Join Timothy Pintello for an in-depth discussion in this video Post-installation tasks, part of Basic Installation and Configuration of Windows Server 2012.
…Now we've gone ahead and installed our Windows server and…configured our drivers for VirtualBox, there are a few post installation tasks we…might want to take care of before we do anything else.…These post installation task include things like, changing the computer name.…This computer name is perfectly fine,…except that it is not very descriptive of what this computer is.…We want change the computer name so…that when the user sees the name, they have an idea what the computer does.…The way we rename the computer is we click on the old computer name,…which will bring up our system's properties box.…
Then we click Change.…We can now just, write over our old computer name.…In this case, this is a basic server.…So we'll just call this, Basic Server.…Once we've picked the computer name, go ahead and click OK.…Now you're going to have to restart the system.…So click OK again.…And then click Close.…And now you can click Restart now.…Now the screen's back up,…go ahead and log on, and wait for the Server Manager to come back up.…
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?