Server Manager

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server® 2008 R2 eases the task of managing and securing multiple server roles in an enterprise with the Server Manager console. Server Manager in Windows Server 2008 R2 provides a single source for managing a server's identity and system information, displaying server status, identifying problems with server role configuration, and managing all roles installed on the server.

How Server Manager Streamlines Server Administration

Server Manager makes server administration more efficient by allowing administrators to do the following by using a single tool:

  • View and make changes to server roles and features installed on the server.

  • Perform management tasks associated with the operational lifecycle of the server, such as starting or stopping services, and managing local user accounts.

  • Perform management tasks associated with the operational lifecycle of roles installed on the server, including scanning certain roles for compliance with best practices.

  • Determine server status, identify critical events, and analyze and troubleshoot configuration issues or failures.

In this Section

Roles, Role Services, and Features

Adding Server Roles and Features

Removing Server Roles and Features

The Server Manager Main Window

Role Home Pages

Server Manager Command-line Tools

Remote Management with Server Manager

Accessibility Features in Server Manager