manage a windows server 2003 throw a server 2008

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      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?

      Best regards


    • #47097

      Hello Sasilva,

      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.

    • #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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