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2016 Essentials working but keeps showing a message on restart

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  • OK so I upgraded my essentials to 2016 from 2012 R2. Yes it wasn't pretty, well seemed OK but there were lots of errors on the server logs. I remediated and documented every one of them and the fixes. Only thing I still have is on every reboot I keep seeing the final message I saw when the install was done that Essentials 2016 has successfully configured windows server essentials.  Only other thing on that screen is a reference to registering with Microsoft cloud services which I definitely am not doing.  Any ideas how to get this message to go away?

    Thanks.

    Steve

    Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:41 PM

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  • Hi,

    If possible, please provide the screenshot/picture of the message. You can upload file to OneDrive (https://onedrive.live.com/), share it and provide me the access link. 

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    Eve Wang

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    Friday, August 11, 2017 8:42 AM
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  • Hi,

    How things are going there on this issue?

    Please let me know if you would like further assistance.

    Best Regards,
    Eve Wang

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    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:42 AM
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  • Sorry for the delay, sent this while traveling and forgot to come back to it until I logged into the server and saw the message the other day. Here's what I get when I login after any reboot:

    http://i66.tinypic.com/2i0k8m.jpg

    Steve

    Tuesday, September 05, 2017 1:57 PM
  • Hi,

    The “Configuration completed” message of “Configure Windows Server Essentials” wizard is always displayed once system re-start.

    In general, as a system startup item, we can check it using “msconfig.exe”, Services and Startup tab. If you can find this item, try to disable it and check the result.

    Otherwise, we can find this wizard’s PID, and using script to disable specific process via PID. However, it is not recommended as it is a system built-in wizard and we have no clear understanding about the effect. Also, script writing is beyond the support scope on this forum. 

    Just as you had mentioned that, Windows Server Essentials upgrade(in-place upgrade) is not supported, or, at least, there is no official document which supports it. So, in order to obtain a working system, migration is recommended. 
     
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    Eve Wang

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    Thursday, September 07, 2017 6:59 AM
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