Windows Server 2012 Unstable

02 Nov

Well I have been trying to install and run the new Windows Server 2012 recently, both in a virtual environment and a physical. But I am finding that it is very unstable.

There are two main areas that are causing my head to hurt:

  1. The new SERVER MANAGER seems to have a mind of it’s own. Sometimes it starts without a problem, other times it does not start at all. Very frustrating especially as this is where most of your work gets done in Server 2012
  2. Windows Update is really bad. Most of the time it just appears with a blank screen and if you close it down and try again, it does the same thing. Even when you shot down the server, it takes forever to do this as it is waiting on the update services to complete. I did manage to download a 170MB update for Server 2012 – hoping that this would solve my problem, but it did not.

Stay tuned for more Windows Server 2012 postings.


Posted by on November 2, 2012 in Server 2012


3 responses to “Windows Server 2012 Unstable

  1. Oleksiy Pavlenko

    December 13, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    I absolutely agree with your post, I felt frustration when I got blue screen few hours after fresh install.

  2. jwo

    February 12, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Sure, we’re also trying to deploy Storage Server 2012 (based on the same Windows Server 2012) but it freezes after clicking on windows update and other tasks…. it may take up to 15 minutes to respond…, it’s terrible, we’re strongly considering go back to 2008

  3. Johan Barkhuizen

    May 6, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Having the same experience – tried installing it twice on 2 nodes and the roles and features screens hang up randomly. It totally failed to boot at least once. I have many 2008 servers up but I think downgrading for now is the only way.


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