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Getting Started with Nano Server by Charbel Nemnom

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Nano Server roles and features

The NanoServer folder in the ISO image has a packages sub-folder, as shown in the following Figure 3:

Figure 3: Nano Server, Roles, and Features

Role or feature:

  • Hyper-V role
  • Failover clustering
  • File Server role and other storage components
  • Container host
  • DNS server
  • IIS Server
  • Windows defender antimalware, including a default signature file

The following packages are supported to work on Nano Server, based on the GA version of Windows Server 2016:

  • Microsoft-NanoServer-Compute-Package
  • Microsoft-NanoServer-Containers-Package
  • Microsoft-NanoServer-DCB-Package
  • Microsoft-NanoServer-Defender-Package
  • Microsoft-NanoServer-DNS-Package ...

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