Basics: Getting Started with Server Core

While working on the second part of the Systems Administration Tenets series, I realized that OS Deployment with Microsoft technologies is much deeper and nuanced than I remembered and I’ll require a little additional time to provide the levels of detail and i I feel necessary. So, the second part of the Systems Administration Tenets series will be bumped to next Monday (perhaps earlier if my schedule allows). To fill the gap, and make good on my promise of weekly posting, I’ll be posting a couple screencasts I recently stumbled upon while organizing my Windows Live Skydrive. In the Screencasts I discuss the Server Core installation option of Windows Server 2008, specifically:

  • Basic Server Core Configuration Tasks
  • Installation of Server Roles (both manual and scripted)
  • Very light Server Role configuration

It is important to note that these screencasts were both recorded over two years ago, but the principles outlined are still quite valid on the R2 product. Also, the screencasts were originally posted to Microsoft’s Channel8 and targeted toward students. However, they contain enough depth to be beneficial to anyone looking to quickly ramp-up on Server Core.

Getting Started with Server Core (Right-Click and choose Save Target As or Save Link As to download)

Role Management on Server Core (Right-Click and choose Save Target As or Save Link As to download)

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