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  1. 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.

    90 votes
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      19 comments  ·  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.

      6 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Remote Desktop Licensing on nano server

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

        4 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Roles & features  ·  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…

          1 vote
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            1 comment  ·  Setup  ·  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.

            20 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 →
              • 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…

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  API support  ·  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…

                  7 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  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.

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                      0 comments  ·  Management tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      3 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

                        2 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.

                          64 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Roles & features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            4 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.

                              9 votes
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                              • 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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                                • 6 votes
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                                  • 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.

                                    26 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Installation and patching  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve Tomcat support: Installing tomcat as a service simply not working

                                      Using "tomcat8 //IS//..."-commands simply do not work on nano server 2016. Calling such tomcat8-commands do not return any error, but do not do somehting either. Installing tomcat as service seems to work after calling, but it does not affect the services. No new service there callig "get-service"... Starting tomcat 8 in power shell ist working, but no option in productive enviroment. Problem occures on nano server only...

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                                        0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Nano Server Image Builder: Allow creation of ISO files without the need of a USB drive

                                        With the Nano Server Image Builder it should be possible to directly create a bootable .iso file or a .wim file (for WDS). This would be much more useful than creating a UBS Stick. Today most of the servers get installed remote over BMC (iLO, iDRAC etc.) and not by plugging in a physical UBS Stick directly to the physical host. Also in virtualized environments, the need of a USB Stick is an unnecessary hurdle. For example, when you are running the Nano Server Image Builder on a virtualized management server you cannot simple plugin in a USB drive. But…

                                        10 votes
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                                        • Cluster aware Update Support

                                          Cluster Aware Update is a very often used tool to automate cluster patching. Actually CAU is not working when executed against a Nano Server based cluster.

                                          7 votes
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