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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Adding and Removing Features

You add and remove features using the same two tools that you use with roles and role services. The difference is that features are generally independent of the particular roles installed on a server. One of the first things we do with any server is to install some basic features that we find useful—or, in the case of PowerShell, essential—on any server we work with. These basic features are PowerShell, the Subsystem for UNIX Applications (SUA), and the Telnet Client.

Adding Features

Adding a feature to Windows Server 2008 usually doesn’t require other features or roles, though there are exceptions. The exceptions include Message Queuing, which has several subsidiary features dependent on the main Message Queuing feature, ...

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