Installing Windows Server 2012 in Core Mode – Step by Step – Part II

In the last article we installed Windows Server 2012 in Core Mode but we still need to configure the server.  Now we are going to walk through various options and configuration methods.  You will want to take note of two commands right away, since the only window you will see in Core mode by default is the command prompt.   By typing in “help” at the prompt then hitting “enter” you will find a list of commands available for general system maintenance.  The command I will be focusing on in this lesson is “sconfig.cmd”.

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There are several upcoming IT Pro Camps coming up on the east coast.  Here’s your chance to learn all about Windows Server 2012 – heralded by industry analysts as the most impressive Windows Server update since Windows Server 2000. Join us at a FREE Microsoft IT Camp for hands-on demos and interactive discussions with Microsoft technical experts. You’ll work closely with all the new features and functionalities of this release including Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, Shared-Nothing Live Migration, Storage Pools and Windows Azure Virtual Machines.

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Installing Windows Server 2012 in Core Mode – Step by Step – Part I

If you are like me, I have put off installing Windows Server in Core mode because frankly seeing the OS in a graphical interface helps me think.  However, we are now living in an age where the remote configuration tools are so rich and simplified that it’s high time I got around to diving in to the GUI-less server mode.  So let’s get started!  Read more

Accelerate your journey to the cloud with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.0 Beta!

Accelerate your Windows Server 2012 migration with Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.0 Beta. This latest version of MAP adds new scenarios to help plan your environment with agility and focus while lowering the cost of delivering IT. Included in MAP 8.0 Beta are hardware and infrastructure readiness assessments to assist you in planning the deployment of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, preparing your migration to Windows Azure Virtual Machines, readying your environment for Office 2013 and Office 365, and tracking your usage of Lync. 

Facebook App for Windows Surface missing? Here is the Solution in 3 Easy Steps

Update! If you are running Windows 8 or 8.1 you will see the new Facebook app in the Windows Store. While I am still partial to using the web page some of the time, keep reading for the original steps in adding a Facebook tile to the Start Screen:

My wife has been using her new Surface pretty much non-stop since we bought it on opening day.  She has only had one complaint.  “Why is there no Facebook App?  Sure there is the People app but I like Facebook.”  So I told her no problem, lets make a Facebook “app”.  This literally takes 2 minutes at most! Read more

Charlotte’s “The Geekfest 2012″ with IT Pro Camp on November 15th, Register Today

“Please join us at a Microsoft IT Camp for a deep dive into Windows Server 2012 during THE Geek Fest at CPCC on November 15th. Here’s your chance to learn all about Windows Server 2012 – heralded by industry analysts as the most impressive Windows Server update since Windows Server 2000. Join us at a FREE Microsoft IT Camp for hands-on demos and interactive discussions with Microsoft technical experts. You’ll work closely with all the new features and functionalities of this release including Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, Shared-Nothing Live Migration, Storage Pools and Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Thanks to sweeping enhancements in Virtualization, Storage, Networking and Management, Windows Server 2012 is cloud-optimized as a highly dynamic, available and cost-effective server platform. “   If you have missed any of the IT Pro Camps and want to catch up on the labs and discussions here’s your chance folks.  Seating is limited so act fast.  Register here