Install the Connector software
Published: August 21, 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.
The Connector software in Windows Server Essentials is installed when you connect your computer to the server by using the Connect a Computer to the Server Wizard. You can launch this wizard by typing http://<ServerName>/connect in the address bar of your web browser (where <ServerName> is the name of your server).
|If your computer is at a remote location outside of Windows Server 2012 Essentials, to run the Connect a Computer to the Server Wizard, type http://<domainname>/connect in the address bar of your web browser (where <domain> is the domain name of your organization. You can get your domain name information from your network administrator.|
The Connector software does the following:
Connects your computer to Windows Server Essentials.
Automatically backs up your computer nightly (if you configure the server to create client backups)
Help Administrator monitors the health of your computer
Enables you to configure and remotely administer Windows Server Essentials from your home computer
For step-by-step instructions about connecting your computer to the Windows Server Essentials server, see Connect computers to the server.