Part 1: Install Windows Nano Server 2016

Part 1: Install Windows Nano Server 2016

In this blog post, I’ll show you Part 1: Install Windows Nano Server 2016 as a Virtual Machine on Hyper-V Server.

Windows Nano Server 2016 was released on 31st of October 2016 as part of the Windows server 2016 server family.

Nano Server Is a light, Headless Server without GUI Interface or management Interface.

Currently, only a few roles are available on Nano Server like DNS, Hyper-V, DHCP and File Server.

To Install Nano Server 2016, Click on the link below and download the Nano Server VHD

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2016?i=1

Double click on the downloaded file and extract the VHD using the Wizard.

  • Click Next
  • Select location to extract the.VHD file
  • Click Finish

Take Note of the VHD location as you will need it to set up the Nano Server VM In part 2

In part 2, I’ll show you how to load the VHD to Hyper-V 2016 Server

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