PowerShell Script to build your Nano Server Image

This script is now retired! It has been replaced with the NanoServerImageGenerator.psm1 module on the latest Windows Server Technical Preview media. See Getting Started with Nano Server for instructions.   Update We’ve modified the script to ask for a SecureString as a means of accepting a password, as opposed to plain-text input. Instead of specifying…


How to use WDS to PxE Boot a Nano Server VHD

If you haven’t already, please refer to the “Getting Started with Nano Server” guide for information on preparing your Nano Server image. In this blog, I want to share with you how I set up WDS Server on a machine in my office, and was able to PxE-boot (F12 network boot) into Nano Server from…


SSH is coming

Customers have been asking for SSH in Windows Server for a long time and it has been a very common request for Nano Server since we announced Nano Server earlier this year. Therefore I wanted to share an announcement the PowerShell team made earlier today: Looking Forward: Microsoft: Support for Secure Shell (SSH) Exciting news for Windows…


How to display ipconfig on Nano Server every time it boots

When you read through the “Getting Started with Nano Server” guide, you’ll come across SetupComplete.cmd and you’ll appreciate that you can display ipconfig on first boot.  But that’s really not enough.  I want to display ipconfig (and possibly other things) *every* single time Nano Server boots.  Here’s how to do it: This blog post assumes…


Nano Server Forum

We now have our Nano Server TechNet forum up and running at: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/home?forum=NanoServer Please post any questions or issues you have with Nano Server and we'll help you out. Thanks, Andrew


Welcome to the new Nano Server blog

For our first blog post, I’ll start with some links to various resources about Nano Server.   Build session that is more developer focused: https://channel9.msdn.com/events/build/2015/2-755   Ignite session that is more ITPro focused: https://myignite.microsoft.com/#/videos/4fdbc266-b5ac-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7   Video demos of Nano Server: http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Nano-Server-Team   Nano Server deployment guide: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt126167.aspx   Nano Server user voice feedback site: http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295068-nano-server…