Turn On Remote Web Access

Published: May 20, 2011

Applies To: Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

To turn on Remote Web Access, you must access the Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials Dashboard from a computer that is connected to the server. You must install the Connector Software on the computer to access the Dashboard.

If you installed Windows® Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials into a Windows® Small Business Server 2003, Windows® Small Business Server 2003 R2, Windows® Small Business Server 2008, or Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Standard network, ensure that you enable Remote Web Access only once in your network. If Remote Web Access is already enabled on another server in your network, do not use the Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials Remote Web Access capabilities.

To install the Connector Software

  1. Open a web browser, type http://<ServerName>/connect or http://<ServerIPAddress>/connect in the address bar, and then click ENTER.

    Alternately, click Start, click Computer, double-click Network, and then double-click the server name in the Other Devices section.

  2. Click Connect your computer to the server, and then click Run.

  3. On the User Account Control box, click Yes.

  4. Complete the wizard to connect your computer to Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.

To turn on Remote Web Access

  1. On a home computer that is connected to Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials, open the Dashboard.

  2. Click General Settings, and then click the Remote Web Access tab.

  3. Click Turn on, and then complete in the wizard.

For information about how to use Remote Web Access, see Use Remote Web Access. For information about managing Remote Web Access, see Manage Remote Web Access.