Windows Server 2008: Manage Server Core settings with CoreConfigurator

Since server core has no GUI, some administrators might feel intimidated by the fact the most initial settings and configuration must be done via the command prompt, registry or other means. Although most configuration tasks can be easily accomplished if you know your way around the command prompt commands, some changes do need special attention […]

Since server core has no GUI, some administrators might feel intimidated by the fact the most initial settings and configuration must be done via the command prompt, registry or other means. Although most configuration tasks can be easily accomplished if you know your way around the command prompt commands, some changes do need special attention since they either use long and easy-to-forget syntaxes, or in some cases, use specific command line tools that only exist in server core.

So, in preparation for one of the events I hosted – "The Israeli Windows Server 2008 Launch event", I spoke to my good friend, IT expert and MVP – Guy Teverovsky (http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/guyt) – about writing a GUI tool for server core, helping the administrator in exactly these specific tasks. After some serious bugging on my side and promising him quite a lot of beer, Guy finally sat down and wrote this tool called CoreConfigurator.

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