Administering Windows Server 2008 Server Core by John Paul Mueller

By John Paul Mueller

Microsoft's new GUI-less Server middle is a command line model of home windows Server 2008 that provides higher safety, diminished dimension, and quicker entry. within this accomplished consultant, you can find every little thing you must quick grasp this glossy re-creation. jam-packed with directions and sensible examples, this ebook teaches you ways to function in a windowless setting, together with utilizing all of the instructions, growing BAT documents, operating with scripts, utilizing registry hacks, dealing with distant structures, and extra. contains most sensible practices, fifty two necessary command line tips, and an alphabetical record of all of the instructions.

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Fm Page 4 Monday, December 17, 2007 7:03 PM 4 CHAPTER 1 UNDERSTANDING WINDOWS SERVER 2008 SERVER CORE Considering the Command Prompt For many people, moving to the command prompt after relying on a GUI for so long is going to be a big change. When working with Windows Server 2008 Server Core, you perform all tasks at the command prompt, which may seem impossible, but is really quite doable. Administrators with more experience may remember using the command prompt exclusively in the past and for them returning to Windows Server 2008 Server Core is simply a return to what they’ve done before.

For example, the Computer Management console shown here contains fewer entries for Server Core because not all of the entries apply. In addition, when you select some entries, the console tells you that it can’t display the information. For example, if you click on Performance Logs and Alerts, Device Manager, any of the Storage features, or SQL Server Configuration Manager, the Computer Management console will tell you that these features aren’t available. fm Page 23 Monday, December 17, 2007 8:26 PM THE COMMAND LINE MADE EASY To access Server Core from a console, right-click the root node and choose Connect to Another Computer from the context menu.

A List of Helpful GUI Utilities Server Core comes with a number of helpful GUI utilities. These utilities don’t rely on the common dialog boxes to perform tasks and they’re generally simple in nature. Even so, the utilities do provide useful functionality. The following sections describe a few of the utilities that you’ll find in Server Core. Other utilities appear throughout the book. NET interface won’t work completely. They may appear to work for a while, but you won’t be able to complete tasks with them.

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