Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium 64-bit -1 Server, 5 CAL [2XG-00001]
The Users Tab
The Users tab allows you to add and manage up to 25 user accounts. You can change the shared folders that users have access to, and well as enable and define what level of remote access each user has.
The Computers and Backup Tab
The Computers and Backup tab allows you to view the health and backup status and configure backups on the server and computers where you have installed the Connector software.
The Server Folders and Hard Drives Tab
The Server Folders and Hard Drives tab allows you to manage the servers shared folders and physical hard drives. The Server Folders sub-tab is used to created, modify, remove, and relocate shared folders. The Hard Drives sub-tab is used to view, add, and remove hard drives on your server.
The Add-ins Tab
The Add-ins tab is used to view, manage, and remove software components developed by Microsoft and other third parties that can extend the functionality of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials.
Backup & Restore for Clients & Servers
Essentials Server Backup
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials uses a backup configuration wizard to help you back up the server and its Shared Folders to external drives. This feature gives you the ability to take your files offsite and easily restore them later, so they are stored at an alternate location in case of fire damage, theft, or other catastrophe to your primary computer. In case of accidental data loss, you can simply restore a file from your server backup.
Several options for customizing the backup to meet your individual needs are available during thebackup configuration wizard, including setting the schedule for backups.
You can also specify whether or not to perform a System Backup, which allows you to do a bare metal? restore in the event of a hard drive failure. You can also select which shared folders to include as part of the backups.
Essentials Client Backup
Computer backups are automatically configured when you install the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Connector software on your computers. Backup is performed on a daily basis for every configured computer.
In addition to the daily automatic backups, users can manually start a backup using the Launchpad right from their client computer. Backups can also be customized for each client computer using the Dashboard.
To restore data for a client computer, start the Dashboard from the Launchpad on that client computer and start the Restore wizard from the Computers and Backup tab, which guides you through the simple process. Select the desired date from a list of all the available backups for the computer.
After selecting a backup set, browse the directory tree to select the files and folders to be restored. Familiar options such as restoring to the original location or a different location are available.
Shared Folders and Hard Drives
Your server is pre-configured with the following shared folders: Company, Network Computer Backups, and Users. From the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Dashboard you can specify the user permissions for these folders and create a number of new shared folders. When new users are added, a subdirectory under the Users shared folder is automatically created.
You can easily create your own shared folders for organizing and sharing your data.
You can also assign permissions for the shared folder on a per user basis, giving them no access, read?¡¦only access, or full access to read and write data in the folder.
You can easily add new storage capacity to your Small Business Server using either internal or external hard drives (for example, USB 2.0, FireWire and eSATA). When the server detects an unformatted hard disk, an alert is displayed in the Dashboard. You can use the Format the hard disk link provided in the alert to quickly and easily prepare the drive for use.
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