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Accessing the Site Manager Interface

Once installed, the Site Manager interface is available via a web browser. Chrome, Firefox, and Edge are supported. If this is the first time the Site Manager has been run on this computer, the security configuration profile selection screen will be shown. For more details, see Installation and Update

For the default simple setup profile, the Site Manager is accessible only from the computer it is installed on via http://localhost:2904

In the default secure setup, Site Manager is accessible from https://<IP or DNS name>:2904

Logging In

If Site Manager has been configured to require a login, the following screen will be shown:

Select a login provider to authenticate against its associated authentication resource. Some login providers are created automatically and enable domain and local administrators to log in. More information can be found in Access Control.

If the Site Manager installation is not configured to require login, the dashboard page is shown instead.

The Dashboard Page

The 'Dashboard' page is shown after login:

The dashboard page shows a fixed set of warning tiles at the top, to indicate whether there are any items of concern in the Site Manager and a number of different widgets to monitor the status of the Site Manager and connected computers. The overall layout of widgets and the configuration of each widget are stored on a per-user basis, so different users can set up their Dashboards in different ways.

The warning tiles are:

Warning TileDescription
Computers without backupsNumber of computers that have not had a backup created within the time limit specified in 'Settings'> 'Notifications' > 'Backup Expiry Period (Days)'
Last backup failedNumber of computers where the last backup failed.
Repository errorsNumber of repositories that are in an error state.
Unscheduled computersNumber of computers that are not part of a scheduled backup or have a locally scheduled backup in Macrium Reflect.
Disconnected computersNumber of computers that have been added to Site Manager but which are not currently connected.
Unlicensed computersNumber of computers that cannot backup because they don't have a valid license (either a standalone Reflect license or a server-assigned Agent license)

To edit the widget layout, click on the 'Edit Dashboard' button on the top right of the screen. The Dashboard will enter edit mode:

The top bar allows new widgets to be added to the dashboard - clicking a button will add a widget to the dashboard below the existing widgets. Multiple widgets of the same type may be added (e.g. adding two repository disk usage widgets to show disk usage on two different repositories). The configuration may also be saved or changes discarded here.

Below this, individual warning tiles may be turned on or off. 

In the large dashboard area, the currently enabled widgets can be moved by dragging them, resized by dragging the resize handle on the bottom right or deleted by using the delete button on the top right.

The available widgets are:

Widget Name
ForecastAn overview of any upcoming backups - may be configured to show different repositories or time periods
ActivityProgress bars and information for any currently backing-up computers.
ComputersOverview of the status of computers currently being managed, and their connection status.
Image StatusA bar chart of image results for a chosen time period.
NotificationsThe events and notifications that have been generated by the management server, with tools to filter and delete them.
Repository Disk UsageThe free and used space on a repository, shown in pie chart format.

Backups Pages

These pages are grouped under the 'Backups' heading in Site Manager and contain all the setup and configuration steps for Scheduling Centrally Managed Backups.


The 'Computers' page manages the connected client computers of the management console and provides tools to add, remove, and configure them.

Backup Definitions

The 'Backup Definitions' page contains definitions of what and how computers should be backed up. These definitions can be run manually or scheduled to run automatically:


Schedules describe when backups should be run and the rules governing the retention of backups. 


Repositories are locations where backup data is saved and managed. The repositories page can be used to create, manage, and browse the contents of repositories.

Active Backups

The 'Active Backups' page is used to schedule backups and remote syncs, manage existing scheduled backups, and start run-now backups.


Remote Restore

The 'Restore' page allows images stored in repositories to be remotely restored onto a managed computer in a simple manner. See Restoring an Image through Site Manager for details.

From Site Manager 8.1 onwards, the 'Remote Restore' page will show computers that have been booted using the rescue media. For more information on remote restoring to a computer using the boot media agent, see this article.

Rescue Media

This page is used to create and manage rescue media for disaster recovery. See Rescue Media for more information.


This page is used to view and manage drivers that have been harvested by, or manually added to, Site Manager. See Managing Drivers in Macrium Site Manager for more information (link).

Other Tasks

These pages contain functions outside of setting up automated backups, restoring images, or configuring Site Manager.

The Verification Page

This page is used to verify the integrity of any backup images stored in your repositories. See Verifying Backups for more information.

The View Logs Page

The 'Logs' page is used to review backup history and gives access to all backup logs on connected computers. For more detailed information see Reviewing Backup Logs.

The View Event Log Page

The 'Event Log' contains a log of all the actions that have been taken in Site Manager and can be used to help review activity and audit the system. See Reviewing Event Logs for more details.

The Licenses Page

The 'Licenses' page is used to display license information for connected clients and allow management of Macrium Agent Licenses to enable clients without standalone Macrium Reflect installed to be licensed and managed. See Licensing for more details.

The Settings Page

The 'Settings' page contains settings for security, third-party integration, and controls for features such as notifications. See Configuration and Security for more information.

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