Windows Server Core is a very lightweight installation that minimizes updates and attack surface area.  It takes less space than the full GUI install and has limited access to MMC, Control Panel, command line and PowerShell.  It is the most efficient and perfect for Hyper-V Hosts.

  1. Open a command prompt: Type cmd.exe
  2. Type: sconfig
  3. Select option 7: Remote Desktop and enable it by typing “E” for enable; it is disabled by default.
  4. Change the hostname, adjust the date and time and configure network settings if needed.
  5. Type: dism /online /enable-feature /FeatureName:Microsoft-Hyper-V
  6. Restart once installation is complete.
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