Remove a computer from the server
Published: August 21, 2012
Updated: August 26, 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 remove a computer from the server that is running Windows Server Essentials using the Dashboard, it is no longer managed by the server. As a result, the server will stop creating computer backups, or monitor its health after its removal from the network.
|Removal of a computer from the server does not disconnect the computer from the network. The computer can still access resources on the network in the same way it could before being connected to the server. To prevent the computer from accessing server resources and disconnect it from the server, you must remove the computer from the domain. In addition, removal of the computer from the server does not automatically uninstall the Connector software or the Launchpad from the computer that is being removed. You must manually remove the Connector software from the computer. For more information, see Uninstall the Connector software|
Open the Dashboard.
On the navigation bar, click the Devices tab.
In the list of computers, right-click the computer that you want to remove from the network, and then click Remove the computer.