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  1. Make Active Directory Services available for NanoServer

    Given the highly increased security and much less need for patching, it would be great to be able to run AD Domain Controllers on NanoServer

    437 votes
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  2. Make MSSQL available for NanoServer

    Given the highly increased security and much less need for patching, it would be great to be able to run MSSQL on NanoServer

    135 votes
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  3. "Core" services

    Nano server would be fantastic for the remote site concept: core services like AD, DNS, DHCP, file / print, proxy. By having more of a "black-box" approach, this can be built and left onsite with little risk to the box.

    118 votes
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  4. Diskless Nano Server (PXE Boot)

    Given how small Nano Server is, it could potentially fully fit in RAM allowing diskless scenarios (boot over PXE) where a small chunk of system persistent data (i.e. Certificate Store, local secrets, logs, etc.) can be stored on a remote VHDX accessed over the network. That could make the OS run faster and become more resilient to system storage issues. Also it could allow moving the OS instance from one server to another (by reassigning the boot image to another MAC on PXE), in case of a hardware failure.

    115 votes
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  5. The ability for NanoServer to run on Raspberry Pi 2

    Having the ability to use ultra-low-cost and ultra-low-power hardware.

    98 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Nanoserver should be run from USB media

    At the moment you can create a vhd of the nanoserver and boot to it instead of booting your normal windows.

    It would be great if we can just put the created nanoserver vhd on the usb-stick/jumpdrive and boot directly from it; without the need for other drives in the server or a working windows installed.

    66 votes
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  8. Add SSH service to Nano

    Given the headless nature of Nano, please enable a secure remote shell such as SSH in nano. PowerShell remoting is a PITA, and sometimes you just want to quickly run a few commands. SSH is perfect for this.

    62 votes
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  9. Remote Access

    VPN/DirectAccess/Web Application Proxy/ADFS roles

    51 votes
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  10. Nano server setup wizard / cmdlets

    Setting up nano server is harder than it should be. Downloading a 3rd party scripts that you have to patch and fiddle around with is more trouble than most people are willing to deal with.

    Please add a setup experience in server 2016 to create a nano image (not to nano itself) that allows you to add drivers and packages as well as setting up remoting and domain join blobs and create a vhdx file. This process should also be scriptable in powershell without additional downloads

    47 votes
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  11. Configure Network local

    Provide the posibility to configure network setting local on the Box. Problem if network is wrong you have no possibility to trobelshoot or manage the system remotly.

    47 votes
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    Thanks to everyone that voted on this item. In the Windows Server Technical Preview 3 that we released last week, Nano Server now includes an Emergency Management Console. Currently it lets you view your networking configuration; being able to make changes is in the works for Windows Server 2016. For more information: see the “Using the Nano Server Emergency Management Console” topic in the Nano Server guide at https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt126167.aspx.

  12. Install NANO server from USB Key

    Possibility to install nano server like a Datacenter or standard server on a physical server

    45 votes
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  13. 42 votes
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  14. Provide bash on Nano (Windows Subsystem for Linux)

    It would be great to have the Subsystem for Linux running on Nano as well, similar to how this is implemented in Windows 10.

    39 votes
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  15. allow Nano server to act as a network virtual appliance

    it would be really cool if we can have a built-in type of networking features like LB, Switch/router, Firewall/IPS/IDS ... in Nano server with management console in windows server RSAT as well as Nno server console

    37 votes
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  16. WDS Services on Nano would be a great thing

    Add the ability to run WDS on Nano this and MDT services would make nano a great appliance for deployment services.

    31 votes
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  17. RDS Gateway Role

    RDS gateway role to be added to NANO

    31 votes
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  18. Provide limited Group Policy support on Nano Server

    Many security settings and other settings are centrally managed and set via Group Policies in domain environments.
    Some core security settings should be managable via Group Policy on Nano Server.
    Examples: User Rights, Audit Policies, Security Options, Security Templates, ...

    I do not consider DSC a valid solution here, as for most ITPro's it requires too much effort to configure/setup.

    29 votes
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  19. Support of URL Rewrite 2.0 for IIS on Nano Server

    Will URL Rewrite 2.0 be supported for IIS on Nano Server? This will help to enable Web administrators to create powerful rules to implement URLs that are easier for users to remember and easier for search engines to find.

    27 votes
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  20. Support of Application Request Routing (ARR) 3 for IIS on Nano Server

    Will Application Request Routing (ARR) 3 be supported for IIS on Nano Server? This will help to enable Web server administrators, hosting providers, and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to increase Web application scalability and reliability through rule-based routing, client and host name affinity, load balancing of HTTP server requests, and distributed disk caching.

    26 votes
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