Starting the new year’s resolutions early

On December 23, 2015, in news, by susan

I promise to blog more.  There, I’ve already posted my 2016 new year’s resolution early.  So why haven’t I been?  Well I’ve been taking French classes at my local Alliance Francaise organization and got busy.  And then quite honestly I’ve been a tad bit upset with how Microsoft is handling the whole roll out of Windows 10.  It’s clear to me that they are rolling full speed ahead and it’s only going to be when a large Enterprise company starts complaining about the issues we are seeing on a daily basis in the small biz world will they take action.  Until then we will have to deal with it.

I’m finishing up a series of documents on how to connect/deal with Windows 10 behind the various smb servers, but be aware of this big “deal with it” until we get someone from Microsoft to understand the bigger problem of automatically uninstalling *ANY* software that the customer installed and not *TELLING* that customer they are removing that software is going to bite them big time if they do this to Enterprise customers.

As your Essentials connected workstations get their RTM to 1511 update, be aware that this is happening.

Windows 10 Update Breaks 2012 R2 Essentials Connector

You will need to reinstall the connector to get backups/remote access working.  Like everything with Essentials these days, I have no idea how long this will take to get fixed.


2 Responses to Starting the new year’s resolutions early

  1. Pete P says:

    Don’t forget to mention you also have to manually update “WSE Group Policy WMI Filter” to get Folder Redirection, Windows Updates, Windows Defender, and Network Firewall to work through the Dashboard implementation for Windows 10 clients. Below is the change…

    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (Version >= “6.1%” or Version like “10.%”) and ProductType = “1”

  2. Joe Moore says:

    Well it sucks that this happens but Microsoft doesn’t care about Essentials anymore. We’re managing well over 2000 Win 10 machines and haven’t run into any significant issues thus far. Oddly enough, my old WHS 1.0 connector came through unscathed when I updated my home laptop. Not sure why they would remove the Essentials connector.