Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Working with Server 2012 r2 Core

 

General

 

Changing computer name

Netdom renamecomputer %computername% /newname:w12r2DC1 /reboot

 

Join to a domain, ex “colv.in”:

Netdom join %computername% /domain:colv.in /userD:administrator passwordD:secret11

 

Configuring IP

SCONFIG.EXE is easier on Server Windows Server 2012 r2 but here is the old way.

netsh interface ipv4 show addresses

netsh interface ipv4 set address “eth” static 10.0.1.41 255.255.255.0 10.0.1.1

To set the DNS server on interface “eth” of 10.0.1.10 as primary and 10.0.1.15 as secondary:

netsh interface ipv4 set dnsservers “eth” static 10.0.1.10

netsh interface ipv4 add dnsservers “eth” 10.0.1.15 index=2

 

Enable remote desktop in the windows command prompt

cscript %windir%\system32\scregedit.wsf /ar 0

View remote desktop settings in the windows command prompt

cscript %windir%\system32\scregedit.wsf /ar /v

0=enabled 1=disabled

 

Restart Computer

shutdown /r /t 0

 

Server Core Vs Server GUI

 

Change from Server core to Full Windows UI

Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra -source wim:d:\sources\install.wim:2

Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell -source wim:d:\sources\install.wim:2

 

Windows Full to Minimal Server Interface

Uninstall-windowsfeature Server-Gui-Shell

Minimal Server Interface to core

Uninstall-windowsfeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra

 

Full Windows GUI to server Core

Uninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell -source wim:d:\sources\install.wim:2

Uninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra -source wim:d:\sources\install.wim:2

 

Firewall

 

Get the status of all the firewall profiles:

netsh advfirewall show allprofiles

netsh advfirewall firewall show rule name=all profile=any

 

To get the status of firewall profiles

Get-NetFirewallProfiles

 

To see the firewall rules

Get-NetFirewallRule

 

To enable the appropriate firewall rules

Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "Remote Service Management"

Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "Remote Event Log Management"

Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "Remote Firewall Management"

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