Remote Server Admin Tools for Windows 8

If, like me, you’ve been keenly awaiting RSAT for Windows 8, there’s been a spot of confusion lately. Some people were declaring that the RTM tools were available even though the page was clearly labelled “Release Preview”, then the page disappeared from the Microsoft Download Center completely. Happily though, the wait is over and you can now download 32- or 64-bit versions: Remote Server Admin Tools for Windows 8 This is good news for people who want to use the new Server Manager to manage their infrastructure from their desktop (Windows Server 2012 will work natively, obviously, and you can … Continue reading Remote Server Admin Tools for Windows 8

NEBytes September Event: Windows Server 2012

For our free event in Newcastle on the 19th September I’m teaming up with my NEBytes collaborator Ben Lee to cover Microsoft’s new Server release. Windows Server 2012 is a huge release for Microsoft. Almost everything is new or improved, so don’t worry we’re not going to try to cram it all into a one hour session; Instead we’re giving the whole of September’s NEBytes over to it! Some of the questions thrown up by the new OS we’ll look to help answer are: Server 2012 utilises the same new UI as Windows 8 and defaults to a core install, … Continue reading NEBytes September Event: Windows Server 2012

Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Press have released a free ebook called Introducing Windows Server 2012, which does exactly what it says on the tin. There are three versions available, depending on where you want to read it: Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – PDF ebookIntroducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – ePub formatIntroducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – MOBI format I read the version of this book that was based on the beta and found it very informative. It’s now been updated to the RTM version, so there’s no reason not to grab it now.  

PowerShell 3.0 for Windows 7 and Server 2008

Along with the launch of Windows Server 2012* yesterday, Microsoft released the Windows Management Framework 3.0 for some downlevel clients. In the package you get PowerShell 3.0, and updated versions of WMI and WinRM for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP2. If you were looking for support on XP and Vista you are out of luck. WMF 3.0 also contains the Server Manager CIM Provider that you’re going to need on your 2008 R2 SP1 and 2008 SP2 servers if you want to manage them with the new Server Manager in Windows Server … Continue reading PowerShell 3.0 for Windows 7 and Server 2008