Installing Windows Server Part 1 and 2
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In this lecture, I am going to be showing you how to install Windows Server 2016.
Now, I am going to be installing Windows Server 2016 on my IPDC01 Server and my IPWSUS01 Server, but I am going to be showing you the process for one of the VMs as it’s exactly the same until we get to the part where we are configuring the servers.
So, what we need to do is right-click on IPDC01 and select Settings...
Next, we are going to go to the Storage tab. Here we are going to select the Disk icon where it says Empty and to the left, we click on the Disc to show the options. Select Choose Virtual Optical Disc File...
Now, I am going to navigate to the folder location of the ISO file and select the Windows Server 2016 file and click the Open button.
Now I am done with that and we can see the ISO file has been mounted under Storage Devices. Click OK to close IPDC01 Settings.
Repeat the same process of mounting the ISO file on IPWSUS01 Server.
Now, we are ready to launch the installation on IPDC01 Server. Note that the process of installation goes really slow if you attempt to run it on both VMs at the same time. I recommend you run one at a time.
Select IPDC01 and click on the Green Arrow to start the Virtual Machine.
This first part is going to be exactly the same for both servers all the way up until we rename the computers. Click Next to start the installation wizard.
Click the Install now button.
Now we need to choose which Operating System we want to install. We can choose the Standard Evaluation, the Desktop Experience Standard version or the Datacenter, or the Datacenter Desktop.
Now the Desktop Experience is what you are using Windows 10. It allows you to have the Start menu, it allows you to have buttons to click on, etc. If you choose the Datacenter or the Standard evaluation then you are going to get a command line Operating System that is more similar to a Linux than to Windows.
You can choose either one just make sure you choose the Desktop Experience.
What I am going to choose is Windows Server 2016 Standard Evaluation (Desktop Experience). Click Next to continue.
I am going to accept the license terms and click Next.
We need to choose a Custom Install option. We can’t choose Upgrade because we don’t have Windows Server 2012 or an already existing Operating System installed so Custom means we are installing on a fresh or a blank formatted hard drive.
We have Drive 0 Unallocated Space selected. We could create partitions if we like to but I have no need to do that so I am just going to click on Next.
And the Installation Begins.
These parts so far that we have gone through are going to be exactly the same for IPDC01 and IPWSUS01. But again, I recommend that you let one server finish the installation before going back and doing it on the other one as I’ve noticed, even though I have a pretty fast computer when I run these side by side it really slows down the install. It’s taken me about an hour before to run two installations at one time, whereas just running one at a time will take me 15 minutes.
So, now at this point, we just need to wait.
At this part of the installation, we need to create the Administrator password for our Account. I am going to go ahead and type in a password now, and I am going to go ahead and use the same password on both servers just to keep things simple.
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