Subset of .NET 2.0 Now on Server Core
Servers - Windows Server 2008 R2
Severity - Low
Frequency - Low
The Server Core installation option for Windows Server 2008 R2 now includes a subset of the .NET Framework 2.0. The subset is the functionality in .NET 2.0 that aligns with the functionality in Server Core; no binaries were added to the Server Core base to allow any portion of .NET 2.0 to function.
There was no .NET support in the Server Core installation option for Windows Server 2008.
Manifestation of Impact
This allows some .NET 2.0 based-applications to run on Server Core in Windows Server 2008 R2.
Verify that the .NET classes your code uses is included in Server Core. Also test any applications that run this code on Server Core.
Links to Other Resources
- Server Core
- Server Core Blog
- See also the Server Core section of the Windows Server 2008 R2 SDK when it becomes available
These resources may not be available in some languages and countries/regions.