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The Essentials of Essentials
JEREMY ANDERSON – SMALL BUSINESS SERVER MVP
Essentials 2012
Todays Session is a Three Parter :
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Regular Old Utility type stuff.
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Cool Fun Stuff
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Need to Know = Killer Apps.
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[email protected]
Fun Stuff – Play With the Server
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Mute your Sound !
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https://techdays.remotewebaccess.com/Remote
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User: TechDays
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Pass: [email protected]
What is Essentials
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Separate “Product Edition”
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25 Users / 50 Devices
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Must Be Domain Controller
Transition From Essentials
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Media Services Disabled
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Enables De-Dupe
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Allows you to run client backup still but exist as a full featured Server
Licensing
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Essentials 2012 - > purchases as Essentials 2012. No CALS
Required. Has NO virtualization rights.
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Essentials 2012 -> Purchased as Essentials 2012 + 1 LOB
server. Requires CALs now for any amount of users /
devices.
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Server 2012 – Purchased as server 2012 & downgraded
to Essentials 2012 – requires CALS for any amount of
users
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Essentials 2012 – Purchased as server 2012 – Now w/ 27
users - > requires Server 2012 license and 27 CALS.
Anywhere Access
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Anywhere Access is a two part feature out of the box that includes VPN
and Remote Web Work Place.
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Remote Web Workplace is awesome
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Play Music and Movies in any Browser
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Work With Files and Folders on the file share
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Remotely Access your computer at work
RemoteWebAccess.com
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A custom domain name for Remote Web Access (for example,
yourhostname.remotewebaccess.com). Your domain name is associated
with your public IP address.
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A dynamic DNS service so that Remote Web Access using your domain
name will not be interrupted if your public IP address changes. Typically,
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) for your organization’s broadband
connections provide dynamic public IP addresses which can change.
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A trusted certificate associated with the domain name.
Remote Desktop vs. Console
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Server 2012 is “server manager based”
Media Streaming
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Works with DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) technologies. You can
“see” these DLNA-compatible media servers in Network Explorer, under the
Media Devices group:
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Stream Music and movies over the web.
Tips N Tricks
Accessing the server
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My Server App
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http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2013/01/29/my-server-windows-appfor-windows-server-2012-essentials.aspx
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Available for Windows 8 / RT
Windows Phone App
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Windows Phone 8
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Windows Phone 7.5
Any Web Browser.
Tips N Tricks Customizing the RWW Page
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Links
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Names
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Photographs
Supported Client Operating Systems
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Windows 8,
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Windows 7,
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Macintosh OS X version 10.5 to 10.8.
WSUS
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Can Now Be installed on Essentials 2012
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Was Previously blocked
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Download and full details are available in Microsoft Knowledge Base
article #2762663 .
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Install The hotfix
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Server Manager / add roles and features
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Wizard to Install WSUS
Implement Group Policy
Group Policy For WSUS
DHCP and DNS
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Designed for “Zero Configuration”
DHCP on the Router
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Can be set up on the Server if
necessary
Installing DHCP on Server
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Configure Static IP
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Disable any other DHCP servers on network
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Configure DHCP
Office 365 Integration
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Synchronize passwords for network user accounts and Office 365
accounts. This allows network users to sign in to Office 365 using their
Windows password.
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Link to Office 365 a professional Internet domain that you have set up on
Windows Server 2012 Essentials.
Users And Computers in Console
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To add a user in the console use PowerShell.
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To Add a computer install the LaunchPad
Client Backups and Bare Metal Restore
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A hotfix is available to add backup support for UEFI-based computers to
back up to servers that are running Windows Home Server 2011:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2781272
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A hotfix is available to add backup support for UEFI-based computers to
back up to servers that are running Windows Storage Server 2008 R2
Essentials: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2781274
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A hotfix is available to add backup support for UEFI-based computers to
back up to servers that are running Windows Small Business Server 2011
Essentials: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2781270
Bare Metal
Restore
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Create USB Key
or DVD
Direct Access
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No more VPN
Direct Access
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The certification authority (CA) root certificate is incompatible with
DirectAccess. Therefore, after you deploy DirectAccess on a server, a
Windows 7-based client cannot establish a DirectAccess connection to
the server.
Note This fix takes effect only if Update Rollup 1 for Windows Server 2012
Essentials is applied before DirectAccess is deployed on the server
Installing Updates !
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials Update Roll Up #1
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You are not automatically offered Update Rollup 1 for Windows Server 2012
Essentials from Windows Update if you follow the steps that are provided in the
following Microsoft TechNet topic:Transition from Windows Server 2012 Essentials
to Windows Server 2012 Standard

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