Remotely Manage Windows Server 2016 with Server Management Tools

Remotely manage Windows Servers 2016 with ease using Server Management Tools, and an overview of Windows as a service.

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In the latest // Demo Tuesday, Microsoft highlights a new feature from its Hybrid Cloud Platform—" Remotely manage Windows Servers with ease using Server Management Tools."

"Server Management Tools is a helpful feature of Windows Server 2016 that simplifies the job of managing individual servers across your enterprise—for both on-premises and Azure-hosted Windows Servers, from Windows Server 2012 through to the recently released Windows Server 2016. With it, systems administrators can easily pull up all the relevant information and tools they need to manage servers remotely through a well-designed, web-based GUI within the Azure portal."

Historically, Windows Server administrators have often had to remote into each server manually to perform certain basic management tasks like seeing the installed devices or applying Windows Updates. "Server Management Tools spares you headache of logging on to individual machines manually by displaying all servers right in Azure web GUI," explained Microsoft.

Manage "headless" (non-GUI) servers too. Additionally, Server Management Tools help Windows admins manage headless Windows servers as well, by "providing a rich UI from to administer Nano Server and Server Core, Microsoft's slimmed down, command-line-only versions of Windows Server."

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In another video today, Microsoft providing an overview of Windows as a service. With Windows 10, "Microsoft made the shift to delivering Windows as a service which introduces a new way for how Windows is built, deployed, and serviced."

Watch as deployment expert Michael Niehaus demystifies the core components of the Windows as a service model, the build release process, and the Windows update cadence.

In addition, you'll also learn about upcoming enhancements that further streamline the Windows servicing model.