A couple of quick tips this time around.
If you want to determine if you are running on Server Core from a script, you can do this via WMI. The command line way is:
wmic path win32_operatingsystem get OperatingSystemSKU /value
The value can then be converted to hex and mapped to the list at: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms724358.aspx
Here is a tip I received from the HP Windows Server Academy team. If you don’t want to include all of the many IIS options in the output of Oclist, run:
Oclist | find “Installed” | find /v “IIS”
Server Core is proving to be a versatile infrastructure platform. After installing your basic Server
What would be really nice is a dedicated command that could return lots of OS related versioning info. Like this: