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Questions tagged [windows-server-2012-r2]

A version of Windows for servers based on Windows 8.1 and a significant update to Windows Server 2012. Questions about administering Windows Server systems that are specific to a business environment are off topic for Super User; please consider asking on Server Fault instead if your question is on topic there.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to access FTP Server setup in AWS Windows machine through Internet

I have an AWS Windows Remote machine running Windows Server 2012, and I have set up an ftp server there with authenticated user, and I tired to access that FTP server in a browser in the same machine. ...
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How to get last Windows update date of Server 2016 and Server 2012 R2 remotely?

I am attempting to automatically check the date Windows Updates were last installed on a Windows Server 2012 machine and a Server 2016 machine from a remote machine. I can't seem to find any ...
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Windows 2012 as DNS server always replies two timed out request before giving the IP address

I have a DNS server running under Windows 2012 Server R2 (WS2012R2) but every time I "ask" for a name resolution it ALWAYS replies with 2 DNS request timed out message first and then gives me the IPv4 ...
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RPCSS service is trying to login on various systems on network

Recently we’ve noticed that some of our servers were getting around 2000 login attempts every day. All of them using administrator account, only with a wrong password. Looking around, we’ve found ...
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USB redirection not working for remote Windows Server 2012

I have an issue where I'm running some software on a virtual Windows Server 2012 R2. The software requires a USB license dongle to be plugged in to the machine before the software can start. When I ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 4k Resolution

I have recently purchased 4K monitor - using Windows 2012 Server R2 with NVIDIA GeoForce GT 630 graphics card through HDMI port. Currently, The maximum resolution I am getting is in: Display/Screen ...
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Dism fails with error 3017

I run Dism on windows server 2012 and I get error 3017 when run DISM. In the log, I see: 2017-05-26 17:31:03, Error DISM DISM Package Manager: PID=956 TID=2676 Failed to get the ...
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Setting up Wekan on Windows Server 2012 R2 (issue with 127.0.0.1)

Target Result: To set up Wekan on Windows Server 2012 R2 and remotely access it Current Status: Currently the site is now up and running if I access it inside the server via this URL http://localhost:...
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problems installing sql server 2008 on windows server 2012

I have a 64bit OS, Windows 2012 Server R2 and I'm having trouble installing SQL SERVER 2008/R2 on that system. Apparently, .NET 4.5 is installed but SQL SERVER requires .NET 3.5 SP1 which WILL NOT ...
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Is there analogs for Win+1, Win+2,… Win+T hotkeys in RDP client?

I'm RDPing from Windows 10 to Windows Server 2012 R2 with "Apply Windows key combinations" option set to "On this computer" (I got used to this variant). I know about such RDP client hotkeys as Alt+...
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Global link instead of localhost in a VM oracle ubuntu

I have a VM Ubuntu (powered by oracle VM) and my operation System is Windows Server 2012 r2. In VM I run locally a webpage under 127.0.0.1:3838/myshinyapp/ I would like to use instead of 127.0.0.1 ...
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Mac unable to ping Windows Server 2012 unlike Windows computer

I've been digging around YouTube and Google in general for reasons why my macbook isn't able to get into contact with my Windows server. At the moment my server is running a basic DNS and DHCP server ...
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When moving a file between drives, why does Windows 8.1 or Server 2012 R2 move the file twice?

It's happened to me before on Windows 8.1 and now on Server 2012 R2, but I'm trying to move a disconnected VHDX file from one drive to another. The move completed fine and progress bar completed to ...
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OpenSSH won't resolve %temp% environment variable in commands and batch files

I installed OpenSSH on my Windows Server 2012 R2 system. So far everything works except for resolving the %temp% environment variable: In my PuTTy SSH client I can resolve %systemroot% but not %temp%...
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IIS 8 / Windows Server 2012 R2 - PID 4 using Port 443

So I had an issue a little while ago with port 80 being used by PID 4. But I solved this issue here. But now I'm trying to setup a binding to localhost 443 in IIS and again it can't do it. Ran the ...
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Windows Firewall blocking everything when authenticating against domain

I am trying to run Microsoft's platform ready tests on my company's applications, which for the gold certification requires that we install our application on Server 2012 R2 Core. I have got a Hyper-V ...
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Is there a way to see when the product key of a windows os was last changed?

Is there some way I can see when the product key of Windows Server was changed last? I'm trying to find out if our old IT guy changed the product key on one of our MSDN licensed OSs before he left.
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Deleted folder/files in window server 2012 r2 keep reappearing after sometime?

I had checked on the permission setting, seem like not the one causing this issue as the user are allowed to delete. I had also tried to delete from local, from the server itself, but the folder still ...
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windows server 2012 r2 network share does not reconnect after client reboot

i have got a windows server 2012 r2 server which hosts multiple network shares in a local domain. i connect from multiple (win7) clients using domain credentials, and everything works just fine. ...
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I need to share resources between two network subnets from a VPN connection

My problem is this: My client has multiple servers, subnets, and routers in place. Everything works fine as it has been setup for years (dating back before my time). They are now looking at changing ...
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windows 2012 r2 rdp lost connection every 5 seconds

I have a weird problem, windows 2012 r2 rdp established but lost the connection every 10 seconds (windows vps from several providers ) I have tried windows 2008 vps and the connection works without ...
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Hyper V Server not starting

I have setup a computer running windows server 2012 Datacenter R2, however after adding the Hyper V Roll I still cannot start a Virtual Machine on the Server. I am told in the error message that the ...
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EFS File encrypted with “System”

We're trying to set up EFS to secure a file share so that only a service account can access the files in it. Everything works fine, until we try to have an FTP process send files to the folder. ...
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How to disable caching in windows server 2012 R2?

How to disable caching in windows server 2012 R2 ? Any way to set it to a minimal value is also fine. Also disabling caching for a particular application will also work as only 1 application is run ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - One Desktop, no matter the user

I'm looking to link many Windows Servers into a Windows Domain. If possible, i would like to set up users for each person with access. However when they RDP into a server, i want it to act like they ...
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Shrink partition in Server 2012R2 - how to circumvent unmovable System Restore files?

Background: I have a test machine with Windows Server 2012 R2 installed on a single 500GB partition. I want to shrink this system partition and create another one. I followed Technet's Shrink a Basic ...