When installing Server Core Windows Server 2012 in Server Core mode, not all features and roles available in windows server 2012  supported by the core version

this article explains all roles and features supported by the core version



When installing Windows Server 2012 in Server Core mode, the following server roles are supported (13 role) :
  1. Active Directory Certificate Services
  2. Active Directory Domain Services
  3. DHCP Server
  4. DNS Server
  5. File Services (including File Server Resource Manager)
  6. Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)
  7. Hyper-V
  8. Print and Document Services
  9. Streaming Media Services
  10. Web Server (including a subset of ASP.NET)
  11. Windows Server Update Server
  12. Active Directory Rights Management Server
  13. Routing and Remote Access Server, including the following sub-roles:
                     1- Remote Desktop Services Connection Broker
                     2- Licensing
                     3- Virtualization

When installing Windows Server 2012 in Server Core mode, the following server features are supported (29 Features) :
  1. Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  2. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
  3. Windows PowerShell
  4. Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
  5. BitLocker Drive Encryption
  6. BitLocker Network Unlock
  7. BranchCache
  8. Data Center Bridging
  9. Enhanced Storage
  10. Failover Clustering
  11. Multipath I/O
  12. Network Load Balancing
  13. Peer Name Resolution Protocol
  14. Quality Windows Audio Video Experience
  15. Remote Differential Compression
  16. Simple TCP/IP Services
  17. RPC over HTTP Proxy
  18. SMTP Server
  19. SNMP Service
  20. Telnet client
  21. Telnet server
  22. TFTP client
  23. Windows Internal Database
  24. Windows PowerShell Web Access
  25. Windows Process Activation Service
  26. Windows Standards-based Storage Management
  27. WinRM IIS extension
  28. WINS server
  29. WoW64 support