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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Windows 8.1/ Server 2012r2 Setting Default Browser vis GPO

I have an RDS 2012r2 server currently has Chrome and IE on it. I am having some issues with chrome and want to get a subset of users using IE instead. I have set two registry keys in GPO as below, ...
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Nslookup not working in Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 R2

A few days ago, a colleague had to hard reset one of our servers runnning Windows Server 2012 R2. This server is in our Active Directory and has two DNS servers configured. After that reset, the ...
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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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When adding new Forward Lookup zone, It adds incorrect NS records 2012R2

I own windows 2012R2, installed and configured a stand-alone WEB Server (no DC or secondary DNS). when adding a new forward lookup zone (or domain), it adds the Domain settings with SOA and a NS ...
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I removed all permissions on C:\ Server 2012 R2 Core

Really stupid move, I know this. I was granting permissions to one of our users on the C: directory of on of our servercore machines. I used icacls /grant :r and removed all the permissions to the ...
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How do I schedule a batch file to run on startup or shutdown?

I have 2 batch files that send emails intended to notify of a server shutdown or startup. The batch files call an exe with a single argument, the message to be sent. The exe comes from a vb.net ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard located in our DMZ has problems with connection to RoDC

We had an environment with multiple 2008 R2 DC:s in our internal LAN and a 2008 R2 RoDC:s in our DMZ. We set up 2008 R2 servers in our DMZ and joined them to the domain using DJOIN. Everything ...
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windows server DNS configuration [on hold]

I am using windows server 2012 r2. and I have internal domain mydomain.local. I want to purchase external domain for mail server but mydomain.com is not available. please help me to configure dns when ...
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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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How do I setup a server to send emails after starting (i.e. not meaning as an email server)?

Windows Server 2012 R2 w/ GUI, UPS system I am setting up my first server. It is a Hyper-V host that will host multiple VM servers. The system is on a UPS. When the UPS detects an AC power ...
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Event 4625 Audit Failure NULL SID failed network logons

In a small environment comprised of one Windows Small Business Server 2011 server of relatively limited use (domain controller / Active Directory and DNS, Group Policy, DHCP, file server, third-party ...
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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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OpenSSH in Windows Server 2012 R2 [on hold]

I'm trying to create a complete FTP server on Win 2012 r2 using IIS FTP (for FTP and FTPS protocol) and OpenSSH for SFTP protocol. I'm searching for several documentations but I'm discovering ...
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DNS settings for DCs in remote sites

I have our main DC here at the main site acting as the DNS server by itself, I have plans to put an additional one later. This is how its IP is configured DC1 IP: 10.10.5.201/24 Preferred DNS: ...
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ADDS: Mandatory Profiles through powershell

Intro I'm a networking student from Belgium and I just got assigned a big project. Basicly i'm responsible for the ADDS. We have to create several OU's and every OU needs at least 20 users or more. ...
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Windows server 2012 R2 install active directory service [closed]

I create new virtual machine in azure when it creating ask password and user name i gave password as <REMOVED USERNAME AND PASSWORD> then I connected to virtual machine first install active ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 File Explorer gives green bar of death when opening

On a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 when opening file explorer, it shows an empty details screen and the green bar of death starts going across the screen (see image below). If I open a ...
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Robocopy script copied permissions/subfolders everything but NOT shares

I ran this command on my new server: ROBOCOPY "\\oldserver\e$\folder" "e:\folder\" /COPYALL /SEC /MIR /LOG:logs.txt It copies all permission and mirrored my folder but later I realized that shares ...
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PowerShell Script Not Running on Scheduled Task

I have been attempting to set up a PowerShell script to run as part of a scheduled task on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server. The script will run if I execute it manually from the GUI but all but one of ...
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Replication not working on DC

I am getting the following error (4612) on my secondary and tertiary DCs: The DFS Replication service initialized SYSVOL at local path C:\Windows\SYSVOL\domain and is waiting to perform initial ...
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Where should SCCM be installed in a small system?

Server 2012 R2 host running all VM servers to support a small IDE After collating guidance regarding SCEP I've decided to go ahead install SCCM even though I only initially need SCEP. (I figure I'll ...
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What are the best practices for NIC teaming in Server 2012 R2? Broadcom or Windows software?

I have a Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster with two Broadcom adapters for my LAN connection. Currently, we have a virtual switch set up with SCVMM, that teams together both NICs using Windows software ...
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How much memory does my SQL need?

I have a VM (SQL database server) that I think has more memory then it needs, however I'm not sure what I can reduce it to because I don't understand exactly what "In use", "Available", "Committed" ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 r2 Standard Activation Issue - MAK license

I am trying to activate MS Server 2012 R2 Standard and I'm having issues. I have installed the software from the ISO file I downloaded from the volume licensing site. I have learned that this file ...
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Scan through USB connected printer on Print Server

I have two printers, a Lexmark laser printer, and a Canon colour printer/scanner. They are both hooked up via USB to my Print Server. They are set up in Print Management and shared as \\PS1\Lexmark ...
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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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ASP.NET application on “IIS 8.5” on “Windows Server 2012 R2” performs poorly compared with “IIS 7.5” on a “Windows Server 2008 R2”

We have the same ASP.NET application running on a couple of servers: one instance runs under IIS 8.5 on Windows Server *2012* R2 two instances run under IIS 7.5 on Windows Server *2008* R2 What ...
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Hyper-V Manager shows 3 sockets/NUMA nodes available but there are only 2

I just stumbled above this weird NUMA configuration on one of our Hyper-V virtual machines. How comes it shows 3 NUMA nodes? This is what the Task Manager (correctly) tells me.
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How to authenticate RHEL 6.6 to Windows Server 2012 Active Directory and LDAP? [duplicate]

Need help with setting up LDAP on Windows Server 2012 R2, I have AD setup already, but not sure what all I need to do to get LDAP running. Then I can't find any good resources online to authenticate ...
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Active Directory Mismatch

I have a Active Directory Mistmatch how do I fix this? I have 2 x 2008 R2 Domain Controllers and a 2008 Domain Controller and I was trying to add a 2012 R2 Domain Controller. The Schema Version of ...
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Group Managed Service Account (gMSA): get authorized hosts / install-adserviceaccount unknown error

After having successfully created a Group Managed Service Account (gMSA) using the command below: add-adserviceaccount -name gmsaAccount -PrincipalsAllowedToDelegateToAccount gmsaGroup -DNSHostName ...
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MSTSC connection quality vs RDS via Connection Broker connection quality

We have a site in the USA which has a fixed VPN into our Datacentre in the UK via a 100Mb Leaseline. Our Datacentre Environment is a 2012 R2 Session Collection of RDS Servers, using Microsoft ...
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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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Migrating DNS from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2

Current environment: Two Windows Server 2003 servers, not joined to our domain (These are here to handle our outside DNS requests). Plan: Stand up Windows Server 2012 R2 server, do not join to our ...
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Get RD user client hostname in Server 2012 R2 RD deployment [duplicate]

There is currently nowhere in the server manager GUI that I can see, that shows me the hostname of the machine a user is using to log onto our remote desktop deployment. I have had a quick look ...
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Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services how to see collections in list that expands off bottom of screen?

In Server Manager > Remote Desktop Services I have a large list of collections. The list is already so long that it goes off the bottom of the screen and unfortunately it is only going to keep ...
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Can't connect computer to domain [closed]

I can not connect a computer to Server 2012 R2. the error message I receive is Note: This information is intended for a network administrator. If you are not your network's administrator, notify the ...
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Hyper-V virtual machine appears in PowerShell but not in Hyper-V Manager

Im trying to manage my Hyper-V virtual machine in Hyper-V Manager but they are not there. I can configure them in a drop down box but I cannot start them and stop them. If I go to PowerShell and try ...
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Install optional updates using Cluster-Aware Updating

The question is simple - how can I install updates listed as "optional" in Windows Update using the Cluster-Aware Updating feature in Windows Server Failover Cluster? I installed all the important ...
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Event Id 4625 without Source IP

We are using a total of 7 Windows Server (2008/2012) R2 Standard Editions for development and production environments. Last month our servers was compromised and we found many failed attempt logs in ...
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an active directory domain controller could not be contacted

After creating an active directory domain controller i tried to add client computers to the domain i kept hitting a snag. The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location ...
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Windows Server: VPN clients cannot see LAN clients

I'm trying to set up a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 to host VPN (RRAS). I have gotten VPN connections to work with certificates (SSTP). Now I need the VPN clients to be able to see LAN ...
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Error adding RDSH to existing collections: Unable to retrieve the session collection properties

I've randomly experienced a problem on our production server. I can no longer add RDSH servers to existing collections but I can create a new collection. The error message from add-rdsessionhost: ...
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FTPS on IIS 8.5 Error on Command: LIST

I'm trying to configure FTP over SSL on my server. I added an FTP site in IIS and followed the wizard, setting the bindings and certificate. However when I try to connect to the server using FileZilla ...
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DirectAccess: Client receiving icmp error from Ipv6 address

Pardon my naivety but I have never setup DirectAccess before, I've done some research prior and was unable to find a relevant resource. Let me provide a little background and then I'll jump into the ...
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Can Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials be deployed as standalone (not in a domain)?

We purchased a new server. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials was installed by the ISV, and whenever I log in, I'm prompted to complete the post-deployment configuration, yet it appears I can only ...
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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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Copy/Paste for large file crashing Windows

I have a new Dell PowerEdge T320 server with 1 SSD non-RAID and 3 HDDs in RAID 5 all on one Perc H310 controller. RAM is 48 GB and I have Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center installed on the SSD. I ...
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RRAS Server 2012 R2 Not Assigning Network Info or if it does not passing NAT

I wouldn't bother with this for any other reason than the fact that the speeds I get are worth it. Cable Modem (Bridge mode) - Server 2012 R2 (RRAS) - Linksys EA2700 (Bridged as Switch) My issue is ...