The difference between installing the Desktop Experience or keeping the "core" installation of Server 2016 is discussed in terms of the interface as well as performance differences. Remote Server Administration Tools for workstations are presented as a viable alternative to installing a desktop on each 2016 server.
- [Narrator] After installing this server…for the last segment,…I took the liberty of installing…a second Windows 2016 server…on an identical environment,…this time without the Desktop Experience,…and booting them up took virtually the same amount of time.…In fact, so did logging in and shutting down.…Microsoft is pretty good at building efficient desktops,…the real difference comes into play after boot.…As I log into this server,…the interface you may have become accustomed to isn't there.…
You'll remember this slide from a previous video segment.…The Desktop Environment does use…about 3.5 gigabytes of extra space for the GUI…and all of the administrative tools.…That difference is going to grow…with every role that you install…and all of the associated management tools,…which may or may not bother you,…depending on the price of storage space,…but the other performance differences are worth mentioning.…Based on my trials in the lab environment,…the server running the Desktop Experience used 15% more RAM,…and on occasion would use as much as…
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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