[LINK] MS strikes again

Malcolm Miles mgm-ns at tardis.net
Sat Jul 4 00:50:29 AEST 2009

On Thu, 2 Jul 2009 08:28:20 +0200, you wrote:

>One of the issues with windows is that it's really hard to have a cut- 
>down dedicated system.   You might want a system dedicated to run some  
>vital piece of hardware but it's still running all the windows GUI  
>including IE and can be used to surf the web in all the wrong places.   
>Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

Then run Windows Server Core

"Server Core is a minimal server installation option for computers
running on the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. Server Core
provides a low-maintenance environment capable of providing core
server roles.

Server Core is designed to provide an environment that reduces:

Servicing requirements 
Management requirements 
Attack surface 
Disk space usage 

To accomplish its core, critical roles, the Server Core installation
option only installs the binaries required by its supported roles. For
example, the Explorer shell is not installed with Server Core.
Instead, the Server Core user interface is the command prompt."

Best wishes,

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