I wrote an article about how to manage Windows Server 2016 TP remotely. Today I had some spare time to re-build my lab environment by the latest release of Windows Server 2016 Core. It’s easy to remotely manage a Windows Server in a domain, but a trick for workgroup Windows Server. Following is an improved procedure.
One Windows Server 2016 Core
- Run sconfig command on Windows Server 2016 Core.
- Go to Configure Remote Management – Enable Remote Management to enable remote management.
- Then enable responding to ping in same page.
- Enable NetBIOS protocol on the firewall by PowerShell.
Set-NetFirewallRule -Name FPS-NB_Name-In-UDP -Enabled True Set-NetFirewallRule -Name FPS-NB_Name-Out-UDP -Enabled True
One client Windows 10
- Install Remote Server Administration Tools on the client Windows 10.
- Reboot the client.
- Open “Server Manager“.
- Add the Windows Server 2016 Core machine by IP address.
- Go to “All Servers” in “Server Manager“.
- Right-click the newly added server – “Managed As…“.
- Enter the administrator credential of the target server. Format is “workgroup/Administrator”. For example, my workgroup is “DC”, so the account is “dc/Administrator”.