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  • Keyboard Shortcuts for Server Manager in Windows Server 2012

    Microsoft did a great job with Server Manager in Windows Server 2012. It is truly a cross-server enterprise-scope tool. Server Manager does a great job of managing both the Server Core and GUI-based versions of Windows Server 2012 individually or in groups. It mostly uses PowerShell, which means you can write the PowerShell commands yourself of course.

    For those of us who prefer a GUI management console, keyboard shortcuts to various Server Management components are useful. Many of the keyboard shortcuts are both unique to Server Manager and different than Windows Server 2008.

    Here are my favorites:

     

    Active Control Area

    Control Group

    Keyboard Shortcut

    Role and group thumbnails

    Roles and Server Groups tile

    Alt+R

    Console header controls

    Refresh

    F5

    Back button in the address bar

    Alt+Left arrow

    Forward button in the address bar

    Alt+right arrow

    Notifications area, open Task Details dialog box

    Alt+N

    Manage menu

    Alt+M

    View menu

    Alt+V

    Zoom in

    Ctrl+Plus

    Zoom out

    Ctrl+Minus

    Display console at 100%

    Ctrl+0 (zero)

    Tiles on role, group, or Local Server pages

    Local Server page Properties tile

    Alt+P

    Role, group, or local server page page Events tile

    Alt+E

    Role, group, or local server page Services tile

    Alt+R

    Role, group, or local server page Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) tile

    Alt+B

    Role, group, or local server page Performance tile

    Alt+O

    Role, group, or local server page Roles and Features tile

    Alt+A

    All Servers page Servers tile

    Alt+A

    Local Server Properties tile

    Computer name

    Alt+C

    Last installed updates

    Alt+L

    Domain or Workgroup

    Alt+D

    Windows Update

    Alt+W

    Last checked for updates

    Alt+S

    Remote management

    Alt+R

    Windows Firewall

    Alt+F

    Remote Desktop

    Alt+K

    Windows Error Reporting

    Alt+G

    NIC Teaming

    Alt+T

    Wired Ethernet connection

    Alt+O

    IE Enhanced Security Configuration

    Alt+Y

    Time zone

    Alt+Z

    Product ID

    Alt+U

    Events, Services, BPA, Performance, and Roles and Features tiles

    Tasks menu

    Alt+T

    Filter control

    Alt+F

    Query control

    Alt+Q

    Save queries

    Alt+S

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    I hope at least one of these shortcuts helps you out!

     

    Mike Danseglio -CISSP / CEH
    Interface Technical Training – Technical Director and Instructor

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