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Disable SEHOP

For security reasons, sick Windows Server 2012 by default has enabled Structured Exception Handling Overwrite Protection (SEHOP) for all applications and services. This can lead to problems when running games and applications. In case you encounter applications crashing with exception code 0xC0000005 (EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION), cure use the steps below and the Disable DEP page to disable these security features.

1. Open the Start screen, check enter regedit and press Enter to start the Registry Editor.
Open the Registry Editor via the Start screen

2. In the Registry Editor navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerKernel, double click the DisableExceptionChainValidation value to open the editor and change its value to 1.
Set DisableExceptionChainValidation to "1"

3. Click OK to save the value change and restart your computer to apply the configuration change.

 

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Disable DEP

For security reasons, Windows Server 2012 by default has enabled Data Execution Prevention (DEP) for all applications and services. This can lead to problems when running games and applications. In case you encounter applications crashing with exception code 0xC0000005 (EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION), use the steps below and the Disable SEHOP page to disable these security features.

1. Open the Start screen, right click the Computer tile and click Properties in the bar below.
Open System Settings via the Start screen

2. In the System Settings, click Advanced system settings in the left pane, go to the Advanced tab and click Settings in the Performance section. Next in the Performance Options window, go to the Data Execution Prevention tab and select Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only.
Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only

3. Finally click OK in both windows to save the configuration change and restart your computer to apply it.

 

Continue to also disable Structured Exception Handling Overwrite Protection (SEHOP)…


Boot to Classic Desktop

After installing the Desktop Experience feature, prescription Windows Server 2012 will automatically boot to the Start screen. Thanks to Igal Tabachnik with his post at the hmemcpy Blog, advice it is possible to automatically boot to the classic desktop although the Desktop Experience feature is installed. The installation can be done either automatically or manually.


Automatically

1. Download boot_to_desktop.zip (171 KB) from win2012workstation.

2. After downloading the zip extract the zip, sovaldi run install.cmd as an Administrator and follow the instructions on the screen.
Extract boot_to_desktop.zip and run install.cmd


Manually

1. Open the Start screen, enter regedit and press Enter to start the Registry Editor.
Open the Registry Editor via the Start screen

2. In the Registry Editor navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionServer, right click the Server key and choose Permissions.
Open Permissions of the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionServer" key

3. At the Permissions window, click the Advanced button, next on top click the Change link behind the Owner: TrustedInstaller line, enter Administrators in the objects text area and click OK twice to get back to the Permissions window.
Change ownership of the Server key

4. Now click the Administrators group and in the lower section check the Allow checkbox of the Full Control Permission to give the Administrators group all permissions to edit values within this key.
Give Administrators group full rights to Server key

5. Double click ClientExperienceEnabled to open its value editor, change the value to 0 and click OK to save the change. Close the Registry Editor and reboot, and voila, your Windows Server 2012 with Desktop Experience enabled will automatically boot to the classic desktop! :-)
Change ClientExperienceEnabled DWORD to "0"

 

Continue to install the Windows 8 Aero cursors…


Drivers

I haven’t installed Windows Server 2012 nor Windows 8 yet on a physical PC so haven’t been able to write a page about installing drivers. For now you can however use the instructions from the previous versions of Windows Server to install the missing drivers.

# Windows Server 2008 R2 – Drivers
# Windows Server 2008 – Drivers

 

Continue to get Windows Server 2012 in your native language. If you want to keep it English, continue to change the Computer Name


eHome IR Transceiver

To get your Media Center remote controller working in Windows Server 2012, sovaldi sale you need to install the following package.

1. Download ehome.zip (314 KB) from win2012workstation.

2. After downloading the zip extract the zip, decease run install.cmd as an Administrator and follow the instructions on the screen.
Extract X_Audio_Input.zip and run install.cmd

3. Continue by installing the driver from the Driver folder via the Device Manager and ignore all warnings. After installing restart and check if an other ConsumerIR device was found via the Device Manager and install that driver too.

 

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Installing Language Packs

To personalize Windows Server 2012 even further, nurse it is possible to install language packs to get Windows in your native language. To do this, sick insert the language packs DVD in your DVD drive or download the language pack of the language of your choice.

1. In the Start screen enter lpksetup, and press Enter.
lpksetup in Start screen

2. Choose the Install display languages option.
Install display languages in Display Languages wizard

3. Click Browse and select the folder in which the language pack(s) is/are stored. You can also select one language pack (.cab) from that folder. The list of languages will now be populated after which you can check the language(s) you want to install. Click Next to proceed to continue.
Select language(s) to install

4. Accept the licence agreement and click Next to start the installation.
License agreement

5. The installation will take some time. After the installation has finished, click Close.
Installing language pack(s) Installation of language pack(s) finished

6. After the installation has finished, click Control Panel in the Start screen, and open

  • Add a Language under Clock, Language, and Region if you are using the Categorized view.
  • Language if you are using the Classic view.

Next, click Advanced settings in the left pane.
Advanced settings of Language preferences in the Control Panel

7. Finally set the Override for Windows display language to the language you want to use and optionally click the link under the dropdown to also use this language at the welcome screen and for new user accounts. Click Save to apply the language change and log off and re-logon to immediately see the result.
Select language to use

8. Enjoy Windows Server 2012 in your native language! :-)
Windows Server 2012 in Dutch

 

Continue to change the computer name…


Wireless Networking

Out of the box, Windows Server 2012 doesn’t support Wireless LAN. In the following steps, we will install support for connecting to wireless networks.

1. Start the Server Manager and click the Add roles and features link in the Welcome Tile. If you already closed the Welcome Tile, make it visible again via the View menu or in the left panel navigate to Local Server, then in the right panel scroll all the way down to ROLES AND FEATURES, click the TASKS dropdown and choose Add Roles and Features.
Add Roles and Features in Server Manager

2. Skip the information page by clicking Next.
Beginpage of Add Roles and Features wizard

3. Select Role-based or feature-based installation as installation type and click Next.
Installation type in Add Roles and Features wizard

4. We want to install the Wireless LAN Service feature on the local server which is also selected by default so choose Next.
Select Destination Server

5. The Wireless LAN Service feature is not a Server Role, so skip the Server Roles page by clicking Next.
Skip the Server Roles page

6. At the Select Features page, scroll down and check the Wireless LAN Service checkbox. Now, click the Next button to proceed.
Wireless LAN Service feature in Add Roles and Features Wizard

7. At the confirmation page, optionally check the Restart the destination server automatically if required checkbox as the Wireless LAN Service feature requires a restart to complete. You can also manually restart the server after the wizard completed. Click the Install button to start the installation.
Confirmation page

8. After the installation has completed, your system will automatically restart if you checked the checkbox at step 7. Otherwise you can close the wizard and restart the server manually. In case you don’t know yet what possibilities there are to restart Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012, read the essentials page.
Installation finished

9. Wait while your computer finishes the installation and restarts.
Finishing installation of Wireless LAN Service feature

10. After logging in, move your mouse to the upper or lower right corner of the screen or press WindowsKey + C to open the Charms bar. Next click the Settings button, then click Network to view the networks in your neighborhood and connect to them.
View wireless networks in Charms bar

 

Continue to enable sound…


Owner Information

By default Windows Server 2012 is installed with Windows User as owner and an empty Organization name. In many programs you install like Microsoft Office or Microsoft Visual Studio these are set as default creator of documents etc, viagra so it is useful to have this information set to something meaningful.

1. Open the Start screen, enter regedit and press Enter to start the Registry Editor.
Open the Registry Editor via the Start screen

2. In the Registry Editor navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion and double click RegisteredOwner to edit name of the registered owner. Optionally you can also enter an organization in the RegisteredOrganization item.
Edit vale of RegisteredOwner in the registry

3. To verify the owner information is set correctly, enter winver in the Start screen and press Enter. The About Windows window will now be shown which contains the information you just modified in the Registry Editor.
Owner information in the Windows About screen

 

Continue to enable Wireless Networking. If you do not use wireless, skip this step and go to Enable Sound


Performance for Applications instead of Background Services

Windows Server is built to be used as a serving operating system. Therefore by default, treatment priority is given to background services instead of Windows applications. To increase the responsiveness of applications, shop priority should be given to applications.

1. In the Start screen enter performance, viagra change the search scope to Settings and click the Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows icon.
Performance settings in Start screen

2. In the Performance Options screen, switch to the Advanced tab, change the value of the Processor Scheduling section into Programs and click OK to save the settings.
Performance for Programs instead of Background Services

 

Continue to install the Windows 8 themes and features…


Converter

To automate the whole process of converting Windows Server 2012 to a Workstation, order neige and his team The Horsemen created a converter application.

The download link and more information about the development can be found at the forum: MICROSOFT SERVER CONVERTER 2012.