Tip of the Day: Running a Network Trace on Nano Server

Today’s Tip… As diagnostic tools such as Netsh trace, Tracelog.exe, and Logman.exe are not available in Nano Server, you must use Windows PowerShell Network Event Packet Capture Cmdlets to gather network traces. After setting up a remote PowerShell session there are six basic steps required to perform a network trace: Add a new network event…

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Tip of the Day: Remotely Managing Nano Server

Today’s Tip… Remotely Managing Nano Server Nano Server is 100% managed remotely. There is no local logon capability at all, nor does it support Terminal Services. Options for managing Nano Server remotely include: Windows PowerShell Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Windows Remote Management Emergency Management Services (EMS) To use any of these methods you will need…

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(Server) Tip of the Day: Nano Server Image Builder

Today’s Tip… On October 15th, the Nano Server Image Builder was released. It is a graphical interface that will assist you in creating Nano Server images and bootable USB drives. Key functionality: Graphical UI creation of Nano Server media with dozens of custom settings Create a USB key to detect the firmware and hardware settings…

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Tip of the Day: Windows Server 2016 DNS – Deploying a File-Based DNS Server on Nano

Today’s Tip… You can deploy the DNS server role in Windows Server 2016 on a Nano Server image. Because the Domain Controller role is not supported on Nano Server, the DNS server cannot host AD-integrated DNS zones; the DNS server will therefore use file-based DNS zones only. Administration of DNS, like all other Nano features,…

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Tip of the Day: Hot Off The Virtual Presses: Nano Server White Papers

Today’s Tip… Check out the new blog post and some very cool white papers published by our partners. 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…

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