Using the Search function to launch applications quickly

We are finally going to make some use of that Start screen. While many server administrators prefer to work outside of this screen 100 percent of the time, the powerful Search functions of the Start screen are definitely something that you should be aware of.

Getting ready

For this recipe, you will need a Windows Server 2012 R2 system online.

How to do it...

To search in Windows Server 2012 R2, we have to make our way to the Start screen. Fortunately, this is extremely easy to do. No matter where you are or what application you are in, if you press the Windows key or click on the Start button, you will be taken to the Start screen.

Now you simply start typing. Search results for anything found ...

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