How to: Reduce the Need for Updates on Windows Server 2012
Resources that help you greatly decrease the number of updates required for installation on Windows Server 2012 by converting the operating system to Server Core mode. In addition, Server Core mode will decrease the attack surface of the system and use a smaller disk footprint. Owner: Jaime Ondrusek Categories: Windows Server 2012, Server Core, updates Source: Microsoft
16 Jul 2013
Windows Server Installation Options
This document explains the differences between Server Core mode and Server with a GUI mode, the features available in each, and how to switch between them on demand. In addition, it discusses the Minimal Server Interface.
Server Core conversion Demonstration
2-minute video that demonstrates converting a server in Server with a GUI mode to Minimal Server Interface and Server Core mode.
Configure and Manage Server Core Installations
Reference topic that details how to configure, operate, and manage a server while it is in Server Core mode.
Server Core - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
Blog with the latest information about Server Core and Minimal Server Interface modes.