I'm in the preparation stage to roll out a few Windows 2008 R2 Server Core in my VMware ESX environment.
In looking over the documentation it looks like Server Core can operate in a little as 6.5 GB of hard drive space.
Less disk space required. A Server Core installation requires only about 3.5 gigabytes (GB) of disk space to install and approximately 3 GB for operations after the installation.
I am curious as to anyone’s real world experience and recommendations with regard to this requirement. Is it realistic?
A little bit about our environment:
Less than 25 users, and around 75 computers/servers in our current AD system. These systems will be responsible for normal AD operations and print servers for 5 printers - nothing to big here.