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Scanner and DrivePool - will they work on Server Core Edition?

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Hi,

 

I have seen several references on the web regarding the use of Server Core edition, as installed by Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, Can Scanner and DrivePool be installed (and function) on this "lo-fat" version of Server 2012.

 

My reason for asking is that Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 is available for an Unlimited Evaluation period, which is a price I like.

 

Thanks

 

 

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Officially, we don't support the server core editions.

 

Unofficially, I know that StableBit Scanner will definitely work on HyperV Server 2012R2.

DrivePool appears to work, but just FYI, you cannot set the disk offline to pass through. It must be used as local storage.

 

So, both do appear to work just fine.

 

Also, because of how much of a PITA it may be to get things going... a quick "how to" on how to download and install the products:

 

powershell Invoke-WebRequest -uri http://dl.covecube.com/DrivePoolWindows/release/download/StableBit.DrivePool_2.1.1.561_x64_Release.exe -OutFile DrivePool_2.1.1.561.exe
DrivePool_2.1.1.561.exe
powershell Invoke-WebRequest -uri http://dl.covecube.com/ScannerWindows/release/download/StableBit.Scanner_2.5.1.3062_Release.exe -OutFile Scanner_2.5.1.3062.exe
Scanner_2.5.1.3062.exe

 

Also, you may want to look into HVRemote, so you can manage the server remotely, using the HyperV Manager, and Computer Management (via RSAT)

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Christopher,

 

Thank you so very much for the prompt reply. The support from Stablebit/Covecube is always excellent, I just wish I could evangelise about your products and service. Regrettably I know noone else who needs them.

 

I will give it a try.

 

Thanks 

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Christopher,

Any updates on the official support of Scanner and DrivePool on Windows Server Core? The reason I ask is that I'm about to set up a Core server, and given that the thread is almost 3 years old, I thouht I should check in with you before I get started :)

 

Regards

Rune

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Greetings 

I have setup a Core server and have installed Scanner on it. It appears scanner is running fine but i am seeing occasional errors in the Event logs:

Any thoughts on these?

Thanks

Windows Event Log.txt

ErrorReport_2018_02_02-05_55_03.5.saencryptedreport

ErrorReport_2018_02_02-06_22_47.5.saencryptedreport

ErrorReport_2018_02_02-06_22_47.6.saencryptedreport

ErrorReport_2018_02_02-05_55_03.4.saencryptedreport

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Yeah, all of the products should work on Windows Server Core installations.  

Also, try upgrading to the latest builds, and see if that helps:
http://dl.covecube.com/DrivePoolWindows/rc/download/StableBit.DrivePool_2.2.0.903_x64_RC.exe
http://dl.covecube.com/ScannerWindows/beta/download/StableBit.Scanner_2.5.2.3130_BETA.exe

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