Bob Muglia mentioned in the keynote at TechEd 2007 (really wish I could be there) that IIS7 was in fact going to be included in Server Core. I know that a lot of hosting providers have been screaming for this and rightfully so. While this sounds like outstanding news it is only the first step in what really needs to be done. This allows you to run a great webftp server on a server that has a reduced attack surface and small footprint, however it ONLY allows you to run non ASP.NET sites and applications. That is because .NET is still not supported on Server Core. I”m not sure if it will be by time it is released but I truly hope they will find a way to get .NET working on Server Core.