Upon deploying my first windows 2012 r2 essentials box with anywhere access enabled. I was surprised that I could only access the servers dashboard remotely. That is obviously a problem for working on the server remotely. Oddly enough it is not a very well known fix to change it.

First thing log in to the console and see open the dashboard

Click the settings on the upper right corner

Click anywhere access

Click customize

Click server connection options

select open remote desktop and click ok.

That isĀ  it now you can RDP into the server.

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