Ubuntu Domain Server

Ryan Dwyer ryandwyer1 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 10:41:23 UTC 2009

OK, I take back that statement to some degree.
I just can't picture a small or medium sized business installing any CLI
operating system when all they want is a basic domain or file server. I get
the impression that Server Core is only used by large businesses with their
own dedicated IT team.


On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 8:54 PM, Thierry Carrez
<thierry.carrez at ubuntu.com>wrote:

> Ryan Dwyer wrote:
> > The vast majority of system administrators are Windows admins. Windows
> > admins won't use anything without a GUI, so making it CLI only would be
> > shooting yourself in the foot.
> So Windows admins won't use Windows Server 2008 "Server Core" [1] ?
> Note the interesting quote from Andrew Mason:
> Andrew Mason, a program manager on the Windows Server team, noted that a
> primary motivation for producing a Server Core variant of Windows Server
> 2008 was to reduce the attack surface of the operating system, and that
> about 70% of the security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows from the
> prior five years would not have affected Server Core.
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Server_2008#Server_Core
> --
> Thierry Carrez
> Ubuntu server team
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