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Rename a Nano Server

Hi to everyone,

In this blog post I’d like to explain how to add new name to your Nano Server. Why I would like to do that? Because, when you create Nano Server image from the Nano Server Image Builder, during the setup process you need to enter the name of the Nano Server, also if you want to create few of Nano Servers, you will have the same name on the every machine what’s not good, right?
As you can see from the picture below, the recovery console doesn’t have an option to rename the hostname.

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The only way to rename Nano Server is using PowerShell Remote Session or PowerShell Direct from the Hyper-V host.
In this case I’ll use PowerShell Direct, and as you can see on the picture below I haven’t network adapter on the Nano Server because I have one Nano Server on my network with the same host name and want to avoid collision.

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Open PowerShell in elevated mode and type:

Enter-PSSession –VMName “nano server name” –Credentials administrator
Where “nano server name” is the name of your Nano Server.

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Rename-Computer –NewName “New Name” –PassThru
Where “New Name” is the name of your Nano Server.

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After you are done, logon to your renamed Nano Server, enable network adapter and enjoy the day. Smiješak

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Have a nice weekend! Smiješak s namigivanjem

Cheers,

Romeo

IT conferences season 2016 is over

Hi there,

I’m done with IT conferences for this year Smiješak s namigivanjem. After the Spring tour I took a break from the IT conferences and then after the summer, started again Smiješak. So, now it’s time to take a longer break during the winter!
Here is a short overview where I was a speaker and participant during the last couple of months.

[Autumn tour]
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One of the best IT conference in our region, Kulendayz. I had one day workshop and one session on the second conference day.

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On September 19. I was a speaker at MSCommunity.ba conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I had a session about Windows Containers!

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The third IT conference in circle was MobilityDay conference organized by Citus where I had a session about “Private Datacenter”, of course, the main topic was Hyper-V Smiješak.

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After the MobilityDay I had a great session about Hyper-V Performance Tuning in Belgrade, Serbia on Sinergija IT conference.

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I had the honor to spend few days with Ben Armstrong aka VirtualPCGuy, Hyper-V Principal Program Manager from Microsoft and to talk about great new technologies from the MS world.

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As every year since 2010 there is a DevArena where I had a session about Docker and Windows Containers.

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Week after we had Global MVP Summit in Redmond where we heard a lot of nice things about which we can’t talk Smiješak.

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The last IT conference for this year was Advanced Techonology Days 12 [ATD]. This conference was organized by the Microsoft Croatia, where there were more than 500 participants.

So, these were all main IT conferences this fall Smiješak s namigivanjem. We have few IT Pro user group meetings until the end year and I call you to visit us in Microsoft Croatia office!

Until the next post.

Cheers,

Romeo

Demystifying Windows Server 2016 Licensing [Webinar]

Hi there,

Dear readers, you will probably agree with me, this is the one of the most complicated topics Smiješak

The webinar is about Windows Server 2016 Licensing powered by my MVP fellows Andy Syrewicze and Thomas Maurer. They will go through Windows Server 2016 own set of licensing rules and guidelines.

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Software licensing can be complex, especially when a new operating system like Windows Server 2016 brings its own set of licensing rules and guidelines.

We want to make this process as simple as possible for you.

After the webinar you’ll be an expert in:

  • Licensing a WS2016 environment
  • Nested hypervisors and containers in WS2016
  • Understanding Licensing complexity

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Cheers,

Romeo