TechMentor 2012: Deploying Windows Server 2012 Server Core
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TechMentor 2012: Deploying Windows Server 2012 Server Core



Deploying Windows Server 2012 Core session delivered at TechMentor 2012 in Redmond, WA.

Deploying Windows Server 2012 Core session delivered at TechMentor 2012 in Redmond, WA.



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TechMentor 2012: Deploying Windows Server 2012 Server Core Presentation Transcript

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  • 2. Classic “Full Server” Server with a GUI • Full Metro-style GUI shell • Install Desktop Experience to run Metro-style apps NEW Full Server without Server Graphical Shell • No Explorer, Internet Explorer or associated files • MMC, Server Manager, and a subset of ControlMinimal Server Interface Panel applets are still installed • Provides many of the benefits of Server Core for those applications or users that haven’t yet made the transition Server Core • NEW Can move between Server Core and Full Server Core Server by simply installing or uninstalling components
  • 3. POWERSHELLUninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra -Restart Single reboot required to restart all servicesPOWERSHELLInstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra,Server-Gui-Shell -Restart NEW Can install multiple features with one command by separating with commas
  • 4. Server with a GUI
  • 5. POWERSHELLUninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell -RestartPOWERSHELLInstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell -RestartPOWERSHELLInstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra -Restart
  • 6. calls to HTML Help API will return NULL!
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  • 8. Server Core Minimal Server Server Graphical Interface ShellServerCore = 1 Set Set SetServerGuiMgmt = 1 Not Set Set SetServerGuiShell = 1 Not Set Not Set SetWin32_ServerFeature
  • 9. Server Core Minimal Server Interface Server with a GUI Desktop ExperienceCommand Prompt a a a aPowerShell/.NET a a a aServer Manager x a a aMMC x a a aControl Panel x x a aCPL Applets x Some a aExplorer Shell x x a aTaskbar x x a aSystem Tray x x a aInternet Explorer x x a aHelp x x a aThemes x x x aStart screen (Metro) x x a aMetro-style apps x x x aMedia Player x x x a
  • 10. POWERSHELLUninstall-WindowsFeature <FeatureName> -Remove
  • 11. CMDmkdir c:mountdirCMDDism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:<drive>:sourcesinstall.wimCMDdism /mount-wim /WimFile:<drive>:sourcesinstall.wim/Index:<#_from_step_2> /MountDir:c:mountdir /readonlyPOWERSHELL with mounted WIMInstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra,Server-Gui-Shell–Restart –Source c:mountdirwindowswinsxs
  • 12. CMDDism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:<drive>:sourcesinstall.wimPOWERSHELLInstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra,Server-Gui-Shell–Restart –Source wim:<drive>:sourcesinstall.wim:4
  • 13. POWERSHELLInstall-WindowsFeature <FeatureName>-Source <Source>
  • 14. POWERSHELL with mounted WIMInstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra,Server-Gui-Shell–Restart –Source c:mountdirwindowswinsxsPOWERSHELLInstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra,Server-Gui-Shell–Restart –Source wim:d:sourcesinstall.wim:4