Server Core CoreConfigurator

I know i”m late on this but I”ve got to blog about it.  Fellow Directory Services MVP Guy Teverovsky has created the coolest tool yet for Server 2008 Server Core.  It is the Server Core CoreConfigurator

After you copy the four files to your Server Core server you have a great tool to help with the most common tasks within Server Core.  Included features are:

  • Product Activation
  • Configuration of display resolution
  • Clock and time zone configuration
  • Remote Desktop configuration
  • Management of local user accounts (creation, deletion, group membership, passwords)
  • Firewall configuration
  • WinRM configuration
  • IP configuration
  • Computer name and domain/workgroup membership
  • Installation of Server Core features/roles

The latest build added support for 3 scenarios for DCPromo:

  • Additional DC in existing domain new forest
  • Few Forest
  • New Child Domain

I highly recommend you go to his blog to view some of the screen shots.  To bad he didn”t get to make it to the last MVP summit because it would have been nice to catch up with him again.

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