Benefits of Server Core
The following table lists the benefits of Server Core.
Because Server Core installs only what is required for a manageable DHCP, File, DNS, Media Services, and Active Directory server, less servicing is required.
Because less is installed on a Server Core-based server, less management is required.
|Reduced attack surface||
Because there is less running on the server, there is less attack surface.
|Less disk space required||
Server Core requires about 3.4GB to install.