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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William Stanek

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Full-Server and Core-Server Installations of Windows Server 2008

With a full-server installation, you have a full working version of Windows Server 2008 that you can deploy with any permitted combination of roles, role services, and features. With a core-server installation, on the other hand, you have a minimal install of Windows Server 2008 that supports a limited set of roles and role combinations. The supported roles include AD DS, DNS Server, DHCP Server, File Services, and Print Services. Additionally, in its current implementation, a core-server installation is not an application platform for running server applications.

While both types of installations use the same licensing rules and can be managed remotely using any available and permitted ...

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