Testing the Customer Experience - Windows Server Essentials

Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

To verify the customer experience and check your customizations, run through the Initial Configuration on a target computer.


You must run the Sysprep.exe command to prepare the image for deployment before you test the Initial Configuration experience. For more information, see Preparing the Image for Deployment - Windows Server Essentials.
A network connection is required to test the Initial Configuration. By default, DHCP is not configured or installed on the server. To enable network testing without interference, see Configure a Router - Windows Server Essentials.

To test the customer experience

  • Complete the Initial Configuration at least one time manually to walk through the customer experience.

  • If you cobranded the Dashboard you must complete the Initial Configuration to verify the branding.

  • If you cobranded the Remote Web Access site, you must access http://<servername> to verify the branding (<servername> is the name of the server).

  • To verify the partner Support Information, in the Dashboard, click the down arrow next to the Help button.

See Also


Customize and Deploy Windows Server Essentials in Windows Server 2012 R2
Preparing the Image for Deployment - Windows Server Essentials

Other Resources

Windows Deployment Tools Technical Reference