Using Server Core for Windows Server 2012

You can use command-line tools and other management tools (both local and remote) to manage a machine running Server Core.

This table contains Server Core application development topics. Use these topics for reference if you are developing or migrating a management tool for use on Server Core.

Determining Whether Server Core Is Running Demonstrates how to programmatically determine whether Server Core is running.
Developing for and Migrating Existing Code to Server Core Lists general application development guidelines for developing tools for Server Core.