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Overview of the Dashboard in Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Veröffentlicht: August 2012

Letzte Aktualisierung: Oktober 2012

Betrifft: Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Windows Server 2012 Essentials includes an administrative dashboard, which simplifies the tasks that you perform to manage your Windows Server 2012 Essentials network and server. By using the Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard, you can:

  • Finish setting up your server

  • Access and perform common administrative tasks

  • View server alerts and take action on them

  • Set up and change server settings

  • Access or search for Help topics on the Web

  • Access Community resources on the Web

  • Manage user accounts

  • Manage devices and backups

  • Manage access and settings for server folders and hard drives

  • View and manage add-in applications

This topic describes:

The Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard helps you to quickly access the key information and management features of your server. The Dashboard includes several sections as depicted in Figure 1. The table that follows the image describes the sections.

Figure 1

Windows Server 2012 Essentials-Dashboardseite

 

Item Dashboard Feature Description

1

Navigation bar

Click a section on the Navigation Bar to access the information and tasks that are associated with that section. Each time you open the Dashboard, the Home page appears by default.

2

Subsection tabs

The subsection tabs provide access to a second layer of Windows Server 2012 Essentials administrative tasks.

3

List pane

The list view displays the objects that you can manage, and includes basic information about each object.

4

Details pane

The details pane displays additional information about an object that you select in the list view.

5

Tasks pane

The Tasks pane contains links to tools and to information that help you manage the properties for either a specific object (such as a user account or a computer), or for global settings for the object category. The Tasks pane is divided into these two sections:

  • Object tasks – Contains links to tools and information that help you manage the properties for an object that you select in the list view (such as a user account or a computer).

  • Global tasks – Contains links to tools and information that help you manage global tasks for a feature area. Global tasks include tasks to add new objects, set policy, and so on.

6

Information and Settings

This section provides direct access to the server settings, and a Help link to information about the dashboard page that you are viewing.

7

Alerts status

The alerts status provides a quick visual indication about the health of the server. Click the alert image to view critical and important alerts.

8

Status bar

The status bar displays the number of objects that appear in the list view. Add-in applications may also display other status.

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When you open the Dashboard, the Home page appears by default with the SETUP category displayed. The Home page of the Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard provides quick access to tasks and information that help you customize your server and configure key features. The Home page is comprised of four functional areas, which expose information and configuration tasks for the options that you select. Figure 2 describes the functional areas of the Home page. The table that follows the image describes the features.

Figure 2

Windows Server 2012 Essentials-Dashboardstartseite

 

Item Feature Description

1

Navigation Bar

Click a section on the Navigation Bar to access the information and tasks that are associated with that section. Each time you open the Dashboard, the Home page appears by default.

2

Category pane

This pane displays feature areas that provide quick access to information and configuration tools that help you set up and customize the server. Click a category to display tasks and resources that are associated with that category.

3

Tasks pane

This pane displays links to tasks and information that apply to a selected category. Click a task or resource to display additional information.

4

Action pane

This pane provides a brief description of a feature or task, and provides links that open configuration wizards and information pages. Click a link to take further action.

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The Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard organizes network information and administrative tasks into functional areas. The management page for each functional area provides information about the objects associated with that area, for example Users, or Devices. The management page also includes tasks that you can use to view or change settings, or to run programs that automate tasks that require multiple steps.

The following table describes the administrative sections of the Dashboard that are available by default after installation. The table also lists the tasks that are available within each section.

 

Section Description

Home

The Home page appears by default each time that you open the Dashboard. It includes tasks and information in the following categories:

  • SETUP – Complete the tasks in this category to configure your server for the first time. For information about these tasks, see Konfigurieren und Anpassen von Windows Server 2012 Essentials.

  • EMAIL – Choose an option in this category to integrate an email service with the server.

  • ADD-INS – Click this category to install valuable add-ins for your business.

  • QUICK STATUS – Displays high-level server status. Click a status to view information and configuration options for that feature. If you complete all of the tasks in the SETUP category, this category appears at the top of the Category pane.

  • HELP – Use the Search box to search for help on the Web. Click a link to visit the website for the selected support option.

Users

For users to access the resources that Windows Server 2012 Essentials provides, you need to create user accounts by using the Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard. After creating user accounts, you can manage the accounts by using the tasks that are available on the Users page of the Dashboard. Tasks that you can perform on this page include:

  • View a list of user accounts.

  • View and manage user account properties.

  • Activate or deactivate user accounts.

  • Add or remove user accounts.

  • Change user account passwords and manage the password policy.

For information about managing user accounts, see Manage user accounts using the Dashboard.

Devices

After you connect computers to the Windows Server 2012 Essentials network, you can manage the computers from the Devices page of the Dashboard. Tasks that you can perform on this page include:

  • View a list of computers that are joined to your network.

  • View the computer properties and health alerts for each computer.

  • Set up and manage computer backups.

  • Restore files and folders to computers.

  • Establish a Remote Desktop connection to a computer

  • Customize Computer Backup and File History settings



For information about managing computers and backups, see Manage devices using the Dashboard.

Storage

The Storage section of the Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard contains two subsections by default.

  • The Server Folders subsection includes tasks that help you view and manage the properties for server folders. The page also includes tasks to open and add server folders.

  • The Hard Drives page includes tasks that help you view and check the health of the drives that are attached to the server.

For information about managing server folders, see Manage server folders using the Dashboard.

For information about managing hard drives, see Managing Hard Drives in Windows Server 2012 Essentials.

Applications

The Applications section of the Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard contains two subsections by default.

For information about managing add-in applications, see Managing Applications in Windows Server 2012 Essentials.

  • The Add-ins subsection displays a list of installed add-ins, and provides tasks that enable you to remove an add-in, and to access additional information about a selected add-in.

  • The Microsoft Pinpoint subsection displays a list of applications that are available from Microsoft Pinpoint.

noteHinweis
If you install an add-in for the Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard, the add-in may create additional administrative sections. These sections may appear on the main navigation bar, or on a subsection tab.

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