In this video Scott briefly presents the reason behind side-by-side installation files on the server before discussing two downsides to leaving these files on a configured server: wasted space and reduced security. Learn to use the pipe character to combine three commands to safely remove unneeded files.
- [Instructor] The final topic…for this chapter on managing roles and features…is features on demand.…This was introduced in Server 2012 and Windows 8…and it involves the Windows installer…copying the installation files…from the disk or image to our hard drive for us.…There was a time when we needed to add a role or a feature…to a workstation or server…that we had to go get the installation media…and place it in the drive…so that we could have those files available…to install that feature.…
With the advent of features on demand,…we've all gotten used to taking our installation media…and putting it away and never needing it again.…It creates this on demand availability…by creating a folder in the Windows directory…named Windows SxS, for side by side.…And that is convenient…because we can have those files around…whenever we need to do an installation.…But we have found the downside…to having those files sitting on every server.…
We now recognize that we are using…a few gigabytes of storage on every server in our network…
AuthorScott M Burrell
- Installing from a disk or image
- Using the Desktop Experience
- Installing Windows Server from a network
- Working with command-line IPv4 vs. IPv6
- NIC teaming
- Managing roles
- Adding features
- Managing storage
- Working with virtual hard disks and remote volumes
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Install
2. Configure Network Environment
3. Manage Roles and Features
4. Manage Storage
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