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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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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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How to click “Download Chrome” button from Windows Server in IE?

I'm unable to download the Google Chrome installer when I'm in Internet Explorer for Windows Server 2012 R2. I normally set the allowed sites under security, but that doesn't work. What is ...
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Private/Public Key Authentication for Windows Remote desktop

Does anything exist for Windows RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) that is similar to SSH (in Linux) Public/Private key authentication (Instead of leaving normal password authentication open)? I'm finding ...
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Trying to start app pool via Powershell Script - getting error intermittently

I have a batch script that allows me to turn off a site, deploy files and turn the site back on. Stop the application pool - works Stop the website - works Deploy files - works Start Application ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - search by file content not working

I can't find any .txt, .php, .cs, .html, etc files using the 'search by file content' option in the searchbar in Windows Server 2012 R2. I can't find the File Service Role. I can't find the Windows ...
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IIS 8.5: Failed Request Tracing missing from IIS Manager

In Windows Server 2012 R2, I've installed the IIS "Tracing" module. However when I start IIS Manager, I don't see the Failed Request Tracing option anywhere, in any pane or properties window of any ...
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How can I make Windows Server 2012 R2 like Windows 8.1?

I installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter on my Sony VGN-Z56TG laptop. After I finished installing it, I noticed that some features in Windows 8.1 were missing from it, and some other limitations. ...
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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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OS X RDP to Windows Server 2012 R2

I am attempting a Remote Desktop Session. It will be from OSX 10.8.4 to Windows Server 2012 DataCenter R2(Build 9431). I am using 2.1.1 Remote Desktop client for Mac. I have disabled Network Level ...
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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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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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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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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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How to see users' idle time on RDP server

Is there a quick and easy way to see users' session idle time on an RDP server? Thanks
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Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 hangs at “Getting Devices Ready 82%”

I have a second hand HP Proliant MicroServer which I am trying to install Windows Server 2012 R2. I get as far as entering the product key and installing the software.. However when it restarts ...
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RDP Connection to a Windows Server: “This user account's password has expired.” but no prompt to change it

I got the following message trying to RDP to a Windows Server 2012 R2. However I can't get a prompt or anything to change the password. Is this due to NLA (network-level authentication) or could it be ...
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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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Disk 0 (C:) missing from Task Manager Performance Tab in Windows 10

In both Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012R2, I am missing my C: drive (which is Hard Drive 0 or Disk 0) from the Performance tab in Task Manager. This used to work with Windows 8.1. Comparison of 8....
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how to Boot to UEFI shell

I am trying to follow some instructions to update some firmware and my instructions are x64 UEFI environment: Boot to UEFI shell Run update.nsh My OS : ...
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Can't start IIS website on port 443, even though netstat shows nothing listening on 443

I have to bind my IIS website to port 443. No other port is allowed in my case. In IIS Manager I've bound Default Web Site to port 443: But when I try to start the website it fails with: However ...
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Disable all Microsoft Office macros globally for all users

Due to popular "locky" and similar malware out there I need to disable macros for all installed Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel...) globally for any user who logs in into a particular server ...
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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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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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Environment.OSVersion in PowerShell vs PowerShell ISE

Why is it that I see 2 different versions of my OS from PowerShell and PowerShell ISE? The OS: Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Evaluation PowerShell: version 4.0 PowerShell PS C:\> [...
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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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Installing nvidia drivers on server 2012

I was trying to install the nvidia drivers for my server running windows server 2012 R2. I am not sure that I was sucsessful, in that I was able to use pnputil to load the inf file (as per this ...
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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: http://sqlblog.com/blogs/sergio_govoni/archive/2013/07/13/how-to-install-netfx3-on-windows-...
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runas with GUI popup?

In Windows Server 2012R2, I've added a context menu item in Explorer to allow me to open certain files with a specific program as Administrator. I use this command: "%SystemRoot%\system32\runas.exe" ...
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“RPC server unavailable” trying to access Hyper-V server from Hyper-V Manager on Windows 8.1 client

The problem After searching for uses for my old laptop, I've decided to turn the Wyvern into a virtualization server running Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (freely available, essentially a heavily ...
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GUI Postman on Windows Server 2012 R2?

I have problems with my installed Postman on a Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64 Version 6.3, build 9600). First of all, I have downloaded and successfully installed (and also later removed) different ...
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Fileserver with huge RAM (preferrably windows 2012 R2)

I have server with 32GB. Currently it's windows server 2012 R2 It serves as fileserver. 4 Hard Drives with 1 SSD configured with storage pool with hot spare. To simplify the question, i just want to ...
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Create a Cluster Shared Volume with 3 Servers

I'm new to Failover Cluster and everthing that has to do with it. At the Moment I have two Hyper-V Hosts Connected to a VLAN and a third Server which I would like to use as a Fileshare so the VMs will ...
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What are the Computer Management Group Privileges actually granted?

Someone wants to do something to database or it's server and they always ask for "Admin" privileges. Often on questioning it turns out they need to add a column to a table, so you grant db_owner on ...
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Can not use copy and past while copying from remote pc

I am using Windows Remote Desktop Connection to connect a remote server. My local machine runs Windows 8.1 and the server is Windows Server 2012 R2. If I copied a file from the server to my machine ...
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DNS issue after domain migration

So, we migrated (not me, a contractor) our old domain to a new one, we were abc.local, now we are xyz.local. We also changed the DNS server from 1.2.3.4.5 to 10.9.8.7 (just examples, not real data ...
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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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Desktop background on start does not work in Server 2012 R2

I tried to set the start screen background to the same as the wallpaper, but the option is greyed out on the Navigation tab.
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Use GPO to set the size of temporary internet files in IE 11

I'm looking to change the default settings of IE 11 for Temporary Internet Files: I need to do this with a GPO on a Windows Server 2012 R2 I've tried to do that like this: But I don't now why I can'...
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Incipient instability in Microsoft Task Scheduler?

Context: Microsoft Azure; Windows Server 2012 R2. I have a small number of Tasks in the Scheduler. All are marked, in the Settings tab, as "If the task is already running, then the follow rule ...
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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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Prevent Temp user creation in windows

Windows creating temp profile every time when I login to the PC. The pc has more than one user. I am facing this problem in many Windows 10 and Server 2012 PC's. The temp profile creation is not found ...
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Explorer hangs when renaming a folder

One PC (Windows 10 Pro version 1607.14393.321) is having a problem whereby renaming a folder that is located on a specific server (Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials version 6.3.9600) causes Explorer ...
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Configure IIS 8.5 TLS session resumption?

We have a couple of IIS 8.5 web servers running on Server 2012 R2 with SSL/TLS enabled. One important new feature in IIS 8.5 is support for TLS session resumption. This is great because it reduces ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Shutdown button is missing

I have installed Windows Server 2012 Standard and shutdown button is missing: It should look something like this: I know how to shutdown windows with comandline, but that is not what I am asking, I ...