Play shared digital media files from a remote location
Published: April 26, 2010
Updated: October 4, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2012 Essentials
You can play your media files when you are away from your Windows Server 2012 Essentials network by using Remote Web Access. You can use a cell phone, a remote computer, or a digital media player to search for and play the shared media files that you stored on your server.
Open an Internet browser.
Go to your Remote Web Access website. Type https://<YourDomainName>/remote in the address bar of the Internet browser, and then click ENTER.
Note <YourDomainName> is a placeholder. It will be a name that is unique to your server, so the address you type will look like https://contoso.com/remote. If you do not know the name of your domain, ask the administrator who chose the domain name when the Remote Access functionality was set on the server. For more information, see Turn on Remote Web Access.
On the Remote Web Access sign-in page, type your user account name and password, and then click the arrow.
Use whatever method you like to search for the media file that you want to play.
Note For information about the various search methods, see Search for digital media on the server network.
When the media file name appears, click the file name to play the media.
|For more information about the My Server app for Windows phone, see My Server phone app for Windows Server 2012 Essentials.|