Screenshots: Windows Server 2012 RC

Screenshots: Windows Server 2012 RC

Summary: As Windows Server 2012 nears the finishing line, here's an update on the look and feel of the Release Candidate.

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  • When you boot Windows Server 2012 RC for the first time, you'll see Server Manager, ready for you to configure your server. Server Manager, which is where you'll spend most of your time (unless you're using RSAT to control Server Core installations), wraps a set of PowerShell management tools in a Metro user interface.

    Screenshots: Simon Bisson/ZDNet UK

  • Although you can add features to Windows Server 2012 one at a time, it's a lot easier to use the Add Role tool to quickly assemble and configure all the features needed to deliver a specific function — in this case, adding information rights management tools to a file server.

Topics: Operating Systems, Reviews, Servers

Simon Bisson

About Simon Bisson

Simon Bisson is a freelance technology journalist. He specialises in architecture and enterprise IT. He ran one of the UK's first national ISPs and moved to writing around the time of the collapse of the first dotcom boom. He still writes code.

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