The successor to Windows Server 2012; based on top of Windows 8.1.

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Windows 8, 8.1, 2012 R2: Search does not work correctly after joining local AD domain

Scenario: I do a fresh install of e.g. Windows 8.1 on a workstation. Then I create a temporary local user on this system -> searching in the start menu for e.g. "programs and features" (German: ...
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Certain file types (INDD and XLS) routinely corrupt on our Windows Server share

We have recently moved to a Windows Server 2012 R2 (I think) network share, which our office of ~30 people access via Windows machines on a domain. Routinely, but sporadically, InDesign INDD and ...
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Task Scheduler program writes to literal folder named %LOCALAPPDATA%

I have a .NET executable (that I created) which uses Microsoft's Active Directory Service Interfaces (via System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement) to do LDAP queries. Internally to ADSI, it ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Client Computer Files over the network

I just setup an office computer server running windows server 2012 R2 and I already installed Active Directory, DHCP and DNS. And also I added a client computers to my server and created users ...
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What does “its own video driver” mean in RDP's definition

Another question from superuser.com gave an definition of RDP, also an definition of RDP from MSDN Remote Desktop Graphics Card It mentioned that On the server, RDP uses its own video driver to ...
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Hyper-V file server or VM file server [closed]

I have a HyperV 2012 server with 2 VM's. I have my media stored in VHDX's mounted to one of the VM's running 2012r2 essentials. The VHDX's are in separate parity storage spaces on the host. The ...
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Server 2012 R2 fails to install under 2 layers of virtualisation

I am setting up a lab environment to learn more about Windows Server 2012R2 in a clustered environment. I have a Windows7 workstation running VMWare Workstation 10 under which I have made a few ...
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Map unavailable Networkdrive

My HyperV-Host should connect to the shares provided by a virtual file server. Whenever I login to "early", the drives are not mapped, because the file-server-vm has not yet started. The command I'm ...
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Windows 2012 Server: Enable .NET 3.5

I have a Windows 2012 Server which needs .NET 3.5 installed. For background info/solutions, please see this: ...
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Hyper-V and network storage

Currently I have two Hyper-V hosts (2012R2) and a Server 2012R2 storage server. I want to be able to store the VHDs for both the hosts on the storage server (lots of disks in it, set up striped in ...
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having problems clearing a directory and uploading files via a batch file

I am running Filezilla-Server on a Windows 2012R2 Standard server. I am attempting to ftp in and send files from another Windows 2012R2 Standard server. I am running this batch file: @echo off cls ...
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How to disable DirectAccess for a specific program/website?

We are testing DirectAccess and are having issues with a core web application we use called AMS360. From what I can tell AMS360 uses a .net application as a backend for using the web application, ...
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Windows server 2012 R2 RDP auto login users are disconnected

as the title says I was wondering if it is possible to auto login RDP users when the server starts up as disconnected. I have a file server at home running many different applications but my house ...
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Is rm reversible?

On a Windows Server 2012R2 environment, is the PowerShell cmdlet rm undoable? The TechNet manual for Remove-Item states that it deletes an item (multiple types), but no specification about the ...
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Client machine cannot see server, non-domain

Windows 7 client machine cannot see the Server 2012 R2 machine. Network Discovery and File & Print Sharing are both on for the server. Both can ping each other. Client needs to access a licence ...
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Windows 8.1 Backup System Image on Samba Share - 0x807800C5 - 0x80070001 (Invalid Function)

This was the error message of the backup utility: There was a failure in preparing the backup image of one of the volumes in the backup set. (0X807800C5) Additional Information: Invalid Function ...
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Update for Windows Server 2012 R2

There is an update for Windows 8.1 (KB 2919355). Does Windows Server 2012 R2 have its own update with similar features? I cannot seem to find any information.
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Microsoft License Windows 2012 R2

Can I update Windows server 2012 standard to Windows server 2012 standardR2 without a license update?
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Why did remote desktop performance drop when switching from Windows Server 2012R2 to Windows 7?

I have a desktop computer that I remote into on a regular basis. Prior to last week, the host OS was Windows Server 2012R2. Last week, I installed Windows 7, and I immediately noticed that the ...
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Can't remove iis from Windows Server 2012 R2

I'm trying to uninstall IIS from Windows Server R2. I tried Service Manager -> Remove Roles and Features, uninstalling ran, the restart computer, but it's still there. I tried also to do it by ...
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How to upgrade from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2 (Standard Edition)?

I've been trying to understand how to upgrade from from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2 (Standard Edition) and I can't find the installer/upgrade to download anywhere. Does someone know ...
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Deduplication vs Incremental Backups

I need good arguments for that question(s): Why would you take a daily full backup and deduplicate the volume, instead of taking a single full backup and afterwards continuing with incremental ...
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Windows 8.1's File History keeps excluding my libraries

This is a frustrating problem but Windows 8.1's File History keeps adding my libraries to the "Exclude" list even when I repeatedly remove them from that list and save changes. FYI, the Windows 8.1 ...
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HP ProCurve: Iterface X is Link Down (errno 365)

In my Home Environment im Using a Windows Server 2012 R2 datacenter (received from dreamspark) to manage my "home-domain". My server has 4 physical network connections, used like this: Nic 1 and Nic ...
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Microsft Exchange 2013 on Server 2012 OWA shows blank page

I have a standard Server 2012 installed and installed Exchange 2013 onto it. On the RDP I can access OWA and it shows me the mailbox for the user currently logged in. When I navigate my browser to my ...
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Connect to user using taskmanager with out their password?

I'm wondering if there is a way to connect to other users using task manager with out their password. Right now I can right click a user under the users tab in task manager and select connect, but I ...
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Virtualbox gives Error code: 0x000000C4 with Windows 8.1 or 2012

Trying to boot Windows 8.1 or Windows server 2012, either a previously installed VM or booting from CS/ISO on virtualbox gives Error code: 0x000000C4.
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Stop print driver from opening windows

A program I've written is being used to send shipping labels to a label printer - or, more precisely, to five printers, each on a separate driver I've set up. The throughput is one every three seconds ...
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Sync desktop background using Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?

Well, I had a home server (nothing fancy) running off a copy of Windows 8 Pro, and I upgraded to Windows Server 2012. The problem is, when I was hosting the server with Windows 8 Pro I had Bing ...
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Keeping files on two sites in sync with Windows Server 2012

One of my clients has two sites and wants to sync the servers on both the sides if any employess make any changes to the files or folders. For example In site A and employee is working on a file and ...
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Set future network connections to Private location instead of defaulting to Public

In Windows Server 2012 and 2012R2, is it possible to set future network connections to use the Private firewall profile instead of defaulting to Public one? I have tried setting all the network items ...
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If you only run one OS, is Partitioning worth it? [closed]

Traditionally, I've always setup a system partition and a Data partition. I'm just about to setup a new server (Windows Server 2012 R2), and while wondering how big I should make the system partition, ...
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Can't join host Hyper-V to guest virtual machine's domain controller running within it

I created Domain Controller role running inside a guest operating system on a Hyper-V host server. Tried to add that same Hyper-V host server to the domain of the guest virtual machine that Hyper-V ...
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AD RMS policy templates recieve a “no longer exists error” when they are there

Recently we added in a few new policy templates to AD RMS but when we try to apply them in FSRM they receive a no longer available error. When I try to apply the template to a folder structure I can ...
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Cygwin SSH Server on Azure Windows Server 2012 R2 VM giving errors

No matter what I am not able to connect to cygwin ssh server configured on Windows Server 2012 R2 Azure VM. Locally it sometimes work sometimes not. Remotely it never works. Sometimes the error ...
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Sconfig not found - Server Core 2012 R2

I'm trying to run sconfig, but I get the error: CScript Error: Execution of the Windows Script Host failed. (The system cannot find the file specified.) ERROR: The system was unable to find the ...
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Create one virtual volume (Storage Pool) from multiple machines (WinServ2012)

Is it possible to create one storage pool or virtual volume from all of the drives in several machines with Windows Server 2012? I imagine this would come from creating a Storage Space on each ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Process 6 generated fatal exception c0000005 EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION. SQL Server is terminating this process

I am running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP2) - 10.50.4302.0 (X64) (Latest CU11, Feb 2014) on Windows Server 2012 R2. I have a simple database and a website that runs on the same machine using IIS. ...
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VPN Server internal adapter settings

I've been putting together a new domain network using Windows Server 2012 R2, and just about have it set except for one final issue. I have a Remote Access server that I have configured for SSTP VPN. ...
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Can't Access Local Security Policy - Unspecified Error

When I try to open Local Security Policy I get "Unspecified error". I'm running Windows Server 2012 R2 using Administrator account.
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AVerMedia Broadcaster HD not working in Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a machine running Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard equipped with an AVerMedia Broadcaster HD, when using the RECentral program it says the device is occupied and to close the conflicting ...
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Setting up a SSTP VPN on Windows Server 2012 behind a router

I've searched for similar topics, but I'm having some trouble finding info on this particular task. Here's what I'm trying to do: I have a router with a static external (WAN) IP and hostname. On the ...
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Windows reported maximum Frequency is stuck on 100% incorrectly

Windows reported maximum Frequency is stuck on 100% despite cpu speed changing from 1.2GHz idle to 2.9GHz under load CPUid reports updated speed at regular intervals but the Windows Task Manager and ...
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Change Server 2012 display resolution inside of a Hyper-V VM?

Running Server 2012 inside of a Hyper-V VM, clicking on "Display Settings" to try and change the screen resolution, but it says "The display settings can't be changed from a remote session". Anyone ...
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Access a shared Win 8 folder from server 2012 in Hyper-V?

a preface: I've never used Server 2012 (S2k12) so I'm a total noob with it. I'm running S2k12 in a Hyper-V VM (logged in as admin), and need to access a shared folder on my Win 8 host which has full ...
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Windows Server 2008 or 2012 on IBM X3850

I'm having trouble installing WS2008 or 2012 on IBM x3850. Both should be supported but somehow I cannot install any of them on this server. Please note that I don’t have KMV or something similar, I'm ...
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Windows server 2012 R2 and search by file content

I cant find any .txt, .php, .cs, .html, etc using the folder searchbar by content in Windows server 2012 R2. I cant find File Service Role. I cant find the windows search service in Services. I have ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Anywhere Access to your server is blocked

I have installed Windows Server 2012 R2. When I want to setup Anywhere Access I get those error messages: Anywhere Access to your server is blocked There may be more than one router on your network ...
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FTP MS Server 2012r2

My boss asked me to update my knowledge in our work environment, however refuses to give me access to anything until I learn it. He wanted me to start with Server 2012r2. So I figured some things out ...
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How to stop Deduplication in Windows 2012 R2

Deduplication has been enabled on my server and I would like to stop it, since I don't need it to run. I have disabled the deduplication on the drive, but the deduplication process continues. How can ...