Keyboard Shortcuts for Server Manager in Windows Server 2012

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

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