Join Windows 10 to Domain in VMware Workstation 14


Make sure the NIC adapter setting match those of the Domain Controller. Most importantly the default gateway on the client machine needs to be the DC servers IP address.

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29038834/Cannot-join-Windows-VM-machines-to-domain-running-on-Vmware-Workstation-5-5.html

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Convert a Windows Server 2012 GUI to Server Core and Back to GUI

To set up Remote Desktop Protol use the following command: 

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”RDP-In” 
dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=3389

To convert GUI to Server Core use the following commands: 

Import-Module DISM
and
Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online 
-Featurename ServerCore-FullServer

 

To go back to GUI: 

dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Server-Gui-Mgmt /featurename:Server-Gui-Shell /featurename:ServerCore-FullServer

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