Managing Shared Resources and Storage on a Remote Computer
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
To manage shared resources and storage on a remote computer, you can connect to the computer from Share and Storage Management.
Share and Storage Management can manage resources on either the local computer or a remote computer, but not both at the same time.
To connect to a remote computer from Share and Storage Management
In Administrative Tools, click Share and Storage Management.
In the console tree, right-click Share and Storage Management, and then click Connect to another Computer.
In the Connect to Another Computer dialog box, click Another computer. Then type the name of the server you want to connect to, or click Browse to search for a remote computer.
The Connect to another Computer option is available only when you open Share and Storage Management from Administrative Tools. When you access Share and Storage Management from Server Manager, this option is not available.
You must be logged on to the local computer with a domain account that is a member of the Administrators group on the remote computer.
The remote computer must be running Windows Server 2008.
The Remote Volume Management exception on both the local and the remote computer must be enabled. Enable this exception by using Windows Firewall in Control Panel.
You cannot create, view, or modify NFS-based shared resources on a remote computer.
If you connect remotely to a highly available file server instance, you will only be able to manage the clustered storage and shared resources that are available to that highly available file server instance.
If you connect remotely to a server in a failover cluster (a node), you will be able to manage the storage and shared resources that are available locally to that server, as well as the clustered storage and shared resources that are currently owned by that server in the cluster.