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.
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
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. 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.
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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