Ubuntu server GUI

Sun Jun 29 12:16:21 UTC 2008

On Jun 29, 2008, at 3:51 AM, Neil Wilson wrote:


> The best way to do server admin via GUI is to use a management station
> that has the GUI on it and then issues commands to the server via some
> interface - libvirt style, HTTP REST style, or just good old ssh.
> That way there is no guff on your server getting in the way of its
> primary function - in complete contrast to Windows servers.

Actually, Windows Server 2008 now has a "flavor" of server called  
"core" that strips off the local GUI and has an expanded suite of  
local command line commands available. In addition, it can be remotely  
managed by a "traditional" WIndows Server 2008 machine management  
console for admins that prefer GUI admin tools.

The Windows Server 2008 "Core" installations offer limited  
functionality (mainly network functions, file server, domain  
controllers, etc.) and seem to be intended for remote deployment, to  
reduce server surface area (security), and increase performance of  

More information can be found here: http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/47a23a74-e13c-46de-8d30-ad0afb1eaffc1033.mspx?mfr=true

Ken Hansen

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