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Windows® Small Business Server 2011 by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Chapter 17. Windows SBS Console vs. Server Manager

The Windows Small Business Server (SBS) Console is the heart of the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 experience and is the preferred tool for managing SBS. Whenever possible, use the Windows SBS Console. The wizards and features built into the console are designed to work correctly with SBS and to simplify the tasks you need to perform.

That being said, Windows Server 2008 R2 includes a completely new Server Manager console that is a huge improvement on earlier management consoles. There will be some tasks that you’ll likely need to use Server Manager for, so it’s useful to familiarize yourself with it and to understand when to use it or the native stand-alone management consoles for ...

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