The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
82 views

Accessing backup before folder reddirection in Windows server 2012R2

We have Windows Server 2012R2 Essentials in a small office. Having stubborn and uneducated users who refuse to place their files anywhere else but on their desktops I've decided to look into folder ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Connecting a second server to windows server 2012 essentials

What's the best way to connect a second server to an existing windows server essentials 2012 domain? I tried the //xyz/connector/ method but I wasn't sure whether I should be supplying the domain ...
0
votes
1answer
90 views

Connect to Windows Server 2012 Essentials without creating new user login for Windows

Is it possible to connect to a Windows Server 2012 Essentials without having to create a new user login for Windows? I want to just take someones Windows 8 machine and connect it to the server to ...
0
votes
2answers
678 views

Excluding a specific machine from Group Policy - Server Essentials 2012

Server OS: Server Essentials 2012 Client OS Windows 8.1 I have a domain set up using SE 2012 and have used the group Policy wizard to apply Folder Redirection and "Security Settings". Can I make an ...
1
vote
2answers
134 views

Windows Server 2012 - one user logging on many computers [closed]

I am a newby to Windows Server World. I want to setup company's network (around 7 computers and 15 employees) like this: - all computers joined to my domain - every employee having his own user ...
1
vote
1answer
266 views

Windows Essentials 2012 Server: Client connector does not work, Clients can't join

Several Windows 7 clients should join the Windows Essentials 2012 Server but the Connector always throws an error: ServerLocator.log: GetAdapterAddress with Error 0 ComputerConnector.log: ...
2
votes
0answers
54 views

Client Back Database Repair Fails

Somehow my client backup database got corrupted. When I start a repair action, it runs for hours and it fails to repair with the following message: An unknown error prevented the backup repair ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Windows server 2012 essentials GPO AD/SYSVOL MISMATCH

I am having an issue with Group policys and will do my best to describe the issue below: GPRESULT, ADSI and GPT.ini shows the group policy with mismatching AD/SYSVOL versions, the SYSVOL version ...
0
votes
0answers
246 views

Windows Server 2012 Essentials - boot drive failed, backups on external drive not being seen

I've had a Windows Server 2012 Essentials machine (6 drives + 1 external USB 3TB dedicated system boot drive backup) running fine for over a year now. The system boot drive backup was configured ...
0
votes
0answers
811 views

Windows Server 2012 R2 Client Backup - Restore without a client computer

A restore of a client backup can be made to a new /repaired client by the dashboard on the client computer after it have joined the domain. Described here: ...
-2
votes
2answers
692 views

How to Prevent Server 2012 Essentials from Shutting Down Due to Not Being FSMO [closed]

Apparently, Server 2012 Essentials doesn't like the fact that I have joined it to a domain where I do not want it to be a domain controller, and due to this fact it is shutting down automatically ...
1
vote
1answer
354 views

How to enable RDP drive sharing in Server 2012 Essentials Anywhere Access

I have configured my Server 2012 Essentials to perform Anywhere Access (a subset of RAS + IIS + SSL) with secure RDP to internal hosts. This all works very well. However, the predefined RDP ...
-1
votes
2answers
131 views

Windows Server 2012 Essentials static route [closed]

Does anyone know if this possible? We have an SBS 2008 domain controller on our network. We also now have a Windows Server 2012 Essentials server. Ideally I'd have this join the existing domain, but ...
3
votes
2answers
109 views

What is Server 2012 Essentials and how is it different from Server 2012?

In response to the recent trend of asking about features in Windows Server Essentials 2012/R2, as if they were part of the "normal" Server 2012/R2 editions (Standard or Datacenter), It seems like we ...
0
votes
0answers
177 views

Server 2012 Essentials Repair backup database

I am new to server 2012 and consistency getting an error that a client computer backup contains errors that must be resolved. I follow the steps in the dashboard to repair the backup database and get ...
0
votes
0answers
540 views

Windows Server 2012 R2: Client computers not showing in server dashboard

We deployed a new Server 2012 Essentials and joined a client computer to the domain using CCW. This PC initially showed up in the Essentials Dashboard. Later we joined a few more PCs to the domain ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Using existing office 365 when install server 2012 r2 essentials

Our office is currently using Windows 2003 SBS and Office 365. Each user currently has two user accounts - one for the local domain and one for Office 365. If we install Server Essentials 2012 R2, ...
-2
votes
1answer
147 views

DirectAccess & VPN on Windows Server 2012 Essentials

This is supposed to be very simple - deploy WS2012E on server, install the DirectAccess and VPN role and that should be about it. But it seems that its not, tried this method with no success, Not ...
3
votes
1answer
182 views

Backup Users from Server 2012 Essentials before upgrade to R2?

I have a Windows Server 2012 Essentials server at home I am about to update to 2012 R2. According to MS it is not possible to do an in-place upgrade and I am required to make a clean installation of ...
0
votes
1answer
285 views

Workplace Join (ADFS) On Windows Server Essentials 2012

I've got a domain hosted on Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I just bought a Surface 2, thinking that it would be easy peasy to join my domain and access all my files, clearly nothing is ever simple; ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Give user permissions to change system time on Windows Server 2012 domain controller

I realize that this title instantly sounds like a bad idea, so I'll justify the need in addition to describing the problem. The need to change system time I've recently set up a Windows Server 2012 ...
4
votes
1answer
334 views

What is the WSS Certificate Web Service?

What is the WSS Certificate Web Service? I found that on Windows Server 2012 Essentials it was installed automagically. I've stopped the site for now, but would like to know why its there.
1
vote
1answer
166 views

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Upgrade

I have a Windows Server 2012 Essentials installation that has RAID attached storage for all of its shared storage. I'd like to wipe the current install and replace it with Server Essentials 2012 R2. ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Can't upgrade Windows Server 2012 Essentials to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

So today was RTM of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials released. I immediately tried to do an in-place upgrade of an existing RTM 2012 Essentials to RTM 2012 R2 Essentials, but get: Windows Server ...
0
votes
2answers
698 views

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard client app won't start after .NET Framework update on client [closed]

I'm running the 180-day trial of Windows Server 2012 Essentials. The client computer has Windows 8 Pro (64-bit) installed. A few days ago, a security update for the Microsoft .NET Framework ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

Have Windows Server Essentials license, installed standard. Is reinstalling the only option?

tldr; Is there any way to go from Windows Server 2012 Standard to Essentials without reinstalling? I've been setting some stuff up one our new Windows 2012 servers for a few days. I am not a server ...
0
votes
0answers
81 views

Why do I need Windows Server Connector?

I am replacing a Windows Server 2003 server with Windows Server 2012 Essentials. The migration guide advises me to run the Windows Server Connector software on every domain-joined computer, unless ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Server 2012 Network Not Showing All Devices

I am evaluating Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I have a variety of computers on my subnet, but not all of them are showing up under the NETWORK section of Explorer on the server. Several Windows ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

RDS does not issue CALs on Windows Server 2012 Essentials

I'm trying to get RDS services running on a clean install of Windows Server 2012. I followed this example http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2833839?wa=wsignin1.0 The licensing server is activated, and ...
0
votes
1answer
97 views

Access Windows Server Essentials 2012 network share with computer not on the doman

I have a server running Windows Server 2012, Essentials. I am having trouble connecting my Mac to the domain through the Mac connector. I was wondering if it's possible to share a folder on the ...
1
vote
1answer
693 views

Are there drawbacks of using Windows Server 2012 Essentials as a public web server?

I need an operating system for an IIS-based web server that should serve both public and private (authentication required) web content and -services. (In other words, it should host all the stuff we ...
2
votes
0answers
741 views

Why does IKEv2 fail on Windows 8 and Android strongSwan, but not on Windows 7?

I'm trying to allow Windows and Android clients to connect through a VPN to a Windows Server 2012 Essentials machine. The VPN works fine over SSTP, but for performance reasons, I want to move to ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

Windows Essentials 2012 Email

Just a quick question that I can't seem to find any information on. I understand that SBS 2011 included Exchange, and that the SBS model is no longer being made (moved to Windows Server Essentials ...
2
votes
1answer
231 views

Running Server Essential 2012 along server 2003

i want to install server 2012 on a new machine which will run side by side with my windows small business server 2003. When i install it however i get the choice of clean install or migration. I do ...
0
votes
1answer
530 views

Group policy configuration error - Server Essentials 2012

I am trying to use the "Implement Group Policy" wizard in Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I have a domain created and a computer included in that domain. When I choose to "Implement Group Policy" I ...
1
vote
1answer
217 views

Does Server 2012 Essentials include some version of exchange?

I haven't had the time to install it and find out for myself and Microsoft is extremely vague about it.
2
votes
1answer
8k views

XP Workstation support for Windows 2012 Server Essentials

I need to upgrade my Dell Win2003 server to Win2012 Essentials. I have under 25 users so I won't need CALs. I don't need Exchange. Half my users are still on Windows XP. What exactly works and doesn't ...
-1
votes
1answer
317 views

Restore Files from Client Computer Backups (Windows Server Backup) -Windows Server 2012

A laptop connected to the domain with some critical files died the other week, and I'm having trouble restoring the files. The laptop is sent away for repairs, but in the meantime I need the files ...
-1
votes
4answers
2k views

Clients not contacting AD to join domain due to SRV record error

I have a new Server 2012 Essentials, which is a standalone Domain Controller. I am trying to join a client to the domain with an error regarding missing SRV record. I have joined one client to the ...