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Windows Server® 2012 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 6. Configuring Roles, Role Services, and Features

Using roles, role services, and features

Making supplemental components available

Installing components with Server Manager

Installing components at the prompt

Tracking installed roles, role services, and features

You prepare servers for use by installing and configuring the following components:

  • Server roles Server roles are related sets of software components that allow servers to perform a specific function for users and other computers on networks. A computer can be dedicated to a single role, such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), or a computer can provide multiple roles.

  • Role services Role services are software components that provide the functionality of server roles. Each server ...

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