Updating server 2016 core

29-Jun-2015 04:08

In the latest version, not only is the GUI not the default, but it also isn’t installed at all without additional post-install steps.

For client computers, per user or per device based Windows Server CALs and System Center CMLs will continue to be a requirement.

At Microsoft Ignite 2015 in Chicago, Microsoft unveiled the next preview of Windows Server.

The release notes state its important to do this before installing any Roles or Features or bugs will occur (and you can't just install it later).

There's a handy tool to do server configuration and updates from the command-line.

Simply enter to access this interface: Select option 6 and then A to search for all updates. If (like me) you're using VMWare Workstation or similar now is a good time to install VMWare tools (or similar).

With VMWare tools you mount the ISO to the CD drive via the client as usual (Player The server will reboot automatically. Install Remote Management tools The easiest way to manage your server from this point forward is to use the Remote Tools.

These have been a Windows Feature that you can install for some time, but it seems formal support for managing Windows Server 2016 is currently only provided by the RSAT tools for Windows 10, which you can download here. Install Roles/Features You can install roles and features with the Server Manager remote tool (in the same way you can locally when you have a GUI), but if you'd like to do it more directly from the server you can use Powershell.

With the upcoming launch of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016, for servers the licensing of Datacenter and Standard Edition will move from processor licensing to physical core licensing.

Even after rebooting, the error message persists and I can't install docker.

I've enabled the Container feature and Hyper-V in Windows Feature Selection.

I want to install Docker on a physical Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Evaluation (Version 14393).I tried following the instructions from Quick Start Windows Server but installation fails: Error message The docker installer requires update KB3176936, which I installed then.