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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Microsoft NPS 2012 R2 - Can't perform authentication from Cisco ASA with PAP

I am trying to setup a Cisco ASA (version 9.1(7)6) to authenticate against a Microsoft Network Policy Server 2012 R2. The ASA is able to communicate with the NPS server, however the test aaa-server ...
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Amazon EC2 Windows IIS Cannot access port 80 remotely

For some reason no matter what I do I cannot access my IIS server remotely using port 80 like you would view a regular website. I am using Windows Server 2012 RC2. Localhost shows IIS running locally ...
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Remote Desktop 2012 R2 performance lacks when multiple sessions are open

We have a performance issue on our Virtual Windows 2012 R2 server that is configured as a Remote Desktop Server. Also a customer of us, that uses our software, is facing the same problem on a 2012 R2 ...
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Why is SiteToZoneAssignment GPO applying, but sites not appearing in IE

We have a Windows server 2012 R2 remote desktop farm, which we have applied a GPO to, to control site to zone assignments. This was working fine up until recently, but just lately, we have found that ...
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GPO shows applied under user settings, but contains only computer settings

I am having a spot of trouble with my policies and applying them on my Windows 10 machine. I have several GPOs applied at the top of domain level, some contain only computer settings, some contain ...
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Windows Server - any way to prevent file encryption?

I'm not talking about EFS or Bitlocker here. I'm asking if there's a way to prevent files from being encrypted. I'm referring to some extent to ransomware, but specifically I want the following ...
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Server Manager won't start in Windows Server 2012 R2

I downloaded Windows Server 2012 R2 from microsoft.com as a .vhd file and am using virtualBox to run it. After downloading it, I changed the execution policy to remoteSigned, then changed the name of ...
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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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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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How do I move RDP Profile Disks to a new location or different collection?

I have a RDS deployment (2 server 2012 R2 boxes) with a Session Collection setup that users have been using. There are lots of Profile Disks. I need to create a new Session Collection and move those ...
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GPOs fail to apply; reason: Inaccessible, Empty, or Disabled; Server 2012 R2 and Windows 10

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain. Yesterday, a computer’s (running Windows 10 Pro) network drive stopped working. After further investigation (gpresult /h) it appears ALL group policy objects ...
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How to configure Cloud DaaS Windows Server 2012 r2 to access from it's Public IP [on hold]

I've disabled the Windows Firewall for Windows Server 2012 r2 Cloud Desktop, my (WAMP) website is working on internal daas IP, but I don't know how to get access from it's external (Public) address? ...
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Java installed and uninstalled without asking permission

A customer has provided a Windows Server 2012R2 instance to use as our server. This morning (July 25th) I reconnected to the box to change my password and was immediately prompted about a successful ...
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Server 2012 will not activate anywhere access, cannot see server through router

I've got a simple installation of Windows Server 2012 R2 set up in our office out here. It was previously set up in our head office in town, however our ISP took control of both routers and blocked ...
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Using VPN to temporarily access the internet [on hold]

I am renting a Virtual Server from Contabo.de Since a while I am trying to deploy a VPN which also allows me to access the internet through it. (Troubles with ISP) The available Hardware: ...
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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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Expose L2TP network inside OpenVPN

I have a L2TP permanent connection setup in RRAS within Windows Server 2012R2 and an OpenVPN service listening for inbound connections. I'd like that the OpenVPN clients to have access to the network ...
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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 but I kept hitting a snag. The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service ...
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Upgrade Windows Server 2008 r2 standard to Server 2012 R2 standard

I am planning an upgrade to my server 2008 R2 to server 2012 r2 and wanted to check if my plan has a good chance of succeeding. I have two DC's; DC1 is a server 2008 standard and holds all FSMO ...
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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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Set up a PPTP VPN in Windows Server 2012, no internet through it [on hold]

I already know what one of the answers will be- "uncheck use default gateway on remote network" etc etc etc. That's not what I'm trying to do here. Basically, what I'm trying to do is route all ...
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CRRuntime_64bit_13_0_12 on Server 2012 r2

I have very little experience installing Crystal Reports Runtime...pretty much no experience. My boss recently built several Windows Server 2012 r2 machines for a project we are working on. A vendor ...
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Exchange 2013 DAG over 2 Subnets replication failure

I have 2 Exchange 2013 Standard servers on two different subnets. One is on our local network and the 2nd is on our Cloud provided by our ISP. Adding the 2nd server to DAG went well and seeding the ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces control panel icons disappeared?

The Storage Spaces control panel widget is missing in the control panel on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system. I know storage spaces itself is operational because the volumes and files are up and ...
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Server admin shares open for local administrators?

This is a new domain controller. I created users and created a security group called Local Admin. The users are members of this group. I created a domain group policy and used the Restricted Groups ...
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What is the safest way to turn off DFSR, when one node has been powered off for months

We have two file servers that are standalone. We use DFSR to replicate data from server 1 to server 2. Server 2 has been powered down for some time now, and I am hesitant to turn it back on, in case ...
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Driver installation not working when deploying printers via GPP

I'm trying to deploy printers via Group Policy. Posts around the internet suggest using the Group Policy Preferences approach (User/Preferences/Control Panel Settings/Printers) is the preferred method....
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Replacement for Windows Search in a Domain [on hold]

Windows Search Service on Server 2012 R2 specifically states "...intended for desktop search or small file server scenarios and not for enterprise scenarios." Our file servers are definately medium ...
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Server 2012 R2 VSS freezing and causing DFSR and Win Backups to fail

Symptom is that approx once a week DFSR (Distributed File System Replication) stops replicating and Windows Backup (wbengine.exe) stops responding. When I analyse their wait chains they're waiting on ...
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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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DFS Namespace and Volume ID

We have some file cataloging SW that works based on the Volume ID of a drive letter. Due to the number of shares we need to catalog, we are using a DFS Namespace so that the Catalog SW only needs to ...
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How do I wait on a start/stop of a virtual machine in powershell

I have this powershell script that I'm calling to backup our customer's virtual machines: # Author: Vladimir Eremin # Created Date: 3/24/2015 # http://forums.veeam.com/member31097.html # ###########...
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data collector set from template “the security id may be not assigned”

I want to create data collector set from template on my windows server 2012 R2 (virtual machine). At last step (where you need to specify user to run this test) I'm getting this error: My ...
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Website setup - Cannot find server: Read error

We're trying to setup a test website to run in parallel with the live website. We are using port 81 assigned to a second domain. The environment is a load balancer with two Windows 2012 servers ...
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How to give static local IP address to RADIUS Server software and IIS Server Website?

I have following network topology: Whenever I turn on my Server all the local IP addresses (in the form 10.0.0.X) of RADIUS Server and IIS Server changes or sometimes port is assigned to SVCHost ...
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Cannot promote Windows Server 2012 R2 to Domain Controller at a new site. “The wizard cannot gain access to the list of domains in the forest.”

I'm opening a new site (physical and logical) in my international Windows domain. The site is connected to the main office by a VPN over a slow connection (I'm using pfsense as my main router and ...
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apache server hangs php-cgi, how can i debug further

We have Windows Server 2012 R2, Apache 2.2.31 and Php 5.6.18, Zend Server Version: 8.5.3 Apache seems to be hanging more and more frequently, a restart of apache seems to fix the problem most times. ...
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Lsass.exe high CPU usage and causing request queuing on webserver

I have a webserver with Windows 2012 R2, running only one website, on ASP.NET 4.5.1, IIS 8.5. It does not have, and has never had, the AD role installed. Last Sunday, the process lsass.exe, suddenly ...
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Restricting outbound traffic to certain websites whilst allowing updates on Windows Server 2012

I've been tasked with creating a standalone Windows Server 2012 R2 AWS instance to be accessed by remote desktop. I've got plenty of experience with Linux system administration but basically none with ...
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Problematic Active Directorys CA certificate

i came across one DC, which gives me RPC errors when dealing with AD Certificate Service.I can see in AD there is 2 Root CA , one is problematic. Is it safe to remove it? Or is there a procedure for ...
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redirect specific computers to Specific ou

Helle All, I am planning to redirect the specific name of the computers to specific OU like as below Condition 1. Name which starts with CMP* need to move to "Com" OU Condition 2. Name which starts ...
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User Group folder access 2012 essentials

I am setting up a 2012 r2 essentials box and have a user group setup with access to certain folders. When I view a user in that group it shows the folder access as nothing. Is this just a default ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Config Wizard Fails

I have just installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials on a new PC. The server boots to the windows desktop, and a wizard appears asking us to enter an admin username, a domain, and name the PC. ...
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Show domain user on login screen

I've a domain used by both teachers and students. Right now teachers can able to input username and password easily but for the students its quite difficult for them to do the task. I've created two ...
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fastest way to copy file from win server to win server from workstation [closed]

I need to copy files and folders from \\serverA\share1 to \\serverB\share2. Both are Windows servers and the copy job is started from a regular win7 workstation. As admin I used to "remote desktop" ...
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Cannot access to any port of Azure VM except RD (3389)

I have a new Windows Server 2012 Azure Virtual Machine. Everything works fine through RD until I try to access from outside. I cannot access SQL Server service (I gave up after 1 hour of trying ...
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Roles & Features Installation Fails - Unable to find specified file

I'm trying to install IIS into a new Server 2012 R2 VM but for reasons unknown the install simply fails to complete, displaying the error that it cannot find a specific file, with the error code ...
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Windows Server promote to Domain Controller succeeded and failed?

Edit: Ignore this post. It turns out I'm having other problems, even with another brand new install of Windows Server 2012 R2 on a different physical box. So I'm pretty sure there is a different ...
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Http to Https redirect breaks website when enabled

I have an Azure VM with IIS8 and the URL rewrite module installed. I have a single website configured, with both default http (80) and https (443) bindings (for all unassigned traffic). Both http and ...
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Mimic delegation of control wizard with PowerShell

I want to delegate control of the TestUsers organizational unit to a user NickA and give the following permissions to it: Create, delete, and manage user accounts Reset user passwords and force ...