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Managing Windows Server 2008 R2. Executive Overview. Agenda. Today’s IT management challenges Streamlined management in Windows Server ® 2008 R2 Overview of Windows Server 2008 management features. Today’s IT Management Challenges. Increasing demands for IT

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  • Today’s IT management challenges
  • Streamlined management in Windows Server® 2008 R2
  • Overview of Windows Server 2008 management features
today s it management challenges
Today’s IT Management Challenges
  • Increasing demands for IT
    • Reliance on technology for critical operations
    • Always available, from anywhere
  • Increasing complexity
    • Adding capabilities adds management burden
    • Most IT costs are for managing existing systems
  • Trends of the future magnify challenges
    • Move to data centers – large scale, virtualization, remote management
    • Outsourcing – lower skilled, high turnover users
managing windows server 2008 r2 offers
Managing Windows Server 2008 R2 Offers
  • New and improved management consoles
  • Simplified deployment
  • Easier server migration
  • Quick implementation of best practices
  • Easy monitoring of performance and reliability
  • Quick virtual data center implementation and management
  • Energy efficient computing
  • Enhanced identity management
  • Improved automation and management
new and improved consoles
New and Improved Consoles
  • Consoles
    • Simplify administration
    • Lower the learning curve
  • New and improved consoles
    • Server Manager
    • Active Directory® Administrative Center
    • IIS Manager
    • Hyper-V™ Manager
  • Built on Windows PowerShell™
simplified deployment
Simplified Deployment
  • Helps to lower the cost of deployment
  • Improves the speed of redeployment
  • Supports Windows Vista® and Windows® 7
  • Contains many new deployment enhancements
    • Driver provisioning
    • Multicasting
    • VHD support
    • Image multicasting
    • IPv6 support
    • Extensible firmware interface
easy server migration
Easy Server Migration
  • The most common way of adding new servers to an existing environment
  • Today server migration is often time-consuming and error-prone, resulting in higher costs
  • Migration guides and built-in tools help you:
    • Reduce the effort and expense of migration
    • Reduce migration downtime
    • Increase accuracy
    • Eliminate conflicts
    • Lower costs
quick implementation of best practices
Quick Implementation of Best Practices
  • Best Practices Analyzer saves time and money by:
    • Reducing improperly configured servers
    • Validating configuration information
    • Enhancing infrastructure reliability
    • Improving server compliance
    • Providing corrective action advice
  • Knowledge grows over time
  • Supports command line scan
easy monitoring of performance and reliability
Easy Monitoring of Performance and Reliability
  • Slowdowns and downtime are expensive
  • Prevention is more cost-effective than repairs
  • Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor
    • Consolidates several stand-alone tools
    • Easily customizes data collection and event trace sessions
    • Provides reliability monitoring functionality
    • Performs diagnostic reporting
    • Helps you make changes before problems arise
quick virtual data center implementation and management
Quick Virtual Data Center Implementation and Management
  • Virtualization helps you:
    • Fight server sprawl
    • Increase server utilization
    • Reduce the IT footprint
  • Provides all of the tools necessary to quickly implement and manage a virtual data center
  • Virtual data centers can be managed using:
    • Hyper-V Management Console
    • Windows PowerShell
    • System Center Virtual Machine Manager
energy efficient computing
Energy Efficient Computing
  • Helps control costs
  • Improves design and implementation methods
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 makes power management easy
  • Supported by:
    • Virtualization
    • Automatic power
    • management features
    • Manual features to measure power use and manage power configurations
enhanced identity management
Enhanced Identity Management
  • Security is still important
  • Strong identity management provides:
    • More secure environment
    • Lowers possibility of data loss
    • Supports public perception
    • Supports a strong bottom line
  • Many enhancements to identity management in both Active Directory and Federated Services

Improved Automation and Management

  • Windows PowerShell helps reduce the cost and effort required to manage your IT infrastructure
    • Flexible management through a command-line shell, scripting language, and graphical user interface
    • Created to help standardize and automate all your management processes, helping to improve administrator efficiency and minimize human error
    • Includes the Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)
    • Provides a common management automation platform
    • Drastically reduces time-to-results with consistent vocabulary and syntax
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 is a significant advance in streamlining IT management
  • Improvements include:
    • New and improved consoles
    • Best Practices Analyzer
    • Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor
    • Enhanced virtualization management
    • Enhanced power management
    • Extended identity management
    • Windows PowerShell

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