Detecting Server Core in Code

Administrators can move between Server Core and Server with a GUI by installing or uninstalling various features, so it’s important that applications designed for Server Core are able to react and behave appropriately whether running in Server Core or Server with a GUI. One way of doing this is by dynamically loading dependent libraries (for…


Video: Converting Server with a GUI to Minimal Server

The Minimal Server Interface provides a convenient way to enjoy some of the benefits of Server Core, including a reduced attack surface and fewer reboots, while still maintaining local graphical management capabilities with many MMC snap-ins, local Server Manager, and support for non-Windows-8-style and non-WPF graphical applications.  This video, hosted by Senior Group Program Manager…

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