Microsoft designs and develops the next version of its products based on what the market demands. In addition, it fends off the competition by integrating the strengths and features the others have to offer. Thus, with Server Core, introduced in Windows Server 2008 and improved in Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft has enhanced its Windows operating systems to combat its competitors’ and meet the demands of system administrators who want to work from the command line. Within this chapter, we’ll explore what’s new in the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system and how to manage it using PowerShell.
In this chapter, you will learn to: