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Powershell script to do post sysprep tasks

configure static IP
change server name
add to the domain
activate windows server 2008
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by:Rainer Jeschor
ID: 39741440
Hi,

here the parts - as I have no demo environment to test, I would (could) not deliver a fully tested script:

1. Configure static IP
Using the WMI
$wmi = Get-WmiObject win32_networkadapterconfiguration -filter "ipenabled = 'true'"
$wmi.EnableStatic("192.168.24.200", "255.255.255.0")

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2. Change Server name
Here you can use the built-in commandlet
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh849792.aspx

Rename-Computer -NewName "NewServer42"

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3. Join domain
Here you can use the "Add-Computer" commandlet:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh849798.aspx

Add-Computer -DomainName "YourDomain" -Credential YourDomain\administrator -OUPath 'ou=YourOU,dc=YourDomain,dc=com'

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4. Activate Windows
From this blog post:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/rgullick/archive/2013/06/13/activating-windows-with-powershell.aspx

$computer = gc env:computername
$key = "XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"
$service = get-wmiObject -query "select * from SoftwareLicensingService" -computername $computer
$service.InstallProductKey($key)
$service.RefreshLicenseStatus()

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HTH
Rainer
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by:izharkhan
ID: 39742033
Hello Rainer,
Thank you so much for your quick response. i have few following questions

(1) For static ip, how can i add gateway and primary and secondary dns. also is there any way that it will pop up for a box to enter values.

(2) For change name, i would like to run as a script that i can enter a name and it will change and reboot the server

(3) For add domain, need script that will ask to enter domain name and credentials.

(4) For activation, it should ask to enter key and then activate the server.


Thanks
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by:Rainer Jeschor
ID: 39742922
Hi,

(1) Static IP, gateway and DNS
$newStaticIP = Read-Host 'Please enter the static IP'
$newStaticSubnet = Read-Host 'Please enter the subnet mask'
$newGateway = Read-Host 'Please enter the gateway'
$newDNS = Read-Host 'Please enter the DNS server IP'
$wmi = Get-WmiObject win32_networkadapterconfiguration -filter "ipenabled = 'true'"
$wmi.EnableStatic($newStaticIP, $newStaticSubnet)
$wmi.SetGateways($newGateway, 1)
$wmi.SetDNSServerSearchOrder($newDNS)

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(2) Server name and reboot
$newComputerName = Read-Host 'Please enter the new computer name'
Rename-Computer -NewName $newComputerName
Write-Host "Local computer will be now rebooted"
Restart-Computer

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(3) Domain join with credentials
$username = Read-Host 'Please enter user name (domain\user)'
$pass = Read-Host 'Please enter the password' -AsSecureString
$Cred = new-object -typename System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -argumentlist $username,$pass
$domainToJoin = Read-Host 'Please enter the domain to join'
Add-Computer -DomainName $domainToJoin -Credential $Cred

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(4) License
$computer = gc env:computername
$key = Read-Host 'Please enter the license key (including the hyphens)'
$service = get-wmiObject -query "select * from SoftwareLicensingService" -computername $computer
$service.InstallProductKey($key)
$service.RefreshLicenseStatus()

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HTH
Rainer
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by:izharkhan
ID: 39744307
Hello Rainer,
i checked all the scripts and it work fine. is there any way that you can create one script and do manu to run all these scripts?
example:   press   1. static ip, 2. change name .....
That will be great.


thanks Genius :)
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Rainer Jeschor earned 2000 total points
ID: 39744518
Hi,
here we go:
[int]$menuChoice = 0
while ( $menuChoice -lt 1 -or $menuChoice -gt 5 ){
	Write-host "1. Static IP"
	Write-host "2. Rename computer"
	Write-host "3. Join domain"
	Write-host "4. Activate Windows"
	Write-host "5. Quit and exit"
	[Int]$menuChoice = read-host "Please enter an option 1 to 5..." 
}
Switch( $menuChoice ){
  1{
		$newStaticIP = Read-Host 'Please enter the static IP'
		$newStaticSubnet = Read-Host 'Please enter the subnet mask'
		$newGateway = Read-Host 'Please enter the gateway'
		$newDNS = Read-Host 'Please enter the DNS server IP'
		$wmi = Get-WmiObject win32_networkadapterconfiguration -filter "ipenabled = 'true'"
		$wmi.EnableStatic($newStaticIP, $newStaticSubnet)
		$wmi.SetGateways($newGateway, 1)
		$wmi.SetDNSServerSearchOrder($newDNS)
  }
  2{
		$newComputerName = Read-Host 'Please enter the new computer name'
		Rename-Computer -NewName $newComputerName
		Write-Host "Local computer will be now rebooted"
		Restart-Computer
  }
  3{
		$username = Read-Host 'Please enter user name (domain\user)'
		$pass = Read-Host 'Please enter the password' -AsSecureString
		$Cred = new-object -typename System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -argumentlist $username,$pass
		$domainToJoin = Read-Host 'Please enter the domain to join'
		Add-Computer -DomainName $domainToJoin -Credential $Cred  
  }
  4 {
		$computer = gc env:computername
		$key = Read-Host 'Please enter the license key (including the hyphens)'
		$service = get-wmiObject -query "select * from SoftwareLicensingService" -computername $computer
		$service.InstallProductKey($key)
		$service.RefreshLicenseStatus()  
  }
default{Exit-PSSession}
}

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HTH and happy new year
Rainer
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