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 += Post Windows Installation
  
 +After installing Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 64 bits like [[windowsserver2008|this]] there is always a lot to configure before a server can be taken into production.
 +
 += Server Activation =
 +<​code>​
 +cscript c:​\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs -skms kms.company.local:​1688
 +cscript c:​\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
 +cscript c:​\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs -ato
 +</​code>​
 +
 += Other Required Services =
 +
 +== Vmware Tools ==
 +Install Vmware Tools through the menu from the vSphere Client.
 +
 +== Eventlog to Syslog ==
 +I want the event viewer to forward all event viewer events to syslog:
 +<​code>​
 +C:​\Users\administrator>​cd c:​\windows\system32
 +
 +c:​\Windows\System32>​evtsys -i -h <​ipaddress-syslogserver>​
 +Checking ignore file...
 +May  7 16:41:06 Error opening file: evtsys.cfg: The system cannot find the file
 +specified.
 +
 +May  7 16:41:06 Creating file with filename: evtsys.cfg
 +Command completed successfully
 +</​code>​
 +
 +Now, go into your services.msc and start the service.
 +
 +== Telnet Client ==
 +Windows Server 2008 comes by default without a telnet client which is a no go in my opinion.
 +
 +I used these steps to add the telnet client to Windows Server 2008 active features:
 +
 +# Open Server Manager by clicking Start -> '​Server Manager'​
 +# Click on '​features'​ from the left panel in Server Manager
 +# Click on 'Add Features'​
 +# From the available list of features select '​Telnet Client'​ and click '​Next'​
 +# Click on '​Install'​
 +# Click '​Close'​
 +
 +== Windows Security ==
 +I disabled the Windows Firewall and disabled Internet Explorer Enhanced Security.
 +
 +== Windows Domain ==
 +I added the server to the domain.
 +
 +== Remote Desktop ==
 +Enabled Remote Desktop and added the '​Remote Desktop Users' group as allowed group.
 +
 +== Allowed Administration Groups ==
 +Add the Active Directory group ServerAdministrators to the local administrators group to allow administration.
 +
 +{{tag>​windows install}}
postwindowsinstall.txt ยท Last modified: 2013/04/30 15:19 by sjoerd