Core Configurator 2.0 is now available for download here: http://coreconfig.codeplex.com/
If you are unfamiliar with this tool – it is a graphical tool that allows you to configure a whole bunch of system settings on a Windows Server Core installation:
Having spent some time playing with this release I have been impressed by a number of features:
- The entire tool is just a bunch of PowerShell Scripts. Truly amazing stuff. I just spent half an hour pouring over the code in these scripts to see how they are able to do half the things they manage to do.
- If you have not enabled PowerShell on your core server – the launch script will offer to do so automatically. So it is very easy to get up and running.
- Along with all the usual server core configuration stuff – this release has basic support for Hyper-V which allows you to list virtual machines, start and stop virtual machines, and view the thumbnail of running virtual machines.
- If you are planning to use this to setup server core inside a virtual machine – you can also download the tool on a .ISO file – which lets you easily connect it to your virtual machine of choice.