Windows Server Core

How to Install Windows Server 2022 Core

by Michael Reinders

In this post, I will demonstrate how to install Windows Server 2022 the way Microsoft recommends... using the 'Server Core' option. Yes, by default, this is the default installation choice. You should install Windows Server 2022 using the Server Core option whenever possible. Windows Server 2022 contains new features and it is the most secure… Read More

No Surprise That Exchange Online Uses Windows Server Core

by Tony Redmond

A recent Microsoft post contained the news that Exchange Online uses Windows Server Core. That might be news to some, but not to anyone who's been following the advice of the Exchange product group. Exchange Online doesn't use virtual servers, follows a preferred architecture, wants to reduce the potential attack surface, and extract as much CPU as possible out of its servers. All good reasons why Windows Server Core helps.