Some of you may remember a free tool that you could use to configure Windows Server 2008 core (basically a simple GUI that allowed you to setup the system), unfortunately this tool was removed from the web.
This *new* tool is uncomplied code (Script based) so you can even include your own additions in required.
Its available at : http://www.codeplex.com/CoreConfig
This Tool is a collection of scripts which will help provision and configure a Base Windows 2008 Server Core installation, The Server Core Configurator enables you to do all those 'little jobs' via a GUI, quickly and easily! Product Licencing Networking Features DCPromo Tool ISCSI Settings Server Roles and Features User and Group Permissions Share Creation and Deletion Firewall Settings Display Settings Add & Remove Drivers Screensaver Settings Windows Updates (Including WSUS) and so much more...
Thanks to Andrew Auret / Tony Ison (colleagues in Microsoft UK for this tool).
If you like it, leave me a comment and I'll pass these on to Andrew and Tony.
Is there a document that tells you how to write UI using WinAPI for Server Core?
"No, not entirely - If you need to do any UI type program in Server Core then the only choice you have is to develop in VB6 or at a lower level ....in C,C++ . The absence of the Framework in Server Core does not give us much of an option. What exactly are you looking at doing?"
Since the launch of Windows Server 2008 a lot of configuration tools have been released to help administrators
I remember pretty well when Guy Teverovsky shared his CoreConfigurator tool, to help Server Core Systems