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Changing Server Core's Look and Feel, Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Changing Server Core's Look and Feel

Windows Server 2008 Server Core installs with a couple of default settings. In this post I'll look into the Control Panel applets available in Server Core to change some settings. 

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Changing Server Core's Look and Feel, Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Changing Server Core's Look and Feel

After playing with the remaining Control Panel applets it's time to look at how Server Core looks on your screen. Despite the absence of desk.cpl we're still going to adjust the settings you can adjust using the Display Properties Control Panel applet.

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Changing Server Core's Look and Feel, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Changing Server Core's Look and Feel

Yesterday I wrote down information on the missing desk.cpl (the Display Control Panel applet) and how to change most of the settings through the registry. Today I look at configuring input devices. Left handed admins should read this!

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Changing Server Core's Look and Feel, Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Changing Server Core's Look and Feel

After three rather serious posts on changing Server Core I feel it's time to change some settings that are just fun to change. Let's look at the splash screen at boot time and the picture on the logon screen. I'll conclude with a grand tip to show off your Server Core geekness.

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