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essentials dashboard - devices tab

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  • does anyone know if multiple servers joined to essentials domain, can be displayed in 2012 essentials dashboard under devices tab?

    i installed server 2012 essentials no problems. I recently added a 2nd 2012 std server to 2012 essentials domain. but does not show up in the dashboard.
    the 2nd server has been successfully joined to domain by using the traditional method. i can see it in AD access it on network etc.
    i can see it using server manager 2012, but not thru essentials dashboard devices tab.
    question:
    is the essentials dashboard limited to just the main essentials server under devices tab?
    is it possible to add additional 2008 r2 servers and 2012 std servers to 2012 essentials dashboard under Devices tab?
    is there AD setting or group policy setting, or power shell command to manually add devices to essentials dashboard device tab?

    Friday, January 18, 2013 9:57 PM

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  • Run connect command,  This will add the computer to the console.
    Saturday, January 19, 2013 12:38 AM
  • wow...to add a 2nd server to a dashboard...that would be really easy if that works!!!!...I got to try it..

    BJ

    Saturday, January 19, 2013 1:02 AM
  • It does work, but backups are not available for servers.

    Robert Pearman SBS MVP | www.titlerequired.com | www.itauthority.co.uk

    Saturday, January 19, 2013 2:18 PM
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  • Hi Susan,

    What is the connect command.

    I have tried \\server\connect without domain join and it gets to a point where it has several warnings about computer name already exist, etc.  scared to proceed.  Main reason is to be able to access it through RWA.

    2012 essentials (upgraded to Standard). 2nd server is 2008 R2.

    Also thanks for all your post.  you have helped me many times!


    Mitch

    Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:45 PM
  • Hi Susan,

    How have you connect another Server with the Essential Server?

    Monday, December 30, 2013 7:58 PM
  • Did you run the connect command?

    Unfortunately TechNet isn't coming back, sorry folks :-(

    Monday, December 30, 2013 8:04 PM
  • no, what is the command?

    Monday, December 30, 2013 9:18 PM
  • Same command you use to connect workstations.


    Unfortunately TechNet isn't coming back, sorry folks :-(

    Monday, December 30, 2013 9:32 PM
  • I connect the workstations with the connecting Tool (http.//Servername/connect). Can you say me the command für connecting?
    Monday, December 30, 2013 9:39 PM
  • Yes, that's it.  Do the same for the servers.

    Unfortunately TechNet isn't coming back, sorry folks :-(

    Monday, December 30, 2013 9:47 PM