Install Server 2012 R2 Essentials with non .local domain

Server 2012 R2 Essentials wizard automatically suffixes .local to the chosen NETBIOS name.

To change this behaviour, cancel the install wizard during the initial setup when it is asking for the domain name then run PowerShell as Administrator and run the following

PowerShell2

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