Server Management & Automation
Whatever the size of your organisation, you want to maximize IT operational cost efficiency. You also want to meet your customers’ demand for fast, reliable service that is available to them anytime from nearly anywhere in the world. Windows Server 2012 offers excellent total cost of ownership as an integrated platform with comprehensive, multi-server manageability. Windows Server 2012 delivers capabilities to manage many servers and the devices connecting them—whether they are physical or virtual, and whether they are on-premises or off. Some of the new capabilities provided by the new Server Manager include:

  • Multiserver experience
  • Efficient deployment of workloads to remote servers and offline virtual hard disks
  • Installing roles and features on a remote server/offline virtual hard disk
  • Streamlined server configuration and deployment
  • Batch deployment
  • Integration with other management tools
Windows Server 2012 improves server management capabilities in a variety of ways. It makes it as easy to manage many servers across multiple sites as it is to manage a single server, unifies experiences. It also aligns with standards, and provides more robust automation capabilities helping you utilize the power of many servers while enjoying the simplicity of one.

Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 helps you deploy and manage roles and features on the local server, on remote servers, and on both online and offline virtual hard disks. Windows PowerShell 3.0 offers comprehensive management across your datacenter. Additionally, Network Address Management Services provides a set of tools to help administrators manage the IP address infrastructure of your company network as a whole.

Windows Server 2012 can help you address the challenge of having fewer resources to manage and maintain an increasing number of mission-critical servers and services.

Read more about the new Server Management & Automation features in Windows Server 2012.