Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – User Functions

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. This blog is going to cover some user functions like logging off, shutting down the OS, and launching Task Manager without the GUI. How to log off The Logoff command is not a native PowerShell cmdlet but it works from PowerShell. Command: Logoff The screen shot below shows…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Managing Services

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Managing Services This module is going to look at how to manage services.  The key to using PowerShell to manage any service is to know the exact spelling of the service name. How to list services PowerShell Command: Get-service | Format-table -autosize The output below show each services…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Date and Time settings

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Date and Time settings This blog is going to cover the basic of viewing and changing your time settings.  If you are like me I seem to always forget to set the correct time zone and need to correct it after the install. How to view Date and…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Computer Name Setting

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Computer Name Setting This blog is going to cover the basic of viewing and changing your computer name.  Setting the computer name is an option when you are installing the OS, or you can let the installer auto name your server.  If for some reason you need to…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Joining the Domain

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Joining the Domain Everybody at some point will need to join their computers to the domain.  This blog will cover the basics of viewing your settings, joining the domain and removing your computer from the domain. How to view Domain Settings We can view the domain name by…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Remote Desktop

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Remote Desktop This is one of the more complex settings to get correct.  For remote desktop to work you need to have two registry keys and a firewall rule set up correctly.  If the registry key does not exist you will receive an error when you try to…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – PowerShell Remote Management

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. PowerShell Remote Management Windows Server 2012 has PowerShell remoting enabled by default.  In order to manage PowerShell Remote Management correctly you will need to logon with an account that is a member of the local administrators account. How to determine if remoting is configured correctly You can determine…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Changing the GUI type

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Changing the GUI type Windows Server 2012 has three different GUI installations, Core, Minimal, and Full GUI.  I am going to assume in this blog you installed Core and wish to temporarily install one of the other two GUIs.  More information about the installation types can be found…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – MacAddress, LinkSpeed and view single NICs

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. MacAddress, LinkSpeed and view single NICs There are a few more commands I want to add to wrap up this section about IPv4 settings.  This will give you all the cmdlet you need to get the same data as IPconfig /all. Viewing MAC Address and NIC Link Speed…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – WINS Client configuration

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. WINS Client configuration WINS still exist out there in the real world.  For that reason I am including it in this blog series.  PowerShell 3.0 does not have any new cmdlet for configuring WINS server settings.  So I have to drop back to using WMI to accomplish this. …

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