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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Increasing Size of VHD having DFSR Data

I have two file servers which are replicating files through DFSR across two different locations over WAN link. I want to increase one of partition size having replication group folders on it. I was ...
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I can't find information on 2012 R2 Event ID's 257, 258, 265 Win32K errors

2012 R2 as a Hyper-V host only Last night this machine began running very slowly. I shut down the VM's and then the host. That also took forever. When I restarted the vm host machine it operated ...
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C# Web API is called by CICS cobol over https and it returns 403.16 error

A C# Web API is called by CICS cobol over https and it returns 403.16 error. The mainframe is the HTTP Client. This works with http but not https. A 403 forbidden access error occurs on the Web ...
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How get windows 2012r2 search to index a network share

BLUF: I have installed WSS (Windows Search Service) feature on our 2012R2 server. The indexing and searches work fine for locally indexed folders. However, I am unable to "point" the seach service to ...
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Log internet uptime on Windows Server 2012

I'm new here but I hope you guys (and girls?) can help me with following problem: I manage a Windows Server 2012 machine (hosted at Hetzner.de). Over night, I need to run several tasks to transfer ...
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All options greyed out when trying to configure Active Directory Domain Services Windows Server 2012 R2

I am configuring the first domain controller for a new domain. The install of Active Directory Domain Services seemed to go ok, but when I attempt to configure the domain controller it gets stuck on ...
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Routing different subnets across hyper-V virtual switch

Our server has two NICs each on a different subnet, we want traffic to cross between the two subnets. By default if these are two base NICs then this seems to work. Problem comes when one of them is ...
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Storage Space Parity disk running very slow

The problem started, or at least noticed after expanding the virtual disk to 5 TB during a network file transfer. What happens is if I'm transferring a file to the server (running 2012 R2) it writes ...
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Changing Windows Server 2012R2 maintenance time with PS

I'm struggling with this for the past few weeks and I hope someone has THE answer that works. At my work we use VMWare and I've build a automated deployment of Windows server 2012R2 with Powershell, ...
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Server 2012 r2 — Opening firewall on remote Server Core machine for MMC (Comp. management) access [on hold]

MCSA student here. I'm having some difficulty with this one. Same subnet and workgroup. Server 1 is a physical 2012 R2 server. Server 2 is a Server Core running as a VM on a workstation. As part ...
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No Certificate Templates in Certification Authority

I have installed AD Certificate Services on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard edition. But when I open Certification Authority snap-in, there is no Certificate Templates folder: Why? Have I missed ...
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Hyper-V Windows hosts see/count multicast traffic that they shouldn't

I have some of my Hyper-V VM's on a network segment that pushes a lot of UDP multicast traffic (several 100MBit/s). Now, all Hyper-V Windows hosts actually see and count the traffic on the Ethernet ...
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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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How to encrypt emails sent from Windows Server 2012 SMTP IIS 6.0

I'm running an SMTP server through IIS 6.0 on my Windows 2012 Server, and would like to make delivery of emails to be encrypted. I have attached an SSL certificate to the server and set Require TLS ...
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RDS Session Deplyment Fails - Cant associate with RD Management Server

I am trying to do a quick start session installation and I am getting this error for the connection broker Current security context is not associated with an Active Directory domain or forest. I ...
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Windows Server 2012 Inplace upgrade fails

Attempting inplace upgrade of Windows Server 2012 (x64) to R2 (x64) Server is virtual (vmware) ISO downloaded from VLSC Login to Windows run setup.exe Installer quits with the following error (at ...
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Permissions reset?

I am a developer and I have a Windows Server 2012 development environment. Nothing special, onlyAD and a WebServer are installed on it. Everything is configured with the default values. When I do the ...
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How to disable “do not allow drive redirection” local policy not using GUI?

I need to do it preferably using powershell/batch but after searching there is only some instructions for creatig adm/admx files. Is there an easier way to do this? I've also found a registry key ...
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I do not see disks while building a Scale-Out File Server on Windows Server 2012 R2

Following are my environment details I have created 2 virtual machines in Azure. node 01 and node 02 Both machines are using windows server 2012 R2 Attached disks for node 01 and node 02 Added node ...
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Active directory failed connectivity in dcdiag

I have been having some trouble with Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 R2. After doing a dcdiag I can see a fail at the top of the report. This dcdiag was run on the server itself, not a ...
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Hmailserver and Outlook 2013 can send but not receive any emails in POP3 or IMAP

I'm having problems receiving any email from outlook. I can send email through smtp using comcast (my isp) without a problem, but I can't receive any email using either personal pop3 configured in ...
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Win 2012 server will not resolve domains using web browser, PING or NSLOOKUP, yet services on server are working

This is a windows 2012 server running SQL 2014. The server does not seem to be able to resolve IP address when given a domain name. The problem first showed itself when I tried to go to a web page ...
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Is it Possible to Configure Receive-Side Scaling on an EC2 Instance Running Windows Server 2012 R2

Currently, I am experiencing some problems on getting a server to run efficiently on an EC2 instance. On my local machine everything runs as expected, but on AWS the servers experience some latency, ...
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Event Viewer Filtering does not work - invalid query

First of all, I'd like to rant about how stupidly hard searching for something event logs, but I bet MS is not listening to me so that's about it. My problem is this: I'm trying to find out all the ...
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sconfig - access is denied - server 2012r2 core on hyperv

I have a vm on hyperv (host is running server 2012r2) running server 2012r2 core. Its been working fine for months, today I can no longer run sconfig to manage it locally. I type sconfig, the command ...
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CleanMgr can nolonger be installed on server 2012 R2

Just tried to get cleanmgr installed and working on a fresh 2012 R2 install. Copies CleanMgr.exe & CleanMgr.exe.mui across like done before but when it is run get error: The Program or feature ...
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Roaming Profiles: Chrome has to be stopped through task manager after login before using it.

When users log on some find that they cannot start chrome until stopped through task manager. It doesn't matter where they log in, it's always the same issue. Any ideas ?
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How to inherit from Default Domain GPO?

I recall reading somewhere that it's advisable to not make changes directly to the Default Domain GPO, but instead to create a new GPO that inherits from Default. This sounds reasonable. I'm a ...
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Hacking Windows Server 2012 r2 To Bypass Login [on hold]

I have a removable storage device with Windows Server 2012 r2 installed for a class I am taking. I was able to login fine up until recently and now I am locked out of the machine. I tried resetting ...
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Router doesn't allow loopback, can I use MS DNS to internally forward my .com to the local IP of the IIS server?

My websites are all on public IP x.x.x.110 My dev computers wan IP is x.x.x.111 From within the server, I can type my sites .com address into IE and it loads fine. But if I try them on my other ...
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Windows Server File Encryption [on hold]

We currently use Windows built in File encryption as described in this hyperlink but its not very user friendly for our users. Does any one use this or third party software that they recommend that ...
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Perfmon HyperV Logical Processor Frequency is incorrect

When HyperV role is enabled on a windows server or workstation, the reporting of the CPU's frequency in taskmgr is no longer useful. The solution is clearly outlined in KB3003081 However, I am ...
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Unable to create user account for running a service

I'm running Server 2012 R2 (server core), and I'm having trouble setting up Gitlab CI Multi Runner to run as a service as user created specifically for this service. Here's the associated issue: ...
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Install “Microsoft Report Viewer” on Windows Server 2012 R2

I am attempting to install Microsoft Report Viewer (2015) on a web server. The web server is a Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64) instance. The web server will be running a .NET application that uses the ...
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Issue with offline availability of roaming profiles

I've recently stood up a Windows 2012 R2 server. I set up folder redirection using the guidelines here and roaming profiles using Group Policy. All is well except for the fact that if the client is ...
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iSCSI Windows Cluster share target or target per node

I have a lab environment where I have a Synology NAS that provides iSCSI targets which are used by Windows 2012 R2 VM's running on virtual box. I want to setup a Windows Failover Cluster and in order ...
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Roaming Administrator Profile

I have a 2012 R2 AD server running 100%. A certain group of users need to be able to run programs that require elevation and install programs as needed. I have tried making the user a member of ...
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Office 2013 Slow to Open/Save with Folder Redirection

We recently deployed folder redirection for a few individuals in the office. We are using a DFS Namespace share on a Server 2012r2 VM. We are redirecting Desktop and My Documents only. Clients are ...
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How do I encrypt Windows Server 2012 storage pools?

I want to use VeraCrypt to encrypt the data in my storage pools on my Windows Server 2012 R2 box. Unfortunately I've already built and am using my pools. I believe I could create an encrypted folder ...
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Issue with creating a new forest and promoting a domain controller

I am creating a forest and domain controller for the first time. The error I get is: Error determining whether the target server is already a domain controller: Starting a command on the remote ...
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Windows 2012 minimal interface

can a user run console application (similar to unix applications which use console mode only) on W2012 minimal interface install? can user disconnect in a way that the app still be running? or does ...
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Server 2012 vs Server 2012 R2 Parity

We have two servers that we are attaching SAS expansion bays to expand our storage, but one server is running Windows Server 2012 and the other is running Windows Server 2012 R2. We are using a SAS ...
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How to disable Null Session Enumeration of the DC?

I am a sysadmin for a company, and we just had a Penetration Test done on our internal network, the team discovered that it is possible to perform query\enumerate our DC (Server 2012) for information ...
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Missing GPO “Allow job name in event logs” in Windows Server 2012 R2

I am using Windows Server 2012 R2 (6.3.9600 Build 9600) for two different servers. However, one server has the GPO option "Allow job name in event logs" while the other one does not. I have examined ...
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ADFS 3.0 Microsoft.IdentityServer.RequestFailedException: MSIS7012:

could someone help me out with ADFS? this is my first time using it as i'm setting up Microsoft Dynamics. i get the following error message: Encountered error during federation passive request. ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Sharing 'cluster shared volume' .VHDX hard drives between two VMs, are they supposed to not live update? [duplicate]

I have a .VHDX volume that's a cluster shared volume in a Server 2012 R2 failover cluster. I'm able to share the hard drive between two VMs. If I create a folder on VM2, it doesn't show in VM1 in the ...
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IKEv2 with PSK on Windows Server 2012

Is it possible to configure Windows Server 2012 to run an IKEv2 VPN with a preshared key? It appears to be possible in the general IKEv2 protocol, and it appears to be supported by the actual ...
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Remote Control with Remote Desktop Services Manager - error Access is denied (Windows Server 2012 R2)

We have 2 Remote Desktop Servers (Terminal Servers) with Windows Server 2008 R2 (WS 2008 R2) and Windows Server 2012 R2 (WS 2012 R2). I'm using Remote Desktop Services Manager (RDSM) installed on WS ...
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Windows Server 2003 DC migration to 2 x 2012 R2 DCs - DCDiag error = Advertising: SERVER IS NOT RESPONDING or IS NOT CONSIDERED SUITABLE

We are upgrading our single 2003 domain controller (DC1) to two 2012 R2 controllers (DC2 in Sevenoaks and DC3 in Manchester (different site in Sites and Services for Manchester)). DCpromo (the wizard ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS “We can't verify who created this file” on mapped drive (but not local)

When I attempt to launch an application on a mapped drive (mapped to a location on the server) when logged in through remote desktop services to Windows Server 2012 R2, I get the following warning ...