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

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Mount ISO in Windows Server on existing virtual CD drive, instead of creating a new one

Windows Server 2012 R2 new install in Azure, with an odd behaviour: when loading an ISO file (right click in Explorer, select Mount), instead of mounting on the existing CD drive E:, it creates a new ...
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“cannot create hard link X to Y: Operation not permitted” on ext2 drive from cygwin cp -al

/cygdrive/d/ is a USB hard disk formatted as ext2 and mounted with ext2fsd. When I try cp -al /cygdrive/d/X /cygdrive/d/Y where X is a file, I get the error in the title. Things I've Tried/Verified ...
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new domain, trying to configure it on Windows Server 2012 R2 in a Azure VM

So I have purchased this domain, say mydomain.com, and would like to use it for my lab in the cloud. I spinned up a new service in Azure, say myservice, and built a new VM called mydc, promoted it to ...
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Can Windows Server 2012R2 take advantage of dual Xeon quad core CPUs? [closed]

I'm running Windows 8.1 and was wondering if using Server 2012 R2 instead would take advantage of the dual Xeon quad core CPUs? The system is a Dell Blade server.
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Windows security log shows mysterious user logins

In troubleshooting an unrelated problem, I noticed that one user's (Jeny) Windows security log showed several logins and logoffs from another user (Holly). Holly confirms that she logged into her ...
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Which role is to be configured in windows server 2012 r2?

I am a BE computer science final year student. In my computer laboratory, there are 72 client PCs and a Windows server (2012 r2 datacenter). Server specs: Processor(s) (1) Intel® Xeon® E5520 ...
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Setting up Icecast (source client) on Windows Server 2012 (no sound card)?

So, Icecast is set-up, but I cannot use Winamp or Mixxx to stream because there is no audio card, so it won't even play it. Is there a way to avoid this? I know that there is virtual audio cable, but ...
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Why do I have multiple media servers on windows server 2012?

Background I have recently installed Windows Server Essentials Media Pack to enable media streaming via my home network. I'm using Windows Server 2012 R2. However I now have 3 media servers on my ...
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Physical processor to virtual processor scaling [duplicate]

If I have a Windows Server 2012R2 with Hyper-V role installed, and the configuration is: 4 processors, Intel Xeon E5-4620v2 and each one is 8 cores/16 threads, can I utilize enough power for ...
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Cannot uninstall SQL Server 2008 from Windows Server 2012 r2

I have install SQL Server 2008(64-bit) express on the virtualbox in virtual machine, with guest os Windows Server 2012 R2(It is also domain controller). After the installation, I decide I would like ...
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After connecting to Point to Site VPN unable to to access local AD

I have configured Point to Site connection that working great. Unfortunately after connecting to the VPN I am unable to browse anything that is domain-joined on my local network. For example if I try ...
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RDP responsiveness with Windows Server 2012

I have to work in visual studio on a couple of different windows server virtual machines. A couple of machines have Windows Server 2008 R2 and one of them has Windows Server 2012. The client ...
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How to give a local user permission to register a port

I have a windows server 2012 R2 at home that hosts some game servers and other services. Now I am trying to setup a user called "SEServer" that is a non-admin user, that only has access to the ...
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Clock speed vs. number of cores for parallelized computer simulation [duplicate]

My question is similar to some "speed vs. cores"-questions that have already been asked on this website. However, I am interested in some very specific and technical points. So I hope that my question ...
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Backup Windows Server to NAS

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 that I want to backup to a synology NAS (412+) network share. I've created a shared folder on the NAS. In windows backup when I select "Backup Schedule..." and go ...
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Windows Server 2012 Missing Disk Space

I'm completly lost here, have no clue where the other 20gbs have gone. Could anyone assist me?
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Using Server 2012 r2 as Home router [closed]

What software / hardware would I need to setup a machine running server 2012 r2 as a home router? It needs to have all the features of a standard router & be able to shape & limit a users ...
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Can't elevate for administrator actions

My computer's OS appears to not be letting me run anything elevated. Anything I try that requires it eventually errors out, typically with a "path The specified module could not be found" error. This ...
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Cannot unblock Windows firewall port for specific program

I am developing a custom server application hosting HTTP (though not HTML) requests on port TCP 5123. If I add a Windows firewall rule to allow incoming connections to this port for any program then ...
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SSMS and SSDT requires administrator

I connect to a client's Server (Server 2012R2) via RDP. I always get the UAC prompt when I start the SQL tools, managemant studio (SSMS) and data tools (SSDT). If I press cancel in the UAC dialog the ...
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for loop stops batch script

ok so been playing with this script and for some unknown reason it always crashes out (exits the prompt) when the script reaches the for statement, however if i simply copy and past these commands one ...
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Network loss after installing Hyper-V

I am running Windows Server 2012r2, after adding Hyper-V my NIC thinks it is unplugged although I have activity lights blinking. mobo: MSI A88X-G45 Gaming I'm using the latest Win8.1 x64 (since ...
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Hyper V generation 2 machines don't boot

I am running windows server 2012 R2, and no matter what I do, I cannot get an Generation 2 machines up and running. They always fail to boot wit the message "boot failed efi scsi device" I have found ...
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Windows Server 2012 WAP + ADFS 3 + SP 2013

We are looking to expose a SharePoint Portal over internet using Web Application Proxy secured with ADFS pre-authentication. The permissions to the Portal are provided through Claims based on certain ...
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Install Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Offline on Server 2012 R2

I need to to install Net Framework 3.5 SP1 on Server 2012 and I know of the method which requires the installation media. Installing .NET framework 3.5 on windows server 2012 However, I do not have ...
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Use Software GPU with Windows 7 / SRV2008R2 client

I have a real Windows Server 20012 R2 with an GPU. With Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 R2 VMs, I can either assign a RemoteFx vGPU in the Hyper-V Manager, then it uses the real GPU, or it uses a ...
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Remote Desktop Revocation error SSL

I have a CA-certificate installed on both a Windows 10 and a Windows Server 10 machine. I have a certificate signed by the CA in use with the help of this: link. When I now connect from my Windows 10 ...
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Adding Users to Windows Server 2012 R2

I've just set up a few machines for a friend. I've run into a curious issue trying to connect them to her server. The machines are all Windows 8.1, and she runs a machine in a server room with Windows ...
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When an Active Directory User Logs in to Local Windows 2012 Server Launch a Virtual Machine; Possible?

I won't get into the reasons why this needs to happen, however, is this possible. I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 box that needs to be used as a daily driver for a few of a clients employees. Ideal ...
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Hyper-V USB passthrough

Is it possible to passthrough an USB-device (tv-card) to a virtual machine with Hyper-V when there are no drivers for the host? I'm running Windows Server 2012R2 - which offers USB passthrough via ...
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How does Windows Storage Spaces resilience type“simple” work?

Okay I'm thinking about to move my JBOD system into an storage space / storage pool on w2012r2. I don't want to have any redundancy. My resilience type would be "simple". So my actual question is: ...
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L2TP on Windows 8 with Shared Key without certificate

I've got a VPN running on Azure, with Windows Server 2012 R2, and I have configured a Shared Key to connect my Android Device to that VPN. This requires a username, password and the Shared Key. The ...
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confused on my allotted static ip addresses and hope to get clarity

I was given this for my dedicated server: xxx.xxx.232.80/28 From what I gather, my ip range is xxx.xxx.232.80 - 95 (or 94?) I'm not sure since I really don't understand what a broadcast ip does for ...
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Advice on buying a server for virtualization [closed]

So I am a student. I'm looking to buy a server for virtualization. I would like to test different product and make testing environments (like in production) to expand my knowedgle with server ...
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DISM /add-package syntax

I'm having difficulty with the syntax for dism /add-package on Windows Server, and what it requires as arguments in some cases. I can't find good (unambiguous) reference material for this online, I've ...
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RAID: Switched from W2K12 Hyper-V to Ubuntu

Until yesterday I was using Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. I had two RAID sets: one 600GB (2 disks) and one 3TB (2 disks). The first was connected to Windows Server. The second was passed through to an ...
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How to add PHP (and other custom logs) to Server Manager in Windows Server

Server runs on Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter with 9600 (Windows 8) and uses Server Manager application as central place of all server activities. After installing Apache as service it's logs show ...
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BitLocker stuck during partial partition encryption

I wanted BitLocker to encrypt an REFS partition on a VHDX (virtual HDD), and it is now stuck at ~70%, asking for chkdsk /r. I can't run chkdsk because REFS doesn't support (and doesn't need) that, ...
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iSCSI mapped drive incorrect free space

I have a 2TB drive shared as a iSCSI target on a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine. The second machine, running a Windows Server 2008 R2, is using iSCSI initiator to connect to the iSCSI drive and the ...
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How do I optimize Windows disk I/O for high-latency throughput?

Let's say there are 25 processes each which want to read and index a large (say, 1GB) file. The hard drive may be capable of ~100MB/sec throughput, but the head movement and rotational latency ...
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Can't stop Windows Server 2012 Explorer opening folders/files on single click instead of double click

In Windows Explorer on Windows Server 2012 R2, I have the option "Double click to open an item (single-click to select)" set. In fact the other options are disabled for some reason. However explorer ...
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How do I configure DNSMasq on DD-WRT when using Active Directory?

I have a server running Windows Server 2012R2. It is a domain controller. I have a router running DD-WRT version DD-WRT v24SP2-EU-US (08/19/10) std (SVN revision 14998). The router is configured with ...
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Remote Access disabled upon restart

I have Windows Server 2012 R2 installed on a desktop I use as a Media/Data/Backup server, and I've always had the problem that when it undergoes any abrupt shutdown, either due to power failure, or ...
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Relaunching explorer with taskbar

If you terminate explorer.exe which is hosting also a taskbar system component and then launch it again from task manager - it will open itself again with taskbar fully functional. However, if i ...
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Adobe Reader 11 and a JavaScript error in IE11

I get a javascript "Script Error" popup window every time when it tries to auto open this page. The page contains adobe pdf files, and the script opens the pdf automatically inside the webpage/window. ...
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Windows Boot Manager - Grub2

I have 3 partitions on my hard-disk with each one operating system. Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Ubuntu 14.04. In the past I had (pre-)installed Windows 7, I shrunk some of it's disk size and ...
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How do I install Windows Server 2012 R2 alongside Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7?

I need to install Windows Server 2012 R2, purely for educational reasons, on my laptop. I had tried to use Virtualbox but I cannot use hyper-v (which is essential for the course I am following) within ...
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Executable fails to launch over RDP but works fine on physical machine

I have an executable written in C# running on Windows Server 2012 r2 If I start it, when I am working on the physical computer, it works just fine. But if I am logged into the computer through RDP it ...
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Orphaned printers on Windows Server 2012R2

Somehow all my printers (which are shared) is missing on my server. If I click "Add a printer", then all my printers are shown even though they were deleted... I've tried to manually install one ...
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Office 365 Lync Startup

I am trying to get Lync 365 to open on our users computers during Start up, as of yet i have not found a solution to my problem, i have seen some solutions for Lync Server, We have around 20+ ...