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Getting Started with Nano Server by Charbel Nemnom

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Preparing the environment

But before we get to building the actual deployment, we need to install all the pre-requisites:

  1. Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS, DNS, DHCP)
  2. Prepare the Nano Server VHD Image
  3. Install and configure the WDS Role

In addition to the components listed above, the following components are also required for a successful deployment and management of Nano Server:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 ISO Media
  • Windows 10 assessment and deployment kit
  • Required hardware drivers from the OEM vendor

The ADK contains deployment tools such as the Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM) command-line tool, DISM PowerShell cmdlets, Windows System Image Manager (SIM), and so on. Windows SIM is a GUI-based utility used to ...

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