Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server articles https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/bg-p/SBS Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server articles Thu, 21 Oct 2021 09:10:13 GMT SBS 2021-10-21T09:10:13Z Windows Server Cloud Skills Challenge, available Sept 16th -24th https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-cloud-skills-challenge-available-sept-16th-24th/ba-p/2741302 <P>Whether you attended the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Windows Server Summit 2021</A> and want to learn more, or you are interested in expanding your professional toolkit with new technical skills, Cloud Skills Challenges are designed to help.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Wondering why you should participate in a Cloud Skills Challenge?</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Compete</STRONG>​ – track and benchmark your&nbsp;progress against friends and&nbsp;coworkers. It's always better when&nbsp;we learn together.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Learn</STRONG>​ – increase your understanding with&nbsp;self-paced learning and stay&nbsp;current on cloud technologies.&nbsp;</LI> <LI><STRONG>Develop Skills​</STRONG> – by the end of the challenge, you'll&nbsp;have marketable skills to better&nbsp;yourself, your organization, and&nbsp;your career. Since the challenges include Microsoft learning path modules, completing them helps you develop important technical&nbsp;skills and can assist with preparation for certification.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Sign Up September 16th&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P>The Windows Server Cloud Skills Challenge is a 9-day self-paced skilling competition starting September 16th at 11:30 am (PDT) and running until September 24th at 11:59 pm (PDT). Seven Windows Server-based challenges are available, giving you options to choose the one(s) most relevant to your role. Simply sign up for a challenge and complete all modules within that challenge in the specified time period. If you are ambitious, competitive, or have time left over after completing your first challenge, you are welcome to sign up for more.</P> <OL> <LI><A href="#" target="_self">Deploy and configure Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machine</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_self">Implement a Windows Server hybrid cloud infrastructure</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_self">Implement Windows Server hybrid cloud management, monitoring, and security</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_self">Implement Windows Server IaaS VM Identity</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_self">Implement Windows Server IaaS VM networking</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_self">Implement Windows Server IaaS VM Security</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_self">Monitor and maintain Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machine</A></LI> </OL> Tue, 14 Sep 2021 20:12:56 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-cloud-skills-challenge-available-sept-16th-24th/ba-p/2741302 LiamSosinsky 2021-09-14T20:12:56Z Windows Server and SQL Server at Ignite 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-and-sql-server-at-ignite-2021/ba-p/2159814 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_0-1614102572702.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/257105i441286103123D0FD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="diannamarks_0-1614102572702.png" alt="diannamarks_0-1614102572702.png" /></span></P> <H3>&nbsp;</H3> <H2><STRONG>Next steps</STRONG></H2> <P>Thank you for being part of the Windows Server and SQL Server community and watching our session at Ignite! Here are some ways you can accelerate your digital transformation:</P> <UL> <LI>Take advantage of <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Hybrid Benefit</A></LI> <LI>Visit <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Migrate</A> to ease your journey to Azure</LI> <LI>Try <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Automanage</A> preview</LI> <LI>Try <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Windows Admin Center in Azure</A> preview</LI> </UL> <P>Also, don’t forget to check out more resources below!</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <H2><STRONG>Training Videos</STRONG></H2> <H3><STRONG>Windows Server</STRONG></H3> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Windows Server on the Microsoft Azure YouTube Channel</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/video-hub/ct-p/VideoHub?audience=&amp;type=Video+(Microsoft)&amp;topic=&amp;format=&amp;level=&amp;persona=&amp;product=Windows+Server&amp;tag=&amp;track=&amp;speakers=&amp;location=&amp;onlineEvent=false" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tech Community Video Hub</A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Automanage Skilling Video</A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_self">Windows Admin Center 2103 Skilling Video</A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_self">Windows Admin Center in Azure Skilling Video</A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_self">AKS on Azure Stack HCI Skilling Video</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><STRONG>SQL Server</STRONG></H3> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure for Beginners video series</A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Automate management with the SQL Serve</A><SPAN>r</SPAN><SPAN> IaaS Agent extension - YouTube</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_3-1614101739043.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/257092iD4CABFD8897D9BCE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="diannamarks_3-1614101739043.png" alt="diannamarks_3-1614101739043.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Blogs</STRONG></H2> <H3><STRONG>Windows Server</STRONG></H3> <P>Stay up to date on the latest news, product updates and announcements on the&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Windows Server blog channel</A>.&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_4-1614101739072.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/257091iEC7FF0CB57DEAD42/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="diannamarks_4-1614101739072.png" alt="diannamarks_4-1614101739072.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><STRONG>SQL Server</STRONG></H3> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-sql/always-encrypted-with-secure-enclaves-in-azure-sql-database/ba-p/2051544" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Always Encrypted with secure enclaves in Azure SQL Database preview</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/sql-server/rehost-your-sql-server-to-azure-virtual-machines-for/ba-p/1698452" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Rehost your SQL Server to Azure Virtual Machines for manageability and cost optimization</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Tech Community</STRONG></H2> <H3><STRONG>Windows Server</STRONG></H3> <P>Share best practices, get the latest news and learn from experts about Windows Server&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server/ct-p/Windows-Server" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_5-1614101739229.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/257093iC02147514C60158D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="diannamarks_5-1614101739229.png" alt="diannamarks_5-1614101739229.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><STRONG>SQL Server</STRONG></H3> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/sql-server/bg-p/SQLServer" target="_self">SQL Server - Microsoft Tech Community</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_6-1614101739316.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/257096i7D9F23E50748903D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="diannamarks_6-1614101739316.png" alt="diannamarks_6-1614101739316.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-sql/bg-p/AzureSQLBlog" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure SQL Tech Community</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_7-1614101739388.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/257095i51F3951867931908/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="diannamarks_7-1614101739388.png" alt="diannamarks_7-1614101739388.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Documentation </STRONG></H2> <H3><STRONG>Windows Server</STRONG></H3> <P>Check out the plethora of official technical documentation, questions, and learning resources on the&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Windows Server Docs page</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_8-1614101739417.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/257094i33BDBCD872D9F53A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="diannamarks_8-1614101739417.png" alt="diannamarks_8-1614101739417.png" /></span></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <H3><STRONG>SQL Server</STRONG></H3> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure SQL documentation</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_9-1614101739472.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/257098iE4A1BCA1204B2736/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="diannamarks_9-1614101739472.png" alt="diannamarks_9-1614101739472.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Events</STRONG></H2> <P>Check out our recent events such as the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/itops-talk-blog/bg-p/ITOpsTalkBlog" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Hybrid Event by ITOps Talk on February 2<SUP>nd</SUP></A> and more on the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Events Catalog</A><U>.</U></P> <P>Watch our recent webinar <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Maximize your Windows and SQL Server Investments</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_10-1614101739615.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/257099i4C48E737F60F6B17/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="diannamarks_10-1614101739615.png" alt="diannamarks_10-1614101739615.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Microsoft Learn</STRONG></H2> <P>Explore Windows Server and SQL Server guided learning paths or how to accomplish a specific task through individual modules.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P data-unlink="true"><A title="Windows Server Learning Paths" href="#" target="_self">Windows Server Learning Paths</A>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_11-1614101739637.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/257097i3D06A45DB667693C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="diannamarks_11-1614101739637.png" alt="diannamarks_11-1614101739637.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure SQL Learning Paths</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_12-1614101739664.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/257100i4410D37E0D61ECEA/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="diannamarks_12-1614101739664.png" alt="diannamarks_12-1614101739664.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Partner Network</STRONG></H2> <P>Equip yourself with&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">partner resources</A>&nbsp;such as demos, readiness materials, offers, and more to be the best partner you can be for your Windows Server customers.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_13-1614102233723.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/257103i736D96E5A846A61C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="diannamarks_13-1614102233723.png" alt="diannamarks_13-1614102233723.png" /></span></P> Tue, 02 Mar 2021 15:34:36 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-and-sql-server-at-ignite-2021/ba-p/2159814 diannamarks 2021-03-02T15:34:36Z Latest Windows Server Resources (2021) https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/latest-windows-server-resources-2021/ba-p/1801659 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_1-1603242441201.png" style="width: 729px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/228191iD92D30979F0FD21E/image-dimensions/729x410?v=v2" width="729" height="410" role="button" title="diannamarks_1-1603242441201.png" alt="diannamarks_1-1603242441201.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thank you for being a part of our Windows Server community! If you did not attend our 2021 Windows Server Summit live, check it out <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">on-demand</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This post is your single resource for learning content, events to attend, and communities to join so that you can stay up-to-date on Windows Server.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here are some of the top things you should consider doing:</P> <OL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Try Windows Server 2022</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more about upcoming Windows Server certifications</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Achieve a hybrid environment with Azure Arc</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more about WS2012/R2 EOS</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Complete the Cloud Skills Challenge between Sept 16<SUP>th</SUP> – 24<SUP>th</SUP></A></LI> </OL> <P>Want to learn more? We got you. Below is a complete list of resources that you can explore further:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Microsoft Learn</STRONG></FONT></P> <P data-unlink="true"><A href="#" target="_self">Windows Server Learning Paths&nbsp;</A></P> <P data-unlink="true"><A href="#" target="_self">Windows Server Collections</A></P> <P>Explore Windows Server in-depth through guided paths or learn how to accomplish a specific task through individual modules.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_0-1603234433699.png" style="width: 733px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/228168iE4427486203FA7C3/image-dimensions/733x196?v=v2" width="733" height="196" role="button" title="diannamarks_0-1603234433699.png" alt="diannamarks_0-1603234433699.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Training Videos</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Windows Server on the Microsoft Azure YouTube Channel</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_1-1603234433716.png" style="width: 729px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/228170i2457F1A19B5BD4B7/image-dimensions/729x341?v=v2" width="729" height="341" role="button" title="diannamarks_1-1603234433716.png" alt="diannamarks_1-1603234433716.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/video-hub/ct-p/VideoHub?audience=&amp;type=Video+(Microsoft)&amp;topic=&amp;format=&amp;level=&amp;persona=&amp;product=Windows+Server&amp;tag=&amp;track=&amp;speakers=&amp;location=&amp;onlineEvent=false" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tech Community Video Hub</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_2-1603234433733.png" style="width: 729px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/228169i64C40A7B8C287DF2/image-dimensions/729x319?v=v2" width="729" height="319" role="button" title="diannamarks_2-1603234433733.png" alt="diannamarks_2-1603234433733.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Windows Server Tech Community </STRONG></FONT></P> <P>Share best practices, get the latest news and learn from experts about Windows Server <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server/ct-p/Windows-Server" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_3-1603234433736.png" style="width: 731px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/228171iB3BBB5200BA9F04A/image-dimensions/731x212?v=v2" width="731" height="212" role="button" title="diannamarks_3-1603234433736.png" alt="diannamarks_3-1603234433736.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Windows Server Docs</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>Check out the plethora of official technical documentation, questions, and learning resources on the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Windows Server Docs page</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_4-1603234433749.png" style="width: 732px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/228172iC1DC735A2932E1B6/image-dimensions/732x417?v=v2" width="732" height="417" role="button" title="diannamarks_4-1603234433749.png" alt="diannamarks_4-1603234433749.png" /></span></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Events </STRONG></FONT></P> <P>Track upcoming Microsoft Azure and Windows Server events using the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Events Catalog</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_5-1603234433774.png" style="width: 733px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/228173i6AFE139FBC54AD91/image-dimensions/733x333?v=v2" width="733" height="333" role="button" title="diannamarks_5-1603234433774.png" alt="diannamarks_5-1603234433774.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Windows Server Blogs </STRONG></FONT></P> <P>Stay up to date on the latest news, product updates and announcements on the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/bg-p/SBS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Windows Server blog channel</A>.&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="LiamSosinsky_0-1631313425227.png" style="width: 733px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/309683i8D1AD38F8D8419E7/image-dimensions/733x374?v=v2" width="733" height="374" role="button" title="LiamSosinsky_0-1631313425227.png" alt="LiamSosinsky_0-1631313425227.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Partner Network</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>Equip yourself with <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">partner resources</A> such as demos, readiness materials, offers, and more to be the best partner you can be for your Windows Server customers.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="diannamarks_7-1603234433819.png" style="width: 728px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/228175i19B9ED4BC62BA176/image-dimensions/728x457?v=v2" width="728" height="457" role="button" title="diannamarks_7-1603234433819.png" alt="diannamarks_7-1603234433819.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With these resources at your fingertips, we can’t wait to see what you continue to do with Windows Server!</P> Tue, 14 Sep 2021 22:28:36 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/latest-windows-server-resources-2021/ba-p/1801659 diannamarks 2021-09-14T22:28:36Z Ignite 2020 skilling videos for Windows Server https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/ignite-2020-skilling-videos-for-windows-server/ba-p/1697650 <P>In a special effort for Ignite 2020, we rolled out a few new Windows Server skilling videos that include product updates and best practices. Watch our product experts as they walk you through the latest and greatest capabilities with Windows Server, including running Windows Server on-premises, in a hybrid environment, in Azure and on the edge. Check them out below.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE width="607"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="137px" height="30px"> <P><STRONG>Skilling Session</STRONG></P> </TD> <TD width="101px" height="30px"> <P><STRONG>Speaker</STRONG></P> </TD> <TD width="368px" height="30px"> <P><STRONG>Abstract</STRONG></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="137px" height="111px"> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/video-hub/manage-virtual-machines-using-windows-admin-center/td-p/1693520" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Manage virtual machines using Windows Admin Center</A></P> </TD> <TD width="101px" height="111px"> <P>Prasidh Arora</P> </TD> <TD width="368px" height="111px"> <P>Discover the modern way to manage your on-premises Hyper-V virtual machines on Windows Server or Azure Stack HCI using the latest release of Windows Admin Center.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="137px" height="165px"> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/video-hub/preview-manage-windows-server-in-azure-with-windows-admin-center/td-p/1693521" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sneak peek: Manage Windows Server in Azure using Windows Admin Center</A></P> </TD> <TD width="101px" height="165px"> <P>Jeff Woolsey</P> </TD> <TD width="368px" height="165px"> <P>Moving your server to the cloud? Bring the Windows Admin Center management tools you love with you! Access Windows Admin Center directly from within the Azure Portal, in private preview now.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="137px" height="192px"> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/video-hub/what-s-new-in-system-center-2019/td-p/1693522" target="_blank" rel="noopener">What's new in System Center?</A></P> </TD> <TD width="101px" height="192px"> <P>Dianna Marks</P> </TD> <TD width="368px" height="192px"> <P>System Center 2019 update rollup 2 (UR2) was released in August 2020 and came with several enhancements. They include updates to operations manager (SCOM), virtual machine manager (VMM), and data protection manager (DPM). This skilling video walks through those enhancements with demos.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="137px" height="138px"> <P><A title="Product tour of the new Azure Stack HCI using Windows Admin Center" href="#" target="_self">Product tour of the new Azure Stack HCI using Windows Admin Center</A></P> </TD> <TD width="101px" height="138px"> <P>Matt McSpirit</P> </TD> <TD width="368px" height="138px"> <P>This skilling video will teach you about the features and functionality of the new Azure Stack HCI managed with Windows Admin Center.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="137px" height="354px"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jump-starting application containerization with Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI</A></P> </TD> <TD width="101px" height="354px"> <P>Subodh Bhargava</P> </TD> <TD width="368px" height="354px"> <P>AKS on Azure Stack HCI provides a great platform for customers looking into modernizing their applications on-premises while keeping Azure consistency. Currently, the process to get an existing application into a container can daunting. This session will show you how to use Windows Admin Center to simplify the modernization process by containerizing an existing legacy application in quick and easy steps. We will go over the process of extracting an application from a Windows Server 2012 R2, containerize the application using Windows Admin Center, and deploy it on AKS on Azure Stack HCI step by step!</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="137px" height="192px"> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/video-hub/what-s-new-with-azure-backup/td-p/1693518" target="_blank" rel="noopener">What’s new with Azure Backup</A></P> </TD> <TD width="101px" height="192px"> <P>Utsav Raghuvanshi</P> </TD> <TD width="368px" height="192px"> <P>Azure Backup lets you protect your workloads, in the cloud and on-premises, against various accidental and malicious data loss scenarios. Watch this session to learn about the latest updates and announcements that will help you protect your data assets using simple, secure, and cost-effective solutions.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="137px" height="165px"> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/video-hub/minimize-business-disruption-w-backup-disaster-recovery-on-azure/td-p/1693519" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Minimize business disruption with Backup and Disaster Recovery on Azure</A></P> </TD> <TD width="101px" height="165px"> <P>Gagan Gupta</P> </TD> <TD width="368px" height="165px"> <P>Learn how Azure enables BCDR through Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery, allowing you to quickly recover from catastrophic application failures, and restore your data when its corrupted or lost like in a Ransomware attack.</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 30 Sep 2020 04:28:58 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/ignite-2020-skilling-videos-for-windows-server/ba-p/1697650 diannamarks 2020-09-30T04:28:58Z Updated information about Windows Small Business Server 2011 Product Support Lifecycle https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/updated-information-about-windows-small-business-server-2011/ba-p/847707 <P>This blogs post underlines the Product Support Lifecycle of Windows Small Business Server 2011 and its individual components. The support lifecycle for Windows Small Business Server 2011 is determined by its individual component’s support lifecycles.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>We are publishing this information as Windows SBS 2011 integrated components will reach its end of support soon. Here are the individual products included with Windows Small Business Server 2011 (Standard/Premium Add-on) and their support lifecycle timelines.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>The Extended Support End Date for the following products are as follows:</P><DIV class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="UpdatedESED.png" style="width: 740px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/218172i60BF700A2459B828/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="UpdatedESED.png" alt="UpdatedESED.png" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>For more details please browse to&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/</A>&nbsp;and search for individual products.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>End of support refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. This is the time to make sure you have the latest available update or service pack installed. Without Microsoft support, you will no longer receive security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Microsoft is committed to provide support to customers facing issues when migrating to supported versions.</P> Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:25:20 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/updated-information-about-windows-small-business-server-2011/ba-p/847707 sabiswas 2020-09-14T17:25:20Z A fix for Virtual Private Network issue in Windows Server 2016 Essentials has been released https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/a-fix-for-virtual-private-network-issue-in-windows-server-2016/ba-p/847567 <P>There is a known issue with Virtual Private Network failure every 24-48 hours in Windows Server 2016 Essentials due to domain certificate auto-renewal. We are pleased to share that the fix for this issue has been included with the following Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016:</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4512495</A></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>The issue is described here in brief:</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>In Windows Server 2016 Essentials SKU or Essentials role, when the domain name setup is done using a Windows Live account and the Virtual Private Network is configured by running the Anywhere Access wizard, we may experience issues with SSTP based Virtual Private Network.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>VPN may work for a day or two and then fails with the following error:</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="clipboard_image_0.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/131010iFA40F7C5EE51703A/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="clipboard_image_0.png" alt="clipboard_image_0.png" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>The issue occurs due to a failure while enumerating the Subject Alternative Name (SAN) extension in the certificate, parsing the DNS entries and matching it with the domain name. This failure results in a certificate auto-renewal which causes a certificate hash mismatch in the registry. When a remote client attempts to establish an SSTP VPN connection, it fails to do it because of this certificate hash mismatch.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Resolution: The fix for this issue has been included with the Cumulative Update (August) for Windows Server 2016. You can install it via Windows Update or from the following link:</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4512495</A></P><P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 10 Sep 2019 20:52:45 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/a-fix-for-virtual-private-network-issue-in-windows-server-2016/ba-p/847567 sabiswas 2019-09-10T20:52:45Z Windows 10 1903 feature update breaks the client connector https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-10-1903-feature-update-breaks-the-client-connector/ba-p/726834 <P>This article describes the issue – Windows 10 1903 feature upgrade removes the already installed client connector and breaks the Essentials features such as client backup, Remote Web Access, LaunchPad App etc. The issue only applies to Windows 10 client connected to Windows Server 2016 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 Essentials and Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials. This article also covers related topic such as the current workaround.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>If you have a Windows 10 machine connected to a Windows Server 2016 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 Essentials or Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and you apply the Windows 10 1903 feature update, all the following features on the client computer stop to work:</P><P>&nbsp;</P><UL><LI>Client Backup</LI><LI>LaunchPad App</LI><LI>Remote Web Access</LI><LI>Essentials related services will be removed</LI></UL><P>This issue was described in the past in&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Windows-Server-Essentials-and/Windows-10-Feature-Upgrade-breaks-client-connector-for-Window/ba-p/399036" target="_self">this</A> blog.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><STRONG>Current Workaround</STRONG>: The user needs to manually remove the "Client Connector for Windows Server Essentials" and reinstall it via the connect website on the affected Windows 10 client machine.</P> Thu, 27 Jun 2019 23:32:32 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-10-1903-feature-update-breaks-the-client-connector/ba-p/726834 sabiswas 2019-06-27T23:32:32Z Office 365 Integration fails with "Cannot connect to Microsoft online services" in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/office-365-integration-fails-with-quot-cannot-connect-to/ba-p/399094 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Mar 14, 2018 </STRONG> <BR /> We have found a new issue with Windows Server Essentials Dashboard integration wizard with Microsoft Office 365. The Integrate with Microsoft Office 365 wizard may fail to complete with the following error: <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104658iCDAC17E2B3E1FC04" /> <BR /> <BR /> In the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Server\Logs\ <STRONG> SharedServiceHost-EmailProviderServiceConfig.log, </STRONG> we may find the following exception: <BR /> <BR /> <EM> BecWebServiceAdapter: Connect to BECWS failed due to known exception : System.ServiceModel.EndpointNotFoundException: There was no endpoint listening at <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://bws902-relay.microsoftonline.com/ProvisioningWebservice.svc?Redir=1098557810&amp;Time=636356539931802459 </A> that could accept the message. This is often caused by an incorrect address or SOAP action. See InnerException, if present, for more details. ---&gt; System.Net.WebException: Unable to connect to the remote server ---&gt; System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it 157.56.55.77:443 </EM> <BR /> <BR /> We can see the provisioning&nbsp;endpoint&nbsp;that the wizard&nbsp;is trying to reach,&nbsp;by running&nbsp;the command: <STRONG> ipconfig /displaydns </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104659i1A5885592110EEE3" /> <BR /> <BR /> However, when&nbsp;we&nbsp;attempt to browse that URL (provisioning web service) in a browser, it may fail with the following exception: <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104661i4AE1D938CD7558AE" /> <BR /> <BR /> Additionally, when&nbsp;we attempt to do a telnet test to this remote server&nbsp;through the port 443, it fails: <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104663iD6D4379A69C45F8C" /> <BR /> <BR /> The issue occurs&nbsp;due to a web exception when the Bec Web Service API tries to reach out to the&nbsp;remote endpoint for provisioning purpose. The&nbsp;address is written to the following registry key on the server: <BR /> <BR /> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Server\Productivity\O365Integration\Settings\ <BR /> <BR /> Name: <STRONG> BecEndpointAddress </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> Type: <STRONG> String value </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104665i0624D35E50D4055C" /> <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> Resolution </STRONG> : To resolve the issue, follow these steps: <BR /> <OL> <BR /> <LI> Launch the registry editor console and take a backup of the following key: </LI> <BR /> </OL> <BR /> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Server\Productivity\ <STRONG> O365Integration </STRONG> <BR /> <OL> <BR /> <LI> Click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Server\Productivity\O365Integration\ <STRONG> Settings </STRONG> , on the right pane delete the <STRONG> BecEndPointAddress </STRONG> key and click <STRONG> Yes </STRONG> </LI> <BR /> </OL> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104667iC18F0698EFDB0061" /> <BR /> <OL> <BR /> <LI> Exit the registry editor console and proceed to run the <STRONG> Integrate with Microsoft Office 365 </STRONG> wizard </LI> <BR /> </OL> <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:15:18 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/office-365-integration-fails-with-quot-cannot-connect-to/ba-p/399094 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:15:18Z How to configure ASR in Windows Server Essentials 2016 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/how-to-configure-asr-in-windows-server-essentials-2016/ba-p/399079 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Sep 13, 2017 </STRONG> <BR /> Hello Windows Server Essentials friends, <BR /> <BR /> Windows Server Essentials (or the Essentials Experience role found in Windows Server Standard or Datacenter) can be leveraged to quickly provision and enable a full Disaster Recovery site in the cloud using built-in Microsoft Azure integration features. The solution is composed of two Azure products: <BR /> <OL> <BR /> <LI> Azure Virtual Network: <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/virtual-network/ </A> </LI> <BR /> <LI> Azure Site Recovery: <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/site-recovery/ </A> </LI> <BR /> </OL> <BR /> Using Windows Server Essentials wizards and setting up the hardware in a working configuration can be challenging and there are a few steps and prerequisites to consider before deploying the server. <BR /> <BR /> Two of our bright stars in the Windows Server Essentials community are Daniel Santos and Alex Fields. Alex is from Minneapolis and he wrote a new series of blogs (leveraging Daniels's great analysis work) to help folks navigate through the configuration of the hardware and the Windows Server Essentials operating system to enable this disaster recovery solution. <BR /> <BR /> Check out Alex's blog series on itpromentor.com for a detailed rundown of the configuration steps: <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Part 1: Pre-requisites </A> <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://www.itpromentor.com/asr-wse-part-1/ </A> <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Part 2: Configuring </A> <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://www.itpromentor.com/asr-wse-part-2/ </A> <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Part 3: Failover and failback </A> <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://www.itpromentor.com/asr-wse-part-3/ </A> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> </STRONG> <STRONG> Here is what the topology looks like: </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104655i676020E62018ADE6" /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> Cheers and good luck! <BR /> <BR /> Scott M. Johnson <BR /> Senior Program Manager <BR /> Windows Server Essentials <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> @SuperSquatchy </A> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:14:24 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/how-to-configure-asr-in-windows-server-essentials-2016/ba-p/399079 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:14:24Z Windows Home Server 2011 End of Mainstream Support https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-home-server-2011-end-of-mainstream-support/ba-p/399076 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jul 03, 2017 </STRONG> <BR /> Windows Home Server 2011 mainstream support ended in the second quarter of 2016. You can see all of the support lifecycle dates on the Microsoft Lifecycle page <A href="#" target="_blank"> here </A> . <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> What does this mean for you? </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> This means that Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for the Home Server-specific components that make up Windows Home Server 2011. If you are still running Windows Home Server 2008 or Windows Home Server 2011, Microsoft recommends bringing in a new device running Windows Server Standard or Windows Server Essentials and migrating your roles, features and data to the new appliance. Today’s new hardware is significantly faster and cheaper and can better handle the latest Windows security infrastructure, roles and features. Customers moving to a modern operating system will benefit from dramatically enhanced security, broad device support, higher user productivity, and a lower total cost of ownership through improved management capabilities. <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> Why migrate from Windows Home Server to Windows Server Essentials? </STRONG> <BR /> The latest versions of Windows Server Essentials support improvements in security, scalability, and manageability, and it contains device driver support for new hardware and silicon. <BR /> • <STRONG> Simplified setup. </STRONG> There is no easier way to set up a server than using the Windows Server Essentials Out-of-Box experience. Windows Server Essentials configures AD, certificate services, and DNS. It helps get a public domain name set up, and it generates and installs SSL certificates and everything you need to get started with your own hybrid cloud setup. <BR /> • <STRONG> Data redundancy and single pool of storage </STRONG> . Windows Server Essentials includes a feature called Storage Spaces that provides data redundancy and storage pooling functionality like that provided by Drive Extender in WHS. Windows Server Essentials has a much more reliable and resilient storage subsystem. <BR /> • <STRONG> Centralized PC backup and restore. </STRONG> Windows Server Essentials includes the next generation version of the centralized PC backup and restore functionality from Windows Home Server 2011 as well as centralized File History storage for all your PCs. Windows Server Essentials supports up to 75 PC backups vs. Windows Home Server’s 25 PC backup limitation. Windows Server Essentials 2016 also supports backing up volumes to Azure and backing up VMs to Azure Site Recovery (ASR). <BR /> • <STRONG> Centralized PC and server health monitoring. </STRONG> Windows Server Essentials includes health monitoring, both for the server itself as well as for all the connected PCs. <BR /> • <STRONG> Document and media sharing. </STRONG> Windows Server Essentials can share content using SMB, iSCSI or NFS. Windows Server Essentials 2016 no longer includes the media streaming codecs, however, we found that people were not actually using that feature and they prefer to decode in the respective media applications. <BR /> • <STRONG> Remote access. </STRONG> Windows Server Essentials has the remote access gateway feature that automatically generates SSL certificates for your server from GoDaddy. Essentials includes a web-based client for accessing home documents and media, and you can also remote desktop into the server if needed for administration purposes. <BR /> <BR /> The Home Server line of products had a very enthusiastic fan following -- it introduced the concept of a server in the house to the world and books appeared to make sense of it all. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104653i9C6F4B2D030D4EE6" /> <BR /> <BR /> Microsoft learned quite a bit helping and supporting hundreds of thousands of home users and small businesses to deploy Windows Server. If you are looking to upgrade your old Windows Home Server, now is a great opportunity to look at the new devices available and move to a modern platform. <BR /> <BR /> For more information about Windows Server Essentials see the <A href="#" target="_blank"> documentation site </A> and it can be purchased at the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Microsoft store </A> . <BR /> <BR /> Cheers, <BR /> Scott M. Johnson <BR /> Senior Program Manager <BR /> Windows Server Essentials <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:14:12 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-home-server-2011-end-of-mainstream-support/ba-p/399076 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:14:12Z Windows Server Essentials 2016 – Update two on Remote Web Access https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-essentials-2016-8211-update-two-on-remote-web/ba-p/399073 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jun 26, 2017 </STRONG> <BR /> Hello, <BR /> <BR /> An <A href="#" target="_blank"> update </A> for the remote web access feature went live in May and so the workaround suggested <A href="#" target="_blank"> in this previous blog </A> can be undone. Users will now be able to get to http://servername/remote or <A href="#" target="_blank">https://servername.remotewebaccess.com/remote</A> without errors, regardless of how long the server has been online. <BR /> <BR /> Thanks, <BR /> Scott Johnson <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:14:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-essentials-2016-8211-update-two-on-remote-web/ba-p/399073 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:14:00Z Information about SBS 2008 Product Support Lifecycle https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/information-about-sbs-2008-product-support-lifecycle/ba-p/399071 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on May 03, 2017 </STRONG> <BR /> This blogs post underlines the Product Support Lifecycle of the Windows Small Business Server 2008 and its individual components. The support lifecycle for Windows Small Business Server 2008 is determined by its individual component's support lifecycles. <BR /> <BR /> We are publishing this information as a few SBS 2008 integrated components have reached its end of support. Here are the individual products included with Windows Small Business Server 2008 (Standard/Premium) and their support lifecycle timelines. <BR /> <BR /> The Extended Support End Date for the following products are as follows: <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104650i30234C5848F80F0D" /> <BR /> <BR /> For more details please browse to <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/ </A> and search for individual products. <BR /> <BR /> End of support refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. This is the time to make sure you have the latest available update or service pack installed. Without Microsoft support, you will no longer receive security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information. <BR /> <BR /> Microsoft is committed to provide support to customers facing issues when migrating to supported versions. <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:13:57 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/information-about-sbs-2008-product-support-lifecycle/ba-p/399071 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:13:57Z Windows Server Essentials 2016 - Update on Remote Web Access https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-essentials-2016-update-on-remote-web-access/ba-p/399068 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Apr 17, 2017 </STRONG> <BR /> Hello, <BR /> <BR /> Remote Web Access, a feature inside Windows Server Essentials 2016 (also used in the Windows Server Essentials role that is available in Windows Server Standard 2016 and Windows Server Datacenter 2016) may cause users to experience trouble connecting remotely. The issue occurs after Office 365 with AAD Integration is completed and a certain amount of time passes without a reboot, typically 36-48 hours. <BR /> <BR /> The server will be responsive, but the <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://servername/remote </A> web site will indicate that it is not accessible and will redirect users to their Administrator with the following message: <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> "Cannot connect to Remote Web Access. Please contact the person who manages the server. " </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> There is a temporary workaround discussed on the windows server forum <A href="#" target="_blank"> here </A> , and it is a safe workaround to use until the fix is available. The issue is caused by WCF connections not being cleaned up by the Essentials provider framework and they are no longer removed by the CLR in Windows Server 2016. To verify this, you can check the amount of WCF connections by running the following PowerShell command in an elevated console: <BR /> <BR /> netstat -a | select-string ':65532' | measure-object -line <BR /> <BR /> There should be 100-300 connections typically. <BR /> <BR /> The fix has been tested and checked in and it will be available in the May update package for Windows Server 2016. When the kb article is published and the fix is available, I will post about it here. <BR /> <BR /> Thanks, <BR /> Scott Johnson <BR /> Windows Server Essentials </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:13:46 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-essentials-2016-update-on-remote-web-access/ba-p/399068 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:13:46Z Windows Server 2016 Essentials is now GA https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-2016-essentials-is-now-ga/ba-p/399067 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Oct 25, 2016 </STRONG> <BR /> Windows Server 2016 Essentials has reached the GA (General Availability) milestone as a part of Windows Server 2016 launch. The product is now available in all channels. <BR /> <BR /> For more details,&nbsp;visit the following links: <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/hybridcloud/2016/09/26/announcing-the-launch-of-windows-server-2016/ </A> <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2016-essentials </A> <BR /> <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:13:43 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-2016-essentials-is-now-ga/ba-p/399067 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:13:43Z Fix for Office 365 Integration issue with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials has been released https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/fix-for-office-365-integration-issue-with-windows-server-2012-r2/ba-p/399065 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Oct 25, 2016 </STRONG> <BR /> There was a known issue about Microsoft Office 365 Integration failure on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials due to exceeding the maximum message size quota for incoming messages while retrieving the subscription information. We are pleased to inform that the fix for this issue has been included with latest monthly quality rollup for Windows Server 2012 R2: <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3192404 </A> <BR /> <BR /> Detailed information about the issue is mentioned below: <BR /> <BR /> Microsoft Office 365 may fail to integrate with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials with the following exception: <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104645i4CD67EAB1AAF1EAE" /> <BR /> <BR /> The file <B> SharedServiceHost-EmailProviderServiceConfig.log </B> located at the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Server\Logs folder may show the following exception: <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104647i9417383A172BCFD2" /> <BR /> <BR /> The issue occurs due to a scalability issue conflicting with default output buffer size used for subscriptions. This causes a failure during the retrieval of any O365 subscription and breaks the O365 integration feature. <BR /> <BR /> Resolution: The fix for this issue has been included with the monthly quality rollup for Windows Server 2012 R2. Install the following rollup on the server: <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3192404 </A> <BR /> <BR /> Note: This is an optional update and will be promoted to a mandatory one in the next update cycle. </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:13:40 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/fix-for-office-365-integration-issue-with-windows-server-2012-r2/ba-p/399065 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:13:40Z Updated inbox component in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials for client connector https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/updated-inbox-component-in-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-for/ba-p/399059 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jul 24, 2016 </STRONG> <BR /> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Schumann GE from Product Group and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support] </EM> <BR /> <BR /> We are happy to announce that the fix for client side issues due to Windows 10 feature upgrade that was discussed in the following SBS Blog has been released: <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sbs/2016/01/22/windows-10-feature-upgrade-breaks-client-connector-for-window-server-2012-r2-essentials-windows-server-2012-essentials-and-windows-small-business-server-2011-essentials/ </A> <BR /> <BR /> The inbox fix for Windows Server 2012 R2 has been included with the following update rollup: <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/kb/3172614 </A> <BR /> <BR /> Note: This is an optional update and will be promoted to a mandatory one in the next update cycle. </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:13:20 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/updated-inbox-component-in-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-for/ba-p/399059 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:13:20Z Windows SBS 2011, Windows SBS 2008 and impact of MS16-072 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-sbs-2011-windows-sbs-2008-and-impact-of-ms16-072/ba-p/399057 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jul 20, 2016 </STRONG> <BR /> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Susan Bradley, Wayne Small and Schumann GE (from Product Group)] </EM> <BR /> <BR /> On June 14, 2016 Microsoft released <A href="#" target="_blank"> MS16-072 </A> <A href="#" target="_blank"> KB3159398 </A> to fix a vulnerability in Group Policy whereby an attacker can allow elevation of privilege if an attacker launches a man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attack against the traffic passing between a domain controller and the target machine on domain-joined Windows computers.&nbsp; After MS16-072 is installed, user group policies are retrieved by using the computer’s security context. This by-design behavior change protects domain joined computers from a security vulnerability.&nbsp; Any Group policy that performs Security filtering on a per user basis will need to be adjusted now work after MS16-072. <BR /> <BR /> For SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 in particular there are several group policies set up in the product for purposes of controlling the users’ desktop environment and Windows Software Update Services (WSUS) that are directly impacted by this change and will need adjustment in order to continue to work after the application of this patch. <BR /> <BR /> There will be no automated patch to fix this issue on the SBS 2011 platform, thus we recommend that you take the following action to ensure that the default group polices on the SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 server are adjusted as well as checking if any group policies you have placed on the systems are impacted. <BR /> <BR /> I would like to thank various blogs and resources that provided additional information that I am relying on in order to provide the information for the SBS community. <BR /> <BR /> If you’d like to review these additional resources, I’d recommend reviewing <A href="#" target="_blank"> Jeremy Moskowitz’s blog </A> , and <A href="#" target="_blank"> Darren Mar-Elia’s blog </A> .&nbsp; Additional resources include the <A href="#" target="_blank"> AskDS blog </A> , and the <A href="#" target="_blank"> JH consulting blog </A> .&nbsp; I would recommend reviewing these additional resources if you manage different Server platforms as the commands and PowerShell scripts are slightly different for different versions of Windows Server. <BR /> <BR /> Prior to MS16-072, Group policy could be set up with security filtering uniquely for computer users.&nbsp; Both the SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 systems as part of the SBSMonitoring service run a routine that every 20 minutes there is a service that synchronizes the SBS created (“stamped”) users with the Security Filtering on the “Windows SBS User Policy” so that the SBS can deploy specific settings to the users desktop environment.&nbsp; If you merely add the Domain computers READ right to the security filtering section in group policy (or any other manual change to security filtering), 20 minutes later you will find this right removed.&nbsp; So we must add this domain computer READ right in a specific way. <BR /> <BR /> I’d first recommend that you review your server(s) and workstations to confirm that the patch has been deployed. Secondly, you will need to review your group policies to asses if they are impacted.&nbsp; An excellent PowerShell script you can use to check your systems is from the <A href="#" target="_blank"> PoSHChap blog </A> . <BR /> <BR /> To begin, log into your SBS &nbsp;2011 server.&nbsp; Find Windows PowerShell under Accessories/Windows PowerShell.&nbsp; Right mouse click and click on Run as Administrator. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104629i9C7CE5C42281960C" /> <BR /> <BR /> Now copy and paste the following script to review what group polices are impacted: <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> Copy below this line </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> =============================================================================== </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> #Load GPO module <BR /> Import-Module GroupPolicy <BR /> <BR /> #Get all GPOs in current domain <BR /> $GPOs = Get-GPO -All <BR /> <BR /> #Check we have GPOs <BR /> if ($GPOs) { <BR /> <BR /> #Loop through GPOs <BR /> foreach ($GPO in $GPOs) { <BR /> <BR /> #Nullify $AuthUser &amp; $DomComp <BR /> $AuthUser = $null <BR /> $DomComp = $null <BR /> <BR /> #See if we have an Auth Users perm <BR /> $AuthUser = Get-GPPermissions -Guid $GPO.Id -TargetName “Authenticated Users” -TargetType Group -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue <BR /> <BR /> #See if we have the ‘Domain Computers perm <BR /> $DomComp = Get-GPPermissions -Guid $GPO.Id -TargetName “Domain Computers” -TargetType Group -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue <BR /> <BR /> #Alert if we don’t have an ‘Authenticated Users’ permission <BR /> if (-not $AuthUser) { <BR /> <BR /> #Now check for ‘Domain Computers’ permission <BR /> if (-not $DomComp) { <BR /> <BR /> Write-Host “WARNING: $($GPO.DisplayName) ($($GPO.Id)) does not have an ‘Authenticated Users’ permission or ‘Domain Computers’ permission – please investigate” -ForegroundColor Red <BR /> <BR /> }&nbsp;&nbsp; #end of if (-not $DomComp) <BR /> else { <BR /> <BR /> #COMMENT OUT THE BELOW LINE TO REDUCE OUTPUT! <BR /> <BR /> Write-Host “INFORMATION: $($GPO.DisplayName) ($($GPO.Id)) does not have an ‘Authenticated Users’ permission but does have a ‘Domain Computers’ permission” -ForegroundColor Yellow <BR /> <BR /> }&nbsp;&nbsp; #end of else (-not $DomComp) <BR /> <BR /> }&nbsp;&nbsp; #end of if (-not $AuthUser) <BR /> elseif (($AuthUser.Permission -ne “GpoApply”) -and ($AuthUser.Permission -ne “GpoRead”)) { <BR /> <BR /> #COMMENT OUT THE BELOW LINE TO REDUCE OUTPUT! <BR /> Write-Host “INFORMATION: $($GPO.DisplayName) ($($GPO.Id)) has an ‘Authenticated Users’ permission that isn’t ‘GpoApply’ or ‘GpoRead'” -ForegroundColor Yellow <BR /> <BR /> }&nbsp;&nbsp; #end of elseif (($AuthUser.Permission -ne “GpoApply”) -or ($AuthUser.Permission -ne “GpoRead”)) <BR /> else { <BR /> <BR /> #COMMENT OUT THE BELOW LINE TO REDUCE OUTPUT! <BR /> <BR /> Write-Output “INFORMATION: $($GPO.DisplayName) ($($GPO.Id)) has an ‘Authenticated Users’ permission” <BR /> <BR /> }&nbsp;&nbsp; #end of else (-not $AuthUser) <BR /> <BR /> }&nbsp;&nbsp; #end of foreach ($GPO in $GPOs) <BR /> <BR /> }&nbsp;&nbsp; #end of if ($GPOs) <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> =============================================================================== </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> Copy above this line </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> <EM> Script courtesy of </EM> <A href="#" target="_blank"> <EM> https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/poshchap/2016/06/16/ms16-072-known-issue-use-powershell-to-check-gpos/ </EM> </A> <BR /> <BR /> Either paste the script into your PowerShell window on the server or save it as a .ps1 script and run it.&nbsp; You should see several red warnings that several of your group policies do not have the right permissions. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104631i8C4FE8B5843E9EA6" /> <BR /> <BR /> In reading various scripts online – It turns out there are different PowerShell commands for GP Permissions in 2008/2008R2 vs later versions of Windows.&nbsp; So be aware the solution provided in this blog post specifically works on 2008 and 2008 R2 and does not work on 2012 and 2012 R2.&nbsp; Specially the difference is simple – for 2008 and 2008 R2, replace the Get-GPPermission and Set-GPPermission commands with Get-GPPermissions and Set-GPPermissions in the script and it will work fine. <BR /> <BR /> Secondly – given we have a large number of SBS sites still, I did some specific testing with it.&nbsp; The results of the script means that the following policies are affected by this issue and MAY NOT APPLY if you don’t add the Authenticated Users OR Domain Computers as READ on the Delegation tab for that GPO. <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Windows SBS User Policy </LI> <BR /> <LI> SharePoint PSConfig Notification Policy </LI> <BR /> <LI> Update Services Server Computers Policy </LI> <BR /> <LI> Update Services Client Computers Policy </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> Microsoft have indicated specific conditions for using either Authenticated Users OR Domain Computers with the READ permission.&nbsp; I’ve done quite a bit of investigation and in conversation with Group Policy MVPs, have decided that I will implement this consistently using the Domain Computers group as this works for all scenarios. <BR /> <BR /> Now we need to adjust the permissions so that the group policies work after the installation of <A href="#" target="_blank"> MS16-072 </A> , the patch of <A href="#" target="_blank"> KB3159398 </A> . <BR /> <BR /> For SBS 2011 in the PowerShell window cut and paste the following script: <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> Copy below this line </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> =============================================================================== </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> Import-Module GroupPolicy <BR /> <BR /> Get-GPO -All | Set-GPPermissions -TargetType Group -TargetName "Domain computers" -PermissionLevel GpoRead <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> =============================================================================== </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> Copy above this line </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> The first line calls the Group policy module for PowerShell, the second line adds the Domain Computers READ right to the delegation tab so that the Security filtering set up by the server can continue to process. <BR /> <BR /> The script should scroll through the settings and adjust the group policies. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104633i264D5854620ACED9" /> <BR /> <BR /> The script has done what it needs to do.&nbsp;&nbsp; If you’d like to visually see the impact, if you go to any Group policy object you will now see Domain Computers on the delegation tab with READ rights. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104635i58D9270FB99FC965" /> <BR /> <BR /> On the Group policy object of Windows SBS User policy you should now see <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104637i16D2E54333398F03" /> <BR /> <BR /> Domain Computers with a Read right to the Group policy object. <BR /> <BR /> Now run the testing script again to confirm that your group policy permissions have been adjusted. <BR /> <BR /> Once again copy and paste the following script in the PowerShell window or save it as a .ps1 script: <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> Copy below this line </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> =============================================================================== </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> #Load GPO module <BR /> Import-Module GroupPolicy <BR /> <BR /> #Get all GPOs in current domain <BR /> $GPOs = Get-GPO -All <BR /> <BR /> #Check we have GPOs <BR /> if ($GPOs) { <BR /> <BR /> #Loop through GPOs <BR /> foreach ($GPO in $GPOs) { <BR /> <BR /> #Nullify $AuthUser &amp; $DomComp <BR /> $AuthUser = $null <BR /> $DomComp = $null <BR /> <BR /> #See if we have an Auth Users perm <BR /> $AuthUser = Get-GPPermissions -Guid $GPO.Id -TargetName “Authenticated Users” -TargetType Group -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue <BR /> <BR /> #See if we have the ‘Domain Computers perm <BR /> $DomComp = Get-GPPermissions -Guid $GPO.Id -TargetName “Domain Computers” -TargetType Group -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue <BR /> <BR /> #Alert if we don’t have an ‘Authenticated Users’ permission <BR /> if (-not $AuthUser) { <BR /> <BR /> #Now check for ‘Domain Computers’ permission <BR /> if (-not $DomComp) { <BR /> <BR /> Write-Host “WARNING: $($GPO.DisplayName) ($($GPO.Id)) does not have an ‘Authenticated Users’ permission or ‘Domain Computers’ permission – please investigate” -ForegroundColor Red <BR /> <BR /> }&nbsp;&nbsp; #end of if (-not $DomComp) <BR /> else { <BR /> <BR /> #COMMENT OUT THE BELOW LINE TO REDUCE OUTPUT! <BR /> <BR /> Write-Host “INFORMATION: $($GPO.DisplayName) ($($GPO.Id)) does not have an ‘Authenticated Users’ permission but does have a ‘Domain Computers’ permission” -ForegroundColor Yellow <BR /> <BR /> }&nbsp;&nbsp; #end of else (-not $DomComp) <BR /> <BR /> }&nbsp;&nbsp; #end of if (-not $AuthUser) <BR /> elseif (($AuthUser.Permission -ne “GpoApply”) -and ($AuthUser.Permission -ne “GpoRead”)) { <BR /> <BR /> #COMMENT OUT THE BELOW LINE TO REDUCE OUTPUT! <BR /> Write-Host “INFORMATION: $($GPO.DisplayName) ($($GPO.Id)) has an ‘Authenticated Users’ permission that isn’t ‘GpoApply’ or ‘GpoRead'” -ForegroundColor Yellow <BR /> <BR /> }&nbsp;&nbsp; #end of elseif (($AuthUser.Permission -ne “GpoApply”) -or ($AuthUser.Permission -ne “GpoRead”)) <BR /> else { <BR /> <BR /> #COMMENT OUT THE BELOW LINE TO REDUCE OUTPUT! <BR /> <BR /> Write-Output “INFORMATION: $($GPO.DisplayName) ($($GPO.Id)) has an ‘Authenticated Users’ permission” <BR /> <BR /> }&nbsp;&nbsp; #end of else (-not $AuthUser) <BR /> <BR /> }&nbsp;&nbsp; #end of foreach ($GPO in $GPOs) <BR /> <BR /> }&nbsp;&nbsp; #end of if ($GPOs) <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> =============================================================================== </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> Copy above this line </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> <EM> Script courtesy of </EM> <A href="#" target="_blank"> <EM> https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/poshchap/2016/06/16/ms16-072-known-issue-use-powershell-to-check-gpos/ </EM> </A> <BR /> <BR /> Your resulting testing screen should not show any red warnings and instead be filled with white and yellow comments: <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104639i8D1BDCA4EBAD43FF" /> <BR /> <BR /> Your SBS 2011 default group polices will now function as usual. <BR /> <BR /> If you’d like to make all future group polices you set up work by default with the new behavior, you can follow the advice in&nbsp; the section entitled “Making the change permanent in Active Directory for future / newly born GPOs” in the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Jeremy Moskowitz’s&nbsp; blog </A> . <BR /> <BR /> For SBS 2008, you’ll need to manually add the READ permission right to the delegation tab as shown: <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104641i778C4FCC04E6DB59" /> <BR /> <BR /> On the Group policy object of Windows SBS User policy you should now see <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104643i09EB7E82E0BE3A39" /> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:13:16 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-sbs-2011-windows-sbs-2008-and-impact-of-ms16-072/ba-p/399057 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:13:16Z Survey - Windows Server Essentials Features https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/survey-windows-server-essentials-features/ba-p/399040 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Feb 23, 2016 </STRONG> <BR /> The Windows Server Essentials team would like to hear from the User Community. You are invited to participate in this program to help us prioritize our feature planning for v.Next products. Your feedback is very important to us. <BR /> <BR /> To participate in this program, please visit the following web site: <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://wse2014.azurewebsites.net/take_survey.php?x=NTQ0MDI%3D </A> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:12:07 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/survey-windows-server-essentials-features/ba-p/399040 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:12:07Z Update-WSUS 3.0 SP2 on SBS 2011 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/update-wsus-3-0-sp2-on-sbs-2011/ba-p/399039 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jan 27, 2016 </STRONG> <BR /> <DIV> [ This blog is a Re-Post of the Blog Published on the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=b/sus/" target="_blank"> SUS Blog </A> ] <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> As indicated in a previous post , we are making changes to WSUS 4.0 and later that will provide a smoother Windows 10 servicing experience. Because WSUS 3.0 SP2 is already in extended support (receiving no support at all after July 2017), and we are not <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=b/wsus/archive/2016/01/22/what-to-do-if-you-re-on-wsus-3-0-sp2-or-sbs-2011.aspx" target="_blank"> ...read more </A> <BR /> <DIV> </DIV> <BR /> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> <BR /> <DIV> Read the complete post at <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=b/wsus/archive/2016/01/22/what-to-do-if-you-re-on-wsus-3-0-sp2-or-sbs-2011.aspx" target="_blank"> blogs.technet.com/.../what-to-do-if-you-re-on-wsus-3-0-sp2-or-sbs-2011.aspx </A> </DIV> <BR /> <DIV> </DIV> <BR /> </DIV> <DIV> <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=b/sus/archive/tags/WS+2008+R2/default.aspx" target="_blank"> WS 2008 R2 </A> , <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=b/sus/archive/tags/WSUS+3-0+SP2/default.aspx" target="_blank"> WSUS 3.0 SP2 </A> , <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=b/sus/archive/tags/WS+2008/default.aspx" target="_blank"> WS 2008 </A> , <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=b/sus/archive/tags/Windows+10/default.aspx" target="_blank"> Windows 10 </A> </DIV> </DIV> <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:12:04 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/update-wsus-3-0-sp2-on-sbs-2011/ba-p/399039 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:12:04Z WMI Group Policy Filter issue on Windows 10 breaks Folder Redirection Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 Essentials and Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/wmi-group-policy-filter-issue-on-windows-10-breaks-folder/ba-p/399038 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jan 22, 2016 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> Folder Redirection Group Policy setup by the Essentials Dashboard needs to be modified. The issue is caused by the WMI Group Policy filters which compare OS build number not working as expected on Windows 10. </P> <P> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Learn more about the issue </A> </P> <P> <B> User needs to modify the group policy WMI Filter to fix the issue where folder redirection does not work: </B> </P> <UL> <LI> <P> <B> Launch the group policy management console: </B> </P> <UL> <LI> <P> Press Windows Key and “R” </P> </LI> <LI> <P> Popped-up Run windows –Type <B> gpmc.msc </B> in the “Open” text box </P> </LI> <LI> <P> Click <B> OK </B> </P> </LI> </UL> </LI> <LI> <P> <B> Modify the WMI Group Policy Filter as the following: </B> <B> </B> </P> <UL> <LI> <P> Once you launch the group policy editor, scroll to the bottom where the wmi filters reside. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> Right click it and select “edit”, and bring up the filter. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> Change it from <B> select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (Version &gt;= “6.1%”) and ProductType= “1” </B> to <B> select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where Version like “10.%” or Version &gt;=”6.1″ </B> </P> </LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P> </P> <P> Thanks to <I> Robert Pearman, </I> <I> Gary LeTourneau, Susan Bradley and Grey Lancaster. </I> </P> <P> </P> <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:12:01 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/wmi-group-policy-filter-issue-on-windows-10-breaks-folder/ba-p/399038 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:12:01Z Windows 10 Feature Upgrade breaks client connector for Window Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 Essentials and Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-10-feature-upgrade-breaks-client-connector-for-window/ba-p/399036 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jan 22, 2016 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Schumann GE from Product Group and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support] </EM> </P> <P> This article describes the issue – Windows 10 feature upgrade removes the already installed client connector and breaks the Essentials features such as client backup, Remote Web Access, LaunchPad APP etc. The issue only applies to <B> Windows 10 client </B> connected to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 Essentials and Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials. This article also covers related topics such as the current workaround and the coming fix. </P> <P> </P> <P> If you have a Windows 10 machine connected to a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 Essentials or Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials server and you apply the <B> Windows 10 feature upgrades (such as 1511), </B> all the client connections to Essentials server will be lost. The following features will stop working – </P> <UL> <LI> Client Backups </LI> <LI> LaunchPad APP </LI> <LI> Remote Web Access </LI> <LI> Client Domain-Joined (DNS pointing to Essentials Server will be stopped) </LI> <LI> Essentials related services will be removed. <B> </B> </LI> </UL> <P> <B> What is Windows 10 Feature Upgrade? </B> </P> <P> In Windows 10, Microsoft publishes two types of Windows 10 releases broadly to the public on an ongoing basis: </P> <UL> <LI> <STRONG> Feature upgrades </STRONG> that install the latest new features, experiences, and capabilities on devices that are already running Windows 10. Because feature upgrades contain an entire copy of Windows, they are also what customers use to install Windows 10 on existing devices running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, and on new devices where no operating system is installed. </LI> <LI> <STRONG> Servicing updates </STRONG> that focus on the installation of security fixes and other important updates. </LI> </UL> <P> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Learn more about Windows 10 servicing options for updates and upgrades. </A> </P> <P> </P> <P> <B> Upcoming Fix </B> </P> <P> Currently we are working with the Windows Core team to fix this issue. </P> <UL> <LI> <P> <B> Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials </B> </P> <UL> <LI> <P> There will be a new package available for Windows 10 Client Connector of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. There will also be an inbox fix for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials for this issue. The inbox fix will be shipped via Windows Update to the server. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> We recommend to connect the Windows 10 client one more time to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials when the fix is out. </P> </LI> </UL> </LI> <LI> <P> <B> Windows Server 2012 Essentials and Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials </B> </P> <UL> <LI> <P> Due to different root cause of the issue, the fix on these two products doesn’t require any new package of client connector or server update.&nbsp; Also user doesn’t need to reconnect the Windows 10 client to these servers. The issue will be fixed as the same timeline as Windows Server 2012 R2 fix is out. </P> </LI> </UL> <P> </P> </LI> </UL> <P> We will keep on updating the progress of the fix and announce the release of the fix when it is available. The fix is expected in the coming months; we are trying our best to get it published ASAP. Once there is a more detailed schedule, we will update this blog as well. </P> <P> We will keep on updating the progress of the fix and announce the release of the fix when it is available. The fix is expected in the coming months; we are trying our best to get it published ASAP. Once there is a more detailed schedule, we will update this blog as well. </P> <P> <B> Current Workaround before the coming fix </B> </P> <P> Before the fix is out, user has to reconnect the Windows 10 client to the SBS/Essentials server again after any <B> Windows 10 Feature Upgrade. </B> </P> <P> Via this blog, we will help to let you know if there is any upcoming Windows 10 Feature upgrade that could break your installed client connector and remind you to connect the client computer again. This is just a temporary solution before the fix is out. </P> <P> Currently, after Windows 10 feature upgrade, when you connect your Windows 10 client to the SBS/Essentials server, you will find there is no client backup history on the LaunchPad on the client side. This is also a known issue. You can find the history and previous backups on the server Dashboard. This issue will be fixed in the coming fix as well. </P> <P> </P> <P> Thanks to the MVPs, user’s feedback and report on this issue – Susan Bradley, Mark Berry, Tim Groves. We’ll update this blog and also add another post once the fix of this issue is published. Thanks for your support. </P> <P> </P> <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:11:58 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-10-feature-upgrade-breaks-client-connector-for-window/ba-p/399036 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:11:58Z Changes implemented by Essentials Role on Windows Server 2012 R2 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/changes-implemented-by-essentials-role-on-windows-server-2012-r2/ba-p/399035 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Dec 23, 2015 </STRONG> <BR /> [This post comes to us courtesy of Sandeep Biswas and Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] <BR /> <BR /> Today we will discuss about the changes made to the server when the Essentials Experience role is installed and configured on a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine in an existing Active Directory domain. <BR /> <BR /> The Essentials role requires the following server roles and their dependent features to be installed: <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> 1. <STRONG> .Net Framework 4.5 Features </STRONG> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> 2. <STRONG> BranchCache </STRONG> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> 3. <STRONG> Remote Server Administration Tools </STRONG> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> 4. <STRONG> Web Server (IIS) </STRONG> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> 5. <STRONG> Windows Process Activation Service </STRONG> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> 6. <STRONG> Windows Server Backup </STRONG> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> Additionally, while configuring the server using the <B> Configure Windows Server Essentials </B> wizard, the following role is installed: <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> 1. <STRONG> Active Directory Certificate Services </STRONG> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> When the Essentials role is configured on a Server, it automates certain changes to the server. These are described below: <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> Active Directory Modifications </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> 1. The Server’s machine account is added as a member of the following groups: <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> a. <B> Pre-Windows 2000 Compatible Access </B> : A backward compatibility group which allows read access to all users and groups in the domain </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> b. <B> Cert Publishers </B> : Members of this group are permitted to publish certificates to the directory </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> 2. The following Managed Service Accounts are created: <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> a. <B> MediaAdmin: </B> Service account used by Windows Server Essentials Media Streaming Service during configuration </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> b. <B> ServerAdmin </B> : Service account used by Windows Server Essentials Management Service during configuration </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> 3. The <B> ServerAdmin </B> account is added as a member of the Administrators, Domain Admins and the Enterprise Admins groups. The <B> MediaAdmin </B> account is added as a member of the Administrators group <BR /> <BR /> 4. The following Global Security Groups are created: <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> a. <B> WseAltertAdministrators </B> : Users with permissions to view alerts in the network </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> b. <B> WseAllowAddInAccess </B> : Users with permissions to access Windows Server Essentials Add-ins </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> c. <B> WseAllowComputerAccess </B> : Users with permissions to access computer remotely in Remote Web Access </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> d. <B> WseAllowDashboardAccess </B> : Users with permissions to access Dashboard remotely in Remote Web Access </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> e. <B> WseAllowHomePageLinks </B> : Users with permissions to access links gadget in Remote Web Access </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> f. <B> WseAllowMediaAccess </B> : Users with permissions to access the media library in Remote Web Access </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> g. <B> WseAllowShareAccess </B> : Users with permissions to access shared folders in Remote Web Access </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> h. <B> WseInvisibleToDashboard </B> : Domain users that are hidden from Windows Server Essentials Dashboard </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> i. <B> WseManagedGroups </B> : Groups managed by Windows Server Essentials </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> j. <B> WseRemoteAccessUsers </B> : Users with permissions to use VPN to connect to the server network remotely </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> k. <B> WseRemoteWebAccessUsers </B> : Users with permissions to use Remote Web Access </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> 5. The <B> Domain Admins </B> Security group is added as a member of all the Essentials’ specific Global Security groups except the following: <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> a. WseInvisibleToDashboard </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> b. WseManagedGroups <BR /> <BR /> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <B> Windows Server Essentials services that are installed and configured </B> <BR /> <BR /> 1. <B> Windows Server Essentials Computer Backup Service </B> : This service helps you to backup data from and restore data to a client computer <BR /> <BR /> 2. <B> Windows Server Essentials Health Service </B> : This service evaluates key health criteria and generates alert notifications when an important condition is met <BR /> <BR /> 3. <B> Windows Server Essentials Management Service </B> : This is the centralized management pivot for Windows Server Essentials Experience role. It manages system settings and backgrounds of Windows Server Essentials <BR /> <BR /> 4. <B> Windows Server Essentials Media Streaming Service </B> : This service provides media streaming from the server to the client computers <BR /> <BR /> 5. <B> Windows Server Essentials Notification Service </B> : This service manages the Notifications Provider Service for the Windows Server Essentials Experience role <BR /> <BR /> 6. <B> Windows Server Essentials Provider Registry Service </B> : This service registers and enables discoverability of server role services and providers on computers running Windows Server Essentials <BR /> <BR /> 7. <B> Windows Server Essentials Storage Service </B> : This service manages the storage of the server <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <B> Web sites that are added and configured to the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager console </B> <BR /> <BR /> 1. <B> Default Web Site </B> <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> </STRONG> - Bin <BR /> - CertEnroll <BR /> - CertSrv <BR /> - Connect <BR /> - Customization <BR /> - home <BR /> - Remote <BR /> - Resources <BR /> - services <BR /> <BR /> 2. <B> Mac Web Service </B> <BR /> <BR /> - bin <BR /> <BR /> 3. <B> WSS Certificate Web Service </B> <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> </STRONG> - Bin <BR /> - download <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <B> Active Directory Certificate Services components that are configured </B> <BR /> <BR /> 1. <B> Certification Authority </B> : Root CA is used to issue certificates to users, computers and services, and to manage their validity <BR /> <BR /> 2. <B> CA Web Enrollment </B> : Web enrollment allows users to connect to a CA by means of a Web browser in order to: <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Request and review certificate requests </LI> <BR /> <LI> Retrieve certificate revocation lists (CRLs) </LI> <BR /> <LI> Perform smart card certificate enrollment </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <B> Note </B> : When you attempt to deploy Windows Server Essentials Experience role on a workgroup box, the configuration will first ask you to bring up a new Active Directory domain and configure other roles and features that the role depends on. Once it completes successfully, the Essentials role configuration will begin. For more information, please refer to <A href="#" target="_blank"> this </A> blog. </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:11:55 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/changes-implemented-by-essentials-role-on-windows-server-2012-r2/ba-p/399035 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:11:55Z Client Connector availability with Windows Home Server, Small Business Server and Windows Server Essentials for Supported Client OS https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/client-connector-availability-with-windows-home-server-small/ba-p/399033 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Nov 17, 2015 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Schumann GE from Product Group, Sabir Chandwale and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support] </EM> </P> <P> <EM> <EM> [This post is updated on October 21, 2015] </EM> </EM> </P> <P> </P> <P> In today’s post we will discuss about the client connector availability for supported client OS joined to the following Server OS: </P> <P> </P> <UL> <BR /> <LI> <BR /> <P> Windows Home Server 2011 </P> <BR /> </LI> <BR /> <LI> <BR /> <P> Small Business Server 2011 Essentials </P> <BR /> </LI> <BR /> <LI> <BR /> <P> Small Business Server 2011 Standard / Premium </P> <BR /> </LI> <BR /> <LI> <BR /> <P> Windows Server Essentials 2012 </P> <BR /> </LI> <BR /> <LI> <BR /> <P> Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 </P> <BR /> </LI> <BR /> <LI> Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard/Datacenter with Essentials Experience Role </LI> <BR /> </UL> <P> <STRONG> <EM> </EM> </STRONG> </P> <P> <STRONG> <EM> Client OS: Windows 7 </EM> </STRONG> </P> <TABLE> <TBODY><TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> SERVER OS </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Client OS </B> <B> </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Windows 7 </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Installation </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Client Connect to Server </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Client Backup </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Client Backup restore </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Package availability </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Known Issue </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Windows Home Server 2011 </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> INBOX </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> NONE </P> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Small Business Server 2011 Essentials </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> INBOX </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> NONE </P> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Small Business Server 2011 Standard </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> NA </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> NA </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> INBOX </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> NONE </P> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Windows Server Essentials 2012 </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> INBOX </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> NONE </P> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working after client OS <A href="#" title="You cannot restore files and folders from Server Essentials Backup on a Windows-based computer" target="_blank"> hotfix </A> installation </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Auto download from DLC </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> NONE </P> <BR /> </TD> </TR> </TBODY></TABLE> <P> </P> <P> <STRONG> <EM> Client OS: Windows 8/8.1 </EM> </STRONG> </P> <TABLE> <TBODY><TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> SERVER OS </B> <B> </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Client OS </B> <B> </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Installation </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Client Connect to Server </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Client Backup </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Client Backup restore </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Package availability </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Known Issue </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Windows Home Server 2011 </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> INBOX </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> NONE </P> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Small Business Server 2011 Essentials </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> INBOX </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> NONE </P> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Small Business Server 2011 Standard </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> NA </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> NA </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> INBOX </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> NONE </P> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Windows Server Essentials 2012 </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> INBOX </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> NONE </P> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Working after client OS <A href="#" title="You cannot restore files and folders from Server Essentials Backup on a Windows-based computer" target="_blank"> hotfix </A> installation </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Auto download from DLC </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> NONE </P> <BR /> </TD> </TR> </TBODY></TABLE> <P> <STRONG> <EM> <EM> <STRONG> Client OS: </STRONG> </EM> <I> <B> Windows </B> </I> <I> <B> </B> </I> <B> <I> 10 RTM </I> </B> </EM> </STRONG> </P> <TABLE> <TBODY><TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <STRONG> SERVER OS </STRONG> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Client OS </B> <B> </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Windows 10 RTM </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Installation </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Client Connect to Server </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Client Backup </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Client Backup restore </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Package availability </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Known Issue </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Windows Home Server 2011 </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> Working </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> Working </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> Working </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> Working </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> INBOX </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> NONE </DIV> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Small Business Server 2011 Essentials </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> Working </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> Working </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> Working </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> Working </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> INBOX </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> NONE </DIV> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Small Business Server 2011 Standard </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> Working </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> Working with work-around </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> NA </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> NA </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> INBOX </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Follow instructions as mentioned under Appendix-A </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Windows Server Essentials 2012 </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> Working </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> Working </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> Working </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> Working </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> INBOX </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> NONE </DIV> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> Requires&nbsp; manually&nbsp; installation </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> Working </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> Working </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> Working </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> </DIV> <BR /> <DIV> <B> <A href="#" title="X64 Client Connector" target="_blank"> X64 </A> </B> </DIV> <BR /> <DIV> <B> </B> </DIV> <BR /> <DIV> <B> <A href="#" title="X86 Client Connector" target="_blank"> X86 </A> <BR /> </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <DIV> <B> User needs to manually download and install the client connector until the fix on the server is available which is being targeted to be released tentatively in October&nbsp; November 17, 2015. </B> </DIV> <BR /> </TD> </TR> </TBODY></TABLE> <P> <STRONG> Appendix-A </STRONG> </P> <P> <B> <I> User needs to add the following two lines to the XML file on the server located at - <BR /> C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Bin\WebApp\ClientDeployment\packageFiles\supportedOS.xml </I> </B> </P> <P> <B> <I> <BR /> </I> </B> &lt;OS Architecture="9" RequiredProductType="1" RequiredSuite="" ExcludedSuite="512" SPMinor="" SPMajor="" Build="10240" Minor="0" Major="10" Name="Windows 10, AMD64" id="9"/&gt; <BR /> &lt;OS Architecture="0" RequiredProductType="1" RequiredSuite="" ExcludedSuite="512" SPMinor="" SPMajor="" Build="10240" Minor="0" Major="10" Name="Windows 10, x86" id="10"/&gt; </P> <P> </P> <P> <STRONG> <EM> So what do we mean by the te <STRONG> <EM> rms used above: </EM> </STRONG> </EM> </STRONG> </P> <P> <STRONG> Working: </STRONG> No user functional loss when the client OS is upgraded to Windows 10 RTM. There is no change on the Current User Experience </P> <UL> <BR /> <LI> <STRONG> INBOX: </STRONG> The client connector software is available on the respective server and it is not required by the user to download it manually and install. There is no change on the Current User Experience </LI> <BR /> <LI> <B> Auto download from DLC </B> <B> : </B> The client connector software is automatically downloaded from the download center when user runs <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://servername/connect </A> on the client. There is no change on the Current User Experience </LI> <BR /> <LI> <B> Working after client OS hotfix installation: </B> It requires the user to install the client OS <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=controlpanel/blogs/posteditor.aspx/&lt;a%20title=%22You%20cannot%20restore%20files%20and%20folders%20from%20Server%20Essentials%20Backup%20on%20a%20Windows-based%20computer%22%20href=%22/controlpanel/blogs/posteditor.aspx/&amp;lt;a%20href=&amp;quot;https:/support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3045682&amp;quot;%20target=&amp;quot;_blank&amp;quot;&amp;gt;Hotfix&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt;%22&gt;Hotfix&lt;/a&gt;" title="You cannot restore files and folders from Server Essentials Backup on a Windows-based computer"> Hotfix </A> manually for the Client Restore to function properly </LI> <BR /> <LI> <B> NA: </B> The respective feature is not applicable </LI> <BR /> <LI> <STRONG> <B> <B> NONE: </B> </B> </STRONG> No issues experienced while in-house repro <BR /> </LI> <BR /> </UL> <P> </P> <P> <STRONG> Resolution (Updated on 29/07/2015): </STRONG> </P> <P> <STRONG> The Client Connector for Windows 10 to connect to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials has been released. </STRONG> </P> <P> <STRONG> For x64 bit Windows 10 Client download it from <A href="#" title="Windows 10 Client Connector for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials x64 " target="_blank"> here </A> . </STRONG> </P> <P> <STRONG> For x86 bit Windows 10 Client download it form <A href="#" title="Windows 10 Client Connector for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials x86." target="_blank"> here </A> . </STRONG> </P> <P> <STRONG> Note </STRONG> <STRONG> <EM> : </EM> </STRONG> </P> <P> - <STRONG> The Client Connector needs to be manually downloaded and installed on the Windows 10 Client OS </STRONG> . Once the installation is completed follow the steps listed below, </P> <DIV> <BR /> <P> - Click on Start, All Apps </P> <BR /> <P> - Scroll down till "Windows Server Essentials", expand and run "Windows Server Essentials Connector Configuration Wizard". </P> <BR /> <P> This is a known issue and the fix on the server is being targeted to be released tentatively in October 2015. </P> <BR /> <P> Once the fix is patched, then there will be no user intervention required, all the downloading, installation and configuration will be automatically carried out </P> <BR /> <P> - With the release of Windows Server 2016 Essentials, all client connector software will be available and no user intervention will be needed. </P> <BR /> </DIV> <P> <STRONG> </STRONG> </P> <P> <STRONG> <B> Update&nbsp;(21/10/2015): </B> </STRONG> <STRONG> <B> <BR /> </B> </STRONG> </P> <P> </P> <DIV> <BR /> <P> - There will be a Windows Update released on 17th,November 2015 for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. </P> <BR /> <P> - This Windows Update will enable the Windows 10 clients to be joined to the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials.&nbsp;In current scenario,&nbsp;the user has to download and install the client connector&nbsp;&nbsp; manually&nbsp;on the Windows 10 client, this manual process would not be required after applying this Windows Update to the Server. </P> <BR /> <P> - This Windows Update will not affect any of the existing Windows 10 clients connected to the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. </P> <BR /> <P> </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> <B> Update&nbsp;(17/11/2015): </B> </STRONG> <STRONG> <B> <BR /> </B> </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <P> The update to support auto-redirection of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials for Windows 10 client connector is now available at: <BR /> </P> <BR /> <P> <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3105885 </A> </P> <BR /> </DIV> <P> </P> <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:11:50 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/client-connector-availability-with-windows-home-server-small/ba-p/399033 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:11:50Z Client Connector support for Windows 10 with future updates https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/client-connector-support-for-windows-10-with-future-updates/ba-p/399032 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Nov 17, 2015 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Schumann GE from Product Group and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support] </EM> </P> <P> The first major update for Windows 10 is now available for PCs and tablets. With this update, there are improvements in all aspects of the platform and experience. The latest update of Windows 10 is full of great features and security enhancements. To learn more about Windows 10, visit the following link: </P> <P> <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-upgrade </A> </P> <P> The Client Connector of all server versions (2011/2012/2012 R2 and 2016) will continue to work with Windows 10 and its future updates. </P> <P> </P> <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:11:46 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/client-connector-support-for-windows-10-with-future-updates/ba-p/399032 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:11:46Z Configuring Microsoft Azure Online Backup on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/configuring-microsoft-azure-online-backup-on-windows-server-2012/ba-p/399030 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jul 09, 2015 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <I> [This post comes to us courtesy of Sabir Chandwale and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support] </I> </P> <BR /> <P> Microsoft Azure Backup is a cloud-based backup solution that enables online backup and restore of important data to help protect against loss and corruption. This feature can be comfortably integrated to the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard. </P> <BR /> <P> Here are some significant features of Microsoft Azure Backup: </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Simplified setup and configuration via Windows Server Essentials Dashboard </LI> <BR /> <LI> Incremental backup </LI> <BR /> <LI> Data compression and encryption </LI> <BR /> <LI> Retention policies </LI> <BR /> <LI> Bandwidth throttling </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <DIV> <BR /> <P> <B> Get started by installing add-in for Microsoft Azure Backup </B> </P> <BR /> </DIV> <BR /> <P> 1. Open the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard. Navigate to <B> HOME </B> tab and then click <B> ADD-INS </B> under the <B> Get Started </B> sub-tab </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104615i0C06AB428C1B887C" /> <IMG /> </P> <BR /> <P> 2. Select <B> Integrate with Windows Azure Backup </B> , and then click the following links to sign up and download the Online Backup Module respectively: </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> <A href="#" title="Windows Azure Login" target="_blank"> Click to sign up for Windows Azure Backup </A> <BR /> You may opt for a <A href="#" target="_blank"> free trial </A> for a month or you may purchase the services </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Click to download Windows Azure Backup integration module </A> <BR /> Download and save the file <B> OnlineBackupAddin.wssx </B> </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> 3. Install the Online Backup integration module by running <B> OnlineBackupAddin.wssx. </B> Follow the wizard to complete the installation. After the installation wizard successfully completes, reopen the Dashboard </P> <BR /> <P> 4. A new tab named <B> AZURE BACKUP </B> appears on the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard containing the common online backup/restore administrative tasks. It consists of the following sub-tabs: </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> <B> Azure Backup </B> : After you register the server for online backup, this section displays the current backup status, storage status, and account information </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> <B> Protected Folders </B> : Here you will find the list of all shared folders and File History folders on the server, and any other folders that you have selected to back up in Windows Azure </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> <B> Backup History </B> : This section would list recent backup and restore operations </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> <A href="#" target="_blank"> </A></P><P> <BR /> </P> <P></P> <BR /> <P> </P> <BR /> <DIV> <BR /> <P> <B> Configuring and Registering Server for Microsoft Azure backup </B> </P> <BR /> </DIV> <BR /> <P> There are two ways in which we can configure a Windows Server Essentials to backup data on Azure: </P> <BR /> <OL> <BR /> <LI> <BR /> <P> Create a backup vault under “Recovery Service” and register the server using Windows Server Essentials Dashboard </P> <BR /> </LI> <BR /> <LI> <BR /> <P> Directly run the “Register the server backup” wizard </P> <BR /> </LI> <BR /> </OL> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> Note </STRONG> : Prior to the update for Windows Azure Recovery Agent it was mandatory to create backup vault before registering the server. After the update it is no longer required to first create a backup vault under recovery service. This can be done while registering the server. </P> <BR /> <DIV> <BR /> <P> <B> Registering your server </B> </P> <BR /> </DIV> <BR /> <P> 1. Navigate to the <B> AZURE BACKUP </B> tab on the <B> Windows Server Essentials Dashboard </B> </P> <BR /> <P> 2. In the <B> Azure Backup </B> page, click <B> Register this server for backup </B> under <B> Azure Backup Task </B> </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104616i4F14ED5929BF662B" /> </P> <BR /> <P> 3. <STRONG> </STRONG> Click on “Sign in” </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104618iC4A8A192D8DEEA94" /> </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104619iB0A38483E9F047C3" /> </P> <BR /> <P> 4. <STRONG> </STRONG> Once the sign in is successful we get to a page wherein we can choose to create a new backup vault or chose an existing one which has been created earlier in the Azure Portal. In addition, if we have more than one subscription being managed we can choose the subscription as well </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104620i713F53B0F78D84E6" /> </P> <BR /> <P> 5. Once the server has been configured with Azure Recovery Service we get the option to choose the files and folders which can be selected to be backed up </P> <BR /> <P> 6. By default, we have the following options selected: </P> <BR /> <P> a.&nbsp; Company </P> <BR /> <P> b.&nbsp; File History Backups </P> <BR /> <P> c.&nbsp; Folder Redirection </P> <BR /> <P> d.&nbsp; Users </P> <BR /> <P> 7. In addition to this we Add Folders which are intended to be backed up </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104621iAA1F34D429939A18" /> </P> <BR /> <P> 8. We get the following result once the registering of server has been completed </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104623i3124B2C705F46EEB" /> </P> <BR /> <P> This completes the configuration and you are ready to use Microsoft Azure backup. </P> <BR /> <P> As the backups are taken, you would start seeing the same in the <B> Backup History </B> page of the <B> Azure BACKUP </B> tab on the <B> Windows Server Essentials Dashboard </B> . You can see these backups on the Azure portal as well. </P> <BR /> <P> </P> <BR /> <P> </P> <BR /> <P> </P> <BR /> <P> <B> <BR /> </B> </P> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:11:41 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/configuring-microsoft-azure-online-backup-on-windows-server-2012/ba-p/399030 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:11:41Z Windows Server 2012 Essentials/R2 Essentials may fail to integrate with Microsoft Office 365 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-2012-essentials-r2-essentials-may-fail-to/ba-p/399013 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on May 28, 2015 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Sabir Chandwale and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support] </EM> </P> <BR /> <P> We have discovered a new issue with Microsoft Office 365 Dashboard integration on Windows Server Essentials (2012 and 2012 R2 both). The <STRONG> Integrate with Microsoft Office 365 </STRONG> wizard fails with the following error: </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104612i77870763B779B236" /> </P> <BR /> <P> </P> <BR /> <P> The Application event log shows the following error messages: </P> <BR /> <P> Log Name:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Application <BR /> Source:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Application Error <BR /> Date:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5/29/2015 5:33:33 AM <BR /> Event ID:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1000 <BR /> Task Category: (100) <BR /> Level:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Error <BR /> Keywords:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Classic <BR /> User:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; N/A <BR /> Computer:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; WS2012R2ESS.CONTOSOIN.local <BR /> Description: <BR /> Faulting application name: SharedServiceHost.exe, version: 6.3.9600.16384, time stamp: 0x5215ca62 <BR /> Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000 <BR /> Exception code: 0x80131623 <BR /> Fault offset: 0x00007ff86584247e <BR /> Faulting process id: 0x10c0 <BR /> Faulting application start time: 0x01d099d0f88b7026 <BR /> Faulting application path: C:\Windows\System32\Essentials\SharedServiceHost.exe <BR /> Faulting module path: unknown <BR /> Report Id: 3e66f1d2-05c4-11e5-80d0-000d3a20bee4 <BR /> Faulting package full name: <BR /> Faulting package-relative application ID: </P> <BR /> <P> Log Name:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Application <BR /> Source:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; .NET Runtime <BR /> Date:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5/29/2015 5:33:32 AM <BR /> Event ID:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1025 <BR /> Task Category: None <BR /> Level:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Error <BR /> Keywords:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Classic <BR /> User:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; N/A <BR /> Computer:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; WS2012R2ESS.CONTOSOIN.local <BR /> Description: <BR /> Application: SharedServiceHost.exe <BR /> Framework Version: v4.0.30319 <BR /> Description: The application requested process termination through System.Environment.FailFast(string message). <BR /> Message: Unhandled exception from operation: </P> <BR /> <P> Service type: Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.PasswordSync.PasswordSyncManagementProvider <BR /> Operation: [<A href="#" target="_blank">http://tempuri.org/</A>] IPasswordSyncProvider.BeginActivate <BR /> Async: False <BR /> Parameters: <BR /> PasswordSyncType type <BR /> String id </P> <BR /> <P> Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.MailService.MailServiceException: Unable to create process as user. ---&gt; System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified </P> <BR /> <P> </P> <BR /> <P> The <STRONG> Windows Server Essentials Email Service </STRONG> may stop on its own and generate the following error in the System event log: </P> <BR /> <P> Log Name:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; System <BR /> Source:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Service Control Manager <BR /> Date:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5/29/2015 5:34:21 AM <BR /> Event ID:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7031 <BR /> Task Category: None <BR /> Level:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Error <BR /> Keywords:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Classic <BR /> User:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; N/A <BR /> Computer:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; WS2012R2ESS.CONTOSOIN.local <BR /> Description: <BR /> The Windows Server Essentials Email Service service terminated unexpectedly.&nbsp; It has done this 1 time(s).&nbsp; The following corrective action will be taken in 60000 milliseconds: Restart the service. </P> <BR /> <P> <EM> </EM> <EM> The file <B> SharedServiceHost-EmailProviderServiceConfig.log </B> located at </EM> <I> C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Server\ <B> Logs </B> folder may show the following exception: </I> </P> <BR /> <P> <EM> [9692] 150514.140603.4973: ProviderFramework: Error: [0] : Unhandled Exception details: Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.MailService.MailServiceException: Unable to create process as user. ---&gt; System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified </EM> <I> <BR /> <EM> --- End of inner exception stack trace --- </EM> <BR /> <EM> at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.MailService.MailServiceUtils.ExecuteCommandWithThreadImpersonationToken(String fileName, String args) </EM> <BR /> <EM> at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.PasswordSync.PasswordSyncManagementCore.ConfigurePcnsTarget() </EM> <BR /> <EM> at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.PasswordSync.PasswordSyncManagementCore.&lt;Activate&gt;b__5() </EM> <BR /> <EM> at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.MailService.ActiveDirectoryHelper.InvokeOperationImpersonateWrapper(Action action) </EM> <BR /> <EM> at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.PasswordSync.PasswordSyncManagementCore.Activate() </EM> <BR /> <EM> at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Common.ProviderFramework.ProviderBase`1.&lt;&gt;c__DisplayClass4.&lt;InvokeOperation&gt;b__3() </EM> <BR /> <EM> at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Common.ProviderFramework.ProviderBase`1.InvokeOperation[TResult](String operationName, Func`1 func) </EM> <BR /> <EM> at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.PasswordSync.PasswordSyncManagementProvider.InvokeOperationWrapperAsync(String operationName, Action action) </EM> <BR /> <EM> at SyncInvokeBeginActivate(Object , Object[] , Object[] ) </EM> <BR /> <EM> at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.SyncMethodInvoker.Invoke(Object instance, Object[] inputs, Object[]&amp; outputs) </EM> <BR /> <EM> at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Common.ProviderFramework.Internal.ExceptionScreener._ScreenForExceptions(GeneralInvoker invokeMe, Object instance, Object[] inputs, Object[]&amp; outputs) </EM> <BR /> <EM> [9692] 150514.140603.4973: SharedServiceHost: Critical: [0] : _UnhandledExceptionHappened: SharedServiceHost.exe encountered an error (0x80131500): Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.MailService.MailServiceException: Unable to create process as user. ---&gt; System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified </EM> </I> </P> <BR /> <P> </P> <BR /> <P> This behavior has been observed because of the way the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Microsoft Password Change Notification Service </A> package has been compressed. In order to fix the issue, follow the workaround mentioned below. </P> <BR /> <P> 1. On the server, rename the following folders present at the <STRONG> C:\Program Files\Windows Server\Bin </STRONG> folder: </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> PCNS </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> PCNS.zip </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <P> 2. Download <A href="#" target="_blank"> Password Change Notification Service </A> (x64 package) </P> <BR /> <P> 3. Extract the zipped folder and navigate to “..\Password Change Notification Service\x64\” folder </P> <BR /> <P> 4. Copy the folders <STRONG> Program Files, Windows </STRONG> and the file <STRONG> Password Change Notification Service.msi </STRONG> to the Desktop </P> <BR /> <P> 5. Right-click all the three items, create a Compressed (zipped) folder and name it <STRONG> PCNS.zip </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <P> 6. Copy this newly created zipped folder <STRONG> PCNS.zip </STRONG> to the <STRONG> C:\Program Files\Windows Server\Bin </STRONG> folder </P> <BR /> <P> 7. Run the <B> Integrate with Microsoft Office 365 </B> wizard from Windows Server Essentials Dashboard </P> <BR /> <P> Alternatively, you can rename the existing PCNS and PCNS.zip folders. Download <STRONG> PCNS.ZIP </STRONG> from <A href="#" target="_blank"> here </A> and copy it to the <STRONG> C:\Program Files\Windows Server\Bin </STRONG> folder. </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> Resolution (Updated on 06/30/2015): </STRONG> <STRONG> The folder structure for PCNS.zip has been reverted and no manual steps before integration are required any more. </STRONG> <BR /> </P> <BR /> <P> </P> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:10:32 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-2012-essentials-r2-essentials-may-fail-to/ba-p/399013 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:10:32Z Subscribing to the New Experience for Power BI breaks Office 365 Integration in Windows Server Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/subscribing-to-the-new-experience-for-power-bi-breaks-office-365/ba-p/399008 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on May 18, 2015 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Sandeep Biswas and Sabir Chandwale from Global Business Support] </EM> </P> <BR /> <P> We have recently come across an issue where Office 365 Integration breaks on Windows Server Essentials. After investigating the issue, we determined that the Windows Server Essentials Email Service does not start and crashes if we attempt to start it manually. </P> <BR /> <P> In the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard, the state of <STRONG> Microsoft Azure Active Directory </STRONG> Integration appears as <STRONG> N/A </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104599i60DE099BF0A03AD4" /> </P> <BR /> <P> In the Application event log, we can see the following errors: </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104601iD488330A0D29BEF0" /> </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104603i137F79C88A339155" /> </P> <BR /> <P> In the <B> SharedServiceHost-EmailProviderServiceConfig.log </B> we get the following exception: </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104605i078764CB5C52FAB0" /> </P> <BR /> <P> This exception is raised when the provider framework queries the Office 365 subscriptions to populate the information in the dashboard. The issue only occurs if the trial <STRONG> Microsoft Power BI </STRONG> subscription is associated with Office 365 via the portal <A href="#" title="https://www.powerbi.com/" target="_blank"> https://www.powerbi.com/ </A> . </P> <BR /> <P> When the trial <STRONG> Microsoft Power BI </STRONG> subscription is associated with Office 365 via the portal, it adds 1,000,000 licenses for Power BI; however, it does not add any subscription information. When the Windows Server Essentials provider framework queries the O365 subscription, it does find the licenses without any subscription information being associated with it. Hence it throws a <STRONG> Null Exception </STRONG> as highlighted in the <B> SharedServiceHost-EmailProviderServiceConfig.log </B> . </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104607iDEBF52CE8E7E9AD3" /> </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104609i3DA50DBF34B0990E" /> </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> There are two user experiences currently available for Power BI: the new experience for <STRONG> Power BI </STRONG> , currently offered as a Public Preview via <A href="#" target="_blank"> this </A> portal and the current experience which is generally referred to as <STRONG> Power BI for Office 365 </STRONG> can be subscribed from the O365 Portal. We have not experienced any issues with Windows Server Essentials Dashboard Integration with Office 365 if <STRONG> Power BI for Office 365 </STRONG> is subscribed. </P> <BR /> <P> If you want to try Power BI in Windows Server Essentials integrated with Office 365, it is recommended that you go for <STRONG> Power BI for Office 365 </STRONG> . If you have already enabled the new experience for Power BI via the portal <A href="#" title="https://www.powerbi.com/" target="_blank"> https://www.powerbi.com/ </A> , the Windows Server Essentials Email Service will continue to crash whenever you launch the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard. </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> We are working on a fix for this issue and will update the blog as soon as a solution is available </STRONG> . </P> <BR /> <P> </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> Resolution (Updated on 05/18/2015) </STRONG> : The fix for this issue has been included with the following hotfix released for RMS Subscription issue: </P> <BR /> <P> Install the following hotfix on the server: </P> <BR /> <P> <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3055778 </A> </P> <BR /> <P> </P> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:10:17 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/subscribing-to-the-new-experience-for-power-bi-breaks-office-365/ba-p/399008 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:10:17Z The MS15-10 Security Update for Windows Server 2012/R2 Essentials and the Client Restore Functionality https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/the-ms15-10-security-update-for-windows-server-2012-r2/ba-p/398994 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Mar 13, 2015 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Sabir Chandwale from Global Business Support] </EM> </P> <BR /> <P> When we try to restore files and folders for a client connected to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or Windows Server 2012 using dashboard, the “Restore Files and Folders” Wizard stops functioning as shown below. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104595i6BC24B60E67A55A9" /> </P> <BR /> <P> In the Event Viewer, we get the following errors in the Application Log: </P> <BR /> <P> </P> <BR /> <P> Log Name:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Application <BR /> Source:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Application Error <BR /> Date:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2/26/2015 8:07:17 AM <BR /> Event ID:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1000 <BR /> Task Category: (100) <BR /> Level:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Error <BR /> Keywords:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Classic <BR /> User:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; N/A <BR /> Computer:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CLIENT1.CONTOSO.LOCAL <BR /> Description: <BR /> Faulting application name: MountBackupWizard.exe, version: 6.3.9600.16384, time stamp: 0x5215cf3c <BR /> Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.3.9600.17278, time stamp: 0x53eebf2e <BR /> Exception code: 0xe0434352 <BR /> Fault offset: 0x000000000000606c <BR /> Faulting process id: 0x7a8 <BR /> Faulting application start time: 0x01d051ddab4d7e2c <BR /> Faulting application path: C:\Windows\System32\Essentials\MountBackupWizard.exe <BR /> Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll <BR /> Report Id: 88cfa876-bdd1-11e4-8255-00155d593d29 <BR /> Faulting package full name: <BR /> Faulting package-relative application ID: </P> <BR /> <P> Log Name:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Application <BR /> Source:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; .NET Runtime <BR /> Date:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2/26/2015 8:07:16 AM <BR /> Event ID:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1026 <BR /> Task Category: None <BR /> Level:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Error <BR /> Keywords:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Classic <BR /> User:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; N/A <BR /> Computer:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CLIENT1.CONTOSO.LOCAL <BR /> Description: <BR /> Application: MountBackupWizard.exe <BR /> Framework Version: v4.0.30319 <BR /> Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception. <BR /> Exception Info: System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException <BR /> Stack: <BR /> at System.RuntimeMethodHandle.InvokeMethod(System.Object, System.Object[], System.Signature, Boolean) <BR /> at System.Reflection.RuntimeMethodInfo.UnsafeInvokeInternal(System.Object, System.Object[], System.Object[]) <BR /> at System.Delegate.DynamicInvokeImpl(System.Object[]) <BR /> at System.Windows.Forms.Control.InvokeMarshaledCallbackDo(ThreadMethodEntry) <BR /> at System.Windows.Forms.Control.InvokeMarshaledCallbackHelper(System.Object) <BR /> at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean) <BR /> at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean) <BR /> at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object) <BR /> at System.Windows.Forms.Control.InvokeMarshaledCallback(ThreadMethodEntry) <BR /> at System.Windows.Forms.Control.InvokeMarshaledCallbacks() <BR /> at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(System.Windows.Forms.Message ByRef) <BR /> at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.DebuggableCallback(IntPtr, Int32, IntPtr, IntPtr) <BR /> at System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.DispatchMessageW(MSG ByRef) <BR /> at System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.DispatchMessageW(MSG ByRef) <BR /> at System.Windows.Forms.Application+ComponentManager.System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.IMsoComponentManager.FPushMessageLoop(IntPtr, Int32, Int32) <BR /> at System.Windows.Forms.Application+ThreadContext.RunMessageLoopInner(Int32, System.Windows.Forms.ApplicationContext) <BR /> at System.Windows.Forms.Application+ThreadContext.RunMessageLoop(Int32, System.Windows.Forms.ApplicationContext) <BR /> at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.DataProtection.UI.Program.Main(System.String[]) </P> <BR /> <P> In addition to the event viewer we get an exception in the <STRONG> MountBackupWizard.log </STRONG> on the client computer, this log is present in <STRONG> C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Server\Logs </STRONG> folder: </P> <BR /> <P> <EM> An exception of type 'Type: Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.DataProtection.PCBackup.ObjectModel.PCBackupClientProviderException, BackupClientProvider, Version=6.3.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' has occurred. <BR /> Timestamp: 02/26/2015 08:07:15 <BR /> Message: Exception of type 'Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.DataProtection.PCBackup.ObjectModel.PCBackupClientProviderException' was thrown. </EM> </P> <BR /> <P> <B> <I> </I> </B> <B> <I> Workaround </I> </B> : As a workaround we can uninstall the Security Update from the client. </P> <BR /> <P> <B> <I> On a Windows 8.1 Client: </I> </B> </P> <BR /> <P> Run the command: <STRONG> Get-Hotfix -Id KB3023562 </STRONG> <BR /> If the hotfix is installed, we will get information with all the details of the Hotfix. <BR /> Uninstall the hotfix (you may be prompted to restart the client computer). </P> <BR /> <P> <B> <I> On a Windows 8.0 Client: </I> </B> </P> <BR /> <P> Run the command: <STRONG> Get-Hotfix -Id KB3023562, KB3004375 </STRONG> <BR /> If the hotfixes are installed, we will get information with all the details of the Hotfixes. <BR /> Uninstall the hotfixes (you may be prompted to restart the client computer). </P> <BR /> <P> <I> Once we uninstall the updates, the <STRONG> Restore Files and Folder Wizard </STRONG> functions as expected. </I> </P> <BR /> <P> <B> Note: It is advisable to reinstall the update KB3023562 on Windows 8.1 and updates KB3023562 and KB3004375 on Windows 8.0 client once the restoration process completes. Removing a security update will make the client vulnerable. We will update this blog post with a resolution in near future. </B> </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> Resolution (Updated on 06/16/2015) </STRONG> : </P> <BR /> <P> A fix for this issue has been included with the following hotfix: </P> <BR /> <P> Install the following hotfix on the affected client: <B> <A href="#" target="_blank"> KB3045682 </A> </B> (<A href="#" target="_blank">https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3045682</A>) </P> <BR /> Prerequisites for applying the Hotfix: <BR /> Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 <BR /> <P> To apply this hotfix, you must have <A href="#" title="http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2919355" target="_blank"> update 2919355 </A> installed. <BR /> <BR /> Additionally, you must install <A href="#" title="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40285" target="_blank"> the Windows Server Essentials Connector </A> . </P> <BR /> Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 <BR /> <P> To apply this hotfix, you must have <A href="#" title="http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976932" target="_blank"> Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2 </A> installed. <BR /> <BR /> Additionally, you must install <A href="#" title="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40285" target="_blank"> the Windows Server Essentials Connector </A> . </P> <BR /> <P> </P> <BR /> <P> <B> </B> </P> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:09:13 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/the-ms15-10-security-update-for-windows-server-2012-r2/ba-p/398994 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:09:13Z Windows Server Essentials 2012/2012 R2 Log Files https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-essentials-2012-2012-r2-log-files/ba-p/398990 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Sep 30, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Swapnil Rane </EM> <EM> from Commercial Technical Support] </EM> <P> This post will reduce your efforts to identify which log to refer to and where to find it. This can be very useful when you are troubleshooting issues on an Essentials server. We have compiled a list of important logs and their associated wizards below. There can be issues where we may have to refer to multiple logs. </P> <H3> Server-side Logs: </H3> <P> In Windows Server Essentials 2012 and 2012 R2, the location of the log files is under <STRONG> %programdata%MicrosoftWindows ServerLogs </STRONG> . </P> Service Integration Log Files: <TABLE> <TBODY><TR> <TD> <P> O365/On-Premise Exchange/Intune </P> </TD> <TD> <DIV> </DIV> </TD> <TD> <P> SharedServiceHost-EmailProviderServiceConfig.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Windows Azure Backup </P> </TD> <TD> <DIV> </DIV> </TD> <TD> <P> OnlineBackupGettingStartedWizard.log </P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY></TABLE> Backup Log Files: <TABLE> <TBODY><TR> <TD> <P> Server Backup Configuration wizard </P> </TD> <TD> <P> SBCW.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Server Backup restore wizard </P> </TD> <TD> <P> ServerFFR.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Client Backup Feature server side log </P> </TD> <TD> <P> Backup-&lt;date&gt;.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Client backup database cleanup </P> </TD> <TD> <P> RunTask-BackupCleanup.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Client backup database checker </P> </TD> <TD> <P> RunTask-Consistency check </P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY></TABLE> Storage and Devices Log Files: <TABLE> <TBODY><TR> <TD> <P> User/Device management feature </P> </TD> <TD> <P> SharedServiceHost-ManagementServiceConfig.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Storage features </P> </TD> <TD> <P> Storageservice.&lt;date&gt;.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Storage related feature </P> </TD> <TD> <P> Storageutil.&lt;date&gt;.log </P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY></TABLE> Azure Backup Log Files: <TABLE> <TBODY><TR> <TD> <P> <STRONG> Location: C:Program FilesWindows Azure Backup AgentTemp </STRONG> </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Azure Backup Logs </P> </TD> <TD> <P> CBEngineCurr.errlog </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Failed Azure Backup Logs </P> </TD> <TD> <P> LastBackupFailedFile#####.txt </P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY></TABLE> Other Helpful Log Files: <TABLE> <TBODY><TR> <TD> <P> DC Promo </P> </TD> <TD> <P> DCPromo_date.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Health evaluation schedule task </P> </TD> <TD> <P> RunTask-AlertEvaluation.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Macintosh Clients Status update </P> </TD> <TD> <P> RunTask-MacintoshStatusReport.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Server DNS status </P> </TD> <TD> <P> ServerBeacon.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Customer Experience Improvement </P> </TD> <TD> <P> RunTask-SaveCustomerExperienceImprovementProgramData.log </P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY></TABLE> Program and Service Quality Measurement Log Files: <TABLE> <TBODY><TR> <TD> <P> CA Role installation </P> </TD> <TD> <P> CA_ROLE_INSTALL.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Media pack installation (2012 R2) </P> </TD> <TD> <P> MediaPackInstalltionWizard.xxxx.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Media Service (Specially with RWA) </P> </TD> <TD> <P> MediaStreamingProvider.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> O365 (Assign/Un-assign Accounts) </P> </TD> <TD> <P> TaskStatus-OIMAddin.log </P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY></TABLE> <P> </P> <H3> Client-side Logs: </H3> <P> The client-side log files are located in the folder <STRONG> %programdata%MicrosoftWindows Serverlogs </STRONG> . They are as: </P> <TABLE> <TBODY><TR> <TD> <P> Client Deployment </P> </TD> <TD> <P> ClientDeploy.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Client package installation Failures </P> </TD> <TD> <P> ComputerConnector.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Client backup restore mount driver </P> </TD> <TD> <P> BackupDriverInstaller.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Client operation for File history Sync </P> </TD> <TD> <P> ClientOperator.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Main log for client launch pad </P> </TD> <TD> <P> LaunchPad.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Password synchronization feature in AAD </P> </TD> <TD> <P> PasswordSyncClientAlerts.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Add-in feature on client </P> </TD> <TD> <P> RunTask-Add-in Management.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Health evaluation schedule task </P> </TD> <TD> <P> RunTask-AlertEvaluation.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Client Backup scheduled task </P> </TD> <TD> <P> RunTask-ClientComputeBackkup.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Connector uninstall cleanup task </P> </TD> <TD> <P> RunTask-Connector cleanup.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Update health definition file from server to client task </P> </TD> <TD> <P> RunTask-HealthDefinitionUpdate.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> RDP feature for RWA </P> </TD> <TD> <P> RunTask-RDP Group Configuration.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Client VPN connectivity issues </P> </TD> <TD> <P> RunTask-VPN Routes Repair.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Client network status update </P> </TD> <TD> <P> ServerLocator-&lt;date&gt;.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Client deployment API call (Client deployment fails) </P> </TD> <TD> <P> Setupapi.dev.log </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> Health alert feature </P> </TD> <TD> <P> SharedServiceHost-HealthServiceConfig.log </P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY></TABLE> <P> The above logs should be able to guide you through the process of troubleshooting effectively on Essentials relevant issues. </P> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:08:59 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-essentials-2012-2012-r2-log-files/ba-p/398990 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:08:59Z Announcing the availability of enabling Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials’ integration of Microsoft online services in environments with multiple domain controllers https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/announcing-the-availability-of-enabling-windows-server-2012-r2/ba-p/398988 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Sep 18, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> In Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2, all of our online services integration features, including Azure Active Directory and Office 365, are supported only in environments that have a single domain controller. In environments with more than one domain controller, integration of these services is blocked due limitations in the user account and password synchronization mechanism in Windows Server Essentials. <BR /> <BR /> I am happy to announce&nbsp;the re-release of&nbsp;the Windows August Update which was originally released on (8/12/2014, PST).&nbsp;This update adds support for both Azure Active Directory integration and Office 365 integration features in domain environments consisting of a single domain controller, multiple domain controllers, or Windows Server Essentials as a domain member server. <BR /> <BR /> <P> For more information, please go to <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2974308 </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:08:53 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/announcing-the-availability-of-enabling-windows-server-2012-r2/ba-p/398988 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:08:53Z How to enable verbose logging for Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/how-to-enable-verbose-logging-for-windows-server-2012-2012-r2/ba-p/398986 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Aug 22, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Swapnil Rane and Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] </EM> <B> </B> <BR /> <BR /> This post explains how to increase the logging level for the individual components of Server Essentials role for troubleshooting purposes. In order to accomplish this, we need to modify the <B> Logging.config </B> file. This file can be located at <B> C:\Program Files\Windows Server\Bin </B> on a Windows Server 2012 Essentials machine. On a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials this file is present at <B> C:\Windows\System32\Essentials </B> . <BR /> <BR /> Make sure to save a backup copy of the file before modifying it. You need to change the ownership of <B> Logging.config </B> file and give the user adequate permissions to save any modifications to it. You may use the following commands on an elevated Command Prompt to make modifications to the file: <BR /> <BR /> <B> For Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: </B> <BR /> <BR /> takeown /f C:\Windows\System32\Essentials\Logging.config <BR /> icacls C:\Windows\System32\Essentials\Logging.config /grant administrators:F <BR /> icacls C:\Windows\System32\Essentials\Logging.config /setowner "NT Service\TrustedInstaller" <BR /> notepad C:\Windows\System32\Essentials\Logging.config <BR /> <BR /> <B> For Windows Server 2012 Essentials: </B> <BR /> <BR /> takeown /f "C:\Program Files\Windows Server\Bin\Logging.config" <BR /> icacls "C:\Program Files\Windows Server\Bin\Logging.config" /grant administrators:F <BR /> icacls "C:\Program Files\Windows Server\Bin\Logging.config" /setowner "NT Service\TrustedInstaller" <BR /> notepad "C:\Program Files\Windows Server\Bin\Logging.config" <BR /> <BR /> The file <B> Logging.config </B> is now ready for editing. Search for the string <STRONG> level= </STRONG> and replace the string next to <B> level= </B> to <B> All </B> if it is set otherwise. For example: <BR /> <BR /> <I> &lt;add level=" <B> Warning </B> " name="ProviderFramework"&gt; <BR /> &lt;listeners&gt; <BR /> &lt;add name="DefaultTraceListener" /&gt; <BR /> &lt;/listeners&gt; <BR /> &lt;/add&gt; </I> <BR /> <BR /> Change it as: <BR /> <BR /> <I> &lt;add level=" <B> All </B> " name="ProviderFramework"&gt; <BR /> &lt;listeners&gt; <BR /> &lt;add name="DefaultTraceListener" /&gt; <BR /> &lt;/listeners&gt; <BR /> &lt;/add&gt; </I> <BR /> <BR /> Changing the level to <B> All </B> enables verbose logging. There are other values that the level can be set to, but mostly verbose logging is preferred, and can be achieved as mentioned above. <BR /> <BR /> When the issue is reproduced subsequently, the logs at <STRONG> C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Server\Logs </STRONG> folder should now contain verbose information. <BR /> <BR /> <B> Note </B> : You may use the same procedure to enable verbose logging on the Essentials clients. </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:08:47 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/how-to-enable-verbose-logging-for-windows-server-2012-2012-r2/ba-p/398986 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:08:47Z Troubleshooting Common VPN issues on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/troubleshooting-common-vpn-issues-on-windows-server-2012-r2/ba-p/398985 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jun 11, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Sabir Chandwale, Harshal Charde, Ajay Sarkaria and Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] </EM> </P> <P> In our previous <A href="#" target="_blank"> post </A> , we covered steps involved in configuring VPN on Windows Server Essentials. In this post, we will cover common problems that could result in failure of VPN functionality in your Windows Server Essentials environment. </P> <P> In Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, VPN is deployed in a way that there is little requirement of manual configurations on the server or a client. Considering correct TCP Ports are open on the firewall and forwarded to the server, and VPN was enabled while running Anywhere Access wizard, VPN should work right out of the box. Also, on the VPN client, make sure the VPN dialer has proper protocols selected. </P> <P> To be able to access the Remote Access management tools, you should first install <STRONG> Remote Access GUI and Command-Line Tools </STRONG> using the following command: </P> <P> Add-WindowsFeature –Name RSAT-RemoteAccess-MGMT </P> <P> Let us now discuss some common issues with VPN connection. </P> <P> <B> Error 850: The Extensible Authentication Protocol type required for authentication of the remote access connection is not installed on your computer. </B> </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104566i412E569C6DC3D4BC" /> </P> <P> If you have set up the VPN connection manually, you may encounter this error. This error indicates that none of the protocols are chosen in the VPN Connection Properties. The fix is to select <B> Allow these protocols </B> on the <B> Security </B> tab of the VPN connectoid. <B> Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2) </B> would get selected automatically when you click this option. Hit <B> OK </B> to apply the changes. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104568iC3E53D8EAFDC1FC2" /> </P> <P> You may also face internet or network resource access issues. It could be that you are using the default gateway of the remote network. On the <B> Networking </B> tab of the VPN connectoid, open the properties of <B> Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) </B> and click <B> Advanced </B> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104570i0DBA1DDA40010082" /> </P> <P> Now, on the <B> Advanced TCP/IP Settings </B> window, clear the check for <B> Use default gateway on remote network </B> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104572iD5986DA5945A3295" /> </P> <P> That should ensure that the network and internet connection are up and running. </P> <P> Let’s look at another error. </P> <P> <B> Error 800: The remote connection was not made because the attempted VPN tunnels failed. The VPN server might be unreachable. If this connection is attempting to use an L2TP/IPsec tunnel, the security parameters required for IPsec negotiation might not be configured properly. </B> </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104574iDA6B858727B784B9" /> <B> </B> </P> <P> The reason for this connection failure could be either because 443 is not allowed on the firewall or there is a mismatch of certificate in RRAS and IIS (Default Web Site). To fix it, ensure that 443 is allowed and forwarded to the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, and that correct SSL certificate is bound to the Default Web Site for port 443, and the same is associated with SSTP port. </P> <P> You can easily figure out if SSL port 443 is blocked. If you are able to browse RWA from outside, it is open, otherwise it is not. </P> <P> To verify certificates, open <B> Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager </B> on the Server Essentials, and click to open <B> Bindings </B> for the <B> Default Web Site </B> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104575i3ED5325174125BDF" /> </P> <P> On the <B> Site Bindings </B> page, choose the binding for the port 443 with blank host name, and click <B> Edit </B> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104576i2C99C9391F458D41" /> </P> <P> On the <B> Edit Site Binding </B> page, click <B> View </B> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104577iD46AA410FD61E367" /> </P> <P> On the <B> Certificate </B> window, chose <B> Details </B> and make a note of the <B> Thumbprint </B> of the certificate. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104579i56522A5C5FBD6809" /> </P> <P> Alternatively, you could use the following PowerShell command to display the thumbprint of the certificate active on the Default Web Site: </P> <P> Get-WebBinding | Where-Object {$_.bindinginformation -eq "*:443:"} | fl certificateHash </P> <P> Now, open <B> Routing and Remote Access Management </B> console. Right-click the server name, open its properties and click on the <B> Security </B> tab. Click <B> View </B> next to the Certificate. You should have the same certificate thumbprint here as well. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104581iD2EC0B2686EC32A4" /> </P> <P> If this is a different certificate, change the certificate to match the one on the IIS. Alternatively, you may use this command to modify the thumbprint of this certificate for the Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) Service: </P> <P> reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SstpSvc\Parameters /v SHA1CertificateHash /t REG_BINARY /&lt;thumbprint recorded from previous step&gt; /f </P> <P> Once you ensure that the certificate on the Default Web Site and SSTP are same, this issue should have been taken care of. </P> <P> Let’s look at the next error. </P> <P> <B> Error 720: A connection to the remote computer could not be established. You might need to change the network settings for this connection. </B> </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104584i98589173171D8B26" /> </P> <P> If VPN client is unable to obtain an IP address from the VPN server, you may see this error. </P> <P> In Server Essentials, usually the DHCP is hosted on a different device. To workaround this error, open <B> Routing and Remote Access </B> console and open the server <B> Properties </B> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104586i760658F891BA57B9" /> </P> <P> On the server properties, assign a valid static IPv4 address pool for the VPN clients, and exclude it from DHCP server scope. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104588iD202EA1AD0B4A3E9" /> </P> <P> On certain occasions we have seen that the on premise client would show connected to the hosted Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, however there may not be any connectivity the between the VPN client and the Server Essentials. In such scenarios, enable and analyze additional Routing and Remote Access information logs at the <EM> %windir%\tracing </EM> directory. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104590i506F1BA619811041" /> </P> <P> Additionally, you may want to check the events for RemoteAccess-MgmtClient and RemoteAccess-RemoteAccessServer on the Event Viewer. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104592i46F1009745C54CF1" /> </P> <P> These were some common VPN issues we see with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, and they usually show up when VPN server settings or VPN client connectoid has been configured manually. If you enable VPN through the Anywhere Access wizard, you may not see these errors. </P> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:08:41 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/troubleshooting-common-vpn-issues-on-windows-server-2012-r2/ba-p/398985 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:08:41Z Configuring Health Report in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/configuring-health-report-in-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials/ba-p/398952 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jun 02, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Harshal Charde, Kriti Thakral and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support] </EM> </P> <P> In this post we will discuss about configuring Health Report email notification using O365 in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. </P> <P> The Health Report for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials provides you with consolidated information about the Windows Server Essentials network and enables you to distribute this information to intended recipients via emails. This information can be viewed on the <B> Health </B> <B> Reports </B> tab of the Dashboard on Windows Server 2012R2 Essentials. We can generate a report on demand or on schedule, customize the content of the report and send them through emails. </P> <P> Reading the Health Reports on the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard may be time consuming. With the email feature, after a report is generated, an email will be sent to a list of specified email addresses with the content of the report. The administrator can easily view this report from any device or any client application, and ensure that the server is running at its best state. </P> <P> In the following example we have used an Office 365 account to configure Health Report email notifications. You may log in and view the SMTP server details of O365 account as follows: </P> <P> 1. Click <B> Outlook </B> tab, click <B> Settings </B> icon <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104547i0EF003A5229A0759" /> and then click <STRONG> Options. </STRONG> </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104549iEFEBCBC61E3751D3" /> </P> <P> <STRONG> </STRONG> 2. On the next page click <B> account </B> and then click <B> Settings for POP or IMAP access </B> </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104551i9A44FF513F145B28" /> </P> <P> 3. Make a note of the <B> SMTP setting </B> and then click <B> close. </B> </P> <P> <B> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104553iA339CB3A61A36FA0" /> </B> </P> <P> To configure the health report on the Window Server 2012 R2 Essentials, open the <STRONG> Windows Server Essentials Dashboard </STRONG> , click the <B> Health Report </B> page on the <STRONG> HOME </STRONG> tab and click <STRONG> Customize Health Report settings </STRONG> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104555i4618EDC7513CF4CC" /> </P> <P> Click the <B> Schedule and Email </B> tab, click to select <B> Generate a health report as its scheduled time </B> check box (customize the recurrence as per your preference) and then click <STRONG> Enable </STRONG> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104556iDEEEB8D40A047ABB" /> </P> <P> Type the email address of your O365 mail account, the SMTP server name and the SMTP port. Click to select <B> This server requires a secure connection (SSL) </B> and <B> This server requires authentication </B> check boxes and type the username &amp; password of your O365 account and click <STRONG> OK </STRONG> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104558iD751D8A28529A938" /> </P> <P> On the next page, type the email address of the person that you would like to receive alert notification by email and click <B> OK </B> . If you wish to add multiple email addresses ensure that you separate each email address with a semicolon (;). </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104559i8B986C8842952F79" /> </P> <P> Alternatively, if you prefer commands over the GUI, there are PowerShell commands built-in to the WssCmdlets module to configure the Health Report: </P> <P> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Set-WssReportEmailSetting </A> -Enable -From "healthreport@mysbs.onmicrosoft.com" -SMTPServer "smtp.office365.com" -Port 587 -UseSsl -To MyEssentials@outlook.com -UseAuthentication –Credential (Get-Credential) <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Set-WssReportSchedule </A> -Enable -Daily -At 16:00 </P> <P> The above commands would take care of the email account configuration and the schedule of the health report. </P> <P> There are additional commands to generate a new report ( <A href="#" target="_blank"> New-WssReport </A> ), and send an email with the health report ( <A href="#" target="_blank"> Send-WssReport </A> ) that you can utilize too. You can find a list of all the commands of the WssCmdlets module <A href="#" target="_blank"> here </A> . </P> <P> Once the configuration is completed, you can click <B> Generate a health report </B> which will automatically send an email notification to the external user mailbox. You can also send an existing report by selecting it and clicking <STRONG> Email the health report </STRONG> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104562i0507F911B0A63218" /> </P> <P> Here is a sample of the email received: </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104564i93F3DB1DF077602C" /> </P> <P> You are now ready to receive the Health Report notifications on email. Logon to the subscribed user’s mailbox to verify the receipt of email. </P> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:06:26 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/configuring-health-report-in-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials/ba-p/398952 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:06:26Z Improve collaboration in small and midsize businesses solution guide now available https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/improve-collaboration-in-small-and-midsize-businesses-solution/ba-p/398930 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on May 28, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Kumud Dwivedi from Content Publishing] </EM> <BR /> <BR /> If you are a small to midsize business that is looking to enable employees and external partners to improve collaboration and securely access shared data, we now have a solution guide to address this. <BR /> <BR /> Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and Windows Server 2012 R2 provide a solution to easily collaborate with your partners or vendors. If your business has up to 25 users and 50 devices, use Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. For up to 100 users and 200 devices, use the Standard or Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Windows Server Essentials Experience role installed. <BR /> <BR /> <P> To view this solution guide, see <A href="#" target="_blank"> Improve collaboration in small and midsize businesses </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:04:55 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/improve-collaboration-in-small-and-midsize-businesses-solution/ba-p/398930 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:04:55Z Understanding VPN configuration in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/understanding-vpn-configuration-in-windows-server-2012-r2/ba-p/398928 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on May 19, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Md. Sabir Chandwale and Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] </EM> </P> <BR /> <P> In this post we will discuss about Virtual Private Network feature on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. </P> <BR /> <P> Virtual Private Network can be straightforwardly installed and configured on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials by running the <B> Set up Anywhere Access </B> wizard and selecting <B> Virtual Private Network (VPN) </B> option on the following screen. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104530iD46B7BB61DA80DE5" /> </P> <BR /> <P> If you want to know about Remote Web Access, or run through the sequential screens of Anywhere Access wizard, please visit <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=b/sbs/archive/2014/05/07/configuring-and-customizing-remote-web-access-on-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials.aspx" target="_blank"> this post </A> . </P> <BR /> <P> When you choose to enable VPN using this wizard, the following roles/features get installed on the Essentials Server: <I> Remote Access, DirectAccess and VPN (RAS), IP and Domain Restrictions, IIS Management Scripts and Tools, Network Policy and Access Services Tools, and Windows Internal Database. </I> </P> <BR /> <P> You can also enable these roles/features from the Server Manager or PowerShell command-lets, however on Windows Server Essentials we recommend enabling it using the <B> Set up Anywhere Access </B> wizard. </P> <BR /> <P> It’s noteworthy that Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials allows client machines to join their server without having to be inside the company network using a feature called <B> Remote Domain Join </B> . So, if VPN is enabled on Server Essentials, you may connect a remote client to the local network via VPN, run the Connect wizard from http:// <I> &lt;servername&gt; </I> /connect or http://&lt; <I> domainname </I> &gt;.remotewebaccess.com/connect URL and <A href="#" target="_blank"> join </A> the remote client to the server. The process is very simple and straightforward. </P> <BR /> <P> As a prologue to discuss some common issues with VPN on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, let us first glance through the default Routing and Remote Access (RRAS) settings. You may also find the specifics about these settings on <A href="#" target="_blank"> TechNet </A> . </P> <BR /> <P> <B> Note: </B> Server Essentials automatically manages the routing for VPN, and therefore Routing and Remote Access (RRAS) UI is hidden on the server to prevent tampering of RRAS settings. As a result, to view, change or troubleshoot the Remote Access settings, you need to install <B> Remote Access GUI and Command-Line Tools </B> using <STRONG> Server Manager </STRONG> or the following PowerShell command: </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-RemoteAccess-Mgmt </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <P> This feature enables <B> Routing and Remote Access </B> console and respective command-line tools to manage VPN and DirectAccess. Note that <I> this role may not be required on the server unless you need to change the settings for VPN or DirectAccess. </I> </P> <BR /> <H3> Default Settings of VPN on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials </H3> <BR /> <P> To check the default settings for the VPN, open Routing and Remote Access Manager. Right click <B> <I> server name </I> </B> , and select <B> Properties </B> . </P> <BR /> <P> On the <STRONG> General </STRONG> tab, IPv4 must be enabled: </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104532i96F5D4965AFB1444" /> </P> <BR /> <P> The <B> Security </B> tab consists of the <B> Authentication Methods… </B> and <STRONG> SSL Certificate Binding </STRONG> : </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104533i3924BC654CDF5443" /> </P> <BR /> <P> The <B> Authentication Methods </B> should have <B> Extensible authentication protocol (EAP) </B> and <B> Microsoft encrypted authentication version 2 (MS-CHAP v2) </B> enabled. You can confirm it by clicking the <B> Authentication Methods… </B> button on the <B> Security </B> tab. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104534i62062BCF7C6958A9" /> </P> <BR /> <P> The <B> SSL Certificate Binding </B> section on the <B> Security </B> tab displays the certificate active for VPN. This also indicates that we enable VPN on SSL and that you do not have to allow any port other than port 443. </P> <BR /> <P> Let’s move on to the <B> IPv4 </B> tab. By default the VPN clients are set to receive IP from DHCP, but you may require to change it to a Static address pool for troubleshooting purposes. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104535i509C7BC9C4FCFD49" /> </P> <BR /> <P> On the <B> IPv6 </B> tab, the options <B> Enable IPv6 Forwarding </B> and <B> Enable Default Route Advertisement </B> are selected by default. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104536i63601352C64F69E5" /> </P> <BR /> <P> The <STRONG> IKEv2 </STRONG> tab consists of the default options to control the IKEv2 client connections and Security Association expiration. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104539iD115162AB16ADBBC" /> </P> <BR /> <P> The <STRONG> PPP </STRONG> tab contains the settings for Point-to-Point protocol and are as follows: </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104541i82483E2133FD01E7" /> </P> <BR /> <P> The <B> Logging </B> tab on the server properties page contains the level of logging enabled for Routing and Remote Access. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104542i8FC429203137F696" /> </P> <BR /> <P> To enable additional logging for the Routing and Remote Access, select the option <B> Log additional Routing and Remote Access information </B> . Once this option is selected additional log files are created in the <I> %windir%\Tracing </I> directory that provide deeper insight to troubleshoot RRAS issues. Make sure to disable the additional logging once the troubleshooting is complete. </P> <BR /> <P> You may also gather and modify information for Remote Access from an elevated Windows PowerShell terminal. Here are some common commands: </P> <BR /> <TABLE> <TBODY><TR> <TD> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> Command </STRONG> </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> Purpose </STRONG> </P> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <P> Get-Command -Module RemoteAccess </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Displays a list of commands available with RemoteAccess module </P> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <P> Get-RemoteAccess </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Displays the configuration of VPN and DirectAccess (DA) </P> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <P> Get-VpnAuthProtocol </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Displays authentication protocols and parameters set on the VPN </P> <BR /> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BR /> <P> Get-VPNServerConfiguration </P> <BR /> </TD> <TD> <BR /> <P> Displays VPN server properties </P> <BR /> </TD> </TR> </TBODY></TABLE> <BR /> <P> Here is a sample output: </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104545iE61944EBEE72D334" /> </P> <BR /> <P> You can look at the help file of each of these commands for a detailed description. Better yet, you can use the following command to insert the help contents of each of these commands for the module RemoteAccess to a text file as: </P> <BR /> <P> $(foreach ($command in (Get-Command -Module RemoteAccess)) {Get-Help $command.Name} ) | Out-File HELP.txt </P> <BR /> <P> We will discuss some <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=b/sbs/archive/2014/06/11/troubleshooting-common-vpn-issues-on-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials.aspx" target="_blank"> common issues with VPN </A> on another post in future. </P> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:04:52 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/understanding-vpn-configuration-in-windows-server-2012-r2/ba-p/398928 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:04:52Z Configuring and Customizing Remote Web Access on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/configuring-and-customizing-remote-web-access-on-windows-server/ba-p/398904 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on May 07, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <I> [This post comes to us courtesy of Maanavi Bisaria and Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] </I> </P> <BR /> <P> We will cover the following aspects of Remote Web Access (RWA) on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in this blog: </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Configuring Remote Web Access </LI> <BR /> <LI> Customizing Remote Web Access </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <H3> Configuring Remote Web Access </H3> <BR /> <P> To configure RWA, open the <B> HOME </B> tab on the <B> Windows Server Essentials Dashboard </B> . On the <B> Get Started </B> page, click <B> Set up Anywhere Access </B> , and then click <B> Click to configure Anywhere Access. </B> </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104507iD2EC93C20DEC2EEE" /> </P> <BR /> <P> This will open <B> Set up Anywhere Access </B> wizard. On the first screen, if you don’t have a UPnP router, you should check the option <B> Skip router setup. I want to set up my router manually </B> as indicated below, and then click <B> Next </B> . </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104509i5987A346D9F79068" /> </P> <BR /> <P> You would then see a <B> Getting Started </B> page. Click <B> Next </B> to proceed. On the following screen, check the box <B> I want to set up a new domain name </B> . </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104511i2C8257E8ECA366B3" /> </P> <BR /> <P> The wizard would search for the available domain name service providers on the next screen and presents you with these two options: </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104513iE8CF8558EEE2E343" /> </P> <BR /> <P> The first option <B> Purchase professional domain name from a supported provider </B> offers GoDaddy.com and eNomCentral as the supported domain name service providers. However, if you don’t intend to pay for the domain name services, choose the second option <B> Get a personalized domain from Microsoft </B> . </P> <BR /> <P> Once you hit <B> Next </B> on this screen, you need to sign in to your Microsoft account with your Live ID. Accept the Privacy Statement and Agreement, and then type a name for your domain ( <I> remotewebaccess.com is provided as a default domain name suffix </I> ). Click on the <B> Check Availability </B> button to check the availability of the domain name. Click on <STRONG> Set Up </STRONG> when you find a suitable domain name available for use. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104515i1501A1D320A83775" /> </P> <BR /> <P> Once your domain name has been set up, you may configure Remote Web Access. To do so, check the box <B> Remote Web Access </B> and click <B> Next </B> . You may also choose to enable VPN in this step, however, we will discuss VPN on a separate blog post. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104517iC6B513AD2E77C31C" /> </P> <BR /> <P> This step in the background installs and configures <I> Network Policy Server, Remote Desktop Gateway, Client Certificate Mapping Authentication, and RPC over HTTP Proxy </I> . You may verify these roles/features in the Server Manager. </P> <BR /> <P> Once this is completed successfully, your Remote Web Access has been set up successfully and can be browsed at https:// &lt;yourdomainname&gt;.remotewebaccess.com. </P> <BR /> <H3> Customizing Remote Web Access </H3> <BR /> <P> Once the Anywhere Access Wizard has been completed, open the <B> HOME </B> tab on the <B> Windows Server Essentials Dashboard </B> . On the <B> Get Started </B> page, click <B> Set up Anywhere Access </B> , and then click <B> Click to configure Anywhere Access </B> . This will open the <B> Settings </B> page of Anywhere Access. Please note that once we have configured RWA, you can view the status of Anywhere Access at the top of this window, along with <B> Configure </B> and <B> Repair </B> options. </P> <BR /> <P> Let’s now click <B> Customize </B> in the <B> Web site settings </B> section to see what it holds. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104519i0B4191B2469B033A" /> </P> <BR /> <P> On the <B> Customize Remote Web Access </B> window, you can customize the <B> Logon page </B> , <B> Home page links </B> and <B> Server Connection options </B> . Click on <B> Logon page </B> tab to customize <B> Web site title, Background image </B> and <B> Web site logo </B> . </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104521i245980E50D5E412A" /> </P> <BR /> <P> The <B> Home page links </B> tab offers you option of adding or removing links that appear on the RWA home page. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104523iAB7A40F510A991F3" /> </P> <BR /> <P> The <B> Server connection options </B> page provides the way RDP connection is made to the Server. The default option is <B> Open Dashboard (Default) </B> . You may choose to connect to the Server normally by selecting <B> Open Remote Desktop </B> . </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104525iFAD7C9E49B0D8EB0" /> </P> <BR /> <P> To sum up, configuration and customization of Remote Web Access on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is a stress-free procedure, and the result is a clutter free RWA user interface: </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104528i6C1700F263863686" /> </P> <BR /> <P> The <B> Devices </B> tile group contains the computers you have rights to connect to. There are similar tiles for <B> Shared Folders </B> , <B> Links </B> and <STRONG> Microsoft Office 365 </STRONG> . If you click the user account on the top-right of the page, you have an option to change your user account password. We will discuss these features with time. In the meantime you may refer to this <A href="#" target="_blank"> TechNet </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:03:24 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/configuring-and-customizing-remote-web-access-on-windows-server/ba-p/398904 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:03:24Z Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Migration – Keys to Success https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-migration-8211-keys-to-success/ba-p/398879 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Mar 31, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> <EM> [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Ajay Sarkaria, Rituraj Choudhary, Harshal Charde and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support] </EM> <BR /> <BR /> The purpose of this post is to help you successfully migrate from a previous Windows Server SKU, Small Business Server SKU, or a Windows Server Essentials SKU current in Product Lifecycle to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. <BR /> <BR /> If your business has up to 25 users and 50 devices, you may migrate to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. If the count extends up to 100 users and 200 devices, to use the features empowered by Windows Server Essentials role, you must migrate to the Standard or Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2012 R2 and install the Windows Server Essentials Experience (ServerEssentials) role. <BR /> <BR /> The content on this blog extends from the content found at <A href="#" target="_blank"> Prepare your Source Server for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials migration </A> . Use the following annotated checklist to keep you on track. <BR /> <BR /> 1. Read through the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Migration Guide </A> before starting. <BR /> <BR /> Understand what setup will do for you and what you need to do manually. <BR /> <BR /> 2. Get hands-on experience with our Technical Training Series. <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials technical training series now available on Microsoft Virtual Academy </A> . <BR /> <BR /> 3. Join the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Server Essentials Forum </A> . <BR /> <BR /> You might find an answer to a question you have, seek advice on your migration plan, or simply see what others have encountered that you might not have considered. <BR /> <BR /> 4. Practice a migration yourself in a test environment. <BR /> <BR /> This way you know what to expect. This also allows you to test the hardware and verify you have the necessary BIOS updates and drivers. <BR /> <BR /> 5. On the Source server, run the Best Practices Analyzer(s). <BR /> <BR /> <OL> <LI> Run the Best Practice Analyzer for the respective components, whether you are migrating from Windows Server or Windows Server Essentials or Small Business Server. </LI> <LI> Make sure to allow the BPA to get updates when first launching. </LI> <LI> Resolve any issues reported in the source environment ahead of time. </LI> <LI> Do not ignore Warnings as they might impact the migrations too. </LI> <LI> Know that SBS 2003 SP 1 is not the same as Windows 2003 SP 1 or SP 2. </LI> <LI> If you're migrating from Windows Small Business Server 2003 or Windows Server 2003, delete the <B> Log on as a service </B> account setting from Group Policy. </LI> </OL> <BR /> <BR /> 6. Plan your Messaging Deployment options. <BR /> <BR /> <OL> <LI> If your source domain has Exchange Server installed, depending on the source Exchange Server version, you will have to plan the future deployment of Exchange Server or Office 365. </LI> <LI> Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials supports integration of On-Premises Exchange server or an Integration with Office 365 Subscription. </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Compare Office 365 for business plans </A> </LI> </OL> <BR /> <BR /> 7. On the Source server, make sure the Active Directory is healthy. <BR /> <BR /> If there is only one DC, make sure the SYSVOL and NETLOGON shares are present. Also, check the File Replication Service event log to see if it is in Journal Wrap. The event below is an example of what to look for. <BR /> <BR /> <I> Event Type: Error <BR /> Event Source: NtFrs <BR /> Event ID: 13568 <BR /> Description: The File Replication Service has detected that the replica set "DOMAIN SYSTEM VOLUME (SYSVOL SHARE)" is in JRNL_WRAP_ERROR. </I> <BR /> <BR /> If there are multiple domain controllers in the source environment, force an Active Directory replication between them in Active Directory Sites and Services and verify it is successful. <BR /> <BR /> You can also run the Microsoft IT Environment Health Scanner in the source environment to uncover any AD health issues. <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Microsoft IT Environment Health Scanner </A> <BR /> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> An unhealthy Active Directory can result in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials migration installation failure </STRONG> . </P> 8. On the Source server, check the Primary group of the account you will use to install the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials server into the domain. <P> Make sure the Primary group is set to something besides Domain Admins, Enterprise Admins, or Schema Admins. In the properties of the user account, click the Member Of tab, and at the bottom look for the Primary group. </P> <OL> <LI> Make sure the Primary group IS NOT: Domain Admins or Enterprise Admins or Schema Admins. </LI> <LI> To change it, select Domain Users and click the Set Primary Group button. </LI> </OL> 9. Make sure the Admin account you are using for the migration has a <A href="#" target="_blank"> STRONG </A> password. <OL> <LI> Strong passwords must meet the following minimum requirements: </LI> <LI> Passwords cannot contain the user's account name or parts of the user's full name that exceed two consecutive characters. </LI> <LI> Passwords must be at least six characters in length. </LI> <LI> Passwords must contain characters from three of the following four categories: </LI> </OL> <OL> <LI> <OL> <LI> English uppercase characters (A through Z). </LI> <LI> English lowercase characters (a through z). </LI> <LI> Base 10 digits (0 through 9). </LI> <LI> Non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, %). </LI> </OL> </LI> </OL> 10. Install the samsrv.dll update from KB 939820 on all Windows 2003 domain controllers in your environment, including the SBS 2003. <P> <A href="#" target="_blank"> 939820 Events 1925, 1006, 1645, 1055, 40961 on a Windows Server 2008-based domain controller or error message: "No authority could be contacted for authentication" when you use Remote Desktop Connection </A> . </P> 11. Disable WSUS on Source domain prior to migration. <P> If you have a deadline set for an update in WSUS that is past-due, your Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials setup can fail when the update is automatically installed and the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is rebooted. We recommend disabling WSUS on the source server for the duration of the migration. For this, on the source server, open IIS Manager, and stop the “ <STRONG> WSUS Administration </STRONG> ” site. </P> 12. In the source domain, disable anything that may install software on machines added to the domain. <P> Similar to the point above, your Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials setup can fail if something outside of it initiates a server restart while it’s in the middle of its setup routine. Things to keep an eye out for: </P> <OL> <LI> Logon Scripts </LI> <LI> Group Policy </LI> <LI> Remote Management Tools </LI> <LI> Devices like printers that may install a driver that requires a reboot. </LI> </OL> 13. Make a System State Backup of the source server. <OL> <LI> We recommend a full backup of the source, however at least a system state backup of the source server is required to recover from any failures that may be encountered during the migration. </LI> <LI> We recommend you use native Windows Server Backup. </LI> </OL> 14. Do not make any changes on the network. <P> From now until the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials migration setup is complete, do not make any changes on the network. This is not a good time to be doing any of the following: </P> <OL> <LI> Changing passwords </LI> <LI> Installing Software </LI> <LI> Removing Domain Controllers </LI> <LI> Changing out the network hardware </LI> <LI> Restoring servers </LI> <LI> Rebooting domain controllers </LI> <LI> Re-wiring the network </LI> </OL> 15. Check the "Log on as Batch job" user right assignment on the Default Domain Controllers group policy. <OL> <LI> Launch <B> gpmc.msc </B> </LI> <LI> Expand Forest, Domains, your domain, Domain Controllers, and select the Default Domain Controllers Policy. </LI> <LI> Click on the Settings tab and expand Computer Configuration, Policies, Windows Settings, Security Settings, Local Policies/User Rights Assignment. </LI> <LI> Find the "Log on as batch job" right, and make sure that you have an entry for BULTINAdministrators </LI> </OL> <P> If you don't have that entry, do a right-click edit on top of the policy on the left pane, navigate to the location you just checked and edit the right to add the missing value. </P> 16. Start the Migration Process <P> Depending on the Target Operating System edition, Follow one of the below blogs: </P> <OL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in an Existing Active Directory Environment </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard/Datacenter with Windows Server Essentials Experience role in an Existing Active Directory Environment </A> </LI> </OL> <P> On subsequent posts we will cover documentation and tips to help you recover if you have encountered an issue during or post migration. </P> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:01:41 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-migration-8211-keys-to-success/ba-p/398879 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:01:41Z Revisiting SBS 2011 Standard Migrations https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/revisiting-sbs-2011-standard-migrations/ba-p/398878 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Mar 22, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> We have been experiencing some good amount of volume around SBS 2011 Standard migrations recently. If you are stuck on one of such migration issues please start by following these outstanding yesteryear blogs: <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> SBS 2011 Standard Migrations – Keys to Success </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> SBS 2011 Standard Migrations – Keys to Success – Part 2: The Setup Phase </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> SBS 2011 Standard Migration – Keys to Success – Part 3: Post Setup and Common Failures </A> </LI> </UL> <P> These blogs cover most of the migration scenarios and should help. </P> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:01:37 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/revisiting-sbs-2011-standard-migrations/ba-p/398878 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:01:37Z Secure Remote Access in Small and Midsize Businesses Solution Guide Now Available https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/secure-remote-access-in-small-and-midsize-businesses-solution/ba-p/398876 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Mar 13, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Kumud Dwivedi from Content Publishing] </EM> <BR /> <BR /> If you are a small to midsize business that is looking for a reliable way to allow remote network users to access business data outside of your network, we now have a solution guide to address this. <BR /> <BR /> Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and Windows Server 2012 R2 provide a solution to securely access data when off-premises via a wide range of Internet-connected devices by using various methods such as Remote Web Access, virtual private network, or the <A href="#" target="_blank"> My Server </A> app. <BR /> <BR /> If your business has up to 25 users and 50 devices, use Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. For up to 100 users and 200 devices, use the Standard or Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Windows Server Essentials Experience role installed. <BR /> <BR /> <P> To view this solution guide, see <A href="#" target="_blank"> Secure remote access in small and midsize businesses </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:01:33 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/secure-remote-access-in-small-and-midsize-businesses-solution/ba-p/398876 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:01:33Z Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials technical training series now available on Microsoft Virtual Academy https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-technical-training-series-now/ba-p/398874 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Feb 26, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy David Fabritius from Product Marketing] </EM> </P> <P> Have you been looking for in-depth technical readiness content on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and the new Windows Server Essentials Experience role? In this comprehensive training series, we cover the gamut, from deployment options to the end user experience. </P> <P> Check it out at <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/windows-server-2012-r2-essentials </A> , and get hands-on experience with our virtual lab, <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9836955 </A> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104503iAC30DBB9BE361547" /> </P> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:01:29 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-technical-training-series-now/ba-p/398874 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:01:29Z Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in an Existing Active Directory Environment https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/deploying-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-in-an-existing/ba-p/398870 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Feb 21, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] </EM> </P> <BR /> <P> In this post we will discuss deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in an existing Active Directory domain. Some key points to keep in mind in this scenario are: </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> The Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials once deployed, must be the domain controller at the root of the forest and domain, and must hold all the FSMO roles. </LI> <BR /> <LI> Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials can only be deployed into a single domain. Also, a read-only domain controller cannot exist in this domain. </LI> <BR /> <LI> It can be installed in a pre-existing Active Directory domain only on the pretext that you are migrating to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Note that there is a grace period of 21 days for completing the entire migration from previous versions of Windows Server Essentials or Small Business Server editions. </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> Note </STRONG> : If you are planning to deploy a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter with Windows Server Essentials Experience role in an existing Active Directory environment, please follow <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=b/sbs/archive/2014/02/17/deploying-windows-server-2012-r2-standard-datacenter-with-windows-server-essentials-experience-role-in-an-existing-active-directory-environment.aspx" target="_blank"> our previous post </A> . </P> <BR /> <P> Here are the steps we need to cover for this deployment: </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#LOB" target="_blank"> Plan migration for LOB Applications </A> </LI> <BR /> <LI> <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#IBS" target="_blank"> Complete the initial setup of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials </A> </LI> <BR /> <LI> <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#Rename" target="_blank"> Rename the computer </A> </LI> <BR /> <LI> <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#dc" target="_blank"> Make it a Replica Domain Controller </A> </LI> <BR /> <LI> <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#fsmo" target="_blank"> Transfer all the FSMO Roles to the new Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials </A> </LI> <BR /> <LI> <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#wseconfig" target="_blank"> Configure Windows Server Essentials Experience role </A> </LI> <BR /> <LI> <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#dhcp" target="_blank"> Make required changes to the DHCP Scope </A> </LI> <BR /> <LI> <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#demote" target="_blank"> Demote and remove Active Directory Domain Services from the source server </A> </LI> <BR /> <LI> <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#feature" target="_blank"> Set up Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials features </A> </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> <A> </A> Before beginning the deployment of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in the existing domain, make sure you plan, rehome and reconfigure your Line of Business applications, so that they are available during and post migration, as per your business requirements. </P> <BR /> <P> <A> </A> The first step towards the deployment of the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in an existing domain is to complete the initial setup. Once the installation is complete and the server reboots, log on with the local administrator account. </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> Important </STRONG> : When you log on to the server desktop, you will see <STRONG> Configure Windows Server Essentials </STRONG> wizard that gets triggered automatically. Click <STRONG> Cancel </STRONG> (1) to cancel this wizard at this time, and confirm the cancellation by clicking <STRONG> Yes </STRONG> (2) to the subsequent warning. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104473i2FEB1C490C74E61F" /> </P> <BR /> <P> Make sure you are connected to the local network. To double-check, you may ping the internal domain name to verify that it resolves to the IP address of the source domain controller. </P> <BR /> <P> <A> </A> In most probability you would like to change the name of the server conventionally. Make sure to do that right now, if you intend to. The simplest way would be to open a PowerShell window as an administrator on the target Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and issue the following command: </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> Rename-Computer <EM> &lt;new name&gt; <BR /> </EM> </STRONG> * <EM> &lt;new name&gt; </EM> is the new name of the local computer in the above command. <BR /> </P> <BR /> <P> For example: </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104475i0514FD09048059F6" /> </P> <BR /> <P> Restart the computer for the changes to take effect. Please note that the <STRONG> Configure Windows Server Essentials </STRONG> wizard will show up again and you need to cancel it. </P> <BR /> <P> Confirm the new computer name by issuing command <STRONG> hostname </STRONG> on a PowerShell or a Command Prompt window. </P> <BR /> <P> <A> </A> The next step is to add this Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials to the domain as a replica domain controller. To accomplish this, open <STRONG> Server Manager </STRONG> . On the Server Manager Dashboard, click <STRONG> Manage </STRONG> , and then click <STRONG> Add Roles and Features </STRONG> . </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104477iBADA8212F2E5E9F4" /> </P> <BR /> <P> On the <STRONG> Add Roles and Features Wizard </STRONG> that shows up subsequently, proceed through by clicking <STRONG> Next </STRONG> on each of these pages: <STRONG> Before You Begin </STRONG> , <STRONG> Installation Type </STRONG> , and <STRONG> Server Selection </STRONG> with the default options selected. On the <STRONG> Server Roles </STRONG> page, click to select <STRONG> Active Directory Domain Services </STRONG> . </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104479i4D8EC389957D2F79" /> </P> <BR /> <P> This action pops up a new dialog to add some features. Click <STRONG> Add Features </STRONG> to add the features that are required for <STRONG> Active Directory Domain Services </STRONG> . Click <STRONG> Next </STRONG> on <STRONG> Features </STRONG> and <STRONG> AD DS </STRONG> (Active Directory Domain Services) pages, and <STRONG> Install </STRONG> on the <STRONG> Confirmation </STRONG> page. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104481i5584A25F531C7E6B" /> </P> <BR /> <P> Once the installation is complete, click <STRONG> Close </STRONG> to close the wizard. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104483i448D7EC57DB8503D" /> </P> <BR /> <P> Back on the Server Manager, click the <STRONG> Notifications </STRONG> flag, and click <STRONG> Promote this server to a domain controller </STRONG> to promote the server to a domain controller. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104485i8AD3248833911791" /> </P> <BR /> <P> This action should bring up the <STRONG> Active Directory Domain Services Configuration Wizard </STRONG> . On the <STRONG> Deployment Configuration </STRONG> page, select the option <STRONG> Add a domain controller to an existing domain </STRONG> , and then click <STRONG> Select… </STRONG> button next to the <STRONG> Domain </STRONG> field. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104486iCA654563A138649A" /> </P> <BR /> <P> You need to enter the domain administrator credentials here, so that it picks up the domain name that exists in the local network. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104488i3CC8EC0B57ED4A58" /> </P> <BR /> <P> Select the existing domain name here. Once you click <STRONG> OK </STRONG> , the <STRONG> Domain </STRONG> field should now populate with the FQDN of the domain name, e.g. <EM> contoso.local </EM> . Click <STRONG> Next </STRONG> . </P> <BR /> <P> On the <STRONG> Domain Controller Options </STRONG> page, leave the default options selected, and enter a Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) password. Keep it safe so you won't lose it. Now click <STRONG> Next </STRONG> . </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104490i400056589F1876EC" /> </P> <BR /> <P> Proceed on these pages with the default options selected: <STRONG> DNS Options </STRONG> , <STRONG> Additional Options </STRONG> , <STRONG> Paths </STRONG> , <STRONG> Preparation Options </STRONG> , and <STRONG> Review Options </STRONG> . On the <STRONG> Prerequisite Check </STRONG> page, after certain checks are validated, you will be presented with an option to install. Click <STRONG> Install </STRONG> to proceed. </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> Note </STRONG> : After you click <STRONG> Install </STRONG> , the server would automatically reboot at the end of the promotion operation. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104492i6D50C1DEDC62A6F8" /> </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> PowerShell Script: </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <P> We have put the GUI options on the blog post for better grasp and visibility by an end user. You may also choose this PowerShell Script over the GUI. </P> <BR /> <DIV> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <TABLE> <TBODY><TR> <TD> <BR /> <P> Import-Module ServerManager </P> <BR /> <P> Add-WindowsFeature AD-Domain-Services </P> <BR /> <P> Import-Module ADDSDeployment </P> <BR /> <P> Install-ADDSDomainController -NoGlobalCatalog:$false -CreateDnsDelegation:$false -Credential (Get-Credential) -CriticalReplicationOnly:$false -DatabasePath "C:\Windows\NTDS" -DomainName " <EM> contoso.local </EM> " -InstallDns:$true -LogPath "C:\Windows\NTDS" -NoRebootOnCompletion:$false -SiteName "Default-First-Site-Name" -SysvolPath "C:\Windows\SYSVOL" -Force:$true <BR /> <EM> ' * contoso.local is the domain name in this example <BR /> ' * The server will reboot automatically to complete the operation </EM> </P> <BR /> </TD> </TR> </TBODY></TABLE> <BR /> </DIV> <BR /> <P> After the reboot, you would be presented with the domain account to log in with since the server is joined to the domain at this point. After the logon, it will wind up the process of domain controller promotion. You can then verify the domain join and domain controller functionality on a PowerShell window as: </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> Dir ENV:\U* <BR /> Import-Module ActiveDirectory <BR /> Get-ADDomainController <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104494i166E17D3D2858848" /> </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <P> You would again see the <STRONG> Configure Windows Server Essentials </STRONG> wizard pop up. Let's minimize the wizard this time. </P> <BR /> <P> <A> </A> Let us now transfer the FSMO roles to the new server. Check the current FSMO role holder domain controller using the command: </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> netdom query fsmo </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <P> These FSMO roles should be with your source server currently. </P> <BR /> <P> Run the following commands on an elevated PowerShell window on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials to transfer all the FSMO roles on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: </P> <BR /> <P> <B> Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole –Identity &lt;Target-DC&gt; 0,1,2,3,4 </B> <BR /> * &lt;Target-DC&gt; is the name of the new Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in the above command. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104495i7C2E84659D96D319" /> </P> <BR /> <P> You can either say ' <STRONG> a </STRONG> ' once or ' <STRONG> y </STRONG> ' 5 times for each operation master roles transfer in the subsequent prompts. </P> <BR /> <P> That is pretty much it. You may again run the <STRONG> netdom query fsmo </STRONG> command to verify that they are now with the new Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. </P> <BR /> <P> <A> </A> Let us now restore the <STRONG> Configure Windows Server Essentials </STRONG> wizard from the Taskbar or Server Manager under Notifications, and click <STRONG> Configure </STRONG> on the <STRONG> Configure Windows Server Essentials </STRONG> page. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104498i2E473339274926FC" /> </P> <BR /> <P> This should take a few minutes. Click <STRONG> Close </STRONG> on the <STRONG> Results </STRONG> page after the configuration is complete. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104499i4A3775EA83854D5D" /> </P> <BR /> <P> <A> </A> Change the scope options on the DHCP server on the existing domain to point to the new Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials as the DNS server. </P> <BR /> <P> <A> </A> Follow up by demoting the source server. The shortest way to accomplish this is to run the command <STRONG> Uninstall-ADDSDomainController </STRONG> on an elevated PowerShell window on the source server. <STRONG> </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104501i6F2FE9394761B6C7" /> <STRONG> </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <P> Please note that this process reboots the server automatically to complete the operation. After the source server reboots, you may remove the Active Directory Domain Services role from the Server Manager on the source server. </P> <BR /> <P> <A> </A> You are now ready to use your new Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. You may now proceed to add client PCs using the <STRONG> connect </STRONG> wizard so that it shows up in the <STRONG> DEVICES </STRONG> tab of the <STRONG> Windows Server Essentials Dashboard </STRONG> , set up <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=b/sbs/archive/2014/05/07/configuring-and-customizing-remote-web-access-on-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials.aspx" target="_blank"> Remote Web Access </A> etc. and other Essentials features as per your requirement. </P> </BODY></HTML> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:01:13 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/deploying-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-in-an-existing/ba-p/398870 sbs-team 2019-04-05T00:01:13Z Top Support Solutions for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/top-support-solutions-for-windows-small-business-server-2011/ba-p/398835 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Feb 18, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> This is a collection of the top Microsoft Support solutions to the most common issues experienced using Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard (updated quarterly). Note that some content that applies to earlier versions of Windows Server is listed, because it can be helpful with Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard issues also. <UL> <LI> Solutions related to - <A href="#" target="_blank"> Active Directory and Directory Services </A> </LI> <LI> Solutions related to - <A href="#" target="_blank"> Client Computers issues </A> </LI> <LI> Solutions related to - <A href="#" target="_blank"> Internet Information Services (IIS) </A> </LI> <LI> Solutions related to - <A href="#" target="_blank"> Licensing </A> </LI> <LI> Solutions related to - <A href="#" target="_blank"> Mail flow issues </A> </LI> <LI> Solutions related to - <A href="#" target="_blank"> Network and Web Connectivity </A> </LI> <LI> Solutions related to - <A href="#" target="_blank"> Reliability and Performance </A> </LI> <LI> Solutions related to - <A href="#" target="_blank"> Small Business Server (SBS) Components </A> </LI> <LI> Solutions related to - <A href="#" target="_blank"> Microsoft SQL Server </A> </LI> <LI> Solutions related to - <A href="#" target="_blank"> Installation and Migration </A> </LI> </UL> <P> <STRONG> Active Directory and Directory Services </STRONG> </P> <UL> <LI> <DIV> Domain controller (DC) does not function correctly </DIV> <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> An update for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Migration Preparation Tool is available </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> How to Clean Up Active Directory after an Unsuccessful Migration </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> How to Perform an Authoritative System State Restore in SBS 2008/2011 Standard </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Debunking Myths About Additional Domain Controllers In SBS Domains </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> An error occurred while promoting the server to a domain controller </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Cannot create the Active Directory structure required to create users, groups, and computer accounts for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Catalog of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Error Messages </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Using the BurFlags registry key to reinitialize File Replication Service replica sets </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Using Ntdsutil.exe to transfer or seize FSMO roles to a domain controller </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Completing the SBS 2011 Standard setup after a failure during the promotion to a domain controller </A> </LI> </UL> </LI> <LI> <DIV> Distributed File Systems (DFS) or File Replication Service issues </DIV> <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> DFS Replication: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> "Active Directory Replication is taking longer than expected" message stops SBS installation </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Using the BurFlags registry key to reinitialize File Replication Service replica sets </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> How to Manually Create the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard and WSUS Group Policies Objects </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Restoring the SBS GPOs from a Different Server </A> </LI> </UL> </LI> <LI> <DIV> Group Policy does not apply </DIV> <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> GPO does not apply to a specific user or computer </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Troubleshooting Group Policy Using Event Logs </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Using Gpresult </A> </LI> </UL> </LI> <LI> <DIV> Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) errors </DIV> <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> The Lsass.exe process crashes on Windows Server 2008 R2-based domain controllers </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Lsass.exe crashes and error code 255 is generated in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7 </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Memory leak occurs in the Lsass.exe process on a domain controller that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> How to Troubleshoot High LSASS.EXE CPU Utilization on an Active Directory Domain Controllers </A> </LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P> <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> <A> </A> Client Computers issues </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> </P> <UL> <LI> <DIV> Folder redirection and Offline Files </DIV> <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Folder Redirection in Small Business Server 2008 </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> How to re-initialize the offline files cache and database in Windows XP </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> How to Properly Disable Offline Files in Windows Vista </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Enable folder redirection on the Destination Server for Windows SBS 2011 Standard migration </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Redirect user account folders to the server </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Repair folder redirection and shared folders </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Delete the old folder redirection Group Policy object for Windows SBS 2011 Standard migration </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Change access to Folder Redirection for a user account </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Move settings and data to the Destination Server for Windows SBS 2011 Standard migration </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Folder Redirection fails to apply when redirected to mapped drive letter, instead of UNC path </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Folder redirection in Small Business Server 2008 </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Work Smarter with Offline Files and Shadow Copy </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> On a Windows Vista-based or Windows 7-based client computer, you can still access offline files even though the file server is removed from the network </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> You may encounter file corruption issues when you use the Offline Files feature to synchronize data in Windows 7 </A> </LI> </UL> </LI> <LI> <DIV> Roaming profiles </DIV> <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> How to Configure a Roaming User Profile </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Automatic creation of user folders for home, roaming profile and redirected folders. </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Configuring Roaming User Profiles </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Best Practices for User Profiles </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Roaming profile users experience slow logons on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 client computers </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Managing Users, Groups, and User Profiles </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Roaming Profile Compatibility - The Windows 7 to Windows 8 Challenge </A> </LI> </UL> </LI> <LI> <DIV> Group Policy </DIV> <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> GPO does not apply to a specific user or computer </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Troubleshooting Group Policy Using Event Logs </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Using Gpresult </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows 7 Clients intermittently fail to apply group policy at startup </A> </LI> </UL> </LI> <LI> <DIV> Other Client Computers issues </DIV> <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Why is My Computer Status Not Showing Online in the SBS Console? </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Why Does My SBS 2008 Premium Second Server Display as a Client Computer? </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Why Are Some of My Client Computers/Servers Not Displaying in the SBS Console? </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Unable to connect to Windows 7 SP1 client on a SBS 2011 Standard or SBS 2011 Essentials domain after it has been updated with RDP 8 update </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> RWW Error on Vista and Windows 7 Clients </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Client Computer Help </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Set Up a VPN on Client Computers </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> SBS 2011: Troubleshooting Client Deployment </A> </LI> </UL> </LI> <LI> <DIV> Accessing server resources </DIV> <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Client Computer Help </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> You experience a delay when you use your Windows XP computer to log on to a domain or to connect to a network resource </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Mapped Drive Connection to Network Share May Be Lost </A> </LI> </UL> </LI> <LI> <DIV> Joining the domain </DIV> <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Automatically connect client computers to the network </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Remove a client computer from the network </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows XP/Vista Workstations Fail To Connect to SBS 2008 When Using Http://connect </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> SBS 2011: Troubleshooting Client Deployment </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Users cannot access http://connect to join client computers to the domain </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Connecting Windows 8 to Small Business Server 2011 Standard after the Installation of the Latest Update Rollup 3 </A> </LI> </UL> </LI> <LI> <DIV> Slow domain logon </DIV> <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Small Business Server 2011 Slow to Boot and Several Services Fail to Start </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> You experience a long domain logon time in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 after you deploy Group Policy preferences to the computer </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Unexpectedly slow startup or logon process in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7 </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> You experience a delay when you use your Windows XP computer to log on to a domain or to connect to a network resource </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Long startup or logon time when no domain controllers are available on a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based domain member computer </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Event ID 5719 is logged when you start a Domain Member </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> You experience a long logon time when you try to log on to a Windows 7-based or a Windows Server 2008 R2-based client computer that uses roaming profiles </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> You encounter a long logon time after you enable the "Do not automatically make redirected folders available </A> </LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> <A> </A> Internet Information Services (IIS) </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> <UL> <LI> <DIV> Installing and using certificates </DIV> <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows SBS 2011 Standard Certificate may fail to install on a Vista or Windows 7 Client </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> You receive a "The name of the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site" warning when you try to connect Outlook 2007 to Small Business Server 2008 </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Not able to install Trusted certificate on SBS2008 </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> How to Manually Install Certificates in SBS 2008 </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Request and install a trusted certificate </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Troubleshooting Certificate Mismatch Warnings in Outlook 2007 Clients on Small Business Server </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> How Do I Distribute the SBS Self-Signed SSL Certificate to My Users? </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> </A> </LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <BR /> <BR /> <P> </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:58:43 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/top-support-solutions-for-windows-small-business-server-2011/ba-p/398835 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:58:43Z Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard/Datacenter with Windows Server Essentials Experience role in an Existing Active Directory Environment https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/deploying-windows-server-2012-r2-standard-datacenter-with/ba-p/398833 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Feb 17, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Sandeep Biswas and Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] </EM> </P> <BR /> <P> In this post we will discuss deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter with Windows Server Essentials Experience role in an existing Active Directory environment. There are certain facts that we must be cognizant of in this scenario: </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> The Windows Server Essentials Experience role can only be deployed in a domain environment. If you intend to install Windows Server Experience role on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter edition in an environment with a pre-existing Active Directory domain, it does not have to be a domain controller. However, if an Active Directory domain does not exist, installing the Windows Server Essentials Experience role on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter edition will create an Active Directory domain, and the server will become the domain controller at the root of the forest and domain, holding all the FSMO roles. </LI> <BR /> <LI> The Windows Server Essentials Experience role can only be deployed into a single domain. Also, a read-only domain controller cannot exist in this domain. These limitations stand out irrespective of the Windows Server editions that we can deploy Windows Server Essentials Experience role on. </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> In order to deploy a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter in an existing domain, first, complete the initial setup. Once the installation is complete and the server reboots to the desktop, log on with the local administrator account. </P> <BR /> <P> Make sure you are connected to the local network. To do so, you may ping the internal domain name to verify that it resolves to the IP address of the source server. </P> <BR /> <P> The next step is to add this server to the domain using native methods. To do so, launch the <B> System Properties </B> . Click <B> Change </B> on the <B> Computer Name </B> tab. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104449iC41BB7FC87BF775D" /> </P> <BR /> <P> If you wish to change the Computer name, type a new name. Click the radio button <B> Domain </B> and type the existing domain name and then click <B> OK </B> . </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104451iD0B1BEF389C6C3E5" /> </P> <BR /> <P> On the next screen, enter the domain administrator credentials to join the existing domain and proceed by clicking <B> OK </B> button. After the server is successfully joined to the domain, you will be notified with a welcome message. Once you acknowledge the message by clicking <B> OK </B> , you will receive a prompt to restart the server. Save your work, close any open files, and then restart the server. </P> <BR /> <P> At the subsequent logon prompt, click the <B> Switch user </B> icon <B> </B> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104453i24C4B38DDFBEAB1B" /> and then click <B> Other user </B> . Log on to the server with the domain administrator credentials. </P> <BR /> <P> Once logged on to the desktop, the <B> Server Manager </B> page will pop up. Click <B> Manage </B> and then click <B> Add Roles and Features </B> . </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104455i3E1906685E453D9F" /> </P> <BR /> <P> This will pop up the <B> Add Roles and Features Wizard </B> . Follow through by clicking <B> Next </B> on each of these pages: <B> Before you begin </B> , <B> Select installation type </B> , and <B> Select destination server </B> . </P> <BR /> <P> On the <B> Select server roles </B> page, click to select the <B> Windows Server Essentials Experience </B> role and then click <B> Next </B> . </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104457iF13BCB0FD00B5237" /> </P> <BR /> <P> You will receive a popup to add features required for Windows Server Essentials Experience role. Click <B> Add Features </B> to proceed. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104459i32AC8F639696F859" /> </P> <BR /> <P> Proceed by clicking <B> Next </B> button on the remaining pages of the wizard. On the <B> Confirm installation selections </B> page, click <B> Install </B> . </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104462i509EB0A70E83B661" /> </P> <BR /> <P> You will receive a notification after the installation completes as follows. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104464iD386BDAF10848899" /> </P> <BR /> <P> Click <B> Close </B> to close this wizard. </P> <BR /> <P> Back on the Server Manager console, you will now receive a notification flag with a yellow exclamation mark. Click the notification flag and then click <B> Configure Windows Server Essentials </B> . </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104466iE17AD7B74BA96AA9" /> </P> <BR /> <P> The above action will launch the <B> Configure Windows Server Essentials </B> wizard. Click <B> Configure </B> button to configure Windows Server Essentials. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104468i29232DC07CFDA028" /> </P> <BR /> <P> Wait for the configuration to complete. Click <B> Close </B> when it is done. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104469i48507E5CFB8F1451" /> </P> <BR /> <P> You are now ready to use your Windows Server 2012 R2 with Windows Server Essentials Experience role configured as a member server in your existing domain. You may now proceed to configure Essentials features based on your needs through the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard. </P> <BR /> <P> In our next migration series post we will discuss <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=b/sbs/archive/2014/02/21/deploying-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-in-an-existing-active-directory-environment.aspx" title="http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2014/02/21/deploying-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-in-an-existing-active-directory-environment.aspx" target="_blank"> how to add a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in an existing Active Directory </A> . Stay tuned! </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:58:37 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/deploying-windows-server-2012-r2-standard-datacenter-with/ba-p/398833 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:58:37Z Ahead of the Game Tech Series now available in the Partner Learning Center https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/ahead-of-the-game-tech-series-now-available-in-the-partner/ba-p/398808 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Feb 05, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Corina Radovanovich from Partner/Channel Marketing] </EM> </P> <P> Hi, we are excited to announce the availability of a new Learning Path on the Microsoft Partner Network to help you gain the knowledge and insights you can use to grow your business and help your customers be more successful. </P> <P> Check it out at <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://aka.ms/smblearningpath </A> </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104448i807F2771D965DDC4" /> </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:56:54 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/ahead-of-the-game-tech-series-now-available-in-the-partner/ba-p/398808 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:56:54Z Server folders on another server https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/server-folders-on-another-server/ba-p/398805 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jan 24, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <I> [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Yang Cao from the Windows Server Essentials product team] </I> </P> <P> For midsize businesses, having more than one server becomes necessary. Even for small businesses, it is common to have more than one server. One of the servers might be the domain controller, another might be running a line of business application; maybe there is a server hosted in the public cloud, while another file server might be sitting on-premises for faster file access. In situations like these, the data might be stored on multiple servers, and the end user needs to access the data with different Server Message Blog (SMB) path forms, for example, <A> \\server1\folder1 </A> and <A> \\server2\folder2 </A> . This becomes a burden for the end user to remember which file is on which server; it is also inconvenient for the administrator if he or she needs to move data from one server to another without confusing the end user or breaking existing applications. </P> <P> In Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Windows Server Essentials Experience role enabled, it is possible to create and manage a server folder on a second server within the same network, and to allow the end user to access the share with one SMB path form, for example, <A> \\Contoso\Shared Folders\folder1 </A> or <A> \\Contoso\Shared Folders\folder2 </A> . </P> <P> Creating a server folder on a second server is easy. You start with the <B> Add a folder </B> task on the STORAGE page. </P> <P> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104436iCE0FCABAF8CF73E7" /> </P> <P> The Add a Folder Wizard opens: </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104438i70C0AE48B8F4913A" /> </P> <P> Fill in the name of the server folder, and then click <B> Browse </B> . If there are other servers in the same domain, those servers will be found and listed in the tree view. You could expand the node and find the folder that you want to share. If the folder doesn’t exist yet, click <B> Create New Folder </B> to create the folder at the desired location first. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104440iFF339B07B60B6BEF" /> </P> <P> Follow the guidance and finish the wizard. On the last page of the wizard, you will notice the sharing path of the new server; although it is physically located on a second server, the path starts with the name of the primary server running Windows Server Essentials. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104442i396F58783C8163D5" /> </P> <P> From the administrator’s perspective, the new folder’s location is on a different server, and he or she can continue managing all the server folders by using the Dashboard. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104444iD4CC3DE6BFD474B3" /> </P> <P> From an end user’s perspective, when she opens the Shared Folders shortcut from the desktop of a client computer, she sees all the shared folders, and she doesn’t need to know that the HRFolder is actually on another server. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104446iA0F7608B2A5A3AE6" /> </P> <P> We hope you find this feature useful. As always, please get started by <A href="#" target="_blank"> downloading the trial </A> today and joining the conversation on our <A href="#" target="_blank"> forum </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:56:40 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/server-folders-on-another-server/ba-p/398805 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:56:40Z Data Protection in Small and Midsize Businesses Solution Guide Published https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/data-protection-in-small-and-midsize-businesses-solution-guide/ba-p/398791 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jan 17, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> <EM> [This post comes to you courtesy of Kumud Dwivedi from Content Publishing] </EM> <BR /> <BR /> If you are a small to midsize business that is looking for a reliable way to protect business data, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and Windows Server 2012 R2 provide a solution to protect your data by centralizing data storage, restricting access to data, and backing up data on-premises and in the cloud. <BR /> <BR /> If your business has up to 25 users and 50 devices, use Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. For up to 100 users and 200 devices, use the Standard or Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Windows Server Essentials Experience role installed. <BR /> <BR /> <P> To learn more about how to use Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and Windows Server Essentials Experience, see <A href="#" target="_blank"> Data protection in small and midsize businesses </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:55:41 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/data-protection-in-small-and-midsize-businesses-solution-guide/ba-p/398791 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:55:41Z Troubleshooting “An unexpected error occurred” message when using Remote Web Access to connect to computers https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/troubleshooting-8220-an-unexpected-error-occurred-8221-message/ba-p/398790 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jan 13, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Manish Kapoor from Commercial Technical Support] </EM> </P> <BR /> <P> We occasionally come across scenarios where memory consumption on an SBS Server increases and this may cause the server to run slow. Additionally, some of the services/features may stop working correctly. </P> <BR /> <P> You may find that trying to connect to computers or accessing shares from within RWA may fail with an error message similar to the one below: </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104433i718AA60DD12D1D88" /> </P> <BR /> <P> Another symptom might be that you try clicking on a gadget in RWA and nothing happens. </P> <BR /> <P> If you check the event logs, you will find this warning: </P> <BR /> <P> Log Name: Application <BR /> Source: ASP.NET 4.0.30319.0 <BR /> Date: 9/17/2013 15:31:28 <BR /> Event ID: 1309 <BR /> Task Category: Web Event <BR /> Level: Warning <BR /> Keywords: Classic <BR /> User: N/A <BR /> Computer: SBS.Contoso.local <BR /> Description: <BR /> Event code: 3005 <BR /> Event message: An unhandled exception has occurred. <BR /> Event time: 9/17/2013 15:31:28 Event time (UTC): 9/17/2013 13:31:28 Event ID: 401c8120945a4115abb39de75d347aba <BR /> Event sequence: 5 <BR /> Event occurrence: 1 <BR /> Event detail code: 0 <BR /> <BR /> Application information: </P> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <P> Application domain: /LM/W3SVC/1/ROOT/Remote-1-130099878420126008 <BR /> Trust level: Full <BR /> Application Virtual Path: /Remote <BR /> Application Path: C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Bin\WebApp\RemoteAccess\ <BR /> Machine name: SBS </P> <BR /> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <P> Process information: </P> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <P> Process ID: 5100 <BR /> Process name: w3wp.exe <BR /> Account name: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE </P> <BR /> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <P> Exception information: </P> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <P> Exception type: InsufficientMemoryException <BR /> Exception message: Memory gates checking failed because the free memory (369917952 bytes) is less than 5% of total memory. As a result, the service will not be available for incoming requests. To resolve this, either reduce the load on the machine or adjust the value of minFreeMemoryPercentageToActivateService on the serviceHostingEnvironment config element. <BR /> at System.ServiceModel.Activation.ServiceMemoryGates.Check(Int32 minFreeMemoryPercentage, Boolean throwOnLowMemory, UInt64&amp; availableMemoryBytes) <BR /> at System.ServiceModel.ServiceHostingEnvironment.HostingManager.CheckMemoryCloseIdleServices(EventTraceActivity eventTraceActivity) <BR /> at System.ServiceModel.ServiceHostingEnvironment.HostingManager.EnsureServiceAvailable(String normalizedVirtualPath, EventTraceActivity eventTraceActivity) </P> <BR /> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <P> There could be multiple contributors to the above problem. If you have applied .NET Framework 4.5.1 recently, you can work around this issue by modifying the Remote Web Access <STRONG> web.config </STRONG> file using the following steps: </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Open web.config file located at: “%ProgramFiles%\Windows Small Business Server\Bin\WebApp\RemoteAccess”. </LI> <BR /> <LI> Search in Web.config for "&lt;serviceHostingEnvironment aspNetCompatibilityEnabled="true" /&gt;", change this line to "&lt;serviceHostingEnvironment aspNetCompatibilityEnabled="true" <STRONG> minFreeMemoryPercentageToActivateService="0" </STRONG> /&gt;" </LI> <BR /> <LI> Save changes and close the file. </LI> <BR /> <LI> Run IISRESET from an elevated Command Prompt window </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> For more details on the root cause, information is available here: <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dn458357(v=vs.98).aspx </A> . </P> <BR /> <P> You should not uninstall any versions of the .NET Framework that are installed on your computer, because an application in use may depend on a specific version of the .NET Framework. For more information, see <A href="#" target="_blank"> The .NET Framework for Users </A> in the Getting Started guide. </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> Note: </STRONG> If you don't have .NET Framework 4.5.1 installed and are still running in the issue described above, you may need to analyze the memory usage of different processes running on the server and fine tune them. In such a scenario, normal performance troubleshooting steps apply. Capturing a Performance Monitor log and comparing it with baseline performance throughput should be the right way to move forward. </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:55:35 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/troubleshooting-8220-an-unexpected-error-occurred-8221-message/ba-p/398790 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:55:35Z How to create a service integration add-in for Windows Server Essentials Experience https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/how-to-create-a-service-integration-add-in-for-windows-server/ba-p/398786 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jan 01, 2014 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <I> [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Zachary Yang and Rui Ling from Sustained Engineering] </I> </P> <P> Several Microsoft online services, such as Office 365, Windows Azure Backup, and Dynamics CRM Online, use Windows Azure Active Directory (Windows Azure AD) as the identity provider. With the Windows Server Essentials Experience role on Windows Server 2012 R2, we provide Windows Azure AD integration and a set of APIs for third-party add-ins. </P> <P> Third parties whose services are built on top of Windows Azure AD can integrate their online services into Windows Server Essentials Experience via these APIs. This allows administrators to have a unified view across all their available online services from within the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard. </P> <P> The <B> Dynamics CRM Online add-in </B> , developed by one of our ISV partners, <A href="#" target="_blank"> Wicresoft </A> , is a very typical add-in for service integration. This add-in was recently released and is available for <A href="#" target="_blank"> download from Pinpoint </A> . Using this as an example, developing a service integration add-in usually consists of the following parts: </P> <H2> 1. Create a Get Started task </H2> <P> After installation, third-party integration add-ins are usually disabled by default. A <B> Get Started </B> task on the <B> HOME </B> page of the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard is a very good entry point to make the add-in more discoverable. For more details about how to create a Get Started task, see the MSDN page <A href="#" target="_blank"> Extend setup, Quick Status, and Help </A> . Note that if the Windows Azure AD integration is not already enabled on the Windows Server Essentials server (in other words, if no other services that use Windows Azure AD have been installed previously), the third-party Get Started task should enable it before their own integration is initiated. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104427iC0EB723CF1B9E6C8" /> </P> <H2> 2. Create a Dashboard tab </H2> <P> The Windows Server Essentials Dashboard allows you to create a top-level tab in the navigation bar for an add-in, which often contains additional sub-tabs that show relevant information and handle business functionality for the service integration scenarios. We highly recommend creating at least an overview tab for the service. For example, in the following screenshot, a new top-level tab <B> CRM ONLINE </B> is created with sub-tabs for different functional areas, such as <B> CRM Business Units </B> . </P> <P> For more details about creating tabs, see our previous post <A href="#" target="_blank"> How to create a Dashboard UI add-in </A> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104429iA3CBC530F4B7F8C8" /> </P> <H2> 3. Extend the Users tab </H2> <P> The Windows Azure AD integration module in Windows Server Essentials Experience provides critical identity management features, such as managing online users and groups via the on-premises user accounts. In addition, an online service built on top of Windows Azure AD identities may also have their own user definitions and properties. It is therefore recommended that you create an extension for the <B> USERS </B> tab in the Dashboard. For example, in the Dynamics CRM Online add-in, additional information includes <I> CRM Business Unit </I> , <I> CRM Teams </I> , and <I> CRM Roles </I> . With the add-in installed, these properties should display as new columns on the <B> Users </B> sub-tab. This is implemented by defining new business objects as a <A href="#" target="_blank"> PageAdorner </A> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104431i4727DBAD0583276D" /> </P> <H2> 4. Run a backend service </H2> <P> We recommend running a backend service to sync the online data. Depending on your scenario, you could opt to: </P> <UL> <LI> <B> Create a provider </B> , which can run within a Windows Service. For more details, see the MSDN page <A href="#" target="_blank"> Creating a Provider </A> . This is preferred if your backend logic is relatively complex and heavy. </LI> <LI> <B> Create a cache mechanism </B> to use certain features of the add-in even while the CRM Online service is unavailable. </LI> <LI> <B> Monitor the connection </B> to report the connection status. This can be used to show an alert/warning on the service’s overview page and provide a hyperlink to diagnose and troubleshoot connectivity issues. </LI> </UL> <P> Thanks for reading! We hope this post will help you better understand the development of service integration add-ins for Windows Server Essentials Experience. We would like to encourage you to join the community <A href="#" target="_blank"> forum </A> and to develop more useful service integration add-ins! </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:55:22 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/how-to-create-a-service-integration-add-in-for-windows-server/ba-p/398786 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:55:22Z What Happens When You Release Your Domain Name from Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/what-happens-when-you-release-your-domain-name-from-windows/ba-p/398778 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Dec 26, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Swapnil Rane and Charanjeet Singh from Commercial Technical Support] </EM> </P> <P> If you wish to change the public domain name linked to the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials server you have two options. </P> <P> You can rerun the <B> Access Anywhere Wizard </B> from the HOME tab. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104421iC7AB6DBBFCAFB8FA" /> </P> <P> Make sure “Skip Domain Name setup. I have already set up my domain name <I> ” </I> option is not checked. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104423i83D16680A7232F71" /> </P> <P> You can also rerun the Set Up Your Domain Name wizard from Setting. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104425iB63AE24E0FD14078" /> </P> <P> Either way you will get the following screen: </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104426iE07C1ABF32A0764C" /> </P> <P> From here you can either release or replace your current domain name. </P> <STRONG> </STRONG> <H3> Release the current domain name </H3> <STRONG> </STRONG> <UL> <UL> <LI> If you are using a vanity domain address or a custom domain address (contoso.com) it will remove that address from Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials (RWA, etc.). </LI> <LI> If you are using a Microsoft provided domain name (contoso.remotewebaccess.com) it will <EM> remove </EM> that address from Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and make that address available for other people to use. In other words, that domain name is no longer linked to your Microsoft ID. Be very careful choosing this option as you may want to keep your old domain. </LI> </UL> </UL> <H3> Use another domain name </H3> <UL> <UL> <LI> If you are using a vanity domain address or a custom domain address (contoso.com) it will remove that address from Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials (RWA, etc.) and automatically launch the domain wizard and let you start a new domain setup. </LI> <LI> If you are using a Microsoft provided domain name (contoso.remotewebaccess.com) it will remove that address from Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials but it will <EM> retain </EM> the previous domain registered for your Microsoft ID, it will rather add another record under your Microsoft ID (currently every Microsoft ID can register at most 10 free domain names). This option will launch the domain wizard again and let you start a new domain setup. </LI> </UL> </UL> <P> In both cases, whether a domain is released or replaced, it will unbind the domain and certificate from IIS. The certificate will remain on the box and you will be able to go back to this certificate if required later. </P> <P> The self-issued certificate will remain bound to IIS so that IIS can respond to the requests from local LAN using local CA trusted certificates. Therefore, if the client was connected to Windows Server Essentials by running client connector, this root certificate exists on the client computer and appears trusted. </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:54:50 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/what-happens-when-you-release-your-domain-name-from-windows/ba-p/398778 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:54:50Z User Groups and Distribution Groups in Windows Server Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/user-groups-and-distribution-groups-in-windows-server-essentials/ba-p/398768 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Dec 24, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <I> [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Yang Cao and Yuheng Cai from Sustained Engineering] </I> <I> </I> </P> <P> To easily manage more than one user simultaneously, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials (or the Windows Server Essentials Experience role on Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter) now enables you to group users together into a <B> user group </B> or <B> distribution group </B> by using the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard. <BR /> </P> <H2> User Groups </H2> <P> User Groups is <B> a group of </B> <B> users that </B> <B> share the same security access level to server resources </B> . For example, if there are several interns in your company, you may want to limit them to read-only permissions to a company folder, read/write permissions to a public folder, and no permissions to Remote Web Access. In the past, you could only do this in the Dashboard by opening the property page of each intern user and updating these settings one by one. With the integration of user groups, you can simply create a group named Interns, add each intern user to the group, and configure the permission settings only once for the entire group. </P> <P> If you have integrated Windows Azure Active Directory with a server running the Windows Server Essentials Experience server role, when you create a new user group you can also assign an existing or new Microsoft Online Services security group to it. The local user group and the online security group will keep their membership in sync: if you add or remove a local user in the local user group, the corresponding online user will automatically be added or removed in the online user group. <BR /> </P> <H2> Distribution Groups </H2> <P> Distribution Groups is a feature that Office 365 Exchange Online provides. It is <B> a collection of users that appears in the shared address book </B> . When an email message is sent to a distribution group, it goes to all members of the group. Using distribution groups enables you to: </P> <UL> <LI> Easily send an email message to a lot of people at once. </LI> </UL> <UL> <LI> Help people inside and outside your organization communicate and collaborate more easily. </LI> </UL> <UL> <LI> Not exceed the maximum number of recipients per message. </LI> </UL> <P> The Office 365 portal provides the administrative interface for IT Administrators to manage distribution groups online. To address the challenge of having to manage both on-premises and cloud resources in today’s hybrid IT environment, the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Dashboard helps to minimize the day-to-day management burden for the IT Administrator. After integrating Essentials with Microsoft Office 365 (introduced in <A href="#" target="_blank"> this previous blog </A> ), the IT Administrator can start managing distribution groups from the Dashboard without needing an extra hop to the Office 365 portal. <BR /> </P> <H2> Creating a new user group or distribution group </H2> <P> The process for creating a new user group or distribution group is very similar. To create a user group, follow the same steps but start on the User Groups tab. After Essentials is integrated with Office 365, distribution group-related tasks will show up on the <B> Users&gt;Distribution Groups </B> tab in the Essentials Dashboard. Use the following steps to create a new distribution group: </P> <P> 1. In the right pane, select the <B> Add a distribution group </B> task. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104414i62F1342F7D2E9408" /> </P> <P> 2. Fill in the information for the new distribution group, and then click <B> Next </B> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104416i726751A1068FFE4F" /> </P> <P> 3. Add group members to the distribution group, and then click <B> Next </B> to complete the operation. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104417i2F0106E9C044FEED" /> </P> <P> 4. The new distribution group that you created is now listed on the Dashboard. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104418i281DEAFDC9127223" /> </P> <P> We hope you enjoyed learning about the improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. As always, please get started by <A href="#" target="_blank"> downloading the trial </A> today and joining the conversation on our <A href="#" target="_blank"> forum </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:54:10 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/user-groups-and-distribution-groups-in-windows-server-essentials/ba-p/398768 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:54:10Z What’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: protecting data on the server and on the clients https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/what-8217-s-new-in-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-protecting/ba-p/398758 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Dec 17, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> Hello, this is Yang. Today let’s talk about data protection. Depending on your needs, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials provides various backup solutions to make sure that your data is safe and recoverable. </P> <H2> Protect server data </H2> <UL> <LI> <B> Windows Server Backup </B> This is the traditional on-premises solution for backing up the entire server (system + data) to an external hard disk. This solution provides full protection for all the data sitting on the server and enables bare metal restore of the server. However, it is less flexible, and you are responsible for rotating the backup disks and taking the backup disk offsite. <BR /> </LI> </UL> <UL> <LI> <B> Windows Azure Backup </B> . This is the online service for backing up the most important files and folders to Windows Azure. This solution is simple and flexible. You don’t need to purchase or maintain another piece of hardware, and recovering data is much easier. However it doesn’t back up the server’s system state. <BR /> </LI> </UL> <UL> <LI> <B> Shadow Copies </B> . By default, shadow copies are created twice a day, so that users can restore a server file to a previous version. </LI> </UL> <P> Combining the two backup methods and Shadow Copies, you could have less frequent backups of the entire server to an external hard disk, and more frequent backups of the most critical business data to Windows Azure. </P> <H2> What’s new in Windows Azure Backup integration? </H2> <P> You can download and install the latest version of the Windows Azure Backup integration module from the Home page of the Dashboard, or directly from <A href="#" target="_blank"> here </A> . This version can be installed on a server running Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, or Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard with the Windows Server Essentials Experience role turned on. In this latest version, we made some UI improvements: </P> <OL> <LI> More detailed information is displayed for a backup or restore job. You can see not only the job’s status, but also the status of each protected item as well. With this improvement, you can troubleshoot an unsuccessful job to see which item didn’t get successfully backed up or restored. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104411iBA2D5CC0F929D89F" /> <BR /> </LI> <LI> We added a new task to quickly enable Windows Azure Backup for a folder. In the previous version, if you wanted to include a folder in the Windows Azure Backup configuration (or exclude a folder from the configuration), you needed to run the configuration wizard. There are several pages in the configuration wizard and you had to be careful not to accidentally change any other settings. With the new Windows Azure Backup improvement, you can include/exclude a folder with just a single click. </LI> </OL> <H2> Protect client data </H2> <UL> <LI> <B> Client Computer Backup </B> . By default for an on-premises server running Windows Server Essentials, all the Windows client computers connected to the Essentials server will have the entire system and data backed up. This feature enables the recovery of individual files and folders, as well as bare metal restore of an entire client computer to a previous state. However, only the domain administrator can recover the data, and this feature does not scale beyond 75 client computers. <BR /> </LI> </UL> <UL> <LI> <B> File History. </B> By default, all users will have their profile data backed up from the connected Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 clients to the Essentials server. This feature doesn’t back up the operating system, but it backs up the most important data on the client, and the user can recover the data without the administrator’s help. <BR /> <B> </B> </LI> </UL> <UL> <LI> <B> Folder Redirection. </B> When implementing Group Policy, the administrator can redirect user folders to a location on the server. Then the administrator can use Windows Server Backup or Windows Azure Backup to protect the data. Redirected user folders will not be backed up by File History. <B> </B> </LI> </UL> <P> By combining the two backup methods, you could protect data on Windows 7 clients with Client Computer Backup, and protect data on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 with File History. </P> <H2> What’s new in Client Computer Backup? </H2> <P> To simplify the bare metal restore scenario, we implemented the Client Restore Service, which will enable Windows Deployment Services (WDS) on the Windows Server Essentials server and configure the client restore image as a boot image. With the Client Restore Service turned on, the administrator can initiate a Pre-Boot Execution Environment (PXE) boot on a client computer by using a network interface to launch the Client Restore Wizard and restore the client computer. There’s no need to prepare a client restore DVD (actually this is not available for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials), or a client restore USB bootable key. </P> <P> In Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, the client restore image is built by customizing a WinPE (Windows Pre-install Environment) image on the server. When you turn on the Client Restore Service or build the USB bootable key for the first time, the wizard will try to find the WinPE image on the server. If it cannot find it, the administrator is prompted to download it from a link that is provided, or you can download and install the WinPE image directly from <A href="#" target="_blank"> here </A> . </P> <H2> What’s new in File History? </H2> <P> In Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, the File History settings dialog box is now on the Users tab. An administrator can keep File History management ON for those users who have important profile data to ensure that those users’ data is well protected. </P> <P> To reduce the time needed for rebuilding a Windows 8.1 client, we introduced a File History restore feature. When a domain user signs in to a new Windows 8.1 client that is connected to an Essentials server for the first time, the user has a chance to restore all the profile data from the existing File History backups on the server to the new computer. This feature helps the user more easily replace his/her client computer while continuing to work with the same profile data. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104413iE2A2F1A5DC939D9F" /> </P> <P> We hope you enjoyed the improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. As always, please get started by <A href="#" target="_blank"> downloading the trial </A> today and joining the conversation on our <A href="#" target="_blank"> forum </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:53:29 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/what-8217-s-new-in-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-protecting/ba-p/398758 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:53:29Z You may be unable to run post-deployment configuration wizard after you install the Windows Server Essentials Experience role https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/you-may-be-unable-to-run-post-deployment-configuration-wizard/ba-p/398752 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Dec 04, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <I> [This post comes to us courtesy of Rituraj Choudhary &amp; Ajay Sarkaria from Commercial Technical Support] </I> </P> <P> Once the Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 setup is complete, the server reboots to the desktop and would ask you to configure Windows Server Essentials Experience role. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104404i494CD2C616DA5A17" /> </P> <P> After the role is installed and you run the Post-deployment Configuration Wizard, it may fail as: </P> <P> <STRONG> Configuration encountered some issues </STRONG> </P> <P> <STRONG> Please Click Retry. If the issue still exists please refer to the help link for more troubleshooting steps. </STRONG> </P> <P> <STRONG> </STRONG> </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104407i647641C1117E2613" /> </P> <P> </P> <P> This issue may occur if the <B> Logon as a service </B> Group Policy is configured under Default Domain Controller Policy -&gt; Computer Configuration -&gt; Policies -&gt; Windows Settings -&gt; Security Settings -&gt; Local Policies -&gt; User Rights Assignment. </P> <P> There is an account <STRONG> ServerAdmin$ </STRONG> that is used for initial configuration and needs the logon as a service user right for the task to complete. The current workaround is to add <STRONG> ServerAdmin$ </STRONG> account to this policy: </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104409i016C0CC6FBECB106" /> </P> <P> The configuration thereafter should continue fine. </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:53:04 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/you-may-be-unable-to-run-post-deployment-configuration-wizard/ba-p/398752 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:53:04Z Upgrading Windows 8 clients to Windows 8.1 in Windows Server 2012 Essentials Environment https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/upgrading-windows-8-clients-to-windows-8-1-in-windows-server/ba-p/398744 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Nov 28, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Manish Kapoor from Commercial Technical Support] </EM> </P> <P> If you have a Windows 8 client connected to a server running Windows Server 2012 Essentials using the Windows Server Essentials Connector and you upgrade it to Windows 8.1, you may experience the following issues after the upgrade is complete: </P> <P> a) On first logon, Alert Viewer may throw this error message: </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104399i3152ED82642B5010" /> </P> <P> b) Certain services may fail to start automatically: </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104400iB59574F69E8E393C" /> </P> <P> Because some of the services may not start as they should have, you may also experience issues such as not being able to restore any files or folders for that client computer. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104402iEE47098CF72184DF" /> </P> <P> <B> To resolve the above issues: </B> Restart the client computer and that will take care of the Alert Viewer Error and also start all the required services. </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:52:33 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/upgrading-windows-8-clients-to-windows-8-1-in-windows-server/ba-p/398744 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:52:33Z My Server 2012 R2 Windows and Windows Phone apps https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/my-server-2012-r2-windows-and-windows-phone-apps/ba-p/398737 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Nov 19, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> Hi, my name is Chungang Liu. I am a program manager with the Windows Server Essentials Team. Today, I am very pleased to announce that My Server 2012 R2 is available in the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Store </A> and the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Phone Store </A> as a free download. My Server 2012 R2 is the updated version of My Server, targeted to connect you to the recently released Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter editions with the Windows Server Essentials Experience role enabled. </P> <P> Note: If you choose to stay with Windows Server 2012 Essentials instead of upgrading your server to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, try out the previous versions of My Server for <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Phone </A> and <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows 8 </A> . </P> <H2> What are My Server apps? </H2> <P> Today, more and more employees and business owners are expecting to leverage smart phones and mobile devices at work to be more productive. My Server apps are designed to facilitate these work-on-the-move scenarios, among the other Anywhere Access features provided by Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Using My Server apps, you can seamlessly access your business files and folders located on your company server from mobile devices. The offline cache function of the My Server Windows Store app would even allow you to continue working when you are temporarily disconnected from the Internet. In addition, your life will also be easier if you are the administrator of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials because My Server apps allow you to manage user accounts, server alerts, and computers from your mobile devices. The following diagram illustrates how My Server apps fill the role of enabling Anywhere Access, along with the Remote Web Access (RWA) website and VPN. Let’s see what cool features are included in this new release. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104388iAD57CBC6377DC5DD" /> </P> <H2> What is new in the My Server 2012 R2 app? </H2> <H3> Your server and cloud data all in one place </H3> <P> As Microsoft Office 365 is being leveraged by more and more businesses worldwide, Windows Server Essentials has started integrating with Microsoft public cloud services. Now with My Server 2012 R2, you can access and manage your documents on both your on-premises server and on SharePoint Online. To set up Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials with Office 365, follow the steps in <A href="#" target="_blank"> Configuring Office 365 Integration </A> and <A href="#" target="_blank"> Managing Office 365 User Accounts on Windows Server 2012 Essentials </A> . After the integration setup and Office 365 account is assigned properly, sign into My Server Windows Store app, and you will be able to see your SharePoint Online sites. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104390iF8D0E42EF4E4C1C7" /> </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104392iB8173CF6A37B2BF6" /> </P> <H3> Access your desktop from anywhere </H3> <P> Remote Desktop Connection is probably one of the favorite features of many people in Remote Web Access of Windows Server Essentials. Now this function has been ported to the My Server Windows Store app. To access your desktops with the rich interactive experience provided by the Remote Desktop client, just click <B> Remote Connect </B> on the computer page and input your network credentials. </P> <P> Please note that if you haven’t installed the Remote Desktop app from <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Store </A> , you need to install this app first before using this function. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104394i29C3EBB226B7AD2D" /> </P> <H3> Stream media from your server </H3> <P> Media streaming is not a new feature introduced in this release. But I would like to call this out because the media streaming functionalities in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials have been moved from the server product and rebuilt into an optional standalone package. So, if you find the media streaming functionality missing on your server, install <A href="#" target="_blank"> the Windows Server Essentials Media Pack </A> to stream media to your My Server apps. </P> <H3> Manage your server alerts and user accounts </H3> <P> We’ve designed a new user interface to help administrators manage user accounts and server alerts from phones and mobile tablets. Activating or deactivating network users and resetting account passwords are now supported. You can also handle the server alerts or trigger backups for computers wherever you are with the help of My Server. In addition, you can keep an eye on the server status without launching the apps by turning on an app’s live tile. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104396i088EFCD212D9112F" /> </P> <H2> A few more notes </H2> <P> In addition to these exciting features, I would like to share with you some other notes to help you use My Server apps with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: </P> <UL> <LI> My Server 2012 R2 Windows Store app can run on both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. But I strongly recommend that you upgrade to Windows 8.1 and enjoy the better functionality of both the app itself and the operating system. The upgrade is easy and free, so why not? </LI> <LI> My Server 2012 R2 Windows Phone app unfortunately works with Windows Phone 8 only. </LI> <LI> If you are using My Server apps within a local network, you may need to use the server computer name instead of the server FQDN for connections because some routers don’t support loopback queries. If problems occur, see <A href="#" target="_blank"> How to connect to my server from my local network </A> . </LI> </UL> <H2> Time to try it out! </H2> Now, it is time to try out My Server apps and connect to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Enjoy working anywhere and <A href="#" target="_blank"> let us hear your feedback </A> ! </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:52:03 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/my-server-2012-r2-windows-and-windows-phone-apps/ba-p/398737 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:52:03Z Hosting Windows Server Essentials Experience in Windows Azure https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/hosting-windows-server-essentials-experience-in-windows-azure/ba-p/398725 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Nov 12, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> Hello, this is Yang from the Windows Server Essentials team. Today I would like to introduce you to a new way of getting Windows Server Essentials Experience running, and it takes less than 30 minutes. Of course, the magic happens with Windows Azure! </P> <P> On October 18, 2013, together with the Windows Server 2012 R2 GA announcement, we released a new image to the Windows Azure Virtual Machine platform image gallery. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104384i636BC67157DC31E3" /> </P> <P> The image, named Windows Server Essentials Experience, is in essence a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter with several customizations around Windows Server Essentials Experience. With this image, you can create a brand new server in minutes and adjust your usage as your needs change; you only pay for what you use, and there are never any penalties for changing the configurations. Your server is deployed into a multi-zone production environment, and you can seamlessly integrate the server with other cloud-based services! </P> <P> Among all the customizations we made to the image, the following are the most important: </P> <UL> <LI> <B> The Windows Server Essentials Experience role is installed by default. </B> After provisioning a virtual machine (VM) with this image, you don’t need to manually install the role anymore. However, to set up a new domain you still need to run the Windows Server Essentials Experience Configuration Wizard, or you can join an existing domain and then run the wizard. <BR /> </LI> <LI> <B> The default state of Client Backup and File History is OFF. </B> For a server running Windows Server Essentials Experience on-premises, by default a new client computer will have Client Backup turned on, and all the users will have their File History data backed up to the server. For a server that is running on-premises, this is a good way of making sure that all the critical business data is well protected. However, for a server running remotely, these features might introduce a lot of Internet data traffic and increase the server storage usage. With these features turned OFF by default, you can carefully select those users or client computers that have really critical data to back up. <BR /> </LI> <LI> <B> The Client Restore Service feature is hidden in the UI. </B> A client bare metal restore is not supported when your server is running at a remote location (in another office that is different from where your client computer is, or in the cloud). To avoid confusion, we made this task hidden in the Dashboard UI. </LI> </UL> <P> We tried to make your experience running Windows Server Essentials Experience in the cloud as similar as possible to running on-premises, while still making the customizations mentioned in this blog to accommodate the special environment of the cloud. Can’t wait to get a <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Azure subscription </A> and give it a try? To do so, we strongly recommend that you <A href="#" target="_blank"> read this document </A> , follow the steps to set up a virtual network, create a virtual storage account, provision the VM, pay attention to the limitations, and get a fully functioning Windows Server Essentials Experience on Windows Server 2012 R2 running in the cloud! </P> <P> We hope you enjoy the cloud as much as we do. Please leave your feedback in the comments or through the <A href="#" target="_blank"> forum </A> . </P> <P> By the way, for our readers in China, we also offer English and Chinese images through <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Azure in China </A> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104386i9CD7C573307D3D5C" /> </P> Update (11/29/13) <P> Windows Azure is offered to Virtual Machines that have two or more instances deployed in the same Availability Set in the same cloud service. Click <A href="#" target="_blank"> here </A> for more information. </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:51:13 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/hosting-windows-server-essentials-experience-in-windows-azure/ba-p/398725 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:51:13Z Services Integration Overview for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials - Part 2 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/services-integration-overview-for-windows-server-2012-r2/ba-p/398720 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Nov 06, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> Hi, this is Yuheng, program manager on the Windows Server Essentials product team. This is our second blog post in the two-part Services Integration series. In this post, I will introduce you to new capabilities in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: SharePoint Online library management and Exchange ActiveSync integration, a part of the Office 365 integration feature. </P> <H3> SharePoint Online library management </H3> <P> Assuming your Office 365 subscription includes SharePoint Online, and Office 365 is integrated with Windows Server Essentials, you can manage your SharePoint Online libraries on the Storage tab of the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard. As shown in this screen shot, the main pane lists all the libraries on the SharePoint Online site. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104376i333EF23EAF1D6E8D" /> </P> <P> </P> <P> Adding a SharePoint Online library involves: </P> <OL> <LI> Setting up basic information for the library, including its name, description, the site it belongs to, the library type, and version control. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104378i4A2B356AB581592C" /> <BR /> </LI> <LI> Setting up the library permissions, which can be inherited from the parent site or granted for specific users and groups. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104380i429752E9613D12A3" /> </LI> </OL> <P> </P> <H3> Exchange ActiveSync Integration </H3> <P> Windows Intune can provide sophisticated capabilities for mobile device management. But if Windows Intune is not an option for your organization, and you still want to ensure that a basic security policy is in place for Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) scenarios, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials may fill the gap together with the capabilities of Exchange ActiveSync. To leverage this capability, you will need to integrate Office 365 on Windows Server Essentials. You can start managing mobile devices on the Devices tab of the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104381i1A7CFB7BD847344F" /> </P> <P> <BR /> Most mobile devices that connect to Exchange Online do so by using Exchange ActiveSync. With Exchange ActiveSync, you can check the status of each connected device and enforce basic mobile device security mechanisms, such as the following: </P> <H3> Password requirement </H3> You can specify whether a password is required for mobile devices connected to the company email server hosted on Exchange Online. If a password is required, you can define the minimum password length, the number of failed sign-in attempts allowed, and the length of the inactive time period between sign-ins. <H3> Access rules </H3> You can explicitly block certain types of mobile devices for access to Exchange Online. The type of mobile devices in the block list is defined by a combination of family (such as Android) and model (such as Nexus 4). This is useful when a certain type or family of devices has a known security vulnerability. You can temporarily prevent these devices from accessing company email hosted on Exchange Online until the issue is resolved. <H3> Remote wipe </H3> You can issue a remote wipe command to protect the sensitive data on a device, for example in the event that it is ever lost or stolen. The wipe command will be executed the next time the device is connected to Exchange Online. This causes the device to be reset with factory settings and all data stored on the device will be deleted. <P> </P> <P> I hope you enjoyed this series on the Services Integration capabilities of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. As always, I’ll like to encourage you to get started by <A href="#" target="_blank"> downloading the trial </A> and joining the conversation in our <A href="#" target="_blank"> forum </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:50:50 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/services-integration-overview-for-windows-server-2012-r2/ba-p/398720 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:50:50Z Services Integration Overview for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials - Part 1 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/services-integration-overview-for-windows-server-2012-r2/ba-p/398709 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Nov 04, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> Hi, this is Yuheng, program manager on the Windows Server Essentials product team. In this blog post, I would like to give you an overview of Services Integration, which will be followed by an additional post that is specific to new features in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: SharePoint Online integration and Exchange ActiveSync integration. I will start with the most fundamental piece of the Services Integration pillar, Windows Azure Active Directory integration, as well as the major day-to-day management tasks associated with it. </P> <P> More and more small and medium-sized businesses are beginning to adopt mainstream cloud services such as Office 365. While adopting cloud services helps to increase IT capabilities and also provides predictable operational costs, it leads to a new challenge—how to manage on-premises resources and cloud services effectively. In Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, the Dashboard continues to play an important role in addressing this new challenge. </P> <P> Identity management is one of the fundamental elements in an IT environment that needs to be properly planned and managed. Active Directory in Windows Server is the leading technology for on-premises identity management. As cloud services continue to emerge, Microsoft has introduced a new Internet-friendly identity management technology—Windows Azure Active Directory—which is itself a cloud-based service. Today many mainstream cloud services such as Office 365, Windows Intune, and others offered by SaaS providers, are either leveraging Windows Azure Active Directory or are being well integrated with it. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials can be easily integrated with Windows Azure Active Directory to provide some key benefits for managing cloud services. <BR /> </P> <H3> Password synchronization between on-premises Active Directory and Windows Azure Active Directory </H3> <P> After Windows Server Essentials is integrated with Windows Azure Active Directory, password synchronization is started automatically between your on-premises Active Directory and Windows Azure Active Directory. Please note that password synchronization is set to be one-directional, where a password in the on-premises Active Directory always takes precedence over what’s in Windows Azure Active Directory. The password synchronization happens instantly when a password is updated in the on-premises Active Directory. With this feature, the end user experience is improved by seamlessly using the same password when authenticating to on-premises resources and applications as well as their cloud services (e.g., the same password is used for both the local network account and for Office 365). You can extend this benefit to other cloud-based applications that are custom built for your organization by leveraging the Windows Azure Active Directory integration capabilities and Graph API for authentication and authorization. <A href="#" target="_blank"> Learn more </A> <BR /> </P> <H3> Centralized day-to-day management </H3> <P> To address the new challenge of managing both on-premises and cloud resources in today’s IT environment, the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard is designed for getting most, if not all, of your day-to-day management tasks completed in just one place. New management tasks that can now be performed in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials include the following: </P> <UL> <LI> Online user account management (for both Office 365 and Windows Intune) <BR /> </LI> <LI> Distribution group management (Exchange Online distribution group) <BR /> </LI> <LI> User group management (for both local network and the Windows Azure Active Directory security group) <BR /> </LI> <LI> SharePoint Online Library and Exchange ActiveSync management <BR /> </LI> <LI> Online service subscription plan/license management: multiple subscription plans are supported and their licenses can be assigned through the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Dashboard; with these new management capabilities, IT admins can easily on-board new employees by provisioning local and online resources directly within the Dashboard. </LI> </UL> <P> Here is a screenshot of the entry point for enabling Services Integration from the Dashboard’s Home page: </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104374iEF7D293580035EAE" /> </P> <P> You should be aware of the following before you deploy Services Integration features: </P> <OL> <LI> Windows Azure Active Directory integration will be turned on automatically when you turn on either Office 365 or Windows Intune. This is because they both leverage Windows Azure Active Directory as a common identity platform. <BR /> </LI> <LI> Currently, the Services Integration features, including Windows Azure Active Directory integration, Office 365 integration, Windows Intune integration, and on-premises Exchange integration, are only supported in a single domain controller environment. In addition, the integration wizard must be run on a domain controller. </LI> </OL> <P> Part two of this series will be an introduction to the SharePoint Online integration feature and Exchange ActiveSync integration. In the meantime, I’ll like to encourage you to <A href="#" target="_blank"> download the trial of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials </A> and to join the conversation in our <A href="#" target="_blank"> forum </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:50:06 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/services-integration-overview-for-windows-server-2012-r2/ba-p/398709 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:50:06Z Enabling multiple instances of Windows Server Essentials Experience in your environment https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/enabling-multiple-instances-of-windows-server-essentials/ba-p/398706 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Oct 28, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> Hi, this is Mike, program manager from the Windows Server Essentials team. In this blog, I’m going to talk about why and how to enable multiple instances of the new Windows Server Essentials Experience server role in Windows Server 2012 R2 in your environment. <P> As you may know, Windows Server Essentials Experience provides a set of features, such as simplified share folder management, Remote Web Access, PC backup, and simplified cloud integration that allows you to make the best use of your server. There are some situations in which you may want to deploy multiple instances of Windows Server Essentials Experience in your environment. Note that this only applies when using the Standard or Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2012 R2, since you can only have one instance of the Essentials edition running in an environment. </P> <H3> Branch offices </H3> <P> Many businesses have branch offices in different locations. Staff need local IT resources such as file storage, remote access, or PC backup, whether they’re a large enterprise or a small business. By deploying Windows Server Essentials Experience in each of the branch offices, you can get a consistent set of functionality across your sites that is easier to manage for less experienced or non-dedicated IT administrators. For example, you should deploy a local server running Windows Server Essentials Experience to each branch office where you want to use the PC backup feature, since transferring large amounts of data to a headquarters office would degrade the backup performance and have a significant impact on your Internet or WAN link. </P> <H3> Separating workloads </H3> <P> You may already be using Windows Server Essentials Experience as your domain controller to manage user accounts or provide integration with Office 365, and for other basic infrastructure needs such as file and print services. Since the domain controller is crucial for controlling access to all your resources and applications, you may want to separate some of your other workloads onto their own dedicated server instances. For example, you can set up one server instance running Windows Server Essentials Experience to be your domain controller, and have a separate instance that is also running Windows Server Essentials Experience that is dedicated to running the PC backup feature. </P> <H3> Deployment considerations </H3> <P> As I mentioned in an <A href="#" target="_blank"> earlier blog </A> , you can now set up Windows Server Essentials Experience as either a domain controller or a member server when using the Standard or Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2012 R2. If you want to deploy multiple instances of Windows Server Essentials Experience, you can deploy them on multiple member servers. When you do this, note the following: </P> <UL> <LI> You can use the Dashboard to manage users in the entire domain. The Dashboard will load all your users in the domain, and normal user and group maintenance tasks will take effect on the domain objects. <BR /> </LI> </UL> <UL> <LI> Features in Windows Server Essentials Experience don’t interact across multiple instances. For example, if you set up two instances of Remote Web Access, they won’t work with each other to provide load balancing. Instead, they’re going to be two separate websites and you may need separate public IP addresses if you want to host two sites—as may be the case for branch offices. Another example is PC management. Each PC is managed by only one instance of Windows Server Essentials Experience. When a PC to be managed runs the Client Connector Wizard from a specific server, the PC is associated with, and can only be managed from, that server. <BR /> </LI> </UL> <UL> <LI> The online service integration features only work when the server is a domain controller. Also, integration cannot be initiated if there are multiple domain controllers in the environment. The product team is investigating possible solutions. <BR /> </LI> </UL> <UL> <LI> If you deploy Windows Server Essentials Experience in branch offices, make sure your sites are connected by using either site-to-site VPN connections, or other channels such as dedicated WAN links. <BR /> </LI> </UL> <UL> <LI> Do not enable Windows Server Essentials Experience on one server and then run the Client Connector Wizard to try and manage it from another server. <BR /> </LI> </UL> <P> If you have any additional questions or comments about Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or the Windows Server Essentials Experience role, please join us in our <A href="#" target="_blank"> support forum </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:49:53 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/enabling-multiple-instances-of-windows-server-essentials/ba-p/398706 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:49:53Z Update Rollup 3 for Windows Server 2012 Essentials Available Now https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/update-rollup-3-for-windows-server-2012-essentials-available-now/ba-p/398704 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Oct 09, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> The Update Rollup 3 for Windows Server 2012 Essentials has been released and is now available for download from Microsoft Update. You can read about the issues this rollup update addresses in Microsoft Support Knowledgebase <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2862551 </A> . <BR /> <BR /> The client-side package for this update rollup is downloaded to the Windows Server 2012 Essentials along with this update rollup. The user does not have to go to the Windows Update website to obtain the package separately for the client machines. The Update Rollup 3 client-side package is same as the existing Update Rollup 1 client-side package <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2781268 </A> . <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> This update rollup contains improvements such as DNS auto-detect and configure for the clients, some new Best Practice Analyzer rules and introduces a new branding name for the Windows Azure Backup integration add-in. Apart from the improvements, this update rollup also resolves certain previously identified issues. <BR /> <BR /> <P> For more information, please visit this <A href="#" target="_blank"> link </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:49:49 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/update-rollup-3-for-windows-server-2012-essentials-available-now/ba-p/398704 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:49:49Z Virtualization and Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/virtualization-and-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials/ba-p/398703 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Oct 02, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <P> Hi, this is Yang and Mike, PMs from the Windows Server Essentials team. In this blog, we would like to share some of our thoughts about virtualizing Windows Server Essentials. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <P> Today, more and more businesses have begun to virtualize their IT infrastructure. While there are a lot of articles talking about the <B> benefits of virtualization </B> , we would like to highlight a few in the context of small to mid-size business (SMB) IT: </P> <BR /> <BR /> <UL> <LI> <DIV> <B> Consolidation of your workloads. </B> Most of us started our IT infrastructure with workloads on physical servers. Over time, we added more and more servers for different workloads, which have become difficult to maintain. One obvious benefit of virtualization is to consolidate workloads onto fewer more powerful servers. By taking advantage of virtualization, when you want to deploy new workloads, you can add a virtual server that runs on your existing hardware. </DIV> </LI> <LI> <DIV> <B> Cost-effective business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. </B> One of the top questions that IT administrators are asked is how they plan for unexpected downtime. Virtualization has certainly expanded the options available in this area. Depending on your business requirements, you can use Hyper-V server clusters to configure failover for your critical workloads, and you can use Hyper-V Replica to have standby instances of your virtual servers in case of failure or disaster. These options are not possible if your workloads are deployed on physical servers. </DIV> </LI> <LI> <DIV> <B> Mobility. </B> Many SMB IT admins recognize the value of applications and services running in the public cloud, but are unsure of how these would work together with their traditional IT environments. Virtualization is the first step to help you prepare to leverage public cloud hosting and other services where it makes sense for your business needs. With virtualization, individual virtual machines (VMs) and the workloads that run on them can easily be moved to the cloud so that you can evaluate and start to take advantage of the flexibility and scalability that virtualization offers. </DIV> </LI> </UL> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <P> Windows Server Essentials enjoys all the same capabilities and benefits of virtualization as the Standard and Datacenter editions of Windows Server. In addition, there are some capabilities that are specific to Windows Server Essentials: </P> <BR /> <BR /> <UL> <LI> <DIV> <B> Select OEMs offer Windows Server Essentials together with their hardware solutions </B> , which enable partners and customers to easily deploy Essentials as a Hyper-V host with Windows Server Essentials running as a guest VM using a single comprehensive wizard. For more information, see <A href="#" target="_blank"> Jason’s blog post </A> . </DIV> </LI> <LI> <DIV> It is recommended that you <B> back up your Essentials VM with Windows Server Backup </B> on the Hyper-V host, which can back up all the VMs running on the same host. When you need to restore, you can restore the VM, or you can restore the virtual hard disk (VHD), and then mount the VHD and restore the individual file or folder. If you only want to back up important files or folders on the VM, you can use <B> Windows Azure Backup </B> . We’ll publish another post in the future to talk about these various options and their pros and cons. </DIV> </LI> <LI> <DIV> When taking advantage of <B> Storage Spaces in a virtualized environment </B> , you can create your storage pools and virtual disks on the Hyper-V host, not on the guest VMs. To learn more about the best practices for Storage Spaces, see <A href="#" target="_blank"> Storage Spaces Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) </A> . </DIV> </LI> <LI> <DIV> When <B> running an Essentials VM in Windows Azure </B> (either by migrating an existing on-premises Essentials VM to Azure or by creating a new virtual machine directly in Azure), note the following requirements: </DIV> </LI> <UL> <LI> <DIV> You must have an existing virtual network and create the Essentials VM in the virtual network. </DIV> </LI> <LI> <DIV> It is recommended that you have a VM size of Medium (2 cores, 3.5 GB memory) or larger. </DIV> </LI> <LI> <DIV> Port 443 needs to be open for the Anywhere Access feature to work. </DIV> </LI> <LI> <DIV> When running the Anywhere Access Wizard, you should select the “Skip router setup” check box, because there is no physical router in the Windows Azure environment. </DIV> </LI> </UL> </UL> <BR /> <BR /> <P> Stay tuned for future posts with even more information about running an Essentials VM in Windows Azure! </P> <BR /> <BR /> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:49:43 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/virtualization-and-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials/ba-p/398703 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:49:43Z Information about SBS 2003 Product Support Lifecycle https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/information-about-sbs-2003-product-support-lifecycle/ba-p/398701 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Sep 25, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <I> [This post comes to us courtesy of Rituraj Choudhary from Commercial Technical Support] </I> <BR /> <BR /> This blogs post underlines the Product Support Lifecycle of the Windows Small Business Server 2003 and its individual components. <BR /> <BR /> We are publishing this information as SBS 2003 is nearing its end of support. Here are the individual products included with Windows Small Business Server 2003 and their support lifecycle timelines. <BR /> <BR /> <P> The Extended Support End Date for the following products is as follows: </P> <TABLE> <TBODY><TR> <TD> <P> <B> Products Released </B> </P> </TD> <TD> <P> <B> Extended Support End Date </B> </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> </TD> <TD> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> 4/8/2014 </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> </TD> <TD> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> 1/14/2014 </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Standard Edition </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> </TD> <TD> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> 10/14/2014 </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> </TD> <TD> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> 4/12/2016 </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition (32-bit x86) </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> </TD> <TD> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> 7/14/2015 </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> Windows Server Update Services 3.0 </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> </TD> <TD> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> 7/11/2017 </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> </TD> </TR> </TBODY></TABLE> <P> For more details please browse to <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/ </A> and search for individual products. </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:49:37 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/information-about-sbs-2003-product-support-lifecycle/ba-p/398701 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:49:37Z Installing and Configuring the Windows Server Essentials Experience role https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/installing-and-configuring-the-windows-server-essentials/ba-p/398699 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Sep 16, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> My name is Mike Chen, a program manager working on the Windows Server Essentials Deployment team. I’m honored today to introduce the new deployment story for Windows Server Essentials. <BR /> </P> <H3> Now available as a server role </H3> <P> Previously, we heard a lot of feedback that users want rich features in Windows Server Essentials to be available more broadly beyond the Windows Server Essentials edition. In the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials release, we’ve made major investments into making our deployment available as a server role. Therefore, as Jason mentioned in <A href="#" target="_blank"> an earlier blog </A> , the features in Windows Server Essentials are being released in both Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and as the Windows Server Essentials Experience server role in Windows Server 2012 R2. </P> <P> We use a consistent architecture across the following editions: Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter. From a technical perspective, features are packaged into the Windows Server Essentials Experience role in exactly the same way. The key difference regarding the deployment is that in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, the role is pre-enabled and the configuration wizard is configured to pop up automatically when a user logs on to the computer. (There are also differences around locks and limits that are not in the scope of this blog.) <BR /> </P> <H3> Multiple options for deployment depending on your environment </H3> <P> As a server role, Windows Server Essentials Experience can be deployed on a workgroup box, a domain controller, or a member server in the domain. The limitations here are that Windows Server Essentials Experience can only be deployed to a single domain environment and you can’t have a read-only domain controller (RODC) in your environment. </P> <P> When deployed on a <B> workgroup box </B> , the configuration wizard will ask you for information to bring up a new Active Directory domain environment and configure other roles and features that the role depends on. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104363i2BBDC28C56DAE5B1" /> </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104365iC71CAB5B50A40F8C" /> </P> <P> When deployed on a <B> member server </B> in the domain or on an existing <B> domain controller </B> (you need to join your existing domain by using native tools), the configuration wizard simply configures other roles and features without changing your domain environment. Therefore, for users who want to try out the experience, the best way is to deploy Windows Server Essentials on a member server in your existing IT environment, which is much less intrusive. The steps are: </P> <OL> <LI> Join Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter to your domain. </LI> <LI> Enable and configure the Windows Server Essentials Experience role in Server Manager. </LI> </OL> <P> You may have already noticed that previous migration paths in the configuration wizard are not needed, because Windows Server Essentials can be deployed on an existing domain controller. If you want to migrate to the latest platform, just do an Active Directory replication and then configure Windows Server Essentials. For more information about migration, see <A href="#" target="_blank"> Migrate from Previous Versions to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials </A> . <BR /> </P> <H3> Remote installation and Windows PowerShell </H3> <P> In addition to configuring Windows Server Essentials directly from the local box, you can now use Windows PowerShell cmdlets for more advanced scenarios; for example, remote configuration in the hosting environment using Windows PowerShell, or unattended installation using first logon scripts. </P> <P> You can run these simple commands to perform the installation and configuration: </P> <OL> <LI> Install the Windows Server Essentials Experience role by using the following command: <BR /> <I> Add-WindowsFeature ServerEssentialsRole <BR /> </I> </LI> <LI> To configure it, use <I> Start-WssConfigurationService </I> . You can get more help information about this command by using <I> get-help start-wssconfigurationservice </I> . <BR /> </LI> </OL> <UL> <LI> Run the following script to configure a workgroup box: <BR /> <I> Start-WssConfigurationService -CompanyName "ContosoTest" -DNSName "ContosoTest.com" -NetBiosName "ContosoTest" -ComputerName "YourServerName” –NewAdminCredential $cred <BR /> </I> </LI> <LI> Run the following command to start the configuration to set up Windows Server Essentials as an existing domain member. You must be a member of the Enterprise Admin group and Domain Admin group in Active Directory to perform this task: <BR /> <I> Start-WssConfigurationService –Credential &lt;Your Credential&gt; </I> <I> <BR /> </I> </LI> </UL> <LI> Monitor the progress of the installation by using the following commands: <BR /> </LI> <UL> <LI> To have installation status displayed on the progress bar, run: <BR /> <I> Get-WssConfigurationStatus –ShowProgress. <BR /> </I> </LI> <LI> To get the immediate progress without the progress bar, run: <BR /> <I> Get-WssConfigurationStatus <BR /> </I> </LI> </UL> <H3> Deploying Windows Server Essentials on virtual machines </H3> <P> With the wide adoption of virtualization, we’ve heard more and more feedback that customers want to deploy their servers as virtual machines (VMs). Windows Server Essentials Experience provides a great tool that allows an end user to seamlessly set up their physical server as a VM host and bring up virtualized Windows Server Essentials as a VM guest. This tools requires that OEM and system builders do some pre-configuration on the image. The tool works for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. In a future blog post, we will share more detailed steps about how to configure this. </P> <P> As a system provider, <B> you have the option to let your customer choose between a virtual deployment or a physical deployment </B> . </P> <P> If an end user chooses a <B> virtual deployment </B> , Windows Server Essentials will have the Hyper-V role installed and will be able to run VMs, and the wizard will create a customized Windows Server Essentials VM based on the end user’s settings. In addition, any Windows Server roles that aren’t necessary for hosting VMs will be removed from the host to reduce the footprint on the host. </P> <P> If the user chooses to do a <B> physical deployment </B> , the configuration wizard will install and configure the Windows Server Essentials role on the physical box. </P> <P> For more information, see <A href="#" target="_blank"> Install and Configure Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials </A> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104367i74C6AC626B9ED92C" /> </P> <P> <I> End user can select a virtual deployment or a physical deployment </I> </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104369i2CA134628E68C878" /> </P> <P> <I> End user is provided with a virtual deployment </I> </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:49:31 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/installing-and-configuring-the-windows-server-essentials/ba-p/398699 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:49:31Z How to create a Dashboard UI add-in https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/how-to-create-a-dashboard-ui-add-in/ba-p/398690 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Sep 12, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Rui Ling and Yang Cao from Sustained Engineering] </EM> </P> <P> The Windows Server Essentials Dashboard nowadays supports many UI extensions. In <A href="#" target="_blank"> Update Rollup 1 for Windows Server 2012 Essentials </A> , Essentials provides an important update for the Hosted Email Add-In Framework, which is used not only for email integration, but also for extending the user management UI in the Dashboard. Value-added solution providers or system integrators can leverage the add-in framework to build Dashboard extensions as part of their total solutions. </P> <P> By following the steps in this post, you can add a new tab on the Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard. On this tab, you can display information about your own value-add services (such as email, backup, or monitoring). You can also add a new page into the Add a User Wizard so that you can integrate your service configuration with the new user creation flow. </P> <P> This article is inspired by our partner Cbeyond® ( <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://cbeyond.com/ </A> ). From <A href="#" target="_blank"> Microsoft PinPoint </A> , you can find other add-ins developed by our partner. It is highly recommended that you take some time to go through Dashboard features or install some add-ins before completing the following steps. You can also review the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Hosted Email Add-in Framework </A> as a reference for the UI add-in development. </P> <OL> <LI> <B> Set up the environment: </B> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Install Visual Studio </A> on your development system. </LI> <LI> <B> Create add-ins: </B> We will create a sample project first and then introduce how to create the following two types of UI add-ins: </LI> <OL> <LI> A new tab on the Dashboard </LI> <LI> A page to add to the wizards of the user management UI on the Dashboard </LI> </OL> </OL> <P> <STRONG> 1.1 </STRONG> <STRONG> Open Visual Studio and create a Class Library project targeting at least .NET Framework 4.0 </STRONG> <STRONG> </STRONG> </P> <P> This article will use the Visual Studio Class Library project as an example to show every part of a UI add-in. Another option is to <A href="#" target="_blank"> download the Windows Server 2012 Essentials SDK </A> and create the project against the Essentials template. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104349iAB7EA34A873C86DB" /> </P> <P> Add all the references assemblies you need to the project. Normally for a UI add-in, you need to add the following assemblies: </P> <UL> <LI> AdminCommon </LI> <LI> Microsoft.windowsserversolutions.administration.objectmodel </LI> </UL> <P> You can find these assemblies in the install path (%ProgramFiles%\Windows Server\Bin) or GAC from your server running Windows Server 2012 Essentials (or Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials). You can copy all the binaries you need from the server to your DEV box to compile the project. It is also recommended that you compile the project directly on your server. </P> <P> Note: Visual Studio will automatically create a Class1.cs in the project. Because we won’t use it for this example, you can remove this class. </P> <P> <STRONG> 2.1 </STRONG> <STRONG> Create a new tab on the Dashboard </STRONG> </P> <P> Please follow these steps to add a top-level tab to the Dashboard. </P> <P> <STRONG> 2.1.1&nbsp; Create a user control, <EM> MyTabUserControl </EM> , and add a label with some text “ <EM> label in MyTab </EM> ” </STRONG> </P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104351i05D52159949F90BC" /> </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> <P> <STRONG> 2.1.2&nbsp; Create the Adorner class <EM> MyTabAdorner </EM> , and make sure that it inherits from Microsoft.WindowsServerSolution.Administration.ObjectModel.Page </STRONG> </P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> a.&nbsp; In the constructor of this class, you must pass a unique GUID, display name, and description to the base class. </P> <P> b.&nbsp; You must override the function CreateContent and return your own user control MyTabUserControl. </P> <P> c.&nbsp; When creating the PageContent, you may create a TaskCollection and implement some global tasks if needed. We will create one task named “ <STRONG> MyTask </STRONG> ” and will pop up a message box. </P> <P> d.&nbsp; You can also override other functions to show more information on the tab. For more details, see the <A href="#" target="_blank"> SDK doc </A> . </P> <DIV id="codeSnippetWrapper"> <DIV id="codeSnippet"> using Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Administration.ObjectModel; <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> namespace SampleClassLibrary.Tab <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> public class MyTabAdorner : Page <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> public MyTabAdorner() <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> : base(new Guid("{B8813153-4DC6-429C-A912-6362E6D9A10F}"), <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> "DisplayName for MyTab", <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> "Description for MyTab") <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> protected override PageContent CreateContent() <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> TaskCollection tasks = new TaskCollection(); <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> tasks.Add(new SyncUiTask("MyTask", <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> new SyncAction(() =&gt; <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.Show("Test Task"); <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> return null; <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> }), false)); <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> return PageContent.Create((obj, component) =&gt; new MyTabUserControl(), tasks, null); <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> </DIV> <BR /> </DIV> <BR /> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> 2.1.3&nbsp; Create the provider class <EM> MyTabProvider </EM> , and make sure that it inherits from Microsoft.WindowsServerSolution.Administration.ObjectModel.PageProvider </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <P> a.&nbsp; In the constructor of this class, you must pass a unique GUID, display name, and description to the base class. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> b.&nbsp; You also need to override the function CreatePages and return your own adorner page MyTabAdorner. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> c.&nbsp; You can also override other functions to show more information on the tab. For more details, see the <A href="#" target="_blank"> SDK doc </A> . </P> <BR /> <BR /> <DIV id="codeSnippetWrapper"> <BR /> <DIV id="codeSnippet"> <BR /> using Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Administration.ObjectModel; <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> namespace SampleClassLibrary.Tab <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> public class MyTabProvider : PageProvider <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> public MyTabProvider() <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> : base(new Guid("{8A0338F4-C88D-4EF3-8A3E-3BBB0922B575}"), <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> "DisplayName for MyTabProvider", <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> "Description for MyTabProvider") <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> protected override object CreatePages() <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> return (new object[] { new MyTabAdorner() }); <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> </DIV> <BR /> </DIV> <BR /> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> 2.1.4&nbsp; Create an add-in configure file called <EM> MyTabConf.addin </EM> </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <P> a.&nbsp; Set the property “ <STRONG> Copy to Output Directory </STRONG> ” to “ <STRONG> Copy always </STRONG> ” because we want to deploy this file to the Windows Server Essentials server. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> b.&nbsp; The <B> basedir </B> should be the path where you deploy your add-in assembly to the Essentials server. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> c.&nbsp; The <B> type </B> should be the full type string of your provider class and should be case-sensitive. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <DIV id="codeSnippetWrapper"> <BR /> <DIV id="codeSnippet"> <BR /> &lt;addin name="MyTab Addin" basedir="E:\Sample" <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> type="SampleClassLibrary.Tab.MyTabProvider, SampleClassLibrary" /&gt; <BR /> </DIV> <BR /> </DIV> <BR /> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BR /> <P> After completing these steps, your SampleClassLibrary will look like this screenshot. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104352i71C5198000A4C1F5" /> </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> Now you can build your project and deploy the add-in to the Essentials server (see the deploy section). In this section, we want to add a top-level tab to the Dashboard, so we deploy the add-in file to “ <STRONG> %ProgramFiles%\Windows Server\Bin\Addins\Primary\MyTabConf.addin </STRONG> ”. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> After launching/restarting your Dashboard, you will see this screenshot. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104354i02C862C444745CB9" /> </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> 2.2 </STRONG> <STRONG> Insert a new page to the Dashboard User Management wizards and retrieve data from PropertyBag </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> 2.2.1&nbsp; Create a user control, <EM> MyPageUserControl </EM> , and add a button with some text “ <EM> button in MyPage </EM> ” </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104356i8BE38FB8CC7F4BB2" /> </P> <BR /> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BR /> <P> a.&nbsp; Double-click the button in the VS designer; VS will automatically generate the button click handler. Add some code to this handler: </P> <BR /> <BR /> <DIV id="codeSnippetWrapper"> <BR /> <DIV id="codeSnippet"> <BR /> if (null == FormPropertyBag) <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> MessageBox.Show("You need to set the FormPropertyBag"); <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> else <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> MessageBox.Show(string.Format("Get Data from FormPropertyBag:\r\n UserName : {0},\r\n FirstName : {1},\r\n LastName : {2},\r\n Password : {3}", <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> FormPropertyBag.UserName, <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> FormPropertyBag.FirstName, <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> FormPropertyBag.LastName, <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> FormPropertyBag.Password)); <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> </DIV> <BR /> </DIV> <BR /> <BR /> <P> b.&nbsp; Add the namespace </P> <BR /> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <P> using Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Administration.ObjectModel.Adorners; </P> <BR /> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BR /> <P> and one property to MyPageUserControl.cs: </P> <BR /> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <P> public FormPropertyBag FormPropertyBag { get; set; } </P> <BR /> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> 2.2.2&nbsp; Create the provider class <EM> MyPageContent </EM> , and make sure that it inherits from Microsoft.WindowsServerSolution.Administration.ObjectModel.Adorner.AddinPageContent </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <P> a.&nbsp; In the constructor of this class, you need to add Microsoft.WindowsServerSolution.Administration.ObjectModel.Adorner.FormPropertyBag as the parameter and pass it to its base class. <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> b.&nbsp; You need to override the function CreateControl and return your own control MyPageUserControl. <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> c.&nbsp; You also need to override the event handler PropertyChanged. <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> d.&nbsp; You can override other functions or events to customize the behavior of this class. For more details, see the <A href="#" target="_blank"> SDK doc </A> . </P> <BR /> <BR /> <DIV id="codeSnippetWrapper"> <BR /> <DIV id="codeSnippet"> <BR /> using Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Administration.ObjectModel.Adorners; <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> namespace SampleClassLibrary.Wizard <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> public class MyPageContent : AddinPageContent <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> public MyPageContent(FormPropertyBag bag) <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> : base(bag) <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> public override Control CreateControl() <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> return new MyPageUserControl() { FormPropertyBag = this.PropertyBag }; <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> public override event EventHandler PropertyChanged; <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> </DIV> <BR /> </DIV> <BR /> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> 2.2.3&nbsp; Create the Adorner class <EM> MyPageAdorner </EM> , and make sure that it inherits from Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Administration.ObjectModel.Adorners.FormContentAdorner </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <P> a.&nbsp; In the constructor of this class, you need to pass a unique GUID, display name, and description to the base class. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> b.&nbsp; You need to override the function CreatePages and return MyPageContent created in the last step. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> c.&nbsp; You can also override other functions to show more information on the tab. For more details, see the <A href="#" target="_blank"> SDK doc </A> . </P> <BR /> <BR /> <DIV id="codeSnippetWrapper"> <BR /> <DIV id="codeSnippet"> <BR /> using Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Administration.ObjectModel.Adorners; <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> namespace SampleClassLibrary.Wizard <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> public class MyPageAdorner : FormContentAdorner <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> public MyPageAdorner() <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> : base(new Guid("E2B29E47-CD46-4B11-8AB1-B1384E917A0C"), <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> "DisplayName for MyPage", <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> "Description for MyPage" <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> ) <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> public override ICollection&lt;AddinPageContent&gt; CreatePages(FormPropertyBag propertyBag) <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> List&lt;AddinPageContent&gt; list = new List&lt;AddinPageContent&gt;(); <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> list.Add(new MyPageContent(propertyBag) { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> Title = "Test Title for MyPage", <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> HelpLink = new Uri("<A href="#" target="_blank">http://www.contoso.com</A>"), <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> HelpLinkText = "Test Help Link for MyPage", <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> }); <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> return list; <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> public override ICollection&lt;System.Threading.Tasks.Task&gt; CreatePostExecutionTasks(FormPropertyBag propertyBag) <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> List&lt;System.Threading.Tasks.Task&gt; list = new List&lt;System.Threading.Tasks.Task&gt;(); <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> list.Add(new System.Threading.Tasks.Task(() <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> =&gt; <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> // do something in the task <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> )); <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> return list; <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> public override ICollection&lt;System.Threading.Tasks.Task&gt; CreatePreExecutionTasks(FormPropertyBag propertyBag) <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> List&lt;System.Threading.Tasks.Task&gt; list = new List&lt;System.Threading.Tasks.Task&gt;(); <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> list.Add(new System.Threading.Tasks.Task(() <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> =&gt; <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> { <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> // do something in the task <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> )); <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> return list; <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> } <BR /> </DIV> <BR /> </DIV> <BR /> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> 2.2.4&nbsp; Create an add-in configure file <EM> MyPageConf.addin </EM> </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <P> a.&nbsp; Set the property “Copy to Output Directory” to “Copy always” because we want to deploy this file to the Windows Server Essentials server. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> b.&nbsp; The <B> basedir </B> should be the path where you deploy your add-in assembly to the Essentials server. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> c.&nbsp; The <B> type </B> should be the full type string of your provider class and should be case-sensitive. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <DIV id="codeSnippetWrapper"> <BR /> <DIV id="codeSnippet"> <BR /> &lt;addin name="MyPage Addin" basedir="E:\Sample" <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> type="SampleClassLibrary.Wizard.MyPageAdorner, SampleClassLibrary" /&gt; <BR /> </DIV> <BR /> </DIV> <BR /> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BR /> <P> After these four steps, your SampleClassLibrary will look like this screenshot. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104358iA16FCEA0B88374C7" /> </P> <BR /> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BR /> <P> Now you can build your project and deploy your add-in to the Essentials server (see the deploy section). In this section, we want to insert the page to the Add-User Wizard, so we deploy the add-in file to “ <STRONG> %ProgramFiles%\Windows Server\Bin\Addins\Users\AddUserWizard\MyPageConf.addin. </STRONG> ” </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> After launching/restarting your Dashboard, you can run the “add a user” task and go through the wizard flow. On the last configure page, you will see the add-in page. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104360iE6B797A1022AA1D4" /> </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> 3.1 </STRONG> <STRONG> Deployment </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> After building your project in Visual Studio, you will get the binaries and several add-in configure files. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <P> a.&nbsp; Confirm that your target installation includes <A href="#" target="_blank"> Update Rollup 1 </A> so that the Hosted Email Add-In Framework is present. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> b.&nbsp; Deploy your *.dll to the Essentials server (for example, E:\Sample). </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> c.&nbsp; Make sure that the path you deploy to the add-in binaries is the same as the <B> basedir </B> in the add-in configure files. </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> d.&nbsp; Deploy your *.addin to the correct add-in folder. </P> <BR /> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR /> <BR /> <P> </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> Reference MSDN article: <A href="#" target="_blank"> How to: Install a Top-Level Tab </A> </P> <BR /> <BR /> <P> Reference MSDN article: <A href="#" target="_blank"> How to: Install the UI Update </A> </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:48:50 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/how-to-create-a-dashboard-ui-add-in/ba-p/398690 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:48:50Z How to Print/Export Multiple Topics from TechNet https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/how-to-print-export-multiple-topics-from-technet/ba-p/398674 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Sep 11, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Charanjeet Singh from Microsoft Commercial Technical Support] </EM> </P> <P> We come across situations when we want to create a custom set of articles from TechNet. This helps when you are travelling offsite and you wish to carry the custom set on a laptop, phone or tablet, since you may not find direct access to TechNet. With <B> Print/Export Multiple Topics </B> Beta, you can save all that you want from TechNet and create a custom set or articles. </P> <P> <B> Note: </B> You will need a browser and a Microsoft ID to get started. </P> <P> To begin creating your own personal collection, go to <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/export/help/ </A> . This is the starting page and includes an explanation of the process and a quick guide to show you how it works. When you are ready, click on the <B> Start </B> button on that page. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104334i9C1AD0A00899B8B1" /> <BR /> </P> <P> Clicking the <B> Start </B> button will bring a toolbar at the top of the page: </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104336i12B12296AA2F27FF" /> </P> <P> <BR /> Now, all that is required is browse TechNet like you normally would and choose <B> Add this Topic </B> in the toolbar to add the article to your collection. You can also right click on the article on the left and choose <B> Add This Topic </B> or <B> Add This Set of Topics </B> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104338iDFED60F8454D429F" /> </P> <P> <BR /> Once you are done adding all of your articles, you can view your collection by clicking the <B> Collection </B> link in the toolbar at the top of the page. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104340i7937D33E61A0049A" /> </P> <P> <BR /> Clicking the Collection link will bring up the contents of your collection. You can review and rearrange your topics, then print them or save them to HTML or a PDF. In the example below, the collection is saved as a PDF. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104342i145D570B7B69A3CA" /> </P> <P> <BR /> When you click on <B> Generate </B> , it generates the document and prompts to download the file. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104344iB4EE905D8022C08A" /> </P> <P> <BR /> The Collection is ready to be carried on a laptop, phone, tablet or send through an email. Since this process requires a Microsoft ID, you can always go back and view/add/rename/delete this custom collection. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104346i72F08D0BAA4E22CA" /> </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:47:47 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/how-to-print-export-multiple-topics-from-technet/ba-p/398674 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:47:47Z Understanding Licensing for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and the Windows Server Essentials Experience role https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/understanding-licensing-for-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials/ba-p/398658 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Sep 03, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <EM> [Today's post comes to us courtesy David Fabritius from Windows Server Marketing] </EM> <BR /> <BR /> In this article, I’ll explain a licensing change that has been made to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials as well as some related licensing topics when using the new Windows Server Essentials Experience role with the Standard and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2012 R2. <BR /> <BR /> The Hyper-V role and Hyper-V Manager console are now included with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials! The server licensing rights have been expanded, allowing you to install an instance of Essentials on your physical server to run the Hyper-V role (with none of the other roles and features of the Essentials Experience installed), and a second instance of Essentials as a virtual machine (VM) on that same server with all the Essentials Experience roles and features. Previous versions of Windows Server Essentials (and Windows Small Business Server before that), made it necessary to obtain a hypervisor separately, such as the Microsoft Hyper-V Server, but that is no longer required. In addition, we are working with our OEM partners to help them offer server hardware pre-installed and pre-configured with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials running as a virtual machine. <BR /> <BR /> A related licensing question that is often asked when virtual instances of Windows Server are used is around license assignment, especially in the case where you are using either the Live Migration or Hyper‑V Replica feature to move VMs from one Hyper-V host to another. The most fundamental thing to keep in mind is that Windows Server licenses are assigned to physical servers, not to virtual machines. So when a VM is moved, the Windows Server license assigned to the source server does not move and is not reassigned. With that in mind, the destination server must be licensed appropriately to run the VM that you moved to it—as well as any VMs it was previously running. For example, if you purchase a server from your favorite OEM that is preinstalled with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials running as a VM, there is no problem with migrating that VM to another server that is running Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard as long as the destination server is not already running all of its allowed virtual instances. For more information about how to license virtualized environments, see this <A href="#" target="_blank"> Licensing Brief </A> . <BR /> <BR /> Next I’d like to discuss a few licensing implications for the new Windows Server Essentials Experience <I> </I> role, which is now an option available in the Standard and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2012 R2 (it is turned on by default in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials). The first implication is around downgrade rights from the Standard edition to the Essentials edition, which was introduced with Windows Server 2012. While this option remains available, if you are only interested in gaining access to the value-add feature set of Essentials, you no longer need to downgrade but can simply turn on the Essentials Experience role. <BR /> <BR /> Finally, it is important to note that turning on the Essentials Experience role does not change the licensing terms for the edition that you purchased in any way. The most common question is around using the Remote Web Access feature of the Essentials Experience role. Because this feature makes use of the Remote Desktop Gateway role service of Remote Desktop Services (RDS), an RDS client access license (CAL) is required for each user who is using this feature with the Standard and Datacenter editions. However, for the Essentials edition, as with previous versions, the use of Remote Web Access does not require an RDS CAL. For more information, see this <A href="#" target="_blank"> Licensing Brief </A> . <BR /> <BR /> <P> If you have any additional questions or comments about Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or the Windows Server Essentials Experience role, please join us in our <A href="#" target="_blank"> support forum </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:46:38 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/understanding-licensing-for-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials/ba-p/398658 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:46:38Z Installing Update Rollup 2 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 may fail or prompt for Installation Package Source https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/installing-update-rollup-2-for-exchange-2010-service-pack-3-may/ba-p/398656 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Aug 30, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Manish Kapoor from Microsoft Commercial Technical Support] </EM> </P> <P> Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 has been released and may be offered by WSUS on your SBS 2011 Standard server. The update is also available for standalone download and install <A href="#" target="_blank"> here </A> . </P> <P> If you try installing the rollup from Control Panel – Windows Update, you may notice that it fails with the following error: </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104328i6CBB074080D0498F" /> </P> <P> Additionally, if you have downloaded the Update Rollup 2, setup wizard may prompt you for path to the Installation Package: </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104329i9CF0F1B70E85B52E" /> </P> <P> You should be able to complete setup by downloading Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (available <A href="#" target="_blank"> here </A> ), extract the installation files locally on the server and pointing the wizard to location of Service Pack 3 binaries. Here is a step by step on the above: </P> <OL> <LI> Download Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3. </LI> <LI> Right click on “Exchange2010-SP3-x64.exe” and select “Run as Administrator”. This will prompt you to specify the location where you want to extract the files. Create a temporary folder where you want the binaries to be extracted and specify the folder path in this dialog box. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104330i8C4753966802B6EE" /> <BR /> </LI> <LI> Once extraction is complete, specify path to this folder in the UR2 installation wizard. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104331iE83562077A6A65D3" /> </LI> </OL> <P> Update Rollup 2 Setup should complete successfully without any further issues. </P> <P> Above issue is not seen if the folder containing Exchange Service Pack 3 binaries has not been deleted. If you want to confirm the location where Service Pack 3 installation files were stored at the time of installation, you could check the value of <STRONG> InstallSource </STRONG> at the following location: </P> <P> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{4934D1EA-BE46-48B1-8847-F1AF20E892C1} </P> <P> This workaround can be used to install Update Rollup 2 while we are still investigating the cause behind installation source prompt. This post will be updated as soon as we have an update on this issue. </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:46:30 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/installing-update-rollup-2-for-exchange-2010-service-pack-3-may/ba-p/398656 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:46:30Z Update Rollup KB2855336 released for Windows Server 2012 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/update-rollup-kb2855336-released-for-windows-server-2012/ba-p/398646 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jul 29, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> Products which belong to Essentials and Small Business Server family might crash if virtualized on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host in the event that the host crashes or loses power. The active directory instance may become corrupted and might result in blue screen/bug check with error: <BR /> <BR /> <EM> <B> c00002e2 Directory Services could not start because of the following error:&nbsp; %hs&nbsp; Error Status: 0x%x.&nbsp; Please shutdown this system and reboot into Directory Services Restore Mode, check the event log for more detailed information. </B> </EM> <BR /> <BR /> This issue occurs because the Hyper-V virtual IDE controller erroneously reports success if an operating system on the guest requests to disable the disk cache. This might result in an application issuing I/O operations that it believes are persisted to disk that are actually being allowed to reside in the disk cache, which would not be persisted across power failures of the Hyper-V host. <BR /> <BR /> Update Rollup <A href="#" target="_blank"> KB2855336 </A> should be installed on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host. <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> More Information: </STRONG> </P> <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/taylorb/archive/2013/07/09/important-hyper-v-fixes-included-in-kb-2855336-virtualized-active-directory-corruption-bug-check-c00002e2-and-vmms-process-hang.aspx </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2853952 </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" title="http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2855336" target="_blank"> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2855336 </A> </LI> </UL> <UL> </UL> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:45:49 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/update-rollup-kb2855336-released-for-windows-server-2012/ba-p/398646 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:45:49Z Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview and Windows Server Essentials Experience Server Role now available! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-preview-and-windows-server/ba-p/398645 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jul 01, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> Hi there. My name is Jason Anderson, Group Program Manager with the Windows Server Essentials team, and I’m super excited to announce the availability of the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview and the Windows Server Essentials Experience server role for the Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter editions! </P> <P> As you may recall, less than a year ago we introduced Windows Server 2012 Essentials to the market. Since then, the team has been working really hard to put forward a great release for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials that further builds on the value that Windows Server Essentials brings to small businesses. In addition to being a great primary server for small businesses, we’ve made some major investments in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials that allows the experience that Windows Server Essentials offers to scale to larger, more diverse topologies. We’ve also made investments to help our small and medium businesses (SMB customers) to more easily virtualize their environments, as well as provide super simple access to the cloud through deep integration with Office 365 and Windows Azure. </P> <P> Before I jump into the key areas of investment that I’ve described above, note that we are not done developing the product. Public Preview is a critical phase for the entire Windows product line. Feedback from you—our customers and technical partners—is critical to ensure that we are releasing the highest quality product possible. So please, <A href="#" target="_blank"> download </A> the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview, try the product, and <A href="#" target="_blank"> give us your feedback </A> . We will be watching the forum daily to learn about your experiences and ideas. Thanks in advance! </P> <H2> Your Server on Your Terms </H2> <P> As we set out to further invest in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, we wanted to build upon the great primary server experience that exists today with Windows Server 2012 Essentials, while at the same time providing a new level of flexibility in terms of how your server can be deployed. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials delivers on this goal by continuing to be the best on-premises server for small businesses that need to have a physical server, and by also being able to be easily run in the cloud without having to have a physical server on site at all. Whether you want Essentials running on a physical server, as a virtual machine, or hosted in the cloud, we have worked to ensure that your experience as an administrator or a user is seamless. </P> <P> In addition to increased deployment options, a key tenet for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials was to bring the value that Essentials offers to larger environments. Many of the key features that have been in the Windows Server Essentials product to date (and Windows Small Business Server and Windows Home Server before that) have not been available in Windows Server editions—namely Standard and Datacenter. We have consistently heard from many of our customers in larger organizations that they too want the value that Windows Server Essentials offers. We have addressed this feedback in the next release by creating the Windows Server Essentials Experience server role and making it available across the Windows Server family. </P> <H2> Virtualization Made Easy </H2> <P> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Virtualization continues to be a popular trend </A> in enterprise computing; however, adoption by SMBs is not as aggressive. One of the reasons SMBs are hesitant to move to virtualization has to do with the complexity of properly configuring and managing virtual instances of the operating system. </P> <P> With Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, we have solved this problem by enabling the virtualization of a Windows Server Essentials guest virtual machine (VM) on a Windows Server Essentials host server. This can be set up manually by the administrator or, depending on your OEM configuration, a simple wizard will guide you through the process of setting up the guest VM during the installation process of the server. All of the setup, configuration, and connection to your Essentials server from client PCs is made to the guest virtual machine. </P> <P> Look for an upcoming blog post that will go into this great new feature in detail, but for now know that our goal here is providing the easiest setup possible, enabling SMBs to take advantage of the various benefits a virtualized operating system instance provides. More on this to come! </P> <H2> Running Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in the Cloud </H2> <P> With the availability of <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Azure Virtual Machines </A> , you can deploy your own customized Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials image into a commercially-backed SLA production environment in minutes. </P> <P> While this ability has been available previously, with the introduction of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, configuration options are available to deliver an optimized experience in a hosted deployment. Specifically, features such as client backup and storage spaces are turned off by default, since moving large amounts of data across the Internet may be slow and costly. </P> <P> These configuration settings are not only for Azure-hosted deployments, but also for private hosted deployments. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is designed to work with the recently announced <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Azure Pack </A> , enabling service providers to provide hosted solutions that are easy to deploy and maintain. </P> <H2> Your On-Ramp to the Cloud </H2> <P> In Windows Server 2012 Essentials, we did deep integration with cloud services to provide seamless access for daily administrative tasks. Our goal was to keep a consistent user experience for the administrator and avoid the jarring experience of switching from one administration console (the Dashboard) to a completely different one, typically a separate web portal. By keeping the experience within the Dashboard as much as possible, we not only provide ease of use for the administrator, but also save time by surfacing only the key tasks needed for the service. </P> <P> In many cases, SMB customers are not even aware of the cloud services that are offered by Microsoft that can help them simplify their businesses. In Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, we have added a services integration status page that shows you not only what services are available, but also whether your server is attached to these services. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104325iE88F3848501D66B4" /> </P> <P> One of the things you’ll notice in the screenshot above is that in addition to services previously available, some new services are integrated as well. Following are some of the new services and key features available with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: </P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> <EM> Windows Azure Active Directory </EM> <BR /> Windows Azure Active Directory is a service that provides identity and access capabilities for on-premises and cloud applications. Integrating Windows Azure Active Directory with Essentials enables SMBs to have single sign-on and password synchronization between the local Active Directory and cloud services such as Office 365. </P> <P> Additionally, we have enabled User Group management directly from the Dashboard, and by using Windows Azure Active Directory integration, these groups are synchronized as well as the user accounts. </P> <P> <EM> Microsoft Office 365 </EM> <BR /> While the integration of Office 365 in Windows Server 2012 Essentials was a great step forward, with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials we wanted to continue to enhance the experience by providing even deeper integration. As I mentioned earlier, a key goal for the new release was to expand beyond small business to SMB. When you move from an environment of less than 25 users to potentially hundreds of users, new challenges surface that need to be addressed. </P> <P> To help make these management challenges easier, we have integrated the following Office 365 features in the Dashboard: </P> <UL> <LI> <B> Distribution Groups </B> – The ability to create and manage email distribution groups </LI> <LI> <B> Mobile Device Management </B> – The ability to manage mobile devices connected to the Office 365 service, enabling remote wipe, policy enforcement, and access management </LI> <LI> <B> SharePoint Online Library Management </B> – The ability to create and manage SharePoint libraries </LI> </UL> <P> <EM> Windows Intune <BR /> </EM> Windows Intune is a cloud-based solution for managing your organization’s PCs, including device management for multiple operating system platform devices, security management for software patch distribution and endpoint protection, and management of application distribution for Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD). </P> <P> In Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, integration with Windows Intune enables the administrator to manage users, security groups, and licenses for Windows Intune services right from within the Dashboard. </P> <P> <EM> Windows Azure Backup </EM> <BR /> Previously known as Windows Azure Online Backup, the ability to back up your server’s key data to Windows Azure cloud storage was made available as an add-in in Windows Server 2012 Essentials. In Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, the Windows Azure Backup add-in is now surfaced on the services integration tab of the Dashboard. For the preview release, we will not have an updated add-in available; however, stay tuned for more information on this when it becomes available. </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> <H2> Expanding Windows Server Essentials beyond Small Business </H2> <P> Consistent feedback we heard from customers and partners was why some of the features unique to Windows Server Essentials were, in fact, unique. Why not make these features available in the Windows Server Standard and Datacenter editions? </P> <P> It’s a great question and one that we took seriously. One of the challenges of doing this, however, was the fact that some of our specific features require dependent roles and services in Windows Server that take additional overhead on the system. Enabling these by default on every server running Windows Server was not the right thing to do out of the box. We have solved this dilemma in Windows Server 2012 R2 with the addition of the Windows Server Essentials Experience server role. </P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> <EM> The Windows Server Essentials Experience Server Role <BR /> </EM> In the Standard and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2012 R2, administrators who want the full features and functionality of Windows Server Essentials will be able to add a new server role to the system called the <I> Windows Server Essentials Experience </I> . </P> <P> The Windows Server Essentials Experience server role enables all the features and dependent services and roles of the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials edition, without the locks and limits that are in place for the edition. Enabling or disabling the Windows Server Essentials Experience role is as simple as turning it on or off in Server Manager. </P> <P> This change enables not only an easy upgrade path for small businesses who want more flexibility, but also offers the following benefits: </P> <OL> <LI> The flexibility to implement a Standard or Datacenter edition server running the Windows Server Essentials Experience role as a domain member rather than as the root domain controller. </LI> <LI> The ability to add the Windows Server Essentials Experience to an existing domain environment that already has multiple servers running Windows Server. </LI> <LI> Running the Standard or Datacenter editions gives you all the features and licensing rights of those operating systems (such as expanded virtualization rights and larger hardware configurations). </LI> </OL> </BLOCKQUOTE> <H2> Empowering Remote Workers and BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices) </H2> <P> With the continuing trend of mobile PCs outselling desktop PCs, as well as double-digit tablet and smartphone growth, ensuring that multiple devices can easily connect to the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials server regardless of location is key. </P> <P> In addition, touch as a primary input mechanism while on the go is becoming a requirement rather than a luxury. As such, we have made significant new investments in two key areas that are already available today with Windows Server 2012 Essentials: My Server apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8, and Remote Web Access. </P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> <EM> My Server Apps for Windows Phone &amp; Windows </EM> <BR /> With Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, we introduced the My Server application for Windows Phone 7. With Windows Server 2012 Essentials, we added the My Server app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. We’ve seen a tremendous number of downloads of these great applications and will continue to update them both for the next release to support key new features such as SharePoint Online libraries. Note that for the Preview release, these new versions will not be available right away. Stay tuned for more information on when these updated apps will be available. </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> <EM> Modernized Remote Web Access <BR /> </EM> Remote Web Access (RWA) enables users and administrators to access data and connect to computers running in their office network from any Internet browser. The RWA interface that ships today with Windows Server 2012 Essentials, while very functional, is not optimized for touch devices. With Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, we have completely overhauled the interface to be touch-optimized, as well as leveraging HTML5 rather than Silverlight, enabling a consistent experience across any HTML5-compliant browser. </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:45:44 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-preview-and-windows-server/ba-p/398645 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:45:44Z How to install WSUS 3.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2012 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/how-to-install-wsus-3-0-sp2-on-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398640 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jun 25, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> In Windows Server 2012 Essentials, you cannot install WSUS because the “Windows Server Update Services” role is missing in Server Manager. </P> <P> The Windows Server Essentials team has released a hotfix that brings the WSUS role back to Windows Server 2012 Essentials. Use the following steps to fix and install WSUS 3.0 SP2 on the server: </P> <OL> <LI> <P> View the KB article 2762663 : “ <A href="#" target="_blank"> You cannot enable the Windows Server Update Service role in Windows Server 2012 Essentials </A> ” </P> </LI> <LI> <P> To download the hotfix from the KB article, click the link: </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104318i2733B95A17677979" /> </P> <P> <B> Note </B> : You will need to provide your email address and the hotfix download location will be emailed to you from <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=mailto:hotfix@microsoft.com" target="_blank"> hotfix@microsoft.com </A> . </P> </LI> <LI> <P> Save the hotfix package on the server running Windows Server 2012 Essentials and install it. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> Restart your server. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> Turn on Windows Server Update Services(WSUS) as follows: </P> </LI> <OL> <LI> <P> Open Server Manager </P> </LI> <LI> <P> Click add Roles and Features, </P> </LI> <LI> <P> In Select Server Roles, select Windows Server Update Services, and finish the wizard. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104320iFF48A763C534AA64" /> </P> </LI> </OL> <LI> <P> For instructions about how to install WSUS 3.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2102 Essentials see <BR /> “ <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 Step By Step Guide </A> ”. </P> </LI> </OL> <H2> <B> Sample WSUS configuration on Windows Server 2012 Essentials </B> : </H2> <P> Here are some sample steps you can follow to continue the WSUS configuration, please note that you can always take your customized settings following the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 Step By Step Guide </A> . </P> <P> Once the WSUS installation has finished, you can see it in Server Manager or Start Screen. In the Server Manager, you will be prompted to run the Post-Installation task of WSUS which will let you choose the location to store updates on the server and then initialize the WSUS configuration. </P> <H3> Step 1: Configure WSUS server settings </H3> <OL> <LI> <P> Launch the WSUS configuration wizard by using <B> Tools </B> &gt; <B> Windows Server Update Services </B> in <B> Server Manager </B> . </P> </LI> <LI> <P> Click <B> Next </B> on the <B> Before you begin </B> screen. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> Please consider if you want to join <B> Microsoft Update Improvement Program </B> . If so, please choose <B> Yes </B> , <B> I will like to join the Microsoft Update Improvement Program </B> . </P> </LI> <LI> <P> On the <B> Choose Upstream Server </B> page, you have the option to synchronize the updates with Microsoft Update or with another WSUS server. If you don’t have upstream WSUS server, please choose <B> Synchronize Microsoft Update. </B> </P> </LI> <LI> <P> After selecting the proper options for your deployment, click <B> Next </B> to proceed. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> On the <B> Specify Proxy Server </B> page, select the <B> Use a proxy server when synchronizing check </B> box if you have a proxy in your network, and then type the proxy server name and port number (port 80 by default), user name and credentials in the corresponding boxes. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> Click <B> Next </B> . </P> </LI> <LI> <P> On the <B> Connect to Upstream Server </B> page, click <B> Start Connecting </B> . When it connects, click <B> Next </B> to proceed. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> Please choose update <B> Language </B> , <B> Products </B> , <B> Classifications </B> settings one by one. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> On the <B> Set Sync Schedule </B> page, choose whether to perform synchronization manually or automatically. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> On the <B> Finished </B> page, you have the option to start the synchronization now by selecting the <B> Begin initial synchronization </B> check box. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> After you click <B> Finish </B> , the configure WSUS task is done and the WSUS Management Console appears. </P> </LI> </OL> <H3> Step 2: Deploy WSUS settings to clients via domain GPO </H3> <OL> <LI> <P> In the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), create a new GPO and then right click the GPO, choose <B> Edit </B> . </P> </LI> <LI> <P> In the GPMC, expand <B> Computer Configuration </B> , expand <B> Policies </B> , expand <B> Administrative Templates </B> , expand <B> Windows Components </B> , and then click <B> Windows Update </B> . </P> </LI> <LI> <P> In the details pane, double-click <B> Configure Automatic Updates </B> . </P> </LI> <LI> <P> Click <B> Enabled </B> , and then click one of the following options under the <B> Configure automatic updating </B> setting: </P> </LI> </OL> <UL> <LI> <P> <B> Notify for download and notify for install </B> . This option notifies a logged-on administrative user before you download and install the updates. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> <B> Auto download and notify for install </B> . This option automatically begins downloading updates and then notifies a logged-on administrative user before installing the updates. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> <B> Auto download and schedule the install </B> . This option automatically begins downloading updates and then installs the updates on the day and time that you specify. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> <B> Allow local admin to choose setting </B> . This option lets local administrators to use Automatic Updates in Control Panel to select a configuration option. For example, they can choose a scheduled installation time. Local administrators cannot disable Automatic Updates. </P> </LI> </UL> <LI> <P> Click <B> OK </B> . </P> </LI> <LI> <P> In the <B> Windows Update </B> details pane, double-click <B> Specify intranet Microsoft update service location </B> . By default WSUS will use port 8530 for HTTP and 8531 for HTTPS. For example, you can type <B> <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://servername </A> or <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://servername:8530 </A> </B> </P> </LI> <LI> <P> Click <B> Enabled </B> , and then type the URL of the same WSUS server in the <B> Set the intranet update service for detecting updates </B> box and in the <B> Set the intranet statistics server </B> box. You can type in the same address above and then click <B> OK </B> . </P> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104322i717026A2B9839EEA" /> </LI> <P> On the client machines, we can run the command: <B> gpupdate /force </B> to force the client machine refresh the GPO settings on the computer. Once the new GPO settings are applied, you can go to Control Panel, open Windows Update and check the status. It will shows that the update settings are managed by the system administrator. If so, the Windows Update GPO was applied on the client machine successfully. </P> <H3> Step 3: Create computer group in WSUS console </H3> <OL> <LI> <P> In the WSUS Administration Console, expand <B> Computers </B> , right-click <B> All Computers </B> , and then click <B> Add Computer Group </B> . </P> </LI> <LI> <P> In the <B> Add Computer Group </B> dialog box, specify the <B> Name </B> of the new test group, and click then <B> Add </B> . For example, a group called: <B> Servers </B> and a Group named: <B> Clients </B> </P> </LI> <LI> <P> Click <B> Computers </B> , and then select the computers that you want to assign to this new group. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> Right-click the computer names that you selected in the previous step, and then click <B> Change Membership </B> . </P> </LI> <LI> <P> In the <B> Set Computer Group Membership </B> dialog box, select the test group that you created, and then click <B> OK </B> . </P> </LI> </OL> <P> Alternatively, you can use the following method to let the WSUS server atomically change computers’ membership in WSUS console. </P> <P> Manage WSUS Client Computers and Computer Groups <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939829(v=WS.10).aspx </A> </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:45:32 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/how-to-install-wsus-3-0-sp2-on-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398640 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:45:32Z Update Rollup 2 for Windows Server 2012 Essentials Available Now https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/update-rollup-2-for-windows-server-2012-essentials-available-now/ba-p/398632 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jun 13, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> The Update Rollup 2 for Windows Server 2012 Essentials has been released and is now available for download from Microsoft Update. You can read about the issues this rollup update addresses in Microsoft Support Knowledgebase <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2824160 </A> . <BR /> <BR /> The client-side package for this update rollup is installed on all client computers automatically after you apply this update rollup. The Update Rollup 2 client-side package is same as the existing Update Rollup 1 client-side package <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2781268 </A> . <BR /> <BR /> <P> For more information, visit this <A href="#" target="_blank"> link </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:45:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/update-rollup-2-for-windows-server-2012-essentials-available-now/ba-p/398632 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:45:00Z How to Manually Create the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard and WSUS Group Policies Objects https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/how-to-manually-create-the-windows-small-business-server-2011/ba-p/398630 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Apr 24, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Charanjeet Singh and Rituraj Choudhary from Microsoft Commercial Technical Support] <BR /> </EM> </P> <BR /> <P> Certain Group Policy Objects (GPOs) are created and configured by default during the installation of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. This blog post will cover how to create these GPOs manually in the event that they are missing or have been accidentally deleted without a backup. <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> Note: </STRONG> If one or more of these GPOs are missing as the result of a failed install, you should not follow this procedure. We recommend that you call Microsoft Product Support as other components are likely to be broken. <BR /> <BR /> The steps have been broken down into two types of Group Policies. </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> Update Services Policies: </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Update Services Client Computers Policy </LI> <BR /> <LI> Update Services Common Settings Policy </LI> <BR /> <LI> Update Services Server Computers Policy </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> Windows SBS Policies: </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Windows SBS Client – Windows 7 and Windows Vista Policy </LI> <BR /> <LI> Windows SBS Client - Windows 8 Policy </LI> <BR /> <LI> Windows SBS Client – Windows XP Policy </LI> <BR /> <LI> Windows SBS Client Policy </LI> <BR /> <LI> Windows SBS CSE Policy </LI> <BR /> <LI> Windows SBS Users Policy </LI> <BR /> <LI> Small Business Server Folder Redirection Policy ( <EM> Optiona </EM> l) </LI> <BR /> <LI> SharePoint Psconfig Notification Policy </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> <EM> We do not cover the steps to create the Default Domain Controllers Policy or the Default Domain Policy in this post. Either restore these policies from backup or contact Microsoft Product Support Services for assistance. </EM> </P> <BR /> <H3> Create the three Update Services Policies </H3> <BR /> <OL> <BR /> <LI> Open Start &gt; Run and enter <STRONG> gpmc.msc </STRONG> to open the Group Policy Management Console. </LI> <BR /> <LI> Expand <EM> Forest: &lt;SBS Forest&gt;\Domains\&lt;SBS Domain&gt;\Group Policy Objects. <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> <P> <BR /> </P> </A> <BR /> <BR /> </EM> </LI> <BR /> <LI> Right-click the <STRONG> Group Policy Objects </STRONG> key and choose <STRONG> New </STRONG> . </LI> <BR /> <LI> Enter <STRONG> Update Services Client Computers Policy </STRONG> as the name. </LI> <BR /> <LI> Select <STRONG> OK </STRONG> . <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104302iE5A4A1B76110459E" /> <BR /> <EM> *** The name must be entered exactly as shown, DOUBLE CHECK the spelling before selecting OK. </EM> </LI> <BR /> <LI> Create the two remaining WSUS policies in the same way. </LI> <BR /> </OL> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Update Services Common Settings Policy </LI> <BR /> <LI> Update Services Server Computers Policy </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> </P> <BR /> <H3> Configure the Update Services Client Computers Policy </H3> <BR /> <OL> <BR /> <LI> Right-click <STRONG> Update Services Client Computers Policy </STRONG> and choose <STRONG> Edit </STRONG> . On the Group Policy Management Editor, open <EM> Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update <BR /> <BR /> </EM> </LI> <BR /> <LI> Configure the settings as shown in the report below <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104304i27C41D163367D092" /> </LI> <BR /> </OL> <BR /> <P> </P> <BR /> <H3> Configure the Update Services Common Settings Policy </H3> <BR /> <OL> <BR /> <LI> Right-click <STRONG> Update Services Common Settings Policy </STRONG> and choose <STRONG> Edit </STRONG> . On the Group Policy Management Editor, open <EM> Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update <BR /> <BR /> </EM> </LI> <BR /> <LI> Configure the settings as shown in the report below <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104306i8B1D0AAE9FAE240A" /> </LI> <BR /> </OL> <BR /> <P> </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> <EM> Important: </EM> </STRONG> <EM> The <STRONG> Set the intranet update service for detecting updates </STRONG> and <STRONG> Set the intranet statistics server </STRONG> policies are specific to your server and must be configured with http://&lt; <STRONG> YourServerName </STRONG> &gt;:8530 </EM> </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> <EM> Note: </EM> </STRONG> <EM> The above report for this GPO shows the “enabled” and “disabled” policy settings only. Any policy that does not appear in the above report should be set to “Not configured” on your server. </EM> <STRONG> <BR /> </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <H3> Configure the Update Services Server Computers Policy </H3> <BR /> <OL> <BR /> <LI> Right-click <STRONG> Update Services Server Computers Policy </STRONG> and choose <STRONG> Edit </STRONG> . On the Group Policy Management Editor, open <EM> Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update <BR /> <BR /> </EM> </LI> <BR /> <LI> Configure the settings as shown in the report below <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104308iF5CA3F77B455207D" /> </LI> <BR /> </OL> <BR /> <P> </P> <BR /> <H3> Configure the scope of the new Update Services Policies </H3> <BR /> <P> Update Services Client Computers Policy </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Leave “Links” empty </LI> <BR /> <LI> Remove any object under “Security Filtering” </LI> <BR /> <LI> Set “WMI Filtering” to &lt;none&gt; </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> Update Services Server Computers Policy </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Leave “Links” empty </LI> <BR /> <LI> Remove any object under “Security Filtering” </LI> <BR /> <LI> Set “WMI Filtering” to &lt;none&gt; </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> Update Services Common Settings Policy </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Leave “Links” empty </LI> <BR /> <LI> “Authenticated Users” must be listed under “Security Filtering” </LI> <BR /> <LI> Set “WMI Filtering” to &lt;none&gt; </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> </P> <BR /> <H3> Link the new Update Services Policies </H3> <BR /> <OL> <BR /> <LI> In the Group Policy Management Console, right-click on your SBS domain and select <STRONG> Link an Existing GPO <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104310iF8D859E4B7842722" /> <BR /> <BR /> </STRONG> </LI> <BR /> <LI> Select the following 3 policies </LI> <BR /> <LI> Click <STRONG> OK </STRONG> </LI> <BR /> </OL> <BR /> <P> <EM> Once the WSUS policies have been updated and applied, Security Filtering on the Client Computers and Server Computers GPOs will begin populating with the machine accounts of your domain joined clients and servers. This is done automatically by SBS every 5 minutes. <BR /> </EM> </P> <BR /> <H3> Create the Windows SBS Policies </H3> <BR /> <P> Create the Small Business Server Folder Redirection Policy (Optional): </P> <BR /> <P> <EM> This is an optional GPO. Follow these steps only if you wish to use folder redirection. </EM> </P> <BR /> <OL> <BR /> <LI> On the SBS 2011 Console, select the <STRONG> Shared Folders and Web Sites </STRONG> tab </LI> <BR /> <LI> On the Right hand side, under “Tasks” select <STRONG> Redirect folders for user accounts to the server </STRONG> </LI> <BR /> <LI> Complete the wizard </LI> <BR /> </OL> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104311i5D22E8BDFA5C3EE7" /> <BR /> <H3> Create the remaining SBS GPOs </H3> <BR /> <P> These steps will create the following GPOs: </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Windows SBS Client – Windows 7 and Windows Vista Policy </LI> <BR /> <LI> Windows SBS Client – Windows XP Policy </LI> <BR /> <LI> Windows SBS Client – Windows 8 Policy </LI> <BR /> <LI> Windows SBS Client Policy </LI> <BR /> <LI> Windows SBS CSE Policy </LI> <BR /> <LI> Windows SBS Users Policy </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> </P> <BR /> <OL> <BR /> <LI> Copy the file <EM> GPOFix11.txt </EM> from the following&nbsp;link and save it to an easily accessible path, such as c:\windows\temp, on the SBS 2011 server: <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" title="http://cid-d5fe25afb6c3615f.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/GPOFix11.txt" target="_blank"> http://cid-d5fe25afb6c3615f.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/GPOFix11.txt </A> <BR /> <BR /> </LI> <BR /> <LI> Right-click on the Command Prompt and select <STRONG> Run as Administrator. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104313i3594E501075CC1BB" /> <BR /> <BR /> </STRONG> </LI> <BR /> <LI> Run the following command from the Administrator Command prompt, substitute the path to the gpofix.txt file as needed (We recommend that you <STRONG> DO NOT </STRONG> copy &amp; paste the command directly from the blog post): <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG> “C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Bin\GPOTask.exe” /config:c:\windows\temp\gpofix11.txt <BR /> <BR /> </STRONG> </LI> <BR /> <LI> The task will take a few moments to complete, after which it will return to the command prompt. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104314iBF6DE07A99E31A25" /> </LI> <BR /> <LI> Verify that the GPOs have been created in the Group Policy Management Console. </LI> <BR /> <LI> Run and complete the <STRONG> Internet Address Management Wizard </STRONG> from the SBS 2011 Console to complete the configuration. </LI> <BR /> </OL> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:44:51 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/how-to-manually-create-the-windows-small-business-server-2011/ba-p/398630 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:44:51Z Running DHCP Server on Windows Server 2012 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/running-dhcp-server-on-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398612 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Apr 22, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [This post comes to us courtesy of Rituraj Choudhary from Microsoft Commercial Technical Support] </EM> </P> <BR /> <P> Windows Server 2012 Essentials is enabled to run on a network with the DHCP Server service running on the router. This blog post describes the method to configure DHCP Role on the Windows Server 2012 Essentials, if you prefer so. </P> <BR /> <P> The first step in this process is to assign a Static IP to the server. </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> On a <STRONG> Command Prompt </STRONG> , type <STRONG> ipconfig </STRONG> , and make a note of the IPv4 address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway. </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104286iB04EFF36E7B82AC9" /> </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Open the Network Card properties. Click <STRONG> Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) </STRONG> , and then click Properties. </LI> <BR /> <LI> To assign a Static IP, click to <STRONG> Use the following IP address </STRONG> , and enter the same details that were noted down earlier for the IP Address, Subnet mask and the Default Gateway. </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104287iABE7AD8C150D8FE2" /> </P> <BR /> <P> At this point, <STRONG> stop and disable </STRONG> <STRONG> the DHCP Server service running at the existing computer or device </STRONG> . Please note that during the process of migration the network clients will not be able to obtain IP address; if you have business critical servers on the domain, assign them a Static IP. </P> <BR /> <P> Let’s now install the DHCP Server role on the Windows Server 2012 Essentials. </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> On the <STRONG> Start </STRONG> screen, type <STRONG> Server Manager </STRONG> , and open it from the results displayed. </LI> <BR /> <LI> On the <STRONG> Server Manager </STRONG> window, click <STRONG> Manage </STRONG> on the Title bar, and then click <STRONG> Add Roles and Features </STRONG> . </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104289i6B367A237A079772" /> </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> It will open the <STRONG> Add Roles and Features Wizard </STRONG> . On the <STRONG> Before you begin </STRONG> page, click <STRONG> Next </STRONG> . </LI> <BR /> <LI> On the <STRONG> Select installation type </STRONG> page, choose <STRONG> Role-based or feature-based installation </STRONG> , and then click <STRONG> Next </STRONG> . </LI> <BR /> <LI> On the <STRONG> Select destination server </STRONG> page, verify that the Windows Server 2012 Essentials is chosen, and then click <STRONG> Next </STRONG> . </LI> <BR /> <LI> On the <STRONG> Select Server Roles </STRONG> , click to select <STRONG> DHCP Server </STRONG> . After this option is selected, you may see a pop up to add additional features. </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104291i80BEB8E2231DE46F" /> </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Click <STRONG> Add Features </STRONG> on this popup window. It will redirect back to the <STRONG> Select Server Roles </STRONG> page. Click <STRONG> Next </STRONG> . </LI> <BR /> <LI> On the <STRONG> Select features </STRONG> page, do not select anything and click <STRONG> Next </STRONG> . </LI> <BR /> <LI> On the <STRONG> Confirm installation selections </STRONG> , click <STRONG> Install </STRONG> . Do NOT select the option <STRONG> Restart the destination server automatically if required </STRONG> . </LI> <BR /> <LI> On the <STRONG> Installation progress </STRONG> page, or click <STRONG> Close </STRONG> . </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> Once the installation is complete, the same is notified under the Notification <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104293i04C2F2F1F121B183" /> icon on the menu bar of the <STRONG> Server Manager </STRONG> window. If the installation went fine, you will get a successful message as: </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104295iA24F5C7D22457ECE" /> </P> <BR /> <P> To complete the DHCP deployment, click on <STRONG> Complete DHCP configuration </STRONG> on the <STRONG> Post-deployment Configuration </STRONG> under the Notification icon. </P> <BR /> <P> The DHCP Post-Install configuration wizard is quite straight forward. </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> On the <STRONG> Description </STRONG> page, click <STRONG> Next </STRONG> . </LI> <BR /> <LI> On the <STRONG> Authorization </STRONG> page, verify that <STRONG> Use the following user’s credentials </STRONG> is selected and the <STRONG> Administrator </STRONG> user name is put there. </LI> <BR /> <LI> On the <STRONG> Summary </STRONG> page, check the status of the post install configuration and then click <STRONG> Close </STRONG> . </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> Here is the final status that you should see on the <STRONG> Server Manager </STRONG> . </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104298i760B181AF16C5D4E" /> </P> <BR /> <P> It is now time to configure the DHCP Server. </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> On the <STRONG> Start </STRONG> screen, type <STRONG> DHCP </STRONG> , and click to open <STRONG> DHCP </STRONG> console. </LI> <BR /> <LI> On the DHCP console, expand the Server name, and then right-click <STRONG> IPv4 </STRONG> . Click <STRONG> New Scope… </STRONG> </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104300i59B2FA24160D41E0" /> </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> It will open <STRONG> New Scope Wizard </STRONG> . Follow this wizard to name the Scope conventionally, e.g. <EM> Scope [192.168.1.0] fabrikam.local </EM> . Add the <STRONG> IP Address Range </STRONG> for the client computers, e.g. <EM> 192.168.1.3 to 192.168.1.50 </EM> . Add the <STRONG> Default Gateway </STRONG> (IP of the router), <STRONG> DNS Server </STRONG> (IP of the Server itself), and activate the scope. </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> Your server is now ready to lease out new DHCP addresses to the network clients. </P> <BR /> <H2> More Information: </H2> <BR /> <P> There is a service named as <STRONG> Windows Server LAN Configuration </STRONG> that gets installed on a computer when it joins Windows Server 2012 Essentials. The purpose of this service is to detect the presence of the Windows Server 2012 Essentials, which by default, has a DHCP Server assigned IP. </P> <BR /> <P> To explain, let’s say you have a laptop which is joined to a Windows Server 2012 Essentials domain. When this laptop is taken to a different network, it gets a new IP assigned by the new network’s DHCP Server to connect to this network and the internet. When the laptop comes back into its home domain, it again gets a new IP from the DHCP Server (Router) on the Windows Server 2012 Essentials domain. The <STRONG> Windows Server LAN Configuration </STRONG> service now comes to play; it detects the presence of Windows Server 2012 Essentials on the domain, obtains the IP of the server, and overwrites the DHCP Server assigned DNS Server address for the client, which helps this laptop resolve Active Directory. </P> <BR /> <P> After rehoming the DHCP Server at the Windows Server 2012 Essentials, it would have a Static IP. This DHCP Server IPv4 Scope Options would also carry the DNS Server information (which is the Static IP of the Windows Server 2012 Essentials). At this point, the services of <STRONG> Windows Server LAN Configuration </STRONG> is not required, and may be turned off. Leaving it turned on does not harm either. </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:43:34 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/running-dhcp-server-on-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398612 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:43:34Z Windows Server Essentials Integration Module for Windows Azure Backup is Now Available https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-essentials-integration-module-for-windows-azure/ba-p/398594 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Apr 19, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <EM> [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Yang Cao and Ashish Sukhija] </EM> <BR /> <BR /> Hello everyone, we would like to update you on an Add-In software that is now available for Windows Server 2012 Essentials. We have updated the Windows Server Essentials integration module for Windows Azure Backup and is now available for download from the link below: <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=288906 </A> <BR /> <BR /> <H3> More Information </H3> <BR /> <BR /> A reboot might be needed if you don’t have the Visual C++ redistributable installed because it requires the server to reboot. After reboot, please launch the add-in installer again. <BR /> <BR /> <P> If you already have an old version of the Add-in software installed, then you need to: </P> <OL> <LI> Uninstall the old Add-in from the Dashboard; </LI> <LI> Uninstall the Windows Azure Backup agent from the Control panel; </LI> <LI> Reinstall the new Add-in </LI> </OL> <P> NOTE: During step #3, we’ll automatically reinstall the new Windows Azure Backup agent. </P> <H3> Known Issue </H3> <P> If you update the Windows Azure Backup agent before uninstalling the previous Windows Server Essentials Integration module for Windows Azure Backup, the Dashboard will crash. This is because of the compatibility issue between the old add-in and the new Windows Azure Backup agent. To fix this issue, follow the steps below: </P> <OL> <LI> Open the Dashboard in safe mode. </LI> <LI> Disable the online backup add-in. </LI> <LI> Go to Dashboard to uninstall the add-in. </LI> <LI> Reinstall the new add-in. </LI> </OL> <P> Visit the Windows Azure Backup Forum <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsazureonlinebackup/threads </A> </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:42:19 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-essentials-integration-module-for-windows-azure/ba-p/398594 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:42:19Z Enterprise Hotfix Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Available Now https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/enterprise-hotfix-rollup-for-windows-7-sp1-and-windows-server/ba-p/398593 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Mar 20, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> An enterprise hotfix rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 has been released which contains <STRONG> 90 hotfixes </STRONG> released after the release of Service Pack 1. These hotfixes improve the overall performance and system reliability of Windows 7 SP1-based and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computers. We recommend customers to apply this hotfix rollup as part of their regular maintenance routine and build processes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 computers. </P> This hotfix rollup includes the following improvements: <UL> <LI> Improves the Windows Client Remote File System components. </LI> <LI> Improves the SMB Service and TCP protocol components. </LI> <LI> Improves the processing of Group Policies and Group Policy preferences. </LI> <LI> Improves the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) components to reduce the CPU usage and to improve the repository verification performance. </LI> </UL> <P> To view the list of hotfixes included in this hotfix rollup, please visit <A href="#" title="http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2775511/EN-US" target="_blank"> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2775511/EN-US </A> . </P> How to get the Hotfix Rollup <P> This update is available from the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Microsoft Update Catalog </A> . Type <STRONG> 2775511 </STRONG> in the search field that is located in the upper-right corner of the catalog webpage. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104285i308218318F931C04" /> </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:42:13 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/enterprise-hotfix-rollup-for-windows-7-sp1-and-windows-server/ba-p/398593 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:42:13Z Update Rollup 1 for Windows Server 2012 Essentials Available Now https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/update-rollup-1-for-windows-server-2012-essentials-available-now/ba-p/398589 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Feb 28, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> Windows Server 2012 Essentials Update Rollup 1 has been released today and is available for download from Microsoft Update. You can read about the issues this rollup update addresses in Microsoft Support Knowledgebase <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2781267 </A> . <BR /> <BR /> In addition to the server-side update, a client-side update has been released as well. This update is documented in KB <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2781268 </A> . The client-side package will be downloaded to the server along with the Update rollup. User does not have to go to the Windows Update website to obtain the package separately for the client machine. <BR /> <BR /> <B> More Information </B> <BR /> <BR /> If you have Office 365 Integration feature enabled before installing Update Rollup 1 for Windows Server 2012 Essentials (KB2781267), after you apply UR1 and reboot the server, you may get below Health Alert when opening the dashboard: <BR /> <BR /> <B> <I> One or more service are not running </I> </B> <BR /> <BR /> <B> <I> The following important Windows services are not running. Windows Server Office 365 Integration Service (O365ProviderSvc) Note: Services can be stopped when software update are applied. </I> </B> <BR /> <BR /> Run the following commands in an elevated PowerShell window and restart Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard. <BR /> <BR /> <EM> Set-Service -Name PwdSyncProviderSvc -StartupType Automatic <BR /> Set-Service -Name PwdSyncProviderSvc -Status Running <BR /> Set-Service -Name O365ProviderSvc -Status Running </EM> <BR /> <BR /> <P> For more information, visit this <A href="#" target="_blank"> wiki </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:41:58 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/update-rollup-1-for-windows-server-2012-essentials-available-now/ba-p/398589 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:41:58Z My Server Windows App for Windows Server 2012 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/my-server-windows-app-for-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398587 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jan 29, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> Hi, my name is Clinton Ho, lead program manager on the Windows Server Essentials team. I’m proud to announce the availability of the <B> My Server </B> Windows <A> app </A> , <A> available </A> as a free download in the Windows Store. </P> <P> Similar to the <B> My Server </B> Windows Phone app, <B> My Server </B> Windows app is designed to help keep you seamlessly connected to your server resources on devices running Windows 8 and Windows RT. With <B> My Server </B> , you can manage users, devices, and alerts, and access shared files on Windows Server 2012 Essentials.&nbsp; In addition, the files that you have recently accessed with <B> My Server </B> will continue to be available to you even when you are offline. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104275i41B0D2D80E194E94" /> </P> <P> Sound cool? Then head on over to the Windows Store, search for <B> My Server </B> , and install the app! Don’t forget to let us know what you think by rating it or writing a review. </P> <P> Here are some more things you can do with the <B> My Server </B> app: </P> <UL> <LI> Browse, edit and search for files stored on your server </LI> <LI> Copy files from your local computer to the server, or save files from the server to your computer </LI> <LI> Access files from your server that were opened recently—even without an Internet connection; the changes made offline will automatically be synchronized to the server when you are back online </LI> <LI> Transparently search for documents located on both your local device and your server’s shared folders </LI> <LI> Play back media files stored on the server </LI> <LI> If you are an administrator, you can also: </LI> <UL> <LI> Manage users, devices, and alerts </LI> <LI> Reset user passwords </LI> </UL> </UL> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104277i4FF2A0E664FC3221" /> </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104279i90BEC07828836AD4" /> </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104281iED9DFB7862257116" /> </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:41:52 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/my-server-windows-app-for-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398587 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:41:52Z Windows Server Solutions BPA Updated January 2013 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-solutions-bpa-updated-january-2013/ba-p/398577 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jan 23, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> Update Rollup 4 for Windows Server Solutions BPA ( <A href="#" target="_blank"> KB2796170 </A> ) is now available via Microsoft Update. </P> New Rules Added <UL> <LI> <STRONG> DefWebSiteExtended </STRONG> - This rule checks whether the default website is extended correctly. </LI> <LI> <STRONG> RemoteVDirAuthentication - </STRONG> This rule checks whether Anonymous Authentication is disabled. </LI> <LI> <B> SelfUpdateVDirSSL - </B> This rule checks whether the SSL protocol is enabled or Anonymous Authentication is disabled in the SelfUpdate virtual directory. </LI> </UL> How to get BPA Update Rollup SBS 2011 Standard: <OL> <LI> <P> By default, Microsoft Update points to the WSUS service in SBS 2011 standard. This update will show up in Admin Console’s Update tab to allow you to apply this update. Then this update will be shown available in Microsoft Update to be installed. <BR /> </P> </LI> <LI> <P> You can also get this update by including Microsoft Update. <BR /> <BR /> In <STRONG> SBS 2011 Standard </STRONG> , launch Windows Update and select the option to <STRONG> Check online for updates from Windows Update </STRONG> . Then click the option for "Get updates for other Microsoft products" and complete the process to opt-in for Microsoft Updates. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104271i4DA1A709BA1F368F" /> </P> </LI> </OL> SBS 2011 Essentials, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials and Windows Multipoint Server 2011: <OL> <LI> <P> Please go to Windows Update and find out more about free software from Microsoft Update, and click “ <STRONG> Click here for details </STRONG> ”. And follow the steps to get patches from Microsoft Update. If you already include the Microsoft Update, you can ignore this step. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> Go to Windows update and click “ <STRONG> Check for updates </STRONG> ” to get the updates. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104272i211DDF63F43EDB8A" /> </P> </LI> </OL> <P> To find out more about the issues it fixes, please visit <A href="#" title="http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2796170" target="_blank"> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2796170 </A> </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:41:10 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-solutions-bpa-updated-january-2013/ba-p/398577 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:41:10Z Web Services and Extensibility for Windows Server 2012 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/web-services-and-extensibility-for-windows-server-2012/ba-p/398571 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Jan 08, 2013 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> Hi, I’m Mike Chen, program manager for the Windows Server Essentials team, and today I would like to share with you the extensibility story for Windows Server 2012 Essentials. </P> <P> I’ll start with an overview of the extensibility points across Dashboard, Launchpad, Remote Web Access, and Health Monitoring. As you know, Windows Server 2012 Essentials is a hybrid solution that connects your on-premises environment to the cloud service. We will use cloud service integration scenarios when we talk about the extensibility points; these extensibility points can also be used by non-service-integration add-ins. </P> <P> Let’s take a look at the Windows Azure Online Backup add-in (for more information, see the blog post <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Azure Online Backup and Windows Server 2012 Essentials </A> ). </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104267i4D1E9E37CC0E8EF2" /> </P> <P> In the preceding screenshot, add-ins can be used in the Dashboard in four places: </P> <OL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> <STRONG> Top-level tab </STRONG> </A> . Usually, as a standalone feature, most add-ins will have a separate tab. We recommend that you use all capital letters for the names of your tabs to be consistent with other built-in tabs. A top-level tab will own its standalone content space in the content area. </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> <STRONG> Sub-tabs </STRONG> </A> . To logically separate your features, you can have multiple sub-tabs under your top-level tab. If you own a separate top-level tab, you will naturally group sub-tabs together. If your add-in doesn’t create a top-level tab (for example, your add-in provides additional manageability for storage), you can add a sub-tab to the tab in question instead. </LI> <LI> <B> Main panel </B> . Different add-ins typically have different requests. While you can build your main panel from a blank panel, you can also leverage the list view in the SDK if you’re managing a list of objects, such as users or folders. </LI> <LI> <B> Task panel </B> . When you manage a list of items or a service, you usually need per item tasks and global tasks. When you leverage the list view, the Dashboard allows you to register per item tasks where you can perform tasks on a single item, such as removing a folder. It also allows you to perform global tasks, which apply to the entire add-in functions, such as registering your service. </LI> </OL> <P> In addition to these four options, the Dashboard also allows you to extend the built-in list view, wizards, and property pages by adding your own logic to the existing experience. An existing implementation of this is the built-in email solutions (including Office 365 and on-premises Exchange) that extend the list view, add a user wizard and user property pages that leverage the framework. We’re going to discuss this in depth in the upcoming blog for Hosted Email Add-in Framework. </P> <P> Client-side integration is also interesting when you write an add-in to integrate with online services. </P> <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Launchpad </A> . Most of the service integration, such as Office 365 Integration, provides value to end users where they need to have shortcuts to the new functionality they get from add-ins. In this case, you can extend the Launchpad by adding an additional shortcut. </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Remote Web Access </A> . Remote Web Access allows you to provide links on the Homepage, as well as provide your own page. </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Health Integration </A> . If the online service has dependencies on the client, such as agents running on the client or settings on the client, you can implement health monitoring rules on the client so that the monitoring results can be rolled up to the admin view. (Note that health integration is able to monitor the server as well.) </LI> </UL> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104269i568207E39D9B9EAB" /> </P> <H3> Web service platform </H3> <P> Anywhere Access is important for home and business environments today. To keep users more productive, they need to access files and folders anytime from their devices. In order to support this, Windows Server 2012 Essentials exposes a set of built-in web services for third-party developers to build applications on different devices that can access files and manage the server remotely. The built-in web services include file access, file operations, media access, and management tasks (including alerts, users, storage, devices). For a complete list of web services, see our <A href="#" target="_blank"> MSDN page </A> . </P> <P> The following sample code demonstrates how to call the web services to access a folder from Windows 8 by using HTML and JavaScript. In HTML, we create a list view on your page to display the data. You will need to define the template of the item that defines how it’s going to be displayed. </P> <P> &lt;div id="fileListView" data-win-control="WinJS.UI.ListView"/&gt; </P> <P> In JavaScript, we use an HTTP request with your credential to get the information about items in the Company folder. </P> <P> var url = "https://[serverName]/services/builtin/fileoperationservice.svc/items/index/0/count/10?path=\\\\[machineName]\\Company&amp;filter=All&amp;sortByField=Name&amp;ascending=True"; </P> <P> WinJS.xhr({ </P> <P> url: encodeURI(url), </P> <P> user: "[userName]", </P> <P> password: "[password]", </P> <P> headers: { </P> <P> "AppName": "[appName]", </P> <P> "Accept": "applicationhttps://techcommunity.microsoft.com/json" </P> <P> } </P> <P> }).done(function (response) { </P> <P> var obtainedData = window.JSON.parse(response.responseText); </P> <P> var fileList = new WinJS.Binding.List(obtainedData.Items); </P> <P> WinJS.UI.setOptions(fileListView.winControl, { itemDataSource: fileList.dataSource }); </P> <P> WinJS.UI.processAll(); </P> <P> }); </P> <P> To learn more about the Windows Sever 2012 Essentials SDK, you can visit our <A href="#" target="_blank"> MSDN site </A> and <A href="#" target="_blank"> download the SDK </A> . We’re looking forward to your feedback in our <A href="#" target="_blank"> forum </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:40:45 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/web-services-and-extensibility-for-windows-server-2012/ba-p/398571 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:40:45Z Expanded Software Assurance (SA) grant for Windows SBS 2011 Standard https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/expanded-software-assurance-sa-grant-for-windows-sbs-2011/ba-p/398565 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Dec 20, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <EM> [Today's post comes to us courtesy David Fabritius from Windows Server Marketing] </EM> <BR /> <BR /> As part of the Windows Server 2012 announcements earlier this year, we shared the Software Assurance (SA) grant information for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. Since that time, we have worked with many of our customers and partners to help plan the transition of existing SBS environments to the latest available server software. As part of this effort, we received feedback that the original SA grant was too limiting to provide the best deployment experience. <BR /> <BR /> To address these concerns, Microsoft has expanded the grant to include <B> two </B> copies of Windows Server 2012 Standard and one copy of Exchange Server 2010 Standard. Also note that customers with active Software Assurance coverage on Exchange Server 2010 Standard are eligible to upgrade to and use Exchange Server 2013 Standard when it releases. <BR /> <BR /> By granting two copies of Windows Server 2012 Standard, customers can choose to deploy their workloads onto two physical servers, or they can choose to take advantage of Hyper-V to run up to four virtual machine instances—which can be run on either a single physical host server, or split across two physical host servers. In addition, the downgrade rights for Windows Server 2012 have been expanded to include Windows Server 2012 Essentials. This provides customers access to the Essentials value‑added feature set, including Remote Web Access, Office 365 integration, the Dashboard, and client computer backup. <BR /> <BR /> The expanded benefits will be available starting January 2013, and will be retroactively effective as of August 15, 2012. Software and product keys will be available through the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) </A> customer portal. <BR /> <BR /> As always, we appreciate the continuous dialog with our customers and partners, and we very much value the passion and broad range of perspectives and experiences that help us offer the best solutions available in today’s market. <BR /> <BR /> <P> Also, many people often think of <A href="#" target="_blank"> Software Assurance </A> (SA) as being synonymous with just one of its many components: staying current with new product versions. But staying current is actually just one in a broad range of benefits, including: <BR /> </P> <UL> <LI> Evaluating new software through TechNet </LI> <LI> Getting help with 24x7 phone and web support </LI> <LI> Reducing up-front costs through spread payments </LI> <LI> Reducing costs, streamlining management with MDOP </LI> <LI> Speeding disaster recovery with cold backups </LI> <LI> Preparing employees with online training </LI> <LI> Building technical skills with classroom training </LI> </UL> <P> As always, I’d like to encourage you to <A href="#" target="_blank"> download the Windows Server 2012 Essentials evaluation </A> and give us feedback via the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Server 2012 Essentials forum </A> . We’d love to hear from you! </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:40:21 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/expanded-software-assurance-sa-grant-for-windows-sbs-2011/ba-p/398565 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:40:21Z Managing File History in Windows Server 2012 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/managing-file-history-in-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398563 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Dec 17, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Yang Cao from Sustained Engineering] </EM> </P> <BR /> <P> One of the key values Windows Server 2012 Essentials offers is network-based computer backup. With client computer backup (a centralized, image-based backup), in the event of data loss, you can restore individual files or folders. If necessary, you can even restore the entire system from a successful backup on the server. If you have computers running Windows 8, the backup and restore experience becomes even easier and more natural thanks to the new File History feature in Windows 8. </P> <BR /> <H3> Configuring File History in Windows 8 </H3> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104261iA97B464E99FF9782" /> </P> <BR /> <P> As a Windows 8 user myself, I turned on File History manually in the Control Panel. I selected a network share as the target drive, and from <STRONG> Advanced settings </STRONG> , I chose to save copies of files every hour and keep saved versions forever. After File History is configured, my files in Libraries, Desktop, Contacts, and Favorites are backed up every hour to an external drive. This works great for me because the backup happens transparently. And I feel safe that the data is protected. All I need to do afterward is to make sure that all the important files are either on the Desktop or in the Libraries. </P> <BR /> <H3> Implementing File History for small businesses </H3> <BR /> <P> For a small business owner who manages several devices on the network, it’s important that all the devices can be configured and managed centrally rather than locally. </P> <BR /> <P> With Windows Server 2012 Essentials, this becomes simple and worry-free. For all the Windows 8 clients connected to Windows Server 2012 Essentials, File History is automatically turned on, and by default, the data on the Desktop and in the Documents folder is backed up on an hourly basis, with the backup being stored on the server for a year. You can configure this setting in the <STRONG> Client computer backup settings and tools </STRONG> dialog box, launched from the Dashboard, Devices tab. For example, if you need more thorough protection of the user’s profile data, you can select <STRONG> All Libraries, Desktop, Contacts and Favorites </STRONG> in the <STRONG> Backup data </STRONG> field. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104263i0057EC12CBCAAACB" /> </P> <BR /> <P> If there’s a Windows 8 client that needs a special setting rather than the inherited global settings, you can stop managing the File History setting in the client Properties (clear the <STRONG> Manage File History settings </STRONG> check box). If a Windows 8 client’s File History is not managed by the server, you can log on to the client and specify a custom File History setting. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104265iC765FE828790760A" /> </P> <BR /> <H3> Conclusion </H3> <BR /> <P> File History is a good supplemental backup mechanism for client computer backup: </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> File History backs up a user’s profile data, while the client computer backup protects all the data (including apps) on the client computer. </LI> <BR /> <LI> A standard user can restore files from the File History backup directly without the administrator’s help. </LI> <BR /> <LI> It is easier to find the right version of the file to restore by using File History; however, if the entire client computer needs to be rebuilt, it is usually quicker to do a client computer restore to bring the computer back to its previous state. </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> We hope you enjoy this feature and we look forward to your feedback on the <A href="#" target="_blank"> forum </A> ! </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:40:15 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/managing-file-history-in-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398563 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:40:15Z Windows Management Framework 3.0 applicability on Windows Small Business Server 2008/2011 Standard https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-management-framework-3-0-applicability-on-windows-small/ba-p/398556 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Dec 15, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> The Windows Management Framework 3.0 ( <A href="#" target="_blank"> KB2506146 </A> for Windows 2008 SP2 and <A href="#" target="_blank"> KB2506143 </A> for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) has been recently offered as an optional update on Microsoft update distribution clients such as Windows Server Update Services, and Windows Automatic Update. This update contains the following features: </P> <UL> <LI> Windows PowerShell 3.0 </LI> <LI> Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) </LI> <LI> Windows Remote Management (WinRM) </LI> <LI> Management OData IIS Extension </LI> <LI> Server Manager CIM Provider </LI> </UL> <P> If you install these updates on a server running Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard or Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, you will encounter issues with Exchange Server, SharePoint, and the SBS wizards. We have found the following symptoms: </P> <OL> <LI> The Exchange Management Shell may not run properly. Additionally, if you install Exchange Update Rollups, you may see installation errors as mentioned <A href="#" target="_blank"> here </A> . </LI> <LI> The SharePoint 2010 Management Shell may not run properly. Our wizards that need SharePoint 2010 Management Shell are affected too. </LI> <LI> Certain SBS wizards such as Connect to Internet wizard, Internet Address Management wizard, and Fix My Network wizard may not run properly </LI> </OL> <P> If you see one of the above symptoms on your Small Business Server, check whether one of these updates is installed on the server. In order to check this, you can open Programs and Features from the Control Panel and click on Installed Updates, as: </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104259i1D6D4B349AAABB4E" /> </P> <P> The above screen-shot is from Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. On a Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard, you should look for “kb2506146”. </P> <P> You could also run the command <B> Get-Host </B> on a PowerShell prompt to find the version of Windows PowerShell, as: </P> <P> PS C:\Users\admin&gt; get-host </P> <P> Name : ConsoleHost <BR /> Version : 3.0 <BR /> InstanceId : e66e1400-9f45-4205-8151-9ed07a1823ba <BR /> UI : System.Management.Automation.Internal.Host.InternalHostUserInterface <BR /> CurrentCulture : en-US <BR /> CurrentUICulture : en-US <BR /> PrivateData : Microsoft.PowerShell.ConsoleHost+ConsoleColorProxy <BR /> IsRunspacePushed : False <BR /> Runspace : System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.LocalRunspace </P> <P> It will show the PowerShell version as 3.0, which implies that the PowerShell has been updated to the newer version. </P> <P> In such scenarios we suggest you to uninstall the Update. After the uninstall is complete, clear the contents of <STRONG> %appdata%\Microsoft\Exchange\RemotePowerShell </STRONG> using Windows Explorer to prevent issues with Exchange PowerShell Cmdlets. </P> <P> Our guidance at this time is that Windows Management Framework 3.0 should not be deployed on a server running Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard or Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. </P> <P> <STRONG> Update (12/18/2012): </STRONG> </P> <P> Owing to certain issues with these updates, the same have been expired for all platforms (Windows 7, Server 2008, and Server 2008 R2) as of December 18, 2012, 5:07 pm Pacific Daylight Time. <BR /> </P> <P> <STRONG> Update (04/18/2013): </STRONG> </P> <P> If you have the update ( <A href="#" target="_blank"> KB2506146 </A> for Windows 2008 SP2 and <A href="#" target="_blank"> KB2506143 </A> for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) installed on&nbsp; your server, an optional update <A href="#" target="_blank"> KB2823180 </A> will be offered through <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Update </A> . </P> <P> The update fixes the issues that are described in the following articles: </P> <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2809215 </A> - Forwarded Events log is unavailable and EventCollector log is not displayed in Event Viewer after you uninstall WMF 3.0 in Windows 7 SP1 and in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 <BR /> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2781498 </A> - An update is available for Windows Management Framework 3.0 in Windows Server 2008 SP2 <BR /> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2809900 </A> - Can't display downloaded English Windows PowerShell 3.0 cmdlet Help files in a localized vesion of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 SP2 <BR /> </LI> </UL> <P> This update also fixes the following issue: <BR /> <BR /> Assume that you install Windows Management Framework 3.0 on a computer that is running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2). After you uninstall an update for Windows Management Framework 3.0, binary files are not reverted to their earlier version. </P> <P> For more information, please visit <A href="#" target="_blank"> this link </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:39:42 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-management-framework-3-0-applicability-on-windows-small/ba-p/398556 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:39:42Z Connecting Windows 8 to Small Business Server 2011 Standard after the Installation of the Latest Update Rollup 3 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/connecting-windows-8-to-small-business-server-2011-standard/ba-p/398552 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Dec 13, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Sabir Chandwale and Charanjeet Singh from Commercial Technical Support] </EM> </P> <P> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Update Rollup 3 for Small Business Server 2011 Standard </A> addresses the warning message while joining a Windows 8 client machine to Small Business Server 2011 Standard server. There are few more fixes as part of Update Rollup 3. For details please visit knowledge base <A href="#" target="_blank"> article </A> . </P> <P> After applying Update Rollup, follow the steps mentioned below to join a Windows 8 client to Small Business Server 2011 Standard server. </P> <OL> <LI> Open browser and type in the URL <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://sbsconnectcomputer </A> . <BR /> <BR /> </LI> <LI> Click on <B> Start Connect Computer Program <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104245i11951D4BD0437AC4" /> <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104247i6CED011EE25C44F7" /> <BR /> <BR /> </B> </LI> <LI> Accept UAC, click <B> Run </B> . <BR /> <BR /> </LI> <LI> Once the launcher.exe is downloaded, click on <B> Run </B> again. <BR /> <BR /> </LI> <LI> You will get a warning relating to SmartScreen. Select <B> Run Anyway. <BR /> <BR /> </B> </LI> <LI> Select one of the options on the screen <B> Setup this computer for myself </B> or <B> Setup the computer for other user. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104248i7343D3720BF71DFD" /> <BR /> <BR /> </B> If you choose the second option, <B> Set up this computer for other users </B> , you will get additional screens which asks for network administrator credentials, provide option to select users and assign level of computer access for the users. <BR /> <BR /> </LI> <LI> The wizard will check the computer requirements. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104250iC705456B6412637E" /> <BR /> <BR /> </LI> <LI> Enter the username and password. This can also be of a standard user. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104252i55F6C1D401A87735" /> <BR /> <BR /> </LI> <LI> Enter the Computer name and description. <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104254i593A1E86B69EEDE0" /> <BR /> <BR /> </LI> <LI> The following warning is displayed that the wizard cannot move existing user data and settings automatically. This is to ensure that the Windows 8 modern apps work well after it joins the domain. <BR /> <BR /> The steps to move existing user data and settings is documented <A href="#" target="_blank"> here </A> . Click <B> Next </B> . <BR /> <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104256iF321B252071C71C4" /> <BR /> <BR /> </LI> <LI> On the next screen click <B> Restart </B> . </LI> </OL> <P> As mentioned in the screenshot above, the program will automatically open and continue connecting to the network after restart. </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:39:27 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/connecting-windows-8-to-small-business-server-2011-standard/ba-p/398552 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:39:27Z Using Windows Server 2012 Essentials with more than 25 users https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/using-windows-server-2012-essentials-with-more-than-25-users/ba-p/398536 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Dec 12, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [Today's post comes to us courtesy David Fabritius from Windows Server Marketing] </EM> </P> <P> Windows Server 2012 Essentials is primarily designed as a first server solution for small businesses that need support for up to 25 user accounts and up to 50 devices. But even beyond the first server scenario, Essentials provides a number of unique, value-added features, such as Remote Web Access and automatic client computer backup, that many customers and partners want to have available in larger environments. </P> <P> There are <B> two scenarios </B> in which Windows Server 2012 Essentials can be used in environments with more than 25 users, and we’ve blogged about the <B> first scenario </B> before (see <A href="#" target="_blank"> Growing Beyond 25 Users with Windows Server 2012 Essentials </A> ). Small businesses that initially purchase Essentials and then later grow in size can purchase Windows Server 2012 Standard and do an in-place license transition of the server. This transition applies the Standard edition license and changes the Essentials “locks and limits,” such as the 25 user account limit, to those of Standard while retaining the value-added feature set—without having to re-install or migrate. Keep in mind that you will need Windows Server 2012 client access licenses (CALs) to access the instances of Windows Server 2012 Standard in your environment (the simplified licensing model for Essentials does not use or include any CALs as part of its product license). Also note that while there are no restrictions placed on the number of users/devices that can be added to a Windows Server 2012 Standard environment, there are maximum supportability limits for the specific Essentials features of 75 users (for example, when using the Dashboard for account management) and 75 devices (for example, when using client computer backup). The license transition also removes the Active Directory limitations so that you are able to establish trust relationships with other domains. Again from a supportability perspective for the value-added features, the Essentials server needs to remain the root of its forest and domain and retain all the <A href="#" target="_blank"> FSMO </A> roles. </P> <P> The <B> second scenario </B> is new for Windows Server 2012 Essentials, but has been available in the Windows Server family for some time. The downgrade (sometimes referred to as “down edition”) rights for Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter have been expanded to include the Essentials edition. This means that when you purchase, or receive as a Software Assurance (SA) grant, a Windows Server 2012 Standard license, you can choose to run Essentials as one of your two virtual instances—without having to purchase Essentials separately. Remember that Standard now allows <A href="#" target="_blank"> virtual use rights for up to two instances </A> . This provides you with the small business server experience in the first virtual instance and leaves the second instance available to run additional workloads, such as Exchange Server, SQL Server, Remote Desktop Services, SharePoint, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104243i14E84F25C790E899" /> </P> <P> This right is documented in the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Server 2012 Licensing FAQ </A> (see Q15) as well as in the latest <A href="#" target="_blank"> Microsoft Product List </A> . Because this right was added during a late stage of the product release cycle, we were not able to update the EULA that is incorporated as part of the Windows Server 2012 products; however, this downgrade right is available to all customers in all available channels (except for SPLA), including volume licensing (VL), OEM, and retail (FPP). Keep in mind that the ability to run downgrade bits does not change the licensing or support terms in which you can use the product you purchased. So if you purchase Windows Server 2012 Standard, you will need Windows Server 2012 CALs even if you choose to downgrade an instance to run Windows Server 2012 Essentials. </P> <P> When you purchase Windows Server 2012 Standard through volume licensing (VL), you can also download a copy of Windows Server 2012 Essentials and a product key from the <A href="#" target="_blank"> VLSC </A> . If you purchase an OEM or retail copy of Standard, you can download Essentials and obtain a product key to use during installation from the <A href="#" target="_blank"> TechNet Eval Center </A> , and then perform an in-place license transition by using your Standard product key, which gives you a fully licensed and supported instance. </P> <P> Let’s look at some examples ( <I> all prices shown are Open no level estimated retail price in US dollars </I> ). </P> <P> <B> Scenario #1: Purchasing Windows Server 2012 Essentials to use with fewer than 25 users, <I> and then later growing larger </I> </B> </P> <P> You initially buy server hardware and Windows Server 2012 Essentials for your small business. Later, your business grows beyond the limits of Essentials, so you buy a copy of Windows Server 2012 Standard with the appropriate number of CALs and do an in-place license transition. When you perform the license transition, the Standard license is now also assigned to the server hardware. If the original purchase of Windows Server 2012 Essentials was an OEM license, it cannot be assigned to a new server, but retail and volume licenses can be reassigned to new hardware (limited to once every 90 days). </P> <P> <B> <I> What to buy initially </I> </B> </P> <TABLE> <TBODY><TR> <TD> <P> <B> Software </B> </P> </TD> <TD> <P> Windows Server 2012 Essentials </P> </TD> <TD> <P> $501 </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> <B> CALs </B> </P> </TD> <TD> <P> N/A, no CALs included with purchase </P> </TD> <TD> <P> $0 </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> <B> Hardware </B> </P> </TD> <TD> <P> Small to mid-range server </P> </TD> <TD> <P> varies </P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY></TABLE> <P> </P> <P> <B> <I> </I> </B> </P> <P> <B> <I> How to transition - What incremental software/licenses to buy </I> </B> </P> <TABLE> <TBODY><TR> <TD> <P> <B> Software </B> </P> </TD> <TD> <P> Windows Server 2012 Standard <BR /> (there is no “step-up” SKU or any special pricing/program) </P> </TD> <TD> <P> $882 </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> <B> CALs </B> </P> </TD> <TD> <P> Windows Server 2012 CALs for each user/device <BR /> (no CALs are included with the Essentials license) </P> </TD> <TD> <P> $30 per user/device </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> <B> Hardware </B> </P> </TD> <TD> <P> N/A, you do an in-place transition using the same hardware </P> </TD> <TD> <P> $0 </P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY></TABLE> <P> </P> <P> <B> Scenario #2: Purchasing Windows Server 2012 Standard, exercising downgrade rights, and performing an in-place license transition </B> </P> <P> You buy server hardware and Windows Server 2012 Standard with CALs for your business that has more than 25 users. You have decided that you want to run one of your instances as Windows Server 2012 Essentials, so you download the ISO image and the product key from the VLSC or the TechNet Eval Center. You install Windows Server 2012 Standard and the Hyper-V role on the physical (host) server, create a virtual machine, and install Essentials as a virtual instance. In order to remove the 25 user account limit, you perform the in-place license transition by using your Standard product key. You can also create a second virtual machine to support additional workloads. </P> <P> <B> <I> What to buy initially </I> </B> </P> <TABLE> <TBODY><TR> <TD> <P> <B> Software </B> </P> </TD> <TD> <P> Windows Server 2012 Standard </P> </TD> <TD> <P> $882 </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> <B> CALs </B> </P> </TD> <TD> <P> Windows Server 2012 CALs for each user/device </P> </TD> <TD> <P> $30 per user/device </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> <B> Hardware </B> </P> </TD> <TD> <P> Mid-range server </P> </TD> <TD> <P> varies </P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY></TABLE> <P> </P> <P> <B> </B> </P> <P> <B> <I> How to transition - What incremental software/licenses to buy </I> </B> </P> <TABLE> <TBODY><TR> <TD> <P> <B> Software </B> </P> </TD> <TD> <P> N/A, covered by downgrade rights </P> </TD> <TD> <P> $0 </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> <B> CALs </B> </P> </TD> <TD> <P> N/A </P> </TD> <TD> <P> $0 </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P> <B> Hardware </B> </P> </TD> <TD> <P> N/A </P> </TD> <TD> <P> $0 </P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY></TABLE> <P> </P> <P> In light of the downgrade and in-place transition rights, what is the best edition of Windows Server 2012 for small business customers? </P> <P> <B> Windows Server 2012 Essentials </B> is an ideal fit for small businesses that: </P> <UL> <LI> are looking for a simple solution to deploy their first server; </LI> <LI> have fewer than 25 users; </LI> <LI> are interested in leveraging cloud-based applications and services; and </LI> <LI> want to run on a low-cost hardware platform. </LI> </UL> <P> Small businesses with these characteristics represent a huge opportunity in the market today, one that Essentials was specifically designed to address. </P> <P> <B> Windows Server 2012 Standard </B> provides a more robust infrastructure solution while still allowing you to deploy and use all the great value-added features of Essentials. It’s an ideal fit for businesses that: </P> <UL> <LI> have more sophisticated technology needs; </LI> <LI> have, or soon expect to have, more than 25 users; </LI> <LI> want to take advantage of <A href="#" target="_blank"> Hyper-V Replica </A> for disaster recovery; or </LI> <LI> have a business need to run additional on-premises workloads such as messaging and/or line-of-business applications in their own isolated instances. </LI> </UL> <P> If you haven’t already, please <A href="#" target="_blank"> download the Windows Server 2012 Essentials evaluation </A> and give us feedback via the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Server 2012 Essentials forum </A> . We’d love to hear from you! </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:38:21 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/using-windows-server-2012-essentials-with-more-than-25-users/ba-p/398536 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:38:21Z Update Rollup 4 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Available Now https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/update-rollup-4-for-windows-small-business-server-2011/ba-p/398532 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Dec 12, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Update Rollup 4 has been released today and is available for download from Microsoft Update. You can read about the issues this rollup addresses in Microsoft Support Knowledgebase <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2757007 </A> . <BR /> <BR /> In addition to the server-side update, a client-side update has been released as well. This update is documented in KB <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2757014 </A> . The client-side package will be downloaded to the server along with the Update rollup. User does not have to go to the Windows Update website to obtain the package separately for the client machine. The client-side update supports Windows XP SP2 and later. <BR /> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> More Information </STRONG> </P> <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2757007 </A> Update Rollup 4 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials is available </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2757014 </A> Client-side update package is available for Update Rollup 4 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, Windows Home Server 2011, and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2757013 </A> Update Rollup 4 for Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is available </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2757011 </A> Update Rollup 4 for Windows Home Server 2011 is available </LI> </UL> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:38:04 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/update-rollup-4-for-windows-small-business-server-2011/ba-p/398532 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:38:04Z Connection to Office 365 Account may Fail or Timeout When You Try to Connect from Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/connection-to-office-365-account-may-fail-or-timeout-when-you/ba-p/398530 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Dec 12, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> When you try to connect to Office 365 from the Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard, the connection may fail or timeout. </P> <P> Here is how the <B> Office 365 </B> tab shows up: </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104234i69AAD0FD583710F1" /> </P> <P> It will eventually time out without showing up the Exchange Online Mailbox information: </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104235i2D27EFA800738AA7" /> </P> <P> Here is how the user properties show up on the <B> USERS </B> tab. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104237i7A5D315E3393DD95" /> </P> <P> It will eventually time out as: </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104238iD3B3EC472A0528D6" /> </P> <P> Additionally, you will see the following error in SharedServiceHost-O365ProviderServiceConfig.log under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Server\Logs directory: </P> <P> PSRunspace: Openning remote runspace failed due to the error: Connecting to remote server ps.outlook.com failed with the following error message : The Proxy Auto-configuration URL was not found </P> <P> This happens when the <B> SYSTEM </B> account is not able to establish an internet connection to the Office 365 site. </P> <P> To correct the internet connection settings for the <B> SYSTEM </B> account, follow these steps: </P> <OL> <LI> Download <B> PsTools </B> from <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://download.sysinternals.com/files/PSTools.zip </A> and extract it into a folder. <BR /> </LI> <LI> Open <B> Command Prompt </B> as <B> Administrator </B> and navigate to the folder where <B> PsTools </B> are extracted. <BR /> </LI> <LI> To open Internet Explorer under <B> SYSTEM </B> account, run <STRONG> PsExec.exe –s –i “%Programfiles%\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe” </STRONG> . </LI> <LI> On the Internet Explorer window that has been opened under <B> SYSTEM </B> account, open <B> Internet Options </B> from the <B> Tools </B> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104240i4F776D020AEACFA6" /> icon. Navigate to the <B> Connections </B> tab, and click on <B> LAN Settings </B> . Clear the check for <B> Automatically detect settings </B> . <BR /> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104242i786B535B180DF885" /> </LI> <LI> Close the <B> Dashboard </B> and restart the <B> Windows Server Office 365 Integration Service </B> . <BR /> </LI> <LI> Open the <B> Dashboard </B> again and you will find the Office 365 information available in the respective windows now. If that is not the case, you may need to restart the server. </LI> </OL> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:37:58 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/connection-to-office-365-account-may-fail-or-timeout-when-you/ba-p/398530 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:37:58Z How to connect to SBS 2008 domain clients using RWA from a remote Windows 8 computer https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/how-to-connect-to-sbs-2008-domain-clients-using-rwa-from-a/ba-p/398517 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Dec 06, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Charanjeet Singh and Rituraj Choudhary from Commercial Technical Support] </EM> </P> <BR /> <P> After you login to a Windows Small Business Server 2008 Remote Web Access from an external Windows 8 machine and attempt to connect to an internal client, you will get the following error: </P> <BR /> <P> --------------------------- <BR /> VBScript: Remote Desktop Connection <BR /> --------------------------- <BR /> The wizard cannot configure Remote Desktop Connection settings. Make sure that the client version of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 6.0 or later is installed on this computer. <BR /> --------------------------- <BR /> OK <BR /> --------------------------- </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104224i7C64A8D5E756E3E1" /> </P> <BR /> <P> You will see this error even after installing the Microsoft RDP Client ActiveX control, and would not be able to connect to any internal machine via RWA. </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> Solution </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <P> The current workaround to get this working externally is to open Remote Web Access website in <STRONG> Compatibility View </STRONG> . You can accomplish this by following one of these methods. </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> Method 1: </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <UL> <BR /> <LI> Click the Compatibility View button in the Internet Explorer Address bar and login to RWA again. </LI> <BR /> </UL> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104227iC663C8882D12D876" /> </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> Method 2: </STRONG> </P> <BR /> <P> <STRONG> </STRONG> a.&nbsp; Tap the ‘Alt’ key to view the Internet Explorer Tool bar. Click <STRONG> Tools </STRONG> and then <STRONG> Compatibility View Settings </STRONG> . </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104229iE19568C765725ACC" /> </P> <BR /> <P> b.&nbsp; Click to <STRONG> Add </STRONG> the website name and click <STRONG> Close </STRONG> . Login to RWA website again. </P> <BR /> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104231i58170C242136D08A" /> </P> <BR /> <P> Following either of the aforementioned methods would let you remote desktop to the SBS 2008 domain clients using RWA. </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:37:02 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/how-to-connect-to-sbs-2008-domain-clients-using-rwa-from-a/ba-p/398517 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:37:02Z Add-On Software Now Available for Windows Server 2012 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/add-on-software-now-available-for-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398505 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Nov 28, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <EM> [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Duncan Chalmers, release manager for Windows Server Essentials] </EM> <P> Hello everyone. I’d like to update you on three additional add-on software that are now available for Windows Server 2012 Essentials. We have added the Health Report add-in, made available the System Center Management Packs, and updated the My Server for Windows Phone app: </P> <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Health Report Add-In for Windows Server 2012 Essentials </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Server 2012 Essentials Management Pack </A> </LI> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Phone Marketplace </A> , for the latest version of the My Server for Windows Phone app </LI> </UL> <P> Please read the other postings on this Blog for more details about each of these cool new add-on software for Essentials. </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:36:21 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/add-on-software-now-available-for-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398505 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:36:21Z Storage Spaces and Windows Server 2012 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/storage-spaces-and-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398504 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Nov 27, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> Hi this is Yang Cao again, program manager on the Windows Server 2012 Essentials team. Today’s topic is about one of my favorite features in Windows Server 2012, Storage Spaces. If you Bing “Storage Spaces + Windows Server 2012” you’ll get over 400 million results (you’ll get even more results if you Bing “Storage Spaces + Windows 8” because this feature is available in both server and client). So in today’s post, I’ll try not to duplicate the other 400 million pages. I won’t repeat the definition of Storage Spaces, storage pools, thin provisioning, or resiliency. I won’t even insert the many screen shots of how to create a storage space. You can find all this information in this fabulous blog post in the Building Windows 8 blog: <A href="#" target="_blank"> Virtualizing storage for scale, resiliency, and efficiency </A> . </P> <P> Instead, I will talk about why small business users would love Storage Spaces, and how Windows Server 2012 Essentials makes Storage Spaces creation and management simpler. <BR /> </P> <H3> Why would small business users love Storage Spaces? </H3> <P> When you are starting or running a small business, one question you might ask yourself is, how do I store data in a <B> flexible </B> , <B> reliable </B> , and <B> affordable </B> way? Maybe you just went through the pain of replacing a smaller disk with a larger one (not flexible enough). Maybe you are a little concerned with the critical data stored on an old disk (not reliable enough). Maybe you are looking at different solutions that might offer similar benefits, but would eat up your next year’s IT budget (not affordable enough)… </P> <P> Why small business users would love Storage Spaces: </P> <OL> <LI> <P> <STRONG> It is flexible. </STRONG> You can add disks of any kind or size into a storage pool, and then create one large virtual disk. Later on when your business and data grows, you can add more disks to seamlessly expand the storage capacity. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> <B> It is reliable. </B> You can select the desired level of resiliency when creating your virtual disk, such as mirroring. For example, with at least two copies of the data being available on at least two different physical disks, you gain business continuity even if one of the physical disks fails. </P> </LI> <LI> <P> <B> It is affordable. </B> No need to pay for another storage solution, no need to purchase special hardware controllers, enclosures, or drives, and no need to retire and abandon old drives. </P> </LI> </OL> <H3> Working with Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 Essentials </H3> <P> Storage Spaces meets small business users’ requirements for storage, so then the next question is, how can small business users make Storage Spaces “just work”? The <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard </A> is a portal designed for small business administrators to perform daily management tasks. We integrated some common Storage Spaces tasks into the Dashboard so that administrators can continue using the same portal to configure, use, and manage Storage Spaces. </P> <P> <B> Configure </B> </P> <P> To make Storage Spaces easier to configure, Windows Server 2012 Essentials integrates the Storage Spaces control panel UI into the system, and provides an entry point from within the Dashboard (Storage -&gt; Hard Drives -&gt; Advanced: Manage Storage Spaces). Compared to Server Manager, the control panel UI simplifies the settings while still providing the most important configuration options, such as Name, Resiliency Type, and Size. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104216iE228ED9B186B3573" /> </P> <P> <B> Use </B> </P> <P> After a storage space is created, working with it in the Dashboard is very similar to other hard drives. You can create a server folder on a storage space, move a server folder to a storage space, or view the properties of a storage space. When you select a storage space, you can see more information about the resiliency type and the underlying storage pool in the Details Pane. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104217i1B3229B4B8AB820B" /> </P> <P> <B> Manage </B> </P> <P> You can use a storage space as if it were a normal hard drive, and any warnings or errors will be displayed in the Alert Viewer in the Dashboard. Most commonly, you’ll see a low storage pool capacity alert. This alert appears when the underlying physical disk’s free capacity is running low. To solve this, you could either delete files to free up more space on the disk, or you could add a new disk to expand the storage pool. The UI from the Alert Viewer guides you through the task of adding a disk to the storage pool. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104219i12AA47A9E9406854" /> <BR /> </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104221i7CE0B4A5A32A3A59" /> </P> <H3> That’s it! </H3> This is a short introduction because this feature is easy to configure, use, and manage. I hope you like this feature and the integration work we did in Windows Server 2012 Essentials. Your feedback is important to us. Please report any issues or suggestions <A href="#" target="_blank"> on the forum </A> . </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:36:14 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/storage-spaces-and-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398504 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:36:14Z Windows Server 2012 Essentials Health Report Add-in and Management Pack are released! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-2012-essentials-health-report-add-in-and/ba-p/398494 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Nov 16, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <EM> [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Ning Kuang from Sustained Engineering] </EM> <P> We are excited to announce the RTM release of Health Report Add-in and Management Pack for Windows Server 2012 Essentials! <BR /> </P> <OL> <LI> <B> Health Report Add-In for Windows Server 2012 Essentials </B> : <A href="#" target="_blank"> Download Link Here </A> </LI> <P> Health Report covers the health of several key functionalities for Windows Server 2012 Essentials, it is designed to assist the administrator to easily monitor the server’s overall status, with a manually or automatically generated report. </P> <P> Note if you have installed pre-RTM version, you should uninstall the previous version first, before you can install the RTM version. </P> <P> To uninstall the pre-RTM Add-in: </P> <OL> <LI> Open Dashboard, select APPLICATIONS from the navigation bar. </LI> <LI> From Add-ins page, select Health Report from the list of installed add-ins. </LI> <LI> From the Health Report Tasks, select Remove the add-in. </LI> <LI> Follow the wizard to remove the add-in. <BR /> </LI> </OL> <LI> <B> Windows Server 2012 Essentials Management </B> <B> Pack </B> : <A href="#" target="_blank"> Download Link Here </A> </LI> </OL> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> The Windows Server 2012 Essentials Management Pack allows you to monitor Windows Server 2012 Essentials with System Center Operation Manager 2012. </P> <P> This is the first release of the pack, please download the package, and follow the System Center Operation Manager’s instruction to complete the setup. </P> <P> A more detailed user manual will be published later this month. </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:35:35 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-2012-essentials-health-report-add-in-and/ba-p/398494 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:35:35Z Unable to connect to Windows 7 SP1 client on a SBS 2011 Standard or SBS 2011 Essentials domain after it has been updated with RDP 8 update https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/unable-to-connect-to-windows-7-sp1-client-on-a-sbs-2011-standard/ba-p/398493 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Nov 03, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Rituraj Choudhary and Manish Kapoor from Commercial Technical Support] </EM> </P> <P> After you have applied updates from KB <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2574819 </A> and <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2592687 </A> to enable Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 on a client running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 on a Small Business Server 2011 Standard or Small Business Server 2011 Essentials domain, you may not be able to connect to it with the following error: </P> <P> <B> </B> </P> <P> <B> </B> </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104208iC529124A8D163E9C" /> </P> <P> Additionally, if you try to RDP to this client internally (within the domain), you may see this error: </P> <P> <B> </B> </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104210iE602243F9740C76C" /> </P> <P> This issue may occur because in the <B> Inbound Rules </B> of <B> Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, </B> the rule <B> Remote Desktop – RemoteFX (TCP-In) </B> is not enabled on the client. </P> <P> To enable this rule, click <B> Start </B> , and then type <B> Windows Firewall with Advance Security </B> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104212iB78F94BA602087CC" /> </P> <P> Open Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and enable the rule <B> Remote Desktop – RemoteFX (TCP-In) </B> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104214i56309DF6C911024F" /> </P> <P> Enabling this rule should fix the RDP connectivity issue. </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:35:30 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/unable-to-connect-to-windows-7-sp1-client-on-a-sbs-2011-standard/ba-p/398493 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:35:30Z Multiple Authentication prompts after applying KB 2574819 and 2592687 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/multiple-authentication-prompts-after-applying-kb-2574819-and/ba-p/398482 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Nov 03, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Rituraj Choudhary and Manish Kapoor from Commercial Technical Support] </EM> </P> <P> After you have updated a Windows 7 Service Pack 1 client with KB <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2574819 </A> and <A href="#" target="_blank"> 2592687 </A> to enable Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0, and attempt to connect to a client on a Small Business Server 2011 Standard or Small Business Server 2011 Essentials domain using Remote Web Access or Remote Desktop Gateway, you may encounter multiple authentication prompts. </P> <P> The current solution to this is to provide the credentials in <B> Domain\User name </B> format along with the password on the Remote Desktop Gateway prompt. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104207i47A6F2993FCDFD66" /> </P> <P> The next authentication prompt would let you in to the client machine. </P> <P> Another issue reported with these updates has been taken up in <A href="#" target="_blank"> this </A> blog post. </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:34:52 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/multiple-authentication-prompts-after-applying-kb-2574819-and/ba-p/398482 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:34:52Z Windows Server 2012 Essentials Releases to Manufacturing https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-2012-essentials-releases-to-manufacturing/ba-p/398478 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Oct 09, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <BR /> Today, Windows Server 2012 Essentials has reached the release to manufacturing (RTM) milestone. The product is being delivered to our hardware and ecosystem partners, and it will be generally available in all channels on November 1, with OEM partners shipping server systems by the end of the year. <P> For detail information visit the following link. <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/10/09/windows-server-2012-essentials-released-to-manufacturing-available-for-evaluation-today.aspx </A> </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:34:39 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-2012-essentials-releases-to-manufacturing/ba-p/398478 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:34:39Z Get Started with the Dashboard in Windows Server 2012 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/get-started-with-the-dashboard-in-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398476 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Oct 01, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mike Chen from Windows Server Essentials team] </EM> </P> <P> <I> “One of the greatest challenges for small businesses from the IT perspective has been that they can’t afford a dedicated IT pro to set up, deploy, and administer their IT environment; however, they leverage IT infrastructure for their productivity as much as enterprises do. Windows Server 2012 Essentials addresses how to bring enterprise level IT infrastructure to small businesses in an affordable way.” </I> </P> <P> <I> Joe Nalewabau, group program manager on the Windows Server Essentials team </I> </P> <P> Hi my name is Mike Chen, a program manager on the Windows Server 2012 Essentials team. Today, I’d like to give you an overview of the Dashboard in Windows Server 2012 Essentials. </P> <P> Windows Server 2012 Essentials is designed to make management easy and optimized for customers in three ways: </P> <OL> <LI> Provides a central place for IT admins to do common administrative tasks </LI> <LI> Tasks are simplified without requiring lots of IT knowledge </LI> <LI> Provides actionable steps for troubleshooting </LI> </OL> <P> The Dashboard has traditionally been the central place for common administrative tasks, such as managing users and devices, and can be accessed from both the server and the client computer. In this release, our major goal is to make sure we have a comprehensive management story across the usage life cycle of the products. </P> Home page <P> One of the most obvious changes you’ll see when you open the Dashboard is the new home page. We redesigned the entire home page to offer you a guided initial configuration experience. After you walk through the home page tasks, your server will be configured to offer greater productivity. Following are the key common tasks for initial configurations that we have identified: </P> <UL> <LI> Configure update setting </LI> <LI> Create user accounts for employees </LI> <LI> Create shared folders </LI> <LI> Configure backup </LI> <LI> Configure Anywhere Access </LI> <LI> Configure email alert notifications </LI> <LI> Configure Media Server </LI> <LI> Connect computers to the server </LI> </UL> <P> These tasks represent key features in the product that you can use to increase business productivity. For each task, you will be educated about what the feature is and be able to complete the task directly from the home page. You can also skip the task if you decide not to configure a certain feature. In this way, you will get an opportunity to understand the key value propositions of the product and have full flexibility to choose what you need. After you receive a green checkmark for all the items, your server is on its way to bringing productivity to your business. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104191iA992FBB01CF92AA2" /> </P> <P> In the entire design, we’ve adopted the latest principles of UI design to make the user interface clean and to help the user to focus on the task. </P> <P> After you’re finished with the setup tasks, you will be able to view the quick status of each server, which provides a summary on the status of the server features. For example, in the following figure, you can quickly identify how many users, shared folders, and computers you have in the environment. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104193i00ADB1A74234D7EE" /> </P> <P> As you can see, the home page is also the entrance for you to configure email solutions, add-ins, and get online Help content. The home page has full extensibility that allows partners/ISVs to add additional tasks, status, and Help links. </P> Simplified tasks <P> The next step after having the right set of tasks is to simplify the tasks. In the Dashboard, most of the tasks can be completed in a few clicks. </P> <P> For example, a very common task for small businesses is to create user accounts for new employees and assign them share permissions. With the native tool, you needed to use the Active Directory Users and Computers tool, understand what Active Directory was, and where you should create the user account. You also needed to go to folder properties to change the user permissions. If you’re not an IT pro, you could easily be confused by the complexity of the Active Directory structure and many user properties. </P> <P> By using the Dashboard, you can add a user with customized permissions on shared folders and remote access in just one simple wizard, where everything is streamlined. By using Email Service Integration, you can even assign a mail box to the user account at the same time. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104195i8EFE23F991D64992" /> </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104197i717A866FDC85516B" /> </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104199i2F078DC87E9F59D6" /> </P> <P> Windows Server 2012 Essentials provides many unique features out of the box, such as client backup and remote web access. With a few clicks, you will be able to protect your client computers and bring up a remote workspace for your business. </P> Health monitoring and client monitoring <P> Troubleshooting is always inevitable no matter how good the quality of the product is. Problems may happen because of misconfiguration, hardware failure, low disk space, etc. Windows Server 2012 Essentials offers a health alert system, monitoring the status of key workloads on the server, including key services, backups, Anywhere Access, and users and devices. The alert is presented in an alert viewer with actionable steps to help the user resolve the problem. You can also delete or ignore alerts that you don’t care about. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104201i1526384A71A49DD6" /> </P> <P> A new feature in health monitoring in this release is the integration of the security status of client computers with the Dashboard; therefore, for clients that you’re managing from the server, you’re able to have an overview of their status for Windows updates and security settings. For example, you can quickly find which computer doesn’t have AV software installed. In addition, you can use a shortcut on the Dashboard to connect remotely to the computer that has issues. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104203iD1346E5790066E9E" /> </P> New features <P> Following is a quick glance of the many new features and improvements that we have implemented for the Dashboard in this release (some of these features will be discussed in depth in upcoming blogs): </P> <UL> <LI> Managing Office 365 </LI> <LI> Managing on-premises Exchange Server </LI> <LI> Managing a second server </LI> <LI> Integrating with Windows Azure Online Backup </LI> <LI> Easy VPN setup </LI> <LI> Storage space integration </LI> <LI> Managing file history settings </LI> <LI> Enabling Media functions </LI> <LI> Configuring folder redirection and security settings by using Group Policy (replacing Windows 7 Professional Pack for Windows SBS) </LI> <LI> Monitoring users’ remote connections </LI> <LI> Full Windows PowerShell support <B> </B> </LI> </UL> Add-ins and extensibility <P> Customers can get continuous value from Windows Server 2012 Essentials by installing add-ins. In markets today, many add-ins exist that customers can install for previous releases. Some add-ins can add more functions to the Dashboard, while others can integrate with third-party online services. </P> <P> In this release, we have made a big investment to ensure that we have a <B> backward compatibility </B> story. Add-ins that work with previous releases will continue to work with Windows Server 2012 Essentials. We also provide additional extensibility points on the home page, web services, mail solutions, etc. </P> <P> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Microsoft Pinpoint </A> serves as the marketplace for Windows Server. We recommend that our partners post their add-ins there. To help customers easily find and download add-ins, the Microsoft Pinpoint tab lists the top 10 add-ins available. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104205iCA3D461E64338A92" /> </P> Your feedback is important <P> We’re looking forward to your feedback. We know there’s a lot more to improve. Please let us know your suggestions <A href="#" target="_blank"> on the forum </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:34:33 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/get-started-with-the-dashboard-in-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398476 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:34:33Z Update Rollup 3 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard and Update Rollup 6 for Windows Small Business Server 2008 Available Now https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/update-rollup-3-for-windows-small-business-server-2011-standard/ba-p/398457 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Sep 25, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <EM> [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Charanjeet Singh from Commercial Technical Support Team] </EM> <BR /> <BR /> <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard UR 3 </A> and <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Small Business Server 2008 UR 6 </A> has been released and is available for download. You can read about the issues these rollup addresses in <A href="#" target="_blank"> KB2729100 </A> and <A href="#" target="_blank"> KB2729101 </A> respectively. <BR /> <BR /> How to obtain these updates <BR /> <BR /> <B> SBS 2011 Standard: <BR /> </B> This update is available from the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Microsoft Update Web site </A> . <BR /> This update is also available from the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Microsoft Update Catalog Web site </A> . <BR /> <BR /> <P> <B> SBS 2008: <BR /> </B> This update is available from the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Microsoft Update Web site </A> . <BR /> This update is also available from the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Microsoft Update Catalog Web site </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:33:14 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/update-rollup-3-for-windows-small-business-server-2011-standard/ba-p/398457 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:33:14Z My Server phone app for Windows Server 2012 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/my-server-phone-app-for-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398456 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Sep 18, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> Hi, I am Chungang Liu, working as a program manager with Windows Server 2012 Essentials team. </P> <P> In this post, I would like to show you how My Server app for windows phone is designed and how it can be used to boost the efficiency of managing and accessing your servers. </P> <P> The My Server phone app is designed to help you keep seamlessly connected to your servers through smart phones while working on the move. It is one of the various ways of accessing Windows Server 2012 Essentials, covered by the Anywhere Access feature. A previous version had been released during the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials time frame. For Windows Server 2012 Essentials, we have delivered an updated application with new features including file browsing and opening, server quick status, recent history of file operations, as well as a new appearance. </P> <P> You can find the <A href="#" target="_blank"> My Server app </A> in the Windows Phone store.&nbsp; There’s no need to install anything on the server side for My Server to work with Windows Server 2012 Essentials. </P> <H3> Overview of the functionalities </H3> <P> After the startup of My Server, you will be presented with 5 panels as shown in the following image. The panels you’ll see depend on the permission level of your account and how your server is configured. Basically, administrators will see all 5 panels while standard users will only see a limited server panel, files panel, recent panel, and media panel. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104188i0544BBC0C1B480FF" /> </P> <P> <STRONG> Quick Status panel: </STRONG> Provides administrators with a quick summary of the server’s running status. In this case, you can figure out how everything is going on your server without logging on to the Dashboard. <B> </B> </P> <P> <STRONG> </STRONG> </P> <P> <STRONG> Server panel: </STRONG> Provides the user interface (UI) entry for light server management and monitoring, enabling you to manage alerts, devices, or accounts. <STRONG> </STRONG> </P> <P> <STRONG> Files panel: </STRONG> Access to files is one of the major new features for this version. Customers can now access shared folders and files. <STRONG> </STRONG> </P> <P> <STRONG> Recent panel: </STRONG> Keeps a history of the files that users have recently accessed so that they can reopen these files without navigating to a folder. </P> <P> <STRONG> </STRONG> </P> <P> <STRONG> Media panel: </STRONG> A centralized library for media playback that already existed in the previous version. In this version, we have optimized the streaming logic to deliver a better media experience over networks with differing bandwidths. </P> <H3> How to manage Windows Server 2012 Essentials by using My Server </H3> <P> My Server enables you to manage your servers from your phone if you are the administrator. You can perform the following operations: </P> <UL> <LI> <STRONG> Address alerts: </STRONG> You can check alerts by using My Server and ignore or repair them accordingly. </LI> <LI> <STRONG> Manage accounts: </STRONG> My Server allows you to disable or enable any user account that you think is not in good status. You can also change the password of user accounts when necessary. </LI> <LI> <STRONG> Manage devices: </STRONG> This function helps you keep track of the devices that have joined your server domain. You can start or stop the backup process for any device online. </LI> </UL> <P> As many of our customers can see, along with the conveniences brought by the management ability of the My Server phone application, your server may be at risk if your phone is unfortunately lost or accessed by someone else. Therefore, we recommend that every My Server user set a PIN code on their phone. </P> <H3> How to access shared documents and media by using My Server </H3> <P> You can access your folders and files anywhere when your phone has a network connection. The Files panel on the home panorama is actually designed for a better touch experience. You can tap any of the folders on the Files panel to browse files, or you can launch a search box to find particular files from server shares. </P> <P> The new application provides a tap and hold context menu and an application bar to help you access files and folders through My Server. The operations provided include: </P> <UL> <LI> Browsing and opening files </LI> <LI> Renaming and deleting files </LI> <LI> Sorting files by name, date, or size </LI> <LI> Switching between details view and icons view </LI> <LI> Searching files globally or within a folder </LI> </UL> <P> For media, we have added new logic and UI to improve the playback experience for this version. Note that the Media panel can only be seen on the condition that the digital media function is enabled on the server. </P> <H3> That’s it </H3> <P> This is My Server for Windows Phone. We hope that My Server can help you manage Windows Server 2012 Essentials! </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:33:08 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/my-server-phone-app-for-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398456 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:33:08Z Windows Azure Online Backup and Windows Server 2012 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-azure-online-backup-and-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398452 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Sep 18, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> Hi my name is Yang Cao, program manager on the Windows Server 2012 Essentials team. If you have been following the news on Windows Server 2012, you must have heard about <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Azure Online Backup </A> . Today I’m happy to announce that we released the Windows Azure Online Backup Integration Module for Windows Server 2012 Essentials! </P> <P> This module allows you to more easily configure and manage Windows Azure Online Backup from within the familiar Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard to provide a seamless backup and restore experience. The integration module complements your traditional local server backup (where the data is backed up to an on-premises external drive) by using the Windows Azure service to protect critical data on the server in the cloud. </P> <H3> What is Windows Azure Online Backup? </H3> <P> Windows Azure Online Backup is a cloud-based backup solution that enables server data to be backed up to and recovered from an off-premises datacenter (the cloud) to help protect against data loss and corruption. To reduce storage and bandwidth utilization, Windows Azure Online Backup performs block-level incremental backup. To increase security, the data is compressed and encrypted before leaving the server. To learn more about the specific features of Windows Azure Online Backup, see the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Azure Online Backup blog post </A> . </P> <H3> Let’s get started </H3> <P> To get started with Windows Azure Online Backup and Windows Server 2012 Essentials: </P> <OL> <LI> On the Windows Server 2012 Essentials <B> Dashboard </B> , navigate to the <B> HOME </B> page, and then select the <B> ADD-INS </B> category. </LI> <LI> In the <B> ADD-INS </B> category, select <B> Integrate with Windows Azure Online Backup </B> from the task pane. Read the description, and then click the <B> Integrate with Windows Azure Online Backup </B> task to launch the Windows Azure Online Backup subscription page. <BR /> You need to manually add <A href="#" target="_blank"> https://activedirectory.windowsazure.com/ </A> and <A href="#" target="_blank"> http://download.microsoft.com/ </A> to the Trusted sites of Internet Explorer. </LI> <LI> You can easily get started with a free preview of the Windows Azure Online Backup Service account, which comes with 300 GB of cloud storage. </LI> <LI> Sign in to the Windows Azure Online Backup portal and download the integration module for Windows Server 2012 Essentials to your Essentials server. </LI> <LI> Double-click the installer file to install the software on the server. Make sure your Internet connection is available when installing the software. </LI> <LI> Follow the wizard to install the add-in. After the installation wizard successfully finishes, restart the <B> Dashboard </B> . </LI> </OL> <H3> Start a backup now </H3> <P> After the integration module is installed, a new navigation page is added to the Dashboard. If this is the first time that you have installed Windows Azure Online Backup on your server, you will see a UI similar to this. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104185i889A2223D6ED7169" /> </P> <P> To register your server, click <B> Register </B> under Step 1 to start the <B> Register Your Server Wizard </B> . To register the server, in addition to your Windows Azure Online Backup account and password, you also need to provide a pass phrase for encrypting the data. </P> <P> After registration is complete, click <B> Configure </B> under Step 2 to start the <B> Configure Online Backup Wizard </B> , in which you choose which folder to back up online. We recommend that you back up server folders that contain critical data, as well as file history from critical client computers. Next, specify the backup schedule, retention policy, and bandwidth usage. After these simple steps, your configuration is complete. </P> <P> After you complete these steps, the landing page should look like the following screenshot. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104186i4DA749B53BC2DB58" /> </P> <P> Can’t wait to start a backup? Let’s do it! In the task pane, click <B> Start backup now </B> . The backup will start in the background, and you can switch to the <B> Backup History </B> tab to view backup progress and status. <BR /> </P> <H3> Time to restore </H3> <P> After your first online backup completes, you can rest assured that the critical data is backed up in the cloud. According to the schedule that you configured, automatic online backups will be performed to incrementally back up every change you make to your critical data. </P> <P> If your local data is ever lost or corrupted, you can select the <B> Restore files and folders </B> task to get the data back from the cloud. Follow the steps in the <STRONG> Restore Files and Folders Wizard </STRONG> to select the desired backup and locate the files or folders you need to restore, and then with a few clicks, your data is restored to the local server. <BR /> </P> <H3> That’s it! </H3> <P> There are a few other features I’ll leave you to explore on your own. I hope you enjoy Windows Azure Online Backup and the integration experience with Windows Server 2012 Essentials. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we’d love to hear from you! Please share any issues or suggestions <A href="#" target="_blank"> on the forum </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:32:52 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-azure-online-backup-and-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398452 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:32:52Z Health Report for Windows Server 2012 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/health-report-for-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398446 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Sep 06, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Yang Cao from Windows Server Essentials team] </EM> </P> <P> Hi my name is Yang Cao, program manager on the Windows Server 2012 Essentials team. Today, I’d like to introduce you to a new add-in we released for Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials known as Health Report. </P> <P> Several months ago when we released Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials, we got some feedback on the lack of health report functionality. What you asked for is the ability to generate a report that summarizes the health of the server. You asked that the report contain a recap of several major features in Windows Server 2012 Essentials, and that it be automatically generated and sent to specified email Inboxes. With this feature, the administrator could know whether the server was in a good state or not, without logging on to the Dashboard. </P> <P> We heard this feedback and began the investigation and design right away. Early this week, we released the Health Report add-in for your preview. We strongly encourage you to <A href="#" target="_blank"> download the add-in </A> and use it. Please report any issues or suggestions <A href="#" target="_blank"> on the forum </A> so that we can improve the report in the future. </P> <P> The Health Report add-in provides three major functions: </P> <UL> <LI> Generate a report on demand or on schedule </LI> <LI> Customize the content of the report </LI> <LI> Send the report through email </LI> </UL> <P> These three functions are covered in more detail in the following sections. </P> <H3> Generate a report on demand or on schedule </H3> <P> After installing the Health Report add-in and restarting the Dashboard, a new navigation page is added to the Dashboard. To generate a health report right away, in the task pane, click <B> Generate a health report </B> . </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104173i21B7446C61A28621" /> </P> <P> After a health report is generated, a new item is created in the list pane, identified by the date and time the report was generated. </P> <P> To open an item, you can double-click it in the list pane, or you can select it and then click <B> Open the health report </B> in the task pane. The report is displayed in a new window in HTML format. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104175iF824E47046E2DD7C" /> </P> <P> In addition to generating a report manually, you may also want the report to be generated automatically on a daily or hourly schedule. To do this, in the task pane, click <B> Customize health report settings </B> , and then click the <B> Schedule and Email </B> tab. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104177i5A55C8B4F19EC1F7" /> </P> <P> The <B> Schedule </B> feature is off by default, and you can turn it on by selecting the <B> Generate a health report at its scheduled time </B> check box. </P> <H3> Customize the content of the report </H3> <P> From the sample report above, you will see that a health report contains the following: </P> <UL> <LI> <B> Critical alerts and warnings </B> : This is consistent with the critical alerts and warnings that you see in the Alert Viewer on the Dashboard. </LI> <LI> <B> Critical errors in the event logs </B> : Applications and service logs are scanned, and the errors logged in the last 24 hours will be presented in the Details section of the report. </LI> <LI> <B> Server Backup </B> : The information about the last server backup is presented in the Details section. </LI> <LI> <B> Auto-start services not running </B> : At the time the report is generated, if an auto-start service is not running, the information about this service will be listed in the Details section. </LI> <LI> <B> Updates </B> : You can see the update status of the server and all the client computers in the Details section. </LI> <LI> <B> Storage </B> : The list of drives and their capacity is presented in the Details section. </LI> </UL> <P> In the Health Report, first view the <B> Summary </B> , and then for those items with a red error icon or a yellow warning icon, click the <B> Details </B> link on the same row to view the details about the item. </P> <P> If you are not interested in some of the data points that are included in the report by default, you can customize the content of the report by clicking <B> Customize health report settings </B> in the task pane, and then clicking the <B> Content </B> tab. Clear the check boxes for the content that you don’t want to see in the report. For example, if you have your own server backup plan and don’t want to see the warnings about server backups, you could exclude server backups from the report by clearing the <B> Server backup </B> check box. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104179i481A1B2DDF812E40" /> </P> <H3> Send the report through email </H3> <P> Having to log on to the Dashboard to read reports is still inconvenient for some administrators, especially if they have more than one server to manage. With the email feature turned on, after a report is generated, an email will be sent to a list of specified email addresses with the content of the report. The administrator can comfortably view this report from any device or any client application, and rest assured that the server is running at its best state. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104181i95B587F555DCE2BB" /> </P> <P> In the <B> Customize Health Report Settings </B> dialog box, after you enable email, change the SMTP settings, and specify a list of email recipients, you will notice that a new task shows up in the task pane: Email the health report. </P> <P> Now you can select an existing report, and then click <B> Email the health report </B> . You can also generate a new report, and have it automatically sent to your Inbox. If you have configured a schedule for the report to be automatically generated, you can expect the report to be automatically delivered to your Inbox after being generated every day (or every hour). </P> <P> The picture below is me reading a health report with my Windows Phone. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104183iB29FB3CBA83587AD" /> </P> <H3> That’s it! </H3> <P> I hope you enjoy the Health Report add-in. This is the very first version of the add-in and we know it may still lack some features. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we’d love to hear from you! Please report any issues or suggestions <A href="#" target="_blank"> on the forum </A> . </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:32:27 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/health-report-for-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398446 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:32:27Z Migrating to Windows Server 2012 Essentials https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/migrating-to-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398433 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Aug 24, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <P> <EM> [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Rong Yu from Windows Server Essentials Team] </EM> </P> <P> Hi my name is Rong Yu, program manager on the Windows Server 2012 Essentials team. Today, I’d like to give an overview of how to migrate to Windows Server 2012 Essentials from another server. One common scenario for migration is that users want to upgrade from a previous version of Windows Small Business Server (Windows SBS) or Windows Server. You may also need to migrate from another server running Windows Server 2012 Essentials in the case of a hardware upgrade. <BR /> <BR /> </P> <H3> General steps </H3> <P> The online <A href="#" target="_blank"> migration guides </A> provide detailed step-by-step instructions for migrating to Windows Server 2012 Essentials. Select the right guide based on your Source Server. We highly recommend that you read through the migration guide that you select before you start a migration. At a high level there are three phases involved in a migration: </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104153i5A76C0F41F7EBA54" /> </P> <OL> <LI> <B> Pre-setup phase </B> . One of the major tasks in this phase is to prepare the Source Server for migration. You are required to run the Migration Preparation Tool on the Source Server and clear up all errors reported. It is critical that you back up the Source Server before running this tool. Since Windows Server 2012 Essentials no longer includes Exchange Server as a component product, you’ll need to work out a plan to migrate mailboxes based on where you migrate to. We’ll drill into more details on email migration in a later section in this post. </LI> <LI> <B> Setup phase </B> . In this phase you set up Windows Server 2012 Essentials in migration mode on the Destination Server. Under this setup mode, Windows Server 2012 Essentials will join itself to the existing domain as a domain controller (thus replicating all data including user accounts in the Active Directory) and then set itself up as the primary domain controller by transferring all Flexible Single Master Operation (FSMO) roles so that the Source Server can be retired later. </LI> <LI> <B> Post-setup phase </B> . In this phase you need to connect all clients to Windows Server 2012 Essentials by running the Client Connector. You also need to move the remaining server settings and data, such as shared folders, to the Destination Server. </LI> </OL> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P> If the Source Server is a previous version of Windows Small Business Server or another server running Windows Server 2012 Essentials, you’ll need to complete all data migration within 21 days after the server is set up and repurpose the Source Server afterwards. </P> <P> If the Source Server is a server running Windows Server Foundation or Windows Server Standard, there is no such a requirement, and you can actually keep the Source Server coexistent with the Windows Server 2012 Essentials server. For example, you may want to continue to use the Source Server as a file server or a secondary domain controller. </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> <H3> Install Windows Server 2012 Essentials in migration mode </H3> <P> In Windows SBS 2008 Standard and Windows SBS 2011 Standard, you must provide a migration answer file to enter into the migration setup; for Windows Server 2012 Essentials, that’s no longer a requirement. Windows Server 2012 Essentials provides an end-to-end user interface (UI) flow during setup to guide users through the migration. </P> <P> When you enter into the Initial Configuration phase, Windows Server 2012 Essentials provides the option to do a clean install or a server migration from an existing server. Select the migration option. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104155iC0FADA0464A8EFA6" /> </P> <P> The next page adds some requirements for starting the migration setup. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104157i72C1E6AE3ECD51AC" /> </P> <P> After you complete a successful run of the Migration Preparation Tool on the Source Server, you can proceed to the next page of the wizard. The next two pages ask for information about the Source Server and the existing domain. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104159i5B152F5C1370CC36" /> </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104161i32BDCA4D9CFAF34C" /> </P> <P> On the next page you can personalize the new Windows Server 2012 Essentials Destination Server by providing a server name as well as your company name. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104163i0AAB82743188B5AD" /> </P> <P> On the next page you can configure settings to keep your server up to date. It’s the same page that you see in the clean setup flow. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104165i90D71FC2906F5C87" /> </P> <P> That’s all the user input needed. The actual installation takes place afterward. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104167i0C58FBA7D7A0174B" /> </P> <P> One of the improvements we made for migration in Windows Server 2012 Essentials is on error handling during the domain join phase in setup. In the previous version of Windows SBS, if setup encountered an error when joining to the existing domain, it would just fail. You would have to fix the issue and then restart the whole setup. Windows Server 2012 Essentials will display an error page and allow you to resume the setup after fixing the issue, as shown on the following page. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104169iDFD35F2537DBBC97" /> </P> <P> After the setup completes, you’ll see the following success page. </P> <P> <IMG src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/104171i741F0100EE33D136" /> </P> <P> To complete the post-setup migration tasks, please see the <A href="#" target="_blank"> migration guide </A> . </P> <P> <B> Note </B> : You can also run migration mode setup in an unattended fashion by providing a cfg.ini file. For more information about unattended deployment, see the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials Assessment and Deployment Kit </A> and the associated Help topic <A href="#" target="_blank"> Create the Cfg.ini file </A> . <BR /> <BR /> </P> <H3> Email migration </H3> <P> Windows Server 2012 Essentials no longer contains a built-in email service. However, as mentioned in the <A href="#" target="_blank"> blog post </A> entitled <A href="#" target="_blank"> Email Options Supported by Windows Server 2012 Essentials </A> , it supports multiple email options including Office 365, an on-premises server running Exchange Server, and third-party hosted email services. </P> <P> <STRONG> Migrate to Office 365 <BR /> </STRONG> If you have chosen to use Microsoft Office 365 as the email solution for your domain, follow the guidance in the Office 365 topic <A href="#" target="_blank"> Migrate All Mailboxes to the Cloud with a Cutover Exchange Migration </A> to start the email migration to Office 365. We recommend that you complete the email migration before you install Windows Server 2012 Essentials in migration mode. </P> <P> <B> Note </B> : Office 365 does not support the use of public folders. For guidance about how to move messages from Exchange Public Folders to Office 365, see <A href="#" target="_blank"> Migrate from Exchange Public Folders to Microsoft Office 365 </A> . </P> <P> <STRONG> Migrate to an on-premises server running Exchange Server <BR /> </STRONG> If you want to use an on-premises server running Exchange Server as your email solution, you need to install Exchange Server on a second server and then migrate the data from your previous server running Windows SBS. To migrate to Exchange 2010, go to the <A href="#" target="_blank"> Exchange Server Deployment Assistant </A> and select an upgrade option based on your Source Server version; you are then provided with detailed setup and migration instructions. </P> <P> For additional configuration tasks required to enable the integration of Windows Server 2012 Essentials with an on-premises server running Exchange Server, see <A href="#" target="_blank"> Integrate an On-Premises Exchange Server with Windows Server 2012 Essentials </A> . </P> <P> <B> Note </B> : <A href="#" target="_blank"> Exchange 2013 Preview </A> is available for download and test. However this version does not support production environments. You’ll need to wait for the RTM version to migrate to Exchange 2013. </P> <P> <STRONG> Migrate to a third-party hosted email solution <BR /> </STRONG> Obviously there is not a standard migration process that works for all hosted email services. If you are using a third-party hosted email solution, you should consult with your service provider and follow the guidance given to migrate your mailboxes from an on-premises server running Exchange Server to the hosted email service. </P> <H3> Summary </H3> <P> The general process for migrating to Windows Server 2012 Essentials involves Source Server preparation, an installation of Essentials in migration mode, and post-setup data migration. You should also create a plan for email migration. Due to the complexity of migration, we highly recommend that you create a test environment and then go through the migration process at least once before doing a migration in a production environment. </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:31:29 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/migrating-to-windows-server-2012-essentials/ba-p/398433 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:31:29Z Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials available now https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-2012-release-candidate-essentials-available-now/ba-p/398411 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Aug 21, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> <EM> [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Joe Nalewabau from Windows Server Essentials Team] </EM> <BR /> <BR /> Great news! We reached another important milestone on the road to the final release of Windows Server 2012 Essentials: <A href="#" target="_blank"> the Release Candidate (RC) is available now for download and evaluation </A> . <BR /> <BR /> If you haven’t started exploring the product yet, this new pre-release version is an ideal time to begin. Customer and partner feedback on the Beta release has helped us prioritize the changes we have made—so thanks to everyone who provided feedback to us. <BR /> <BR /> Here are some of the major changes in the RC: <BR /> <BR /> <UL> <LI> <B> Increased support for importing your own SSL certificates </B> . Previously, customers had to do a lot of work to configure domains obtained in our domain wizard by using SSL certificates that were acquired outside of our domain wizard. We have now updated our wizard, which should make this process much simpler. </LI> <LI> <B> Installation of only critical setup updates during setup </B> . One of the things that all Microsoft teams care about is getting customers up and running as quickly as possible. With the RC release we have changed our logic to only install critical setup-related updates during setup time. This might not seem to be a big issue if you only occasionally install Windows Server 2012 Essentials, but to partners that install Windows Server 2012 Essentials often, this change will make setup faster and more predictable. Note that customers will continue to select the update strategy that they want to use after the server has been set up. </LI> <LI> <B> Windows SBS Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) changes. </B> We have updated the BPA rules to include the latest set of rules and have also made it possible to ignore specific BPA rules by using our UI. <B> </B> </LI> <LI> <B> Office 365 changes. </B> We have now made it easier to import existing Office 365 users into Windows Server 2012 Essentials. </LI> <LI> <B> Verified DHCP supported </B> . Windows Server 2012 Essentials supports turning on the DHCP role and setting a static IP address for the server. </LI> </UL> <BR /> <BR /> We are now turning our sights towards the Windows Server 2012 Essentials release to manufacturing (RTM). The other <A href="#" target="_blank"> Windows Server 2012 editions released to manufacturing </A> at the beginning of August. Our goal has been to release Windows Server 2012 Essentials to manufacturing and make it generally available by the end of 2012, and we remain committed to this target. <BR /> <BR /> <P> In addition, in the next few weeks we are going to release some additional software that works with our RC release: </P> <UL> <LI> <B> Windows 8 companion app </B> . Customers will be able to access Windows Server 2012 Essentials through a number of different client apps: a Remote Web Access web browser, our Windows Phone 7 app, and the brand new Windows 8 companion app. We are especially excited about the Windows 8 app because it not only makes it easy to access files and folders on the server, but also supports offline access. </LI> <LI> <B> Windows Phone app. </B> We have updated our existing Windows Phone app to work with Windows Server 2012 Essentials. The phone app now allows customers to access files and folders on the server. </LI> </UL> <P> We will use this blog to announce the availability of these releases as they become available. Stay tuned… </P> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:29:54 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/windows-server-2012-release-candidate-essentials-available-now/ba-p/398411 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:29:54Z Update Rollup 3 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Available Now https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/update-rollup-3-for-windows-small-business-server-2011/ba-p/398409 <HTML> <HEAD></HEAD><BODY> <STRONG> First published on TechNet on Aug 14, 2012 </STRONG> <BR /> Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Update Rollup 3 has been released today and is available for download from Microsoft Update. You can read about the issues this rollup addresses in <A href="#" target="_blank"> KB2705117 </A> . <P> In addition to the server-side update, a client-side update has been released as well. This update is documented in <A href="#" target="_blank"> KB2705129 </A> . The client-side package will be downloaded to the server along with the Update rollup. User does not have to go to the Windows Update website to obtain the package separately for the client machine. The client-side update supports Windows XP SP2 and later. </P> More Information <UL> <LI> <A href="#" target="_blank"> KB2705117 </A> Update Rollup 3 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials is available </LI> <LI> <A href="#" title="http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2705129" target="_blank"> KB2705129 </A> The client-side package for Update Rollup 3 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, for Windows Home Server 2011, and for Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is available </LI> </UL> </BODY></HTML> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 23:29:48 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-server-essentials-and/update-rollup-3-for-windows-small-business-server-2011/ba-p/398409 sbs-team 2019-04-04T23:29:48Z