Tuesday, May 22, 2012

What is Server Core

The server core is a minimal installation avaiable at Windows Server 2008. A core installation provides a minimal environment for running specific server roles which reduces maintenance and management. No GUI available after server core installation, ie., No Windows Explorer, No Start Menu, No Internet explorer, No .NET Framework, No Powershell etc.,

When there is nothing available why we need to go for server core

Uses less disk space, less memory

Less need for maintenance

Less need for patching

System is more stable and security

Decreased attacking surface

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