Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Windows Server 2012
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Faster and more reliable than WHS 2011
Nevin L., Newegg
12 December 2014
Summary: Don't hesitate if considering purchasing versus WHS....worth every penny!
Pros: - Significantly faster for all aspects than WHS v2 (2011). Mapped drives come up instantly without the brief pause that occurred with WHS - Servio works well with PS3...more reliable with less erros - VPN integration allows me to map my surface pro 2 via cellphone to all connected drives...works ...
Cons: - Cost....but benefits have definitely been worth every penny! - Remote connect gives you two different methods...but unfortunately you choose which one you'd like. Therefore, going to http://server.homeserver.com will take you to standard folder view OR to a remote desktop...I wish you could cho...
Some great features but navigation is difficult. Server 2008 is easier.
2 September 2014
Summary: If you like Windows 8 you will like this OS. However, if you are like most people with a few years experience using the same GUI file set-up that Windows started many years ago you will want to download the 8708 page book and read up.
Summary: Want to clarify some points made by previous reviewer: -No, Essentials cannot be run alongside an existing domain controller. It must be the only DC in the network, this is well-documented..
Pros: Perfect for most small businesses. The centralized PC backup feature is awesome, probably my favorite feature. Dead hard drive in a user's machine? No problem! Pop in a new one and do a bare-metal restore from the server, up and running in no time. Same with virus damage, etc... Also includes 25 ...
Cons: Stupid 'Modern' interface. Useless, aggravating, totally inappropriate for a server. I guess I can see the point on a tablet for example, but on a server???? If it weren't for StartIsBack I think I would go crazy...
Summary: I'm kicking myself for buying this product, I should have just went with the Server 2012 Standard edition.
Pros: If you are a very small business and do not already have an Active Directory Server, purchase this product. Easy setup for a brand new network.
Cons: Doesn't allow you to join to an existing domain, demote it as a Domain Crontroller, DNS server etc... if you have an existing network forget about joining your existing Domain. Can't upgrade this license at all. Had a really hard time installing this to an ESX VMWare server but finally got it wor...
Summary: Was looking for a fast and robust server for a small business having upgraded from SBS 2003. Asus Z9PA-D8 MB 2 x Intel Xeon 2620 Six Core CPUS 8 x 8 GB Kingston DDR 3 1600 RAM Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 in RAID 0 Rosewill FORTRESS Series FORTRESS-750 750W
Pros: Price (flat rate for upto 25 users without having to by CALS) Easy set up, literally took 3 minutes to install and fifteen minutes to setup network I love the dashboard, puts many utilities in one place Remote access is good
Cons: The Windows 8 interface is very inappropriate for a server machine, and the tiles make it a little difficult at first to do what you want. Does not have SQL server out of the box Does not have HyperV (VM) Supports only upto 64 GB RAM Joining 32 bit PCs to the network using the recommended web con...