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Keyboard Shortcuts for Server Manager

coreyp-at-msft|Last Updated: 11/16/2016

Applies To: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Because Server Manager was fully redesigned starting in Windows Server 2012, keyboard shortcuts that worked in the Server Manager console in Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 are not necessarily the same commands. This topic describes the new keyboard shortcuts and access keys for Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 and newer releases of Windows Server.

Commands that do not have their own keyboard shortcuts or access keys are accessible by pressing the Tab key, and tabbing through their control group when it is in focus.

Access keys

active Control Area in Server Manager

Welcome Tile

Control GroupAccess Key
Welcome tile - Quick start tabAlt+Q
Welcome tile - What's New tabAlt+W
Welcome tile - Learn more tabAlt+L
Welcome tile Hide commandAlt+D

Role and Group Thumbnails

Control GroupAccess Key
Roles and Server Groups tileAlt+R

Console Header Controls

Control GroupAccess Key
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+V
help menuAlt+H
Open Server Manager helpF1
Zoom inCtrl+Plus (+)
Zoom outCtrl+Minus (-)
Display console at 100%Ctrl+0

Tiles on Role, Group or Local Server Pages

Control GroupAccess Key
Local Server page Properties tileAlt+P
Role, group, or local server page 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

Navigating within Local Server Properties tile

Control GroupAccess Key
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

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

Control GroupAccess Key
Tasks menuAlt+T
Filter controlAlt+F
query controlAlt+Q
Save queriesAlt+S
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