Creating a Hyper-V host with Nano Server – Part 3

In Part 2, I covered initially connecting via PSRemoting and domain joining the Nano Server.  In this part I’ll cover finishing the Nano Server installation as a Hyper-V host managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016.  And for that, I’ll take an aside into updating Nano Server packages. In Part 1 I mentioned making…

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Creating a Hyper-V host with Nano Server – Part 2

In Part 1 I went over how to create the Nano Server image and configure the physical computer to boot to the VHD.  In this part I’ll explain how to access the computer and get it configured, to include domain join. Remoting to Nano Server Unlike previous Server Core installations, Nano Server is truly headless in…

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Creating a Hyper-V host with Nano Server – Part 1

Recently I decided to re-build my home lab cleanly with Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016.  Amongst my collection of disused components includes an older laptop workstation which has decent specifications and would make a good Hyper-V host.  So I decided to try my hand at making this machine a Nano Server and manage…

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Updating multiple SQL instances simultaneously

A customer I was working with has undergone a lot of growth recently, and to support their development efforts has deployed a LOT of dev/test environments.  As often happens with rapid growth and expansion, these environments were in varying states depending on the care and feeding they’d been receiving, and we were helping them get…

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