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Windows Server 2012 R2 RRAS resource connection issue

Q: Windows Server 2012 R2 RRAS resource connection issue

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

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The following Structure is a representation;
SRV1 - IP - 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...
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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Red Shield - IE Enhanced Security Configuration for Administrators
Amber Shield - IE Enhanced Security Configuration for Non-Administrators
Green Shield - IE Zones
When I click on the how to correct this it takes me to a Windows 2003 page not 2012 for the first issue

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

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Trying to implement VPN using Windows Server 2003. I'm trying to connect it to my domain controller. In RRAS I've configured two NIC's. One is for the Private Network ( and the other is connected to the Internet using a Wireless Network (and I've got Internet access).

I log on to another networks wireless Internet connection and the IP address given to me is

Then on Windows XP I, Create a new connection, Connect to the network at my workplace, Create Virtual Private Network Connection, Select Do Not dial the initial connection, Address of VPN server: (is this how I'm supposed to do it, or am I way off?)

My windows firewall is turned off on both ends. And I've created a user account called "cohovineyard\userone" and on the Dial-in tab "Allowed Access."

On Remote Access Policies I created a policy called "VPN policy" and added a Windows-Group called "supportteam" (which user "userone" is a part of)

Under IP Routing
NAT/Basic Firewall
Local Area Connection 2 ( (is set to "Public interface connected to the Internet," and
"Enable NAT on this interface" is check marked)
Local Area Connection, ( (is set to Private)

Under tab "Services and Ports"
"VPN Gateway (PPTP)" is check marked and the private address I gave it was

When I try to connect I get Error 800: Una... Read more

A:VPN Windows Server 2003 using RRAS

How do people implement VPN's in the real world? Is it usually using ISA server? What do people mainly use to set this up?

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Dear Team,
I have two server DC1 (main domain controlller) and DC2(Additional Domain controller). My main domain controller was having some issue so i seized all roles to DC2 so it can work as domain controller. Now i fixed DC1 and trying to make it Additional domain
controller but unable to connect it. Even i have mentioned ip address of DC2 in preferred DNS. Please find the error below while joining DC1 to domain.

Note: This information is intended for a network administrator.  If you are not your network's administrator, notify the administrator that you received this information, which has been recorded in the file C:\Windows\debug\dcdiag.txt.

The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate an Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for domain "ce-nai.com":

The error was: "DNS name does not exist."
(error code 0x0000232B RCODE_NAME_ERROR)

The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.ce-nai.com

Common causes of this error include the following:

- The DNS SRV records required to locate a AD DC for the domain are not registered in DNS. These records are registered with a DNS server automatically when a AD DC is added to a domain. They are updated by the AD DC at set intervals. This computer is configured
to use DNS servers with the following IP addresses:

- One or more of the following zones do not include delegation to its child ... Read more

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

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

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

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Dear Sir / Mam

I m using Windows server 2012 R2 Standard

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

Windows Firewall is turned off but issue not solved.

Kindly help

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

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

please advise.

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Hello and thanks in advance for any help.

I have a small office network with only a couple servers, and even fewer workstations. We have WiFi and cabled Ethernet, and are running a Verizon Fios internet connection. I have setup a RRAS (routing and remote access) server, and established the VPN.

I can connect to the VPN with no errors or problems via the internal network. When I attempt to connect to the VPN via an internet connection it fails with error 691.

I can see the traffic via the router logs. I can also see errors in the RRAS servers event viewer, so I know that the connection is being made, but for some reason authentication is failing.

All the settings are the same for both connections, and I am using the same user name and password for both connections as well.

How can the authentication fail connecting to the same VPN, using the same method, just having the data go two different directions? PLEASE HELP!

thanks again.

A:Windows RRAS PPTP VPN Connection issues error 691


Have you looked at the following:
"Error 691" or "Error 734" When You Attempt to Establish a Dial-Up Connection in Windows XP

Also, can you verify that the networks are on different IP Ranges, as this is required for VPN Connectivity to work correctly.

Can you give us some more information on the RRAS Errors?

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We run a web proxy server on our network for internet access.
On client machines (running Windows 2012 R2) I have configured the proxy server setting in Internet Explorer "Tools\Internet Settings\Connections\LAN Settings" to point at the designated web proxy server.
When attempting to browse websites from IE I receive the "The proxy server isn't responding" error.
Conversely, browsing the same sites via Google Chrome and Firefox (installed on the same client server) return web pages without error.
In addition, if I run Internet Explorer as administrator (Right Click\Run as Administrator), I am able to browse web sites without receiving the error.
It would appear that the issue is isolated to browsing via IE when not run in elevated mode.
Has anyone come across this issue?

A:Server 2012 R2 - Internet Explorer Proxy Server Issue

Hi Dicki,
First, please try to reset the Internet Explorer. Some plug-ins may affect the proxy.
If it doesn't work, please try to perform a network capture on the client.
Please check if the client send the http traffic to the proxy server at the correct port.
If the client has sent the http traffic to the proxy server, please check if there is any warning or error in the proxy server.
To download Network Monitor, please refer to the link below:
Best Regards.Steven Lee Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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I have a strange issue where domain attached Win 8/10 computers using desktop IE11 with enhanced protected mode enable are unable to browse internet zone pages when connected via SSTP via our 2012 rras server.
The issue only occurs in this specific scenario.
Windows 7 machines do not have this issue, the only significant difference between our Windows 7 machines and Windows 8/10 ones are that the 7 machines are 32bit whereas the 8/10 machines are 64bit.
Other than turning off EPM which is not an option for us the only other way of getting browsing to work in this scenario is to use a web proxy on the vpn connection but again this is not a solution I wish to rollout across the organisation.
I'm not able to run Wireshark as it wont see the VPN connection so wonder if anyone else has experienced this or a similar issue and might be able to shed some light on it?

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

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

MBAM Report Feature Error Alert

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I'm trying to setup a VPN server on W2K Server (SP3). That same machine is running as my web server, and is also running terminal services so I don't have to go upstairs to work on it. When I start RRAS everything is shut down (as expected). I can no longer see the web site and my TS session is disconnected. I move to the console and open what I would consider the appropriate incoming filters in RRAS (like port 80 for web services) but for the life of me I can't get to the web site. At this point not even the VPN is functioning, but I'll worry about that once I figure out this RRAS/IIS contention. Please help.....


An update. I just opened all filters, incoming and outgoing and can access the web site. I guess it does have something to do with the filters. Maybe I can figure this out afterall. Still, advice would be appreciated.

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Here's the issue I am having.
My VPN is currently on a server 2003. I have installed it on my server 2008. I go into my sonicwall and changed the IP address from (old VPN server) to the new IP (new VPN server) and I am unable to connect to VPN.
However if I change the IP address of the new server to I can connect via VPN just fine.
I'm not sure if it matters but my old VPN server is also a backup domain controller and DNS, the new server is just a file share server and has IIS enabled for our antivirus.
I've looked at every setting I can think of and I even called Sonicwall and they state everything looks good in my settings. Any help would be greatly appreciated in this!

A:RRAS on Server 2008

I'm going to move this to networking, as I believe that you will get more assistance for this particular problem in that forum. Yes, it's a server, but this is primarily a networking issue.

and welcome to TSG.



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I have a Server 2012 with RDS Role installed joined to a server 2016 domain..

All clients connecting to their server profile get the following view of their mapped drives:

Clicking on the mapped drive works fine to access the actual drive but it will keep the Disconnected Network Drive label on it even after an initial click.. 

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I created the following performance counter using logman.exe. 

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

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

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

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

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

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The Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools are a set of software tools for administrators, developers, and power users to manage Active Directory, Group Policy, TCP/IP Networks, Registry, Security, Scalability and many other areas of the Windows Server 2003 operating system.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

30 MB of free disk space
Windows XP 2600
Windows XP SP1
Windows Server 2003 family (3790)



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this one took me for a ride. my PC was running fine one minute then when I tried to get on the internet it wouldn't connect. I got the message "windows can't communicate with the device or resource (primary dns server)". I unplugged my ethernet cable from my pc to my laptop and was able to connet to the net, all the wireless devices (Ipod, Ipad smartphone etc..) had no problem connecting to the net. for 2 days I searched for a solution. I did everything that was suggested on the different websites. none worked. one website suggested that I change my preferred ip adress to and alternate to (in Ipv4) I figured what do I have to lose and bingo it worked. I still don't know what happened any info would be good. Now my problem is my laptop won't connect to the net wirelessly all the other devices are fine. any suggestions would be helpful.

A:windows can't communicate with the device or resource (primary dns server)

forgot to mention while in safe mode I was able to conncet to the net (which confused me even more)

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Randomly throughout the day I sometimes get this problem and it makes me have to reset my router.

Anyone know how to fix this?

I've searched online for multiple methods with all the command prompt commands, scanning with malware / adwcleaner etc... Tried using different open DNS or automatic obtain DNS. I'm also using automatic obtain IP.

Maybe it has something to do with my router settings on my router website(?)

If there are any information I should post, please tell me.

Thanks for your help.

A:Windows can't communicate with the device or resource (primary DNS server

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The problem exists on my Laptop.  Below are the different errors I've received when troubleshooting my connection:
Windows can't communicate with the device or resource (primary DNS server)

Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding
Failed to obtain an IP Address from the DHCP Server
The connection between your access point, router, or cable modem and the Internet is broken

The modem and the connection appears to work fine with other devices.
Also, any new programs that seem to download successfully won't install due to corruption.  I've deleted the Cache and tried these downloads repeatedly in order to run secondary programs like HitmanPro.  I've been troubleshooting for over a week, including searching this forum for answers, but have been coming up short.
I've tried these things:
- ipconfig/release + ipconfig/renew 
-I reset the TCP/IP settings via the instructions on microsoft.com (netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt)
-Resetting modem. (Soft & Hard Reset)
-System Restore
-Full scan with Malawarebytes, AdwCleaner, CCleaner, JRT, TDSSKiller, ESET
Attached are my results running MiniToolBox.
Thank you, all help is greatly appreciated.
Mod Edit:  Pasted MTB log data into post - Hamluis.

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 09-03-2015
Ran by Zeke (administrator) on 19-03-2015 at 10:41:42
Running from "C:\Users\Zeke\Downloads"
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A:Windows can't communicate with the device or resource (primary DNS server)

Hmmm...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Hey guys,
I read quite some articles about this issue but nothing could solve it so far.
I want to setup an VPN HOST by defining an incoming connection in Win7. This works perfect - I can see the connection and I can connect.
BUT: after a reboot the incoming connection disappeared.
I found out that the required service are started except the "Routing and RAS service". In the event log I see an error with event-id 7024. It says "Event ID: 7024 - The Routing and Remote Access service terminated with service-specific error
code: the requested name is valid, but no data has been found" (that is an translation, the OS language is not English).
Now here's the interesting part: when I start the RRAS manually it comes up and the incoming connection is shown again. I tried to start the RRAS delayed but that did not work.
I am running a fresh Win7 with SP1 (not all patches since SP1 have been applied) with only 1 LAN adapter. Vmware network adapters have been removed.
Any help would really be appreciated.

A:Incoming connection (VPN via PPTP) disappears after reboot - RRAS service not started -Event-ID 7024

Finally I found the cause of this issue.
Basically, a bridged lan-connection prevents the RRAS service to start properly.
Besides the Win7 VPN-connection ("incomming connection"), I use OpenVPN. The OpenVPN-network adapter and the physical lan adapter are bridged. Exactly this network bridge prevents the Routing and RAS service to start properly.
I was able to replicate this behavior by deleting the network bridge and use the OpenVPN-network adapter and lan adapter separately. The RRAS then starts normally.
Anyways I need the network bridge. So the solution is to start the Routing and RAS service delayed. I had to choose a delay of 2mins. 1min did not do the job.

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Hi. I have a strange problem, it's the first time this ever happened so I'm confused.. I study in a different town, and now I'm back home for the holidays, trying to set up my computer with my old connection. I use my laptop (acer aspire 5742ZG) and before I moved out it worked like it should have. Then while in the other town I needed to set up my connection, this time by myself (through some sort of interface in Now that I'm back next thing happens: I appear to be online, I am online on skype (can chat, and people chat back) but when it comes to connecting to the internet through the browser or an online game I play it's not responding, as if there is a problem.
I use windows 7, so the troubleshooting software reports what's in the title.
The problem is not with the connection - 3 computers are connected to it, 2 with cable, 1 wireless. I would use wireless too, but I am too far away from the modem (it's in another house, and I have a long cable which works, posting from the desktop computer connected to it)

My guess would be that I could have messed something up while setting up the connection in the other town, but honestly it's pretty bizarre to me how it works and doesn't work at the same time...

Help would be greatly appreciated

Edit: Noticed most posts ask for ipconfig /all, figured it wouldn't hurt to post it, save you the trouble of typing it out. Enjoy

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A:Solved: Windows can't communicate with the device or resource (primary DNS server) -

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Hi Tech guys!

I recently installed windows 7 (professional) for the first time.Everything is going fine except my internet connection.LAN icon continuously shows no internet access while I can access to the internet.I tried to troubleshoot the problem to find the possible reason behind it.Troubleshooter shows "Windows can't communicate with device or resource (Primary DNS server).I don't know what to do with that.

Please reply me soon if there is a solution.

Thank you

A:"Windows can't communicate with device or resource (Primary DNS server).

Download minitoolbox select the below settings as seen and paste or attach results in reply


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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.

A: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

A: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

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.


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Hello 8forums,

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

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

I have tried:

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

Things they may be causing the problem:

As I said the Windows Server 2012 is not activated.
The WS2012 box is stuck on public network type and the W8 box is stuck on private network type.
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A: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 have recently installed a server 2012 and configured remote access and users are able to access RDP from all clients. Recently Windows 7 machines are not able to access the remote desktop, its shows an error "This computer can't connect to the remote
computer. Try connecting again. If the problem continues, contact the owner of the remote computer or your network administrator. " I have disabled the network level authentication from local policy but the issue still exists.
Windows 10 machines are able to connect the remote desktop.  
Please help me to resolve the same. 

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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?

A: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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Firstly, This post is likely to be very long but the more description the easier the help might be.... I have had it bad for the last few days, sorting out problem after problem. It started Saturday when my computer went to hell. I dont know what was happening at the time but i got the usual signs of it right away - complaints that the computer stopped working, everything was slowing down until the inevitble happened and the computer couldn't take it any more; blue screen. I was freaking out cause ive solved small problems before but seemed really out of my league for bluescreen. I thought i'll just boot up in safe and system restore (its helped in the past, maybe it would now) but when i tried to, it said system restore had been disabled. I couldnt enable it for a long time.

I rebooted and tried the repair the computer option of F8 but itdidnt do the usual "take me to a menu with system restore etc options" thing but instead started a dummy log in thing where all it shows it a guest login and nothing no matter what would let it log in. So i abandoned that route and using my phones internet tried looking for some advice.

To cut a long story short, i eventually got malwarebytes downloaded as i kinda knew it would at least put a halt to the bluescreen fiasco for long enough to try fixing the rest. It forunately worked. I had a bunch of viruses that it contained and removed. I ran a check with my panda antivirus 2011 software and it found a few bits, but nothing m... Read more

A:Windows Resource Protetion Issue

on a related or perhaps unrelated note, i tried to upload the log file as an attachment and it wouldnt allow me to. I could copy an paste the log if that would be best, please let me know if that is required.

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I have installed Windows Server 2012 r2 on this Lenovo.  I assumed (much like Windows 10) Windows Server 2012 would install most of the drivers needed for this model, but very few drivers have been installed.Device Manager has several devices that need drivers.  Of course, Network drivers are on the list.  I need those in order to allow Lenovo diagnostics to update the drivers automatically.  I have tried to use Windows 10 64 bit drivers for the updates (both Intel and Realtek), but neither seem to be working.Can anyone help with this issue?

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

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Good day

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

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

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On Windows Server 2012 R2 DHCP

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

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


A:On Windows Server 2012 R2 DHCP

Is this in a work place network?

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

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I am using windows server 2012 R2 on hyper-v. because of some reasons my server turn off. When i start the machine it just keep spinning. Please find the below screenshot. Can anyone give me a solution to make it work.

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

A:Windows Server 2012 on HP Laptop

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

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

A:Bootable USB for Windows Server 2012

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!


A:BSOD in Windows Server 2012 R2

whats the specification of the server, the os? cpu(s)? ram? we could do with more details

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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.

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

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

Thank you for your time.

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

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

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

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

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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.


A:How to set permissions in windows server 2012 ?


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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Hi there
Will the W2012 Server get the 8.1 type of update --anybody know. There seems to be a deafening silence on W2012 server which IMO is strange as it is STREETS ahead of the really horrible W2008 server.

W2012 server has options though already to avoid the whole metro stuff but it would be nice to add some of the proposed customisation features to it.

I'm also not hearing anything about whether W8 ENTERPRISE will also be upgraded -- IMO this is MORE important even than the HOME versions if Ms wants businesses to adopt W8. Boot to the standard desktop is really a MUST for businesses - by also pinning standard programs to the quick launch task bar and / or the desktop a lot of problems of User training can be avoided.


A:Windows 2012 server to get update or not - anybody

I am wondering this myself. Also, how will future support work for users who do not upgrade to 8.1? Nothing in 8.1 looks to have much of an effect on someone who uses a SMR and the desktop exclusively. Should I bother upgrading and risk having some type of issue with my work PC?
I recently rolled out a 6 PC trial with Windows 8 and Start8 (Start8 with GPO), and am really concerned 8.1 could break something with GPO or Start 8. Ugg, MS.

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