Nano Server Developer Experience – Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 and above

This blog post is now obsolete. Please go to the new blog post here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/nanoserver/archive/2016/04/27/developing-native-apps-on-nano-server.aspx Nano Server represents a great opportunity for applications to get the most of available resources and deliver customers an agile environment which supports a DevOps management model.  In order for applications to do this, they need to remove references to components not…


Introducing the Nano Server Recovery Console

The Recovery Console is a diagnostic shell which runs locally on Nano Server to help you re-establish connectivity to your remote management tools.  By connecting to Nano Server via your KVM solution, you have the ability to view/edit network configuration details, enable/disable network cards and shutdown/reboot the machine to name a few. Login Screen  …


Nano Server IaaS Image in the Azure Gallery

  This blog post is now obsolete. Please refer to the TP5 version here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/nanoserver/archive/2016/04/27/nano-server-tp5-iaas-image-in-the-azure-gallery.aspx     Update: November 25, 2015: Added steps to export the certificate to another machine for secure connection to the same VM Update: November 24, 2015: Added support for secure strings Fixed a bug in the script when using uppercase…


Nano Server Containers

Check out these blogs to learn how to create and deploy Windows Server and Hyper-V containers to a Nano Server host:   Container Host Deployment: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/windowscontainers/deployment/deployment?branch=TP4Stage   Managing Container Images: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/windowscontainers/management/manage_images ref@  


Hands-on Packaging and Installing your first Windows Server Apps on Nano Server

In the introduction blog to Installing Windows Server Apps on Nano, I introduced the concept of Windows Server Apps (WSAs) and using APPX to install them on Nano Server. Now it is time for a hands-on tutorial to package your first WSA and get it installed on Nano Server. Since the APPX format was released…

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Installing Windows Server Apps on Nano Server

The initial public announcement of Nano Server earlier this year aroused a lot of interest and questions, in particular on how to package an application and deploy it to Nano Server. Assuming your application has been already refactored to be compatible with Nano Server (if not, please follow the Developer Experience blog to create or…

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Native Binary Scanning Tool (NanoServerApiScan.exe) for Nano Server

This blog post is now obsolete. Please go to the new one here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/nanoserver/archive/2016/04/27/nanoserverapiscan-exe-updated-for-tp5.aspx   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….


OpenStack and Vagrant with Nano Server

As we hear about interesting information on using Nano Server will post links to them in the Nano Server blog. If you have any or come across any you would like to share, please send to nanoserver@microsoft.com and we can post in the blog. OpenStack and Nano Server Vagrant and Nano Server Hopefully you'll find these…