Setting Up Windows Server 2012 Core Installation

Before you start Objectives: Learn commands which are used to configure Windows Server 2012 machines from the command line. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: Windows Server 2012 Core, configuration, command line, powershell, initial configuration  Server Core As you should know, to configure server core we will mostly use PowerShell or CMD. In PowerShell we can use most commands … Read more

Minimal Server Interface in Windows Server 2012

Before you start Objectives: Learn how to configure Minimal Server Interface using Server Manager or using PowerShell. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: User Interface, PowerShell, Server Manager, Minimal Server Interface, Windows Server 2012  What is Minimal Server Interface The purpose of Minimal Server Interface is to reduce the footprint of the server. It reduces the size of the … Read more

Features on Demand in Windows Server 2012

Before you start Objectives: Learn how to uninstall features and how to completely remove feature payload from the disk in Windows Server 2012. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: binaries, features, removal, payload, uninstall, Server 2012.  What is Features on Demand In previous versions of Windows Server, when we installed the system, all the binaries from all the features … Read more

Switching Between Core and Full Installation in Windows Server 2012

Before you start Objectives: Learn how to switch from Core to full Windows Server 2012 installation, and vice versa, using PowerShell and Server Manager. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: Core, Full, installation, switching, mode, PowerShell.  Switching from Core to Full Installation There are several tools which can be used to switch from Core to Full Windows Server 2012 … Read more

Brief Introduction to the GUI in Windows Server 2012

Before you start Objectives: Learn where to find the Start Button and Start Menu, how to see all programs, how to log off, and how to shut down your Windows Server 2012 computer. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: Start Menu, computer, option, settings, server, shut down, Windows, charm, Desktop Start Menu In previous versions of Windows OS, we … Read more

Installation of Windows Server 2012

Before you start Objectives: Overview of the installation process of Windows Server 2012, and which things we should plan before we decide to move to Server 2012. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: server, installation, install, Windows, GUI, core, system, choose, 2012, upgrade Plan Your Installation It is great to first try the installation on the virtual machine itself. … Read more

Enable Remote Desktop in Windows Server 2012

Before you start Objectives: Learn how to enable the Remote Desktop on Windows Server 2012 on the full GUI version and on the Core version. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: remote, desktop, server, Windows, core, version, command, cscript, GUI, 2012 GUI Version When we power on our Windows Server 2012 machine, we will be presented with the Dashboard. … Read more

Preparing Tools For Migration to Windows Server 2012

Before you start Objectives: Learn how to prepare the Windows Server Migration Tools which can be used to migrate to Windows Server 2012. We will only prepare the necessary tools, we won’t do the actual migration of roles and features. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: server, migration, tools, Windows, PowerShell, command, features, case, machine, R2, migrate, roles Which … Read more