CIS 246 Week 1 iLab 1 Basic Server Configuration

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CIS 246 Week 1 iLab 1 Basic Server Configuration

iLab 1 of 7: Basic Server Configuration

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Scenario and Summary

  • You will log on to the server, set the time zone, configure networking, and change the computer name.
Additional Resource
You may find this resource helpful as you prepare to complete the lab.

  • Windows Server Environment


STEP 1: Log on to Server


  1. Click the server icon.
  2. Click the Send Ctrl-Alt-Delete button in the upper right.
  3. The user name is Administrator.
  4. In the Password field, type password.
  5. When prompted for the network type, select Work, then click Close.

STEP 2: Set Time Zone

Action: In the Initial configuration Tasks window, click the Set time zone link and set your time zone by clicking the Change time zone… button. Click OK when done.

STEP 3: Set IP Address to


  1. Click the Configure Networking link.
  2. Right click Local Area Connection 2 Unidentified network (the one on the right), and click Properties.
  3. Highlight Internet protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and click Properties.
  4. Click the option button next to Use the following IP address.
  5. For the IP address, use
  6. For the subnet mask, use
  7. Skip the default gateway and DNS information.
  8. Click OK, then Close, and close windows until you are back to the Initial Configuration Tasks window.

STEP 4: Change Computer Name


  1. Click the Provide computer name and domain link. The System Properties dialog box opens.
  2. Click the Change button, and the Computer Name/Domain changes dialog box opens.
  3. Change the computer name to SRV-1 and click OK. A message box opens stating that you must restart the computer.
  4. Click OK then Close.
  5. When another message box appears, click the Restart Now button.
  6. You will get an error stating that the VNC has an error. Click OK. Close the server window.
  7. Wait a few minutes to give the server a chance to restart.
  8. Log in to the server again. Insert a screenshot of the Initial Configuration Tasks screen, showing the changes you made.

STEP 5: Complete Lab Report

Fill out the lab report for this week.

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