Before installing the trial 2012 the compatibility check passed the hardware so I proceeded after performing the AD upgrade steps.
After 2012 Installed I had no way to login because the Chipset / USB 3.0 drivers failed. I quickly found that I could RDP into it and combed through the internet and found the closest (or so I thought) set of Intel drivers I could. They installed but no change so I figured I would reboot. Thats when I got the blue screen AD error 0xc00002e2 .
I followed this link (comments under) http://www.tbngconsulting.com/blog/bid/385396/9-steps-to-correcting-a-Windows-Server-2012-0xc00002e2-Error
and after several tries I was able to bring it back up. The problem is that now I still have no USB and no RDPP login rights (since AD is now disabled) to the local machine to even have a chance at fixing this. This AD has been in place for so long that I'm not sure of the local login credentials but when I try using APLUSSERVER-1\Administrato
r and any of my passwords I get "Welcome" followed by "there are no logon servers available to service your logon request"
Any suggestions on how to login and where to find the correct USB drivers so that I can login at the machine?
Asus P8z68-V LX board with I7
Worst case if this is a wash I was running Windows Server Backup and I could start from the 2008R2 USB and try to repair with backup if thats even possible at this point but I would really like to make this work if at all possible.
I was able to login through Computer/Manage on my W7 machine then Connect to Computer and played with useres and groups which eventually go me in.
Now for the problem.... NO usb, and now no DC