After a week of preparation, I put a DHCP server running on Server Core in production last night! Server Core is Windows Server 2008’s non-GUI installation mode.
I am told by Microsoft that we are one of the first to put the Windows Server 2008 Server Core RTM code into production and that they are proud of me. I’m inspired!
As for the DHCP server, it’s working merrily now, giving away IP addresses to anything that has a NIC and needs an IP – on two of our Active directory sites. I will soon be publishing an article on this topic.
My next Windows Server 2008 plaything would be NAP. It’s amazing how the new Server Core architecture runs on so less resources, at the same time improving performance and security.