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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials hangs unexpectaly

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It's a new hardware and new S.O. installation:
- Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
- MotherBoard: Asus P8B-E4L
- Processor: Intel XEON E3-1230 V2
- Disk: RAID 1
- 16 GB RAM (2x8 GB)

I've run wizard to create a domain, DNS, domain controller...

Server is not yet in production, and for 3 times on three different days when I try to open console session there is no image, keyboard and mouse no respond, I've to power it off.

In event viewer I found event 6008, indicating than computer is closed unexpectaly. Day and time are not when I do power off but some hours before, so the computer is totally hang when I try to open the session.

I don't find any error event that helps me.

I need some help, please.
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by:Cris Hanna
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Is Power Management at play here?   I've never understood why Microsoft included power options in a Server OS
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by:TEFICO
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In Power Options I've configured the plan as never power off screen and never suspend the machine.
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by:gsmartin
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If have an existing domain with Exchange you won't be able to deploy it.  This not related to your issue.  Just beware that if you attempt to upgrade your domain to 2012 R2 your Exchange won't be able to communicate to your domain; assuming you run Exchange.  Service packs are currently not available to address or accept Windows 2012 R2 as a domain controller and as an underlying OS for Exchange 2013 or earlier, Lync 2013 or earlier, etc...  I am sure this is the same for some other applications.

Isolated test environment is okay.
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by:TEFICO
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No I've not Exchange.

I've installed 2012 R2 not an upgrade from 2012.
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by:Cris Hanna
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I suspect that this is hardware related.  Find whatever diagnostics are available for the motherboard and run memtest to verify that the RAM is ok
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by:TEFICO
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I've seen some errors in BIOS log related to one DIMM

I'm going to ask dfor another one (the actual is new) and test.
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I returned server and manufacturer has replaced motherboard and RAM, and no more problems.
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It solves.
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