.NET 3.0 and 3.5 Now on Server Core

Platform

Servers - Windows Server 2008 R2

Feature Impact

Severity - Low
Frequency - Low

Description

The Server Core installation option for Windows Server 2008 R2 now includes a subset of the .NET Framework 3.0 and 3.5, specifically WCF, WF, LINQ.

There was no .NET support in the Server Core installation option for Windows Server 2008.

Manifestation of Impact

This allows some WCF and WF based applications as well as applications that use LINQ to run on Server Core in Windows Server 2008 R2.

Testing

Test applications that incorporate WCF, WF, and LINQ code on Server Core.

Links to Other Resources

  • Server Core
  • See also the "Server Core" sections of the Windows Server 2008 R2 Step-by-Step Guides when they become available.
  • See also the "Server Core" section of the Windows Server 2008 R2 SDK when it becomes available
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