Windows 2008

I added a Windows 2008 domain controller to my network today:
1) I don’t need hyper-v so I installed “Windows 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V” which ran pretty quickly, I did the “Server Core Installation” ofcourse.
2) I had to change my computer name (duh!): netdom renamecomputer %computername% /newname:blahdc08
3) I set the ip: netsh interface ipv4 set address “local area connection” static
4) I set the dns: netsh interface ipv4 set dnsserver “local area connection”
5) I ran dcpromo: dcpromo /replicadomaindnsname:””
/username:”kobi” /password:* /userdomain:””
/safemodeadminpassword:CHANGEME /installdns:yes
/rebootoncompletion:yes /confirmgc:yes /creatednsdelegation:yes

(I’m sure some people would prefer to write an unattend file but not me, I like to do things in my own way)

Everything is working just fine and I’m happy with it. I like the general concept of no GUI on servers, it’s not what I want yet but it’s getting there…

I also like the new “Protect object from accidental deletion” feature (I used to do it manually with denying “Delete subtree” until now).


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