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Start-WssConfigurationService

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: December 18, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

Start-WssConfigurationService

Starts initial configuration of Windows Server Essentials.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Default
Start-WssConfigurationService [-CompanyName <String> ] [-ComputerName <String> ] [-Credential <psCredential> ] [-DnsName <String> ] [-Force] [-Hosted] [-NetBiosName <String> ] [-NewAdminCredential <psCredential> ] [-Setting <String> {All | Updates | None} ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Start-WssConfigurationService cmdlet starts initial configuration of Windows Server Essentials.

Parameters

-CompanyName<String>

Specifies the name of the company for the server configuration. This dynamic parameter becomes available only if the server belongs to a workgroup.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ComputerName<String>

Specifies the name of a computer with which to work. The cmdlet renames the server with the name that you specify. This dynamic parameter becomes available only if the server belongs to a workgroup.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Credential<psCredential>

Specifies the credentials for the administrator account used to create the domain. This is required if you are not currently signed in as a user with the required permissions.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-DnsName<String>

Specifies the Domain Name System (DNS) name for the Active Directory® Domain Services domain to create. This dynamic parameter becomes available only if the server belongs to a workgroup.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Force

Forces the command to run without asking for user confirmation.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Hosted

Indicates that the server is hosted in the cloud. This dynamic parameter becomes available only if the server belongs to a workgroup.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-NetBiosName<String>

Specifies the NetBIOS name for the Active Directory Domain Services domain to create. This dynamic parameter becomes available only if the server belongs to a workgroup.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-NewAdminCredential<psCredential>

Specifies the credentials for the administrator account that is created during the setup process.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Setting<String>

Specifies how to configure Windows Update on the server. The acceptable values for this parameter are: 

   -- All. Automatically download and install all updates for the Windows operating system.
   -- Updates. Automatically download and install only critical and security updates for the Windows operating system.
   -- None. Opt out of Windows Update.

This dynamic parameter becomes available only if the server belongs to a workgroup.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Setup.ICCommon.StatusInfo

    The cmdlet generates an object that represents the configuration status.


Examples

Example 1: Start initial configuration

This command starts initial configuration of Windows Server Essentials.


PS C:\> $cred = Get-Credential –UserName LocalAdmin –Message "Please specify the password for your new administrator account."
PS C:\> Start-WssConfigurationService -CompanyName "Contoso.Inc" -NetBiosName "contosodomain" -NewAdminCredential $cred

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