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Satellite P850-31M - key not valid installing Windows Server 2012

Question: Satellite P850-31M - key not valid installing Windows Server 2012


I do not know or write my topic, it will move if necessary.
So here is my problem.

I just bought a laptop with windows 8 install, but I want to install Windows Server 2012.
I boot on my dvd all goes well, then I click install and then he told me the key was not valid.
But I did not enter a key.

When I reinstall windows 8 I give no key and he did not ask in the property and after he told me that windows is activated.

I understand anything the key or it will scan??
I how little he turns to put me key?

Thank you in advance

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Answer: Satellite P850-31M - key not valid installing Windows Server 2012

Sorry but I?m confused.

If you have purchased the Windows Server 2012 license, then you have received also an serial key.
You have to use such key to for activation.

Regarding Win 8:
I assume Win 8 was preinstalled.
In such case you have to create a recover disk BEFORE installing another system?
You did not get any Win 8 disk because there was a possibility to create a recovery disk and the recovery disk contains an Win 8 which is activated.

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I realize this is not likely to be a common scenario, nor a supported one. I'm installing Windows Server 2012 (Evaluation edition) on a w510 to use as a learning lab. In case anyone else decides to head down this road I've documented what I've run into so far. System: Thinkpad W510 43192NU Upgrades: 16GB RAM, Crucial M4 256GB SSD. The basic install happened quickly and easily, but as expected there are a couple of driver issues. Installed Windows Server 2012 Standard 180-day EVAL from DVD (ISO obtained from Technet 10/15/2012)Installed available Windows Updates (only 2 as of October 25, 2012)Installed Lenovo nVidia discrete video driver for W510 Windows 8 64bit(getting braver here)Installed Thinkvantage System Update 5.0 for Windows 8 64bitRan System Update and it found 3 available items:Intel Management Engine Interface 6.2 and Serial Over LAN (SOL) driver downloaded and installedAudio Driver for Windows 8 32/864 <--SIC Downloaded and installedThinkVantage Active Protection System (64bit) <-- did not download / unsuccessful At this point there are also 3 items still listed under "Other Items" in device manager:Looked up device IDs in Properties, ran through System Device (I think its the Ricoh Mulit-Card Reader)Device Name:Base System DeviceHardware IDPCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E230&SUBSYS_213417AA&REV_01PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E230&SUBSYS_213417AAPCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E230&CC_088000PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E230&... Read more

Answer:Installing Windows Server 2012 on W510

I've been running WS 2012 R2 on my W510 for years.  Running Windows 8 and Hyper-V now.

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Has anyone here taken this test? My employer is asking that I prepare for and take this test as a position with knowledge in this area may be needed in the future. I assume it's for an eventual MCSE or MCSA certification.

I'm giving myself 3 months to learn and take this test. I just started looking into it on Friday. So far I have Windows Server 2012 loaded into a Hyper-V environment at home and that is as far as I have gotten.

If you have taken it and passed recently, what resources did you use to get you prepared?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Exam 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Check out Pluralsight. They have a course on this.

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I booted to Windows Server 2012 (for development purposes).

Now... where can I find the drivers?

*display driver* - Lets start with the display driver (for the Intel Graphics Media Accelarator HD) when I look for display driver in the support forum I only find the Intel driver for Windows 7 but there is none yet for Windows 8? - Installed the Windows 7 driver - works ok :)
*sound driver* -

Answer:Satellite C660-1DG - Windows Server 2012 Drivers

Which drivers are you missing?

Fact is that Toshiba offers all drivers for supported operating systems.

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Sais here, Install more than one operating system (multiboot) - Windows Help

I should install the older operating system first, windows 7, to run a duel boot with windows 2012 server.

But I am already running 2012 server and would like to just install windows 7 to it. Surely it will work.

I was going to shrink my c volume to create a new partition within my c hard drive and install windows 7 to that.

Or I could just install it to another drive, which I'd prefer not to do. Any advice regarding possibility of doing this?

I presume this is similar to installing windows 8 first and then wanting to install windows 7 afterwards as a duel boot.

Please advise further, cheers

Answer:Installing Windows 7 after Windows 2012 Server Installatio

It used to be that way with XP, but you`re fine to install 7 after Server 2012.

Personally, I would get another drive, hard drives are cheap and 7 deserves its own.

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Created RAID1 and RAID5 on my Physical server
Created a
Bootbale  USB to install  ISO Window 2012 r2 on supermicro x9drl-if Server.

But it is returning with an error:


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I am having the KMS Server with Server 2012 KMS Key,which is hosted on Windows server 2012 R2.

We need to update the KMS Server 2K12 Key to 2K16 KMS Key, Is there any way to Get the detail that the key will activate these OS Versions?

MBAM Report Feature Error Alert

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Hello  I have been asked to load a lenovo P50 Thinkpad with Windows Server 2012 r2.  It currently has Win 10 loaded.  A couple of issues.  When I boot the laptop to the usb the setup screen is very small.  Also during setup there are no drives located to install windows to.  I have a raid 1 setup on the laptop. I am probably missing some information.  Please let me know some suggestions thanks

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Anyone run into this error?
Says concurrent installation I/O error.
I am following the instructions to apply a hot fix, but not sure if this is a Windows 10 ploy or a real error message.

Problem Event Name: SQL110MSI
P1: 11.0.2100.60
P2: 11.1.3128.0
P3: SqlSupport.msi
P4: 0x45C91AF3
P5: 997
P6: Install_SqlSupport
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

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I'm hoping someone can help me, as this is driving me mad. I have a brand new Microserver Gen8, and I'm trying to install MS Windows Server 2012 R2 Trial Edition on it. No matter what I do, whether using Intelligent Provisioning or manual installation, I get an error "Windows cannot find the Microsoft Software License Terms. Make sure the installation sources are valid amd restart the installation." I have updated the system firmware, and tried to install via a network share and a USB stick, with the same results. I can install the same OS in VirtualBox in about 30 minutes so I know it's not my installation ISO. This appears to be a common problem, and I'd really appreciate some help. MTIA, Andy 

Answer:Installing MS Server 2012 R2 Trial on Microserver Gen8?

Did you get this sorted - I have the same issue.  How do people fix this with an HP OEM install that doesnt provide a source disk?Its installed on the server disks as image, but then goes away when installed.Change the server disk array and you dont have any branded HP server 2012 source disksThen Provisioning doesnt work   

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Hello, all!

I am preparing to get a Windows Server set up in the near future here at a mission school I just started working at.

Here's what I am planning on running:
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, under which I will run 3x virtual machines (Server 2012 Standard, pfSense, and Untangle).

Since I am needing to get this implemented as soon as possible, I am trying to decide what to do, considering Windows Server 2012 R2's release is just around the corner.

I'm wondering... Is 2012 R2 going to be a completely different OS, in that you need to purchase a separate license key to run it if you already have 2012? Or will it be more like a service pack?

Also, can the preview version be upgraded to release once it is released?

The reason I am asking is that I am needing to get this set up as soon as possible, and need to know how to proceed. Should I use Hyper-V preview and Standard preview (if there is one... Only seen datacenter so far) then upgrade to release and purchase licenses, or is there something else that would be preferable?


Answer:Windows Server 2012 to 2012 R2 Questions

2008 R2 and 2012 R2 are new operating systems that require you to purchase them. I believe 2012R2 has gone RTM recently, which means in a few months you should be able to get it.

There are a lot of VM improvements in 2012, and even more in 2012R2. If you're just running a basic setup it's not needed to hold out for, unless you're not under any time constraints, then why not. Here is a list of the major R2 features.

I'm not sure how well pfSense and Untange will run in a Hyper-V VM. The Gen 2 VM and improved Linux support of R2 may be needed for better operation.

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I own a Toshiba Satellite laptop model: P850 part number: PSPKFV-00H002AR bought from United Arab Emirates.
OS: Windows 8 x64 pre installed/factory installed.

It does not have 3D screen capabilities.
It does not have Blu ray.
It has fingerprint scanner.

Since I have started to use it I am having major problems with its OS, drivers, and Toshiba utilities.
*I will post the MOST IMPORTANT PROBLEMS I am having so that I can get help easier.*

In the beginning the laptop felt great, utilities worked as they should. the only thing that was failing from time to time was the ECO button but not a big deal. *Toshiba HDD accelerator was working flawlessly.*

First thing I did when I started using my laptop was getting familiar with the OS, and of course creating a secondary partition for my stuff (files and so on)

I used a *free* 3rd party software called:
*Mini tool partition wizard* which proved to be very good.
( no advertising intended , its a free program and very useful)

Before doing any of the operations I did a deep research of how windows 8 partitions and recovery work so that I don't accidentally render them useless.

**First thing I did was Creating 3 DVD disks using "Toshiba Recovery Media Creator"*

*Then using the above mentioned software (partition wizard) I created a second partition by taking space from the C partition.*
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Answer:Satellite P850 destroyed by Windows OS

_Meanwhile, I tried creating a System Restore (Recovery) image_

*From Control Panel>>>File History>>>/bottom left/>>>Click _System image backup_ on the bottom left*

*I connect my External HDD which has 450 GB of free space*

*Then I see and choose:*

EFI System partition: Total size 260 MB Used space 52.63 MB

Partition (C) (System) Total Size 250 GB Used space 59 GB

Windows Recovery Environment system *Total Size 350 MB Used space 350 MB*

Space required to save backup of selected drives: 60 GB

Space available on External HDD: 450 GB

*And when I start the process I get error:*

*The backup Failed*

"There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy on storage location. Make sure that for all volumes to be backup up, the minimum disk space required for shadow copy creation is available. This applies to both the backup storage destination and volumes included in the backup. Minimum requirement for Volumes less than 500 megabytes, the minimum is 50 megabytes of free space. For volumes more than 500 megabytes, the minimum is 320 megabytes of free space. Recommended at least 1 gigabytes free of disk space on each volumes if volumes size is more than 1 gigabytes (0x80780119)"

*So it looks like after the Windows 8.1 update the OS installation created this new "Recovery partition/drive" with the... Read more

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Toshiba satalite P850-31L wont update to windows 10, i have updated to win 8.1 clean install No windowns 10 update icon inthe tray and i have also tried the iso it says the code is wrong?

any help please

Answer:Windows 10 won't install on Satellite P850-31L

If the Win10 icon doesnt appear after running all Windows Updates, then it might not meet the minimum requirements, or a certain device may not be compatible with Win10.

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster.
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Free hard disk space: 16 GB.
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver.
A Microsoft account and Internet access.

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Hi, I was wondering if someone could help me, please?

For the past week or so, I have been trying to upgrade my laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Despite registering for the upgrade, I have yet to receive a notification. Upon checking Windows Update, I have seen it has actually been trying numerous times to download and install the upgrade automatically but has failed. I checked the relevant Windows forum and found countless people had also had this problem and error code, suggesting various solutions. Despite having tried all these solutions repeatedly, I have still not had any success.

In the last few days, I have found out through the Windows 10 Upgrade Tool on the taskbar that (despite having previously been clear!) it was now saying two things to do with my laptop's Bluetooth functions would not be compatible with Windows 10. Is this why the upgrade's not working? I have done what I can to uninstall and deactivate the Bluetooth features as I have never used them. However, I have now seen on the Toshiba website here that my laptop is not listed in the (massive!) list of compatible devices! Surely there must be some way to make it compatible? I've only had the laptop for three years and never had any problems with upgrading it from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and then 8.1.

Anyway, I'm going to keep doing everything I can to get it to work. If anyone else can suggest something to help, I'd appreciate it. I really can't afford to buy a whole new laptop just simply t... Read more

Answer:Satellite P850 Windows 10 Problems

I would like to know why my Satellite P850 laptop in not on the Toshiba list of laptops suitable for a Win 10 upgrade - it's only 2 yrs old!!!!

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I've just purchased a new Satellite P850 to replace my old P300.

Most things seem to be working but I don't appear to be able to download or access certain web sites. At present, I'm not sure whether this is an IE10 issue, Windows 8, P850 specific problem...

1. Unable to access Google (Mail, Maps, YouTube, etc). With Google mail, I was able to see the page when I selected the page in low quality mode.
2. Unable to download Chrome. The page appears to have successfully rendered but clicking on the button does nothing (the script appears to be just void).
3. Unable to download Firefox. In this case the page with the download does not render correctly.
4. Unable to access my Citrix account to log on to my work PC - page just gets stuck.
5. Https seems to be generally problematic.

So far, I have...

1. I have uninstalled McAfee and replaced it with Norton.
2. Downloaded iTunes successfully and had no issue with this.
3. Done a clean boot by disabling ALL non Microsoft services.
4. Confirmed everything works fine on my P300 as I recently upgraded to infinity broadband.
5. Tried a few IE10 tweaks based on IE forums but have now reset back.

Not sure if I'm missing anything obvious so does anyone have ideas of where I should look next.


Answer:New Satellite P850-31L with Windows 8 - Not able to download via IE10

It is really strange issue.
Do you use LAN or WLAN connection?
Have you tested functionality after router restart or maybe connecting notebook to different networks?

Since two weeks I got Win8 machine and there is no difference comparing it to my older Satellite P500 so I don?t understand what could be your problem. It is really strange.

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Does anyone know why Windows 8 won't restart properly on the Satellite P850 laptop?

It seems like everytime I have to restart, especially after installing an update, it just hangs on the "Restarting" screen and I usually end up having to hold the power button down to completely shut it down and then power back up again. Sometimes I even have to do that to get it to shut down.

I'd be very grateful for any help anyone can give me, please.

Answer:Satellite P850 - Windows 8 won't restart properly

I have no idea why the Windows 8 won't restart properly but this document should help you to repair or to restore the Windows 8 system on your Satellite P850

+Windows 8 Recovery & Repair+

Please post some feedback if it helped and how you could solve this!

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Hi all

Is there anyone here that can give me the location where I can download Windows 7 Home Premium ISOI.



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Seems that the function keys, to control the volumen, wireless and bluetooth on/off, pad on/off and so on seems not to work in Windows 8.

I Installed all new drivers, used the Toshiba Upgrade utiliity but seems not to work.

Does anyone knoe how to fix this?
It is pretty annoying that now I cannot control the devices with F keys.

Thanks for any recommendation.


Answer:Satellite P850-12Z: No FN buttons after upgrade to Windows 8


Is Toshiba Value Added Package for Win 8 installed?
This is an essential package providing the buttons functionality.

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Well, I upgrade my Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and had to rollback the upgrade because some of my laptop's fn keys wasn't working. Only volume and brightness worked. Anyone knows how this can be fixed? The same thing happened when I updated my Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 but I think it was solved with a driver update. I tried to install the latest driver version but nothing changed.

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Someone know how to fix that? Is really annoying have internet cuts every 30 minutes.

I asked Toshiba and all they said is that my pc was made with windows 7,that if i installed windows 8 is my problem.

Thanks to Toshiba Spain for his big support....

Answer:Satellite P850 windows 8 several cuts of internet

> I asked Toshiba and all they said is that my pc was made with windows 7,that if i installed windows 8 is my problem.

I think this person was not really schooled.

I think your notebook can be found in WINDOWS 8 UPGRADE - SUPPORTED MODELS matrix

This would mean that the Win 8 is clearly supported on this unit.

You said that internet connection cuts every 30 minutes.
What connection do you mean exactly? LAN or WLan?

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Hi there

My son-in-laws Toshiba laptop was stolen (joys of living in South Africa) a few weeks ago, and miracle of miracles, the perpetrator was arrested and the laptop recovered.

The problem is that the perp has installed Windows 10 (not activated) and overwritten the recovery area.

If I follow the process to recover I only get an option to recover to Windows 10. There is no backup or other recover disk/CD.

The poor kid has no money so licensing Windows 10 isn't an option.

Any thoughts on how I can go about going back to 7?


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My SATELLITE P850 take a long time after welcome screen to start the windows, it was like this from the first time i get it.

Any help or idea ????

thx a lot

Answer:Satellite P850 take about 4 minutes to start Windows after welcome screen


Unfortunately this is typical for almost every new notebook. How to make notebook to start and run a bit faster you can read on

It is a bit older thread but the principle is the same. Please read it and check what you can do with your machine. If you need more help let us know.

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Model: Toshiba Satellite P 850 Part Number: PSPKFV-00H002AR

Machine is bought from UAE (United Arab Emirates) with Windows 8 factory install. Does NOT have 3d screen. Does NOT have Blu ray capability.

I have the following problems: Most of the things don't work properly after I updated to Windows 8.1 although I followed the instruction manual from Toshiba.

Some of the Fn Function keys do not work.

Eco button does not work (although it didn't work in Windows 8 too)

HDD Accelerator does not work. says "caching is working properly" but when I go to Usage History it has not been used since the day I updated to Windows 8.1

There is NO driver for the built in LAN card (manufacturer Realtek)

Is the following solution possible: uninstall all Toshiba driver/utilities and clean registry (with backup of course)

Go to Toshiba Driver download and choose OS Windows 8 64 bit ( I guess this is for computers with pre installed Win 8.1 at factory?)

Download all provided drivers and see if everything works.

(I always download my drivers from the Toshiba EU website (no matter machine is bought from UAE) because I see no difference in the files and Toshiba MEA Middle East and Asia website is slow and does not work most of the time.

Also is there a manual with correct order with installing the drivers? I guess it is something like Chipset driver>Toshiba system driver>Toshiba flash cards manager>Then all Toshiba utilities>>>drivers for ... Read more

Answer:Satellite P850 almost nothing works properly after Windows 8.1 update.

> Some of the Fn Function keys do not work.

To get all FN keys working, the installation of all Windows 8.1 tools is very important.
Tools like: *Toshiba Function Key Utility, Flash Cards Support Utility, Toshiba System Driver*
You should search for each driver in Windows 8.1 update area and Windows 8.1 64bit area

> Eco button does not work (although it didn't work in Windows 8 too)
You need to update/install the Eco Utility for Windows 8.1 update

> HDD Accelerator does not work says "caching is working properly" but when I go to Usage History it has not been used since the day I updated to Windows 8.1

Did you install the Accelerometer Utilities and HDD Protection Utility released for Windows 8.1 64bit?
In case you didn?t, the mentioned tools can be found in Windows 8.1 64bit area

> There is NO driver for the built in LAN card (manufacturer Realtek)
This is the same LAN like for Windows 8

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I own a Satellite P850-12Z with Win10 pro November Build. I want to boot from a USB and I need to change the boot sequence but I can't access the BIOS nor the UEFI Boot Mode. I have the latest BIOS update available.

Thank you in advance

Answer:Satellite P850-12Z - Change boot order on Windows 10 pro x64

I own a Toshiba Satellite P850-12Z with Windows 10 (November Release). My computer is not compatible with UEFI boot menu and I have the latest BIOS firmware available installed. I need to but from an USB and I can't change the boot order because I can't access the BIOS Settings. How can I access?

Thank you very much

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I created the following performance counter using logman.exe. 

logman.exe create counter US_Triton_Perf_Log -b 9/23/2015 09:30:00 -e 9/30/2099 18:30:00 -r -s $server -si $frequence -cf $folder\$server.txt -f $logtype  -o C:\local\logs\Perfout_$Server --a -v mmddhhmm  -rf  $max_duration

When I do this across multiple servers specifically for Windows Servers 2008/2012, the counter is created to repeat and run everyday at 930PM and stops running everyday at 430PM. This works perfectly fine as intended. However, When I do this for a Windows
2003 server, my created counter is very different.
For example, in this case, I have set to the counters to start at 930AM and end at 1830PM, because I have set a maximum duration of 9 hours, the job terminates and begins on the next day, since I have the repeat option on. However, this does not apply to
our 2003 server; logman creates the job to run once a week in this case it would be on a Wednesday. In addiiton, I noticed that the job doesn't not even start at it's indented time. It actually does not start at all. I also notice that the jobs on all windows
2003 servers are created in a pending status, which then prevents me from removing the counter remotely. 

I would like to know if windows 2003 is capable of working like my win 2008/2012 servers using logman, and if historically, the job has to be kicked off through scheduled task. 

Both Jobs are using the same criteria, but a... Read more

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I've apparently exhausted the chance for resolution of this problem on the Microsoft Community site, and hope TechNet can come up with something.  Below is a link to what's already been asked, answered, and tried so far.


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I would like to know how to configure a Windows Server that will host a windows Diskless Client, I've read a lot of forums and blogs regarding this subject and I even tried to applied those summarized guide but until now I'm still stuck, and I hope someone
in this forum can help me or give me a detailed guide to this particular subject. I would really appreciate whatever suggestion or support that may give to me. 

Thank you,

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Hello, after passing the latest Windows updates, the Ethernet network device (RJ45) has disappeared, only finds the Wifi and USB.
When I install the latest version of the driver, once it is finished it says it can not find the network device.
The Lan device does not appear in Device Manager.
Any solution?
My laptop:
Windows 8.1
Satellite P850-M31
Thank you

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I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and on my Skype I can see the incoming caller but the caller cannot see me.

When I go to Skype, the 'blue' webcam indicator does not light but does work on other applications

I have a Satellite P850 with inbuilt webcam which works in other applications.

I have checked and installed all windows upgrades so I am not sure what the issue is.

Has anyone else come across a similar issue.


Answer:Satellite P850 - Windows 8.1 and Skype issue with internal webcam

Sorry, posted the question twice in error so marking this one as answered

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The following Structure is a representation;
SRV1 - IP - FQDN SRV1.DOM.LOCAL - File Share 'FLDR1' / USR1<ReadOnly>

SRV1 has a folder, FLDR1, being shared for read only access to user USR1.

PC1 and PC2 logged on as Domain User USR1.
PC1 is able to connect to SRV1 to see and look in FLDR1.
PC2 is unable to connect to SRV1 to see and look in FLDR1.
Now there are multiple means of connecting to SRV1 to see the share FLDR1.

The following connections were done in combination with the following methods;
Method 1 - via logged on Domain User CMD Prompt with 'NET VIEW'.
Method 2 - via logged on Domain Administrator CMD Prompt with 'NET VIEW'.
Method 3 - via logged on Domain User Explorer Window.
Method 4 - via logged on Domain Administrator Explorer Window.

Connection 1 - via Server Name.
Connection 2 - via Server IP Address.
Connection 3 - via Server Fully Qualified Domain Name.

Now that the stage is set, going to the fun part...

Testing from both PC1 and PC2...
PC1 : Method 1 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 1 - Connection 2 - Success
PC1 : Method 1 - Connection 3 - Success
PC1 : Method 2 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 2 - Connection 2 - Success
PC1 : Method 2 - Connection 3 - Success
PC1 : Method 3 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 3 - Connection 2 - Success
PC1 : Method 3 - Connection... Read more

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Hi folks,

I upgraded my Toshiba Satellite P850 laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 as the windows was showing me the icon that the update is available. Within or after the installation process, I saw a blue screen error message that 'Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We'll restart for you'. It was restarting itself, coming to the same blue screen and restarting time and again so I forced shut down it but after restarting after forced shut down, I have black screen, no display no BIOS function, F12, F10, F8, F2 none functional.

Does not do anything. Tried removing battery, pressing power button for some time and restarting but to no avail. Fan runs and I can see the power on light in the button and on the front but black screen.

Please help!

Answer:Satellite P850 dead after Windows 10 clean installation, black screen.

This happened to me, your computer isn't dead. (probably) The black screen is because of dual display. Hit tab and then enter your password when you see the mouse cursor. (or hit enter if you haven't set a password ) windows 10 is outputting to a display that doesn't exist because it can't get it's code around the idea of having 2 video cards. Sigh. Looking for the fix. At the moment this is the workaround.
Good luck!

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I have a Satellite P850/040

I tried to start it up and was taken to the "Windows Error Recovery" screen. I tried both "Launch Startup Repair (recommended)" and "Start Windows Normally" options. Neither worked!

In the "Advanced Boot Options" I have unsuccessfully tried the following options:
Repair Your Computer
Safe Mode
Enable low-resolution video
Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)
Start Windows Normally

Stupidly I have not run a back-up of my files for 6 months & cannot afford to lose some of them.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Or should I send it off to a Toshiba Service Repairer (there is not one available in the town I live in)? Thanks

Answer:Satellite P850/040 - Windows 7 Black screen with White Mouse Pointer

> Stupidly I have not run a back-up of my files for 6 months & cannot afford to lose some of them.

Two options:

*1)* You would remove the HDD from the notebook, and would use an external 2.5? USB to SATA enclosure in order to connect this HDD to another computer. In such case you should be able to get access to the HDD and to rescue the files.

*2)* You would boot the notebook using Live CD like Linux Live CD or an WindowsPE Live CD. Google for that to get more details.

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Hi Experts,
Could someone please help me how to copy file from Windows 2012 server to Linux using rsync.

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Hey there,

As often said...long time lurker. Recently installed a copy of WS2012 Datacenter I received to play with and learn more about. I have pretty much zero Windows Server background knowledge (I don't count WHS...which I have running as well).

So, my question...I created a Storage Pool, and then a couple Volumes, and then Shares.

My embarrassing noob do I access these Shares?

I can locate the server on my network, and know the IP address of it.

I created a User account so that I don't need to use the Admin account for general use.

My goal:
Access the Share I created from my MacBook Air so that I can read/write files from it.

Thanks in advance for tolerating my WS "noobness."

Answer:Accessing Windows Server 2012 Server Pool Shares

Not sure how to access it from a mac, but on a windows box you can just run \\%servername%\%sharename% and it'll launch it in an explorer window. Should be some sort of network browser on the mac to allow you to type in the unc.

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We have been getting quite a few calls lately where Kerberos authentication fails intermittently and users are unable to log on...

Anyway, we’ve been getting more calls than normal about this lately, and that led us to take a closer look at what was going on. What we found is that there’s a problem that can manifest when you have Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers serving the same domain.Click to expand...

Answer:Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012? Read this

One should never have 2k3 and 2k12 DC's running together. 2k3 and 2k8 work perfectly together. But 2k3 ans 2k12 are a no-no.

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My school gives us server 2012 standard for free. I am wondering if it's possible to install it as 2012 essentials with the same features as essentials kind of like how win pro had every thing home had. Or are the features of server essentials not included in standard? (Features like full pc back up and the dashboard like whs 2011)

Answer:can you setup server 2012 standard as 2012 essentials?

Different media for the install, Server Standard and Datacenter use the same media. Essentials has it's own install disk and Foundation and Storage Server share the same media.

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I am working with windows 8 and I have installed SQL server 2007 and visual studio 2010. Now I want to upgrade these setups to SQL server 2012 and visual studio 2012. what is the advantages of what i want to do and how can i do it easily without corrupting the operating system? Please help.

Answer:Installation of sql server 2012 and visual studio 2012

SQL Server has an upgrade option that is pretty painless. Just run the setup file from your 2012 installation media and click the upgrade option. It will ask you what instance to upgrade, run some checks, and then upgrade it for you.

Visual Studio is a little different. If you install 2012 without uninstalling 2010 first, you will simply just have both versions to choose from. You can completely uninstall 2010 before installing 2012 by finding your 2010 installation file and adding the uninstall and force switches when running it(ex. "C:\vs_ultimate.exe /uninstall /force").

If you keep 2010, 2012 will ask you if you wish to import your settings and whatnot from 2010. If you uninstall 2010, 2012 will just have it all when you open it for the first time.

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I just installed Server 2012 Standard on my machine and of course forgot that MSE doesn't work on Server.

Anybody know of a good, hopefully free, AV that works on Server 2012?

Answer:AV for Windows Server 2012?

Most of the free av doesn't run on server. As far as paid av for the most part you generally need to use the business version of the software which also generally starts in 5 packs.

To my knowledge ms fixed it so you can't run mse on 2012 as it would install on 08.

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I've heard it's possible to do some tweaking to essentially turn Server 2012 into Windows 8. I've searched but didn't find anything. Anyone know how to do this or where to look for the info?

Answer:server 2012 to windows 8

Probably very similar to the instructions for Server 2008 to a Workstation.

Doable, but why? You don't gain a whole lot, if anything.

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Hi all,

I've just purchased a HP micro server (?100 cashback deal) as want to learn windows server 2012 and also look to setup a home server.

can anyone recommend or point me in the direction of books, videos on where i can learn about installation / setup and maintaining a server setup for either home and in a business environment?

Many Thanks

Answer:windows server 2012

Quote: Originally Posted by ascomputers

Hi all,

I've just purchased a HP micro server (?100 cashback deal) as want to learn windows server 2012 and also look to setup a home server.

can anyone recommend or point me in the direction of books, videos on where i can learn about installation / setup and maintaining a server setup for either home and in a business environment?

Many Thanks

What version of server 2012 do you have? Also what client operating systems do you have? Windows 7 Home premium, professional, ultimate?

This can affect what services you can offer to clients.


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Hello 8forums,

Really great forum here and I'm glad to join. If I posted this in the wrong section I apologize.

Okay now here's my problem. I'm currently trying to setup Windows Server 2012 for my dad. The main thing it will be used for is storage of movies, photos and backing up Excel documents for work. This is a copy a friend burned him onto a disk and is currently NOT activated. He wanted to check it out before purchasing the license. I have installed it onto an old HP Pavilion a1640n and everything went fine with installation but, now that it is installed I cannot connect his Win8 computer to it. I have Googled this and found a method but, it doesn't work. I'm told to open a browser and enter in the address bar " HTTP://Server-name/connect " (Server-name replaced with then name of his server) and I should get a connector software download page. I do not get this software download page I just get a server not found page. I have tried entering other possibilities into the address bar, too (, adding .com etc.) nothing works. If I can get any help with this it would be appreciated.

I have tried:

Completely reinstalled Windows Server 2012
Reinstalled Ethernet drivers on the WS2012 box

Things they may be causing the problem:

As I said the Windows Server 2012 is not activated.
The WS2012 box is stuck on public network type and the W8 box is stuck on private network type.
The WS2012 box does not show up on my network on the W8 box but,... Read more

Answer:Windows Server 2012 Help

Are you trying to access the server from a remote location using a local IP non outside routable address? Why are you trying to go through IE to get to the server?

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Like Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 too has been released to manufacturing today. That means the final code is complete and we are delivering it to our hardware and software vendor partners this week. We will also make the software available to our volume licensing customers in the next couple of weeks.
Details: TechNet Blogs.

Answer:Windows Server 2012 has RTM'd

I'm actually looking for forward to this than I am to the client version. I need to replace my Server 2008R2 install with 2012 ASAP. There are a few features that I am very interested in, and it will save me money by not having to go with a third party software for the functionality.

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I have a Precision 490 Workstation Server with a Intel Xeon 5120, 4GB of EEC RAM (DDR2,) a 750w PSU, and ATI FireGL V7200 video card. Should I upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate 64x to Server 2012? Or to Windows 8...

Or don't upgrade at all? I need to host one remote connection, that's it. So maybe I should stick to 7?


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I became a member of dreamspark simply because they offer Windows 8 for free. I became a vertifyed member only to find out that they dont offer Windows 8 for free to Students. However they do offer Windows Server 2012 free to student.

what is it?? Can i use it as Windows 8?

Answer:What is Windows Server 2012

Hello Mitchell,

Windows Server 2012 is an operating system like Windows 8, but designed for servers.

Microsoft | Windows Server 2012

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Hello and thanks in advance,

rpcxWindows.exe starts every time (shows up in running Processes). This computer had many worms, viruses and trojans that I have been removing. I cannot find anything on this service. Is it valid? does it need to start? I removed it from the registry Run command but it shows back up. Thanks again, Brian

Answer:Is rpcxWindows a valid Windows Secure Server

I believe it's a worm.

Here are the removal instructions:

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Recently, Microsoft included the Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM on their Dreamspark basic site. Currently, I'm running the R1 version on a virtual machine using VMware Player. How can I upgrade the R1 to R2 while keeping all of my files and settings using VMware?

Do I just boot from the ISO (I haven't downloaded it yet) (CD/DVD settings inside R1 VM) and then it will detect and upgrade R1 or I have no choice but to create another VM and then manually replicate my files and settings from R1 VM? I really don't want to do the latter since it's very time consuming. I hope someone has thoughts on how to do this.

Answer:Windows Server 2012 R2 upgrade over R1?

Wow, I just redirected VMware to the R2 iso and just followed the simple steps and I'm now currently upgrading on VMware. I didn't know it was possible to do that. I'll mark this thread as solved if there are no issues with the in place upgrade. Hopefully, everything works fine.

Update: everything went smoothly and now enjoying Server 2012 R2. Sadly, no colorful backgrounds in R2 unlike 8.1. All of my "3D" Metro App games like Pinball FX2, Jetpack Joyride, etc. work perfectly after the in place upgrade .

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Hi I downloaded the .iso of windows server standard 2012. I was told to use the windows 7 usb dvd download tool but when I browse to the .iso of windows server standard 2012 and try to load it. It says that "the selected file is not a valid ISO file. Please select a valid ISO file and try again." I cant figure out why it is doing this but is this a common problem? are there alternatives tools that can put windows server 2012 standard onto a bootable USB drive because my server has no dvd drive, just a cd and USBs. Please HHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPP!!!

Answer:Bootable USB for Windows Server 2012

Poweriso free ( unregistered ) version seems to work very well.

PowerISO - Create, Burn, Mount, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter, Virtual Drive

If you d/l from there , it just runs as the free version.

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I would like to ask you regarding Z840 and Windows server 2012 r21.Is it possible to install Windows server 2012 r2 on Z840? 2. if it is possible to do it, what should i do at first?ex) setup bios or driver update..etc

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Hi everyone,

I've been using a VPN to connect to my home network from elsewhere for a few months. It's set up as follows:

Maximum Strength Encryption
EAP-MSCHAP-v2 Authentication
Now I find out that MSCHAPv2 authentication has been broken and is no longer considered secure (even by Microsoft), so I want to change the protocol I'm using to make it secure.

However, I've spent 3 hours now researching this and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to use a better protocol on my Windows Server 2012 home server. I've tried setting up PEAP authentication (still PPTP) a la Microsoft's recommendation document, but it requires a certificate. I've created a self-signed certificate but it seems I can't issue certificates (via this method) without being a member of a domain, so I'm stuck. I can't even get started with L2TP since I can't find the option for it.

My question is this: Is there a way to set up a secure VPN server using Windows Server 2012 without a domain? If so, how do I do this?


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So, I am trying to setup Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I have it installed, and it boots to the dashboard, and starts the"Set Up Windows Server 2012 Essentials" dialog, it leads to "Error occurred during Installation" and says to reboot, or save logs, I have a copy of the logs files, if anyone would like them.

Answer:Windows Server 2012 Essentials

re-download and re-install.

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My Windows 8 Desktop and Tablet are always getting optional updates for errors regarding Windows Server 2012 R2. I have no idea what that is, and if I should install them. I'm not running a server, so I'm guessing that I can just hide them. Am I right?

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I'm looking at VLANing a part of my network. I want some shares to be available from VLAN 1, while all shares are available from VLAN 0. Is there a way of restricting an SMB share to a certain NIC on Windows Server? I usually just deal with Nix

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My office computer runs Windows XP Professional SP3 (see below), and I'm connected to our new server running Server 2012 Essentials. For the last month or so, at 4:00 every afternoon my computer loses its connection to the server. I have two programs that access the server, and both give me error messages and freeze, and I need to restart to get back to normal. I don't pay much attention to my clock, so I'm typically on the phone with a customer trying to accomplish something when my system has a meltdown.

The same error messages come up each time:

The Security System detected an attempted downgrade attack for server cifs/DELLSERVER. The failure code from authentication protocol Kerberos was "There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request.

The Security System could not establish a secured connection with the server cifs/DELLSERVER. No authentication protocol was available.
According to the error logs, this happens in the evenings and early mornings too, although not every day. When it does happen during non-work hours, it looks like it's consistently an hour apart (1:10AM, 2:10AM; 4:10AM, etc. or 5:35PM, 6:35PM, 7:35PM). The error will show up 3 or 4 times in a row, then everything will work fine for several hours.

I do not have any idea where to start to fix this. To my knowledge, I'm the only one with this issue, so I'm pretty sure it's a problem specific to my machine

As alway... Read more

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Hi,I installed windows server 2012 R2 into a VHD as a dual boot os as guided here: i encountered a few driver problems - the major one is the network driver. I enabled the WIFI feature and desktop experience via the features and rolles, yet the network controller is not recognized in the device manager.I tried to download intel network driver from here: it wont install, says "no intel (r) adapters are present in this computer".Just for the sport, I tried to install the graphic and audio driver [which are less important to me] downloaded from this site, here: yet nothing, here I get "This computer does not meet minimum requirements for installing software".When I boot to the windows 8.1 os - everything works perfect. Any suggestions? I know older and cheaper laptops can ran server 2012, it seems wierd this high-quality one [again, y50-70 touch] cant, I really hope i'm doing somthing wrong that can be fixed, GalG.

Answer:windows server 2012 - no network, Y50-70

bump. any advice? i'm really stuck here

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tons of threads on win 8, but i want to hear form the Server users their thoughts on Server 2012?

I have used the 8 beta myself at home for a few weeks now and i am finding it very clumbsy.

it seem that simple tasks before are now burried deep in menu options.

i really want to give it a try and experience it, but i am finding it somewhat difficult..

Some of the new storage features look nice... but how well will they work?

Answer:Windows Server 2012 RC is out... thoughts?

I'm definitely interested in it for the storage features
may choose it over OI/ZFS
haven't gotten around to building my server yet though so no testing

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I have a Synology NAS that I am planning on using as storage for our Windows Server 2012 backups and have a couple questions:

1) I thought I remembered reading that if you are going to use the built in Server 2012 backup that connecting the NAS as an iscsi lun was the way to go, correct?

2) If I create a iscsi target on my NAS, it has to be created separate from the main volume on the NAS? Meaning that I cannot just use all the space and allocate it to the main volume because that would leave no storage space for the iscsi target.

I think that is what I could use some clarification on for now, thanks.

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Windows Server 2012 Infographic
Source: Microsoft.

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Might be on TechNet now as well, downloading it now and putting on a spare hard drive. It really looks like Microsoft has addressed every major point on contention with desktop operation even if they didn't put back the Start Menu. I always wondered why Shutdown wasn't in the Power Menu to begin with since this was configurable with in the registry in 8.

Answer:Windows Server 2012 R2 now available on MSDN

Just to note, this is the preview and not the RTM.

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Hi Folks,

So we have a couple of 2012 servers here at work. I want to bring them up to date with the R2 build. Our backup software is finally compatible. I know with the 8 to 8.1 update, you just got it thru the windows store. How do I upgrade to R2 without downloading the ISO?


Answer:Windows Server 2012 R2 Update

The Cobra said:

Hi Folks,

So we have a couple of 2012 servers here at work. I want to bring them up to date with the R2 build. Our backup software is finally compatible. I know with the 8 to 8.1 update, you just got it thru the windows store. How do I upgrade to R2 without downloading the ISO?

Thanks.Click to expand...

It is an entire new OS.

Pop in disc, format, and go.

You need to purchase licenses for 2012R2 unlike 8 to 8.1.

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I'll have around 10-15 computers plus some media players connecting to it. server hardware isn't a problem as I have that.

Thanks in advance

PS it will be running under Windows Hyper-V Server or ESXi most likely. May have it run on the bare metal instead and use the Hyper-V Role. Not sure yet on that one.

Answer:which version of Windows Server 2012 will I need?

The cheapo ones don't have computer limits but user limits of 15 and 25 but do NOT have the hyper-v role. Essentials supports 1 socket only.

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i have install windows server 2012 essential r2 on a dell server. i take this message: dashboard could not open until the configuration is complete. i would like not to complete the configuration winzard of windows server. is these possible and how . my target is to open dashboard without complete this wizard.

Answer:windows server 2012 essential r2


Originally Posted by miltiadisf

i have install windows server 2012 essential r2 on a dell server. i take this message: dashboard could not open until the configuration is complete. i would like not to complete the configuration winzard of windows server. is these possible and how . my target is to open dashboard without complete this wizard.

What is the purpose of not completing the wizard?

What step are you trying to skip?

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one of our virtual server crashes to BSOD regularly. I don?t have any clue what the reason of that could be.
I created the needed zip file and added it to the attachment.

can you help me to find the problem of this server?

Thank you!


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Hey guys,

This is the first time using the forum so I apologize if this has been put in the incorrect place. My brother recently installed Hyper V Server 2012 r2, which boots up everytime I start my laptop. I just want help in how to completely remove the software and help get back my Windows 8. Neither me or him know how to get back to windows 8.

Thanks in advance guys.

Answer:Help with Windows Hyper V Server 2012 R2

Well, you must have a bootable Windows 8 DVD or USB. Go to the BIOS settings, select to have the DVD or USB device as first device. Then it should say "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD..." if you have a DVD or it will show the OEM or Windows logo directly (USB). When you are prompted for the installation type, choose Custom. Make sure you have backed up your files. Delete every partition of Disk 0 and then choose the Unallocated Space to install.

I hope this helps you.

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Hi All, I need to install Windows Server 2012 Datacenter with Hyper-V features installed to a Thinkpad laptop, as it is more durable compare to others, and I'm planning buy Lenovo ThinkPad T61 with below specs: CPU Processor : INTEL CORE2DUO T7100 (1.80GHz)MEMORY: 2GBHDD: 80GB/SATAOPTICAL DRIVE: DVD DRIVENETWORK: WIRELESS + Gigabit LAN My questions are:1. Is it a good idea?2. If it's not a good idea, how to make it work on this series? Thank you in advance.


Go to Solution.

Answer:T61 - Windows Server 2012 Datacenter

From looking at the system requirements here on Microsoft's web site, it looks like the T61 meets the requirements for running Windows Server 2012, but that's largely because Microsoft doesn't seem differentiate between requirements for the Foundation, Essentials, Standard and Datacenter editions.
Personally, I'd suggest going with the biggest, fastest 2012-vintage (or newer) laptop that I could find, such as a W520 or W530.
Aryeh Goretsky

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Looking into upgrading my organization from a Windows 2k3 network to Windows 2012 but I'm a bit confused about the licensing requirement...which doesn't seem uncommon, lol. Basically, we have 5 sites, each one with a domain controller and a user account of about 200. Do I need to get 200 CALs or 1000? Im pretty sure 200 is the correct answer but....I just want to make sure, lol.

Answer:Windows Server 2012 CAL Licensing

USMCGrunt said:

Looking into upgrading my organization from a Windows 2k3 network to Windows 2012 but I'm a bit confused about the licensing requirement...which doesn't seem uncommon, lol. Basically, we have 5 sites, each one with a domain controller and a user account of about 200. Do I need to get 200 CALs or 1000? Im pretty sure 200 is the correct answer but....I just want to make sure, lol.Click to expand...

I highly recommend a call to Microsoft or a reseller to get the correct answer.

Making an assumption that you have 200 devices across all sites, 200 sounds right if per device CALs in use. If per user CALs, 1000.

Again the source and get the true answer!

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I can guess the answer, no, but you never know. Is it possible to upgrade Windows 10 Pro 64-bit to Windows Server 2012 R2? What happens if you run the setup from Windows 10 Pro? You will be given the choice to upgrade, or be prompted to restart and do a clean installation? As far as I know, Windows Server 2012 R2 is the server counterpart of Windows 10. They even share most of the drivers. Assuming you have a computer running Windows 10 Pro and want to convert that to a small server, running say Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation Edition. Is that possible, or you have to format and clean install? Hopefully the drivers will be the same as in Windows 10.

Alternatively, is there any upgrade/addon to add server aspects in Windows 10 Pro (eg mail server, file server or HTTP server)? Is there an equivalent of Windows Home Server for Windows 10?

Thank you for your time.

Answer:Is it possible to upgrade Windows 10 to Server 2012 R2?

No. Windows Server 2012 R2 is the server version of Windows 8.1

The server version of Windows 10 has not yet been released, but it will be called Windows Server 2016.

And no, you cannot upgrade a desktop OS to a Server OS.

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I am testing windows 10 pro. I have tried to connect to my corporate office using RWA. the server 2012 returns a message that my browser is not supported (edge) and to download I.E. . how do you get either edge to work with Microsoft server 2012 or install a Internet explorer version that will work with windows 10?

Answer:windows edge and server 2012 RWA

If you open EDGE and select the three dots in the upper right of the window. a drop down menu is displayed. Select open with internet explorer and the internet explorer browser will open. You will have to accept the active x and then set the RWA web page to compatibility mode and now you can connect to the corporate office RWA APP and to your assigned desktop.

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I'm finally getting around to doing this.
I'm making a home server running the full version of Windows Server 2012 r2 (free as a student).
The server has been built for a while with a clean install of windows server on it, I'm just now getting to configuring it.

The first thing I want this server to do is to do real time backups of all my pc's and probably sync those with a crash plan account.
Basically I'm just going for data security and redundancy here.
My PC's all use RAID mirrors (except my laptop).
My home/file server will be another local copy.
And CrashPlan will be my offsite copy.

If I can set this server up as a NAS, crash plan has a feature that it will back up files to a folder or another pc, so I could use that to back up to my server, and then the sever backs up to my crash plan account.
Or I have read about WHS having features where it keeps so many daily weekly and monthly backups and images.

Problem is, is that I have never used Windows Server until now and I'm having a lot of trouble with it.
I added a SMB share on the server.
On my desktop I used the command "net use" and added my nas and I can now view it by typing \\NAS in windows explorer but all shared files are inaccessible I can only see root level files.

Other than what I've mentioned I've made very little progress. There also seems to be little information in the way of doing something like this with windows server on google... Read more

Answer:Help Setting Up Windows Server 2012 as a NAS

When you say: On my desktop I used the command "net use" and added my nas and I can now view it by typing \\NAS in windows explorer but all shared files are inaccessible I can only see root level files.

"net use" is used to map a UNC path "\\NAS" to a drive if you type: net use n: \\NAS\Share

It should map the share to the n: drive...

Are you using a Domain or are you doing everything through local user accounts? You probably don't have permissions setup correctly...if you're not on a domain you have to create and use accounts on the NAS when connecting and you have to setup the correct file and folder permissions for that account...

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There are suppose some pre-made groups in windows server 2012, guest, remote desktop users, administrator, administrators...etc...

So i want to know that how to modify "administrators" group settings to limit/disable some permissions without affecting "administrator" group !

Kindly help me.


Answer:How to set permissions in windows server 2012 ?


Which permissions/privileges in particular where you looking to remove from administrators?

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I have recently installed windows server onto a spare Hp laptop. I am currently having issues with the graphics with only 640*480 being available. Is there any way I can update the drivers? (I am running server via hdmi to Tv)

Answer:Windows Server 2012 on HP Laptop

Hi: Try the windows 8 graphics driver from the notebook's support page. That would be the only suggestion I can offer.

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Is there anything in Server 2012 Standard edition that is not in Foundation edition that I'd need for a home storage server using mainly CIFS (maybe 1-2 iSCSI/NFS shares)?

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  I would like to install windows server 2012 r2 on z840 workstation - is it possible?What about the drivers ? I could find only the drivers for Desktop OS but not for server Thanks,APK

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I can guess the answer, no, but you never know. Is it possible to upgrade Windows 10 Pro 64-bit to Windows Server 2012 R2? What happens if you run the setup from Windows 10 Pro? You will be given the choice to upgrade, or be prompted to restart and do a clean installation? As far as I know, Windows Server 2012 R2 is the server counterpart of Windows 10. They even share most of the drivers. Assuming you have a computer running Windows 10 Pro and want to convert that to a small server, running say Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation Edition. Is that possible, or you have to format and clean install? Hopefully the drivers will be the same as in Windows 10.

Alternatively, is there any upgrade/addon to add server aspects in Windows 10 Pro (eg mail server, file server or HTTP server)? Is there an equivalent of Windows Home Server for Windows 10?

Thank you for your time.

Answer:Is it possible to upgrade Windows 10 to Server 2012 R2?

No. Windows Server 2012 R2 is the server version of Windows 8.1

The server version of Windows 10 has not yet been released, but it will be called Windows Server 2016.

And no, you cannot upgrade a desktop OS to a Server OS.

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Hi there
Will the W2012 Server get the 8.1 type of update --anybody know. There seems to be a deafening silence on W2012 server which IMO is strange as it is STREETS ahead of the really horrible W2008 server.

W2012 server has options though already to avoid the whole metro stuff but it would be nice to add some of the proposed customisation features to it.

I'm also not hearing anything about whether W8 ENTERPRISE will also be upgraded -- IMO this is MORE important even than the HOME versions if Ms wants businesses to adopt W8. Boot to the standard desktop is really a MUST for businesses - by also pinning standard programs to the quick launch task bar and / or the desktop a lot of problems of User training can be avoided.


Answer:Windows 2012 server to get update or not - anybody

I am wondering this myself. Also, how will future support work for users who do not upgrade to 8.1? Nothing in 8.1 looks to have much of an effect on someone who uses a SMR and the desktop exclusively. Should I bother upgrading and risk having some type of issue with my work PC?
I recently rolled out a 6 PC trial with Windows 8 and Start8 (Start8 with GPO), and am really concerned 8.1 could break something with GPO or Start 8. Ugg, MS.

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I am using windows server 2012 R2 on hyper-v. because of some reasons my server turn off. When i start the machine it just keep spinning. Please find the below screenshot. Can anyone give me a solution to make it work.

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Links are live people. Start downloading your copies of Server 2012!

Answer:Windows Server 2012 Technet

Bah no more MAK for servers

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I am going to be doing a much needed upgrade at a office taking them from SBS 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Std. This should be more simple than most as they use it is a domain controller, and file/print server. No Exchange, sharepoint, etc.

They do have one program that uses SQL on the server but I already have a plan for migrating that over.

So, do you guys have any recommended document on how to do this migration? Seems like I can mainly treat it as Server 2003 to Server 2012 and just leave the SBS components out but wanted to check with you guys.


Answer:SBS 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Std

I believe you have to cleanup Exchange from the domain, I used the package from when I did my migration (SBS2003 to 2008R2)

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Good day

I recently started at a company where i assist in small IT related tasks.

Recently we have started to experience some trouble with our server, we will all still be working perfectly fine (via Remote Desktop) then all of a sudden we lose our connection to the server and when i go to see what the problem is, I see the blue screen
of death on the screen with the following message:
"Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you.
If you'd like to know more, you can search online later for this error: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (TSFairShare.sys)"
 If anyone can please assist me in what this means and how to resolve it i would appreciate it seeing as i don't have
a clue in connection to servers.

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On Windows Server 2012 R2 DHCP

I have a network in -- but now all IP address has been assigned to all system but i have 400 system i.e i want to increase IP address range so that all 400 systems can get IP address and internet and all should be able to communicate each other

How to resolve this issue? Please let me know if required more information.


Answer:On Windows Server 2012 R2 DHCP

Is this in a work place network?

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I have recently bought a new laptop Satellite P850-32Z (Windows 8) brand new only got it yesterday and now I have problem trying to boot up the laptop.

When I switch on the laptop, I get the Toshiba leading innovation screen then a message saying "preparing automatic repair", then "diagnosing your PC" followed by "attempting repairs".
Any idea how to solve this?

Answer:New Satellite P850 would not boot up

Every new notebook is offered with preinstalled OS that must be prepared for first start. Just follow the instructions on the screen and I hope first start will be prepared properly.

To be honest I don?t know why this repair message is shown on the screen but just leave it working till the end and post what will happen when this repair procedure will be finished.

I just hope you have made first start with AC power supply and without some interrupts.

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Last time I used my laptop, I shut it down, and ever since then It will not turn on.

When I plug charger in the charging light comes on, but doesn't power up with or without battery pack in the laptop.

When I try to turn on the laptop a white LED light will come on for about 10 seconds then goes off where the power symbol is indicated on the laptop.
Happens every time.

No light appears when the charger is not plugged into the laptop, literally nothing occurs when there Is no charger plugged in.

Answer:Satellite P850-138 won't start up

It looks like a serious hardware malfunction…

I think its worth to check the notebook for a RAM malfunction… I recommend using one good working module.
In case the unit would not power up even using good working module, other parts like motherboard could be affected.

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Hi all !

First, sorry for my english but i am french ^^
So, i got a Toshiba Satellite P850 one month ago and since 5-6 days i got a problem with my sound :/

After about 15 min, my sound stop working but if i pout my headphones, i got sound.
If i put my computer in sleep mod ( 2-3 hours) my sound back for 15 min.

I really don't know what to do

Hope you guys help me :)

Ty very much

Answer:Satellite P850 - No sound after 15 min


Really strange issue.
Did you try to uninstall / and / install the sound driver again?
Please do it.

The sound driver can be downloaded from Toshiba European driver page.
Before installing the new driver, remove the preinstalled sound driver and reboot the notebook. After that install the new downloaded sound driver.
Reboot the unit and test it.

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I am trying to update my blu ray player I keep getting download failed when I try and update aacs I keep getting download failed. I am running windows 8.1 I went to download the patch so I can play discs and I get version of source build is not target build. what do I need to do?

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I have always had PCs and recently i bought a Satellite P850. It has a NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M GPU and I am wondering if it is possible to upgrade this easily. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


Answer:Satellite P850 - need some help with upgrading the GPU

Hello Brian

Hardware upgrade on mobile machines is very limited and supported hardware upgrade is RAM and HDD/SSD. GPU upgrade is not supported and not possible.
Check please follow document about CPU or GPU upgrade on Toshiba notebooks -

If you want to have better notebook performance I recommend you to upgrade RAM at first.

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I purchased a Toshiba Satellite P850-30Q a week ago, and overall I like the machine, good performance, nice design, great speakers.... BUT::::

The FAN NOISE driving me crazy? I have had many different laptops in my life, but never experienced anything like this. Normally I dont notice the fan, but this laptop I only notice the fan.

At Idle I can hear the HDD - I can live with that.
At light use, office and internet surfing and like, the fan will turn on now and then at 53% and its really noisy! - Its disturbing when I try to study?
When I play games the fan is at 53% constantly and after like 5-15 min it will increase to +80% which is really loud?! - I can live with the fan when I play games, but not when I study or use it for light use in the train or school.

Am I the only one experiencing this?

If there are no resolution I will return the produkt to the store.. Its just sad when I like the rest, and despite the fan Im happy about it.

Hope you can help.

Answer:Fan noise on Satellite P850-30Q

I have the Toshiba Satellite P850-30W....
I notice the fan too, not because its loud, but because of the fact that it turns on and off all the time...its really annoying when browsing websites and doing light work...
I prefer a fan thats on all the time on a low volume, compared to switching completely off and turning on every 10 seconds....I hope this can be improved with a bios update..
if more people report this to Toshiba, there is a bigger chance of them bothering to fix it
im using bios version 1.90

Message was edited by: funkyguy

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I reformatted and partitioned the HDD to install Windows 7 Professional (it came with home premium) and I cant find any Windows 7 drivers on the Toshiba website???

Why can I not find any drivers for this laptop?

Answer:Re: Where are the drivers for the Satellite P850?

You have newest model so I presume drivers are not uploaded yet but it will happen next days.
I hope you have created recovery DVD before you have ?killed? factory settings, are you?

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Hi there,

Currently my PC is the Satellite P850-31X, see specs here

It currently has a GeForce GT 640m. I was wondering if i could install a new GPU into the system. This results in the problems

1) It cannot be significantly larger in physical size
2) it cannot have a bigger current input than the one i am using currently.

Thanks in advance.

I would like to upgrade the card to a Geforce GTX 7xxm - GeForce GTX 8xxm if possible, as i've found problems converting into an AMD system.


Answer:Re: GPU upgrade for Satellite P850-31X

Such upgrade on mobile machines is not possible. Hardware upgrade on mobile systems is very limited and there are many reasons for that. Due to specific design big problem is hardware cooling system.

Some useful info about that you can read on follow Toshiba document -

Check it out.

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I've recently bought a Satellite P850-12X laptop and have had problems since day one.
The hard drive sounds loose, the LAN adaptor is flaky and the system is prone to random freezing

I tried reinstalling windows and then all the drivers just in case it was software but to no avail.
Obtaining all the relevant drivers in one easy bundle was also a nightmare.

They're all available, but individually rather than as a single bundle for the product.
Perhaps I was looking in the wrong place but you'd think it would be easier.
Also done a full factory reset but no joy. Seems to be hardware related.

I've had Toshibas before and think they're great but this item just feels unstable - probably just the individual product I have rather than the whole series but as per the subject I'm not impressed at all.

Maybe I should have stuck to the reliable TECRA series which you could probably throw down the stairs and they'd still work.

Off to get a replacement/refund but may think twice about Toshiba in the future.


Answer:Satellite P850-12X - not very impressed


The driver can be downloaded from Toshiba page as a single package.
For me its not a big problem and I favor this method because I can exactly choose the driver which I need.
Even if someone would need all available drivers, it?s not really a pain to download the drivers one by one.

Regarding the HDD sound:
Well, I?ve got two notebooks: one from Toshiba and the other from another manufacturer.
The Toshiba notebook is equipped with an 250GB HDD and this HDD is really quite.
The other notebook supports 500GB HDD and this HDD is much louder?
I think this does not depends on notebook but the HDD which is built in?

However, I?m going to replace both HDDs with an SSD drive? at this time the SSD are much cheaper and I guess I will notice much better performance using the SSD drive

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I need drivers for my laptop for W10. When drivers will be avalaible? thanks

Answer:Satellite P850 Drivers W10

My laptop has only 3 years and no windows drivers 10. Incredible.
I think back to Dell. My brother with a Dell laptop that is 5 years old and has drivers.

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Dear forum,

My P850-133 has been sitting on the shelf for a while, I tried to boot it a few weeks ago and the only thing that happens is that the power button illuminates white, and the white light at the bottom of the laptop lights up for five seconds. There is no fan spin and nothing on the screen.

I have tried removing the RAM modules one by one, removing the hard drive, I tried the trick where you disconnect everything and hold the power button for 30 secs. I borrowed a charger from a store and I tried booting without the battery.

What could be the problem? The laptop is from 2012 and likely out of warranty.

Thankful for help.

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I have a P850-138 that is a week old. Sometimes when the laptop is shutdown the battery does not charge although the charging light is on. Anyone else having this problem?


Answer:Satellite P850-138 not always charging

> Sometimes when the laptop is shutdown the battery does not charge
The issues described with word sometimes are already problematic.

How do you know that battery doesn?t charge? How many percent show the battery when you switch on notebook again?

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