Anyhwere Access: An error occurred while setting up your domain name RRS feed

  • Question

  • Migrating a SBS 2008 server to Windows Server 2012 Essentials. When attempting to configure Anywhere Access the following error is seen:

    Monday, September 22, 2014 2:44 PM

All replies

  • Review the Dashboard.log file, but also confirm you have internet access (im sure you do).

    How far into the wizard do you get before this happens?

    Robert Pearman SBS MVP
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    Monday, September 22, 2014 9:32 PM
  • Hi,

    Anything updates now?

    If the issue persists, would you please share more detailed information about your configuration? Since you have mentioned migration, i recommend you to run the Windows Server 2012 Essentials Best Practices Analyzer.

    In addition,to automatically set up your domain name on a server running Windows Server Essentials, you must use a domain name service provider that is listed in the Set Up Your Domain Name Wizard. It seems that you have used an existing domain name, is it a domain name that you purchased from one of the supported domain name service providers?

    More information:

    Run the Windows Server 2012 Essentials Best Practices Analyzer

    Manage Remote Web Access in Windows Server Essentials

    Best regards,


    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:34 AM
  • I was unable find a file called Dashboard.log, or anything similar.

    Internet access is working fine.

    Wizard fails at "Set Up Your Domain" phase.

    Thursday, October 2, 2014 9:28 PM
  • Godaddy is the domain name service provider.

    I will run BPA tomorrow.

    Thursday, October 2, 2014 9:37 PM
  • No errors seen in BPA.
    Monday, October 6, 2014 12:35 PM
  • Log files are in a hidden folder, you have to select show hidden files

    c:\programdata\microsoft\windows server\logs


    Monday, October 6, 2014 7:32 PM
  • Hi,

    Anything updates now?

    Just as Grey said that Dashboard.log is a hidden file, have you found any related information in the log?

    Best regards,


    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 6:58 AM
  • Hi Wayne, did you ever fix this? All of my servers have started doing this now.
    Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:54 PM