Editor’s Note:  In partnership with Microsoft Press, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog based on monthly themes. This month’s theme is Windows Server 2012.  Today’s article is from Directory Services MVP Michal Gajda which is the 19th in the series.

Windows Server 2012 human friendly Core:
Network configuration tricks

Windows Server 2012, especially in Core version gives us a much more powerful system management. Previous version of Windows Server in text mode, can a little bit scare administrators, mainly because the first release did not support PowerShell (mainly due to inability to use .NET in Core version). This problem was solved in the second release of the system, but  PowerShell console (in version 2.0) wasn’t available after installation by default. Adding it requires knowledge from administrators about basic command line tools. Moreover same PowerShell included a small number of extensions, which mainly focused on the use of individual roles, rather than to manage the entire system.

Windows Server 2012 in this regard makes a huge step forward. The third edition of PowerShell we have immediately after installation. On board it has several modules to manage even the basic elements of the system. The biggest difference we can see in the network configuration. Seemingly simple operations, but we have here several independent PowerShell modules. So we can tell good bye netsh…Read Full Article

About the author

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Bio:  Michal Gajda is a Microsoft PowerShell MVP. As Senior Engineer mainly he works with Microsoft solutions like Active Directory, Exchange or some kinds of virtualization - Hyper-V. On every step he using a scripting techniques to facilitate the daily works. He is the author of several PowerShell tools located in the TechNet Gallery and the CommandLineGeeks blog, because everything related to PowerShell and Command Line tools are his passion.

About MVP Mondays

The MVP Monday Series is created by Melissa Travers. In this series we work to provide readers with a guest post from an MVP every Monday. Melissa is a Community Program Manager, formerly known as MVP Lead,  for Messaging and Collaboration (Exchange, Lync, Office 365 and SharePoint) and Microsoft Dynamics in the US. She began her career at Microsoft as an Exchange Support Engineer and has been working with the technical community in some capacity for almost a decade.  In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, shopping for handbags, watching period and fantasy dramas, and spending time with her children and miniature Dachshund.  Melissa lives in North Carolina and works out of the Microsoft Charlotte office.