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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Unable to change domain password even if the password is complex

I have a problem with users not being able to change their passwords. When they try to change the password, they get this error: "Your new password does not meet the length, complexity, or history ...
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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, print ...
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cluster aware update remote updating mode on schedule

Trying to fully understand the differences between using CAU in self updating mode and in remote updating mode. In case anything about my post is unclear: Instead of simply closing my question, please ...
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Security-Kerberos Error, event ID 4

I have two new Domain Controllers on new Forest. Servers have DFS and IIS services installed. Everything seemed to go Ok for a While. After updating servers I got new errors. Now once in hour ...
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How to recover default background of domain computers

I have set a default logon screen for computers on a WinSrv 2012 , but for some stupid reason have ticked the "Remove this item when no longer applied", and now I was re adjusting the policy and after ...
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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 ...
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How do I get more information in these event log entries? (values instead of parameter names)

We occasionally see entries like these in the event log: Faulting application name: w3wp.exe, version: 8.5.9600.16384, time stamp: 0x52157ba0 Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: ...
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Storage Spaces 2012 R2 - can you 'lie' about SSD/HDD tiers?

As far as I'm aware in Windows Server 2012 R2 you can configure Storage Spaces to have two tiers and it'll migrate data between them automatically. These tiers are called 'SSD' and 'HDD' and are meant ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Why is MBSA 2.3 failing IIS Check?

Server is running Windows Server 2012 R2 as a Remote Desktop Server and has IIS 8.5 installed. I'm trying to run MSBA 2.3 (Microsoft Baseline Security Avisor) to check for any missing security ...
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Enabling WinRM HTTPS listener using quickconfig fails on Server 2012

I have created a SSL Server Authentication certificate with a CN matching the servers hostname. However, using winrm qc -transport:https fails with the following error Cannot create a WinRM ...
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Associate user picture to domain account

I want to assign users a picture (o let them assign their own picture) to their user domain account and wherever they log in, that picture should appear as well. How can I do this using group policy? ...
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Why did my Windows Server 2012 R2 timezone change overnight?

When I logged into my workstation this morning, the timezone had been changed from Eastern to Pacific. In the event viewer I see the following three events, all at 4:12:15 AM. It looks like the ...
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How to run sconfig.cmd from remote Powershell?

On the Windows 8.1 client accessing the Server 2012 R2 Core through Powershell, I run: sconfig.cmd This brings up the options 1 through 15 as expected, however it doesn't allow me to use any of ...
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Windows 2012 R2 virtual Domain controller blank screen issue [on hold]

We recently added windows 2012 R2 domain controllers on ESX 5.5 . Receiving blank screen error while trying to access through RDP and console. Unable to connect through compmgmt.msc as well. Server is ...
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How Can I Enable MSS Group Policy Settings Windows Server 2012

In the past I have gone through a server hardening checklist on a Windows Server 2008 web server for PCI compliance. Basically there are a lot of Group Policy, Registry, and other settings that need ...
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Windows Server 2012, IIS, and Digest

I recently got TWO IIS servers running perfectly smooth. I was able to access these from the outside with no problem, however as of a few days ago, out of no where.. when I try to access IIS Server A ...
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Can't access shared space FROM Windows Server 2012 VM without User and Password prompt

I am trying to set up an FTP server on my Windows Server 2012 VM, that would access a network path on my host machine (Windows 8.1 Pro). I can access this network path from a Windows 7 VM without ...
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Windows server 2012 Active Directory VS Windows server 2008 Active Directory

I want to do a test to compare "Windows server 2012 Active Directory" and its earlier version "Windows server 2008 Active Directory" in performance and functions. My question is, where should I start? ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Accessing RDS via web access from external address

I have a very strange issue. I'm setting up an RDS server in azure for a proof of concept. I've found that if I use the web access using the external URL provided by azure (xxxx.cloudapp.net/RDWeb), ...
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Is it possible to install SQL Server 2014 Express successfully? [on hold]

Is it possible to install SQL Server 2014 Express on Server 2012 R2, with the default settings, successfully? I routinely install SQL Server 2012 Express as soon as I have Active Directory working 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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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 [on hold]

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 [closed]

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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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 [closed]

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 ...