8 Tools That Will Help You Manage Windows Server Core 2016

Last month Microsoft announced that Windows Server Core 2016 will be the recommended deployment OS for all Infrastructure Services.

This article will show a few great tools that will help you get started with Server Core and use it more and get better and better.

To use the tools below simply type the name of the tool In the command line window.


Not a lot of admins know It but you can use it on Server Core by typing Notepad


Great tool to find all the Information about your Server Core Install like Hostname, Server OS build number, CPU etc


You can use Regedit or regedit32 to add, remove or edit registry settings on your Server Core Install


Use this tool to change the time and date on your Server Core Install


If you need to change the Region setting on the Server

And the best tool ever made for Server Core


Use this tool to update the server, Add to the domain, change IP, DNS , ec

And the last tool, PowerShell

Server Core comes with a full version of PowerShell 5.