Karl's Windows Admin Tips & Tricks

Jun 28 2011   12:52PM GMT

Windows 2008 Server Manager.

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

It took a while to get out of the habit of using Manage from right clicking on My Computer to manage my server. After all it has been embedded in my head over the last several years. Now with Windows 2008 we have a new application or console called Server Manager.

Now you can use Server Manager to manage and control your server. Check out what you can do with Server manager:

The Server Manager console in Windows Server 2008 R2 eases the task of managing and securing multiple server roles in an enterprise. Server Manager guides administrators through the process of installing, configuring, and managing server roles and features that are part of Windows Server 2008 R2. In Windows Server 2008 R2, a server role describes the primary function of the server. Many of the management consoles used to manage Windows Server 2008 R2 have been updated or completely redesigned to help reduce your administrative effort.

Server Management

Server Manager replaces several features provided in previous versions of Windows Server, including Manage Your Server, Configure Your Server, and Add or Remove Windows Components. Server Manager also eliminates the requirement that administrators run the Security Configuration Wizard before deploying servers—server roles are configured with recommended security settings by default and are ready to deploy as soon as they are installed and properly configured.

[Via Microsoft]

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