Free Server Core Training: Install Roles and Features on Server CoreBy Ed Liberman
In my previous videos we went over a couple of essential tasks for using Server Core. I showed you how to activate a newly installed Server Core and how to assign a computer name to a Server Core and join it to a local domain.
You might remember from last week that I compared Server Core to a work mule, saying that it’s typically setup to perform a certain function and you don’t get to interact with it as much as you would with a full install of Server 2008.
This is even more evident in today’s video, as the different roles and features that you install on your Server Core will define what type of work your little work mule performs.
Since Server Core has a limited set of roles and services (compared to the full install) I’ll first talk about what they are. I’ll show you a command that you can use to see the available roles, features and even role services and to how check what has already been installed on your Server Core.
The command we’ll be using will also show us the exact syntax that we need to use to install the roles, role services, and features. As an example I’ll install the DHCP role so you can see the installation in action.
Other Videos in this Series
- How to activate a newly installed Server Core edition of Server 2008
- How to assign a Computer Name to a Server Core and join it to a Domain
- Lesson 3: Install Roles & Features on Server 2008 Server Core
- How to setup and utilize Remote Administration on Server 2008 Server Core
- How to setup and utilize RODC on Server 2008 Server Core
Read more on how Windows Server 2008 Server Administrator Training offers career-minded practice with server administation, read-only domain controllers, server core, virtualization and more.
About the Author
Ed Liberman (MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCDST, MCT, MCTS, MCITP, A+, Network+, Server+, CWTS, CWNA, CWNT) has worked in technology for 20 years. He has been certified and instructing IT since 1998. He has helped thousands of people to get started or advance their careers in the IT industry. When he is not in the classroom, he is out helping corporations with their network infrastructure as an independent consultant. Ed will get you ready to pass your exams while you develop the skills needed to succeed in the "real world". His teaching style encourages you to have fun while you learn. Ed also volunteers his time in his local community as a math tutor for struggling grade school children.
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