Questions tagged [windows-server-core]

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

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How do i schedule the built-in windows memory diagnostics from a server core installation?

How do i schedule the built-in windows memory diagnostics from a server core installation? mdsched.exe does not seem to be included in Server Core 2019
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How can I check if SQL Server 2019 Standard is activated on Server Core? [duplicate]

I installed SQL Server 2019 Standard on Windows Server 2019 Core from an ISO that I downloaded from our MSDN. It specifically stated that there is "No product key required" when I downloaded ...
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Connect Server Manager to a new independent domain controller

I'm currently testing a new domain controller on Server 2019 Core. Bit late to this but it's my first time actually trying to achieve anything on Core so every single step is a hurdle. Just setting ...
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Unable to change description for the `RemoteDesktop-UserMode-In-TCP` firewall rule via powershell

I'm trying to change RDP port for my Windows Server 2019 Core. I've edited the registry successfully and was able to update the port in firewall rules so that everything works: PS C:\Windows\system32&...
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What does Server Core App Compatibility (FOD) really do on Server 2019?

I am in the process of upgrading most of our Windows Servers to Windows Server 2019. Whenever I can I'll do a Servercore installation e.g for roles like: Domain Controller Web Server (IIS) File ...
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nVidia driver for Windows Server-Core

Is there anyway to get an nVidia driver installed on Server 2016 Core? nVidia drivers will not by default install on server-core because they require windows explorer, which is not present, as part of ...
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Server 2016 where is Magic packet registry setting

Does anyone know where "Only allow a magic packet to wake this computer" setting has moved to in 2016-core? This 2016-core server can be kept awake by continuous pings or if I let it suspend ...
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Remote Windows Update using Powershell to a air-gapped server

My setup has a Windows 10 Desktop that runs "Windows Admin Software" to manage a directly connected Dell Server. This set up is functioning smoothly. The Desktop is connected to Internet. ...
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Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB fails on Windows Server Core 1909, but works on Windows Server 2019, with exactly the same configuration

I'm in the process of attempting to migrate a .Net Framework MVC application to Windows Server Core. Mostly it has worked fine, but I've hit a blocker, and I'm not sure how to get past it. In one part ...
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BitLocker on Hyper-V Server 2019 - Failed - The system cannot find the file specified

To start with, I want to be clear that this is on "Hyper-V Server 2019" (free headless hypervisor) and not "Windows Server 2019" with the Hyper-V role installed. I've been banging ...
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What is the equivalent to “serverceipoptin /enable” in Windows Server 2019 Server Core?

I am trying to configure my servers to automatically send data related to Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) - in other words, send software quality telemetry to Microsoft. On ...
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What is the equivalent to “serverweroptin /detailed” in Windows Server 2019 Server Core?

I am trying to configure my servers to automatically send detailed error reports. On previous versions of Windows Server (in a Server Core installation), I would run: serverweroptin /detailed ...
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WMI filter for NOT server core for all current Windows editions

I want a WMI filter for all computers except server core for a GPO deploying some GUI tools. The top result for "wmi query server core" has many issues: The answers are specific for Server 2012. The ...
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Windows 2016 Server Core - Add node to a SQL Server Failover Cluster (NOT Working)

2016 Server CORE. Add node to SQL server 2019 Failover Cluster. Steps were taken: Added the server to the Failover Cluster I found this page, Install SQL Server from the Command Prompt which is ...
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Switch server core to use Microsoft Update instead of Windows Update

I've got a few server core database servers in my test lab and the ones where I could successfully use the gui to install SQL server use Microsoft Update for checking for updates. The servers that I ...
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Start ServerManager in Windows Server Core

I created an ECS instance in alibabacloud with Windows Server Core 1903. I want to start the IIS server manager GUI, and I am used to do this by simply running ServerManager command in powershell. ...
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Setting a Backup Policy on Hyper-V 2019 server

I'm trying to manage the Azure backup for Windows Server 2019 with the Hyper-V feature using Windows Admin Center. The Server itself is a core server (no GUI). I cannot find a way to define the "...
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Added DFSR to Domain controller, non domain admins can not create shares

My situation is I deployed a couple of domain controllers at some locations. My boss didn't want to spend money on servers, so I reused some servers we were not using. I installed them as domain ...
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Finding a missing Dll on Windows Server Core in Docker

I am attempting to build a console application in a Windows Docker container using Windows Server Core, as per these instructions from Microsoft. The problem I am having is that, when run on the ...
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How to enable NTFS folder compression on Windows Server Core?

I want to enable NTFS compression on a specific folder, in my case: C:\inetpub\logs. This is easily done in Windows Server with Desktop Experience, but in Server Core how this can be achieved? To be ...
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Can RSAT-ADDS be safely removed after Exchange 2019 installation on Windows 2019 Core?

I'm deploying a new Exchange Server 2019 and using Windows Server 2019 Core as basis. Accordingly to Microsoft documentation, located https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Exchange-Team-Blog/Deploy-...
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Visually, how does the screen look when you locally log into a machine running Windows Server Core?

With the Server Core option chosen during the installation of Windows Server, I've seen several references to no GUI being present. I'm totally blind and as a result screenshots arn't that useful to ...
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Hyper-v 2016 won't connect remotely

It worked perfectly before I changed my password because the password has expired. Now I get this alert message when I try to connect to my VM server. I can't figure out why it is problem now.
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Hyper-v core 2016 can't login on domain controller

My windows hyper-v core 2016 was connected to my DC from begining. Suddenly i make update and then i lose connection to my DC. I checked my network config etc. ip and look like it should. I run ...
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Can I add a Microsoft Account to my Windows Server Core? (WITHOUT domain nor domain controller) [closed]

Can I use Microsoft accounts in my Windows Server Core virtual machines as we can do with Windows 10 without domain controller role or additional magic?
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Windows Server Core: how could I disable CTRL+ALT+DEL on logon?

I am trying a VM of Windows Server Core on KVM on Linux. My problem is what looks like a bug of virt-manager, it can't send ctrl-alt-del when i press the button "send ctrl-alt-del", so I can't login ...
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Error installing Active Directory Certificate Services

I'm trying to install Active Directory Certificate Services on a Windows Server 2016 Standard Core VM where I logged in with the Administrator account. I ran the following Powershell cmdlet: ps> ...
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Trouble installing Windows Admin Center 1809 on Server 1803 via command line error 1603

I am attempting to install Windows Admin Center 1809 on Server 1803. I ran under administrator context: msiexec /I windowsAdminCenter1809.msi /qn /L*v log.txt SSL_CERTIFICATE_OPTION=generate The ...
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How to get Windows Core Server back on domain?

I've got a Windows Core Server which was shut off for awhile. Unfortunately it appears to have lost the domain connection while off. Normally on a GUI Server or Workstation it's not a big deal, I ...
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Stop server core 2016 prompting to install Silverlight?

I have a server 2016 core set up as one domain controller, there's a second DC which is a full server 2016 with GUI. Almost every time I log on to the 2016 core machine, it prompts about available ...
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Cannot remote connect to Windows 2019 core

I tried to copy files to Windows server 2019 core referring to https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt708806(v=vs.85).aspx. But after i ran the commands: $ip = "192.168.0.100" # replace with your ...
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Cannot add Server 2016 Core cluster to SCVMM, Error 410

I'm trying to add a four host, Server 2016 Core Cluster to SCVMM 2016. I keep getting the following error when SCVMM tries to install the agent on all four hosts: Error (410) Agent installation ...
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how to mirror a disk in windows server 2016 core

I have a server with 2 identical hard drives. I installed windows server 2016 core on the 1 rt hard drive and now I would like to mirror (raid 1) the content of this hard drive on the hard Drive 2. ...
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On windows server core, how can I copy file located in my local computer to the windows server?

On windows server core, how can I copy file located in my local computer to the windows server ?
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How to install PostgreSQL on Windows Server Core

Is it possible to install PostgreSQL on Windows Server Core? https://www.postgresql.org/download/windows/ lists two methods for installing PostgreSQL on Windows. 1) Interactive installer by ...
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One system is stuck on an older Cumulative Update

I've set up a Service Fabric cluster on Azure, which is built on top of Virtual machine scale sets. It has two scale sets, one with three nodes and one with a single node. Both scale sets run ...
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Cant remote manage server “Access is denied”

Im trying to work with performance monitor on windows server 2016 core. I have my PC a VM a new or was atleast new Installation of server core and i got some other VMs running. All im trying to do is ...
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Windows Server Core 2016 having graphical issues

I am just experimenting with Windows Server Core on 2016 for the first time (running under VMWare ESXi 6.5) and I keep having graphical bugs every so often, if the screensaver comes up, when I move ...
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Unable to install NET Framework 4.7.1 on Server Core installation Windows Server 2016

or "Update is not applicable to your computer" for NET Framework 4.7.1 on Server Core installation Windows Server 2016 Trying to update net framework to 4.7.1 on a Server Core installation but no ...
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server core and command prompt

Thought came to mind as I am studying for my 40-711 MCSA test later today, and I'm not near my server lab at home to test. Do CMD commands work in a server core install of MS Server 2012 R2? For ...
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Windows core 2016 services permissions

Newly install Windows 2016 Core server, trying to change service startup type. It seems that default permissions for this service won't let me do it even with domain admin privileges. [servername]PS ...
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Remotely Manage Server Core 2016 Hyper-V Hosting Domain Controller

I ran into a little issue this morning and am wondering how I avoid the issue in the future. Fortunately, the issue resolved itself, but this could be a major problem in the future. My domain ...
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Why would you use Windows Server Core over Linux Server? [closed]

I'm doing some study for the Microsoft 70-410 exam using Plural site and in the course the instructors into a bit of depth about server core, however watching the videos it looks like just a Windows ...
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Get DFSR Backlog file count from Windows Server 2016 Core?

As far as I know, there is no way to check DFSR Backlog on Windows Server 2016 Core. Command line tools like dfsrdiag or dfsradmin do not work on Core, also I don't know the way how to use DFSR ...
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subscription option not available for remote event viewer

I've got a Server Core 2016 installation I'm trying to configure as an event log collector. I've successfully enabled the firewall rules, however, when I connect to event viewer remotely through MMC, ...
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IIS on Server Core - enable SSL for WSUS

I'm trying to deploy WSUS4. I'm trying to do the right thing and use server core. The problem is that I'm stuck at enabling SSL. When using the IIS Remote Manager there's no 'Server Ceritificates' ...
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Issues installing Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) on Docker Server Core 2016

When I run the following command: Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Feature -Online Windows-Identity-Foundation on a container based on windowsservercore, I get the following error: Enable-...
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How do I add the Windows GUI to Windows 2016 Server Core?

We just got our dedicated server from Rackspace. It was loaded with W2008 on it. I decided to put the most recent OS on it so I wouldn't have to upgrade it later. Apparently during the installation, I ...
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Start-Process : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name 'Command'

Strangest error. Im attempting to run an elevated powershell process in order to install an application on a headless windows server 2016 core container. steps to reproduce this: start the ...
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SQL on Server Core pitfalls [closed]

We are going to try new SQL Server 2016 and we're thinking to install it on Windows Server Core. I know there are some benefits from going this way. From what I've heard, this setup is more secure and ...