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 […]

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Configuring Windows Server 2016 Standard with the Essentials Role

When planning out your network, you may decide that the features of Windows Server Essentials are a great fit for your business, but you exceed the 25 user limit in the normal software. With the use of a Windows Server Standard license, we can install the Essentials role to give you the same features, but […]

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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 […]

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Getting Started with Windows Server Essentials 2016 Preview 3

Microsoft has released Preview 3 of the Windows Server Essentials 2016 Operating System, and while it hasn’t differed from Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials much so far, we thought we’d run through a quick setup and configuration to get a feel for the latest update. Downloading the ISO Image If you want to download the […]

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Managing Server Folders in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

 Managing Server Folders in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials This guide will show you how to add and remove server folders in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Adding a Server Folder If you have not completed the initial setup, you can start adding server folders from the Get Started tab on the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard 1. Open […]

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Essentials Series: Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

 Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Now that we have installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, it’s time to start the base configuration for the server. This guide will step you through some of the steps necessary to get your server up and running.  Note: If you already have an Active Directory domain and you […]

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Essentials Series: Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

 Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials   This is part one of a series of guides on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. In this series, I will guide you through many of the core functions of Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Including Installation, creating and managing users, adding devices for users, enabling anywhere access and more. […]

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