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1 Manage Server 2012 Like a Pro… Or, Better, Like an Evil Overlord! Presented by Mark on twitter 1 copyright 2013 Mark Minasi; please do not redistribute, and thanks for respecting my copyrights!

2 Let's Be Clear About a Few Things

3 After Realizing This… 3

4 What? You Don't Believe Me? 4

5 So…

6 The Perspective 6

7 Setup Changes 7 Best of all, it's not a one-way choice, as we'll see

8 Installing Server without DVDs 8

9 Create the USB Stick o Diskpart o List disks o See which one is the USB stick "disk" o Select disk disknumber o clean o create partition primary o active o assign o format fs=ntfs quick label="2012 Install" 9

10 Copy the Install Files to the USB Stick 10

11 Make Your Life Easier with WSIM 11

12 My Simple XML Automates… 12

13 Bottom Line on Setup… 13

14 Remote Admin is the Default 14

15 The Four New GUIs 15

16 Four Interfaces 16

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18 Overlord Ideas in Action 18 Another important Evil Overlord tip is "I will be secure in my superiority. Therefore, I will feel no need to prove it by leaving clues in the form of riddles to my weaknesses." While I'm not sure, I think this explains the kinda thin documentation for Server 2012 and its management tools.

19 Navigating Server Manager 19

20 Getting to Other Apps/Tools 20

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22 Start Screen Overview 22

23 Meet the "Charms," All 3+2 Of 'Em 23

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26 The Dashboard: Events 26

27 Getting a Command Prompt 27

28 28

29 Shutting Down/Restarting 29

30 Useful Keystrokes ([w]=Windows key) 30 Find an app in Metro: just type on the screen See battery power: bring up the charms Get the keyboard: Search in Metro, taskbar on Desktop (may have to include as a toolbar)

31 Remote Admin Tools 31

32 Overlord Ideas in Action 32 "I will dress in bright and cheery colors, and so throw my enemies into confusion." Translated, this means 'I only created that pretty-and-annoying tablet interface on Server 2012 to make you want to learn PowerShell."

33 Starting PowerShell 33

34 PowerShell

35 The Four Big PoSH Verbs 35

36 Getting PowerShell Help 36

37 A PoSH Example: Picking a GUI 37

38 Setting the GUI's Level 38 To get this UI:Which includesin install- windowsfeature in Wizard Server CoreCmd prompt, PowerShell, some GUI tools, no Internet Explorer none… use uninstall- windowsfeature server-gui-mgmt- infra Uncheck "User Interfaces and Infrastructure" MinimalServer Manager, MMCs, no IE server-gui-mgmt- infra Graphical Management Tools and Infrastructure Full GUIServer with GUI, IE, runs any 2008 R2 apps but no Media Player, WinRT apps server-gui-shellServer Graphical Shell Full MetroFull Windows 8 user interface, Store, Media Player desktop-experienceDesktop Experience

39 Four Interfaces 39

40 Examples 40

41 More on install-windowsfeature 41

42 More on install-windowsfeature 42

43 Install-WindowsFeature Power Tools 43

44 Reference: Expand on the Example 44

45 PowerShell

46 I'll bet that new-vm command's got some really long help, and I don't feel like reading… 46

47 47 I screwed up -- any "bytes" fields can include GB etc

48 48

49 PowerShell

50 PowerShell

51 PowerShell Help Quirk 51

52 A Few Tips on Server Setup 52

53 Finally, a Few More Evil Overlord Tips 53

54 Thanks! 54


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