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Server 2012 - Packaged Exe's don't run?

Question: Server 2012 - Packaged Exe's don't run?

Hi,

Here at work we just spun up a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard machine.
We are trying to install an application and for some reason when we double click the exe nothing happens at all on the screen.

We go to the even viewer and an event_id = 1000 is captured.

At first we tried to install an app made by CA, so we thought it was due to the version not being compatible, as the exe opens in 2008.

Today we attempted to install a different program all together and same exact thing is happening.

The CA tool is packaged using InstallAnywhere
This next exe is packaged using InstallJammer

Is there anything within the Server 2012 OS that could prevent these from launching? Or a workaround?

I've tried to run as Amin, run in compatibility mode, and not success.

This is what i'm getting for both in the event viewer:
Exception Code: 0xc0000005
EventID: 1000
Application Error

At this point now idea what to do

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks in advance

-Sergio

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Preferred Solution: Server 2012 - Packaged Exe's don't run?

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

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

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

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

Answer:Installation of sql server 2012 and visual studio 2012

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Hi Experts,
Could someone please help me how to copy file from Windows 2012 server to Linux using rsync.

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Hey there,

As often said...long time lurker. Recently installed a copy of WS2012 Datacenter I received to play with and learn more about. I have pretty much zero Windows Server background knowledge (I don't count WHS...which I have running as well).

So, my question...I created a Storage Pool, and then a couple Volumes, and then Shares.

My embarrassing noob question...how do I access these Shares?

I can locate the server on my network, and know the IP address of it.

I created a User account so that I don't need to use the Admin account for general use.

My goal:
Access the Share I created from my MacBook Air so that I can read/write files from it.

Thanks in advance for tolerating my WS "noobness."
 

Answer:Accessing Windows Server 2012 Server Pool Shares

Not sure how to access it from a mac, but on a windows box you can just run \\%servername%\%sharename% and it'll launch it in an explorer window. Should be some sort of network browser on the mac to allow you to type in the unc.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Question: Server 2012

Hi everyone,

I have a big challenge. Our establishment is expanding next month from one location to two locations and on both locations we are going to use Server 2012. The intention is that a number of folders should be available in both locations. Users must login with the same credetials on both locations. Since I'm fairly new to networking, I do not know how to get started. I already searched on google but found nothing useful.

Does someone can tell me where to find usefull and easy explained information?

Thanks
 

Answer:Server 2012

StefanPeeters said:





Hi everyone,

I have a big challenge. Our establishment is expanding next month from one location to two locations and on both locations we are going to use Server 2012. The intention is that a number of folders should be available in both locations. Users must login with the same credetials on both locations. Since I'm fairly new to networking, I do not know how to get started. I already searched on google but found nothing useful.

Does someone can tell me where to find usefull and easy explained information?

ThanksClick to expand...

Youtube. When I took my "Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server" course, nearly all the lecture material was on Youtube. I'll try and see if I can dig up the videos today. It sounds like you're going to want a simple domain with two domain controllers, and maybe some caching if the link between the two sites is slow.
 

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Question: Server 2012

Hey ive been playing around with server 2012 and i have made some instructional video's if anyone wants to learn. I am going to be making alot more because it is really information that anyone should be able to access

Active Directory Tutorial 1 - Installing Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 - YouTube
Active Directory Tutorial 2 - Make user, Join PC to domain - YouTube
Active Directory Tutorial 3 - Adding OU's, Computers, Users and Groups - YouTube

Answer:Server 2012

Great job I will try them when i will sit on better internet connection. I have problems by adding PC to a domain hopes this tutorial will help to me ;]

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Question: WDS Server 2012

Hello HP forum,I want to deploy a wds server with the Thinclient recover tool.So that i can reach the image without usb stick, and from another location.I hope you can help me with this.Kind regards,Marc

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Question: Server 2012 R2

Hello everyone,

I'm in the process of updating our environment to Server 2012 R2 and I've also added (2) Hyper-V clusters (2-nodes each) and all is going amazingly well honestly.

My one issue however, is that I've re-built our file server but I can't seem to figure out how to re-build the structure that I had for the user home drives.

A brief run-down, I have FILE\HOME\%username% - the file share that is setup for this has Domain User permissions on the file structure (I think, I'm assuming that's the Permissions tab in 2012) and for the Share permissions I have it set to Everyone (full).

I'm not sure what I'm missing although I know it's a permissions thing - I want to set it up so that each user has permissions to their folder only - right now, they are getting permissions to all folders - although they don't know this as they're only seeing their own folders but they could easily navigate to the other users if they knew how.

Can someone run down what permissions needs to be setup for Server 2012 (most of what I can find are for Server 08).
 

Answer:Server 2012 R2

There may be a few missing details because each environment is different.
Create a folder that will hold the user home drives
Edit the NTFS permissions for that folder (security tab) and go into advanced,disable inherit and convert to explicit.
Remove Users group permissions

Add principal Domain User (or another group all your users are in) and set this folder only then add permissions read, list, read permissions, read extended attributes
Go back to advanced sharing and share the folder and give Full Control to Everyone group
Add DFS Namespaces and Replication (optional) under file and storage services role
Create a domain DFS root named whatever you want then add the share into that root
Select all users in ADDS and edit home profile, then point <drive letter> to \\domain\dfs\share\%username%
When you do this it will automatically assign user permissions when you type in the home drive and hit OK. I add read to the top level folder just so users don't get errors if they try to back out of their folder. They can't read anything just see the folders (you can even set it to they cannot see the folders but it's more complicated).

This system also works good because you can change file servers in the future without having to edit users again. You just add a new share with the same name to DFS and replicate everything over, then remove the old share.
 

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Fooling around with a free win2012 r2 server and must have messed something up since I can't see it on the network anymore. I just can access the network shares through typing in its ip address but typing in its name it doesn't come up anymore.

I have it setup as just a simple workgroup and was fooling around with vpn since I wanted to learn that, I installed it and uninstalled it and now I can't see it on any of my computers attached to the network.

I also cannot remote login into it anymore with either the name or the ip address.

Any ideas?

Boy I feel dumb.
 

Answer:Win Server 2012 R2 Help

DNS still configured correctly?
 

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Hi there,

Long time lurker. Recently acquired a copy of Server 2012 but I'm unsure what exactly I should be doing with it. NOW I REALIZE THAT SOUNDS CRAZY FROM SOMEONE WHO LURKS ON [H]...but I've never had a need for a server OS in the past.

My home currently consists of a WHS2011 machine, a desktop running W7Pro, wife's laptop on W7HP, and my MacBook Air, as well as a few iOS devices around the house. The WHS stores all my media (approx 11TB worth) as well as handle computer backups of the Windows machines.

I've been debating, and looking, at Synology NAS systems for easy media streaming (i.e. Plex) as well as having an FTP option and iTunes server. Not sure if this is a machine that will really provide me any significant improvement so I've yet to pull the trigger on a NAS.

So, anyone willing to provide some suggestions on what might be my best use for my copy of Server2012? I have an old box lying around with a Q6600(?) and 8GB RAM doing nothing right and I'm hoping that would be a sufficient box to run Server2012 should I find a use for it.

Thoughts, comments, suggestions, etc would be appreciated!
 

Answer:What to do with my copy of Server 2012?

You can make sweet love to it.

In all honesty Server 2012 is an overpowered over complicated piece of software for home usage. Unless you want MS cert.
 

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Hello Guys,

So basicly I have a Windows Server 2012 Hypervisor and it recently gets a lot of BSODs. I have run some programs and made a few searches to see if I could find a solution, but got nothing so I decided to try getting help from TechSupport FORUM.

From what I've it can be CPU or RAM but I don't really know and don't want to waste money without being sure. I have gone through the minidump but don't really understand it.

Can you guys check it, see if you find something?

Thanks in advance, hope you guys can help, I'm desperate

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I'm looking for a detailed Server 2012 comparison, and I haven't been able to find one.

Specifically, I want to know what versions fully support the following:

Client Backup with Bare Metal Restore
Single Instance Store for the backups
Ability to install non-domain (Essentials = a big no on this one )
 

Answer:Server 2012 Comparison

They still haven't fully settled down yet. Just today, they announced some different version of 2012 Essentials BETA in response to all the criticism they received last week about no bottom end box replacement for SBS...so the final products aren't cast in stone yet.

http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-rele...ntials-beta-fending-off-criticism-7000000788/

Question should probably hold off and be asked again in October...
 

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Hey All - I wrote 3 weeks ago about my Win 8 experience, so I thought I'd share my experience moving my two 2008 R2 test lab boxes to 2012 and my thoughts about this new OS.

First of all I always value the quality in the Server product line. Like any OS keep it simple stupid is the key to success. Don’t get me wrong, each has deficiencies, but you can usually bet the next OS will fill in the gaps.

My 2008 R2 lab was a 2 Standard hosts both with AD and DNS. I decided to take a different route than I could have – instead of transferring the roles, reinstalling one with 2012, transferring the roles back, and then installing the second 2012, I decided to bring up a fresh 2012 VM (in ESX), give it the roles, and then install both 2012’s at the same time.

The Modern UI works as well as it does on 8 – it’s better initially because they don’t clutter the screen with apps. Like I said in my Win 8 experience thread, the simpler the initial Modern UI screen is the more manageable the interface is. Try to use “All Apps” on 8/2012 – it can be a cluster fuck.

True Failover DHCP servers is a nice perk. How many times have you seen 2 servers with split scopes and half of the scopes excluded? Yep, no more of that craziness. I tested this in a lab scenario as well. I had a Win 8 client with an IP assigned from Server1, so I took 1 offline, refreshed the client IP and Server2 showed the IP assignment instead. How many times will DHCP go offline and then a client happen to go ... Read more

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Hello all,

I know this is a forum dedicated to Windows 8/8.1, however Im having some issues with Server 2012 R2. I know it is very similar to 8.1 so maybe someone here can help me or at least give me some good ideas. Im having a hard time finding solutions online. If someone knows of a better place or forum to go to for this, please let me know.

Anytime I download software to install on the server I get this error message:

It happens with just about any software I download, doesnt matter what it is. Also, when trying to download something in Firefox, a lot of times it will tell me that the download failed almost immediately. The account Im using is a member of the administrators group. Ive tried restarting, running as administrator, etc. The only thing that seems to work is shift+right click -> run as a different user and running it as the built in admin account. Then most of the time it will allow me to install software or download software with Firefox.

Anyone have any ideas?

EDIT:

Something I forgot to add was if I do get it to download to my own user downloads folder, everytime something is downloaded the permissions are automatically set so I dont have permission to execute the file. This is what Im seeing in the security tab and permissions dialogs:

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I have windows server 2012 installed on my vmware running ad, dhcp and dns.
after that I installed the client running windows 8.1.
but when I try to join the domain it says that the domain could not be found.
so I hit ipconfig in my cmd on the windows 8 and it didnt recieve any ip from my dhcp its ip address is169.254.153.23. so basicly my dhcp didnt give me any ip adress since my server is on 192.168.7.128 network subnetmask 255.255.255.192.
in the virtual machine setting I have both network adpters set on bridged: connected directly to the physical network.
when I open the dhcp on my server I have a red arrow pointing down on the ipv4 and ipv6 option but since I cannot ping my server at all I dont think its my dhcp but my vmware network.
does somebody know how to fix this?

sorry for my bad english
 

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Hello  I have been asked to load a lenovo P50 Thinkpad with Windows Server 2012 r2.  It currently has Win 10 loaded.  A couple of issues.  When I boot the laptop to the usb the setup screen is very small.  Also during setup there are no drives located to install windows to.  I have a raid 1 setup on the laptop. I am probably missing some information.  Please let me know some suggestions thanks

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I have just installed Windows 8/8.1 - first time user
I just installed SQL Server 2012 and rebooted.

I can't find where SQL Server management studio is located. I've looked on the start screen and I've looked on the Desktop. I can't find an Icon to run it anywhere.

Any ideas?

Answer:Can't see SQL Server 2012 icons

While in the Start screen type "sql" and see if anything pops up. If so, and it's what your looking for, pin it to the Start screen.

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I've heard it's possible to do some tweaking to essentially turn Server 2012 into Windows 8. I've searched but didn't find anything. Anyone know how to do this or where to look for the info?
 

Answer:server 2012 to windows 8

Probably very similar to the instructions for Server 2008 to a Workstation.

Doable, but why? You don't gain a whole lot, if anything.
 

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Hi, I?m having a hellish time with Win7 clients and Server 2012 RDS (and PCI!!)
 
I have disabled TLS 1.0 on the server;
DisabledByDefault=0x00000001
Enabled=0x00000000
 
Win10/8.1 connect (I?m guessing these don't even try TLS 1.0)
 
Win7 RDP is latest (v8), I have tried KB3140245 but really unsure what a ?DWORD Bitmap? is ?!? i first thought 32-bit DWORD but it doesn?t seem to want to take the value given, either 0x00000A00 or 0x00000200 ? so that I think is my first hurdle?
 
Do I need to run KB3140245/Reg keys on both Win7 and Server 2012? (that was a little unclear)
 
I don?t want to make too many changes to the Server 2012, as I need to revert back etc. so the client can work etc. (busy company with little offline time)

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Hello,
 
I've been going crazy trying to help troubleshoot a BSOD.  I've used Bluescreenviewer to analyze the dump files, but I can't find a good solution.   I've attached images of the dump files from bluescreenviewer, and done searches on the errors referenced, NTOSKRNL.EXE and STORPORT.SYS.  We've updated all of the drivers, but I'm about to recommend driver verifier as well.  Please help!
 
Thanks,
 
cxzander

Answer:BSOD in server 2012 R2

These are both STOP 0x133 errors.  There's a bit of info on them on my webpage here:  http://www.carrona.org/bsodindx.html#0x00000133
Even more articles here (eventually I'll put them on my webpage:0): 
https://www.sysnative.com/forums/bsod-kernel-dump-analysis-debugging-information/11184-dpc_watchdog_timeout-debugging.html
https://www.sysnative.com/forums/bsod-kernel-dump-analysis-debugging-information/9310-dpc_watchdog_violation-0x133.html
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ntdebugging/2012/12/07/determining-the-source-of-bug-check-0x133-dpc_watchdog_violation-errors-on-windows-server-2012/
https://bsodtutorials.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/debugging-stop-0x133-and-dpc-internals/
http://bsoddebugging.blogspot.com/2014/09/0x133-dpcwatchdogviolation.html
 
Please run this report collecting tool so that we can provide a complete analysis:  http://omgdebugging.com/bsod-inspector/
When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location. (By default it'll be a .zip file located on your Desktop)
Simply upload the .zip file with your next post and we'll move on from there.

If it doesn't work for you, then please try this:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
It's OK to ask for Driver Verifier if this isn't a production server (as it'll create downtime and also may slow the system down).
If it is, see if they can schedule some time to run Driver Ver... Read more

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I've been looking at these little tiny computers, and considering using one for a DNS, DHCP, and AD DC computer running Server 2012 R2. I might want to run other things on it too, as I go along.

What I'm reading though, in reviews, is that they aren't particularly reliable, and some seem to die. Are there any that do better than others that you would recommend for such a purpose? Any particular processor that is better?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Considering NUC or similar for Server 2012, but which one?

Use server grade hardware for servers
 

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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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I want to network the server LG Ncomputing monitors directly on our Local network using Cat 6 Ethernet cables, so that I could use the same software licenses as on server with around 4 more users connected. (My Computer monitor has a Cat 6 cable point with the Keyboard and mouse points too)

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 32 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2911 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Hard Drives: C: Total - 83113 MB, Free - 53941 MB; D: Total - 34579 MB, Free - 3989 MB; E: Total - 34579 MB, Free - 10957 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

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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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so I configured my home server to run Server 2012, I had a few questions before I get to far down this road.

if I set up my home to use AD and my server takes a dump, how hard will it be to access the files and what not, will it just be a matter of starting up a server trial vm in my copy of workstation on my desk top and attaching the storage and taking ownership? or would it be even easier then that.

or might I totaly lock my self out of my own data? I am really new to using AD.

secondly I wanted to know if I could run a hyper-v VM of pfsense on my server? maybe vmware player would be better?

it is a supermicro atom d510 with 4gb ram, pfsense will only be used for 4-8 devices and the server has dual intel nics? I am running storage spaces so there is some cpu overhead, but I figure a 32 bit copy of pfsense should hardly effect my overhead... ( vm will be stored on a mostly dedicated drive not in any storage pool)

Thanks for any info.
 

Answer:server 2012, AD, and Hyper-V

You want to have 2 ADs, they don't take up much RAM or HD space, like 15GB HD and 1GB RAM is enough and since they need to be the DNS server even with cached credentials that would work just fine with the AD down you'd have to access all your servers by IP which can be a pain, stick one on your server and one on your desktop.
 

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Hi, some time ago I deployed two servers for a small RDS environment.  They are both physical servers, session-based RDS.
I want to now get USB Redirection to work on them to enable the use of WebCams.  Looking through all the literature and articles, I get the impression that I need Hyper-V installed.  Is this true?  Was my initial deployment setup incorrect
or can I just add the Hyper-V feature now?   I am worried if I install that role that it will change the architecture of my setup.
Can someone please advise.
Many thanks

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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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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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I set up server 2012 this weekend and I'd like to add the VPN role so I can get to my home network from work. I use a pci Intel nic in it for the internal network. Would it be better to use the onboard nic for the vpn and a second ip address? Or does it matter since I have to use port forwarding on my router?
 

Answer:VPN access w/ server 2012

I would say a single NIC and then let your router handle everything else, unless the server is doing some intense throughput that you need the second NIC for.
 

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

Answer:Server 2012 R2 RDS question

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

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

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

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Hi, I would like to connect my Server 2012 machine to a new, second network which will only be used for local file sharing with no internet access passing through this second network. My main network is 192.168.1.x/255.255.255.0. The second network will run on a second NIC on the machine with IP 192.168.2.1/255.255.255.0.

This second network is really just one other Windows Server 2012 machine which also has two NIC's; setup the same as above, but with .1.2 and .2.2 and same masks.

The .1.x network works fine, and I can ping between the two machines in the .2.x network. However, file sharing does not work. I think it is because Windows detects this network as Public and Unidentified.

Can someone help me with a solution to this?

The reason why I am doing this is because the NIC's in the .2.x network are infiniband cards that I would like to utilize for a high speed connection between the two machines for backup purposes.

Much appreciated!
 

Answer:Second network on same Server 2012

Are the 2012 servers joined to domains?
 

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Hey everyone,

I am trying to write some scripts to change the zone transfer and notify servers for around 1000 internal zones but the Microsoft technet articles on these commands are lacking a lot on the syntax.

I was hoping that someone could point out how to do the spacing on the IP addresses in these commands so on each zone the zone transfer and notify servers are updated

Set-DnsServerPrimaryZone -Name “mydomain.com” –Notify Notifyservers –notifyservers “172.30.4.244 172.30.5.66 172.30.6.38 172.30.36.127 172.30.37.93 172.30.38.167" -SecondaryServers “172.30.4.244,172.30.5.66,172.30.6.38,172.30.36.127,172.30.37.93,172.30.38.167”

I have tried spaces, spaces with commas, and commas directly with no results.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj649865.aspx

This is the article that I am referencing
 

Answer:Server 2012 R2 DNS Powershell Help!

Try doing the servers as an object as just do a foreach for the list
 

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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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Question: Server 2012 Bsod

Our Windows Server 2012 is crashing, and our hosting company is telling us it's software and the OS needs to be reloaded. Which I think is bogus, I suspect it either may be a hard drive or a RAID controller. Any insights anyone has would be appreciated. Dump is attached. Thanks.
 

Answer:Server 2012 Bsod

It's probably a driver/filter but continue your quest as suggested elsewhere, they're much more experienced with Server issues.
 

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I am having a very strange thing happen on my Windows 2003 Server R2 Enterprise edition. Whenever I attempt to install a msi package the Windows installer help dialog pops up and nothing else happens. I can run the admin install for some instances but when using the /i switch or simply double clicking on the msi file itself provides no installation.

Has anyone ever seen this? It throws up the help dialog every time. Even when running exe files that have been downloaded from the internet this happens if it extracts a msi file and then tries to run it.
 

Answer:MSI packaged will not install

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I am doing a re-installation of Windows XP on a Windows XP computer. I have all the Service Packs 1, 2, & 3, but in the past when I have done this and installed all the Service Packs there is still a ton of updates after SP3. Does anyone know of a package of updates for all of the updates after SP3? Or do I still have to download all of them individually?
 

Answer:Are there any packaged updates for Win XP besides the SP's?

No, SP3 was the latest large update package.
There have been no additional roll-ups or service packs.
Well, not official.
Supposedly somebody made a homegrown "SP4" that has a thread here somewhere.

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1831692
 

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Hi, I'm still new in the field of networking. I have this DHCP server with 7 different IP Pools with reservation(Correct me if I'm wrong). Each room of computers are assigned in one of the 7 listed network, but some of the clients does not connect to its
reserved IP network, how can i resolve this? and also there are some clients within the same network but does not have internet connection. wish you guys could help. WINDOWS SERVER 2012 R2

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Hello Friends, I am building a programming project and would require a Virtualization software to try it. So, I thought to get the Standalone Hyper-V Server 2012. So, does anyone know how to get them? I have heard that they are a standalone Operating System then installs on the Hard Drive and run like an OS.

Please also provide a link to Download it and the installation guide.

Thank You................

Answer:How To Get Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012?

Hi there
Google should work in India -- maybe they don't have it any more -- took me 2 secs to get the links.

31 Days of Our Favorite Things: Get Happy over the Free Hyper-V Server 2012 (Part 9 of 31) - Matt Hester&#39;s WebLog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Cheers
jimbo

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I was trying to install Sql Server 2012 on my pc but its is giving an error
Operating system does not meet min requirement.......
any other software works perfectly on my laptop but sql server 2012 or 2014 is not working. I have download that software from Mircrosoft official website but still unable to install it..
is there any solution other than changing operating system.

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First off, I am not sure this is the right forum. If it's wrong, please move.

I have an Intel BOXDP35DPM that I am trying to put the new RC 2012 Server on and Intel says that there is no support or official drivers for server 2003/2008.

I wanted to try out the RC and the Win7/Vista 64 bit drivers won't work either.

Can anyone help me find a third party that would have made drivers for the prev 2 Server editions that I might try on 2012?
 

Answer:Intel Board Server 2012 DC

I doubt 2003 drivers would work on 2012
Cant you just find the devices on the board and get the INtel ones for those devices (ie ProLAN, chipset, MEI/SOL/TPM, etc)
 

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Hi Folks,

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

Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows Server 2012 R2 Update

The Cobra said:


Hi Folks,

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

Thanks.Click to expand...

It is an entire new OS.

Pop in disc, format, and go.

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

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Heya so I installed hyper-V on my other computer because I wanted to get a program to work on it (googled how to get my Reason to work on windows 8). Since I couldn't find the suggested setting to just turn some hyper-V settings on I thought I dont have it on my computer. After installing Hyper-V though my computer went server mode and I have no experience of that. Now I want to remove it from my comp but dont know how and googling doesn't help :S I dont mind formatting the computer, nothing too important there and after the uninstallation of Hyper-V I will install xp on it too. Didn't like W8 tbh.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Uninstalling hyper-V server 2012

Nobody knows? There doesn't seem to be a solution, at least one that I can google or I am just blind. But please help! I just want to use my computer again :/

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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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have been trying to syncronize my gmail in Windows essentials 2012.
I had for outgoing mail smtp.gmail.com, for incoming mail pop.gmail.com, checked the authentication box. I double checked my log on on gmail with user name and password. Yet I still get "can not connect to server"
I did check mark the imap box in the gmail account.

Answer:server settings for gmail in W.E's 2012

POP and SMPT change gmail to googlemail.com
465 and 995 are the ports

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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

As alway... Read more

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One of the office computers I have running windows 10 Pro stopped connecting to 1 of our 2012Server using remote desktop connection (RDP). It will connect or other 2012 servers at different locations using different IP Addresses I have disabled the Firewall, Turned off Antivirus, and yes, I have rebooted the PC. Also the User account and password do work if I login to the Remote Server from another PC in the Same office, So it is a Problem with the Win10 PC. I Changed the Network group from Public to Private, still no go. It acts like it just wont connect just that one remote IP server address, all the other remote server I try to connect to work just fine. Is there a file that needed to be Updated, or cache that needs flushed? This happened after the w10 update, but again I dont want to remove all updates, as this connection problem is only giving me trouble on 1 server connection.

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Hi all,
We are using a RDS environment with 2 Windows Server 2012 R2 Terminal Servers, with aprox. 30 users on each server. The VMs are Virtual Machines.
We're facing a CPU usage problem with LSM (Local Session Manager). After a reboot of the server, this problem is "fixed". After about 3 weeks the problem returns.

Task Manager screenshot:

Stack of svchost.exe in ProcessExplorer shows:

I have already tried the following:

Run Windows Update, all servers are up-to-date.Running HP SPP on physical servers, all drivers/bios are up-to-date.Running Integration Services on the virtual machines.running 'sfc /scannow' on the servers.

The problem persists. Someone familiar with this problem?
Thanks in Advance!


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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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Fresh build of server 2012 R2.
Ran windows updates 3 times and it's current on it's updates.

Installed Office 2016. When I go to start Word or Excel, I get -
the program can't start because api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll is missing.
Microsoft says that KB2999226 needs to be installed. Go to install it and the message is that it's not applicable for this system.
MS also says to install C++ redist 2015 on the system. I did that and got an error message on the install. Reboot, run the install again and select repair and it can't repair it.

Short of wiping the server and re-installing the OS and other software I've installed on it, I'm stuck.

Any ideas?

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Guys,

Long story, but here goes:

Got a custom build server - Gigabyte H87M-D3H, i5-4570, 16GB RAM. It's now running 2012 R2, but it was running 2012 initially and had exactly the same problems, which suggests hardware issues.
Nearly every night, during the night sometime, the server crashes off, and needs to be started again with the power button.
I first suspected a power issue because nothing shows in the event log.
But after connecting it to a UPS and replacing the power supply (with a Corsair CX430), the issues continue.
I also get the odd BSOD - dump attached.
I've checked the following:
- Checked, rechecked and replaced all sata cables
- Scanned/chkdsk all HDDs
- Memtest for a few hours
- sfc /scannow
- UPS and new PSU as mentioned above
What else can I try?

Thanks!
Gaz

[EDIT: made title a bit clearer]

Answer:Server 2012 R2 shuts down overnight

Hi,

Get rid of this Acronis software, and my educated guess is that you will be free and clear:


Code:
0: kd> lmvm tib_mounter
start end module name
fffff800`01374000 fffff800`013a4000 tib_mounter (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\tib_mounter.sys
Image name: tib_mounter.sys
Timestamp: Thu Dec 27 08:25:05 2012 (50DC4C31)
CheckSum: 0003AE45
ImageSize: 00030000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4


It's a 0x7a stop.

If that doesn't do the trick, test with a different hard drive if possible.

Enjoy.

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Is there a way to add server 2012 r2 to an existing homegroup I have set up? If yes, how plz?



thx

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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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hello
im running 4 servers on win 2012
im told it's the same as win8 (but my home computer runs on win7 so I dono)

I have about 60 RDP users on one server and I need 8 of them to move to another
id like to have them get a popup message every time they login
but only them not everyone
is there a way to do this ?
also from time to time I need to reboot the server and I would like to send a mass message in the server from task man
that worked really good in 2008 but in 2012 it will only let me message one user at a time
is there any fix for this ?

I have tried

Code:
hoshutdown ?r -t 600 ?c ?Reboot in 10 min?


if the server has been running for just a few min it works wonderfully
but if it's been running for a day or so it seems to do nothing at all
I have no idea why

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I purchases comp p.c. from flee market when startup, goes to windows sever 2012 screen and askes for admin ,userand password.in russian, ive set my info in bias screen,and can enter that way but cant get past or remove problem ,im green as far as computersgo and anyhelp appreciated

Answer:Stuck on server 2012 screen

Hi,

Your best option would be to wipe that disk clean and install a different operating system.

Cheers,

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I have numerous Server 2012 R2 servers running and over the last month i have noticed randomly that my user profile settings are not saving when i RDC into them after a random amount of time.

I know Vista had a bug with saving folder view settings, so maybe this isnt the same after all.

This just happened on 2 brand new Server 2012 R2 standard servers I did as AD/DC/DNS, i set all the shortcuts on the task bar, disable server manager from starting and that is usually it.

I log in 2 days later and it is as if it is a new profile, the server manager opens (which i disable off the bat) and all my shortcuts are gone.

I am not using roaming profiles, and this has happened in Virtual Machines as well as physical.

Anyone else experience this so far?
 

Answer:Server 2012 R2 plagued by the same bug Vista Had?

No.

Configuration Manager says I have 126 Server 2012 R2 machines and I haven't noticed it. I've got similar setups to what you described on my 20 node Hyper-V cluster, and my shortcuts stay pinned.

Check the event log the next time you log in and see if it's loading the profile or using a temporary.
 

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Is there a way to completely remove IE10 from Server 2012. I am not replacing it with another version. I just want it gone or disabled on the server.

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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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HP Pavilion Desktop - 550-020a (ENERGY STAR) Product Number:   M1P30AA I am after 4 drivers for this machine and Windows MultPoint Server 2012 Standard.BCM43142A0 - This is a bluetooth driver - Not really needed Network Driver - Broadcom Wireless (PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4365&SUBSYS_2230103C&REV_01) - Not Really neededSM Bus Controller - PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8C22&SUBSYS_2B2C103C&REV_05 - NeededVideo Controller - PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6665&SUBSYS_90F11B0A&REV_83 - NeededIs there anywhere i can get drivers for these ?

Answer:MultiPoint Server 2012 Drivers

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to try the Windows 8.1 drivers and see if they work. http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-550-000-Desktop-PC-series/7779690/model/... SMbus needs the Intel chipset driver. Graphics needs the AMD R5-330 driver. I don't see the bluetooth driver listed on the support page, so see if this one works. This package contains the Broadcom Bluetooth driver for supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. Broadcom Bluetooth Driver is required to enable Broadcom Bluetooth devices. File name: sp67447.exe Try manually installing the drivers if the auto install doesn't work. If the drivers don't extract to a folder like they do on notebook PC's, use a free file utility like 7-zip to extract the drivers from the exe file and browse to the folder that 7 zip creates.

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Hi guys, last time i tried to order a server style quad gigabit nic for one of my servers i had bad luck (quad port). I always thought if it was intel branded (well it was a dell nic but manufactured by intel) i would be fine but unfortunately what i got would not work with server 2012.

Anyways now i'm looking for a descent dual port gigabit nic (PCIe 4x) that will work server 2012 R2 (if it works with server 2012 i'm sure it will be fine). I looking for a descent price one on ebay. I'm partial to intel but broadcom will be just fine. Can anyone recommend a model that they know works with server 2012 R2.

Other than can you offer any advice for the future to quickly decide if it will work with the latest windows server OS? I will be looking for another quad port nic soon. Sometimes its hard to tell exactly what intel branded card matches up to an oem branded card and then you have to try search if their are drivers. And if you cant find drivers thats not 100% because of course sometimes the OS will have the drivers.
 

Answer:Dual Gigabit Nic for Server 2012?

Dual port copper or sfp?
 

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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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Windows Server 2012 Infographic
Source: Microsoft.

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Good day

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

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

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Is there anything in Server 2012 Standard edition that is not in Foundation edition that I'd need for a home storage server using mainly CIFS (maybe 1-2 iSCSI/NFS shares)?
 

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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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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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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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One of the office computers I have running windows 10 Pro stopped connecting to 1 of our 2012Server using remote desktop connection (RDP). It will connect or other 2012 servers at different locations using different IP Addresses I have disabled the Firewall, Turned off Antivirus, and yes, I have rebooted the PC. Also the User account and password do work if I login to the Remote Server from another PC in the Same office, So it is a Problem with the Win10 PC. I Changed the Network group from Public to Private, still no go. It acts like it just wont connect just that one remote IP server address, all the other remote server I try to connect to work just fine. Is there a file that needed to be Updated, or cache that needs flushed? This happened after the w10 update, but again I dont want to remove all updates, as this connection problem is only giving me trouble on 1 server connection.

Answer:Win10 won't connect to 2012 server with rdp

When RDP gets flaky like this, I find that going into System, Remote Settings, and then toggling the radio button for Remote Desktop often helps. That is, you'll click the radio button to "don't allow" then click apply, then click the radio button to "allow remote connections," then click apply again.

Don't ask me why, but it has restored RDP capability to me several times recently on both the Current Branch and on Insider Preview editions of Windows 10. Perhaps it might help you as well?

Here's hoping so!
--Ed--

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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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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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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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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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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, I have some unused 10G NIC's and want to see if there's a way to install them into a computer and turn that PC into a switch. I need to run Windows based software for driver support of the NIC's, such as Server 2012. This is a picture of what I am hoping to accomplish:

[PC1] -----10G------[PC2]------10G------< Hardware Switch >
| | | | |
1G 1G 1G 1G 1G
| | | | |
[PC3][PC4][PC5]......

As you can see in the simplified picture above, I have a real switch which has a single 10G link that is connected to PC2. I would like to add the 10G cards to PC2 so that I can create a "switch" of 10G ports on PC2 which I can then hook up other clients (such as PC1 in the above picture).

PC2 needs to provide network access and internet access to PC1 (and other PC's connected to PC2 - not pictured).

The rest of the clients on the network are connected to the regular gigabit ethernet ports of the hardware switch (including my router which is 192.168.1.1).

I looked into Windows Internet Sharing, but for that to work, I need to connect the router to PC2 above and for other considerations not described above, it is not physically possible... Read more

Answer:Turn Server 2012 into a 10G Switch

Don't know if its still in Sever 2012, but what you want is the "windows network bridge" connection. Google will help you - use search words "network bridge".

It would be a LOT easier to describe how if you were willing to use Linux.
 

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How do I word this out without sounding like a noob.

I just installed server 2012 on a laptop I have sitting here since I wanted to tinker around with it. It's a beefed up dell e6530, so it's running pretty good.

Can someone help me setting up scheduled backups?

I'd like to weekly back up a few folders I have on my win 7 personal work station. This will be used strictly for storage purposes.

Never used a server OS, so I am pretty stumped.

Thanks.
 

Answer:server 2012 scheduled backups?

If the folders are on your workstation, the backups would be performed there.

What you want to do is setup network shares on your server. Then backup the server with Windows Server Backup. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj614621.aspx
 

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Howdy Hard Forum, Long time no talk,

I am currently working ( see insert volunteering/being rotally raped ) at a Museum ( Non-Profit, see cheap old fogeys ). So, Before I get lovely messages telling my about best practices and shitty hardware. Kindly, bug off, it will just waste both of parties time, and you a report.

Heres my issue today, I just setup a new Domain server, Windows Server 2012 Standard. We moved from roaming profiles ( with cataloging data, some profiles were in the 10-20 gig range, so login times were at times as long as an hour ).
I found a decent tutorial,
It walked me through making a directory
and sharing/renaming it to:
UserDir$ along with several different permission settings.
It also walked me through setting up a GPO.
Heres my issue, after running gpupdate,
I get nowhere. Files are not saved to the server, they are saved to the local machine..

HELP, I am two days past my deadline.

Here is one of the folder redirection properties:

 

Answer:Server 2012 redirected folders

Check the event logs for any errors reported.

I know some issues with loading/saving a roaming profile are logged to the event logs.
 

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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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