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Questions tagged [windows-server-2012-r2]

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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Is it possible to set a scheduled tasks to run both directly before and directly after a windows update?

We're currently attempting to find a solution to better automate our Windows updates on our IIS machines. We have an infrastructure that is hit by thousands of transactions at all hours of the day; ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 64bit Windows Update high RAM usage

We haven't installed updates on this server for a while, there were a couple I installed last night, and, since, it just scans for updates indefinitely and never actually finishes. I know that there ...
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Unable to connect Windows Server 2012 R2 to a Domain Controller. Getting Error

I am unable to connect Windows Server 2012 R2 to a Domain Controller. Getting Error, An Attempt to Resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed. Please verify the ...
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No returning vssadmin list writers command

On my Windows Server 2012 R2 when running the command vssadmin list writers it is returning an empty list. So no writers at all. It seems to occur after a reboot of the server. What might be problem? ...
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How to restrict or hide users to specific drives only (not typical drives combinations)

How can I restrict users (not admins) to access to specific drives? I know there is gp that allows to restrict typical combinations of drives, like C, A, B, D etc... But I would like to allow all ...
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SSTP VPN connection fails after updating / removing an IIS certificate

After I removed / updated an IIS certificate, I am unable to maintain an SSTP VPN connection with the server. As far as I recall the certificate was NOT used for authentication. Users authenticate ...
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DFS Causing Slow Backups

I recently setup DFS replication for a customer's 2012 R2 server file server. I set up 5 replication groups to replicate data to a new 2016 server. I didn't set up namespace. All users share access ...
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How can I debug Windows server 2016 IIS “ERROR 404 - File or directory not found”

THE PROBLEM: I get "ERROR 404 - File or directory not found" when I try to browse from external Internet, or on the server itself, to my ASP.NET web app hosted on Windows Server 2016 IIS on a new AWS ...
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Preventing Windows Server 2012 from adding default route

I have a WSUS server on a machine with 4 NIC ports. I have added a permanent route which "most of the time" forces the WSUS to use the desired NIC to get updates from Microsoft. (route -p add 0.0.0.0 ...
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How to install Windows Update service again in Windows Server 2012?

Windows Update can't be completely stopped unless you delete Windows Update service: sc delete wuauserv I did that on a machine we had, because of strict policies about updates. Now I'm gonna ...
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Auditing Logging with Windows Server 2012 R2

I am assisting in review of some artifacts from a server that is within a DMZ. This server is not connected to the domain and therefore not get any of the domain GPOs. My understanding is that the ...
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Windows File Server Rebuild

I'm rebuilding a Windows file server for our corporate share. Is there any reason to use Dynamic Disk over Basic Disk or is it better to just leave it as Basic?
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How to configure domain trust and DNS to share content with an external domain?

I have two domains (same LAN subnet) lab1.tld & lab2.tld I configured a one-way external trust (with selective authentication) for those domains plus a secondary DNS zone pointing to the "opposite"...
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Domain group doesn't grant login permission for user from another domain with one way trust

Our company divided the internet into two domains in different network. Our accounts remain in the original domain but some of the servers are moved to the new domain. In order to login with our ...
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Can't resolve one way trust domain user by GUI but able to add it to group via command line

Our company divided the internet into two domains in different network. Our accounts remain in the original domain but some of the servers are moved to the new domain. In order to login with our ...
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Windows Server 2012 r2 stuck at spinning logo after cold boot

Specs : X99 taichi Intel xeon 12 core E2670 V3 ES Corsair 8x4 Gb ram 2133 mhz ssd Kingston SUV400S37120G The Pcie has several peripherals : LSI 9300-8e for connecting to a JBOD rack. it's an ...
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Where to put the witness disk in Windows Failover Cluster?

I have built a Windows Failover Cluster but I am really confused about in which network should the Witness reside? In my current configuration the Witness is in the Heartbeat network.
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Is it possible to register more than 1300 SPNs for single account/computer object?

According to this 2009 TechNet thread https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/23c4c9d3-a507-4b1c-bd37-6c27c613e554/is-there-a-limit-to-the-amount-of-spns-you-can-register-against-a-single-...
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keep-alive “graphical” utilities wiithout RDP connection on Windows Server

I have to send keyboard input and mouse activity detection to an application on my Windows Server. I use SendKeys.SendWait to do so. It works perfectly when a RDP connection is active, and it keeps ...
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Deleting all files from INetCache Folder

I got a virus alter on C:\Users\MSSQLSERVER\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\ folder. So Just wondering is it OK to delete all file from this folder, or is there any mechanism/technique ...
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AD domain rename problems, can't add server of the same name

I have inherited an active directory domain controller, and after adding a number of servers I found that I couldn't add a server with a specific name. I since found out the admin who built the ...
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How to capture image of UEFI\GPT disk

i have on my Windows Server 2012 R2 role of Windows Deployment Services. I changed loader to syslinux. DHCP server i have on Mikrotik. Let me show config of Mikrotik (dhcp part): /ip dhcp-server ...
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Process level performance monitoring in Windows 2008 R2 / Windows 7

How do you normally monitor intermittent performance problems? I would normally use task manager which is great to see current system state. Then perfmon counters for getting system vitals from the ...
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AD issue with Svr 2012 R2 DC: cannot join XP VMs to Domain, but Win7, 8 and Win10 VMs can join

Domain Controller is a physical server running Windows Server 2012 R2. FF Level is 2008 R2, DF Level is 2012 R2. However, I found a MS article that states XP is fully compatible with even a 2012 R2 ...
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Is it bad to leave graphical applications open on Windows Server?

Can leaving graphical applications open in Windows Server negatively affect performance after you close your RDP session? Sometimes I RDP into a Windows Server to discover that Task Manager or ...
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How to make the Default Domain Policy apply to the domain?

We have a domain, and it has a default domain policy that has existed for 16 years (since 2003): I just realized today that this policy, with all its policies, are not being applied to any users or ...
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Domain account logging out of virtual server

Background: medical environment where hosted application and account must stay online 24/7. New environment to me. Windows Server 2012 R2. Issue: the administrative account that is required to stay ...
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Hyper V Virtual Swtich Configurations for single physical network adpater

How does HyperV Virtual Machine > Virtual Switches work? I am installing a Hyper V on Win Server 2012 R2 and it is asking me to select the Network adapter for Virtual Switch. I have only one physical ...
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how can i update a desktop application in remort server 2012 r2 ?

I have to install a java swing app in windows server 2012 r2 and update it from administrator side .When i update the application clients side shortcut will connect with it with out their interaction. ...
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Upgrade windows server HDD without losing any data in RAID1

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 installed on a system with RAID1 setup which has several services running like Active Directory, etc.. It has 500 GB hard disk as of now. Now we want to upgrade the ...
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How do I force a domain controller to sync with the PDC?

DC2 (a VM) is not syncing to DC1 (a physical server). On DC2 I get: PS C:\> w32tm /query /source Local CMOS Clock What must I do so that DC2 syncs to DC1 as its time source? Background: I had ...
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Prevent software installation for Domain Users

Please, I was wondering how may can I block normal Domain Users from installing software but I can install using Administrators accounts (it's just like needs elevation before install) using GPO's? I ...
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Migrate Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center to a physical Windows Server 2016

I am assisting a client to move from Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition to a physical machine. The server is also running SQL Server which also needs to be migrated. Anyone can suggest the ...
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Routing and Remote Access causes the second public NIC unavailable on server 2012 R2

On a windows Server 2012 R2 there are two NICs, first (Web) with 2 public IPs serving IIS and second (Service) with one public IP serving some TCP API services. For the record, all 3 IPs are from the ...
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How to Backup Microsft DNS Server Log Before Hitting Maximum Size?

I'm not seeing any way to send these DNS Logs to a remote server for cold storage. Is there a built-in way to make sure Windows sends log entries to another server (or file!) before it hits Maximum ...
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Remote Access and Routing push DNS setting

I'm running a Windows Server 2012 r2 server with Remote Access and Routing enabled, and working as it should. I was wondering if someone could tell me how to push DNS settings to the client. I ...
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Policies missing from DHCP scopes on Windows 2012 Server

I would like to use the Policies in DHCP. Policies should be listed just below Scope Options. It is, however, missing for me (see screen capture below). Running Windows 2012 Server. Current on ...
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Deny Local Logon Windows server 2012 R2

I'm trying to apply a New GPO that deny Local Logon in my client pc's but its not working even if i applied steps : Computer Configuration > Policies > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights ...
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Error promoting secondary DC (Windows Server 2012)

I am trying to promote second DC server. Primary and secondary servers are both Server 2012 R2. I joined secondary server to domain, but when i try to promote it, I get the following error. ...
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Multiple Domain Controller

i need help on configuring this properly. we have 5 domain controller which 4 of them are located in different country and the other one is which is located in locally. Problem: PC cannot join to ...
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PowerShell 5.1 not working properly on Windows Server 2012

For some PS script, I need Get-ChildItem to work with '\\?\...' I tried with the original version, 4.0, but no luck : Get-ChildItem : Illegal characters in path. I tried on my PC (Win 10 1703) and ...
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Automate Windows Server 2008/2012 patching

I primarily work as a software developer at my company. Recently, we had a new department created called CyberSecurity. They have implemented a responsibility that all developer is responsible to keep ...
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Possible to upgrade Windows Server 2012 to R2 via Windows Update?

I'm pretty sure this is not possible but just wanted to check. Windows Server 2012 R2 is basically a totally separate release right? I can't update R1 to R2 via Windows Update can I?
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How long is recommended to keep and RDSSH in production

How long is it recommended to keep an RDS Session Host in production.If the OS version is still in support do you keep the VM in production until it fails. OR is there a point where you get degraded ...
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Details Log on IIS 8.5

On my IIS log I found errors that occur randomly when a client calls my WCF service. The error log is this: #Software: Microsoft Internet Information Services 8.5 #Version: 1.0 #Date: 2018-12-13 10:...
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Empty SYSVOL share

After a restore, my standalone (Yes, I know, horrible practice, I shot myself in the foot, etc.) Windows 2012 R2 domain controller no longer has data in the SYSVOL share. Immediately after the restore,...
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Server 2012 R2 RDS Session Hosts can't mount shares from 2003 host using SMBv1

I know SMBv1 is bad and 2003 is critically outdated and should not be in production, but this is for a client environment where they control this file server and have shown no interest in upgrading it ...
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Intel Optane 900P SSD - Windows Raid

Currently am trying to upgrade an iSCSI shared storage server for a SQL Server cluster (server is running Windows Server 2012, I plan on upgrading that at a later time). After looking at where to get ...
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Data Deduplication corruption - silently turning off

We've been using Data Deduplication on Windows Server 2012 R2 to deduplicate our build outputs for several years, with no issues at all (and 90% savings). Last week, I upgraded our build server (...
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Where are PuTTY host names stored

On a server we have a script running some PuTTY PSCP: pscp -v -sftp target-host:/some-path/* some-local-path target-host is neither an IP nor and hostname like some.server.com but a single word, ...