Join Timothy Pintello for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the graphical server management interface, part of Windows Server 2012: Installation and Configuration.
…We've already been working in Server Manger a bit, but let's go ahead and…take a little bit deeper look at it.…The first thing that comes up is the Dashboard.…The Dashboard has a very general purpose.…It'll give you links to some very basic configuration features such as…adding rules and…features, adding other servers to the manager and create a new server group.…But other than that, there's really not a lot you can do here.…If you look down here on the bottom where it says roles and…server groups, you'll notice there are three boxes here.…These boxes gives general information about each of the main categories.…
Also if you click on this first line, it'll bring you up to the same…location that clicking on the similar name on the left-hand side brings you up to.…These boxes are a good place to get a good overview of what's going on and…if there's a problem, they will be highlighted in red.…The next section is the local server.…There's very little configuration here other than what we've already been…doing with these links.…
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?