Starting off I plan to use Windows 2008 core on my Asus p5B computer turned server. On Windows 2008 core I plan on installing a bunch of different OS’s to test and learn about the “new” OS. I plan on using these links as a starting point.
I also want to see how good this Windows 2008 server core gui tool is.
Side Note – If you are doing a test setup and both the Server and Client are opperating in WorkGroup mode you might want to check out these links.
When you log into server core for the first time you will be asked to log in. Type in “Administrator” for user and hit enter. The server will ask you to create a password. Enter the new password twice and hit enter. *NOTE* – Very much like a server in Windows 2003 domain you must make sure that the password has a secure password. Entering 12345 does not work.
To enable the Hyper-V role on the server you must type in this command (case sensitive):
start /w ocsetup.exe Microsoft-Hyper-V
If that doesn’t work please use the video link on how to install Hyper-V. You obviously are using the RTM of Windows Server before it had Hyper-V included. After you run that command you will be asked to reboot the server. Click yes.
This is an update to Hyper-V Download and install it on Windows 2008 Server Core. To install a .msu in Windows 2008 from the command line all you need to do is to type the full name of the file unlike .msi files. The machine will reboot a few times.