What Happens When You Release Your Domain Name from Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

[This post comes to us courtesy of Swapnil Rane and Charanjeet Singh from Commercial Technical Support] If you wish to change the public domain name linked to the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials server you have two options. You can rerun the Access Anywhere Wizard from the HOME tab. Make sure “Skip Domain Name setup…. Read more

User Groups and Distribution Groups in Windows Server Essentials

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Yang Cao and Yuheng Cai from Sustained Engineering] To easily manage more than one user simultaneously, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials (or the Windows Server Essentials Experience role on Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter) now enables you to group users together into… Read more

What’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: protecting data on the server and on the clients

Hello, this is Yang. Today let’s talk about data protection. Depending on your needs, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials provides various backup solutions to make sure that your data is safe and recoverable. Protect server data Windows Server Backup This is the traditional on-premises solution for backing up the entire server (system + data) to… Read more

You may be unable to run post-deployment configuration wizard after you install the Windows Server Essentials Experience role

[This post comes to us courtesy of Rituraj Choudhary & Ajay Sarkaria from Commercial Technical Support] Once the Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 setup is complete, the server reboots to the desktop and would ask you to configure Windows Server Essentials Experience role. After the role is installed and you run the Post-deployment Configuration Wizard,… Read more