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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RE[2]: Comment by FlyingJester
by FlyingJester on Fri 15th Sep 2017 16:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by FlyingJester"
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We were primarily using it for managing users and machines. Mostly changing and setting passwords, adding and removing users and machines, and changing OUs of users. We used it occasionally for other things (I think some WSUS and DC configuration, but I was less involved in that).

We attempted to automate some these operations with PowerShell (which was new at the time), but the poor error reporting and lack of documentation meant we couldn't get it to work.

Hyena made these tasks much faster, enough so that we bought licenses for it.

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