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Getting Started with Nano Server by Charbel Nemnom

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Installing agents and tools

Microsoft does not support MSI in Nano Server. There is a reason for this. Firstly, MSI is built primarily for local installation, so remote installation can be problematic. Secondly, when you uninstall software that was installed using MSI, there is never a guarantee that everything will be cleaned up after the process is completed. A complete uninstall means all the registry entries they have and all the files that we ever put on disk should have been cleaned up. This has never been a guarantee with MSI in the past. Thirdly, MSI is being used to create custom scripts. In other words, people who use the feature to merely write scripts and deploy them to their system make things even worse when they come back and ...

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