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

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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RE[5]: Great question
by Rokas on Fri 15th Sep 2017 14:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Great question"
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Seriously though, in linux virtually all userspace daemons can be upgraded independently of one another without taking anything else offline. I honestly don't know if this is still a problem for windows servers, but in taking your post into account it sounds like it is.

I am talking OS patching. And I think both Windows and Linux still need a reboot after installing most OS/Kernel level patches.
Also, maintenance can include more activities than just updating... Even if you're not expecting any downtime for a given maintenance activity, you must consider that possibility and act accordingly...
About the rest, yes, I agree. Many things are different in small companies with very small IT budgets.

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