Project Description

This project was inspired by AutoSPInstaller. The idea is completely script the setup of a Windows Server machine. The script picks up immediately following the OS install and can take care of the following

Features

  • Renaming Computer
  • Setting Account Passwords
  • Running Windows Update
  • Settings IE Enhanced Security
  • Installing Chocolately and selected packages (like boxstarter)
  • Installing Active Directory (and creating any OUs and Account needed)
  • Setting up DNS (and creating and records needed)
  • Adding Windows Features
  • Installing applications (SQL Server, Office, Visual Studio, etc)
  • Executing AutoSPInstaler

And all of this is done via PowerShell and an XML Configuration file.

Steps to use are:
  1. Install Base OS (Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, and Windows 2008, 2008 R2)
  2. Download Script
  3. Extract to folder of your choice
  4. Create any answer files you need (Office, Visual Studio, SQL Server, AutoSPInstaller, etc)
  5. Edit ServerSetup.xml file and set the key items
    1. Passwords
    2. Installation Paths
    3. Answer Files
  6. Open PowerShell with RunAs Administrator
  7. Run ServerSetup.ps1
  8. Sit back and relax and watch the server build (or not and come back in about an hour to check on progress)

Note: A majority of the scripts until the utils folder have been gathered from other sources on the net. All original comments, licenses, and ownership information was maintained whenever possible.

Last edited Sep 26, 2014 at 7:33 PM by ravensorb, version 6