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Windows 7: Today is the RTM for Windows Server 2012 R2!

27 Aug 2013   #1

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
Today is the RTM for Windows Server 2012 R2!

As noted in my earlier post about the availability dates for the 2012 R2 wave, we are counting the days until our partners and customers can start using these products. Today I am proud to announce a big milestone: Windows Server 2012 R2 has been released to manufacturing!

This means that we are handing the software over to our hardware partners for them to complete their final system validations; this is the final step before putting the next generation of Windows Server in your hands.

While every release milestone provides ample reason to celebrate (and trust me, thereís going to be a party here in Redmond), we are all particularly excited this time around because weíve delivered so much in such a short amount of time. The amazing new features in this release cover virtualization, storage, networking, management, access, information protection, and much more.

By any measure, this is a lot more than just one yearís worth of innovation since the release of Windows Server 2012!

As many readers have noticed, this release is being handled a bit differently than in years past. With previous releases, shortly after the RTM Microsoft provided access to software through our MSDN and TechNet subscriptions. Because this release was built and delivered at a much faster pace than past products, and because we want to ensure that you get the very highest quality product, we made the decision to complete the final validation phases prior to distributing the release. It is enormously important to all of us here that you have the best possible experience using R2 to build your private and hybrid cloud infrastructure.

We are all incredibly proud of this release and, on behalf of the Windows Server engineering team, we are honored to share this release with you. The opportunity to deliver such a wide range of powerful, interoperable R2 products is a powerful example of the Common Engineering Criteria that Iíve written about before.

Also of note: The next update to Windows Intune will be available at the time of GA, and we are also on track to deliver System Center 2012 R2.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback during the preview process Ė we could not have done it without you!

I canít wait to share even more on October 18! In the meantime, keep an eye on this blog and Twitter for updates.
Source: Today is the RTM for Windows Server 2012 R2! - In the Cloud - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Oct 2013   #2

Windows XP 32-bit

Hi! It's me, again. This time, I do hope I'm will not bore you to death. Here's my situation:

I was assigned the ignominious task of migrating a Server, from Windows SBS 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I'm not so sure if the migration was that successful since I had to import all the users from the old Server. So far, with some issues that are still haunting me, the Server seems to be "working", I've a couple of inquiries but I'll start with just one (for now).

The old Server had a couple of File Folders (shared) that were mapped. It had Bubbles (not real name) Folder as Networked Drive "O", Balloons Folder as Networked Drive "P" and the Users (this one is real) Folder as Networked Drive "M". Since I didn't set up that old Server and I've no prior experience setting up Servers, I'm quite lost in what I'm doing. Since the people working in that office were quite comfortable seen those Folders as Networked Drives, I want to do the same with the new equipment but don't know how. I want the users to see those new Mapped Networked Drives so when they turn on their PC (Clients), those Mapped Drives will be shown when the open My Computer. I tried to map them inside the new Server, since they are already Shared but no one saw them. So I mapped them individually on each Client, which I'm sure is not the right way.

So the question is, how do I map those Folders so everyone can see them on their clients? I'm not sure if this is done through the Group Policy Object or if there's an easier way to do it.

Was my post tiresome? LOL

Thank you for your patience.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Oct 2013   #3


I don't normally send people to other sites but I think you would have more luck at somewhere a little more specialized - Microsoft TechNet forums
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17 Oct 2013   #4

Windows XP 32-bit

Thanks but my experience with Microsoft "Gurus" is awful. They either don't reply to your inquiry or they just go off on a tangent. Or worse, they act uppity and try to humiliate you. I prefer Forums that try their utmost to help you and Microsoft Forums don't qualify as Helpful. I'll try to search this link, without asking them directly and see if I find answers.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2013   #5

Windows XP 32-bit
to z3r010


Now I'm registered in that MS Tech Forum. How long do you think is going to take to receive a reply from one of those Gurus? Even a "I DON'T KNOW" would suffice.
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