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Windows 2012 Essentials Question

Question: Windows 2012 Essentials Question

I migrated an office from 2003 to 2012 Essentials.

I admin'd the box fine setting it up at home with RDS and installed REALVNC on it. Everything was groovy.

Took it to the office and migrated all the workstations to this new domain controller, migrated profiles, etc, moved files, remapped shares, did scripts, etc. Everything went very smooth.

I get home and cannot get to the box thru the VPN as I always did with the 2003 server. Can't ping it, get to it with RDS, VNC, nothing. Can't get to any of the workstations either. I'm thinkin' ohhh crap, I'm in trouble Monday morning, this office is down hard and dead!

Nope, nothing, no calls. I send an email to ask the Doctor if they turned everything off and he said no, everything is working fine.

I am not interested particularly in the web admin access, that I most likely disabled because I can't reach it either. But it looks interesting and I might re-enable it.

But mainly, how do I get RDS and VNC access back? This is a remote site and I'd like to know before I drive 100 miles round trip.

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Preferred Solution: Windows 2012 Essentials Question

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Answer: Windows 2012 Essentials Question

Windows firewall?
Possibly it (properly) detected the new network when taken to the office, but set itself to Public network instead of Work or Home?

We had that happen once here, except it was when someone did RDP in. The Network Detection dialog popped up, but he ignored the box; Windows presumably then selected Public network and blocked pretty much all inbound connectivity.
Though that did block literally all inbound connections.

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Is it safe to install Windows Essentials 2012 on a Windows 10 Surface Pro 3? Photo Gallery is what I am really after because it has a photo resize function where W10 Photo app does not.

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012

I see no reason why you cannot.
MS is still supporting Windows Essentials.

I don't have a Surface Pro, but I have been using Windows Essentials 2012 programs on my 2 laptops running Win 10.

Why did you use the word" safe" ?
You have heard of warning of that kind ?

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Hi,

I try installing Windows Essentials and it wont install! This came up for 1 hour

I got bored and cancelled the process and now the windows all user install service agent wont work, I cant log onto and internet connection won't come to my apps I have install.

Do I have to refresh my computer or anything else?

Thanks

Al

Answer:Help with WIndows Essentials 2012

A refresh would be your easiest option. Remember that a refresh will remove any installed apps that were not pre-installed on the system and your data files will land in C:\Windows.old. Since that's the case, I like to suggest that afterwards, you install the apps you life, then create a new image using the "recimg" command line tool. That way your "refresh" will refresh with your apps installed and data intact.

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Microsoft has released Windows Essentials 2012 which includes new versions of Movie Maker and Photo Gallery for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Details about the new features in Movie Maker and Photo Gallery are available in the Windows Experience Blog, Introducing the New Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker.
Windows Essentials 2012 includes the new SkyDrive for Windows app as well as Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Family Safety, Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Messenger, Outlook Connector Pack and Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Movie Maker. Windows Live Mesh and SkyDrive
If you install Windows Essentials 2012, it is important to note that if you have Windows Live Mesh installed, it will automatically be removed if you install the new Movie Maker or Photo Gallery. In its place Microsoft SkyDrive will be installed. Microsoft has specified that if the new Movie Maker and/or Photo Gallery in Windows Essentials 2012 are installed, you can not have Windows Live Mesh on the same PC.
In order to sync folders from the cloud to all of your PCs, it will then be necessary to install SkyDrive on all of your PCs or Macs. (Windows Live Mesh continues to be available from the Download Center: Windows Live Essentials.)
(Additional Information)

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012

Thanks for the post Corrine.
If anyone needs to download it in other foreign languages, its is available in 48 languages. Windows Essentials 2012: Download links for 48 languages

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Is it safe to install Windows Essentials 2012 on a Windows 10 Surface Pro 3? Photo Gallery is what I am really after because it has a photo resize function where W10 Photo app does not.

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012

I see no reason why you cannot.
MS is still supporting Windows Essentials.

I don't have a Surface Pro, but I have been using Windows Essentials 2012 programs on my 2 laptops running Win 10.

Why did you use the word" safe" ?
You have heard of warning of that kind ?

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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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Windows Live Essentials 2012 16.4 is a Windows 7 & Windows 8
download only it will not work with Vista or any system earlier

Please Advise all members of Majors Geeks not to waste there time trying to Downlaod it if they have Vista Or Earlier onthere PC's rolleyes
 

Answer:Windows live Essentials 2012

Your post is partially inaccurate. The updates for Photo Gallery and Movie Maker will not allow them to run on a Vista operating system, the other items install and run fine on Vista as I'm on a Vista machine as I type this.

http://www.ghacks.net/2012/08/08/windows-essentials-2012-now-available/
 

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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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I reset my computer because Windows Live Mail was not connecting to the internet and was getting an error message saying that I have used the wrong password. Now, I still can't use WL Mail and Windows Essentials is still "installing" for the last several days. Consequently, I can't uninstall WL Mail or Windows Essentials or fix them. In addition, I think, because WLE is not installed officially, I can't see my saved videos and still get the same error message when I try to connect to WL Mail...error 0x80280006. I tried to reset my WL Mail password to no avail.
BTW, I'm using Windows 10 and maybe it is partly to blame?
I want to be able to use WL Mail and see my videos, but I don't know how. Please help. Thanks.
 

Answer:Cannot install and uninstall Windows Essentials 2012.

While searching for info on my problem, I ran a scan of my system with a 'repair tool'...it found many errors and would fix them for a fee, but one of the things it did mention was that I have an Artemis virus. Could this be the cause of my problems>
 

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Hello there! I have been trying to install Windows Essentials 2012: Movie Maker for the entire day today. However thou, no matter how many times I try to install-reinstall-reboot-reinstall, the installation process stops at 80%.

Does anybody here experienced the same issue? I could really use some help. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012 installation stuck

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I just downloaded it last night and didn't have any issues with the Custom install of just Movie maker and Photo gallery :/
Is that how you installed it or did you install the entire package ?
Cheers.

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Is Microsoft finally going to release new versions of its Windows Essentials software tools? I know Skype replaced the Windows live Messenger but it would be fantastic to get a new version of Windows Live Writer for my blogs. I would also love new updated versions of Windows Live Mail and Photo Gallery. Anyone know anything about these products. it has been two years since an upgrade and I want to install this bundle on my new laptop today so can someone provide me a link to a page where the latest version is so I can download this software package. I want the latest and I think the one i have on my Win 7 desktop is old, from 2011 perhaps. Kindly assist.

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012? 2013? 2014?

The latest is 2012

Windows Essentials - Download Windows Live Essentials

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Alright, I have been running into a lot of problems lately with installing Windows Essentials 2012. I have gotten 2 different error codes which I have looked into forums about at and done everything they said to do. I have successfully installed it but then when I attempted to launch Movie Maker (which is all I need) it told me that I was missing something (shouldn't the installation put EVERYTHING you need for the program to run on your computer?!). So I got that file and put it in the appropriate folder and then again attempted to launch Windows Live Movie Maker and I got another message saying I was missing a DIFFERENT file. I have run 2 different virus scans and cleans on my computer (because some forum told me to run a scan). Now what is happening is that I am running the installer and with in matter of seconds it says that Windows Essentials has successfully installed. However, when I go and try and use one of the WLE programs IT... IS... NOT... ON... MY.... COMPUTER! I am starting to get pissed off. I have spent hours on end attempting to fix this problem and no forum has helped me.

Hopefully now I can get some real help on what to do.

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012 Installing Errors

Hi,
We will do our best to help you,okay first you should never download files from any website they could be harmed,second could you give us a screenshot or the code numbers?,third did you download the WLE Setup from the official site?fourth shouldnt you get the WLE with the ISO file imean with the windows 8.1 i didnt had to install WLE it came with my windows?,fifth check if there is any windows updates then try again with the official WLE installer.

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When I try to install Windows Movie Maker the Windows Essentials 2012 installer window hangs with the message "Preparing to install..." and the progress bar continues to run across the window. How can I get the installation to run correctly?

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Here's the latest in a long series of unsolvable problems where Windows Essentials 2012 can not be installed.

The repeated error message - error 0x80040609 - source WLX suite

Installation stops when installing Messenger. There are no previous Messenger installations on the computer.

The computer is running 64 bit Windows 7 . Windows was freshly installed on the computer a few months ago with no problem.

To save the time of asking me to take steps that will not work:

Windows firewall is turned on.

I've downloaded and tried running the offline standalone installer.

I'm running current DirectX.

All Windows Live directories and files have been removed. Uninstall advice does not work because the programs were never installed in the first place

I've downloaded the installation fail fixit and run it.

I've run Windows update.

I've found and zipped the installation log file but so far there's no place to send it.

There are no viruses or malware

Windows Media Player already is installed.

I've run msiexec /unreg
msiexec /regserver

The Windows Installer service is running.

Answer:Cannot install Windows Live Essentials 2012

While waiting for anyone to respond to the original message, here are two other alleged solutions that did not work.

Ran MSCONFIG and set it for only start up services. Then ran the Windows Live full offline installer and got the identical error failure.

Ran CCleaner twice. Then ran the Windows Live full offline installer and got the identical error failure.

I started Revo Uninstaller. Windows Essentials 2012 does not exist in the add/remove programs list.
I checked Control Panel. Windows Essentials 2012 does not exist in the add/remove programs list.

I've used Regedit to remove all reference to Windows Live. Then ran the Windows Live full offline installer and got the identical error failure.

Still no solutions and no responses.

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I'm trying to help a friend to get their Windows Server 2012 Essentials setup up in their small business.

Server is operational, but I'm having issues connecting PCs to it...

I'm able to get to the server page by going to http://(servername)\connect
I can download the connector software, when I run it it finds the server it ask for user name and password.

After entering info it tries to connect for 20-60 seconds and fails with:

Cannot coonect this computer to the network
The Server is not available. Try connecting this computer again, or for more information, see troubleshooting connecting computers to the server.

any idea what could be causing?

could this be caused by network issues? They are using ATT DSL for internet access, with a ATT model, that is referred to as "gateway.pace.com"

They also have a zyxel smart switch, it seems that both ATT DSL and Zyxel switch are acting as DHCP, and both might be issuing IP addresses.

Another thing I noticed that they are using IP phones for all office phones.
All PCs are connected to the network with an IP phone as a device in the middle, that seems be slowing down the phones from normal gigabit to 10/100 only.

Any help would be grateful.
 

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Got tired of the start screen email app real quick, went out and downloaded windows essential pack which includes mail.

Program is a work of art, added all my accounts with just a couple of clicks, personal imap accounts, microsoft accounts and even my yahoo pop account (needs to be yahoo mail plus account, which i have for like $20 a year).

Each account has its own set of folders and each account can be given a color, the ribbon menus on top are great and offer multiple options for your emails.

Reader can be completely customized with many different views, custom column headers, etc.

Can all this be synced to other accounts, and devices who knows, I really am not into that so for me this is the perfect email app

get the free download here: Windows Essentials: Other Programs

Answer:windows essentials 2012 mail is great

I'll look into that once I get my laptop back to 8. Thanks for the link.

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I want to choose an OS for a media server, has to be Windows. I have valid keys. The server hw is pretty old, its an old SuperMicro with AMD Opteron, 6GB DDR2 etc.

Which of these is going to have the lowest resource usage? I don't need to use any pc backup features, just run it as a server with the usual tasks like Plex/Emby, downloading etc.
 

Answer:Server Essentials 2012 R2 vs Windows 10 vs WHS 2011?

2012 Essentials gets my vote but I bet it's less featureful than WHS2011. Based on how many strange happenings I have on my workstation at work with a clean non-OEM install of Win10 TH2, I would not use it for a server at all. Here's to hoping 2016 is better in reliability than the counterpart 10...
 

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Cannot install Windows Live Essentials 2012
Here's the latest in a long series of unsolvable problems where Windows Essentials 2012 can not be installed.

The repeated error message - error 0x80040609 - source WLX suite

Installation stops when installing Messenger. There are no previous Messenger installations on the computer.

The computer is running 64 bit Windows 7 . Windows was freshly installed on the computer a few months ago with no problem.

To save the time of asking me to take steps that will not work:

Windows firewall is turned on.

I've downloaded and tried running the offline standalone installer.

I'm running current DirectX.

All Windows Live directories and files have been removed. Uninstall advice does not work because the programs were never installed in the first place

I've downloaded the installation fail fixit and run it.

I've run Windows update.

I've found and zipped the installation log file but so far there's no place to send it.

There are no viruses or malware

Windows Media Player already is installed.

I've run msiexec /unreg
msiexec /regserver

The Windows Installer service is running.

Here are two other alleged solutions that did not work.

Ran MSCONFIG and set it for only start up services. Then ran the Windows Live full offline installer and got the identical error failure.

Ran CCleaner twice. Then ran the Windows Live full offline installer and got the identical error failure.

I started Revo Uninstaller. Windows Essentials 2012 does no... Read more

Answer:Cannot install Windows Live Essentials 2012

What`s in Windows Live Essentials that you need ?

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Can somebody PLEASE give me a working link to Windows Essentials 2012, preferably the offline installer? It's not on Microsoft anymore, and I want to use the Live Mail and Photos apps in place of the default Win10 apps.

Answer:Where on Earth can I download Windows Essentials 2012?

Hi Stargate38

I trust this site. That said please scan with your AV. Hopefully Live Mail is included.

While Live Mail still works for a lot of people it could stop at any time depending on your mail supplier.

http://www.techspot.com/downloads/55...ssentials.html

Ken

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I had Windows Live Mail Essentials 2011
Mail 2011 and had no problems. Then I upgraded to Windows live mail 2012 and
that is when the problems started.
All email comes in fine
All email sends
fine as long as you only send out one contact.
The problem lies in trying to send out a group contact.
It does not go. when trying to send you get this
error msg : imgur: the simple image sharer
I did not realize this problem until i tried to send out a group contact
In fact I put the program on 3 different machines that were upgrades- same problem
Worse, I put this on 8 client computers who
had windows live mail essentials 2011 prior and same problem.
I went to the Micrososft Forum and told them the problem. They have been working with me to
come up with a fix. i sent them logs that they asked for. So far I only see on
the forum "they are working on it"
This is the forum that i posted to Windows Live Mail Essentials 2012 will not allow
group contacts - Microsoft Community

I suggest prior to putting the
new version on you backup Windows live mail first
Also this does NOT happend
if you are putting the program on for the first time and not doing an
upgrade
It does not matter if you sign into Live Mail with a live account or
you use your own isp, I have tried both and I still cannot send a group
contact.

Once uninstalling 2012 and going back to 2011 (you can still get
2011) the group contacts went just fine

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Hello,

I just downloaded and installed Windows Live Essentials 2012. When I go to launch Movie Maker I get the following error.

I did make sure my computer meets the requirements for Movie maker and my DirectX is version 11 with my DDI Version being 10.

I tried uninstalling Movie maker and reinstalling it but no fix.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2012 Movie Maker

Do you have a separate Video Card? or are you using the onboard VGA?
Do you meet the other Requirements? What are the Movie Maker system requirements? - System requirements
Go to Start/Search and type dxdiag

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Enjoy

Also, I earlier posted a link to a reported work-around for the connector software forcing workstations on the Domain.

Look that over as well if you intend on proceeding with this.

I have not tested this work-around yet, but probably will tonight.
 

Answer:Windows Server 2012 Essentials has gone RTM and is live on TechNet

Refresh me again on why you're so adamant about not allowing workstations to join the directory?

When I come across biz networks that have servers and workstations all in workgroup mode...I LOL at the "pizza tech" that set those up.
 

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I am a first time windows server essentials user and i recently added my computer into the server but there is a conflict due to some kind of registry error and i can't delete the registry file from my computer since there is no user found on the permission for drop box. How do i gain permission to delete the registry
 

Answer:Registry Problem in Windows Server 2012 essentials

what do you mean by "added my computer into the server" as it's not clear what you did.
and clarify "there is no user found on the permission for drop box"
it should list local accounts and possibly the SID of a deleted domain user (if you mean you added your computer to the domain that Server 2012 Essentials creates)
 

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I had Windows Live Mail 2011 and had no problems. Then I upgraded to Windows live mail 2012 and that is when the problems started.
All email comes in fine
All email sends fine as long as you only send out one contact.
The problem lies in trying to send out a group contact.
It does not go. when trying to send you get this error msg : imgur: the simple image sharer
I did not realize this problem until i tried to send out a group contact
In fact I put the program on 3 different machines that were upgrades- same problem
Worse, I put this on 8 client computers who had windows live mail essentials 2011 prior and same problem.
I went to the Micrososft Forum and told them the problem. They have been working with me to come up with a fix. i sent them logs that they asked for. So far I only see on the forum "they are working on it"
This is the forum that i posted to Windows Live Mail Essentials 2012 will not allow group contacts - Microsoft Community

I suggest prior to putting the new version on you backup Windows live mail first
Also this does NOT happend if you are putting the program on for the first time and not doing an upgrade
It does not matter if you sign into Live Mail with a live account or you use your own isp, I have tried both and I still cannot send a group contact.

Once uninstalling 2012 and going back to 2011 (you can still get 2011) the group contacts went just fine

Answer:There is a bug in Windows Live Mail Essentials 2012 as an upgrade

Thank you robinb9 for the information. Please keep us updated if you can.

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Windows Essentials 2012 suite will reach end of support on January 10, 2017
Rubbish, it has ended already!!

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Have attempted to get Photo Gallery and Movie Maker on my Win 7 Pro computer. Installed Windows Essentials 2012 which is supposed to include these two programs. The only program that installs and shows up on the computer is Microsoft One Drive. Did a search of the computer but did not find either program. A number of websites discuss this problem and offer solutions. I've tried all of the solutions. None have worked for me. My computer specs are more than what is required for these two programs, so that isn't the problem. I'm beginning to wonder if these programs have been eliminated by Microsoft.

Any ideas would be welcomed.

Answer:Installed Windows Essentials 2012 but can't find Movie Maker

Get Movie Maker - Microsoft Windows

Movie Maker - Microsoft Windows

Try again, I know my daughter needed it for a school project and we only had to download the single program.

Getting started with Windows Movie Maker

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Windows Essentials 2012 suite will reach end of support on January 10, 2017
Rubbish, it has ended already!!

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The Client Connect to Windows server 2012 Essentials not working for 1 PC on a network. It didn't work a year ago when I set up the domain and the other 8 PC's connected, but the HDD died so I did a fresh install in Window 7 Pro SP1 and put in all the updates
and tried to connect agian.
The error is that it can't find the server.
I've tried everything else I've seen on the forums, IP v4 only, DNS is only set to the Windows Domain server.

below is the log for the connect attempt, does anyone have any ideas?

10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] wmain: Start of Computerconnector
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] wmain: Calling Computerconnector::ShowWizard()
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] CComputerconnector::ShowWizard: Initializing common controls
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] CComputerconnector::ShowWizard: Done initializing common controls
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] Displaying the wizard
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] CComputerconnector::AnotherInstallationErrorDlgProc: IDD_ANOTHER_INSTALLATION_ERR Page Initialization
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] CComputerconnector::Run: Installation is ready to run
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] GlobalData::Initialize (192.168.1.151, , C:\Users\BPOWELL.JMS\Downloads\ComputerConnector(192.168.1.151).exe, 1033)
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] ExpandEnvironmentStrings return (C:\Windows\Temp\Client Deployment Files\)
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] CComputerconnector::Run: Running Task: Id=1 Description=Downloads the Setup.cab file
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Download Windows 10 Client Connector Update for Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 as it now available at Microsoft.

Windows Server Essentials Connector is software that helps you connect your PC or Mac client to Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Windows Server Essentials Experience server role enabled. It also enables and manages key client-side functionality of Windows Server Essentials Experience. On a PC, it provides client backup, a tray icon and the Launchpad, the Dashboard for management of remote servers, and a VPN profile with the capability of auto-dialing and monitoring client health from the server side. On a Mac, it provides health monitoring and the Launchpad.

Get it from Microsoft here.

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Hi

Having upgraded to Windows 8 Pro 64 bit, I have discovered that I have limited control of my options, in Windows Live Mail (Essentials 2012 version)!

Prior to the upgrade, and with the 2011 version of WLM, I was able, through the Options facility to select certain actions, such as:

"Send/Receive on Start up!
and
Delete messages from the deleted folder on close down!

The Options Tab, which allowed these choices, was on the tool bar, at the top of the window, just below, and just to the left of the Close Window X!

This facility does not appear on the current 2012 version!

I would appreciate any advice on this matter

At the moment, I have to manually select Send/Receive, and manually delete old messages

Answer:Management of Windows Live Mail - Windows Essentials 2012

Hi Theo, When first installing W8 I noticed the 'Tile' for Windows Live Mail in 'all apps'. Didn't take much notice as don't use Live Mail which in W7 & W8 was an integral part of Messenger. However to use Messenger you had to create a Live Mail/Hotmail a/c.
Well having become more settled with what I need in W8 I thought I'd have a look at the 'Windows Live Mail' and so pinned the tile to Start & Desktop. I just opened it today and found it has the new UI of the Ribbon Type which makes it very flexible and perhaps more attractive to future use by me. I also noticed it had the 'Options' you require, which you will find on the Toolbar when you create a new message. Hope this helps.

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We have an important LOB application (QuickBooks 2018) that requires that requires Internet Explorer 11 for QB to operate correctly.  Unfortunately our server runs Windows Server 2012 Essentials as an operating system (not R2).  From reviewing
various Microsoft documents, I realize that IE 11 is not supported on Server 2012.  However, we need to be able to run QuickBooks, which requires that version of IE.  Upgrading the server OS to 2012 R2 would take hours, because there is no in-place
upgrade option.  We would have to reinstall and configure the OS again from scratch.
Is there anything we can do to resolve this problem?
Thanks for any assistance you can offer.


John

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Have been using this program for months now on windows 10 32 bit, and I get an email saying that MS are making changes to Outlook servers and to patch WLM 2012 and a download link.

I applied the patch and now after a few seconds of being open WLM 2012 crashes while updating the calendar.

Anyone know a fix for this? I have taken the patch off by repairing Windows essentials 2012 from the Programs and features dialog, but anyone know why this patch causes WLM to crash after a few seconds?

Tim

Answer:Update for Windows Live Essentials Mail 2012 (KB3093594) kills WLM

Repaired WLM 2012 through Program and features and then re-applied the patch, seems solved now.

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Have been using this program for months now on windows 10 32 bit, and I get an email saying that MS are making changes to Outlook servers and to patch WLM 2012 and a download link.

I applied the patch and now after a few seconds of being open WLM 2012 crashes while updating the calendar.

Anyone know a fix for this? I have taken the patch off by repairing Windows essentials 2012 from the Programs and features dialog, but anyone know why this patch causes WLM to crash after a few seconds?

Tim

Answer:Update for Windows Live Essentials Mail 2012 (KB3093594) kills WLM

Repaired WLM 2012 through Program and features and then re-applied the patch, seems solved now.

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Here's a new one for ya.

I have 2 accounts: admin & limited. I use the limited.

Upgraded from live essentials 2011 to essentials 2012. had mesh, skydrive, photo gallery/movie maker, and outlook hotmail connector.

The upgrade updated skydrive, outlook connector, and photogallery/movie maker, and removed mesh, as to be expected.

logged into limited account to access photo gallery and got this:


Went back to admin account and repaired it. It mentioned that a file corruption was preventing the repair. So I uninstalled it, reinstalled it, restarted, logged into admin, and accessed photo gallery. Worked fine.

Went into limited account again with the same error. It does eventually start up, but you have to click OK 5 times to make the error disappear.

If someone knows a fix, let me know. I'll keep trying to work it through, and I'll post what I find.

This is the 'corrupt profile error' when I try to repair:

Answer:Essentials 2012 error

Well, uninstalled every aspect of essentials, including outlook connectors and skydrive, then Ccleanered it up. Got it working after 2 days. MS fix-its and suggestions didn't work. But, I'm happy now.

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Wow- what a mess this is. You know, the Win8 love/hate thing- desktop OS vs. Tablet... I get it. Trying to make things easier for Joe Average user. No Problem. But this stupified, dumbed-down interface on Essentials is a joke. They have emasculated Small Business Server. I've been deploying SBS since the old 4.5 days. It evolved into what a lot of us feel was the best- 2011. Great product, served a HUGE need, and by 2011 they really fixed most everything that was ever wrong with it.

So of course, MS has to f**k it up. First, by removing Exchange, then by applying this moronic Win8 interface... to a server! It's truly pathetic. It has been sad to watch MS abandon the small business community- both its customers and the people like us who support it. This one is the worst yet.
 

Answer:2012 Essentials rant

They arn't abandoning them per say, just making the poor decision of trying to force everyone to hosted exchange and office 365.

SBS2011 was a good product and had its place in deployments, I tried to stay away from it though, I honestly don't like small companies having Exchange servers in their office.
 

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I need it for work but Microsoft pulled it 2 months ago.

If you do perhaps you could throw it on google drive or something for me to grab, would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

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Has anyone else gotten this combo to work?

Whenever I try to install WSE2012 through UEFI/BIOS it fails. The computer reboots before I even get into the setup GUI. So far, I have only been able to boot into DOS.

I've removed all PCIE cards, unplugged hard drives, and updated the BIOS to the latest version.

I verified the chksum of the WSE2012 against Technet so i know my download is good.

I burned the ISO to DVD & Flash drive.

Any ideas?
 

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Network - 192.168.1.0/24 Router - 192.168.1.1 Server - 192.168.1.4 DNS - 192.168.1.4 DHCP - 192.168.1.1

**NOTE - Tracert shows "double NAT", network before 192.168.1.1 is 192.168.254.254, I cannot change this from my current position but can in the future.

I have a domain setup, we'll call it 123.local, server name is WINSVR1. AD promotion was setup which then setup DNS. Router is setup to hand out 1.4 as the DNS server.

DNS queries in the browser seem fast and fine but NSLOOKUP queries have issues and I also cannot locate the local server when I'm trying to join PCs to the domain.

Here's a nslookup I tested from a client, unvisited before.

Code:

cbs.com Server: UnKnown Address: 192.168.1.4

DNS request timed out. timeout was 2 seconds.
DNS request timed out. timeout was 2 seconds.
DNS request timed out. timeout was 2 seconds.
DNS request timed out. timeout was 2 seconds.
*** Request to UnKnown timed-out cbs.com Server:
UnKnown Address: 192.168.1.4

Non-authoritative answer: Name: cbs.com Addresses: 64.30.228.50 64.30.228.49

I can ping 123.local and nslookup 123.local along with winsvr1.123.local FROM THE SERVER but I cannot ping or nslookup either from a client. I can ping WINSVR1 (not FQDN) but that's probably from WINS or something.

DNS server logs I see the following: The DNS Server encountered a bad packet form 192.168.1.1. Packet processing leads beyond packet length. The vent data contains the DNS pac... Read more

Answer:Server 2012 Essentials - AD/DNS Issues

Clients should be getting the DNS from the server, especially if you want clients to connect/use the server, especially for logons, policies, etc.
Im guessing the .254.254 is a uverse/att device?
Turn off the DHCP on the .254 device *or* add your current router into the DMZ type zone
Server should be sending out DHCP info
192.168.1.4 as DNS
192.168.254.254 as gateway (or is you can do the DMZ mode use 192.168.1.1)
255.255.255.0 as subnet
 

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Ok so I have been reading up here on rants and different things on the storage spaces piece...

I went from WHS v1 to WHS2011 now but am not running any backups or duplication or anything....

I am now running WHS2012E (if you will)...on a machine to make sure it all looks good. But I only have 1 drive in it at the moment..

so in my ESX 5.5i environment I installed it then added 2 drives...

just for confirmation....

what is the mimimum size drive to use for the OS???
I have a 1tb in there and was going to get 2 x 3tb drives.. and only use them.
but V1 would allow you to duplicate data that way but the new WHS2012E does not.
seems drive pool must be 2 seperate drives in addition to the OS drive so it makes no sense why wyou would want a 3tb OS drive...
(verified this by more googling... hah)
am I missing something here?

I am thinking 250gb or 320gb drive for OS (have them already)
3 x 1tb drive in a pool then mirrored x1 (as I have them too) - if that is what it is called...

I dont need 2 copies of this and 3 copies of that.. raid 5 for this and all that...

I have pics, movies, data files that are shared out to computers in the house... I just want to make sure if a drive goes I can get all my data back....

recommendations?

this machine will be running
movie share
music share
data share
Homeseer - home automation
CCTV - 8 cameras
 

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Hi all,
hope some good sould could help me here.

I want to install back live mail 2012 but at the end of the installation it keeps on reporting the following:

It looks like another program is preventing the installer from working.
Error: 0x80070643
Source: crt90-i386

instead of saying: done.

I've looked pretty everywhere but I couldn't find a solution.
I've tried a clean start, with just MS services, tried to uninstall feature NET framework and reinstall them, tried to stop and restart the firewall, tried to clean all the cache, temp files.
I also tried to install the messenger or the Photo gallery and Movie maker alone, without mail.
Nothing, it keeps on reporting that darn error
Anybody have an idea on what could be wrong?

Answer:Live essentials 2012 failed to install

Is your Windows Firewall turned On ?
It needs to be On.

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Anyone know if you can install it as a non-domain server? It forced me to provide a domain name during the installation.

I don't want MS domains anywhere near my home network. I want a standard network server.
 

Answer:Server 2012 Essentials Beta - Domain Only ?

TechLarry said:


Anyone know if you can install it as a non-domain server? It forced me to provide a domain name during the installation.

I don't want MS domains anywhere near my home network. I want a standard network server.Click to expand...

That's what regular Server 2012 is for....
 

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http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30327

This is the Beta, of course.
 

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I've reached the end of my limited networking knowledge. Here's the deal:

- I have my home server running Windows Server Essentials 2012. Its primary function is backups of my various computers.
- My ISP is ATT Uverse, which provides a modem/router/gateway. It sucks teh ballz, so I set into bridge mode and set up a Netgear Nighthawk behind it. ALL devices are connected to the Nighthawk.
- I want to set up the server for remote access so that family can grab pictures and files remotely, and so I can do the same.
- I followed the instructions and the auto setup (I had to forward ports 80 and 443 manually, but that's done), and from the server's perspective, it says it is set up:



And now the problem:
When I try to access the sever from INSIDE the network, it loads the login page no problem. BUT, when I do so from the outside, the server sends no data, nothing loads.
Am I missing a setting on the bridged gateway?
 

Answer:Server Essentials 2012 Remote Access HELP

Windows firewall enabled on the server? Check your IIS settings.
 

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I don't do these posts (Hey look at me, I'm awesome!!!), but this one needed to be made...
I am a graduate of both WHS v1 and 2011. I liked both, missed drive extender, and loathed my ATT Gateway as a result. That said, they always backed up on time, and the way I wanted, with no issues (until Drive Bender decided to bork everything and my Windows 8 laptop refused to play nice with WHS2011).

Well, my server needed an upgrade anyway, so I decided to gut it (mostly) and start over with the new Server Essentials 2012. (SE2012 from here on)

Old Specs: Core 2 Duo E4400, 2gb DDR2, Some s775 Asus board, and a 9800GT PE + a 2TB WD Green.

New Specs: AMD A6-3650, 4GB DDR3, an MSI A55m-P33, an Intel 120gb SSD for the OS, and I added two more WD Green 2TB drives (total 6tb).

I cannot emphasize it enough how easy the setup was. Drivers installed with no issues, straight from the mobo disk, and then updated through windows update. Unlike with my two WHS installs, I didn't have to trick them into thinking it wasn't a server OS etc. Getting DriveBender back in the form of storage pools was awesome, and again, set up with no issues whatsoever including built in duplication. The entire process, hardware switch included, took MAYBE 2 hours. That includes setting up a domain on the network with SE2012.

So, compared to my previous server OS experience, I also like the new dashboard. It's a bit easier to work with and makes a little more sense, though some of the dire... Read more

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Did a fresh install of Microsoft Server 2012 R2 Essentials and followed the storage pool wizard by mistake and setup with mirror instead of Stripe + Parity (just MKV etc. storage).

Rookie mistake but how could I simply delete the pool (and folders) and redo manually?

I'm googling like crazy but can't find a solution yet.

I would like to format the drives and re-setup the storage pool.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thx guys.
 

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Hi all,
hope some good sould could help me here.

I want to install back live mail 2012 but at the end of the installation it keeps on reporting the following:

It looks like another program is preventing the installer from working.
Error: 0x80070643
Source: crt90-i386

instead of saying: done.

I've looked pretty everywhere but I couldn't find a solution.
I've tried a clean start, with just MS services, tried to uninstall feature NET framework and reinstall them, tried to stop and restart the firewall, tried to clean all the cache, temp files.
I also tried to install the messenger or the Photo gallery and Movie maker alone, without mail.
Nothing, it keeps on reporting that darn error
Anybody have an idea on what could be wrong?

Answer:Live essentials 2012 failed to install

Is your Windows Firewall turned On ?
It needs to be On.

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I swapped out the HDD on my wife's laptop with a new SSD, and did a fresh install of Windows 7.

My wife liked the live mail, and the photo viewer, and had the 2009 version on the old system, I think.

Anyway......you can only install the new Windows Essentials 2012, or it's individual components....or so I thought.

I tried doing that, and first it hung on the "install", until I got fed up and cancelled. A couple more attempts, and it said it couldn't install mail, movie maker and photo viewer. I tried the offline installer, tried finding an older version....with no luck.

It would keep installing OneDrive though, if I tried to install the entire suite.

One thing I found out is, that if there are any components/program files from previous versions, it won't install, or so I read. If I go to C:\Program files, and/or C:\Program files(x86), there are folders for Live essentials components. Obviously it came with the fresh Windows 7. I'm pretty sure that is the reason, but if I simply try to right click and delete those folders, it tells me I need permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to the folders.

It's ridiculous.

Any help/feedback GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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new report is out. feel free to post more links to other reports.

The Best Antivirus for 2012 | PCMag.com

Answer:Bitdefender and Comodo Cleaning Essentials are Best 2012 - PCMag.com

Sorry I call bogus. No way in H E double hockey sticks that Norton gets 4.5 stars and MBAM gets 3. Not to mention they use an old outdated version of MBAM. They compare version 1.51 when version 1.62 has been out for a while now. That just shows that PCMag doesnt want to step on their advertisers or people who pay them money for good reviews. Norton has done this in the past with PCMag and everyone knows it. They had the most adverts in the published mag and they still get favored on their online only mag now.

Not to even mention the fact they dont even test MSE at all. Funny how they test so many, but yet they dont test the one from the OS Developers themselves. PCMag can take a long walk off a short pier. They are only padding the ego of the people who write them checks. They are not nor will they ever be a publication to read if you want real results and feedback. They only care about who lines their pockets.

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I can't seem to find info on this. Does the client backup support Single Instance Store like the old WHS products did ?
 

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Ok, so after a long time working fine, my desktops stopped backing up.

So, as recommended by the TN Article for Client Backup issues, I started the Database Repair Utility in the Dashboard.

It starts, and after a while it fails and says it fails due to an unknown problem. I click the link it provides to find help, and it dumps me in the generic Server2012E page. I've not been able to find any help on this issue.

Any idea's ?

I also ran a SFT /Scannow on the server. The last time I had a client backup issue this fixed it.

Exact Error Wording:

Backup repair did not complete.
An unknown error prevented the backup repair process from starting. Make sure that all services are running then try again.

The services I know to check are indeed running.
 

Answer:Server 2012 Essentials R2 Client Backup Failure

I just put my server together how do you like WSE so far? Planning to install it when my internet get re-connected in a couple weeks.
 

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link:
A look into Microsoft Security Essentials 2012 | TechRepublic


Quote:




By Scott Lowe
December 14, 2011, 6:00 AM PST
Takeaway: Scott Lowe takes a detailed view into the Microsoft Security Essentials latest build, still in beta, noting some of the changes and performing some basic testing.





post here with you thoughts if you get to try it out.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials 2012 Now In Beta! - techrepublic.com

Cool updates, but I never use it. :P

Edit: Not that it's bad or anything. I just happen to use Comodo, and I'm happy with it.

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I don't know if this is buried here on HOCP or not, but here it is just in case.

There is an article on SuperSite that explains how to add a computer to a Server 2012 Essentials machine (i.e. install the connector software) without it taking over the workstation and adding it to the domain.

Article...

Hopefully MS won't put some sort of bullshit block in for this in the final RTM.
 

Answer:Apparantly you CAN attach to Server 2012 Essentials without Domain

Nice to know. Might allow more people to use it w/o worrying about domain administration.
 

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Hi All,
Any help appreciated with this one!!
I have a Windows Server 2012 Essentials Server with Dell Perc 200 raid controller.
All generally works very well. But i have noticed if i copy files from one location to another location on the same hdd, the transfer rate starts reasonable and drops right down to 1-2mb / sec... or less... and sometimes goes to kb/sec and then sometimes drops to 0...
Any ideas or suggestions are welcomed?? Is it windows settings, the raid controller etc???
Thanks, Simon

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My new laptop has never recorded sound for SKYPE Video Messaging.
Bit annoying, as Skype video calls and other similar apps, no problems with microphones/sound etc.

Since downloading Windows Essential 2012 I have no sound for any videos that previously worked fine. Specifically I wanted to use Movie Maker. Do I need an updated sound card?

I have deinstalled and reinstalled and it is the same story every time.
NO SOUND.

Any help appreciated thanks.

Answer:Satellite L50D: no video sound after installation of MS Essentials 2012

Could you explain your issue precisely? What is wrong with the sound exactly?
Is the problem with particular video file format using the Movie Maker only?
Or do you have sound watching for example Youtube videos and DVD movies?

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Hey All,

I just uninstalled Avast and switched to MSE, because Avast was often draining my system too much of resources. So far, I see to like it. Will MSE be supported for XP after April 2014? I know that MS updates will not, but as updates for MSE apply to XP, Vista, and Windows 7, I was wondering about this?

With MSN, are all the AV and malware protection updates the same?

Jack
 

Answer:Question About MS Security Essentials For Windows XP

To be honest I wouldn't be bothered by that. The updates should all be the same across OS versions and if nothing else you should still be able to manually update at the very least. Even so in four years a lot of things could change--MSE could drop support for XP completely, could be pulled off the market, could go quickly obsolete, or any number of other things. Or you might change your computer, change your OS, or decide to change your Antivirus again.

It's worth reconsidering your AV semi-regularly (approx once a year) anyway because the best performer in the high speed arms race against malware will continue to change. Four years is an age away when it comes to computers in general, and much more so in terms of malware. Predicting that far in the future isn't worthwhile.
 

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Hi all,

Just have a quick question about installing Live Essentials 2011. I've tried and got the error message: Couldn't Install Program - You already have different build flavor of Live

So I need to uninstall my current version. But I want to be sure I won't lose everything (emails, contacts) I now have in Windows Live Mail. A new install will simply transfer everything into the 2011 version?

And I can deselect Messenger during install? I hate Messenger...

Thanks,
Tuck
 

Answer:Windows Live Essentials Install Question

E-mails and contacts should remain on your online mail account servers; as long as you don't have them set to delete the mail there after downloading, which I don't think anybody does anymore since e-mail account space allocation is usually very generous. You'll probably have to download/import them again to the new version of the client.
After uninstalling the Messenger, yes, indicate you want to choose which components of Live you want to download and leave Messenger off the list.
 

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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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Hi Folks,

Amid all the Windows 10 install stuff, I have a question about a 2012 R2 server install. Over the last few months, I have retired all of our 2003/R2 servers up to 2008 R2 and 2012 R2. 5 of our DC's are sitting at 2012/R2 with the final DC sitting at 2008/R2. Yesterday I burned a DVD to do an in-place upgrade of the last server (I was gonna put in the disk and do the upgrade from home via VPN. Well, I went out for drinks yesterday afternoon and forgot to put in the DVD into the 2008/R2 box so that I could perform the upgrade today after the machine had it's full backup.

My question: Is there a way to do an upgrade from 2008/R2 to 2012/R2 without a thumb drive or a DVD with the physical media? I really don't feel like driving into my school today because of Seafair happening today downtown and it is going to be swamped and I don't want to deal with all that crap.

Thank you.
 

Answer:Windows Server 2012 R2 Upgrade question

Does your server have any type of iDRAC/IPMI/etc.management access? You can typically mount an ISO that way for an upgrade.
 

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Trying to figure out the best server software to get for my needs.....

I built 2 mini pc servers using the following parts below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856101134&Tpk=N82E16856101134
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116503&Tpk=N82E16819116503
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239289&Tpk=N82E16820239289 x2
I successfully got both up and running with 3 VMs each using MS Windows Server 2012 Standard Evaluation. I built these for testing purposes but they have been perfect for my needs. But now my activation period is set to expire, though I did to a successful rearm for now.

I want to permanently activate windows server but Im a bit confused on what version I should try to get. I came across a copy that says "Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard - 2 CPUs/2VM Base License", but not sure what the 2 cpu/2vm actually means and what the actual limitations are for that. Then there is the "Windows Server Standard 2012 64-Bit 5 Client". Does that mean I can install this copy on up to 5 separate pcs? And if so again is there a limitation on the number of VMs I can run. I was looking to plan on adding a larger server to run up to an additional 20 VMs to the 2 servers (6 VMs) Im running now in the near future.

Just trying to figure out my best options.
 

Answer:Windows 2012 Server option question

Server 2012 (Standard or Datacenter) per license, is for 2 CPU sockets. The only difference between Standard and Datacenter is the amount of VM licenses you are granted with it.

A single Server 2012 Standard license grants you up to 2 VM's on a 2 CPU socket system.

You can run up to 2 VM's with one license as long as the underlying OS is only running Hyper-V/ESXi. If you run anything else , you can only run 1 VM.

So for example:

Install server onto physical box. Enable Hyper-V but nothing else -> I can run 2 VM's
Install ESXi onto physical box. I can run 2 Windows Server 2012 VM's
Install server onto physical box. Do not enable any roles, but share files -> I can run 1 VM
Install server onto physical box. Enabled File Services role-> I can run 1 VM
Install server onto physical box. Enable File Services, Active Directory, and DNS -> I can run 1 VM

You're other option is to download Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, which does not require any licenses but requires being managed remotely or via cmd line, then just use your Standard license to run 2 VM's. That way you know for sure you are compliant.

If the server has 4 CPU sockets, you need 2 Standard Licenses and can go up to 4 VM's. But if you have a system this powerful, I would just buy Datacenter and be allowed unlimited VM's.
 

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Did a recent install of Windows 7 Pro, SP1, 64 bit.
Installed Windows Live Mail 2012, where I have a variety of email accounts: one Gmail, one Comcast, and several domain based email accounts.
When I send an email from any of my domain based accounts, the sent email doesn't appear in the Sent folder of the specific account I sent it from. Instead, it appears in the Sent folder under the Storage folders.
I do not have this issue with the Gmail or Comcast accounts.
Is this an issue with WLM 2012? Have I configured something wrong? Is this an issue with my website host?
Appreciate any help with this. Thank you.

Answer:Windows Live Mail 2012: Configuration Question

I'm using Windows Live Mail 2011... is Windows Update going to update this at some point?

Anybody know what the advantages are of going from 2011 to 2012.... ?

Not trying to hijack the thread, just figured this was relevant and someone might know.

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I have been looking at Windows Server 2012's storage pools and it looks like an ideal solution for my home media center. One thing I couldn't find information on is adding a preexisting pool to a fresh server install.

I ask this given the following situation:

You install Windows Server 2012 and setup your storage pools
You add disks over time to your pool
A year later your drive with the operating system fails
You replace the bad drive and reinstall server 2012.

Now how do you add this preexisting storage pool full of data to your fresh install?
 

Answer:Windows Server 2012 storage pool question

It will automatically find it. You will need to "online" the disks and set the virtual disks to read/write (they default to read only), but it will work. I did a clean install from 2012 RC -> RTM with no issues.
 

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So I finally have all my drivers installed after doing a clean install of Windows 7. Now I need to know the Essentials that I basically have to need to run some programs. Because I can't install Skype or Snag It or anything really like that, I keep getting erros. This is all I have installed so far (Picture):

Thanks in advance! :P

Answer:Windows 7 Essentials (Not Microsoft Essentials) After clean install

What error's are you getting?

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Unable to download and restore WLM 2012 after doing a Windows 10 restore on May 24, 2017. Message says Microsoft stop supporting Windows Live Essentials in January 2017. Any suggestions for reinstalling WLM 2012? Is Windows Live Mail 2012 available from anywhere besides Microsoft?

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Unable to download and restore WLM 2012 after doing a Windows 10 restore on May 24, 2017. Message says Microsoft stop supporting Windows Live Essentials in January 2017. Any suggestions for reinstalling WLM 2012? Is Windows Live Mail 2012 available from anywhere besides Microsoft?

Answer:Windows 10 Restored & WLM 2012 removed - How to restore WLM 2012

Skywavedoug said:

Unable to download and restore WLM 2012 after doing a Windows 10 restore on May 24, 2017. Message says Microsoft stop supporting Windows Live Essentials in January 2017. Any suggestions for reinstalling WLM 2012? Is Windows Live Mail 2012 available from anywhere besides Microsoft?



Welcome to TenForums @Skywavedoug.

Pity you didn't come here sooner, the end of support had been known since October last year. The links were finally removed from Microsoft's pages and the files pulled from the download server in March this year. Those of us who knew downloaded the off line installer wlsetup-all.exe before it was too late. See this thread...
Windows Essentials 2012 will reach end of support on January 10th 2017
...and read to the end. There are increasing difficulties running the installer as Windows 10 has been updated, particularly with the Creators Update.

There are a few places that purport to have copies of wlsetup-all.exe you can download, but most of them appear... well... suspicious. There does appear to be a copy of the English off line installer held by the Internet Archive.






Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.



https://archive.org/

The download is here: https://archive.org/details/wlsetup-all_201703

I've downloaded the 'Windows executable' from the above link and done a file comparison with my copy downloaded ... Read more

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Hi,
Does Windows 2012 Standard (and R2 standard edition) provide log collector facility? If so, could you please provide aq link for that. I understand that 2012 and R2 essential provides that feature - looking
for Standard edition support.
Regards,
Champak

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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?

Thanks!
ElectroPulse
 

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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My MSE says that my malware, spyware, etc. definitions are out of date, but when I try to update it won't happen. I also have a message on my toolbar that Windows cannot update. Is MS no longer supporting Vista or do I have a problem?

Answer:Ms security essentials question

Hello Fred22. I'm using MSE 4.9 on Vista and my definitions have been updated today, so rest assured that the problem is at your end. In another recent post (windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown - BlueScreen), you stated that you had restored your system to a point before your last Windows update. I suggest that you try this: Open Windows Update, change the setting to "never check for updates," click OK, then restart the PC. After logging back in, open MSE, select the Update tab, and click Update definitions.

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Hello,

I have Win.7 Ultimate - 64 bit dual boot with XP 32 bit with 3 Hard

Drives. When I do a scheduled scan of my computer at say 300am will MS

Security scan all three drives?

I do not see anywhere in their program to change where it

will automatically scan, just when.

I do know I can manually scan a drive, file, etc.

Thanks

Bob

Answer:MS Security Essentials - Question

Hello Bob, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In MSE settings, you can change the "Scan type" to "Full scan" to have all hard drives scanned from the scheduled scan.



Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My MSE says that my malware, spyware, etc. definitions are out of date, but when I try to update it won't happen. I also have a message on my toolbar that Windows cannot update. Is MS no longer supporting Vista or do I have a problem?

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i've been using nothing but microsoft security essentials since building my computer in 2010. i have'nt had any virus issues at all, that i know of. i was talking to the IT guy at work about a hard drive problem i've been having (bad sectors/ corrupt files) and in the conversation he told me microsoft security was'nt really a anti-virus program and that i should run AVG or something . that being said, i have had problems with down loading anything . when i try to down load a program or even updates, i get a window that states that the program contained a virus and was deleted. it does direct you to another site which is MICROSOFT and the latest explorer version download, which will not down load either. i had chalked this up to the drive being bad. does this make sense. any and all advice will be most appreciated.

(my computer is a home build, 2010. asus mother board, amd cpu, windows 7)
 

Answer:question about microsoft security essentials

rmthurman said:





i was talking to the IT guy at work about a hard drive problem i've been having (bad sectors/ corrupt files) and in the conversation he told me microsoft security was'nt really a anti-virus program and that i should run AVG or something .Click to expand...

Not sure where the IT guy is coming from, but MSE is a full-fledged antivirus/anti-malware program and a good one at that. I think you may have other issues going on with that computer like you said.
 

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I have a question. I have installed the new offering from Microsoft - MSE. Now where can I access Windows Defender from ? I cant see it. Also do you think I can uninstall Spybot now?

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials question.

windows defender has no connection with Morro. in the task bar u can see or got to control panel and check. I was using spybot before uninstalled it You can do that if you have a good antivirus and firewall...

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i've been using nothing but microsoft security essentials since building my computer in 2010. i have'nt had any virus issues at all, that i know of.  i was talking to the IT guy at work about a hard drive problem i've been having (bad sectors/ corrupt files) and in the conversation he told me microsoft security was'nt really a anti-virus program and that i should run AVG or something . that being said i have had problems with down loading anything . when i try to down load a program or even updates i get a window that states that the program contained a virus and was deleted. it does direct you to another site which is microsoft and the latest explorer version download, which will not down load either. i had chalked this up to the drive being bad. does this make sense. any and all advice will be most appreciated.
(my computer is a home build, 2010. asus mother board, amd cpu, windows 7)

Answer:question about microsoft security essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials is an anti-malware. I have found it to be as effective as AVG over time without having to use a toolbar, additional firewall, and all of the other paraphernalia bundled in AVG. The security within Windows 7 is good. What experience has shown me in many instances, is that folks do not avail themselves to the built in protections within the system.
 
I do not work here, but there are a number of BC tutorials that help deal with viruses and with other issues.
 
I assume that you periodically use the Error-checking, Disk Cleanup and Scannow SFC may provide some relief for your hard disk issues.  

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Hello everyone,

I am trying to Enable/Install Microsoft Security Essentials and running into a catch 22. The advice from the MS Forums was to completely uninstall and re-install the software. I have followed instructions on how to do a complete removal before attempting a new install with no luck. Removing registry keys and various installer components ect.

I ran the Security Check Software and it says I have MSE installed but disabled. When I turn on my computer the red security alert pops up and tells me MSE is turned off and recommends turning on ect.

Just thought I'd check on here to see if anyone else has had a similiar issue. Any thoughts on if it is actually installed and I just need to turn it on, if so how? When attempting to install I get error code 0x80070645. This seems to be a very broad error code meaning a number of things (to me atleast).

Any advice or software you think I should run I am open to suggestions.

Thank you.

A. Waysender

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials question

Have you tried the directions here?

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When trying to install Nero 7 Essentials 7.10.1.0 in my Windows Vista Home Premium desktop, it advises that DirectX 9.0c needs to be updated before the install process can continue.

According to the DirectX main window when I run "dxdiag.exe", it shows DirectX 10(6.00.6000.16386) as already being installed. Because of this, I aborted the Nero install process.

Is anyone aware of this, and is it okay to allow DirectX 9.0c to be updated?

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Answer:Solved: A Question About Nero 7 Essentials 7.10.1.0

I suggest you download the tutorial how to install Nero in Vista this is in pdf format. You may need an Adobe Reader to view the manual.

http://www.nero.com/nero7/ena/tutorial_vista.html
 

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Is there any way to have Microsoft Security Essentials automatically update itself once there are newer definitions? to me, it seems like I have to manually do it.

thx

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials question

They do auto update. The thing is with it being a Beta they only update 1 time a day right now. That is how it is programmed. The other updates, if any others are available, are then released via Windows Update. This will change before it goes final to the public where it will query the server and check for updates 3x a day.

Right now being a Beta this is how it works. There is no option to have it check more often other than opening the software and hitting the Update button.

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I'm running Windows XP, and using Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE)..

I know some number of anti-viruses catch stuff as it comes into your computer, and arrest it right then.

My MSE does not do this. What it does do is come up with some trojans, malware, etc, once you run a scan, and it will delete them.

However, it allows them to be on my computer each day or so. Is this normal for MSE????

I think I'd maybe be better off going back with AVG. AVG tell you when something comes in, and gives you a big warning.

If this is normal for MSE, it's a serious flaw.
 

Answer:microsoft security essentials question

MSE normally catches any malware when it is being downloaded etc
BUT if it is new malware that it didn't previously know about then it will only detect it after a scan when it has been updated
What browser are you using, because MSE isn't always efficient when surfing in FF or Chrome

where goes MSE find these Trojans & viruses etc
 

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I was wondering if there is a place on microsoft security essentials GUI where I can see a log of a full scan I setup to run on its scheduled day and time? If so, where is it located?

thx

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials question

That is not part of the Beta. The only thing available is under the History tab.

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So, today I've been working on salvaging a system infected with this and that, mostly adware. Most of that is gone now but I noticed something interesting.

I removed the old, and expired, anti-virus applications and installed Microsoft Security Essentials on the system. Between that and Malwarebytes (and a couple of tricks up my sleeve ), I've been able to remove everything. However, this is where things get interesting. While scanning the other accounts on the system (three in total), I noticed MSE was reporting each account as scanning "clean" yet Malwarebytes continued to detect registry entries. Now, I know MSE and Malwarebytes will scan for different things, but that's not what I'm talking about.

I'm talking about things you would THINK MSE *would* care about. Here are some of the registry entries Malwarebytes detected and removed AFTER MSE reported the system as being clean:

Trojan.Vundo
Trojan.Zlob

Now, I also understand I'm talking about registry keys and values and NOT actual files in the file system or running processes. My question: why would MSE not either identify the registry keys or values Malwarebytes did, even for trojans such as Vundo or Zlob?

I still have the complete Malwarebytes log.

Any ideas?

Peace...
 

Answer:Question about Microsoft Security Essentials

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On a friend's 64-bit Windows 7 machine, Microsoft Security Essentials detected a supposedly infected file in the IE cache. The file is currently quarantined because I want to eventually restore it so I can look at it.

The file is a HTML file that was detected as having "VirTools:JS/Obfuscator.gen!A". MSE is fully patched and updated with the latest definitions. This is the ONLY detection in the MSE history.

IE8 is installed on the system but Google Chrome is the default and primarily used browser. Someone else HAS used the machine and apparently used IE to browse some sites.

Now, the reason I started this thread is to ask two questions:

1) If SUPERAntiSpyware (4.32.1002 with latest updates) and Malwarebytes (1.45 with latest updates) didn't detect anything, is this possibly a false positive detection by MSE?

2) Is it possible to restore the infected file to a different location? I'm having some problems accessing it where it was originally found so I would like to restore the quarantined file to a different location so I can see what's up with it.

Thanks!

Peace...
 

Answer:Question about Microsoft Security Essentials

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I am currently using Nero Essentials for my MP3 burning.

1. My file size is HUGE. A 5 minute song converted to a 53 mg file. My player is an 8 gb, but two CD's maxed out the remainder of my space. I understand the higher bit rate = largter file, as well as length of song. How do I get my file size smaller? The bit rate shows as 1411.

If there is no "fix" what isa better program to use?

I was using MusicMatch prior to this program

I like good audio for sure, but my MP3 player could use smaller file sizes...
 

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This usually updates about 2 times a day but the last time I manually updated was two days ago Saturday,I have tried several times today Monday and it says no updates,anyone else having this as this is very unusual.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials= Question

Latest is 1.143.176.o dated 19/1/13
Jock1e. What if you have set Windows Updates to advise but not download updates. The update tab on MSE says that definitions are updated automatically but if it is done through Windows Updates set up as above then I'm not sure if it will work automatically. What is your take on this.

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Lenovo T520 Laptop, Windows 7.

Just started getting a pop-up box saying: "Security Essentials isn't monitoring your computer because the program's service stopped."

When I go to the Microsoft site and try to download it, another box comes up: 'The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable."

Any help appreciated.
 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials question:

This may help.

Let me know how it goes;
 

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I am confused which is easily done when it comes to techy type stuff.

Please can someone tell me if I have to update MSE using the optional updates offered in Window Updates each time or does MSE do it itself so I can ignore them please?

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If left to its own devices, when does MSE update? I started using MSE recently, and so far, I find myself updating manually. I've installed MSE on a laptop, too, and after 2 days, I updated manually. I didn't find a setting for updating. Did I miss something? And I have Windows Update set to update automatically. Thanks.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials update question

Hello Arthur,

MSE updates are handled through Windows Update, so it should check for updates for when you have Windows Update set to.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Virus question about MSE. I'm trying to load MSE, and I get this warning:

C:\Documents and Settings\Robin\MyDocuments\antivirus\mse \mssefullinstall-x86fre-en-us-xp.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

Is this because of the virus that I have on my compact laptop, or do I really need a valid Win32 application.
P.S. The virus I have
 

Answer:Virus Question about MSE--Microsoft Security Essentials

In my experience “not a valid win32 application” invariably means a corrupt executable. I’d guess that what has happened here is that your web browser did not download the entire setup file, but stopped half way. Internet Explorer is particularly bad in this respect: it tells you that a download is complete, when you can see that it is not because the download size is not what it should be. It usually happens when the connection is poor, either at your end, or because of a busy server. It beats me why browsers don’t make a basic check on the file size after download. It can also happen with a CD or DVD install, if the disk is corrupt or the drive is failing; or if your hard drive is failing. The usual solution is to re-download the file.Click to expand...

http://www.itwriting.com/blog/873-w...2-application-mean-say-with-chrome-setup.html
 

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Quick question--if you have MS Essentials installed on an XP machine will the software update itself with this referenced program code or does the automatic update only apply to definitions?

Thanks,

Mark

Answer:Quick question about MS Essentials installed on an XP machine

If I'm correct, which I strongly believe I am, the actual software/program updates for MSE (not the Def Updates) need to be done manually through either Windows/Microsoft Update or the MSE website itself.

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Setting up my first 2012R2 RDS server, is there a way to configure one desktop so that its the same for all users. On 2008R2, what ever shortcuts or modifications you made to the admin desktop were seen by all RDS users when they logged in, doesn't seem to be that way for 2012R2.
 

Answer:Server 2012 R2 RDS question

On 2008R2, what ever shortcuts or modifications you made to the admin desktop were seen by all RDS users when they logged in, doesn't seem to be that way for 2012R2.Click to expand...

That's actually not the case. This aspect hasn't changed between 2008 R2 and 2012 R2.

You want to talk this two different ways:
1. If you want icons to appear on the desktop, you can place them on the all users desktop.
2. You'll want to create a default profile so when new users log into the machine, they receive the profile that you created for them.
 

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I have questions about EASE OF USE

1 what is the best phone to text on/make calls on/update calendar/use calculator/wont break/wont dial accidentally/takes pictures with 1 or 2 buttons/play music NO ITUNES,

I had a rumor2 and it got wet
so I upgraded to a Samsung Transform ultra

HORRIBLE phone

I can't make calls easily,,(as in speedial) I have to access the screen with my fingers and scroll to find what I need, takes time, attention
-it dials when I set it down, if Im not careful
-its big
-not that on using the internet, but I rarely used it for that purpose, I own a laptop

pros
It can use the 2gig SD card to play music/videos

so Im going to end up taking it back and buy a $30 rumor2 off ebay

Next

when I type in the URL bar(, i use ff) it will take me to
http://search.babylon.com/?babsrc=toolbar2&q=majorgees

can I get it to automatically a search on google?

I will have more later, thanks MGers:wave
 

Answer:random question 2012

I have the Galaxy S+ and it comes with voice dial and voice search. seems to work pretty well. you might be able to get them from google play
 

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Hi folks.
I'm just about to do my first full back up of my new computer with acronis TI2012.Obviously I've chosen "full" in back up method.In advanced settings should the "back up sector by sector" be left unticked?And should it be custom scheme as opposed to single version scheme etc?Thank you.

Answer:Acronis 2012 question?

Thanks X7-250!
I've just completed a full back up of my C:drive.It's 1000gb with 868gb free space.There's 44.9gb of used space yet my full Acronis back up is only 22.2gb?Is this because of compression?Does this sound about right?Thanks folks!

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Is avira 2012 free any good? i am using avast and its time to try something else.

Answer:avira 2012 question

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mattburles


Is avira 2012 free any good? i am using avast and its time to try something else.


You will get as many different opinions as you do replies. From a strictly BSOD prospective Avira and AVG are comparable and in the middle of the pack.

The combination that seems to (IMHO) cause the least BSOD's is Microsoft Security Essentials and the windows firewall and its free.

The best malware app is the one you use and understand.

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i know there are other threads, which i've searched & used as resources, but this is a different question b/c i can't find an answer.

background: a few days ago, i installed the latest update for my windows 7 64bit PC. hours later, i got the win 7 antivirus 2012 pop-ups & everything went crazy from there. well, i decided to restore & everything started working perfectly, so i forgot about it.

well, today, i installed the update again & the same thing happened hours later.

my questions are...

do you think there's a vulnerability with the latest update?
since i restored it & it's working perfectly fine, is there a chance i no longer have the rogueware?

thanks for any help!
 

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