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Windows Server 2008 Server Core has always intrigued me and it’s become one of those things that keeps simmering on my back burner waiting for me to find the time to dive in. But I could never figure out where to dig my teeth in. I installed it once (just to see it and be able to say that I did) and I was left staring at a blinking cursor and the realization that it was as far as I was going to get.
The main problem was that as much of a keyboard jockey as I am, there’s so much to manage in Windows that I fall back on the GUI most of the time. I just don’t have the time to learn all of the command line administrative tools. (It’s not entirely my fault, Windows has always had a GUI so its command line tools are not front and center they way they are in the UNIX world.)
But now, I don’t need to stumble around in the dark because I stumbled on a
new white paper that elucidates all of remote admin options for Server Core. The paper is a joint project of Sander Burkouwer and Joachim Nässlander.
Server Core is now closer to coming off my back burner because I can chop hours off the learning curve. Thanks, guys!