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This article describes the issue – Windows 10 1903 feature upgrade removes the already installed client connector and breaks the Essentials features such as client backup, Remote Web Access, LaunchPad App etc. The issue only applies to Windows 10 client connected to Windows Server 2016 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 Essentials and Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials. This article also covers related topic such as the current workaround.

 

If you have a Windows 10 machine connected to a Windows Server 2016 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 Essentials or Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and you apply the Windows 10 1903 feature update, all the following features on the client computer stop to work:

 

  • Client Backup
  • LaunchPad App
  • Remote Web Access
  • Essentials related services will be removed

This issue was described in the past in this blog.

 

Current Workaround: The user needs to manually remove the "Client Connector for Windows Server Essentials" and reinstall it via the connect website on the affected Windows 10 client machine.

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Actually that thread doesn't.  The gentleman there is still struggling with a broken essentials and reinstalling the connector isn't working for him.  Note that reinstalling the connector worked for me.