Windows Server is a brand name for a group of server operating systems released by Microsoft.It includes all Windows operating systems branded "Windows Server", but not any other Microsoft product.If you install the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) tools on your administrative workstation, you'll get all the aforementioned DNS Server management utilities.Open the DNS Manager by typing from your elevated Power Shell console.Users of Windows Server may choose to deploy either on-site or using a cloud computing service. By delegating the managing and upkeep of the server to a cloud computing service such as Microsoft Azure users get the benefit of paying monthly based on usage rather than a large fixed cost.Furthermore, infrastructure tends to be more reliable and it is easier to scale up as necessary.It is recommended that you perform the upgrade directly connected to the console, either KVM or a virtual machine console.
According to Microsoft engineer Jeffrey Snover, Nano Server has 93% lower VHD size, 92% fewer critical security advisories, and 80% fewer reboots than Windows Server.
Microsoft announced a new installation option, Nano Server, which offers a minimal-footprint headless version of Windows Server.
It excludes the graphical user interface, Wo W64 (support for 32-bit software) and Windows Installer.
Right-click your server and you'll see a number of configuration options directly on the shortcut menu.
For instance, you can: Create a new forward or reverse lookup zone Scour your DNS zone files for outdated and/or inaccurate records Purge the server's resolver cache Pause, stop, start, or restart the server In the previous screenshot you see the Advanced page from my DNS servers' Properties sheet.
) and found the Windows Server 2012 R2 upgrade process quite easy.