List of 40+ Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Server Manager

This post lists all the keyboard shortcuts for Server Manager that you can use on Windows Server operating systems to manage the Server Manager. These shortcut keys make it easy to manage Server Manager on Windows servers.

Windows Server Manager is a management console that is used to manage multiple Windows servers from a single console. It also allows you to install or remove server features on remote servers. Server Manager is installed by default with all editions of Windows Server 2016 and later. No additional hardware requirements exist for Server Manager.

When you install Windows Server, the Server Manager is launched automatically at the startup. Server Manager was updated in Windows Server 2012 to support remote, multiserver management and help increase the number of servers an administrator can manage. Note that Server Manager does run on the Server Core installation option.

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List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Server Manager

Even though you can do most things right from the Server Manager console, using keyboard shortcuts for Server Manager will save you a few clicks.

Welcome to Server Manager Tile
Welcome to Server Manager Tile

Server Manager Welcome Tile Keyboard Shortcuts

The table below lists all the keyboard shortcuts with which you can manage the Welcome Tile in Server Manager. Read more about how you can hide the welcome tile in Server Manager.

Welcome Tile ActionShortcut Keys
Quick start tabAlt+Q
What’s New tabAlt+W
Learn more tabAlt+L
Hide commandAlt+D
Keyboard Shortcuts for Server Manager Welcome Tile

Console Header Controls Shortcut Keys

The below Windows Server Manager shortcuts are applicable for console header controls.

Control GroupShortcut Keys
Back button in the address barAlt+Left arrow or Backspace
forward button in the address barAlt+right arrow
RefreshF5
Notifications area, open Task details dialog boxAlt+N
Manage menuAlt+M
View menuAlt+M
help menuAlt+H
Open Server Manager helpF1
Zoom inCtrl+Plus (+)
Zoom outCtrl+Minus (-)
Display console at 100%Ctrl+0
Console Header Controls Keyboard Shortcuts for Server Manager

Tiles on Role, Group, or Local Server Pages Shortcuts

The below Windows Server Manager shortcuts are applicable for managing tiles.

Control GroupShortcut Keys
Local Server page Properties tileAlt+P
Role, group, or local server page Events tileAlt+E
Role, group, or local server page Services tileAlt+R
Role, group, or local server page Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) tileAlt+B
Role, group, or local server page Performance tileAlt+O
Role, group, or local server page Roles and Features tileAlt+A
All Servers page Servers tileAlt+A
Tiles on Role, Group, or Local Server Pages Shortcuts

Shortcut Keys for Local Server Properties in Server Manager

The table below lists the shortcuts for the local server properties tile in the Windows Server Manager.

Control GroupShortcut Keys
computer nameAlt+C
Last installed updatesAlt+L
Domain or WorkgroupAlt+D
Windows UpdateAlt+W
Last checked for updatesAlt+S
remote managementAlt+R
Windows FirewallAlt+F
Remote DesktopAlt+K
Windows Error ReportingAlt+G
NIC TeamingAlt+T
Customer Experience Improvement ProgramAlt+X
Wired Ethernet connectionAlt+O
IE Enhanced Security ConfigurationAlt+Y
time zoneAlt+Z
Shortcut Keys for Local Server Properties in Server Manager

Navigating within Events, Services, BPA, Performance, and Roles and Features tiles

The shortcuts for moving between the events, services, performance, roles, and features tiles are shown in the table below.

Control GroupShortcut Keys
Tasks menuAlt+T
Filter controlAlt+F
query controlAlt+Q
Save queriesAlt+S

Role and Group Thumbnails Shortcut Keys

In server manager, you can manage role and group thumbnails by using the keyboard shortcuts listed below.

Control GroupShortcut Keys
Roles and Server Groups tileAlt+R
Keyboard Shortcuts for Server Manager – Role and Group Thumbnails

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