Gone are the days when you walk up to the server to manage it. The preferred (and in most cases only) way to manage servers is remotely. Windows Server 2008 R2 has made significant improvements in remote management -- from direct machine access through WS-MAN, to Server Manager and Remote Server Administration Tools, to the addition of Windows PowerShell remoting. Come hear about the various remote server management solutions in R2.
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