Server Core, it’s sweet isn’t it? Well, it seems there’s a few of us who actually believe it is. There seems to be a huge misunderstanding that it’s hard to configure, hard to use and that it has to defend itself every time someone even thinks about selecting it from the install menu.
If you need more help and maybe some stuff to print out you can find it here:
Microsoft Server Core Step-by-Step-guide: http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/47a23a74-e13c-46de-8d30-ad0afb1eaffc1033.mspx?mfr=true
Petro.co.il has a guide too: http://www.petri.co.il/managing-windows-2008-server-core-locally.htm
Jorge de Almeida Pinto has a guide also: http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/archive/2008/03/26/a-new-gang-in-town-server-core-w2k8.aspx
Sander Berkouwer has one too: http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/sanderberkouwer/archive/2008/03/24/sc-enario-the-kitchen-cupboard-server.aspx
Andrew Masons blog: http://blogs.technet.com/server_core
Microsoft Technet Forums: http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=582&SiteID=17
As you might have guessed by now, there’s a bunch of guides. There’s a bunch of users. CMD will get you eventually and rule the world probably.