Mark Berry November 11, 2016
Almost a year ago, I wrote about how the Windows 10 Update Breaks 2012 R2 Essentials Connector.
That’s not enough.More...
Mark Berry October 24, 2016
I was having trouble removing a computer from the Essentials 2012 R2 dashboard. Can’t recall the error but I do recall the entire dashboard crashing.
I found this thread on the dashboard crashing.
Which led to this TechNet article on uninstalling update KB3102467 to get rid of .NET 4.6.1. The article was written due to an incompatibility with Microsoft Exchange but includes general info on removing .NET 4.6.1. As of October 2016, this article says blocking .NET 4.6.1 is no longer needed. Not sure if that applies to the dashboard crashing issue or not.
Which led to KB3133990 about how to block future installation of .NET 4.6.1.
With .NET 4.6.1 removed and blocked, I was able to remove the computer.More...
Mark Berry November 28, 2015
If you have a Windows 10 machine connected to an Essentials 2012 R2 server and you apply the Windows 10 November update (1511), all Essentials connections will be lost.More...
Mark Berry November 12, 2015
I’ve set up Anywhere Access on my Essentials 2012 R2 server including the VPN option. However, when I try to connect, the connection fails and I get error 20253 on the server:More...
Mark Berry November 3, 2014
In the U.S., daylight savings time started on November 2 at 2:00am. Which means that at 2:00am, it was suddenly 1:00am. At that moment, Essentials lost its ability to send email.More...
Mark Berry September 1, 2014
I usually use straight RDP to connect to my Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials machine, but I wanted to try Remote Web Access. I had no problem logging in to the RWA web page, but when I clicked on the sever and tried to open the RDP session through the gateway, it failed with no message.More...
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