Windows Server Core is a "minimal" installation of a Windows Server version. In a Server Core:
Many of the Windows Server options and features are removed.
The server runs a much thinner core operating system.
Tasks are performed mostly from the command line interface.
The operating system runs fewer services and requires less resources during startup.
OfficeScan supports OfficeScan agent installations on the following Windows Server Core versions:
Windows Server Core 2008
Windows Server Core 2008 R2
Windows Server Core 2012
Windows Server Core 2012 R2
Windows Server Core 2016
The OfficeScan agent supports Server Core. This section contains information on the extent of support for Server Core.
The OfficeScan server does not support Server Core.