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Accessing Windows Server 2012 Server Pool Shares

Question: Accessing Windows Server 2012 Server Pool Shares

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."

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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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I'm running a Windows Server 2012 Standard server at home, offering up several standard smb shares to a few client PCs around the home. Despite having changed nothing on the server I was, a little while ago, shocked to be told I did not have access to my music share. I logged on to the server to see that the only account that was granted access to the folders contained within the share was a single account from another machine (listed as a long meaningless string). I proceeded to restore the correct security settings to each folder and re-establish the share. What perplexes me though is that it has now happened again on a second share- unfortunately one that contains a much larger amount of data and subfolders. Can anyone offer an explanation as to how or why Windows is messing up my security settings, and perhaps offer a quick solution to resetting the security settings on a mass of subfolders? I have attempted to change the parent's settings and have it be set to all child objects, however I get an "access denied" error when attempting this- leading me to believe the only way around it is to set each folder individually. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows Server 2012 Shares and Security?

Is this Server / Network set up as a domain.

I can't say how it happened without taking a closer look at your network, sorry but.

You may need to take ownership of the folder and files first, then change the permissions.

Do you see any errors in the event log, Red X's?

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Can a storage pool created by Server 2012 be used under Windows 10?
I.e. I had Server 2012 on my media server, had used storage spaces and created a storage pool. If I replace the OS with Win10 will I be able to see/use the same storage pool and its data? or will I have to re-create it?

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

I ask this given the following situation:

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

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

Answer:Windows Server 2012 storage pool question

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

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All....
I have a windows 2000 server that controls my windows domain (I know, I know, I'm using old technology). I have 4 XP workstations that access network drives on the windows 2000 server. Now I put my first Windows 7 Pro workstation on my network, but I didn't join it to the windows domain. I just want the Windows 7 workstation to be able to map a drive from the windows 2000 server.
I've tried everything! I mean, everything!

net use z: \\windows2000svr\share /USER:[email protected]
net use z: \\windows2000svr\share /USER:domainname\user

Neither worked...
I also tried this...

Click start
Type: regedit
Press enter
In the left, expand these folders: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\
In the left, click on the folder named: Lsa
In the right, double-click "LmCompatibilityLevel"
Type the number 1 and press enter
Restart your computer
Click Start
Click Control Panel
Click System and Maintenance
Click Administrative Tools
Double-Click Local Security Policy
In the left pane, click the triangle next to Local Policy
In the left pane, click Security Options
In the right pane near the bottom, double-click "Network security: LAN manager authentication level"
Click the drop-down box, and click "Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated"
Click OK

NONE OF THIS WORKED!

CAN ANYONE HELP ME!!!

AND I ALSO TRIED THIS:

Using a command prompt and type the following:

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Answer:Win7 Accessing Shares on Windows 2000 Server Advanced Edition

HI

Instead of using commands from the prompt which you would have put in a login script in xp.
Can you just open windows and then see if you are able to connect directly by using \\servername\share-name.
If it prompts you with a window for a username and password then do this
1. put the username as domain\username
2. if 1 doesnt work try ipaddress\username
3. if both dont work then lookup the error code in eventviewer.

Let us know how it goes
 

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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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Hello, all!

(Note: I am a complete newbie when it comes to setting up servers. I have only dealt with already-in-place servers in the past, and this is my first foray into the world of server setup)

Preparing a Windows Server 2012 Standard for rolling out in the computer lab here, and have been running into some problems...

Anyway, here's the deal: I set up a share, share it with the appropriate groups, set the appropriate security settings for the appropriate groups, and am unable to access it with anything short of a domain admin.

I even tried setting the sharing and the security settings to full control for everyone, and still nothing.

I'm wondering if there's some sort of setting I need to change to allow access to the server by non-admins? I can access all the shares with my domain admin account, and can view the shares under \\servername, but with a non-admin I cannot view anything. When I got to \\servername or \\servername\testshare it just says "Accessing the resource '\\pmasrv1' has been disallowed."

Where I've worked in the past, all domain users were at least able to browse through the shares on the the server, but were unable to access the ones they did not have rights to... In this case I am not even able to do that much with a non-admin account.

EDIT: Well, tried (what I thought was) a long-shot, and it turns out that it's due to the "Run" box being disabled... Turns out I am able to browse to it, bu... Read more

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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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I am just curious if it is possible to access shares on a computer that is on the same network but in a different workgroup/domain or if they all absolutely have to be in the same domain or workgroup.
I am able to see and ping the workgroup computer from the domain computer but not able to see the shares.
 

Answer:Accessing shares on workgroup computer from a server in a domain

You should be able to.
For workgroup "computer name\username" + password
For another domain use "domain\username" + password
Also there could be Firewall settings that may need changed.
 

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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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Apparently you need to tell Windows that you want to use the machine as a file server and that it should allocate resources accordingly.  Set the following registry key to ‘1′:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\LargeSystemCache
and set the following registry key to ‘3′:
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters\Size
After making these changes and restarting, I haven’t seen this issue arise again

 
http://alan.lamielle.net/2009/09/03/windows-7-nonpaged-pool-srv-error-2017 

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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
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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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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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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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I have a SNAP SERVER 110 160G RAID0 running GuardianOS 4.4.049 SP3. It is setup with 6 share folders. One accepts all users anonymous ftp and the others are folders only accessible by local snap admins and specific local snap users. When someone writes a file to the ftp share it gets also written to all of the shares. The server is standalone not in a windows domain or NIS.
 

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

But it is returning with an error:




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We run a web proxy server on our network for internet access.
On client machines (running Windows 2012 R2) I have configured the proxy server setting in Internet Explorer "Tools\Internet Settings\Connections\LAN Settings" to point at the designated web proxy server.
When attempting to browse websites from IE I receive the "The proxy server isn't responding" error.
Conversely, browsing the same sites via Google Chrome and Firefox (installed on the same client server) return web pages without error.
In addition, if I run Internet Explorer as administrator (Right Click\Run as Administrator), I am able to browse web sites without receiving the error.
It would appear that the issue is isolated to browsing via IE when not run in elevated mode.
Has anyone come across this issue?

Answer:Server 2012 R2 - Internet Explorer Proxy Server Issue

Hi Dicki,
First, please try to reset the Internet Explorer. Some plug-ins may affect the proxy.
If it doesn't work, please try to perform a network capture on the client.
Please check if the client send the http traffic to the proxy server at the correct port.
If the client has sent the http traffic to the proxy server, please check if there is any warning or error in the proxy server.
To download Network Monitor, please refer to the link below:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4865
Best Regards.Steven Lee Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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.. hoping I can get some help on this. Driving me nuts!

Since upgrading to Windows Server 2016, WOL doesn't work for me. I've ruled out network or router issues, since it works perfectly fine on my Windows 7 machine.

I have 3 NICs in a team, but that's irrelevant, since the WOL doesn't work even if I disabled the teaming. One thing I did notice is that when I shutdown my Windows 7 machine, the NICs remain lit. However, the NICs on my Windows Server 2016 completely turn off. I don't recall if that was the case when I was using 2012 on the same hardware, but it seems strange to me. If the NICs are completely off, I can't imagine there is a way for them to receive magic packets.

I checked the UEFI and all the necessary options are enabled for WOL. I also tried upgrading the NIC drivers on the server but that didn't help. I read that Windows 10 has a "fast startup" option that messes with WOL, so I disabled it in the Group Policy settings on the server, but that didn't work either.

If anyone has any ideas, I'd be grateful for the help.

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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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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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Hello, I own my own IT consultation and management company and I have a few clients whom I will be upgrading their Servers to Server 2012. I thought it a good idea to have a place on this website to talk about and gives tips about Windows Server 2012. Please Fill out the poll so the Moderators can see what kind of interest the community has in this suggestion. Thanks!

Answer:When are we going to start a Server 2012 (Server 8) Forum?

Not a lot of interest unfortunately. Let me think about it and I will see what we can do.

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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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Hey everybody

I'm having some trouble with creating shares and permissions withing Windows Server 2003. I want to have a share on the server that only one user can map a drive to.

I would tell what steps I have taken, but I have done so many things, it might be best to just start from scratch, since nothing is in the folder yet anyway. Can someone give me a quick guide to creating a share, and making it where only one user can access it?

I'm creating it on the C: on the server.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 - Problems with Shares

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User with XP Pro on laptop has lost connection to the \\Server\Shares. Logon to network seems to be OK but can't see the shared folders. User seems to think this started when he had a problem with McAfee and had to uninstall it.

Have tried to Add Network Connection but it won't recognize the pathname when I type it in.

Ideas appreciated. Thanks
 

Answer:Can't Access Shares folders - Windows Server 2003

Are you using a Workgroup or Domain??
 

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Hi Everyone,

Having a strange problem with a server running Windows Server 2003 R2. The network shares appear to drop at random. After a restart, they are sometimes fine for minutes, sometimes fine for days. Eventually, the network shares are no longer accessible via UNC from any other machines. I try by IP, PC name, and FQDN.

I have tried the following:
- Disabling IEEE 802.11x Authentication on all NICs
- Uninstalling File and Printer Sharing for MS Networks, reinstalling. This appeared to resolve it for a few days, but the problem came back.

The server runs only SQL server and is a member of the domain. There are no errors or consistent messages in the event log around this time and there is nothing consistent (that I can trace) about when the issue occurs. During this time, I can ping the box, SQL Server continues to run, and I can RDP to the box. There do not appear to be any runaway processes or memory leaks.

One of the things I found was to review the idle timeout settings on mapped drives. Although the shares aren't mapped, I figured I'd give it a shot anyway. When running net config server /autodisconnect:-1 via Command Prompt, it works when the shares are working. When the shares are NOT working, I receive the following: "could not stop the server service"

Any suggestions on troubleshooting this? They've got a mission-critical application that depends on these shares. I'd be happy to provide any info necessary.

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Answer:Windows Server 2003 - Shares Appear to Drop Randomly

Is she service packed?
Logging into the domain? Or a local login?
Share and Security permissions double checked?
Share to Everyone..full permissions, and lock the security tab permissions to admin, system, and domain users (or trim that accordingly to smaller groups or users)...reapply the permissions to folder and all sub folders in advanced button.
This server is using the DCs IP as its DNS server?
3rd party software firewall on it?
Is this server multi-homed?
 

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Ok, so I had to swap main drives on my WHS comp, so after installing a new HDD, I do not know how to re-add my pool. Now I don't have 4TB of spare storage to backup my data to, so there has GOT to be a way to re-add my existing drive pool to this new installation. I have power pack 1 installed and everything is ready to go, so I just need a way to add the pool. i have googled for a while now with no solution. Anyone know of anything? Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows Home Server re-add pool

I have not had to do this yet, but in the near future I probably will so here is how I understand it...

If you used a different hard drive (either because the old one died, you wanted a larger drive, or you wanted to install to a RAID setup like I plan to do) it is a PITA. Basically, you have to have enough free space on your system drive to put one drive in, copy the data to the system drive, then add the now blank drive to the pool. After that you add one drive to the system at a time, move all the data to the pool, then add the emptied drive to the pool to expand the storage.

I'm hoping I am wrong but this is the only way I have been able to find to restore the pool to a new installation (instead of just a re-install).
 

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Ok here is the deal me and my partner here at work have narrowed our problem down to this. We currently have a windows 2000 server on the network that has files that we would like to be able to access anywhere in the building from any computer in which where on. The problem is we have all of the computers on a single domain and the server is just on in its own workgroup. We have noticed that when we take a random computer off the domain and put it in the same workgroup as the server we can access shares fine but as soon as we put it on the domain and try to access the win2k server shares we get an "unexpected network error"(is what the message displays). So I'm thinking that we should just put the win2k server on the domain to and things will be fine, but in the past I guess there’s has been a problem of doing this because the win2k server wants to be the domain controller, when we already have a bigger better computer to do that for us. All we use the win2k server for is a web server and an IRC server and to share files. So what I am asking is there anyway to get around connecting to the shares on the win2k server without adding it to the domain or is there a way to add it to the domain and disable something that will prevent it from wanting to be the domain controller.

sorry for the long post I just had to get it all out there. thanks for any input or help
 

Answer:windows 2000 Server shares problem domain vs workgroup

easy. add the 2000 server as a member server to your AD domain. and set permissions for the shares
 

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Red Shield - IE Enhanced Security Configuration for Administrators
Amber Shield - IE Enhanced Security Configuration for Non-Administrators
Green Shield - IE Zones
When I click on the how to correct this it takes me to a Windows 2003 page not 2012 for the first issue

And page does not exist for the second issue ?
Any ideas ?

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I setup Windows Server 2008 over the weekend with Active Directory and my own internal domain. It works great, I can login with my active directory user on all of the machines in my home network. My problem is that I can't get a number of network shares automatically added upon login.

What I am trying to do is the following:

Map the x: drive to a username specific share on the Windows Server
Map the y: drive to the public storage share on the Windows Server
Map the z: drive to the downloads share on the Windows Server

Going into the user profile in the Active Directory configuration tool I can have the downloads drive automatically mapped or any one of them, but not more then one. I read up on the logon.bat files, but they don't seem to be executing upon login. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

Answer:Active Directory on Windows Server 2008 - Auto Mapping Shares

I do it via a login script,

http://lazynetworkadmin.com/content/view/7/6/

check this out. Really easy took about 5 mins to setup. It is based on group membership, so makes sure you assign groups and nested groups properly. I haven't looked into much further but I think there is a way to do it without the script in 2008.
 

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Ok so here is the deal. I have a brand new FreeNAS 8 box that I just built. I have gone through and created my volume, assigned the owner as a user I created, created a NFS share, enabled the NFS service, and mounted the NFS share on my Windows Server 2008 R2 box. It mounted and I was able to create a new folder, however when I attempt to transfer files into that folder I get an error that all or part of the file may be locked by windows and therefore is unable to copy at this time. I tried right clicking and making a new shortcut in the folder and got the same error. I thought it may be the server that was the issue so I installed the NFS client on a windows 7 machine, and mounted the volume and got the same error. I restarted the win 7 machine thinking maybe there was some issue with the fresh install of NFS and still got the same error.

I know I missed something but any help is appreciated.
 

Answer:NFS and Windows Server 2008 R2, able to mount and read shares, unable to write.

I don't have any experience with FreeNAS, however I'd look at the permissions of the new directory from the command line on the FreeNAS device. It is probably the UID or GID mappings not being correct. Here's a link to the MS KB about how to work with the permissions from Services for Unix client. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=324546

Hope that helps.
 

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At our office, we have a Windows 2003 File server (one of them), and Windows 7 workstations. The workstations can use Explorer fine to view all the folders on the share. But for whatever reason when you go to a command prompt and do a DIR on that share, it is missing about 60% of the folders.

Now, the iphone app that uses the vpn to view these shares too also does not show them. Does anyone have a idea what this could be and how to fix it?

This is really weird.

Answer:Have a weird issue. Win7, Windows 2003 Server, some shares missing

Win 7 Web client running as a service?

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

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

Answer:What is Windows Server 2012

Hello Mitchell,

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

Microsoft | Windows Server 2012

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Hello 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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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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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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Ok because i havent seen a very definitive descriptioin on how WHS does its data protection I set up a box last night to experiment and I really like it.

First off the hardware config is basically setup as a JBOD ie. no software or hardware "raid"

my setup is as follows

8 port sata2 pcix card
2x750gb sata2
1x500 sata2
1x320 sata2
total physical capacity of 2.3TB but lets round this down to 2.0tb for this explanation

WHS uses a folder protection mirror instead of disk mirroring. In my Storage Pool I have 2.0tb available and when I create network shares I can choose to have it protected or unprotected. In my case I chose to have my documents shared folder (photos etc) protected and my movies share unprotected.

for example my documents folder is 100gb, because it is protected it uses 200gb of my storage pool and mirrors that 100gb of data on two seperate physical disks to provide a drive failure protection, this leaves 1.8tb unused in my storage pool.

now my movies folder is 500gb and is configured to be unprotected (no mirroring), this uses as expected 500gb of my storage pool only and leaves me a remaining 1.3TB available in my storage pool.

IMO this is quite and efficient way of using the available disk space in a home network environment allowing me to protect the data I want to.

Steve
 

Answer:Explanation of Windows home server storage pool/protection

I've been with the WHS for about a year now, and think it's great. But there's more to it than that. I'll add...

A JBOD gives the notion that the drives are simply contiguous, without any form of specialization of any one drive. WHS is slightly different.

In a single drive configuration, the sole drive is partitioned in two: a 20GB system partition (which cannot be adjusted during the install) and the remainder as the DATA partition. When you copy files to your shares, the files are stored in the data partition, and that is that (ok, slightly more advanced than that, but atleast thats the idea. I'm pretty sure that the system will actually use the same configuration as the multiple disk scenario, as described below, but have everything in that one data partition instead of spread out amongst other drives)

In a multiple drive configuration, during the install, windows will choose the largest drive you have and configure it as above (dual partition, 20GB system + remainder as data). Each additional drive is then mounted as a folder within the Data partition, so that the drive extender only works with one traditionally(?) mounted drive (the D: drive). When you place a file onto the WHS, a "tombstone" (very poor name for it - AD admins should agree) is placed into a folder structure that corresponds with the shares on the system. The tombstone is a reference point to the actual file, which will be stored in one of the folder-mounted drives. T... Read more

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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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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,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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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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Windows Server 2012 Infographic
Source: Microsoft.

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your time.

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance

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

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

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Server_2012
 

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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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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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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 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?

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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 want to extended screensaver timeout for some users and that too only on some servers.
All users are placed in OU and nested OU
All servers are placed in OU and nested OU
Some set of users when login to any particular server from server Group should have timeout extended till 1 hr from 15 min.
How to do that. Please if anyone can help, would appreciate.
Can email me as well @ : [email protected]

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Hi, I have just moved to Windows Server 2012 few weeks ago. Unfortunately I couldnt install the VGA driver, it pops up with an error. As there is not specific driver for Server 2012 I tries with both winows 8 and windows 7 driver. But still no luck.  full text of Problem Signature is as below. Problem signature:Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: WiDiBootLoader.exe Application Version: 0.0.0.0 Application Timestamp: 5074d1f1 Fault Module Name: AcGenral.DLL Fault Module Version: 6.2.9200.16420 Fault Module Timestamp: 505a99cc Exception Code: c0000005 Exception Offset: 00080c07 OS Version: 6.2.9200.2.0.0.400.8 Locale ID: 1033 Additional Information 1: 5861 Additional Information 2: 5861822e1919d7c014bbb064c64908b2 Additional Information 3: f3d5 Additional Information 4: f3d5be0cad2787556264647dc02181c3 Your support and help is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.Irshad

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Hi Team, I have a software that is working on Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64 bit, my device is HP Compaq Elite 8300. Please advice if it is applicable to install Win 2012 and if there is any network driver for the same. Apprecite your early feedback and manythanks in advance.  Greetings,Mahmoud

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

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

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

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

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Hi All, I have HP Proliant DL380 G7 server and want to install Windows Server 2012 R2 but it is not available in smartstart cd version 8.50, so can anyone please advise how can i install the Windows server 2012 R2? Thanks.

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Can I get Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Server 2012 ?
NO R2,
I want to use Internet Explorer 11 on Windows Server 2012.
Regards,
Yoshihiro Kawabata

Answer:Can I get Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Server 2012 ?

Hi,
 
As I known, Internet Explorer 11 is preinstalled with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. No additional action is required.
 
If you plan to run IE 11 on Windows server 2012, it won?t be supported. Internet Explorer 11 is not available for download for on Windows Server 2012.
 
For more information, you may refer to:
 
Internet Explorer 11 - FAQ for IT Pros
 
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn268945.aspx
 
Hope it helps.
 
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Blair DengWe
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Is it possible to install Windows Server 2012 R2 install on my T5600?
As of now, I cannot get the install disk to recognize the HD. 

Answer:T5600 Windows Server 2012 R2 install?

You'll need to put the drivers for the drive controller onto a flash drive, pause the installation with F6 and insert the flash drive to load the drivers.
What type of hard drive (SAS, etc.) is in the system, and what model controller?

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

Answer:Installing Windows Server 2012 on W510

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

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We have recently purchased a batch of W530 laptops, and I wanted to be able to create a new custom image for these. I syspreped the machine, and tried to pxe boot to our WDS server. It comes back with the error of no DHCP offers exiting Intel agent. Has anyone out there been successful with booting to a WDS server with these line of laptops. I am almost certain it is a driver issue, and that the drivers need to added to the WDS server. I am just not that sure where to find these particular drivers. If anyone can help I would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. -Joel 

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I was having trouble in installing .net Framework 3.5 in Windows Server 2012. I tried many methods and did not work. At last I used the following method that worked.
I searched internet for many months and at last I found the following files. I copied the files in C:\35 folder. Any folder name will do.


Now :

Run Powershell as administrator and run the command below.
Install-WindowsFeature Net-Framework-Core -source "c:\35"
I waited 10 minutes and it installed. At last I have managed to install it. 
I hope this helps many people. 

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Hello everybody,
I have a Question about IE11:
How can I uninstall IE11 in Windows 2012 R2?

I cant find it in features or installed updates...

Thanks for your help!

Regards,
Patrick

Answer:How can I uninstall IE11 from Windows Server 2012 R2?

Hi,
Based on my knowledge, in Windows server 2012 R2, IE 11 is preinstalled, which cannot downgrade to IE 10.

Thanks for your understanding.We
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I installed Windows Server 2012 on a new machine and for some reason, the install put the "System Reserved" partition on one disk (the data disk) and the "System Boot" partition on another disk (my intended system boot disk). The Server 2012 install disk does not have a repair option, so I tried a Windows 8 install disk and used the repair feature of that disk.

I disconnected the data disk and ran the repair and it looks like it has worked. The server 2012 machine can boot and seems to run ok, but the repair installed the files that would normally be on the "System Reserved" partition onto the boot disk partition of C, so my C: drive only has one partition and it contains all the boot files and OS files.

My question is that is it ok to have all the files on one partition, or am I going to run into potential problems down the line.

Answer:Windows 8 Repairing Server 2012 Installation

I installed Windows Server 2012 on a new machine and for some reason,



As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with


For more info on uEFI:
Windows and GPT FAQ
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
UEFI and Windows

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I've got MBSA 2.3 (in fact, it's 2.3.2211.0) installed on a Windows 8.1 Laptop and I'm trying to scan a Windows 2012 R2 server against MS patch catalogue.
When I try I get this error:
"Computer has an older version of the client and security database demands a newer version. Current version is and minmum required version is ."
That is a copy and paste of the error. No version numbers are listed and minimum has a typo in it.
Installing MBSA onto the server fairs no better with a dialog box showing a script error.


Gary Williams

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I need Drivers For Windows Server 2012 + EliteDesk 800  G1 TWR There is no drivers for Windows Server 2012  !!     

Answer:Windows Server 2012 + EliteDesk 800 G1 TWR Drivers

Hi: HP does not support the EliteDesk models for any Windows Server operating systems. The only suggestion I can offer would be to try the W8.1 drivers and see if they work.

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Refresh PC and Reset PC not in Windows Server 2012 ????

Answer:Refresh PC and Reset PC not in Windows Server 2012 ????

Should it be? What may be a great client feature may not necessarily be advisable for a server. Also how likely are you to muck up a server with too many installs and uninstalls?

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In Windows server 2012 none of my scripts are working. The same works in 2008 server. 

If I add the application to trusted  site or if I turn off the security setting to off it works fine. But I need a solution without changing these features. Please help me out in fixing it. 

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