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Windows 7 Networking Issue to a Server 2012 Server with File Share

Question: Windows 7 Networking Issue to a Server 2012 Server with File Share

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 3 - Success
PC1 : Method 4 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 4 - Connection 2 - Success
PC1 : Method 4 - Connection 3 - Success
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PC2 : Method 1 - Connection 1 - Fail
PC2 : Method 1 - Connection 2 - Success
PC2 : Method 1 - Connection 3 - Fail
PC2 : Method 2 - Connection 1 - Success
PC2 : Method 2 - Connection 2 - Success
PC2 : Method 2 - Connection 3 - Success
PC2 : Method 3 - Connection 1 - Fail
PC2 : Method 3 - Connection 2 - Success
PC2 : Method 3 - Connection 3 - Fail
PC2 : Method 4 - Connection 1 - Success
PC2 : Method 4 - Connection 2 - Success
PC2 : Method 4 - Connection 3 - Success
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PC1 and PC2 being logged in as USR1, PC1 is able to connect to the SRV1 share FLDR1.
PC2 is unable to connect to SRV1 except by IP Address, as shown in the tests above, but as for data connection, for some reason it is very slow even though it is on a 1Gb line. All failures are given in response to Access Denied Error 5.

This issue persists after I reboot PC2 and after I remove USR1 user profile. I have also tried changing the IP address of the PC and still no resolution.
Also, no local PC accounts such as .\Administrator or .\Guest can be used to view our shares as we have removed 'Everyone' from the permissions and have selected 'Domain Users' group in place of it. If you are not in our domain, you will not have access
to our shares, even if you are on our network.

This issue also just started this past week. I have looked for a resolution to this issue and am unable to find one that works. In reality we have 38 PCs on our floor that use a single user to get to this single folder to run an application and only one
of them is giving this issue. I'm almost getting ready to rebuild the issue PC from scratch with the image of the other machines. Also, the imaging isn't the issue either since I've used the same image and software package for the past two years
on this group of machines and this particular machine was in the second batch out of six deployed.

Any other suggestions are welcome.

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 Networking Issue to a Server 2012 Server with File Share

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i have a hyperv server running on windows server 2012 platform, and i have a virtual machine configured on it.
i have created 2 virtual switches one for internal LAN and the other one it for WAN access.
this VM  will work as transparent bridge, so i have disabled the Allow Host to share network connection option on both Virtual switches.

now when i disconnect the cable from one interface the virtual switch keeps connected and the virtual machine does not detect that the cable is disconnected.

please advise.

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Dear Sir / Mam

I m using Windows server 2012 R2 Standard

Networking speed is too slow transfer rate is 5 Kb/sec while i m transferring something to my domain user then its take long time to transfer , Also i m using SQL based application which results application is also worked slow on domain user and on server its working fast.

Windows Firewall is turned off but issue not solved.

Kindly help
 

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More or less could use a few thoughts, I have temporarily fixed my issue, but ideas would be nice.

I am running two Server 2012 R2 systems, one is my AD/DC/DNS, and another is running WSUS and acting as a basic file-server.

I recently upgraded the SAS controller on my ESXi host (which is where the two servers are located) and lost my disks, just got done restoring most things then got to a network share that I randomly had spots with ZERO access to the share remotely, so restoring my files proved to be annoying for this share.

I then started to notice I had trust issues with my domain so I had to rejoin my networked machines to the domain, this included having the fileserver rejoin the domain before it's domain logon expired. All was perfectly fine till today when I started running into permissions issues.

For example; \\servername\Media1, I could access it locally on the server, and read/write just fine, but remotely, while I could access the share, I couldn't access something like \\servername\Media1\directory1\ask\, but COULD access \\servername\Media1\directory1\huh\

To further complicate things, yesterday while I was working in this shared folder, I had zero issues accessing \\servername\Media1\directory1\ask, but do now.

To further things, the security permissions are inherited by the parent directory, I checked, and double checked, both security, and sharing permissions was all set properly at the root directory, and all lower directories.

Now, on... Read more

Answer:Server 2012 File Share Issues

Move on to hex instead? \Media0x1\

That is weird though. Maybe try enforcing a deny permission first and confirming that works (i.e. blocks access correctly), then change to a permit.

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

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

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i 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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Hi;
I am having the KMS Server with Server 2012 KMS Key,which is hosted on Windows server 2012 R2.

We need to update the KMS Server 2K12 Key to 2K16 KMS Key, Is there any way to Get the detail that the key will activate these OS Versions?

MBAM Report Feature Error Alert

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I've got a strange problem dealing with a 2012 R2 share.  We have a lab with 30 Windows 7 Enterprise workstations.  They all have the same desktop via a GPO applied folder redirection to a share on the above mentioned 2012 R2 server.  All
but 4 of them can connect and pull the desktop with the appropriate shortcuts, network folders, etc.

So the share permissions have no explicit denies.  In an effort to resolve this issue I've added both Everyone and Authenticated Users with Read permissions on top of the appropriate AD Group object that already had Read permissions and of
course SYSTEM and Domain Admins with Full Control.  The NTFS permissions have of course CREATOR OWNER, SYSTEM, and Domain Admins with Full Control.  The appropriate AD Group also has Read permissions.  No explicit NTFS denies either.

Using either the same account that belongs to the appropriate AD Group or my Domain Admin account (which doesn't have the redirected desktop) I can login to all workstations and all but the above mentioned four get the folder redirected desktop.
 When I authenticate with my DA account and try to connect to the share on those four computers I get the same error the user gets:

Network Error
Windows cannot access \\SERVER\Share$
You do not have permission to access \\SERVER\Share$.  Contact your network administrator to request access.

I think we've all seen this error before.  But I've only seen it associated w... Read more

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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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not sure if this or networking is the better forum for this but...

So I have the server 2008 standard from dreamspark, this replaced the 2003 setup i had here. The system runs great, however i am having an issue when setting up file shares. I am able to set permissions of everyone or administrator to the initial share list without issue. However if i try to select a user from the list it tells me "unable to locate user". I'm not sure why as the users are all created and set up on the local machine. This happens with every individual user that i have.

Interestingly enough if i share it with just administrator, then go in to properties and add users from there it works. But what did i set up wrong that it's not seeing the users initially?
 

Answer:Server 2008 file share issue

Where did you disable the password complexity requirements? I am running a trail of 2008 here. All I want is to setup a user with the same user name for password for internal purposes.
 

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

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Hi,
We are testing a web application in IE 11 in Windows Server 2012 R2 where the cookies are not accepting. The app is displaying a warning message "to maintain a login session, enable cookies".
But the cookies are enabled in the Settings. We tried
this solution, but no luck.
The application is working fine in the Chrome
browser in the same machine also it is working fine in Windows Server 2008.
Any inputs are appreciated? Thanks!

Thank you, NaveenKumar N Founder - QAInsights.com and MyTechCube.com

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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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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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Hello,
I created the following performance counter using logman.exe. 

logman.exe create counter US_Triton_Perf_Log -b 9/23/2015 09:30:00 -e 9/30/2099 18:30:00 -r -s $server -si $frequence -cf $folder\$server.txt -f $logtype  -o C:\local\logs\Perfout_$Server --a -v mmddhhmm  -rf  $max_duration

When I do this across multiple servers specifically for Windows Servers 2008/2012, the counter is created to repeat and run everyday at 930PM and stops running everyday at 430PM. This works perfectly fine as intended. However, When I do this for a Windows
2003 server, my created counter is very different.
For example, in this case, I have set to the counters to start at 930AM and end at 1830PM, because I have set a maximum duration of 9 hours, the job terminates and begins on the next day, since I have the repeat option on. However, this does not apply to
our 2003 server; logman creates the job to run once a week in this case it would be on a Wednesday. In addiiton, I noticed that the job doesn't not even start at it's indented time. It actually does not start at all. I also notice that the jobs on all windows
2003 servers are created in a pending status, which then prevents me from removing the counter remotely. 

I would like to know if windows 2003 is capable of working like my win 2008/2012 servers using logman, and if historically, the job has to be kicked off through scheduled task. 




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

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I had the RRAS working fine for months, I tried to configure L2PT and after restarted the Routing and remote access access services, I am not able to ping, rdp or connect to the network, even I connect vpn PPTP successfully. I undo the the L2TP settings
and restarted the routing and remote access service, but still cannot longer access any network resources.

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Hello all,

Over the weekend it seems that one of my Windows 7 computers here where I work lost connectivity with our file server.

Workstation:
Windows 7 Home Premium
Pentium Dual Core
3GB RAM

Server:
Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64
Intel Core 2 Duo
8GB RAM

It never had issues connecting with the share before now. Now every time I try to connect it to the share, it tells me that the password for the account is invalid. As the account for the workstation had no encrypted or protected files on the server, I just went and reset the password to make sure it hadnt gotten changed some how. This however did not fix the issue. The computer is able to access the internet and see that the server indeed exists on the network, but for what ever reason is not able to access the share any longer.

Any ideas?

Answer:Issue Accessing Share On Windows Server 2003 R2 x64

Really? No one has any clues at all?

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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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Why can't I remove Quick File sharing in windows server 2012 becuase when I try it pretty much says unable to remove and I don't know why? Does anyone have an answer.
 

Answer:Why can't I remove Quick File sharing in windows server 2012 R2?

Could you clarify what you mean by "Quick File sharing". Maybe a picture or link to a Microsoft TechNet article. There is no feature called Quick File sharing that I am aware of.
 

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

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

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

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

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Answer:Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 install issue

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

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W2K domain issue:

users can delete files from
\\server.domain.local\data$\folder​but can't delete files from the
\\server\data$\folder​
The server is my domain controller.

When I redirect the "my documents"-folder to \\server.domain.local\data$ , it appears as \\server\data$ in the adress bar, so users can create files but not delete them.
 

Answer:Difference between \\server\share and \\server.domain.local\share?

It seems i mapped the driver to \\server.domain.loc\data$ when it can't find it, the computer seems to revert to \\server\data$
Windows is a funny OS.
 

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Not too long ago I got a copy of Server 2012 from one of the student programs at my university. I decided to use it as an opportunity to learn a bit more about Server as well as setup an HTPC. That probably wounldn't be the OS I would normally go with, but since I had it I gave it a shot. Everything went off without a hitch. I was able to utilize the storage spaces to combine about 8 TB worth of drives into a virtual disk.

My system ran like this for a while. I mounted that virtual disk to X: and so I had my C:and X: drives.....C: being utilized as a boot drive. It was partitioned and the rest of the space was being used in the 8tb storage space and mounted to X: This has been running for about 4 months without an issue. I was using this server as central storage for all the PCs in the house. This morning I was downloading files to it using Sabnzb and I noticed that Sab would pause. after reading some logs it showed that it got a CRC error. At first I thought Sab was talking about the files that I was downloading, but then I noticed other files also started to have the same issue. I determined that this was an issue with a storage device somewhere.

I rebooted my server and when it came back up some Windows updates were coming down the pipe. I let those finish and when I logged in and went to my computer, my C: and X: drive was listed but the X: drive showed no data. As if no drives were attached to it. I opened up Server Manager and took a look at the "Files/Stora... Read more

Answer:Server 2012 Storage Issue

Did you use a parity space, or just lump everything together in a big disk? If you used a big disk, you might have a drive that is going on the fritz. I'd make sure smart is on and use a tool to check each of the drives.

When you say virtual disk -- you're not saying that you created a big VHDx file across the disks and mounted it, right? You just created a storage space and mounted it as X:?
 

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unable to browse to any server/workstation using UNC names after virus

removed all infected files, virusues dlls exes ect....

check the gpo and reg there is no disabled rights

sfc finished>reboot

even ran a script to edit the regitstry to clean up rights ( as per microsoft )

cd /d "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools"
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %windir%\*.* /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose

reboot

from there checked all services, everything is running
masterbrowser, everything

however getting GPO errors

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1030
Date: 9/3/2008
Time: 3:48:32 PM
User: *******
Computer: *********
Description:
Windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy objects. A message that describes the reason for this was previously logged by the policy engine.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1030
Date: 9/3/2008
Time: 3:46:38 PM
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Answer:issue with UNC \\server\share

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Where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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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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.. 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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Hi Team,

First i will give you a brief run down of our set-up. We are running a server 2003 AD enviroment (with mainly win xp clients at this point.) but we also have an old server 2000 that is running some file shares.

we have two win 7 laptops within our enviroment (one with the CEO and one with the CFO) and one of them is able to connect to the specific drive. the drive location is a mapped network drive and when he logs into the network he can see the 'map' ie "share on \\server2000" but all the folders have a grey 'x' over them and when he tries to open them he gets a error: "network drive location is not availible"

Answer:Win 7 & server 2000 share issue

<BUMP> trying to keep open for solutions please.

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I am going be moving all the shared folders on my Server 2003 file server to my new Server 2008 VM and want to do it in a way that will allow my clients to be able to access them as if nothing happened. I have been reading about the Windows FSMT (File Server Migration Toolkit) http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=10268 and it will copy over all the permissions and everything but I am not sure how to go about making sure the client will still be able to access the shares especially if they have mapped any of them. If i change the IP and host name of the new machine to the old one after the migration is complete and then shutdown the old server will everything run smoothly? What is the best way to go about doing this?
 

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

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

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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

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

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

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

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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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I'm seeing an odd behavior during my Windows 10 Pro testing. When copying files to/from a Server 2012 share, the transfer is taking twice as long as it should.
Watching traffic, I'm seeing this odd behavior:
1) If I'm sending a file to the server (let's say 300MB), it copies the file up (Send traffic shows 90Mbps on a 100Mbps network), but when the file is done, the bar goes to 0Mbps. Watching traffic shows 90Mbps of Receive traffic - as if it's copying the file back down from the server to the client. After an identical amount of time as the send - the file completes.
2) If I'm receiving a file from the server, the same thing happens in reverse.
I can't explain why everything is sending, and then receiving the same size during the transfer. I've tested on a Surface Pro 3 (using the Surface dock), and a Dell Optiplex desktop. Same behavior on both.
Could it be an issue with Windows 10, or Server 2012? I know Windows 10 includes a new SMB protocol, but I'd imagine it downgrades the handshake when talking to Server 2012.
Anyone tested this and seen this behavior?

Answer:File Copy Speed - Server 2012

Nevermind - after further testing it turns out it was the Surface Pro 3 dock. Apparently they have a problem with Windows 10. I tried three docks and they all did the same thing. I tried the Surface Pro USB Ethernet adapter, and everything worked perfectly.
The OptiPlex turned out to be a bad NIC driver. Once I replaced the driver, the problem went away.

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Hello, I'm new to the forum and have been struggling with what I hope is a simple networking issue for quite some time. I'm finally coming to the experts for some backup! I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to networking as well so please bare with me. Here is the issue:

We have a small network of computers running various OS, XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7 which all connect to a server running Windows Server 2000. All computers connect to the server flawlessly will full permissions to copy edit print save, etc. EXCEPT for the desktops running Windows 7.

The issue we experience with Windows 7 are two-fold when it comes down to it:

1. We can't open Office documents (we all run Office 2010) unless we open them with Open Office.

2. Can't copy any file from the server to our desktop (we can open pdfs and images and save them to our desktop however!)

I've poured through the forum and online for solutions and have tried quite a few things: taking ownership of the folders/files, making sure full permissions have been granted on the server for my specific adminsitrator user account, etc. all with the same result.

It's a weird thing to me. I can see the files on the server, the server can see my files. All other paths talk fine to each other it's only between the Windows 7 and the Windows Server 2000. Sorry for the long post, ANY help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 vs. Windows Server 2000 Networking Issue

I have no idea about this, but the following links claim to have had some success:

http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-...00-server.html

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...2-62ea2e9bf0ae

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Is this possible? I've got my free copy of server 08 and a 'older' spare PC that I'd like to install it on (I hope). Putting system requirements aside, is this attainable? The main thing that attracts me is the advertisement that server 08 can run php and asp.net side by side.

I've searched and looked around, but I haven't really found anything useful. That might be a sign...
 

Answer:Server 2008 as a Web Server/File Server/Print Server

I tested Server 2008 on an old HP Compaq nx9600 laptop (P4 3ghz, 512mb RAM, ATI Radeon Mobility X300) I had lying around in my cabinet in an attempt to practice migrating and upgrading WSS 2.0 from a 2003 server to WSS 3.0 on the 2008 server on the laptop. It ran slow as shit when the WMSDE database running lol.. but without it, it was as smooth as Win2003.

I say give it a try.
 

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I want to turn one of my old PCs into an "always on" device to store all my files and allow us to watch/listen to videos/music on any PC in the house (they're all wireless).At the moment I can simply open a file from my main PC and watch/listen to it via a shared folder.However, I would like to know how a "server" (specifically a media server) differs and the benefits of this approach.Isn't a PC whose sole job is to store and "serve" files (including media files) a "server"??Sorry - new to this whole networking thing. I have the hardware side sorted but this question has been bugging me for a while.Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Media Server of file share

There are essentially two types of network:(a) Peer-to-Peer and (b) Client/ServerHome networks are "peer-to-peer" with all connected computers having an equal status in the network. The fact that you elect to store all of your files in a particular computer and then "share" the relevant Folders/Drives doesn't alter the fact that it is still a "peer-to-peer" network.In a "Client/Server" network, the client PCs will be running an operating system such as XP Pro and the Server will be running a dedicated server Operating System, such as Microsoft Small Business Server.

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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 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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I have a Windows Server 2003 with a shared directory for payroll. I have permissions on it allowing on the payroll lady to access it. The payroll program on her computer runs directly from the share. I have had the server since like September of 2008. Within the last couple months, she will lose access to the share. I try to get to the computer \\x.x.x.x from my computer and it just sits there and doesn't pull anything up. I have to restart the server for the share to be accessible.

This is where it gets weird. When the share goes down, I can log onto the server, go to \\x.x.x.x (local ip) and it will not show the folders. When I restart, I can type the IP and it'll pull up the shared directory.

Nothing has changed on the server except for Windows Updates. Sometimes it will go 3 weeks without messing up and other times, 3 days. When it borks out, I can restart the Computer Browser service and it does not correct the issue. When I try to stop the Server service, it never stops. The "Stopping" bar goes all the way across, disappears and the service status still says Stopping.

The DNS servers are set to my ISP's DNS. They have been like this the whole time though and it just started screwing up.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Weird Server 2003 share issue - sporadic

DNS of each server is looking out at the ISP?

DNS Should go Desktop --> Server ---> DNS Forwarders

are there any events in the eventlog when the shares go down
 

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I've run into an issue several times when trying to copy an entire share from one server to another. In this case, it happens to be from a Mac to a Windows server (just in case that's relative to the problem). The command I was using is:

robocopy \\MacDASD\Boards \\SRVRWIN78\Boards /S /FFT /XJ /R:1 /W:5 /V /TS /TEE /L

This runs fine, showing all the files and subfolders from the Mac's 'Boards' share that would have been copied. However, once the '/L' is removed to actually run the command I get 'ERROR 2 (0x00000002) Accessing Source Directory \\MacDASD\Boards. Running Robocopy for each of the subfolders under the 'Boards' share, however, works fine. It seems it just can't do the entire share at once. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Robocopying an entire share from server to server gets error 2

A quick search indicates error 2 could be:
- Some Extra files or directories were detected. Examine the output log.
- The system cannot find the file specified.

You could try to increase the retry parameter from /R:1 to a higher value.

I also found this but I don't know if it's correct or not, nor if error, exit codes and errorlevel are equal values:
Note also that bit 0x02 simply indicates that there are files at the destination that are not present at the source. This will happen if the /E switch is used and files have been deleted from the source since a previous copy was taken. It should not happen if the /MIR switch is used because that should delete files at the destination to mirror the source (but I haven't tested this).
Getting ROBOCOPY to return a "proper" exit code? - Super User

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I am running a weather program (AS2012) on a client for Flight Simulator X (FSX) on the server. The client connects to the server by Simconnect.
Both machines run W7 Home Premium x64 and I run them with full Administrator permissions.
 
The SimConnect.ini file is located in a folder on the server:  C:\Users\FSX_XPlane\My Documents\Flight Simulator X\
This is shared across the network with Full Control for Everyone. The owner is FSX_XPlane.
 
I can access and open the simconnect.ini file from the client. 
 
When I run the weather program on the client it does not connect to FSX on the server.  The system log shows that the path to the simconnect.ini file is not set (attached - time 23:06:44:0096).
The other required simconnect file paths are correctly identified. 
 
If anyone can suggest an explanation for this, and a fix, I'd be grateful.
 
Regards,
 
John

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Hello to all,

I've looked high and low for an answer to my question and I'm here now due to not finding answers via Google.

We're in a small office environment and we have a new Win 7 Pro computer acting as a file server. There is a Z drive mapped to all office computers with all general info for day to day business. I would like to set up a shared folder for accounting on the file server. There are 3 people who will need access to this folder and when mapping to it it must require a password and perhaps other credentials although that may not be necessary (not sure at this point). Naturally, any accounting info needs to stay out of sight of other employees except for management and accountants.

It is needed to set up other folders for sharing with other departments and access to them should be protected with a different password (or must it be the same password?).

Also, the procedure to get this working would be the same would it not if we want to share folders from any other computer on the network and map a network drive (shared folder) via another computer on the network?

I should mention that all computers on the network have user accounts and passwords.

Also, in Network and Sharing Center / Advanced Sharing Settings:

network discovery is on
file and printer sharing is on
public folder access is on
128 bit encryption is on
password protected sharing is on
use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers is on

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Answer:Win 7 Pro File Server, want to share folders with different passwords

There is a tutorial for this that may be helpful.

You would need to have standard user accounts for the users who require access to files on the server. This method might only work when all the user accounts are located on the same machine.

Password Protected File Sharing in Windows 7

I'm not so sure that password protected file sharing works as it should. In my experience it doesn't work very well.

You may have a better chance by following the tutorial for NTFS file sharing via the following link. It's fairly complicated at first but this method does work.
Share Permissions and NTFS Permissions Folder Access Control & Folder Permissions - AD and Exchange Quantum Singularity

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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'm looking for some suggestions. I have a Windows Server 2003 File Server which employees use to store data, as of right now everything is being backed up on tape (Every night). I would like to eliminate the tape and backup on to another Windows 2003 machine(everynight), i would also like the restore process (if a file goes missing ..etc) to be somewhat easy if possible. As well the fileserver holds around 500 GB, would that be too much to transfer each night? would i have to compress it?

Thanks
Matt
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 File Server - Backup

If you have another server, you can do weekly full backups of the 500gb (maybe on a Sunday?) and then each night back up anything thats changed during the day.
Do you have Shadow Copies enabled? that lets users restore files without having you look through the backups
I had a setup like you want, setup at one customer that didnt want to spring for a tape drive, it worked fine for him and he didnt have any problems. I did make sure to have him put the server being backed up to in the safest location in the building in case of a fire or something. We used KReplicator from karenware, it keeps 2 locations in sync and is easy to setup.
 

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One of the files on one of our shares disappeared, the thing is this file was tnsnames.ora meaning none of our users could initiate a new connection to any of our databases.

the permissions on this area are:
users = read
'uk admins' = full
system = full

there are 4 of us in the uk admins group (including myself) and none of us moved / deleted this file, i had it back in minutes but thats not the problem, its how the file disappeared!

has anyone see any strange issues like this before? its got to be one of the heaviest accessed files on our network as when ever a pc wants to access an oracle database it looks it up from the file (its a bit like DNS for databases).

is there any logs or anyway to see if someone deleted it or if anything happened to it in order for it to vanish?

server is running Server 2003 Standard SP1, is a DC and GC.
runs DNS, DHCP, WINS, file and print sharing.
AV is symantec AV 10 corp, nothing in quarantine or log to do with this.

system runs on a raid 5 array with no errors from the array so i doubt its something at the disc level.

TIA
Dan
 

Answer:Server 2003 - Identify user that deleted a file from share?

You know, I've deleted files on accident before... it happens. Someone in your admins group had to do it, as even with full share permissions, read would restrict your users to only being able to read the file.

Of course, someone could have executed the delete command as system... but it's really more likely that someone deleted it on accident.

Without auditing enabled, there really isn't a way to find out who deleted the files. It's times like this when I miss the old Novell servers where you could fire up a utility and undelete a file and identify the user that deleted it.
 

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

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

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

If you have more questions pls ask me ..

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Windows Server 2008 - File Server

You would do it under GPO.

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

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

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

Answer:Windows Server 2008 R2 File server

open the link below. follow their instructions.

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


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

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Hello,

I have a problem to access file server on Windows Server 2000 from a Windows 7 PC. For your information, due to some reasons, both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000 are in different domain.

I have tried all suggested solutions which are :
i. to unchecked both attributes in 'Network Security : Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC)' for both clients and server.
ii. to apply 'Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated' in 'Network Security : LAN Manager authentication level'
iii. to make sure the time setting for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000 are the same.

But still, i couldn't access the file server. In fact, each time I entered domain\username to authenticate, it will give out this message :



Since I am kinda new to this troubleshooting things, it would be great if someone can tell me why does this happening. Is it because of the different domain?

thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 unable to Access file server on Windows Server 2000

To connect to the server you would need to enter the credentials of the domain user on the server that would have access. For example if the domain was 'home' with a user 'Josh' then I would put:

home\Josh

As the username. If you want to get advanced you could try and form a trust with the other domain in active directory so that the other domain has permission to access the server

Josh

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Hello. I'm having great difficulty accessing the internet on my HP notebook. Basically, I performed a windows update to the desktop computer to which the modem and router are connected, and ever since then, the laptop has stopped working. Actually, the desktop also had a small hangup, but Windows was able to repair and do something to the DNS... after which the desktop was back to normal. Please help with your expertise! I'm not technically challenged lol, but I'm not a wireless network expert either-

Okay, the HP laptop is running MS Vista, 32-bit operating system. It is able to connect to the router no prob, but the internet is another story.

I updated the firmware to the modem, flushed the dns in command prompt, and uninstalled and reinstalled with updated driver the network card. I also reset the router and resetup the WEP security - Both the desktop and another HP laptop are still able to access the net beautifully. What's wrong with mine!!?

In addition, I reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log
and...
Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

loaded as attachements you will see the ipconfig /all settings on the laptop that won't access the internet and also the error screen i'm getting (these were saved as jpg's)

The second set of ipconfig /all settings (copy and pasted below) are those of the desktop that is working beautifully. Thanks for the HELP, ..much apprec... Read more

Answer:32-bit Vista Wireless Networking issue, DNS server trouble

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Hello 8forums,

Really great forum here and I'm glad to join. If I posted this in the wrong section I apologize.

Okay now here's my problem. I'm currently trying to setup Windows Server 2012 for my dad. The main thing it will be used for is storage of movies, photos and backing up Excel documents for work. This is a copy a friend burned him onto a disk and is currently NOT activated. He wanted to check it out before purchasing the license. I have installed it onto an old HP Pavilion a1640n and everything went fine with installation but, now that it is installed I cannot connect his Win8 computer to it. I have Googled this and found a method but, it doesn't work. I'm told to open a browser and enter in the address bar " HTTP://Server-name/connect " (Server-name replaced with then name of his server) and I should get a connector software download page. I do not get this software download page I just get a server not found page. I have tried entering other possibilities into the address bar, too (192.168.0.xxx/connect, adding .com etc.) nothing works. If I can get any help with this it would be appreciated.

I have tried:

Completely reinstalled Windows Server 2012
Reinstalled Ethernet drivers on the WS2012 box

Things they may be causing the problem:

As I said the Windows Server 2012 is not activated.
The WS2012 box is stuck on public network type and the W8 box is stuck on private network type.
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Answer:Windows Server 2012 Help

Are you trying to access the server from a remote location using a local IP non outside routable address? Why are you trying to go through IE to get to the server?

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I'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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Hey!
I have a Precision 490 Workstation Server with a Intel Xeon 5120, 4GB of EEC RAM (DDR2,) a 750w PSU, and ATI FireGL V7200 video card. Should I upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate 64x to Server 2012? Or to Windows 8...

Or don't upgrade at all? I need to host one remote connection, that's it. So maybe I should stick to 7?

Thanks
Matt

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Hi 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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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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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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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 have installed FileZilla server 0.9.41 on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I upload files to the FTP site, the time
of the file uploaded is incorrect. For example if I upload a file modified 10:37:10 PM it becomes 5:37:00 PM on the FTP site. It is always 5 hours earlier, and truncates the seconds. This makes version control of files difficult. Is there some configuration
change that can fix this, or is this a Windows Server issue? The server time is configured for the Central time zone in The United States.

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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,

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

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

Thank you!

Philipp

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

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

Thank you for your time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Windows Server 2012 Infographic
Source: Microsoft.

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I have recently installed windows server onto a spare Hp laptop. I am currently having issues with the graphics with only 640*480 being available. Is there any way I can update the drivers? (I am running server via hdmi to Tv)

Answer:Windows Server 2012 on HP Laptop

Hi: Try the windows 8 graphics driver from the notebook's support page. That would be the only suggestion I can offer.

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Help Setting Up Windows Server 2012 as a NAS

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

"net use" is used to map a UNC path "\\NAS" to a drive letter...so if you type: net use n: \\NAS\Share

It should map the share to the n: drive...

Are you using a Domain or are you doing everything through local user accounts? You probably don't have permissions setup correctly...if you're not on a domain you have to create and use accounts on the NAS when connecting and you have to setup the correct file and folder permissions for that account...
 

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On Windows Server 2012 R2 DHCP

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

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

Thanks.
 

Answer:On Windows Server 2012 R2 DHCP

Is this in a work place network?
 

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

Answer:windows server 2012 essential r2

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Originally Posted by miltiadisf


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




What is the purpose of not completing the wizard?

What step are you trying to skip?

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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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I have a Synology NAS that I am planning on using as storage for our Windows Server 2012 backups and have a couple questions:

1) I thought I remembered reading that if you are going to use the built in Server 2012 backup that connecting the NAS as an iscsi lun was the way to go, correct?

2) If I create a iscsi target on my NAS, it has to be created separate from the main volume on the NAS? Meaning that I cannot just use all the space and allocate it to the main volume because that would leave no storage space for the iscsi target.

I think that is what I could use some clarification on for now, thanks.
 

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

Answer:Bootable USB for Windows Server 2012

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

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

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

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Hi,I installed windows server 2012 R2 into a VHD as a dual boot os as guided here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/tommypatterson/archive/2012/09/17/installing-windows-server-2012-or-windo...Now i encountered a few driver problems - the major one is the network driver. I enabled the WIFI feature and desktop experience via the features and rolles, yet the network controller is not recognized in the device manager.I tried to download intel network driver from here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/detail_desc.aspx?DwnldID=21694but it wont install, says "no intel (r) adapters are present in this computer".Just for the sport, I tried to install the graphic and audio driver [which are less important to me] downloaded from this site, here:http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds040009and yet nothing, here I get "This computer does not meet minimum requirements for installing software".When I boot to the windows 8.1 os - everything works perfect. Any suggestions? I know older and cheaper laptops can ran server 2012, it seems wierd this high-quality one [again, y50-70 touch] cant, I really hope i'm doing somthing wrong that can be fixed, GalG.

Answer:windows server 2012 - no network, Y50-70

bump. any advice? i'm really stuck here

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Hi 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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Hi everyone,

I've been using a VPN to connect to my home network from elsewhere for a few months. It's set up as follows:


PPTP
Maximum Strength Encryption
EAP-MSCHAP-v2 Authentication
Now I find out that MSCHAPv2 authentication has been broken and is no longer considered secure (even by Microsoft), so I want to change the protocol I'm using to make it secure.

However, I've spent 3 hours now researching this and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to use a better protocol on my Windows Server 2012 home server. I've tried setting up PEAP authentication (still PPTP) a la Microsoft's recommendation document, but it requires a certificate. I've created a self-signed certificate but it seems I can't issue certificates (via this method) without being a member of a domain, so I'm stuck. I can't even get started with L2TP since I can't find the option for it.

My question is this: Is there a way to set up a secure VPN server using Windows Server 2012 without a domain? If so, how do I do this?

Thanks.
 

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

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

Thank you for your time.

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:windows edge and server 2012 RWA

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

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I'm looking at VLANing a part of my network. I want some shares to be available from VLAN 1, while all shares are available from VLAN 0. Is there a way of restricting an SMB share to a certain NIC on Windows Server? I usually just deal with Nix
 

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

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I am going to be doing a much needed upgrade at a office taking them from SBS 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Std. This should be more simple than most as they use it is a domain controller, and file/print server. No Exchange, sharepoint, etc.

They do have one program that uses SQL on the server but I already have a plan for migrating that over.

So, do you guys have any recommended document on how to do this migration? Seems like I can mainly treat it as Server 2003 to Server 2012 and just leave the SBS components out but wanted to check with you guys.

Thanks!
 

Answer:SBS 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Std

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows Server 2012 Technet

Bah no more MAK for servers
 

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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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My office computer runs Windows XP Professional SP3 (see below), and I'm connected to our new server running Server 2012 Essentials. For the last month or so, at 4:00 every afternoon my computer loses its connection to the server. I have two programs that access the server, and both give me error messages and freeze, and I need to restart to get back to normal. I don't pay much attention to my clock, so I'm typically on the phone with a customer trying to accomplish something when my system has a meltdown.

The same error messages come up each time:

The Security System detected an attempted downgrade attack for server cifs/DELLSERVER. The failure code from authentication protocol Kerberos was "There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request.
(0xc000005e)".

The Security System could not establish a secured connection with the server cifs/DELLSERVER. No authentication protocol was available.
According to the error logs, this happens in the evenings and early mornings too, although not every day. When it does happen during non-work hours, it looks like it's consistently an hour apart (1:10AM, 2:10AM; 4:10AM, etc. or 5:35PM, 6:35PM, 7:35PM). The error will show up 3 or 4 times in a row, then everything will work fine for several hours.

I do not have any idea where to start to fix this. To my knowledge, I'm the only one with this issue, so I'm pretty sure it's a problem specific to my machine

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

Thanks in advance

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

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

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

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

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

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