Tuncay Sahin

ICT Engineer | Docent ICT & Trainer

After the Server Core installation is complete and the server is configured, you can install one or more server roles and one or more optional features.

The Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 supports the following server roles and features:


  •   Active Directory Certificate Services
  •   Active Directory Domain Services
  •   Active Directory Lightweight Directory   Services (AD LDS)
  •   DHCP Server
  •   DNS Server
  •   File Services (including File Server   Resource Manager)
  •   Hyper-V
  •   Streaming Media Services
  •   Print and Document Services
  •   Web Server


  •   Failover Clustering
  •   Network Load Balancing
  •   Subsystem for UNIX-based applications
  •   Windows Server Backup
  •   Multipath IO
  •   BitLocker Drive Encryption
  •   Simple Network Management Protocol
  •   Windows Internet Name Service
  •   Telnet client
  •   QWAVE
  •   Subset of .NET Framework 2.0
  •   Subset of .NET Framework 3.0 and 3.5
  •   Windows Communication Framework
  •   Windows Workflow Framework
  •   LINQ
  •   Windows PowerShell
  •   Server Manager cmdlets
  •   Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) cmdlets
  •   WoW64
  •   32-bit support for the Input Method Editor


Installing and uninstalling server roles and features by Dism.exe

Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 R2 use Dism.exe (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) to install and uninstall most server roles.

Action Syntax

To discover the available server roles

Dism /online /get-features /format:table

To install a role

Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:<role>

To uninstall a role

Dism /online /disable-feature /featurename:<role>

To install the DNS Server role

Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:DNS-Server-Core-Role

To install the DHCP Server role

Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:DHCPServerCore

To configure and start the DHCP Server service

sc config dhcpserver start= autonet start dhcpserver

To install the Hyper-V(To manage Hyper-V on a Server Core installation, use the Hyper-V   management tools to manage the server remotely)

Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Hyper-V

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