Windows Server 2008 Core is a minimal server installation option for computers running on the Windows Server 2008 operating system. Server Core provides a low-maintenance server environment with limited functionality.
Windows Server 2008 Core supports the following server roles:
- Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
- Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)
- DHCP Server
- DNS Server
- File Services
- Print Services
- Streaming Media Services
- Internet Information Services (IIS)
Local Security Policy allows enforcing many system, user and security-related settings, such as password policy, audit policy and user rights. Event Viewer can then be used to check log events.
This video tutorial shows how to manage local password policy on Windows Server 2008 Core.