Removing .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1 removes Windows 2012/2012R2 UI and other features

This is Vimal Shekar and Krishnan Ayyer from the Windows Support team. Today in this blog, we will be discussing about an issue that we are seeing increasingly being reported in support. We will look at the effects of removing .Net Framework from a Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 installation. Windows Server 2012 includes .NET Framework… Read more

Upgrading to Windows 8 – part 4

Restoring the older OS in case the Upgrade fails Hi again everyone, You tried upgrading to Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, but something bad happened midway. You didn’t take a backup when you started. Can you go back? Sure you can. Starting with Windows Vista, we actually save all files from the previous version… Read more

Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 – Part 4

Known issues during an upgrade   Hi everyone, Today I want to bring up some known issues in Hyper-V, iSCSI targets, and moving between Full Server, Server Core, and Minimal Server interface. We already have KBs out there to assist you in case you run into any of these issues. I have added links to… Read more

Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 – Part 3

Known Issues during an upgrade   Issue 1: Compatibility Report shows errors that certain roles are installed even when they are not During the Windows upgrade, the Upgrade Compatibility wizard runs a through test of the machine and reports any known compatibility issues. Sometime, the report may show you a particular role installed when it… Read more

Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 – Part 2

Performing an in place upgrade Hi Everyone, Today, I want to walk you through the screens of performing an upgrade to Windows Server 2012, and talk about the logs you can look at in case an upgrade fails. Before performing the Upgrade, ensure that you check the pre-requisites, you can refer to the previous post:… Read more

Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 – Part 1

Things to consider before the upgrade Hi Again everybody, Windows Server 2012 was launched in August this year. With an innovative user interface, powerful remote management tools, a big bunch of new features, major enhancements to existing ones, and a focus towards cloud, this is perhaps the most significantly enhanced release of Windows Server operating… Read more