On windows server core, how can I copy file located in my local computer to the windows server ?
With the command-line
copy command, perhaps.
Here's the interactive help for it:
C:\>copy /? Copies one or more files to another location. COPY [/D] [/V] [/N] [/Y | /-Y] [/Z] [/L] [/A | /B ] source [/A | /B] [+ source [/A | /B] [+ ...]] [destination [/A | /B]] source Specifies the file or files to be copied. /A Indicates an ASCII text file. /B Indicates a binary file. /D Allow the destination file to be created decrypted destination Specifies the directory and/or filename for the new file(s). /V Verifies that new files are written correctly. /N Uses short filename, if available, when copying a file with a non-8dot3 name. /Y Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an existing destination file. /-Y Causes prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an existing destination file. /Z Copies networked files in restartable mode. /L If the source is a symbolic link, copy the link to the target instead of the actual file the source link points to. The switch /Y may be preset in the COPYCMD environment variable. This may be overridden with /-Y on the command line. Default is to prompt on overwrites unless COPY command is being executed from within a batch script. To append files, specify a single file for destination, but multiple files for source (using wildcards or file1+file2+file3 format). C:\>
Or were you referring to where to copy it?
If you have admin credentials, you can use an administrative share, which would be
\\<server name>\c$ for the root of the C: drive on the server. You can get to the root of other drives the same way.
Or you can use server manager to create a share. Or you can use Computer Management to create a share.
In Windows Explorer on your computer - not the server open up the folder containing the file to you want to copy. Go to Start -> Run and type in
\\<name of the server>\c$ and hit Enter. That should open a new explorer window showing the C: drive on the server - if it asks for a username and password, enter your administrator account credentials on the server. Now you can copy and paste from one explorer window to the other like normal.
The best way to copy file to Windows core is by using USB, and copy it. But you can use SCP protocol for remote copying, but first, you must enable SSH terminal. It is light, secure and only using port 22. SCP is Secure Copy Protocol, and runs on top of SSH (Secure Shell)
First, you need to find the version.
Get-WindowsCapability -Online | ? Name -Like 'openssh*'
Mine shows like:
Name : OpenSSH.Client~~~~0.0.1.0 State : Installed Name : OpenSSH.Server~~~~0.0.1.0 State : NotPresent
Install the server with:
Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name OpenSSH.Server~~~~0.0.1.0
then enable it using
Start-Service sshd Set-Service sshd -StartupType 'Automatic' Get-NetFirewallRule -Name *ssh*
it should show a line like:
Enabled : True
Then you can transfer a file using SCP protocol. One of popular client is WinSCP.
Plus, you can use it to manage your server from remote locations using powershell terminal. Make sure you harden your ssh server to publickey if you want to keep it, though. Also, restrict administrator access, and use
New-PSSession to switch to administrator mode. It is linux de-facto protocol for managing OS, so I can vouch for its security. One of popular SSH client is Putty.
With SSH, you only need to open putty for powershell terminal, or winscp to copy file.