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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Capture image on server side volume with WDS on Server 2012 R2 (VMware ESXi)

I have an ESXi virtual machine running Windows Server 2012 and WDS. The server VM has a secondary hard disk which is storing my boot and install image files. When I try to capture an image, it wants ...
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Exchange 2013 unable to relay to external adress

I'm having a hard time getting Exchange relaying the mail from my applications to external domains. I have setup a recieve connector as Hub Transport Custom connector. Externally secured (for ...
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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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Is there a cost effective way to break 32GB limit of Windows Server 2008 R2? [duplicate]

How to break a 32GB limit of Windows Server 2008 R2? I've got 4-years old SQL server. I would like to add RAM over 32GB without having to reinstall whole OS (this is bare metal installation). Can I ...
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new to Windows Server Failover Clustering

Need to test SQL Server's AlwaysOn Availability Groups feature. Seems I need to do some work on Windows Server to start with ("3-node WSFC cluster with the Node Majority quorum model"). But I've never ...
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Cannot search for user and groups in a trusted forest. Server asks for password of trusted domain

I am currently familiarizing myself with trusts.On each of two Server 2012 R2 I installed a domain controller in a new forest. dc1.forest01.local, 192.168.10.10/16 dc2.forest02.local, ...
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More Than One Static Address Binding for DHCP?

I have my DHCP server setup to be connected to three subnets (ie: 2001:abab:1234:1:: or 2001:abab:1234:2::) using three unique IP addresses, except in DHCP server binding properties I can only see one ...
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WDS PXE client boot getting error: 'Windows Deployement Services: PXE Boot Aborted'

Created a new WDS (VM) server, installed WDS role, added boot/install image from Win7 Pro SP1 x64 volume license disc. Client I am booting is 64-bit but then I get this: Downloaded WDSNBP from ...
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RemoteApp application minimizes when switching tabs on Windows Server 2012 R2

We are using an application with RemoteApp. We had no issues with Windows Server 2008R2. Installing the very same application on a Server 2012 R2 Standard, weird things started happening. The ...
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Exchange 2013 Setup fails - Couldn't find the Enterprise Organization container

I'm working on an Exchange 2013 CU6 installation at a site whose AD was comprised of two Windows 2003 domain controllers (in an odd HA cluster configuration). New Windows 2012 R2 DCs have been ...
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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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Avg Total Percent Processor Time in System Center Operation Manager Reports

In system center 2012 operations manager there is a report called windows server operating system reports. When I run the report there are two sections to do with the processor. One section is ...
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Can VMs offload checksum calculations to the physical NIC when I disable checksum offload on the host?

Due to random issues during backup, we were advised to disable checksum offload on all physical and virtual machines involved in the backup procedure. I started by disabling the feature on all ...
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Is a reboot required for SSL V3 disable on Windows? - Poodle exploit

We are trying to disable SSL V3 on numerous windows servers; as a part of it , registries are being updated remotely via script. Problem is lots of reboots are required post registry change. Is there ...
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EC2 Network Interface with secondary Private IP, not showing on Interface in Windows

I have a windows server 2012 r2 instance on EC2 under VPC, I have two Network Interfaces. The Primary Private IP is shown in windows for both. I have a secondary IP address on one of the network ...
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Why are ipv6 dhcp leases also given also to static interfaces?

I'm playing with Windows 2012 DHCP server for IPv6. As with IPv4, the client network interfaces can be configured to either obtain an IPv6 address automatically, or use a statically configured ...
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IPv6 Client Service

I got a Windows Server 2012 which provides DHCPv4 and DHCPv6. The NIC on the Server got 2 IPv6 addresses. I found out that the second IPv6 comes from the "IPv6 Client Service" which (only the ...
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Install Active Directory PowerShell module on Windows Server 2012

I need to install the AD PowerShell module on Windows Server 2012 but I can't afford for the server to restart during business hours. My question is can the AD module be installed from Add/Remove ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 DHCP Scope Preference

I have three scopes setup in DHCP. Subnets 0, 1, and 2; setup with the preference of 1, 2, and 3 respectively. Yet when I tell a client to renew its address it gets an address from subnet 1. What is ...
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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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Cannot add a 2012 server to a 2003 domain as it says forrest functional level is 2003 but domains and trusts shows it as 2003

I have a single 2003 DC (Enterprise edition 32 bit SP2) that according to AD Domains and Trusts is at functional level Windows Server 2003. According to AD Users and Computers my Domain functional ...
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Vendor whitepaper says: 5Mpps no prob. I'm hitting already a wall at 120kpps. Where's the bottleneck?

HP's whitepaper on their Broadcom QLogic NetXtreme II adapters, which includes the specific NIC that I'm testing, states (page 7) that their small packet performance for packets up to 256 bytes/packet ...
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Server 2012 R2 Activation errors - OEM_SLP

I have inherited a Dell Power Edge R320 server running for a client and it is complaining that it is not activated. I have gone through the activation process by phone using the automated service and ...
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How are threads distributed among cores in a multi-processor system?

I'm currently checking out the limits of a server application on a system with two 12-core processors, i.e. 24 cores. (Hyper-threading currently disabled). I'm running 12 UDP receive-heavy instances ...
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How to enable Icon Handlers on Windows Server?

A default install of Windows Server 2012 R2 has third party icon handlers (used to generate explorer thumbnails) disabled. Explorer shows correct thumbnails for pictures (.JPG, .PNG etc.) but generic ...
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How can I verify successful replication of two domain controllers

I have in my environment two redundant Windows Server 2012R2 domain controller. How can I verify successful replication of two domain controllers? On the domain controller are roles installed like AD ...
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Moving one website from one server to another using powershell

I've been reading about MS Deploy and writing a small script to export/import one website from one server to another server(IIS8 to IIS8). But I ran into sizing problems and some other errors and the ...
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Scripting Static Routes in Routing and Remote Access

This Technet article explains how to create a static route for IPv4 in Microsoft's Routing and Remote Access with the MMC snap-in. How can I script this, either through PowerShell or VBScript?
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Why is ping not returning local DNS cache result? (Using DNS caching server on an internal network.)

Yet another post about this nslookup works but ping does not. I’ve read a handful of forum posts but could not find anything relevant to my setup and problem, of resolving external domain names on an ...
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OSX connecting to Windows Server 2012 R2 (SMB) for file sharing unable to search

When users on OSX 10.10 connect to a remote server (SRV02) fileshare via SMB, they are unable to search the file share... when they do, it just hangs (pinwheel of death). There are several users on ...
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Group Managed Service Accounts: -PrincipalsAllowedToRetrieveManagedPassword

So the documentation for creating gMSAs says that the parameter "-PrincipalsAllowedToRetrieveManagedPassword" should restrict the ability of using the gMSA to the machines that are part of the ...
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Error 29503. The SQL Server service failed to start

I'm trying to install SQL 2005 onto a 2012 R2 server. The install is failing at the end when it is trying to start the database service. I have looked in the install logs and I'm getting the following ...
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Windows 2012 DNS server: proper address resolution on one computer only

I need www.example.com to resolve to 192.168.0.1 on my local AD network. Therefore I've added www.example.com Forward Lookup Zone on AD controller. On my computer as well as on the server itself it ...
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Batch script is not getting executed when called by Start-Process Cmdlet

I have a strange issue on a Windows Server 2012 R2 here that just does not make any sense to me at all. I've got a PowerShell script that basically has the following structure: Function ...
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Disable SSLv3 on Windows Server 2012

I have disabled the SSLv3 on Windows 2012 sever using the following method: http://blog.brankovucinec.com/2014/11/13/disable-the-sslv3-protocol-on-microsoft-windows-servers/ Around the same thing is ...
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Windows Server 2012 Disk Operations Freezing

I've got 2x brand new Windows server 2012 R2 servers. Fresh install. All Windows updates applied. One on a brand-new physical server, and the other in our VMWare cluster. When I try and perform a ...
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Windows Server DHCP import/export scopes using netsh.exe

We have Windows Server 2008R2 as domain controller with DHCP Server functionality. Task was to make reserve server on remote site in case of failure of main one. The reserve one will be running ...
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How to automatically bring servers up if AC returns before the fail process completes?

I have the following processes in place for an AC power loss: UPS emails an "On battery" message UPS sends a power loss shutdown event to the host OS (hyper-V server 2012 R2) Host OS sends SNMP ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Services - Android

We have recently started testing Remote Desktop Services. We have deployed the environment using the latest server, Windows Server 2012 R2. We have deployed the Web Access Roles, RD Gateway, ...
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How long can a domain controller not be in contact with the domain without causing problems? [duplicate]

Server 2012 R2 w/ GUI in Hyper-V role, hosting VM servers. Very small system at present. Primary Servers in this system are: Domain Controller(DC), SQL, TFS, IIS, Build server I successfully ...
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Install RSAT-Hyper-V-tools fails on Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core

When I try to install Rsat-Hyper-v-tools with powershell command: add-windowsfeature rsat-hyper-v-tools -includeAllSubFeature It fails with error saying that: The source files could not be ...
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Scheduled PS Script Not Running

I'm trying to run the script from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Password-Expiry-Email-177c3e27 I've corrected the variables for my environment and I'm able to run it from my workstation and ...
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How can I tell what time a web site stopped in IIS 8.5

For some unknown reason one of my sites stopped on the server. I have looked in the the Application and System event logs, as well as the logs located at: C:\inetpub\logs. However I see no indication ...
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Forward DNS Table Entries?

I've been running into a complex issue where I work. We're a small business and we've an Asus RT-AC66U running Tomato 1.2.8 A little background knowledge; In our environment we have a single AD DS ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Prompt on accessing network resource from server hosting resource

Here's an odd one that I've not been able to crack. For my home lab setup, I've got two near identical physical servers that run Windows Server 2012 R2. The goal of my home lab setup is to be able ...
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How to find source of 4625 Event ID in windows server 2012

I have many audit failure with event ID 4625 and Logon type 3 in my event log. Is this problem form my server(internal services or applications) ? Or this is brute force attack? Finally How can i ...
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test connection status and speed between azure vm and client

We have some VMs up and running, but we are seeing slow performance on some of them. We are unsure if it is a VM problem (Azure overloaded), an intermediate network problem or a problem on the client ...
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Can you change the RemoteApp location of a published app?

We would like to be able to roll out new versions of an application in RemoteApp without having to kick off users. One idea was to publish the new version of the application in a different directory, ...
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Are all domain controllers on a small network considered equivalent/equal?

Windows Server 2012 R2 w/ GUI, Hyper-V host, VM DC I am installing my first second Domain Controller(DC) (sounds weird but that really is what I'm doing). I have what I think is a good process to ...
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IPv6 with IPv4 over RRAS SSTP VPN from Client that only has IPv4 access

I'm setting up Server 2012 R2 RRAS to be a SSTP VPN. I've got IPv4 working perfectly. My environment is dual stack (v4 and v6). When I enable IPv6 on the VPN my client gets a valid address but is ...