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The official blog for Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server support and product group communications.

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 03/14/2018

How to configure ASR in Windows Server Essentials 2016

Hello Windows Server Essentials friends, Windows Server Essentials (or the Essentials Experience...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 09/13/2017

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 07/03/2017

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 06/26/2017

Information about SBS 2008 Product Support Lifecycle

This blogs post underlines the Product Support Lifecycle of the Windows Small Business Server 2008...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 05/03/2017

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 04/17/2017

Windows Server 2016 Essentials is now GA

Windows Server 2016 Essentials has reached the GA (General Availability) milestone as a part of...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 10/25/2016

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 10/25/2016

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 07/24/2016

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)]...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 07/20/2016

Survey - Windows Server Essentials Features

The Windows Server Essentials team would like to hear from the User Community. You are invited to...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 02/23/2016

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 01/27/2016

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 01/22/2016

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 01/22/2016

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 12/23/2015

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 11/17/2015

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 11/17/2015

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]...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 07/09/2015

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]...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 05/28/2015

Subscribing to the New Experience for Power BI breaks Office 365 Integration in Windows Server Essentials

[This post comes to us courtesy of Sandeep Biswas and Sabir Chandwale from Global Business Support]...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 05/18/2015

The MS15-10 Security Update for Windows Server 2012/R2 Essentials and the Client Restore Functionality

[This post comes to us courtesy of Sabir Chandwale from Global Business Support] When we try to...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 03/13/2015

Windows Server Essentials 2012/2012 R2 Log Files

[This post comes to us courtesy of Swapnil Rane from Commercial Technical Support]This post will...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 09/30/2014

Announcing the availability of enabling Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials’ integration of Microsoft online services in environments with multiple domain controllers

In Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2, all of our online services integration features, including...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 09/18/2014

How to enable verbose logging for Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 Essentials

[This post comes to us courtesy of Swapnil Rane and Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support]...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 08/22/2014

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 06/11/2014

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 06/02/2014

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 05/28/2014

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 05/19/2014

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 05/07/2014

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 03/31/2014

Revisiting SBS 2011 Standard Migrations

We have been experiencing some good amount of volume around SBS 2011 Standard migrations recently....

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 03/22/2014

Secure Remote Access 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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 03/13/2014

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 02/26/2014

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 02/21/2014

Top Support Solutions for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

This is a collection of the top Microsoft Support solutions to the most common issues experienced...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 02/18/2014

Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard/Datacenter with Windows Server Essentials Experience role in an Existing Active Directory Environment

[This post comes to us courtesy of Sandeep Biswas and Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 02/17/2014

Ahead of the Game Tech Series now available in the Partner Learning Center

[This post comes to us courtesy of Corina Radovanovich from Partner/Channel Marketing] Hi, we are...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 02/05/2014

Server folders on another server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Yang Cao from the Windows Server Essentials product team] For...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 01/24/2014

Data Protection in Small and Midsize Businesses Solution Guide Published

[This post comes to you courtesy of Kumud Dwivedi from Content Publishing] If you are a small to...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 01/17/2014

Troubleshooting “An unexpected error occurred” message when using Remote Web Access to connect to computers

[This post comes to us courtesy of Manish Kapoor from Commercial Technical Support] We occasionally...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 01/13/2014

How to create a service integration add-in for Windows Server Essentials Experience

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Zachary Yang and Rui Ling from Sustained Engineering] Several...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 01/01/2014

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 12/26/2013

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 12/24/2013

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 12/17/2013

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...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 12/04/2013

Upgrading Windows 8 clients to Windows 8.1 in Windows Server 2012 Essentials Environment

[This post comes to us courtesy of Manish Kapoor from Commercial Technical Support] If you have a...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 11/28/2013

My Server 2012 R2 Windows and Windows Phone apps

Hi, my name is Chungang Liu. I am a program manager with the Windows Server Essentials Team. Today,...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 11/19/2013

Hosting Windows Server Essentials Experience in Windows Azure

Hello, this is Yang from the Windows Server Essentials team. Today I would like to introduce you to...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 11/12/2013

Services Integration Overview for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials - Part 2

Hi, this is Yuheng, program manager on the Windows Server Essentials product team. This is our...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 11/06/2013

Services Integration Overview for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials - Part 1

Hi, this is Yuheng, program manager on the Windows Server Essentials product team. In this blog...

Author: SBS Bloggers Date: 11/04/2013

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