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Bare Bones Windows Server To Run .NET Apps

The Windows Server Core is an interesting piece of software. It's essentially a Windows Server without the GUI, thus running faster and reducing the footprint and attack surface. And because many admins do everything through Powershell anyway, the GUI isn't missed at all.

Now Microsoft is putting a bit more muscle behind Server Core, promising to support .NET Framework 4 sometime this quarter.

.NET support will allow corporate developers to build managed code apps, thus increasing its flexibility and application library.

Do you use Server Core? Are you a Powershell junkie or a GUI fan? Share your views at

Posted by Doug Barney on 01/24/2011 at 1:18 PM


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