Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core

* Windows Activation steps:- slmgr.vbs -ipk [product key here]. This step is only needed for MAK keys.- slmgr.vbs -ato- slmgr.vbs -dli- slmgr.vbs -dlv More info: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Windows-Server-License-Manager-Script-slmgrvbs.html  * To configure various settings such as domain joining, networking, remote management, Windows update, date/time: just issue the command sconfig  

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Windows 2008 Server Core – Virtual Machine Addtions installation & Product Activation

I installed a Windows 2008 Enterprise Core using Virtual PC 2007 SP1 (which has the Windows 2008 option in the VM creation wizard). Then I tried to install the VM Additions (directly from d:\windows\setup.exe after choosing the VM Additions command of Virtual PC), it always got rolled back.   I found the solution from Jesper…

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