- 10th September 2008 at 16:27 #43325
I am trying to find out if it is possible to have this cenário:
one server – with windows server 2003
Other server – with the new windows server 2008
The reason is because in my network i have several server with windows server 2003 and now i am forced to install a new server with windows server 2008…can i control and manage all the others using the windows server 2008 manager?
- 13th September 2008 at 10:35 #47097ArrisModerator
If you expand the Administrative Tools menu in the Start menu you see many Management Console modules, for example: Computer Management, Event Viewer and Services. If you open one of these, you can click Connect to Another Computer in the Options menu to remotely administer an other server. I expect this also works from a Windows Server 2008 server to a Windows Server 2003 machine.
I am not aware of a possibility to connect to an other computer using the Server Manager (CompMgmtLauncher.exe)
Of course you can also enable Remote Desktop on the servers in order to manage them.
- 28th November 2008 at 13:33 #47098
You can do it, but it’s extremely complicated and used in large networks.
Ever heard of cluster computing? That’s an example 😎
But a more basic example of such a thing is the Distributed File System technology.
But this is way over my head – this is the kind of stuff you learn in 4th year of IT administration [“Deploying a corporate networks in medium to large enterprises” is what we call it here in Australian diploma from what I remember]. So I don’t know. You’d have to buy a book on it.
Arris pretty much nailed the most basic way of doing it though. But, FYI Arris, he is talking of a sort of “Master-Slave” setup of a chain of network servers – one could be a DNS and a File Server, the other could be a Web server and a File server, but they both have the capability to seemlessly appear as one computer or IP address within the network.
Thats just one of a billion examples though. It’s really, really, REALLY heavy stuff that I havn’t had a need to look at in years!!!
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