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Getting Started with Nano Server by Charbel Nemnom

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Server Core

The big change occurred in Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft introduced Windows Server Core as an installation option. This was really the first step toward having to deploy less on your servers, have less that you have to patch and reboot, and have fewer components that you don't necessary need on your servers. What I mean by the installation option is, when you first start installing the operating system, you have the option to choose between Server Core or Server with Desktop Experience installation.

Once you deploy Server Core or Server with Desktop Experience, then you can start adding roles and features that you want to run on top as shown in Figure 1, small boxes on top.

For Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, ...

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