Presented by Mark Minasi
Running Time: 78 min
Server 2012 comes with a real treasure trove of useful new tools, but none of those tools are of any value if you don't know how to install them, start them up, and point them where you want them to go. Setup has changed little, but then there's the "Core or not?" question. In 2012, though, the next question is "So does Server 2012 have a GUI at all?" The answer is "Sure...four GUIs in fact, counting Server Core." There's still something called Server Manager, but it's completely different from the Server Managers we've seen since Windows Server 2003 SP1.
The biggest change in server management is, however, not the all-new Server Manager. That title has to go to the tenfold increase in PowerShell tools. And from that point, there's the constant need to keep an eye on things and tweak what needs tweaking. With 2012, though, there are so many more ways to keep things running, and who better to explain those things than Windows expert and bestselling author Mark Minasi.