Windows Server Essentials Experience On Windows Server 2019/2022

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  4. Cain57

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    I know. So folks, like me, who were googling this can find it.

    Windows Server Essentials is a version of WS. That is the topic of that thread, until I took it in another direction.

    Windows Server Essentials Experience is a different animal, and stopped being included in Windows Server after WS 2016.
     
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    #5 Cain57, Nov 13, 2021
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    Nope
     
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    #8 RobrPatty, Nov 16, 2021
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    NVM I googled it
     
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    #9 itsmemario1, Nov 17, 2021
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    So, did I get it right ?

    1. Clean install Server 2022 from DVD/USB onto a new system.

    2. On 1st boot into the OS, copy "WSEE-Setup.ps1" and "Essentials.wim" to a place of your choice.

    3. Run "WSEE-Setup.ps1" and it will install Essentials Dashboard like in Server 2016

    4. Done

    Correct ?

    Will the "Connector Software" still work on the client computers ?
     
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    #10 Cain57, Nov 18, 2021
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    I did exactly the steps you listed, and it worked!The key is to copy and install it on the first boot, immediately on reaching the desktop.

    I'm testing it with WS 2022 on a virtual machine. Next weekend I plan to test the "Connector software" and see if that works too. I'll report back.
     
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    Correct methode she works for me
     
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    Were you able to try the connector software ?
     
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    Not yet, stay tuned. I'm testing it on Virtual Machines right now, alomg with WS 2022. I'll be testing both on a real PC this coming week. Stay tuned!!
     
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    if you whant other than english.. @Cain57
     
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    This is right. :D

    That is script for capturing WSEE files different languages if somebody wants. I self use only English.
    When using that script you shoud use mounted VHD drive, because script will also include file security permissions. I use WIM bacause it's easier to use with file security info.
    Capturing and restoring file permissions correctly will garantee that WSEE works as it should.

    One note for users using Installer: Windows Server Feature upgrades might break WSEE feature, and Installer script wont work/restore after you have once installed it. I have tested this only with Clean Server. This will need some modifications in the future..
     
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    #18 Cain57, Nov 30, 2021
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    I assume MSFT will continue to support WSEE through WS 2016, for at least the next 5 years, right??