Server Essentials 2012 & 2016 Can’t Email Health Reports

This morning I noticed I was missing a bunch of the health reports from my servers that were running Server Essentials 2012 or 2016.

I opened the Dashboard on one of the servers and found these errors. . . . Cannot Send Mail and Windows Server Essentials Management Service is not running. 

I went into Services, like the error message suggested, but the Windows Server Essential Management Service was still running.

Server Essentials Unable to Email Health Report

I did a little digging and I found that apparently there is a bug in the Server Essentials software and when Daylight Savings Time occurs the server no longer can email health reports.  Continue reading

Server 2016 Anywhere Access Shows IIS instead of Login Page

After installing two Server 2016 Essentials servers this week, I found Anywhere Access on both servers didn’t work properly. When I browsed to the Remote Web Access URL (mycompany.remotewebaccess.com) , I was always greeted with the Internet Information Services (IIS) page.Internet Information Services (IIS) I figured I may have setup something wrong, so I double-checked my settings but everything was setup correctly.

I then went to mycompany.remotewebaccess.com/remote and the site then came up fine. 

This is the workaround I found to fix this issue.  

Step One: Open Internet Information Services (IIS)

Step Two: Go to Sites > Default Web Site > HTTP Redirect

Step Three: Check the box Redirect requests to this destination: “Enter company URL with /remote at the end. HTTP Redirect IIS

Check the box “Only redirect requests to content in this directory (not subdirectories)”

Step Four: Click Apply    You should be set now. If this doesn’t work for you, restart the Default Web Site.

I found this forum thread on TechNet with other experiencing the same issues. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to comment on that thread. That will help bring it to Microsoft’s attention. I believe this is a bug with Server 2016. Server 2012 and 2012R2, this worked perfectly without having to do this HTTP Redirect.   I will keep you posted if I learn more.

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Sent Attachments are Corrupted – Outlook 2016

Issue: Customer contacted me that his email attachments from Outlook 2016 were corrupted when the recipient received the email. The recipient was unable to view or open the attachments without receiving an error.

Troubleshooting: 

Step One: I found the documents were definitely being corrupted. I verified it wasn’t the recipient since the “sent” email attachment in the Outlook sent folder was also corrupted. When trying to open the attachment I got this message:  We’re sorry. We can’t open <doc name> because we found a problem with its contents.

Outlook Attachment Issue

Step Two: I found that the document would only become corrupted if the attachment Continue reading

Install an Updated Version of Your Norton Product for Windows 10

One of our customers who previously used Norton AntiVirus, recently upgraded some of their computers to Windows 10. After their Windows 10 upgrade was complete, we started receiving the following error on some of the computers that had had Norton installed.

Norton Installation Error

Install an updated version of your Norton product for Windows 10

This customer didn’t want Norton, they were already using a different antivirus. These are the steps I took to remove this pesky prompt from reminding us to install Norton.

Open Task Scheduler. Along the left-hand side, you should see some folders. Click on the folder called Norton 360. You should see two scheduled tasks underneath this folder. Delete both of the tasks – mine were Norton Autofix and Norton Error Analyzer. Norton Task SchedulerOnce you have both of those tasks deleted, delete the Norton 360 folder.

Next go down to the Remediation folder. You will find a task named similar to AntimalwareMigrationTask shown in this screenshot. Norton Remediation Task SchedulerDelete that task also and then the Remediation folder. This should take care of this issue for you. However, if you continue to have troubles with Norton popping up you can keep on reading. . . .

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I also checked Task Manager > Startup tab and found the FSDUI_N360.exe in the startup folder. I disabled that from startup and also right-clicked on the FSDUI_N360.exe to find the folder location of the executable. I deleted the whole Norton folder.

Norton Startup LocationOn one of the computers, I searched through the registry to remove all traces of Norton and Symantec but this isn’t necessary unless it continues to pop up.

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What to Expect From the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

We’re less than a month away till the release of the Anniversary Update for Windows 10. I decided to make a short video on the changes you can expect to see once you receive the upgrade.

I am running the Windows Insider build,so there is a chance that some of the features won’t make it into the final Anniversary Update release. Enjoy!

This was posted by techspeeder.