Microsoft IIS 10.0 – Understanding IIS 10.0 on Nano Server

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In this recipe, we will have an overview of Nano Server. We will overview its IP configuration and access it from Nano Server. We’ll use Nano Server 2016 on a Microsoft Hyper-V host.

Getting ready

In this recipe, you require an up and running IIS 10.0 on Nano Server and you also require Microsoft Hyper-V host. You must have administrative privileges.

How to do it…

  1. Let’s get the remote desktop access to the Microsoft Hyper-V host 172.16.15.181, on which you should have already installed a Nano Server 2016 VM.
  2. Log in to the Hyper-V host server with an administrator account. Open Server Manager, go to the Tools menu, and open the Hyper-V Manager, as shown here:
  1. Under Hyper-V manager, we have four virtual machines: DC, which is the domain controller; Nano Server 2016; Server 2016, which is our IIS Server; and Windows Server 2016.
  2. We’ve selected Nano Server 2016. You can see that the server has 4000 MB RAM under the Assigned Memory header of the VM machine list, and the VM machine status is Running.
  3. Nano Server 2016 is the display name of the Nano Server virtual machine, the server’s name is Nano, and its IP address is 172.16.15.63, which is highlighted in the previous figure. This is in my case, but in your case, the IP could be different. This needs to be taken care of.

 

 

  1. Select the Nano Server 2016 virtual machine. Go to the Actions panel in Hyper-V Manager, and you will find two types of property: the HV1-Host property, where you can make changes to the Hyper-V host server, and Nano Server 2016, where you can make changes to the Nano Server virtual machine’s properties. In the Nano Server 2016 Actions pane, click on Connect under the right-hand side panel just below the selected server name, and you will get Open the Nano Server 2016 console:
  1. As shown in the screenshot, you can see the login screen of Nano Server. We have already installed IIS 10.0 on Nano server 2016, and we’ve checked whether the IP address 172.16.15.63 is assigned to Nano Server 2016.
  2. Let’s open the default IIS web page on Nano Server 2016.
  3. Go to Internet Explorer, type http://172.16.15.63 (Nano Server IP), and press Enter. If you’ve already installed IIS on Nano Server 2016, it will display the IIS default home page, as shown here:
  1. Now you can see that the default IIS welcome web page is displayed.

How it works…

In this recipe, we had an overview of Nano Server. We took a look at the Nano Server home screen. We checked the IP address assigned to it. We accessed the default IIS 10.0 website to check whether IIS 10.0 has been installed on Nano Server. We also got Nano Server 2016 running on a Microsoft Hyper-V host.

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