Nano Server[ edit ] Microsoft announced a new installation option, Nano Server, which offers a minimal-footprint headless version of Windows Server. It excludes the graphical user interface, WoW64 support for bit software and Windows Installer. It does not support console login , either locally or via Remote Desktop Connection. Starting with the new feature release of Windows Server version , Nano Server can only be installed inside a container host. Previously, the Server team was more closely aligned with the Windows client team.
The new licensing structure that has been adopted by Windows Server has also moved away from the Windows Server /R2 CPU socket licensing model in that now the amount of cores covered under one license is limited. Windows Server Standard and Datacenter core licensing now covers a minimum of 8 core licenses for each physical Developer: Microsoft. Apr 17, · Downgrade server from datacenter to standard Windows Server Please use technology-specific Windows Server forums for areas like File Server and Storage, High Availability (Clustering), Directory Services, etc. 2 2. The Microsoft Evaluation Center brings you full-featured Microsoft product evaluation software available for download or trial on Microsoft Azure.
Network Controller At the forefront of server operating systems No doubt, Windows has been at the forefront of server operating systems and one stunning example of this is Windows Server System administrators need not look any further when choosing a server OS and here are some of the best reasons why: It is far more secure, due to the fact that you have to add server roles administratively from outside Nano Server, therefore there is less room for attacks as compared to the GUI-version of Windows Server It has far fewer updates and is so small that it can be ported easily across servers, data centers and physical sites. Although meant to be managed remotely, a minimal local management UI called "Nano Server Recovery Console," has been included to let you perform initial configuration tasks.