Starting with Server Core

First steps in the Server Core world.

Changing keyboard/regional settings on Server Core
Changing keyboard/regional settings on Server Core

Changing Region and Language settings (keyboard layout)

As we Belgians use keyboards from outer space, changing Regional Settings is a Must. (Also called International Settings).

Use this command to start the Region and Language panel:

intl.cpl

Working with netsh to add static IP Address and set DNS servers.
Working with netsh to add static IP Address and set DNS servers.

Changing the computername

netdom renamecomputer %computername% /newname core2008R2

Reboot computer

shutdown /r /f /t 0

switches: /r -> reboot, /f -> force, /t 0 -> time 0 seconds, in other words: immediately.

verify with ipconfig
verify with ipconfig

Adding static IP Address

Show current interfaces:
netsh interface show interface

Changing IP Address:
netsh interface ipv4 set address Local Area Connection static 192.168.1.7 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.1

Set a DNS Server:
netsh interface ipv4 add dnsserver name=”Local Area Connection” address=192.168.1.10 index=1
netsh interface ipv4 add dnsserver name=”Local Area Connection” address=195.130.130.130 index=2

Verify with ipconfig /all

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