Making remote server management easier

After making sure the networking is done, installation is complete, AD is created, DNS/ DHCP are proparly configured, time to make life easier by enabling remote server management.

On the managed servers, you need Remote server

  • On the computer that you want to manage remotely open a Windows PowerShell session with elevated user rights.
  • Type the following, and then press Enter to enable all required firewall rule exceptions.

    Configure-SMRemoting.exe -enable

On the management server

  • Navigate to server manager, in the upper right cornet select Manage and add Server
  • Fill the newly opened window with something like this:
Configure Remote Management in Server Manager
Configure Remote Management in Server Manager
  • Wait few seconds for the refreshment
  • Enjoy the improved functionality :).
Configure Remote Management in Server Manager
Configure Remote Management in Server Manager