Disable The Firewall On A Windows Nano Server Using PowerShell

In this article, I’ll show you how to disable the Windows Firewall on A Windows Nano Server 2016. Below, you will see two methods to do it one using Netsh and the second using Set-NetFirewallProfile (PowerShell) you can use either of them. To disable the firewall connect to your Nano Server using PowerShelland run the line below to disable the Firewall: netsh […]

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How To Change Windows Nano Server 2016 DNS Server IP Address

In this article, I’ll show you how to modify \ Change the existing DNS Server IP address on a Windows Nano Server 2016. To complete this operation, You will need to connect to the Server with an admin account and use Remote PowerShell. To get started, I’ve connected to my Nano Server using PowerShell Remote. Once connected, I’ll need to find […]

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Deploying a Windows Server 2016 read-only domain controller (RODC) with PowerShell

An RODC is a domain controller (DC) that holds a read-only copy of the Active Directory database and the SYSVOL folder. It supports unidirectional replication and only pulls data from its replication partner when the data changes on writable domain controllers. Enterprises can deploy RODCs in branch offices where they cannot guarantee physical security. RODC characteristics ^ The following characteristics differentiate […]

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Junction – Free up disk space using Symbolic links

I came across a brilliant solution that will blow your mind away and save all you System Admins out there having similar issue. The solution that I am referring to is an application called Junction. Directory symbolic links are known as NTFS junctions in Windows. Many of you must be aware that Microsoft introduced a concept of directory symbolic links […]

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How to deploy Windows Nano Server on vSphere

Windows Nano Server is a super lightweight version of Windows Server that was “built for the Cloud”. When I first heard of it I immediately became curious, because it resembles VMware’s ESXi in many ways: It is an embedded-like and headless system with a very small footprint and can be managed only remotely. It has limited use cases, but two […]

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Configure Windows Server Containers on a Local System

Setup/Installation Currently there are 3 ways that containers and be utilized. Containers Host – Manual To install the Containers feature manually is straight forward. Setup a Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 installationNOTE: This does not necessarily mean that your physical host needs to be running Windows Server 2016 TP3. This post highlights TP3 running from a VM on a […]

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