Installing Windows 2008 Server Core on the ASUS EEE Box PC

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS

  1. Install Windows 2008 Server Core
  2. When finished, logon to console with Administrator / <no password>
    You will be prompted to change the password.
  3. Install the RealTek network driver, with the command
    pnputil -i -a <path to extracted driver files>netrtx32.inf
  4. Configure a (static) IP address
  5. Enable Remote Firewall Management.  This will allow you to manage the firewall from a client PC
    netsh advfirewall set currentprofile settings remotemanagement enable
  6. Enable Remote Desktop Access, by typing the following commands on the Server 2008 Core console
    cscript C:\Windows\System32\Scregedit.wsf /ar 0
    netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Remote Desktop” new enable=yes
  7. Apply any patches from Windows Update
    Fermin Sanchez Central – How to patch Windows Server 2008 Core

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