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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

Managing the Local Administrator's Passwords on Nano Server

As we covered in Chapter 6, Managing Nano Server with Windows PowerShell and Windows PowerShell DSC, the Group Policy and the associated Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) tools are not present on Nano Server, even when the domain is joined, because Nano Server will not consume and endorse Group Policy settings. This is expected because those tools are graphical components and Nano Server is headless and designed to be remotely managed. A question that you find yourself asking is, how am I going to manage a local administrator's password for high density Nano Server deployment?

The good news is that Microsoft brought the implementation of the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) client for Nano Server, so that managing the local administrator's passwords will be possible as well. For more information about LAPS, please check the following article:

In summary, LAPS is a free...