supported features on windows server core 2008 R2
supported roles on windows server core 2008 R2

 Server Core supports the following  roles (10 Rules) :

  1. Active Directory Certificate Services
  2. Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS)
  3. Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)
  4. BranchCache Hosted Cache
  5. DNS Server
  6. DHCP Server
  7. File Services
  8. Print Services
  9. Hyper-V
  10. Streaming Media Services
  11. Web Server (IIS) (including a subset of ASP.NET)

Server core supports the following features (13 Feature) :


  1. Failover Clustering
  2. Multipath I/O
  3. Network Load Balancing
  4. Quality of Service (QoS)
  5. Removable Storage Management
  6. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  7. Subsystem for UNIX-based applications
  8. Telnet client
  9. Windows Bitlocker Drive Encryption
  10. Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)
  11. Windows-on-Windows 64-bit (WoW64)
  12. Windows PowerShell
  13. Windows Server Backup