Roles, Role Services, and Features not in Server Core containers - Windows Server, version 1803

Applies to: Windows Server, version 1803

In Windows Server, version 1803, we've reduced the overall size of the Server Core container image to 1.58 GB. The way we've done this is by optimizing the architecture and removing things you don't need in a Server Core container. Some were things that didn't work in containers, some were roles and features no one's been using.

Important

We removed these from the Server Core container image, not Server Core itself.

Here's the complete list of features and roles removed from the Server Core container image:


ADCertificateServicesRole
AuthManager
Bitlocker-Utilities
BitLocker
BITS
BITSExtensions-Upload
CCFFilter
CertificateEnrollmentPolicyServer
CertificateEnrollmentServer
CertificateServices
ClientForNFS-Infrastructure
Containers
CoreFileServer
DataCenterBridging-LLDP-Tools
DataCenterBridging
Dedup-Core
DeviceHealthAttestationService
DFSN-Server
DFSR-Infrastructure-ServerEdition
DirectoryServices-ADAM
DirectoryServices-DomainController
DiskIo-QoS
EnhancedStorage
FailoverCluster-AdminPak
FailoverCluster-AutomationServer
FailoverCluster-CmdInterface
FailoverCluster-FullServer
FailoverCluster-PowerShell
File-Services
FileServerVSSAgent
FRS-Infrastructure
FSRM-Infrastructure-Services
FSRM-Infrastructure
HardenedFabricEncryptionTask
HostGuardian
HostGuardianService-Package
IdentityServer-SecurityTokenService
IPAMClientFeature
IPAMServerFeature
iSCSITargetServer-PowerShell
iSCSITargetServer
iSCSITargetStorageProviders
iSNS_Service
Licensing
LightweightServer
Microsoft-Hyper-V-Management-Clients
Microsoft-Hyper-V-Offline
Microsoft-Hyper-V-Online
Microsoft-Hyper-V
Microsoft-Windows-FCI-Client-Package
Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ServerAdminTools-Update
Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
MSRDC-Infrastructure
MultipathIo
NetworkController
NetworkControllerTools
NetworkDeviceEnrollmentServices
NetworkLoadBalancingFullServer
NetworkVirtualization
OnlineRevocationServices
P2P-PnrpOnly
PeerDist
Printing-Client-Gui
Printing-LPDPrintService
Printing-Server-Foundation-Features
Printing-Server-Role
QWAVE
RasRoutingProtocols
Remote-Desktop-Services
RemoteAccess
RemoteAccessMgmtTools
RemoteAccessPowerShell
RemoteAccessServer
ResumeKeyFilter
RightsManagementServices-Role
RightsManagementServices
RMS-Federation
SBMgr-UI
ServerCore-Drivers-General-WOW64
ServerCore-Drivers-General
ServerForNFS-Infrastructure
ServerManager-Core-RSAT-Feature-Tools
ServerMediaFoundation
ServerMigration
SessionDirectory
SetupAndBootEventCollection
ShieldedVMToolsAdminPack
SMB1Protocol-Server
SmbDirect
SMBHashGeneration
SmbWitness
SNMP
SoftwareLoadBalancer
Storage-Replica-AdminPack
Storage-Replica
Tpm-PSH-Cmdlets
UpdateServices-Database
UpdateServices-Services
UpdateServices-WidDatabase
UpdateServices
VmHostAgent
VolumeActivation-Full-Role
Web-Application-Proxy
WebAccess
WebEnrollmentServices
Windows-Defender
WindowsServerBackup
WindowsStorageManagementService
WINSRuntime
WMISnmpProvider
WorkFolders-Server
WSS-Product-Package