Tell me more about resetting my server to factory default settings
Updated: March 30, 2011
Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
If you choose to reset your server to factory default settings, you can:
Reset the system to factory default settings and keep all of your data. All of the server configuration and other settings are deleted, and you must reconfigure your server. When the reset is complete, your server will restart. To reconfigure your server, on a client computer, open a web browser, and then type http://<YourServerName> in the address bar.
Note You must uninstall the Windows SBS 2011 Essentials connector software on all computers that are connected to the server. For more information, see How do I uninstall the Connector Software?. After finishing the factory reset, you can connect client computers to the server again. For more information, see How do I connect computers to the server?
Reset the system to factory default settings and delete all of your data. All of the server configuration and other settings, and all data are deleted. All of the hard drives on your server are reformatted. Choose this option if you plan to decommission or repurpose the server.