• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 949
  • Last Modified:

GUI tools for Server 2008 R2 Core

I am using Server 2008 R2 Core and I am having trouble finding a way to manage some of the advanced setting for my network adapters. With the GUI enabled Server 2008 R2 I can do what I need to do with the below GUI tools.

For instance what if I want to enable Jumbo Packets or update the driver for a network adapter.

Driver Management 2 Driver Management 1
Does anyone know of any GUI tools that can help me manage my network adapters in Core?

P.S. I am well aware that the intended purpose of Core is to not have a GUI. Once the server is configured up and running this is fine but I still want some GUI tools to configure the server in the first place.
0
System Engineer
Asked:
System Engineer
  • 2
1 Solution
 
upalakshithaCommented:
there are some free GUI tools.http://www.petri.co.il/manage-server-2008-r2-core-with-visual-core-configurator.htm.
not checked your option is there

you can update drivers from command line

1.Copy the driver to a folder at %homedrive%\<driver folder>.
2.At a command prompt, type:
pnputil -i -a %homedrive%\<driver folder>\<driver>.inf

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winservercore/thread/ed6c88ad-cd93-4659-b9e2-892e5cab1871
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee441258(WS.10).aspx

this link has a script to enable jumbo frames
http://blog.allanglesit.com/Blog/tabid/66/EntryId/55/Enabling-Jumbo-Frames-on-Hyper-V-2008-R2-Virtual-Switches.aspx



 

 
0
 
upalakshithaCommented:
this gui tool has advanced network card options
http://coreconfig.codeplex.com/
0
 
System EngineerSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
As far as I can tell there are no really good GUI configuration tools for core versions of Server 2008.
0

Featured Post

Receive 1:1 tech help

Solve your biggest tech problems alongside global tech experts with 1:1 help.

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now