Server Core at ITForum

Hi,  For those that are attending ITForum next week, there will be a couple of Server Core sessions: SRV304 – Deploying and Remotely Administering Server Core SRV316 – Configuring and Managing Windows Server 2008 Server Core 304 focuses on remote management via MMC and PowerShell, including firewall configuration to allow these. While 316 focuses on…


Server Core in RC0

RC0 of Windows Server 2008 is out and there are a few changes in Server Core: ·        Runonce now works ·        IIS is included as a role – see this blog posting for lots of useful IIS on Server Core information: http://blogs.iis.net/metegokt/archive/2007/06/26/administering-iis7-on-server-core-installations-of-windows-server-2008.aspx   Andrew  


Server Core TechNet Webcast

I did a TechNet Web cast on Server Core yesterday. If you missed it, it is now available at: http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032341828%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e There were a couple of questions at the end regarding networking technologies that I didn’t know off the top of my head. Here are the answers: What version of SNMP is supported in Windows Server…


IIS in Server Core

For those of you at TechEd recently or who saw the articles, IIS is now a role included in the Server Core installation option. If you have access to the recently released CTP build, IIS is available for you to start testing. Because Server Core does not currently have any managed code support, IIS does…


Step by Step guide for Server Core

The Server Core step by step guide is now available in two locations 1 – To read online or print from: http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/longhorn/en/library/bab0f1a1-54aa-4cef-9164-139e8bcc44751033.mspx?mfr=true 2 – To download in doc format at: http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/1/0/b106fc39-936c-4857-a6ea-3fb9d1f37063/Server%20Core%20Installation%20Option%20of%20Windows%20Server%20Longhorn%20Step-By-Step%20Guide.doc The step by step guide covers how to do most everything with Server Core, from initial configuration, role installation to command line and remote…


Server Core changes for Beta 3

Sorry for the delays between postings lately, working on Beta 3 has been keeping us all busy. Today I’m going to talk briefly about some of the changes and additions we have made to the Server Core installation option for Beta 3. For those of you with access to the recently released build, you’ll see…


Cmd.exe as a Terminal Services Remote Program

It has been too long since I last posted, I’ll try to get back on a more regular schedule. Today’s topic will be how to use Terminal Server Remote Programs to publish cmd.exe and allow you to run the Server Core cmd.exe in a window on your Vista or Longhorn Server installation. You will need…


Windows Update and More WMIC samples

I’m a little behind on my regularly scheduled blog posting, I’ll try to keep up with posting every couple of weeks.   You can use Windows Update to patch Server Core, but you first need to turn it one using the following commands: Cscript c:\windows\system32\scregedit.wsf /au 4 Net stop wuauserv Net start wuauserv   This…


Server Core changes in the December build

For those that have access to the new build released in December, this post will cover some new items in Server Core. The build is supposed to be available as part of the January MSDN, so hopefully more of you will have access when that comes out.   There are two new command line tools…