Windows Server 2016

Available Windows PowerShell Cmdlets in NanoServerImageGenerator.psm1 in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

I’ve been playing around with Nano Server these couple of days and have been extensively using the NanoServerImageGenerator Windows PowerShell Module that shipped with the Installation Media for Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 as the file NanoServerImageGenerator .psm1 file in the NanoServer folder.

You might be wondering which Windows PowerShell Cmdlets are available through this Windows PowerShell Module, so here is the list:

  1. Edit-NanoServerImage
  2. Get-NanoServerPackages
  3. New-NanoServerImage

 

Edit-NanoServerImage

The Edit-NanoServerImage Windows PowerShell Cmdlet can be used to modify a base Nano Server installation image adding packages, drivers  and configuring operating system options.

This cmdlet expects that you ran New-NanoServerImage in advance.
It operates on the image produced by New-NanoServerImage as requested.

Possible operations are: Add packages, add drivers, set computer name, set administrator password, join a domain, enable debug, enable EMS and set static IP address.

 

Get-NanoServerPackages

The Get-NanoServerPackages Windows PowerShell Cmdlet can be used to retrieve the list of available packages from the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 installation media.

This cmdlet scans the given media and returns a list of packages available to be embedded into the Nano Server image.

 

New-NanoServerImage

The New-NanoServerImage Windows PowerShell Cmdlet can be used to create a base Nano Server installation image.

This cmdlet makes a local copy of the necessary files from the installation media and converts the included WIM Nano Server image into a VHD(X) image. It then makes a copy of the converted VHD(X) image into a user-supplied path. After that, the following operations can be applied:

  • Add packages
  • Add drivers
  • Set computer name
  • Set administrator password
  • Join a domain
  • Enable debug
  • Enable EMS
  • Set static IP address