Installing Windows Server 2016 in Hyper-V

Last time, I showed you How to Enable Hyper-V on your Windows 10 Pro. It is a step by step guide that will guide you to enable the most underrated feature of Windows 10 system, if you did not tried it yet then I’ll recommend you read it here first as you need to enable this feature  before moving on .

Assuming that you followed that article, lets get started.

Note: I’ll be using windows Server 2012 Hyper V, the interface should be similar with windows 10.

  1. Open Hyper-V Manager.

  • Create New Virtual Machine

  • Most of the time, we will just follow the recommended configuration.

  • Just leave all to default setting, except if you are going to need more memory and virtual drive space, feel free to modify the sizes. For the sake of demonstration, I’ll modify the size of Memory to 4GB (assuming you have enough available memory, if you don’t have 512mb will do), and the VHD to 30 GB.

  • On next window, you will have the option to choose physical or virtual cdrom, since my installer is an ISO, I’ll be choosing Virtual CD Drive and mount my downloaded Windows 2016 Server Installer’s Image (ISO), if you don’t have windows license yet and considering acquiring one.

  • After clicking next, the summary of your newly created virtual server will display. Go on and hit the finish button.

  • Your NEW Virtual Server is now ready for installation.

  • Right click the newly created VM and click connect.

  • Turn ON your virtual machine, and it should boot from your image installer (Windows Server 2016), from here just follow the on screen instruction to finish your installation like what you do on real machine.

  • Key in your License Key


If you successfully done this, then you can configure and add roles/features of your newly installed server. I am not covering those instruction in this article. If you want me to post next time just let me know in the comment section.

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