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September 21, 2012

Server CORE Install GUI

Filed under: Server 2012 — telnet25 @ 5:56 pm

Part#2 Changing Server Environment Switching to GUI and uninstalling it. This example we have installed initially Server 2012 Core, we will install GUI on top of Core 2012. One we have complete the task we will go back and un-install GUI. The new futures of Windows 2012 is incredible PowerShell is fun and easy to use. I really love to see “simplicity” backed up with PS power behind Server 2012.

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From CMD.exe Type “start PowerShell”

Start PowerShell

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From PS

Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra,Server-Gui-Shell –Restart

After reboot you will get GUI and its futures.

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Now we will uninstall GUI

Uninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra -Restart

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Resource

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831809.aspx

Respectfully,
Oz Casey, Dedeal ( MVP north America)
MCITP (EMA), MCITP (SA)
MCSE 2003, M+, S+, MCDST
Security+, Project +, Server +
http://smtp25.blogspot.com/ (Blog)
https://telnet25.wordpress.com/ (Blog)

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Server 12 Core Configuration, Part 1 Configuring Basic

Filed under: General — telnet25 @ 3:39 pm

PART 1 Preparing Server 2012 CORE for Active directory installation…

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After installing S2012 Core when you change your password, first thing you will see is CMD.EXE

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Now we would like to jump into PowerShell and start configuring the S2012 Core to be additional domain controller into existing Active Directory Forest/Domain ( mix AD 2008R2 & AD 2012 )

In CMD window type "start Power Shell" and hit enter

Start Power Shell

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Now we have PS window open if you like to open another PS window simply type same command

Sometimes it is hand to have two separate windows.

Start PowerShell

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Now tape host name to see the current computer generic name , Now let’s start renaming our Server in my case I choose the name as "S2012Core"

Rename-Computer -NewName “S2012CORE” -Restart

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*Tips, in PS, a lot of typing is involved, use the tab completion feature saves “tons” of time and makes command line “fun” to learn.

After reboot log back in and type host name

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Now it is time to look at the NIC Card and configure it

Get-NetAdapter

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Get-NetAdapter –InterfaceIndex 12 | rename-NetAdapter –NewName “Production”

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See the new name

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New-NetIPAddress –IPAddess 10.10.10.31 –DefaultGateway 10.10.10.1 –PrefixLength 24 –InterFaceIndex 12

*** Change the IP address to fit to your needs

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Set-DNSClientServerAddress –interfaceIndex 12 –ServerAddress 10.10.10.30

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Lets add  the server into Domain

Add-Computer –DomainName  r1.internal

***r1.internal is the Domain name I have, in the LAB , replace this to fit into your environment

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Reboot the Server

ShutDown –r –t 5

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Resources

 

Respectfully,
Oz Casey, Dedeal ( MVP north America)
MCITP (EMA), MCITP (SA)
MCSE 2003, M+, S+, MCDST
Security+, Project +, Server +
http://smtp25.blogspot.com/ (Blog)
https://telnet25.wordpress.com/ (Blog)

September 19, 2012

Windows 2012 Server First look, good by DCPromo

Filed under: General — telnet25 @ 1:23 pm

Installing Server 2012 is pretty fast and easy, what may people will be finding pretty impressive the new Metro interface.

Metro-styled Control Panel is the new era for windows, and it may strike you as it does not look like any other versions of windows you may have known.

Now here are few recommendations to get you going, get familiar with managing Windows from command line

PS is your friend , to be honest if you have not skill in command line and you are in this line of work you better get the basic down. Upcoming versions of windows and applications such as Exchange is more command line less GUI integrated.

I will show you some of the simple , basic stuff you can use to get started,

Open PS,,,,,,,,,,

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You can open most of the GUI you used to have from PS

Go to Control panel type control hit enter

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Devmgmt.msc

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From PS type Start PowerShell to invoke another window ( very handy)

Start PowerShell

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start http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/

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Use server manager to Add remove roles to your server,

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DCPromo wont work from command line )-:

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As you can quickly realize basic is still there , if you have promoted server to be domain controller in the past you should not have any hard time to hang up on new interface and to be honest , it looks pretty neat and useful competed to previous versions GUI presentation.

Respectfully,
Oz Casey, Dedeal ( MVP north America)
MCITP (EMA), MCITP (SA)
MCSE 2003, M+, S+, MCDST
Security+, Project +, Server +
http://smtp25.blogspot.com/ (Blog)
https://telnet25.wordpress.com/ (Blog)

 

 

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