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How to manage multiple servers in Windows Server 2012

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Managing multiple servers in Windows Server 2012

Ed Baker, a Windows Server Instructor at Firebrand Training explains how to manage multiple servers in Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Now cloud computing is here, Server Manager needed to move from a single- to a multi-server view of the environment. Now you can see all your servers, check their performance and fix any issues – all from the Server Manager dashboard.

How to manage multiple servers on Windows Server 2012 - step 1Windows Server 2012 allows multiple servers; with remote management, monitoring, installations and roles. I can now make changes to a group of DCHP or DNS servers – regardless of where they are physically.

On the Windows Server Blog, Jeffrey Snover groups the design of the all-new Server Manager into three principles: glance-able, actionable and relevant.

  • Glance-able – You can glance at the Server Manager dashboard to get an overall view of the server environment. You can then quickly spot the key issues that need your attention
  • Actionable – You can fix these issues without opening another tool.How to manage multiple servers on Windows Server 2012 - step 2 Via the Server Manager dashboard, you can start and stop services across multiple machines
  • Relevant – The Server Manager dashboard is completely customisable. You can create a custom group - based on your needs - to display on the dashboard.

What you need to get started

For most of us, the Server Manager application is the starting point for all server management in Windows Server 2012, both local and remote. However, just about everything can be done from the Command Line too, using PowerShell 3.0. How to manage multiple servers on Windows Server 2012 - step 3 Indeed it is possible to have your whole server estate running on Server Core installations; and to manage the servers remotely either by PowerShell, Server Manager from an additional administrative server, or from RSAT in Windows 8 (which has its own Server Manager app).


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