After getting a stable system for a few weeks I thought I'd make use the UK August Bank Holiday to extend the server to the rest of my family. What a nightmare this has turned out to be! Perhaps, stupidly, I right clicked the Stablebit Drive Pool and shared everything out. All appeared to go Okay. Time to copy some new music files wirelessly from my laptop to the server. First error was that the Server was either off or not responding, according to the Network Sharing Centre Trouble Shooting tool on my Windows 7 laptop. Except of course I can see the Server working just fine on my TV screen. Many hours later with nothing getting any better I switched all my wireless gear off and then rebooted the router. Switched everything back on again and hey presto I can see the Server from Explorer on my laptop. Time to copy those files back over... This time I don't have write access??? WT$! So back into Explorer on the Server and this time I add "Everyone". Trouble is that gets the permissions "Read & Execute". No "Write" option to be seen. Nearly all of that dialog box is greyed out. I back out those dialog box[es]. Can't remember now. So now I go into Network Settings on the Server and turn off the ability for the machine to be seen by anyone. Double check using my laptop and, as it should be, I can't see the Server at all in Network using Explorer on the laptop. Go back to the Server and switch on the ability to be seen by other machines. I also turn sharing off at the drive pool level and this time just select the Music folder on that drive and right click it and Share > Advanced Sharing > Specific People. I add myself and this time it defaults to "Read/Write" as the permissions. Woohoo, progress! Then the pop-up "File Sharing" dialog box appears and a green bar flashes from left to right. This goes on for over 2 hours before I cancel it. I go back to my laptop and try to copy those files again but this time I'm asked to authenticate myself on the Server before the Music folder is displayed. Music folder is then displayed. Still can't copy those darn files over :'( I know, I'll pick another much smaller folder to Share and see if that works. So on the Server I right click my Software folder (only has around 20 folders, 300 or so files and approx. 5GB in space. I add "Everyone" to this folder and that too gets a standard "Read/Write" permissions. So once again I click the "Share" button and the "File Sharing" dialog box appears but this time I have a much smaller green blob than the bar I had earlier and it just sits there. Doesn't move at all. I'm getting very close to throwing this machine through the window!!! Now, the only other thing I think I ought to mention, although I have no idea what impact it would have, is that I'm also having issues with Microsoft sending me the code to verify my Microsoft Account. I have an old Microsoft account from back in the days when it was called NetPassPort. So whilst I managed to get an SMS message sent to my mobile phone, it's now going to take until the 23rd Sept for Microsoft to verify my account. In the meantime I created a local admin account and I'm trying to do all the above under this local admin account. Any thoughts PLEASE!!!
Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 wont progress past the sign in screen. I enter either account I have given access to an when I click enter it sits there and wont progress. I finally get a time out error. I can remote Desktop to my server (on and off site) just cant get remote access webpage.
I have an HP N54L Server, with modified BIOS, 5 drives (1 x SSD for System, 4 x 3TB for Data setup in Parity). I only had two storage spaces setup, "DATA SP" and "TV SHOWS". I reached full capacity on my storage spaces and it wanted me to add a drive, it ended up taking my "DATA SP" offline, anytime I try and bring it online in Disk Management or Server Management it comes on for a minute and then goes offline again. Through DISKPART cmd lines I can bring it on as "read-only". At the same time, now when I go to Strorage Spaces in Control Panel, it shows that I do not have either of my storage spaces there, nor does it show the drives available to add to one. I was able to add a 2TB USB drive to the DATA SP through cmd lines, but it still does not allow me to access it, I even expanded the volume through Disk Management, but still no luck. I've disabled AD services, gone in and have done a Recovery of the System State from my backups, but it doesn't seem to work, and oddly enough still has recently installed apps that technically shouldn't be there from the backup. I'm completely lost at this point as what to do, I can't believe there isnt a "Storage Spaces" repair utility of some sort, or a windows refresh like in Win 8/8.1 in the Troubleshoot menu of the startup options. Does anybody have any suggestions? I also have thought about installing WSE2012 R2 since there were improvements in Storage Spaces, but I'm not sure that would even help me at this point. Open to all suggestions as long as I don't lose my data :-) Thanks, Mike
Please verify that "Allow wake timers" is still enabled here http://www.green-it-software.com/help/stdalone/en/requirements_power_plan.htm Next verify that the wake-up task still exists. Open Windows task scheduler and look for a task called LoS-xxxx.