Chapter 4. Installing Roles and Features

A key task connected with administrating Windows Server Core is installing the various roles and features supported by this platform. This chapter looks at how to install and uninstall a role or feature and how to enumerate the currently installed roles and features on a Server Core computer. Also discussed are how to install roles and features automatically during unattended Setup and how you can reduce the disk footprint of Server Core by permanently removing binaries for unneeded roles and features.

Understanding Roles and Features

A role is a set of software programs that, when properly installed and configured, enables a computer running Windows Server 2008 to perform a specific function for multiple ...

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