Administer Other Windows Server from Server Manager 2012

Now the new Server Manager is a lifesaver, it allows to manage multiple servers from one console. By default it is only supported for Windows Server 2012 but by downloading Windows Management Framework 3.0 and .Net 4 you can manage older versions as well. (2008, 2008R2)

You can download the needed files from here –>

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29939
http://www.microsoft.com/nb-no/download/details.aspx?id=17718

(If you try to manage an older version you can get this error)

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And you need to install these on the servers you need to manage.
After these are installed you need to run some commands.

Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

Configure-SMRemoting.ps1 -force -enable

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After that is done, you can now manage your other servers.

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You can see that now the AD server (DC) is added and AD role is added on the side as well Smile

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