I agree, when Nano server was first introduced I though it would be the VMWare killer I’ve been waiting for as I can install the OS as a very light and limited OS and added the feature I need as I go along e.g. Hyper-V and expand from there and i think that was the intended idea to have a lightweight verson of windows and expand as you go or use as a hyper-v server and then install your full blow server on an VM and mitigate certain role to the Nano e.g. DNS, DHCP, etc.
I thought this to the the pefect VMWare / Linux answer to Windows of the furture however MS again don't listern to the little man and seem certain to focus on the Enterprise.
I can't see why having Nano server with its ablitiy to expand as as you go e.g. Get-WindowsFeature / Install-WindowsFeature requires it to be containerised in order to lower the footprint?
what's wrong with 2016? if you a SMB like me then i only intend to use hyper-v server 2019 and keep windows server 2016. However, if there a benefits of 2019 for SMB over 2016 then list them so MS can take a look and eveluate and change them or add them as features rather than a full blow role.
You maybe able to add the features you need to get the same results, as you would with the role. This keeps with the new MS streamline metrics as you install a role and only use 40% of its features and this way you add what you need and use the 40% you need without wasting the 60% you don't use of that role.
Poential SMB setup:
1 x Server running Hyper-V server 2016 (free hypervisor OS will and upgrade to hyper-v server 2019)
1 x Windows Server 2016 standard with essentials role as a Virtual Machine
This leave one addtional VM install as on server standard your allowed only 2 virtual machines (if you have the money then use datacentre but at £4000 might be a bit steep for some SMB's) which you will use for windows server 2019 as a VM.
Configure it as you see fit e,g, addtional AD or just an addtioanl server running specific roles e.g. dhcp, dns, file server, etc.
This way you keep server essentials on 2016 and have access to server 2019 with all it's goodies without compromising your setup.
You can in windows server 2019 as it now has Windows Subsystem for Linux however you dont have access to windows store so you cannot download the ubuntu (and other support linux distro) onto the server so its poinless currently.
I have written a new post for this very reason to added Windows Store or create a new Windows Server Store for this very reason
I'm using server 2019 and they still haven’t added support for IE or added edge browser to this new OS which diabolical to say the least. if edge is a superior browser and more secure then why is it not bundled regardless with you agree or disagree with a server OS having a web browser is beside the point.
If you’re going to give us access IE then give us access to edge also and yes admin centre is browser centric so you forcing us to use Chrome, Firefox or opera to use you software which is a security breach hence why you created edge to plug these whole in browser security that these other browser do have or care about.
Please evaluate you decision not to include edge and remember you forcing us beta tester and real user on to another browser even if we don’t want to we have no choice so I’m using Opera browser currently, unacceptable MS