Join Timothy Pintello for an in-depth discussion in this video Enabling the Minimal Server Interface, part of Windows Server 2012: Installation and Configuration.
…Now, we've talked about the minimal server interface.…Let's go ahead and take a look at what that looks like.…One way to get to the minimal server interface is to…go up to the manage option under the server manager.…Click that.…Then click the remove roles and features.…Go ahead and click server selection.…Since we only have one server involved, we'll take the default one.…And then go down and click features.…Once the feature screen is up,…we need to go down to the user interface and infrastructure option.…
Once we're down here, you'll notice that it has a gray box.…That gray box indicates there are additional features under this heading.…Does it reveal those features?…Go ahead and click the little arrow key.…As you can see, we have a graphable manager tool infrastructure and…a server graphical shell.…To reveal the minimal server interface, we want to go ahead and…turn off the server graphical shell.…Once we check this off, we need to click next.…This will require a restart of the server, so we want to go ahead and…
Learn how to choose an edition that's right for your setup, install Windows Server 2012 and the VirtualBox drivers, and then configure the services and roles on your new server. Timothy also shows how to set up local storage and manage Windows Server in one of two ways: through the command line or with the simple admin interface that ships with Windows Server.
- Installing Windows Server 2012
- Installing VirtualBox drivers
- Configuring server roles
- Configuring services
- Configuring disk and file systems
- Using alternative administration methods
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Why can't I get my servers to talk to each other when I attempt to add a standalone computer virtual machine (VM) to my domain VM in VirtualBox?
A: Check the following settings if you are having this problem.
- Are your VMs' network adapters set to host-only?
- Do all your VMs have the correct IP address?
- Do all your VMs have the default gateway set to the same IP address of the host-only adapter in your domain controller VM?
- Is your DHCP server set up to manage the same IP address range of the IP address you are attempting to manually enter into your standalone server's VM?