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The Server Manager snap-in is a new feature in Windows Server 2008 that guides administrators through installing, configuring, and managing Windows Server 2008 roles and features. For more information about Server Manager, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/servermanagement.mspxBy default, Windows Server 2008 includes several server roles. Server Manager enables integration of additional roles and features that are available from the Microsoft Download Center and from Windows Update Web sites as optional updates to Windows Server 2008. One role that is available as an update is Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 with Service Pack 1 (SP1). This update for Server Manager in Windows Server 2008 fully integrates WSUS 3.0 SP1 into Server Manager. This update lets you use the Server Manager snap-in and wizards to install, configure, and manage WSUS 3.0 SP1.
If you do not plan to install the WSUS 3.0 SP1 Full server installation that includes the Administration Console or if you plan to install WSUS 3.0 SP1 Administration Console only, do not apply this update. If the WSUS 3.0 SP1 Full server installation that includes the Administration Console is installed on the computer, this update lets you use Server Manager to manage WSUS.
Update informationThe following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Windows Server 2008, 32-bit editions
Download the update for Windows Server 2008 Server Manager (KB940518) package now.
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Windows Server 2008, 64-bit editions
Download the update for Windows Server 2008 Server Manager x64 Edition (KB940518) package now.
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For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ )How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
How to determine whether the service pack is installedLook for Update for Windows (KB940518) in the View installed updates item or in the Programs and Features item in Control Panel. If Update for Windows (KB940518) does not appear, the update is not installed.
Installation instructionsTo avoid restarting the computer, verify that the Initial Configuration Tasks, Server Manager, and the Servermanagercmd.exe process are not running during the installation process. You must also log on to the computer as an administrator to install this update.
Removal informationTo uninstall Server Manager, follow these steps:
Known issuesIf you install this update and WSUS 3.0 SP1 Admin Console only, you cannot install any other roles using Server Manager Add Role Wizard
To work around this issue, remove the Update for Windows Server 2008 Server Manager (KB940518).
Note This issue is fixed in Windows Server 2008 SP2 and higher.
Server Manager incorrectly reports an installation failure
Server Manager reports an installation failure in the following scenarios:
On a computer that is running Windows Web Server 2008 with Update for Windows Server 2008 Server Manager (KB940518) installed, the server roles and role services listed below appear in addition to Windows Server Update Services. However, installation of these server roles is not supported on Windows Web Server 2008 and only the Web Server role should be installed.
System requirementsYou must be running a release version of Windows Server 2008 that has an installation option other than Server Core.
Restart requirementsTo avoid restarting the computer, make sure that the Initial Configuration Tasks, Server Manager, and the Servermanagercmd.exe process are not running during the installation process.
Language featuresThis installation package is designed for all language versions of Windows Server 2008. These include English versions, localized versions, and language interface packs.
The installation package for the update for Server Manager automatically installs the update for the Server Manager language pack that matches the locale that is selected for the operating system.
The Server Manager update is fully localized in all the languages that are supported by Windows Server 2008. These languages are as follows:
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
948014For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948014/ )Description of the Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 1 package
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 940518 - Last Review: September 11, 2011 - Revision: 6.0