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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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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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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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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 - 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Windows Essential Business - limitations/experience?

Our company is mid-size, and we are considering the purchase of both Exchange server and SQL server. Buying all the software products and CAL's seperately seems kind of expensive, so I'm wondering if ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Make 'Log On To' Active Directory setting permanent

In Active Directory (Windows EBS Server 2008 testing envionment), I have set a user the ability to log onto all computers. (Eg: Properties of User -> Account tab -> Log On To button -> Select All ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Do I have to install all three ESSENTIAL BUSINESS SERVERS?

We are currently thinking about deploying Essential Business Server 2008 at our head-office. My question is that do I have to install all three of the servers provided by EBS ie MANAGEMENT, MESSAGING, ...
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Essential Business Server

We are trying to run the Preparation Wizard for Essential Business Server 2008 and receive the following error. "A list of servers could not be collected from Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)....
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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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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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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: ...
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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. ...