Remove a computer from the server

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

When you remove a computer from the server that is running Windows SBS 2011 Essentials using the Dashboard, it is no longer managed by the server. As a result, the server will stop creating computer backups, or monitor its health after its removal from the network.


Removal of a computer from the server does not disconnect the computer from the network. The computer can still access resources on the network in the same way it could before being connected to the server. To prevent the computer from accessing server resources and disconnect it from the server, you must remove the computer from the domain. In addition, removal of the computer from the server does not automatically uninstall the Connector software or the Launchpad from the computer that is being removed. You must manually remove the Connector software from the computer. For more information, see How do I uninstall the Connector Software?

To remove a computer from the network using the Dashboard

  1. Open the Dashboard.

  2. On the navigation bar, click the Computers and Backup tab.

  3. In the list of computers, right-click the computer that you want to remove from the network, and then click Remove the computer.