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Creating NANO Server with IIS using NANO Server Image Builder
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Creating NANO Server with IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

In this demonstration, we are going to see creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

Prerequisites for creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

  • Need a client machine with windows 10 OS.
  • Nano Server Image Builder tool requires the Windows ADK to be installed

 

WINDOWS ADK INSTALLATION

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • Select either Yes (or) No to join the Customer Experience Improvement Program and click Next.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • Accept the license agreement and click Next.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • Select Deployment Tools & Windows Pre-installation Environment (Windows PE) feature and click Install.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • Now the installation will start and it will take several minutes to complete based on your internet speed.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • Once the installation complete, Click Close to finish the installation wizard.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

INSTALLING NANO SERVER IMAGE BUILDER

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • Accept the license agreement and click Next.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • Select the destination folder and click Next.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • Click on Install to begin the installation.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • Now Installation will begin and once its complete click on finish to close this wizard.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

CREATING NANO IMAGE

  • Open the nano server from the start menu.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • It will show up new screen to select a scenario, click on Create a new Nano Server Image

 

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • It will show the what you need to know screen, Click Next.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • Select the Windows 2016 Installation path and Click Next.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • Accept the license agreement and click Next.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • In this demonstration, we are creating nano image for a virtual machine, so select the virtual machine image check box. Provide a name for this nano server image, required disk size and specify the path to store the image creation log files. Then click Next.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

Note: We can create the nano image on both VHD & VHDX formats. We can select the VHD type while providing the filename for nano server image as shown in above screen-cap.

 

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • To provide the basic information for this image Click Next.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • Need to select the Nano server edition. We select datacenter edition from drop-down box for this demonstration.  Also, we select IIS package from optional Package list and click Next.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • If you need to add additional drivers for this next, you can add it and click Next.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • Need to provide computer name, password & time zone. Then click Next.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

  • If you need to join this server to a domain, provide the domain name and click Next.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • Provide a static IP address for this Image and click Next.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • Click on Create basic Nano Server Image option.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • It will display all the selected configuration in one screen, Click on Create button. It will start the image creation process.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • Click close once the wizard completed.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

TEST THE NANO SERVER IMAGE

 

  • We have created a new VM in hyper-V using this nano image and able to boot successfully.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • Unfortunately, static IP was not set properly which looks like a bug in this builder application.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

  • But IIS service is working from nano server.

Creating NANO Server IIS using NANO Server Image Builder

 

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