Office 365 Integration fails with “Cannot connect to Microsoft online services” in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

We have found a new issue with Windows Server Essentials Dashboard integration wizard with Microsoft Office 365. The Integrate with Microsoft Office 365 wizard may fail to complete with the following error: In the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Server\Logs\SharedServiceHost-EmailProviderServiceConfig.log, we may find the following exception: BecWebServiceAdapter: Connect to BECWS failed due to known exception : System.ServiceModel.EndpointNotFoundException: There was no… Read more

How to configure ASR in Windows Server Essentials 2016

Hello Windows Server Essentials friends, Windows Server Essentials (or the Essentials Experience role found in Windows Server Standard or Datacenter) can be leveraged to quickly provision and enable a full Disaster Recovery site in the cloud using built-in Microsoft Azure integration features. The solution is composed of two Azure products: Azure Virtual Network: Azure… Read more

Windows Home Server 2011 End of Mainstream Support

Windows Home Server 2011 mainstream support ended in the second quarter of 2016. You can see all of the support lifecycle dates on the Microsoft Lifecycle page here. What does this mean for you? This means that Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for the Home Server-specific components that make up Windows Home Server… Read more

Windows Server Essentials 2016 – Update two on Remote Web Access

Hello, An update for the remote web access feature went live in May and so the workaround suggested in this previous blog can be undone. Users will now be able to get to http://servername/remote or without errors, regardless of how long the server has been online. Thanks, Scott Johnson    … Read more

Information about SBS 2008 Product Support Lifecycle

This blogs post underlines the Product Support Lifecycle of the Windows Small Business Server 2008 and its individual components. The support lifecycle for Windows Small Business Server 2008 is determined by its individual component’s support lifecycles. We are publishing this information as a few SBS 2008 integrated components have reached its end of support. Here… Read more

Windows Server Essentials 2016 – Update on Remote Web Access

Hello, Remote Web Access, a feature inside Windows Server Essentials 2016 (also used in the Windows Server Essentials role that is available in Windows Server Standard 2016 and Windows Server Datacenter 2016) may cause users to experience trouble connecting remotely. The issue occurs after Office 365 with AAD Integration is completed and a certain amount… Read more

Windows Server 2016 Essentials is now GA

Windows Server 2016 Essentials has reached the GA (General Availability) milestone as a part of Windows Server 2016 launch. The product is now available in all channels.  For more details, visit the following links:  … Read more

Fix for Office 365 Integration issue with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials has been released

There was a known issue about Microsoft Office 365 Integration failure on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials due to exceeding the maximum message size quota for incoming messages while retrieving the subscription information. We are pleased to inform that the fix for this issue has been included with latest monthly quality rollup for Windows Server… Read more

Updated inbox component in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials for client connector

[This post comes to us courtesy of Schumann GE from Product Group and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support] We are happy to announce that the fix for client side issues due to Windows 10 feature upgrade that was discussed in the following SBS Blog has been released: The inbox fix for Windows Server… Read more

Windows SBS 2011, Windows SBS 2008 and impact of MS16-072

[This post comes to us courtesy of Susan Bradley, Wayne Small and Schumann GE (from Product Group)] On June 14, 2016 Microsoft released MS16-072  KB3159398 to fix a vulnerability in Group Policy whereby an attacker can allow elevation of privilege if an attacker launches a man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attack against the traffic passing between a domain… Read more