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Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Cookbook - Second Edition by Leandro Carvalho, Charbel Nemnom, Patrick Lownds

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Configuring Hyper-V post-installation settings

The Windows Server 2016 installation process is almost the same as Windows Server 2012/R2. Some steps, such as IP settings, computer name, and domain join have been removed (in comparison with older versions such as Windows Server 2003), to make it straightforward. That's why the post installation settings are more important than ever now because the setup just adds default configurations, such as a random computer name in workgroup, the Automatic Private IP Address (APIPA), and a few other settings.

A Windows Server installation with the default settings can lead to security risks, network access errors, and management problems.

Beyond that, Hyper-V also has some configurations that must be changed, ...

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