Photos: Windows Small Business Server 'Aurora'

Photos: Windows Small Business Server 'Aurora'

Summary: Take a tour of Microsoft's upcoming Small Business Server version for networks of 25 users or fewer.


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  • You can use the Add User tools to adjust Aurora's password rules. The slider adjusts password strength, while a tick box allows you to choose whether or not passwords expire.

  • The final piece of the Add User story is giving users access to files and folders via Aurora's Remote Web Access. You can assign links to shared folders and to remote PCs — and for administrator accounts, access to the Aurora Dashboard.

  • One key feature of Aurora is its remote access tools. These give users web and remote desktop access to server files and PCs. You'll need to set up routers and domain names to provide anywhere, anytime access.

Topics: Operating Systems, Reviews, Servers

Simon Bisson

About Simon Bisson

Simon Bisson is a freelance technology journalist. He specialises in architecture and enterprise IT. He ran one of the UK's first national ISPs and moved to writing around the time of the collapse of the first dotcom boom. He still writes code.

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