I will try to explain THE EASIEST POSSIBLE WAY “How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine

Step 1

Download and install VirtualBox.
Download Windows Server 2016 (ISO)


Step 2

Click on “New” in top panel of “VirtualBox Manager

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 3

Enter the name of your virtual machine. On “Version” select “Windows 2016

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 4

In “Memory Size” select how much RAM you want this virtual machine to use. This depends on how much RAM your personal machine has. You must have at least 8GB on your personal machine. I will leave this VM on 2GB, which won’t bring good performance, but you can enter 4GB. (You can change this value in the future)

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 5

Choose “Create a virtual disk now“.

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 6

Select “VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image)

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 7

This step depends on your use. “Fixed size” will own the space immediately when you set it. This means that if you set 100GB, they will be used space on your HDD. It’s good to mention that “Fixed Size” works faster, but creates slower. “Dynamically allocated” grows when you use the virtual machine, just like your personal HDD when you install new program. This type creates faster, but works slower. In this case I choose “Dynamically allocated”

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 8

Set the max space you want the virtual machine to use.

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 9

After creating the VM, select “Settings”. Top of VirtualBox Manager

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 10

In the left column select “Storage“.

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 11

In “Storage Devices” select “Empty” then click on the disk showed on the right side, as showed on the picture.

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 12

Choose “Choose a disk file…

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 13

Choose the ISO you’ve downloaded at the beginning of the article (Windows Server 2016)

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 14

The click on “OK

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 15

Then go back and click on “Start”

След като сме готови, натискаме “Start” в горната част на VirtualBox Manager-а

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 16

After “Select start-up disk” appear, click on the dropdown menu and select “Windows Server 2016” and then click “Start”

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 17

After “Windows Server 2016 Setup” loads, select the language you want and click “Next”

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 18

Click “Install now

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 19

Then select “Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Evaluation (Desktop Experience)” then “Next”

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 20

Select “Custom: Install Windows Only (advanced)

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 21

Select “Drive 0 Unallocated Space” then “New

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 22

Then “Apply

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 23

After “Customize settings” loads, add password to the server. The password must contains numbers, uppercast and lowercase letters, symbol. Then “Finish”

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 24

After everything is done. You should see this screen with this message “Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to unlock”. To complete this action, go in the top side of the virtual machine and then Input > Keyboard > Insert Ctrl+Alt+Del. Just as showed on the picture.

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


Step 25

Ready to work. Black screen might appear for some minutes and this is normal, just be patient.

How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine


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By Valentin Yuliyanov

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