I will try to explain THE EASIEST POSSIBLE WAY “How to install Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Machine“
Click on “New” in top panel of “VirtualBox Manager“
Enter the name of your virtual machine. On “Version” select “Windows 2016“
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)
Choose “Create a virtual disk now“.
Select “VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image)“
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”
Set the max space you want the virtual machine to use.
After creating the VM, select “Settings”. Top of VirtualBox Manager
In the left column select “Storage“.
In “Storage Devices” select “Empty” then click on the disk showed on the right side, as showed on the picture.
Choose “Choose a disk file…“
Choose the ISO you’ve downloaded at the beginning of the article (Windows Server 2016)
The click on “OK“
Then go back and click on “Start”
След като сме готови, натискаме “Start” в горната част на VirtualBox Manager-а
After “Select start-up disk” appear, click on the dropdown menu and select “Windows Server 2016” and then click “Start”
After “Windows Server 2016 Setup” loads, select the language you want and click “Next”
Click “Install now“
Then select “Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Evaluation (Desktop Experience)” then “Next”
Select “Custom: Install Windows Only (advanced)“
Select “Drive 0 Unallocated Space” then “New“
After “Customize settings” loads, add password to the server. The password must contains numbers, uppercast and lowercase letters, symbol. Then “Finish”
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.
Ready to work. Black screen might appear for some minutes and this is normal, just be patient.
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