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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DC locator service (Server 2008R2/2012) - what triggers switching to alternative DC

I'm wondering how frequently DC locator checks availability of domain controller it is connected to. I assume it picks domain controller upon startup, but I'm not sure about the following: - How often ...
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Unable to update the password. The value provided for the new password does not meet the length, complexity, or history requirements of the domain

I'm using federated identity for Office-365 single sign-on. I have added the password change endpoint to my ADFS 3.0 server, and successfully opened the adfs update password page. However, whenever I ...
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Get full access to all properties in ADSI-Editor

I want to manipulate the properties of some users for testing puroposes with 'adsiedit.msc'. Is there a way to get full access to edit these values. For example i need to edit the lastLogon or ...
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“HTTP 503 - Service Unavailable” when trying to access ADFS password change page from an external network

I've successfully set up the ADFS password change page to work from any workplace joined device. I'm currently trying to set it up to be accessible from any device not joined to the workplace. I ...
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Extend an existing drive a drive with windows storage spaces

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 with a 500GB SSD drive that is storage for a mysql database. I am running out of room and purchased a 1TB SSD drive. What I would like to do is use Windows Storage ...
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windows 10 unable to access sysvol and netlogon

A Windows 10 update introduced a security enhancement, where the windows 10 client is unable to browse to syslog and netlogon shares in order to prevent unintended access to these locations. The ...
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Server 2008/2012 with Windows 7/8 Virtualized

My CPU doesn't have Hyper-v technology, and I want to brush up on my Server 2008/server 2012 fundamentals... so I was going to use Server 2012/2008 as my physical host, then run a couple copies of ...
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Email sub-domains issue. Exchange server 2013

in regards to a previous post. I am trying to achieve the same but coming up with an error and looking for some help. Link to previous post:How to add a subdomain to the exchange server 2013? So I ...
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Exchange2013 unable to remove empty database

I am unable to remove one of the mailbox databases in our exchange org. The error i get says it is because the MailboxDB is not empty, but I've checked for all types of mailboxes. There are no ...
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Forwarded events not showing file path on event collector

I've set up one of the servers in our domain to be an event collector for AppLocker events from the client computers. I've then (via a GPO) configured two clients to forward their events to the event ...
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WSUS Upstream server is not showing current downstream server status

I've upstream WSUS server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with WSUS 3.2.7600.262. The majority of downstream servers was running OS and WSUS with same versions. Now I migrated some downstream servers ...
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Microsoft VBScript Runtime error: Permission denied code 800A0046

I am testing a VBScript and it was working fine earlier. Wanted to try with a different file input, but all of a sudden I'm getting Microsoft VBScript Runtime error: Permission denied code 800A0046. ...
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Security-Kerberos Error, event ID 4

I have two new Domain Controllers on new Forest. Servers have DFS and IIS services installed. Everything seemed to go Ok for a While. After updating servers I got new errors. Now once in hour ...
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AD FS 3.0 Event ID 364 while creating SSO

I have an clean installation of AD FS 3.0 installed on windows server 2012. I am trying to create MFA on my internal network using this Codeplex. AD FS Management > Authentication Policies ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 curious behavior with hosts entry

TL;DR ...our domain policy silently force pushed the LAN settings (including the proxy reference) to my machine on a predefined interval, which happened to be while I was developing but after I had ...
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2 nodes Fail over cluster with vSAN, Virtualizing DC and Secondery DC [on hold]

I am building a new network for a small office from scratch (aproximetly 40-50 computers) They need: 1)-Domain Controler 2)-MS Exechange Server 3)-File Server 4)-SQL/Database Server "Not Too Much ...
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remote desktop virtualization host cannot be installed

I just installed a fresh copy of windows server 2012 r2, then i went to install a ADDC and set a forest name then followed the wizard, after that i tried to install remote desktop virtual machine, i ...
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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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Second Login Prompt on RDWeb Server 2012 R2

I have server 2012 r2 setup as a virtual host. I have setup 2 virtual servers using hyper-v... The 2 setup are a domain controller and an RDP server both 2012 r2. I have then setup RDWeb. I can login ...
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KMS Office 2010/2013 host on SBS std 2011 - is it possible?

according to technet the only server version for the office KMS host is a standard version and not the small business one. my question is, what will happen if i install the KMS host onto the sbs2011? ...
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Multiple Nics, multiple default gateways on a Server 2012R2 cluster

This is really just a question about best practices as there seems to be a little confusion. The physical hosts of our Hyper-V cluster have 4 Nic interfaces relating to the 4 subnets. Now, when ...
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Is it possible to change the location of the *.avhdx files in Hyper-V

I'm running Windows Server 2012 R2. Is it possible to change the location of the *.avhdx files created when creating a Checkpoint? I have changed the "Checkpoint file location" in the ...
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Hyper-V Virtual Switches and DHCP

What is the best way to force VLAN segregation accross multiple Virtual switches? I have probably a rather complex setup going in the effort to get essentially 4 separate virtual switches. The ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 in AWS EC2, change resolution beyond 1280x1024

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 instance running in EC2 performing some UI tests while nobody is connected to it. I use the following script to disconnect from Remote Desktop: for /f "skip=1 ...
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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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Program displays correctly only when tested from Compatability Wizard

The environment: Windows 2012R2 RDS in a VMWare ESXi environment The problem: We have a program that is not displaying correctly when launched. The toolbar is not being displayed and window ...
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Tomcat 7 auth constraint role name active directory

I integrated waffle into my tomcat 7. I need to define the users in the active directory group that can visit the site, web.xml looks like: <security-constraint> <display-name>not ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 DNS internal and external records issue

I am running into an issue with with DNS on Windows Server 2012 R2 acting as Active Directory domain controller AND DNS server I want to be able to setup certain records that will resolve internally ...
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Group policy not pushed to client for offline files setting

I have setup group policy for "Offline Files" but I noticed that the configuration is not pushed to clients. With another setup I had no problem. The configuration path is \\Computer ...
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memory leak in nonpaged “file” tag

I have a Windows 2012 R2 std. server with a memory leak. Something tells me that the leak started after we installed Symantic Endpoint protection 12.1.5 - but I am not sure. I tried to disable ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials unable to take updates

I have installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials back in September of 2015. The server is not accepting automatic updates and when I go to the Windows Update applet, it tells me that some settings ...
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Windows event show network adapter change Windows Server 2012 R2

Is there a windows eventid to show when a network adapter gateway setting was changed ?
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Why do I get BPA error “Servers in Failover Clusters Must Have a Hyper-V Replica Broker Configured”?

I configured a Hyper-V Failover Cluster with two nodes and one domain controller. Cluster-Aware Updating is enabled. The BPA shows the following error: To Participate in Replication, Servers in ...
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New admin account cannot remote powershell in

I have provisioned a new Azure VM which deploys with 1 admin account, which I can use externally to create a remote Powershell session to the VM. If I RDP onto the VM, create a new user which is a ...
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How to set specific user profile path on EC2 Windows server?

I want to create a new local user on EC2 Windows 2012 R2 server and specify its profile folder explicitly. I do the following net user SomeUser Pwd /ADD /HOMEDIR:C:\Users\SomeUser ...
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RemoteApp causes issue with combobox popup

I have written an application that is installed on Remote Desktop Session host server (Windows 2012 R2) that is published as a RemoteApp in my organisation. This application allows users at certain ...
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Get-Process not working against remote Windows 7 clients

I have been trying to run Microsoft's GetNetworkStatistics script against remote computers to enable us to track what processes are using bandwidth along with other tools. I am unable to run the ...
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Microsoft NLB clustered web server not fetching web page

I have just set up 2 web servers running IIS 7, I have clustered them using Microsoft NLB. Both host IPs are added to the cluster and both hosts converged without fail. However, when I tried to ...
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Remove server header from IIS 8.5

I have IIS 8.5 installed on my Windows server 2012 R2. I am trying to remove the Server: Microsoft-IIS/8.5 header from my responses. I tried installed URLScan but it fails to install with the ...
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Unexplicable extreme slowness on Dell PowerEdge R320, fixed only by cold reboot

At this customer's site, there are two new Dell PowerEdge R320 servers with the following configuration: A single 6-core CPU 16 GB of RAM 2x500 GB SATA disks in a RAID 1 array The O.S. is Windows ...
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Installing apache: no VCRUNTIME140.dll despite installing VC_redist.x86.exe

I installed VC_redist.x86.exe as instructed by the Apache docs, but when I run httpd.exe -k install it gives me the error: this program can't start because vcruntime140.dll is missing from your ...
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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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How can I get Windows Server 2012 R2 to stop asking for a file share password?

We have one folder on a Windows Server 2012 R2 that we want to share without passwords. I've tried everything I can find, but no matter what I try, the server prompts for a password on the share and ...
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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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Server 2012 (R2) - mirroring the boot drive… what is the state?

I struggle to find modern documentation here. So far we have been booting our servers from the main RAID controllers. Worked nice, but not we get the first of a new generation that hs in the back 2 ...
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Disabling Outlook Anywhere for external users in Exchange 2013

I've been exhaustively Googling this issue to no avail, and am at the point where Microsoft's $2000 support quote is actually looking reasonable, but I was hoping maybe someone here would have an ...
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Can I install Azure SDK over command line?

I am attempting to use Vagrant to provision a Windows Server box for an integrated development environment. This environment depends on the Azure SDK. Is there a way for me to write a script that I ...
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Error promoting 2012 R2 server to domain controller on 2003 domain

When attempting to promote a 2012 R2 machine as a domain controller on a 2003 forest\domain level domain I get the following error when it goes through it's adprep and forestprep procedures: ...
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Mysqld.exe crases on startup with error 0xc000007b

I've just deployed a new VM on Microsoft Azure with Windows Server 2012 R2. It is identical to other two I have (it was created from scratch though, not duplicated or from an pre-existing image), all ...
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FTP user cannot log in for a certain time at random times IIS 8.5 Error 530

We use FTP to send data (XML) from one server to another. Basically, there is a scheduled task at server A, which uploads XML files whenever there are available, to server B by using FTP. Since this ...