When you first login to a Windows Server 2008 Core installation you may find the desktop screen resolution is too small at 640x480 pixels. However the nature of the Core installation is that there is no graphical interface to modify the desktop resolution. Fortunately the changes can be made via the registry.
When installing the VMWare tools on a core install of Windows Server 2008 some people are confused to find that nothing happens after selecting “Install/Upgrade VMWare Tools” from the client window. Even though the VMWare Tools image mounts to the virtual CD-ROM drive it does not autorun as you would expect in a normal install […]