Nano Server Boot Performance

One of Microsoft’s Premier Field Engineers (Jaromir Kaspar) set up a virtual lab to measure Nano Server’s boot performance and IO footprint, and compare those to Server Core and full Server.  Check out Jaromir’s blog post for the full review.  Here’s the summary table to whet your appetite 🙂 : Server                    Boot Time (s) Boot…


MySQL on Nano Server

One of Nano Server’s core scenarios is to serve as a lightweight OS for born-in-the-cloud applications running in a VM or a container. Nano Server already supports ASP.NET Core (aka ASP.NET 5) with IIS, Node.js, Python & Django, and now, we’re happy to announce support for MySQL. The instructions in this blog explain how to…


Nano Server White Papers

Microsoft partners have done an amazing job publishing in-depth white papers and articles on Nano Server. Most of them are downloadable eBooks with tons of information. Check them out!  (in alphabetical order):  Cisco Automating Windows Server Deployment (link to white paper at the bottom)  Dell How to deploy Nano Server (TP5) using a USB Key…


Nano Server TP5 IaaS Image in Azure – Updated

With Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5, you can create Nano Server VMs directly in Azure, using the Nano Server image in the Azure Gallery. There are 3 ways to do so: Using the new Azure portal (http://portal.azure.com/) Using the old Azure portal (http://manage.windowsazure.com/) Using Azure PowerShell cmdlets 1. Using the new Azure portal (http://portal.azure.com/)…


Python & Django on Nano Server

One of Nano Server’s core scenarios is to serve as a lightweight OS for born-in-the-cloud applications running in a VM or a container. Nano Server already supports .ASP.NET Core (aka ASP.NET 5) with IIS, node.js, and now, we’re happy to announce support for Python & Django. The instructions in this blog explain how to get Python & Django…


Node.js on Nano Server

One of Nano Server’s core scenarios is to serve as a lightweight OS for born-in-the-cloud applications running in a VM or a container. Nano Server already supports ASP.NET Core (aka ASP.NET 5) with IIS, and now, we’re happy to announce support for Node.js. The instructions in this blog explain how to get Node.js running on…


Vulnerability Bug Bounty for Nano Server

With the release of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5, we are pleased to announce a vulnerability bounty program for Nano Server, starting today through July 27th 2016. This is part of our efforts to ensure Nano Server provides all the benefits that have been discussed since Nano Server was first announced as an installation…


NanoServerApiScan.exe updated for TP5

If you developed a 64-bit application, tool, or agent for Windows Server in C/C++, you can use NanoServerApiScan.exe to check if your app will also run on Nano Server. Remember that Nano Server is 64-bit only and won’t run 32-bit binaries. NanoServerApiScan.exe scans a directory containing your binaries and reports an error if it finds an…


PackageManagement Support on Nano Server

It has been a year since we initially released PackageManagement (a.k.a. OneGet) feature in Windows 10. PackageManagement automates software discovery, installation, and inventory (SDII), regardless of the package formats or where the packages are from.  During this past year, PackageManagement has expanded to other Windows SKUs and versions, including: For down-level OS (Windows Server 2012…

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WSA Updates in WS 2016 TP5

In Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 we introduced a new installer: Windows Server App (WSA). WSA is important as it is the officially supported Server Installer going forward and is the only installer available on Nano Server.  WSA is a significant shift from the traditional MSI installer technology (for more background read the blog posted in…

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