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Ron Camerata

What would be the best command for moving large amount of data?

I need to move 1.5TB of data from a 2008R2 server to a 2016 ST VM.  It's a large store with a lot of sub folders.  I need to move everything with permissions.  The current plan is to use robocopy.

Ron Camerata asked 04/18/2019 20:56
John Nork

Problems with Traveling Laptops on Windows Server Essentials Domain Network

In several of our WSE 2012 R2 networks, one or more of the workstations are laptops, which serve dual purposes.  They function as a network workstation on the Essentials domain office network.  In that environment, the laptops are set up with the standard Essentials configuration (e.g., DNS service provided by the Essentials server, which has a fixed IP address, etc.).  That works fine until the second laptop purpose is invoked. The management personnel that have laptop workstations also need to use them when they travel.  When used this way, they primarily connect to wireless networks.  Unlike the ...

John Nork asked 04/17/2019 13:52
David Nye

Error 720 in Server Connector

I'm trying to connect a remote Win 10 Home to Server Essentials 2016. This worked fine on a remote Win 7 Pro. The connector prompts for the server admin password, and seems to accept this and continue as expected, then issues the error 720 and prompts for network login, which repeatedly fails whichever account is used. The first 4 Event Log entries for RasClient look the same as for the successful PC, then "CoId={A055B497-E022-499F-BF40-CDCAA2CFAE74}: The user {username} dialed a connection named {domain} which has failed. The error code returned on failure is 720." How do I resolve this? ...

David Nye asked 04/16/2019 13:12
Dick Summers

New public domain, can Essentials page be renamed? Certificate mismatch

My client has Windows 2016 Standard with Essentials role, and Exchange Server 2016 Standard on premise, each on their own WS2016 server, the domain name is OldDomain.local internally and as the public. This has been working well for 5 months.  They have a new public domain name. A new SSL UCC certificate was generated from the Exch2016 server with friendly name of, and subject alternative names,, and The change to the new domain works fine on the Exchange 2016  after making the appropriate changes from to    The ...

Dick Summers asked 03/31/2019 13:32
Peter Grayson

Windows Search results are not clickable

I have just finished a migration from SBS 2011 to WSE 2016. Everything works (although I had to turn on SMB v.1 for network browsing) except Windows search. The user folders are redirected to the server and when a search is performed results are displayed. However there are two problems. One is that the results are not clickable so the appropriate cannot be launched. The other issue is that all of the results have blank icons and seemingly no association since no file info is displayed either (Date, type, size).  It is worth noting that the associations and icons work ...

Peter Grayson asked 04/07/2019 20:42
Tom Morris

Remove non storage pool drive

I've been running WSE 2016 for a while on my home network for backup and serving media. I'm trying to increase the storage of my mirrored pool and need to remove a simple volume (physical) drive to free up a slot for the 2 new drives as I've only got 1 slot free at the moment. I've moved all the folders off the existing D drive but can't figure out how to remove it properly so that WSE still sees all the devices. When I remove it and restart, the dashboard doesn't display any of the devices and ...

Tom Morris asked 03/24/2019 03:25
Brent Regnart

Migrate SBS 2011 To Server 2016 (including Exchange 2016)

Hi there and thanks for sharing your knowledge. So as the title indicates above I'm moving from SBS (unfortunately due to Microsoft lowering the user limit) to Server 2016 (and going to include the Essential Experience role) Migrate SBS 2011 to Windows Server 2016 Essentials A secondary part is moving Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016 Migrate Exchange Server 2010 from SBS 2011 to a new Exchange Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 . I have a 40 user environment and I'm trying to do this without interrupting the users and/or dedicating an entire three ...

Brent Regnart asked 01/25/2018 06:38
Robert Berger

Don't need WSUS on SBS 2011 - options?

I have a SBS 2011 server with a WSUS folder that has grown to 127GB.  I would like to either remove or disable WSUS and remove the database and update files. Once I accomplish the above, I will change the default Group Policy to no longer have stations get their updates from WSUS. What are my options for accomplishing this without breaking anything?  I have read that simply uninstalling WSUS breaks the SBS Console.

Robert Berger asked 03/26/2019 22:17

Question on when to migrate Exchange 2010 to O365 for SBS2011 to 2019 Standard

I am planning a SBS2011 to Server 2019 Standard /O365 migration. I was reading through the guides and noticed that it says that I can migrate the exchange anytime before chapter 21. I have a feeling this was a typo since that is the end of the guide (SBS is already decommissioned by then) and am trying to find out when I should pull the trigger on the migration without breaking anything. Should I do it after step 9 (Just before moving the roles) or can I wait until after the roles are moved and data is moved to ...

BNS IT asked 03/29/2019 23:11
Xavier H

Windows 2016 Essentials with Let's Encrypt: SSTP VPN disconnecting.

Hello, I followed this very good tutorial: And everything works fine except that I can use VPN with PPTP but not with SSTP as users connect but disconnect immediately with rasSstp event id 6  The SSTP-based VPN connection to the remote access server was terminated because of a security check failure. Security settings on the remote access server do not match settings on this computer. Contact the system administrator of the remote access server and relay the following information: SHA1 Certificate Hash: %1 SHA256 Certificate Hash: %2 ...

Xavier H asked 03/28/2019 11:12
Chris Currell

Migrate or start fresh?

We have simply outgrown SBS 2011. We are an office of about 65 employees, about 30 servers, 3 VMware hosts, a NAS, 156TB of backup data going back 8 years, 10 virtual desktops, Wi-Fi network, IP phone system, and O365. In this office we have used all SBS has to offer. Over the past few years we have started to move away from the one server installs that most SBS users have. We now have separate servers to perform the following:  Print server Backup domain controller that is also our DHCP, DNS server, and file ...

Chris Currell asked 03/20/2019 19:57
Scott Bernard

sbs 2011 to sbs 2011 on new hardware

Hello, I am trying to determine if your documentation will work for a swing migration from 1 SBS 2011 to a new hardware / software installation?    

Scott Bernard asked 03/28/2019 15:16
Tami Farrelly

SBS 2011 Virtualization on Server 2016

Hi there...I am looking for some assistance for the hardware to run a virtualized SBS with sharepoint, exchange and file sharing on a new hardware 2016 server. I am also wondering about the licensing...with the 2016 server will I need user cals as well? we desperately need to replace the hardware for our current SBS 2011 Premium....then we plan to migrate the SQL to a standalone and the exchange to 365 and  eventually the AD to the new version 2016 or what ever is best in 2020. I am unsure of the setup for virtualization ...

Tami Farrelly asked 02/12/2019 16:32
George Kemplin

Error when attempting to move FSMO from sbs 2008 to wse2016

This is what I get when attempting to move FSMO C:\Windows\system32>netdom query fsmo Schema master               DC.cookshillcc.local Domain naming master        DC.cookshillcc.local PDC                         DC.cookshillcc.local RID pool manager            DC.cookshillcc.local Infrastructure master       DC.cookshillcc.local The command completed successfully. PS C:\Windows\system32> Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole -Identity DC2 -Server DC2 0,1,2,3,4 Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole : Unable to contact the server. This may be because this server does not exist, it is currently down, or it does not have the Active Directory Web Services running. At line:1 char:1 ...

George Kemplin asked 11/26/2017 07:02
Shawn Lemay

Script to determine Windows 10 builds in domain?

Is there a script, that anyone is aware of, that I can run in PowerShell to have it either look in AD or scan the domain and report back all the different versions of Windows 10 that are in my network? I came across a few sites and discovered that some workstations aren't getting upgraded to the latest builds. I tried searching for this, but can't find anything. Thanks.

Shawn Lemay asked 03/24/2019 22:28
Greg Mohr

Added Server 2016 (to be using Essentials Role) before I removed the Domain CSE and User GPO's on 2011

I added the new Server 2016 server as a DC prior to removing the SBS CSE & SBS User GPOs.  Do i need to dcpromo the 2016 server and start over, or is there a way to modify it so I don;t have to rejoin it? I also had proceeded to a DFRSmig stage of Global state ('Eliminated')  So there is a consistent state on all DCs. Thanks, Greg

Greg Mohr asked 03/24/2019 15:08
Rodolfo Terron

Can't uninstall Exchange 2010- This mailbox database is associated with one or more active MailboxExport requests.

Hello. I am doing an SBS2011-Server 2016 migration and when I try to uninstall Exchange, it says that there is an active export request. I have googled around for answers, but none of the commands seem to work. I have tried rebooting the server and I have followed each step in the guide to the letter. Is there a way to get rid of this active export request via ADSI edit possibly? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.  Here is the output of the command.  C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Bin> /mode:uninstall Welcome to Microsoft Exchange ...

Rodolfo Terron asked 05/28/2018 19:06
Michael McDowall

At what point would I migrate Echange 2007 (2008 SBS) to O365?

Hi, I'm wondering what your advice would be on the timing of migrating Exchange 2007 to O365 from a 2008 SBS server? Currently everything sits on the single 2008 SBS server. The plan is to migrate the AD, DNS,DHCP etc. on the 2008 SBS server to Windows Server 2019 and the Exchange 2007 to O365. My plan was: Migrate AD,DNS,DHCP etc. to Windows Server 2019 but leave the Exchange 2007 running on the SBS which users would still use for now. This would leave me with a new DC (2019) and an ...

Michael McDowall asked 03/21/2019 13:35
Moshe Shopen

sbs 2008 migration steps

Hi, i am considering my steps in migration the 2008 sbs server making ready all backups and upgrades. From my understanding it is best to first move the exchange to a new location and than handle the rest of the sbs roles. Reading  the tutorial for migration exchange 2007 to exchange 2013 on windows 2012 R2 it says: "In this situation we already have installed Windows Server Essentials 2012R2 or a Windows Server 2016 and we migrated FSMO roles from the SBS 2008 to that new server" i want to 1st. migrate the exchange - see it ...

Moshe Shopen asked 01/06/2019 16:36
Dick Summers

Exchange Server 2016, receive connector with no TLS

I have a client with Exchange 2016.  They have an old phone system and voicemail system that transcribes voicemail to email and sends to the Exchange server for distribution to user mailboxes.  The Exchange server stopped receiving email from the voicemail server recently.  My suspicion is TLS. The voicemail system does not have any kind of authentication, so obviously no TLS.  My question is, would there be a downside to modifying the Default Frontend receive connector scoping to "skip" the IP address of the voicemail server, then create a separate receive connector with scoping for only the voicemail ...

Dick Summers asked 02/18/2019 20:55
Ron Camerata

Is it possible to rename the 2016 domain controller during or after a migration?

I've made the mistake of not changing the name that Microsoft gave my Windows 2016 Essentials server and was just wondering if it's possible to change the name either during or after the migration is complete.  The default name would make a better strong password than a host name.  

Ron Camerata asked 05/19/2018 17:27
Alan Bateman

Server Essentials 2012 R2 Access Anywhere certificate has expired. How can I renew it?

It seems that the Access Anywhere wizard just reports that the certificate has expired and makes no attempt to renew it. I have run repair and setup etc. Doesn't appear to work. Any attempt at renewing the certificate manually would require me to have DNS access to the domain name ( which, of course I don't. So i'm stuck with 20+ users now with no VPN or RWA .  Is there a way out of this?

Alan Bateman asked 07/30/2018 13:13
James Larson

Essentials Dashboard Not Ignoring or Deleting Some Health Alerts

Does anybody know how to fix this more recent problem with the Essentials Dashboard where it endlessly tries to process your request either ignoring or deleting an alert from Health Monitoring?  Or is everybody still waiting for Microsoft to fix this? Thank you! James  

James Larson asked 08/02/2018 16:20
Art Saffran

Essentials Dashboard cannot connect to microsoft online services

Client server running Essentials 2012 R2. In the Server Dashboard, I am not able to connect to Office 365. This problem occurs intermittently. When I select Change Office 365 administrator account to troubleshoot, I get the following error: "Cannot connect to Microsoft online services. Make sure that the computer is connected to the Internet and try again." Steps taken: Restarted the server Tried different password: I get an error telling me the username or password is incorrect. This seems to indicate that the server is able to connect to Office 365 services and ...

Art Saffran asked 03/13/2018 02:03
John Monahan

Cumulative Update for windows Server 2016 - Getting errors

I'm continuously getting failure of updating WSE with the 2018-05 Cumulative Update for windows Server 2016 (KB4103720). I get back:- Windows update  could not be installed because of error 2149842967 "" (Command line: ""C:\Windows\system32\wusa.exe" "C:\Users\John\AppData \Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\4KP7L1UU\windows10.0-kb410371 4-x64_97bad62ead2010977fa1e9b5226e77dd9e5a5cb7.msu" ") Can anybody out the suggest what I do next?  I see some discussions for W10 errors like this, no solutions! and no fix for WS or WSW 2016! John

John Monahan asked 05/22/2018 20:01
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