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  1. step by step to make ready Hyperv server 2016 core

    Step by step to make ready Hyperv server 2016 core. Especially if a newby to server and WAC

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    • SAC Version Upgrades

      My suggestion would be to make the SAC version a completely rolling version. This would be great especially great for Infrastructure type servers ie: AD, DHCP, DNS, File and Print services. Basically you would install Windows server core once then roll on to the next build much like Microsoft is doing with Windows 10.

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        0 comments  ·  Installation and patching  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix failing Windows Server 2016 Cumulative updates

        Need to fix the issue with failing Cumulative updates on Server 2016. Fail almost every time. After several reboots and waiting for hours, some will finally finish but most will fail repeatedly. VERY FRUSTRATING. Virtual VMWare environment (patched) with HP G8 hardware and Server 2016 Std. Ed. This is NOT a problem with my environment. There are thousands of others that are reporting this same issue across MANY blogs and discussion boards. Please...

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        • Bring back Hyper-V to Nano Server!

          Why are you killing Hyper-V on Nano Server???
          https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/hybridcloud/2017/06/15/delivering-continuous-innovation-with-windows-server/
          Nano Server only for Containers is a very bad decission from my Point of View.

          125 votes
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          • Deploy SDN Network Controller, SLB Mux and RRAS Gateway with Nano

            Deploy SDN Network Controller, SLB Mux and RRAS Gateway with Nano

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              0 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make "Lock" the default selection on Ctrl-alt-del screen

              When you are logged on to Server 2016 core console, and press ctrl-alt-del, the default selection is now "change a password". Obviously it should be "Lock" that is the most used selection (like it is already on Server 2016 Desktop Experience). The goal is not to fiddle with arrow keys, but to just press ctrl-alt-del + enter to lock the server screen.

              11 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Minimal Server Interface Mode in Windows Server 2016

                A minimal server interface mode in Windows Server 2016.

                Similar to what was available in Windows Server 2012 R2.

                This assisted in reducing the attack surface on the Server and also allowed administrator to switch back to Full Gui mode if needed.

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Nano Server as a router

                  Configure Nano Server as a full fledged router with routing protocols, NAT and reverse NAT. It would be great for lab environments.

                  19 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Bring Nano Server Recovery Console to Server Core

                    I’d like to propose bringing the Recovery Console interface to Server Core. The logon interface is familiar and could take up the entire window that the one liner username prompt currently occupies, and the post-logon console is simple and effective, and would be very useful for staff doing basic connectivity troubleshooting before determining if escalating up to the another team is required.

                    As seen a the below link, the logon prompt is more familiar and the main console provides a nice system summary and network & firewall options.

                    Probably obvious, but I’d also request an additional menu option above the…

                    5 votes
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                    • Add Remote Desktop Licensing on nano server

                      It will be good if we can install the RD licensing roles on a nano server

                      5 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Roles & features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • SCCM support for Nano Server

                        Need SCCM support for Nano Servers.

                        It will be a great Idea to install SCCM agent on Nano Servers so that we can patch them, collection inventories, install Services in a managed way.

                        We already have WUA support for it. Extending it further will help to easy the administration.

                        22 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Installation and patching  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Nano Server Image Builder issue with Set-ExecutionPolicy

                          There is clearly an issue with the way "Nano Server Image Builder" detects and tries to set the execution policy when it has been set by GPO or other means. My GPO setting is "unrestricted", but both New-NanoServerImage PS cmdlet and the aforementioned GUI error: "Error: Set-ExecutionPolicy failed with System.Management.Automation.CmdletInvocationException: Windows PowerShell updated your execution policy successfully, but the setting is overridden by a policy defined at a more specific scope. Due to the override, your shell will retain its current effective execution policy of Unrestricted. Type "Get-ExecutionPolicy -List" to view your execution policy settings. For more information please see…

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                            3 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Console Text Editor for Nano and Server Core (and possibly back to Server 2012 Core?)

                            We were discussing on GitHub how it would be nice to have a console editor for Nano and Server Core and that it a big contrast to Linux LAMP where there are many choices for this.

                            On core, currently some of our teams install Notepad++ because they need at least the ability for both Linux and Unix line endings to parse correctly (notepad fails) because some log files are generated with linux endings (e.g. Cloud Formation local cfn-init/cfn-bootstrap) - a frequent occurrence onsoftware that was ported to Windows from Linux. Just wanted to identify that specific feature as a must…

                            17 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Management tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable Event Log Forwarding

                              We are required to forward all Security Event Log entries to a central repository. We use a client based software that performs this for us and SNMP. Since these options are not available to us in Nano Server Window Log Forwarding would be a great feature for Event Log gathering. This should also include PowerShell commands to configure since Group Policy is not available. Configuration should be simplified for both domain joined and non-domain Nano servers.

                              4 votes
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                              • Classic ASP support for IIS on Nano Server

                                Classic ASP has a well-defined feature set that is unlikely to ever change, has never required a GUI of any sort, and should be pretty easy to slot in considering IIS on Nano already has support for ISAPI extensions.
                                ADO/ODBC/OLEDB database access might be a bit trickier, but maybe could be implemented as a compatibility layer over ADO.NET? And technically, database access is not actually part of Classic ASP anyway, but rather an addon library.
                                This would be really helpful for those of us who just want a tiny dynamically scripted web interface for something, without all the overhead of…

                                4 votes
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                                • backup hyper-V machines

                                  There shoud be an backup role for backup and restore Hyper-V machines, or to export them to a backup - share. It would be great if the backup could be triggert like with a task - plan.

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Nano should support ASR and DPM agents/extension

                                    when Nano runs Hyper-V host/cluster it would be good to have capabilities:
                                    1. to backup gusts VMs using DPM agent installed on host
                                    2. to replicate guests VMs to Azure using ASR agent installed on host

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Nano Server DHCP

                                      Hello Team !!!

                                      Would be great add role DHCP to Nano Server added to DNS Server, will be a great stack network services.

                                      75 votes
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                                      • Improve MySQL support: Crashes with ssl-ceritificates and during usage

                                        Further information here: https://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=84690
                                        MySQL also crashes during usage on nano server with exception 0xc000001d - no further details.
                                        Only occuring on nano server 2016 running on Hyper-V 2012.
                                        Tried a lot and all updates are installed.

                                        5 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add keyboard locale choose menu in Nano recovery mode

                                          Hello,

                                          We have only eu-us keyboard in Nano recovery console. It's very difficult for non-english keyboard users to type their passwords.
                                          Thx.

                                          11 votes
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