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Posted by Alex Khorolets on July 14, 2017
Windows Server 2016 Core configuration. Part 1: step-by-step installation

This series of articles will guide you through the basic deployment of Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Core version, covering all the steps from an initial installation to the deployment of Hyper-V role and Failover Cluster configuration. The first and the main thing you need to double-check before installing the Windows Server 2016 Core is whether your hardware meets the system requirements of WS 2016. This also is very important in the process of planning your environment, in order to be sure that you have enough amount of compute resources for running your production workload.

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Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on January 13, 2017
Windows Server 2016 Nano Server – Just enough OS model

We are in 2017 now, and it’s about fourth month since Windows Server 2016 has been RTMed in September 2016. By now, everyone probably heard about one of the big new features of Windows Server 2016 – Nano Server, new installation option which you can’t select during setup 🙂 . But I think there is still a lot of “why” and “how” questions around Nano Server. In this blog post, I will try to provide a bit of a history and compare Nano Server with other installation types.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 27, 2016
SCOM 2016 on Windows Server 2016 Server Core

After the first 2 articles on how to install SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 Server Core and SCVMM 2016 on Server Core too, we’ll continue with the next product, SCOM 2016. I take a look at the article of Tao Yang to do this installation. My SQL Server is already ready, so I’ll not speak about this in this article.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 26, 2016
Install SCVMM 2016 on Windows Server 2016 Server Core

In a previous article, I explained how to install SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 Server Core. Through this blog post, I’ll explain to you how to install SCVMM 2016 RTM, on a Server Core. This last version is compatible with SQL Server 2016.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 21, 2016
Install SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 Server Core

Because I have a small server at home, I try to win a maximum of space, for the storage and for the memory, by installing VM in Server Core. To note, it is very good for security/patches management. It’s why, after installing my Hyper-V host and my first domain controller, on Windows Server 2016, I tried to install the SQL on a Server Core. To start, I installed the VM and I added a second volume to store databases, logs and TempDb.

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Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on August 3, 2016
Microsoft’s Server Management Tools Now Supports Windows Server 2012

New Server Management Tools (SMT) suite now on supports Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, as it has been recently announced by Microsoft.

SMT includes a collection of well-known tools, such as Task Manager, Registry Editor, Event Viewer, Device Manager and Control Panel. Windows Update has been also added to that list few months ago. The difference is that now these tools actually are services housed in Microsoft’s Azure datacenters. Organizations must set up an on-premises gateway (which is called “server management gateway” by Microsoft) in order to use them.

“All SMT tools, except Windows Update and Device Manager, will now work with Windows Server 2012 R2 and 2012,”- Microsoft.

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