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Changing Windows Server 2012 R2 to CORE

Changing Windows Server 2012 R2 to CORE

Changing Windows Server 2012 R2 to CORE

Hello Helpful people of the Internet

I have recently been given a task to change all our domain controllers to Windows 2012 core. This will be the first time I have done anything of this nature and my experience with DC's is limited at best. The actual process itself seems pretty straight forward however I was wondering if anyone else has done it and come across any issues?

Some information of what to expect, what might go wrong and what to be careful of would be very helpful.

I have googled this but for the most part I can only find result for building a DC on core rather than changing a live DC to CORE

Thanks in advance


RE: Changing Windows Server 2012 R2 to CORE

I just did this a couple of weeks ago on a RODC setup. I stood up a new DC, configured, and promoted it using the full GUI interface. After it was all set, I changed the server to the minimal server interface option. I couldn't imagine the process of changing to full Server Core would have been much different. The process was pretty straight-forward and after the reboot, it was up and doing its job.


RE: Changing Windows Server 2012 R2 to CORE

Thanks, gave it a go and everything seems to have worked perfectly


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