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DFSR migration Question

Good morning. I am migrating a Windows server 2008 R2 server to Server 2016 Essentials. I am on section 2 step 14. When I run "dfsrmig /getglobalstate" it is already in an "eliminated" state. Should I just continue or is this something to be concerned with? The output of the commands are below. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\Users\Administrator.MFSVR>dfsrmig /getglobalstate Current DFSR global state: 'Eliminated' Succeeded. C:\Users\Administrator.MFSVR>dfsrmig /setglobalstate 1 Current DFSR global state: 'Eliminated' New DFSR global state: 'Prepared' Invalid state change requested. C:\Users\Administrator.MFSVR>  

Rodolfo Terron Rodolfo Terron
asked 04/18/2018 13:19

SBS 2011 standard migration to windows server 2016 essentials - Advice please

SBS 2011 standard migration to windows server 2016 essentials - Advice please I've been tasked with upgrading a SBS 2011 Standard server with Windows Server 2016 Essentials on new hardware. At present, the client has 12 users, running the server as file storage and on-premise Exchange 2010. Customer does not use SharePoint. Customer would like to migrate to Exchange Online. This customer is new to me so I don't have the benefit of the current server’s history or any past/potential problems that have or may occur. I would like your advice ...

Lee Gale Lee Gale
asked 04/17/2018 15:20

I am following migration script to move from Exchange 2010 on SBS11 to Exchange 2016 on S2016 Standard, cannot find Set-VirtualDirectories.ps1?

Up to this point, everything going well!  No mention of saving things to a 'powershell directory'. Cannot find Set-VirtualDirectories.ps1 by searching server or Exchange 2016 CU7 disk. Help!

Frank Kay Frank Kay
asked 01/06/2018 12:09

client backup failure in WSE2012

My client backups have been working fine for some time. However, a week ago, one workstation (running win 8.1) backup has suddenly started failing with the message "An unknown error prevented backup from completing successfully. " I've gotten it to back up manually a few times by rebooting or restarting the backup service, but now nothing works. I've run chkdsk on both the client and the backup drive with no errors found and I've also run a repair on the client backups, once again with no problems. All the other client backups are running normally. Suggestions?

Michael Teresko Michael Teresko
asked 04/13/2018 16:22

Group Policy not applying on one workstation after migration

I have one station that will not take the new policy after migration and still has folder redirection pointing at the old server, still showing old server mapped drives not the new updated ones.  I've tried everything short of removing and re-adding to the domain.  If I do a gpupdate /force it asks to log off and I do that and log back in with no change.  I have rebooted and logged out/in many many times.  Any suggestions on what else to try?

Robert Tappan Robert Tappan
asked 03/24/2018 20:50

Moving default Exchange 2016 mailbox database path

Hello - I am in the middle of a migration from SBS2011 to Exchange 2016 using your guide. I am at Step 11 - Move User Mailboxes to Exchange 2016. The default location for the Exch 2016 mailbox is on C. I need to move this to another drive before moving mailboxes because I will run out of room on the C drive. Any problem doing this at this point? Do I just change the mailbox database path in the database settings? Thanks!

Richard Dismuke Richard Dismuke
asked 04/12/2018 18:46

UC Certificate CSR with Exchange 2016

We are migrating SBS2011 to Server 2016.  2 Hyper-v instances, one as DC the other with Exchange 2016.  Essentials Experience is not being installed.  On the exchange server we are up to a point of acquiring a UC certificate.  The current tutorial is oriented to using a single, already acquired certificate. Can this certificate install be successfully completed by generating the CSR from the Exchange admin center?  it appears the CSR can be generated with and (as well as others).

Don Thompson Don Thompson
asked 04/12/2018 14:22

Windows SBS Manager Service on SBS 2011 Domain with Windows 10

Hi all, I'm seeing a new issues crop up and I'm wondering if anyone's heard anything about it. I still have quite a few SBS 2011 servers out there and once we started integrating Windows 10 into the networks, the Windows SBS Manager service has started crashing when it hits the scheduled run time. When I check the MonitoringDataCollection log at C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Logs\MonitoringServiceLogs I've been seeing messages like the following: 2018-04-12T06:30:00.763633 : Exception caught when gathering computer COMPUTERNAME.localdomain.local's WMI information. It is being rethrown. 2018-04-12T06:30:00.835633 : System.OutOfMemoryException    at System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.ThrowExceptionForHRInternal(Int32 errorCode, IntPtr errorInfo)    at ...

Lesa Hethcoat Lesa Hethcoat
asked 04/12/2018 12:09

UC certificate from SBS2011 to Exchange 2016

Hello - We installed a third party UC certificate on our SBS2011 server several weeks ago, before starting the migration to Exchange 2016. The format of the certificate is .CRT. How can I get this in to .PFX format for the new Exchange server? Can I export from the SBS2011 server into PFX format? If so, will that disable certificate functionality on the SBS2011 server? Thanks!  

Richard Dismuke Richard Dismuke
asked 04/11/2018 17:29

Does Migrating from 2012 R2 essentials to 2016 essentials Preserve client backups?

Hello, I'm planning to migrate from Server 2012 R2 Essentials to Server 2016 Essentials.  The centralized client Backups and Shares are the primary purpose of this server but have been unable to get any clear answer on these questions: 1. We have a few years of client backups on the server.  Will the client backups be migrated and still be usable or do we simply lose all those? 2. Currently on my Windows 8.1 pro PCs the 2012 R2 client connector Launchpad is automatically signed in and makes shares available when I boot/log into these PCs.  No need ...

Jeff Hare Jeff Hare
asked 04/10/2018 16:02

Cannot connect iPhones after installing the new Exchange Server 2016 as part of SBS 2011 to Server 2016 migration.

Doing a migration from SBS 2011 to Server 2016, during which I am also doing a migration to Exchange 2016. Everything is working except Active Sync.  iPhone Mail keeps asking for the password. If a delete the account and reenter the info, I get the error Unable to verify account information. STATUS NOTES: All users, migrated or not, can get to their email from Office 2013 or 2016 from within the LAN All users who have access to OWA can login and see their email. Did get at least one ...

Matt Reed Matt Reed
asked 04/02/2018 15:44

AD Certificate Service Removal Fails - Component Store has been corrupted

I am getting this in step 11-7 of the migration tutorial removing the AD Cert Service.  At this point should I try to continue or take some other steps such as doing a force removal of the old DC.  Also at what point to am I to turn off the DFS between the old and new? Thanks in advance!

Robert Tappan Robert Tappan
asked 04/05/2018 19:59

recover ad from a death sbs 2008 to move to 2016 essentials

Hi, I am having a problem at a customer... when restoring sbs 2008 the network hangs. impossible to go to network and sharing center. everything keeps on hanging. only available in safe mode with networking. Best way was to still be possible to migrate like normal but this seems like impossible. Backup of files is ok. So would like to now how we can recover the active directory... because otherwise we will have a huge problem i think ppfff. Is there a way to make sure i can migrate from the damn sbs 2008 ...

Geoffrey Desmet Geoffrey Desmet
asked 04/09/2018 11:14

Unable to create OUTGOING VPN connection from WSE2016

I have Windows Server Essentials 2016 completely setup and running properly. However, I need to setup a VPN connection from the server to another server so that I can pull information from a database at that location. I create the VPN using the settings and then the VPN connection disappears! On the networking fly-out it shows the VPN connect, but has it listed as blocked. In the Network and Sharing Center in the Control Panel it shows the VPN but it's status is Unavailable - device missing. How do I go about enabling the ability ...

Robert Rude Robert Rude
asked 04/07/2018 13:11

Stuck at "migration has not yet reached a consistent state" when trying to migrate fsr to dfsr in SBS 2011

I am following the guide to migrate from SBS 2011 to Windows Server 2016 and am stuck at the second step which is Migrate FRS to DFSR replication in SBS 2011.  It has been over 2 hours and when I enter the command  dfsrmig /getmigrationstate i always get "migration has not yet reached a consistent state on all Domain Controllers. State information might be stale due to AD latency." Is this normal? Should I continue to wait?  

Martha Sargent Martha Sargent
asked 04/07/2018 11:47

Drive Encryption-Bitlocker

We need to encrypt our Windows Server 2016 Essentials and the backup drives. I have never encrypted any drives, so I don't want to make a mistake and make our server unusable. I know that Windows has Bitlocker built-in, but since I haven't used it before, I have a couple of questions. Can you encrypt a Windows Server 2016 Essentials after it has already been set up? What about the backup drives? How do you set them to be encrypted?

Donna Patton Donna Patton
asked 04/03/2018 18:55

Share access by guest using non-domain laptop?

A client wants to have a contract worker have access to server share folders using a laptop brought in by the contract worker.  If I create a domain user account for the contract worker, will they be able to authenticate to the AD and have access to just the assigned folders? Is this a safe practice? If not, are there other options to provide secure access to share folders while the contract worker is in the client's office? Note: the client wants the contract worker to have a domain user account along with a ...

Art Saffran Art Saffran
asked 04/06/2018 13:41

Essentials 2016 VPN without using the Connect My Computer to the Server Wizard

Hello, Is there a way to connect to the VPN on Essentials 2016 without using the wizard? The wizard installs an application that I do not want to install for my users. Does anyone know if its possible to just connect to the VPN the old fassioned way, using the Network and Sharing Center? Thanks!

Jeff Luxenberger Jeff Luxenberger
asked 04/05/2018 15:42

SBS 2011 now redirecting browser to itself

I have an old but well-behaved SBS 2011 server running at a client's office and I recently migrated their e-mail from the SBS 2011 (Exchange 2010) to Office 365.  I have done this for a few SBS 2011 clients recently as they retired their servers and those servers kept running OK for weeks after removing Exchange 2010 according to the tips on this site (including clearing the "autoconfigure" entry). The server in question today, after removing Exchange 2010, started exhibiting all sorts of strange behaviour regarding Internet connectivity.  Companyweb won't work (internet to network), RWW no longer ...

Chris Guertin Chris Guertin
asked 04/03/2018 22:51

Unable to install server essentials role??? gives me error configuration encountered some issues

please restart the server and then run the configuration wizard again. 

Geoffrey Desmet Geoffrey Desmet
asked 04/03/2018 11:40

Install Software On New Server Before Or After Migration ?

I'm finally getting ready for my SBS 2011 Std to Server 2016 Standard migration. Quick question... does it matter if one install AntiVirus (Symantec), License Servers (like AutoCAD) ect on the new Server before or after the migration.   Thanks in advance...  

Brent Regnart Brent Regnart
asked 04/02/2018 03:09

Use A NAS As A Shared Folder Location(s)

I'm using SBS 2011 Standard and my NAS Is a Synology DS1513+ running DSM 6.1.6-15266 I need to change some of my shared Data Drives to a NAS location, I've been trying to use SBS Standard Console and then the Wizard "Provision A Shared Folder Wizard" under "Shared Folders & Web Sites". Each time however in step 1 when I go to choose a "Shared Folder Location" it only brings up my local mapped drives. Using Explorer on the server (or actually any machine on the network) I can access the NAS drive perfectly and see all the ...

Brent Regnart Brent Regnart
asked 03/31/2018 05:02

Server essentials certificates

Love the idea of certifytheweb for certificates on server essentials but have a strange fault - it works brilliantly, but on servers where the older way (letsencrypt) is installed it will not verify the domains - tried on multiple servers  but got it to work on my test server after a fresh install - any ideas how to clean up and get working?

Wesley Lomax Wesley Lomax
asked 03/08/2018 11:02

Server 2012 R2 Essentials vs 2016 Essentials

Meant to ask yesterday about this. Have a site that has 2012 R2 Essentials installed.  Connected clients, 5,  are using Win 7 Pro.  Going to change out the Win 7 PCs with New PCs running Win 10 Pro.  The current server is experiencing some issues and I'm going to re-install the server OS during the transition. In your opinion would it be better to move to 2016 Essentials during this transition.  I'm not going to do a migration but a clean install. Kent 

Kent Autrand Kent Autrand
asked 03/28/2018 16:11

Security Groups Do Not Appear on Essentials Dashboard.

Hello I'm using the guide: How to migrate from SBS 2011 to Windows Server 2016 (Essentials) I'm at the Step: Enable folder redirection on the Windows Server 2016 Essentials and clean up old SBS 2011 group policies Getting to know the new Dashboard, I noticed all my users showed up, but none of the Groups. On the SBS 2011 server Dashboard,  there are both E -Mail Distribution Groups and Security Groups listed.  The Security Groups are basically used to control who has access to which Shared Folders. None of these Groups Appear on ...

Matt Reed Matt Reed
asked 03/27/2018 16:56
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