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Unable to do post configuration of windows server essentials 2012 R2

Good day.

I would like to seek some support or advice regarding on the issue that we're encountering right now, we tried to re-install the role windows server essentials but upon doing post-configuration we can't able to do it as we encounter persistent error

'Please click retry, if the issue still exists please refer on the help links for more troubleshooting step."

Performed troubleshooting on below links:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-server/deployment/post-deployment-configuration-task-fail
http://techspeeder.com/2014/06/09/an-error-occurred-while-configuring-windows-server-essentials-please-try-again/
https://www.foxinfotech.co.uk/2016/08/installing-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-role-fails/


Regards,

Jude

windows-server-2012windows-server-essentials
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CarlFan-MSFT answered JudeFernando-9604 commented

Hi,
The error message is too general and it is practically impossible to understand what is wrong.
It seems that you have modify the service account.
Have you found error logs 7000 and 7041 or another?
Please note if it is Windows Server Essentials(WSE) SKU, some limitations should be noticed:
1. WSE must be PDC of domain which holds all FSMO roles.
2. It supports up to 25 user accounts and 50 devices.
3. There can be only one WSE on your domain.

If you need to add WSE to existing domain environment, you must take special steps to promote it.

Please reference “Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in an Existing Active Directory Environment” for detail steps and make sure that you had followed the steps to add WSE to existing domain:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sbs/2014/02/21/deploying-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-in-an-existing-active-directory-environment/
Hope this helps and please help to accept as Answer if the response is useful.
Best Regards,
Carl

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CarlFan,

Actually, WSE is working until we encounter an error that we decided to reinstall this role then we keep receiving error for post config. Please do not that the existing server does not have role for ADDS and not a PDC.

Does it requires to do have ADDS and on PDC of domain?

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This helped me to re-install the WSE on our server. Thank you.

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DSPatrick answered JudeFernando-9604 commented
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HI DsPatrick,

I've done this troubleshooting but still encounter same error.

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