Screenshots: Windows Server 8 Beta

Screenshots: Windows Server 8 Beta

Summary: Windows Server 8 can be installed with or without a GUI, uses the Metro look-and-feel, and runs the show from the new Server Manager. Find out more in our screenshot gallery.

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  • There are two installation options for Windows Server 8: Server Core or with a GUI. If you install a GUI you can remove it later — either all the way down to Server Core or as a new minimal UI Server.

  • Metro, or at least the Metro design language, is everywhere in Server 8. You'll find it in the logon screen, with an attractive deep blue background and white text.

  • The UI-less Server Core is Microsoft's preferred installation for Windows Server 8. It's more secure, and doesn't have the overhead of a full GUI.

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Topics: Windows, Operating Systems, Reviews, Servers

Simon Bisson

About Simon Bisson

Simon Bisson is a freelance technology journalist. He specialises in architecture and enterprise IT. He ran one of the UK's first national ISPs and moved to writing around the time of the collapse of the first dotcom boom. He still writes code.

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