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Server 2012 Essentials Beta - Domain Only ?

Question: Server 2012 Essentials Beta - Domain Only ?

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

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

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Answer: Server 2012 Essentials Beta - Domain Only ?

TechLarry said:


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

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

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

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

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

Article...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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link:
A look into Microsoft Security Essentials 2012 | TechRepublic


Quote:




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





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

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

Cool updates, but I never use it. :P

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

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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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Has anyone else gotten this combo to work?

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

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

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

I burned the ISO to DVD & Flash drive.

Any ideas?
 

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

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

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

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

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

Code:

cbs.com Server: UnKnown Address: 192.168.1.4

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

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

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

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

Answer:Server 2012 Essentials - AD/DNS Issues

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

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

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

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

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

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

any idea what could be causing?

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

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

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

Any help would be grateful.
 

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

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



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

Answer:Server Essentials 2012 Remote Access HELP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is the Beta, of course.
 

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Windows
2012 

IP settings           172.17.2.36

Subnet mask       255.255.0.0

Gatevay                 172.17.2.1

DNS                       8.8.8.8

                           
     

Windows 7

Obtain
IP address automatically  

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DNS
                       8.8.8.8

 
                                

The
error code reads 

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The
following error occored wen DNS was queried for the servise location (SRV)

resource
record used to locate an Active Directory Domane Controller (AD DC) for Domain

"dalek.local
".

 

the
error was: "This operation returned because the timeout period expired."

(error
code 0x000005b4 ERROR_TIMEOUT)

 

The
query was for SRV record_ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.dalek.local.

the
DNS server used  by this com... Read more

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

Answer:Registry Problem in Windows Server 2012 essentials

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

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

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

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

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

Any idea's ?

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

Exact Error Wording:

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

The services I know to check are indeed running.
 

Answer:Server 2012 Essentials R2 Client Backup Failure

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

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So I need to migrate my old windows home server to an OS that can use advanced format hard drives.

I installed WSE just now and was looking for some information on how to configure it.

I I though there was supposed to be a way to connect to the server without joining a domain though?

I notice the server does not how up on the network from my windows 7 PC How do I get to the connector software? Do I have to join the Domain?
 

Answer:Windows Server Essentials Domain

Define "connect" to it.

I've just purchased a new Dell server with Server2012 Essentials for a work project, and while it is configured for a domain I can US RDP and shared folders from computers that are not attached to the domain. Granted because it's all in development at the moment I am using a admin account on the server for access rights.
 

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

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

10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] wmain: Start of Computerconnector
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] wmain: Calling Computerconnector::ShowWizard()
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] CComputerconnector::ShowWizard: Initializing common controls
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] CComputerconnector::ShowWizard: Done initializing common controls
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] Displaying the wizard
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] CComputerconnector::AnotherInstallationErrorDlgProc: IDD_ANOTHER_INSTALLATION_ERR Page Initialization
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] CComputerconnector::Run: Installation is ready to run
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] GlobalData::Initialize (192.168.1.151, , C:\Users\BPOWELL.JMS\Downloads\ComputerConnector(192.168.1.151).exe, 1033)
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] ExpandEnvironmentStrings return (C:\Windows\Temp\Client Deployment Files\)
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] CComputerconnector::Run: Running Task: Id=1 Description=Downloads the Setup.cab file
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We have an important LOB application (QuickBooks 2018) that requires that requires Internet Explorer 11 for QB to operate correctly.  Unfortunately our server runs Windows Server 2012 Essentials as an operating system (not R2).  From reviewing
various Microsoft documents, I realize that IE 11 is not supported on Server 2012.  However, we need to be able to run QuickBooks, which requires that version of IE.  Upgrading the server OS to 2012 R2 would take hours, because there is no in-place
upgrade option.  We would have to reinstall and configure the OS again from scratch.
Is there anything we can do to resolve this problem?
Thanks for any assistance you can offer.


John

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I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain in the dmz. I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain in the network. I can access the one in the network to the dmz without a problem, but I cannot access the one in the dmz to the network. The ip addresses in the network are different than the ip address in the dmz. I fowarded the ports but the dmz box still gets blocked. I tried to do it by VPN after setting the router to accept VPN. The connection still gets blocked. I set all the firewall settings.

I'm not sure where to go from here, any help would be appreciated.

Thank you
 

Answer:Windows Server 2012 R2 connecting 1 domain to another through 2 routers

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i have a windows 10 workstation on a 2012 server domain.

how can i make a shared folder on the w10 workstation that does not require a password ?

is there a group policy settings or registry entry ?
 

Answer:windows 10 + server 2012 domain (how do i get a no password share ?)

share the folder with 'everyone' and give it read-write perms?
 

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I just got a Dell Optiplex 755 Core 2 Duo 2.33ghz with 8gb ram, 120gb hard drive, 1gbit ethernet, and running Server 2012 R2 Standard as the OS for the domain controller. Will this system be sufficient as a full time domain controller for a home network on this OS? I hope it's fast enough to do what's needed. I also plan to remotely manage it. The computer was $150 as configured, including the ram I had to order for it.

It's not ECC ram, would this be a problem?
 

Answer:Server 2012 R2 domain controller computer minimum?

Way more than good enough. The DC VMs I use for home as 1 vCPU and 1.5GB of RAM each. You can run a DC off an intel NUC for home use.

Non-ECC is not really an issue in this case.
 

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I migrated my home server from whs 2011 to Server 2012 r2 a couple weeks ago and have been dealing with what I assume is a side effect of being on a domain now.

If I'm on my computer working, and leave it idle long enough that the monitor goes to sleep, as soon as I wake the monitor again the computer is on the lock screen and I need to log in. I can disable this by changing my power options so that I don't require a password on wakeup, but I would prefer to still require a password when I wake the actual computer from sleep.

Anyone know if I can change or disable this feature?
 

Answer:Server 2012 domain client constant logging out.

Change the power settings so the computer does not idle to sleep after 30 minutes. You can still manually put it in sleep mode when you are done using it.
 

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I'm wondering if someone here tried to install KB3065988 on server 2012 (non R2)? I'm trying to get the relevant domain group policy items (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080351).
 

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This was originally posted in the Server 2012 forum, but perhaps it's more applicable to Windows 7.

            




I've joined the Windows 7 Pro workstations to the Domain using the SERVER2012/Connect app and that seemed to work fine.  I made the Users all Standard, not Admin, and access to the Shared folders is working fine too.  Users appear to be in the
Administrators group on the local machine, which is what I need.
However, a number of our applications aren't working correctly ... one writes changes to HKey Current User and those changes will not stick.  Some IE sites that require changes have to be made each time; those changes don't save.  Some
of the ODBC connections to SQL databases are behaving strangly as well.  I tried checking permissions on the Windows Registry keys, and they looked OK.  Turning off User Access Control did not help either.
If I log on to the workstation not using the Domain Account I don't have this problem.  And, one of the workstations which had performed the Windows 10 Upgrade while connected to the previous Domain Controllder works fine.
Any direction would be greatly appreciated!   Thx DMiller

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Hi
I have a strange problem I cant workout. It started with a new customer RDP 2012 server which we could not connect to an app once logged in.
If on an external PC it works OK.
If I create a fresh PC on our LAN it works.
If I this PC to the domain, it works.
If I move the PC to a UK Specific OU it stops working
If I move back out of the OU it still does not work
If I remove from the domain and do "GPUPDATE /FORCE /BOOT" and reboot and log backon as local admin account it still does not work!!
So there seems to be something in particular on the GPO in the UK OU in AD which causes the problem but even after moving the computer out it seems to store this mysterious setting and fails to work unless reimaged.
Any suggestions besides adding each option one by one in test GPO/OU????

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Windows Server 2012 R2

Domain Join User Not Able To Access Internet Need Solution.

Scenario.

Server Attach 2 Networks Card.
Private Network
IP: 10.0.0.10
Subnet: 255.0.0.0
Dns: 10.0.0.10

Public Network
IP: 192.168.15.14
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Default Getway: 192.168.15.1
Internet Working On Domain Controller

Client User:
IP: 10.0.0.11
Subnet: 255.0.0.0
Dns: 10.0.0.10
Now I Want To Access Internet on Client User without Proxy Server
Kindly Guide Me Complete Procedure.
Guide You In Depth.
Server Attach Two 2 Network Card
1st Network Card Attach Internet Wire
Ip 192.168.15.14 Subnet:255.255.255.0 Default Getway: 192.168.15.1
2nd Network Card Configure Private Ip
Ip: 10.0.0.10 Subnet: 255.0.0.0 Dns:10.0.0.10

Now Private Network Card Wire Attach In Cisco Switch 2950
And One Wire From Cisco Switch 2590 Connect To Local User System
Client Ip 10.0.0.11 Subnet: 255.0.0.0 Dns: 10.0.0.10
Client System Join Domain Successfully
Now My Question Is I Want To Access Internet On Client PC Without Proxy Server.
Waiting For Good Reply...

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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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Server OS Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Client OS: Windows 7 Professional

I recently upgraded from Home Server 2011 to Essentials 2012. This required me to create a Domain which I did, and the other PC's connect with no problem. Using the same procedure to connect my main machine, and it does not see any other computers that are in the domain when I go to network places, not even the server. I have checked that the primary DNS is pointing to 2012 Essentials server. I can connect to the other PCs by manually typing in the other PC names.

Another problem is that I cannot access the shared folders in the Dashboard. I log in as an administrator and have checked permissions. When I try to access these shared folders it gives me the access denied message.

Does anyone know what is going on with these two problems?

Thanks for your help in advance.
 

Answer:One client not seeing other computers in the Domain. Client OS Win7, Server OS 2012

I didn't use 2012 Essentials yet - only regular 2012 and domain is working without any problem.
Main thing is that client pc must have dns connected to server - on server you can set forwarding for external internet access.
If you have problems with domain you could try rejoin to domain on client PC - you'll verify then that everything is configured properly - I can recommend tool called Profile Wizard http://www.forensit.com/Profwiz/ It's great for rejoining to domain or when you want to switch to other domain without lose your profile.
Maybe Dasboard require for local administrator privileges to work properly ?
 

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

Answer:Installation of sql server 2012 and visual studio 2012

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:2012 Essentials rant

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

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

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

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

Do I have to refresh my computer or anything else?

Thanks

Al

Answer:Help with WIndows Essentials 2012

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

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Here's a new one for ya.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Answer:Essentials 2012 error

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

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

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012

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

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

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks
 

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

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

Answer:Windows live Essentials 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

just for confirmation....

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

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

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

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

recommendations?

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

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I migrated an office from 2003 to 2012 Essentials.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows 2012 Essentials Question

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012 installation stuck

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

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

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

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

instead of saying: done.

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

Answer:Live essentials 2012 failed to install

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

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

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012? 2013? 2014?

The latest is 2012

Windows Essentials - Download Windows Live Essentials

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

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

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

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

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

get the free download here: Windows Essentials: Other Programs

Answer:windows essentials 2012 mail is great

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

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

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

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

instead of saying: done.

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

Answer:Live essentials 2012 failed to install

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

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

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

Hi Stargate38

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

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

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

Ken

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

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

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

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

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

Windows firewall is turned on.

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

I'm running current DirectX.

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

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

I've run Windows update.

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

There are no viruses or malware

Windows Media Player already is installed.

I've run msiexec /unreg
msiexec /regserver

The Windows Installer service is running.

Here are two other alleged solutions that did not work.

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

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

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

Answer:Cannot install Windows Live Essentials 2012

What`s in Windows Live Essentials that you need ?

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

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

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

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

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

Windows firewall is turned on.

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

I'm running current DirectX.

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

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

I've run Windows update.

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

There are no viruses or malware

Windows Media Player already is installed.

I've run msiexec /unreg
msiexec /regserver

The Windows Installer service is running.

Answer:Cannot install Windows Live Essentials 2012

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

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

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

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

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

Still no solutions and no responses.

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

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

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

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

Any help would be appreciated.

Thx guys.
 

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

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

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012 Installing Errors

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

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

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

Answer:Cannot install and uninstall Windows Essentials 2012.

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

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Greetings,

Because nobody else has done it and I know there are many out there that have tried to find this kind of information but was unsuccessful nor had the time or resources available to spin up a VM to "quickly" setup a new test domain just to get this info... I hereby present you a report of the defaults for Default Domain Policy and Default Domain Controller Policy:


http://www.hlrse.net/Qwerty/MicrosoftWindowsServer2008R2SP1x64_Default Domain Controllers Policy.htm
http://www.hlrse.net/Qwerty/MicrosoftWindowsServer2008R2SP1x64_Default Domain Policy.htm

 

Answer:Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x64 new domain Default Domain Policy defaults

Or just not change the defaults and create a new linked one.
 

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When I attempt to add domain controller to existing domain in server manager I get a message saying that the domain controller for the domain cannot be contacted even though I can ping the IP of the DC. However when I run DFSDiag /TestDCs /DOMAIN:HOMELAB.COM I get an error saying either the specified domain doesn't exist or could not be contacted. I have my DNS settings on the ethernet adapter pointed at the DC IP. Not sure what else to do.... A little help would go a long way.

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Dear Community,

My company use around 700 desktops and laptops on a domain. our file server has a home share drive that the AD links to and then maps when a user logs onto any machine when using their domain account. my problem when I log onto my normal laptop
it says network name is no longer available. when I log onto another machine it connects and maps normally. all other servers UNC name works normally. I can ping it by DNS and IP and can RDP to it but not see any shares.

Please can you help?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

Any ideas?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2012 Movie Maker

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

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

The Best Antivirus for 2012 | PCMag.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help appreciated thanks.

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

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

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

Any ideas would be welcomed.

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

Get Movie Maker - Microsoft Windows

Movie Maker - Microsoft Windows

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

Getting started with Windows Movie Maker

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I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 since the day it was officially launched (Connect Beta Tester). I have been getting maybe 3 to 5 Updates daily if I manually checked for them but the updates would always be 5 hours behind from the time I checked for them to show up on Windows Update or through MSE Update mechanisms. The last Definitions Update I have received was on August 7th at 4:46PM (1.63.1134.0)...after that? NOTHING a whole day with NO updates and it is 1:02AM here now where a new Midnight Update is usually expected but still nothing. Is Microsoft readying the Release Candidate for MSE or something? I check Connect and I still get the Beta download.

What is the timeline for MSE anyway? June 2009 for Beta>RC?>RTM?

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 Beta?

I guess that's normal. many AV updates itself 3-5 times a day. September was supposed to be the launch month.

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About My Avira - Apply for Testing Opportunity





Online Essentials (commercial name: My Avira) is the next generation Avira platform that integrates multiple Avira products / services for consumers. The integrated products can be new or existing, can have various scopes and run on multiple operating systems.

My Avira aims to make these products and services available to the users in a simpler and more integrated way, as well as allow them to adopt and centrally manage them.

My Avira is now in the final development cycle for its first version, which will be gradually released starting with the end of September 2013.Click to expand...


 

Answer:Avira Online Essentials Beta V1

My Avira Windows Client (MAWC): allows the users to install one or more Avira products on their PC, shows multiple products (activated or not activated by the user) and provides multiple connections / links to their online dashboard. All this in a user interface referred to as the Mini GUI.


My Avira Dashboard (MAD): the Dashboard is a web application that is permanently connected to My Avira Windows Client and offers the users more information about the status of their products / services; it allows them to adopt more services, to manage them and their Avira account.


V1 Components: in its first version, My Avira will include the following components:
Antivirus
Secure Backup
Anti-Theft
Pilot

You can't take part in the Version 2013 beta test on the same machine you want to test MyAvira with the AntiVirus module. Make sure you uninstalled all previous Avira solutions prior to install the AntiVirus module.

Apply for Testing Opportunity
 

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Hey guys I've installed MSE BETA last night after one nightmare of a time, I made sure to create a system restore point before this, it uninstalled the standard MSE but failed to install the BETA so I had to use the Windows Install Cleanup tool: Download Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 2.5.0.1 Free - Remove Windows Installer configuration information on failed installs - Softpedia to remove the Antimalware element of MSE that doesn't show up in Add/Remove programs.
So after a restart of the computer, I try again and it installed fine.
Today I noticed something that concerns me- Windows Update: When checking for updates before, MSE definitions came up as "Optional" all the time which I thought might have been Microsoft being geniuses and thinking that if they make it optional- a virus or malware won't be bothered with it but, the BETA shows definition updates as Important and this was the same when I was using Windows Defender. So I'm not sure if this is normal or not.
Also, as amazed as I was by this compared to the standard MSE, the BETA's quick scan takes 30 seconds, which I've only been use to when Windows is freshly installed. The computer is much faster as well, I guess my question is more of wondering if there are any problems with the BETA and if anyone has had any problems that forced them to uninstall it and reinstall the standard MSE.
I personally am pretty concerned that the quick scan takes 30 seconds and scans 37425 objects in that time and th... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials BETA

Maybe it whitelists alot more system files than before to make scanning quicker?

Since installing it I've not had a single problem.

I don't know if it's the correct way to go about it but I just ran the MSE 2.0 installer over the MSE 1.0, seemed to uninstall it & then go about it's business.

Anyway like I've already said no problems my end.

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

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

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

Tim

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

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

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

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

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

Tim

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

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

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Norton 360 v6 includes:
Norton Protection System: Provides industry-leading security with four unique layers of powerful protection proven to proactively stop online threats before they can infect your computer.*

Norton Management is cloud based so you can download, install, transfer, update or renew Norton products from anywhere right over the internet.

Norton Identity Safe: Secures, remembers, and automatically enters your website user names and passwords to prevent cybercriminals from stealing your information as you type. Now includes an online version, so you can share logins among additional PCs protected by Norton 2012 products

Parental Controls Management: Lets you track your kids? online activities through award-winning Norton Online Family, so you can help protect them from online dangers.

Download Insight 2.0: Protects against dangerous applications by telling you if they may harm the health and stability of your computer before you install them
Norton Recovery Tools help remove threats that can be deeply buried in a PC.
*AV-TEST Real World Protection and Remediation Testing Report, September 2011Click to expand...

http://buy-download.norton.com/downloads/CLT/N360/US/2012/6.0/201260/ESD/N360-TW-19-5-0-145-EN.exe
 

Answer:Norton 360 2012 6.0.0.145 (beta?)

RE: Norton 360 2012 6.0.0.145

Hmm.. a picture and a direct download link.

Is this a new release? Do you have some more information about this?

Thanks.
 

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What's New in Beta 2012

Norton Beta Center Download

Credits from Wilders
 

Answer:Norton AV/IS 2012 BETA

It looks quite nice.
I wonder if it performs as nice?
 

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Question: Rising 2012 (Beta)

Translated by Google Translate

Rising 2012 Rising newly developed version of the antivirus engine as the core frequency by frequency conversion technology to make computer security guarantees at the same time, greatly reduce resource consumption, so that the computer is more portable. Meanwhile, the 2012 version of the application Rising "Rui Xingyun Security +" technology, "cloud killing", "net purchase protection", "smart, secure Internet" and "intelligent anti-phishing" and other technology to protect online shopping, online games, micro- Bo, office applications and other common security issues faced by a friendly and easy to use interface and a smaller footprint to provide users with new security software experience.

1, Rising frequency antivirus technologies: Intelligent detection of computer resource usage, antivirus automatically assigned when the amount of system resources, while ensuring the normal computer use, but also to ensure computer security;
2, Rising "cloud killing": significantly reduces the computer resource usage, antivirus speed quickly upgrade without having to upgrade to the latest virus killing;
3, online shopping protection: users online shopping, payment, access to online banking and other operations, automatic protection against hackers, Trojans and other issues on the property pose a threat to online banking users, to ensure safe online shopping.
4, smart, secure Internet access: by &... Read more

Answer:Rising 2012 (Beta)

Wanna give it a try.
from my country.
 

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msi-afterburner said:



Hi guys, the latest afterburner 2.2.0 beta 14 is ready for you to download. Yes, you are right, there is no beta 13. :nerd: Anyway, this beta supports the voltage control of HD 7X50 card, if you get the card, you may try to play it.

Changes list includes:

- Fixed sub-zero temperatures reading on certain custom design MSI graphics cards with LM96163 and NCT7718W dedicated thermal sensors.
- Added workaround for bug in AMD drivers causing unofficial overclocking to be reset to defaults after adjusting PowerPlay settings. Now unofficial overclocking settings are being forcibly reapplied after applying new PowerPlay settings.
- Hardware abstraction layer (HAL) architecture has been improved to provide compatibility with future NVIDIA graphics cards series.
- Now multi-GPU overclocking and fan control settings synchronization is performed at HAL level instead of display driver wrapper level to improve HAL architecture extendibility and provide compatibility with future NVIDIA graphics cards series.
- Shared control memory format has been upgraded to v2.0. New format provides power limit adjustment support and forward compatibility with future NVIDIA graphics cards series.
- Now it is possible to override group names for values displayed in the On-Screen Display or in Logitech keyboard LCD display.
- MSI On-Screen Display server has been upgraded to v4.3.3. New version gives the following improvements:
o Fixed issue causing gamma ... Read more

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http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/resources.aspx
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials Beta Now Live!

Ill give it a shot. I switched to Win 7 RC yesterday and need a antivirus anyway.
 

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please help, ive just downloaded windows live essentials beta and i have no option for live video, only to send a video message

Ive tried un-installing and re-installing, disabling firewalls, pretty much everything i can think of. does anybody have the same problem? is there an msn bug still to be fixed?

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An update to the Beta Microsoft Security Essentials software was released. The current version is 1.0.1500.0, identified as "Microsoft Security Essentials Product version update package - KB972958". At the time of this posting, there are no results in a search for KB 972958.
The most noticeable change in the version update is the updated tray icon showing a check mark on a green background when the settings indicate that the computer status is "Protected". Turning off, for example, the real-time protection results in the icon turning red with an X and the message that the Computer is "At risk".
Because Microsoft Security Essentials is still in Beta, it is expected that any other changes were bug fixes.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials Beta Update

I've posted the news yesterday. New Version of Microsoft Security Essentials is now available via Windows Update
thanks for more details corrine....

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http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials RTW! (No longer Beta)

do we need to uninstall the beta and install this or will it update itself?
 

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Hi All,
We are pleased to make Internet Security Essentials v1.2.419616.79 - Beta available for your feedback.

Following is the change list:

Changes:
1) Shortcut added to 'All Programs'
Now upon installation, you will see "Start-->All Programs-->Comodo-->Internet Security Essentials" shortcut allowing you to see ISE Settings.

2) Certificate based exception:
When alert is shown, user also has option to add untrusted certificate into exception list and thus he will not be alerted for any other site. Typical either you trust or you don't. So exclusion on website basis results in annoying experience. Please see enclosed example alert.

3) Website Exclusion Removed from Alert:
We have removed adding exception to website from alert, as this again doesn't help and opens up site against MitM attack as user is not warned for any untrusted certificate. However, if you do have a reason, you can always add a site into exception list for all certificates via Settings, which lets you add exception based on site.

4)Improved updater:
When updates are available, you will see notification as shown in enclosed snap, allowing user to postpone update to some other time.

5) Auto-learning Genuine Non-Standard Trusted Certificate Cases:
Earlier ISE could alert user for certificate installed by genuine application e.g. you may have Adguard installed and that may have installed it's root certificate for web filtering, ISE still showed alert. Now improvi... Read more

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The new Windows Live Essentials will be available here tomorrow: http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials-beta
So stay tuned!
Via Announcing the new Windows Live Essentials beta!

Answer:Download new Windows Live Essentials Beta

Has anyone got any inside information at what time this will become live?
Been waiting since this morning with the tab on automatic reload but still not available in the UK.

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Good news-
A short time ago, I got a beta version of WLM which had the ribbon like Office.

Bad news -
A short time after installing it, I fried C: drive, and somehow managed to erase everything on my data drive too - not a good day at all.

Current news -
I cannot remember where I got/find the software. I don't recall if it was a Windows Live Essentials, or just Windows Live Mail. I think I was invited to get it because of past beta experience, but not sure.

Question -
Does anybody know what I am talking about and how I might get it again?

Answer:Windows Live Mail/Essentials Beta

It hasn't been in beta stage for a while, but Windows Live Mail is part of the Windows Live Essentials.

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The BETA is available now. I have it running on two machines at the moment and it's great. Very light. Lighter than NOD32.Click here to get started:http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspxYou must register with Microsoft Connect and answer a fewquestions, but other than that it's pretty painless. Nice stuff. The plan is to have the full release at the same time as Windows 7, and this Antivirus software will be free.

Answer:Windows Security Essentials BETA Released

Users should be aware that there are currently geographical limits regarding this product.

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

But it is returning with an error:




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I have just had an mail from Norton asking me to download and test this program. I assume this has nothing to do with the PCA beta testing to which I have agreed to take part.
So I should ignore this offer ??

Answer:Norton IS 2012 Beta Test

I forgot to tick "Subscribe ti this post"
So I try again.

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Panda Antivirus Pro 2012 Beta

New Panda Antivirus Pro 2012 Beta compatible with the "Consumer Preview" version of Microsoft?s upcoming operating system Windows 8.

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Quote:
It is beta season or testing phase as we reached first quarter of 2011, in this month security vendors will start releasing betas for their upcoming security products for the next year 2012.
I think Symantec is in front-line in this case, Symantec a popular security products provider released Public Betas of Norton Internet Security 2012 and Norton AntiVirus 2012 Public Beta and is now available for Download or testing.

Norton 2012 Key Features :

Norton Protection System includes 4 layers of rock-solid protection designed to proactively protect against the very latest threats – so you can do more on your PC without disruptions.
Customizable Control Center gives you the option to choose your preference between a simplified screen or the traditional detailed view.
Identity Safe alerts have moved to the Norton Toolbar so there are fewer interruptions while you are online – but your passwords are still as secure as ever.
Bandwidth Management limits Norton’s processes and updates when you have limited bandwidth or monthly downloads.
Download Insight 2.0 now tells you how stable a download is before you put your computer at risk for crashes or other bad things to happen.
Norton Recovery Tools help remove threats that can be deeply buried in a PC’s operating system



More http://www.techno360.in/norton-inter...ity-2012-beta/

Antivirus Free Software - Spyware Free Protection | Norton Beta Center

Answer:Norton 2012 Public Beta

What's New in Norton Internet Security 2012 - Norton Community

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