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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Test-Cluster Powershell cmdlet List vs Validate

The Powershell cmdlet Test-Cluster queries a myriad of data and performs validation tests which it wraps into a pretty report. If you run Test-Cluster -List you get a list of item's you can ...
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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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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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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 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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Server 2012 (R2) - mirroring the boot drive… what is the state?

I struggle to find modern documentation here. So far we have been booting our servers from the main RAID controllers. Worked nice, but not we get the first of a new generation that hs in the back 2 ...
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Remote Desktop Services - Licensing issue

I am currently going through the process of setting up remote desktop services on one of our Windows 2012 hosts. I have just activated the box as the remote desktop licensing server. For the time ...
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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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Disable update popup on Windows 2012 R2

We have started to deploy more Windows 2012 R2 servers on our network. When we log on to these servers (only admins log on to these servers), we are sometimes presented with a blue banner that says ...
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IPv6 Client Service

I got a Windows Server 2012 which provides DHCPv4 and DHCPv6. The NIC on the Server got 2 IPv6 addresses. I found out that the second IPv6 comes from the "IPv6 Client Service" which (only the ...
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How many MSDTC clustered services (if any) are needed for a multiple-instance SQL Server 2012 cluster?

I'm creating a new SQL Server 2012 cluster, running on 2 physical nodes (the O.S. is Windows Server 2012 R2); the cluster will host multiple SQL Server instances; the exact number is yet to be ...
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How to change NIC Location in Windows Server 2012 R2?

I have a windows server 2012 R2 machine that is acting as a domain controller and I have a virtual network interface(VMNET3) that is automatically placed in the domain profile. Is there any way to ...
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Apache auth_kerb_module on Windows

I need to install the Kerberos module in Apache on Windows. I have copied the file auth_kerb_mod.so to apache/modules/ and I have modified the conf/httpd.conf with LoadModule auth_kerb_module ...
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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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wdsutil claims Windows Server 2012 R2 drivers are unsigned, but they have a valid certificate

I'm trying to import some Windows Server 2012 R2 drivers to a driver group in WDS. My WDS server is running Windows Server 2012 (not R2). When I run the following command: WDSUTIL /Add-DriverPackage ...
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Conflict between Nvidia Grid K2 & integrated graphics on Supermicro VDI?

My office has a Supermicro SYS-1027GR-TR2-2NVK2 VDI server with dual Nvidia GRID K2 cards running Windows Server 2012 R2 & RemoteFX. We are an architectural firm and use 3D graphics software. ...
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Account Operators built in group and “User Cannot Change Password” property

I have a question about configuring of "User Cannot Change Password" property. Does default "Account Operators" domain group has ability to change this property? If not can it be delegated via AD ...
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How to retrieve a list of disk devices from Windows Server 2012R2

In Windows Server 2012R2 Event Viewer shows error ID 15: Log Name: System Source: disk Date: 9/29/2014 3:16:49 PM Event ID: 15 Task Category: None Level: Error ...
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RDSH 2012 R2 Printers Duplicating And Cannot Be Removed

I have a Windows 2012 R2 RDS Server farm and printers deployed via a VBS Script i.e. Dim objNetwork Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network") objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection ...
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DFSR Crisis - Need assistance

Here's the scenario: One file server running 2008 R2. All user folders are on here, and we're using folder redirection to redirect desktop, documents, contacts, favourites, etc. We built two new ...
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Unable to upgrade Server 2012 Evaluation to Datacenter

I have Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter Evaluation installed. Validity is only left for 16 days so I thought to upgrade. I have MS subscription so I got the product keys required. I have tried to the keys ...
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Windows 2012R2 as RDSH and rollback to clean state

I am in the process of installing a new Windows 2012R2 server in Remote Desktop Session Host mode that will work as a "terminal server" inside a classroom. The idea then is that after the server is ...
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iSNS Best Practices

I am looking into deploying an iSNS server to simplify deployment of a new iSCSI infrastructure for a client of mine. I feel that I understand what iSNS does and how to configure it, but I'd like some ...
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Configure the Routing and Remote Access Server for DirectAccess

I have 2 Windows Serer 2012 R2 DC machines. I am currently on my main which runs AD and has GUI. Number 2 is just server core and I want to setup Direct Access. However, I get this error when trying ...
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Configuring HAProxy for RPC, only one host

I've tried several ideas on how to get this to work, including Squid, Pound, and now HAProxy, which seems to be the closest yet, so far. I have an NGinx server which I have set to be the primary web ...
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Enabling AES 256 GCM on Windows Server 2012 R2

I'd like to enable the use of the AES 256 GCM encryption instead of the AES 256 CBC. We already have ECC certificates based on ECDSA so that pre-requisite has been fullfilled. The certificate has a ...
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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 ...
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Custom FSRM File Management Task file name variable

Trying to create a custom file management task in Server 2012 R2 to move some files (not file expiration). Looks like the possible variables I can insert into my command arguments are pretty limited: ...
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Sizing of journal disks with Microsoft Storage Spaces parity volume

I'm currently speccing out a new backup server. It's going to be running Windows Server 2012 R2 with Direct Attached Storage, and I'm considering using Storage Spaces rather than using a RAID card. ...
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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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allow Windows 2012 AD users to ssh into a linux computer

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 running as a domain controller. I also have a Debian 7.2 server (running Webmin 1.6) which I would like to give users ssh access to using their domain accounts. On the ...
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Routing and RAS for HTTP(S) traffic

I've different VMs on a Windows Server 2012 R2 host. The VMs are in a internal subnet. I want to forward traffic to a specific VM by port. For example port 80 goes to 192.168.0.2 and port 443 goes to ...
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2012 R2 services will not start after promotion to Domain Controller

Having a peculiar issue promoting a Windows 2012 R2 server in a domain at 2003 domain/forest functional level. Built a new 2012 R2 server, added the following software (labtech, appassure, eset ...
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WSUS is not using Akamai CDN for syncronisation source

I've just installed a WSUS onto our network, and I'm currently doing the initial sync. I've found that WSUS does not seem to be talking to an Akamai cache, but rather with MS directly. This is ...
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Disable Bing search entirely from IE when using sysprep

I'm creating a Windows Server 2012 R2 image for our product (an all-in-one appliance installed on server hardware) and I am having incredible trouble with getting Bing removed from Internet Explorer. ...
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RDS installation failure on 2012 R2 Server Core VM in Hyper-V Server

I'm currently installing a test-bed for my firms Infrastructure replacement. 10 or so Windows/Linux servers will be replaced by 2 physical servers running Hyper-V server. All services (DC, RDS, SQL) ...
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Hyper-V client regularly disconnects network adapter

We recently installed a Windows Server 2012 R2 guest on one of our Server 2008 R2 based Hyper-V hosts. This machine was going offline every night around midnight. Upon checking the event log, I ...
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DFSR Crashing a Windows 2012 R2 File Cluster and causing temporary SMB Share disconnection

I have a Two Windows 2012 R2 running in as a Windows file cluster. The file cluster works prefect with almost instantaneous fail-over between nodes of the iSCSI Drives and SMB Shares. I also have ...
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Getting the DB2 Resource online in Failover Cluster

I'm using DB2 10.1 Enterprise Server Edition on Windows Server 2012 R2 After adding the DB2 resource to the cluster using the db2wolfi command, I go to the resources tab which is in the cluster ...
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Can SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 run on the same server?

We have a new Windows 2012 server with SQL Server 2012 and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 running on it. I have been asked to install SharePoint 2013 on this server also. I know GP 2013 now uses SSRS for ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 R2 cannot rename Administrator account via GPO

On Windows Server 2012 R2 the Administrator account does not seem to be able to be renamed. Have created the normal Rename Administrator GPO: Comp config -> Policies -> Windows settings -> Security ...
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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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IPAM installation fails due to insufficient SQL permissions

Goal I'm trying to install IP Address Management (IPAM) on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server, against a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 database engine instance, instead of using the Microsoft ...
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2 DCHP servers and 1 WDS server, same subnet

I have DC1 hosting DCHP. DC2 also has DHCP although it is configured as a failover DHCP server. I have WDS installed on DC2. So I have DHCP and WDS on same server. I have tried all kinds of DHCP ...
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ADCS WebEnrollment : The context was acquired as silent

I have setup Active Directory Certificate Services with Web Enrollment and I have the following error when enrolling certificate on other computers that are in the same domain : Certificate ...
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remote desktop virtualization host cannot be installed

I just installed a fresh copy of windows server 2012 r2, then i went to install a ADDC and set a forest name then followed the wizard, after that i tried to install remote desktop virtual machine, i ...