Troubleshooting Common VPN issues on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

[This post comes to us courtesy of Sabir Chandwale, Harshal Charde, Ajay Sarkaria and Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] In our previous post, we covered steps involved in configuring VPN on Windows Server Essentials. In this post, we will cover common problems that could result in failure of VPN functionality in your Windows Server… Read more

Configuring Health Report in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

[This post comes to us courtesy of Harshal Charde, Kriti Thakral and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support] In this post we will discuss about configuring Health Report email notification using O365 in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. The Health Report for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials provides you with consolidated information about the Windows… Read more

Improve collaboration in small and midsize businesses solution guide now available

[This post comes to us courtesy of Kumud Dwivedi from Content Publishing] If you are a small to midsize business that is looking to enable employees and external partners to improve collaboration and securely access shared data, we now have a solution guide to address this. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and Windows Server 2012… Read more

Understanding VPN configuration in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

[This post comes to us courtesy of Md. Sabir Chandwale and Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] In this post we will discuss about Virtual Private Network feature on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Virtual Private Network can be straightforwardly installed and configured on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials by running the Set up… Read more

Configuring and Customizing Remote Web Access on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

[This post comes to us courtesy of Maanavi Bisaria and Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] We will cover the following aspects of Remote Web Access (RWA) on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in this blog: Configuring Remote Web Access Customizing Remote Web Access Configuring Remote Web Access To configure RWA, open the HOME tab… Read more

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Migration – Keys to Success

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Ajay Sarkaria, Rituraj Choudhary, Harshal Charde and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support] The purpose of this post is to help you successfully migrate from a previous Windows Server SKU, Small Business Server SKU, or a Windows Server Essentials SKU current in Product Lifecycle to Windows Server 2012… Read more

Revisiting SBS 2011 Standard Migrations

We have been experiencing some good amount of volume around SBS 2011 Standard migrations recently. If you are stuck on one of such migration issues please start by following these outstanding yesteryear blogs: SBS 2011 Standard Migrations – Keys to Success SBS 2011 Standard Migrations – Keys to Success – Part 2: The Setup Phase… Read more

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials technical training series now available on Microsoft Virtual Academy

[This post comes to us courtesy David Fabritius from Product Marketing] Have you been looking for in-depth technical readiness content on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and the new Windows Server Essentials Experience role? In this comprehensive training series, we cover the gamut, from deployment options to the end user experience. Check it out at… Read more

Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in an Existing Active Directory Environment

[This post comes to us courtesy of Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] In this post we will discuss deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in an existing Active Directory domain. Some key points to keep in mind in this scenario are: The Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials once deployed, must be the domain controller… Read more