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

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Configure DCOM on Server Core

I'm trying to configure remote access to WMI across a number of servers, however the boxes that are just running Server Core are giving me a headache. Notionally, in order to do this we need to run ...
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App pool stopping and not logging any error

We're having an issue in IIS on Windows Server 2012 R2 Core. Our IIS site has its own app pool which is set to run under the application pool identity. Almost immediately after startup when first ...
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Set USB HD to Better Performance on Windows Server Core

I have a USB hard drive plugged into a server running Windows Hyper-V-server, which in many respects is like Windows Server Core in that it has no GUI and no way to get to device manager. On a normal ...
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Install RSAT-Hyper-V-tools fails on Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core

When I try to install Rsat-Hyper-v-tools with powershell command: add-windowsfeature rsat-hyper-v-tools -includeAllSubFeature It fails with error saying that: The source files could not be ...
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Remotely managing Server Core from a non-domain computer

I've been trying to setup a Server Code system for hours now and nothing works. I'm guessing the root of the issue is that neither the Win2012R2 server nor the Win8.1 client are part of a domain but I ...
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I removed all permissions on C:\ Server 2012 R2 Core

Really stupid move, I know this. I was granting permissions to one of our users on the C: directory of on of our servercore machines. I used icacls /grant :r and removed all the permissions to the ...
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Server 2008 R2 Core CMD window randomly closing

I have set up a VM running Server 2008 Core as part of the Microsoft 70-462 exam training kit book. The problem I'm having is the cmd window closes randomly. I reopen it using task manager and it will ...
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Use the DFSR Module on a Windows 2012 R2 Server Core

I have a standard Windows 2012 R2 box setup with server core. I have the file server roles installed along with DFSR. I want to use the powershell tools like Get-DfsrState and other Get-Dfsr* to ...
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Server 2012 r2 core cannot change windows update to automatic

I have a 2012 r2 server. Trying to change over sconfig updates to automatic, the change will be fine, but when I open again sconfig is set to Manual. I was looking into GroupPolicy, which is set to ...
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Windows server core 2012 R2 - install RSAT-SNMP (removed)

I started preparing the infrastructure for dell OME - with the fact that clients need permission SNMP - SNMP namely + RSAT-SNMP. Unfortunately RSAT-SNMP is the get-windowsfeatures as "removed". If you ...
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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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Command line repair of RAID5 set on Server 2008 HyperV (or Core)

I have a HyperV box that is showing bad blocks on one of the disks. I got this from diskpart; DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt -------- ------------- ...
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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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How can i get the total records in my DNS Server

I'll need to count all the records in a dns server 2008, for all the zones configured on the server, by running a script locally Thanks, aca
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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, ...