Core Configurator 2.0 now available!

Core Configurator 2.0 now available!

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Core Configurator 2.0 is now available for download here:

If you are unfamiliar with this tool – it is a graphical tool that allows you to configure a whole bunch of system settings on a Windows Server Core installation:


Having spent some time playing with this release I have been impressed by a number of features:

  • The entire tool is just a bunch of PowerShell Scripts.  Truly amazing stuff.  I just spent half an hour pouring over the code in these scripts to see how they are able to do half the things they manage to do.
  • If you have not enabled PowerShell on your core server – the launch script will offer to do so automatically.  So it is very easy to get up and running.
  • Along with all the usual server core configuration stuff - this release has basic support for Hyper-V which allows you to list virtual machines, start and stop virtual machines, and view the thumbnail of running virtual machines.
  • If you are planning to use this to setup server core inside a virtual machine – you can also download the tool on a .ISO file – which lets you easily connect it to your virtual machine of choice.


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  • Ben

    Thank-you for the review, We are really trying to make this tool a community based tool so as more people find extra powershell funtionality that they wish to implement into the project then they are free to do so.

    Again thankyou everyone who has helped in the project and happy configuring.


  • Does this tool wor on Windows Hyper-V Server (2008 R2 in specific) ?

    * My Other question is: I have Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 installed on a system with AMD Virtualization capable CPU. Then I have a Server 2008 R2 insrtalled as a virtual machine over the Hyper-V Server. In this scenario, though, when I try to add the Hyper-V Role in the Server 2008 R2 VM, it sais that my CPU is NOT virtualization capable. Why is this so and how do I make a full use of Server 2008 R2 as a VM ?

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