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Server Core Remote Management Whitepaper

whitepaperWhen the Server Core installation option of Windows Server was introduced in 2008, not a lot of people saw the greatness. A few tried it once, some tried it twice and others got hooked! Fellow administrators often complain that it’s so hard to administer the roles and features of it. Joachim Nässlander and myself, who both fall into the third category of people that got hooked are now proud to present:


pdf Server Core Remote Management

How to be effective in remotely managing Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008


This whitepaper contains everything you need to know to remotely manage your Core-box. No more fumbling around in that CMD-window if you don’t want to.

The whitepaper is available for download here.

Don’t forget to check out Joachims blog also, there’s a lot of interesting posts!

Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 9:36 PM by Sander Berkouwer


TrackBack said:

MVPs Sander Berkouwer and Joachim Nässlander recently collaborated together, on their Windows Server Core knowledge and expertise!

Both MVPs sought to bring awareness of Server Core a new feature in Windows Server 2008 R2, and wanted to help other administrators to understand the feature set. Therefore, they decided to write a whitepaper on Server Core Remote Management.

# November 24, 2009 3:32 PM

Admin Arsenal Blog » Blog Archive » Remote Server Core said:

Windows Server 2008 Server Core has always intrigued me and it’s become one of those things that keeps simmering on my back burner waiting for me to find the time to dive in.  But I could never figure out where to dig my teeth in. I installed it once (just to see it and be able to say that I did) and I was left staring at a blinking cursor and the realization that it was as far as I was going to get.

The main problem was that as much of a keyboard jockey as I am, there’s so much to manage in Windows that I fall back on the GUI most of the time. I just don’t have the time to learn all of the command line administrative tools. (It’s not entirely my fault, Windows has always had a GUI so its command line tools are not front and center they way they are in the UNIX world.)

But now, I don’t need to stumble around in the dark because I stumbled on a new white paper that elucidates all of remote admin options for Server Core.  The paper is a joint project of Sander Berkouwer and Joachim Nässlander.

Server Core is now closer to coming off my back burner because I can chop hours off the learning curve. Thanks, guys!

# November 30, 2009 12:10 AM

All time high! said:

Statistics are usually not that much fun, especially not log-munching from a webserver. I’m running Statcounter and Google Analytics as services and a third tool which let’s me analyze stuff locally for some added fun.

This week was ok though since I checked the monthly totals, and in November I had 614371 hits. Which is quite ok I’d say. Not in class with Bengtsson, but who can compete with him ;)

The top referrers this week are (in no specific order):

Microsoft forums
TechNet Edge
Twitter Profile
Michael Anderbergs blog
Yusuf’s blog in German
Meet’s Microsoft page
Networkprof.com (in Persian, thanks for the reply!)
Sander Berkouwers blog
IDG.se – IT Business Awards

# December 3, 2009 11:53 AM

The things that are better left unspoken said:

After releasing the whitepaper on Remotely Managing Server Core boxes , I received a message from a colleague

# December 7, 2009 4:52 AM
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