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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

9
votes
0answers
546 views

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 ...
5
votes
0answers
42 views

Restructure Active Directory Forest Root Domain

We have a forest root domain of legacy_domain.loc, and another domain modern_domain.loc which exists in a structure similar to: legacy_domain.loc ----- modern_domain.loc | ...
5
votes
0answers
158 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
295 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
156 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
684 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
655 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
127 views

Questions about ktpass/kerberos with Active Directory

I got a few questions about Kerberos with Active Directory, specifically about the ktpass tool. The example AD I'm using (everything is on 2012R2 level): Active Directory Domain Name: ad.example....
3
votes
0answers
76 views

Schannel Error - Random

I'm currently experiencing an issue on a Windows Server 2012 R2. In the event log is an Error for the Source "Schannel". The error description is: "A fatal alert was generated and sent to the ...
3
votes
0answers
31 views

Strange NTFS Permissions issue on Windows Share + Win 8.1 Clients

Server 2012 R2 file server -- the share is exposed over a DFS namespace. I have a group called "share" that all the users are members of. This group has read/write access to the root of the DFS share ...
3
votes
0answers
27 views

Hyper-V Manager - Use HTTPS with WinRM

I've successfully configured WinRM on my Hyper-V server to use HTTPS. I am able to connect to it and execute commands from my client PC by using the same local username and password on both (they are ...
3
votes
0answers
120 views

Changed policy: locked out local and domain administrator account on Windows Server 2012

I'm kind of a rookie when it comes to servers and server hardening. I was following the CIS benchmark for Windows Server 2012 and changed the allow log on locally policy to include administrator, ...
3
votes
0answers
194 views

How does the CPU limitation on Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation work?

I'am little bit confused about the CPU limitation of Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation. The Server is installed on a HP proliant DL380 Gen9 with 2x 6-core CPUs, with the HP provisioning Tool I do ...
3
votes
0answers
77 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
525 views

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 / ...
3
votes
0answers
2k views

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 C:\...
3
votes
0answers
286 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
47 views

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. ...
3
votes
0answers
140 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
424 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
341 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
9 views

Windows Server: what is the difference between Security Filtering (under the Scope tab) and the Delegation tab in Group Policy Management?

I notice that anything I add to Security Filtering also appears under Delegation, so I’m not sure how or why they both exist, and if they are redundant or not? Until now I had been exclusively using ...
2
votes
0answers
20 views

Ldap over ssl not working

I have configured AD DS, DNS and AD CS in windows server 2012 R2. I have restarted machine after configured. I can able to connect with ldap on port 389 using ldp.exe. When trying to connect with ...
2
votes
0answers
38 views

Why can't I see the file version of files in system32 remotely?

Here's the situation: I can RDP into a computer, go to C:\Windows\System32, and check file versions to my heart's content. Such as winlogon.exe, explorer.exe, etc. If I map the drive, and try to ...
2
votes
0answers
51 views

FTP Error 530 when using FTP User Isolation on IIS 8

I'm setting up an FTP server on IIS 8 running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials box. The server is configured to be the physical directory D:\ (the whole drive). I have 3 users: let's say user1, ...
2
votes
0answers
86 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
48 views

Why do Roaming User Profiles stay at home?

PREFACE: I am a helpdesk operator/student who has volunteered to work on local small business IT problems for experience. I apologize in advance if I have missed an obvious solution! I am attempting ...
2
votes
0answers
42 views

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, ...
2
votes
0answers
17 views

Virtualised SQL Server Cluster test environment error “originally formatted with sector size 4096”

I am trying to set up an environment for testing a clustered SQL Server upgrade, so I have built a replica here on VMware Workstation 11. I have provisioned 3 servers for this, two Windows Server ...
2
votes
0answers
174 views

Failing updates in WS2012R2 @(KB3126593,KB3126593,KB3071756)

I have a freshly installed, properly licensed Windowsed Server 2012R2 that has 3 failing updates: Security Update for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB3126593) Security Update for Windows Server 2012 R2 (...
2
votes
0answers
68 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
163 views

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 tokens=3"...
2
votes
0answers
248 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
43 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
64 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
379 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
50 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
346 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
226 views

How to restore a guest Windows 2012 R2 VM installation/backup from VMWare to OpenStack?

I have a VMWare VM with Windows 2012 R2 installed in DC#1. The machine has terminal services set up with user accounts and permissions, lots of software installed and bunch of things configured that ...
2
votes
0answers
131 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
336 views

Get Windows 2012 Essentials and Windows 98 to share files

I need to get Win98 and Win2012 Essentials working together - share files. We can't get rid of Win98, as we have specialized equipment connected to it (through special card), and newer windows ...
2
votes
0answers
106 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
279 views

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 "...
2
votes
0answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
306 views

Google Cloud HTTP balancer returns 502 error

I have 2 Instance groups and HTTP load balancers for each one. Instance groups contain VMs that work on Windows Server 2012 with IIS inside. When I send POST request from VM from one instance group ...
2
votes
0answers
284 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
772 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
70 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

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 [...