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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Few Concern: Migration domain controller 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 Domain

My Topic is Migration of 2008 R2 domain controller to 2012 R2 (All domain Controllers.) Current Set-up. I have 3 Domain Controller. DC2008r201: Running As PDC and DNS Installed. DC2008r201. ...
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HyperV Failover Cluster (with/without CSV)

Been browsing a few websites, and it seems right now all hyper-v clusters are build on CSV ( clustered share volume ). I have a current setup (2 node window failover cluster). I have 2 vms running ...
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Periodic Share Access Fails

We have a file server running Windows Server 2012 R2. It also hosts various VMs. The server has 2 NIC cards set up in a Team (Switch Independent, Dynamic, None) setup. And the Hyper-V vEthernet runs ...
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Install SQL Server 2000 on Windows Server 2012 R2

We have a SQL Server 2000 running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 without problem. Now we have upgraded the main server to Windows Server 2012 R2. We have tried to install SQL Server 2000 on that ...
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Suppressing the “reason” for shutdown on Windows Server

How can I suppress giving a reason for shutdown on a Windows Server host? Specifically, on 2008 R2, but all versions back to 2003 and up to 2012 would be appreciated.
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What is better, DHCP on Cisco Meraki MX64 or Windows Server 2012R2? [on hold]

I'm new to the Cisco world and I would like some advises. Currently I'm configuring a Windows Server for a small bussiness (less then 50 users). Normally the Windows server would have the AD, DNS and ...
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Windows Failover Cluster - Create Cluster Wizard: error occurred while creating the cluster

I have 2 identical Windows Server 2008 R2 servers which I am trying to setup a failover cluster on. The "Validate a Configuration" passes, but the actual creation process produces an error: An error ...
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Allow users to change theme but not desktop Windows Server 2012

I am running Windows Server 2012 for a school. I have recently updated the computers to Windows 10. I am trying to allow students to change their theme, but not their desktop background. In GP, I had ...
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Virtual Machine RDS with Two Network Adaptors

Please Forgive my newbieness... I'm just a developer trying to learn a little of the hardware side. I've tried to look this question up but all results produce VMWare which I am not using. I've ...
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toubleshooting sccm with agent push

My problem: I have SCCM 2012 and when I try to push agent, I receive ab error saying: unable to connect to wmi on remote machine.. I checked ports, turned off firewall on both client and server, ...
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Azure W2K12R2 VM only accessible by app with firewall off

I am trying to access a new Azure based VM with a timesheet app from a local client using the downloaded Azure VPN client. The Azure VPN issued client is installed on my local machine and works fine ...
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Restart Hyper-V VM on heartbeat lost

I have a Windows Server 2012R2 hyper-v host. It is running a number of VMs, including a few linux VMs. I have one linux VM that has been occationally, but somewhat regularly crashing somewhere in the ...
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Audit RDP security layer used for each logon

I'm looking for a way to monitor the security layer used when a user log on a windows 2012 R2 server with RDP (SSL or RDP, encryption level). I haven't found anything useful in "Advanced Audit Policy ...
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Windows 2012 server r2 with psexec,unable to connect with the remote

In windows server 2012 r2, psexec not getting work. I have downloaded PsExec v2.11 from this site https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx in Windows 2012 server r2 of 64 bit ...
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How can I use PowerShell to enable NTFS compression, in place, on log files older than x days?

I have an application server, running Windows 2012 R2, which generates a high volume of log files, to the point that it runs the application volume out of free space on a semi-regular basis. Due to ...
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Batch file error when executed from Task Manager

I'm new to windows batch scripting, but I was able to get something working that I needed. It works when executing it manually, but when Task Manager executes the script, it doesn't complete. The Last ...
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How do mirrored virtual disks get distributed in a 4 disk storage pool?

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server with 4 3TB drives. I had to upgrade after one of my JBOD disks failed and luckily I had backups to recover from my storage pool of 2-3TB and 2-1.5TB drives with 4 ...
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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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AppInitialize not firing in WCF Service Application on WIndows Server 2012

We have some WCF Service Applications which are deployed to Windows Server 2012. In these services, there is a class called Initializer in the /app_code/ folder. This class is as follows; public ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V connection to external SQL Server not working

For almost 2 years, I've had a Hyper-V virtual machine on my local Windows 10 (formerly 8.1) machine running IIS and connecting to my production SQL Server (the Hyper-V VM is a development machine). I ...
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Post Exchange Setup Issues - Can't connect

I have never setup an Exchange server before. I am trying to setup an Exchange 2016 server. I got the pre-reqs setup; .NET 4.5.2 Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 Core Runtime ...
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WSUS on 2012R2 HUGE amount of files

I am setting up a new WSUS server on Server 2012 R2. I have the settings down to English and only the systems we have, as well as Language Packs for those turned off Drivers are also turned off. When ...
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GPO drive mapping fails and other (logon) problems

We recently increased our user amount on our RDS 2012 R2. We are starting to experience some issues. We have 4 Windows 2012 R2 RDS Servers and 1 Domain Controller/File server also running Windows ...
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Sharepoint postgresql data connection

We are migrating our intranet to SharePoint and our previous system used postgresql so I'm trying to make it work with SharePoint, which is not easy. I tried to add a data source on SharePoint ...
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Hyper-V guest failover cluster file server

Environnent is full Windows Server 2012 R2. I have a Hyper-V cluster on which I host a testing fail-over cluster file server with 2 guests. Guest cluster is running and file server role installed ...
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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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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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WMI fails with to query with linux wmic, but works from a windows machine

I have 2 Servers, one at 192.168.1.10 and one at 192.168.1.20, one work, the other gives me this output and I cannot figure out why, they are both running Windows 12R2. I am able to query the machine ...
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The schema master did not complete a replication cycle after the last reboot

I'm attempting to add a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller to an Existing Windows Server 2003 network, and then following that, will migrate it to be the domain master. I'm following this tutorial ...
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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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IIS ARR Error: cannot connect to the server. The HTTP status code is 0 and the error code is 80072F8F

I'm pretty new to working with Microsoft's IIS server and even newer to working with application request routing and web farms. This is the error message when I test the web farm via health check: ...
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Forest trust on the same subnet to migrate users

Wondering if anyone could offer some advice on something. I have a domain that desperately needs to be upgraded. Typically, one would add a new DC with a reduced functional level to the domain, ...
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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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Windows 10 domain users cannot play DVDs

I have Windows 10 Pro x64 installed on a computer and have connected it to a domain. The domain controller is Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Users have told me that whenever they try to play a ...
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IIS webpages not being compressed when accessed over internet

I have websites deployed to an IIS 8.5 Windows 2012R2 server at a client. When a websites gets accessed through a browser e.g. https://servername/appname1 I can monitor with fiddler to see how big ...
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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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Domain is issuing trust certificate instead of root authority

I was running into an issue on Windows Server 2012 R2 where any website I visited was throwing a untrusted certificate error. I circumvented this issue by copying the certifications from another ...
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DHCP on Meraki MX64 or Windows Server 2012R2?

I'm new to the Cisco world and I would like some advises. Currently I'm configuring a Windows Server for a small bussiness (less then 50 users). Normally the Windows server would have the AD, DNS and ...
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Powershell script to take and delete snapshots

Im new to powershell and i want to create a script to take a snapshot of all the running vm's and delete the snapshots that have more than lest say 5 days. What i have is this: $Time = 5 $VMs = ...
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Slow file transfer using eclipse Saros RTC plugin with an openfire xmpp server

I set an Openfire xmpp server on Windows Server 2012 R2, using Amazon ec2. When trying to share file over an IM client (such as Psi) the file transfer speed between two clients can reach over 1Mb/s, ...
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Installing .Net 3.5 on Windows 2012 R2

So I am trying to Install .net 3.5 on a windows 2012 R2 Server. I have tried via the Add Feature and via DISM both fail. When trying via Add Features GUI I am using the “Specify Alternate Path” This ...
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Is there a way to clone/template linux VMs on Hyper-V

I've seen how you can do it with System Center but we don't have a System Center license and there is no plans to get one. I guess I could install a trial for the 60 days just for this purpose but I ...
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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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Windows server 2012 R2 office proplus terminal server

I know this question has been asked before but i cant seam to find the answer. the question is can i run Microsoft office of some kind on a terminal server for more then one user to use from a remote ...
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One Physical Machine hosting Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 and Thin Client connected to VM Server [migrated]

I apologize if there is already answers to this question. I looked for hours but was unable to find a solution through multiple trials and errors of possible solutions online. Configuration ONE ...
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Tasks disappear from Scheduler upon reboot

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server that has 12 scheduled tasks. Each task runs once per week, and each invokes a batch file that runs copy jobs. Whenever I reboot the server, 4 of those tasks disappear ...
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File Server Resource Manager only allow standard letters and numbers in filename

I have a FTP server (IIS) that only allows for certain file types to be uploaded (for example only images). I achieve this with the File Screening feature in the File Server Resource Manager. This ...
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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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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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rds 2012 r2 - desktop starts to flicker/refresh when enabling thumbnail icon preview

first post yay :D so i have a terminal server (RDS) 2012 R2, users are configured with roaming profile and folder redirection - all works great (ok not great, but fair enough :) ) users complained ...