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Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM released on TechNet and MSDN

Question: Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM released on TechNet and MSDN

Looks like Microsoft had a change of heart: http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-81-and-windows-server-2012-r2-rtm-released-on-technet-and-msdn

Still no RTM for Visual Studio 2013 but the RC is out for it now.

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Preferred Solution: Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM released on TechNet and MSDN

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Answer: Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM released on TechNet and MSDN

I'm reading that the hashes match the leaked ISOs, can anyone confirm that? I might just DL them from my TechNet account to be safe.

Big thanks to all the software developers who put the heat on Microsoft to get them to change their mind on releasing this. I'm sure they played a good part in this.

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Windows Secrets > Touring through the final Windows 8.1By Woody Leonhard on September 18, 2013  in Top Story     After much public criticism and internal debate, Microsoft made an abrupt about-face and released Windows 8.1 RTM to TechNet and MSDN subscribers -- well before the OS’s public debut.With release-to-manufacturer, Windows 8.1 is effectively complete and will roll out to Windows 8 users in mid-October.As reported in a ZDNet story and other sources, Microsoft initially decided that TechNet/MSDN subscribers (Microsoft’s developer "partners" -- a term I use loosely) would see official Windows 8 RTM bits at the same time as everyone else -- the reported Oct. 18 general-availability release date, when consumers will be able to download the Win8 upgrade.Developers, support people, and folks who write about Windows 8.1 (like me) hit the roof. Leaving IT professionals in the dark until everyone gets the bits is just (to use Bill G.’s favorite word) "stupid!" But, as noted in a Neowin.net article, sanity eventually prevailed and the near-final, final Win8.1 suddenly appeared on the TechNet and MSDN software-download sites.That’s fortunate for all of us; we can now take an early look at the official Windows 8.1 RTM and not have to rely on "pirated" copies.[...continues...] 

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Windows Secrets > Touring through the final Windows 8.1
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By Woody Leonhard on September 18, 2013 in Top Story

After much public criticism and internal debate, Microsoft made an abrupt about-face and released Windows 8.1 RTM to TechNet and MSDN subscribers -- well before the OS?s public debut.

With release-to-manufacturer, Windows 8.1 is effectively complete and will roll out to Windows 8 users in mid-October.

As reported in a ZDNet story and other sources, Microsoft initially decided that TechNet/MSDN subscribers (Microsoft?s developer "partners" -- a term I use loosely) would see official Windows 8 RTM bits at the same time as everyone else -- the reported Oct. 18 general-availability release date, when consumers will be able to download the Win8 upgrade.

Developers, support people, and folks who write about Windows 8.1 (like me) hit the roof. Leaving IT professionals in the dark until everyone gets the bits is just (to use Bill G.?s favorite word) "stupid!" But, as noted in a Neowin.net article, sanity eventually prevailed and the near-final, final Win8.1 suddenly appeared on the TechNet and MSDN software-download sites.

That?s fortunate for all of us; we can now take an early look at the official Windows 8.1 RTM and not have to rely on "pirated" copies.

[ ...continues...]

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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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Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM version later this month
 

Answer:W8.1 RTM Released to Technet & MSDN

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

Answer:Windows Server 2012 Technet

Bah no more MAK for servers
 

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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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Windows 8.1 is now available on MSDN & TechNet.
MSDN & TechNet subscribers and log into their accounts and get them there.

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If you have the access.I'm finding it quicker to grab it from this page (for TechNet subs.) click here using Akamai.

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Windows 7 RTM Available On MSDN & TechNet | I'm Just Being Manan

Answer:Windows 7 RTM available on MSDN/TechNet

Yep... downloading finally ....

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As the title says, if you have subs to MSDN or TechNet then you can get Windows 7 now, comes in all SKUs, local language versions to follow in a few weeks IIRC.

Both x86 and x64


Enterprise
Ultimate
Professional
Home Premium
Home Basic
Home Starter

The AIK, SDK and Driver kits are also available for you network admin/developer folk.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/
http://technet.microsoft.com/
 

Answer:If you have MSDN or TechNet subscription then Windows 7 RTM is available now!

Sweet, they bumping up release date or no? Seems pretty early for the RTM with October set for release?
 

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For those with a TechNET/MSDN sub, the MU-files as well as the full .ISOs of Windows 8.1 Update 1 are now up!

MU update files (x86, 360 MB)
mu_windows_8.1_windows_embedded_8.1industry_update_x86_4046911.zip

MU update files (x64, 770 MB)
mu_windows_8.1_windows_server_2012r2_windows_embedded_8.1industry_update_x64_4046913.zip

ISO (x86, 2934 MB)
en_windows_8.1_with_update_x86_dvd_4065105.iso

ISO (x64 3924 MB)
en_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_4065090.iso
 

Answer:Windows 8.1 Update 1 on TechNET/MSDN

It looks like this is exactly the same updates that leaked from Microsoft a couple of weeks ago, which the exception of one update that was in the leak and not in the official RTM, KB2939087, and one in the official RTM but not the leak, KB2949621-v2. On the machines I'd installed the leak I installed the updates and the installer said the updates were already there and only KB2949621-v2 was needed.
 

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Microsoft has made available both packages to MSDN and TechNet subscribers. The rest of the users will have to wait until October 22nd to get their hands on Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode. For MSDN Subscribers | TechNet Subscribers

Answer:Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode package are available for MSDN and TechNet

That's really a great and important news.
Thank you so much

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Answer:Windows XP SP3 Integrated Images on MSDN & Technet

I used a guide similar to this click here to slipstream/integrate XP3 into my original XP disk the other day, & it worked a peach. There's a link to download XP3 there.Backup your system, data, etc before attempting just in case. GP.S. this really should be in the Consumer forum - the FE will move it there hopefully

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Microsoft has released Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 RTM slipstreamed ISO for MSDN and TechNet subscribers.
Recently Microsoft made available it, can be installed via standalone installer, for the Connect beta testers and MSDN & TechNet subscribers. The build string reads 6.0.6002.18005.090410-1830 ISO Images? details: Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (x86) ? Size: 3,093.16 (MB) *Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (x64) ? Size: 3,682.58 (MB) *Windows Vista Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (x86) ? Size: 2,308.83 (MB)Windows Vista Enterprise with Service Pack 2 (x64) ? Size: 3,057.44 (MB)
* includes Home Basic, Home Premium, Business-Retail and Ultimate edition.

Answer:Windows Vista SP2 slipstreamed ISO available on MSDN and TechNet

Does anyone know when it will be released to Vista Update yet? Seems like I have been waiting for ages.

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As per the schedule mentioned by Microsoft, Developers and IT professionals will be able to download the final version of Windows 8 via their MSDN or TechNet subscriptions on 15th August.
You can see the schedule of availability here. So ... how many of you planning to download it as soon as it is made available!?

Answer:TechNet and MSDN subscribers - Get set to download Windows 8 RTM on 15th Aug

Hi !
I?m not going to get W8 !
I?m going straight to the server-version, i will install WS2012 when it?s released.
Then it?s time to convert it into a workstation, and try to customize it.
The developers over at win2008workstation.com is already working on the software.
There is also a new forum for WS2012 where information will be posted regarding converting it to workstation.
http://www.win2012workstation.com/

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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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Question: MSDN & TechNet

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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. 




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

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I didn't see anything posted on here, and didn't know about it myself until I read an article on WHS power pack 2, but WHS is available on TechNet/MSDN as of 3/16/09.

I've been waiting for them to add that for a long time, just thought I'd let you all know as well in case you missed it too.
 

Answer:WHS (finally) on TechNet/MSDN

this is in data storage systems however probably should be here also annoyingly last time i checked PP2 is not streamlined
 

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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Available for MSDN/Technet Subscribers
https://msdn.microsoft.com/hi-in/subscriptions/securedownloads/default(en-us).aspx
 

Answer:Windows Server 2008 R2 - Available for MSDN

IIRC, this has been known for a day or two already.
 

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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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Hi
My friend have MSDN account and he using now Windows ultimate but he can get from there Home,pro ,vista XP key too.He asked me if he can share one or two keys with his brother .he wants one XP key and and Windows 7 or Home key to give his brother but im not sure about this if it is legal or if he can share those keys...so anyone here can tell me if it is possible or not....
Thanks.....

Answer:About MSDN/Technet Key - can you share or give them away?

MSDN or technet keys cannot be shared. Its against the license agreement.

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If i remember right, keys from msdn/technet got 10 activations or something? So am wondering if i want to reinstall windows 7 with the same key, on the same hardware, will i use up another activation on that?

Answer:Can i use my msdn/technet win7 key to reinstall?

MSDN/Technet keys are the same as retail keys. Doesn't matter if you use up the activations (however many it may be); if Windows won't activate automatically you just select the phone method and call up Microsoft (usually takes 5 minutes or less).

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MSDN, TechNet To Get Vista SP2 RC Next Week

According to ZDNet, Microsoft began providing TechNet and Microsoft Developer Network services with access to the upcoming Vista SP2 release candidate. You guys know what that means...it will be all over the web soon after. Also, if the rumors prove to be true, the final public release will be sometime in April.

On February 25, Microsoft began providing subscribers to its TechNet and Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) services with access to the SP2 RC bits. Interested subscribers can get the SP2 RC bits from the appropriate TechNet and MSDN download sites.

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Hi there

For those of you who have MSDN or the last few days of TechNet and you want to keep your Keys for your downloads in a nice easy file do the following.

1) on the subscriber Product keys page chose EXPORT to XML
2) Save as an XML file
3) Now open with EXCEL
4) Save as xlsx
5) Now you've got a nice easy spreadsheet.

My final TechNet day is tomorrow so I'm grabbing my keys and other things I might want like some servers !!!

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Technet /Msdn Subscribers - Get keys into EXCEL

Is there any chance M$ will have a change of heart and restore the Technet system? They are only hurting the very people who unofficially support support their products as well as those small businesses that do. Another way of cutting your nose off to spite your face.

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That's today! The best Office release since 2003, maybe ever in my exstensive use of the beta. Not a ton of killer new features, with the exception of web based editing and integration through SharePoint 2010, but a LOT of fit and finish in this release.
 

Answer:Office 2010 RTM on MSDN/TechNet April 22

I've been searching for an estimated time. I'm waiting eagerly for the release.
 

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http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-releases-office-2013-professional-plus-technet-and-msdn-users
 

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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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A lot you have already downloaded the RTM but I NEVER install something as critical as an OS from unknown sources. Yes, I know the hash which is practically foolproof if you can trust the hash or the source but I digress.

Microsoft has had trouble historically on download launch days.
Do you think they will this time?
 

Answer:Will MSDN/TechNet servers hold up this Thursday, August 6th?

As I recall, they blew up for the Beta. RTM should be madness. I'm just hoping I can at least get access to get a couple serials and node the hashes before it all goes down.
 

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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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http://www.tabletpcreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3018&news=windows+8+metro+apps
 

Answer:Windows 8 Consumer Preview to be released 02/29/2012

"Late February" was right.
 

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Microsoft has released the final build (4763.1000) of Office 2010 to MSDN and TechNet subscribers today
Microsoft said on Friday that its new Office suite, due in May for businesses and June for consumers, had reached the released to manufacturing (RTM) milestone. The build leaked shortly after the official RTM announcement last Friday. Volume License customers with Software Assurance will be able to download the RTM bits on April 27
Microsoft is currently running an Office 2010 Technology Guarantee. Neowin revealed Microsoft's plans for the guarantee program. Customers who purchase Office 2007, or a new PC with Office 2007, and activate it between March 5, 2010 and September 30, 2010 will be offered a free upgrade to Office 2010. Copies will be available online, via download, at no additional cost.
Microsoft is holding business launch event for Office 2010 in New York on May 12. Consumers will not be able to purchase the product until June. Although Microsoft officials will not confirm the exact date, Neowin firmly believes this will be June 15. In January Microsoft announced Office 2010 pricing. The professional edition will retail for $499 boxed. Office 2010 will be released in at least five different flavours, including a free version that includes Microsoft Word and Excel, but comes with limited functionality and includes advertisements. The editions of Office 2010 will include Starter, Home and Student, Home and Business, Professional and Professional Academic. ... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010 Final Build available on MSDN/Technet

You beat me Was going to post ...
Download time. Lets see how Office 2010 looks and feels!

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   Dear Team
       I have windows 2012 R2 domain server. It is connected domain perfectly windows 7 pro .
      But if i connected domain windows 7 ultimate . It is showing DNS error. I am joining same process win7 pro.
      please help me how to join windows 7 ultimate in domain.

   Note. I give my client PC windows 7 ultimate network proper DNS.

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Some of the MSDN and TechNet subscribers have issues with the Akamai Download manager while downloading subscription files. What is Akamai Download manager & why do I have to use it? To help you download large files with reduced chance of interruption, some downloads require the use of the Akamai Download Manager. You can easily pause, resume, and stop the download process. Use the Download Manager for efficient installations, time-saving features, and automatic restarting if the download process is interrupted.
MSDN and TechNet has provided Akamai Download Manager help with answers to various issues. One can refer to it at Akamai Download Manager help
But for me none of these helped as I tried to download the subscription files from MSDN/TechNet. The Akamai Download Manager did not even appeared or offered to install, though it has been installed since long time. Had faced the issue earlier too in Windows 7 & followed similar steps. I’m using Internet Explorer. And now on Windows 8.1 Pro Preview running IE 11 Preview, happened the same. I checked with security settings, still did not help. Then tried these steps which allowed me to download subscription files using Akamai Download Manager on IE.
Screenshots are from IE11-
Open your MSDN subscription page in IE, and from Tools > Click on ‘Compatibility View Settings’ and add Microsoft.com to Compatibility View.
Since you have opened the MSDN page, it’ll list Microsoft.... Read more

Answer:MSDN / TechNet subscribers downloads fails to start Akamai Download Manager

Nice detailed tutorial. Thanks.

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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...
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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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The Group Policy Search (GPS) service is a web application hosted on Windows Azure, which enables you to search for registry-based Group Policy settings used in Windows operating systems.
GPS version 1.1.4 is now live at http://gps.cloudapp.net. Version 1.1.4 includes registry-based policy settings from Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, performance improvements, bug fixes, and a few little surprises. It's the easiest way to search for a Group Policy setting.
The next time you need to search for a Group Policy settings, or want to know the registry key and value name that backs a particular policy setting, don't look for a antiquated settings spreadsheet reference. Get your Group Policy Search on!!
Act now and get the Group Policy Search Windows Phone 7 application-- for free! Details.

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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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Hello,
I have a Windows 7 Ultimate workstation which has data encrypted with BitLocker.  I want to move this data to a Windows 2012 R2 server.  Do I need to un-encrypt the data beforehand or can I just move the data over to the server?
The data currently resides in an SQL environment on the workstation.

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Hi there

Believe it or not if you can "Legally" get hold of a copy of Windows 2012 server (current release candidate freely downloadable and valid till Jan 15 2013) you could be a LOT better off using this on a Desktop rather than the W8 itself.

Before people point out complexities of using a Server as a desktop OS it's actually EASIER with Windows 2012 server than with previous servers such as Windows 2003 or Windows 2008 servers to "convert" to a desktop OS.

You basically have to do the following to make a server as user friendly as say W7 or W8 as a desktop OS:

1) dismantle all the domain security stuff
2) remove prompts like event log for server re-boots
3) remove the CTRL-ALT-DEL key for logon
4) remove the security restriction / nag you get every time you want to access a non Microsoft web page with IE 10.
5) remove the "Complex password" requirement.

That's got rid of the main nags and inconveniences of using it as a Desktop (or laptop) OS.

Now add Desktop / Laptop experience (Multi-media, "thematic" backgrounds, customisation).

1) enable SOUND -- yes W2012 server unlike W2008 server has fully blown SOUND capabilities (strange in a server --maybe now I can use Hyper-V with vM's and pass SOUND to them !!).

2) enable DESKTOP EXPERIENCE -- this allows W7 themes to be installed and greatly "De-Uglifies" the bog standard bland grey desktop.

3) enable incoming RDP connections if you want to access your "Server... Read more

Answer:Windows R8 or Windows 2012 server ? Makes a great laptop OS !

My apologies about my previous post. Not related.

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We have found recently that our Windows 8.1 clients are unable to connect to Server 2012 R2 shares (SMB 3.02). When trying to browse to them in Explorer we get "Windows can't find <UNC path>". Windows 7 clients can still connect to these
shares, only our 8.1 clients are affected. Attempting to access using the IP address instead of the host name makes no difference.
The 8.1 clients can still connect to shares on 2008 R2 servers. Server 2012 R2 to Server 2012 R2 also works.
No changes have been made to the clients or to the group policies which control them that could readily explain this issue.
Any advice on where to start troubleshooting this would be appreciated.

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Does anyone know if there is a place to download the newest version of these templates for Windows Server 2012 (NOT R2) - if they even exist?

I am specifically looking for this new template setting which can be found in the July 2015 .admx update for Server 2012 R2 but I need it for a non R2 server -

We have clients on a domain receiving Windows 10 update notifications and this seems like the best way to block this except we don't have a Server 2012 R2 DC in place.

Thanks
 

Answer:New Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 ?

You should be able to grab the admx/adml file from a 2012 server ( C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions ) and copy them to the central store. Although, I'd just grab them from a 2012r2 server...
 

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InstallShield by Acresso Software is an incredible software which must be known to each software developer, user and anyone related to this computer software field.
I think everyone have a dowubt or thinking that "How the World Installs Software on Microsoft Windows?", "How the applications are made installable?". So such kinds of problems are now going to be solved. InsallShield is a slution forsuch peoples and will let us know create our own applications self executable, installable and user interacted setup files.
And now Accress lauched InstallShield's 2010 version with new revamped more than 400 featuers with improved user experience which fully supports Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Installer(MSI)5 and new support for building Microsoft App-V virtual packages. InstallShield is serving Windows software installations for more than 20 years and used by all major companies all over the world.
Nobody have to worry now as its very easy to create such applications will meet Microsoft's requirement for "Compatible With Windows 7" logo. With its Quicker installations for packages which are even large with feature of installing per-user applications.
InstallShield is available in three editions viz Premier, Professional and Express in both English and Japanese with capability of presenting text in up to 35 languages. Features of InstallShield 2010: Microsoft App-V Support
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Hi IT guys,
I need your expert assistant as I was searching the whole day trying to find out how can I have a SOFTWARE PROTECTION PLATFORM in my local GPO (gpedit.msc) its under computer>administrative template>windows component
I tried editing regedit adding a value NoGenTicket with RWORD value of 1 to troubleshoot the issue but still no success =(
I'm following a CIS security benchmark for WinSvr2012R2 to our newly deployed server.

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I have a client who is running windows 7 as a server and has run out of inbound connections of 20.

I can't find a solution or an answer to whether I can simply upgrade windows 7 to windows server 2012?

or W7 > W8.1 > WSE2012 ?

Would anybody know?

Thank you in advance

Answer:What is the upgrade path from Windows 7 to Windows Server 2012?

Welcome to the forum.

There has never been an upgrade path from a client to a server version of Windows. You must do a clean install of the server OS.

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On a brand new ASRock A75 Extreme6 with an AMD A4-3300 Llano APU, 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair, 4x Seagate 2TB drives, and 3x Samsung 2TB drives, I am able to install Windows Home Server v1, WHS 2011, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows 7 without a hitch. Despite being an A4-3000, it's actually a pretty snappy processor, probably thanks to the Radeon HD6410 integrated GPU.

But when it comes to Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, the installation freezes at the first blue Windows logo screen. I use a thumb drive to install Windows - the very same thumb drive I used to install two other Windows 8 machines. I tried every USB ports in that computer with the same results, but I don't think it's the USB port because I install all of the other Windows operating system using USB as well (I didn't install a DVD drive in that media server).

I tried waiting for awhile in case it's just slow. When Windows 7 first came out, my game rig also took ages to install until a BIOS update fixed it, but still, that "ages" was just 60-70 minutes. The blue Windows 8/2012 logo sits there all night long and the light on the USB flash drive isn't blinking anymore, which indicates it's not being read.

Anyone have any idea what I might need to do to get the installation working? Tonight I'm going to check on the BIOS version and see if there's any new updates for it.

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Answer:Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 install issue

I guess you could check the md5 hashes against files extracted locally? Check the CPU configuration - make sure it aligns with Win 8 requirements. That's my starter for 10, probably not much help, sorry!
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please advise further, cheers

Answer:Installing Windows 7 after Windows 2012 Server Installatio

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

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

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New Updates For Windows 7 And Windows Server 2008 R2 Released
Most Windows users know that Microsoft releases security updates once per month on the so called patch day. Only critical security updates are offered when it is necessary which just happened recently when Microsoft released a patch for the Internet Explorer vulnerability that was uncovered earlier.
Non-security related patches are released more commonly and users with automatic updates enabled will usually get little to no notice about these updates. Users without automatic updates on the other hand might not even know that new updates have been released as the Oracle over at Lockergnome points out.

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Is there any iSCSI (or similar technology) software that allows mounting of a hard drive or a folder as an iSCSI share? Windows Server 2012 appears to only allow creation of a virtual drive rather than utilizing a physical drive or filesystem folder. I've read that such can by done with Linux.

I'd like to mount my networked drives to appear as physical drives instead of network drives on my Windows 8 systems.
 

Answer:iSCSI - Windows Server 2012 => Windows 8

You should be able to use iSCSI or NFS on the 2012 server and then mount the drives in windows 8, both should show as "local" drives rather then as a CIFS share. You need to add the iSCSI and/or NFS roles under add roles and features wizard in 2012.
 

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Hey guys
I have configured a VPN connection on my windows server 2012 foundation, but  when I try to establish a vpn connection, it gives me an error "connection failed with error 629 - the connection was finished by the remote computer". Please, could
someone help me? 
Thanks in advance!

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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.
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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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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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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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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,
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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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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They are not in RTM form as expected.

They moved from Beta status to Release Candidate.

Wasn't expecting that.
 

Answer:Servers 2012 hit Technet but....

I thought they were RC since Windows8 dropped on TechNet?
 

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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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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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Hello,..

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

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

Kindly help me.

Thanks

Answer:How to set permissions in windows server 2012 ?

Hi,

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

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

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

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/2012-default.aspx

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

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

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

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

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/2012-storage-availability.aspx
 

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

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

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

Answer:windows server 2012 essential r2

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Originally Posted by miltiadisf


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




What is the purpose of not completing the wizard?

What step are you trying to skip?

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Help Setting Up Windows Server 2012 as a NAS

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

"net use" is used to map a UNC path "\\NAS" to a drive 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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Windows Server 2012 Infographic
Source: Microsoft.

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

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

Thank you for your time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheers
jimbo

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your time.

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

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

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

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

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













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Answer:T61 - Windows Server 2012 Datacenter

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

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Hey guys,

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

Thanks in advance guys.

Answer:Help with Windows Hyper V Server 2012 R2

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

I hope this helps you.

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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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Good day

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

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

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

Answer:windows edge and server 2012 RWA

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

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Hi Folks,

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

Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows Server 2012 R2 Update

The Cobra said:


Hi Folks,

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

Thanks.Click to expand...

It is an entire new OS.

Pop in disc, format, and go.

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

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I 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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On Windows Server 2012 R2 DHCP

I have a network in 128.19.4.1 -- 128.19.4.254 but now all IP address has been assigned to all system but i have 400 system i.e i want to increase IP address range so that all 400 systems can get IP address and internet and all should be able to communicate each other

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

Thanks.
 

Answer:On Windows Server 2012 R2 DHCP

Is this in a work place network?
 

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

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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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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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Hello,

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

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

Thank you!

Philipp

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

Answer:Bootable USB for Windows Server 2012

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

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

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

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