A server core is actually is a strip down for Hyper-V. By right, the server has only command prompt.
The above is what you’ll get when first time install the Server Core and successfully login to the server.
You can either go for a simple menu for your configuration by key in in the command prompt : sconfig
and you’ll get the following menu screen :
and start your configurations ….. or …. (read on the following how to get the GUI) in server core for basic configuration.
Beginners for Server Core .
For the beginners some GUI (Graphical User Interface) could do some help. I found a tool and it’s called Core Configurator 2.0
To download the link is over here.
Once you have download & extract it, then you can copy it to the server core C:\ drive without installation.
In my example, I’ve created a directory and copied the called CoreConfigurator in the C Drive.
In the command prompt I then change the directory to by keying
Then key in Start_Coreconfig.wsf to execute to bring up the basic GUI for Server Core.
The Script will kick in (it’s actually Powershell).
The GUI is launched to help beginners that is new to Server Core to start off the basic configuration so that they can begin to populate the Hyper-V running in Server Core.
You can also add roles.
You can do your Network IP settings, DNS, start-stop services etc from the GUI. Very simple.
Thank you & happy try out the toolHope the sharing is fruitful to you !