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  1. 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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  2. Allow it to be installed from Disc/Disk, not just Windows OEM Image and Powershell

    Not all of us are OEM, but still most of us want to install NanoServer easier, which is why we need an actual installation option on the install media.

    7 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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.

  5. A easier way to manage drivers and config parameters

    Would be greate to be able to manage and change parameters for drivers easier remotely.

    3 votes
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  6. 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

    1 vote
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  7. 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.

    1 vote
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  8. 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...

    1 vote
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  9. Deploy SDN Network Controller, SLB Mux and RRAS Gateway with Nano

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

    2 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Azure extensions for recovery services and diagnostics

    Initial testing of Nano image on Azure VM with premium storage makes a *GREAT* file server for a web farm of load balanced vms.

    Please enable installation of Azure extensions for diagnostics and recovery services vault.

    Diagnostics so I can be sure I have sized my vm correctly for the work load and backup, well I hope I don't have to explain that one.

    3 votes
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