Windows server 2012 R2 essentials pc's not showing up for users to connect

Posted on 2014-04-09
Last Modified: 2014-04-28
Upgraded a domain from sbs 2003 to Windows server essentials 2012 R2 but none of the pc's show up for the users to connect to when they login to the website.  When i login as admin i only see the domain controller and no workstations.  How can i make them show up.  They were pc's from the old sbs server so i didnt have to add them to the domain it just migrated them.  Not sure how to get this to work.
Question by:charles18602
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

Brad Bouchard earned 500 total points
ID: 39989445
Even though yours isn't an issue dealing with logs, start with Issue #10 from this link:

Then connect the computers to the server again per this:
LVL 58

Expert Comment

by:Cliff Galiher
ID: 39989482
You *have* to install the essentials "connector" software on each PC. This is a step in the official migration doc and cannot be skipped.
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Brad Bouchard
ID: 39989509
You *have* to install the essentials "connector" software on each PC. This is a step in the official migration doc and cannot be skipped.

Which in this case it sounds as if it was skipped.  Can you confirm that Charles?  If it was, my links should take care of it.

Thanks for the clarification though Cliff.

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Table of Contents: Lesson 1 - Installing Windows Server 2012 ( Lesson 2 - Configuring Ser…
The reason that corporations and businesses use Windows servers is because it supports custom modifications to adapt to the business and what it needs. Most individual users won’t need such powerful options. Here I’ll explain how you can enable Wind…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to use Boot Corrector from Paragon Rescue Kit Free to identify and fix the boot problems of Windows 7/8/2012R2 etc. As an example is used Windows 2012R2 which lost its active partition flag (often happen…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…

732 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question