Upgrade Server 2012 (In Place)
Oct11

Upgrade Server 2012 (In Place)

Upgrade Server 2012 KB ID 0001802 Server 2012 End Of Life Windows Server 2012 (and Windows Server 2012 R2) will go end of life on October 10th 2023. Start planning to migrate your productions workloads off this platform as soon as you can. I’ve mentioned before on the site, I’m not a fan of ‘in place’ upgrades, you get to migrate all the ‘broken bits’ (that you didn’t realise were broken), and...

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Windows Update Error 80072EFE
Oct06

Windows Update Error 80072EFE

 80072EFE Error KB ID 0001801 Problem Seen on versions of Windows built from ‘older’ versions of the install media, when attempting to check for updates you may see. Error(s) food: Code 80072EFE Windows update ran into a problem 80072EFE Update Error Resolution At first (because it was a newly build machine.) I thought the problem was incorrect Time zone, Time, or Locale. But thats NOT the problem, you’re stuck in a...

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Migrate DHCP Scope(s) to Windows Server 2022
Jun29

Migrate DHCP Scope(s) to Windows Server 2022

Migrate DHCP KB ID 0001792 Problem If you have a lot of DHCP scopes, options, or reservations, then manually creating them on your new DHCP servers can be a both a time consuming and tedious process. If only there was an easier way?  Migrate DHCP with Netsh Below you can see an example, where  I have many scopes and lot’s of settings that would be painful to have to recreate from scratch. This example is on Server 2008 R2,but...

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Migrate From Server 2012 to Server 2022 Domain Controllers
Jun24

Migrate From Server 2012 to Server 2022 Domain Controllers

Server 2012 DC to Server 2022 DC KB ID 0001790 Problem I get asked about this quite a lot. In the past most of the queries were about moving from Server 2008 to Server 2022, if that’s what you are after then simply go here. This article is purely for the introduction of, and migration to Windows Server 2022 Domain Controllers. And it assumes your current domain controllers are Windows server 2012 (or 2012 R2). Adding a Server...

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Windows Server – Sysprep
Nov17

Windows Server – Sysprep

KB ID 0000729  Problem I don’t deploy large amounts of servers at once, so Windows Server sysprep is not as important as it is with the client operating systems I deploy. But I do need to create virtual machine templates, (mostly for testing), but some clients like to have server templates. I prefer to manually sysprep and shutdown a server then either convert or clone it to a template. Thankfully sysprep is in the same place as...

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Remote Desktop Services – Connection Errors
Oct25

Remote Desktop Services – Connection Errors

KB ID 0001132   Below is not an exhaustive list of connection errors, it’s just a some things that have tripped me up. If you have a nasty error that you have fixed, feel free to drop me a line, send me some screenshots and the fix, and I’ll add them as well. General Errors Remote Desktop can’t connect to the remote computer for one of the following reasons; 1) Remote access to the server is not enabled 2)The remote...

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