Windows Server 2008

1. WINDOWS SERVER 2008 2. WINDOWS 2008 Editions 3. WINDOWS 2008 Server Core 4. APPROX. COST OF WINDOWS SERVER 2008 5. Upgrade / Migrate 6. Upgrade from previous OS 7. WINDOWS SERVER 2008 INSTALLATION 8. Windows Server 2008 Activation 9. Activation Method 10. RAID 11. BACKUP and RECOVERY 12. Wbadmin 13. BACKUP Utility 14. Windows Recovery Environment 15. Server Roles for WINDOWS SERVER 2008 16. IP-ADDRESSING and IPV4 17. IPV6 18. Remote Desktop Connection 19. Steps for Remote Desktop Pc from Client PC 20. Remote Desktops 21. MANAGING SERVER CORE 22. TERMINAL SERVICES (TS) 23. TERMINAL SERVICES MANAGER 24. MANGAING FILE AND PRINT SERVERS 25. Share Folder 26. Attrib (Attribute) 27. Windows Registry 28. Disk Quotas 29. Disaster Recovery Tools 30. MMC 31. Remote Assistance 32. Signed & Unsigned Driver 33. Hardware Profile 34. CHKDSK.EXE(Check Disk) 35. Disk Defragmenter (DFRG.MSC) 36. ACTIVE DIRECTORY REVIEW 37. Introduction to AD 38. TRUST 39. FSMO 40. GC (GLOBAL CATALOG) Server 41. Site 42. AD replication 43. Backup of Active Directory (DC) 44. Understanding USER, GROUP & COMPUTER 45. Create Local User & Multiple Users 46. GROUP SCOPE 47. Public and Private key encryption 48. Trust concept of CA working 49. ETHERNET CARDS 50. Availability and Security 51. General Server Security Issues 52. OSI MODEL 53. Data Encapsulation 54. TCP/IP or DoD Model 55. Protocol Working at Host to Host (Transport) layer 56. NETWORK MONITOR 57. Internet Information Services 58. Monitoring Tools 59. DNS [Domain Name System] 60. DNS ZONE 61. Remote Access Authentication Process 62. Remote Access Interview Question & Answer part 1 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 2 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 3 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 4 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 5 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 6 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 7 Tutorials
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WINDOWS 2008 Server Core tutorials

Server Core is a stripped down version of Windows Server 2008. Rather than providing a full desktop GUI interface, it provides “C:\>” command shell.

You can manage server core either by typing command or remotely by connecting through a MMC (Microsoft Management Console).

There are 2 benefit of using Server Core.

  1. Reduced Attack Surface:- Fewer components are installed, which reduces the number of components that might be attacked by someone attempting to compromise the computer.

    It is sometimes referred as “Headless”. When many things are stripped down it is more Secure and Stable.

  1. Lower Hardware requirement:- because much has been stripped out of Server Core version of Windows Server 2008, you can run server core on older hardware.

When you purchase a license for particular edition of Windows Server 2008, you have option of installing either the Full GUI Version or scaled down Server Core version. THE LICENSE WILL COST SAME AMOUNT.


Server core can support following roles

  • DC

  • Infrastructure

  • Windows Media Services

  • File / Print Server

  • Hyper V

Key Points:-

  1. You can not upgrade from any prior OS to Windows Server Core, because there are no prior version of any earlier OS with Core.

  2. Same way it is not possible to upgrade a computer running the Server Core version to specific edition of Full version.

  3. Server Core does not support Powershell directly. You can run some powershell commands remotely via WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation)

  4. Although it is command based text based model, you can run few tools graphically on Server core such as REGEDIT, NOTEPAD, TIMEDATE.CPL, INTL.CPL

  5. IIS (Internet Information Services) is supported on Server Core.

  6. However .NET Framework does not works on Server Core. As .NET does not available web applications that rely upon .NET framework will not work on Windows Server Core.

  7. As SQL SERVER 2008 database needs .NET 3.5, you can not install SQL Server 2008 database on Server Core.

  8. Some other roles such as Active Directory Certificate Services, Application Server (.NET), Active Directory Federation Services, Windows Deployment Services are not available at time of release. It might be included in later service packs.


Important Commands

OCLIST.EXE this command provides a list of all server roles that are currently

Installed on the server and what roles are available to install.

On regular Win 2008 sever you can give following command

Servermanagercmd.exe -query


OCSETUP.EXE You can add or remove features from Server Core using this command. Keep in mind that Server Role Name is “Case Sensitive”.

To install IIS-Webserver role command is

Ocsetup.exe IIS-WebServerRole

To uninstall role, it is necessary to ensure that all of the role’s services

Are shut down prior to uninstalling. For e.g.

Ocsetup.exe /uninstall IIS-WebServerRole


DCPROMO To install or uninstall ACTIVE DIRECTORY.

NETSH following command will set ip address of NIC lan card

netsh interface ipv4 set address name=1 source=static

address= mask= gateway=

following command will add DNS address of NIC lan card

netsh interface ipv4 add dnsserver name=1 address= index=1.


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