IN THIS CHAPTER
Examining new features in Server 2008 R2
Managing Features and Roles
Running best practice scans
Using Windows Backup
Managing server migration
In this chapter, you read about managing Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell. All versions of Windows Server 2008 R2 include Windows PowerShell Version 2.
Server 2008 Release 2 (commonly known as R2) is much more than a cosmetic upgrade to Server 2008. This chapter focuses on the Windows PowerShell modules and snap-ins designed to manage Windows servers.
For an overview of the new features in Windows PowerShell Version 2, see Chapter 2, “What's New in Windows PowerShell V2.”
Windows Server 2008 R2 includes Windows PowerShell Version 2, which is installed by default. Windows PowerShell V2 became available for other operating systems soon after Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 shipped. Although Windows PowerShell is installed by default, if you want to use the Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE), you will need to enable it via Server Manager. The “Managing Server Features and Roles”section provides more information on this.
Windows Server 2008 R2 includes eight modules that automate common system administration tasks. These modules, listed in Table 7-1, provide ...