Introducing Windows 10 into your Essentials 2012 R2 Networks 1

Susan Bradley has created a series of how to’s for adding Windows 10 into your small business environments. Here’s the one for SBS 2011. Look for other specific operating systems elsewhere in our blog.

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Client connector:

Ensure you have installed on the server. This adds the ability for http://servername/connect to run correctly on Windows 10 machines. See for more details.

Upgrade from RTM to 1511 removed client connector from upgraded machines:

Please be aware we are investigating issues whereby the client connector is removed during the upgrade from RTM to 1511 version. You will need to reinstall the client connector at this time once the 1511 upgrade is completed. See for more information.

Adjust the group policy wmi filter to fix the issue where folder redirection does not work:

Instead of the WMI filter included in Essentials R2, please adjust it as follows:

Instead of select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (Version >= “6.1%”) and ProductType= “1”

Change it to select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where Version like “10.%” or Version >=”6.1″

Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Run. Type gpmc.msc in the text box, and then click OK or press ENTER. Once you launch the group policy editor, scroll to the bottom where the wmi filters reside. Right mouse click and click edit, and bring up the filter. Now click on edit and adjust it as noted.


Alternatively remember that if you want to set up a unique wmi filter just for Windows 10 you can use to select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where Version like “10.%”

For more discussion see –

RWA functionality:

No issues reported with RWA. You can use the Edge browser to connect to the remote web access.

Change Windows 10’s default printer changes.

Due to a change in Windows 10 Build 1511, each time you select a new printer it will make that the default printer. To adjust this perform the following:

1. Click on Windows icon (lower left) then click Settings

2. From the Settings window, click Devices

3. From the Devices window, click Printers & scanners

4. From the Printers & scanners window, scroll down and locate the section Let Windows manage my default printer

5. You can click on the toggle button to turn the option on or off, as desired.

See here for more details:


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