Microsoft Technology Platform Adoption labs is offering a training session April 21-23 on Server Core development for Windows Server 2008 R2. This will be offered via a “Virtual Lab” so you can attend from your office, there is no need to travel. However, as with other events and programs associated with pre-release products, an event or corporate non-disclosure agreement is required.
If you are interested in finding out more, there is more information posted at: http://blogs.msdn.com/philpenn/archive/2009/03/30/microsoft-platform-technology-adoption-labs-go-virtual.aspx as well as a link (towards the bottom) to a contact form to request more information on attending.
I would like to know how I could get MSMQ on Windows 2008 Core. I have heard that you cannot not install it as it is not considered a component that any of the server roles provide.... but what if i was to install it manually how could and would i be able to do this?
Another option (desired option) would be to customise what components can be installed for a server role, so i can let an installer take over and just install... so the question, if this is a viable way, how can i change the list of oclist.exe to install MSMQ?
... I ask this as I have seen a full version of 2008 core have msmq, so if it knows how to install MSMQ, why can't i make 2008 core do the same...
I'm a PC
The Full Server installation option includes MSMQ, but the Server Core installation option does not. It is not possible to add MSMQ to Server Core, the binaries are not part of the image due to dependencies and requirements.
Sorry but has anyone yet to try extracting the setup from a standard CD and then install it on a core box?
I guess Matt wanted to ask what is general approach on adding unsupported components to core.
Thanks Salat, thats what I am asking.... LoL. I am going to try it and see what happens, once i get an installation of server 2008 core and will let you know of the results.
Regarding the installation of MSMQ, i was looking into the installation of windows on the machine and noticed that when you are given the option of the type of OS, Core etc. These options have dates that are being modified, can i modify these installations on the CD to allow for the MSMQ to be added.
Matt, there is a guide on installing .NET upon Core. You might check it to get a clue.
There is no way to add features and roles that aren't included in the Server Core image. Functionality that isn't included is due to dependencies, so even if you get the bits onto the system somehow it wouldn't be fully functional.
Thanks Salat, will have a look round.... if poss. and if you know the link, could you post it?