If you’ve used Server Core, Then you have undoubtedly run into an application. Which has a dependency on the managed code that was removed. One such application is VMware tools, contrary to popular belief. These tools do more than just make the mouse smoother. The critical components are the drivers they deliver. Have no fear though… There is no GUI, or Html help file, but the tools work great!
Hopefully the next version will install a little cleaner.
I am aware that this has been blogged about before, but who wants to read three pages of step by step instructions?… when you could just watch a 90 sec clip 🙂