First we need to configure static IP address This can be done by typing the below

Enter Powershell powershell.exe

Change computer name Rename-Computer -NewName "NewName"

Reboot shutdown -s -t 0

log back in and go to power shell powershell.exe

Find interface index Get-NetAdapter

Set IP Address New-NetIPAddress –InterfaceIndex 2 –IPAddress -PrefixLength 24 -DefaultGateway

Set DNS address Set-DnsClientServerAddress -InterfaceIndex 2 -ServerAddresses

Now it’s time for the “FUN” part. Now I realize why I don’t like core server. I love Linux, but windows and CMD is horrible.

Now go to a current domain controller. This creates the computer account in AD Djoin.exe /provision /domain domain.local /machine MachineName /savefile .\file2

After you have done the above make sure you see the computer in AD

Now we are going to add the core server to trustedhosts on current DC Set-Item WSMan:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts "" This will pop up box for logging in. The will be the administrator account on the nano server

Now we are going to create a new powershell session $IP = "" $Session = NewPSSession -ComputerName $ip -Credential $ip\Administrator

Now we are going to copy over the file we created on the DC Copy-Item -ToSession $Session -Path 'C:\lcoationOfFile' -Destination C:\ -Recurse -Verbose

Now we are going to connect to the session and run the below command $Session | Enter-PSSession djoin /requestodj /loadfile c:\filename /windowspath c:\windows /localos

Now we are going to restart the server shutdown /r /t 0

Once it comes back up it should be on the domain.

You should not be able to control the core server from the current DC server manager. To do this you open up server manager and hit manage > add server. After that is done from the server manager you should be able to make any changes you’d like.