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

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New in Windows Server 2008

Of course, there are lots of new features in Windows Server 2008, though many of them are not obvious at first glance. Some of the highlights include:

  • Server Manager, the expanded Microsoft Management Console (MMC), provides a one-stop interface for server configuration and monitoring with wizards to streamline common server management tasks.

  • Windows PowerShell, a new optional command-line shell and scripting language, enables administrators to automate routine system administration tasks across multiple servers.

  • Group Policy preference extensions allow the configuration of settings that are simpler to deploy and manage than logon scripts.

  • Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor provides diagnostic tools to give you ...

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