How to use the DiskStation Manager

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Overview

This article will briefly cover the basics of managing the Synology DiskStation, using the DiskStation Manager.
This article was written from DSM 2.2-0959.


Step 1: Find the Synology DiskStation

  • Open the Synology Assistant
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Step 2:

  • Double-click the DiskStation to be managed.
  • Note the DiskStation's Server name and IP address. Knowing either of these values can be used to access the DiskStation Management Directly, which will be explained later in this article.
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Step 3: Logging into the DiskStation Manager

  • A web-browser will open, displaying the Login prompt to the DiskStation Manager.
  • Login to the Synology DiskStation Manager as administrator
  • Note: The DiskStation can be access directly from a web-browser by typing http://servername:5000 or http://ip_address:5000 values from Step 2 into the address bar of the web-browser. Examples follow
    • http://synologywiki01:5000
    • http://192.168.0.39:5000
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Step 4:

  • The Desktop is presented; from here, icons of major web-based application services, such as the File Station will be presented here, if that service is active.
  • Proceed by clicking on management.
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Step 5:

  • This is the main management screen
  • a = The menu, with all of the application, management utilities and modules to manage the Synology DiskStation
  • b = The "home" field of the DiskStation Manager, containing all of the most common wizards, and a My Favorites Section for storing most commonly requested applications.
    • This field will change depending which application or module is selected from the left side.
    • Application modules can be drag and drop from the left hand side to the My Favorites Section of the home field.
  • c = Links to the Desktop of the DiskStation Manager, Logout of the DiskStation Manager, and Shutdown/Reboot the DiskStation
  • d = Links to active services of the DiskStation Manager, such as File Station, Surveillance Station, etc
  • e = Click on the home button will bring back the main home screen. Click on the Options link to adjust options of the Synology DiskStation Manager
  • f = The Quick Search box can be used to find matching applications within the DiskStation Manager
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Step 6: The Quick Search Box

  • The Quick Search box can be used to find matching applications within the DiskStation Manager
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Step 7: Finding Online Help within the DiskStation Manager

  • The Online-help of the DiskStation Manager can be found by clicking on the book icon....
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Step 8:

  • ...and the help file is displayed.
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