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

Survey – Windows Server Essentials Features

The Windows Server Essentials team would like to hear from the User Community. You are invited to participate in this program to help us prioritize our feature planning for v.Next products. Your feedback is very important to us. To participate in this program, please visit the following web site: http://wse2014.azurewebsites.net/take_survey.php?x=NTQ0MDI%3D… Read more

Update-WSUS 3.0 SP2 on SBS 2011

[ This blog is a Re-Post of the Blog Published on the SUS Blog] As indicated in a previous post , we are making changes to WSUS 4.0 and later that will provide a smoother Windows 10 servicing experience. Because WSUS 3.0 SP2 is already in extended support (receiving no support at all after July… Read more

WMI Group Policy Filter issue on Windows 10 breaks Folder Redirection Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 Essentials and Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

Folder Redirection Group Policy setup by the Essentials Dashboard needs to be modified. The issue is caused by the WMI Group Policy filters which compare OS build number not working as expected on Windows 10. Learn more about the issue User needs to modify the group policy WMI Filter to fix the issue where folder… Read more

Windows 10 Feature Upgrade breaks client connector for Window Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 Essentials and Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

[This post comes to us courtesy of Schumann GE from Product Group and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support] This article describes the issue – Windows 10 feature upgrade removes the already installed client connector and breaks the Essentials features such as client backup, Remote Web Access, LaunchPad APP etc. The issue only applies to… Read more

Changes implemented by Essentials Role on Windows Server 2012 R2

[This post comes to us courtesy of Sandeep Biswas and Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] Today we will discuss about the changes made to the server when the Essentials Experience role is installed and configured on a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine in an existing Active Directory domain. The Essentials role requires the following… Read more

Client Connector availability with Windows Home Server, Small Business Server and Windows Server Essentials for Supported Client OS

[This post comes to us courtesy of Schumann GE from Product Group, Sabir Chandwale and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support] [This post is updated on October 21, 2015] In today’s post we will discuss about the client connector availability for supported client OS joined to the following Server OS:  Windows Home Server 2011 Small… Read more

Client Connector support for Windows 10 with future updates

[This post comes to us courtesy of Schumann GE from Product Group and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support] The first major update for Windows 10 is now available for PCs and tablets. With this update, there are improvements in all aspects of the platform and experience. The latest update of Windows 10 is full… Read more

Configuring Microsoft Azure Online Backup on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

[This post comes to us courtesy of Sabir Chandwale and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support] Microsoft Azure Backup is a cloud-based backup solution that enables online backup and restore of important data to help protect against loss and corruption. This feature can be comfortably integrated to the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard. Here are some… Read more

Windows Server 2012 Essentials/R2 Essentials may fail to integrate with Microsoft Office 365

[This post comes to us courtesy of Sabir Chandwale and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support] We have discovered a new issue with Microsoft Office 365 Dashboard integration on Windows Server Essentials (2012 and 2012 R2 both). The Integrate with Microsoft Office 365 wizard fails with the following error: The Application event log shows the… Read more