Server Core is a minimal installation of Windows Server, starting with Windows Server 2008, that doesn't include a traditional desktop. Most of the features of Server Core are configured through a CLI (command line interface).
At this time, Server Core is not a supported operating system installation option for The Raiser's Edge, The Financial Edge or The Education Edge . Please check the System Requirements for your product(s) to find the latest information on the operating systems that are supported.
Windows Server 2008 (32-bit);Windows Server 2008 (64-bit);Windows Server 2008 R2;Windows Server 2012;Windows Server 2012 R2