Manage Server 2012 Like An Evil Overlord

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Manage Server 2012 Like a
Pro… Or, Better, Like an Evil
Overlord!
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Let's Be Clear About a Few Things
After Realizing This…
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What? You Don't Believe Me?
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So…
The Perspective
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Setup Changes
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Installing Server without DVDs
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Create the USB Stick
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Diskpart
List disks
See which one is the USB stick "disk"
Select disk disknumber
clean
create partition primary
active
assign
format fs=ntfs quick label="2012 Install"
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Copy the Install Files to the USB Stick
o robocopy d:\ f:\ * /s /mt:10
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Make Your Life Easier with WSIM
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My Simple XML Automates…
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Bottom Line on Setup…
"I will be neither chivalrous nor sporting. If I have
an unstoppable superweapon, I will use it as
early and as often as possible instead of keeping
it in reserve."
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Remote Admin is the Default
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The Four New GUIs
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Four Interfaces
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Overlord Ideas in Action
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Navigating Server Manager
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Getting to Other Apps/Tools
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Start Screen Overview
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Meet the "Charms," All 3+2 Of 'Em
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The Dashboard: Events
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Getting a Command Prompt
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Shutting Down/Restarting
o stop-computer
o restart-computer
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Useful Keystrokes ([w]=Windows key)
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Remote Admin Tools
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Overlord Ideas in Action
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Starting PowerShell
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PowerShell 101
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The Four Big PoSH Verbs
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Getting PowerShell Help
o help new-vm
o help *-vm*
o help *-ad*
o help vmfailover
o help remote
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A PoSH Example: Picking a GUI
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Setting the GUI's Level
To get this UI:
Which includes
in installwindowsfeature
in Wizard
Server Core
Cmd prompt,
PowerShell, some GUI
tools, no Internet
Explorer
none… use uninstallwindowsfeature
server-gui-mgmtinfra
Uncheck
"User
Interfaces and
Infrastructure"
Minimal
Server Manager, MMCs,
no IE
server-gui-mgmtinfra
Graphical
Management
Tools and
Infrastructure
Full GUI
Server with GUI, IE, runs
any 2008 R2 apps but
no Media Player, WinRT
apps
server-gui-shell
Server
Graphical
Shell
Full Metro
Full Windows 8 user
interface, Store, Media
Player
desktop-experience
Desktop
Experience
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Four Interfaces
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Examples
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More on install-windowsfeature
o get-windowsfeature *dhcp*
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More on install-windowsfeature
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Install-WindowsFeature Power Tools
o get-windowsfeature *iscsi* | install-
windowsfeature
o get-windowsfeature *iscsi*|install-
windowsfeature -includea -includem
o invoke-command –computername
dc1,dc2,member1 –scriptblock {getwindowsfeature *iscsi* | installwindowsfeature}
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Reference: Expand on the Example
o invoke-command –computername (cat
pcs.txt) –scriptblock {get-windowsfeature
*iscsi* | install-windowsfeature}
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PowerShell 102
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PowerShell 103
o rename-vm –name "oldname" –newname "new
o rename-vm –na "oldname" –ne "new"
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PowerShell 103
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gal –def "import-module"
Or make your own with sal, "set-alias"
sal newalias existingcommand
sal rvm remove-vm
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PowerShell Help Quirk
o update-help
o save-help \\sv1\helpfiles
o update-help –sourcepath \\sv1\helpfiles
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A Few Tips on Server Setup
o rename-computer –newname DC1 –restart
o Or to join a domain,
o add-computer –computername DC1
-domainname bigfirm.com –newname NYDC
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Finally, a Few More Evil Overlord Tips
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Thanks!
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