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Server 2012 Changing Users


awraynor
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I recently changed to Server 2012 Essentials and it is obviously overkill for a

non-IT user like myself. I have found it to be solid, connector less problematic

and backups faster than 2011.

 

This week I received a rather odd error. It was warning me that user account

folders were stored on the OS drive and apparently it thinks this is a bad idea.

 

At install I had designated Anthony as the administrator type account and Tony

as a standard user. As I usually do I moved all user folders to non-OS drives,

in this case to my 5TB Storage Space.  

 

Now it has created a Users2 account on the OS drive which includes Anthony

but not Tony, with the original Anthony and Tony still in the Storage Space.

 

This doesn't personally bother me, but I do hate to see any warnings on the 

Dashboard or the Launchpad.  I will likely be changing the OS drive to an SSD

in the future and do a new install, but I thought this was rather strange behavior.

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Did you use the "move folder" app to do the user folder shift or did you manually drag and drop?

If the later, I suspect the OS may have created new user accounts.

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I used the move folder option on the right side of the console, no drag and drop.

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Is "Anthony" a local Administrator and not a Domain Admin?  By that I mean, did you rename the local Admin Account to Anthony?

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Well I quickly realize this product is beyond me. I signed up with Anthony as the admin, Tony as regular user

and have never changed anything else.

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I don't care about this change, but the Dashboard is throwing an error about the folders being on the OS drive.

I'll be reinstalling when I purchase the SSD and pay more attention next time.

Maybe I should stick with 2011 as it's more my speed, but I did find 2012 to be more reliable.

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I wouldn't give up on 2012.  I upgraded my HyperV from 2008 to 2012 and the speed difference was incredible.

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It has certainly been less problematic, and with the demise of TechNet I better grab all of those keys right now.

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That would be the order of the day....get all of your keys.  I guess the only question left is to whether or not they will add the new products to the existing and new subscriptions.

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