Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core unattended setup from command line

build, to a dc running a brand new domain. I figured out a set of commands that achieve this, so thought I would share them with the world.

Rename the Host

Netdom renamecomputer <OldName> /NewName:<NewName>

Netdom computername [origcomputername] /add Core.contoso.com
Netdom computername [origcomputername] /makeprimary core.contoso.com

See all the network adaptors

Make a note of the number shown in the Idx column of the output for your network adapter. If your computer has more than one network adapter, make a note of the number corresponding to the network adapter for which you wish to set a static IP address.

netsh interface ipv4 show interfaces

IP Address

netsh interface ipv4 set address name="<ID>" source=static address=<StaticIP> mask=<SubnetMask> gateway=<DefaultGateway>
netsh interface ipv4 set address name="<ID>" source=static address=<StaticIP> mask=<SubnetMask> gateway=<DefaultGateway>

DNS Address

netsh interface ipv4 add dnsserver name="<ID>" address=<DNSIP> index=1
netsh interface ipv4 add dnsserver name="<ID>" address=<DNSIP> index=2

Disable the Windows Firewall

netsh firewall set opmode mode=disable

Enable RDP Access

cscript C:\Windows\System32\Scregedit.wsf /ar 0

If you are using an older version of TS client, then you need to drop the security levels on core:

cscript C:\Windows\System32\Scregedit.wsf /cs 0

Activation

start /w slmgr.vbs -ipk 7PGF4-P7GJP-FDVWM-RB93X-9XXPX

Check Activation

start /w slmgr.vbs –ato

Enable Automatic Updates

cscript C:\Windows\System32\Scregedit.wsf /AU 4

To use the Disk Management MMC snap-in remotely

Net start vds

Install DNS Role

start /w ocsetup DNS-Server-Core-Role

Join Domain

netdom join ComputerName /domain:DomainName /userd:UserName /passwordd:*

Create New Domain Controller

dcpromo /unattend:c:\unattend.txt

Unattend.txt Contents

[DCINSTALL]
InstallDNS=yes
NewDomain=forest
NewDomainDNSName=itdata.local
DomainNetBiosName=itdata
SiteName=Home
ReplicaOrNewDomain=domain
ForestLevel=4
DomainLevel=4
DatabasePath=%systemroot%\NTDS
LogPath=%systemroot%\NTDS
RebootOnCompletion=yes
SYSVOLPath=%systemroot%\SYSVOL
SafeModeAdminPassword=Passw0rd

Forest Level

Specifies the forest functional level when you create a new forest. A value of 0 specifies Windows 2000. A value of 2  specifies Windows Server 2003. A value of 3 specifies Windows Server 2008. A value of 4 specifies Windows Server 2008 R2.

The default forest functional level in Windows Server 2008 when you create a new forest is Windows 2000 (0).

The default forest functional level in Windows Server 2008 R2 when you create a new forest is Windows Server 2003 (2).

Do not use this parameter when you install a domain controller in an existing forest.

Domain Level

Specifies the domain functional level during the creation of a new domain. A value of 0 specifies Windows 2000. A value of 2 specifies Windows Server 2003. A value of 3  specifies Windows Server 2008. A value of 4 specifies Windows Server 2008 R2.

The domain functional level cannot be lower than the forest functional level, but it can be higher.

The default is automatically computed and set to the existing forest functional level or the value that is set for /ForestLevel.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732887%28WS.10%29.aspx

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