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An Introduction to
Windows Server 2008
When you take your first look at Windows Server 2008, you'll find that many of the traditional tools that
graced Server 2003 are still around: the Computer Management console; the System Information utility; the
Services console; and so forth. Administrative Tools are still in a Start menu folder named "Administrative
Tools," and you can start feeling fairly comfortable with the GUI if you have background with prior versions
If you have logged some flight time with Windows Vista, things will look even more familiar. Windows Server
2008 has the look and feel of Windows Vista. (Which makes sense, when you consider that both products were
developed under the "Longhorn" moniker, and share many megabytes of code.) The new collapsible Start
menu, the Vista-style search facilities, as well as some of the tools (such as Windows Firewall with Advanced
Security) look just as they do in the Vista GUI.
Where things change a bit is in the Server Manager console (ServerManager.msc, typically under
C:\Windows\System32), which is really the "nerve center" of Server 2008.Parts of this console are simply con-
venient pointers to other administrative tools. However, the "Roles" and "Features" nodes may be unfamiliar
to you. This white paper introduces the Server Manager console and will help you find your way around it, so
that you can get up to speed with Server 2008 more quickly than I did when I first started stumbling around
this massive console!
machine. It combines capabilities that were spread across several consoles in Windows 2003: Configure Your Server,Manage Your Server, the Windows Optional Components wizard of the Add/Remove Programs control panel, the Security Configuration Wizard, and so on. It is quite possible that many server admins will be able to do almost everything they need to do from this one console. Of course, like other MMC consoles, you have the flexibility to create your own customized version of this tool, but I'd recommend spending some significant time with the "vanilla" Server Manager before you do so.
normally be prompted to do in an interactive install of Server 2003. You can also use ICT to add roles and fea-
tures, but that process is better performed in Server Manager. When you've finished with ICT, click the little
checkbox saying "do not show this window at logon" and it vanishes.
Or, if you prefer, you can ignore the ICT entirely, because everything it can do, Server Manager can do, too, as you can see in Figure 1. (It's Microsoft software\u2014there's usually more than one way to do the same thing.) The way to see this Server Manager overview is to click the topmost node in the navigation pane\u2014the one titled "Server Manager" followed by the name of the computer. The overview is also a quick way to see what roles and features are installed on the server.
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