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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Managing a Server Core Computer

Managing a Server Core computer is a different experience for most system administrators. None of the graphical tools you’re used to using is available on the server. But once you’ve configured the Server Core computer for remote management, as described under Initial Configuration earlier in the chapter, you can create management consoles that point to the Server Core computer, which allow you to do all your tasks from a graphical console.

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For details on how to create custom MMCs, see Chapter 14.

There are four basic ways to manage a Server Core installation. They are:

  1. Locally using a command prompt.

  2. Remotely using Remote Desktop. The shell in Remote Desktop will have only the same functionality (a command ...

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