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Getting Started with Nano Server by Charbel Nemnom

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Deploying Nano Server on a physical machine

There are actually a few ways to deploy Nano Server to a physical bare-metal machine, you can use one of the following options. Deploying Nano Server on a physical machine:

  • Dual-boot a Nano Server VHD or VHD(X).
  • PxE-boot a bare-metal machine and install Nano Server from WDS using a VHD or VHD(X).
  • PxE-boot a bare-metal machine and install Nano Server from WDS using a WIM file.
  • Booting a bare-metal machine into WinPE and deploying Nano Server using a WIM file.

Regardless of the deployment method used, the default Nano Server image that ships with Windows Server 2016 requires customization. Customizations include adding Nano Server packages based on the role the server will play in the environment, ...

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