SQL 2012 on Windows Core Edition

One good reason for moving to SQL 2012 will be it’s capability to run on Server Core Editions.

As core servers need less mainteaince and offer reduced attack surface, this will be a direct benefit on SQL Server 2012 also if it the instance is hosted on a core server.  Basically all the advantegs of running a server core will be passed to SQL Server too.

For more details on advantages of running a core server please refer to

For details on installing SQL 2012 on a server core please refer to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh231669(v=sql.110).aspx