Essentials Rolle funktioniert nur in Single Domain Controller Umgebungen

Posted by O.Sommer

Die seit Server 2012 R2 als Rolle auch in den Standard und Datacenter Versionen verfügbare Rolle “Windows Server Essentials”, welche unter anderem das Client Backup und die Remote Web App 8ehemals Remote Web Arbeitsplatz) mitbringt, ist aktuell nur in umgebungen mit nur einem Domänen Controller zu betreiben!

Es handelt sich anscheinend um eine während der Entwicklung getroffene Entscheidung die im beteiligten Code nicht einfach zu korrigieren ist, es werde aber an einem Hotfix oder Patch oder ähnliches gearbeitet.

Insbesondere haben die Assistenten des Essentials Dashboards massive Probleme mit mehreren DCs und verweigern die Fertigstellung sobald mehrere DCs im AD DS vorhanden sind.

Hier eine aktuelle Aussage des MS Supports dazu:

Unfortunately, Every time the Essentials Services integration is run, it checks for Multiple DC’s and since multiple 
DC’s are blocked for now, the wizard won’t finish. In other words, even if just keep one domain controller and run the
wizards, then promote another DC and try to re-configure any of the integration wizards, it will still fail.
 
I understand that this certainly is not a good option, but let me assure you that work is going on in the attempt to 
fix this behavior. There is no time frame however.
 
The supportability of the integration services with just one DC is documented in : 
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2013/11/04/services-integration-overview-for-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-part-1.aspx
 
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You should be aware of the following before you deploy Services Integration features:
1.     Windows Azure Active Directory integration will be turned on automatically when you turn on either 
Office 365 or Windows Intune. This is because they both leverage Windows Azure Active Directory as a
common identity platform.
2.     Currently, the Services Integration features, including Windows Azure Active Directory integration, 
Office 365 integration, Windows Intune integration, and on-premises Exchange integration, are only
supported in a single domain controller environment. In addition, the integration wizard must be run
on a domain controller.
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Please be assured that we are working on this known issue and are expecting a fix or workaround on same.