Sneak Peak of Windows Nano Leaked





  • I am very excited about where Windows Server is headed. They've been doing great things version after version and are really headed in the right direction. The zero-login system is the real future for the bulk of server workloads.



  • Nano could be very good. Less overhead, smaller attack surface.



  • I'm a big fan of core deployments using Powershell and RSAT Only. I wish they would ditch using RDP on the core though, and just implement ssh or something for the powershell.



  • @thecreativeone91 that would be awesome. RDP is bizarre the way that they are using it now.



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    I'm a big fan of core deployments using Powershell and RSAT Only. I wish they would ditch using RDP on the core though, and just implement ssh or something for the powershell.

    Couldn't you use the enter-pssession powershell command? That seems to be as close to ssh on Windows as you can natively get.



  • You can, but they keep RDP there which is weird.



  • @coliver said:

    @thecreativeone91 said:

    I'm a big fan of core deployments using Powershell and RSAT Only. I wish they would ditch using RDP on the core though, and just implement ssh or something for the powershell.

    Couldn't you use the enter-pssession powershell command? That seems to be as close to ssh on Windows as you can natively get.

    Yes, but since most people use two domain accounts (primary standard user, and Admin account) it means you either have to login locally as your domain admin or enter user/pass in plain text on the screen.



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    @coliver said:

    @thecreativeone91 said:

    I'm a big fan of core deployments using Powershell and RSAT Only. I wish they would ditch using RDP on the core though, and just implement ssh or something for the powershell.

    Couldn't you use the enter-pssession powershell command? That seems to be as close to ssh on Windows as you can natively get.

    Yes, but since most people use two domain accounts (primary standard user, and Admin account) it means you either have to login locally as your domain admin or enter user/pass in plain text on the screen.

    Or use the Get-Credentials command and pipe that. Not as easy as SSH for sure but by no means unusable.



  • Well, it only took 25 years, but Server's finally catching up to Linux and BSD 😉 I actually have been impressed with Server since 2000, after NT4 it was basically amazing.



  • @tonyshowoff said:

    Well, it only took 25 years, but Server's finally catching up to Linux and BSD 😉 I actually have been impressed with Server since 2000, after NT4 it was basically amazing.

    I actually had great luck with NT 4, Windows 2000 is the only one that I really did not like. Very slow.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @tonyshowoff said:

    Well, it only took 25 years, but Server's finally catching up to Linux and BSD 😉 I actually have been impressed with Server since 2000, after NT4 it was basically amazing.

    I actually had great luck with NT 4, Windows 2000 is the only one that I really did not like. Very slow.

    I had literally the opposite experience. That's so strange. I did use NT4 for workstation though and liked it more than 98 (obviously).



  • We had NT 4 server farm for a decade (1999 - 2009.) It was amazing. Not amazing in features, of course, but it was amazing in stability and uptime. ASP apps on IIS and SQL Server 7 ran rock solid for forever. Not one bit of downtime ever from software. It was all Compaq (pre-HP) Proliants and old SmartArrays.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    We had NT 4 server farm for a decade (1999 - 2009.) It was amazing. Not amazing in features, of course, but it was amazing in stability and uptime. ASP apps on IIS and SQL Server 7 ran rock solid for forever. Not one bit of downtime ever from software. It was all Compaq (pre-HP) Proliants and old SmartArrays.

    Ah yes, Compaq ProLiant, that takes me back, much like Stratus



  • I've worked on Stratus too!



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    I've worked on Stratus too!

    When I was at AOL that's what was in use, I don't know what they use now, maybe old tires or something with boards screwed to them.



  • @tonyshowoff said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    I've worked on Stratus too!

    When I was at AOL that's what was in use, I don't know what they use now, maybe old tires or something with boards screwed to them.

    If they weren't with timewarner now they'd be using an abacus



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    @tonyshowoff said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    I've worked on Stratus too!

    When I was at AOL that's what was in use, I don't know what they use now, maybe old tires or something with boards screwed to them.

    If they weren't with timewarner now they'd be using an abacus

    They haven't been with timewarner for years