Connect to a network computer by using a Remote Desktop session
Updated: October 4, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2012 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 away from your office, you can use your Web browser to log on to the Remote Web Access site to remotely access your Windows Server Essentials network computer. To access your computer, you can log on to your organization’s Remote Web Access website, and from the Computers tab, click the name of the computer. You can select only computers with an Available status.
The Status column shows you if you can connect to a computer on your network.
The status column can contain the following values:
The computer is turned on and is available for a remote connection. Even if you see this status, you still may not be able to connect to this computer if a third-party firewall blocks the connection.
Offline or Sleeping
The computer is turned off or is in Sleep or Hibernate mode. If a computer is offline or sleeping, the status is updated in real time so that you can know when the computer becomes available.
Unsupported operating system
The operating system on the computer does not support remote desktop. It may take up to 6 hours for this status to be updated in the server if there is a change.
Connection is disabled
The computer connection is either blocked by a firewall, or the remote desktop is disabled on the computer or by Group Policy. It may take up to 6 hours for this status to be updated in the server if there is a change.