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Getting Started with Nano Server

By : Charbel Nemnom
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Getting Started with Nano Server

By: Charbel Nemnom

Overview of this book

Nano Server allows developers and operations teams to work closely together and use containers that package applications so that the entire platform works as one. The aim of Nano Server is to help applications run the way they are intended to. It can be used to run and deploy infrastructures (acting as a compute host, storage host, container, or VM guest operating system) without consuming significant resources. Although Nano Server isn't intended to replace Server 2016 or 2012 R2, it will be an attractive choice for developers and IT teams. Want to improve your ability to deploy a new VM and install and deploy container apps within minutes? You have come to the right place! The objective of this book is to get you started with Nano Server successfully. The journey is quite exciting, since we are introducing you to a cutting-edge technology that will revolutionize today's datacenters. We'll cover everything from the basic to advanced topics. You'll discover a lot of added value from using Nano Server, such as hundreds of VM types on a single host through a small footprint, which could be a big plus for you and your company. After reading this book, you will have the necessary skills to start your journey effectively using Nano Server.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Installing and managing Windows Defender on Nano Server

Nano Server 2016 does not come with an Antivirus client by default in contrast to Server with Desktop Experience and Server Core which both come with Windows Defender installed.

Nano Server also uses Windows Defender, however, it's a more lightweight version compared to other versions of Windows.

As we have seen in this book, all the roles and features for Nano Server come as additional packages that can be added on demand.

There are many different options that you can use to install Windows Defender on Nano Server. You could use the New-NanoServerImage cmdlet to create a Nano Server image and add the Defender package as part of the image in offline mode. You could also use Nano Server Image Builder. In this example, we will use Nano Server Package provider of the Package Management (a.k.a OneGet) and install the Defender feature in online mode.

Once the Nano image is created, you need to create a virtual machine from this VHD(X), please...