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

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Other Management Tools

There are other ways you can manage Windows Server 2008 besides the tools we’ve discussed so far. Let’s examine these now. Specifically, we’re going to look at the following items:

  • Group Policy

  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

  • Windows PowerShell

  • Microsoft System Center

Group Policy

Group Policy in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 has been enhanced in several ways, including:

  • Several new areas of policy management, including configuring Power Management settings, blocking installation of devices, assigning printers based on location, and more.

  • A new format for Administrative Templates files called ADMX that is XML-based and replaces the proprietary-syntax ADM files used in previous versions of Windows.

  • Network Location ...

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