How to Install Windows Server 2016

In This Tutorial, We Learn About how to install windows server 2016 Step By step with Screenshot. Installation of Windows Windows Server 2016 is one of the major functions of the network. As an administrator, you should know how to install and configure Windows Server. To begin administering your network, of course you first need to install a Windows Server and configure it. Make a plan for installation before installing Windows Server. Of course, you can plug the installation media (DVD, USB flash, etc.) into the server.

Choose an appropriate version of Windows Server. One version of Windows Server supports specific roles / roles that others do not support. Think about your current needs and what your needs may be in the future. How many virtual machines may you need in the future? Does your network now require a web server? How many users work in your network? Those are all things you should pay attention to when making a good plan for a Windows Server installation.

download windows server 2016 ISO Image

First download windows Server 2016 ISO Image from Bellow Links.

download ISO Image from Microsoft official website

On windows server 2016, you can download the image by fill some required information from Microsoft’s Evaluation Center site. The downloaded ISO image has a trial validity of by default 180 days. Which can be registered and taken for a license for a lifetime.

Download Windows server 2016

Hardware Requirement to Install windows server 2016

  • Processor: 1.4Ghz 64-bit processor
  • 512 MB (2 GB for Server with Desktop Experience installation option)
  • Disk Space: 32 GB
  • Network: Gigabit (10/100/1000baseT) Ethernet adapter
  • Optical Storage: DVD drive (if installing the OS from DVD media)
  • Video: Super VGA (1024 x 768) or higher-resolution (optional)
  • Input Devices: Keyboard and mouse (optional)
  • DVD drive (if you intend to install the operating system from DVD media)

Feature of Windows Server 2016

  • Shielded Virtual Machines
  • Nano Server
  • Containers Windows Server Container, Hyper-V Container.
  • Linux Secure Boot
  • The Resilient File System (ReFS)  stable version
  • Faster Hyper-V storage with ReFS.
  • Hyper-V hot add NICs and memory
  • Nested Virtualization
  • Shielded VMs

installing windows server 2016

The downloaded ISO image (which was downloaded earlier) will have to be bootable before window server 2016 is put into the system. To make the image bootable, you have to use source USB or DVD. If you want to install Windows Server 2016 from DVD, you can burn iso image to DVD with DVD burning software (Nero, ASHAMPOO BURNING STUDIO, and a DVD burner, etc.).

Creating a bootable USB device for Windows server 2016

when you want to install windows server 2016 through USB Pen Drive use bellow software to make bootable Pendrive

  1. dd a command to write the ISO image directly to the USB device. (Linux)
  2. Rufus (Windows)
  3. Windows USB/DVD Tool (Windows)
  4. UnDiskMaker X (Mac)
  5. diversal USB Installer (Windows)
  6. EaseUS (Windows/Mac)

windows server 2016 installation and configuration

To install Windows Server 2016, first go to the system’s BIOS (to go into the system’s bios can be a different key according to the system, such as changing the boot priority of the system by going to F2, F11 or F12.) Have to set the first priority through which you want to install the server.

Plug the Windows Server 2016 boot drive (DVD, USB) into the computer and boot your computer. When the Windows Setup page appears, select your language, time format, and keyboard then click on the Next button.

select your language, time format, and keyboard

Click On Install Now Butten to start the installation process.

Install Now in windows server 2016

Select the appropriate version of Windows Server that meets the needs of your organization. In this installation, we have selected the windows server 2016 standard evaluation Desktop Experince and then click on Next. Make sure that you have chosen the appropriate version of Windows Server.

 Windows Server version

Accept the Licence Terms

Put a checkmark in the box next to the accepted license conditions (before applying the checkmark, carefully read the complete Microsoft’s terms and conditions) and click on the Next button. The term license is the way you want to purchase a license for your server from Microsoft.

Accept the Term and License

On this, you will see two options upgrade and custom. Upgrades option is selected in the condition when a Windows operating system is already installed in our system such as windows 2012 or etc. And want to use all the files, settings, and applications in this new windows server 2016.
When we choose custom when we want to install the Fresh Operating System
In this article, we will proceed by clicking Custom: Install Windows only advance.

Type of installation

Create Drive In Windows server 2016

Select the hard drive that you want to install the windows server on, then click on the New button to do the partitions.

Here you can decide the size of the partition where you want to install windows server 2016. after gives the partition size click on Apply Butten

Create drive During Windows Server installation

An alert appears in the Bellow Screen that allows the system to create a drive for the system file. Click on the OK button, if you want to add more drives then do this process again and Click On Next Button to Procced

accept the disk change

here you can see the all created Drive size and Drive Name in the system if you want to edit the Drive Size double click on that partition and edit it , if drive size are ok click on next to procced

List the created Partition

After clicking Next the System starts copying all the files from the external drive to the internal hard drive. Below Screen you can see the Windows Server 2016 Installation Process during the installation system restarted several times.

Process of windows Server  2016 Installation

After the installation of Windows Server 2016 is completed, finalize your work by entering the required details. Type the complex password example SimiTECH@123 (made up of uppercase, lowercase, symbol, and number) twice in the box and click the finish button. The username will remain administrator by default.

Customize the setting

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del buttons from Your Keyboard to start the screen to a login page and inside the box below the administrator user name, enter the password and press Enter button from the keyboard to sign in the Windows.

windows Desktop

Change computer name in Windows Server 2016

To change the computer name, first open the server manager. After that click on local server, after that you will see the computer name by default was set during OS Installation , click on the computer name

Open Server Manager in windows server 2016

Click On Manage option the one windows open here you put the your computer name according to your organization requirement click on Next button to procced .

change the computer name

system asking for restart he system to apply the change setting click n restart now button

restart the windows Server 2016

now you successfully change the system computer name

local server manager in windows server 2016

Conclusion

In this Tutorials, we Learn how How to install Windows Server 2016 step by step with screenshots, and is ready to work. When Windows installed you can’t go back and for example, change the edition. If so, do the clean installation again. For any question leave a comment below.

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