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DLLs Included with Server Core

Server Core includes the following DLLs, sorted by feature area.

Feature AreaIncluded DLLs
Active Directory

  • activeds.dll - Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI)
  • ntdsapi.dll - Domain controller and replication management
Application Installation

  • cabinet.dll - CAB file management
  • imagehlp.dll - Portable Executable (PE) extraction
  • msi.dll - Windows installer
  • setupapi.dll
  • sxs.dll
Authentication Security

  • advapi32.dll - HTTP authentication and credential management
  • credui.dll - Credential management
  • crypt32.dll
  • cryptdll.dll
  • cryptnet.dll - Secure channel (X.509 certificates)
  • cryptui.dll - Credential management
  • netapi32.dll
  • schannel.dll - Secure channel (X.509 certificates)
  • secur32.dll
  • wintrust.dll - Catalog functions
DHCP

  • dhcpsvc.dll
DNS

  • dnsapi.dll
General Networking

  • authz.dll - Secure RPC
  • httpapi.dll - HTTP
  • iphlpapi.dll - Internet Protocol Helper (IP Helper)
  • mgmtapi.dll - SNMP management
  • mpr.dll - Windows Networking (WNet)
  • mprapi.dll - RAS and router administration
  • mswsock.dll - Winsock
  • netsh.exe - NetShell
  • rpcrt4.dll - RPC NDR engine
  • rtutils.dll - Remote RAS tracing
  • security.dll - Remote RAS security
  • snmpapi.dll - SNMP
  • traffic.dll - QoS traffic control
  • winhttp.dll - HTTP
Server Clustering

  • clusapi.dll - Clustering API
  • resutils.dll - Clustering utility functions
User Interface

  • mlang.dll - Multiple language support
  • msctf.dll - Text Services Framework (TSF)
  • shell32.dll
  • shlwapi.dll
Windows System Services

  • clfsw32.dll - Log file management
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging helper
  • dciman32.dll - Graphics support
  • fltlib.dll - Minifilter management
  • fltmgr.sys - Minifilter management
  • gdi32.dll - Graphics support
  • kernel32.dll - Windows system kernel
  • mstask.dll - Task scheduler
  • ntdll.dll - Windows internal
  • ole32.dll - Object management
  • oleaut32.dll - Object management
  • pdh.dll - Performance monitoring
  • powrprof.dll - Power management
  • psapi.dll - Performance monitoring
  • pstorec.dll - Protected storage interface
  • sfc.dll - Windows File Protection
  • srclient.dll - System Restore functions
  • user32.dll - User objects
  • userenv.dll - User profile support
  • verifier.dll - Performace monitoring
  • version.dll - Versioning information
  • vssapi.dll - Volume shadow copy
  • winsta.dll - Windows internal

For a list of functions supported by Server Core sorted by DLL name, see Server Core Functions by DLL.

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