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2. Deploying Servers

Chapter 2. Deploying Servers

Whether you administer a small business with a server room in the back office or a data center for a large enterprise, deploying servers is a key part of your job. Although installing a handful of servers can still be done manually, provisioning hundreds or thousands of server workloads in a virtualized data center is an entirely different affair.

Previous versions of Microsoft Windows Server offered a Server Core installation option with a reduced servicing footprint that made it ideal for enterprise deployment, but smaller organizations often opted for the GUI option because it was easier to configure after installation. With Windows Server 2012 now supporting post-installation conversion between Server Core and GUI, however, Server Core has now become the default installation option for organizations of all sizes.


  

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