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Windows Server® 2008 Server Core Administrator's Pocket Consultant by Mitch Tulloch

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Foreword

By Andrew Mason

Principal Program Manager Lead, Windows Server Core

As Windows Server has continued to evolve, increasing functionality with each release, it became apparent that there was a need for additional deployment flexibility. Windows Server is a general-purpose operating system, but it is frequently deployed to provide a fixed function on a network, such as a DNS Server, File Server, Active Directory Domain Services domain controller, and so on. In these deployments, more functionality than necessary is often installed for a single server role to run, and a common customer request has been to allow the installation of just what is needed. The result of this is the new Server Core installation option in Windows Server 2008.

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