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Night 23, by now some of you may be thinking about installing Windows Server 2012. Well, you are going to have to make a choice. Which user interface do you want? Your choices are:
The good news is, it really does not matter which interface you choose. You now have the option to convert between the different interfaces. So if you install core and feel you need the GUI, just add it (reboot required).
The default install is core. This should be everybody’s first choice. With all the new remote management ability there really is no reason to log onto a server locally. All day to day activities can be done remotely.
These are the links I used to learn about Windows Server 2012 Installation:
Installing Windows Server 2012
Windows Server Installation Options
Deploying Windows Server 2012: From Bare Metal, Server Core, Minimal Server Interface, and More