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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 Nano Server Security Settings with PowerShell DSC

As discussed in the previous sections, we can completely manage and configure Nano Server installation with Windows PowerShell and PowerShell DSC.

One of the things that makes Nano Server so interesting is that it takes up far less disk space, installs significantly faster, and needs far fewer updates and restarts compared to Server with Desktop Experience and Server Core. The image size for Server with Desktop Experience is around 11 GB, for Server Core it's 6 GB and for Nano Server it's 480 MB without any role or feature. To achieve this speed and small physical footprint, Nano Server has the smallest number of inbox components. Thus, group policy and the associated Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), and Local Policy Editor (LPEdit) tools are not present on Nano Server. Even when domain joined, Nano Server will not consume and endorse group policy settings. This is to be expected because those tools are graphical components...