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Windows Server 2008 Management

  1. 1. With Due Respect To Mr. Bryce Gurbinder Sharma MCP Feb 2010
  2. 2. Improvements in Windows Server 2008 management tools Server Manager Event Viewer PowerShell Demos Links and Resources
  3. 3. When you configure your server you need to use many tools, for example: Windows Server 2003 Setup Post-Setup Security Updates Manage Your Server Configure Your Server Wizard Add/Remove Windows Components Computer Management Security Configuration Wizard
  4. 4. Initial Configuration Tasks Opens right after the server’s installation is complete Server Manager Allows a daily, one-stop-shop management point for the server Unifies the functionality of multiple earlier tools in a single, simple, MMC-based user interface
  5. 5. Postpone configuration tasks until installation is complete Exposes the tasks necessary to complete setup and get the server operational Shorten the time between OS installation and deployment of the server
  6. 6. Unified experience for configuring Windows Server 2008 Steps the user through adding and removing server roles and features securely Portal for ongoing management Displays server status, exposes key management tasks, and guides the user to advanced tools Automation from the command-line Provides a command-line interface for scripted installations
  7. 7. Services or software that allow the server to perform a specific function (18 in RC0) Describe the primary function, purpose or use of the server A server may perform multiple roles You can install multiple roles in one session No need to re-run Security Configuration Manager Automation is easy
  8. 8. Examples of Windows Server 2008 Roles: Active Directory Certificate Services Active Directory Domain Services Active Directory Federation Services Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Application Server DHCP Server DNS Server Fax Server File Services Network Policy and Access Services Print Services Terminal Services Web Server Windows Deployment Services Windows Server Virtualization Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 1 (New!)
  9. 9. Programs that support or augment the functionality of a role Some examples Failover Clustering BitLocker GPMC RPC Proxy SMTP Services SNMP Services WINS (oh yes…) Desktop Experience (oh no…)
  10. 10. Provides a very powerful tool that allows for automation of installation and removal of roles and features in Windows Server 2008 ServerManagerCmd.exe –query c:myQuery.xml ServerManagerCmd.exe –install Web-Server –whatIf –logPath c:Web-Server-Log.txt ServerManagerCmd.exe –install GPMC ServerManagerCmd.exe –remove DHCP ServerManagerCmd.exe –install PowerShell –resultPath c:PSInstall.xml –logPath –c:PSInstallLog.txt
  11. 11. Event Viewer Console Complete rewrite for Windows Vista & Windows Server 2008 Improved organization, integration, filtering, and searching Event Logs Viewable and exportable to XML Channels for administrative events, global view across logs Events Notifications and user-defined actions on events Richer online event information Event Forwarding Consolidate events remotely
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  13. 13. Revolutionary interactive shell and scripting language Based on .NET New set of built-in tools (~130) New language to take advantage of .NET An “object-based” pipeline view Can continue to use current tools Can continue to use current instrumentation (COM, ADSI, WMI, ADO, XML, Text, …)
  14. 14. Do I need to learn .NET before I can use PowerShell? No - you can continue to use existing tools Do I need to rewrite all my existing tools? No - existing tools will run just fine Do I need to learn the new language? No - You can easily run existing commands without modification Many Linux commands work… try them…
  15. 15. Commands are built with logic Verb-noun Some good starters Get-Help Get-Command | more Get-Command | sort-object noun | format- table -group noun Get-Alias | more Get-Help stop-service -detailed | more
  16. 16. Online help is full of examples Many books and documentation are available already Microsoft Press – Microsoft Windows PowerShell Step By Step Manning – Windows PowerShell in Action Sams – Windows PowerShell Unleashed Sapien Press – Microsoft Windows PowerShell TechNet - Scripting with Windows PowerShell
  17. 17. Get v1.0 from the Download Center for: Windows XP SP2 Windows Server 2003 SP2 Windows Vista Windows Server 2008 RC0 (no need to d/l, available as a feature) Downloading and Installing Windows PowerShell Version 1.0 Version 2.0 is CTP
  18. 18. Evaluate Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 Technical Library Windows Server 2008 Webcasts & Chats Windows Server 2008 Product Overview Server Manager Scripting with Windows PowerShell What Can I Do With Windows PowerShell? Windows Server 2008 Virtual Labs
  19. 19. Windows Server 2008 management tools: Make it easier to manage a server Allow for faster deployment Allow for easy automation Show you the information YOU need, WHEN you need it, and WHERE you need it PowerShell has Power! There is much more… WinRM, RSAT, RDP, GPMC, Task Manager, Scheduled Tasks, Reliability Center, Backup…
  20. 20. Improvements in Windows Server 2008 management tools Server Manager Event Viewer PowerShell Demos Links and Resources
  21. 21. Daniel Petri © 2007 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.