January 6, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Engineering & Technology, Computer Science, Networking
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Essentials 2012 Todays Session is a Three Parter :

Regular Old Utility type stuff.

Cool Fun Stuff

Need to Know = Killer Apps.

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Fun Stuff – Play With the Server 

Mute your Sound !

User: TechDays

Pass: P@ssword

What is Essentials 

Separate “Product Edition”

25 Users / 50 Devices

Must Be Domain Controller

Transition From Essentials 

Media Services Disabled

Enables De-Dupe

Allows you to run client backup still but exist as a full featured Server

Licensing 

Essentials 2012 - > purchases as Essentials 2012. No CALS Required. Has NO virtualization rights.

Essentials 2012 -> Purchased as Essentials 2012 + 1 LOB server. Requires CALs now for any amount of users / devices.

Server 2012 – Purchased as server 2012 & downgraded to Essentials 2012 – requires CALS for any amount of users

Essentials 2012 – Purchased as server 2012 – Now w/ 27 users - > requires Server 2012 license and 27 CALS.

Anywhere Access 

Anywhere Access is a two part feature out of the box that includes VPN and Remote Web Work Place.

Remote Web Workplace is awesome 

Play Music and Movies in any Browser

Work With Files and Folders on the file share

Remotely Access your computer at work 

A custom domain name for Remote Web Access (for example, Your domain name is associated with your public IP address.

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.

A trusted certificate associated with the domain name.

Remote Desktop vs. Console

Server 2012 is “server manager based”

Media Streaming 

Works with DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) technologies. You can “see” these DLNA-compatible media servers in Network Explorer, under the Media Devices group:

Stream Music and movies over the web.

Tips N Tricks Accessing the server 

My Server App 

Available for Windows 8 / RT

Windows Phone App 

Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 7.5

Any Web Browser.

Tips N Tricks Customizing the RWW Page




Supported Client Operating Systems 

Windows 8,

Windows 7,

Macintosh OS X version 10.5 to 10.8.


Can Now Be installed on Essentials 2012

Was Previously blocked

Download and full details are available in Microsoft Knowledge Base article #2762663 .

Install The hotfix

Server Manager / add roles and features

Wizard to Install WSUS

Implement Group Policy

Group Policy For WSUS

DHCP and DNS 

Designed for “Zero Configuration” DHCP on the Router

Can be set up on the Server if necessary

Installing DHCP on Server 

Configure Static IP

Disable any other DHCP servers on network

Configure DHCP

Office 365 Integration 

Synchronize passwords for network user accounts and Office 365 accounts. This allows network users to sign in to Office 365 using their Windows password.

Link to Office 365 a professional Internet domain that you have set up on Windows Server 2012 Essentials.

Users And Computers in Console 

To add a user in the console use PowerShell.

To Add a computer install the LaunchPad

Client Backups and Bare Metal Restore 

A hotfix is available to add backup support for UEFI-based computers to back up to servers that are running Windows Home Server 2011:

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:

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:

Bare Metal Restore 

Create USB Key or DVD

Direct Access 

No more VPN

Direct Access 

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 ! 

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Update Roll Up #1 

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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