Questions tagged [windows-server-2012-r2]

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Diagnosing iSCSI bottleneck

I just got my hands on a few DL380 G5s, and I thought I would use them in my home lab to test out the creation of a Hyper-V cluster using an iSCSI storage setup. I have installed Server 2012 R2 on all ...
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Using R on Windows Server 2012R2 not using more memory

I have a question regarding R and RStudio on my Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter. I access the server directly and the server has 128GB RAM. But when I run my R-script, the task manager shows me, R ...
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RemoteApp steals focus from other applications

I have an issue with RemoteApp opened applications through Terminal Services, they randomly steal the focus from other apps. When you have a RemoteApp application opened in the background and you ...
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Server 2012R2 - “Access Denied” on drive in Explorer, but can browse by CMD line

I've just done an in-place upgrade of a Hyper-V guest from Windows Server 2008 to Server 2012 R2 (via Server 2012, as direct upgrade from 2008 to 2012 R2 is not supported). Usually one would create a ...
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Install Windows web deploy on server core

How can I install Web deploy for IIS on a server core version of Windows server. All examples Iv seen involve downloading a tool from Microsoft but Server core has a minimal GUI. Is there anyway to ...
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Allow to users to RDP into same Session on Same User

So im running a console application that logs a lot of information and also contains a user interface that 2 people will have to access, so hear me out - The 2 people the developers me and a friend, ...
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Repairing System Reserved on Windows Server 2012 R2

I am running Windows Server Essentials R2 and I have just started getting an error saying: One or more server hard drives must be checked for errors Alert details: The following hard drives ...
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New-LocalUser and Add-LocalGroupMember are not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

While running the PowerShell script to add an account to local administrators group on remote Windows 2012 computer, I am getting the error New-LocalUser and Add-LocalGroupMember are not recognized ...
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Can't connect to a mapped drive, but can RDP into computer. What could cause this?

I have a Windows Server 2012 computer, and I can RDP into it. Previously I was able to access a shared folder via a mapped drive, but I'm unable to do this now. What could cause this? the network ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 with RDS using UPD's stopped displaying thumbnails on a network drive

Windows Server 2012R2 with RDS using UPD/UVHD's doesn't display thumbnails on a network drive, well they do for a second but then revert to the file icon. We've unchecked (and checked X 100's) the "...
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Windows server event log has several thousand print errors

I'm managing a Windows 2012R2 Server, and when I looked in the event log, I saw about 30,000 errors. They look like this: Process: PrinterDCA.Service Level: Error Process ID: 1196 Thread ID: 20 ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Remote Desktop Connection Has Been Lost

Recently purchased Windows Server 2012 R2, Remote desktop connection worked fine until we started getting disconnected every 2 or 3 seconds. Message: Connecting, The connection has been lost. ...
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Odd disconnects with remote desktop connection

I run a Windows Server (2012 R2 Standard) and connect via RDP from Windows 7 (x64). Within my RDP session, I run an application that, from time to time, plays a sound and also shows a wall clock. ...
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How to permanently remove system folders such as pictures, music, videos

I found how to remove the braindead folders music, pictures, videos etc. from "This PC" (in my case Windows 2012 R2) via registry, see Removing Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Suspending Threads at launch

We're having trouble with processes being marked as "Suspended" in Task Manager and being unable to be killed and/or their related services refusing to stop. Sysinternals Process Explorer is also ...
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howto do a port forwarding on a windows 2012 server

Server has 2 network cards: 1) a WAN connection - 2) a LAN connection - NAT is configured and works - but I want to connect to a particular ip address from the outside using port forwarding - ...
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MSI LaunchCondition fails for .Net Framework 4.5.1

Currently I have the problem, that running a setup fails at executing / proofing the LaunchCondition for .Net Framework 4.5.1. But the .net framework is installed correctly and other applications are ...
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Sync remote desktop and local system keyboard layout

For context, I need to type in two languages with different keyboard layouts. When using a remote desktop, I would like the remote system to use what ever layout is currently active on my own system, ...
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How to Grant Write Access to Windows Server 2012 R2 Application Event Log

I'm running Windows Server 2012 R2 and under that I'm running VMWare Workstation Pro. When Workstation is installed, the user Group __vmware__ is created for VMWare Workstation users. I've added my ...
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How do I make Quick Access in Windows 10 update to the Folder Redirections path?

We have a Domain Network configured with Group Policy to enable folder redirection on all client machines for Desktop, Documents etc. This group policy is applied and works perfectly, however, the ...
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Windows 2012 R2 CA - certsrv missing templates field

Has anybody come across an issue where the certificate templates field is not available in the CA menu, http://localhost/certsrv/certrqxt.asp? What it should look like is: Has anybody any idea what ...
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Sudden change in task kill behavior on Windows Server 2012 (Access Denied)

After a reboot on a machine (WS2012-R2), I observed that I could no longer use the "Details" tab in Task Manager to kill a process that I have run at startup. After checking solutions from other ...
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internet with 2 network adapters

I have a server with Windows 2012 r2 and have 2 network adapter NIC1 and NIC2 With NIC2 I have local net work and it work with IP4v :10.0.0.5 getway :10.0.0.2 with dhcp and dns server and clients ...
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VMWare vCenter Solutions and Applications Icon Missing - Update Manager

I just recently installed vCenter server and the update manager and in the docs it says that I need to go to the 'Solutions and Applications' icon on the homepage. But it is not there. I have checked ...
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Batch file using icacls not executing

I'm reading the users from a file and I try to grant them access to a specific folder, but when I execute the batch file below nothing happens. Can someone please explain me what is wrong? Edit: I'm ...
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Windows Update causing server meltdown

A failed windows update caused my Windows Server 2012 R2 install to have a meltdown. Update package: Microsoft-Windows-NetFx4-OC-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384 failed and every ...
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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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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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RDC drops at “estimating connection quality” - Terminal Server, Remote Desktop

When trying to connect to our Win 2012 R2 Terminal Server via RDC, the connection process gets to the "estimating connection quality" step and just disconnects. The Terminal Server was working all ...
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Destination Folder Access Denied - You need permission to perform this action

I am trying to write files to a mapped network drive (from one server to another). I am trying to write as a user 'opcon' on our 'opcon' server to a mapped drive that is on our image server, and ...
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Unable to get SSL Settings > Require Client Certificate to work, it just gives 403 Forbidden

Been tearing my hair out for days on this. First off, with SSL enabled but client certificates set to ignore, it works. I have a valid certificate with a private key on the server. I exported it ...
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Windows 10 Build 1903 Guest OS on 2012 Hyper-V Host is freezing

I created a Guest machine windows 10 Build 1903 on 2012 R2 Host Hyper-V. It works ok at the beginning and then becomes unresponsive. I can't remote, From the host server, client windows shows black ...
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Network Sharing issues in windows server 2012

I am an IT Administrator in a Government Office and the office has one Dell PowerEdge T310 Workstation with Windows Server 2012 R2 installed on it. It's the Domain Controller for the office with File ...
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Can Windows Server 2012 R2 be installed onto M.2 SSD drive?

I'm about to build a server machine based on XEON E-2246G placed most probably into ASUS WS C246 PRO and I want to have a M.2 SSD drive as primary for the OS Windows Server 2012 R2. The M.2 SSD disk (...
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WMI query to detect if Windows Home or Pro

I am using MDT to deploy my computers and want to have it run a second task sequence when it hits the custom tasks stage. One thing is that i want to have Both Windows Home and Pro editions in the ...
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Change Microsoft Search to show current location in the path dialog box instead of “Search Results”

There is a "feature" in Windows Search where after performing a search the subsequent actions do not show the current path but instead shows a subset of the "Search Results" path. This occurs when ...
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Disable the bottom right corner charms bar in Windows Server 2012 R2

Moving the mouse to the bottom right corner shortcut for minimizing all windows causes a black charms bar pops up and blocks me from clicking on the shortcut. Attempted solutions include: Adding the ...
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System error(10054) - An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host

I run a dialer made by Altitude Software. Few people are likely to be familiar with this product, so please bear with me. Problem: The Altitude dialer software is an application running on Windows ...
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firewall windows server 2012 r2 with DHCP server

under windows server environment 2012 I have a DHCP server and I have a firewall under my machine, the firewall blocks all already. the problem that the DHCP server does not give an address to the ...
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Windows server crashs in video transcode during

I'm using ffmpeg for transcoding of my videos on a HP Blade dedicated server with these details: OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 64Bit CPU: Intel XEON X5650 RAM: 16GB Hard disk: A sas normal disk This ...
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Most efficient way to clone a Bitlocker encrypted drive

I need to replace the drive my Server OS is running with a bigger one. That drive is encrypted with bitlocker. I could either decrypt the drive (and all other drives on the server) or do a sector per ...
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'Get-WindowsFeature -Name Hyper-V' stucked on 20%

I have executed below command : Get-WindowsFeature -Name Hyper-V | Select-Object InstallState It got stucked on 20% I waited for 30 mins but still no response. Any specific reason and how I ...
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How can i setup “work folder” feature using Samba as server?

After giving a look on my Windows 10's "All Tasks" menu i found a interesting feature: "Work Folders", according to Microsoft "a role service for file servers running Windows Server that provides a ...
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Connect DS389 to W2012R2

Trying to configure DS389 to connect to a Windows ADDS server for a class practical. I have been following this guide because it's the only one I could find that explains what to do in plain English, ...
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Windows Explorer : suddenly can't access server by host name, but FQDN works

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 AD Domain. All clients are running fully updated Windows 10 Pro. I have some servers (Synology), fully updated. Up until now, I can access all Synology servers just ...
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Windows internals for starting large numbers of services

Does any one know the specifics of how Windows handles starting a large number of services that are independent of each other? For example say I have one hundred non-trivial services that need to ...
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How to identify PID or user of large mapped file in Windows - task manager / Resource Monitor are insufficient

In Windows, in this particular case Windows Server 2012, normally if something is using a lot of RAM you can use the Task Manager or Resource Monitor to find the PID / user and kill it or ask them to ...
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Can I use KIS (Home Edition) on Win Server 2012 R2

I have data server (win server 2012 r2) and I have KasperSky Internet Security (Home Edition), can I install KIS on the server to protect it from malicious SW.
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Whitelisting RPC dynamic ports

OS: Win Srv 2012 R2 and Win Srv 2016 Hello, I am quite confounded with the following: We get the following error when trying to execute certain commands and see the same error in Event Viewer for ...
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openVPN connected but can't ping

I'm currently installing an OpenVPN clent+server to have a remote acces to my server files. I've set up both side, generated the keys and now my client can be connected (with the green icon). Once i'm ...

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