Use the Administration Console
The Administration Console is divided into several sections, where you perform the following tasks:
- Select specific management areas to view.
- Review server, device, and user status and information.
- Choose tasks to perform on selected data.
Administration Console layout
The Administration Console sections include:
The navigation tabs provide access to data and tasks that you can use to manage the system categories in the Administration Console, as shown in the following table. Each tab includes one or more pages related to the category.
Monitors the status of the key services and components that determine whether users can log on to the domain, access the Internet, and send and receive e-mail.
Monitors and manages the anti-malware, antivirus, network firewall, and Update Services components in Windows EBS.
Computers and Devices
Monitors and manages the computers and devices in your network.
Users and Groups
Manages user accounts and groups in your network.
Monitors and manages the user and device client access licenses (CALs) for Windows EBS.
If you have installed system application add-ins for Windows Essential Business Server, you will see the System Applications tab. If you have installed business application add-ins for Windows Essential Business Server, you will see the Business Applications tab.
This section is located directly under the navigation tab section. It usually contains a list of objects that are related to a system category in your Windows EBS network, such as a workload, computer, license type, or security component. You can use the results pane to view, organize, and manipulate objects in a particular category. For example, the Managed Computers and Devices page on the Computers and Devices tab lists all the computers, servers, and non-computer devices that are joined to your Windows EBS domain.
For additional information about manipulating the data in the results pane, see the Working with the data section later in this document.
The details pane is located below the results pane. It provides more information about an object that is selected in the results pane.
The tasks pane is located to the right of the results pane. It provides a list of relevant tasks that you can perform on an object that is selected in the results pane or generalized tasks that are appropriate to the category that is listed on the current page. For example, the User Management page provides tasks for changing the properties of the selected user account and general tasks for creating a new user account and specifying a shared folder for Documents redirection.
Working with the data
To refresh the page: On the View menu, click Refresh.
Monitoring data on the Administration Console pages refreshes periodically. The refresh interval depends on the component that is monitored.
To group the objects in the results pane: On the View menu, click Group By, and then click a field name. To ungroup the objects, on the View menu, click Group By, and then click Ungroup.
To sort the objects in the results pane: On the View menu, click Sort By, and then click a field name. Alternatively, click a column heading in the results pane to sort the objects by using that field.
To customize the arrangement of data in the results pane: On the View menu, click Customize Results View. Then in the Customize the Results View dialog box, select and rearrange the columns.
To save the data in the results pane: On the File menu, click Save As CSV.
To display a task menu: Right-click an object in the results pane. To start a task, click the task name in the menu.
To start the primary task associated with an object: Double-click the object in the results pane.