Deploying Nano Server using Nano Server Image Builder

Posted: December 10, 2016 in Windows Server

A few months ago i described how to deploy Nano Server using PowerShell.In this post we’ll create Nano Server using Nano Server Image Builder.

First download and install Image Builder and Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK).If You doing this on Windows 10,make sure Hyper-V feature is installed

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Open Image Builder

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Create a New Nano Server Image

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Specify path to Windows Server 2016 installation disk

 

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Specify path to folder where Nano Server vhd diskand log files will be created,also set  disk size

 

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Specify which packages will be installed

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Set Nano Server name admin password and time zone:

 

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Choose whether to join to domain or not

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Configure network and WinRM

 

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I created bat file which starts IIS service (net start w3svc),and that script will be executed upon Nano Server start (we will be install IIS-as specified before)

 

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Enable/Disable EMS

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In case of errors,you can review logs in location we specified earlier

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We can see vhd file is created

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Now create new Hyper-V VM,and attach this vhd file,type Administrator as username,and password we specified during creation

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Enable echo reply:

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Press F4 to enable Ping

 

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