Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

SBS 2011 Essentials Can't load server desktop

Posted on 2012-03-20
4
Medium Priority
?
433 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-21
When I remote into and connect with the SBS 2011 server, the dashboard comes up. How can I view the server's desktop so I can check up on Sym Endpoint and other programs loaded?
0
Comment
Question by:TILLSAND
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Cliff Galiher
ID: 37745607
It sounds like you are coming in via remote web access, correct?
0
 

Author Comment

by:TILLSAND
ID: 37747124
Yes.
0
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
Cliff Galiher earned 2000 total points
ID: 37747216
Then yes, the default configuration is to load the dashboard as a remoteapp (remoteapps are a pn RDS feather in windows server 2008 R2).

The idea is that you usually don't want to do any advanced administration remotely, and if you are on-premises, you can simply RDP to the server directly without going through RWA. There is logic to this as RWA relies heavily on IIS and many administrative tasks will cause IIS to reset, kicking you off mid-task. So I caution against doing administration heavily via RWA.

Secondarily, with the dashboard add-in support, I do know it is MIcrosoft's hope that 3rd parties will write add-ins so you'll have little or no need to leave the dashboard, even to manage 3rd party apps on the server. Clearly we are not there yet though.

So here it is: on the dashboard, go to server settings (smaller button on the far right).
On the settings dialog box, select "remote web access" on the left navigation menu.
In the main panel, where it says "web site settings" click "customize"
Choose the "server connection options" tab

From there you can change the default behavior from the remoteapp to a full RDP session. But I again caution you that doing administrative tasks via RWA can have significant adverse effects. Do so sparingly.

-Cliff
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:TILLSAND
ID: 37747764
You seem to be an expert professional with SBS 2011 Essentials. I installed this product to replace a Windows Server 2003 /R2. The law firm has 9 users. Thanks again and will heed your advice to use this minimally.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This guide is intended for migrating Windows 2003 Standard with Exchange 2003 to Windows Small Business Server 2008. You will need the following: Exchange Best Practice Analyzer: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=DBAB201F-…
I work for a company that primarily works with small businesses as their outsourced IT vendor. As such the majority of these customers utilize some version of Small Business Server. Due to the economics of running a small business, many of these cus…
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…
Is your data getting by on basic protection measures? In today’s climate of debilitating malware and ransomware—like WannaCry—that may not be enough. You need to establish more than basics, like a recovery plan that protects both data and endpoints.…
Suggested Courses

610 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question