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  1. New-NanoServerImage cmdlet does not use -logpath location

    I am trying to create 100s of nanoserver images using the new-nanoserverimage cmdlet. To parallelize the operation I am running the new-nanoserver image cmdlet as a job within the Start-Job block.
    The $Logpath variable changes with each iteration of my while loop. But, I find that on execution some of the jobs start writing to the logs at the default location and throwing an error as there are n number of jobs running the same command simultaneously.

    ERROR MESSAGE:
    The process cannot access the file 'C:\Users\administrator.DOMAIN\AppData\Local\Temp\NanoServerImageGenerator.log'
    because it is being used by another process.

    + CategoryInfo          : OpenError: (:) [Out-File],
    4 votes
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  2. 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...

    1 vote
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  3. 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.

    9 votes
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  4. Backup Nano Server

    It would be great to add something like Windows Backup functionality. I need to have way to backup and restore of configured instances of Nano servers.

    13 votes
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  5. 10 votes
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  6. IIS Media Services support for Nano Server?

    Does Nano server support IIS Media Services? If not, can this be added? That would be nice!

    2 votes
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  7. DirectAccess

    The DA [AKA Direct Access and DirectAccess ] would be a great feature role to have

    2 votes
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  8. 4 votes
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  9. Support of Non-Domain joined Nano Server to change Workgroup Name

    Suggesting the ability to change NanoServer Workgroup Name using PowerShell or Commandline or through Recovery Console.

    The possibility of having different Workgroup name for NanoServer that do not join to a domain in DMZ environment or frontend of an infrastructure environment.

    Using WMIC method does not work in NanoServer to change the Workgroup name:
    WMIC COMPUTERSYSTEM where name='minwinpc' CALL JoinDomainOrWorkgroup Name='MyWorkgroup'

    WMIC Reference:
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa392154%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

    Using PowerShell Set-CIMInstance method does not work in NanoServer to change the Workgroup name:
    Get-CimInstance `

     -ClassName Win32_ComputerSystem | `
    
    Set-CimInstance `
    -Property @{Workgroup='MyWorkgroup'} ;

    PowerShell Reference:
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj590766%28v=wps.630%29.aspx

    TechNet Forum Question:
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/24e21b0d-6b31-47b0-94d8-d98a00d53393/can-nano-server-change-workgroup-name?forum=NanoServer

    20 votes
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  10. IIS

    Hello everyone.
    Thanks for great new Nano Server, congrats for the good job that Microsoft is doing on that.
    My idea is about Nano Server rol mode IIS. I think that should be a great idea implement access via IIS remote Manager (like MMC or Server Manager) in order to manage IIS Nano Server Graphical mode. Some sysadmins really like that option. Please think about it. And please vote this... Thank and good Nano Server roles... Cheers. Jacob.

    7 votes
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  11. Make PostgreSQL available for Nanoserver

    This is a no brainer. MySQL is already supported and it's now time for PostgreSQL to have the same treatment.

    10 votes
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  12. Remove 20-character restriction on group member name in net localgroup

    After a Nano Server is added to an Active Directory domain, a specific domain group usually needs to be added to the local administrators group. Since Nano Server does not support Group Policy, this must be done imperatively.

    On a normal server, the following tools can be used to manipulate local group membership from PowerShell:
    - ADSI (the WinNT provider)
    - System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement classes
    - net.exe (net localgroup)

    Of those three, only net localgroup is avaliable on Nano. However, it suffers from a crippling limitation - the group member name length is limited to 20 characters. In an AD environment where…

    14 votes
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  13. php mysql and wordpress to allow in Nano will be the best feature

    if php, MySQL and wordpress and other webserver are allowed to install in headless nano will be a value added

    2 votes
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  14. 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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  15. Support Sysmon

    Sysmon should be supported in Nano Server.

    24 votes
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  16. Support for Virtual Fibre Channel

    Should be able to create a virtual SAN within Hyper-V and add virtual fibre channel adapters to VM's

    3 votes
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  17. 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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  18. DNS registration on Nano Server

    Please include the ability for setting the DNS suffix of the FQDN on a Nano server, as some organizations utilize multiple domains.

    7 votes
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  19. Recovery/Administrator Console - Customisation

    Allow an administrator/developer to extend/replace the recover console with a custom console application; idea would be something like a type of non-graphical MMC

    3 votes
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  20. snmp support

    Not sure if SNMP is supported in Nano Server or not. If not, it should support

    4 votes
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