For the Windows Server 2003 administrator, one of the most obvious new additions in Windows Server 2008 is Server Manager, a tool that replaces older management consoles such as Configure Your Server and Manage Your Server. Server Manager in Windows Server 2008 is the console you use to add and remove roles, role services, and features on your server. In addition, Server Manager is a central administration tool that you can use both to manage the components you have added and to monitor the server as a whole.
Server Manager is shown in Figure 10-1.
Figure 10-1. Server Manager
Server Manager includes a console tree and a details ...