For those that have access to the new build released in December, this post will cover some new items in Server Core. The build is supposed to be available as part of the January MSDN, so hopefully more of you will have access when that comes out.
There are two new command line tools in the latest Server Core build:
- Serverweroptin.exe – This allows you to configure the Windows Error Reporting settings and replaces the /er option in scregedit.wsf (although I don’t think that change is in the build yet).
- Oclist.exe – This tool displays the list of Server Roles and optional features that can be installed on Server Core, along with the package name that you need to use with ocsetup for installation. In addition, this displays the state (installed or not) of each package so you can easily tell which Server Roles or optional features are installed.
There is a new optional feature included: WINS. The package name for installation is WINS-SC.
Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS, formerly ADAM) is now a role supported on Server Core.
We have a few more changes in the works for Beta 3.