Thursday, April 17, 2008
Windows Server 2008 - Server Core
I really love the concept of Windows Server Core - an installation that includes only the minimal components needed to make Windows work as a Server - that Microsoft will include in WIndows Server 2008. The advantage of it is obvious, reducing the attack surface.However, just now I found an interesting piece of data, someone looked into information from past security bulletins and noticed that from 25 past bulletins only 4 would apply for Server Core. Quite interesting, isn't it? So follow the tip from this post and go ask your software provider if his product will work on a Server Core installation.