Go back to Creating a Dev Environment

By default, Windows Server 2012 is not very dev friendly. I suggest some changes. At a high-level, do the following:
  • Rename the server to something short, easy to remember and easy to type. I usually go stellar with this, with names like moon, mars, and nova.
  • Enable Remote Desktop
  • Disable Windows firewall
  • Disable IE Enhanced Security
  • Configure Windows update
  • Configure time zone settings