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How do I run Core Configurator 2.0 once it is installed?

Posted on 2010-11-16
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Probably a dumb question, but how do I run Core Cofigurator once it is installed?

On a Windows Server 2008 R2 Core installation, I successfully installed Core Configurator 2.0 and examined the options. Then I restarted the server, and now I want to execute Core Configurator. It is nowhere to be found, and Google answers three thousand other questions regarding "core configurator" and "run"/"execute", but none of them is regarding executing the tool itself.

Any help much appreciated, naturally.
Question by:Jack_A_Roe
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ID: 34143927
After installing CoreConfigurator (supplied as MSI package), navigate to the folder where it has been installed and execute CoreConfigurator.exe

Tip: you do not actually need to install the application. The 4 files in the program's folder can be copied and used on other Server Core computers without installing the application)

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ID: 34143940
The Core Configurator comes as a cab file which has to be unpacked before the configurator can be run. To expand the cab archive run the following command:

expand -f:*

The Windows 2008 Server Core Configurator can be run by executing Setup-Core.wsf afterwards.


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ID: 34143943
Thanks for answering; but I installed it by executing the .wsf file on the ISO image I downloaded from Afterwards there are no coreconfigurator.exe file on the server (I've run
dir core*.exe /S

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for instance). Do you have a tip how I could the me hands on the msi?
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ID: 34143957
They should be on the CD

Author Comment

ID: 34143970
There are only .ps1 files on the CD, aside of the Start_Coreconfig.wsf (and a .psd1 in \en-US) files on the ISO...?
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JBond2010 earned 2000 total points
ID: 34143977
You can download this from here.

Author Comment

ID: 34144064
Thank you, it worked! - It was not CC 2.0, which I was hoping for, but it was good enough. Thanks.

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