How to install Windows Server 2019 is our new step-by-step guide. The first step is to download it. You can use this link for Windows Server 2019 Evaluation version – for 180 days.
Using the above link will open this page. You will be able to download a 180 days evaluation version of Windows Server 2019. Please select ISO and press the Continue button.
Please fill in the needed information and press Continue to get the download link. After that, you will be able to download the ISO file.
I am using VMWare for the installation process. Using the default setting for Windows server 2019.
How to install Windows Server 2019?
This is the first screen that you will see once the new VM system boot from the Windows Server 2019 CD/DVD ISO.
Before this, there will be a message asking you to press ant ky for booting from the CD/DVD. Make sure you press any key for the installation to start.
The next step is to press the Install Now button to start the installation.
Note that if you have an issue with Windows Server 2019 system, you can create a USB Windows server 2019 bootable, look on our using How to use Rufus guide, Just select Windows Server 2019 as the ISO file. Once you boot from your USB you can use the Repair your computer option.
If you have a product key for Windows Server 2019 use it now. If not or for evaluation you can press on the I don’t have a product key to continue with the installation without the product key.
For this guide, I am using the Windows Server 2019 Standard with Desktop selection. It adds a Windows GUI and not only a command-line version of the Windows Server family. Press Next to continue.
Please read carefully the Windows Server 2019 License and Terms. After that, if you accept it mark the I accept the license terms and press Next to continue with the installation. If not you will have to exit the installation.
I am selecting the Windows Server 2019 Custom Installation as we are installing a new or clean Windows on the system.
Windows 2019 Hardware selection:
You can use the default. Press the Next button to continue. We are using a VM system – only one hard disk, so there are no need to configure something.
Now you see the Windows Server 2019 installation status screen. It is showing you the current progress with the above steps. This can take some time.
Once ended the system needs to restart. It will restart automatically or you can press the Restart now button for restarting now.
We are required to set an administrator, the super user on Windows, password. Set your password, retype it, and press Finish to continue.
We can now log in for the first time to our newly installed Windows Server 2019. Please use the password from the previous step to log in.
Windows Server 2019 is ready to be used. This step ended our how to install Windows 2019 guide. Comment and questions are more than welcome. You can use our contact page on this post comments if needed.
Windows Server 2019 Update:
The next step, from my point of view, will be to update your Windows 2019 with the latest patch and KB.
Open the Windows Update tool. You can press the Windows Key or Start button, and start typing – update. One of the options you see in the list will be to Check for updates select it for opening the Windows update tool.
Press the Check for updates button, this process may take time depending on the count of updates the system needs.
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