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Can Server 2016 Nano Server run the AD DS role and run as a Domain Controller?

    Question

  • Hi,

    I can run Server 2016 Standard as a Domain Controller, but cant find info if the AD DS role can run on a Nano and if a Nano can serve as a Domain Controller, so does anyone know the status of this?  Havent tried in our lab either?


    Thanks for your help! SdeDot

    Thursday, January 12, 2017 5:39 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Nano server cannot serve as a domain controller

    To get more details about what we can install on nano server you can refer to the following link :

    Install Nano Server

    • Proposed as answer by Richard MuellerMVP Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:50 PM
    • Marked as answer by SdeDot Thursday, January 12, 2017 8:50 PM
    Thursday, January 12, 2017 5:50 PM
  • Short answer No. But it can join to a domain controller

    More info at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-docs/get-started/getting-started-with-nano-server


    If this answer help please mark it as a answer :) Thanks, Ricardo Cabral

    • Marked as answer by SdeDot Thursday, January 12, 2017 8:50 PM
    Thursday, January 12, 2017 5:54 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Nano server cannot serve as a domain controller

    To get more details about what we can install on nano server you can refer to the following link :

    Install Nano Server

    • Proposed as answer by Richard MuellerMVP Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:50 PM
    • Marked as answer by SdeDot Thursday, January 12, 2017 8:50 PM
    Thursday, January 12, 2017 5:50 PM
  • Short answer No. But it can join to a domain controller

    More info at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-docs/get-started/getting-started-with-nano-server


    If this answer help please mark it as a answer :) Thanks, Ricardo Cabral

    • Marked as answer by SdeDot Thursday, January 12, 2017 8:50 PM
    Thursday, January 12, 2017 5:54 PM