Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Sep 2017 22:11 UTC

Today, we are thrilled to unveil the next step in our journey for Windows Server graphical management experiences. In less than two weeks at Microsoft Ignite, we will launch the Technical Preview release of Project "Honolulu", a flexible, locally-deployed, browser-based management platform and tools.

Project "Honolulu" is the culmination of significant customer feedback, which has directly shaped product direction and investments. With support for both hybrid and traditional disconnected server environments, Project "Honolulu" provides a quick and easy solution for common IT admin tasks with a lightweight deployment.

I've never managed any servers, so it's difficult for me to gauge how useful of popular tools like these are. What is the usual way people manage their servers?

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by flanque on Fri 15th Sep 2017 01:42 UTC
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There is no real "it" tool. You use what makes sense within the context of the problem / task at hand.

Some things are enormously quicker via command line (SQL Server installs), others via GUI (following an SSL signing chain).

You can remotely manage Windows servers now via a GUI as long as there's an MMC snap-in, but that (unless I'm mistaken) isn't available on Linux... so a web-based IDE would be quite useful.

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