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Analysis of Windows Server 2008 Server Management Console



  's new server management console simplifies the task of installing managing and ensuring the security of multiple server roles. As a centralized console the server console has the following functions:

  ? Manage server configuration and system information

  ? Find problems related to server role configuration

? Manage roles role services and features set on the server.

  The hierarchical menu of the server management console contains expandable nodes which the administrator can open for management of specific roles and can set up problem solving tools or select backup and disaster recovery options . The server manager integrates a variety of management interfaces and tools into one console so that administrators can complete common management tasks without switching between multiple interfaces tools and dialog boxes.


  Figure 1 Server Manager main interface

  The main window of the Server Management Console contains several scalable parts:


  ? The server overview consists of two parts: system information and security summary. The system information shows the computer name domain local administrator account name network connection and the product ID of the operating system. The commands in the system information section allow users to modify the information.

  ? The security summary shows Windows updates and status information. It also shows the time of the last update check and the time of the last update installation. The commands in the Security Summary section allow the administrator to make changes to these settings or view advanced options.

  ? The role summary contains a table showing which roles are installed on the server. The commands in this part allow the administrator to add or delete roles or open a console to manage the specified roles.

  ? The feature summary contains a table showing the features of the server installation. The commands in this part allow the administrator to add or delete features (including Windows backup SMTP etc.).

  ? The Resources and Support section shows the extent to which the server participates in the Windows Server Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) and Windows Error Reporting Service in the feedback program. The creation of CEIP provides customers with an opportunity to participate in the design and development of Microsoft products. CEIP collects information related to how customers use Microsoft products and the problems they encounter during use. Therefore the resource and support section is also a platform for joining topic newsgroups or getting more help and searching topics. Previous 12 3 4 5 Next Read the full text?Windows Server 2008 server system data security

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