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Rebuilding home server - Windows 2008 R2 or 2012 R2?

Question: Rebuilding home server - Windows 2008 R2 or 2012 R2?

I have a home server that I use for the following:

1) ASP.NET web development on IIS
2) Hyper-V guest instances (linux and win)
3) TFS 2010 instance

It also supports a couple other small things, like email server, FTP, file share, etc.

I have a MSDN license, so I have access to either OS, so cost is not an issue.

I'm curious manly about performance vs features. I understand some improvements to Hyper-V in 2012+. Frameworks I use, such as .NET 4.5.1 are still supported on 2008 R2, but no idea if newer versions will be supported (forcing me to move to 2012).

I'm also running this on an older (former workstation) PC, a C2D 2.4ghz with 8GB RAM.

Does anyone have insight? Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Rebuilding home server - Windows 2008 R2 or 2012 R2?

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Answer: Rebuilding home server - Windows 2008 R2 or 2012 R2?

If you have no reason (cost, compatibility, etc) to stick with 2008 R2, I would go with 2012 R2. The only downside is the UI, which is much better than vanilla 2012. If you don't like it, then you can make things better with any of the start menu replacements.

I've got a 20 Node 2012 R2 Hyper-v Cluster hosting 250ish VMs, and it's rock solid.

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Hi;
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 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. 




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Ok, this is what I currently run on my desktop PC (under Windows 8.1u1) that I want to move over to a more dedicated computer so my desktop PC isn't on all the time.

My web server is primarily for web development and teaching myself web programming. I also use it to stream music and video off my computer through Subsonic whenever I'm in the hospital or away from home like visiting my sister, for example.

I also host a Starbound and Minecraft server that I play with a couple friends. The Minecraft server [used to] updates a real-time map of our MC server. (I'm waiting for a Bukkit update so sticking to MC server vanilla at the moment.)

I have Windows Server 2003 Web that I got through Microsoft's DreamSpark program many years ago. Given its age, I was wondering if I should skip that and move to 2008 R2 or 2012 R2 since they're more up-to-date.

This is more of a hobby than something I'd use to make money off of. I'm also debating whether to put this in a VM so I can run maybe FreeNAS (with ZFS) in another VM to host the media files. That or get another license for Stablebit Drivepool and do that on a single server.

I still have to look into hardware since I want one that's:
Low- to medium-power so it's easy on the electricity bill.
Powerful enough to do real-time transcoding of audio (FLAC->MP3) and video files (MKV->MP4/FLV) through Subsonic.
Can run both Starbound and Minecraft servers without lagging or delays.
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I'm currently using windows 2008 server, I want to move my Sever to Windows server 2012. Can you suggest me the easiest method for <g class="gr_ gr_146 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace"
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Dear community For educational purposes (study of SW architectures) I would like to install Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 directly on a ThinkPad T420s without having a host operating System and a virtual guest. The idea behind this is to get the best usage of the resources. Unfortunately most of the built in hardware is not recognized. At least I would like to have drivers for the network adapters and the display adapter. Everything else is a nice to have. Does anyone of you have an idea where I could get drivers for the mentioned server operating systems and devices? Any input is highly appreciated. Thank you very much in advance. Kind regardsGabriel

Answer:Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 drivers for T420s

You should be able to use most if not all of the Windows 7 drivers (on 2008R2) or the Windows 8 drivers (on 2012) directly.There's also an off chance you can use the 7 drivers on 2012 or the 8 drivers on 2008R2, but I doubt it.

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I have 2 servers; windows 2000 & windows 2008, I can always access them via XP but my system 7 home can't authenticate. It appears to add the domain name as a preamble my user name in the authentication....does this make sense?


thank
-Jeff

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since enterprise is discontinued. what version can 2008 R2 ent be updgraded to?
 

Answer:server 2008 R2 Enterprise to Server 2012 ...... what verison

I went with Datacenter since I wasn't sure.

Here's what I found though
If you are upgrading from Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition you can upgrade to Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition or Datacenter Edition. If you are upgrading from Datacenter Edition, you can only upgrade to Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition.Click to expand...

Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh994618.aspx#BKMK_UpgradePaths
 

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from my MSDN subscription i can get a copy of server 2008. (x86 or x64)

but i was toying with the idea of windows home server.

it will be going onto a 3600X2 on a k9agm2 with 2 gig of ram in my sig (which you cant see!) as i retire the old fileserver and upgrade the development box.

It will need to run SQL server 2008 (low load) and a couple of asp.net websites. as well as the families Media sharing, Document sharing and backups

i like the simplicity of WHS buti'm not bothered about the configuration of server 2008 either,

i really like the idea as hard drives appearing as one pool.

question is is the simplicity wortth the £100 for WHS and can i do everything i need to on WHS
 

Answer:windows home server or Server 2008

It is insane how much system requirements for Windows servers are now. I setup a 266mzh overclocked Nslug for a client office. They only have five users. It runs Debian like a champ. Another Nslug is handling OpenVPN at 266mhz. They only eat 5 watts each.

If Windows is only option, I would go with 2008. Windows Home servers have so many issues.
 

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So, I really like Windows Home Server a lot, but I want to use a domain with Windows Server 2008. What kind of software could I use (third party, Microsoft) to get the functionality of WHS? I'm looking at the media streaming and easy backups for all client users. I can do remote access using VNC, so that's not a problem. And I know of software that can make the library online (as a web server).

Would my best option to make the Server 2008 a web server and just put a page on there to stream the music that way (as well as shared folders for the XBox)? And what software can do effecient backups similar to WHS?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Server 2008 -> Windows Home Server

Why not just use 2008 server as a file server
- shares for the Xbox
- web page for the music (although you can use shares as well)

theres all sorts of backups you can do.
Acronis backing up to the server autmatically
NTBackup backing up files/folders to the server
- all those should work fine on server 2008

Are the computers going to be part of the domain too?
XBox would probably need some sort of user/pass to access a domain server
 

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I'm trying to decide between Windows Home Server and Windows Server 2008 R2 for my home server PC. Ordinarily it would be a clear cut choice, but I've got a free copy of Server 2008 R2 through my academic MSDN subscription. I'd like to avoid spending extra money if Server 2008 R2 would do the job. But I'm willing to buy Home Server should it prove necesary. Any input is appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Windows home server vs Server 2008 R2

Server 2008 R2 is a more fully functional product. You will be able to do similar things, but it might be a little more involved getting it set up and working. Plus, if you are interested in IT, you could use the Server 2008 R2 experience....but you won't get hired for your knowledge on Windows Home Server.

My vote is Server 2008 R2 without a doubt.

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I have a file server at home with a Quad core, 4gb ram, and a 3tb of storage. It is running Ubuntu Desktop and sharing video files primarily. From my school I have access to a free copy of Windows Server 2008 R2. Other than the server I have 2 Windows 7 desktops, 1 Windows 7 laptop and 1 Windows Vista laptop.

I am interested in moving to a Windows setup as I am done with the ?Ubuntu? experiment. WHS looks like what I need, but I have a free copy of WS 2008 and I would miss the $50 for WHS. My goals can be described best as:

Need to Haves:
? File/media server (local network)
? Dedicated game server for various games for friends.
? Print server

Nice to Haves:
? Music/Video Streaming over the internet
? Automatic backup server
? File server over the internet
? Ability to manager other PC?s from the server

My ability as an admin:
? No experience
? Willing to learn and put forth initial effort to get setup
? Don?t have time to really spend more than 1 day moving from Ubuntu to the new setup.
? Don?t want to be stuck constantly screwing with things to get it right or keep it running.

What is going to be best option for my situation?

Answer:Help choose: Windows Home Server 2011 vs. Windows Server 2008 R2

Honestly, I use both in their proper settings, and unless you have a domain at home with multiple users, Windows Server 2008 R2 is overkill...and would require much more tweaking and add-in apps to do what you want. Given your write-up, WHS 2011 is the way to go. It does much of what you want out of the box, and is designed for people who don't want to become server admins (or at least not be forced to).

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hey Storage pros

i wanted to ask if anyone has a working set up with:

Server 2012 as an iSCSI target and connecting Server 2008 R2 to the LUN..

i am having some issues in that my Server 2008 R2 system refuses to see the LUN i did on another server, being 2012..

i am sure i am doing something wrong but plenty of reading and not finding any solutions.

i can connect fine from other 2012 servers using IGN, i set up the system to allow via DNS and IP

.5 and .6 are the Ip's of the 2008 R2 server
 

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The Microsoft website is mostly geared for corporates, so how does a home user get a copy of Windows Server R2?

I want to use it for Sharepoint 2010 Foundation self training as I am interested in learning more about multi tenancy.

Is there a cost effective way I can achieve this?

Answer:Best way to get Windows Server 2008 R2 for home use

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jnevans


The Microsoft website is mostly geared for corporates, so how does a home user get a copy of Windows Server R2?

I want to use it for Sharepoint 2010 Foundation self training as I am interested in learning more about multi tenancy.

Is there a cost effective way I can achieve this?



Welcome to the Windows 7 forums Jnevans.

Microsoft has a trial version of server 2008r2 at

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

that page should give you a start, Also you can buy windows home server
which might do what you need.

Rich

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Any word on the newer version of Windows home server? I have 2003 and love it was hoping to get some kind of update on the next version.
 

Answer:Windows home server 2008

WHS v2 will not be out this year. It will be based on 2008 and be x64 only. Beyond that we don't know anything.
 

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I'm having a lot of trouble trying to configure user home directories on a Windows 2012 R2 server running active directory.

What I've currently done is created a share on the drive called "home" and made it read/write accessible to "authenticated users".

In the user profile where I set up the user home directory, I select the drive letter (this case H and put in the path as "\\fs1\home\%username%".

On my windows 2008 server, after I hit apply, it would create a folder with the username in the home share that I created. It doesn't do this on the 2012 server. Am I doing something wrong? I verified that \\fs1\home\ was accessible remotely, and it is.

Any ideas? Thanks!
 

Answer:Windows server 2012 home directories

You need to make permission changes twice:

One at the share. Sounds like you have this one already. This basically grants users rights to read/write data in \\fs1\home.

The second permission change is at the folder level -- so locally on \\fs1 on whatever folder is represented by the share home. You need to make some fancy permission edits here, but it's not that bad. You're going to give Authenticated Users rights to read/write to the folder, but you'll probably want to break inheritance to make sure authenticated users don't have rights to traverse the folder structure (users only get access to their home directory).

Here's an MS KB Article describing the permissions.

On a side note -- it works fine on 2012. I recently set this up in my environment, too.
 

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How to set security on home drives for domain users.

Steps I did

Created a folder in my C drive

First did security and gave full control to domain admin minimum to users

then permission gave full control to domain admin and less to users

but when a user logs in they can access other users accounts and delete folders

and the users can even disconnect the home drive

any help on this?
 

Answer:Home Drive in Windows Server 2008

In an Active Directory domain, home drives are the users' personal space and they should have Full Control of the folder that will be their home drive. The location for their home drive is set in the AD properties for the user on the domain controller.
 

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Is anyone running new Server 2008 as a normal operating system ?

Also do you use Vista 64bit drivers for it as i remember Windows XP 64 bit shared a lot of drivers with 2003 Server and was even recognized as Server edition from time to time when i had it.
 

Answer:Windows server 2008 as home system ?

Server 2008 is "aligned" with Vista. It uses Vista drivers, though depending on the device and the hardware maker Server 2003/XP drivers may work.

It does take considerable tweaking to get 2008 to run in a desktop-ish way. I don't know if there's any real benefit to this, and unless one gets 2008 free, it's also outrageously expensive.
 

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My computer running Windows Home Server Vail (Acer Veritom M464) has been up and running for a while now.

I've managed to sort out all the problems with it bar one. It refuses to show up on networks unless you look for it manually and type in the IP address etc.

When I go into device manager the ethernet driver (the one on the motherboard) is installed but there are three (that's all of them) WAN Miniports that refuse to start (IKEv2, L2TP, SSTP).

I believe the problem may be they are running on 32bit drivers but this is not fort?.

Windows update and the automated driver update thing both throw up the same dodgy drivers.

Just so you are aware the Ethernet networking driver is an Nvidia nForce one.

If you require any more information or want me to be more specific please just ask.

On a related note is anyone aware of a way to add a Windows Home Server Vail (or Just a 2008/R2) shared printer to Mac when the server does not show up in a workgroup.

Oli

PS I believe this is my 1000th post (Ironically not on the subject of Windows 7 )

Answer:Windows Home Server 2008 R2 Vail

Oli,
How many ports do you have open for those 3 that won't start?

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Hello,

I have 2 computers (one with Windows 7, one with Windows Server 2008), but only ONE monitor. Ultimately, my goal is to network the two computers so that I can use TeamViewer (or a similar remote access application), so that I can control my Windows Server 2008 machine from my Windows 7 machine. I want this connection to go through LAN so there is minimal lag. I plan to use my crossover Cat-5 network cable to connect the two computers. How would I go about setting this network up so that they are connected to each other and I can use TeamViewer (etc) over LAN?

TL;DR: How do I setup a wired crossover network between a Windows Server 2008 PC and a Windows 7 PC? So that I can remotely access the Windows Server 2008 from the Windows 7 machine using TeamViewer.
Thanks
 

Answer:Crossover home network with Server 2008 and Windows 7

Buy a small workgroup switch to connect the two computers together and buy a KVM switch to switch between the tow computers using one keyboard mouse and video connection.

KVM Switches:
http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=143&name=KVM-Switches

5 Port switch:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...40&cm_re=5_port_switch-_-33-122-140-_-Product

Not sure what teamviewer is, but you can RDP to any server on your network.
 

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http://www.dailytech.com/Windows+Home+Server+Broken+Until+June+2008/article11022.htm


The very hungry Windows Home Server continues to whet its appetite on unfortunate users files as the scope of the problem grows and grows

Like the children's book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the scope of the Windows Home Server bug simply grew and grew as it ate its way through users' files. Although Microsoft promised that a solution would be made available to resolve the current issues, a full fix will not be available until at least June 2008.Click to expand...
 

Answer:Windows Home Server Broken Until June 2008 (earliest)

Hmmm, I guess I'll use Linux Home Server Edition instead. Oh....wait....whoops.
 

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Hello,everyone.I have a doubt:There's a single hard drive in my laptop,and it contains two partitions(besides the 100 MB "system reserved" partition).The "C:" drive contains the OS and boot files.The "D:" partition holds personal data and backup files.Both are primary.I would like to set my laptop to dual boot mode,with Windows Server 2008 R2 as the new bootable OS.I would achieve this by shrinking the "D:" partition,creating a new one(e.g."E:")with the unallocated space,and installing the new OS into the new partition.Nevertheless,I fear that installing a new OS will overwrite/modify the current MBR,leaving me with only the Server 2008 R2 boot entry.
So,will Server 2008 R2 really mess with MBR or boot entries on the HD,or will the boot manager still report two boot entries?

P.S.:I've tried creating a VHD drive,installing and booting Server 2008 R2 from there,however that can't be accomplished because my notebook Windows 7 edition is Home Basic x64,whereupon this feature isn't enabled.If I try to install the desired OS to the virtual disk,the setup disk manager GUI will report this error message:

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is a surfaced virtual disk.Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer?s hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk?s controller is enabled in the computer?s BIOS menu."
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Answer:Dual booting Windows 7 Home Basic x64 and Server 2008 R2 without VHD

When you install a later Windows version its boot environment will replace that of the existing OS.
It very well possible to install Windows 2008 R2 to VHD.

The message you receive can be ignored as Windows 2008 R2 boot manager can boot VHD's.
Moreover a dual boot will be created automatically.
The new boot environment (files) will be placed in System Reserved (and replace/amend the existing).

If you prefer shrinking d: and installing R2 on the newly created space you will have a slightly better disk performance everything else is the same for VHD or native partition install.

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Hi Guys,

I have Win7 Home Premium 32bit on my Laptop. I heard about installing Win 2008 Server(Not Windows Server 2008 R2 bcoz its 64bit and my Win7 is 32bit)on vhd in Win7.
My first question is, can I install Win server 2008 on vhd in Win7 HP 32bit. or I need other versions of Win7 like Professional or Ultimate. I tried installing Win Svr 2008 on vhd in Win7 Hp 32bit but did not work, this is what i did:

Created a new fixed size/extnedable vhd in win 7, initialized and attached the vhd. Then put win server 2008 dvd and ran setup inside win7, it asked me where to istall. I selected the newly created and formatted vhd drive(F). But it says load vhd HBA driver, i tired to find the driver online, in win7 and win svr 2008 cd but no joy. I dont know wether, win svr 2008 can be installed on a vhd in win7 Hp. I read online how to isntall win svr 2008 r2 on win7 ulitimate, by pressing SHIFT+F10 at install time and then doing something in diskpart and then doing dual boot with win7.

Do i need to updgrae my win 7 to professional or ultimate to accomplish this job or there is way to do with win7 HP. as vhd is just virtual, can any windows version be istalled on vhd.

My main thing i need is having Windows 7 as main OS and dual boot with win svr 2008 which is on vhd.

Please help me with this. I will highly appreciate your kind help.

Answer:Install Windows Server 2008 on VHD in Windows 7 Home Premium?

You don't need to upgrade but you cannot install the way you are...

Install-WindowsImage PowerShell Script - Home

http://www.windows7hacker.com/index....-to-windows-7/

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Can u please tell me how to club windows 7 64 bit, window server 2008 R2(64 bit) and SQL Server 2008 in a single DVD.?
please reply how? Give Me Details

Answer:how to club windows 7, window server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 in a single DVD

Hi welcome
I beg your pardon, what do you mean for "Club Windows 7, windows 2008 in a single DVD"?
Can you please use a synonim?
Thank you

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I recently decided to play with the Server OS's again, I have been mostly using XP Pro for these functions, since its a local server, and mostly just used for file sharing, and as a download box (anti virus updates, etc).

Should I look into Windows Home Server or Windows Server 2008.

I have access to both OS's, just need to choose one.

Also will my legacy Windows XP Apps, work on either one? Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows Home Server or Windows 2008 Server

Same situation here. I decided to go with Server 2k3. HS is based on SMS and I absolutely hate the concept. 2k3 is blazing fast and easy to config for most uses.
 

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So right now I'm running a Windows 2003 server at the house. It was one of my first forays into real server technologies - the AD is a disaster, and my DNS is less than optimal. Additionally, the system needs some new hardware. So, over the summer, I want to upgrade the CPU, and I want to replace my aging RAID5 array of 6x400GB array with a larger and more reliable 3x1TB. (Yes, this is a true hard RAID5 board that runs like a bat out of hell and cost a minor fortune.)

Anyway, I get all sorts of free MS software through school, so I can put pretty much anything I want on here. I want to run my own Exchange server as well. I installed and run SBS2008 at work, and very much like the tight integration and nice management tools. So the question is, do I just run SBS 2008, or do I set up Server 2008 R2, and manually set up Exchange 2007, SQL 2008, etc.? I want the integration of SBS, but I kind of like the idea of using a server OS based on Win7 instead of Vista.
 

Answer:Home: Server 2008 R2 or SBS 2008?

Server 2008 is Vista-based.

Personally, if I had both, I'd just use Server 2008, especially if you're used to 2003.
 

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So Im finally putting my big boy pants on and setting up a real home server. There are going to be 3 main uses for this server

1) Home server - Mainly for streaming to all my raspberry pi's and other windows devices but also as a network drive for my ssd only pcs

2) Remote server - Grabbing files away from home, remote vnc etc

3) Web server - Been working on a small personal website for a while now that I want to be able to host myself once it goes live. This isn't my main use for the server and if it isnt going to jive well with my primary uses I can always build a seperate pc for that use.

So if cost wasnt a concern between home server 2011 and server 2012 which would you choose based on my planned usage? I plan on using drive pool or drive bender with whatever I choose. So I would also appreciate some recommendations on which application you would choose with your choice of operating systems. Also, I can't seem to find definitive differences between the server 2012
releases (standard, foundation, essentials) It seems to be more of a licensing thing, so furthermore, which version of server 2012 would you go with?

Sorry guys, Im a total noob at this
 

Answer:Home server 2011 or Server 2012?

Personally, I'm going with WHS2011. I'd rather start with an OS that has most of it's bugs worked out, over an unknown. Since you can get a license for ~$50, why not start there to get your feet wet, then upgrade to Server 2012 once the kinks have been worked out?
 

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Hope this is the right place to post this


Just set up server 2008 r2 on a older box I had that I was using for a few things. Tried Linux but became tThanks of a pain for such simple tasks. Here is what I'm using it for.

Csgo server
Mumble server
File/backup
Media server?

My main concern was for media server to stream to few devices in the house. I was thinking plex. Does anyone have any other ways I can go about it.

Thankd

Answer:Server 2008 for home server... Opinions please.

Not sure what opinions you want. All I can say is that you don't need server 2008 R2 to complete your desired tasks. Any basic Windows client OS should work.

EDIT: It should be noted that Windows Server OS's are enterprise standards therefore a lot of home license applications will not install unless it is open source. You will need to purchase enterprise licenses of software for them to be installed on the server. This is particularly important with Anti-Virus solutions.

Josh

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Question: Home Server 2008

Has anyone got Microsoft Home Server 2008 running and is Windows 7 able to delve into it?

I ordered 3 trial copies, and I wanted to know if I will be able to access my information on it. I will be putting all of my movies, pictures, and other such stuff on it.

I still have Vista in my quadboot if it becomes a problem.

Answer:Home Server 2008

I hope to be able to do this over the holidays. Gotta fix a heat issue in the machine I will be putting WHS 2K8 on.

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Maybe worth a heads up to some on Vista as application compatability is high on the agenda for many Vista users and this update should be filtering through now on WU.



INTRODUCTION

This article describes the May 2008 Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility Update. This update is a package of software updates that address common application compatibility issues that occur in Windows Vista.


This update is cumulative. Therefore, it contains all fixes that were included in previous application compatibility updates. These fixes improve application compatibility in Windows Vista for the following applications:

? Absolute Poker Version 5.7
? ACDSee 8
? Adobe Creative Suite CS2
? Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 - 7.07
? Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
? Adobe Photoshop CS 8.0
? Adobe Photoshop Elements Version 4.0
? Adobe Premiere Elements 3
? AOL 9.0 - x64
? AOL Safety and Security Center 2.5.4.1
? ArcSoft PhotoImpression 5
? Auslogics Disk Defrag 1.0.3
? AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.0.47
? Azureus 1.0
? Battlefield 2 Deluxe

and many more but see link below for full list and manual download if you have not been offered it yet on Windows Update ( WU )



http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947562
 

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I plan on doing a straightforward upgrade from Win 2008 Server (x64) to Win 2008 Server R2 on my work computer Monday. I assume the process will be painless but wanted to know if there may be any surprises. I'd like to keep any time to fix upgrade errors to a minimum since this is my work computer. Thoughts? Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows 2008 Server R2 upgrade from 2008 Server?

done it many times, works fine.
 

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So basically I need a little clarification. I want the know differences between homegroup networking on windows 7 ultimate VS Windows server 2008. I have two computers at home running xp and the other running windows 7. They are both on my homegroup so we can all transfer files. What I want to do is I want to install a 500gb HDD on one of the computers and make the drive our media source. I want to install home server on a partition on my primary computer if I go that route. But is that worth it?

Answer:Workgroup VS Home Server 2008

  
Quote: Originally Posted by EvolutionZero


So basically I need a little clarification. I want the know differences between homegroup networking on windows 7 ultimate VS Windows server 2008. I have two computers at home running xp and the other running windows 7. They are both on my homegroup so we can all transfer files. What I want to do is I want to install a 500gb HDD on one of the computers and make the drive our media source. I want to install home server on a partition on my primary computer if I go that route. But is that worth it?


Homegroup allows for sharing, server allows for sharing and having more than one user open the same file.

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Oh man. Whats MS doing. Cant use this on 64 bit systems yet. Installed fine on 32bit board downstairs-The Server bit, but the connector on my main 64 bit PC dont work.

I heard they are working on a 64 bit version of the connector, but why the hell dont they do this before they release it

So..anyone else got this Server running on 64 bit? Ive looked around the web and yes you can install the connector on 64 bit machines with a workaround but you basically cant bloody use it as intended. Useless.

Rant over.

Answer:Home Server 2008 and Vista 64

I'm still scratching my head over Server 2003 SP2

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Hello all!

I wanted to double check with you guys on whether or not I should do this or not. I am currently using Windows Vista Ultimate as my home server. The home server currently is nothing more than a file server for all my media. I experience constant "hangs" when trying to access media from my laptop and main PC (also both Windows Vista Ultimate). All are on gigabit lan (DLINK DIR-655) and move things back and forth fast...but at times if I try to open a song or something from another machine...it hangs and generally takes 20-30 seconds before it plays the song. Something is screwy with Vista for sure!

The current setup I have is as follows:

* CoolerMaster Elite 330 Case
* Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H 780G motherboard
* AMD X2 AM2 BE 2400 2.3GHZ
* 3GB Kingston ValueRam
* 1 Samsung 80gb SATA (Operating System)
* 2X Western Digital 500gb SATA (media is stored on these)

Now, I would like to move to either Windows Server 2003 (which we all use at work....right) or Windows Server 2008 (something I am just getting into). I would prefer to install Server 2008 so I can familiarize myself with the OS, but is it a bit overkill for a "File Server"?

I would like to setup an FTP server on this server so all my family can share all that they want and possibly access all of my media too. What do you guys suggest I do?
 

Answer:Server 2008 - Home Server Use

Try XP first, I had network issues as well that seemed to be resolved doing that.
 

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Hey all,

I have an odd problem I could use help with.

In my household, in order to make sure to make sure all data is backed up, and since I can't trust the users (teenage boys and a wife) my strategy is to - on each local machine - move all the individual folders to the NAS which is redundant, and I frequently back up.

I do this by going into C:\Users\Username and right clicking on each library (like my documents or my videos, etc.), going to properties and choosing the location tab, and clicking the "move" button and pointing the folder to NAS instead.

Well, my NAS was having some problems the other day and was down. When the computer booted up, and I tried to access my libraries it decided to forget where they are, and instead recreated a local version somewhere (I don't know where). In the user folder, there are only dead symlinks which I can't seem to do anything with.

So I have two questions.

1.) How can I restore the C:\users\username folders to their original state; and

2.) Is there a better way to do this that won't cause this problem to recur?

I appreciate the help,
Matt
 

Answer:Help Rebuilding Windows 7 User Home Folder

Not sure what the problem is with the library folders since the NAS was acting up. Can't you just did what you did before and set the location of the libraries to point them back to the NAS since it's online now?
 

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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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Using the procedure in the post for "Procedure to Rebuild MediaID.bin for Restoring Backups" dated Sept. 2008,

I was able to create a Media.bin file using sdutil and a GlobalCatalog.wbcat using the Catalog from the backup file I wish to restore.
However when running Restore the program does not see the backup which I wish to use. It does see newer backups which I have created, but not the older version I need.
Any suggestions?

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*** Please do not mark this as spam, although this has been posted on the Windows Server forums, I believe it falls into the Vista forums as well. ***
Hello!
I am definitely upset that Microsoft has discontinued Windows Vista support.
That being said, I want to move to a supported operating system. Windows Server 2008 is basically Vista, but for business use. I do not want to move to Windows 7, I do not like 7. With the Shadow Brokers releasing new data of NSA spying tools. I have nothing to hide, but I'd rather not have my data mined by the NSA. Since Windows Server 2008 is still supported by Microsoft for the next three years, I would like to use that to stay on Vista for as long as possible.
Of course with obvious changes being made to the Server operating system to perform more like a home OS, would it be ideal to upgrade to Windows Server 2008 SP2?
Thanks!

Answer:Server 2008 for Home Use (repost on Vista forums)

 
With the Shadow Brokers releasing new data of NSA spying tools. I have nothing to hide, but I'd rather not have my data mined by the NSA

 
I think you are missing the point here. It is not, in these circumstance, NSA you have to worry about but every script kiddie in the world who fancies himself as a hacker. NSA after all have had these tools since they were written.
 
However, as this is a duplicate topic and one that more properly belongs in the Server section I an closing it in the Vista section to avoid confusion.. If anybody wishes to follow up this topic pleae do so in the Server section, here -
 
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/644485/server-2008-for-home-use/
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Is it possible to create all in one ISO for Windows 7/8/10/Server 2008/Server 2012 x86,x64.

I know I can use "Easy2Boot MultiBoot" for all my iso, but I want to create all in one of all my windows versions in one installation ISO.


Thanks in advance...

Answer:How to Create Windows 7/8/10/2008/2012 All in One ISO

Yes, but it will be big. Using an esd file instead of a wim will reduce it by perhaps 30%, but AFAIK with an esd you won't be able to do upgrade/repair installs with win7, only clean installs.

Another solution is to have the installation media on a usb stick, probably easier.

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Hi All,
I am planning to format my disk and want to install windows 7 and windows server 2008 in two separate partitions. Please guide me on how to install the same. Which OS to install first? How many partitions to create.? I have 1 TB hard disk. So how much space to be allocated to each partitions since I am planning to create 3 or 4 partitions(say C,D,E,F) ?

My System details:

Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 2 (max 8)
Number of threads 4 (max 16)
Name Intel Core i5 3210M
Codename Ivy Bridge
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz

Chipset
Northbridge Intel Ivy Bridge rev. 09
Southbridge Intel HM77 rev. 04
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Size 6 GBytes
Channels Dual
Memory Frequency 798.7 MHz (1:6)

DMI System Information
manufacturer Dell Inc.
product Inspiron 7520

DMI Processor
manufacturer Intel(R) Corporation
model Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
clock speed 2500.0 MHz
FSB speed 100.0 MHz
multiplier 25.0x

Display adapter 0
Name : Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Dedicated Graphics : AMD Radeon 7730M (2GB)

Software
Windows Version Microsoft Windows 7 (6.1) Home Premium Edition 64-bit Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
DirectX Version 11.0

Please guide me whether my system requirements support this ? If not let me know alternate solutions.

Thanks in advance.
Muralikrishna

Answer:Dual booting Win 7 Home Premium x64 & Server 2008 R2 in 2 partitions.

Why do you want Server 2008, you`ll never use it, do you have a way to activate it ?

Just split the drive in half, a 1 TB drive is too small for 4 partitions, but you could make 3, a pair of 300 GB and the rest for storage.

Your specs are fine.

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Hi,
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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The following Structure is a representation;
PC1 - IP 10.0.0.10 - FQDN PC1.DOM.LOCAL
PC2 - IP 10.0.0.20 - FQDN PC2.DOM.LOCAL
SRV1 - IP 10.0.0.5 - 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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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 question...how 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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Hi Experts,
Could someone please help me how to copy file from Windows 2012 server to Linux using rsync.

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Please help! I have installed Server 2008 x64 and as soon as I install the motherboard Initial Configuration Tasks stops working.

this is the errors I get

Description:
Stopped working

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: oobe.exe
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 47917945
Problem Signature 04: Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager
Problem Signature 05: 6.0.0.0
Problem Signature 06: 4791ad96
Problem Signature 07: 1f26
Problem Signature 08: 1e
Problem Signature 09: System.NullReferenceException
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 2057

I have no idea what it means and I cant find the .exe that opens Initial Configuration Tasks to try and start it again without restarting, I have tried going into msconfig and disabling all start programs to see if that helped, it didn't

Someone please, please, tell me this has happened to you and you have fixed it?.:banghead:banghead
 

Answer:Server 2008 x64 Windows Server Initial Configuration Tasks has stopped working

I got the same problem after installing my mother board driver's.

I'll let you know if I find something !
 

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Hi,

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask for a help in hand here, but i'm having trouble tracking down the source of a problem. My dedicated server provider has informed me that 1 of my servers has been sending syn flood attacks to another one of my servers connected to the same router and has unplugged the network cable on it for now as a precaution.

I can still remote desktop to the machine to work on it though.

Here is what they sent me:
This was a flood of traffic between the following two IPs 174.*.*.218,
174.*.*.219 Mainly traffic from 174.*.*.218 to the 174.*.*.219. All
4096 packets, that are the limit for a capture on the router, were strictly
traffic to and from these two IPs, and mainly traffic from 174.*.*.218 to the
.219 IP. This traffic was causing the CPU on the router to spike, thus causing
packetloss on the device.

It would appear that the 174.*.*.218 server was
performing a syn attack to the server 174.*.*.219. As this traffic was
originating from a host on this router to another host on this router. Cisco
Guard would not have mitigated this issue.

---

Now I have done some tests with netstat -o to try and find any rouge applications but everything seems normal to me, I have done a scan with Avast server edition and also MalwareBytes to see if anything could be picked up but both came back clean.

Has anyone got any advice?

Paul
 

Answer:Dedicated Server - Windows Server 2008 Standard. Been told it is sending syn floods

Re: Dedicated Server - Windows Server 2008 Standard. Been told it is sending syn floo

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Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Please follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

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Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.


After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:


If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections c... Read more

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Heroes Happen {Here} is what Microsoft calls the promotional tour for three of its 2008 products which will come to many cities in the United States this year. Users who attend a launch event will get a promotional kit of the three Microsoft products Windows Server? 2008 operating system, Microsoft? SQL Server? 2008, and Microsoft Visual Studio? 2008.
Not everyone can just walk in though and grab the copies, you need to register to be able to attend an event and even then kits will only be given out as long as supplies last. Events will also take place in other countries. A quick check revealed one event in Germany where attendees have to pay a fee to be able to attend the event. They still get the software kit with the newest versions of the applications though.
News Source: http://www.ghacks.net/2008/01/22/free-copies-of-windows-server-sql-server-and-visual-studio-2008/
You have to give a company name and job title during registration. It is unclear if Microsoft will reject applications if they do not meet certain criteria. The first event is on February 27th in Los Angeles, the last on May 22nd in Reston.

Free Copies of Windows Server, SQL Server and Visual Studio 2008 : Welcome To Tech-Dump

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I have received a new windows 7 pro computer to replace my old windows xp computer. I have used the Windows easy transfer tool to move the files from my old computer to the new one. The old computer is still connected for the time being. I named the computer the same name and have the same password. I did an update from xp to windows 7 on another computer and it seemed to work fine using the same process. It connected to the server automatically. I would really like to have it where the computer is just a workstation on the network and anyone can sign in with any name and password. How do I do it?

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I have install the administration toolpack on Windows 7 and enabled remote connections on my server 2008 box, When i try and connect with my Windows 7 server manager it does not work.

I see stuff on google about enabling a trustedhost with winrm but can't find a way to do this.

this seem more difficult than it should be?

this is what I keep getting
 

Answer:Can't connect to Server 2008 via Windows 7 Administration tools/Server Manager

Check Technet for the WinRM reference and or make sure that WinRM is enabled on the servers you are trying to access.

Use group policy to enable it if you need to do a bunch of machines at once. I'm using this with no problems.
 

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We have a requirement to get the windows services from one of our remote server. We already have a group with admin rights on that machine and users added to it. But while fetching the services from that details we get below error.
We are using C#.net to fetch the services.
Error:
InvalidOperationException Was caught
Cannot open Service Control Manager on computer :"". This operation might require other privileges.

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Hi, I am going to install windows 2008 server on the IBM server x3650 7979 and couldn't get the supportive RAID Serv as the I am currently got the IBM ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD version 7.4.17 for adaptec RAID controller 8K but it does not have windows 2008 server option. Do assist me in this regard. thanks
 

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http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/ar...indows-server-2012-r2-domain-controllers.aspx

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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Why? Because I need proper codec and audio support, and no-brainer stuff that just does not work. I have Windows 7 Professional x64 setup on dual-boot to Server 2008 and intend to use it for video encoding and related.

I am looking for suggestions similar to http://www.win2008workstation.com/ -- except the other way around and starting with Windows 7.
 

Answer:Converting Windows 7 for server use (or Server 2008 clone)?

It probably depends on what aspects of Server 2008 you want. What server roles do you want to be able to perform with Windows 7?
 

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We had:

1) 1 Windows Server 2003 running Active Directory services to manage logon and permissions for file sharing.
2) 15 workstations.

We now want to have:

1) 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 server running Active Directory services to manage logon and permissions for file sharing.
2) 15 same workstations, with their same user profiles.

So I joined the 2008 R2 server to the domain, and then used the dcpromo tool to make it a domain controller.

Problem is, whenever I take the old server offline, (the 2003 one) everything flips out, logons are slow, and the 2008 server gives people trying to access shared files weird errors like that the server that authenticated them cannot be contacted, and asks them to log in again with their username and password before accessing shared files on the server.

What did I do wrong? I must be forgetting something.
 

Answer:Replacing a Windows 2003 AD DS server with a 2008 R2 AD DS server

1. Transfer all FSMO roles to your 2008 R2 server
2. Uninstall AD on 2003 server
3. You can now permanently take 2003 server offline
 

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I have install the administration toolpack on Windows 7 and enabled remote connections on my server 2008 box, When i try and connect with my Windows 7 server manager it does not work.

I see stuff on google about enabling a trustedhost with winrm but can't find a way to do this.

this seem more difficult than it should be?

this is what I keep getting
 

Answer:Can't connect to Server 2008 via Server Manager on Windows 7?

edit, I was wrong. https requires a non self signed cert
do the following in powershell, this is for powershell remoteing but it does the winrm stuff as well:

on the server:

Code:
Enable-PSRemoting &#8211;force
on the client:

Code:

Start-Service WinRM
Set-ItemProperty &#8211;Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System &#8211;Name LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy &#8211;Value 1 &#8211;Type DWord
Set-Item WSMan:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts &#8211;Value <ServerName> -Force -Concatenate

Be warned that this is very insecure.
 

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Hi guys,
 
What free Antivirus software for servers?
What free anti-malware would NOT be a good idea?
 
Info:
My friend has purchased a Poweredge server to act as a fileserver for a private network not connected to the internet..  He uses 2 laptops at the most  to access files on the server.
 
However at some points he will update Windows Server 2008 plus odd bits by temporaily hooking up to the Internet., and obviously leave himself open to malware etc. for a short time.
 
The cost of server Antivirus is very high and usually effective for 10 workstations upwards, and obviously he would appreciate keeping costs down.
 
 
Questions:
I would appreciate thoughts on ideas for avoiding a costly solution.
 
Also, if he got Malware on it (e.g. Rootkit or Delta) would current Bleeping Computer tools (e.g. Rkill, RogueKiller etc) still work on the server - or does it require another approach? 
 
I am asking fior advice BEFORE he gets started while options are open.
 
 
Thanks in advance guys
 
 
 
 
 

Answer:Free Server Antivirus ? e.g. for Windows Server 2008

The answer is fairly simple. Just read the details on the site -
Microsoft Security Essentials is available for small businesses with up to 10 PCs.
 
• Microsoft Security Essentials:
Microsoft updated it’s free Anti-Virus solution at the end of 2010 to support Windows 2008/R2.
This is easily one of the better free offerings as Microsoft has updated this solution to complete directly with some of the biggest solutions, such as Mcafee and Symantec paid versions.

When downloading, simply choose Windows Vista / Windows 7, as Microsoft has yet to update the website.http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
 
Regards -

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As my final project for the year i am setting up a server that we will eventually move all our computers on to. I am using a poweredge 2900 as a server with windows server 2008 installed. As of now i have 2 computers connected to the domain which they can log on to.

- what i need help with
- How do i give all users access to programs?
- Each student needs to have access to her own drive through the server not locally.
The client computers are connected to a switch using dhcp.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:setting up a server for school help (windows server 2008)

I'm quite sure your instructor/teacher did not intend for anybody but you to do the final project for the year and nobody else.

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I've been reading that the Windows Server Backup that is included with Server 08 R2 is pretty good. Is spending $400 on a third party utility worth it?

I'm asking because we're purchasing a new server soon and I want to know if the included backup is going to be good enough. Will be backing up server state as well as data to tape and possibly an off site server (server 2003) if I get my way.

Thanks
 

Answer:Server 2008 R2 Windows Server Backup

ttt!
 

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Iam working on a windows server 2008 where is my domain Server and a file server.

I want to do the following if it is possible and if you know pls help me.

When a client logins to the pc with the correct username and password that the company gave to him, and when hit the button to enter the file server, i want the file server to show ONLY the files that this person is add in the security tab and has full permissions to these files.

If you have more questions pls ask me ..

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Windows Server 2008 - File Server

You would do it under GPO.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com...s/thread/5992fbe1-4099-4c06-afe7-2ca4c6f3ca78
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731677(WS.10).aspx

You really need to be reading the books on WS 2k8, since a lot of it is in there for admins. http://www.amazon.com/Best-Windows-Server-Period-Second/dp/1597492736
 

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Ok I am lost. Could someone please give me a simple way of setting up my Windows 2008 R2 server to allow me to FTP into it from my local network and will allow me to FTP from outside my local network? I am new to the Windows server 2008 system. I previously tooled around with Server 2003 so I am more or less lost in this area. If someone could tell me how to configure it such as what feature and roles need to be installed and what settings need to be in place.

Answer:Windows Server 2008 R2 File server

open the link below. follow their instructions.

assuming you have a router, setup port forwarding on the router.


Installing and Configuring FTP 7 on IIS 7 : The Official Microsoft IIS Site

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Hi all
Have been a LONG LONG user of Linux as a server (hosting VM's XP / W7 mix) and file / print sharing.

I used to avoid MS like the plague as far as SERVER environments are concerned - probably because my first experince was Windows NT (Windows NeanderThal or Windows No Thanks) which was SO HORRIBLE that it put me off Windows servers for ages.

(Note I'm using a server in a HOME environment where we have around 8 machines (most of which are actually mine for testing -- not a corporate environment which has other considerations).

The problem now with the latest Linux distros that they are trying to be "A Better Windows than Windows". You can of course customize them but I haven't got the time or patience to do this any more. To select what packages to install / leave out now is a 100% pain and if you do it wrong the chances are the system will give errors.

I've looked at the new SUSE 11.2 -- slick and polished - bit I don't NEED "an alternative Windows".

I've just been looking at Windows Server 2008 R2 (got it from Technet) and I'm REALLY IMPRESSED with it so far. I've installed the STANDARD version - you don't need datacenter or Enterprise version for a home server.

It runs vmware server on it just fine (although I might go the whole hog and use the Hyper-V virtualisation -- need to do a bit more research).

I'm quite happy letting MS do the updates than having to mess around with Kernel compiles etc.

Incidentally as a HOME server there ... Read more

Answer:Windows 2008 Server or Linux for server

Windows servers have come a very long way in the last few years, I will never use a linux server ever again.

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I am looking to get my hands on any and all information I might need to re-building a NT server.
The person who originally configured this file server left only one gig on one of the partitions and I am out of disk space for that partition.
I have never done anything like this before and could use ALL the help I can possibly get as it's my butt if I don't get it back online properly!
ANY and ALL advise or links to some papers or information would be MOST appreciated!!!!!!
 

Answer:Rebuilding an NT4.0 file server

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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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Hi
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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Will Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 support .NET version 4.5 or higher?

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Hello,
In the DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGS) there is a test for event tracing (#V31026). 
The STIG indicates that if you are running Win 2008 the absence of etwenable = false is not a 'finding' because event tracing is enabled by default (on 2008 servers) and it should be enabled and running.
Is this the same for windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Server?
I cannot find the element etwenable in my 2008 R2 Enterprise server test system, it does not exist.
Does that mean the requirement for the STIG is met, and event tracing IS enabled by default on Win 2008 R2 Enterprise Servers?  No further action is required to enable? 

Is there an easy way to verify it actually is enabled?  Check registry value, run script?

Excerpt from the STIG:
Microsoft Dot Net Framework 4.0 STIG
Rule Title:  Event tracing for Windows (ETW) for Common Language Runtime events must be enabled.
STIG ID: APPNET0067  Rule ID: SV-41075r1_rule 
Vuln ID: V-31026
Severity: CAT II Class: Unclass
NOTE:
Beginning with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, ETW Tracing is enabled by default and the "etwEnable" setting is not required in order for Event Tracing to be enabled. 
An etwEnable setting of "true" IS required in earlier versions of Windows as ETW is disabled by default.
Thank you,
V/R
Bill
William C. ?BC? Davis PMP, CISSP, IASO
Lead Infosec Engineer/Scientist
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I am going be moving all the shared folders on my Server 2003 file server to my new Server 2008 VM and want to do it in a way that will allow my clients to be able to access them as if nothing happened. I have been reading about the Windows FSMT (File Server Migration Toolkit) http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=10268 and it will copy over all the permissions and everything but I am not sure how to go about making sure the client will still be able to access the shares especially if they have mapped any of them. If i change the IP and host name of the new machine to the old one after the migration is complete and then shutdown the old server will everything run smoothly? What is the best way to go about doing this?
 

Answer:Migrate Server 2003 file server shares to new machine (Server 2008)

you can do this or you can change DNS so that the old server name points to the new server IP. You need to turn off StrictNameChecking

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters]
"DisableStrictNameChecking"=dword:00000001

this means that you can name the server what ever you want but if you go to the old host name it will also take you to the new server.

Don't forget this needs to be completed and rolled out after the users log off but before they log back in

As old user move on and new users join make sure that you link them to the share via the new host name so eventually the old host name is fased out and you can remove the above reg key.
 

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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
andrew

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
andrew


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.

Josh

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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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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 (192.168.0.xxx/connect, 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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Hey!
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?

Thanks
Matt

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Hi,
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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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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Hey all,

I'm inexperienced with Windows Server 2008 and am setting up a "lab" or test server here at the company I work for's network.

In the intial configuration process, when setting up the Active Direct Domain Services, I'm stuck at the DNS server

Questions are...

-Do I install it?
-Will this interfer/mess up things with our main file server?

Sorry, a bit amateur with this stuff

Any help is appreciated
 

Answer:Windows Server 2008 - DNS Server..?

Bump...

Anyone?

Thanks
 

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http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...-b5ca-75edae3d57c5&displaylang=en&tm#filelist

And the keys are right there on the page.

It is *only* available in 64-bit flavor.

For the 'server faster than workstation' crowd. I've been messing with it most of the day, it's pretty slick. Still had to add the Aero cursors manually.
 

Answer:You know Server 2008 R2 (aka Windows 7 Server) is available too, right?

I converted Server 2008 into the 'workstation' mode. It matched Vista frame for frame in benchmarks and had a lot of desktop features missing. Forget it.
 

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how can i remove all my old computer programs from my new hp slimline desktop260-po26 . mircosoft keeps loading all my old computer stuff everytime i hook up my att internet connection 

Answer:how to remove window server 2008 2008 sp1,sp2 vista,sp1,sp2,...

chuck5014 wrote:how can i remove all my old computer programs from my new hp slimline desktop260-po26 . mircosoft keeps loading all my old computer stuff everytime i hook up my att internet connection Could you clarify what you're having a problem with?   Post a screenshot if possible.

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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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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.
(0xc000005e)".

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

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Hi,I installed windows server 2012 R2 into a VHD as a dual boot os as guided here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/tommypatterson/archive/2012/09/17/installing-windows-server-2012-or-windo...Now 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: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/detail_desc.aspx?DwnldID=21694but 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:http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds040009and 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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Windows Server 2012 Infographic
Source: Microsoft.

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http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-81-start-button-revealed-in-windows-server-2012-r2

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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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.

Thanks!
 

Answer:SBS 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Std

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

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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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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 ..contact the source and get the true answer!
 

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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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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:


PPTP
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?

Thanks.
 

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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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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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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.

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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 letter...so 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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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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