In Pictures: 12 open source tools every Windows admin will love

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Corefig for Windows Server 2012 Core and Hyper-V Server 2012 From the first release of Windows Server Core, I was eager to find a GUI configuration tool rather than rely entirely on the command line. Core Configurator was a godsend in that regard, and the same folks have now created Corefig for Windows Server 2012 Core and Hyper-V Server 2012.

This PowerShell-based GUI tool allows you to configure all the major server settings, including server naming and domain joining, remote desktop connection settings, network settings, firewall settings, Windows Update, and much more. Server 2012 is a little different in that you can swap the GUI on or off if you want to run in a hybrid mode. But sometimes you just need to make an adjustment fast, and using Corefig can help in doing...

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