Operational mode of Windows Server OS without the desktop and most of the GUI administration tools.

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Remote PowerShell Access Window Server 2012

I am trying to create a couple files i can save on my local desktop to launch powershell sessions. The server 2008 and 2012 are install core mode only. What I can do is open powershell and type: ...
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IIS 8 SSL Stops working Windows 2012 Core

Is there any known bug or cause for an IIS server to just stop serving SSL overnight? The certificate has not been changed for some time and is still valid. Same certificate works on other identically ...
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Windows 2012 Core Extreme memory use on SVCHOST/Workstation service

We have approximately 200 servers, Hyper V, File Cluster, and IIS, that are all experiencing the same issue, an event occurs on the server through normal use that maxes out or near maxes out the RAM ...
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Forcing Remote Desktop to listen on an adapter on Server Core

I appear to have the problem described here: "After cloning and syspreping [...] VMs running Windows [...], I was not able to connect to the cloned servers by Remote Desktop. After troubleshooting ...
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New 2012r2 hyper-v cluster, GUI or server core? [closed]

I have not worked with a Server Core install before. We will soon be moving from old hardware running Server 2012 (with GUI) for our hyper-v cluster to new hardware and plan to install Server 2012r2. ...
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Method for setting up Volume Shadow Copies on Server Core

Is there some obvious method I am not finding for how to setup the periodic creation of shadow copies for a given drive on a system running Windows without a GUI? From what I can tell going to the ...
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RDS installation failure on 2012 R2 Server Core VM in Hyper-V Server

I'm currently installing a test-bed for my firms Infrastructure replacement. 10 or so Windows/Linux servers will be replaced by 2 physical servers running Hyper-V server. All services (DC, RDS, SQL) ...
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Managing ServerCore 2008 R2 in DMZ

I am looking to replace our DMZ servers with Server Core editions but am struggling with remote management. The computers in the DMZ are in a workgroup while the client I am connecting from is on our ...
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Cannot install Microsoft SQL Server 2012 prerequisites on Windows Server 2008 Core

I have the server with Windows Server 2008 core SP2 and I need to install SQL Server 2012 in it. The problem is that SQL Server requires .NET 4.5 and when I try to install .NET 4.5, the OS gives an ...
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How to configure and enable NAT with server core installation

Using Microsoft Server 2012 Core: What is the equivalent core/Powershell command to enable and configure NAT. I have configured NAT on servers with the following GUI steps: Server Manager, Tools, ...
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Less reboots on Windows Server Core, is this true or just a myth?

Because there are less components installed on a Windows Server core OS, it needs less patches than the full OS. I read in several places that therefor it needs less reboots after patching. I'm ...
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Cmdlets for AD CS deployment: Install-ADcsCertificationAuthority cmdlet failing when attempting to install an offline policy CA

I installed an offline root CA without issue using this command: Install-ADcsCertificationAuthority ` -OverwriteExistingKey ` <#In the case of a re-installation#> ` ...
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Windows Server 2012: Resource footprint of a server core vs Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra install

Is there a doc released by Microsoft (or another reputable source) that details the difference in resource foot print of a server core install vs the minimal GUI install (Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra)? In ...
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How to enable remote device manager?

I have a hyper-v-server-2012-r2 Core server thats not joined to any domain. What configuration must i do on the server and client to connect with MMC \ Device Manager? I have managed to connect with ...
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Properly remove windows.old on Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

I have installed Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 on a server that had Hyper-V Server 2012. When I did this, the standard Windows.old folder was created. I now would like to remove that folder safely. The ...
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SERVER CORE : Running .net applications

I have a number of very memory/cpu intense .net applications that would like to look at moving to 2008 R2 server core, core seems like the perfect solution from initial review, we have a lot of ...
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No NETSH WLAN context in Server 2008 Core install? [closed]

I installed Windows Server 2008 Core on a netbook and I'm trying to set it up as a wireless router. Took forever to find the right wifi drivers... But now I'm running into this problem that there ...
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Identify Windows 2012 Server core

I want to detect if a 2012 server is has been setup as a Core install using WMI. An earlier question, would seem to indicate that I can get the OperatingSystemSKU from Win32_OperatingSystem. My ...
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Can you install Windows Messaging on Windows Server Core 2008 R2

We have Windows Server Core 2008 R2. We have successfully installed .NET and the Visual C++ runtimes. Our application requires the ability to post messages to an MSMQ server To be clear we do not ...
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how open a new cmd console on a windows 2012 server core after closing the last one?

On my new test server (windows server 2012 core) i've closed with the "exit" command the last cmd prompt. And now? how can i open another prompt? must i reboot the machine?
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Change the Windows Automatic Updates Schedule on Server Core

Server 2012 Core. I can manually check for Windows Updates with sconfig option 6. I can set Windows Updates to automatic with sconfig option 5. Great. What if I want to change that to 4 AM? What ...
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Automatically Use PowerShell on Server Core

When I locally log in to a Server 2012 Core installation, every time I have to type powershell to get to a PowerShell command line instead of plain ol' cmd. Assuming that I will never remove the ...
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Windows Update on Server Core 2012

I've been searching for awhile and have yet to find the answer to my question on exactly how windows update works with Server Core 2012. I have a couple of domain controllers i just brought online and ...
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Cannot get Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra to install on Server Core

Everytime I try to install the Management GUI on Server Core I get this error. Install-WindowsFeature : The request to add or remove features on the specified server failed. Installation of one or ...
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Why does my Server Core gets patches for Internet Explorer?

Another second Tuesday of the month, another set of updates, on my Windows Server 2012 Core I get: List of applicable items on the machine: 1> Update for Windows Server 2012 (KB2769165) 21> ...
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Possible to upgrade a Windows 2008R2 RODC Core Domain Controller to 2012 w/GUI

We have some W2K8R2 DCs that are installed in Core or Core/Read only mode. We would like to upgrade to Windows 2012. Our goal is to also remove the "read only" attribute, and add the GUI. Would ...
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How to use 'disk from remote desktop connection' on Windows Server Core?

When using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection, one can set certain local drives to be available on the remote machine. On the remote box they show up in Explorer as 'E on LOCALBOX' and provide a ...
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Virtual Machine Connection tool on Windows 2012 Server Core with minimal Management UI?

Is it possible to LOCALLY run the Windows Server 2012 "Virtual Machine Connection tool" on a Windows 2012 Server Core with minimal Management UI? I want to run a minimalist 2012 Server Core with ...
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Can I use SQL-Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 core?

Is it possible to run SQL-Server 2008R2 or 2012 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Core installation. There are three questions to answer: Does the license allow this? Can I install and operate it? Is it ...
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Windows 2008 r2 server core with WSUS role installed possible?

Is it possible to install the WSUS role on a Windows 2008 R2 Server Core installation? Alternatively, is it possible to install this role on a Windows 2012 Server Core?
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Server 2008 R2 Core installation, drivers? [closed]

I have the server core OS installed with network and raid controller drivers installed. What other drivers are necessary? With GUI, you typically install chipset, vga, audio (if supported), sata ...
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Server 2012 core (no GUI) Auto Logon

I am trying to enable automatic logon in Windows Server 2012 Core (no GUI). I followed the instructions that i have been following for years, detailed in this Microsoft Support KB, but auto login is ...
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How To Install 3rd Party Application on Windows Server 2012 Core

Is it possible to install 3rd party components on a Windows Server 2012 Core installation that typically require a GUI? For Example, if I want to install a MySQL server on a Core installation, would ...
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Hyper V on server core 2008 networking issue

Im having a networking issue in my new test environment - server core 2008, hyper-v. I have 2 NICs on the hyper-v server, 1 for the host and the other is shared by 3 x VM through the usual virtual ...
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Unzip File With Powershell in Server 2012 Core

I need to unzip a file with powershell. The typical way I've seen everyone do this is by automating the shell with a script. $shellApplication = new-object -com shell.application $zipPackage = ...
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How to Remote Manage Windows Server 2012 in Server Manager?

We are managing multiple Windows Server 2012 through Server Manager installed on Windows 8. Most things work smoothly with these two exceptions. On this TechNet article it states that Server Manager ...
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Server Core DNS Server in VSphere doesn't respond to ping and needs continuous arp clean

I have a VSphere installation hosting two Windows Server 2008 R2 installations. One of them is a complete install that serves as a DHCP server and that I use for administration. The other install is a ...
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How can I get a list of default documents in IIS using PowerShell?

I'm managing a Server Core machine and trying to do everything in PowerShell, which is fun. I need a list of the default documents. From other websites, I've found out how to set and remove them, ...
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Adding a local user from one Windows machine to a local group on another Windows machine

I would like to add a local user account from a remote computer to a local group on a Windows "server core" box. Neither the workstation, nor the server are in a domain. Is that possible? Will ...
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How to assign an different SSL certificate for the IIS7+ Management Service on Server-Core?

When installing the Management service for IIS7+ a self-signed SSL certificate is created and assigned, it has the name 'WMSvc-ComputerName'. In the GUI version I can change this to a different ...
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How do I install dotNet Framework 3.51 on Windows Server 2012 core?

On Windows Server 2008 R2 core I use dism.exe and the featurename: 'NetFx3-ServerCore' this feature is not available on Server 2012 (Windows Server 8). Using the standard 3.51 Installer on Server ...
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Benchmark for Windows Server vs. Server Core

Are there any known and sound benchmarks comparing a standard Windows Server 2008 with a Server Core installation? I guess a realistic workload like SQL Server or a web application running under IIS ...
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Time Service will not start on Windows Server - System error 1290

I have been trying to sort out some time sync issues involving two domain controllers and seem to have ended up with a bigger problem. It's horrible. They are both virtual machines (one being on ...
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How do I grant “log on as a service” permission to a (local) from the command-line?

On Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Edition, how do I assign the "log on as a service" permission to a user, from the command-line? (ntrights.exe from the Win2003 resource kit is not included in Win2008 ...
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View Network File Share Activity on Server Core

I have a Server Core that is being used only as a file server with clients accessing it via UNC paths. I want to "tweak" the backup routines (timings) that our external backup server uses when it ...
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How to uninstall SQL 2008R2 Reporting Services via the command line?

I am running SSRS 2008R2 x64 on a Windows Server Core 2008 R2 instance. I need to fully uninstall the SSRS instance leaving the DB's in tact. I know this is normally done through the Programs and ...
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Disk Space discrepancy SMB vs command prompt

We have a Windows 2008 server core installation that has a 400GB disk attached to it. When viewing the free space of this disk via the command prompt it reports 35GB free. Computer management also ...
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Create a bridged network connection using only the command line

I want to bridge two network connections on a Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. As I'm essentially using a "Server Core", GUI is not available, so I can't use the usual way. (Right click the network ...
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Activation context generation failed for “C:\php\php-cgi.exe”. Dependent Assembly

Greeting, I have Windows Server 2008 Server Core. I want to configure this server to host php websites using IIS 7. I installed and configured IIS7 to run php using the steps in this website: ...
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How do I update Windows Server 2008 R2 Core and verify it?

How do I proceed to update a Server 2008 R2 Core? And to verify that it is up to date?