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Chapter 3. The New Server: Introduction ... > Server Core Survival Guide

3.3. Server Core Survival Guide

Before getting into the details of transforming this overgrown brick into a thriving infrastructure server, you need to learn a few survival tips on handling this operating system. The primary obstacle is getting used to the lack of GUI tools. We'll discuss accessing the Task Manager to control processes, start tasks, and view performance. Then we'll cover well-worn commands that we typically neglect when a flashy GUI is available. These will help you perform run-of-the-mill administration tasks and allow access to the network.

3.3.1. Accessing the Task Manager

Server Core provides a few graphical user interfaces. The most important is the Task Manager. It's the same one you have come to know and love with other Windows versions. There are two primary ways to open Task Manager.


  

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