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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Removing Hyper-V role from Windows Server 2012 R2

I am attempting to remove they Hyper-V role from a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine. When attempting to do so via the "Add Roles and Features Wizard", the check box is grayed out and it will not allow ...
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Remote Desktop Services - Licensing issue

I am currently going through the process of setting up remote desktop services on one of our Windows 2012 hosts. I have just activated the box as the remote desktop licensing server. For the time ...
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How to print to Samsung ML-1660 Series printer from Windows 2012 R2 server

There are two Windows XP computers in shop. Samsung ML-1660 Series laser printer is connected to one of them and shared for other. There is also Epson Receipt printer connected to second computer. ...
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can i run SBS 2011 Standard and Server 2012 R2 Standard in the same domain?

I am running SBS 2011 Standard domain and wish to install a new server running 2012 R2 standard for an application. 1) Will the above work assuming SBS 2011 remains as the domain controller, PDC and ...
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GPO's filtered out - wrong domain name reported by BGinfo

I am trying to locate a group policy deployment issue I have. The problem is that domain related GPO's are filtered out. We renamed our domain lately from: CONTOSO to: lan.CONTOSO.com (Netbios name ...
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HyperV VMs loose Network connectivity periodically

I have a Server 2012 R2 Host running several HyperV VMs. The VMs are running various different OS Linux, Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012 R2. Everything is working great apart from the fact that all ...
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Routing and RAS with multiplice public IP-Adresses

I have two public ips, e.g. (1) = 111.111.111.1111 and (2) = 222.222.222.222 on one NIC of a Windows Server 2012 R2 Server. I'm using "Routing and RAS" to forward some ports by NAT rules to Hyper-V ...
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filezilla ftp file server not working with microsoft azure

I have installed Filezilla FTP on (Windows 2012 R2 server). When I try to connect FTP through my local IP (ftp://localhost) it asks for login credentials. Once I enter credentials it connects ...
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Migrate user accounts from Azure AD to on-premise AD?

My company uses Office 365 for Exchange, SharePoint, Lync etc. including the build-in user administration via Azure Active Directory. Now we want to switch to a local AD on a Windows Server. It shall ...
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Faulty DC preventing NTFRS replication

When adding a new DC (2012 R2) to a domain (2008) everything goes well except that it never advertises as DC. Doing a bit of diagnosis i found out that ntfrs replication never starts, consequently ...
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Events still showing in Server Manager after Event Logs have been cleared

I've cleared the System, Application and Setup event logs and refreshed the events in Server Manager, yet the old events that I've deleted are still shown in Server Manager. I've Googled the issue, ...
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How can I hide the Recycle Bin on Windows Server 2012?

On Windows 8 you can hide the Recycle Bin (and other icons on the desktop) by following Charms bar > Settings > Personalization. But on Server 2012 this returns an empty window with the message "This ...
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Shut down syspro 7 processes

We have nightly backups run on our Windows Server 2012 R2 sys pro 7 server. Having the syspro processes running during backups can cause file lock issues and other errors. Does anyone know a way we ...
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IIS - Windows Server 2012 R2 - Why don't I get my Handler Mappings?

[If you look in comments, I have a solution. I'm a software guy who learns IIS on the fly, so apologies if this is a "dumb" question to those who do this every day. If someone wants to chime in, you ...
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Cant RDP if VPN IPv4 uses default gateway on remote network flag [on hold]

Thanks in advance for any help. I apologise if anything doesn't make sense. I haven't done any professional networking before, only studied it at uni 3 years ago and everything is a little blurred. ...
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send a command via a website to a windows server

Is there an interface or something else which provides a connection between a website and a windows server to send commands via the website to the server and the server itself perfoms it? I want to ...
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Print Manager Does not Show Printers

Server 2012 R2 have about 40 printers installed all TCP/IP port based printers shared out. I was able to see and manage the printers on the print server via print manager, and then all of a sudden I ...
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Why is Windows 2012 R2 not trusting my self-signed certificate?

In a testing environment, I'm currently being held up from testing some things that need to be deployed soon (actually already, but you know how deadlines go...) because Windows refuses to trust the ...
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User in Administrators group has not the same rights as Administrator (Win 2012 R2)

I have created a user admin and putted this user in the Administrators Groups (local, there is no AD). But This admin user has not the same rights as the Administrator user itself. Example 1: a file ...
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Powershell DISM New-Windows Image: Using a CompressionType gives an error

PS C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\BigHomie> New-WindowsImage -CapturePath K: -ImagePath C:\VHDImports\Win764.wim -name "BigHomies Personal Image" -Verify -CompressionType "Max" Throws ...
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windows server 2012 ping resolves every time 169.254 [on hold]

i have a static 192.168.1.254/24 on my windows server 2012, it's a domain controller and is a A-host DNS server_a 192.168.1.254, when i ping to server_a every time resolves 169.254.222.88 but when i ...
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AD cross forest trust logon workstations

Our business unit has been bought out by an external entity. We are running 2008 R2 AD, they are running 2012 AD, the domains are not joined or trusted. They have servers including domain ...
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Web Deploy giving 404, handler missing?

On a brand new install of Server 2012 R2, I want to set up Web Deploy in IIS for one click publishing from the development machine. So I enabled the web management service and installed Web Deploy ...
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Hyper-v guest network priority

I have the following configuration: 2 Hyper-v hosts connected using a Dell 1gb switch: Host 1 vms: domain controller which also server as dns server (DC01, ip: 10.2.2.5) fileserver (FS01, ip: ...
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What is the least invasive thing I can install to get Node-gyp to run?

I'm trying to host https://github.com/spark/spark-server on a Windows Server 2012 R2 box. I installed git, node and python. When I get to the npm install step, I get the following message: ...
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Apex ANAME / ALIAS record in Windows Server 2012 R2 DNS Manager

Some DNS hosts offer a way to have an A record that serves an IP address which is determined on-the-fly (or frequently enough via scheduled job) by resolving some other hostname behind the scenes. ...
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Win 2012 AD, can't login with some users: there are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 with a fresh AD created, I have the admin user and test1. I added to the domain another Windows Server 2012 R2 machine and I can't log with the admin user, I get that ...
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Task scheduler not logging failure to operational view in event viewer

The task scheduler below clearly errors but it never shows up under the task scheduler operational view as being failed but completed successfully. I want to send an email on a failed task scheduler ...
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How to audit new files in Windows File Server (DFS)?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 box with file server role installed (FSRM, DFS Namespaces, DFSR). One folder from the DFS namespace increased substantially in size in the last two days. The folder has ...
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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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Use Active Directory Administrative Center outside domain

I'm setting up a Active Directory lab environment on a Windows 8.1 laptop. I now have a Windows Server Core 2012 domain controller running inside a VM. I installed Server Manager for Windows 8.1 and ...
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WinSvr2012, Exchange 2013

I’ve got a Server running Windows Server 2012 Standard and MS Exchange 2013. Everything was running fine, able to access ECP and OWA no problems. I then installed MS Exchange Service Pack 1 and ...
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IIS 8 logging stops at midnight UTC

I have one IIS 8 server where the w3logsvc dies at midnight UTC (we're Central Time, so we're UTC -6). I have to manually start the service to get it back running again. I have the logging set to use ...
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Test-Cluster Powershell cmdlet List vs Validate

The Powershell cmdlet Test-Cluster queries a myriad of data and performs validation tests which it wraps into a pretty report. If you run Test-Cluster -List you get a list of item's you can ...
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Howto initiate Windows Update on server core from a PS remote session?

When I am logged in via remote desktop on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Core machine I can trigger the windows update by running sconfig.cmd. This however fails when its getting called within a PS remote ...
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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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SNMP service security tab is missing - Windows Server 2012 R2 - DC

i have to configure the security settings for the SNMP-Service on a Windows Server. But they are missing! Here are the fakts: OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 I installed the SNMP feature and i belive, ...
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Windows Server Backup [2012 R2] - Went from 100+ copies available to 1 copy available overnight

I'm using Windows Server Backup on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system that has been in production for half a year or so. The server has around 60GB used, and the backup drive is a 160GB external drive ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 VM Back up fails with Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data

This problem was first encountered on an IBM x3650 in a cluster with an IBM x3550 for failover, however this problem is reproducible on a server running HyperV not part of a cluster. When I try to ...
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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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File access randomly breaks returning 500.19 erros on IIS

We have two web servers running IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2. The two servers are located behind a load balancer. The web servers are running a ASP.NET MVC application which, among other ...
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Windows Internal Database causing slow performance?

It seems that Windows Internal Database (MSSQL$MICROSOFT##WID) is causing slow performance on our Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Host. It more or less constant using 10-20+% CPU. Users complain ...
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Store scheduled tasks in user profile

We are currently creating two remote desktop farms for our users. One farm is for operations staff, and one is for accounts. In both cases, we are using Server 2012 R2 remote desktop deployments with ...
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Get-Cluster cmdlet fails when using -Name param

Summary When I call Get-Cluster powershell returns the name of my cluster. For simplicity sake, lets call it Cluster1. If I call Get-Cluster -Name Cluster1 it fails with an error. Error: ...
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Server 2012 R2: World Wide Web Publishing service is failing to start

I've got Server 2012 R2 running in Hyper-V with Exchange 2013 installed. It's not a critical system - I'm using it to learn Exchange administration. I went to log into the server tonight after ...
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SSL on IIS8.5 - Working with named URL, but localhost results in ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID

I have IIS8.5 running on Win Server 2K12 R2. I have a valid SSL certificate registered to server's name foo.domain.com: I have configured my website's bindings to use https with this certificate: ...
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Server 2012 R2 Run Program from Task Scheduler not running program

I have a scheduled task that I am trying to run a program (a DB backup program). For reasons unknown I am unable to actually get the program to run, even though the task log says everything was run ...
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Unattended installation of Windows Server 2012 on KVM

I am trying to perform an unattended install of Windows Server 2012 into a KVM virtual machine, using virt-install. The installer is complaining, "Windows cannot read the <ProductKey> setting ...
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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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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 ...