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Office 365 Features after Windows Server Standard Transition RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I am looking to transition from Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials to Standard as per http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj247582.

    The article calls out explicitly that the media features are removed from the web access site and disabled in the dashboard after the transition but there is no clarification of anything relating to Office 365.

    Does the built-in version of DirSync in Essentials continue to function for synchronising on-premise passwords and users to the Office 365 Tenant after the transition?

    I would assume that they do given that there is no mention of the features in the transition article but I would like some reassurance. It would be nice to hear from someone who has actually attempted this to know if there are any other features or faults in the process?


    Richard Green | MCSA 2012, MCSE 2003, MCTS Desktop Virtualization, VCP5-DV http://richardjgreen.net

    Sunday, December 28, 2014 1:49 PM

All replies

  • yes, the office 365 integration components continue yo work.
    Sunday, December 28, 2014 10:21 PM
  • Stupid question alert - Transition from Windows Server 2012 Essentials to Windows Server 2012 Standard -- is this applicable or R2 as well?  If so we need to get the documentation to so note.
    Monday, December 29, 2014 5:53 AM
  • Stupid question alert - Transition from Windows Server 2012 Essentials to Windows Server 2012 Standard -- is this applicable or R2 as well?  If so we need to get the documentation to so note.

    Hi Susan,

    I wondered that myself originally, but the TechNet reference for "Transition for Windows Server 2012 Essentials to Windows Server 2012 Standard" resides in the "Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and Windows Server 2012 Essentials" section so I'm assuming as much.


    Richard Green | MCSA 2012, MCSE 2003, MCTS Desktop Virtualization, VCP5-DV http://richardjgreen.net

    Monday, December 29, 2014 9:38 AM
  • yes, the office 365 integration components continue yo work.

    Hi Cliff, thanks for the response.

    Do you know what happens when the media features are removed? When the media features are first enabled, it creates three new shares called Music, Pictures and Videos on the server.

    When the media features are removed by the Standard transition, are these shares disabled, removed or are the underlying NTFS folders actually deleted at all? Obviously I would have a backup going into this but it would be nice to understand the behaviour fully.

    If might be worth an update to the TechNet article to explain the behaviour to the media shared folders as well as the media feature itself.


    Richard Green | MCSA 2012, MCSE 2003, MCTS Desktop Virtualization, VCP5-DV http://richardjgreen.net

    Monday, December 29, 2014 9:40 AM
  • media feature remove, those created shared folders no display in RWA...

    Best,

    Howtodo

    Thursday, January 1, 2015 1:06 PM