Windows Server 2019 Initial Setup | Add Local user | Change Admin Username | Set Computer Name | Set Static IP | Allow ICMP echo reply | Set Windows Update | Practonet

Windows Server 2019 initial setup

As a part of installation of Windows Server 2019 installation, initial setup is required. Let's perform initial setup:

Add local user
Change admin username
Set computer name
Set static IP address
Configure windows update
Allow ICMP echo reply

Add Local User

Step 1: Run Server Manager and Open Tools -> Computer Management.



Step 2: Right-Click Users under the Local Users and Groups on the left pane and select New User.



Step 3: Input UserName and Password for a new user and click Create button. Other intems are optional to set.



Step 4: After creating normally, New user is shown on the list like follows.



Step 5: If you'd like to set administrative priviledge to the new user, Right-click the user and open Properties.



Step 6: Move to Member of tab and click Add button.



Step 7: Specify Administrators group like follows.



Step 8: Make sure Administrators group is added on the list and click OK button to finish settings.

Add local user
Change admin username
Set computer name
Set static IP address
Configure windows update
Allow ICMP echo reply

Change Admin username

Step 1: Run Server Manager and Open Tools -> Computer Management.

Step 2: Open Local Users and Groups -> Users on the left pane and and Right-click Administrator and select Rename on the right pane. Then, Change any name you like.



Step 3: Administrator Name is just changed.

Add local user
Change admin username
Set computer name
Set static IP address
Configure windows update
Allow ICMP echo reply

Set Computer Name

Step 1: Run Server Manager and select Local Server on the left pane and click Computer Name section on the right pane.



Step 2: Move to Computer Name tab and click Change button.



Step 3: Input any Computer Name you like in Computer Name field and next, click More... button.



Step 4: Input Domain name this Computer is in.



Step 5: Restarting Computer is required for applying changes.



Step 6: Computer Name is changed normally.

Add local user
Change admin username
Set computer name
Set static IP address
Configure windows update
Allow ICMP echo reply

Set Static IP address

Step 1: Run Server Manager and select Local Server on the left pane and click Ethernet section on the right pane.



Step 2: Right-Click Ethernet icon and open Properties.



Step 3: Select Internet Protocol Version 4 and click Properties button.



Step 4: Set Static IP address and Gateway and others for your local network.



Step 5: After setting static IP address, changes are enabled on Server Manager.

Add local user
Change admin username
Set computer name
Set static IP address
Configure windows update
Allow ICMP echo reply

Configure Windows Update

Step 1: Open Run and run gpedit.msc like follows.



Step 2: Select Administrative Template -> Windows Components -> Windows Update on the left pane and click Configure Automatic Updates to open on the right pane.



Step 3: Configure Windows Update settings you'd like to.

Add local user
Change admin username
Set computer name
Set static IP address
Configure windows update
Allow ICMP echo reply

Allow ICMP Echo reply

Step 1: Run Server Manager and open Tools -> Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security.



Step 2: Select Inbound Rules on the left pane and click New Rule on the right pane.



Step 3: Select Custom.



Step 4: Select All programs.



Step 5: Select ICMPv4 on the Protocol Type.



Step 6: Specify the range of network for allow ICMP.



Step 7: Select Allow the connection.



Step 8: Select the network profiles which you'd like to allow ICMP.



Step 9: Input any name for Name field. It's OK all, your Server will reply to ping command from other Hosts.