Keyboard Shortcuts for Server Manager in Windows Server 2012

Home > Blogs > Windows Server 2012 > Keyboard Shortcuts for Server Manager in Windows Server 2012

Keyboard Shortcuts for Server Manager in Windows Server 2012

Like This Blog 0 Mike Danseglio
Added by June 5, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

Videos You May Like

Using Navigation Controls in a Collaboration Site in SharePoint

0 330 1

In this SharePoint training video, I want to talk about the Navigation Controls in SharePoint. They tend to fall into two kind of different categories; one with the navigation controls in a typical Collaboration Site such as a Team Site or a Project Site. These are Sites that are based on the Team Site Template … Continue reading Using Navigation Controls in a Collaboration Site in SharePoint

How to clone a Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 Domain Controller

3 1451 3

One of the coolest new features in Window Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 is the ability to clone a Domain Controller. In the past, if we had virtualized Domain Controllers and we actually took a snapshot of it and then rolled back to that snapshot, it would break the logon service on that … Continue reading How to clone a Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 Domain Controller

Detailed Forensic Investigation of Malware Infections – April 21, 2015

4 592 5

How does an investigator hunt down and identify unknown malware? In this recording of our IT Security training webinar on April 21, 2015, Security expert Mike Danseglio (CISSP / CEH) performed several malware investigations on infected computers and identify symptoms, find root cause, and follow the leads to determine what’s happening. He demonstrated his preferred … Continue reading Detailed Forensic Investigation of Malware Infections – April 21, 2015

Write a Comment

Share your thoughts...

Please fill out the comment form below to post a reply.