Benefits of Server Core

The following table lists the benefits of Server Core.

Benefit Description
Reduced servicing

Because Server Core installs only what is required for a manageable DHCP, File, DNS, Media Services, and Active Directory server, less servicing is required.

Reduced management

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.