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Getting Started with Nano Server by Charbel Nemnom

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Emergency management services

Since things don't always go as we planned, Microsoft added Emergency Management Services (EMS) to Nano Server.

Emergency Management Services (EMS) is a feature that offers remote management and system recovery options when other server administrative options are not possible. It is also needed for headless systems in which there is no GUI available, as in the case of Nano Server.

The communication works through the System Administration Channel (SAC) feature of Windows Server. The SAC channel offers several administrative features, such as enabling a Windows cmd.exe channel for Windows CLI access, listing processes running on the system, obtaining IP address information, retrieving server hardware information, ...

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