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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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; ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 IKEv2....
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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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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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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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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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Single Server/Domain Controller - DNS Conflict

I have installed a server with Server 2016 Essentials, to act as a DC for a simple network comprising 4 client computers plus printers, scanners, etc. The network is connected to the internet by a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...