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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Unable to upgrade Server 2012 Evaluation to Datacenter

I have Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter Evaluation installed. Validity is only left for 16 days so I thought to upgrade. I have MS subscription so I got the product keys required. I have tried to the keys ...
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Install windows 2012 R2 over KVM-virtualizaton

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2012 R2 over linux KVM-virtualization. The installation process stops and requires drivers to continue. I'm trying with virtio drivers from fedora but doesn't ...
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Why did my Windows Server 2012 R2 timezone change overnight?

When I logged into my workstation this morning, the timezone had been changed from Eastern to Pacific. In the event viewer I see the following three events, all at 4:12:15 AM. It looks like the ...
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Cannot transfer controller operations master role or demote a domain controller

Server 2012 R2, Server 2012, Domain Controller role After experiencing some permissions problems on my domain I noticed that my 2nd domain controller appears to be corrupted in some way (I'm sorry ...
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Can't access shared space FROM Windows Server 2012 VM without User and Password prompt

I am trying to set up an FTP server on my Windows Server 2012 VM, that would access a network path on my host machine (Windows 8.1 Pro). I can access this network path from a Windows 7 VM without ...
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Exchange 2013 ADFS Authentication HTTP 500 Could not load type AdfsFederationAuthModule

I have been trying to configure ADFS claims authentication for Exchange 2013 SP1 CU9 on ECP and OWA. I keep running getting a 500.0 error when browsing to ECP or OWA. Server Error in '/ecp' ...
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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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Moving DNS and AD DS to their own servers

I have one WINDOWS SERVER 2012 running my DNS and AD DS on the same server. I am trying to move DNS to it's own server and ADDS to it's own server as well. What I have done so far is setup ADDS on ...
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Latency & SQL Connections over Fiber WAN - Application E-manage

I am hosting an encrypted SQL server database (SQL Server 2012) on a VMware host at my Salt Lake location. My Salt Lake data pipe is 100 Mbps over fiber via Comcast. My Phoenix side has a 50 Mbps over ...
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Where do I find bootsect.exe for Windows 2012 R2 machine running on Amazon EC2?

I need bootsect.exe utility to fix one of my EC2 volumes (make it bootable again after I removed admin account with sysprep) but I don't have access to 2012 R2 setup disk where it's supposed to come ...
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DFS replication monitoring under a non-administrative account

I have a DFS replication set up on two Windows Server 2012 machines in a domain, the DFS consists of one namespace, two servers, several replication groups each containing one folder. I have been ...
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RRAS VPN Server 2003 Off-Subnet ALMOST Working

VPN Client and RRAS can ping each other via the 172.17.0.x address. I can ping the LAN from the RRAS server as well. I can't get the VPN client to ping the internal LAN with this setup. Lan and ...
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Server 2012 - Multiple Issues

I was called in to look at a school server that the user had powered on after what I assume was a power drop. It's a 2012 R2 Standard Server which is now partially working but it has several problems ...
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Mount windows server 2012 DVD on centos 7

I'm trying to install windows server 2012 R2 on a VM using virt-manager on centos 7. During the install it will not allow me to select the DVD drive (greyed out). I tried the following command: ...
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Required programs to run a custom email-server on Windows server 2012r2

I've been attempting to create my own mail server for a few weeks now, but my current setup of my own custom domain, Hmailserver, Outlook 2013, ISS 6.0 (SMTP), Mysql, and Squirrel Mail doesn't seem to ...
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App pool stopping and not logging any error

We're having an issue in IIS on Windows Server 2012 R2 Core. Our IIS site has its own app pool which is set to run under the application pool identity. Almost immediately after startup when first ...
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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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Unable to install RD Connection Broker role service on server

I'm currently having a lot of difficulty trying to setup a new RDS 2012 R2 Session Deployment. New-SessionDeployment -ConnectionBroker servername -SessionHost servername -WebAccessServer ...
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2012 R2 RDVH DCOM Error

I'm trying to install RDVH service from my broker to my hyper-v server. But it fails and returns: "Cannot get integrity informations", and in the Events Viewer, I can see a DCOM error that tells me it ...
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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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What causes PC's to be unable to read certain other PC's shared folders even though other devices can read them?

I have a private domain where folders are shared to EVERYONE (temporarily during setup). All PC's can click into any other PC in File Explorer's Network list, but one specific PC can't connect to the ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2,Foundation Edition Tls 1.1 & 1.2

Does anyone know if Windows Server Foundation edition R2 includes the latest cryptographic libraries? Specifically tls 1.2 and 1.1? ...
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DHCP post-install configuration error

Server 2012 R2 I moved my DHCP operation out of my Cisco router and into the server. In this case I used the domain server as I have a small system. DHCP seems to be working fine. However, Server ...
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How do I recover permissions after changing the LAN addresses of a network?

Server 2012 R2, SharePoint 2013, TFS 2013 update 4 I recently changed some hardware and the LAN addressing of my network. I went from 192.168.2.x to 192.168.3.x. After I did that, access to ...
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Cannot turn off disk write caching on Azure VM with no host cache

I've created Azure VM and attached a data vhd disk with "None" host cache. Next, if I run disk management on Windows and open drive properties, there is Policies tab which shows a checkbox indicating ...
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Enable ping across domain

I want to enable the "File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request)" firewall rules in Windows Firewall with Advanced Security for all servers in the domain. How do I do this with Group Policy?
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Windows Server restart / shutdown history

How can I easily see a history of every time my Windows Server has restarted or shutdown and the reason why, including user-initiated, system-initiated, and system crashed? The Windows Event Log is ...
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How do I actually use RDS CALs?

I'm new to CALs, first time actually trying to use them, and I'm having some difficulties. I purchased 3 licences from CDW and installed them through the RD Licensing manager, where they show up as: ...
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Google Cloud HTTP balancer returns 502 error

I have 2 Instance groups and HTTP load balancers for each one. Instance groups contain VMs that work on Windows Server 2012 with IIS inside. When I send POST request from VM from one instance group ...
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2012R2 IIS 8.5 classic ASP - response slows dramatically over time [on hold]

I recently upgraded my web/exchange server to 2012R2 and the web site is great for a while then slows dramatically. A restart speeds it up. How do I avoid this or diagnose what the cause is?
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Is there a way to change passwords on multiple servers simultaneously?

x3 Server 2012 R2, x2 Server 2012 My system has 5 servers; 1 Hyper-V server hosting 2 vm servers (these are the x3 2012 R2 servers), and a Win 8.1 pc running hyper-V that hosts 2 more vm servers ...
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Unable to logon locally to Server 2012 R2 after removing Exchange from SBS2003

I receive the following error when logging on locally to a newly introduced Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. The sign-in method you are using isn't allowed. For more info, contact your network ...
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AD DC - Error 4625 Status 0x80090308

I recognzie a small amount of Event 4625 entries with a status of 0x80090308 and substatus 0x0; 2% over all 4625's. It is basically a failed logon but without any information I could use to look ...
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Windows 2008 dead server to windows 2012 Active directory move [closed]

Our windows 2008 AD server has failed, but i am able to read the hard drive via a usb cradle. We have got a new server now running windows 2012. Is there anyway I can move the active directory? Any ...
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Remote Desktop event ID 20499. No noticeable issues

I get a warning event with ID 20499 for TerminalServices-RemoteConnectionManager.The error is: Remote Desktop Services has taken too long to load the user configuration from server ...
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Allow anonymous users to see contents of the Users folder in AD

I have already enabled anonymous access to AD by setting the dSHeuristics property to 0000002 for CN=Directory Service. While this allows anonymous users to bind to the directory successfully, when I ...
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deploying base note for HPC cluster in server 2012R2 hangs

We are in the process of evaluating server 2012R2 standard with HPC pack for a small cluster of nodes (about 40 to start with - the current setup has only one compute node). For the moment we use old ...
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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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Windows NFS Share: Allow Linux uids

I have a couple of NFS shares set up on my Windows Server 2012 box, but they only allow Linux users with uid 0 to access them (aka the root user). How and where do I specify that I, for example, want ...
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Conditional forwarder for reverse zone not working

We have DNS servers hosted on our Windows domain controllers, 2012R2. Currently we have a conditional forwarder for ad.trusted-domain.com, which is working fine. We'd like to also forward PTR queries ...
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Unable to install Remote Desktop connection broker role service [closed]

I'm trying to do some testing of Remote Desktop Services and I have installed a fresh version of Windows Server 2012 R2 on a brand new computer. I have added this server onto my domain and logged in ...
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Do I really need an account in domain\administrators for the Web Application Proxy with ADFS 3.0 on a domain controller?

I am trying to move my ADFS / WAP to the cloud to give better resilience after experiencing a recent failure. In part to save on VM costs, I am using just 2 VMs, with ADFS installed on a domain ...
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Windows 2012R2 move folders users, ProgramData, ProgramFiles to the D

We would like to place the folders “Users”, “ProgramData”, “Program Files” and “Program Files (x86)” on the D drive for a non AD integrated server. We have already tried many options however have yet ...
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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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DB Server and Fully Qualified Domain Name

I have a hosted virtual server (Windows Server 2012 R2) that exists solely to host a few SQL databases. I need to purchase a SSL certificate to encrypt data but purchasing a certificate requires that ...
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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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Windows 7 versus 8 Access CNAME'd Share

Here's a situation that came up yesterday: we have a share on a machine we have to access using an alias (CNAME). The machine is running Windows Server 2012 R2, and services Windows 7 and 8 clients. ...
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How do i install SubInAcl on server 2012? Or do you know another way to backup an restore ntfs shared folder permissions? [closed]

I am trying to make a backup of the shared folders permissions (ntfs).... I found that it can be done via subinacl(via a script).... but i can't/don't know how to install it on server 2012. Is there ...
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The configuration information describing this enterprise is not available - Error I receive

I have Windows Server 2012 R2 installed and when I navigate to 'AD DS' and try to go to 'Active Directory Domains and Trust' the error I receive is "The configuration information describing this ...
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What permissions are required for a domain user to login to a domain machine?

I have been under the impression that Domain Users should be able to login to a domain joined machine with their domain credentials out of the box and no special permissions needed. I'm running this ...