Server manager In Windows Server 2008

by [Published on 31 Dec. 2008 / Last Updated on 31 Dec. 2008]

This article gives an overview of the new Server Manager tool in Windows Server 2008.

Server Manager is a new tool used to manage your computer running Windows Server 2008. The below is the list of improvements done to the Server Manager:

  • Centralized Management Tool
  • Combined Management Interfaces (manage the installed Server roles and features from a single management tool)
  • A new command line tool to install Roles and Features: ServerManagerCMD.exe, OCSetup.exe
  • Securely add or remove roles and features
  • Perform System Service and Device management
  • Disk Management
  • Firewall Management and Local User management
  • Monitor and analyze the server status.
  • Add RSAT automatically for installed Roles/Features.
  • Simple command line tool to install and uninstall Roles/Features



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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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