I have started a setup of Windows Server 2012 Server Core for my own edification, so I figured I would blog about my adventures starting from the beginning. So here is a picture of the system I am building up, nothing fancy just a Lenovo ThinkCentre.
I've got Windows Sever 2012 Server Core installed on the machine after "borrowing" a monitoring from a colleague (Thanks John!). He needs his monitor back so the first task was getting the machine setup for remote access. Here are all of the steps I performed after first logging in and being presented with the lone command window.
Switch over to Windows PowerShell:
Rename the server, I'm not joining my server to a domain: