This session helps you optimize Server Management tasks through the in-box deployment and maintenance tools. We discuss new WS08 R2 features including the highly requested Server Manager remoting functionality and RSAT enhancements. Regarding deployment, our new Windows Server 2008 R2 Migration feature eases the deployment of new servers by providing an efficient migration solution when migrating from Windows Server 2003 or later Server OS versions to Windows Server 2008 R2. We also show how Best Practices Analyzers allow IT professionals to reduce troubleshooting overhead by efficiently and proactively diagnosing and addressing common server configuration problems and maintaining optimal server configurations. Along with these Windows Server 2008 R2 tools, you learn how Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Operations Manager extend the in-box deployment and maintenance scenarios. Demos include remote server management using Windows PowerShell and getting the most out of Best Practices Analyzer scans.