Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Basic information on Windows Server 2012 R2 Core

Below is some basic information on configuring a new Windows Server 2012 R2 Core installation.  If installing the new server within VMware, use the menu option as normal to install/update VMware Tools.  Launch a command prompt and use the following command via the D: drive or whatever drive letter the CD-ROM is mapped to.  The server should restart automatically.

Setup64.exe /s /v /qn

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To perform some basic configuration, the sconfig.cmd command will display a menu list of various tasks.

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A PowerShell prompt can be launched by simply using the command powershell.  Below are some examples of disabling the tunneling protocols and IPv6.

Set-NetTeredoConfiguration -Type Disabled
Set-NetIsatapConfiguration -State Disabled
Set-Net6to4Configuration -State Disabled

Set-NetAdapterBinding -name <NIC name> -DisplayName "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)" -Enabled:$false

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