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How to Install and Configure Windows Server 2016 in Hyper-V

How to Install and Configure Windows Server 2016 in Hyper-V
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In this post you will learn How to Install and Configure Windows Server 2016 in Hyper-V.

Configuring and Installing Windows Server 2016 in Hyper-V is one the accurate ways of practicing our lessons, applying roles for clients. Mostly people install it for obtaining enough information about the Windows Server 2016. So, if you want to install windows server 2016 in Hyper-V for getting experience about clients, applying roles and practicing. Here we show the best way of configuring and installing windows server 2016 in Hyper-V. Go forward step by step with illustrations.

Installing in PC and in Hyper-V both are same but when you are going to it in PC you  have to traverse some steps.The step is inserting a USB Flash. The USB Flash should be boootable and there is windows setup inside it. you can use a CD/DVD-ROM of a windows in your computer. Restart you PC and then you press the boot menu key for selecting the USB Drive.

Note: The boot menu key for HP computers is F9  and the boot menu key for other computers such as Dell, Acer, Asus, Levono is F12.

After that you will see that all the installation processes are the same as you see in Hyper-V. Hyper-V has some extra steps before the installation which belong to the Hyper-V not the installation windows server. When you set all the settings, the main process of installation starts.

Note: Make sure that you have enabled Hyper-V in your PC or laptop, whatever you use. If it is not enabled, Hyper-V will not work and you will not be able to install windows server 2016.

How to install and configure Windows Server 2016 in Hyper-V Step by Step Guide

Step 1: Open Hyper-V Manager in your PC. Go to the top right hand of the page and then click on New, after clicking, three options will appear for you, click on Virtual Machine.

Configure Windows Server 2016 in Hyper-V
Configure Windows Server 2016 in Hyper-V

Step 2: A new page will open for you which show some options, just click Next.

Step 3: In this step you have to give a name for the virtual machine which you want to create. Opt a location by clicking on Browse, in which folder you want to install windows server 2016 then press Next.

Configure Windows Server 2016 in Hyper-V
Configure Windows Server 2016 in Hyper-V

Step 4: Select the First Generation and then click Next.

Step 5: Sign beside the Use Dynamic Memory for this virtual machine. If your PC has above than 6GB, you can more one than 1GB memory after setting it click Next.

Step 6: If you have created a virtual switch, you can connect your virtual machine with created switch and you can connect it after installation as well. If you do not have any switch created that is fine just click Next.

Step 7: In this step there is nothing to set just click Next.

Step 8: In Installation Options first click on Install an Operating System from a Bootable CD/DVD-ROM and then click on the Image File(.ISO) option. After that click on the Browse for selecting the Power ISO File of Windows Server 2016 from one of your hard drive of your PC.

Configure Windows Server 2016 in Hyper-V
Configure Windows Server 2016 in Hyper-V

Step 9: When all the steps are done just click on Finish.

Step 10: After completion of all steps, Hyper-V creates a new virtual machine, but this does not mean that you have completed all the installation steps. Still the process of installing windows server 2016 is remaining, so follow the subsequent steps.

Step 11: Double click on new created virtual machine (DC) for starting installation process then a new window will open for you, select and click on Start.

Step 12: Wait some seconds a new page will open for you. Select your Language, and set the Time and Currency Format plus Keyboard and Input Method and then click on Next.

Step 13: There is nothing to set in this step just click on Install Now.

Step 14: IF you do not have the Product Key click on I Don’t Have a Product Key, but if you have the product key, you can type the product key and then click on Next.

Step 15: Choose the Datacenter (Desktop Experience) then click Next.

Step 16: Accept the license and then click Next.

Step 17: Just select the Custom (Install Windows Only) then don’t press any key because it automatically goes to  the next step.

Step 18: When the Hard Drive is selected then click on New. After pressing on New, click on Apply in order to apply the changes subsequent to apply it click on Next.

Step 19: Stay for some minutes until the windows installation completes.

Step 20: When the process of installing finishes a new page will open for you. Do not press any key, because it will automatically get ready. Wait some minutes until the windows gets ready.

Step 21: Later than waiting some minutes you will see that the windows server 2016 has successfully installed. Set a password for windows server, The password which you are going to use for a server must be strong( in password capital letter, small letter, number and symbols must be used) because it protects server from hacking.

Step 22: Type your password and then press the Enter key.

Configure Windows Server 2016 in Hyper-V

Step 23: Congratulations! You have successfully done it.

Configure Windows Server 2016 in Hyper-V
Configure Windows Server 2016 in Hyper-V

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