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Introducing Windows Server® 2008 by The Microsoft Windows Server Team, Mitch Tulloch

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Making Servers Easier to Manage

I usually don’t get excited about tools—they’re designed to get the job done and nothing more. Sure, some people might buy a new compound miter saw, show it to all their neighbors, and go "Ooh, aah." Not me—maybe it’s because I’m a geek and I get excited about quad-core processors instead! Still, you’ve gotta love tools when they make life easier, and Windows Server 2008 includes a slate of new and improved tools for managing Windows Server 2008 machines throughout your enterprise.

There’s Server Manager, an integrated MMC console that provides a single source for managing your server’s roles and features and for monitoring your server’s status. Server Manager even comes in a command-line version called ServerManagerCmd.exe, ...

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