You have your Nano server up and running connected to the Domain and able to remote manage it. But now you actually want to start to use it for something. How do you install packages?
I will hopefully show you how easy it is to install packages on Nano Server, just follow this simple guide.
This method requires that the Nano server is connected to the internet!
Connect to your Nano Server via PowerShell
|Enter-PSSession -ComputerName PIXEL-NANO01|
Now we need to install the Nano package provider. This is Nuget.
Even though you are getting the files from Microsoft, they class them as untrusted. You are safe to select yes for both prompts.
Now we have to Import the Nano package provider.
Now we have installed and imported the Nano package provider, we can search for the package we want to install.
|Find-nanoserverPackage -name *|
So now we know what Packages are available, let’s install one. I have chosen to install IIS. You can choose whatever you need.
|Install-NanoServerPackage -name Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Package -Culture en-us|
That’s it. IIS is now installed.
At the moment you will have to use PowerShell to manage IIS. Microsoft will be releasing a web-based admin GUI for IIS on Nano soon. Just not sure when.
You can read more about this here.