A: Windows Server 2012 Server Manager allows management of multiple servers concurrently. However, for remote roles and feature installation, only a single server can be specified. To install roles and features to multiple servers concurrently, use this Windows PowerShell cmdlet:

Install-WindowsFeature cmdlet 

and call using this cmdlet:

Invoke-Command

passing the list of computers. For example, using the commands in this manner

  1. PS C:\&gt; $cred = Get-Credential<strong>
  2. </strong>PS C:\&gt; Invoke-Command -ComputerName savdalbfs08, savdalscs01 -Credential $cred -scriptblock {Install-WindowsFeature desktop-experience -Restart -WhatIf}

results in the following output (note that I have used -whatif, which means nothing will actually happen):<strong></strong>

  1. <br>
  2. What if: Checking if running in 'WhatIf' Mode.<br>
  3. What if: Checking if running in 'WhatIf' Mode.<br>
  4. What if: Performing installation for "[User Interfaces and Infrastructure] Desktop Experience".<br>
  5. What if: Performing installation for "[Ink and Handwriting Services] Ink Support".<br>
  6. What if: Performing installation for "[Ink and Handwriting Services] Ink and Handwriting Services".<br>
  7. What if: Performing installation for "[Media Foundation] Media Foundation".<br>
  8. What if: This server may need to be restarted after the installation completes.<br><br>
  9. Success Restart Needed Exit Code Feature Result PSComputerName <br>
  10. ------- -------------- --------- -------------- -------------- <br>
  11. True Maybe Success {Desktop Experience, Ink Support, Ink and ... savdalscs01 <br>
  12. What if: Performing installation for "[User Interfaces and Infrastructure] Desktop Experience".<br>
  13. What if: Performing installation for "[Ink and Handwriting Services] Ink Support".<br>
  14. What if: Performing installation for "[Ink and Handwriting Services] Ink and Handwriting Services".<br>
  15. What if: Performing installation for "[Media Foundation] Media Foundation".<br>
  16. What if: This server may need to be restarted after the installation completes.<br>
  17. True Maybe Success {Desktop Experience, Ink Support, Ink and ... savdalbfs08