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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Get-Process not working against remote Windows 7 clients

I have been trying to run Microsoft's GetNetworkStatistics script against remote computers to enable us to track what processes are using bandwidth along with other tools. I am unable to run the ...
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MSTSC connection quality vs RDS via Connection Broker connection quality

We have a site in the USA which has a fixed VPN into our Datacentre in the UK via a 100Mb Leaseline. Our Datacentre Environment is a 2012 R2 Session Collection of RDS Servers, using Microsoft ...
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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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Installing MSA (Managed Service Accounts) using deployment tools

I have to install several new servers (2012R2) for a project, which will run IIS and MSMQ, I need to script the complete install, so I need to be able to change permissions on IIS Application Pools ...
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Active Directory Administrative Center - resize membership part

User can be a member of 3 groups at most to be visible in ADAC without scrolling. But in reality, users are members of 5, 10 even 20 groups. We have to scroll the "member of" list to check the ...
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My two-way trust with selective auth seems to behave opposite to a one-way trust

I'm not sure why I'm the only one running into this, I think it's a larger problem with Server 2012 and RDS protocols... With 2008 machines, you can use utilize a one way trust to authenticate across ...
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MSDTC is unavailable, but only in one direction?

I have DTC enabled on 2 servers - a web server, and a database server. There are a few places in our web applications where we need to use DTC (via a TransactionScope) to manage transactions ...
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Windows Server firewall track connection state

I am trying to control a Windows Server 2012 (R2) firewall by using PowerShell commands (see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831755.aspx#BKMK_ProfileGlobalDefaults for example and ...
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Microsoft Dynamics GP Session Central Service does not start

ITNOA All GP services started except GP session central service. When I want to start it, I see the below error in Event Viewer. GP session central: An argument pointing to a valid servicehost ...
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CPU parking, windows 2012r2, with no hyper threading

I have server based on Intel R1304WT2GS with two e5-2660v3, windows 2012r2. I've installed last drivers from intel site. For business purposes i need to disable hyper threading, and use windows 8.1 / ...
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How to modify maximum RAM usage in vCenter 6.0

I'm using VMware vCenter 6.0 on Windows server 2012 R2 and I'm looking for a way to decrease RAM usage of it. In previous vCenter versions there were options to change # Maximum Java Heap Size in ...
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How do I fix the Event ID 10154 regarding SPNs?

Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V VM-PDC w/ AD DS, DNS (single DC still; 2nd will be created shortly) The Event ID 10154 General comments state: The WinRM service failed to create the following SPNs: ...
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Exchange 2013 and AD/GC issues

I have Exchange 2013 (minimal install and all roles are on a single server) on-premises running on a Windows 2012 R2 server (both Windows and Exchange are patched and up-to-date). Basically this ...
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Disable SSLv3 on Windows Server 2012

I have disabled the SSLv3 on Windows 2012 sever using the following method: http://blog.brankovucinec.com/2014/11/13/disable-the-sslv3-protocol-on-microsoft-windows-servers/ Around the same thing is ...
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HyperV - responsive VMs

I'm new to Hyper-V. We have provisioned some good server hardware (12 CPU cores (24 vCPUs), 128GB RAM - for future growth) and imported 6 existing Windows 2003/2008 servers all of which host websites. ...
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Can you run CAU on an Exchange 2010 DAG cluster?

I've searched for this and I expected it to be a common topic, but I can't find any information on it. Given that the Exchange DAG is built on top of WCF, will CAU properly handle updating a DAG ...
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How to persist credentials in a remote Powershell session?

I have an Azure File Share and would like to use this from my Azure VMs - after persisting the credentials on the VMs with cmdkey and mounting with net use. This was tested by running these commands ...
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Network Load Balancing 2003 to 2012 R2 Upgrade

We currently have a 3 node windows 2003 NLB cluster running in Multicast mode, for a IIS web cluster. We want to upgrade to 2012 R2. About 15 sites/IP addresses total. Can you run 2012 R2 nodes in ...
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Second Login Prompt on RDWeb Server 2012 R2

I have server 2012 r2 setup as a virtual host. I have setup 2 virtual servers using hyper-v... The 2 setup are a domain controller and an RDP server both 2012 r2. I have then setup RDWeb. I can login ...
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Does Windows 10 Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) work with Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services (RDS)?

Ever since I upgraded to Windows 10, I've been having issues with RSAT to administer an RDS Windows Server 2012 R2 deployment. At first, the preview of the RSAT tools didn't work well and I chalked it ...
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Windows Firewall Connection Security, require encryption with IPv6?

I've set up Windows Firewall on a Server 2012 R2 to always require IPSec Encryption for all Connection Security Rules. I've then specified Inbound Rules for specific ports and services, and ...
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How do I configure an AD DC to respond to LDAP binds on ldaps://?

I am working with a Windows Server 2012 R2 DC which is the acting LDAP authentication server for the domain. From both ldp.exe on the same machine and php5-ldap on a separate Ubuntu box on the ...
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New Server 2012 R2 Essentials generating Audit Failure Event 4625 Null SID Logon Attempts

I am researching a failed login issue that is triggering our monitoring software. Researching the issue, the only other information I could find that was exactly what I was seeing, was on here: Event ...
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Delay in starting Database services on Server 2012 R2

We have found in the past couple of days (unknown when this first appeared) that services for MYSQL and SQLAnywhere 16 are taking 20 minutes to start when a windows 2012 R2 server is rebooted. After ...
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Disable Network Discovery prompt in Windows 2012 R2?

I have a deployment server (WDS + MDT) for technicians to image remote servers in the data center. Our images have all Windows Firewall profiles disabled. Problem is recently some technicians have ...
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Number of updates pending on Windows 2012

I am running BGInfo on my servers and putting the results into a single database. One thing that I want to record is the number of updates the server believes that it needs. I can do this on Windows ...
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Windows 8.1 clients querying wrong ldap SRV record?

I just spotted than my PC, running Windows 8.1 Pro on a Windows 2012 R2 domain has been querying DNS for SRV records that doesn't exist. All of the dcdiag /dnsall tests pass, but I wonder if there's ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Personalization Pane not showing color picker

We are running a RemoteApp server on 2012 R2 and want to let our users select a border color and font size. Other than that, we don't want them messing around in the control panel. At first we set ...
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SOLVED: cannot get directory list via ftp using windows 2012 r2, iis-8

[SOLVED: After the comments below this post, I found a olution: Maybe because of cache, the server did not get it right when I changed the data port range. In IIS all looked fine, but in Wireshark you ...
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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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Various printer deployment issue with Server 2012 R2

I have just set up a new remote desktop infrastructure, with all servers being built on Server 2012 R2. I have 7 session hosts, and a central file/print server. On the print server, I have added ...
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Server 2012 Create Team of 2 Teams

I am wondering if there is a way to create a Team that consist of 2 Teams? What I have going on is I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 with 6 NICs going to our SAN switches. I have 3 Teamed on one ...
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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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Maximum size of a virtual pool in SCVMM 2012R2

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 running SCVMM 2012 R2 and an over-committed virtual storage pool. In Server Manager the capacity of this storage pool is 128TB which translates to 140TiB which makes ...
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query remote windows 2012 servers to see if they're in waiting for a reboot status after applying windows updates

Is there a way, using powershell or otherwise, to query a remote computer and see if it has had windows updates applied and is in waiting to reboot state? Any additional information would be useful ...
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Powershell Install-WindowsFeature Application-Server (and subfeatures) and assign certificate

I want to use a Powershell script to install Application Server on a windows 2012 server. When using the wizard, it prompts for you to select a certificate (for WS-Atomic Transactions) from the local ...
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Windows Server 2012 Storage Pools and TLER/CCTL/ERC enabled drives

How do Storage Pools manage near line hdds (no raid controller) that implement TLER/CCTL/ERC? Is it completely transparent, or does that feature need to be disabled in order for the automatic ...
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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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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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Forwarded events not showing file path on event collector

I've set up one of the servers in our domain to be an event collector for AppLocker events from the client computers. I've then (via a GPO) configured two clients to forward their events to the event ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 in AWS EC2, change resolution beyond 1280x1024

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 instance running in EC2 performing some UI tests while nobody is connected to it. I use the following script to disconnect from Remote Desktop: for /f "skip=1 ...
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Microsoft NLB clustered web server not fetching web page

I have just set up 2 web servers running IIS 7, I have clustered them using Microsoft NLB. Both host IPs are added to the cluster and both hosts converged without fail. However, when I tried to ...
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Port 80 is being used by Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0

After installing WAMP server 2.5 on Server 2012 R2 I tried to run it but it just said this Your port 80 is actually used by : Server: Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0 I've look at every post I can find about ...
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Apache (OWA) Reverse Proxy on Windows 2012 R2 stops responding

Recently I've swapped our old ISA Server with an Apache Reverse Proxy. The ISA Server only did reverse proxying for Exchange OWA. Because of this it was rather simple on my first thought. After I ...
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Change Windows 2012 R2 Network from Public to Domain

I upgraded the Network Card Drivers for my Domain Controller but now it is seeing the local lan as a PUBLIC network which is messing with my firewall rules. How do I switch it back to DOMAIN?
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Upgrade Windows 2008 r2 OEM to Windows 2012r2 Action Pack

We have the following scenario. old production server with software + configuration which we wish to retire to a testing box but keeping all the current settings etc / app installs. Windows Action ...
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duplicate printers windows 2012 r2 (same printer)

We have the following setup: Windows 2012r2 Remote desktop server (x1) Windows 2012r2 Print server Network printers are added once to the print server Printers are installed to users remote desktop ...
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Can you enable IPv6 anycast on a Microsoft DNS server?

I have an anycast address assigned to a Windows 2012R2 server and I can ping it from across subnets. The DNS service doesn't see it as an address it can listen on and nslookup (from the server ...
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Scheduled Tasks running twice on windows server 2012 R2

On my production server (Windows server 2012) I have scheduled various tasks. I have enabled Task Scheduler history but its of no use. LastRunResult of each of my tasks shows Last run of the task was ...
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Working ADFS webapplication proxy. No SSO from webbroser to MSOFBA

We're implementing an WebApplication Proxy (WAP) on Windows server 2012R2 for our organisation to replace the authenticatin/SSO features of TMG. Currently we have a working WAP with SSO for: - ...