Data Centers

How do I... Install Virtual Server in Windows 2008 Server Core?

By Steve Warren

Rename Server

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In a previous How do I... blog post, I wrote about installing Windows 2008 server core. I am really fascinated with this server core piece and I decided that it would be very cool to write about configuring Virtual Server 2005 to work in server core. The entire install has to be done via command line. It seems my fingers are hurting more than my wrist since I have not had to use a mouse in several hours.This blog post is also available as a TechRepublic gallery and TechRepublic download.

This tutorial begins after you load the Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation.

Our first step is to rename the computer to something useful after the initial installation. You can use the following command:

NETDOM renamecomputer ¿mputernameò0/newname:vshost