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Jun 24 2017   11:07AM GMT

Nano server changes

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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containers
Windows Server 2016

Nano server is the small, really small, footprint install version of Windows Server that was introduced with Server 2016. Nano server changes are coming.

it has a limited number of roles available to to install – much like the original version of Server core.

Recent announcements – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/hybridcloud/2017/06/15/delivering-continuous-innovation-with-windows-server/

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/nano-in-semi-annual-channel

indicates that Nano server is going to become even smaller (by more than 50%) and dedicated to delivering Containers. The infrastructure related roles will be removed. Nano Server will ONLY be available as a container base OS image

In addition, starting this Autumn, Nano server and Server Core will getting 2 feature updates per year.

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