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  • Blog Post: Command line guide for Server Core

    Here is a nice primer on commonly used commands for Server Core . Be sure to check out our previous posts involving Server Core.
  • Blog Post: Command-Line Compression in Core

    Hi, Ned here again. Today I’m going to talk about handling compressed files in Windows Server 2008 running as a Core server. You know, that thing with no pretty graphical interface and just a big command prompt that stares at you, daring you to try some successful administration. Core mode is...
  • Blog Post: Forced Demotion of a Windows Server 2008 Core Domain Controller

    Ned here again. Today's post is short and sweet, but when you need this one you will need it fast and we don't have this publically documented anywhere on TechNet (yet). Since Windows 2000 SP4, it has been possible to forcibly demote Domain Controllers using the DCPROMO /FORCEREMOVAL command. You...
  • Blog Post: How to Enable Remote Administration of Server Core via MMC using NETSH

    Hello, this is LaNae Wade from the Directory Services team. Windows Server 2008 Core introduces some challenges in administering servers without an explorer shell. Here are some netsh commands that will help you administer your Server Core installation remotely through MMC snap-ins. Allowing Administration...