My Windows Server 2008 R2 Initial Configuration Steps

These are the initial steps I take to configure Windows Server 2008 R2:

  1. Disable server manager refresh
  2. Disable server manager at startup
  3. Set timezone
  4. Configure working (static IP, disable IPv6)
  5. Set computer name
  6. Enable automatic updates (and download them)
  7. Enable remote desktop
  8. Disable initial configurations window at startup
  9. Restart
These will be some of the steps I will automate using Windows Deployment Services.

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