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The Great "Server Essentials 2012 R2 Connector Configuration Wizard" Mystery

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I'm trying to get to the bottom of a problem I've experienced many times: I have a Server 2012 Essentials R2 server and I want to run the 'Connector Configuration Wizard' so that machines are available in the pool of computers users can remotely connect too.

The machine is a very clean install of Windows 10 (literally nothing on it apart from Windows 10), fully updated and its joined to the domain.

When I run the wizard I am asked to enter a users 'Network user name and password' which I do.  This kicks up an error implying its already been connected (I check - it hasn't).  If I try entering network admin credentials, I get a warning saying 'You entered an administrator account name and password', its recommend you use a standard user account.  Yet when I enter a standard user, I get the original error.  I know from experience that if I enter a network admin account proceed, it works fine.

In summary, I'm experiencing the exact issue outlined here:  http://bobmckay.com/i-t-support-networking/server-2012-r2-essentials-cannot-connect-computer-network/

Any one got any ideas why this occurs?  (its happened to me a bunch of times on different networks).

Thanks

Bob
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