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Administering: Windows Server® 2008 Server Core by John Paul Mueller

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Chapter 1. Understanding Windows Server 2008 Server Core

For anyone who's worked with computers for a long time, Windows Server 2008 Server Core seems like a step into the past. After all, this new operating system is Windows without the Windows features—it's essentially a decorated command prompt. In fact, you can change the appearance of Windows Server 2008 Server Core to look just like the command prompt applications you may have used in the past. Of course, it's not quite that simple or you could just buy one of the ancient tomes on DOS to find your way around. All of the features you expect from Windows Server still appear in Windows Server 2008 Server Core—the only difference is that you must use the command prompt to manage them, which ...

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