Server Core configuration tool from Guy Teverovsky

I find configuring WS08 Server Core a bit of a pain because I have to use several different (and unfamiliar) command-line tools to perform the normal day-to-day configuration tasks that I do so easily with the graphical tools in a full WS08 install. It's not a big deal; the proper command-line syntax is documented in several places, for instance here, but it can be annoying.

Rafael Dominguez, one of NetPro's Systems Engineers, passed this nifty little tool on to me today. It's a little graphical utility by Guy Teverovsky that supports the most common configuration scenarios, including:

  • Product Activation
  • Configuration of display resolution
  • Clock and time zone configuration
  • Remote Desktop configuration
  • Management of local user accounts (creation, deletion, group membership, passwords)
  • Firewall configuration
  • WinRM configuration
  • IP configuration
  • Computer name and domain/workgroup membership
  • Installation of Server Core features/roles
  • I haven't used it yet, but I will. Check it out!