all: I am new to Windows Server Management and have a little experience with linux server management before. Right now, I manage a small network composed of 4 servers shipped with Windows server 2008 r2. We run our property software on those servers and want to monitor the server performance in order to make sure servers hardware are good enough to run those applications. And my questions are:
Do I need to add an active directory role in one of the servers? PS: Actually, I have skimmed the book windows server 2008 inside out(WSIO), but it seems that it is prepared for large company network and it is such a thick book.
How can I set the MMC to enable monitoring all the servers in one console instead of remote desktop.
Any easy and good book for Windows Server Management. The WSIO seems a good reference but not a good tutorial.