Announcing the availability of enabling Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials’ integration of Microsoft online services in environments with multiple domain controllers

Announcing the availability of enabling Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials’ integration of Microsoft online services in environments with multiple domain controllers

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In Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2, all of our online services integration features, including Azure Active Directory and Office 365, are supported only in environments that have a single domain controller. In environments with more than one domain controller, integration of these services is blocked due limitations in the user account and password synchronization mechanism in Windows Server Essentials. 

I am happy to announce the re-release of the Windows August Update which was originally released on (8/12/2014, PST). This update adds support for both Azure Active Directory integration and Office 365 integration features in domain environments consisting of a single domain controller, multiple domain controllers, or Windows Server Essentials as a domain member server.

For more information, please go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2974308

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  • Excellent news. So now the only limitations are the 100 user supported limit mentioned in the below article correct?

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn479774.aspx

  • @ASHigginbotham, the 100 users you mentioned is a technical limitation across the Essentials Experience features. This is not quite related to the new ability provided by what this blog describes. You are right, that limitation is still there for 2012 R2.

  • Announcing the availability of enabling Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials’ integration of Microsoft online services in environments with multiple domain controllers

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  • Wow this is some amazing news, the user support systems are going to be related to the ability of what is provided. It will be interesting to see in due time what systems can be created
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  • Thank goodness. I think this is going to assist lots of people. I, for one, am all for multiple domain controllers, no matter how small a network you have, put two domain controllers! LOL!

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  • But saddly not for full windows servers 2012 R2 with the Essentials role installed...