Containers are a new feature in Windows 2016. I was preparing for my talk at the WinOps conference next week -
Nano server is the new install option introduced with Windows 2016. It has a really tiny footprint compared to a server core machine.
Of course it has PowerShell but its not a complete port of the PowerShell you’re used to. The features that aren’t present are detailed here:
An update – KB 3157663 – should be installed BEFORE installing any roles, features or applications into a TP5 system.
Finding the update isn’t easy – no links from the TP5 pages and doesn’t show in search on Bing or if search microsoft.com
You can find it here:
Microsoft have released Technology Preview 5 (TP5) of Server 2016 today. Its available from MSDN and the evaluations site Lots of new stuff to try out
JEA – Just Enough Admin – is a security feature in WMF 5.0 and Windows Server 2016 (TP4) – providing RBAC for your Windows servers. You can allow people to perform the tasks needed by their role without giving them full access.
An introductory document is available -
A new technology preview for Windows Server 2016 has just been released. Available from all good Microsoft download sites.