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Install Windows Server 2008 Features with servermanagercmd


Although Microsoft continues to expand PowerShell with more capability, the trusty traditional command prompt has not been left behind in Windows Server 2008. In fact, with this latest Windows Server release, the command prompt gains some capability, including a tool that allows administrators to add features to a Windows Server 2008 installation.

This command line tool, called servermanagercmd.exe, replicates some of the functionality from the Windows Server 2008 Server Manager. Through the use of various command line options, you can quickly and easily add or remove features and roles to or from your server.

The command requires a parameter indicating the action that you wish to perform and, for some parameters, additional information such as which features you want to manage. The list below outlines some of the parameters available with servermanagercmd.

-query: Output a list of the roles and features currently installed on your server. This command also shows you the roles and features that are available, but not yet installed.

-install: Installs the roles or features that you specify on the command line. Add -allSubFeatures to the command line when using this command in order to add the supporting roles/features to a specified parent role/feature. Also, some components require a server reboot in order to complete. To automate a server restart that takes place after the installation of a role/feature requiring a restart, use -restart

-remove: This is the opposite of the install command and removes the specified roles or features.

The table below provides you with a complete list of the components installable using the servermanagercmd command. The first column is the overall feature name. For some features, roles, or services, there are multiple components available. The second column of the table gives you a complete list of all subcomponents while the third column is the identifier to use with the -install or -remove parameter.

 

Role/Service or Main Feature
R/S/F Name
Installatiom command
DHCP Server DHCP Server DHCP
Print Services Print Server Print-Services
Internet Printing Print-Internet
LPD Service Print-LPD-Service
Terminal Services Terminal Services Terminal-Services
Terminal Server TS-Terminal-Server
TS Licensing TS-Licensing
TS Gateway TS-Gateway
TS Web Access TS-Web-Access
TS Session Broker TS-Session-Broker
Active Directory Domain Services AD N/A
Active Directory Domain Controller ADDS-Domain-Controller
Identity Management for UNIX ADDS-Identity-Management
Server for Network Information Service ADDS-NIS
Password Synchronization ADDS-Password-Sync
DNS Server DNS
File Services File Services N/A
Distributed File System (DFS) FS-DFS
DFS Namespace FS-DFS-Namespace
DFS Replication FS-DFS-Replication
File Server Resource Manager FS-Resource-Manager
Services for Network File System FS-NFS-Services
Windows Search Service FS-Search-Service
Windows Server 2003 File Services FS-Win2003-Services
File Replication Service FS-Replication
Indexing Service FS-Indexing-Service
Web Server Web Server (IIS) Web-Server
Internet Information Services Web-WebServer
Common HTTP Features Web-Common-Http
Static Content Web-Static-Content
Default Document Web-Default-Doc
Directory Browsing Web-Dir-Browsing
HTTP Errors Web-Http-Errors
HTTP Redirection Web-Http-Redirect
Application Development Web-App-Development
ASP.NET Web-Asp-Net
.NET Extensibility Web-Net-Ext
ASP Web-ASP
CGI Web-CGI
ISAPI Extensions Web-ISAPI-Ext
ISAPI Filters Web-ISAPI-Filter
Server Side Includes Web-Includes
Health and Diagnostics Web-Health
HTTP Logging Web-Http-Logging
Logging Tools Web-Log-Libraries
Request Monitor Web-Request-Monitor
Tracing Web-Http-Tracing
Custom Logging Web-Custom-Logging
ODBC Logging Web-ODBC-Logging
Security Web-Security
Basic Authentication Web-Basic-Auth
Windows Authentication Web-Windows-Auth
Digest Authentication Web-Digest-Auth
Client Certificate Mapping Authentication Web-Client-Auth
IIS Client Certificate Mapping Authentication Web-Cert-Auth
URL Authorization Web-Url-Auth
Request Filtering Web-Filtering
IP and Domain Restrictions Web-IP-Security
Performance Web-Performance
Static Content Compression Web-Stat-Compression
Dynamic Content Compression Web-Dyn-Compression
Management Tools Web-Mgmt-Tools
IIS Management Console Web-Mgmt-Console
IIS Management Scripts and Tools Web-Scripting-Tools
Management Service Web-Mgmt-Service
IIS 6 Management Compatibility Web-Mgmt-Compat
IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility Web-Metabase
IIS 6 WMI Compatibility Web-WMI
IIS 6 Scripting Tools Web-Lgcy-Scripting
IIS 6 Management Console Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console
FTP Publishing Service Web-Ftp-Publishing
FTP Server Web-Ftp-Server
FTP Management Console Web-Ftp-Mgmt-Console
Active Directory Federation Services ADFS None
Federation Service ADFS-Federation
Federation Service Proxy ADFS-Proxy
Web Agents ADFS-Web-Agents
Claims-aware Agent ADFS-Claims
Windows Token-based Agent ADFS-Windows-Token
Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Formerly ADAM ADLDS
Application Server Application Server Application-Server
Application Server Core AS-AppServer-Core
Web Server Support AS-Web-Support
COM+ Network Access AS-Ent-Services
TCP Port Sharing AS-TCP-Port-Sharing
Windows Process Activation Service Support AS-WAS-Support
HTTP Activation AS-HTTP-Activation
Message Queuing Activation AS-MSMQ-Activation
TCP Activation AS-TCP-Activation
Named Pipes Activation AS-Named-Pipes
Distributed Transaction Support AS-Dist-Transaction
Incoming Remote Transactions AS-Incoming-Trans
Outgoing Remote Transactions AS-Outgoing-Trans
WS-Atomic Transaction Support AS-WS-Atomic
Active Directory Certificate Services Active Directory Certificate Services N/A
Certification Authority ADCS-Cert-Authority or AD-Certificate
Online Certificate Status Protocol ADCS-Online-Cert
Fax Server Fax Server Fax
Network Policy and Access Services Network Policy and Access Services NPAS
Network Policy Server NPAS-Policy-Server
NPAS Routing and Remote Access Services NPAS-RRAS-Services
Remote Access Service NPAS-RRAS
Routing NPAS-Routing
Health Registration Authority NPAS-Health
Windows Deployment Services Windows Deployment Services WDS
Hyper-V Hyper-V Hyper-V
Failover Clustering Failover Clustering Failover-Clustering
Network Load Balancing Network Load Balancing NLB
Desktop Experience Desktop Experience Desktop-Experience
.NET Framework 3.0 Features .NET Framework 3.0 Features NET-Framework
.NET Framework 3.0 .NET Framework 3.0 NET-Framework-Core
XPS Viewer XPS Viewer NET-XPS-Viewer
Windows Communication Foundation Activation Components Windows Communication Foundation Activation Components NET-Win-CFAC
HTTP Activation HTTP Activation NET-HTTP-Activation
Non-HTTP Activation Non-HTTP Activation NET-Non-HTTP-Activ
Windows System Resource Manager Windows System Resource Manager WSRM
Wireless Networking Wireless Networking Wireless-Networking
Windows Server Backup Windows Server Backup Backup
WINS Server WINS Server WINS-Server
Remote Assistance Remote Assistance Remote-Assistance
Simple TCP/IP Services Simple TCP/IP Services Simple-TCPIP
Telnet Client Telnet Client Telnet-Client
Telnet Server Telnet Server Telnet-Server
Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications Subsystem-UNIX-Apps
RPC over HTTP Proxy RPC over HTTP Proxy RPC-over-HTTP-Proxy
SMTP Server SMTP Server SMTP-Server
LPR Port Monitor LPR Port Monitor LPR-Port-Monitor
Storage Manager for SANs Storage Manager for SANs Storage-Mgr-SANS
BITS Server Extensions BITS Server Extensions BITS
Message Queuing Message Queuing MSMQ
Message Queuing Services MSMQ-Services
Message Queuing Server MSMQ-Server
Directory Service Integration MSMQ-Directory
Message Queuing Triggers MSMQ-Triggers
HTTP Support MSMQ-HTTP-Support
Multicasting Support MSMQ-Multicasting
Routing Service MSMQ-Routing
Windows 2000 Client Support MSMQ-Win2000
Messaging Queue DCOM Proxy MSMQ-DCOM
Windows Process Activation Service Windows Process Activation Service WAS
Process Model WAS-Process-Model
.NET Environment WAS-NET-Environment
Configuration APIs WAS-Config-APIs
Windows Internal Database Windows Internal Database Windows-Internal-DB
BitLocker Drive Encryption BitLocker Drive Encryption BitLocker
Multipath I/O Multipath I/O Multipath-IO
Internet Storage Naming Server Internet Storage Naming Server ISNS
Removable Storage Manager Removable Storage Manager Removable-Storage
TFTP Client TFTP Client TFTP-Client
SNMP Services SNMP Services SNMP-Services
SNMP Service SNMP-Service
SNMP WMI Provider SNMP-WMI-Provider
Services for Network File System Services for Network File System NFS-Services
Internet Printing Client Internet Printing Client Internet-Print-Client
Peer Name Resolution Protocol Peer Name Resolution Protocol PNRP
Connection Manager Administration Kit Connection Manager Administration Kit CMAK
Remote Server Administration Tools Remote Server Administration Tools RSAT
Role administration tools RSAT-Role-Tools
Active Directory Certificate Services Tools RSAT-ADCS
Active Directory Domain Services Tools RSAT-ADDS
Active Directory Domain Controller Tools RSAT-ADDC
Server for NIS Tools RSAT-SNIS
Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Tools RSAT-ADLDS
Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) Tools RSAT-RMS
DHCP Server Tools RSAT-DHCP
DNS Server Tools RSAT-DNS
Fax Server Tools RSAT-Fax
DFS Management Console Tools RSAT-DFS-Mgnt-Con
File Server Resource Manager Management Console Tools RSAT-FSRM-Mgnt
Hyper-V Tools RSAT-Hyper-V
Services for Network File System Tools RSAT-NFS-Admin
File Services Tools RSAT-File-Services
Network Policy and Access Services Tools RSAT-NPAS
Health Registration Authority Tools RSAT-HRA
Network Policy Server Tools RSAT-NPS
Print Services Tools RSAT-Print-Services
Web Server (IIS) Tools RSAT-Web-Server
Terminal Services Tools RSAT-TS
TS RemoteApp Tools RSAT-TS-RemoteApp
TS Gateway Tools RSAT-TS-Gateway
TS Licensing Tools RSAT-TS-Licensing
UDDI Services Tools RSAT-UDDI
Feature administration tools RSAT-Feature-Tools
BitLocker Drive Encryption Tools RSAT-BitLocker
BITS Server Extensions Tools RSAT-BITS-Server
Failover Clustering Tools RSAT-Clustering
Network Load Balancing Tools RSAT-NLB
SMTP Server Tools RSAT-SMTP
Windows Deployment Services Tools RSAT-WDS
WINS Server Tools RSAT-WINS
Hyper-V Tools RSAT-Hyper-V
Windows PowerShell Windows PowerShell PowerShell
Group Policy Management Group Policy Management GPMC
Quality Windows Audio Video Experience Quality Windows Audio Video Experience Qwave

In another posting, I'll provide more detailed explanations for each of these services.

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