How to access Windows Server remotely

I have two servers. On one of these I would like to run Windows Server 2016.

I'm a Linux guy, my computer runs Ubuntu 17.10. I know SSH. What is the Windows equivalent?

I'm running Windows 10 in a VM, should I be dual booting Windows 10 on my computer to access Windows server?
burnedfacelessAsked:
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
There is RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). This gives you full GUI like you are physical in front of the computer. This is the most common method to administer a windows machine.  

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa383015(v=vs.85).aspx
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McKnifeCommented:
...and Linux' xrdp clients are compatible with it.
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Luc FrankenEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
The Windows equivalent to SSH access is Powershell.
"Enter-PSSession computername" will open a shell on the remote system.
As you're a Linux guy, know that there are many Linux aliases for PowerShell commands like "ls" for "get-childitem"
PowerShell is relatively easy to learn. Some good starting advice at:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/heyscriptingguy/2015/01/04/weekend-scripter-the-best-ways-to-learn-powershell/
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burnedfacelessAuthor Commented:
So what should I use?

I'm comfortable with the Linux shell and prefer to do things with it.

With Windows I get the feeling that everyone uses the GUI, and that I should use the GUI.

I'm a Cyber Security major and I'm deciding to run some Windows server instances in my lab, along with Linux servers. There was a question I started about email between Outlook and Linux and at first I thought Outlook would be best but now I think that mastering both of them would be wise given my profession.


So given that I am Cyber Security what should I use?
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Luc FrankenEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
PowerShell
The GUI is great in displaying things and is user friendly. That's probably why Windows is so popular for most users.
However PowerShell is like the Bash shell. That's where the magic happens.
A command-line interface is where you can automate stuff. Instead of clicking several buttons on an interface on different systems you can do it in parallel through:
Invoke-command -computername server1,server2,server3 -scriptblock {whatever you want to run locally on each}
The shell also allows for sharing knowledge, "click there, then there, then there and there type something" instead of "run this command and adjust variables as you see fit". The first is great when helping someone getting their WiFi connected but surely can't be considered a great solution in a big network of hundreds of systems.
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MichelangeloConsultantCommented:
Hi,
I would recommend starting your Windows experience with RDP, then delve into the details of powershell remote execution gradually.
Find here some info (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/heyscriptingguy/2017/12/29/cross-platform-powershell-remoting-in-action/) and please note that while all recent windows versions have got powershell, they do not come with "Powershell Core" which is the cross platform version you can install and use on different operating systems such as macos and linux.
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MaheshArchitectCommented:
PowerShell is gr8 for advanced user
Best option is to get feel and learning how windows interact with system and then jump into PowerShell
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burnedfacelessAuthor Commented:
Thank you to all.
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