For those that have not yet installed Essentials 2012 –
Update Rollup 1 for Windows Server 2012 Essentials Available Now – The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs:
There is no need to take any action. The install of the update rollup one – if done before you setup the Office 365 integration – will install just fine and the integration wizard will run as well and the necessary services will be enabled. So If you are planning to install an Essentials 2012 in the coming weeks, install all updates offered up with the full knowledge that it will cause no issues long term.
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For those that already have deployed the Essentials 2012 platform AND have the Office 365 integration set up, be aware that when you install this update you will need to RDP into the console and change the “Windows Server Password Synchronization Service to automatic and turn the service on.
When the update installs and AFTER you reboot the server you will see a brand new service installed. This service called the Windows Server Password Synchronization Service will (unfortunately) be set to disabled even when you have set up Office 365 integration. It should be set to Automatic and should be running if you have Office 365 integration set up.
I would recommend that after installing this update and IF you have Office 365 integration enabled that you double check this setting.
RDP to the server and then click on the control panel tile on the Metro desktop.
Click on system and security
Now on Admin tools
Now find services
Scroll down to the Windows password synchronization service
Now change the service from disabled to automatic.
Now click the start button to start the service.
Hit the X in the corner to close out the window.
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