Administering Windows Server 2008 Server Core by John Paul Mueller

By John Paul Mueller

Microsoft's new GUI-less Server middle is a command line model of home windows Server 2008 that gives higher safety, lowered measurement, and swifter entry. within this accomplished advisor, you will find every thing you want to quick grasp this modern new edition. filled with directions and useful examples, this publication teaches you ways to function in a windowless atmosphere, together with utilizing the entire instructions, growing BAT documents, operating with scripts, utilizing registry hacks, handling distant platforms, and extra. comprises top practices, fifty two crucial command line methods, and an alphabetical record of the entire instructions.

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Using Server Core makes administration considerably less time consuming, which translates into reduced costs. Of course, the administrator is going to need a good knowledge of the command line. fm Page 5 Monday, December 17, 2007 7:03 PM LIFE WITHOUT THE CONTROL PANEL Consequently, even though you have fewer management requirements, performing the actual management tasks is going to be more difficult because you won’t have a GUI to provide those little reminders of what to do next. Improved Resource Usage If you’re tired of upgrading your server every five minutes to meet some new requirement, you’ll really like Server Core.

You’ll find a number of these hardware modifications provided in the “Modifying the Hardware Setup” section of Chapter 4. The point is that the omissions generally affect something that you won’t use a lot in Server Core and you probably won’t notice they’re missing. One omission you’ll definitely notice is that it’s harder to install applications in Server Core. You won’t find the familiar Add or Remove Programs applet in Server Core, but you still have a number of methods of working with applications at your disposal using the command line in this case.

In some cases, a process will spawn (create) other processes. In this case, if you end only the host process, the child processes may continue to run. To end the host process and all its child processes, you should right-click the host process and choose End Process Tree from the context menu. fm Page 14 Monday, December 17, 2007 7:03 PM 14 CHAPTER 1 UNDERSTANDING WINDOWS SERVER 2008 SERVER CORE Processes also have two properties that you need to consider. The first is priority, which affects the order Windows runs the processes.

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