- Planning for a Server Installation
- Installing a Clean Version of Windows Server 2012 Operating System
- Upgrading to Windows Server 2012
- Understanding Server Core Installation
- Managing and Configuring a Server Core Installation
- Performing an Unattended Windows Server 2012 Installation
- Best Practices
The Windows Server 2012 installation process and deployment tools bear similarities to those found in earlier versions of Windows. However, feature and performance enhancements have improved the installation experience—whether you are installing a single system by hand or deploying thousands of systems across your corporate environment with Windows Deployment Services.
The new Windows Server Core supported roles and features such as RRAS, WSUS, and even SQL Server have been a much anticipated feature set for the Windows Server 2012 family of operating systems. Server Core installations can further meet today’s administrator and organization needs by providing a way to use the Windows Server 2012 operating system with the fewest number of binaries, in the most highly secured fashion, and while also reducing management overhead.