Installing and configuring Windows Server Core

Windows Server with a GUI is a fully-fledged server installation that is capable of supporting highly scalable, enterprise-grade workloads, but it also comes with a significant overhead and a burden: a GUI. Since servers are mostly managed remotely, especially in larger environments, having a GUI doesn't make much sense. The supporting files increase installation size, which makes patching and updating more complex and makes the server more vulnerable.

The solution to this problem was to introduce Server Core, which offered a significantly smaller footprint without the files that are required to support a GUI. Although some of the roles and features are not supported in Server Core, having a ...

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