I recently got a new mobile lab from work and I intend to keep the resource utilization as low as possible, with that I decided to use Windows Server Core and later manage them using Windows Admin Center.

Below is the simple steps taken to install and configure a Windows Server Core server.

Installing Windows Server Core

In a new VM boot the Windows Server 2019 ISO and select Windows Server 2019 Standard and proceed to complete the installation.

Once the installation is complete you’ll notice that there will be on OOBE (out-of-box-experience) setup.

The installation will go straight to ask you to change the Administrator’s password before you sign-in. Hit enter and go ahead to type in a new password

Once the password is changed, still log you in and you’ll be greeting with the Administrator’s Command prompt.

Set Static IP Address

In the Command Prompt, type PowerShell

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