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Getting Started with Nano Server by Charbel Nemnom

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Deployment improvements

Finally, the deployment improvements are shown in Figure 7. For setup time, Nano Server takes just 35 seconds compared with almost 5 minutes for Server Core. This is a huge improvement here. You will see where these 35 seconds came from in Chapter 3, Deploying Nano Server in a Virtual Machine and on Physical Hardware. You don't have to actually use Windows setup. Basically, you copy an image that you already created an unattended file for; that 35 seconds setup includes the time to create the unattended file. As for physical deployment using commodity hardware 100 MB switch with Windows Deployment Server (WDS) and PXE boot, Nano Server was fully provisioned in 3 minutes, whereas Server Core using the exact same configuration ...

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