Starting with Windows Server 2008, Microsoft brought new concept the Server Core, they suggested when the servers are only used to host applications and you generally do not have to do any other work on them, so why to waste their resources on unnecessary GUI. Its something like VW reducing 200 Kgs of weight off a 3 ton SUV and calling it more frugal and fuel-efficient. Anyway’s, I will keep my automobile passion off this article and will just talk about my latest encounter with a Windows 2008R2 Core.

Yes, despite of numerous servers I come across in my Day to Day life only very rare of them are Windows Server Core, The situation was very typical, this Windows 2008R2 Core was actually a Hyper V server, it had a couple of machines on it and one of the virtual’s was the ONLY Domain Controller of the very same domain of which this server was a Part. Yes this wasn’t the most perfect domain design which one can ask for.

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An automobile enthusiast at heart and computer geek by profession, started my Career with MS in 2005.Left Jobs and started Pledge Technologies (the parent company to Grishbi) back in 2009.We have been providing IT consulting to various Small and Medium businesses across US and UK since then.Our company specialises in Microsoft Server technologies like AD, Exchange, the rest and with numerous Office 365 migrations under our belt, we quite an expert with that too. Whatever we learn in our day to day life, we share it back on Grishbi as a Thank for all the love and support our customers have given us.