Install Windows Server Essentials with a Custom Domain Suffix

After a brief argument with Susan Bradley, and i use the term brief and argument loosely, Grey Lancaster and i were left with a problem…

So can someone blog that/post that on TechNet so that folks aren’t hacking up what they are doing now?

Grey, of course, deferred to me. So here i am Saturday night and I’m writing this. I don’t mind of course because i have nothing better to do, but i digress.

Yes, you can install Essentials 2012 R2 (and probably other versions) with any domain suffix, not just the “.local” that the Essentials Configuration Wizard (ECW) will default to..

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SBS 2011 Essentials & Microsoft Office 365 Integration

sbse-conAs you may be aware Microsoft have released the Office 365 Integration Module for SBS Essentials to public beta.

If you want to take part in the beta, you can download the software from here.

On December 22nd Microsoft released the module for public download. A finished product. At last. Read the Official SBS Blog post here and Download from here and see what you think!

You can get an overview of what the module will do for you from the above blog post, and i imagine you already have an idea of what the module is designed to do already.

As i have been chronicling  the other major (ish) releases for SBS Essentials, i decided to install the module and see exactly what the almost finished article looks like.

Before you continue i think it only fair to warn you this is a long, long post.

I have split the post into the following sections.

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