Win Server Essentials 2016 lost client desktop

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  1. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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    #1 MrG, Feb 18, 2019
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    Last night I backed up my main rig (kicking self for not testing 1st on a test rig) w/ Windows Server 2016 Essentials (WSE).
    After the backup finished I found I could not boot into my original client desktop from which the WSE backup was 1st initiated.
    I am able to access the desktop folders/files thru Explorer: User/UN but the PC wont boot into the original desktop as before. It only boots to the WSE network desktop which is not anything like the original desktop.
    I have the server turned off & LaunchPad disabled but still no joy.

    I googled several choices but always end up w/ client Restore links, nothing for booting to previous Desktop.

    Don't know where to turn now :(

    SOoo I am asking for help here to request if anyone can suggest how I can return to the original Win10 boot desktop.

    Edit: There are 2 user names in explorer:
    Network files: JSmain
    My Original files: JES Main

    If nothing else I suppose I could just copy or move the files over to the network, not sure about apps though, I gotta test that
     
  2. MrG

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    After copying all the Desktop folders & Documents folders & files, etc I was back to close to normal but running a bit slower & a hick-up here & there.

    SO today I checked my System Restore points (SR) & fortunately I had one from 2/12/2019 so I saved some folders & files to my SATA storage drive & ran the SR & I am back to as before my above fiasco w/ WSE 2016, even my more current documents were left w/ updates & changes after the RS point was created, even my Journal app w/ a entry for yesterday still had the entry!

    So all is good AFAICT ATM.

    I will now create a new partition (w/ W10 OS) exclusively for WSE 2016 backup to run from on the rigs I want to backup.