How to perform Post-Installation Tasks in Windows Server 2012

Performing Post-Installation Tasks:

In this lab we will complete the tasks which are necessary after the installation of a freshly installed server. This lab is for the bare metal installation of a new Windows Server 2012 R2.

Step 1:

When installation finishes, log on to the server using Administrator privileges.

Step 2:

After Logging on as administrator Server Manager Console automatically opens, if it is not loaded automatically, press start button on your keyboard and select Server Manager.

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Step 3:

Server Manager opens it should look like the following screen shot.

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Step 4:

In Server Manager window click on the local server in the left sidebar.

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Step 5:

Click on the value of computer name. A new window will open, type description for this server and than click on the change button for specifying the server name.

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Note: If you already have a domain controller in your network than choose the option Domain and enter your domain name OR if this is your first server in the network than leave the WORKGROUP option selected.

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Step 6:

Click on the time zone value, select your time zone and click OK button.

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Step 7:

Click on the Ethernet value, the network connection dialog appears. Right-click the Ethernet connection and, from the context menu, select Properties. The Ethernet Properties sheet appears.


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Step 8:

Double-click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). The Internet Protocol Version 4

(TCP/IPv4) Properties sheet appears.

Note that servers should be configured with static IP address. Select the Use the following IP address option and, in the text boxes, type the following


IP address:

Subnet mask:

Default gateway: Leave blank

Select the Use the following DNS server addresses option and, in the text boxes, type the

following values:

Preferred DNS server:

Alternate DNS server: Leave blank

Click OK to close the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties sheet.

Click OK to close the Ethernet Properties sheet.

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This is it, you have successfully performed the post-installation tasks for Windows Server 2012 R2. Do visit us for new MCSE Labs.


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