Problem: When I add a user account in Small Business Server 2011, I use the Windows SBS console. Recently, when I tried to add a user account I would get an error message. After successfully creating the user account and the shared folder, a yellow warning sign would appear beside ” Setting up an e-mail account for <username>“.
When I clicked on the “View Warning Details” I got some more details.
There was an error that read “unexpected error” with a yellow sign beside it as well as a “messaging management” error with a red X beside it.
Recently, we have been installing Windows Server Essentials R2 on most of the new servers we install. I feel like it is a great operating system, but I kept running into issues when I was going through the setup of the server. Here is a brief rundown of the issue and the resolution we came up with.
Problem: I would install Windows Server Essentials R2 and create the default administrator account. Once I logged into the default administrator account the “Configure Windows Server Essentials” dialog would come up. I entered the information and then clicked, “Configure”. However, every time the setup wizard would get to one or two percent and it would give the following error message: “An error occurred while configuring Windows Server Essentials. Please try again. “ I would hit the “Retry” button but it would still fail. I then rebooted the server but when I logged into the administrator account, the setup wizard wouldn’t let me change the information I entered. I then had to reboot the server and reinstall the operating system. As you can see it was quite frustrating reinstalling the operating system again and again.