Server Manager is a new one-stop console that provides a view of the server, including information about the server configuration, status of installed roles, and wizards for adding and removing roles and features. Server Manager is the place to view Device Manager, Event Viewer, and Performance Monitor, perform a backup, and configure services. It’s much easier to use than Manage Your Server and puts more information at your fingertips.
Server Manager replaces Manage Your Server, Configure Your Server, and Add Or Remove Windows Components. Chapter 8, covers the many uses of Server Manager.