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Getting Started with Nano Server by Charbel Nemnom

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Creating a custom Nano Server WIM image

This section describes the process of customizing a Nano Server WIM image. The deployment scenarios which support the use of WIM images are:

  • Deploying from a WDS server (covered in this section).
  • WinPE boot environment (covered in subsequent section).

Please refer to the specific deployment section for any special configuration steps related to that particular scenario.

Before starting, please be sure to perform the steps described in the Prerequisites section covered earlier.

The WIM image contains two separate editions:

  • Windows Server 2016 SERVERSTANDARDNANO
  • Windows Server 2016 SERVERDATACENTERNANO

You have to decide which edition of Nano Server to use prior to creating a customized image. The ...

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