How to configure Server Core as Domain Controller

Add-WindowsFeature AD-Domain-Services
Import-Module ADDSDeployment
Install-ADDSForest `
-CreateDnsDelegation:$false `
-DatabasePath “C:\Windows\NTDS” `
-DomainMode “Win2012” `
-DomainName “” `
-DomainNetbiosName “CHALMERS” `
-ForestMode “Win2012” `
-InstallDns:$true `
-LogPath “C:\Windows\NTDS” `
-NoRebootOnCompletion:$false `
-SysvolPath “C:\Windows\SYSVOL” `

How to install a DHCP Server on Server Core

Install-WindowsFeature DHCP –IncludeManagementTools
Add-DhcpServerv4Scope -Name “Internal” -StartRange -EndRange -SubnetMask -Description “Internal Network”
Set-DhcpServerv4OptionValue -ScopeID “Internal ” -DNSServer -DNSDomain -Router
Add-DhcpServerInDC -DNSName
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Installing VMware vSphere Client in Windows 8.1 Preview

Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All
1. Use 7-zip to open the ~350MB executable and extract the contents
2. In Windows 8, run dotnetfx35.exe – it will prompt you to download and install .NET 2.0. I let it download and install the files it needed. Next, run vjredist64.exe (Assuming Windows 8 x64)
3. Right-Click VMware-viclient.exe, choose “Properties” On the “Compatibility” tab, check the “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” and choose “Windows 7″ from the list. Click “Ok”
4. Run the VMware-viclient installer as you normally would.