Category - Server Core

  1. IIS7 Will be in Server Core!

    Well, maybe not the whole thing, but you will be able to serve static HTML, Classic ASP, JSP, PHP, and ColdFusion from a Server Core server. This is a really cool thing and I think it's a great application for the Server Core. It seems to me a more reasonable version of Windows than the Web edition.

    This was announced today at TechEd. I am kicking myself that I am not there right now, but I am getting as much information as I can from here.

  2. Enable Terminal Services on Longhorn Server Core Beta 3

    Longhorn Server Beta 3 finally arrived this week. I'm currently in the process of replacing all of my Longhorn Servers with Beta 3. I started with my Server Core install.

    The guidance documents that I've seen are all based on beta 2, and a lot has changed since beta 2. To enable terminal services on server core follow these steps:

    1. Enable Terminal Services with this command:
      • Cscript C:\Windows\System32\SCregEdit.wsf /ar 0
      • if you need to connect from a non 6.0 Remote Desktop Client also run this command:
        • Cscript C:\Windows\System32\SCregEdit.wsf /cs 0
    2. Open the firewall with this command:
      • netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="TS" protocol=TCP dir=in localport=3389 action=allow

    Remote Desktop should now work.