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  • Blog Post: Try Server Manager in Windows Server 8 Beta

    Bill Laing just gave Server Manager a shout out in his Windows Server "8" Beta announcement blog post . The Server Manager team is excited about this release. We have lots to tell you about this new version of Server Manager. We’ll use this blog to do just that in the coming weeks and months. Bill...
  • Blog Post: The Case of the Missing Role and Feature Management Tools

    For IT professionals who manage Windows-based servers, mysteries surrounding the whereabouts of their key role or feature management tools aren’t fun. When you install roles and features on a server, you expect to find the graphical management tools, command-line utilities, and Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Deploying Windows 8 Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT)

    Update: Windows 8 RSAT RTM is now online . Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) enables IT administrators to do Windows Server management remotely. Since Windows Server 2008, RSAT has been a free download for Windows client-based operating systems. RSAT is the evolution of the Administrative...
  • Blog Post: How Server Manager embodies the Microsoft Design Principles

    With this installment of the Server Manager Video Blog, we’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look at how the User Experience team works, and what it took to design the new Server Manager for Windows Server 2012. MIKE PELL , a Sr. UX Designer on the Windows Server 2012 team takes us through...
  • Blog Post: Customize Tools menu in Server Manager

    What if you could consolidate all of your tools in a central location, and not have to leave Server Manager to perform administrative tasks? The new Tools menu in Server Manager offers just that capability! Tools menu as seen when Server Manager is opened for the first time The Tools menu...
  • Blog Post: Managing Downlevel Windows-based Servers from Server Manager in Windows Server 2012

    Greetings once again, Server Manager and Windows Server 2012 fans. Server Manager test engineer Imran Farooqui has written a great post about how to add servers that are running older versions of Windows Server to the new Server Manager in Windows Server 2012. Here's what Imran has to say: The...