This topic explains the locally and remotely methods for managing a Server Core Server using the command line or by powershell.
|Command Prompt||press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, click Start Task Manager, click More Details, click File, click Run, and then type cmd.exe.|
|PowerShell||open a Windows PowerShell windows by running PowerShell at a command prompt|
Remotely using GUI tools
You can simplified manage a Server Core Server remotely by using graphically tools, such as Server Manager. Server Manager provides a single source for managing a server’s identity and system information, displaying server status, identifying problems with server role configuration, and managing all roles installed on the server. You can use Server Manager from a client PC by installing Remote Server Administration Tools.
IMPORTANT ! You must allow once Remote Server management by running PowerShell cmdlets on the Core Server:
|Enable Remote Server Manager||
|Allow Remote Server Manager firewall rule||
Many snap-ins for Microsoft Management Console (MMC) can be remotely used to manage your server. To arrange this:
|If working in a workgroup environment, then establish alternate credentials on the client computer||
|On the server show Firewall RuleGroups||
|To allow a specific MMC snap-ins to connect||
Converting the server to GUI mode
You can freely switch to the Server with a GUI optionand use the graphical tools to configure the server, and then later switch back to the Server Core mode.
|Determine the index number for a Server with a GUI image||