What is Nano Server?
Because Nano Server is optimized as a lightweight operating system for running cloud-native applications based on containers and micro-services or as an agile and cost-effective datacenter host with a dramatically smaller footprint, there are important differences in Nano Server versus Server Core or Server with Desktop Experience installations:
Does Nano Server support 64-bit drivers?
Also, Nano Server only supports signed, 64-bit drivers. Nano Server offers a package that includes a set of basic drivers for a variety of network adapters and storage controllers; it’s possible that drivers for your network adapters might not be included.
Is Nano Server available in Windows Server 1709?
Starting in Windows Server, version 1709, Nano Server will be available only as a container base OS image. Check out Changes to Nano Server to learn what this means. This topic covers information you need to deploy Nano Server images that are more customized to your needs compared to the simple examples in the Nano Server Quick Start topic.
Can I run Hyper-V on Nano Server?
Working with server roles on Nano Server. Using Hyper-V on Nano Server. Hyper-V works the same on Nano Server as it does on Windows Server in Server Core mode, with two exceptions: You must perform all management remotely and the management computer must be running the same build of Windows Server as the Nano Server.