Windows Server Containers – “Enter-PSSession : The term ‘Measure-Object’ Is Not Recognized”

If you’ve been working with Windows Server Containers in Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Technical Preview 3 (TPv3) then you’ve probably experienced something like this: You create a new container Then start the container And try to create a PowerShell session into the container using Enter-PSSession And then there’s lots of red on the screen: enter-pssession … Continue reading “Windows Server Containers – “Enter-PSSession : The term ‘Measure-Object’ Is Not Recognized””

Logging Into Windows Server Containers

How do you log into a container to install software? Ah … you don’t actually log into a container because a container is not a virtual machine. Confusing? Slightly! What you actually do is remotely execute commands inside of a container; this is actually something like PowerShell Direct, a new feature in Windows Server 2016 … Continue reading “Logging Into Windows Server Containers”

Creating & Deploying Windows Server Containers Using NAT and PowerShell

This post will show you how to use PowerShell to deploy Windows Server Containers using Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Technical Preview 3 (TPv3). Note: I wanted to show you how to deploy IIS, but I found that IIS would only work on my first container, and fail on the others. This example will deploy multiple … Continue reading “Creating & Deploying Windows Server Containers Using NAT and PowerShell”

“Install-WindowsFeature : An unexpected error has occurred” Error When You Run Install-WindowsFeature In A Windows Server Container

This is one of those issues that makes me question a lot of step-by-step blog posts on Windows Server Containers that are out there – plenty of people were quick to publish guides on containers and didn’t mention encountering this issue which I always encounter; I suspect that there’s a lot of copy/pasting from Microsoft … Continue reading ““Install-WindowsFeature : An unexpected error has occurred” Error When You Run Install-WindowsFeature In A Windows Server Container”

Why Are My Windows Server Containers Not On The Network?

I find containers are easy to create and it’s pretty simple to build a library of container images. At least, that’s what I found when I got to play with containers for the first time on a pre-build Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Technical Preview 3 (TPv3) lab. But I started playing with containers for the … Continue reading “Why Are My Windows Server Containers Not On The Network?”

Windows Server 2016 – Switch Embedded Teaming and Virtual RDMA

WS2016 TPv3 (Technical Preview 3) includes a new feature called Switch Embedded Teaming (SET) that will allow you to converge RDMA (remote direct memory access) NICs and virtualize RDMA for the host. Yes, you’ll be able to converge SMB Direct networking! In the below diagram you can see a host with WS2012 R2 networking and … Continue reading “Windows Server 2016 – Switch Embedded Teaming and Virtual RDMA”

Introducing Windows Server Containers

Technical Preview 3 of Windows Server 2016 is out and one of the headline feature additions to this build is Windows Server Containers. What are they? And how do they work? Why would you use them? Background Windows Server Containers is Microsoft’s implementation of an open source world technology that has been made famous by … Continue reading “Introducing Windows Server Containers”

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 Is Coming Out Today

There’s enough clues out there to lead one to believe that TPv3 of Windows Server is about to be released, maybe even later today, as confirmed by Mary Jo Foley. First there’s a new article on TechNet called What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 that even Jeffrey Snover has tweeted. MVP Niklas … Continue reading “Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 Is Coming Out Today”

Windows Server 2003 End of Life

Today is a sad day; it’s the last day that Microsoft supports Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, and the related SBS versions. The year was 2003 when I joined a spinoff of Hypovereinsbank called Hypo International, a finance company that would later try to crash the European economy (allegedly). HVB was stuck in … Continue reading “Windows Server 2003 End of Life”