Thursday, September 6, 2012

Windows Server 2012: First Look

Windows Server 2012 LogoMicrosoft just released Windows Server 2012 a couple days ago to manufacturing and for MSDN subscribers. It's temping to call it just Server 2008 with a Windows 8 skin, but this new version has some substance.

What's New


Here's just a few changes for the new version:


  • Windows 8 "Metro" interface available
  • Can be installed without a user interface!
  • New version of Hyper-V
  • Hyper-V baseline install is now free!
  • New Server Manager application
  • ReFS - Resilient File System
  • IIS 8.0
  • Simplified Licensing: Only 4 editions
  • IP Address Management (IPAM)

Windows Server 2012: Server Manager Dashboard
A very Windows 8 looking Dashboard


Windows Server 2012: Metro Start Screen
Metro Start Screen










Windows Server 2012: Server Manager File And Storage Services
File and Storage Services

Windows Server 2012: Server Manager Local Server
Local Server Administration

Windows Server 2012: Server Manager Tools
Server Manager Tools

Windows Server 2012: Server Manager Add Roles And Features
Server Manager Add Roles Wizard


Windows Server 2012: System Information
System Information Screen
Windows Server 2012 Administrative Tools
Administrative Tools are still there
Windows Server 2012 Events
It almost doesn't look like Windows!
Windows Server 2012 Computer Management
Computer Management app still looks the same
Windows Server 2012 Control Panel
Control Panel still looks the same
Windows Server 2012 Task Manager
Cool new version of Task Manager!


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