Is there an "easy" way to re-join client pcs to Server 2012 R2 Essentials after server re-install ? RRS feed

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  • Hi - (assuming a fresh install of Server 2012 R2 Essentials, using the same server name etc.),

    I know the manual way to reconnect a client pc, is to uninstall the Connector software, put the client into Workgroup mode, then re-install the Connector software, but it's a real pita if there are several client pcs to do.

    Has anyone managed to script the necessary steps, and "do it all in one go" ?


    Sunday, September 8, 2013 10:32 AM


  • The ultimate goal is to not reinstall in the first place. :-)  BTW Essentials R2 is still in beta and has not RTM'd, it is supported to migrate from preview to RTM rather than a clean install and thus you won't have to reinstall/workgroup.  why not go that path instead?

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    Monday, September 9, 2013 6:19 AM