Monitoring Windows 2008 Servers with Windows 2012 Server Manager
Updated 12/20/2012: Some products like Exchange 2007/2010 and 2012 SCCM have problems after installing WMF 3.0 (https://msincic.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/wmf-3-0-causes-problems-with-exchange-and-sccm/)
One of the new feature of the Windows 2012 was the ability to manage and show through the dashboards of all servers in the enterprise.
Important information is that it is also póssivel monitor Windows servers 2008 and Windows 2008 R2, and for this it is necessary to install the WinRM 3.0 (Windows Remote Management), that is not the standard of the SOs using WinRM 2.0
However, this week Microsoft released the WMF (Windows Management Framework) which updates the WinRM, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and PowerShell for versions 3.0, enabling the management in Server Manager in Windows Server 2008 with Windows 2012 Server Manager.
To download the package to access http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34595
After you download and install the update for the WMF 3.0 run the command prompt as administrator and type “WINRM Quickconfig” to enable remote access:
Next you may include Windows Server 2008 in Windows 2012 Server Manager monitoring list and all information are already available: