Some new Windows Server 2012 features for system administrators

Microsoft has added some new features to those who administrate domain servers.

For example, ever had to wait while all the computers on the domain had to go through the refresh of the group policies? Sure gpupdate.exe can be done on a client. But now you can also do it from the server and have a progress screen to tell you when the clients have been refreshed [well, those connected].

You also can get a status update from all domain controllers comparing the SYSVOL group policy file hashes, ACLs, file counts, and GPT versions against the baseline server. As well the number of group policy objects and associated versions and ACLs are also checked against the baseline server to ensure that the entire group policy environment is running normally.

And if there is an issue, you can now view logs of various components, status, seen when last updated, and view the log. This is for components such as security and the group policy infrastructure.

Finally, with the addition of Windows 8 client, there will be a tonne more group policy options that will be available by administrators to tweak.

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