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Mastering Windows Server 2016 by Jordan Krause

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Roles available in Server Core

Server Core is obviously a restricted form of the operating system, and some of the roles inside Windows Server are just not designed to work properly within that limited context. Here is a list of the roles which are supported to run on a Windows Server 2016—Server Core instance:

  • Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Active Directory Domain Services
  • Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • Active Directory Rights Management Server
  • DHCP Server
  • DNS Server
  • File Services
  • Print and Document Services
  • Routing and Remote Access
  • Streaming Media Services
  • Hyper-V
  • Web Server
  • Windows Server Update Server

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