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Can't connect Windows 7 Pro to Server 2012R2 Essentials RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm running Windows Server 2012R2 Essentials and I started the http://server/connect on a Windows 7 Pro SP1 machine. The problem is that the connection process stopped...

    If I manually start "C:\Windows\system32\Essentials\ClientDeploy.exe" -LaunchedFrom:resume -Server:192.168.178.10 the systems says "Your account is not a member of Administrators". The account I'm logged on with is __clientsetup__$. Below is the log file, in the end it says "Add user to local admin group.". That clearly didn't happen (I checked). 

    Any suggestions?

    Cheers, Hans

    [2184] 160314.125903.8868: ClientSetup: Exting ConnectorWizardForm.RunTasks
    [4016] 160314.125903.8868: ClientSetup: JoinNetwork Tasks returned TaskStatus=Success
    [4016] 160314.125903.8868: ClientSetup: Reboot Required
    [4016] 160314.132027.0046: ClientSetup: Back from the Client Deployment Wizard
    [4016] 160314.132027.0046: ServerDiscovery:HostsFileUpdater: Removing hosts file entry: SRV01
    [4016] 160314.132027.0202: ClientSetup: Saving Wizard Data
    [4016] 160314.132027.0358: ClientSetup: Set autologon temporary local admin.
    [4016] 160314.132027.0358: ClientSetup: Creating user __clientsetup__$.
    [4016] 160314.132027.0670: ClientSetup: Add user to local admin group.
    [4016] 160314.132027.0826: ClientSetup: LookupAccountSid (computerName = [], sid = [S-1-5-32-544])
    [4016] 160314.132027.0826: ClientSetup: NetLocalGroupAddMember (server = [], groupName = [Administrators], domainAccountName = [__clientsetup__$])
    [4016] 160314.132027.1294: ClientSetup: REG.exe call C:\Windows\system32\reg.exe export "HKCU\software\microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" "C:\Windows\Temp\ClientDeploymentTempFiles\InternetOptions.reg" "-y"
    [4016] 160314.132027.1606: ClientSetup: REG.exe Succeeded
    [4016] 160314.132027.1606: ClientSetup: Set RunOnce to install Theme UI.
    [4016] 160314.132027.1606: ClientSetup: Set RunOnce to "C:\Windows\system32\Essentials\ClientDeploy.exe" -LaunchedFrom:resume -Server:192.168.178.10 with key name ClientDeploy.exe
    [4016] 160314.132027.1606: ClientSetup: Reboot machine.



    • Edited by Hans Moviat Tuesday, March 15, 2016 2:58 PM
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 2:57 PM

Answers

  • I went for the reinstall. 

    The problem is that the PC was connected to an other network/DC in it's early days. Therfor crashing while connecting to the current network. This is also mentioned as a possible problem in the list mentiones earlier "7.  Computer is already connected to a domain (unjoin it from the old domain before joining the new one).". I wish the installation software would check for this prereq before installing...


    Cheers, Hans

    • Marked as answer by Hans Moviat Friday, March 25, 2016 12:29 PM
    Friday, March 25, 2016 12:29 PM

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  • Connection process ? 

    And what's ClientDeploy.exe ?


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    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 10:05 PM
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  • Hi Arnav, thank you for your reply. "ClientDeploy.exe" is a part of the "kit" that integrates the new machine to the Windows 2012R2 managed networkt I guess. Everything to create the Dashboard that will willingly backup and manage the connected computers I think. Apparently this file would finish the job "connecting". It stopped doing so because of the missing membership to Administrators group. Tomorrow i will give it a last shot. If no news appears I wil reinstall. Cheers, Hans

    Cheers, Hans


    • Edited by Hans Moviat Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:27 AM
    Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:26 AM
  • Hi Hans,

    Please first log out and then log in again to check this out.

    Group membership won't be updated without a new login. Then check to see if it could work.

    Further, see if the article below would help:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2723674

    Or you may consider ask at the Essentials forum:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/EN-US/home?forum=winserveressentials

    Regards


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    Wednesday, March 16, 2016 4:44 AM
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  • Hi Michael, thank you for your reply. 

    Yes the PC rebooted and no there is no Windows Update in progress. So KB2723674 does not help.

    I found in http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/3887.connectcomputer-troubleshooting.aspx that I have problem 2, "2.  The user running the set up wizard is not a member of the local administrators group. (You must have local admin rights)."

    Both http://windowsserveressentials.com/2011/09/27/troubleshooting-client-connector-install-sbs2011-essentials-2/ and http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/3941.sbs-2011-troubleshooting-client-deployment.aspx do not seem to have a solution for this problem. 

    I'm going for the reinstall...


    Cheers, Hans

    • Edited by Hans Moviat Wednesday, March 16, 2016 1:35 PM
    Wednesday, March 16, 2016 1:34 PM
  • OK Hans,

    So what is your current situation?

    If any further assistance needed, please post back.

    Regards


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    Friday, March 18, 2016 5:04 AM
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  • I went for the reinstall. 

    The problem is that the PC was connected to an other network/DC in it's early days. Therfor crashing while connecting to the current network. This is also mentioned as a possible problem in the list mentiones earlier "7.  Computer is already connected to a domain (unjoin it from the old domain before joining the new one).". I wish the installation software would check for this prereq before installing...


    Cheers, Hans

    • Marked as answer by Hans Moviat Friday, March 25, 2016 12:29 PM
    Friday, March 25, 2016 12:29 PM