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3 Must-knows About Windows Server 2012 – Server Management

Whether you operate a sole entrepreneurship or are the CEO of a multi-million dollar global corporation, saving time and money are two things that are important to your business. Microsoft understands this which is why Windows Server 2012 allows IT professionals to offer better services than ever before.

Server Manager enables the ability to manage multiple servers from one instance of the program. It allows users to designate roles and feature to remote servers and virtual hard disks, even if the virtual machine is switched off. Users can view the status of all servers from a single location, allowing them to determine the productivity of multiple roles on the same network.


1. What are Windows PowerShell and Server Core Enhancements?

Windows PowerShell support in Windows Server 2012 contains over 2,300 cmdlets to control nearly any aspect of the software or hardware configuration, and integrated help allows users to search with just a few characters in the name. Using Server Core reduces update requirements and the hardware footprint. When installing Server Core, it is possible to convert the full version of Windows Server 2012. Server Core with Management works as a deployment of the master program with a graphical component. While the graphical components are not installed, users can turn the graphical shell editor off and back on again.

2. What’s New in Active Directory?

Some of the new features in Active Directory include new deployment methods, simplified administration, and virtualized domain controllers including cloning a domain controller. Once a DcCloneConfig.xml file is created for the existing virtual domain controller and it is stored in the AD DS database location, users can safely take the VDC offline and export it. And when deploying domain controllers, users can configure everything through a wizard in Server Manager. Additionally, PowerShell can be used for installing AD DS binaries. While Dism.exe is more complex to use, Dcpromo is only supported in “Unattended” mode. Finally, automatic password and SPN management provided by Group Managed Service Accounts allows multiple servers in a farm as well as a single identity for services running on a farm.

3. What Does Dynamic Access Control Offer?

Dynamic Access Control is a feature set used by organizations that also use Active Directory. Dynamic Access Control is what gives users access to their file system objects based on their attributes in Active Directory and the Classification of the file system object. Some of the things it provides include data identification, access control to files, auditing of access to files, and RMS protection integration.

In conclusion, Windows Server Management is both flexible and functional. It allows multiple users to access the system without exhausting the budget. The broad range of features makes it a benefit to many types of industries and organizations.


Learn more about Microsoft Windows Server 2012 training: http://www.netcomlearning.com/products/205/Microsoft-Windows-Server-2012-training.html

Check our upcoming Microsoft Windows Server 2012 schedule:

Course Date Location
MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Jan 7 – Jan 25 New York, NY or Online Anywhere
MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Boot Camp Feb 2 – Feb 10 Las Vegas, NV or Online Anywhere
MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Mar 18 – Apr 12 Arlington, VA or Online Anywhere
MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Apr 29 – May 17 New York, NY or Online Anywhere
MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Apr 29 – Jul 8 New York, NY or Online Anywhere


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