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Accessing the server Dashboard from a remote computer

Published: April 26, 2010

Updated: March 30, 2011

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

When you are working from a remote computer, you can access the Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Dashboard by using the Remote Web Access site.

To access the Dashboard by using the Remote Web Access site

  1. From the remote computer, open an Internet browser, such as Internet Explorer.

  2. In the Internet browser address bar, type https://remote.DomainName, where DomainName is the external domain name of your organization (such as contoso.com).

  3. Type your username and password to log on to Remote Web Access site.

  4. In the Computers section of the Remote Web Access Home page; locate your home server, and then click Connect.

    A remote desktop connection to the Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Dashboard opens.

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    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 Remote Web Access tab.

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