Mark Wilson installed Apache on Windows Server 2008 Server Core and it seems to work without problems. All you have to do is to run msiexec /i apache.msi. Now, you might ask why Microsoft made IIS available on Server Core if Apache works, anyhow. ðŸ˜‰ I mean, you can't use ASP.NET on Server Core. So if you want more than just static HTML pages you have to work with PHP or another solution for dynamic web pages.
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Seriously, I think that IIS is the better option on a Windows box. However, I would always go for a LAMP solution when it comes to Web technology. The only reason, I can think of for running Apache on Windows is that you have some apps that work better with the Open Source web server and you don't want Linux in your network.