In Windows Server® 2012, new features make it easier to troubleshoot task, connectivity, and data collection failures in Server Manager. As you add and manage remote servers, Server Manager displays alerts and messages that inform you whether tasks were successful, or whether servers in the server pool are fully manageable.
This guide defines the following.
Generally, you can start troubleshooting problems in Server Manager from five locations.
Clicking alert rows in thumbnails opens Detail View dialog boxes
that show more details about individual alerts, and let you open the
home page for the role or server group that is the source of the issue.
Clicking the Notifications flag opens a list of recent tasks that you have started in Server Manager. List entries inform you whether a task is progressing or succeeded, and provide an entry point for starting additional, related tasks. For example, a common notification that is displayed after installing the feature Windows PowerShell Web Access is a reminder that additional configuration is required to set up the Windows PowerShell Web Access gateway server. The Tasks menu in the notification might contain a link to open instructions for configuring the gateway server.
If a task succeeds without errors or warnings, the notification in the Notifications area is automatically closed. However, you can still view the task results by opening the Task Details dialog box from the Notifications menu.
The following is an example of an efficient way to troubleshoot problems by using Server Manager.