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[3]: Comment by FlyingJester
by Rokas on Fri 15th Sep 2017 16:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by FlyingJester"
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Understood. Seems like a fairly simple usage. Yes, Microsoft's management tools for Active Directory, Group Policy and everything related to it (and there's a lot related to it) are laughably basic. If you need something more flexible with automation capabilities, the only way is to bolt onto it some 3rd party product, such as Quest Active Roles Server (former Dell Active Roles Server, former former Quest Active Roles Server... it's a funny story). Unfortunately, QARS/DARS is yet another can of worms with it's own issues... But the ideas behind it are awesome, just technical execution somewhat lacking.

Edited 2017-09-15 16:53 UTC

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