Get Connected in Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Published: October 1, 2012
Updated: October 4, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2012 Essentials
You can connect your computers to the Windows Server 2012 Essentials server by using the Connector software. The Connector software is installed when you connect a computer to the server by using the Connect a Computer to the Server Wizard. You can start this wizard by typing http://<servername>/connect, where <servername> is the name of your server.
This section discusses the Connector software, the operating systems that are supported by Windows Server 2012 Essentials, the prerequisite tasks that must be completed before connecting your computers to the server, and the changes the server makes to the computers when you run the Connector software.
Connector software overview
Prerequisites for connecting a computer to the server
Prerequisites for connecting a Mac computer to the network
Supported operating systems for client computers
Changes the server makes to a client computer
Network user name and password information
Server administrator's account
Remove a computer from a Windows domain
This section provides access to procedures and information that will help you install the Connector software, connect your computer to the server, and troubleshoot connecting computers to the server.
You can use the Launchpad to access shared resources from the Windows Server 2012 Essentials server, perform computer backups, and respond to system health alerts.