Microsoft released a new Nano Server Image Builder tool that allows you to install Window Server 2016 with a minimal footprint. For the last couple of months, everyone is talking about the new smaller, headless Windows Server 2016 deployment option: Nano Server. Microsoft is calling Nano Server the future of Windows Server.
In a nutshell, Nano Server is a new installation option for Windows Server 2016 that is designed and fully optimized for cloud-born applications, containers, or specific services you want to run on a small footprint. You can use it as a host for Hyper-V VMs, a DNS server, an IIS server, or containers.