Questions tagged [windows-server-essentials]

Microsoft Windows Server Essentials (formerly Windows Small Business Server = SBS) is an integrated server suite from Microsoft. It is designed to run network infrastructures (for small and midsize businesses) having no more than 25 users or 50 devices.

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Adding a second physical site - 1 or 2 domains?

I'm using Windows Server Essentials 2019 to manage the domain for a small business. It's running our DNS, DHCP and AD DS and has a fairly restrictive group policy in place, with an MS SQL server ...
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Windows Server 2016 Standard Essentials Experience Anywhere Access Not Loading Folders or RDP

I recently configured a server 2016 standard server with the essentials experience role. The anywhere access is running behind a reverse proxy which is forwarding requests as SSL at this moment (I ...
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Server Essentials Max Password Length

In Server 2016 Essentials there is a max password length of 16 characters enforced through the Server Essentials Dashboard. Regardless of what you set in group policy, you are limited to a maximum of ...
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Can I deploy Windows Server Essentials 2019 in a larger domain?

I have a Windows Server domain with over 10 servers, 60 desktops and 70 users. The domain controllers are running Windows Server 2012 R2. Now we need to add a few new servers for development purposes, ...
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GP and AD group memberships are different

I'm running into an odd situation: domain group membership as reported by Group Policy differs from that of Active Directory. DOMAIN\user.name was already a member of DOMAIN\some_group_1. I added it ...
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Intermittent Ping/DNS timeouts

Can anyone suggest anything which might cause a server to fail to resolve DNS requests at regular intervals without affecting other network traffic to that machine? I've looked into it extensively ...
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Moving Office 365 sync to a new Essentials server

I have decommissioned an old Windows Server 2008 server which was running Azure AD Connect. A new Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials server was promoted as DC on the existing domain. I am trying to ...
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Mapping a folder on Synology NAS to all Authenticated Users W2K12 Essentials

We have a W2k12 essentials server with about 10 users on it. I want to add a group policy to map to a folder on our Synology NAS drive. I believe I'm having a permissions issue, but not sure. I ...
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Windows Server 2016 Essentials & RDP/RDS

I have a client that needs to be upgraded to Server 2016 she only has a small office with 5 Users, for this i thought 2016 Server essentials. I want to do my homework before completing this upgrade. ...
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Trouble creating SAN certificate with Internal CA

This is on WSE 2016. I've created a Certificate Template called 'SAN Web Server.' Per this advice, on its properties sheet I've specified Supply in the request on the Subject Name tab. However, the ...
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Windows Application Log: Persistent errors BINLSVC 1284

This is WSE 2016 with the Client Restore Service enabled. We're getting persistent errors in our single DC's event log: I found this related documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-...
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Cannot find certain Windows domain users

I see a service runnuing on my Windows Server Essentials 2016 domain controller with user name "MediaAdmin$": However, when I'm searching for this user in my AD, there are no results: I'm looking ...
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Router DNS setup when using Server Essentials

I have Server Essentials 2016. Each client that I connect gets their DNS set to the SE2016 box during connection. My router has it's DNS set to the ISP. I have some weird issues with the internet just ...
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Can't stop Base Filtering Engine service on Windows Server 2016 Essentials

According to Quickbooks Help, every time we restart our server (Server 2016 Essentials) we need to restart the Base Filtering Engine service. This procedure has always worked in the past for us. ...
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Where can I check in Windows Server Essential how many devices are connected?

I use Windows Server Essentials which allows up to 50 devices. Where can I check how many devices are connected (without running around in the offices and counting)? If I look in the list of ...
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Using GPO to configure Automatic Update

What I'm trying to do is configure automatic updates via server for all clients on network which I have set for every Saturday at 1800 with an auto retsart in 15 mins after the updates have completed. ...
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WS2016 Essentials Remote desktop limitations

As far as I know, I won't be able to use RDS under WS2016 Essentials edition (only the Gateway role). Is there any workaround to this using Multipoint or something so my users can work in the office ...
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Allow a user remote desktop access on Windows Server Essentials 2016

I have just installed Windows Server Essentials 2016 (I am be no means not a Windows expert) and I am trying to let a 'normal' user login onto the server using Remote Desktop. I know the services and ...
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Error 0x8007045D when trying to copy a file

I have a Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 machine and I'm trying to copy a file that is 4.00GB on an NTFS drive and am getting the following error: Error 0x8007045D: The request could be performed ...
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Azure AD Connect installation error 0x800708C5

Installing Azure AD Connect 1.1.647.0 in express or custom mode fails with the following error: The password does not meet the password policy requirements. Check the minimum password length, ...
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Sync WindowsImageBackup folder

I have a server running Windows Server 2016 Essentials. (Usually try and avoid the SBS type versions although I was hoping they hadn't hobbled things in 2016, ... but yes, they have) This customers ...
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Is the windows server essentials IP range limited?

I need to change the IP addressing on our windows server essentials 2012 server, as we are having VPN issues with people who need to VPN in, having home routers with the same IP addressing range. So, ...
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Windows 2016 Essentials and RDS

I can not get Licensing issue resolved on Essentials server for Remote access. While I'm familiar with Windows server, I"m less familiar with the Essentials SKU. The user has deployed Windows 2016 ...
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WinRM failing when attempted from Win10, but not from WSE2016

I'm unable to PSRemote to my Hyper-V host, nor can I connect to it using Hyper-V Manager. This occurs from a client VM, but not the server VM. I can PSRemote and connect without problem from the ...
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Change the Company Name of Windows Server 2016 Essentials

Does anyone know how to change the company name you entered when you originally setup the server? The company name has a typo and needs to be fixed.
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Windows Server 2016 Essentials folder permissions

We just installed a Windows Server 2016 Essentials machine and are trying to migrate from a Synology DS412+. I created users, created Server Folders for each of our network shares, and applied the ...
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Start (spare) stand alone Windows 2012 R2 Essentials after long offline period

A stand alone windows 2012 R2 essentials server was used to control a technical installation. Essentials was used (afaik) because of license reasons. The server is its own domain controller (and is an ...
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Windows Small Business Server 2003 -> Windows Server Essentials 2016

I have a Windows Small Business Server 2003 box that we use as a file server, domain controller, and remote access server. We have four Windows 7 Clients connecting to the SBS 2003 box. We bought a ...
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My company has outgrown SBS/Essentials. How do I migrate off?

My company is running SBS2008/SBS2011/Essentials, but it has grown to the point where this no longer meets our needs (We have too many employees!) and/or the software is going out of extended support. ...
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Can Windows Storage Server join an Azure AD

After a fatal hard disk crash (with backups, but lots of downtime), I'm seeking a less maintenance intensive setup for our non profit small business (previously Samba 4 AD, Zarafa Mail, Owncloud). I ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Config Wizard Fails

I have just installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials on a new PC. The server boots to the windows desktop, and a wizard appears asking us to enter an admin username, a domain, and name the PC. ...
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FTP Error 530 when using FTP User Isolation on IIS 8

I'm setting up an FTP server on IIS 8 running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials box. The server is configured to be the physical directory D:\ (the whole drive). I have 3 users: let's say user1, ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Restore fails to Mount

I'm setting up Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials for the first time. I'm able to backup a test client which runs Windows 7 Ultimate. All available Microsoft Updates have been applied to both client ...
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Logical Drive 1 Fatal Error System Logs

When a Client Backup starts on my 2012 Server Essentials, it fails and I receive the following error in my System log: Logical drive 1 of array controller B120i [Embedded] returned a fatal error ...
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Server 2012 Essential Disconnected From Domain Controller(itself)

Running a Health Report on my 2012 Essentials server reports a critical error of: After the password change, the server running Windows Server Essentials has not received a heartbeat from the ...
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Multiple Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials servers in the same domain

I understand that a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials instance must be the domain controller and hold all FSMO roles. I am told that one can domain-join other Windows Servers (Standard or Datacenter) ...
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VPN , clients connect but no network

I have a Server Essentials 2012 server that has anywhere access enabled for VPN access, and web access. this has worked fine for a year with no problems that the occasional tickle would't fix. About 1 ...
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Dynamics CRM with Windows Essentials AD + Azure AD

I'm trying to configure a new Dynamics CRM 2016 on premise installation with Claims based authentication for Sharepoint Online (Office 365) and Internet facing access. We currently have a Windows ...
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How to avoid the issue of the account used to join a domain to become a local administrator?

While joining (for the first time) workstations to the domain provided by our server running Windows Server Essentials, I've encountered the following subtle behavior: The account that I would use to ...
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New Server 2012 R2 Essentials generating Audit Failure Event 4625 Null SID Logon Attempts

I am researching a failed login issue that is triggering our monitoring software. Researching the issue, the only other information I could find that was exactly what I was seeing, was on here: Event ...
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Server 2012: Won't restart, only locks

I've hit a problem where Windows simply won't restart—it merely drops down into Locked mode with the session still active. I've tried shutting down (as opposed to warm booting under restart) and ...
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Server Essentials Client Backups Failing

All the client backups are failing for some reason. I didn't set up the server but from what I can tell it has never worked. I checked the server essentials event logs on a client and the server and ...
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Anywhere Access on 2012 is blank page

I used to have anywhereaccess on our Windows 2012 R2 Server working perfectly. We share a building with other businesses and the IT system had maintenance, since then I've received this error: They'...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials .local to .com easy change? Probably hard or not possible though

After installing Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials with a .local suffix, now I read that .local is a big no no... and need to change it from SERVER.MYDOMAIN.local to SERVER.MYDOMAIN.com. Sarching ...
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In Server 2012, how do I log into the “old” administrator account?

Here's a quick run down of what I did: Installed Windows Server Essentials Experience feature/role Played around with it Uninstalled it Demoted the server as the domain controller Rebooted Now my ...
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Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 Management Service not starting

We are a small office running Windows Server Essentials 2012R2, and server dashboard stopped working. It's not showing users or devices connected to the server. Server backup also stopped working. ...
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Upgrading SBS 2003 Premium (with SQL server) to Essentials 2012 R2

As support (and running on old hardware) is fading out for SBS 2003, we are considering upgrading to essentials R2, as suggested by microsoft. The exchange environment will be migrated to Office365, ...
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Network folder marked offline and will not go back online when accesssed by hostname

I've got a Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 domain with a few PCs. One PC is currently connected remotely by VPN. There were some connection issues before, which have since been resolved, but now ...
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Windows Server Essentials Experience DirSync Not Working After Adding Second Domain Controller

I recently did a domain upgrade for our office to Windows Server 2012 r2. Upon seeing the new Windows Server Essentials Experience and its ability to perform a directory sync with Office 365, I ...
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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 ...