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GUI tools for Server 2008 R2 Core

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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.
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by:upalakshitha
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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



 

 
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upalakshitha earned 1000 total points
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this gui tool has advanced network card options
http://coreconfig.codeplex.com/
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by:System Engineer
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As far as I can tell there are no really good GUI configuration tools for core versions of Server 2008.
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