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Reversible head transplants coming back to Windows Server 2016

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Re: X-Windows Anyone?

You probably don't know - but you could remotely administer a Windows server installing the administrative tools locally, and connect via RPC to the server. And the RPC interface, albeit more complex, was far better than the new one using PowerShell - that's because you have a real API to control the server applications, and not a bunch of scripts and command line I/O, and simplistic error handling. It is also much faster. Administering Windows servers became a pain in the ass since everything goes to PowerShell and takes ages to accomplish anything. Yes, much more alike Linux...

RPC also allows for more granular security, although being often based on DCOM may open its own risks if the server was not properly set up (i.e. separate management interface or VPN).

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