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Windows Storage Server 2012 Randomly Drops Mapped Drives on All Client PCs

Question: Windows Storage Server 2012 Randomly Drops Mapped Drives on All Client PCs

Server has been great and online for about 7 months without issue. Three times over the last two weeks, all clients' mapped drives just drop and Windows Explorer hangs... I am not able to disconnect drives via command prompt, nor remap drives
via command prompt. However, I can ping the server and remote desktop to the server perfectly. No errors in logs on workstations or server. Affects all workstations (60+ running Windows 7 Pro) simultaneously. Client mappings to
other servers (Windows 2008 R2) running on the same switch are unaffected. Reboot the 2012 server and you can reconnect to mapped drives by clicking on them in Windows Explorer. Any ideas?

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MACHINES

File Server: Windows 2003 Server
Domain Controller: Windows 2003 Server
Client: Windows 8.1 Pro

PROBLEM

The client is not a part of the domain which the file server and obviously the domain controller are. The mapped drives are added on the client using DOMAIN\User (along with password).

Every morning when coming into the office, I have to reboot my machin ein order to get my mapped drives back. This is very annoying. The same issue when I log in remotely (using RDP) when working at night. I have to then reboot the machine in order to gain access to my mapped drives.
It seems at random, my mapped drives (residing on the file server) goes away. It has happened once while I was actively working on the client. But daily the above issue occurs.

I'm at a loss to what to try. Most issues I've seen are related to mapped drives disappears when the machine is rebooted, but my issue is reversed, so those fixes I've tried that has been suggested do not apply or work.



Any help in finding a solution to the very annoying problem is greatly welcomed.

Side Note: Windows XP and Windows 7 machine do not have this issue and they add the mapped drives in exactly the same way.

Answer:Windows 8.1 randomly drops mapped network drives

Who is in charge of the network?

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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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XP Pro 64 bit on domain...

When building a new comptuer for a user...and logged in as that user...we normally map a drive as "different user"... which allows us techs access to the drive we need...

Works fine, until we reboot...

When we try to open the mapped drive, we get an error...

Z:\ is not accessible
Access Denied

We have to "disconnect" then remap the drive...

Any other mapped drives., whether by hard mapping or by script work fine...these are mapped drives for the user...

We do not have this issue with XP 32 bit...

Anyone know a fix for this...???

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your help in advance.
 

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

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

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

I ask this given the following situation:

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

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

Answer:Windows Server 2012 storage pool question

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

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I've got about 40 Senor Point of Sale tablets running Windows 7. They work just fine, but are failing to take Windows Update for Service Pack 1 (KB97632). The POS software is soon going to need this update in order for it to continue working.

I've deleted the Windows Update cache (SoftwareDistribution >> SoftwareDistribution.old) and nothing changed.

I've downloaded the update .exe and after it ran, nothing changed.

Check for Windows Updates only shows the SP1 update when I click to search online for updates, for what it's worth.

After the update has failed, I get error code 800736b3.

Apparently the billion and two solutions other people have aren't solutions for me.

Please help me!

Thanks in advance.

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

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

10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] wmain: Start of Computerconnector
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] wmain: Calling Computerconnector::ShowWizard()
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] CComputerconnector::ShowWizard: Initializing common controls
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] CComputerconnector::ShowWizard: Done initializing common controls
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] Displaying the wizard
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] CComputerconnector::AnotherInstallationErrorDlgProc: IDD_ANOTHER_INSTALLATION_ERR Page Initialization
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] CComputerconnector::Run: Installation is ready to run
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] GlobalData::Initialize (192.168.1.151, , C:\Users\BPOWELL.JMS\Downloads\ComputerConnector(192.168.1.151).exe, 1033)
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] ExpandEnvironmentStrings return (C:\Windows\Temp\Client Deployment Files\)
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] CComputerconnector::Run: Running Task: Id=1 Description=Downloads the Setup.cab file
[10/2... Read more

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I have yet to get an answer to the issue that I am dealing with so hopefully someone here can send it to me.

I administer a large downtown skyscraper that was networked in a really stupid way. There are 71 customers with Internet access via a Netopia 9100 router to a Cisco 7209. Some of these customers connect to a Windows 2003 server for file server services. To get to this file server their connection will go through this Netopia to the File server's public interface which works just fine.

Quick drawing:

Customers LAN (DHCP from Netopia) ---> Netopia ---> File server or Cisco 7209 ---> Internet

Customers map the drive via \\fileservername\share
Now the issue is when two or more workstations behind the same Netopia map a drive to the file server. Once two or more are mapped the first connection that was initiated is killed. In other words you cannot have concurrent connections to the file server from behind the same Netopia router.

This server used to be a 2000 server but I am not blaming the server in this situation. For testing I connected one customer directly to the file servers second NIC:

Customers switch ----> Second NIC on file server

Once I did this the customer would map the drive like

\\private IP\share

This customer does not have the issue and can connect multiple workstations concurrently to the file server with no drops at all.

So to conclude, customers mapping from behind the same Netopia 9100 cannot keep concurrent connections. ... Read more

Answer:Mapped network drives, windows 2003 server and Netopia routers

I was wondering if you know how to direct an ip 80 and 21 port to open on a Netopia
 

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Download Windows 10 Client Connector Update for Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 as it now available at Microsoft.

Windows Server Essentials Connector is software that helps you connect your PC or Mac client to Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Windows Server Essentials Experience server role enabled. It also enables and manages key client-side functionality of Windows Server Essentials Experience. On a PC, it provides client backup, a tray icon and the Launchpad, the Dashboard for management of remote servers, and a VPN profile with the capability of auto-dialing and monitoring client health from the server side. On a Mac, it provides health monitoring and the Launchpad.

Get it from Microsoft here.

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I am trying to figure out why client machines are continuously losing mapped drive information after a restart. It is a NT network and there is a batch file that runs on login with all the drive location information. It only happens on the BDC which is at at a different location then the PDC.

Any suggestions?

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Building the Ultimate site list for PC support.
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Client work stations losing mapped drives.

Greetings

What exactly is the setup at your site?

Is the PDC local and the BDC over a WAN link?

What happens when they lose the network connection? Do they lose the whole network drive (ie.. the f: drive is no longer connected to \\bdc\share), or do they just lose the connection?

The reason I ask, is because NT will always drop a connection after 5 minutes of idle time. It is normally quickly re-established when you click on the F: drive in Explorer.

Cheers

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Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...
 

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Why did my deployment of Windows 2012 fails with the error message, "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot
proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation." OR I have components that didn't install drivers that are in my driver package?
example error in setuperr.log (from %windir%\Panther) shows the following failure information:
 
Error  CBS Startup: Failed to process advanced operation queue, startupPhase: 0.  Primitives are still pending. [HRESULT = 0x80004005 - E_FAIL]


Do I need to update latest KMDF http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685811 if mean please share for windows server 2012

Pandiyan Muthuraman

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Hello,
I have a Win2k server holding a shared folder. I have multiple Win98 workstations mapped to that share. The workstations, however, are randomly disconnecting from the share. They are configured to reconnect at logon, and there are no issues with connectivity to the server (that I am currently aware of as the workstations are able to logon to domain). When one workstation disconnects the network drive mapping, it is seemingly affecting those workstations in close proximity, and those workstations are disconnecting as well.

The issue is random. It is not consistent as to time, or actual physical workstation.

I am running out of ideas as to what might be causing this issue.

Please help!

______________
JB
 

Answer:mapped drives randomly disconnect

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I'd like to mount Google Drive as a mapped network drive. (Then use the drive letter for programs so I can get the size of files/folders in my cloud storage, search for specific file/folders as well as able to search for file dups).

I've searched online and found a handful of products offerings including
NetDriveTNT DriveCloudberry DriveExpanDriveCloudMounterSME

Does anyone have some real-life, hands-on experience with any of these (or other products) they might recommend? Of course, something free would be ideal but I don't mind paying something (reasonable) for s/w that meets my needs
I'll also be adding OneDrive down the road so would like support for that as well

Thanks for any feedack/information!!

Answer:How to mount cloud storage as drive letters / mapped network drives

Hey mate,

If you haven't already, you might see if this below may meet your needs any.

Add or Remove Google Drive from Navigation Pane in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

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I have a problem with mapped network drives in my organization. About a week ago our helpdesk started reporting calls from users saying their mapped drives said they were disconnected. At that time it was only a few people at another site that were experiencing this. This week we've been seeing it happening at all sites. The strange thing is sometimes the drive will be marked as disconnected, but upon clicking it, it opens up. Other times it says access is denied. A temporary fix we've been using is to delete all local profiles on the machines that have been experiencing this. I'm wondering if this is an issue with the user profiles that's somehow preventing the drives from mapping or if it's an issue with the permissions. I'm reluctant to think it's a permission issue since prior to a week ago all drives were mapping normally. All machines are running xp pro. Thanks in advance for the help.
 

Answer:Mapped network drives randomly disconnecting

I'd check offline files and make sure that it and "offline synchronization" are disabled.

I've experienced this as well, and so far my best guess has been with the offline files feature.
 

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Hello, not sure if this is the right forum
I have a new windows 7 pro pc and want to connect it to one of the server drives.
The server is Windows server 2012 R2
I can only connect to the server drives by IP address.
If I try and connect by server name I get a 0x80070035 error.
The other pcs I can connect to the server via the server name but not this new Acer.
I turned off the firewall and antivirus
Any suggestions would be appreciated
Thanks

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Hello,

I have a sales rep in Latin America who is having problems connecting to our server in the US. He can get his email fine, but cannot access his documents (offline sync'd) or the public drives on the server which are mapped on his pc. It's prompting for a username and password but states that they are incorrect. I pulled 8 trojans off his machine, but I don't think that's the problem.

I've reinstalled the SBS Connection Manager hoping that would fix the problem, but I've rebooted his computer and cannot see it on our network. He's in a meeting so I'll have to wait until he's back and logs in to gain access again.

Any thoughts on why this connection is not working?

I have one other thing I just thought of and that's to make sure that he's logging in via the domain, and not just locally on the computer... otherwise I'm out of ideas.
 

Answer:VPN connection - no access to mapped drives on server

he can see the folders so i don't think its a firewall issue...
make sure netbeui is enabled on the vpn tunnel for the network drives to work properly

yeah i would check his connection/login parameters
 

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People come in to the office with their laptops. They connect them to the network but the laptops are not on the domain. (I don't know if that is the right way to do things) Anyway the boss used to find that when he first logged into windows and tried to access one of his mapped network drives (on the server) that he had to enter a username and password that had permission to access the drives in question. Once he had done it for one, it wasn't necessary for the rest of the mapped drives. Anyway, I managed to solve this problem by making sure that his windows username and password matched a username and password of one of the users entered on the server. Then, when he logged into windows and tried to access the network drives on the server it validated his username and password behind the scenes. In other words, he wasn't asked to enter his server username and password because he had already entered these when he logged in to Windows XP.

He has just bought himself a new PC and installed all his software. Once again the laptop was set up with a non-matching username and password. Once again I altered it so that the Windows username and password matched those on the server (SBS2003). Unfortunately, it is still asking us to enter qualifying username and password when we try to access the network drives.

Either I have forgotten what I did last time or there is something that I just don't know. Can anyone help me?

Thank you

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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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I am currently trying to find a way to map network drives with a log on script. I have searched the net a bit and haven't had too much luck in finding specifically what i need.

Here is the scenario:

I have remote clients that connect through a VPN to our corporate office for AD authentication and other AD services. I have setup home directories for each user, but i need a public share that all the users of the remote office can see. (my main problem is that they all dont know how to use computers so i need to make it as painfully obvious as i can *mapped drives).

I am looking for a way to create two mapped network drives, one for their individual home folder, and one community folder. I haven't had a problem creating the home folder (that is easy with 2k3), but i can't get my log on script to work properly.

Here are my questions:

1. Can i run a log on script and a home folder assignment at the same time? Or do i need to setup the script to create the mapped drive for both folders?

2. I have found a few places to link a user to a log on script (either by browsing the user in Users and Computers, under the Profile tab by the Home Folder) or with a GPO. Which is the preferred/best/efficient way to do it?

3. I can't even get my log on script to map a drive on a test account... what am i doing wrong? I have included my script code on the bottom of this post.

4. Does anyone know of a good site that can help get me through this? Or any other relevant i... Read more

Answer:Log On Script for mapped network drives in 2003 server

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

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

Anyone know if I can change or disable this feature?
 

Answer:Server 2012 domain client constant logging out.

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

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

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

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

Any idea's ?

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

Exact Error Wording:

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

The services I know to check are indeed running.
 

Answer:Server 2012 Essentials R2 Client Backup Failure

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

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Hi, I have a remoteapp published (via RDP file) from a 2012r2 server. All is well testing with Win7 client computers. Now I need to select thin clients to run this app, but am struggling with what will or won't work. t410, t510, t610?Which OS? Thinpro, and FreeRDP, or WES 7 or 8? A pointer to a "product selector" would be awesome ;-). But failing that, any recommendation or discussion is appreciated.

Answer:Thin Client selection for server 2012 r2 remoteapp

Personally, I suggest WES8, as it provides the support of latest version of RDP client. 




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Continuing on from this thread, I still haven't had success keeping mapped drives alive upon reboot.

To refresh, the network setup is as followed:

1x Windows Server 2003 (with domain but is not active on Workstations)
5x Windows XP Home Workstations
1x Windows Vista Home x64 Workstation

I have mapped drives from each of the desktops to a folder on the server. Every time a PC Workstation is shut off then turned on, the mapped drives appear as they were mapped but have disconnected from the server. I have to go to each PC and manually reconnect to the server using the username and password.

I'm not sure why these connections are breaking when someone reboots the computer.

I checked the event log on the server and I'm getting an error that might be related:
Error 1054
Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (An unexpected network error occurred. ). Group Policy processing aborted. Click to expand...
 

Answer:Mapped drives connectivity issues with XP Home Workstation and 2003 Server

Slow or bad dns is my best guess
 

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i have the server with windows 2003 SP1 and i executed replication active directory, domain controller on the new server, as i have two servers. all expect one client computer work ok.onthe problematically computer is with the windows me.
problem is:
when i shut down old server,the computer with win me drop out from domain and he don't see new server.when i power on old server the client computer work ok.i deinstalled the win me on this computer and i installed to him win xp pro but problem is same. this computer don't see new server and he don't see others client computers in network.
what i do?
i tryed to make new user account but nothing i can't because of this computer don't see new server.
on client computer light green indicator on network adapter (Realtek 8139d) all the time.
i use commands: ping with the ip address of server, with the name of server nothing, ipconfig /release, ipconfig /renew, ipconfig /flushdns, ipconfig /registerdns.

ip address of old server is 192.168.0.100 and new server 192.168.0.101.
maybe problem is when i type ipconfig in dosprompt on new server
i receive: DNS server 192.168.0.100 and DHCP 192.168.0.100

plz help me thanks
 

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In a recent post I described taking over 15 hours to get a small Simple File Sharing network to function using a XPPro and XPHome computer. When I finally got it to work I had such a menagerie of mixed up folder names and mapped drives names I couldn't keep anything straight. Soooo.....

Clean Up Mapped Drive Folders:

First of all, when I clicked Map Network Drive and selected the dropdown box for "Folders:" I had so many obsolete folders in the list it was useless. I discovered where to go in the registry to clean up that list. (Insert usual cautions about editing the registry.)

In the registry under "Map Network Drive MRU", I just deleted everything but (Default). That's it.

Then the :Folders:" dropdown box is empty but each time you map a new drive it will show up in the registry here and in the "Folders" dropdown box from then on.

Rename mapped Drives:

When I would map a network drive, I would get some really screwy names. This came about because I had been networking various computers for years and renaming them and changing hard drives.

It seems that the first time you map a drive, the local computer gives it a name based on the name of the remote computer and the name you put in the sharing fields on the remote computer. Then, if you change the name of the remote computer, the local computer keeps using the old computer name. It can be real confusing. I tried to just rename the mapped drive (r... Read more

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OK
Here is the problem

Running a peer to peer XP network at my sister's church.
8 computers in the workgroup.
Not using a domain , only a workgroup.

New Dell computer was purchased to be used as Bookkeeper Computer.

Church software files were moved from old bookkeeper computer to new one.
All other computers set up as workstations. Software runs and is installed thur mapped network drive.

The problems is that everytime we restart any workstation computers they lose the mapped drive. If you browse the network to access Bookkeeper computer you must give logon name and password to access that computer. After you log on then you can map network drive and use software.

It never work that way before the new Dell computer and always stayed mapped without logon info. I can easily access any other computer on the network with out logging on .

Church Software support says it is a network problem. But what is baffling to me is that you must use church software logon info to access the Bookkeeper computer.

Is this a logon or user account setting problem on the new Dell?

Software support told me that Bookkeeper computer had to be logged on a network administrator. I have it set to logon automatically (go to welcome screen) . I changed it in user account setting to go to windows logon screen but did not seem to help (not using a password)

Any suggestions? Help!!!!
 

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I have a client (on a windows 2000 SP4 client) that sees the network drive as 1GB only - and therefore with no free space, even though there is 32 GB free!! Both Server (SBS 2003) and client are using NTFS. When I try to save a file to the network, I get Disk Full error.

Any idea's greatly appreciated.

vermonty
 

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Good day!

OS: Windows 10 Pro x64 under domain Ms Server 2016

i just want to ask a small favor if anyone can help me. we are using domain in out network and we have all security and policy. when the user login to his laptop all has been set but there's one thing missing..."the mapped drive" it should be automatically load when they login. i tried several things over the net and still not showing under This PC icon...even i tried to use the gpupdate /force in command prompt and restart the pc. still not showing

hope can somebody help me.
thanks

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Hello, all!

I am preparing to get a Windows Server set up in the near future here at a mission school I just started working at.

Here's what I am planning on running:
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, under which I will run 3x virtual machines (Server 2012 Standard, pfSense, and Untangle).

Since I am needing to get this implemented as soon as possible, I am trying to decide what to do, considering Windows Server 2012 R2's release is just around the corner.

I'm wondering... Is 2012 R2 going to be a completely different OS, in that you need to purchase a separate license key to run it if you already have 2012? Or will it be more like a service pack?

Also, can the preview version be upgraded to release once it is released?

The reason I am asking is that I am needing to get this set up as soon as possible, and need to know how to proceed. Should I use Hyper-V preview and Standard preview (if there is one... Only seen datacenter so far) then upgrade to release and purchase licenses, or is there something else that would be preferable?

Thanks!
ElectroPulse
 

Answer:Windows Server 2012 to 2012 R2 Questions

2008 R2 and 2012 R2 are new operating systems that require you to purchase them. I believe 2012R2 has gone RTM recently, which means in a few months you should be able to get it.

There are a lot of VM improvements in 2012, and even more in 2012R2. If you're just running a basic setup it's not needed to hold out for, unless you're not under any time constraints, then why not. Here is a list of the major R2 features.

I'm not sure how well pfSense and Untange will run in a Hyper-V VM. The Gen 2 VM and improved Linux support of R2 may be needed for better operation.
 

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I created a Storage pool with the following setup. Three 3TB drives with parity all in an external enclosure with eSata and USB 2/3 ports. It was connected via USB when created and had production data loaded and tested without any issues.
After a few days of use I decided to see what happened when I tried to access it via the eSata port. No luck, due to a driver on the eSata card issue with Win 8. So I powered all back down and plugged back in via USB. At this point the Storage pool went
into the state as per the screenshot below. Any suggestions to either fix the issue and/or retrieve the data that is in the volume?

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Hi
I have a problem with a Windows 7 Pro PC in SBS2K11 domain.
After some time the PC looses all mapped drives in "Computer", but I can see the mapped drives via Explorer
Via Network connection I can see everything and I can open files etc.

If I make a restart of the PC the mapped drives are back again in "Computer"
In Event log there are no errors
We have updated firmware og drivers
A hint would be nice
Best Reagrds


John B

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We are trying to install an business banking application (XP vintage software) in Windows 8.1 Pro but it cannot see the mapped drives.

Answer:Old application can't see mapped drives in Windows 8.1

Hi,
As my understanding, you encounter the issue that the mapped drive doesn?t appear in you Windows 8.1. If there is any misunderstand, please help to clarify.

For this issue, we can try following steps to check the results:
Step 1: Disable Fast startup in Windows 8.1 and restart computer.
How to Turn "Fast Startup" On or Off for a Hybrid Boot in Windows 8 and 8.1
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/6320-fast-startup-turn-off-windows-8-a.html
Step 2: Let?s try to map this driver again via command line:
How to Map Network Drives From the Command Prompt in Windows
http://www.howtogeek.com/118452/how-to-map-network-drives-from-the-command-prompt-in-windows/

If the issue still persists, please try to install the latest network adapter driver from manufacturer website to see what?s going one.

In addition, I recommend you check the compatibility of this app on Windows 8.1 compatible center. Since the incompatible app may cause many issues on your current system:

Compatibility Center
http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/Home?Language=en-IN

Hope these could be helpful.Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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We are a college campus and faculty and staff are using Windows 7 enterprise
with SP1. I also have 3 servers running DFS. Prior to installing Windows 7 DFS
worked fine for a couple of years now some not all are having issue connecting
to the DFS share they are mapped to it just shows a RED X. After period of time
it will come back by itself. But again another day it reverts back to the RED X
when we click on the RED x drive it prompts us for username and password but
when we enter credentials it just keeps prompting and won't stop
I had one user told me she was prompted for credentials after clicking on the
DFS drive that had the RED X and gave up. she came back from lunch and the red x
was gone.
After a period of time all users experience differenct times the RED x
disappears and the user can use the drive a day or two later the RED x appears
again. the only recourse we have is the map the user directly to the server and
not use dFS

Answer:isse with Windows 7 and mapped DFS drives

There are some registry tweaks you can do to resolve this issue, can you try out the following settings on a single machine to see if it resolves the issue:

Click Start, click Run, type regedit (Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003) or type regedt32(Windows
NT 4.0), and then click OK.Locate and then click the following key in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters

In the right pane, click the autodisconnect value, and then on the Edit menu, click Modify. If theautodisconnect value
does not exist, follow these steps:

On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click REG_DWORD.Type autodisconnect, and then press ENTER.
On the Edit menu, click Modify.Click Hexadecimal.In the Value data box, type ffffffff, and then click OK.
NOTE: The client-side session is automatically disconnected when the idling time lasts more than the duration that is set
in KeepConn. Therefore, the session is disconnected according to the shorter set duration value between AutoDisConnect and KeepConn. To change the time-out duration in the client-side during a UNC connection, specify the arbitrary time in KeepConn.
Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Service\lanmanworkstation\parameters
Value: KeepConn 
Data type : REG_DWORD 
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I have some drives being mapped in a logon script that is set up on my domain account on a Windows 2003 server system. They map fine under Windows XP, however I have just set up a new Windows 7 system to begin testing and logged on with the same account, but the drives are not mapped. So I am guessing the logon script is not running, but I'm not sure. I searched the web for this issue and others are having it, but there were no definite answers that I could find. Surely someone else has come across some information on this issue.

Thanks. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Answer:Mapped drives not showing on Windows 7

win 7 box added to the domain?
in the same OU as the xp box?

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I've got SBS2011 with several file shares and windows 8.1 pro. Everything is in a domain.

Back in the windows 7 days, I could go to one of my mapped drives, go to the search window, type in something, and get immediate results. Since upgrading to windows 8 and 8.1, the search finishes immediately and displays no results.

If I go to view->options->search-> and click on "don't use the index when searching in file folders for system files" then the search works, but it's old school look-through-every-folder and not indexed, which takes forever.

I've tried to add the mapped drives to the indexed locations, but you can't do that.

I did find that I can add UNC paths to libraries and search from there and it works fine, but this is annoying to have to go there when my mapped drives are sitting right in my "computer" window.

Now, if instead of using mapped drives I use the UNC path and the search box, everything works great. The search is immediate and indexed.

So far the internet is not yield much results. What i'm ultimately looking for is to be able to go to my mapped drive, use the search box, and get indexed results. SBS2003+WinXP, SBS2003+Win7 and SBS2011+Win7 all did this fine.
 

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For the past few years, I've periodically had issues when it came to trying to authenticate to a mapped share that resides on a system that also has shares which can be accessed anonymously.

For example, my WD NAS device contains a share which I have to authenticate to, and then there's two other folders which anyone can access. Despite me using valid credentials, I can't authenticate to the protected share.

If I reboot my system and authenticate to the protected share before the public shares, then all is good. Vice versa, not so great. I'm using Windows 8.1 Enterprise (64-bit), and I've had this issue in past with Windows 7 as well.

I believe if I terminate explorer.exe and try authenticating to the protected share, all is well, but I don't want to do that because I love my system notification icons.

Can anyone please shed some light on what's going on here? Is there a service I can simply restart?

Answer:Windows and its stupid mapped drives issues

When you map a drive, make sure the Reconnect at logon box is checked. That file should be authenticated at the next logon.

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I'm ready to pull my hair out. Seriously. Something so simple..

Alright I have a user. I recently moved her documents folder to their domain server for backup purposes. I moved the folder to a directory I made for her on the data drive with permissions for R/W just for her. I shared the drive and mapped it to her PC. I right clicked on the mapped drive and clicked always available offline. Took like 5 minutes for the process to complete (she's got a lot of stuff..) I also added the mapped drive to the documents library. I also moved the documents location to the mapped drive. Simple right?

Windows search turns up absolutely nothing I search for. I went into the server (SBS2003) and installed the indexing service too. Added the entire data drive to it. Still nothing. I'm stumped and this lady is getting extremely irritated.

Does anyone know something I might be missing here?

Answer:Windows 8.1 search in mapped drives not working..

Read here, especially the first Tip: Search in Windows 8

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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. 




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Here is the situation, and i've repeated it on more than one machine:

Windows 7 Prof 32 bit, with Office 2003 SP3 on a Dell laptop. Everything works fine when on the network and connected. If the user takes the laptop offsite without shutting it down first and still has mapped drives when he tries to save a document the drop down menu will hang any Office app.

To explain a bit more... in the Save As dialog box, the drop down menu to change locations it was freezes it up. After about 30 seconds or so the menu will finally appear and the application will be happy again. The user doesn't have that kind of patience though.


This isn't a new issue, I've found its due to the mapped network drives being unreachable. I do not have this problem in XP, only Windows 7. This is very annoying to the user. Short of removing the mapped drives with a script that the users has to run when they leave the office what can I do? I've looked around the web a lot and can't find much more than "disconnect the mapped drives" and I dont think of that as a solution so much as a work around. The user is the CEO of the company I work for and he often uses his laptop at home, then gets in the car and uses it on his way to the office (obviously he isn't driving himself) and then gets into the office and wants his drives to just magically work.

Also, trying to change how he uses the laptop won't work either. This is not a tech savvy user. This user also resist chan... Read more

Answer:Office 2003 on Windows 7 - disconnected mapped drives

I feel for you - that being said, I would probably look into an offline folder syncronization solution.
You can trick these people into thinking they're saving to the network, but they will simply be saving to an offline folder that will sync with said network folders.

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I’m setting a new laptop for my boss, he will map to several network shares as it boots up. Each share requires a username and password. I mapped these drives, logged in the first time, put in the username and passwords etc with no problems. (we are not on a domain)
We have a DHCP server that gives the IP address to the Laptop.

When I reboot, I get a message from Windows “Could not connect to all Network drives” “Click here to check the status of your network drives”

I see all the mapped drives with little red x’s, clicking on them prompts me to enter a username and password, even though I’ve checked “remember my credentials”

He is going to be pissed if he has to put in his username and password every time he logs on, can you tell me how to fix this?

Is there a “network connection wizard” buried somewhere in Windows 7?
 

Answer:Windows 7 laptop connecting to network - mapped drives

Does the laptop windows account have a password ? I recall from somewhere that the windows account must have a password first.
 

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I have a XP Pro SP2 workstation that runs a login script that maps a few drives.
When I look in my computer or in explorer they do no show up. If I go to disconnect a network drive they are all listed as connected. all shortcut's that use these mapped drives work.
Any ideas
 

Answer:Solved: Mapped drives hidden in Windows XP Explorer

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I have two Windows 7 Ultimate computers and around 10 Windows XP (Home and Professional, SP2 and SP3) computers trying to connect to it. It's just a LAN (no internet access).

I have set all of the password-protected sharing off on the Win 7 systems. I have tried opening up ALL of the permissions and such (since security is not really an issue).

The problem I'm having is this:

When I try to map the network drive, it won't let me merely connect to it. So, I have to click map network drive on the XP computer and hit "login with other credentials" and enter the username/pass for the user account on the Win 7 machine (we'll say Bob for user and Smith for password for the sake of example). It will mount the share (which is actually the C:\ root of the drive) just fine.

The only problem is the moment you restart the Windows XP system, it will lose the connection. My fix for it was to create a .bat file that contained the following:


Code:

net use S: /delete

net use S: \\Server1Win7\server1win7 Smith /USER:\Bob /PERSISTENT:YES

net use T: /delete

net use T: \\Server2Win7\server2win7 Smith /USER:\Bob /PERSISTENT:YES

I put it in the Progam Files\Startup folder to run upon boot. For the most part, it seems to work after a fashion. Some of the computers, though, will drop the connection to the two Windows 7 systems and need to be rebooted 1-2 times before they get it back again. Even clicking the .bat file manually will have the same ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 dropping conenctions from XP systems with mapped network drives

I am surprised the batch file works at all with spaces in the path. Normally if there are spaces you need to enclose the path in quotation marks.
 

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I would like to restrict access to network drives by Windows Search.
When i make a search and select 'Computer', the mapped drives are also taken into account, which i do not want.
Note that i know the content is not being indexed, and i double checked that this is not allowed. however, i don't want that a local search ends up looking on the network for files. Is there a way to avoid this ?
On a similar topic, does one know the registry path for the setting "Don't use the index when searching in file folders for system files" ? This setting makes searching for system files work (nothing else seems to do the trick) and i would like to set it
as default.
thanks in advance bruno

Answer:Prevent Windows search from searching network mapped drives

Hi Bruno, I’m afraid it is hard to rewrite the registry for your setting “ jest don't use the index when searching in file folders for system
files”.
 
But you can try to these following steps to prevent searching special type of files (*.dll, *.NLS etc. ):
 
Start-----Control panel-----Indexing Options-----Advanced-----File Types
 
Hope it will helpful to you.

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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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I have a machine that is mapped to a network drive. When the machine is turned off and then the machine is turned on the next day and the p2p connection is connected the program I run called Dinerite states that an error occurred and it states that it cannot find the the program. Have to remap the system to the program any suggestions?
 

Answer:mapped network drops off when machine is turned off

When you re-map the drive there should be an option to automatically reconnect.

What OS are you running?
 

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Hey there,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for tolerating my WS "noobness."
 

Answer:Accessing Windows Server 2012 Server Pool Shares

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

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

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Hello,
I have several domain computers across two locations that have started displaying strange behavior in Windows Explorer.  The computers in question are Windows 7 computers that were recently added to the domain.  Usrs are now complaining that when
they click on their mapped user drives or their department group drive and try to navigate to a folder or file, the view suddenly bounces back to either the My Documents folder or the My Computer view.  The user drives and group network drives
are located on different servers, so I'm pretty sure that the issue is not a server problem. 

To solve the problem, the users generally reboot the computer and Windows Explorer will behave fine at least until a later point in the day or the following day when the problem starts all over.
I have checked for IP address and DNS conflicts, but have not seen anything so far.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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Our users sometimes map drives temporarily and forget to unmap them. I'd like to add something which verifies the existance of a drive or the mapping will be removed. Something like (before we map the mandatory drives):

For each mapped drive, check and see if it can connect. If it's not, then disconnect.

Thanks
 

Answer:Windows 2000 Login Script: Disconnect erroneously mapped drives

net use * /d /y
 

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when double-clicking on certain mapped network drives from my computer, windows throws an error saying:

Windows cannot find 'diaquacuk.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

What is going on? What is this file, (google found nothing) and why is this happening instead of the mapped folder opening?

Thanks!
 

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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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When a user is connecting to our VPN network the domain accounts gets locked in under a minute.

VPN user and pass are automatically saved in Windows Credentials (control panel).
When the user logs on to VPN the domain account lockes out because it has mapped drives through GPO and it tries to connect to them with saved VPN user and pass. If I delete saved VPN windows credentials theres no problem, but windows always saves back the
credentials.
Anyone who knows about this? I don't really want to install other VPN client .. 

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OK, I've had this happen before, such as when I installed AVG AV. I know the trick for the IRPStackSize reg edit.

However, I am encountering more and more of this on my network on CPU's and drives that never did this before. Strangely enough, it may affect only some of the drives on a CPU and not others. I've tried all different settings for the StackSize value and it does no good. None of these CPU's has had AV on them as they don't sit on the web and are on a closed network. I had one CPU that was fine this morning and on the next reboot I could not share a video folder any more, but every other share off it worked fine. Anyone else encountering this?

Thanks.
 

Answer:"Not enough server storage space...this command" randomly; IRPStackSize not fixing it

i'd have to go dig up the details again but could you indicate:

- What operating system/service packs are installed on the machines
- What is is the CURRENT irpstacksize value you have (knowing, of course, you have to reboot for it take affect)

Initially, for a fix, i'd try resetting all sharing and reboot. The turn sharing back on.

and how many shares do you on defined on each machine?
 

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hi i have a acer travelmate 2700 i originally had xp on it and my biult in wifi worked fine but i now have win 7 installed and now cannot get my wifi working is there a patch i  could use to get it working - at the moment i am using a pci wifi card to go on line any ideas anyone????
 
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Answer:Wireless connection randomly drops after Windows 7...

The only advice I can give you is to try other drivers for your model and see if one works. You can also search using this method:http://driverzone.com/node/182even if the driver you find is for different brands, it's worth trying.

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Hi Everyone. Two days ago I finally upgraded my Dell Inspirion E1505 Windows XP SP3 to Windows 7 Ultimate (thanks mydigitallife) for the upgrading instructions. But now I'm having a major problem with Windows 7.

Everything runs great except for my DSL connection. Whether I have my comp connected directly to the DSL modem now or through my router, the internet connection drops randomly every 10 minutes or so sometimes (seems to happen whether I'm downloading a file, or just browsing webpages).

But all this morning I was able to use my comp just fine without any internet disconnections, which seems very strange.

I didn't have a problem with my internet disconnecting on me when I ran XP so I believe it might have something to do with how Windows 7 behaves with my comp's hardware. I upgraded to the latest network drivers for Broadcom 440x 10/100 v. 4.60.0.1 to try to see if that would solve the problem, but no go.

Anyone have any advice on what could be the underlying issue? Thanks!

Answer:Windows 7 Randomly Drops Internet Connection

You need proper drivers for your network adapter.

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hi i have a acer travelmate 2700 i originally had xp on it and my biult in wifi worked fine but i now have win 7 installed and now cannot get my wifi working is there a patch i  could use to get it working - at the moment i am using a pci wifi card to go on line any ideas anyone????
 
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Answer:Wireless connection randomly drops after Windows 7...

The only advice I can give you is to try other drivers for your model and see if one works. You can also search using this method:http://driverzone.com/node/182even if the driver you find is for different brands, it's worth trying.

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Hey guys!

For a while now, my computers performance randomly drops down a lot. Mostly it is just the multimedia performance, as far as I can tell it, since the rest seems to work fine. It happens like weekly, and here is what I can notice:
- I can play one match of League of Legends without any lag, on stable 60 fps without a problem, but in the next match, it drops down to 30 fps at most, but typically it is between 10 and 20..
- for testing, I tried another game, Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, same performance drop...
- I can still watch any 1080p HD film without a problem
- closing every running app won't help
- the problem won't go away if I logout - login, so it should not be a user-related app running
- a reboot of the PC solves the problem, until it happens again
- ONLY a reboot seems to help
- in task manager, everything seems fine, CPU is on 20% at most(with loads of Chrome tabs opened)

I have no idea where to start looking, and what could cause it. Here are the specs of my system:

- Windows 8 Professional x32, MSDNAA license with the latest updates installed
- Core2Duo E6750
- 4 GB Ram
- Geforce GTS 450 1 GB

Any idea is appreciated, thanks in advance! cheers

Answer:Windows 8 performance randomly drops drastically

Out of curiosity, what are your GPU temperatures at when you notice the slowdown?

You can use this utility: SpeedFan - CNET Download.com

Make sure to check temps while your game is running at its slow pace. If it's anywhere in the mid-to-high 90s celsius, most cards will have a huge performance drop.

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Hey guys!

For a while now, my computers performance randomly drops down a lot. Mostly it is just the multimedia performance, as far as I can tell it, since the rest seems to work fine. It happens like weekly, and here is what I can notice:
- I can play one match of League of Legends without any lag, on stable 60 fps without a problem, but in the next match, it drops down to 30 fps at most, but typically it is between 10 and 20..
- for testing, I tried another game, Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, same performance drop...
- I can still watch any 1080p HD film without a problem
- closing every running app won't help
- the problem won't go away if I logout - login, so it should not be a user-related app running
- a reboot of the PC solves the problem, until it happens again
- ONLY a reboot seems to help
- in task manager, everything seems fine, CPU is on 20% at most(with loads of Chrome tabs opened)

I have no idea where to start looking, and what could cause it. Here are the specs of my system:

- Windows 8 Professional x32, MSDNAA license with the latest updates installed
- Core2Duo E6750
- 4 GB Ram
- Geforce GTS 450 1 GB

Any idea is appreciated, thanks in advance! cheers

Answer:Windows 8 performance randomly drops drastically

Out of curiosity, what are your GPU temperatures at when you notice the slowdown?

You can use this utility: SpeedFan - CNET Download.com

Make sure to check temps while your game is running at its slow pace. If it's anywhere in the mid-to-high 90s celsius, most cards will have a huge performance drop.

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hi i have a acer travelmate 2700 i originally had xp on it and my biult in wifi worked fine but i now have win 7 installed and now cannot get my wifi working is there a patch i  could use to get it working - at the moment i am using a pci wifi card to go on line any ideas anyone????
 
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Answer:Wireless connection randomly drops after Windows 7...

The only advice I can give you is to try other drivers for your model and see if one works. You can also search using this method:http://driverzone.com/node/182even if the driver you find is for different brands, it's worth trying.

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I am running a Windows XP workstation (SP2). I am mapped to network drives, some on my local domain, and others on another domain on which my domain account is connected. I am able to map to all drives and read, write, change, etc to all files in all of these drives. I can run a window explorer search on all the drives mapped on my local domain. When I run a search, even for any file, on the mapped drives on the other domain, windows explorer very quickly comes back stating:
"Search is complete. There are no results to display".

Has anyone encountered such an issue before? I have never seen this type of behavior. Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
 

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When I try to get to any mapped drivers located on the Windows 2003 Server I always got message: "Not enough server storage is available to process this command". Any idea what is wrong? Thanks
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Server Not enough server storage is available to process this command

try this from a command prompt
NET USE X: \\UNCPATH\FOLDER

report back any errors
 

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I opened my computer the other day and when I clicked "computer" to go to my mapped networks drives to my surprise there are no hard drives or mapped drives displayed anymore.

Even when I go "open" in excel for example I don't see the drives.

I tried uninstalling sp1 in hope it would fix the problem but it did not. When I go into disk management I see my hard drives.

Is there a way to fix this? I have Vista Home Premium

Thanks

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Weird issue.

I have 5 drives (of 7) on a Win 7 Pro (64) computer mapped on a Win XP (SP3) computer on my home network ... IT connects to ALL 5 ...

YET, that same Win XP computer will NOT access those same 5 drives (on the Win 7 computer) through the network (unmapped) giving the message "\\hostname\X is not accessible" (but WILL connect to the other 2 drives). All 7 drives have the same sharing and security settings ...

Baffled ... any ideas????
Log:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6141 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102398 MB, Free - 7068 MB; D: Total - 1328393 MB, Free - 715423 MB; H: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 708331 MB; I: Total - 1430792 MB, Free - 177589 MB; J: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 2689429 MB; K: Total - 305245 MB, Free - 71967 MB; L: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 734646 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-770T-USB3
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Solved: Mapped Drives & Drives on Network

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Hi everyone.

I did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro x64 on my HP Pavilion dv6t-7000 laptop and now my Wi-Fi drops on me about every 10 minutes then it takes about 1-2 minutes to reconnect. I previously had Windows 8.1 Pro x64 and had no issues on this laptop and I just upgraded a few days ago.

Please help me, I've installed the correct drivers too. Windows does report something when I attempt a troubleshoot and I will post that error along here.

EDIT 1:
So far I ran a troubleshooting and my internet has been solid for about 4 minutes now since. It solved some gateway error?..

Please help me maintain my Wi-Fi signal. Thank you!

The problem is still there and I have NO wifi yet without it disconnecting.

Specs:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name COSMIC
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU A3E83AV
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3612QM CPU @ 2.10GHz, 2101 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Insyde F.29, 10/3/2013
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 52.24
BIOS Mode Legacy
BaseBoard Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
BaseBoard Model Not Available
BaseBoard Name Base Board
Platform Role Mobile
Secure Boot State Unsupported
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Dir... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Wi-Fi Signal Drops Randomly, then reconnects in 1-2 minutes

What's your network adapter model?

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Common one this one, but in our case it wasn't a driver issue - it was a DNS issue!

For us, this problem all seems to centre around DNS. Windows 10 seems to occasionally and randomly change which network adaptor it's going to route DNS requests to. For those who don't know - DNS is a system whereby a name like Google gets converted to a unique machine address such as 182.43.11.202. DNS servers are external computers that provide this service. If this service doesn't work properly, you won't be able to browse any websites properly.

One solution if you're using WiFi is to disable your Ethernet adaptor in Windows by going into Control Panel -> Network Connections:



This will force Windows to always use your WiFi connection for DNS requests.

So how about if you use your Local Area Connection for something else - maybe for NAS (Network Attached Storage such as an external hard drive)? My father has such a set-up, with a static IP address at each end, so that he can access shared storage. However for some reason Windows was asking this connection for DNS, which obviously wouldn't work!

(You can confirm this by opening a Windows command window and typing nslookup and pressing Enter. If it shows the IP address of your LAN adaptor instead of the Wireless adaptor, this is what's happening.)

The fix is to go into your Local Area Network adaptor Properties (same menu as shown in the picture above), then go to Internet Protocol Version 4 and click Properties, then ... Read more

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Common one this one, but in our case it wasn't a driver issue - it was a DNS issue!

For us, this problem all seems to centre around DNS. Windows 10 seems to occasionally and randomly change which network adaptor it's going to route DNS requests to. For those who don't know - DNS is a system whereby a name like www. google. co.uk gets converted to a unique machine address such as 182.43.11.202. DNS servers are external computers that provide this service. If this service doesn't work properly, you won't be able to browse any websites properly.

One solution if you're using WiFi is to disable your Ethernet adaptor in Windows by going into Control Panel -> Network Connections:



This will force Windows to always use your WiFi connection for DNS requests.

So how about if you use your Local Area Connection for something else - maybe for NAS (Network Attached Storage such as an external hard drive)? My father has such a set-up, with a static IP address at each end, so that he can access shared storage. However for some reason Windows was asking this connection for DNS, which obviously wouldn't work!

(You can confirm this by opening a Windows command window and typing nslookup and pressing Enter. If it shows the IP address of your LAN adaptor instead of the Wireless adaptor, this is what's happening.)

The fix is to go into your Local Area Network adaptor Properties (same menu as shown in the picture above), then go to Internet Protocol Version 4 and click Prop... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 randomly drops internet access after upgrade from Windows 7

Are you having an issue? If not, and your fix is not one already in the tutorials, message Brink to review and get it placed into the tutorial section.

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I have a feeling I'm doing something wrong here, I just deployed a new file server at an offsite location, it's running a fresh install of Windows Server 2003 Web Edition, I removed IIS from it and pretty much only have it serving home drives and a shared network folder for 5 users at that location. After leaving the location the first day the server froze about 5 times, the following day I took another server chassis of the same model and specs and swapped the entire chassis retaining only the mirrored hard drives, it booted up fine and all went well, one of the employees noted the server room was really hot yesterday so this led me to think it was just heat failure, there's really not much in this tiny room but a very empty rack with a bosch video camera system, a switch, and now the new server, the room has a shared a/c vents with the office and the 5 guys in the office dont use the a/c, only when its really hot, we had shut the door so thats why it got hot the first day, the 2nd day we left the door open and heat was not an issue. All 5 client's pc's are running xp 32bit with windows desktop search 4.0 installed, I decided to uncheck indexing the mapped network share through windows search 4.0 on each of the desktops, went back to corporate and monitored the server throughout the day, everything went swell, no lock ups. Later on that night I remoted back into all the desktops at the location and turned on indexing of the mapped network share on ... Read more

Answer:How do I index a mapped server drive the right way in XP (file server is win2003 web)

t0mmyr said:





I have a feeling I'm doing something wrong here, I just deployed a new file server at an offsite location, it's running a fresh install of Windows Server 2003 Web Edition,Click to expand...

Windows Web Server was never designed to be a file server.

Reformat and install with Windows Server (2003 or 2008) Standard Edition.
 

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i had windows 7 on 1 year old pc with 6gb ram and ADM x4 - gt8500 nvidia video card.
for some reason i can work for a while and for some in a while it freezes.
i had nt that problem with windows 7. why is that?
i formated the hdd and install the full version of windows

thxs in advance
pd: it is windows 8 pro full version that i bought few days ago, i use paintnet and chrome when it happend.

Answer:Windows 8 Pro randomly freezes ( full version 2012)

i found the issue i removed all things from startup and services and it worked out

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i had windows 7 on 1 year old pc with 6gb ram and ADM x4 - gt8500 nvidia video card.
for some reason i can work for a while and for some in a while it freezes.
i had nt that problem with windows 7. why is that?
i formated the hdd and install the full version of windows

thxs in advance


pd: it is windows 8 pro full version that i bought few days ago

Answer:Windows 8 Pro randomly freezes ( full version 2012)

Better you post it in BSOD Crashes and Debugging - Windows 8 Forums.

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

Answer:server 2012 to windows 8

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

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

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I just installed Server 2012 Standard on my machine and of course forgot that MSE doesn't work on Server.

Anybody know of a good, hopefully free, AV that works on Server 2012?
 

Answer:AV for Windows Server 2012?

Most of the free av doesn't run on server. As far as paid av for the most part you generally need to use the business version of the software which also generally starts in 5 packs.

To my knowledge ms fixed it so you can't run mse on 2012 as it would install on 08.
 

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

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

Answer:What is Windows Server 2012

Hello Mitchell,

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

Microsoft | Windows Server 2012

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

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

Thanks
Matt

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Like Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 too has been released to manufacturing today. That means the final code is complete and we are delivering it to our hardware and software vendor partners this week. We will also make the software available to our volume licensing customers in the next couple of weeks.
Details: TechNet Blogs.

Answer:Windows Server 2012 has RTM'd

I'm actually looking for forward to this than I am to the client version. I need to replace my Server 2008R2 install with 2012 ASAP. There are a few features that I am very interested in, and it will save me money by not having to go with a third party software for the functionality.

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Hi. Can anyone help me? I am really concerned I may have lost the contents of the Storage Space I have created in Windows 8.

Having read an article by Woody Leonhard extolling the virtues of Storage Spaces and how it could take over from Windows Home Server,I began the transfer at the end of October. I started with 8 HDDs, most 1.5 or2Tb drives, but there were 2 @ 3Tb drives which I had been using elsewhere and which were already formatted as 2.72Tb. The transfer process was going well and I had got almost ? complete, with about 18Tb transferred on to the storage space based on a now grown pool of about 15 HDDs.

The Storage Space ? it was on a ?parity? basis- was ?all green?, although I was often prompted to increase the number of HDDs as the transfer progressed and all new HDDs had been successfully assimilated (Borg like!). The problem arose when I tried to add a new 3Tb Seagate HDD. It was only recognised as 2Tb and so I attached it to my main PC and formatted it via GPT and got 2.72Tb showing. I then put the HDD in the Win8 machine and in ?My Computer? it appeared as 2.72Tb. However, when I sought to add it to the Pool, the applet showed the HDD as being only 1.99Tb. Back in ?My Computer? it confirmed the HDD was 2.72. I thought it might just be a minor bug in the applet and clicked to add the HDD to the pool, but having done so, the overall size of the Storage Space only increased by 2Tb, not the 2.72 I expected. I immediately hit the? remove? button before anything... Read more

Answer:Help: Windows 8 Storage Spaces and 3Tb Drives

Sorry you are having problems with this. I was not running a Storage Spaces until you posted and then I decided to try it using 2 640 GB drives. Not many of us have 15 hard drives laying around.

None of us would want to be responsible for you loosing any data, so any suggestions should be vetted thoroughly before you take any action.

Considering the info you have given, I would try to add the last 3 TB drive and see if it can be incorporated, and don't worry about its size just yet. The Storage Spaces utility seems to format the drives, so being pre-formatted may not make a difference to it. Also, there may be some requirement by the utility to balance out the space for consistency. But I would guess right now, your primary goal is to remove the red notification on your space. Would you agree it is probably the result of the 2, 3 TB drives being shown as "disconnected"?

I will hope, that because the drives show as disconnected, the data was maintained on the remaining drives. Is there any way you can tell for sure?

So, some questions. of the 15 drives, how are they connected to your system?

Are you using a UEFI or Legacy install? My drives were configured as GPT by the Utility, but I run UEFI.

Now, my tests:

I had to test using a Mirror setup, since I only have two drives. You need at least 3 for parity. If I can find another drive, I might try that later.

But I created the pool, shut down the system and removed the drives. A reboot showed no... Read more

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Windows Server 2012 Infographic
Source: Microsoft.

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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 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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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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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 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'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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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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