Tuncay Sahin

ICT Engineer | Docent ICT & Trainer

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

Configure-SMRemoting.exe –Enable

Allow Remote Server Manager firewall rule

Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "Windows Remote   Management"

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

cmdkey /add:<ServerName> /user:<UserName>   /pass:<password>

On the server show Firewall RuleGroups

Get-NetFirewallRule | Select DisplayGroup -Unique | Sort DisplayGroup

To allow a specific MMC snap-ins to connect

Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "<rulegroup>"


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

Get-WindowsImage -ImagePath <path to wim>install.wim

Install GUI

Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra,Server-Gui-Shell   –Restart –Source wim:<path to wim>install.wim:<Index>

Uninstall GUI

Uninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra -restart

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