SharePoint 2013 RTM and WIndows Server Core 2012
Hi, I've got a simple question I couldn't find the answer on the net. Is SharePoint 2013 officially supported (supported, not just working almost fine) by Microsoft if installed on a Windows 2012 Server Core? Does it depend on the roles of the farm? If possible I would like to have official sources from Microsoft. Thanks for helping :)Cya
November 3rd, 2012 6:00pm

As of this post, the documentation, Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013 does not specify whether or not Server Core is supported. It says Windows Server 2012 so I would assume core is supported unless it stated otherwise. I have not yet personally tried it. Given the improvements of Server Core in 2012 and the fact that SharePoint is a .NET application I suspect it will work. Jason Warren Infrastructure Architect Habanero Consulting Group habaneroconsulting.com/blog
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November 4th, 2012 8:00pm

First, I guess I should start with a disclaimer. I do work for Microsoft, but I do not speak for the product group and have no authority over what is/is not/will/will be supported with regards to SharePoint 2013. My assumption however is that we'll treat it the same way we did for SharePoint 2010. It should work just fine and should be supported. The software requirements that Jason points out indicate that SharePoint requires Windows Server 2012 Standard or DataCenter. Choosing to install in core or with a UI doesn't change the fact that you've installed either Standard or DataCenter. Also, from a support perspective, you can use remote tools in order to perform common tasks, such as checking the event log, restarting services, etc.Roger Cormier Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, SharePoint Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rcormier/ Twitter: LinkedIn: Note: My posts are provided AS IS without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose.
November 6th, 2012 8:28am

First, I guess I should start with a disclaimer. I do work for Microsoft, but I do not speak for the product group and have no authority over what is/is not/will/will be supported with regards to SharePoint 2013. My assumption however is that we'll treat it the same way we did for SharePoint 2010. It should work just fine and should be supported. The software requirements that Jason points out indicate that SharePoint requires Windows Server 2012 Standard or DataCenter. Choosing to install in core or with a UI doesn't change the fact that you've installed either Standard or DataCenter. Also, from a support perspective, you can use remote tools in order to perform common tasks, such as checking the event log, restarting services, etc.Roger Cormier Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, SharePoint Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rcormier/ Twitter: LinkedIn: Note: My posts are provided AS IS without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose.
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November 11th, 2012 7:40am

Hi Jason, Hi Roger, Thanks for your replies. This is also what I found, WS2012 core mode for SharePoint 2013 is not clearly indicated as supported but also not indicated as not supported. My question was "if i call the MS support, say my SharePoint runs on a WS2012 Core, will they open the case or just say not supported?" By the way I guess it is supported because in addition of what you said we can go from a core to a GUI WS2012 in a couple of minutes with a simple powershell command. Thank you again for your replies, is anyone from MSFT has a more precize answer it would be appreciated :)Cya
November 11th, 2012 11:00pm

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