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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William Stanek

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Managing Your Servers

The Server Manager console is designed to handle core system-administration tasks. You’ll spend a lot of time working with this tool, and you should get to know every detail. Start the Server Manager console with either of the following techniques:

  1. Choose Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. Select Server Manager from the Quick Launch toolbar.

As Figure 3-2 shows, the main window has a two-pane view similar to Computer Management. You use the console tree in the left pane for navigation and tool selection. In the left pane, the primary nodes are divided into five broad categories:

  • Roles. Provides an overview of the status of the roles installed on a server as well as options for managing the roles. ...

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