Core Configuration Console (CCC) is a menu-based batch script that makes it almost as convenient to configure Server Core as with CoreConfigurator. These are the things you can do with CCC:
- Network configuration (IP, DNS, Reset to DHCP)
- Display server information (see screenshot below)
- Change current local user password
- Licensing (install, activate, reset, rearm, display, delete)
- Domain settings (join, disjoin)
- Firewall configuration (disable, en-/disable TS Remote Admin Mode)
- Regional and language-settings
- CCC settings (register in PATH, enable autostart)
- Set local administrator password, rename computer
- Shutdown, reboot, logoff
CCC doesn’t have to be installed. You just have to copy ccc.bat to Server Core (C:\windows recommended) and
launch the script without parameters from the command prompt.
CCC is a nice tool, but I like CoreConfigurator more. Sometimes when you enter a menu, it is not possible to cancel the operation. I would be especially careful with menu item 5 (Quick Config). There are also a few settings that CoreConfigurator supports but CCC doesn’t: display resolution, management of local user accounts, WinRM configuration.
Download Core Configuration Console from here
To use: Download, unzip, place on USB-stick and copy it to your server. Start with CCC.bat from the directory you copied it to. Recommended directory is C:\Windows.