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CANITPRO Camps are currently under development for the upcoming 2014 season with a new batch of content revolving around the Microsoft Server 2012 R2 goodness released back in October. The camp content is currently being tested, however we at CANITPRO thought it would be prudent to share a topic that has sparked some interest when mentioned in the trial run of the camps itself. Namely the benefits of deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 core installation. Deploying the server core installation of Windows Server 2012 R2 seems to strike fear in the hearts of IT Professionals even at just the mention of the deployment tactic. Common excuses surrounding the deployment of core include:
Many IT Professionals live by the "If its not broke, don't fix it" methodology, however there are a great deal of benefits in deploying server core. The benefits include:
In terms of PowerShell utilization, with the recent upgrade to PowerShell 4.0 available and resources such as the Microsoft Virtual Academy, the robustness of a server core installation is but a mouse click away.