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Server Manager

Besides the obvious tile-based UI update that’s in line with the new Windows 8 interface, it’s hard to discern what’s functionally different in the new Server Manager at first glance. As with Server Manager in Windows 2008 R2, you can still perform tasks such as adding roles, running the Best Practices Analyzer, and checking out Event Viewer logs. Server Manager, introduced in Server 2008, delivered unified server management—that is, managing multiple servers and configuration options from one console.

However, there are new capabilities that make the revamped Server Manager a more comprehensive management tool than its counterpart in Server 2008 R2. For starters, the process to add a server is a bit different in the new Server Manager.


  

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