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Connect to Windows Server 2012 Essentials without creating new user login for Windows

Is it possible to connect to a Windows Server 2012 Essentials without having to create a new user login for Windows? I want to just take someones Windows 8 machine and connect it to the server to ...
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Client Back Database Repair Fails

Somehow my client backup database got corrupted. When I start a repair action, it runs for hours and it fails to repair with the following message: An unknown error prevented the backup repair ...
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Windows server 2012 essentials GPO AD/SYSVOL MISMATCH

I am having an issue with Group policys and will do my best to describe the issue below: GPRESULT, ADSI and GPT.ini shows the group policy with mismatching AD/SYSVOL versions, the SYSVOL version ...
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials - boot drive failed, backups on external drive not being seen

I've had a Windows Server 2012 Essentials machine (6 drives + 1 external USB 3TB dedicated system boot drive backup) running fine for over a year now. The system boot drive backup was configured ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Client Backup - Restore without a client computer

A restore of a client backup can be made to a new /repaired client by the dashboard on the client computer after it have joined the domain. Described here: ...
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How to Prevent Server 2012 Essentials from Shutting Down Due to Not Being FSMO [closed]

Apparently, Server 2012 Essentials doesn't like the fact that I have joined it to a domain where I do not want it to be a domain controller, and due to this fact it is shutting down automatically ...
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How to enable RDP drive sharing in Server 2012 Essentials Anywhere Access

I have configured my Server 2012 Essentials to perform Anywhere Access (a subset of RAS + IIS + SSL) with secure RDP to internal hosts. This all works very well. However, the predefined RDP ...
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials static route [closed]

Does anyone know if this possible? We have an SBS 2008 domain controller on our network. We also now have a Windows Server 2012 Essentials server. Ideally I'd have this join the existing domain, but ...
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What is Server 2012 Essentials and how is it different from Server 2012?

In response to the recent trend of asking about features in Windows Server Essentials 2012/R2, as if they were part of the "normal" Server 2012/R2 editions (Standard or Datacenter), It seems like we ...
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Server 2012 Essentials Repair backup database

I am new to server 2012 and consistency getting an error that a client computer backup contains errors that must be resolved. I follow the steps in the dashboard to repair the backup database and get ...
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Hyper-V Management Tools not listed as an Addable Feature - Windows Server Essentials 2012

I want to run Hyper-V manager on a virtual machine running Windows 2012 Server essentials. I've seen videos of others using the Server Manager to add this feature to their Windows 2012 Servers, but ...
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Can't download files on Android from Server 2012 Remote Web Access

seem to be having an issue that I can't find anyone else having. I have two servers, one with Windows Server 2012 Essentials, and the other SBS 2011. Employees like using Remote Web Access to log in ...
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Backup Users from Server 2012 Essentials before upgrade to R2?

I have a Windows Server 2012 Essentials server at home I am about to update to 2012 R2. According to MS it is not possible to do an in-place upgrade and I am required to make a clean installation of ...
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No IIS Manager on Windows Server 2012 Essentials

I just got Windows Server 2012 Essentials installed on a VM and I would like to set up some web projects in IIS on this VM. But I can't seem to find how to get to it? When I remote to the machine with ...
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Workplace Join (ADFS) On Windows Server Essentials 2012

I've got a domain hosted on Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I just bought a Surface 2, thinking that it would be easy peasy to join my domain and access all my files, clearly nothing is ever simple; ...
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Using Azure with Server 2012 Essentials for Remote Domain Joining [closed]

We are using Windows Azure and instead of having an on-premises domain controller they want to have the VM in the cloud act as the Active Directory DC. I am using Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter ...
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Give user permissions to change system time on Windows Server 2012 domain controller

I realize that this title instantly sounds like a bad idea, so I'll justify the need in addition to describing the problem. The need to change system time I've recently set up a Windows Server 2012 ...
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What is the WSS Certificate Web Service?

What is the WSS Certificate Web Service? I found that on Windows Server 2012 Essentials it was installed automagically. I've stopped the site for now, but would like to know why its there.
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Upgrade

I have a Windows Server 2012 Essentials installation that has RAID attached storage for all of its shared storage. I'd like to wipe the current install and replace it with Server Essentials 2012 R2. ...
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Team Foundation Server 2012 on what Windows Server 2012

I am trying to find out the optimal version of OS that I need for my Team Foundation Server 2012 As I can find it seems that TFS will run on Server 2012 but it is not specified which versions. Should ...
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Can't upgrade Windows Server 2012 Essentials to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

So today was RTM of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials released. I immediately tried to do an in-place upgrade of an existing RTM 2012 Essentials to RTM 2012 R2 Essentials, but get: Windows Server ...
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Hyper-V pass-trough disks incorrectly identified as SSDs on guest

I have setup a Windows Server 2012 Essentials guest to run on a Hyper-V host (Windows Server 2012). A physical HDD (spinning rust) is setup as pass-through to the guest, but it's incorrectly ...
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard client app won't start after .NET Framework update on client [closed]

I'm running the 180-day trial of Windows Server 2012 Essentials. The client computer has Windows 8 Pro (64-bit) installed. A few days ago, a security update for the Microsoft .NET Framework ...
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Have Windows Server Essentials license, installed standard. Is reinstalling the only option?

tldr; Is there any way to go from Windows Server 2012 Standard to Essentials without reinstalling? I've been setting some stuff up one our new Windows 2012 servers for a few days. I am not a server ...
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Why do I need Windows Server Connector?

I am replacing a Windows Server 2003 server with Windows Server 2012 Essentials. The migration guide advises me to run the Windows Server Connector software on every domain-joined computer, unless ...
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DirectAccess Server firewall rules blocking ports

I have configured DirectAccess on my Server 2012 Essentials box and most of it works great - I can remotely access the server via RDP and the default IIS website on port 80. However, I can't access ...
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Server 2012 Network Not Showing All Devices

I am evaluating Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I have a variety of computers on my subnet, but not all of them are showing up under the NETWORK section of Explorer on the server. Several Windows ...
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Windows Server 2012 Ess beside Server 2003 Std (DFL 2000) without domain migration (yet)

I have Server 2003 Standard (not R2!) running as the sole server on a network of XP clients, with the domain forest level at 2000. We want to put a second server on the network running a trial of ...
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RDS does not issue CALs on Windows Server 2012 Essentials

I'm trying to get RDS services running on a clean install of Windows Server 2012. I followed this example http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2833839?wa=wsignin1.0 The licensing server is activated, and ...
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Access Windows Server Essentials 2012 network share with computer not on the doman

I have a server running Windows Server 2012, Essentials. I am having trouble connecting my Mac to the domain through the Mac connector. I was wondering if it's possible to share a folder on the ...
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Are there drawbacks of using Windows Server 2012 Essentials as a public web server?

I need an operating system for an IIS-based web server that should serve both public and private (authentication required) web content and -services. (In other words, it should host all the stuff we ...
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Why does IKEv2 fail on Windows 8 and Android strongSwan, but not on Windows 7?

I'm trying to allow Windows and Android clients to connect through a VPN to a Windows Server 2012 Essentials machine. The VPN works fine over SSTP, but for performance reasons, I want to move to ...
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Windows Essentials 2012 Email

Just a quick question that I can't seem to find any information on. I understand that SBS 2011 included Exchange, and that the SBS model is no longer being made (moved to Windows Server Essentials ...
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Running Server Essential 2012 along server 2003

i want to install server 2012 on a new machine which will run side by side with my windows small business server 2003. When i install it however i get the choice of clean install or migration. I do ...
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Group policy configuration error - Server Essentials 2012

I am trying to use the "Implement Group Policy" wizard in Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I have a domain created and a computer included in that domain. When I choose to "Implement Group Policy" I ...
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Does Server 2012 Essentials include some version of exchange?

I haven't had the time to install it and find out for myself and Microsoft is extremely vague about it.
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XP Workstation support for Windows 2012 Server Essentials

I need to upgrade my Dell Win2003 server to Win2012 Essentials. I have under 25 users so I won't need CALs. I don't need Exchange. Half my users are still on Windows XP. What exactly works and doesn't ...
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Restore Files from Client Computer Backups (Windows Server Backup) -Windows Server 2012

A laptop connected to the domain with some critical files died the other week, and I'm having trouble restoring the files. The laptop is sent away for repairs, but in the meantime I need the files ...
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Clients not contacting AD to join domain due to SRV record error

I have a new Server 2012 Essentials, which is a standalone Domain Controller. I am trying to join a client to the domain with an error regarding missing SRV record. I have joined one client to the ...