Windows Server®“8” Beta includes a lot of new functionality for the File and Storage Services role. Some of the new or improved capabilities include the following (for more details, see File and Storage Services):
The majority of this functionality can be managed on multiple servers directly from within Server Manager. However, you can also use Windows PowerShell to perform these tasks. This is especially effective when you need to automate frequent tasks such as provisioning storage, creating shares, monitoring system health, or creating reports.
To help you get started using Windows PowerShell to administer File and Storage Services in Windows Server “8” Beta, we’ve created the attached reference sheet – a cheat sheet really – that contains some of the new or improved cmdlets you’ll use most often. For a complete listing of new cmdlets, see Windows PowerShell Support for Windows Server “8” Beta.
We hope that you print yourself a copy and keep it handy as you work with Windows Server “8” Beta.
File and Storage Services Role UX and Management Team.