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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Post-Install Configuration Considerations

After you have the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V role enabled or the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 installed, you will need to complete some post-configuration steps. These steps include configuring the server identity, enabling Remote Desktop, applying updates, configuring firewall rules, and many other tasks. Performing these actions on a full install of Windows Server 2008 with the graphical interface is a familiar process. Most individuals are not familiar with performing these actions on a Server Core install or on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 using the command-line interface, however.

Microsoft has provided a step-by-step guide for Windows Server 2008 Server Core to document the common configuration ...

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