State of the Union of Server 2012 Essentials on The Home Server Show 217

I’ve got the SBS Diva, Susan Bradley, on The Home Server Show and we are talking about Server Essentials 2012 in the home, in business, and we even cover some Windows Home Server as well.  Should you join your workstations to a domain with Server Essentials 2012? Susan certainly has an opinion on it. It’s a full hour of information on the state of the server.  I’ll be telling you about my recent SSD failure, some new forums, and some upcoming shows.  My thanks to Susan for coming back on the show.  Enjoy.

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How to skip domain join on Server Essentials 2012

Transition from Windows Server 2012 Essentials to Windows Server 2012 Standard

For a workaround to this issue, Microsoft Knowledge Base: 2828232

The following important Windows services are not running. Windows Server Office 365 Integration Service (O365ProviderSvc) Note: Services can be stopped when software updates are applied. For a workaround to this issue, Microsoft Knowledge Base: 2828257

Office 365 Integration Service reports do not run after you install Update Rollup 1 for Windows Server 2012 Essentials

How does it look for future versions of the product?

SEB:  Do me a favor – go into the Essentials forums and tell Microsoft what you like about Essentials, what you don’t like about Essentials, what you’d like to see in the product, what you want out in the product, why you buy it  – or why you aren’t buying it.

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2 Responses

  1. John Stutsman says:

    Excellent PodCast — Every time Susan (aka SBSDiva) is on the HSS I need a pad of paper so I can take notes! Then I listen to the recording later to pick up what I missed the first time!!

    Thank you for such an informative PodCast.