Add another Windows Server 2012 System to Server Manager

Add another Windows Server 2012 System to Server Manager


In the new Server Manager from Windows Server 2012 you can add other Windows 2012 (and also Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 Servers) to manage. This is an easy way to consolidate and simplify your management environment.

1. Open the Server Manager on the Server that should be your management station.

Server Manager
Figure 1: Server Manager

2. In Server Manager click on "Manage" and than on "Add Servers"

Add Servers
Figure 2: Add Servers

3. A wizzard will open where you can search after the Servers you want to add. You can choose between search in AD, DNS or Import via CSV sheet. In my example I will search my Server via Active Directory. If your server is not member of your AD you should search via DNS.

Active Directory
Figure 3: Active Directory

4. Type in the name of your server and than on "Find now".

Find now
Figure 4: Find now

5. Now the Server should be listed in the left box.

Now the Server should be listed in the left box
Figure 5: Now the Server should be listed in the left box

6. Doubleclick on the servername to move it in the selction list. You can also mark the server (also multiple servers) and click on the error between both tables, to select them. You are able to select as many server as you want.

Selction list
Figure 6: Selction list

7. When you finished with selection click "OK" and go to "all Servers" in the Server Manager. know you should see all selected and added servers.

All Servers
Figure 7: All Servers






Article ID: SLN312303

Last Date Modified: 08/13/2018 05:57 AM


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