Access the server Dashboard from a remote computer
Published: August 21, 2012
Updated: November 27, 2013
Applies To: Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
This topic applies to a server running Windows Server 2012 Essentials or Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, or to a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter with the Windows Server Essentials Experience role installed.
When you are working from a remote computer, you can access the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard by using the Remote Web Access site.
From the remote computer, open an Internet browser, such as Internet Explorer.
In the Internet browser address bar, type https://< DomainName>/remote, where DomainName is the external domain name of your organization (such as contoso.com).
Type your username and password to log on to Remote Web Access site.
In the Computers section of the Remote Web Access Home page; locate your server, and then click Connect.
A remote desktop connection to the Dashboard opens.
Note If your server does not appear in the Computers section of the Home page, click Connect to more computers, find your server in the list, and then click the server to connect to it. To give a user permission to access the Dashboard from the Remote Web Access site, open the Properties page for the user account, and then select the Server Dashboard option on the Anywhere Access tab.