If you have Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and want to sync it with SharePoint Online then Sharon Bennett explains the steps to us: “I’m so happy to see this feature has been added to the overall offering. I had several requests for this type of functionality with several of my Office 365 and Server […]
The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog explains the issue where you may be unable to run the post-deployment configuration wizard after you install the Windows Server Essentials Experience role. Thank fully it is resolved by changing a Group Policy. All the details are here.
Yang from the Windows Server Essentials team explains a new way of getting the Windows Server Essentials Experience running in less than 30 minutes, all thanks to Windows Azure. Yang’s post can be found here.
Matt Hester’s WebLog on TechNet has a great article on the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Experience Step-by-Step. Matt starts of by telling us what’s new, and then explains the deployment options available for the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Edition. Next up we are shown step-by-step how to install the Essentials Experience. A great […]
The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog has a 2 part article giving an overview of services integration in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Part 1 takes a look at Windows Azure Active Directory integration, as well as the major day-to-day management tasks associated with it, whilst part 2 looks at SharePoint Online […]
After installing Update Rollup 3 (UR3) for WS2012 Essentials you may have to clean up DNS on your remote machines. Thankfully Microsoft have issued a fix and Paul Braren from TinkerTryIT explains the procedure: After installing UR3…If you have to reboot or take down your Window Server 2012 Essentials system, your remote systems will be […]
Tom on Tech has published a how-to on installing Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Tom has available a 22 page PDF on how to accomplish this, which you can find here. P.S. To configure your client workstations to connect to WSUS, it is highly recommended to use Group Policy. […]
As a follow up from part 1, the second part of "A First Look at Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage" has been published. This second part goes into creating a Storage Pool and creating a Virtual Hard Disk alongside it, which you can find here.
If you running Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM with the Essentials role added, or are running Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials RTM you may experience an error when trying to run http://server/connect on each workstation. This error is due to an HTTP 404 error and a fix is available from Microsoft. More information on why […]
The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog have posted an article on how to install and configure the Windows Server Essentials Experience role. This post looks at the multiple options for deployment depending on your environment, remote installation using Windows PowerShell and deploying WS Essentials on virtual machines. You can find the details […]