a new Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller for our 2 small offices, and we want to set it up on Amazon EC2. I have read that with this type of setup you normally use a VPN. How ...
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Cannot connect to any sites via browser but I can ping them [closed]

Server is running Windows Server 2012 R2 and is on a 1 gbps NIC. I tried checking c:/system32/drivers/etc/hosts everything looked fine in there and I cleared all the installed browsers caches. None of ...
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Correlating volumes and physical disks through WMI

I'm trying to correlate volumes (as enumerated from win32_volume for those where DriveType = 3) back to win32_physicaldisk instances. Everything that I've seen in my research points to the answer ...
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Test-Cluster Powershell cmdlet List vs Validate

The Powershell cmdlet Test-Cluster queries a myriad of data and performs validation tests which it wraps into a pretty report. If you run Test-Cluster -List you get a list of item's you can ...
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What happened to the ASP.NET account in Windows Server 2012 R2 and IIS 8.5?

I'm making my first foray into setting up an ASP.NET MVC 3 application on IIS 8.5 and Windows Server 2012 R2. This application uses Active Directory & Windows authentication for permission ...
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Windows user privileges when running scheduled task

I posted a question a while ago about allowing a specific user to start/stop Windows services. Provide a user with service start/stop permissions I decided to revisit the issue. I have no idea what ...
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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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Does Stop-CauRun Stop the Current Server or the Whole CAU action?

When using a PreUpdateScript or PostUpdateScript with "Windows Cluster Aware Updating" and "Updating Run Profiles" would calling the cmdlet Stop-CauRun do any of the following: Would it actually ...
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“Applications and Services” is missing from Failover Cluster Manager

Microsoft instructions advise to use "Services and Applications" but it's missing from the Failover Cluster Manager. For example, the documentation for Test the Failover of a Clustered Service or ...
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Why is SCCM 2012 R2 is pushing client to devices without being configured to do so?

As far as I know there are only three ways to install the SCCM client on devices: 1) Client push settings within SCCM 2) Group Policy 3) Standalone installation After enabling GPO to allow ...
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Where does a Windows Certification Authority store its root private key?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Enterprise Root Certification Authority on a Hyper-V virtual machine which, due to currently unkown reasons, doesn't boot anymore. I don't know if the VM will ever ...
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Does replacing network printer with same exact model require reinstall on print server?

I have a network printer that users connect to via a Windows Server 2012 machine. The printer went bad and we are having it replaced with the exact same model. It will also be using the exact same IP ...
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Link server 2012 account picture with active directory

We have a Windows Server 2012 R2 remote desktop deployment, with a session collection consisting of 6 session hosts. We also use Office365 and DirSync to enable single sign on with ADFS running also. ...