Microsoft has this great article on Server Manager blog which explains what is needed to manage Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 from the new Server Manager. Article is titled “Managing Downlevel Windows-based Servers from Server Manager in Windows Server 2012”.
Get ready to manager Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 with Server Manager in Windows Server 2012
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Stanislav Zhelyazkov has been working in IT since 2007. Stanislav has started his IT career as a Help Desk Specialist in 2007 while studying Informatics in the University of Ruse. He also worked in HP Enterprise Services (now known as DXC), maintaining large corporate IT infrastructures for clients in Holland, Switzerland and Germany and was involved in a Private Cloud project based on MS Hyper-V and System Center. He was also in the role of Principal Consultant in Lumagate developing and consulting companies on Azure, OMS, management and Private clouds. Currently he is Cloud Infrastructure Engineer at Sentia Denmark. Stanislav is active community member at MSDN forums providing answers on Azure. His blogposts can be found at www.cloudadministrator.net or www.systemcentercentral.com. View all posts by Stanislav Zhelyazkov