How to Install Windows Server Core 2016

How to Install Windows Server Core 2016

In this blog post, I’ll show you How to Install Windows Server Core 2016 edition on a Hyper-V Server. Post installation you may like to know about how to patch windows server core 2016 and even how to manage Windows Server Core 2016 in three ways.

Windows Server Core 2016 was released on 31st Of October 2016 In three flavors:

  • Windows Server 2016 Desktop Experience ( GUI Interface)
  • Windows Server 2016 Server Core -(No GUI Interface and default Installation option)
  • Windows Nano Server 2016 – (Headless Windows Server)

In this post, I’ll show you the Core edition option, To Install the GUI edition click here.

To start the process I have created a Hyper-V Virtual Machine and load the Installation ISO.

After booting from the ISO Image, I’ll follow the prompts until the edition selection

How to Install Windows Server Core 2016
How to Install Windows Server Core 2016

In the screen below, I will select, Windows Server 2016 Standard.

How to Install Windows Server Core 2016
How to Install Windows Server Core 2016

In the screen below I have configured my partitions

When done, You will a non-GUI Interface with a prompt to set the admin password

Once password Is changed, I’ll log in to the Server

When you wish to decommission a windows core server check this article: How to Decommission A Windows Server Core 2016 Domain Controller

Search








Bitnami