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Building up a learning lab based on Windows 8 and Hyper-V, Part VI

Building up a learning lab based on Windows 8 and Hyper-V, Part VI

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So in our previous installment, we were at Server Manager, ready to configure our pristine Domain Controller.  So lets get to it!

First, click on “Local Server” on the left pane.

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What do we notice in the image below?  Computer name is goofy so lets fix it.

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Clik the hyperlink for the machine name, which brings up this interface below:

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Clicking ok at that point rewards you with a reboot notice, click ok, then click ok again and restart.

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So now when we logon again and select Local Server in Server Admin we get this view:

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So lets shift to the right and address some housekeeping items, by the way in your lab, probably ok to ignore this:

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At least for now…

So in a LAB environment where I might be web browsing from a server to collect software to install, I turn off IE ESC:

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and then maybe I turn on Automatic Windows Updates (depends on if I am testing updates or not…

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And apply some updates.  I do this before I enable the AD role, out of habit…

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Install those patches and let it reboot.

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So let it reboot, hit restart now.

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