The case of failed Windows Server Essentials configuration

3 ביולי 2015

By: Netanel Ben-Shushan   In my case, I tried to configure the Windows Server Essentials under Server Manager on Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. After waiting on 86% on the installation progress bar I got the following error message: "An error occurred while configuring Windows Server Essentials. Please try again".     After some Event viewer reading and investigations on the internet I found that the service account that runs under some of the Windows Server Essentials services - named ServerAdmin1$ is not part of the log on as a service rights.     To fix that, open Group Policy, navigate to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings...
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