Understanding Remote Web Workplace client features

After connecting to the Remote Web Workplace, users can click the following links, depending on how the computer running Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2003 is configured:

Read My E-mail

If you enabled Outlook Web Access when running the Configure E-mail and Internet Connection Wizard, users can open a Web-based version of Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003 to:

  • Check e-mail, calendar, contacts, and other Outlook folders.
  • Send e-mail and meeting requests.
  • Move e-mail messages from the Inbox to other folders.
  • Place audio and video clips into a message.
  • Receive notification when e-mail arrives.
  • Receive meeting reminders.

Access the Desktop of My Computer at Work

If there are computers running Windows XP Professional or later on your network, users can access remote desktop features by selecting their computer from the Computers list and then clicking Connect.

Use My Company’s Shared Application

If a server on the Windows Small Business Server network is configured to share applications, users can click Use My Company's Shared Application to access that shared application. Typically this is an application that a number of users share (for example, a business application unique to your type of company).

View My Company’s Internal Web Site

If you enabled Windows® SharePoint® Services when running the Configure E-mail and Internet Connection Wizard, users can access their company's internal Web site, which includes the following features:

Document Libraries. Users can share content in a collaborative environment. There is also a shared fax library where users can view faxes (or any file with a .tif extension).

Shared Announcements. Users can post news on the Announcements page.

Shared Events. Users can post information about important dates and copy events from the Events list to their Outlook calendar.

Shared Contacts. Users can share both internal and external contacts with team members.

Shared Tasks. Users can list the responsibilities of team members and indicate progress.

Online Document Review. Users can review documents as a team, and add or view others' comments.

Discussions. Users can share information or reach consensus on low-priority issues.

Alerts. Users can receive e-mail notification when changes, additions, or deletions occur in document libraries and lists.

Surveys. Users can create surveys to gather information from other users.

Custom Lists. Users can create a custom list and define the columns and type of content to display.

View Server Usage Report

If you have run the Monitoring Configuration Wizard, and the user has permission to view usage reports, users can click this link to see the latest server usage report.

Connect My Remote Computer to the Network

If you have run the Remote Access Wizard, users can click Connect My Remote Computer to the Network to install Connection Manager on their home or laptop computer. Connection Manager automates the process of establishing a virtual private network (VPN) connection to the Windows Small Business Server network. Connection Manager can be used across any type of connection (such as a dial-up modem).

Information and Answers

Users can click Information and Answers to learn more about the Remote Web Workplace.

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