Chapter 4. Windows Server 2008 Core

Solutions in this chapter:

  • Using Server Core and Active Directory
  • Using Server Core and Domain Naming System
  • Configuring Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Using Server Core
  • Installing Internet Information Services
  • Installing the FTP Publishing Service
  • Installing and Managing Hyper-V on Windows Server Core Installations
  • Summary
  • Solutions Fast Track
  • Frequently Asked Questions


For years, Microsoft engineers have been told that Windows would never stand up to Linux in terms of security simply because it was too darn “heavy” (too much) code, loaded too many modules (services, startup applications, and so on), and was generally too GUI heavy. With Windows Server 2008, Microsoft engineers can stand ...

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