Client Connector availability with Windows Home Server, Small Business Server and Windows Server Essentials for Supported Client OS

[This post comes to us courtesy of Schumann GE from Product Group, Sabir Chandwale and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support] In today’s post we will discuss about the client connector availability for supported client OS joined to the following Server OS:  Windows Home Server 2011 Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Small Business Server 2011 Standard / Premium Windows Server Essentials 2012 Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard/Datacenter with Essentials Experience Role   Client OS: Windows 7 SERVER OS Client OS Windows 7 Installation Client Connect to Server Client Backup Client Backup restore Package availability Known Issue Windows Home Server 2011 Working Working Working Working INBOX NONE Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Working Working Working Working INBOX NONE Small Business Server 2011 Standard Working Working NA NA INBOX NONE Windows Server Essentials 2012 Working Working Working Working INBOX NONE Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 Working Working Working Working after client OS hotfix installation Auto download from DLC NONE Client OS: Windows 8/8.1 SERVER OS Client OS Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 Installation Client Connect to Server Client Backup Client Backup restore Package availability Known Issue Windows Home Server 2011 Working Working Working Working INBOX NONE Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Working Working Working Working INBOX NONE Small Business Server 2011 Standard Working Working NA NA INBOX NONE Windows Server Essentials 2012 Working Working Working Working INBOX NONE Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 Working Working Working Working after client OS hotfix installation Auto download from DLC NONE Client OS: Windows 10 RTM SERVER OS Client OS Windows 10 RTM Installation Client Connect to Server Client Backup Client Backup restore Package availability Known Issue Windows Home Server 2011 Working Working Working Working INBOX NONE Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Working Working Working Working INBOX NONE Small Business Server 2011 Standard Working Working with walk-around NA NA INBOX Follow instructions as mentioned under Appendix-A Windows Server Essentials 2012 Working Working Working Working INBOX NONE Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 Requires  manually  installation Working Working Working We are working on the client connector to be made available at the earliest on the download center User needs to manually download and install the client connector until the fix on the server is available which is being targeted to be released tentatively in October 2015 Appendix-A User needs to add the following two lines to the XML file on the server located at -C:Program FilesWindows Small Business ServerBinWebAppClientDeploymentpackageFilessupportedOS.xml   So what do we mean by the terms used above: Working: No user functional loss when the client OS is upgraded to Windows 10 RTM. There is no change on the Current User Experience INBOX: The client connector software is available on the respective server and it is not required by the user to download it manually and install. There is no change on the Current User Experience Auto download from DLC: The client connector software is automatically downloaded from the download center when user runs http://servername/connect on the client. There is no change on the Current User Experience Working after client OS hotfix installation: It requires the user to install the client OS <a title="You cannot restore files and folders from Server Essentials Backup on a Windows-based computer" href="http://blogs.technet.com/controlpanel/blogs/posteditor.aspx/Hotfix” target=”_blank”>Hotfix manually for the Client Restore to function properly NA: The respective feature is not applicable NONE: No issues experienced while in-house repro Note: The client connector for Windows 10 connecting to Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 is under release process and will be available soon. We will update this blog with the download center URL once it is made public Once the client connector for Windows 10 connecting to Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 is available, it needs to be manually downloaded and installed on the Client OS. This is a known issue and the fix on the server is being targeted to be released tentatively in October 2015 With the release of Windows Server 2016 Essentials, all client connector software will be available and no user intervention will be needed

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