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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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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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Window Server core 2016: Howto check if process done or not?

I start to install SQL Server in quiet mode /QS but the command just exit without halting the prompt. I tried to using ps and search for the process but no luck. I'm completely new to windows server ...
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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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Enabling the register in DNS option for a network adapter in Server Core

Environment: Windows Server 2016 Core with DNS server installed (more specifically, this is a Domain Controller, but my question is only regarding DNS). Problem: The Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) for ...
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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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Error when open Task Manager on Windows server 2019 core

I installed Windows server 2019 core this morning, but i was unable to launch task manager, it pops up a window saying: The code execution cannot proceed because policymanager.dll was not found. ...
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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 ...
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Is there an easy way to alias PowerShell in cmd?

Whenever I login to my servercore server, the first thing i usually do is this: powershell start-process powershell -verb runas It's a little annoying to always write this whole sentence. can I ...
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Force Install “Wrong” Driver Hyper-V Server

So I've spent the last few hours trying to resolve this and have had no luck. I have a Hyper-V 2016 Server running on AMD hardware. It has an ASUS TPM (though I've tried a Gigabyte TPM as well). ...
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How do I force a driver for an unknown device from the command line?

I have a Mac Pro on which I want to install Server Core (2012 R2 or 2016). The problem is that the Ethernet drivers need to be forced. On a GUI System, I'd open device manager, select "Update Driver",...
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Convert Windows Server 2016 Desktop Experience to Core

How can you convert a Desktop Experience edition of Windows Server 2016 to a Core edition? For previous insider builds you use the powershell uninstall-windowsfeature cmdlet to remove features such as ...
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How to create a VM running Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 without Desktop Experience on Azure?

The default installation of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 at Azure installs it with the Desktop Experience. The graphical interface is not needed for running my application there though. So ...
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Storage pool gone after reinstallation of OS

I had a Windows 2012 R2 hyper-v core installed on a disk that crashed. I had set up a storage pool with 4 disks in it. I replaced the crashed disk and reinstalled the OS, but the storage pool is gone....
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core - source files could not be downloaded regardless of source specified

I am trying to install a feature, specifically Remote Differential Compression (RDC), on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core. Normally I manage this server through its host VM through ...
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“Hyper-V encountered an error trying to access an object on computer '<remote hyper-v server' because the object was not found.”

Setting up a Windows 8.1 Enterprise VM with Hyper-V tools installed to manage our Hyper-V Servers. I have it working with one hypervisor already, but on this one I get the above error. I have followed ...
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Install Language Pack On Windows Server Core (2012 R2)

I have language packs KB3012997 and KB2839636 staged and approved in Windows Server Update Services 2012 R2, but my Windows Server Core 2012 R2 clients refuse to install it. After googling the issue, ...
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Unable to create user account for running a service

I'm running Server 2012 R2 (server core), and I'm having trouble setting up Gitlab CI Multi Runner to run as a service as user created specifically for this service. Here's the associated issue: ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Features on Demand issue with powershell - Pulling roles/features from remote share

This is for learning/lab purposes. -Two 2012 R2 servers. Server 1 is Standard GUI and server 2 is Server core. -Server 1 is updated, Server 2 is not updated at all with any windows updates -Workgroup ...
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sconfig - access is denied - server 2012r2 core on hyperv

I have a vm on hyperv (host is running server 2012r2) running server 2012r2 core. Its been working fine for months, today I can no longer run sconfig to manage it locally. I type sconfig, the command ...
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Cannot upgrade windows server 2012 core to GUI

Before I start I want to apologize if my english isn't 100% correct since it's not my main language.| So, here is my problem: I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 server with the GUI removed. Including ...
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Missing winsxs from installation media

I have downloaded a media from msdn of windows server 2012 to upgrade a server core to gui, but this media does not have de winsxs folder in the source folder there is just a SXS folder. I have tried ...
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Left domain, rejoined, now domain admin permissions are broken

The title pretty much says it all... The domain is on a guest VM (Essentials 2012 R2), to which I joined the Hyper-V 2012 R2 host. For reasons not appropriate for discussion here, recently I briefly ...
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Unable to install .NET Framework 4.6 on Windows Server 2012 R2 Core

When using the the offline installer (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48137) to install .NET 4.6 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Core machine the following error is being returned:...
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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 ...