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Now this is GENIUS - Server Core Configurator...

Now this is GENIUS - Server Core Configurator...

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If you are doing anything with Server Core in Windows Server 2008, you'll know that there are always certain tasks you need to do upon installation to enable things like remote connection, pinging etc etc.  Now, doing this from the Command Line is all well and good, if a) you understand it and b) you want to dedicate a little more time to doing the job.

Now, for those 'Wizard-lovers' among you (cue Harry Potter jokes), there's a great tool that's been developed to give you a small GUI within Server Core, to enable you to do those "little jobs" such as:

  • Product Activation
  • Configuration of display resolution
  • Clock and time zone configuration
  • Remote Desktop configuration
  • Management of local user accounts (creation, deletion, group membership, passwords)
  • Firewall configuration
  • WinRM configuration
  • IP configuration
  • Computer name and domain/workgroup membership
  • Installation of Server Core features/roles

CoreConfigurator

The Core Configurator enables you to do all those 'little jobs', quickly and easily!  You can read all about it, see screenshots and download it, from here: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/guyt/archive/2008/03/22/windows-server-core-coreconfigurator-to-the-rescue.aspx

Core just got a whole lot easier! :-)

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