Windows Server 2016 – Docker download a base OS image

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If you do not know the name of the image then read this post. To download it use the pull parameter: docker pull microsoft/windowsservercore If you have read this post, and you have installed/configured PowerShell to use docker cmdlets then you can use request-containerimage request-containerimage -repository microsoft/windowsservercore     Windows Server 2016 – Docker download a base OS image

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Windows Server 2016 – Dism Mount an image

2018 09 29 10 47 16 Windows Server 2016 Running Oracle VM VirtualBox

Dism (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) is a tool that helps you to modify virtual hard disks and Windows Imaging files. You can do that while they are offline. You can : Add/remove app packages Add/remove  files and folders Add/remove device drivers Add/remove language packs Add/remove packaged update Enable/disable OS features Execute answer files dism /mount-image /imagefile:nanoserver.vhd /index:1 /mountdir:c:\mount You can find the index with: dism /get-imageinfo /imagefile:nanoserver.vhd     Windows Server 2016 – Dism Mount an image

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Windows Server 2016 – Run Nano image with VirtualBox

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I was testing to find out how I can run a Windows Server 2016 nano image with VirtualBox. After some tries, I managed to do it. First I created the image new-nanoserverimage -deploymenttype host -edition standard – mediapath d:\ -targetpath c:\nanoserver1.vhd -computername nano -OEMDrivers Please note that: I have created a vhd image file because VirtualBox can use it as a disk. I have used the -OEMDrivers option because then you can have drivers for the VirtualBox NIC. Without this option, there is no Network. I also used the -deploymenttype host because it is…

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Windows Server 2016 – What is Nano Server / Create a Nano Server Image

2018 09 18 11 30 57 Windows Server 2016 Running Oracle VM VirtualBox

A new installation option that Microsoft released with Windows Server 2016 is the Nano Server. It has no local user interface, no 32-bit support, and has only the most basic configuration controls. You administer the system with Windows Remote Management(WinRM), remote PowerShell, and Windows Management Interface tools (WMI). The Nano Server is designed to provide cloud-based services with a minimal resource, management and attack footprint. To create a Nano Server Image you need Windows Server 2016 installation media. Then you run PowerShell with administrative privileges and you go to the…

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