Learn how to to configure a Windows server's identity using only commands. Discover how to use of the hostname command to view the current computer name from a command prompt, as well as rename in PowerShell to assign a new name. Joining an Active Directory domain with netdom is also shown.
- [Instructor] I mentioned in the last chapter…that I like to configure the network first,…before setting the computer name,…because it doesn't require a reboot,…like a name change does.…The more complete answer is that…of all the initial configurations,…I prefer to do the server's computer name last,…because it does require a reboot,…and I like to have the server start up…with its full identity in place…before continuing with other configuration,…and that identity includes its name,…any domain membership, as well as its network address.…
So here we are on the server without…a desktop experience, and as I login,…I will run the ipconfig command…to see that the network configuration is in place.…The address is assigned, it's not on DHCP,…and we are good to go.…Now, every computer has to have an identity,…or a computer name, from the moments it's installed.…So as I scroll up, once again,…I can see the computer name that was generated…by the installer.…
That is not a name that you're likely…to want to have to type again and again,…
AuthorScott M Burrell
- Installing from a disk or image
- Using the Desktop Experience
- Installing Windows Server from a network
- Working with command-line IPv4 vs. IPv6
- NIC teaming
- Managing roles
- Adding features
- Managing storage
- Working with virtual hard disks and remote volumes
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Install
2. Configure Network Environment
3. Manage Roles and Features
4. Manage Storage
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