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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Factory reset Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Virtual Machines

I have two Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition Virtual Machines running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition with Hyper-V role. As a student, I've been playing around with the virtual ...
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Distributed File System (DFS) Shared Drive Disappears at Logon for Users in a Given Organizational Unit (OU)

So, I've got a bit of an odd problem, and I want to get a grasp on the cause and what the solution is before it gets any worse. We've got a DFS share that's set to be mapped to all users in our ...
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IPv6 website not working in IIS 8

I'm new to IPv6 but I thought it would work in the same way as IPv4 (in regards to configuring in IIS) My domain name provider states that I need to set up the AAAA record, not the A record. As such ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core - source files could not be downloaded regardless of source specified

I am trying to install a feature, specifically Remote Differential Compression (RDC), on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core. Normally I manage this server through its host VM through ...
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Hmailserver and Outlook 2013 can send but not receive any emails in POP3 or IMAP

I'm having problems receiving any email from outlook. I can send email through smtp using comcast (my isp) without a problem, but I can't receive any email using either personal pop3 configured in ...
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Disable password complexity on Windows 2012 R2

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 that is my domain controller. I want to disable the password complexity rule for a few users only. I have created a group (called Formation) in AD to identify these ...
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WDS on 2012R2 not responding

I have a Windows2012R2 Standard VM on vSphere 5.5U3 with WDS role installed. From time to time I get the error message "no response from deployment server" when I boot up a client. The client ...
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Active directory user sessions are not appearing under the “Collections/Connections” in Remote Desktop Services

I am currently using Windows Server 2012 r2 and I am trying to setup RDP shadow services on my services to be able to remotely connect to current user sessions who are on the domain, I set up all the ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 sometimes fails to boot (or shut down?) - stuck at spinner

Our Windows Server 2012 R2 VMware virtual machines have scheduled tasks defined to reboot them weekly using shutdown.exe /r and some of these servers fail to restart some of the time. When I connect ...
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Windows 10 stalling print queue on Server 2012

When our Windows 10 devices print from Microsoft Edge the print hits the Window Server 2012 print queue, and just hangs at printing/spooling. This goes on until I manually clear the queue, and restart ...
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Sysprep OOBE Windows 2012R2, hideEula not working

I want to sysprep a Windows 2012R2 image that I can use as a VMWare Template. I already have a working unattended ISO installing Windows 2012R2, but now I want to use that (or another answer-file) for ...
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Windows 8.1 / 10 GPO mapped drives won't connect

UPDATE: not solved... The issue persists, I also tried the hardened UNC paths approach, still no luck. I'll keep updating this thread if I encounter something new. UPDATE and solved (hopefully) ...
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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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Restructure Active Directory Forest Root Domain

We have a forest root domain of legacy_domain.loc, and another domain modern_domain.loc which exists in a structure similar to: legacy_domain.loc ----- modern_domain.loc | ...
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Office 2013 Slow to Open/Save with Folder Redirection

We recently deployed folder redirection for a few individuals in the office. We are using a DFS Namespace share on a Server 2012r2 VM. We are redirecting Desktop and My Documents only. Clients are ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows update process running even though Automatic updates disabled

I came in this morning to a catastrophe as all our servers (AWS EC2 boxes) were pinned at 100% cpu. I remoted on to one of the machines to grab the iis logs and noticed in task manager that the ...
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Windows Server 2012 and VM Ware Network, Host Cannot Ping Guest

I recently setup a home network so I can practice network administration at home to supplement my knowledge and improve my confidence in my programming career. I have been working out the kinks for ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 loses network shared printers

I have one Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine on the ESXi server. It has RDS role, so multiple users can use it at the same time. Via GPO the user account receives some basic settings like ...
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Remote Desktop Services “Collections” tab is missing on Windows Server 2012

We just made the switch to new a server and changed from Windows 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 Datacenter. All the employees connect to this server using Remote Desktop Connection. Everything was going fine ...
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Keep the same IP and host name for new domain controller as crashed one

Because of some disaster I have lost my primary domain controller and thanks god that I had secondary domain controller so I could provide the service to the computer and save my data. After that I ...
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Transferring/Moving printers from Window server 2012 to Window server 2012 r2

Currently we are hosting multiple printers (different brand & models) on Window Server 2012 Print Server. In this server printers are added manually using Window Print Management Tool & then ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 not downloading recommended updates

I have multiple Windows Server 2012 R2 running on Azure (IaaS VM's). We perform monthly maintenances on these servers via Ansible, this includes Windows updates (recommended and critical updates). ...
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Windows Server: what is the difference between Security Filtering (under the Scope tab) and the Delegation tab in Group Policy Management?

I notice that anything I add to Security Filtering also appears under Delegation, so I’m not sure how or why they both exist, and if they are redundant or not? Until now I had been exclusively using ...
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Startup and hard disk issues [closed]

I have had a Windows Server 2012 R2 with a HP hardware, as an app server in a domain for a few month now. Two days ago, the server won't boot beyond the first Window screen, and goes blank after that....
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Remote Control with Remote Desktop Services Manager - error Access is denied (Windows Server 2012 R2)

We have 2 Remote Desktop Servers (Terminal Servers) with Windows Server 2008 R2 (WS 2008 R2) and Windows Server 2012 R2 (WS 2012 R2). I'm using Remote Desktop Services Manager (RDSM) installed on WS ...
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Local External Drive Backup for WinServer 2012 R2 Essentials

Right now a client of mine has a WinServer 2012 R2 Essentials machine with three hard drives in it - one is the main C: drive for the OS, and the remaining two are using Storage Spaces for drive ...
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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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Slow writing speed to Windows Server 2012

I have a problem with slow writing speed via mapped network drive (samba) on Windows Server 2012R2. I'll describe my network and tests below: I have two computers both running W8.1 (Desktop and ...
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What are the supported Sysprep workloads for Windows Server?

Is there a definitive list of what Windows Server roles/features and what installed software can and cannot be sysprep'ed? Plus there are some things that support a limited sysprep. For example, ...
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How do I get Cumulative Updates for Windows 2012R2

I'm staying in a hotel and the internet here is horrid. I can download the updates from work and put them on cd and install them later. This is for a rack server that I don't want to drag to work ...
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Redirection Folder permissions on Windows 2012 R2

I have a 2012R2 File Server (server-docs) and a 2012R2 Citrix XenApp/RDS Server (server-rds). Users must be members of UsersRDS to log on server-rds. Here are my GPO settings for Documents ...
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How can I allow users to change their passwords when logging in via RDP?

I am running a Windows Server 2012 R2 server that admins and users can access via Remote Desktop Connection. I have set up the users and Local Security Policy so that on each user's first login, and ...
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installing windows mobile device center onto server 2012 r2 standard [closed]

Hi Im Trying to install Windows mobile device center onto a widnows server 2012 r2 standard and i keep getting "Ink and Voice form installer has stopped working" Its installed on all other servers of ...
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Cannot ping 2012 R2 host server from external addresses after installing Hyper-V

Development box running 2012 R2, Ubuntu 16.04 in a Hyper-V VM Port forwarding set up on internet-facing router to pass through to host server. Can RDP into the host server just fine. Can ping to/...
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SysPrep windows 2012 r2 for VM cloning

I'm trying to SysPrep a 2012 r2 std edition VM that I built which has IIS already configured for my website as well as some additional applications already installed and configured the way I need them....
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Setup a local server to host Windows 10 updates for all LAN devices

Background: I have a really slow internet connection (the highest download speed I've seen on it is 3.5Mbps, though I only pay for 3Mbps) and Windows 10 does updates all the freaking time. Like, so ...
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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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Windows server 2012R2 as additional domain controller along with Server 2008R2 fails

On running ADPrep passes all prerequisite, but fails in the last stage with the below error: ADPrep execution failed --> System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception (0x80004005): A device attached to ...
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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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Task Not Running (Last Run Result 0x41325)

I have two tasks with the exact same settings. Then only difference is the name of the Task of-cause. One of them runs Last Run Result: 0x0. The other however do not run 0x41325. Looking for ideas ...
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Windows Server 2012 VPN SSTP VPN

I have the following problem : I have a tastk to create Windows Server 2012 RRAS VPN using SSTP. The PPTP VPN works, but I just cannot make the certificates work and I have no idea why. Logs are ...
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Can't add trusted domain's users to ACLs

I am currently testing external trusts as a way to share resources with another organisation we're very close to. The test environment includes 2 servers running 2012 R2. One for each domain with AD (...
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confusing Microsoft licensing. What licenses do I need to get? CALs/Windows Server [duplicate]

This is for a school (private, small, K-12). I've got one server computer I want to install Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard on (unless there's a better edition to suite my needs, please do tell) ...
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Deleted updates still appear in WSUS console

I have set up a WSUS server and set it to download updates from microsoft.com. Later I decided I don't need all the updates I have previously selected and since I couldn't find a "delete" button I ...
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How do I determine if DFS's Auto Recovery State is Actually doing anything?

One of my servers was rebooted recently and CHKDSK was run. When I run a DFS Diagnostic report on it, the DFS environment shows the server that was rebooted is now in a state of "Auto Recovery". ...
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What does D:2 mean as the drive in a Windows path?

A Windows 2012 server is showing paths starting with D: and with D:2 in Resource Monitor, e.g.: System 4 D:2\$LogFile sqlservr.exe 1808 D:2\SQL\LOG\Sp2013_Config_log.ldf Screen ...
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Export or Convert Hyper-V VM to OVA/OVF

I can't find (Google) any documentation on how to export or convert hyper-v VMs to OVA or OVF. The hyper-visor is Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. The results from Google only point to System Center ...
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What could be the cause of this latency on IIS7 web cluster MVC?

Specs: Windows Server 2012 R2 IIS 7 .NET 4.0 MVC 3 application 2 servers in a cluster with load balancing enabled Oracle back end We have dozens of MVC3 apps hosted on this server, but only two of ...
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How can I propagate IIS settings across multiple servers in AD?

I have an active domain with about 20 machines, each running some applications we have setup. We need to set up IIS on these machines to serve files that some of these applications are outputting. ...
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Azure Backup - Unable to communicate to service

Been encountering this error message every now and then when backing up my servers using the standard Azure Backup agent: Azure Backup - Unable to communicate to service The agent simply bails out ...