Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core is the command line version of Windows Server. It is not recommended to use this is you are a beginner.
In our instructions we mostly use Powershell commands.
Powershell is started with the command:
Server Core has a simple command by the name:
In sconfig you can define the following settings by giving a number in the menu and pressing ENTER:
- Domain or workgroup
- Changing the computer name
- Making users Administrators
- Configuring remote access
- Windows Update settings
- Download and install updates
- Enable remote desktop
- Network configuration
- Date and time settings
- Windows activation
- Log out
- Turn off
- Leave sconfig
You can always get back to the command line window using CTRL + ALT + DEL and executing (File -> Run) cmd and into powershell by executing powershell.
Open location settings and define them all.
Open CTRL + ALT + DEL after login and change the keyboard settings in the bottom right corner.
Date and Time settings
You can see your computer's IP configuration in the command prompt using:
Powershell with the command:
IP-addresses are simple to change from sconfig.
- IP-address, subnet mask and default gateway settings.
- DNS server settings.
- Clear DNS server settings.
- Return to menu.
With the Get-Help command you can get help for features, roles and commands.
With the Get-Command command you can get command listings
Get-Command *-ad* - Active Directory commands in a list
Roles and features
Installing roles and features
List roles and features:
Install a role or feature:
Install multiple roles and features simultaneously:
After an empty line press ENTER and the machine will start to install roles and/or features.