About Server Core

According to many Windows needs to become more componentized to avoid a collapse under it’s own weight. The logical answer is to divide Windows into components that you can install / uninstall and combine. The only way to do this is using a strict architecture. Microsoft follows two paths when it comes to componentization. It’s removing features from Windows and moving them into the cloud to become Windows Live Services. On the other hand it’s also dividing Windows architecturally. Kernel Mode vs. User Mode is one of the first steps in this process. State vs. Code separation seems to be the next step for Microsoft.

Server Core is Microsoft’s first attempt to componentize Windows Server. The choice was made to make it an Enterprise Infrastructure focused version, but the experience Microsoft has developing, managing, distributing, marketing and supporting this version will prove to be immensely important for future versions, including but not limited to MinWin.

About Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and one of the more  influential and knowledgeable persons when it comes to Server Core installations of Windows Server, Hyper-V Server and their powering technologies, like MinWin.

About ServerCore.Net

ServerCore.Net is the website for  information on Server Core. It was created by Sander Berkouwer in 2010 to host information on the many topics surrounding Server Core.