Server Core Roles

Server Core supports the following server roles on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2:

  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)
  • DHCP Server
  • DNS Server
  • File Services
  • Hyper-V
  • Print Services
  • Streaming Media Services
  • Web Server (IIS)
  • Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Windows Server Update Server (WSUS)
  • Active Directory Rights Management Server
  • Routing and Remote Access Server, including the following sub-roles:

    • Remote Desktop Services Connection Broker
    • Licensing
    • Virtualization

Server Core supports the following features on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
  • BitLocker Drive Encryption
  • BitLocker Network Unlock
  • BranchCache
  • Data Center Bridging
  • Enhanced Storage
  • Failover Clustering
  • Multipath I/O
  • Network Load Balancing
  • Peer Name Resolution Protocol
  • Quality Windows Audio Video Experience
  • Remote Differential Compression
  • Simple TCP/IP Services
  • RPC over HTTP Proxy
  • SMTP Server
  • SNMP Service
  • Telnet client
  • Telnet server
  • TFTP client
  • Windows Internal Database
  • Windows PowerShell Web Access
  • Windows Process Activation Service
  • Windows Standards-based Storage Management
  • WinRM IIS extension
  • WINS server
  • WoW64 support

 

 

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