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Code snippets : Enable remote administration on Windows Server 2012 Core

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By default remote management on Windows Server 2012 Core can be blocked by firewall.

In order to enable this functionality, issue following command from Command Prompt window:


Netsh.exe firewall set service remoteadmin enable ALL

Once it’s done you should be able to manage server remotely.

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How-To : Promote Windows Server 2012 Core to first Domain Controller in Forest

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In order to create new Forest and promote Windows Server 2012 Core to be Domain Controller for that Forest, first Active Directory Services Role has to be added:

Install-WindowsFeature AD-Domain-Services –IncludeManagementTools

Once Active Directory DOmain Services role is installed we can promote server to be first Domain Controller in the Forest.

Install-ADDSForest -DomainName "lab.corp" -DomainNetbiosName "LAB" -DomainMode Win2008R2 -ForestMode Win2008R2 -InstallDns -Force

And after some time new Forest and Domain Controller is ready to use.

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Tips & Tricks : How to add .NET Framework 3.51 to Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

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Unfortunately there is a problem when you try to add .Net Framework 3.51 to Windows Server 2012 using Server Manager. In order to fix that issue and get .Net Framework 3.51 installed (which is required by majority of applications and servers) issue following command from Command Prompt:

dism /online /enable-feature /all /featurename:NetFX3 /source:x:\sources\sxs

Please notice that x: in source parameter has to be replaced with appropriate drive letter for DVD with Windows Server 2012 installation files.

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Tips & Tricks : Configuring IPv4 address on Windows Server 2012 Core with PowerShell

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In order to assign static IPv4 address to Windows Server 2012 Core using power shell use:

New-NetIPAddress -IPAddress 172.16.48.11 -InterfaceAlias "Ethernet" -DefaultGateway 172.16.48.5 -AddressFamily IPv4 -PrefixLength 24
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Tips & Tricks : Enabling Wireless Network in Windows Server 2012 Datacenter edition

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If you want to use Windows Server 2012 Datacenter on workstation/laptop (sometimes it is handy to have mobile workstation with server operating system) you might experience issues with wireless networking. Even if driver for wireless network adapter is installed you might not be able to connect to any wi-fi network.

In order to use wireless in Windows Server 2012 Datacenter additional feature has to be installed: Wireless LAN Service. This can be installed from PowerShell prompt using add-windowsfeature wireless-networking command, as shown on screenshot below:
win2012-wireless-01

Once installed and server rebooted make sure that WLAN AutoConfig service is started, as shown on screenshot below:

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