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 Rokas on Sun 17th Sep 2017 08:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by FlyingJester"
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You're talking mostly about Group Policies here... Those are relatively fine in regards to management tools. Could be better, of course, but I could get by using only MS tools for managing Group Policies... The real problem was the scale of Active Directory itself... The amount of users, computers, servers, permissions, custom processes that need to be implemented for their provisioning, decommissioning, movement, self-service stuff, simple reporting... And even when troubleshooting and debugging, in many cases MS tools were just not up to the task, they simply did not have the capabilities required. And it wasn't about learning Microsoft way... We did have Microsoft's own field engineers on-site quite often.
If I had to describe Microsoft management tools for Active Directory, that word would be... bare

Edited 2017-09-17 08:40 UTC

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