How To: Connect a Client Computer in Essentials 2016


After configuring your Microsoft Windows Server Essentials environment, you will want to connect your client computers to the domain so they can be centrally managed and backed up. This guide will show you how to connect your client computers to the Essentials server. Prerequisites A Windows Client Computer Connected to the network A user created […]

Error 1325 When Uninstalling HP Client Security Manager

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When attempting to uninstall the HP Client Security Manager Software, you receive an error message: Error 1325.Hewlett-Packard is not a valid short file name.   How to Remove the Software: Click Start and type Devmgmt.msc to open Device Manager Locate DVD/CD-ROM drives in the list and expand the item Right Click the listed DVD or CD-Rom device and choose Disable […]

How To: Remove Non-Existent Network Adapters Windows Server


When migrating a virtual machine from one physical node to another and adding a network adapter, you may receive the following error: The IP address XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX you have entered for this network adapter is already assigned to another adapter Name of adapter. Name of adapter is hidden from the network and Dial-up Connections folder because it […]

Users Connect to Local Exchange Server Instead of Office 365


Issue: During a migration to Office 365, a user’s computer connects to the local Exchange Server when configuring an Outlook profile instead of connecting to the Office 365 server. Cause: The AutoDiscover Service is running in the local Exchange environment, causing the clients to connect locally. Fix: To repair this issue, perform the following: Log […]

Windows Server Essentials Role Configuration Fails


    When configuring the Windows Server Essentials role on Windows Server 2012 R2, the configuration may fail right away, or after 87%. If you look in event viewer, you may find events that may lead to the cause: Event ID: 7000 Source: Service Control Manager Description: The Windows Server Essentials Management Service failed to start due […]